Wednesday, March 5, 2014


It was 2 degrees F. when I woke up Tuesday morning. It did eventually get up to 20 degrees, but it took all day and the morning wind made it even worse.

Today is so-called Fat Tuesday, the eve of Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. It is the basis of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It is marked in Michigan as “pazcki day.” Pazcki (pronounced poonchki) is a Polish pastry filled with fruit, custard or chocolate. They are sort of like jelly-filled donuts, but much denser.

Since Hamtramck (originally the Polish section of Detroit) is so close, the celebration spread. In fact, in Hamtramck, people wait in lines for up to two hours to get them!

So, Don brought in a dozen for our building. Note: They were from the Livonia Looney Bakery, but they swear it’s the original recipe. I ate a lemon-filled one. It was delicious, albeit filling. But, it sat in the pit of my stomach for the rest of the morning!

I went to Home Depot at lunchtime and bought some suet cakes (I found out I was out of them yesterday) and a robe hook. I dropped them off at the house and ate the last link of onion sausage on bread with yellow mustard.

When I got home, I retrieved the trash can, treated Caley and then put a suet cake into the cage for the little woodpecker. I still haven’t seen any birds at the new feeder, but I think they’re just nervous about the change.

Back inside, I changed clothes and then installed the robe hook on the inside of the office closet door. It’s not for a robe, but rather my work pants when I am not wearing them, but they aren’t dirty enough to wash.

Then I played and worked on the computer. I worked on that until the NBC Nightly News came on at 6:30 p.m.

After the news, I warmed up some meatloaf, turnips and baked potato. I really should work on my microwave skills. I’m guessing I should have warmed up the meatloaf part way first and then added the veggies to the plate and took everything the rest of the way.

Instead, I put everything on the plate. I heated it up two minutes, felt the meatloaf through the wax paper and turned it one another minute. The upshot was I had screaming hot potatoes and turnips and lukewarm meatloaf. Ah, well, live and learn.

Since it was Tuesday, it was my officially favorite night for watching TV series! So, I watched NCIS and the NCIS – Los Angeles (I’m a recent convert). When my NCIS orgy was over, I went to bed.


  1. NCIS LA is good stuff...admit it!!

  2. No, I admit it. I didn't watch any of the spin-offs before, but I sorta fell into this one and I do like it.