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Monday, September 25, 2017

Nanno ~ Mosquitos ~ Jack ~ Kraft/Patriots ~ Tamara Hyman

Good 43º clear morning.
Yesterday the weather was clear again with a few clouds..... temps got to 82º

Today was my grandmother, Isabell (Dunbar) Mills birthday.... 1872-1964. We called her Nanno. She was so sweet and boy could she make SUPER GOOD Scottish Shortbread and cherry cake! She was born in Glasgow Scotland. Here is an ancient photo of most of the family, Christmas 1960...

L-R my sister Betty, great aunt Sarah (Nanno's sister), niece MaryAnn, aunt Agnes (Mom's sister), nephew Joe Jr., grandmother Nanno, Mom, niece Nancy, Daddy, bro in law Joe, and me.

Did you know that the deadliest animal isn't a shark or even a snake! Most of the deaths caused by animals, it turns out, have less to do with the animals themselves than the diseases they transmit. 

Mosquitos, the pesky bugs that suck blood and transmit viruses from person to person are responsible for the most animal-related deaths. According to the World Health Organization, about 725,000 people are killed yearly by mosquito born diseases. Malaria alone affects 200 million, of which an estimated 600,000 die.

Today is also the wedding anniversary of pals Gracie & Jack Elliott (both LASD ret). HAPPY 23rd ANNIVERSARY kids!

Historically this date....
1890 – The U.S. Congress establishes Sequoia National Park.

2003 – A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore HokkaidōJapan.

2008 – China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7.

And births this date include...
1936 – Juliet Prowse, South African actress and dancer (d. 1996)

1944 – Michael Douglas, American actor and producer
            With his father Kirk Douglas

1947 – Cheryl Tiegs, American model
.... a graduate of Alhambra High in 1965. Known by everyone in town! Went to Cal State LA. (me too!)

1951 – Mark Hamill, American actor
.... boy, you tend to remember him in Star Wars young!

1952 – Christopher Reeve, American actor (d. 2004)

1961 – Heather Locklear, American actress and model
... graduated from Newberry Park High in Thousand Oaks and went to UCLA

1969 – Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress
.....she shares the same birthday as her husband, Michael Douglas!

1973 – Bridgette Wilson, American actress, born in Gold Beach Or! (LOL, people are really born in Gold Beach???) Married to Pete Sampras, tennis player.

Friday night was the first football game for PCC and Jack was in the band playing his drums...

Kristen posted pictures and a short video on her FB page. Jack's old high school, Gabrielino High, also posted that Jack was now in the PCC band! Cool.

I am mad as hell with Robert Kraft and 12 of the Patriots players!!!!!!! Kraft, being a Trump supporter, decided he didn't like what Trump said about all players should stand for the National Anthem or be fired. 12 of those idiot players did not stand, and all of the Texan players stood!!! The Patriots fans boooooooed the kneelers!

I have always loved my Patriots, but this is heartbreaking. Tommy stood with other players, showing respect! What the heqq is wrong with Kraft????
Sooooooooooooo......... I wrote a letter to Robert Kraft (will share later) and sent a copy to President Trump. Standing by.....................

Last night late I had a call from Gary Hyman. He told me his wife, Tammy, passed away early in the morning. Tammy was only 62 years old and had been hospitalized for pneumonia a week before. She wanted to come home. She was brought home Saturday and died Sunday morning.
Tammy and Gary became the parents of a black lab
"Big Stuff", as I named him, who was found by PJ on an I-5 off ramp in Gold Hill, I picked him up and brought him home and searched for his owner. Why anyone would abandon a dog like this was beyond my imagination. A real beauty! I was due for back surgery and really couldn't take on another dog, so Tammy wanted him and Janie Alden and I took him half way to Modesto to Redding where Tammy and Gary picked him up.

 He couldn't have a better home! Jaco loves him too.

Tammy and Gary's son Guerin passed away a couple years ago and Tammy was constantly heartbroken. She never ever regained her happiness. Her son was constantly in her thoughts. Gary now has Sideways (formerly Big Stuff) and Jaco and his daughter Stephani. RIP Tammy. My heart breaks for Gary and Stephani.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 25th
National Lobster Day

The easiest way to cook lobster was taught to me by my nephew Jimmy who had been a cook at a restaurant for a time in Tahoe..... pull the meat out of the shell by making a cut down the entire length of the shell on top.

