Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Happy Mardi Gras. Is everyone wearing their beads? I actually forgot to put mine on this morning, but I know have them flowing around my neck! I don't think too many people in Tennessee actually celebrate Mardi Gras. I think Catholics are out of the norm here. Oh well. You don't have to be Catholic to celebrate Mardi Gras! I celebrated it before I became a Catholic, so there. :-P

Here's some Dr. John singing Iko Iko to get 'cha in da mood. (Dr. John was my very first concert in the 70s! Love him!)

Hope everyone is doing some major cooking tonight. For tomorrow we fast. (I'm fasting anyway--so there.) I normally make a big ol' batch of red beans and rice, or some such stuff, but no go this year. OMG. Speaking of cooking, the hub made some flounder last night, and the smell throughout the house kept me up all night long. EW! I despise fish and everything about it. Needless to say, I'm a tad grumpy today. But I'm feeling better with some great music going!

Laissez les bon temps roulez! Let the good times roll!


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hey Rosemary... You are the first blogger that I've read today to talk about Mardi Gras. I talked about Fat Tuesday in my today's blog and tomorrow I'll talk about Mardi Gras. I lived in New Orleans for 5 yrs. --and thoroughly enjoyed Mardi Gras. (This was before Katrina.)

We have alot of Catholics up here in Fairfield Glade. But---even when I was in the Methodist Church, we celebrated Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, and followed the Christian calendar like the Catholics do.

Our church here (Episcopal) is having a big Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner tonight. We are not going--but just wanted you to know that there are some celebrations going on in TN (but not Mardi Gras parades).


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Happy Mardi Gras! Eat well and have fun!

I like the first artist...



Beth said...

Let the Good times roll! One day I want to go to NO during Mardi Gras!
Hope all is well with you!

Linda said...

I actually met Dr. John at an airport in Austin, TX once. He had been there for a concert. I wasn't familiar with him but my friend recognized him and had listened to him in bars and such in CA when she was a teenager. After meeting him, I went to one of his concerts which was very good. Then, a few weeks later, as I was getting on a plane there he was again.
Happy Mardi Gras. I went to a parade in Switzerland of all places, to see a parade celebrating it. Lots of fun.

trisha too said...

well, happy Mardi Gras to you, too!

you sound like my dd--oh my, how she does hate anything seafood . . .

not so much for the smell, but she finds it "creepy," and "sad."

not sure how the two go together, but there you have it . . .

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Rosemary, I got my package today. WOW---I thought it was Christmas. Thanks SO much. I especially love both of those books... You are a sweetie.


Queenly Things said...

I would have just listened to Aaron Neville sing me to sleep. Lawdy - I love that man's voice.

I always have mardi gras beads - seems safer that way.

paris parfait said...

Such fun! And Dr. John - love him too! xo

Jeanie said...

Love it! And Dr. John is my fave -- saw him in concert a bit ago -- he was wonderful!

John Ivey said...

I was saying that JJ Grey sounded like little feat, but it was Dr. John playing iko iko.



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