After a brutally cold, wet and dismal few days (did you know you could have snow flurries with thunder and lightining at the same time???), the sunnier and warmer weekend started off with Dinner and a Movie with my DS.
Moon Mashed Potatoes
We attended Lady Lions Alumni Day at SLU and the ceremony retiring the jersey number of Robin Roberts. She is just as wonderfully warm in person as she is on "Good Morning America". Robin's family was there for the big event. Her sister Sally Ann is a longtime anchor for New Orleans WWL-TV and lead everyone in singing "Happy Birthday" to their mother who made 87 that day. I watched the clips on GMA this morning. DS wanted me to let you know you can catch a glimpse of us as the camera pans across the crowd.
I finished my Mardi Gras scarf before going to Mass and just in time for the first parade of the season. The high temps just reached 60 and there was hardly a cloud in the sky. We get another cool front tomorrow returning high temperatures to the 40s with another warm up for next weekend's parades.
We came home to some wonderful slow cooker BBQ pork sandwiches with beans and cole slaw on the side topped off with a slice of king cake I picked up from Nonna Randazzo's Italian Bakery and Cafe. Though they do not use the traditional purple, green and gold decorations, their cake is yummy with maybe a little citrus peel (?) in the light, sweet dough.
On the Stitching Front
I have a huge project on my plate for the next 3 weeks, but I plan to set aside time each day to do a little stitching on my WIPs for the Flippin' January Challenge, so check back for and update. I am going to kit up some knitting for a take along project (school pick-up, etc.) so I can have them all done by Thanksgiving for Christmas presents.
Media Monday #7
Here is a little of what I have been reading, watching and listening to:
Sherlock - Season 1 - * * *
What would it be like if Sherlock Holmes lived in the 21st century instead of the 19th? It is a fresh take on Conan Doyle's most famous character.
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler - * * * * *
During the Nazi occupation of Poland, thousands of Jews were kept in ghettos, Irene and her collaborators placed Jewish children with Polish families. She saved 2,500 children before she was turned in to the Gestapo.
Dr. Who - Season 1 - * * *
A quirky (and sometimes creepy) sci-fi trip through time and space.
I also finished The Sandbagger's series by watching Seasons 4 and 5 (I hate cliff hanger endings at the end of a series) and I have been reading cookbooks like novels - something about the cold weather just makes me want to read about food.