Feb 17th - 19th. New Orleans Workshop Begins! Woo Hoo!!!!
Ok...it was time to hunker down and leave the distractions of New Orleans outside...at least until the stroke of 4pm each day....all work and no play, you know, but we had apothecary kits to make, only 3 days to do 'em!!!!
So over the next three days the NOLA krewe sweated and toiled and listened to my corny jokes.
And I worked them to the bone...
Finally, after three grueling days, the clock struck 3:30 (ish) and the infamous Good, Bad, and the Ugly theme song blared through the room. That is the indicator that it's "times up, pencils down!". Time to see what everybody did. Lets take a look:
Yee Haw! Time to party!And in honor of the New Orleans krewes' stellar work. The city of NOLA had a parade for us.
Well, not exactly for us...Krewe du Vieux actually...the beginning of Mardi Gras season, but, hell, we'll take it.
After that we had another day of touring and a birthday party for Marilyn, but gradually everyone drifted away.... sob... sob.
However as a surprise to me (for my birthday) the clan got together and picked up a little gift for yours truly:
I say this with all my heart...
it is one of the best gifts I have ever received. I will cherish my little demon spawn always.
Honestly, this was a truly wonderful experience for me. New Orleans is truly a magical city, but what really made this trip so special to me, was the wonderful group of friends I shared this experience with. So, thank you all! It was truly a remarkable time.
Until we meet again...Salut!
I leave you with a man, a guitar, a woman, and a saw...
the Jaded Optimists: