Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Mardi Gras!

Oh, it’s that time of the year again…the time Tara hates with a passion, because of the ridiculous influx of traffic. The time I’m sure Misti does her best to head down south to spend time with family and catch some beads. The time of the year when Kelsey hates the north Louisiana school system for putting up decorations but not letting them out for the holiday.

Yes, my friends, Mardi Gras season is upon us.

Truth be told, I have never been to a “real” Mardi Gras parade. I’d like to go to a few down South, simply for the experience, but it’s never been in the cards apparently. I hear the Metairie parades are the ones to hit up on Monday and Tuesday. Maybe next year.

Because this year, see, I will probably be working on my floor.

As I briefly mentioned in my last post, my kitchen flooded. Again (I feel the need to add the “again” part as this seems to be a bi-annually occurrence at our house.). So, for the third (fourth? I lose track.) time, we will be putting down new floor.

HOWEVER. No more laminate flooring. We learned our lesson last time.

(HAHA! Side note: My husband is rolling his eyes, I’m sure, at this part, as I did little more than pick the flooring out last time. He, my dad, and several awesome friends spent the better part of three days laying laminate flooring down in our kitchen. It was a bigger job than we realized.)

So I’m getting ceramic tile floor in the kitchen, which I’m really excited about. The original “New Floor Day” was supposed to be Friday, but that is not going to work out, so (at publication date) it’s going down Monday. Happy Mardi Gras to me!!

Since it will be Mardi Gras, I have some ideas how I can help my dad and husband get into the holiday spirit while they (we?) put down the tile:

1. Throw beads at them as a reward when they put down a line of tile.

2. Buy a king cake. And maybe share it.

3. Brew the rest of PJ’s King Cake coffee. Yum….

4. Do this to the dog.

5.Green, gold, and purple grout? No, too much, even for me…

Any other suggestions?


Tara said...

Haha, in my defense I'm actually going to some parades this year if I get feeling better. But it took me over an hour to get to Sara's dance class yesterday b/c of traffic and yes, I was grumbling the whole time.

I think you're going to love ceramic tile. If I (EVER) get another house, I have my fingers crossed that it has tile. I'm not a fan of the concrete look that's in now.

Hey, where can we chat now that I don't have my yahoo account anymore? Can you chat on gmail?

SusanD said...

Be sure to play loud music for the tile layers. lol!

I loved the tile in my kitchen. You will love it. It's definitely my preference over laminate in the kitchen.

Have a day. Blessings, SusanD

misti said...

I'm partial to the Lake Charles and Mamou parades...y'all should come with us one day! :D Much milder but still traditional and always a good time

sara said...

I love my tile kitchen floor!!!

Do you know I saw a king cake out at Kroger today in Arkansas!!! ha!

I think you should make them all wear a mask as they tile!!!! :)

and btw, thanks so much for the recipes!!! as much as I cook my family is not a soup family so this will be a challenge!!!

Mari said...

Have a great time enjoying Mardi Gras and hooray for a new floor!

The Hat Chick said...

Being bad here because I have been to too many Mardi Gras parades (from Mobile to Biloxi to New Orleans -including Metairie- to Galveston), if your husband and only your husband is tiling the floor, you could flash him.

Otherwise, go with the Mobile tradition and pelt him with moonpies.

Terri said...

Never been to Mardi Gras. It looks like fun, but I guess not for the locals so much.