Saturday, October 9, 2010

Look Who Came to Louisiana.....

I started to say that we had a visit from our favorite Californians.

Then realized that I should probably reserve that title for Owen and Kathleen!  But somehow I just don't think of those two as Californians.... maybe after a few more years.

So our favorite "old" Californians were here!

What fun it was to see Cathy and Otto.   I wish that I could foresee a future where we were within driving distance of each other.    I miss her terribly!

I cooked like a crazed Iron Chef on Tuesday (crawfish etouffe, sensation salad dressing, shrimp mold, BBQ pork, strawberry margarita pie, cinnamon rolls....) so I was free to relax and enjoy their visit when they arrived on Wednesday.

We ate and ate and ate and ate until they left on Friday AM and still didn't get around to the BBQ pork and a few other things.  I think I gained 5 pounds over 2 days!

Cathy and I scoured the thrift stores in Baton Rouge searching for bargain furniture for Alysse's apartment over by LSU and came up largely empty handed (I bought a $3.00 blue striped Oxford cloth shirt at St. Vincent de Paul!).  Even though we didn't find much, we had a pleasant day driving around town.  It was so fun to have, as Joe called her when we first met, my "kindred spirit" to confide in and goof with in person.

But sadly, they had to be on their way on Friday AM after breakfast.  We had been up talking until 1 AM both nights that they were with us; so by Friday noon, lack of sleep caught up to me and I crashed on the couch for a long nap.

No need to do much cooking for a few days as the refrigerator is still stuffed!


  1. You should have taken them to Teddy's Juke Joint!

  2. It was Open Mike night at Teddy's and I wasn't sure how good it would be.... plus you know how things go when we get together with the Bulich's.... we might have gotten in too much trouble and we wouldn't have had Owen there with his sidearm. :)


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