NOLA Notes

Category: Sun

First You Make a Roux

It started innocently enough. And certainly was not part of a bigger plan. I attended a Johh Besh cookbook signing event, then stood in line to have him sign the books I’d bought. There was one that was for me. In the back of my head rattled Antique’s Roadshow saying that autographs are usually worth […]

My Inscrutable Smile

Well, Sun has been perusing the costume magazines for 10 months now and has, at long last, settled on what she wants to be for Halloween: Cinderella. Now, usually I get a tad particular about a Halloween costume having to be scary. But she’s four. And determined. So after the Saints’ execution of the Texans […]

Why the Silence, or, I Am a Mommy and a Blogger But Don’t DARE Call Me a Mommy Blogger

It’s been a wacky transition for my whole family getting adjusted to all the new things that come with having Sun at a new school: new hours, uniforms, teachers, classmates, schedules, and systems. It’s not all been smooth nor without second thoughts. But things are calming down, and we are adjusting to the newness of […]

For Argument’s Sake

Here’s the deal: I know how to argue. It isn’t because I am a lawyer (which I am). It is because I was raised by the best arguer I’ve ever met, and I learned my lessons well. I don’t mean “argue” as in scream and carry on. I mean “argue” words; logic; debate — I […]

I Got Schooled

CS and I, with Sun in tow, returned for the third time (do recall that Sun is 3-1/2 years old) for the Open House of the school Sun is likely to attend this Fall.  We had previously decided this school was “it”; it had the right feel; lots of sunshine and awards of excellence; it […]

Clean Slates and All

Well, this getting hacked has made me want to whitewash my blog and start fresh.  So the Manifest Theme from WordPress is scratching my itch.  I am certain that soon the oh, so white everywhere will start to hurt my eyes and I’ll want to jazz it up.  But for now, this look seems right.  […]

Absinthe Magic and Cookbook Witches

There was so much to do today.  Drop off library books, laundry; donate blood; make arrangements for spending the weekend at my friend’s fishing camp; buy wine glasses and cookbooks.  It was a loose script of a day; the kind Sun and I like. As we drive into the French Quarter, the rain started to […]

Potty Talk

“Mom,” Sun sings as she steps out of the bathroom, clean and damp.  Her mother lay in her darkened room too tired to respond.  “Mom!” Sun happily runs through the rooms, seeking.  Still, her mother stays quiet.  “Mommy,” Sun insists as she leaves the front rooms, diligent in her search.  “Mommy. . . ” Methodically, […]

For Crying Out Loud, I’m Talking LOVE

A heart is not measured by how much you love but how much you are loved by others. ~ Wizard of Oz Love is a funny thing.  It makes us do funny things.  But in my case, it tends NOT to bring tears to my eyes. When CS got down on bended knew in a […]

Strawberry Mark at Three Years

Sun will be three years old in a couple of weeks.  You may not remember when I first wrote about her birthmark, or when I followed up on her treatment when she was just over a year old.  If you do remember, or if you are new to this story, here’s another installment. In October […]