Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I think my favorite thing is decorating my door each month. For February, I left up my "Be Cool- Read" design until mid month. Somewhere between the flu and jury duty, I found time to get into the Mardi Gras spirit. Here are a few pictures of the "Lassiz le Bon Temps Rouler with a good book" door.
This is a view of the entire door -- masks, beads, festive colors, boa looking border.
A close up of the sign.... in case you do not know,
"laissez le bon temps rouler" means "let the good times roll."
A close up of the border... I thought the polka dot resembled Mardi Gras beads.
I also had a banner in the hall from Oriental Trading that said, "Happy Mardi Gras: WCES 5th Grade."
After enjoying a parade at school, a month of King Cake, and a two day vacation from school, it's back to the real world. Mardi Gras holiday is officially over. Today is Ash Wednesday. Lent starts today, which is a time of sacrifice. Even though I am not Catholic, I think I will be taking part in Lent. Giving up something you really want for 40 days seems like it could lead to a lot of good. Now I need to quickly decide what I will be sacrificing during Lent.