ah, springtime…

yes, i know it’s 46 degrees & blustery out today. mother nature certainly is fucking with us this year. but i can tell it’s almost springtime because things are starting to get really busy, and my calendar is filling up with markets and other fun events for the next several months.


(i also saw this on my walk yesterday, proof that it is indeed almost spring – or at least the flowers think so!)

yesterday was a busy day. not only did i start my day by resuming my daily walking routine, but i also: got a nice little etsy order in from one of my favorite customers (thanks van!); i donated a scooter clock to the big easy weekender scooter rally, therefore becoming a sponsor of the event (hopefully this year i can actually partake of some of it, now that our scooter is up and running again); and i finally got a fabric order in so i can make some new scarves. (look for some of my scarf designs and clocks to be carried by miss malaprop in her new online store that will debut soon.)

oh, and i registered for the top of the hops beer festival in mandeville on march 20th, which looks to be a wonderful new festival themed around craft beer. have i mentioned how much i like beer? especially craft beer. lately, heiner brau has become my new favorite, brewed right across the lake in covington. they will be there. as will abita, my other favorite beer. and, well, 100+ other breweries, from microbrews to big names. and so far, my new orleans craft mafia mates greenKangaroo, sweet olive soap works, kristina renee jewelry and also friends defend new orleans are some of the other vendors. i think it’s gonna be a blast. i can’t wait.

but first on the agenda is this weekend’s freret market. it’s my first market back since the christmas holidays – if you don’t count the nocm’s mardi gras market which was indoors on magazine street – and is my favorite of all the monthly neighborhood art/flea markets around town. the weather report looks like it will be a gorgeous, sunny and not-so-cold day, thank goddess. i’m happy to be getting back into the swing of things. (and directly after the market, the big easy rollergirls host their season opener out at uno, a doubleheader taking on teams from huntsville, alabama and fayetteville, arkansas. and then sunday is the oscar’s! see what i mean about things stacking up?)

i know i’ve not been terribly consistent blogging for the past two months, but i suspect things will pick up at least for the next few months. so check back often, or use one of the buttons in the upper right of my homepage to subscribe to this blog either by email or a feed reader. stay tuned!