Today is Fat Tuesday! Mardi Gras is in full steam today! Texted my cousins to see if they were out in the crowds enjoying the festivities and parades. My two female cousins said they were staying home watching it all on TV. Sadly, this is true for lots of the older generation. Getting out in those crowds is fun, but a bit much on Mardi Gras day... best for the young!
But this is a photo of another cousin and his wife and 2 grandbabies enjoying one of the day parades earlier in the week. This is how we all celebrated Mardi Gras growing up... put the kids up on a high latter with a seat so they can see well and the krewe on the floats literally aim the beads at them. Same is true if the kids are in strollers. The strollers get bombarded.
Here in Texas, it's cold today... not terribly, but cold... 41 F. I lit the fire and plan to go sit there in a few minutes. Just returned from having lunch with a friend at Cappuccino's Italian Bistro. The coffee was really good! And of course the company was too! It's great to get together with someone you grew up with and reminisce about places, events, and people you've both known all your lives. Recently we both celebrated our 50th wedding anniversaries, so I got to see pictures of their celebration with family down in Louisiana. Sounded like they had a really nice time... even though the weather didn't co-operate (I think it was cold and rainy that day). But the pictures were great and will be a wonderful remembrance of the occasion.
Hope everyone out there is staying warm. We're probably in for a bit more cold winter weather... so hang in there.
Here are 2 pictures I found on Pinterest that I thought were gorgeous (could be photoshopped?... but still gorgeous).
Oh... and remember that tomorrow is Valentine's Day! But it's also Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent... so if you're giving up Chocolate for Lent, it could put a damper on your Valentine's Day.
But Happy Valentine's to everyone!!