Happy Fasnacht Day! If you have never had a fasnacht, you evidently have not lived in Pennsylvania Dutch country. Today is fasnacht day... Or Fat Tuesday, or whatever you call it. Fasnachts are essentially a potato donut. I have made them once in the past but they call for deep frying which I don't do. So, I tweaked a recipe and tried baking them at 450. They aren't traditional but they were tasty. And definitely a healthier version. Sorry, I didn't get photos off the camera yet.
Other randomness of the day: My children definitely know me! J17 and I14 stayed after school for Art Club this afternoon- J17 because of the art, I14 because of a girl who attends for the art ;-) Anyway, the art teacher was cleaning shelves and getting rid of stuff. She gave the students the option of taking things home so they didn't get thrown out. So, my children brought home mason jars. LOL! They do know me. One of the ones they brought is one of the old blue jars that I love.
There was an earthquake in Southern Missouri this morning. Maybe that is why V and I both woke early although I don't remember feeling an earthquake when I woke. I'm still waiting for the New Madrid fault to really let loose. THAT will be a major disaster when it goes. Let's hope this 4.0 temblor wasn't a precursor.
I've lost a follower. While I'm continually amazed that anyone wants to hear about my life and I know that the number of followers I've got really isn't important in my life, I can't help wondering what happened. Did I become boring? Did I somehow not meet their expectations? Did I offend? Did I turn them off talking about zombies? Or something more sinister....
This morning, it smelled like spring. It had been raining and there was that wonderful scent of cold damp earth- like spring. V was worried I'm delusional- but it really did smell like spring.