Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras was a lot of fun this year. We are the only state that gets Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) off as an actual holiday. I don't know how much of North Louisiana celebrates, but the kids get off 3 days. In some parishes a whole week! I know crazy. I didn't have classes today either! I only go to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I meant to do some homework this past weekend, but that didn't happen. I guess since it's the weekend before my birthday and Mardi Gras, that didn't happen. Oh well.

We have one parade that passes in front of our house on Monday nights (Lundi Gras) which is lots of fun. Poor hubby had to work and missed the whole parade. I was sad as it's the first time he's missed a parade since we've lived here of 15 years. We had the family over and we had a great time. Lots of good food plus the infamous king cake.

I wanted to take a picture of the aftermath of a parade. I did not wake up early enough as many of my neighbors already had their sides cleaned. I guess the town is too cheap to a hire a cleaning crew or even a street sweeper. We did clean our yard this afternoon. It wasn't too bad as we are pretty good about picking up right after the parade has passed. Everyone is so sweet to help us so it's not too bad the next day. Another carnival season came and went. My nieces really want us to go to the night parades with them in New Orleans. I did a New Orleans parade once, and I wasn't impressed. Too much shoving for me over some beads. I like my small town and very family orientated parades. I wanted to write a post on some of the history of Mardi Gras, but I've been so busy with school. I promise to write more about it soon.


1 comment:

  1. Hi really enjoyed this post looking forward to reading your history of mardi gras post