Saturday, March 28, 2015

Little of this...little of that...

Well, March came and went, didn't it? I was just looking at pictures of the family in Florida, longing to be with my sis again, and I realized that it's been over a month since my parents had to pry us free from the death grip that held us together so I could get on the plane back home. That part never gets easier. (Some day sis...some day...).

So, I landed back in NOLA and was off, once again, resuming the daily rush that makes my weeks merrily fly by.

Here's what I've been up to in my absence.

-A little decorating...We had protraits made of the pups. Cutsom framing job and strategically hung over the new vintage French bar cart in the dining room. Plus, bonus, we found an antique market poster from India one day while walking through the French Quarter. One look at this print and you'll know why we had to get it.

-A little winning...The Whole Life Challenge wrapped up in mid March and my husband and I tied for the WIN! The visit to Florida did sent me back a few nutritiional points, but other things held hubby back, which helped me catch up to his lead. People at work now know not to mess with The U's.

-A little induldging...Now having free reign over whatever I want to consume, I headed to Starbucks and ordered a cappuccino...milk and all. Followed by a cafe au lait. My two favorite coffee bevs aside from my usual black. Frothy & filling & delicious. And then let's not forget the wine. My wine is what I missed the most those long 8 weeks.

-A little gardening...Warm weather is finally here to stay. We've spent nearly every weekend in our backyard plucking, pruning and planning for this spring's improvements. I can't wait to share more of what we've started.

-A little parading...St. Patrick's Day comes just in time to catch the falling spirits of New Orleanians who can't accept that Mardi Gras is over. In the Irish Channel (our old neighborhood), locals can enjoy one last parade. the floats are nothing like Carnival season, but the scene is the same: Magazine Street lines with tailgating chairs, blankets & ladders...coolers brimming with booze, barbeque sizzling, crawfish boiling and more unnecessary junk flying through the air toward anyone who's begging for it ("Throw me something, mister!!"]. It's beautiful. Many people who live here prefer this parade to the large scale MG. Personally I'm indifferent. As long as the weather is nice and my friends are there, it's all the same to me.

-A little [more] running...There's been some very interesting weather patterns, causing me to pause and take snapshots of the scenery on my runs. I'm not currently registered for any races, but do plan to fit in at least two 5Ks before the season is over. For now, I'm really enjoying my own flexible agenda.

-A little reading...Thanks to the New York Times bestsellers list, I've discovered a new author I like. I've finished her newest one and am now ready to dig into another.

-A little QT with my babies [outside of course]...I can never get enough of these faces. They love their backyard!

1 comment:

  1. Love the recap! Lots of good stuff happening :)
    Miss you!