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flamin’ fat tuesday.

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today is a day of celebration

mardi gras

fat tuesday

from life on the mississippi

and

new orleans

is 

in full swing

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in keeping with

the spirit

of the holiday

i

shall celebrate

with 

a bag of

flamin’ hot cheetos

and stay up

one hour late.

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it has been said that a scotchman has not seen the world until he has seen edinburgh; and I think that I may say that an american has not seen the united states until he has seen mardi-gras in new orleans.

– mark twain – march 1859

image credits: ‘life n the mississippi’ first edition, tumblr

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to be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ~george santayana

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once in a while

there are those perfect days

when holidays collide

today is one such day

groundhog’s day

and

an official snow day from school

a surprise gift from the universe

and i will celebrate both

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“today is  “ground-hog’s day” in many parts of the united states,

and candlemas day in many other parts of the world.

from time immemorial,

it has been a critical day in the affairs of the weather.

the character of the second of february is

really of much more importance

than whether the first of march comes in like a lion or a lamb.”

the simplest form of the adage is:—

if candlemas day be bright and clear,
there’ll be two winters in that year.

~hartford courant, 1877

image credits: genuinemudpie.org, brownie groundhog, the february fox, by susan blackaby

where there is life there is wishful thinking. – gerald f. lieberman

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babies j, b and f

believe

waiting

and

hoping

 for a glimpse

of santa

8 tiny reindeer

and

for

all

of

their wishes

to

come true.

clothing is optional.

all human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
-alexandre dumas

57, 3 , 6, 500, 399 – a fiesta of numbers.

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“all the world is birthday cake,

so take a piece, but not too much.”

 – george harrison 

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today

i celebrate

as

each of those numerals

represent something

important to me

my number of years on earth

my number of daughters

my number of grand babies

my number of posts

my number of dog years on earth

ah, but

which is which?

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“with mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”

― william shakespeare