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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sun ~ Some Clouds ~ Cool Day ~ Kylee Ice Skating ~ Betty (Laney) Mueller ~ Slow Cooker Onion Potatoes ~ Cloud Chart ~ Dude ~ TV Shows

Good 49º sunny morning. I have to say, even the heat is not a problem since we FINALLY have sunny days! All that gloom in past months was depressing~!

Yesterday Mike of All Natural Pest Control was here, checking the bait boxes. Looks like the ground squirrel population is decreasing because of them. Yes!!!

The clouds came in, it was super nice and cool, 60ºs  for quite awhile... We hit 73º by 11:30. Still heavenly outside! We topped out at 87º. No AC on, doors and windows open. Ahhhh......

Breakfast was a Schwans ham/cheese omelette topped with Parmesan, tomato, and Greek non-fat yogurt with dried veggies on top.

My friend Lovella, aka Lov, shared her great granddaughter's ice skating video with me. She is 12. A blue ribbon champ! Go Kylee!!!

Today is my oldest sister's 88th  birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETTY!
Thanksgiving and me helping my sister with the turkey while her daughter, Nancy, looks on...

Historically this date...
1846 – The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France.

1997 – Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield II – Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece off Holyfield's ear.

2005 – War in Afghanistan: Three U.S. Navy SEALs, 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers, and an unknown number of Taliban insurgents are killed

And births this date include...
1926 – Mel Brooks, American filmmaker

1948 – Kathy Bates, American actress

1960 – John Elway, American football player

1966 – John Cusack, American actor

1966 – Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress

You want some potatoes to go with your barbecued steak? Instead of heating up the kitchen cooking them in the oven, try this easy slow cooker recipe....

2 pounds russet potatoes, thinly sliced (about 8 small potatoes)
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. pepper
1 pkg Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1/3 cup olive oil
4 qt or larger slow cooker
1. Spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray
2. Add the potatoes in a spiral design
3. Sprinkle on garlic, pepper, and onion soup mix
4. Drizzle olive oil evenly over potatoes
5. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours without opening lid during cooking time.

Here is a chart of what types of clouds there are...

Later Dude was limping REALLY BAD on his left rear foot. He had gone out when Mike was here and ran to the barn and back. Even Mike said, "he sure likes to run". Yes he does! So, first thing today I was going to take him to the vet's, but the limping has subsided. We'll wait and see.

Last night I watched a new show I had not seen before, Animal Cops Phoenix. It's on the Animal Planet channel. Great stories and people who abuse animals get cited!!!!  Yes! Animals are taken from abusive situations.

Then I watched some Family Feud and Andrew Zimmerman's Bizarre Foods. Some super strange foods people prepare and eat!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Insurance Awareness Day

My favorite agent:

Check his site...
Insurance Awareness Day has got to be one of your top holidays, right!? Now, at this point, one must be asking... Why Insurance Awareness Day? Good question.
Insurance, be it home, auto or life insurance, offers you peace of mind that if something happens, you will be financially protected. Of course when it comes to life insurance, if something happens, you won't be around to worry about the outcome.  
Insurance is a gamble. If you buy it, you're gambling that something will go wrong. If you don't buy it, you're gambling that something will not happen.
Were not sure what you should do to enjoy and appreciate this day. We are certain what the insurance companies would like you to do today........

As for me, my agent, my son, takes exceptional good care of me and my insurance!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Clouds ~ Dude ~ Bruiser ~ Lightening ~ True Grit ~ World's Ugliest Dog ~ Pat Kelly ~ Sunglasses Day

Good 53º some clouds morning..........

All morning yesterday it was 75º and a nice breeze. All doors and windows open! Ahhhhh......
Dude even napped in the sun!

This succession of cloud pictures was interesting...over the course of a very few minutes they changed...

And Bruiser amused himself by climbing atop this cabinet...

Actually he does a straight up leap from the dining room table!

Here is a photo taken by Steve Arnold (time lapse) of lightening over Grants Pass on Sunday night... amazing!!!!

"They" said a total of 1500 lightening strikes occurred Sunday afternoon/evening. There were 1500 people without power and a few fires. Nothing serious.

Sunday night I watched a movie, why I did I don't know, True Grit made in 2010. It was a remake of the 1969 True Grit with John Wayne. This one starred Jeff Bridges. It sucked! 

The original was so much better. Of course anything with John Wayne was the BEST!
On the news Saturday were the results of the Ugliest Dog Contest, held in Petaluma Ca. The 2017 winner was Martha, a Neopolitian Mastiff: 
That is one big loose face!!! LOL!
Today a special birthday.....

Pat Kelly, a traveling pal who was with our group to Greece and Turkey back in 2009. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT!!

L-R Pat, Laura, Julie, Alice, Melinda (my niece), me, and "The Captain", Pat's man!

Historically this date...........
1950 – The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.

1957 – Hurricane Audrey makes landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border, killing over 400 people, mainly in and around Cameron, Louisiana.

