Semi Wordless Wednesday

My dad and my son. 63 years apart. This is what happens when you ask your grandson to wash your car for you, but you’re a control freak so, you gotta go out there and spray the water. Family…ya gotta love’em.

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Happy Halloween

Be safe out there. Halloween is always kinda special in this city. Folks really go all out decorating their homes.

Here’s a peek at a cool haunted house on Magazine Street.

And last weekend I finally caught the Krewe of Boo parade as it rolled down the streets of New Orleans. I have been trying to catch this parade for the longest. Every year, something would come up and I’d miss it. NavySeal and I spent the day in the French Quarters and hung out until it passed. It’s a pretty cool parade…they threw a lot of candy and stuff. I’ll probably put this on my list of parades to see every year.

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Yeah, this city keeps ya on ya toes.

I’m gonna try to give out some candy this year. Last year, we didn’t have any kids trick or treating. When I grew up, we didn’t have to leave the area and we’d have more candy than we knew what to do with. I barely see lights on now. Times have changed.

Happy Halloween!

 

 

Randoms

Being a grandmother is everything people said it would be. I can’t spoil my grandbaby enough. I get to do all the loving without all the responsibility.  It is thee best part of the second chapter of my life.

Look at that beautiful face! Lawd, my pockets are gonna stay empty fooling around with her.

This summer, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet up with one of my most favorite bloggers (even though he gave up the ghost and no longer blogs) Reggie of Reggie’s Rantings.

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Reg, NavySeal and moi.

This picture was actually our second time meeting. Reg is such an awesome guy. I’m glad that we were able to finally meet and that I can call him a friend. Blogging has introduced me to some pretty amazing people.

NavySeal and I are both back in school. I feel old walking across  the campus. Not because I’m surrounded by young folks,but because you have to park your car so darn far away from the buildings that I’m tired before I get there.  They need to have geriatric parking on campus.

I am so ready for this cool weather. My electric bill took a huge hit this summer. Summers in the deep south are murder. I don’t think I paid less than $400 a month the entire summer. My electric bill needed a break.

My neighbor’s gardener cut the roots to my morning glories and killed my entire living fence. Rat bastids. It was so pretty…butterflies would visit every morning. Now, I have to start her all over again.

 

My living fence that is now dead. SIGH.

My living fence that is now dead. SIGH.

My  92-year-old aunt is in hospice care. My dad had 9 siblings and only my aunt and my dad are left. It saddens me to think that when he crosses over, my family will have lost an entire generation and we will become the elders of the family. I can’t wrap my head around that.

In addition to decorating purses, I also have to decorate coconuts this year. My brother and a few of his friends are riding in Zulu so I have a few hundred (yes, a few hundred…like 900) coconuts to do. This is my first time decorating coconuts.

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A tribute to Prince coconut!🙂

This year is almost over and I feel as if I’ve gotten nothing accomplished.  I’m so ready for 2017.

I’m still a member of the Krewe of Nyx. I think Mardi Gras 2017 will be my last year as a member though. NavySeal and I want to ride in a Krewe together.  We’re looking at the Krewe of Orpheus which  rolls on Lundi Gras. It will be a totally new experience for me. And I get to ride with NavySeal…which is the best part of all.

Why is 10 lbs so hard to lose? I didn’t realize how much I love to eat til I decided to lose 10 pounds. The struggle is real.

What’s going on with you today?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, She’s Still Kicking.

This  ole’ blog that is. Nope, I haven’t given up the ghost yet. Truth be told, I’ll probably be over here a lil more often (yeah, I know you’ve heard that one before),but it’s true. I really need my own lil corner of the world to come to and get all of this stuff outta my head without all the noise of facebook.

Facebook is like cyberspace hell. You wake up one day and say to yourself “how da heck did I end up in this hole?” It’s like being in a virtual high school setting, but this time it’s crazy adults instead of hormonal kids all up in your space with the lies and deception.

They can have it. I need a place to write where trolls and all of that pretense don’t reside.

The blogging world is pretty empty though. Most of the blogs I used to read are  no longer active. I can see why. It’s hard trying to figure out what to blog about.

I’m gonna follow Glenn’s lead on that and blog as if I’m having a conversation with some friends while hanging out on the porch.  At least that way  it won’t begin to feel like a chore.

I’ll be blogging pretty much whatever comes to mind.

The good, the bad and the ugly.

I’ve missed being over here…in my own little corner, in my own little chair. I don’t know if I have any readers left, but I’ll be blogging anyway. I’ve been so busy lately that I feel as if I need to reset my life back to factory standards.  This is a good place to start.

Feels like home over here.

Home Sweet Home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday Madness…Crutches?!

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Yeah, I’m walking around on crutches right now…sigh. This is definitely old people problems because I don’t think I would have had to get crutches if my ligaments were in their younger days.

How’d it happen? Cleaning up.Standing on one leg while on a chair. When I brought the leg down I missed the chair and jarred it on a cement petition. I actually felt the pain shoot up my leg. So now I’m out-of-commission…sorta. I’m supposed to be on bed rest, but there was no way I was missing Wicked on Tour. I managed to hobble around the theatre on one crutch…which I actually prefer. I’m gonna end up with a leg cast fooling around with both crutches. And I’m getting really creating when it comes to hiding the splint. Can’t wait to be off of these things though.

Grandbaby Creole(GBC) …I just blog named her🙂 decided to show out for her birthday and took her first steps in front of everyone. It was awesome!

My 86-year-old dad was in his glory watching his great-granddaughter walk.

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4 generations strong. Purple Knight,Me,Dad,Yellow Jacket and Grandbaby Creole.

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My dad and his girls.

My kids just about grew up on this blog. Yellow Jacket was 13 when I began blogging and she’ll be 22 next month. I’m still trying to figure out where the time went.

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Yellow Jacket 2008

I guess I’ll have some time to catch up on all of my blogging now…since I’m laid up for a minute. That’s a good thing because I miss blogging. Facebook saps all of the creative energy out of me because it’s so quick. With Facebook,Instagram and Twitter around,blogging has become the dinosaur of social media. I still like it though because it’s my space to get whatever I want to out of my head without having to deal with all of those “judgy-wudgies” on those other sites.

And I miss you guys. I don’t know if I’ll ever stop…I may slow up a bit, but I’m gonna hang around as long as possible. Besides, the grandbaby will give me all sorts of new  stuff to blog about.

So, let’s catch up! I have so much to cover!