In the deep south we don’t have 4 seasons,
we pretty much have summer and “hot and muggy as hell” for our seasons.
So, since the weather has been really nice lately (70’s-80’s), I’ve been getting my lil side yard together so I can relax and meditate…
Who am I kidding?
I’m getting it ready for grilling and seafood boils.
I love having plants around the house and have quite the green thumb…
if I wasn’t so afraid of bugs, I’d be a horticulturist.
One of my favorite places to buy plants is Perinos in Metairie.
I love going to that place…
Perino’s flowers are always soooo beautiful!
I could hang in that place for hours!
I picked up a few plants, potting soil and some planters.
After NavySeal and I had purchased everything we needed and began putting the plants in the car,
I turned around and saw something that, I really probably shouldn’t have,
Man, Acme was just too close to pass up!
So, we headed over and had lunch at Acme…
If I could stop eating at all of these darned restaurants, I’d be able to save more money for carnival throws.
Oh well, Imma have to throw light because, I seem to be addicted to this food.
Acme was already moving at full steam and they had only been open 30 minutes,
At least I’m not the only person addicted to this food.
I’m in good company.
Navy Seal had the Eryster Loaf.
I don’t eat erysters but that sandwich looked damned good…even with nothing on it!
I had a shrimp po-boy “dressed”,
that means with, lettuce, tomato,pickles and mayonnaise for non- NOLA folks.
After we were stuffed and ready for a food coma,
we headed home and worked on my lil garden area.
I must say, it came out nice.
I still have a few more plants to pot but, I like how it’s turning out.
This is my favorite time of the year to sit outside and enjoy the weather.
The hubby and I will usually sit here in the morning and enjoy a cup of coffee together…
listen to the soothing sounds of the water fountain
and watch for butterflies.
Then at night, we’ll grab two chairs,a bottle of wine and sit in the mini courtyard,
trying to hide from the kids.
to kick back and relax.
I have to sit in the courtyard because, even though I’m from New Orleans…
I can’t handle more than one drink.
You know the expression,” if ya can’t hang with the big dogs, stay on the porch”…
well, I can’t even hang with the ones on the porch so,
I sit in the courtyard! LOL
That’s ok…I’m doing me.
Still lovin’ life,
Big Easy Style!