Green Day

Green didn’t start off as my favorite color. I never really had a favorite color, although blue was nice. Green kind of sneaked up on me. Being around kids makes you choose a favorite color. When children are drawing a picture for you, they will ask you, “What is your favorite color?” When my second grade students would ask me that question, I gave them the answer of green. When my own children came along, green was the favorite color of choice.

I reinforced my color choice by buying a dark green Subaru wagon. I actually didn’t choose the color; a green Subaru in the right make and model just happened to be on the car lot. I loved that car, and I loved the color of that car.

After we bought our house, one of the first things Ed and I did was repaint the master bedroom green. A nice, light, refreshing green. Minty, almost. I love it.

For Christmas this year, I received a gift I have wanted for a long, long time: A KitchenAid stand mixer in a beautiful pistachio. (The color in the photo doesn’t show up very well, but believe me when I tell you it’s a beautiful, beautiful green!) It’s so spankin’ new that I haven’t even used it yet! What should I make with it first?

Kitchen Aid
My pistachio green stand mixer

Green. It’s become my favorite color.

Now that I’m a preschool teacher, we have “color days” to help the kids learn their colors. In December, the color of the month was green.

“Green Day. And I’m not talking about the band.” was my Facebook status one morning.

When one of my husband’s old friends replied, “Really?” I knew I was in trouble.

But I replied back anyway, “Really. Today is Green Day for preschool!”

He replied with a link to the Urban Dictionary, which said: “Green day: A day spent smoking marijuana.”

I guess I’m never too old to learn something new about green.

What’s your favorite color?


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18 Replies to “Green Day”

  1. A Green Day for preschool. Wow, now that's an interesting teaching method. I guess it mellows the kids out and probably makes them really hungry for snack time. At least we now know where Green Day got their name!

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  2. It's green! LOVE that mixer. Mines a boring old black. I think if I had that one I would be baking all of the time . . . which might not be good for my "Will not buy fat pants" resolution.

    Laughed out loud at the Urban Dictionary definition!


  3. Too funny about Green Day…I didn't know it was that either! Perhaps I should refer to the urban dictionary before I post or end up saying things I shouldn't!

  4. I've different favourite colours. A car should be bright pink; I love orange, but only on 'Dutch' days; blue and green look best on me and yellow is just a happy colour.
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  5. Oohhh…I'm jealous of the Kitchen Aid! Of course I'm a novice baker and my handheld does the trick, but I do dream of one day owning the stand-up in…red! I love red, but mainly because I'm a Buckeyes fan, so really it's "scarlet." But I also like purple and pink, although I honestly don't think I'd buy a car in any of those colors, not even red! They say that red cars are pulled over more often. 😀
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  6. Love the idea of a touch of color in the kitchen with appliances…. Going to have to start getting the colors when mine start to go out on me. 🙂
    I'm going to go with blues… although for a long time it was yellow– love the yellow in my kitchen!
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  7. I love your new mixer and the color is awesome! My favorite color is yellow but I do remember the day when we had avocado appliances. I still have my mixer.
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  8. Congrats on the KitchenAid. Absolutely love mine! Maybe pistachio shortbread cookies would work for a green recipe. Or some "special" brownies.

  9. dear ginny,

    i have always loved every shade of green. when i became a hospice nurse, i learned that "green" is the color of "healing". it was in the eighties, and i wore glasses at that time with emerald green frames. people were facinated,they stopped me in the street to ask WHERE did i get those glasses! a close friend borrowed them to wear to a contentious court case, felt they made her look more intelligent and serious. once i got contacts, i lost them; wish i still had them!

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