I had to stop by an Ocean County Rite Aid this morning to pick up a few things, and as sure as the Valentine's Day stuff is now on clearance, they already have the Easter stuff all ready to go. But let's not forget another holiday that's right around the corner, too - St. Patrick's Day!

It's still about a month away - March 17th, but there is one true sign that it's just about that time.

There is one thing that I have enjoyed as long as I can remember, and only shows up for a few weeks every year.

Of course I'm talking about this:

Yes, the McDonald's Shamrock Shake is back at Mickey D's throughout Ocean County. I stopped by the one in Bayville earlier to fill my annual Shamrock Shake craving, in fact.

Yes, we'll start seeing the green decorations, leprechauns, pots of gold, and four-leaf clovers soon. But much like a robin in your yard is one of the first signs of spring, the Shamrock Shake is the first sign that St. Patty's Day is almost here.