As my grandmother Agnes Dillon Kunik used to say: On St. Patrick's Day, everyone is Irish!
I'm a mutt as far as nationalities are concerned and I think that's just ducky, but my grandmother Agnes was Irish (French Irish Brigade and Black Irish) to be exact.
I think of her every St Patrick's Day for several reasons.
1. She apparently used to do the Irish Jig every St Patrick's Day on top of the kitchen table every single year!
2. She always talked about the "luck of the Irish," and as of late-luck has had a whole new meaning for me~
3. The constant memory that stands out regarding my Grandmother was that every single time I'd walk into a room as a very small child she'd say to me: Ahhhh Kelly, my little Irish Beauty. Her saying that- or variations of that, are the most clear memories I have of her.
Today I'm wearing green (not so different than other days as it's one of my fav colors,) working hard, and I may or may not go out with friends after work.
Now for the Diabetes Angle: Below are links to carb and nutritional listings for traditional Irish fare. If your going out- BE SAFE, TEST OFTEN, and HAVE FUN!