Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mardi Gras

It is Carnival!

We danced in the living room.

Our Mambo
made me laugh!

We fixed red beans and rice
for our mid-day meal.

It has been a fun day just
listening to music and dancing.

The music of the Bayou
calls me to sway.

Dance nourishes my soul.

The history of Carnival is very interesting.

I begin Spring cleaning tomorrow.

It is a ritual for me.

I will clean each room,
each drawer and closet.

The snow lays on the frozen ground but I know
Spring is coming.

The daylight lingers a wee bit longer each day.
I look forward to hanging the sheets out on the line.
It has been a long winter.
Happy Mardi Gras.


Barb said...

Hi Q,
I'm sure the skiers are all wearing beads up on the ski hill - a tradition for Mardi Gras. (Also throwing panties and bras off the lift onto a pine tree high on the Mt!) Perhaps if you clean, you'll tempt spring to visit. I don't think it's coming here for awhile!

Dimple said...

Hi Sherry,
I started my spring cleaning two weeks ago. It has not been a ritual with me. I worked for over 10 years as a janitor, and my house never got thoroughly clean. But I have made it around the living room! It is so much better to have the grime gone! Next is my little office; it will take a while, there is a lot of stuff to sort through.
Good for you that you do it every year!

Naturegirl said...

I've never experienced the festival of Mardi Gras.
Now Miss Q. when you are finished cleaning your house just scoot on over here!
Spring is coming as I heard my first Robin..singing this a.m.!!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Aren't you the inspiration. I should start cleaning too. Happy Mardi Gras to you too. I wore my purple today.

Amy said...

Sherry, I'll start "Spring" cleaning after I, I mean "we," finish stripping the dining room table!

I guess "Fat Tuesday" is always the day before Ash Wednesday. Celebrations are so important - can we celebrate while we Spring Clean???

Deb said...

Love all your vivid prints ~ how wonderful to celebrate the festival of Mardi Gras. Thank you for the link Sherry ... I am interested in reading the History of Mardi Gras too :-)

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry

A bright and colourful post.....I do hope you enjoyed your dancing....laughter is good for the soul.

I started spring cleaning last week....I always feel so much better when it is finished.....I still have much to do.

I to long to hang washing on the line.....and you are right it has been a very long winter......

Wendy said...

What an amazing collection of books you have. Thank you for sharing! Laugh and love and dance - nice way to spend Mardi Gras. Oh, and that history is so interesting. I had no idea Mardi Gras originated in Europe - long before New Orleans came into being.

I too long to hang washing on the clothesline. It smells so good when dried in the fresh air and sunshine.

Happy cleaning!

Rose said...

Sherry, what a smart woman you are to finish your spring cleaning before it's warm and the outdoor world beckons. I can't wait to hang up clothes on the line either!