Sunday Night Check-In: You May Say I’m a Dreamer, But I’m Not the Only One


It was a weekend full of fun parties. The weather was fabulous. I tried to be outside as much as I could and to throw open the windows every minute I could stand it. It got a little warm this afternoon, and I had to shut them up again, but my house feels breezy clean.

One of my favorite things about this house is my old-fashioned slamming screen door. It even has one of those old-fashioned hook latches. All of my windows have those latches, too. One of them in the living room keeps slipping out, and Bella escaped out the window this weekend. I came home, and she was sitting on the porch. She hissed at me from the time I got out of the car until she got comfortably situated on the bed. Somehow I guess I was responsible for her predicament.

Friday night, my friend Jennifer and I went to the Hot Arts, Cool Nights event in Mid-City. We had a blast. My friend Stan was showing his art at Sabai Jewelry, so we had a place to land. We enjoyed free food, lots of socializing with the artists and a beautiful evening to walk around town.

One vendor at Hot Arts, Cool Nights had water that is specially designed to help eliminate the acidity in coffee. It’s called Aquiem, and I think it’s definitely worth a try. They had samples, and it did make a big difference. 

I took a long walk with Ashok downtown Saturday morning, made Paula Deen’s ‘Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding and headed over to my brother’s house for a Mothers’ Day celebration. It was a beautiful day and not yet too hot to sit outside. We had boiled crawfish, nanner pudding and some fabulous River Road coffee.


My friends Jo Ann and Robbie picked me up, and we went out to dinner at Copeland’s. I had the Eggplant and Shrimp Stack which was delicious. Then we went to the Burden Center for a lovely outdoor concert featuring the Baton Rouge Symphony, and a Beatles Tribute Band called the Classical Mystery Tour. It was a beautiful night to sit outside and be taken on a trip down memory lane via the music of my childhood. During the concert, Robbie mentioned that the Beatles – for all their fame and influence – really weren’t together but about 10 years. I looked it up this morning, and their trip to fame was only 8 years long. It’s hard to believe that it was that short.

Today was a lazy day. I did a little freelance writing job (yeah!), took a nap, cleaned my house and walked Ashok. My friend Alisa posted a picture of a “pocket park” that has been created on my street, and I found it. It’s not far from where I live. Some thoughtful folks set up some benches and some beautiful potted plants so we can stop and take a rest by the closest thing to a stream that we have right here. I have a tiny bit of banana pudding left, and I’ll probably have that after dinner. It was a really good weekend filled with friends and family. Hope yours was great, too.

I’ll leave you with a favorite Beatles song from last night … and forever. What a beautiful dream…… and, yes, I am a dreamer. And I’m sure I’m not the only one.


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