Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Wordless Wednesday from the mountains!

 Wordless Wednesday greetings from the Smoky Mountains!



















Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Wordless Wednesday ~ A before, after, and a birthday!

Before ~ first and last painted in 2003.  (it's a bit messy, I know)









After!  Still in progress but that #blue is so much nicer!










And my baby isn't a baby anymore.... 
















Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Wordless Wednesday ~ a broken record and ice!

Yesterday in South Louisiana:  




In NOLA















Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Happy Mardi Gras!!


While it's just Tuesday in most places, today is Fat Tuesday here!!  It's a COLD one, so I guess this was a good year to cancel all the parades.  We surely would not be outside: 


I'm definitely missing our usual Mickey Mardi Gras trip, but we would have not gone this year since it is also President's Week.  President's week and Mardi Gras break makes for a VERY crowded Disney World.  We've had a few King Cakes over the past few weeks, but other than that all Mardi Gras activities were cancelled.  Our area is hoping to reschedule the parades for the spring, but having Mardi Gras parades long after Mardi Gras just doesn't make sense.  Even New Orleans shut down the entire French Quarter.  All restaurants and bars, even Bourbon St. is completely closed from Friday - Wednesday.  Crazy stuff because those are prime money making times.  Latoya the Destroya (the NOLA mayor) even invited tourists to still come for Mardi Gras but then shut down everything.  Strange times indeed!  

Clint had his first closing!!  Then a second closing!!!  A third is scheduled to happen.  He's also now  managing a rental.  He's working with several other clients so things are looking up.  After months of nothing happening, he's finally making some progress on this new journey as a realtor.  


Valerie and Veronica are doing fine.  School is the same as always.  Valerie is about to start having band practice after school (we hope.)  I hope so too because she has become very lazy with nothing to motivate her.  She's still on the hybrid schedule of alternating home/in school days and staying home so much has really made her want to do even less.  Veronica's dance recital that was supposed to be in June was cancelled.  We saw that coming.  Valerie has been practicing driving her car and she's doing quite well.  We have just been taking her on back roads and less travelled highways so far.  She still has a long ways to go before she's license ready.  Veronica's 14th birthday is coming up.  How crazy is it that my 'baby' is going to be 14 already.  She has become such a loner that I don't think she'll have a party this year and with so much still closed, I have no idea what to do to celebrate.  

Unfortunately my foot has been hurting again.  The ball of my foot hurts and now the heel on the same foot.  It's the weirdest thing - when I bend down or reach to pick up something off the floor, I feel a stabbing shooting pan through the side of my left heel.  Stopped me in my tracks a few times it was so bad.  So odd!  Dr. Google says it's either plantar fasciitis or achilles tendonitis.  No, I haven't been to the doc yet because the last thing I want is another steroid shot in the foot.  I bought several more pairs of shoes to try and have been resting and doing physical therapy at home.  I haven't been to the gym but 2-3 times in almost four weeks!!  It's much better than it was, so hopefully that trend will continue.  

Other than that, it's pretty much the same old same old around here.

Now I need to catch up with you all because I'm way behind! 

PS:  Gizmo and Deme have become BFFs.  Bella still ain't having none of that and wants nothing to do with mamma cat. 








Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day!!

 Oh hi!  It's been a while, but I'm still around.  

Just popping in to say Happy Valentine's Day!

It's hard to believe 18 years ago we said  "I do."  How time has flown by and how things have changed. 

2.14.03



Thankfully we celebrated with a dinner date Friday night because guess what?  We're under a winter storm warning.  Rain and ice are headed our way.  No snow though - boo.  If it's going to be this cold, we should get some snow out of it!!  It's going to be 21 degrees tonight.  Windchill around 11 degrees.  I'm not built to handle this kind of cold so I won't be leaving my house for a few days!!   

We're right where the dark pink and light pink meet in between Thibodaux and Houma.



Hope everyone is doing well.  I'll make the rounds soon to catch up with everyone and I'll be back to make a real post.