A lot has happened since the last time I posted, so here's the high and low-lights.
~My sister and nephew came down to our house for a nice visit. We found a cute little town in Louisiana called Natchitoches (pronounced Nakadish, I have no clue how, but it's a Creole town if that explains anything!) It's the oldest town down here, founded in 1714 and the downtown area was very quaint. Here are some pics, *without* any people in them!
We found this awesome little restaurant called Laysone's (I think!) and Louisa and I had red beans and rice with sausage that was out of this world, and my nephew Andrew and my son Andrew both tried catfish for the first time. My sister wished she had gotten it, so next time when she visits I know what she'll be ordering! I know my mom will love the catfish, so we'll have to get her in there some day.
Natchitoches is the town where they filmed Steel Magnolia's and it's just such a cute little place. There are several plantations to tour, but we didn't get that far. Maybe some day with husband we can do that.
~My mom spent a week in the hospital. She got an infection on her leg, so she had to stay at the hospital so long to get an antibiotic administered intravenously. She's home now and doing well.
~I volunteered to paint faces at a Cajun Festival that was here on base. The Cajun Fest turned out to be smaller than they hoped for because it rained all morning and people were afraid it would rain during the festival. However, our face painting booth was awesomely successful and I painted (and stooped over) for five hours straight. Drew and Husband tried crawfish for the first time. Husband will probably never eat it again, but Drew enjoyed it. He told me later that a soldier told him he was eating the poop, and that he needed to wipe it with a napkin first. Glad I didn't have time to try any!
I did really good at painting little faces, though. Much better than I thought I would. I could not get the hang of the Dora the Explorer face. A complicated dragon I had no problem with, but just could not do Dora. That's okay because I spent a big chunk of time just painting the dragon that I had become good at. The kids seemed to really like that one.
~I joined a playgroup here on base and a bunch of my online "Loopie" friends pushed me in to going to my first meet-up. Anyone who knows me knows I'm scared to death to try new thing, especially if that new thing has to do with meeting new people. But I couldn't "face" my Loopie friends with failure of not being able to go to a playgroup meet-up. And anyway, it was at the Buger King playland, so if no one showed up, at least Hunter would still get to play. But they did show up, and they were nice. Tomorrow we go to an Easter Egg Hunt and that should be fun, too. They all seem like a nice bunch of ladies.
(By the way, "Loopie" has to do with an email loop and I had never heard of that either before I was asked to join, but I guess it's a common thing.)
And so, for that past few weeks, that's what I've been up to. I hope to post more often and I still have to take the time to get all these pictures off so I can go public again.
I was picked to do a Meme, too, by my friend Nikki. So, Nikki, I'll get on that....soon... hopefully!