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This is why my favorite band is known as the BDBITL:
The last couple bits are my favorite. Not being a gamer I only could name a couple of the games.
I am still struggling with my cold…..while I was having a small coughing fit at work, a customer offered a remedy, and I wondered if any of you have come across it…
This customer I know enough to smile at as a fellow parent at school, but have never spoken with her before. She told me to slice an onion, sprinkle with brown sugar, and drink the resulting juice. I am intrigued.
While in the 12th hour of being on campus, I’m in my office eating a salad that’s left over from lunch on Friday. Life as a professor is SOOOOO glamorous!
Asti – my grandmother had all kinds of home remedies. I must admit I never heard of the onion one. Try it. Sometimes they work really well. :)
Wolfie – nice to see you and Elmo.
We spent the day in the French Quarter. We went to Cafe du Monde and had warm beignets with powdered sugar. My daughter is in love with New Orleans and the bayou country. I knew she would be but she never seems to understand how right I am going to be in my prediction of her obsessive love until she experiences it herself. I think New Orleans is going to become her desired destination for any “short” long weekend. For anything more than four days she will still want to go to the mountains.
Oh, and MM, we are in a Holiday Inn Express right now. The first night we had a very similar room and it was a Comfort Inn. We have not had a television on once, even with a plethora of choices.
Back from the doctors. Vision is 20/20 for first time in decades. Still need reading glasses but have gone
from 250 down to 125 diopters. not bad.
It has rained ALL DAY. I am oozing rainwater.
Daughter had a friend home after school, which was fun, if a little giggly! They seemed to spend most of the time pretending to be cats. Son hid in his room for the duration!
Ironsos, how amazing about your eyes!
Asti It sounds like your son has figured girls out. At least for now. In seven or eight years he may find that your daughter’s friends are interesting. ;)
We had another long day yesterday. We drove down to the Louisiana Gulf Coast through all the marshland that extends south of New Orleans. We were surprised at how much population there was and how new all the construction appeared to be, really lavish homes. All of it was washed away by Katrina seven years ago and people have built it back, in many cases quite extravagently. I don’t understand how they have the nerve to do that. I can’t imagine they can get insurance.
There is still nothing to stop a hurricane. The land is literally spungy mush in fields of water. Houses are supported on pilings, even the ones that appear to be on conventional foundations.
We saw a large pod of either dolphins or porpoises feeding and playing off the side of a bridge. That quite thrilled my daughter. She also got out of the car along a bayou and was able to watch some crabs and collect some shells. She even saw a few alligator.
It is still strange to see entire neighborhoods up on stilts in rows down “streets” of water with boat docks instead of driveways. I really can’t imagine what originially made people think any of this construction was a good idea. School buses run on the real roadways close to these habitations so it is apparent people are raising their families this way.
We are starting home this morning. It will be mid to late afternoon before we arrive.
This time between warm and cold makes my house cold. In the summer when my house doesn’t become warm until 3 PM is ok. But now it is staying cold until then especially when it is not cold enough for the furnace to come on. I don’t even want to go anywhere because I just want to stay wrapped up in a blanket. It is warmer outside than it is inside.
Oh no there goes my trash man. I didn’t remember to put the trash out last night. It is a good thing my trash can in the house is only half full of paper.
I finished The Casual Vacancy tonight and promptly had to reach for a tissue because, once again, Jo had plucked my heartstrings. I have had to read her book in fits and starts, because of a constantly interrupted schedule, but it has always been very easy to sink back into the fascinatingly interwoven lives of the characters.
Off to bed.
graymayne I have to read it. I have not even bought it. I guess I need to start.
I also need to start knitting. My kids have blankets that I made for them. I want to make my grandbaby hand made clothes and blankets.
LadyHawke – We have been debating going to New Orleans but we always opt against it. Hearing you describe it made me want to go there.
Cool G – my heater has been on for days. I can’t stand a cold house. :(
We are home. We arrived about 4:15, got our groceries in and went to dinner with my DS before I delivered my mother and father home.
MM, I think you would love the French Quarter. The buildings in the Quarter are between 200 and 300 years old and are now used as shops, restaurants, bars and residences. They are protected by the National Register of Historic Places. There are street artists and performers. You can hear music playing as you walk along the streets. Royal Street is full of antique shops, boutiques, mask shops, and jewelers.
The bayou country is very other worldly, a mix of marsh and water, with houses sprouting up on stilts. Then, there are the River Road Plantations between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Hello everyone. Something ‘interesting’ happened here yesterday… Perhaps I will share at a later date. For all of us American date people, in case you did not know, today is 10/11/12 Numerologists take note! ;+)
Won_Two What a tease you are!! I am eaten up with curiosity.
Lady Hawke Your holiday break sounds fascinating. I have a photograph folder ready and waiting on my PC . . .
Got the message, GRAYMAYNE. My phone was acting strange on the trip and it was locking up on me so I’ll try to spend some time sending some photos home from my phone and sending them out during breaks between laundry and cooking.
Hate it when my morning coffee settles wrong. Stomach and me will be in a bad mood for a while.
I am very happy…… I am on holiday! No work ‘til a week on Monday. It’s just me off, so I’ll still be doing all the householdy things, but I WILL NOT BE AT WORK!
I have plans to read (no surprise!) attack the mounting dust, read, play the piano, read, sort out our bedroom, which is frankly a pit, read, try out some new recipes, and read!
It was a bit of a milestone day today……. Daughter has joined an after school cookery club. This doesn’t finish ‘til 4.30, and due to all sorts of logistics, we said, yes, she could do the club, BUT she would need to walk home by herself afterwards. So, for the very first time, my little girl walked home. I worked today…..I was very relieved to see her when I got in! I know it’s silly, but it was really on my mind. She is growing up. Oh, and she made a pizza topped with loads of veggies, which was very tasty!
Graymayne, I am glad I am not the only one who needed tissues! She caught me out there.
Ironsos, my morning coffee makes me so HAPPY! I hope your tummy feels better soon.
For some reason feeling a little grumpy is not all that bad.
Am thinking of moving into the hotel itself. Same price but no kitchen. Room does have a microwave
and a small fridge. I can use a crockpot but not an electric frypan. O.K. with me. Only bad thing
is it has a tub instead of a shower. I can get around that problem fairly easy I think. It opens up tomorrow
so I will have a look.
ASTI, I still don’t think I could allow my daughter to walk home. She has much too busy streets to walk down and cross, as much as five lanes wide of traffic and no sidewalks, in addition to over two miles to walk. It is not exactly a “walking” area. It is unusual to see anyone walking along that route.
Good for her, making it home alone, and cooking for you.
IRONSOS, what are the benefits of moving into the hotel? So far everything you said seemed to be a negative, at least to me. What would be better about living in the hotel?
Lady Hawke: The main thing is that I feel I will be more comfortable in a smaller place. getting around
is not as easy as it used to be plus I can use the hotel fitness room,better laundry and it will be no
problem keeping the place in top shape. Problem with wifi signal are no longer a problem as the unit
is just across the hall from me. They are also changing to a transient building(I would be grandfathered in
and not subject to it) but short term renters can get a little loud.
Lady Hawke Just to be on the safe side I have deleted a lot of old emails with photos from my mail box because I have saved them in my pictures, there is plenty of room. I’m enjoying my armchair tour immensely:)
Asti I like the sound of a reading holiday:)
I’ve finished my antibiotic course, thank goodness, and now I am bandage-free on my right leg. I just have to get through the night without causing damage to fragile tissue. It worked with the other leg but I remember a rather wakeful night.
Sweet dreams, everybody.