Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Just make sure that’s a blarney stone you’re rubbing…

Personally, I don’t have much knowledge of why the day is celebrated. What I know is it is a religious holiday. Celebrated in honor of the most recognized patron saint of Ireland who lived in the late-4th and early-5th century. Like many, I know to wear green, or be pinched (which is why I wear blue… did you know this was the original traditional color?).  Other than those factoids, I only know I have a neighbor who throws one hell of a party for the occasion.

Early Start

Ryan and I got a jump on the day. I had him up around 6:00 AM and we got right into our routine. Like many nights, I didn’t get much sack time even though Ryan had a peaceful night.

Nonetheless, I feel refreshed and motivated. There’s just something about watching a sunrise that wakes up my inner-essence. It’s either that, or coffee.


Wow! What can I say? Our home is quickly rivaling the Botanical Garden in D.C.  Our sincerest thanks to all who have left potted plants on our doorstep. We are well on our way to having a healthy and beautiful home. I was just looking to get some starts, but this is way better! Speaking of which, I’m still looking for a 4 or 5 starts from an English Ivy.

Now, this might just be coincidence, but Ryan’s oxygen saturation was pegged on 100% last night. His respiratory system is as clear as a bell. I’m not sure he has ever been this mucus-free. Just amazing! I hope it continues. I’m just angry I didn’t think of this before if, in fact, the plants are helping.

Kari Coming Home!

WVU spring breaks starts tomorrow after classes. This means our daughter, Kari, will be home with us for a week. I can’t wait! I’m going crazy waiting. It’s like time has slowed to a crawl. She somehow breathes life back into me.

Sue has a special treat lined up for her. I know Kari reads this blog everyday and I need to be careful not to spill the beans. So, there will be more on this sometime next week.


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18 Responses to Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

  1. Jo Hobbs says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s day to you and yours, too! Hmmm — wonder where we could get an Irish Coffee with green whipped cream this morning and start the day off right! Maybe someone will drop one off for you, Ken, along with green eggs and ham. Still here — and in green.

  2. Susanne says:

    Top ‘o the morning, Divineys!
    It’s always a blessing to wake up with God’s sunrise. I sense a calmness about your dawn and the beauty of the plants surrounding you. It sounds like an answer to a healthier environment as well as the aesthetic beauty it offers. With Kari home for a week, I wish you seafood dinners, lots of hugs, laughter, conversation, and prayers to sustain your every need. Lots of love and prayers from Morgantown! Have a great day! God loves you!

  3. Ms. Blasé says:

    St. Patty’s Day or not, I’m just glad to hear that things are going well over there 🙂

  4. Ken Sr. Diviney says:

    Mom and I want to wish you a happy St.Patrick’s Day. Sheldon has been keeping us amused with Irish songs and jokes.

  5. Cheryl Onderchain says:

    I’m so glad you’ll have Kari home soon.

    Enjoy this beautiful day, maybe you can get Ryan out on the porch to enjoy the sunshine ?

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day. May the luck o’ the Irish be with you today and always.


  6. Kari Diviney says:

    Can’t wait to come home tomorrow I am literally counting down the minutes! I am leaving at 8 am so I should be home before noon! LOVE YOU so much and not going to lie I’m really excited for my “treat” 🙂 Kind of wish you spilled the beans though. Sounds like a good day today love you guys see you tomorrow!!

  7. Anna says:

    Question…is Ryan wearing green today and is he “drinking” green today?

  8. Paula says:

    All together now!!

    “There was green alligators and long-necked geese,
    Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees.
    Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you’re born,
    The loveliest of all was the unicorn.”

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day Ken, Sue, Ryan and Kari!! A toast of the Irish Whiskey, wishin you blue skies and joy in your hearts all day long!! ………… pinch ; )

  9. Gail Doyle says:

    Dear Divineys Happy St.Patrick’s Day to all…..So glad Ryan is doing good and had a peaceful night .Hope you can get some rest Ken….The sunrise and all the greenery does sound soothing ( which you need) Have a wonderful time with Kari and peace to you all..Always here praying for Ryan ~. Gail

  10. ‘Tis a beautiful day! Please tell Ryan how happy we are that his team beat Clemson today.

  11. Eric Pain says:

    From one Mountaineer to another (or two) wishing you the best today and always. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Have a great week with Kari. All the best!


  12. Trish says:

    Is a good day to wear green, and a great day to wear Mountaineer Blue and Gold! Hope you got to watch your EERS today Ryan! Constantly praying for you and your family.

  13. Lori Beebe says:

    How bout those Mountaineers today Ryan?!! Glad they won. I think they’re one of the few who didn’t screw up my pool sheet. Happy St. Patricks Day. I know Kari is so excited to be home and I hear it’s a pretty day in Motown today. I can’t wait to hear about her surprise too – keep me posted Kari! Love & Prayers to you all ~ SHSP ~ The Beebes

  14. sally ellis says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s day to all. I am going to look into the English Ivy, I know I use it in the summer with my pots but I will look tomorrow and see if it is available now. I was planning on sending a plant your way this weekend. If there is anything else you want or something you don’t need more of please let me know. Have a good night and enjoy all the b-ball. Go Mountaineers!!

  15. So exciting for you all to have your daughter coming home. Nothing like it!
    Also, wonderful news about the plants and the probable effects.

    Still here and still praying.

  16. The Colangelis says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day and we wish you a wonderful time with Kari during her Spring Break. I’m sure she will bring a lot of energy into the home and Ryan will sense her presence. It was great to hear Ryan’s improvement with oxygen saturation! We pray for you guys everyday.

  17. Jen says:

    Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, Ken, Sue, Ryan and Kari~ So glad to know Kari is coming home for some family time. She will add some additional “fresh air” to the house, your own personal little houseplant:). Much love to all~

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