Mardi Gras, Dogs and Read Across America

March is here. And soon my baby will be a 12th grader.  She says “Mom can’t I just be the same age for a few years?”. If only.

This past weekend was Mardi Gras. Always a FUN day even though it was FREEZING.  The day before was in the 70’s.  The day of the 30’s.  Welcome to Alabama.

She had an Elsa party in a nearby town and was unable to do her Princess thing in the Children’s parade.  She was very sad.  We did rush back (with her changing IN THE CAR under a blanket) to make it to the very end of the Dog Parade.  Because it is always about the dogs.

This dog cracked me up.

She always gets so many beads. I think it’s cause she’s cute.  I also got beamed in the face about 10 times. The worst time? The Breast Cancer Pink ladies.  Lawd they can throw those beads.  Next year, a helment.

This week she read at 2 schools for Read Across America.  Once as Rapunzel and once as Dr. Seuss.  She loves reading to kids.

Dr. Seuss


Lately we have been trying to not run to the store 5 times a week. Seriously it’s ridiculous.  We are keeping a list and trying to go 1-2 times.  My car broke never to run again which caused enormous stress but my Dad bought us one! A car! A cool car!  A red car! A car 10 years newer than mine was.  We would never make it without the people in our lives.

So quick update. Hope things are happy where you are.

Homeschooling Rocks!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  ~Dr. Seuss

2 thoughts on “Mardi Gras, Dogs and Read Across America”

  1. Always good to hear from you from this platform! Mardi Gras looked like fun. I gotta get my pictures of our little party up. The dogs and K. pics are so cute. I can’t believe she will be a senior! What are the plans for when she has finished high school?

  2. We just finished a whole month of Seuss at my job. Even the big kids love it.

    Yay for the car!! We have often been the recipients of assistance, sometimes from a surprising source. Which is why I try to help people in small ways when I can.

    Dog parade. Aww.

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