Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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Inspired by Green

Green is the color of life, of new beginnings. Like a fresh breeze, it draws us out into the world, enticing us to take a stroll and enjoy it’s brilliance.

Real Green Eggs and Ham. Also Green Eggs and Turkey! Yeah, I’m a fan.

Green isn’t a good color for me to wear, but it is my favorite. I started a little tradition several years ago on St. Patty’s Day. I’d serve something green to my family.

Green dinner of lime-soaked pears, salad, and Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo.

A couple of years we did green hotdogs and mac&cheese. The dogs didn’t green so well, but the mac did. One year I served green egg ham cups. EW. They didn’t go over well at ALL. Even with my eyes closed, I just couldn’t abide them. They even looked like some of the mish mash in Dr. Seuss’s books. But last year’s green fettucine alfredo and the green stewed pears were a big hit. Of course, the year I made Lucky Charms cupcakes went over big, too, but not nearly so much as the silly string. I had fun with that one!

Precious Redhead giving me "the eyebrow."

I love having excuses to celebrate. This year my family is getting pretty health conscious and they’re dragging me along kicking and screaming. Soooo, I’m going to have to get a little creative, beyond food.

That will take some thought and I’m totally open to suggestions.

Sliced lime pitcher "vase" with a spring arrangement from Sweet Hubby.

But whatever I do, I won’t skip St. Patrick’s Day. Nope, I’m not Irish (I’m Scottish – should be wearing orange.) And I’m not Catholic. But that day has become an opportunity for a little spring goofiness that our busy lifestyle doesn’t always afford.

So even if all I do is go for a can of Silly String, we’re going to do a little playing on Sunday. You can bet!

Your Turn: What minor holiday do you look forward to?

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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