Only a couple of days left on our New Orleans Sojurn so I thought I’d wind up my posts with a lagniappe (a little something extra) of photos from my #Festooned series of Mardi Gras beads leftover after Carnival, many of which you can see on my Instagram account @sasiwasi….
To bead, or not to bead? That’s never the question in New Orleans. Even after you’re dead, the beads goes on.
No question that living in New Orleans is easy. We’ve had several days of warm weather with crashing thunder storms which make staying home with the pups a tempting alternative to playing the tourist.
As I write I have Snug and Lula cuddled up next to me on my right:
and Sirius, anticipating the next clap of thunder, on my left.
I’m working on “being here now” and not rushing mindlessly through our time in New Orleans, or spending too much mental effort wishing for future outcomes I have no control over — like hooking up my tarps with an appropriate venue for showing them. I’ve done all I can for now, short of just hanging the tarps on the block and having a street party.
Damn, I wish I hadn’t just thought of that!
What I’m trying to say is — I’m spending a lot of time sitting. And eating.
Cafe au Lait and Maple Sriracha and Almond Joy donuts at District Donut:
Carne Asada tacos with cebollitas from Taqueria Corona:
Fully dressed oyster poboy at Parkway Bakery & Tavern:
I didn’t eat all that in one day. But I could have. The eatin’ in New Orleans is easy!
And, lest you think I’m spending all my time sitting and eating, you’ll be glad to know I’m also having fun photographing the Mardi Gras beads which are still hanging everywhere.
I’ve decided to do a series on Instagram and call it #Festooned. Here’s a taste…
Ok y’all, bye-bye for now, it’s time for Elevenses!