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

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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.

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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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