Green Thumb

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,

 A slew of folks walked in right behind us.

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!

The Goings On.

I can’t believe the time got away from me. I hadn’t blogged in about 3 weeks.

I’m noticing that, it’s taking longer for me to recover from Mardi Gras.

I’m gonna have to do something about that, especially since I’m  waiting on the Krewe of Nyx to call me, or email me.

Yeah, every time I mention Mardi Gras, I’m mentioning “Krewe of Nyx”…lol

Mardi Gras…KREWE OF NYX!

Just trying to keep that positive energy in the air  so that email can arrive.

The hubby and I will be riding in the Krewe of King Arthur next year!

I searched the net for krewes looking for new members and it seems a LOT of them are due to Katrina and the economy.

The Krewe of King Arthur stood out most to me….seems like it’s really diverse and going through some photos, I noticed someone I met at The Howling in the Wires book launch on one of their floats. She’s a super cool, uber smart chick who loves NOLA with a passion and if she’s a member…it’s gotta be a great krewe.

Parading ain’t cheap though.

Having to purchase throws to last an entire route takes some cheddar,

or as my kids say, some GUAP!

…the latest slang term for money.

The fact that I go to so many parades is finally gonna pay off.

I’ve gone through some of  the throws I caught and surprisingly enough, I have quite a few that I can recycle and use when I ride on the float.

Why some folks are throwing bags of beads at us, I don’t know but…THANK YOU!  I also have boxes and boxes of loose beads that I’m gonna clean and recycle so I can use those as well.

All in support of a “Green Mardi Gras.”

May as well use’em since I have’em.

Also, I got a great deal on these plush gators!  They were really cheap since carnival is over.

Can’t wait to throw these to the kids on the route!

The Lion King  Musical  is in New Orleans at the Mahalia Jackson Theater of Performing Arts from March 15th to April 15th.

It’s been receiving rave reviews.  A friend of mine went on opening night and she LOVED it!

Navy Seal and I will be sitting front and center on April 12th!

The Louisiana Crawfish Festival is this weekend in  “da parish” …Chalmette from March 22nd -25th.

It’s raining something fierce  here so, I hope they don’t get rained out.

I haven’t been in years but, I want to go  Friday…weather permitting.

I could really use a dish of Crawfish Monica right about now.

One of my favorite bloggers, Sooz and her husband J, are arriving in New Orleans tomorrow!

YAY!!!

I found her blog(follow your crazy) one day surfing the net and I was instantly hooked!

Sooz is relocating from Denver.

Her body was there but, her soul has been in NOLA just waiting for her to arrive.

Tomorrow,they become one.

She followed her dream and moved to a place  her heart and soul desired…you go girl!

Life is for the living!

Well, that’s all I have for now.

Let the festivals begin!!