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H1, H2, & Big Boy Life on the (L)edge

Begun in the aftermath of Katrina, this blog was a way to keep family and friends updated as the family struggled to return to a semblance of normalcy. Now, more than four years later, the memories are still strong, the family is, to some extent, scattered. However, life did go on, and this is our story.

March 29, 2008


Easter Vigil was beautiful, as always. The darkened church with the single light of the Easter candle is amazing.

Sunday we had a late Easter dinner with Linda and me, KenEllie, P&J&Kids, and H2. H1/DIL1 were unable to come in, but we'll see them next week, for sure!! Dinner was our traditional ham, and it was good.

Work was work. My new job, so far, is keeping me very busy, so the days go by quickly. That's a good thing. I hope the pace lasts for awhile. It's not so crazy as to be overwhelming, but it's definitely more time consuming than what I've had in the recent past.

The week went by quickly. Friday Linda and I were supposed to have lunch with my friend, who we'll call Deacon Larry because, well, that's his name. Anyway, he had called and asked to set up a meeting to discuss my current parish assignment and possibly a future one. We were eagerly looking forward to the meeting, which was to be at New Orleans Food and Spirits (one of my faves, as you well know). Unfortunately he called about 45 minutes before lunch to cancel due to sickness. We hope he gets to feeling better quickly.

Linda and I went to NOFS anyway, and had a wonderful lunch. Surprisingly we both ordered the same thing, grilled tuna steak with angle hair pasta and a creamy shrimp alfredo sauce. Yummy!!

Then Friday evening we grabbed Ian and headed over to the KofC fish fry. This year they have had the most delicious catfish dinners! Really excellent!

Today H2, H2GF and I went to the 'Teau for a quick breakfast, then we took a leisurely ride out hwy 90E to Ocean Springs, MS. We went along the Gulf shore and got a good look at all the desolation still there since Katrina. Pretty weird seeing everything so different. Oddly enough, with all the businesses and homes that were just totally non-existent, it was kind of interesting to see that 4 out of 5 of the Awffle Houses were still there, and open for business. It was also strange to see the Grand Casino in Gulf Port, site of so many visits to their buffet, now located on the opposite side of the highway from the beach.

We passed through Ocean Springs and stopped at The Shed for some of their awesome BBQ. Then it was back to NOLA to call it a day.

So there you have it. A week in a nutshell!

Take care, God bless.

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Blogger Patti said...

Glad you like your new job, and sounds like a great weekend so far!

6:03 PM  
Blogger Sara Aimee said...

The Shed!!?? I wish I was there with you! Makes my mouth water just thinking about it...oops, gotta go wipe my chin! ;-)

10:39 AM  

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