Friday, May 29, 2009

New Look & Trip Update

Do you like the new look? My blog needed a little remodeling, so I went a little crazy. I'm not bowled over by it, but it does reflect my mood. Feeling very unsure of my job and what the future holds these past few months, as I'm sure many others are. This template certainly fits my emotional state, so it might be here for a while. I hope it doesn't overstay its welcome, though. When the template changes to a nature scene of some kind, you will know that I have emerged from my funk and all is well in my world again.

In the meantime, here are some photos I took in Louisiana with my daughter last week. We had a good time visiting my mom, our relatives, and her friends. We actually did a little cooking which was nice, but we also dined in restaurants and ate like royalty. Both of us flushed money down the toilet at The Hollywood Casino -- toilets being the slot machines. We tried our hand at roulette, blackjack and video poker, but fared even worse there. Lady luck was not with us this trip. On the last day we went downtown to take pictures and we were able to tour the Louisiana Old State Capitol building. I had my first wedding reception there in 1980. Seeing it again 29 years later, I was able to appreciate the aesthetics more. It is really stunning inside and out.

Interior of the Louisiana Old State Capitol building
Old Louisiana State Capitol interior

Louisiana Old State Capitol building

In my mother's neighborhood


Mikey said...

Hey! I LIKE the new look. Sorry to hear it's because you're feeling a bit "gray". I like that you change up your blog as your mood dictates. Maybe I should try that.

LOVE the shoes - if they were only red they would like the ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz!

Had to listen to "Landslide". HUGE Fleetwood Mac fan.

Mickey said...

Oops! That's supposed to be Mickey! Ha.

Louisiana Belle said...

Thanks, Mickey. I don't think this layout will be here long because it is making my pictures sort of transparent - you can see the weird template background on the photos. I didn't notice it before.

Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks are huge faves of mine. Great taste you have. :)