Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Laissez les bon temps roulet!

I hope you all are enjoying Fat Tuesday, wherever you are! Some of you may be enjoying king cakes or paczki or pancakes. I did not plan ahead (surprise!) so I've got regular coffee. Maybe I'll add sugar today! ;)
However you are celebrating--enjoy Fat Tuesday! (Of course, for those really celebrating and attending the parades--I don't expect reading my blog to be on your list of activities today! With the exception of my sister-in-law in Metairie, we don't have any friends left living in New Orleans but maybe some of you decided to visit for Carnival!)
I let my kids wear beads to school today. I'm sure N is behaving but C's teacher is probably cursing my name right about now. It's only for one day!
Laissez les bon temps roulet!

5 comments:

Jocelynka said...

I hope you had a good day today. We didn't get anything special to eat today. I remembered about the paczki and king cake, but I wasn't going to get any of those. I thought about getting pancakes for dinner tonight (or talking M into going to IHOP where proceeds went to children hospitals in the area), but R was sick, so we went to the Dr. instead!! I guess I could have made pancakes for dinner and that would have been fun, maybe tomorrow (what, me late with something??)!

Nancy said...

Its a family trait. Your grandmother even told me I was born late. What a surprise. N

LoryKC said...

Joey,
I didn't buy or make any treats--the beads were the extent of our celebration! ;(

J&N,
I was apparently born early but it was the last time I've arrived early for anything significant!
(And my children were both born late!)

Rene said...

Yesterday I was in the store and this guy walked past me with this huge black mark on his head, I mean, it took up half his forehead. Then I realized it was Ash Wednesday. Apparently for this guy it was The-Ash-From-A-Massive-Bonfire Wednesday.

What did you give up for Lent?

LoryKC said...

Rene,
Wednesday was a nice surprise this year. For the past two years, I have run a few errands after Mass and many well-meaning people have tried to explain to me that I have something smudged on my forehead.
This year, I went to the store and the guy bagging the groceries smiled and said, "it's 'ash-day' already?"

I gave up tv and wine.
(If you don't hear from me for a while, you'll know I did not survive!)