Happy 89th birthday, Mom!
Well, I'm back. I've just returned from the mother of all family celebrations. Been in Denver for the past several days with my immediate family. For Mom's birthday and for the greatest Super Bowl I've ever seen or any of us in this all-from-New-Orleans-and-south-Louisiana family have ever seen. I'm exhausted, exhilarated, bloated from too much great food and wine, happy, and glad to be free of the airport experience--still terrible--for awhile.
Actually I wish I were in New Orleans to celebrate with everybody else down there. But since I cannot be I'll just have to content myself with things like this: