Monday, March 21, 2011

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday snuck up on me this year, mostly because I don’t pay much attention to my calendar. It’s a shame though, because I really enjoy some of the traditional Mardi Gras foods – jambalaya and king cakes – and had I been more prepared I could have cooked/baked up quite a feast for me and the fam.

Instead, I remembered Fat Tuesday on Ash Wednesday, when the little old lady at the Kroger flower counter offered Hallie a free Mardi Gras balloon, because, as she put it, “that silly holiday is over and these balloons ain’t worth nothin’ anymore”. So that afternoon, after Will woke up from his nap but while Hallie was still snoozing, he and I had a little Mardi Gras celebration. Basically we just wore beads and an alligator nose and took pictures of ourselves, but since Will considers getting to touch my camera a treat and getting to hold it a party, we were good to go. Mardi Gras certainly looks a lot different – for me, at least – than it did 10 years ago…

No comments: