What a great day! It started off with me realizing that I am FINALLY getting some definition! I have some muscles showing and I am loving this! Then the guys at work picked on me that my sweater was missing most of it! Giggle they just don't understand the shrug!
She has been seeing Mary and I wear our stuff, and when I bought the two shrugs she HAD to have one! So she bought this one! It is a beauty!
Sherry's husband Eddy went to New Orleans and brought me back a fantastic Voo-doo doll for Spiritual healing! I LOVE it! I have it hanging at work for now! Maybe it will cleanse my area! He also took some awesome photos and I feel like I was there living it with him! Some Day I have to go! SOOOO delightful!
But I was a little tiny bit disappointed... The Tomb of Marie Laveau the Voodo Queen, New Orleans, I thought would be on green foggy land with willow tree's hanging in Spanish moss, stuck with a weeping cement angel to guard her, but instead it is a catholic cemetery IN town!
To begin with, New Orleans Voodoo is steeped in Catholicism. Marie Laveau, the most renowned Voodoo figure in the history of North America, has been buried in a Catholic cemetery which has a separate section for Protestants. She was a devout Catholic who attended Mass at the St. Louis Cathedral nearly every day. First public record of her appears at the Cathedral, where she was married to Jacque Paris on August 4, 1819. To a greater extent than her predecessors, Marie Laveau would mix holy water, Catholic prayers, incense, and saints into the African-based Voodoo rites.
New Orleans Voodoo, like New Orleans culture, is a mixture. Marie Laveau herself was a mixture: She was a free person of color, born to Charles Laveau, a wealthy French planter, and a mother who sources indicate could have been a mulatto slave, a Caribbean Voodoo practitioner, or a quadroon mistress. Marie may also have been part Choctaw. The objects and actions employed in the practice of New Orleans Voodoo are called “gris-gris.” “Gris” is the French word for grey, signifying a mixture of black and white magic, magic which can be used for different purposes. Gris-gris, the basis of New Orleans Voodoo practice, is a concept which is based upon mixture.
There is no architecture
in New Orleans, except in the cemeteries?
- Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi
Eddy found many things to photograph including some fantastic quilts with voo-doo on them! Ooooh to have seen it in person!
Then later in the day my friend Jessica came in with her new son!!!!! Squeee! She wasn't going to let anyone hold him because he is only 5 weeks old, but decided I could hold him, so I used some antibactiera stuff and got to have some baby time! And the poop whisperer came out in me again, I got him to poop!