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Shopping Jackpot!

Today I headed out without any plans to really shop, but totally hit the shopping jackpot!  Isn't that the way it always goes?  Anyway, I intended to go to Calloways because they were having a today only special...3 pumpkins for $14.  I also planned to hit up Marshall's to see if they had our law firm's calendars for 2011 (they get the ones we like, and yes, we still use paper calendars).

I got my 3 pumpkins... I also bought a few mums and a crotan for the front pots to replace my alien looking impatients.  You know, the one that have lost all their leaves in the scorching heat of summer, but are starting to regrow from the bottom of the plant!
But while at Marshall's, I hit the real jackpot.  A little background: I've looked high and low for candy corn garland for my Halloween tree for years.  I've even looked online and couldn't really find what I was looking for.  I went so far as to try and make it with real candy corn (people say it can be done, but I had…

Random Tuesday Thoughts

(1) Status of Allergy Assault 2010:  My head is less congested, but now I've got borderline bronchitis.  This is no surprise.  It always goes this way for me.  Good news is that I go from over production of snot, to bronchitis, and then next step is usually well.

(2) Lola is having some allergy issues too.  It's such a double edged sword...if she is outside she is too busy to lick her paws, but the more she is outside the more she wants to lick.  What's a puppy mom to do?

(3) The weather has been great, but I've felt too bad, or have known that being outside in all the pollen would be too bad for me to really go out and enjoy it.

(4) I'm seriously disliking one of my classes.  I don't like it when I have a bad attitude about one whole group of students, but these kids are seriously ticking me off!

(5) I am SO ready for the time to change.  It is so darn dark in the mornings when I have to go to class early. 

(6) I went into CVS yesterday to get some more drugs…

Final Day of NOLA Vacation- {Last Monday}

We got an early start on Monday because we were renting a car and heading out of town to see as many plantations as possible.  There's no food info in this post because, well, our food choices were based on speed or the airport, so we had McDonalds and Subway.  Please keep in mind that I really did edit down the number of photos...I promise!

First, we went to Houmas House in Darrow, Louisiana...
It's one of my favorites... Why they had to have the stupid blue tractor parked out front, I'll never know! The side of the house...
Houmas House is now owned by a very eccentric man.  He has spend tons of money on the gardens.  I could show you a ton of photos of the garden, but I've narrowed it down a little. There are very majestic live oaks surrounding the house... I cannot tell you how badly I wish that my live oaks could grow this spanish moss! Love it! Our next stop was Nottaway Plantation in White Castle, Louisiana. It is the largest antebellum plantation in the South... This is …

NOLA Day Three {Last Sunday}

Sunday started off with Brunch at the famous Commander's Palace

Abby & I each had identical courses, so that limits the number of photos!  For our appetizer, we had crab and brie grilled sandwiches served with a tomato bisque... For our main course, we had Eggs Couchon De Lait - Two farm fresh eggs over couchon de lait & warm buttermilk biscuits with house made bacon and spicy tasso hollandaise And for dessert...their world famous Bread Pudding Souffle It's one of my all time favorite desserts!
After stuffing ourselves until we could barely move, we took a walking tour of the Garden District. We started across the street from Commanders at Lafayette Cemetery Number 1... Then we took in all the wonderful homes that Americans built after the signing of the Louisiana Purchase... Every single time I've done this walk, I'm most drawn to this house... It's not the largest, or most grand, but I love it. After walking and walking, we decided to take a cab to the World War I…