LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULLEZ
Lunch today was excellent!! Met with Major Dad, Patti, and Molly McPharty (MMP). We met at the 'Teau and enjoyed delicious salads. I'm happy to once again have access to my favorite lunch beverage: decaf iced coffee with heavy cream and sugar-free hazelnut flavoring. Yessirreeee!
Since the Bears' ignominious defeat of our beloved Saints, the city seems to have settled down, however briefly, into its normal routine. A few Saints auto banners still fly, but they are dwindling.
It won't be long, however, until purple, green, and gold take over the town as Mardi Gras looms, and the Carnival parades are in full swing, drawing folks from near and far. Then spring will spring and Jazzfest will be here, once again bringing in visitors from around the nation and around the world.
Thank heaven for these brief moments throughout the year which afford the opportunity for the citizens of New Orleans and the surrounding areas to put aside for a few days the constant stress of living in an area that is in a state of rebuilding, yet is far, far away from being anywhere near close to complete.