Life is for the birds --
and the bees and the flowers and the trees and the moon up above, and a thing called love -- Jewel Akens

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ahem. My MIL has a birthday on March 5.

I have traditionally baked a cake for her on that day. She likes chocolate. Whatcha got?

UPDATE: Never mind. She wants Italian cream. She'll be 93.

Well, thinking it over, I don't want to make an Italian cream. I'm doing Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate.

Keep your exquisite chocolate. This is what she grew up with. She didn't actually demand the Italian cream. She just said it was always good.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mo' rain

Mo' rain by Janis Gore
Mo' rain, a photo by Janis Gore on Flickr.
Have I done something to deserve this?

If so, I repent right here. We're talkin' two more days of this this week.

Maybe we all will come out of drought this spring.

UPDATE: 1.7"
2.57" now at 6:20 p.m.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Valentine, for a few years, has been my mother-in-law.

Her son might be deceased, but she is still my mother-in-law, and she is alive. She'll be 93 on March 5. So I took her a card, a small potted flower, and a box of chocolates today, as I have every year she has been at Magnolia House.

Happy Valentine's Day, Girl!

Note: One's love and one's Valentine can be two separate persons.

Lyman and I would just cook something special together. Sometimes. And that man loved his mama.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wild Magnolias

Morning rain

Morning rain by Janis Gore
Morning rain, a photo by Janis Gore on Flickr.

Midsummer I'll be complaining that we haven't had rain in six weeks.

But y'all, this is the third day of this weather, in a row, this week.

Our drainage isn't that bad.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Oh, rats!

Oh, rats! by Janis Gore
Oh, rats!, a photo by Janis Gore on Flickr.

If we don't get some sunshine for a while soon, I'm gonna have to take the kitchen knives and garden poisons somewhere else.

Or leave.

Dayum. They're trying to kill me, too.

Friday, February 8, 2013

I've gone totally neurotic over cloudy weather. My mood sinks to my shoes when the sun isn't shining. And I need a job.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

My late husband whistled all day long, like his father. Like mine. Charles Gore, the African Grey, misses him a lot.
Beach Boys
A little light and a warm breeze do wonders here.

Happy Cajun Groundhog Day!

Happy Cajun Groundhog Day! by Janis Gore
Happy Cajun Groundhog Day!, a photo by Janis Gore on Flickr.

Pierre C. Shadeaux did not see his shadow today, so we should have a longer spring this year.

Just to note: That is not a picture I took. I can't find the original.

Friday, February 1, 2013

I did clean the bathrooms today, so I'm rewarding myself by taking a little wine across the river and watching this week's Mardi Gras parade. At Lana's place. Next door to my brother's.