The only Mardi Gras krewe in New Orleans for the canine population. Founded in 1993, the Mystic Krewe of Barkus is a non-profit organization.  The Mystic Krewe of Barkus was envisioned and created in November 1992 at a meeting of the Margaret Orr (WDSU-TV Weather Anchor) Fan Club held at Good Friends Bar. Thomas Wood brought his dog Jo Jo McWood to the meeting, where people complained about her neurotic ways. To get back at them all, Wood decided to make Jo Jo McWood queen of her parade and captain-for-life. Thus, the Krewe of Barkus was born.” ~ Barkus.org

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Wandering Wednesday Photo


The patriotic photo prompt is from Ingrid, Live Laugh RV. Check out her blog.

This is the Liberty Day Celebration in small town USA. It almost seems like a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting.

Happy Fourth of July.

Peace, love and luck!

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The 2018 Mashup


2018 Things

Keep calm.

I’m not a resolution maker. I’m not a resolution keeper. I pick themes or words or intentions (Stayed tunes. Soon a 2018 intentions blog is coming to a screen near you.) or a mixture. This year is a mashup, a fusion of ideas.

Stay crazy.

My 2018 mantra: “Lord Jesus have mercy on me.” It’s my mala (spiritual fidget spinner) version of the Jesus Prayer.

My always motto: “Be here now”.

My anthem for 2018 is the album “ Apostrophe”. You have hear it to appreciate it.

My theme: Transformation
This is a year of change (as all years are). It’s a year for renewal and new adventures. It’s time to work on myself. A time to check what is truly valuable in my life. I live a nomadic lifestyle and that has changed me. I think it’s time to jump into that process and be more active in the transformation. Or not. 😎 Westward?

Laugh! Live! Love!

And let us not forget the big eyed aliens from Uranus.

Or is that Big Eyed Aliens from Venus Beans! It is beans.

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Happy 2018


As this magical year of transition begins accept these good vibes as a New Year’s gift.

May you live too large.

May you talk too loud and too much.

May you be silent and hear.

May you dance to music playing in your head.

May you be protected from vampires and arseholes of all varieties.

May you eat good food and exercise and sleep as required.

May you have clean water and drink at weddings and funerals.

May your creativity and world expand.

May you lighten your load; fewer things and fewer people and fewer worries.

May you be wild and courageous letting you unique self fly freely.

May you walk in grace and faith, always grateful.

I love you.

Peace ✌️

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Christmas Survey!🎅⛄🎄


1. Favorite Christmas song: Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer

2. Favorite Christmas Movie?: The Christmas Story

3. Favorite Christmas Cookie?: I’m not much of a cookie person.

4. Real tree or fake?: REAL TREE!

5. White lights or colored?: Colored for me, but I’m a fan of lights in general. I like the blinkers too.

6. Star or Angel on top of the tree?: A star because my daughter’s name is Starr.

7. Do you decorate outside?: Yes!

8. Favorite gift you received as a child?: I can’t recall a thing gift. But now I know it was the time with my parents and grandparents. It was their time and love.

9. Favorite gift received as an adult?: The Christmases with my children.

10. Best gift you’ve given someone?: I have no clue. You’d have to ask them.

11. Did you believe in Santa? I did and I do

12. How did you learn he wasn’t real? He is real.

13. Do your kids believe in Santa?: I hope so.

14. Favorite Christmas tradition?: All I have left is some eggnog and a slice of fruitcake. It has to be Claxton Fruitcake. I haven’t seen any but I think Santa is bringing some.

15. Do you prefer stockings or presents? Stockings are more fun to me.

16. What are you doing Christmas Eve? Spending it in New Orleans.

17. What are you doing Christmas day? I’m not sure but I’m in New Orleans.

18. Hot cocoa or egg nog? Egg Nog

19. Favorite Christmas book?: The Night Before Christmas

20. Favorite Christmas candy?: My mom used to make divinity.

21. What do you want for Christmas this year?: To spend it with people I love.

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Easter 2017


Feel the energy.  
Feel the good vibrations. 
This is an auspicious day in the Christian calendar. I’m pretty sure you know the story
Embrace this power for good.
Embrace this power for change.
This is a good day:
for reinventing yourself
to revitalize your life
to be reborn
to come alive
to leave a dead life behind.
Feel the magick surrounding you and use it to begin again. 

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2017


Here are some pretty flowers 🌺 for your Valentine’s Day enjoyment.

Candy heart photos should go here, but I don’t have any of those today.  No cyber calories today. 

On Valentine’s Day, the day about love and things of the heart, I am going to the cardiologist. Since I don’t have a sweetie this seems an appropriate substitute somehow.   I have V’day cards for them. Might as well make it an experience they will remember for a moment. 

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The 24th


The harvest festival is celebrated in several countries and by many religions. It is a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and for the preceding year. On the 24th day of giving thanks, I am thankful for the Water Protectors.   

We need to look at ourselves and what our country is doing to that sovereign nation (A sovereign nation is one that is independent and has supreme authority or power over itself).

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Happy Halloween


I can’t skip my fav holiday.  

And I need to do an RVing update. 

My oh my

I’m in Alabama.  rofl  The jambalaya is tasty 

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Museum of Appalachia 


This is where I plan to celebrate the fourth.   Among their other Independence Day activities there will be anvil shooting.   

It should be an interesting day with many photo ops.

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