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Showing posts from February, 2012

"Faithful Still" at Women, Lovers, Friends, and Mothers

"Eve" 2009 Kristin Fouquet

The Grand Dame of classy dames, Absolutely Kate, has featured my story, "Faithful Still," with a video reading at her new femme salon Women, Lovers, Friends, & Mothers. Enjoy and Happy Valentine's Day!


Miss Moneypenny finds a Bracelet

"Vintage World Coin Charm Bracelet" copyright 2012 Kristin Fouquet

Mardi Gras is February 21st. My annual four house guests arrive in two weeks. WWOZ is playing carnival music. Krewe du Vieux is Saturday night. The pulse of the city is quickening as we gear up to celebrate our traditions and our most beloved holiday.
Group costumes are always a bit daunting as getting everyone to agree on a theme can be challenging. This year, the idea came from the smallest of the group. My six-year-old son wanted a tuxedo as one of his birthday presents. He received it in time to wear for New Year's Eve. I asked him why he wanted a tuxedo and he said he wanted to be a spy. Apparently, he believed a spy only needed a tuxedo and sunglasses. Since then, he has learned other gadgets are often handy for the spy (Thank you, Q). So, he wanted to wear his tuxedo on Mardi Gras and we went with that. This year, we eight or more will be "Purple, Green, and Goldfinger," a New Orleans ta…