Carter’s Garden Blog


The Daily Grind Affects Us All!

Back by popular demand… A day in the life of MIKE! 

They tell me that most of us get more conservative as we get older. It makes sense, we get married, have kids, we earn more $$ and have more to conserve! We also set up routines that we follow throughout our daily lives  – exercise, eating, checking email, etc.. So I got to wondering if everyone across all boundaries followed suit?

Check this out! – A day in the life of Mike…

Mike likes his morning brew! You wouldn’t believe how cranky he gets if he ain’t had his Java!!’

You know how it is, coffee gets you started, then you gotta get ready for the day!

The old “morning constitutional” – With all the daily chores ahead – this is a great time to do a little multitasking & check my email & texts!

If I don’t stretch and exercise, my whole day is off…

Believe me folks, the “middle age spread” is REAL! Gotta eat right and do my crunches!

This time of the year with school & church festivities, there is always something to contribute 🎃

Guess who drew “bake sale” at the school fundraiser… Red Velvet Cake is the perfect choice!

It’s hard to catch a minute to just… Relax

Mike needs a little “Me time” every now and again – nothing better than kicking off my shoes 👠 and enjoying a good show and a cold drink!

You might even think the monotonous life we all leed has tamed & subdued Mike to the point that Murder is just off the menu… ?

Oh well… You know it’s hard for a leopard to change his spots 🎃

Happy Halloween 🎃 👻

~ Mark Carter



What Are Your Plans On Fat Tuesday?

Fat Tuesday is upon us! It doesn’t mean as much to us in Tennessee as it does to the folks down along the gulf, But if you live in Mobile or Fairhope or New Orleans or almost any town in those areas, it means an all day Party is at hand! Fat Tuesday translated from French means “Mardi Gras”!

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, a time for fasting and giving things up – BUT, not today! Today is a PARTY! Everyone eating & drinking & dancing & saying “laissez les bon temps rouler”! Which means – “let the good times roll.”

Now it seems everyone celebrates Mardi Gras, we even have a parade and celebration here in little Old Jackson, TN! 😊

My advice, have Fun! And, pace yourself!  And no matter what you do, don’t eat too much King Cake! 😂

 

Have a great Mardi Gras!

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! 🎈🎉

 

~ Mark Carter