Hello dear friends! Happy Sunday! Happy Mardi Gras!
We’re in full celebration this weekend. My house is full of friends and cakes. There are beads everywhere. It’s hard to imagine a few years back when I didn’t celebrate like this every February. This year’s Mardi Gras looks are mostly variations of lace gloves and cowboy boots – a mood.
I wish you well this fine day. I hope there’s an extra bit of sparkle and celebration in your day. Find it!
The offering this week is below. As always, take only what you need.
• I’ll be walking in the St Anne Parade for the fourth year and it’s the most incredible spectacle! My friend Jessica wrote about it (above) and really distilled the spirit of this incredible time!
• You never really know when you’ll need this: The 25 Best Places to Cry in New York City (Vogue)
• Is this who we are? My Journey Through Tijuana for the Best Surgery $2000 Can Buy. (Medium)
• Why Teenagers Reject Parents’ Solutions to Their Problems. OK but wait… is it at all possible that our parents just now have good solutions to our problems? Jk jk I can take personal responsibility for my teenage years. (New York Times)
• I found this surprising compelling and really well articulated: Why The Restoration Hardware Catalog Won’t Die. (The Atlantic)
• . Let me just talk New Orleans food at you for a moment because I want you in the spirit with me! Maybe you’d like to rustle up a pot of Red Beans and Rice and then turn your leftovers into Red Beans and Rice Nachos. Maybe instead you’d like to have a biscuit cake for brunch: Biscuit Pull-Apart King Cake (Joy the Baker)
• I love what I’m listening to: The Piano Album by PJ Morton. (Spotify)
• I think American Routes is one of the finest radio programs on the air. Listen to their latest episode of New Orleans carnival music. (American Routes WWNO)
• A friend recommended this podcast to me: As A Woman. Maybe you might find it interesting. (Natalie Crawford MD)
That’s where we’re at today!
My love to you.
Truly don’t understand where “Sue” is coming from here, because I 100% want every piece you’re wearing in this picture! (seriously, what is the dress??)
Keep being the gracious, glorious light in the world that you are– so so many of us appreciate you for it!
Agreed! this outfit is awesome and cute. I wish I could get on that flower crown level!
really? nice get up for celebrating a victory in the me too movement. Shame on you – poor thing
Bless your heart, Sue.
You probably got coronavirus at the parade ri
Thank you for the well wishes.
Why even-with this comment?
Oh you look so beautiful! Happy Marti Gras!!!
You look lovely…all decked out in your lace and flowered wreath and boots!!
BTW…I love your rug. Where did you get it. I have been looking for just the right one for months and would appreciate any suggestions.
Thank you! The rug is from Wayfair! They have some great large area rugs that aren’t terribly expensive.
My daughter was supposed to spread her late friends ashes at St Anne’s, but their parents would not relinquish them.It was almost 8 years ago, and she still feels incomplete because of it. Thank you for letting people know what a unique and healing parade/ceremony it is. You look lovely and perfect for the festivities!
I completely understand Judy! Thank you for being here!
Happy Mardi gras Joy. I especially enjoyed the St Anne story and shared with my sister in law who lost her son last year. I think she will see all the beauty in the ending.
Question: to make red beans and rice, and the nachos, vegetarian, would you suggest just leaving out the pork? Adding anything instead?
And you are absolutely a GOAT??
All my love, Sasha
Those ?? were meant to be !!!!!! All the exclamations for you joy.
I’m so glad you shared the piece, Sasha. That’s really wonderful. To make the red beans and rice vegetarian yes – skip the sausage and maybe add a cubed tofu or mushrooms!
Oh my, i LOVE love love your outfit! It looks so fun :D
We live in Egypt and I share the healthcare sentiments. While it’s not an American hospital, it’s so financially reasonable and the doctors are (most of the time) well trained, some in western countries. My husband got an echo, EKG, and 3 blood tests with no insurance for $72. A doctor can come to my house when my kids are sick for $25. The pharmacy will deliver to my house and medicine is usually less than $3. All without insurance. The American healthcare system is broken.