Bon Jour! Welcome to Cajun Stitchery’s weekly email and welcome to our family.
Monday evening I met some friends at Perdido, FL. One of the ladies has a condo on the Gulf of Mexico with an absolutely stunning view. While there another friend asked me to recover the cushions to one of her chairs and make a pair of valances. These projects have been completed and turned out nice. She will pick them up when she’s in the area.
My Aunt Lillian’s birthday is tomorrow and we are supposed to meet at her home and take a ride on my uncle’s boat into the Gulf of Mexico around the Destin area. While on the boat we will be scattering the ashes of my cousin, Bob, who passed away earlier this year. After lunch on the boat, we will return to Aunt Lillian’s home and celebrate her birthday with cake and presents. I embroidered a set of white napkins with her name in blue and a design in red.
George is still working on the patches.
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Boudreaux once had a job as a taxicab driver in Baton Rouge.
One day, he picked up a Texan on his way to the airport. When they passed by the LSU football stadium, the Texan said "What's that?"
Boudreaux said, "Dat's Tiger Stadium."
The Texan said, "How long did it take y'all to build it?"
Boudreaux said, "Mais, about five years."
The Texan said, "Oh, we've got a bigger one in Austin that only took one year."
As they passed the state capitol, the Texan asked again, "What's that building?"
Boudreaux said, "Dat's the state capitol".
"And how long did it take y'all to build that?"
Boudreaux said, "About three years."
The Texan said, "We've got one in Austin that only took six months."
Boudreaux had just about enough of this, you know. Then they drove past the Mississippi River Bridge.
The Texan said, "How long did it take y'all to build that bridge?"
Boudreaux said, "I don't know. It wasn't there this morning."
A reader requested that we include pronunciations in our weekly French phrase.
French phrase of the week: amarrer (v.t.) [AH MAH REH, An MAH REH] 1. to tie up. 2. to attach. 3. to settle the terms (of a race or game, usually in a race between two horses, but it may also be between people) amarrer ses souliers to tie one's shoelaces. (SF attacher)
If you have known me very long, you know that I am an avid environmentalist. In that vein, I would like to include tips to Reduce-Reuse-Recycle each week. We tend to focus on “recycle”. We need to focus on “reduce” and “reuse” as well. I highly suggest that you watch the interesting video at http://www.storyofstuff.com/ for a look at how we got into this environmental mess. Let’s begin by simplifying.
Simplify: Simplify your life as much as possible. Only keep belongings that you use/enjoy on a regular basis. By making the effort to reduce what you own, you will naturally purchase less/create less waste in the future. For information on voluntary simplicity, check out Voluntary Simplicity Websites. Learn more through books on voluntary simplicity . The Compact blog (and Yahoo group accessed from blog) supports individuals committed to not buying products for a year.
P.S. You are always welcome to stop by and look at all of the new catalogs and pass some time with me, cher.