Top 8 of My Spring Break

Wheww!  What a week it has been!  I decided to not only take a spring break from my day job, but also from blogging.  It was nice to not feel obligated to do anything.  I just took it easy at home, hung out with my family, and enjoyed my much needed time off.  Here is the top eight highlights of my spring break.

1. Hanging with my family.


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Easter Sunday we had a crawfish boil at the grandparents’ house to celebrate Easter and my Dad’s birthday

2. Painting at Corks N’ Canvas with my husband and some friends.


The painting is “On the Balcony” as though you are looking down onto a French Quarter street.  We brought some wine and painted for three hours.  This is one of the more difficult paintings, so I was not overly joyful with how it came out, but for my first it was cool.  Definitely want to go back.

3. Eating some good food.


Here is a video tutorial in case you are unfamiliar with how to eat crawfish.

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There is some other techniques, but this is the quickest method of getting the tail from the shell.  Many people just pull out the meat from the shell by hand and first remove the black vein before consuming.

  4. Eating more good food, maybe not so healthy though.


Mom, Sis, and I split this muffaletta (pronounced muff*a*lot*a).  We also shared a shrimp po’boy.

5. Drinking some tasty drinks.


Spicy Bloody Mary


And a strawberry colada ice cream daiquiri (pronounced dack*ir*ie).

6. Then there was sightseeing and photo snapping.


St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, New Orleans

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7. Of course some cooking took place.


Homemade red beans using the slow cooker method.

8. I also got in some show time.  Again, mom, sis, and I got out the house to see Water for Elephants.

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The movie was good, but I actually enjoyed the book better.  The movie was pretty darn similar, though some things were left out and changed up slightly as expected.

So that’s all folks.  That about sums up my spring break.  Much enjoyed.  Looking forward to summer break in four short weeks.  Wahooo!


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