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
the entire city throws a party. Here in New Orleans ,
it's on a smaller scale, but it can just as much fun. New Mexico
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
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. Copper Canyon
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.