Happy Paczki Day....what's a Paczki you might ask? A polish donut, a particularly sweet, delicious, filled donut that is traditionally eaten on Fat Tuesday (kinda of an appropriate name for consuming these sweet morsels). Fat Tuesday is the day before the beginning of Lent in the Christian world. This Polish tradition was to make these tasty morsels to try and use up all the lard, sugar, eggs & fruit in the house since it was forbidden to consume these during the Lenten season. Using these kitchen staples is no longer forbidden during Lent but the tradition of Paczki's continue (thank goodness)
Now I am not Polish, not a lick of Polish in my blood line, but that doesn't stop me from joining in and eating these delicious mounds of sweet, fruit filled delights. Today was cleaning lady day and she happens to be Polish, so not only was I treated to a nice clean house today but also a couple of Paczki's in a brown paper bag. Yummy. I ate one and then shortly thereafter ate the other, and no I didn't even think about taking a picture. They were consumed before I even thought to pick up my camera.
Today was my first day out of the house in over a week. Oh my did that feel good, the sun was shining and the temps were all the way into the 20's. Went to the hair salon so Laurie could do a little trimming and shaping of the straggly hair, stopped by Trader Joe's to pick up more pomegranate seeds, dog food and ofcourse a bouquet or two of flowers and then treated myself to lunch at Panera's. The daffodils are out at TJ's, so that must mean spring is on its way. But I'm hearing snow is returning again tomorrow. What the heck, enough is enough.
My friends from Phoenix are flying in tomorrow, the friend that had been suffering from Pancreatic Cancer passed away and his funeral is this week. It will be nice to see them again so soon, but unfortunately for unpleasant reasons. Cancer is such an ugly disease, too much suffering.
But on a brighter note, today is my youngest granddaughter's 21st birthday. Now all 3 of my grands are adults, able to vote and drink (legally). Happy Birthday, Brie!!
Joining Kim Klassen for her Texture Tuesday today with a couple of images of the dried roses that I hung onto from last week. I think roses are beautiful in all of their stages, from bud to bloom to dried, each one a beauty. I used Kim's "Daisy" texture on both images, only one layer at soft light.
"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face". ~ Victor Hugo
Until next time....