Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hit Home

In the past week I've been known to turn the air conditioner down to an all-time low, blast holiday music ad nauseum, and pay an exorbitant amount for a can of Borden eggnog. I've never drank eggnog from a can in my life, and my grandmother would likely be appalled. It's the first time I'm experiencing a tropical Christmas, incomplete as family's across the globe, and I'm doing my very best to not get homesick. My grandparents adored the effervescent Brenda Lee, and this ditty about pirogues, the bayou, jambalaya, crawfish pie and filé gumbo warms my longing-for-a-taste-of-home heart.

7 comments:

Karena said...

Courtney, so fun! We actually made eggnog when i was growing up! Oh and I do love the images below! I have a holiday greeting up now!

CC said...

Courtney! You are such a sweetheart! It sounds like you are making the best of your tropical Christmas....like any good coon-y would do! ;)

Big hugs to you and yours!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

This is so fun! Love her footwork. Hope you have a good christmas even though you're far from home.

xo Mary Jo

The Rural Socialite said...

I never knew this was Brenda Lee! I am SO getting on iTunes right now.

Vivi said...

It must be tough to be away from your family, but I say give in to the homesickness a little bit. Like any emotion - you are allowed to revel in it every now and again, right? Plus, it'll give you an excuse to listen to great Christmas songs("Blue Christmas, "I'll be Home for Christmas," Charlie Brown xmas) that know how to keep us company when we are missing our family or feeling nostalgia. :)
Merry tropical Christmas!

christi said...

Merry Christmas Courtney! Hang in there ... distance is hard. xoxo

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

I hear you! I'm a Florida girl transplanted from the midwest! Hope you had a wonderful holiday, anyway!

Kelly