Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Big Easy

In 1987 The Big Easy was a movie filmed on location in New Orleans. It starred Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman, and Ned Beatty. The movie plot is about police corruption, love and murder. Being a small town girl moving to the Big Easy wasn't easy. Shortly after our move I came across an ad in the paper for a warehouse sale from the movie set of The Big Easy. Looking for a way to keep myself entertained at the time, I decided to check it out.

I loved to tell the tale of how I acquired my dining room chairs from the movie set. They had a history. After 14 years, these chairs have found a new home. This weekend a new dining room table and chairs arrived. I shouted out a double Hoot! Hoot! on Facebook. I was so excited.

The new table is dark rich heavy wood with bar stool heigh chairs. Some day soon I am going to crochet a new doily for the center of the table. The one I am using now I made 25+ years ago when my children were young.

You can catch both the move and the TV series "The Big Easy" on Netflix

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Friends and the City

Seems I've been on the run for the last 3 weeks with packing and the move. When my friend Sharon called and said she would be in town I jumped on the chance to meet her in the city. We headed to the French Market where enjoyed watching an artist paint letters and names. A poet read us a poem. Sharon found a purse that was just right for a night on the town.

We crossed the street and headed to The Artist Market and Beadshop Where Jan greeted us with a sweet smile and a warm welcome.

I love New Orleans art.

For years Sharon has heard me talk about Mother's Restaurant. How could not stop there for lunch! The afternoon thunderstorms rolled in which prolonged our stay. Bread Pudding kept us entertained as we waited for them to pass. Our next stop, the Carrolton cemetery.

I love when friends come to town and I get to spend time with them. Thanks Sharon! I had a great day.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Home Sweet Home

It's been a long 2 1/2 weeks of packing and moving. We are finally settle in. The drapes are up and the pictures are hung. There is just one box to unpack in the beadroom. I'm pretty sure I remember where I put everything! So many details to attend to before we are truly settled in. Tomorrow we will be up and running early in the morning to do a change of address at the OMV.

We couldn't of done this without help from our friends Chuck and Tammye. Chuck staged the move and Tammye made sure we had dinner. Tammye helped unpack the kitchen and we put things away. She said once that is done the rest falls into place and she was so right.

We are so happy in our new place. Home Sweet, safe, secure and settled in.