Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fat Tuesday Re-Cap

For some reason I woke VERY early yesterday and rambled around for a bit before starting a blog post that sounded like this: 

"It's Mardi Gras day around here and I've shrugged off all plans to partake in Fat Tuesday. In fact, this is the first year I can remember not going to ANY parades all season long. Somehow it just worked out that way. Between the weather, my mom in the hospital, and Valentine's plans (both on the day and this past weekend at the beach), I just couldn't figure out a way to go. I feel a bit like an old fuddy duddy. I guess I could change my mind now and head out with my mom and nieces, but. . ."
And I couldn't finish it. I couldn't think of a really great viable reason to not go down there. I knew the house was a mess, unpacking needed to be done, bead challenges to need to be finished, and a whole variety of other EXCUSES not to go. However, none of them really felt solid. So, I threw on some clothes, called my mom and headed to Mobile. It was a long day, but so very nice.

Here's just a sample of the sights (and sounds) from yesterday.
Maskers during the first parade
The nieces decorated the barricade with serpentine while waiting
Nieces waiting patiently
Back of some motor trikes (loved the one with the bug back end)
Just SOME of the mess post parades!

I even captured a video to share with y'all. It's a little shaky, but it was the best I could do in the crowd.

In the end, I'm glad I went to share the day with my mom and nieces. Now I'm playing catch up. Of course, it is the first day of Lent, so I'm supposed to be good anyway!

I've got pictures from the beach and some other bits I'd love to share (including Bead Table Wednesday) but we'll see how my day progresses with all the chores I've got to get done first.

Did you do any celebrating of President's Day, Valentine's, or Mardi Gras this past weekend? How did you do it?

3 comments:

  1. Gosh, that looks like so much fun! I am a big fuddy duddy for not ever going to Mardi Gras. I really do need to put that on my bucket list and plan to go next year. Thanks for the inspiration to "just do it".

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  2. I have never been down to Mobile or any of the other places to celebrate Mardi Gras. I'm usually working, oh well maybe one year. I'm glad you decided to go it sounds and looks like you had a great time.
    Therese

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  3. I'm happy you decided to go to Mardi Gras! I always put chores before other things and I'm deciding that's not a good idea. I know how fun Mardi Gras in Mobile is even though it doesn't get the attention New Orleans does. We have a friend who is in one of the women's crews in Mobile and she has a great time.

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