happy twelfth night!!
today is the beginning of carnival season in new orleans, and of course, it's ffrrrreeeeezzziiinng cold.
i am tucked up in bed, near the one good heater we have, both cats close by, going through all of my mardi gras pictures since 2006.
there are a lot of them.
today is my also my first real day back in the studio since before the holidays, and as you can see... i am getting SO much done.
this year is bittersweet for me, as there is a good possibility that we will be leaving new orleans this summer so my mister can pursue his PhD.
we don't know where we are going yet, but i am trying to view it as an adventure.
i am trying to enjoy every single moment of whatever time we have left in nola, but it is difficult....i am sad, and happy, and exhilarated; hopeful, proud, and angry.
all at the same time.
new orleans is my home.
the only place i have felt accepted and loved.
but, i promise you...wherever we end up...i'll be that weirdo down the block whose house is decked out in purple, green, and gold every january 6th...
so, as i shake off the cold and try to get to work, here are some of my favorite pics from mardi gras over the years....
happy twelfth night!
it's carnival time!!!!