Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Fat Tuesday!!!

Normally the word 'fat' is never reserved for something good - except for Mardi Gras! This being the last day before the long Lenten season, it's the last day to be merry! In New Orleans, the entire city throws a party. Here in New Mexico, it's on a smaller scale, but it can just as much fun.

The community of Red River, up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, holds week long festivities which include Voo, a life size Voodoo doll that will be taken to the Mardi Gras ball by one of the Krews (teams). This year the theme is Mardi Gras through the Ages, and along with the dances is a parade and, of course, a Cajun Cook-off.

At Angel Fire, there was a benefit for the library that featured costumes, food, music, and a silent auction. Hopefully, this year, the lead float in local parades won't be a snow plow. Funds raised from the float entry fees will benefit a school horse barn project.

David and I have a pressing deadline, so our celebration will be here at home - after we finish our writing for the day. Right now, we're mostly editing each other's work, but we're very pleased with the way Secrets of the Lynx (May 2013) is turning out. Secrets of the Lynx is book number three of our Copper Canyon series, and I've got to say, I particularly enjoy Paul Grayhorse. He's relentless, and passionate, and well, you get the idea. His spiritual connection to Lynx, a discerner of secrets, makes him the perfect former lawman and romantic hero.

So, today, as you read this, David and I will be dancing and remembering that at the end of the day we're not authors - just man and wife - two people who have an incredible passion for each other....and chocolate macadamia cookies.


  1. Sounds awesome, Aimee !!
    I've never really celebrated Mardi Gras.

  2. In New Orleans, it's something that defies description. The crowds actually physically move you. You get picked up, then set back down, then picked up again. Then there are the floats, and the beads that get thrown from it are prized possessions. The memories...incomparable.

  3. Laura AKA Loves 2 Read RomanceFebruary 22, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    I always wanted to go to Mardi Gras. I remember we always had a party in my high school French class that day. We would order a King Cake from New Orleans and bring in all kinds of food. It was always fun. Since we were in Ohio there weren't any parades near us. Now that I am in Texas I really should make the time to go to one of the celebrations. There's always next year!!

  4. Laura, they're sooooo much fun.Actually, Mardi Gras is just the one day, but the Mardi Gras balls.... wow. It's like prom night all over again. Formals, and you get a chance to be glamorous for a few hours! I loved it. The balls always had extras like a theme with art to fit.Think like the set to a play, but you get to dance there, too.

    I live in New Mexico now, and I can't remember the last time I wore a dress, let alone a gown. LOL!!!!