I was probably about 9 or 10 years old before I learned that not only is Mardi Gras NOT a national holiday, but that most of the country couldn’t even tell you what or when it was. Culture shock was moving from New Orleans to Texas as a 12-year-old and not understanding where the king cakes were on January 6th, or why the stores were filled with Valentine’s Day décor and not Carnival throws. Shock, I tell you.
It’s the first 7QT of 2015, and the first time I’m linking up with the new 7QT host, Kelly Mantoan of This Ain’t The Lyceum. You remember Kelly, right? The homeschooling mama who mic dropped at Edel after rapping Flo Rida? (No, Kelly…I’m never letting that precious memory go. EVAH.) Here’s a quick glimpse of what we’ve been up to in the past two weeks. Also, you should know that after all of this I have exactly ZERO PTO left, so I will be at work every day for the foreseeable future. (All you peeps who follow me on Instagram are going to be SO.HAPPY. for this! I’ve been overgramming for sure.)