December 31, 2010

December 20, 2010


K has been having a bad week (I know... it's only Monday) so I took her to one of my favorite restaurants, JACQUES IMO'S!  K has never eaten there so she didn't really know what to expect.  We got there at 6 and there was already a 30-45 minute wait.  K was shocked there was a wait on a Monday.  But yes folks, it's that good!  We ended up foregoing the wait and grabbing a table in the bar area.

A friendly waiter took care of us and explained the menu to K.  I ordered the Eggplant Pirogue and K ordered the Crab Meat Stuffed Catfish.  Our waiter brought out some garlic cornbread and spinach salads with a fried oyster on top and worcester raspberry vinaigrette house dressing.

Then our main courses came out.  Here is mine...

This is K's...

We only ate about half of our entrees and barely touched our sides of greens, stewed cabbage, shoestring fries, and potato salad.  Our waiter, buttering us up for a good tip, brought us two small cheesecake squares. He said that nobody ever has room for dessert but he still wants his patrons to know how good it is.  Sorry no pics of the cheesecake, but it didn't pose long enough ;). We had a great time and K has already picked her meal out for next time (Shrimp & Alligator Cheesecake).

December 6, 2010


J and I both started school again this past August. J is working towards his Masters in Accounting/CPA at the University of New Orleans and I am working towards a Post-Baccalaureate degree in Homeland Security at Tulane.  Finals week during our undergrad days consisted of a lot of stress and pulling all nighters.  Luckily, things have changed since then. We still have the stress but the all nighters are a thing of the past.  Look what happens when you are studious and stay on top of your workload!

A couple of months ago we sold my Lexus to the CarMax in Jackson, Mississippi. The car had been giving me problems for years. Problems that even $5,000+ worth of repairs did not fix. I was not the least bit sad to see my untrustworthy friend go. J and I decided we would try being a one car couple for the near future so imagine our concern when his Isuzu started having issues.  The car was not consistently starting, especially in cold temperatures.  After eliminating the battery and spark plugs as the cause, J took a study break on Saturday and replaced the starter.  Voila!  Problem solved!  The Isuzu has started on the first try ever since, even in 40 degree weather.  I would like to say that I helped in someway...  does getting him a glass of ice water count?  I am so thankful to have a husband who can fix cars!