A Simple March - 2019
This March was a quiet one, compared to last year. Don and I celebrated our own little Mardi Gras, with Hurricanes, Jambalaya and King Cake.
I gathered on Fat Tuesday with my senior groups and we went way beyond Mardi Gras masks. Our mask theme turned out to be a lot more fun than I expected... and lot less serious than this photo suggests.
With no travel and no huge events, Don and I had time for some good home cooking. Don smoked pulled pork and made a mountain of blueberry pancakes. My food contribution in March? I bought us a green Krispy Kreme to share on St. Patrick's Day!
Getting Stuff Done
More home time, meant I stopped procrastinating on a few things. I finally scheduled an eye appointment after 8 years and got some progressive glasses. I needed more help than glasses, with some of my sorting jobs. I finally faced the boxes of slides. I pitched plenty, but I also made some incredible finds. Cheers to all the images I didn't know existed!
About 2 years ago, my post chemo hair was just long enough for a tiny trim. Since that time, I've gone in regularly to get a little help hiding my gray hairs and to get "the burnt ends" snipped off. After 2 years of trimming, I got my first haircut! The curls are really gone now!
I'm ready for April!
Home-Time, in February 2019
Happy Chinese New Year!
We stayed close to home in February! On the 5th, I celebrated the Lunar New Year with my volunteer groups. Then Don and I celebrated in the evening, with our own feast of Chinese food!
The weather was warm on Valentine's Day... about the only warm day all month. My neighbor Mara invited friends for brunch. What a spread of food!
In the evening, the weather was still warm enough to sit outside. Don made an exotic Lapu Lapu cocktail, for sharing. Then we grilled shrimp kabobs.
Our only travel this month, was 2 nights at the cabin. We spotted our first bluebonnet of the season... at the top of the hill, at sunset.
I spent a good amount of time this month, sorting through old boxes. I got bogged down with old letters and memorabilia. I had a few laughs over old dolls. So many boxes were sent off to donation centers... but I hardly made a dent!
The Academy Awards gave us one more excuse to celebrate. Don and I "dressed" for the occasion and set out a spread of food. We gabbed and laughed throughout the entire awards show, without falling asleep. We vow to see more movies this year.