And what a weekend it has been here at the F&P. Yesterday was a fun filled day of ‘patio pulling up and re-laying’ for me and some serious weeding for Beatrice along with regular yard chores. The patio we laid last year in the wild flowers was over taken by the wild flowers so i decided that it needed to be realigned and made a little bigger. The first attempt made a month ago was a dismal failure due to rushing the project and a lack of sand for the base. This time i had 21 bags of sand (and used it all). AND now the pavers are facing the correct direction and the high spots have been removed. AND the audio connections were completed so the shop radio now goes all the way to the ’Wild Patio’. The rock in the upper right corner is one of the speakers.
Of course lets not forget what spring in the country is famous for…. ‘Manure Season’ or as we fondly term it for the tourists ‘Ode De Spring’. We only got 240 lbs this trip since the poor truck was loaded with 1000 lbs of sand. Wednesday we will pick up the rest and hopefully get it spread and tilled in next week.
Being Mardis Gras weekend we went to our favorite restaurant
“Annie’s, where butter is a food group” for their Mardis Gras special buffet. There’s not many places here on the shore (none to be exact) where you can get fresh home made CRAWFISH ETOUFFEE. Now i am not a big CRAWDADDY fan, at least not when i have to suck them out of the shell, BUT Chef Matt’s Etouffee was great. And lets not forget the blackened Catfish, Jambalaya, Gumbo, and Fried Gator. All topped off with some King Kake (neither of us got the baby). As always, i over ate and on leaving told Chef Matt he had to stop cooking as good as we do or i would never loose weight. He said NO!!!!!
Breakfast this morning was our usual Sunday Treat (as if we really needed another after last night) of pancakes. Today’s were Cranberry Pancakes. Almost as good as ones right out of the Bogs at Double Trouble NJ.
So what is up for today?????? Some serious digesting, reading, relaxing (raining here today) then off to the ‘Y’ and a long soak in the Hot Tub after yesterdays fun, and a quick stop at Wally-World on the way home. Tonight is Chicken Bean Soup, Fresh Spinach Salad, and fresh Wheat Bread. Watch for Beatrice’s post. Hope that your Sunday is a great Sunday.