Put the meat on top of the shell, brush with clarified butter and sprinkle with paprika.
Bake at 400º for 15-18 minutes. PERFECT!!!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Omelette ~ Clouds ~ Woodpeckers ~ Sami Gymnastics ~ Dodgers ~ Today's NFL Games ~ Aleve ~ Jan Esquivel ~ Chili Mac and Cheese ~ Crab Cakes & Veggies ~ Cherries Jubilee

Good 37º clear ice on the barn roof morning.

My breakfast was an omelette cooked in my new omelette maker... I stirred together two eggs, a spoonful of mayonnaise (makes the eggs creamy and rich) and added in some ricotta cheese and mini diced tomato. OMGOOOOD!!!
I leave the omelette in 12 minutes sometimes and it gets a little crusty on the outside. I like it.

Yesterday our weather stayed pretty cool most of the morning. We did warm to 68º by 1pm... cloudy..... and then we topped at 78º.

I went out to take pictures and the woodpeckers were all over the wood power pole. I aimed my long lens at them and they took off! I guess they thought it was a gun and I was going to shoot them. Saw a couple in the tree...

Yesterday Brian and family went to Eugene for Sami's gymnastic competition... She won 2nd place in the Vault!! CONGRATULATIONS SAMI!!!! oxxoox

OMGOSH, the Dodgers did it!!! Clinched the NL West! Amazed me, as I thought they were going down down down!!

So.............. here are today's football games:

Oh no Kristen, your Jets are playin' Alex's Dolphins! flying is so safe,  why do they call the airport the terminal? 

A long time ago Jerry and I were both told not to take Tylenol, as we liked to drink alcohol. Me... wine, Jerry Jack in the Black and Tequila. We were told by the doctor that the Tylenol will destroy your liver so much faster if you take it and drink. Ok, then... we were told Ibuprofen was good. I have taken it for a long time and finally it had started to make my stomach uncomfortable and also didn't stop the pain like I hoped it would. So, I thought I'd try Aleve.
OMGOSH, it works sooooo much better and takes the pain out of my back and shoulder!!! I am totally amazed!!!

Here is some information, Ibuprofen vs Aleve:
Historically this date....
1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument.

1957 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.

2005 – Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texasand portions of southwestern Louisiana.

2008 – The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago is topped off at 1,389 feet (423 m), at the time becoming the world's highest residence above ground-level.

And births this date include....
1896 – F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist (d. 1940)

1924 – Sheila MacRae, singer & actress (d.2014)

1930 – John W. Young, American astronaut

1936 – Jim Henson, American puppeteer (d. 1990)

1941 – Linda McCartney, American singer and photographer (d. 1998)

....and today is the birthday of my friend Jan Esquivel ..
Jan is the hardworking wife and backup for our state Representative Sal Esquivel, R-Medford District 6.


Ok, now... here's a good and easy recipe that combines two favorites... mac and cheese and chili beans....This from Mr. Food Test Kitchen:

1 pound elbow macaroni
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups milk
1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
2 (15-ounce) cans chili with beans
1 cup French-fried onions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large pot, cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  3. In the same pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add flour, mustard, salt, and pepper; mix well. Gradually add milk and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Add 2 cups cheese and continue stirring until melted. Remove from heat and stir in macaroni. Spoon mixture into baking dish.
  4. Pour chili evenly over macaroni and cheese, and top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Sprinkle French-fried onions over top.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until heated through and golden.

Dinner last night was some of Omaha Steaks Mini Crab Cakes... and some Schwans Fire-Roasted Veggies... OMGOOD~!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 24th
National Cherries Jubilee Day

National Cherries Jubilee Day will make cherry lovers jubilant. If you enjoy cherries, you must absolutely love this day.
Cherries Jubilee is easy to make. All you need is a can of cherry pie filling, some cognac (or brandy) and vanilla ice cream.
Make today as sweet as a cherry. Enjoy National Cherries Jubilee Day to the max!
How to: