Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Time To Play!

Barely keeping a day to day semblance of a normal schedule going. Going to work, but really for all intensive purposes business in New Orleans is suspended until Ash Wednesday.

There's a victory parade for the Saints tonight, a New Orleans version of a New York ticker tape parade, and 60,000 locals are expected to attend. Yesterday 30,000 people lined the streets at and around the airport to welcome the Saints home.

People have been camping out since early this morning wrapped up in blankets curbside to claim a good spot. It's only in the 40's here with a wicked wind from the North making it feel very cold for all of us tropical flowers here in New Orleans.

We have house guests coming on Thursday and staying over until Ash Wednesday.

We're in full Carnival mode, stocking up on libations and food, and planning our costumes and party and parade schedules. We have a ball to go to Friday night.

So the blog is on simmer, as things sizzle here in New Orleans!!!!

16 comments:

jamaica byles said...

Hi Valorie.....sounds like fun with a capital F.Just curious....what's your costume?
Love your blog!
Shawn

ashlina said...

beautiful picture...i love it

:)

pve design said...

Simmer down now Vamp and Sizzle New Orleans style I know you will have lots to share -
We are bracing for a Storm, school is already "cancelled" -
pve

my favorite and my best said...

have a ball. sad i won't be there. be good.

Agoura Antique Mart said...

Great post! Have fun. Maria

BaronessVonVintage said...

sounds exciting. Love that colour in the post pic

Ms Smart said...

Love the image, room. Wow, that sounds like so much fun!!!! May it be a blast and better than ever.

Renae said...

I missin' some parades....I used to take the kids to all the family ones...enjoy and celebrate in grand style!
xoxo

Karen said...

Going to Galatoires outpost here in BR Friday to kick off the Who Dat Mardi Gras week-end. We'll raise a glass and give a toast to you and your houseparty! Have a grand time Friday night at the ball. I have given up making that long drive in the wee hours of the A.M. to get back home!

beki said...

Have fun! We may make it down I-10 at some point over the weekend...

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Have so much fun. Wish I was there with you all. I gave you a little award today. Go by and check it out.

Happy Mardi Gras!

jason said...

Love your blog! Have fun out there (here)
:)

la cabeza de maria antonieta said...

Love this image!!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Love your blog, and enjoy this time! Sounds like a lot of fun!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Have a ton of fun!!! It's all so thrilling for your wonderful city. BTW, I love the clock image above...wish someone could put it in my house.

Carey said...

LOVE THE PIC!