1982 – Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.

1985 – U.S. Route 66 is officially removed from the United States Highway System.

And births this date include....
1927 – Bob Keeshan, American actor (d. 2004)
Captain Kangaoo!

1949 – Vera Wang, American figure skater and fashion designer

1975 – Tobey Maguire, American actor

Later I waterd out back, filled the water tubs for the critters, filled the bird feeders out front, and did a load of laundry. Over the top!!!!

Dinner was reruns... cabbage/green bean salad and some chicken fries...

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 27th
Sunglasses Day 

Sunglasses Day is a shady day for your eyes.

Summer is in full swing. The sun is high in the sky. It's blindingly bright. A pair of UV protection sunglasses is definitely in order.

Why do people wear sunglasses? There's lots of reasons, including:
You want to be a movie star and they all wear sunglasses.

You're looking to hide behind a big, dark pair of sunglasses, and travel unseen through the streets.

A little espionage, eh!?

You want to make a fashion statement.

And, Oh yes.... A few of us wear sunglasses to protect our eyes from the harmful rays of the sun.

Did you know? Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Your Optician will tell you that sunglasses with UV protection, will help to avoid cataracts. They also report that UV rays can be stronger in the winter, as the sun's rays hit you on the way down....and as it is reflected back up from the snow.

Enjoy Sunglasses Day with a shady, mysterious and fashionable pair of sunglasses.

Monday, June 26, 2017

FOG ~ Taprock Breakfast ~ Rogue River Rooster Crow ~ Deep Fried Margarita ~ Thunder Lightening Rain ~ Sunset

Good  63º OMGOSH foggy morning!!! Certainly didn't expect this!

Yesterday I met up with Brian and family for brunch at Taprock. We sat on the deck overlooking the Rogue River. It was getting warm, but we had shade. I got there early and imbibbed in a mimosa.

The Hellsgate Jet Boats filled up and took off...

Tucker and Sami stayed busy, he with his Sedoku games and Sami was busy with her art work..
Nice sitting out there while it was still a tad on the cooler side....

I had my favorite, veggie omelette. I wanted another mimosa and our waitress, Brandy, said they had run out of the champagne flutes so she brought me a "double" in a wine glass!


Coming home our Rogue River has their annual Rooster Crow, so there was a car show and booths for items on sale and food and there was a band setting up in the park..

I would have gone if it hadn't been so hot. By then it was 90º.

Came home and got all the trash to the road and the trash cans out, including a neighbor's who had gone for the weekend. Back in the AC cooled house. Ahhhhhhhhhh..........................................

Historically this date...

1918 – World War IWestern FrontBattle for Belleau Wood – Allied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord defeat Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.

1934 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.

1974 – The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio

1975 – Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South DakotaLeonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.

2012 – The Waldo Canyon Fire descends into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood inColorado Springs burning 347 homes in a matter of hours and killing two people.

And births this date include.....
1898 – Chesty Puller, American military officer (d. 1971)
     USMC!!!! Most decorated Marine ever!

1922 – Eleanor Parker, American actress (d. 2013)
1970 – Chris O'Donnell, American actor

1974 – Derek Jeter, American baseball player

On Carnival Eats, Noah had a "deep fried Margarita". I immediately thought of you Trish! This sounded really good...

This was at the Vancouver BC Fair. The batter was flour, sugar, and a flour like secret blend with a slight light orange color. Then he added in about a cup of tequila and some water. He had pound cake he cut in to "shot" squares and dipped in the batter and deep fried. Rubbed lime on edge of cup, coated rim with sugar. He sprayed more tequila on the cooked cake cubes and sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Here is a recipe I found on line:

Later, it was just another hot day and did nothing! About noon it started getting real cloudy and the sun disappeared. Actually cooler than Saturday. By 3pm we were only 95º but LOUD LOUD thunder!!! Scared the heqq out of Dude! And dark clouds.

Then it started raining!! Only lasted a few minutes. The in another 30 minutes more thunder. REALLY close and shook the house! Then news said this storm had over 1000 lightening strikes!

Had a call from my pal, Sugar Bear, and she said lightening had hit behind Elaine's house and started a fire. GP Fire was on it. Also, over 1000 people without power in Jacksonville and Talent. Ours flickered once, but thankfully stayed on.

Finally the thunder stopped and the rain. By nearly 8pm we had a pretty sunset... 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 26th
National Chocolate Pudding Day

Five Food Finds about Pudding:

  • Originally a British dish, this pudding could be made on very short notice.
  • Ingredients vary, but it was basically a sweetened porridge made from flour, tapioca or oatmeal and milk. The term originated in the late 16th century.
  • In Colonial America cornmeal was cheaper and more readily available, so here, Hasty Pudding was a cornmeal mush (cornmeal added to boiling water and cooked) with molasses, honey, brown sugar or maple syrup and milk.
  • There are both savory and dessert versions of this dish.
  • An example of a savory version would be a meat pudding.