When we went to visit Roy's parents grave at St. Vincent dePaul Cemetery #1 this week I spent some time walking through the cemetery. I've always loved cemeteries with old graves in them. Of course, I took pictures throughout to share here since a lot of our followers are not from this area and have… Continue reading 02.21.20 A look at what makes New Orleans’ cemeteries unique
Tuesday Roy and I drove the 90-minute ride to visit his parent's graves at St. Vincent dePaul Cemetery #1 in Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans is where we grew up and lived the first 10 years of our married life. It's been a long time since we visited their graves. We set out from… Continue reading 02.19.20 Our day in New Orleans
Saturday was a beautiful sunny 60-degree day at our home in Amite, Louisiana! It was spent outside planting this year's vegetable garden seeds in small pots. Roy planted his creole tomato seeds a few weeks ago and they are doing very well. He planted those seeds differently than we did last year. In past seasons… Continue reading 02.16.20 Chauvin Produce Company – The Seeds are Planted!
This was our exercise class today at the fitness center. https://www.facebook.com/ItsGoneViralOfficial/videos/935929943436211/ Ha ha! That really wasn't our exercise class but it was too cute not to share! Roy and I survived day two at the fitness center! We tried out different equipment and worked out for about an hour! Afterward, we even walked all around… Continue reading 02.13.20 Our exercise class!
Roy started this "back door project" sometime in October of last year because the bottom of both sides of our back door had rotted and the baseboard next to it was rotted as well. There is no covering over the back door so rain hits the door and was somehow getting in. This blog post… Continue reading 01.26.20 Roy’s back door project
Our sweet girl duck, Peep, started laying baby duck eggs, one a day for the last four days! Yay baby ducks!! Here is egg number 1! I guess she's actually not expecting like we think of it but she'll have babies sometime in February! I contacted the wonderful couple that gave us Bo and Peep… Continue reading 01.21.20 Peep is expecting!
Chauvin Produce Company's start to its 2020 season is small but it has started! Roy can be seen below filling up his little seed cups with dirt and planting one Creole Tomato seed in each pot. His young assistants, Bo and Peep stand ready to assist if needed! The seeds have sprouted proudly under their… Continue reading 01.19.20 Chauvin Produce Company 2020
Last night OUR Louisiana State University TIGERS won the National College Football Championship! The final score was 42 to 25. The team they beat was the Clemson Tigers. Clemson's record this year was 14-0 and LSU's record this year was 14-0. They both deserved to be in this game. LSU won last night and their… Continue reading 01.14.20 LSU NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2019 – GEAUX TIGERS!
Since I laid it all out there in my last blog post about recent events in this dementia journey I want to share that I am coming out of the bad spell. It's not at all back to "my normal" but it is better. Better for me may not be what you think of as… Continue reading 01.11.20 Bits and pieces of dementia writings over the last two years
Dementia is an awful little disease. There's really nothing little about it. You get a diagnosis and only share it with your closest friends and family. You do see a few deficiencies you haven't had before but you work around it and go on. Then you can't read words well, sometimes. You don't remember things… Continue reading 01.09.20 Dementia is an awful little disease