The circus

I spent two evenings this last week at Circus Flora. After three weeks of not seeing the Circus Harmony crew, I was anxious to see their contribution to the annual one-ring circus under the big-top tent.

The 2019 Arches act is a fine one indeed.

Some photos:

And some video:

84

My father, V. Richard Carter, would have been 84 years old today.

Amongst his belongings that I brought home last year was his graduate school commencement announcement. He completed a degree at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

He was 26 years old when he finished seminary, soon to turn 27.  My mother was 23, soon to turn 24.  And I was ten months old.

Think of it — married less than two years, finishing seminary, with a new-born son, faithing that a church placement would be there for them.  And it was, in Coushatta, Louisiana, a town of 3,000 souls near Shreveport.

This week’s menu

Back the menu-making for a couple of weeks before traveling again . . . .

Sunday, 9 June (sourdough day)
Homemade buttermilk biscuits with homemade jam and marmalade
I’m craving Tex-Mex for lunch
Chicken in a white wine/lemon sauce, couscous, salad

Monday, 10 June (make a vanilla cream pie)
Bacon and eggs and fresh sourdough toast
Ham salad and fruit
Dinner with my sister Beth

Tuesday, 11 June
Bacon and eggs and toast, fruit
Lunch meeting at the office
Brisket, Dauphinoise potatoes, salad

Wednesday, 12 June
Bacon and eggs, fruit
Ham on sourdough toast, fruit, pie
Brisket and such

Thursday, 13 June
Sourdough French toast, fruit
Leftover chicken, pie
Brisket, beans, and a cooked apple

Friday, 14 June
Sourdough French toast and bacon, fruit
Lunch on the run
Steak, salad, and pie

Saturday, 15 June
Sausage roll and eggs, fruit
Lunch with a former student at Southwest Diner
Brisket, beans, salad

Grocery list:

  • Brisket
  • Lard
  • Potatoes for fries
  • Apple
  • Chicken
  • Yogurt
  • Tonic water

Pillows

My latest trip to Morocco included some souvenirs.  The handmade pottery plates will arrive in a few weeks, since I had them shipped.  But the new pillows came home with me.

I stuffed these pillows and sewed up the openings this week.

The Greek evil eye pillow in front came from Athens three years ago. Behind that is the new pillow from Morocco.

These are substantial pillows — heavy wool, made by hand on a loom, by Berber women.  Or so I was told.  In any event, I like them!