#Weekendcoffeeshare: Mardi Gras, a Birthday, and Compassion Posts

If we were having coffee, I would probably have a pretty large cuppa today. The past week and a half has been really busy, and the dreary weather of the last few days makes me want to curl up in my robe and take a nap.

1000SpeakThere’s much too much to do for that, though. There are other coffee posts to read, and there are also 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion posts to read. I’m making my way through them, reading and tweeting the posts as I go, and it’s really refreshing. I just wish I had more time to comment on all of them! I’ll be spending the next few days going through posts and tweeting them to the tag #1000Speak. Even if you haven’t written a post, sharing on Twitter or Facebook is really helpful!

I’ve also got to go and pick up Little Jedi this afternoon, as he’s coming back home. He was out of school for the entire week of Mardi Gras, so he spent some time with his grandparents and with his bio dad. I’ll be glad to have him back home and under my feet—a week is a long time not to see him!

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you that Mardi Gras was a mix of amazing and frustrating. I suppose that’s probably how it always goes.

Friday and Saturday were fantastic. My friend Cat and her wife Heather were in town, and we went to see several parades on Friday night, watching them from the balcony of a local pub (which is really, in my opinion, the Best Way to Watch a Parade).

At 31, in costume for a Mardi Gras ball and embracing my curves.

Saturday, of course, was both Valentine’s Day and MOMs Ball. Sam gifted me a new tattoo, which I’m scheduling soon, and we spent most of the day relaxing, just listening to parades that we could hear from my house and hanging out together.

Getting ready was a bit of a challenge, and I was reminded over the course of the evening how glad I am not to have to wear big fluffy skirts or corsets anymore. Sheesh! But the party was so fun, and all of the costumes and people were fantastic!

Sunday and Monday were mostly devoted to running errands, and Tuesday turned terrifically cold. Sam and I ended up spending Mardi Gras day inside, eating king cake and watching parades on TV. It wasn’t a bad way to celebrate Mardi Gras, really.

And then suddenly it was my birthday, and there was red velvet cake and a spa day and flowers, and lots of happy birthdays. An excellent week to have a birthday, really.

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Don’t forget to link up your “if we were having coffee” posts on the linky below, and make sure you share your posts on Facebook and Twitter using the #weekendcoffeeshare tag!

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