It is that time of the year, that day when every single woman can eat as much chocolate as her heart desires. No, not Valentine's Day. The 'other' day. FAT TUESDAY!!!!!! Today, even Zane's Catholic school is having a parade, and he's dressed up in the traditional 'Nawlins' Mardi Gras colors(purple, gold, green, black) I even found him some old beads, so he doesn't have to do any of those *cough* crazy things that people will do for beads. How did I get those beads? *cough* *cough* We'll be moving along now. But today my motto is "Eat, Drink, and be Merry, for tomorrow we diet."
We just finished watching the second season of Justified. I love Timothy Olyphant's acting, even though he's played the exact same character in everything he's ever been in. In other words, he's consistent! That's more difficult than it seems in the acting field. Larry and I were excited to get back into The Walking Dead this past Sunday. Things don't seem so bad when you don't have zombies trying to eat your brains, I suppose. We'll be downright giddy when Game of Thrones comes back March 30!
This year, for Mardi Gras, I decided that I would have some Kings Cake. What the heck is a Kings Cake, particularly in this great country of ours which does not have a monarchy? A Kings Cake is sometimes also called an Epiphany Cake and served in January. Down here in the Southern bits of the States, they serve Kings Cake during Mardi Gras. It's shaped in a ring, it's often decorated in colors not found in nature, and it's a diabetic coma waiting to happen, if you make it right. There's also a plastic or ceramic toy inserted into the cake, and if you find it in your slice, well. It's supposed to be good fortune for some, and in other places(like New Braunfels), the person who finds the baby(it's usually a baby, for some reason), is supposed to buy the cake next year. Which is kind of a ripoff, as far as I'm concerned, but I'm willing to play the game if there's cake involved. So I went and got me a slice of Kings Cake, and whaddaya know--?
We are supposed to pre-register a seat for Zane for Kindergarten in the
fall. I freaked a bit--my boy will be in KINDERGARTEN??? Then I read
the brochure, and freaked a little more: Zane will have to take a test
to see if he is ready for kinder. Really? What if he's not? Will they
kick him out? That would be embarrassing, to have my kid booted from
kindergarten for failing a test. But it's a private school, and they
can choose the children they want at their school, and we will just have
to deal with it. Of course, doing what I do for a living, I already have a pretty good idea where Zane is in comparison to his peers, but I'm curious about how they plan on testing him, what test they plan on using, etc. I don't want to be too pushy about asking, however. I'm trying really hard not to be that Mom.
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