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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Feral Cat ~ Trampoline Turkeys ~ Vegetable Soup ~ Sami

Good 32º foggy morning. Rain on and off yesterday. WIND that was wild. Blew stuff over on the porch (birdhouses, clock, etc.) As of this morning with no rain in sight for a few...

... we ended up with just over 1½" of rain.

Took this about 4pm and it pretty much looked like this all day....

At one point the rain started coming down really hard and I saw the feral kitty run like mad towards the barn and the opening under one stall to get out of the rain. Then a little later the rain subsided and out came kitty .... on the hunt...

At that same time the Toms were staying dry under the trampoline....

A joke to end the year with....

Two old guys, one 84 and one 87, were sitting on their usual park bench one morning.

The 87 year old said, "Well, I eat rye bread every day. It keeps your energy levels high and you'll have great stamina with the ladies." So, on the way home the 84 year old stopped at the bakery. As he was looking around, the lady asked if he needed any help. He said "Do you have any rye bread?" She said, "Yes, there's a whole shelf of it. Would you like some?"
He said, "I want 5 loaves.”
She said, "My goodness, 5 loaves ... By the time you get to the 3rd loaf, it'll be hard" He replied, "I can't believe it, everybody knows about this shit but me."


As I was watching the news the other night I was just amazed to see a fight that broke out between Armenian monks and Greek monks in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. ??? They all had brooms and apparently were cleaning it up when they started hitting each other with the broomsticks! What on earth!


Yesterday I put a chicken in the crockpot (for Maggie) and cooked it in a carton of chicken broth. About 2 hours before it was done I added a package of baby carrots, a mess of chopped celery, and broccoli. My tummy wasn't feeling the best to thought this would make a good dinner for me.

Removed the chicken to drain and added to the broth a can of cream of chicken soup, Chinese stir fry noodles, a bunch of dried mushrooms, and a ½ cup of quinoa. Mmmmm..... hit the spot.

Historically this date...

1862American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln signs an act that admits West Virginia to the Union, thus dividing Virginia in two.

1879Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, NJ.

1907 – The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square (then known as Longacre Square) in New York City, New York.

1960 – The farthing coin ceases to be legal tender in the United Kingdom.
................OMG, I first thought this said "farting" coin!

1983 – The AT&T Bell System is broken up by the United States Government.

1999Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia, resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President.

And births this date include...
1920Rex Allen, American actor, singer, and songwriter (d. 1999)

1930 – Jaime Escalante, American teacher (d. 2010)

1943John Denver, American singer and songwriter (d. 1997)

1943 – Sir Ben Kingsley, English actor

1947 – Tim Matheson, American actor

1958Bebe Neuwirth, American actress

1959 – Val Kilmer, American actor


1965 – Nicholas Sparks, American author

1974 – Tony Kanaan, Brazilian racing driver

Yesterday my granddaughter Sami's picture was in the Grants Pass paper. She was taking swimming lessons from the lady at the YMCA. This woman is retiring and they were doing the story while Sami was having a lesson.

All I know. Nuff said. Have a safe and fun New Years!
While all of you are out there amongst 'them' celebrating I will be in my chair, fire in the wood stove, wine in hand, cat on my lap, dog in front of the fire, and watching the east coast feed of the ball drop in NY (8pm here!) all snuggy and warm.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
December 31st

Friday, December 30, 2011

POURING Rain ~ Bacon Wrapped Turkey ~ Dog vs Cat

Good 51º RAINING POURING morning. Started in last night. All the weather persons on the TV said a bunch of mumbo jumbo including the words "rain" and "showers".

...and they said it wouldn't hit us much, probably move off to the north.....

DUH. Pouring all night! The Heavens opened and it DUMPED! Yesterday morning 8am ... and this morning....

I found a Facebook page with this guy in his 'bacon helmet'...OMG....too funny!

.....and for Thanksgiving he made a bacon wrapped turkey:

This from Ben Hunt.... so funny.... Thank Ben for the big laugh!
A little French Bulldog feeling his oats and takes on
the wrong cat!


It's interesting if you Google something... I Googled "rice with scallops and shrimp" and there was my blog! Amazing.

Sue's Daily Drivel ...: Goofy Turkeys ~ Rice w/ Scallops and Shrimp ...

1 hour ago – This rice blend is great. It comes from Costco. Then I seared some little scallops. When the rice was done I added the scallops, some shrimp, ...


Ok, if you are a gun enthusiast or not, you might just get a kick out of these STUPID people with guns...
Gun Accidents 2011:

Thanks Ron Wisberger for this! Unbelievably scary how some of these folks can be so DUMB!

Today is Gabe Ramirez's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gabe! Also, it's Heather Mehl's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Heather! (Neighbor from years ago in Temple City) Here is Heather with her little sister Lindsay...

Today is also Mike & Wilma Nelson's anniversary. (LASD...worked at Temple with Jerry) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY kids!

Historically this date...

..... the deadliest single building fire in US history!

1924Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galaxies.

And births this date include...
1920Jack Lord, American actor (d. 1998)

He had Alzheimers....

1934 – Russ Tamblyn, American actor, dancer, and singer
(West Side Story)

1935 – Sandy Koufax, American baseball player

1942 – Michael Nesmith, American singer and musician (The Monkees)

1945Davy Jones, English singer (The Monkees)

Interesting that they were both born on the same day!

1957Matt Lauer, American newscaster

1975 – Tiger Woods, American golfer

All I know. Nuff said. Still POURING rain.
xo Sue Mom Bob
December 30th
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

Maybe National Bicarbonate of Soda Day falls so close to New Year's Eve owing to its old fashioned use as a hangover remedy and antacid. But we like to imagine that it is being honored for its great utility in the kitchen as baking soda! It helps dough to rise, and also makes a mean toothpaste. Good ol' bicarb!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Rain ~ Shopping ~ Billy's Soup ~ Pepper Pot Soup

Good 47º (summer!) morning. Hit 64º yesterday. Had a jacket on with a wool scarf and was wondering why I was sweating! This taken about noon....

.... and this was just taken this morning....

We did get quite a bit of wind and some rain.... just about 1/3"

Shopping day yesterday. Was going to Wal Mart but thinking about something else and missed the turn to the store so I went Fred Meyer's instead on a whim as I drove past and got flannel sheets on sale! I had broken the gold chain on the necklace Jerry had given me some time ago. Made me sad because I love that necklace and wore it all the time. Well, in Freddy's I decided to check on chains in the jewelry department. OMG, they were 60% off!!! So, I got one. YEAH. Also found Wanchai Orange Chicken in the Asian food section. It is sooooooo good! I got the last two boxes. Then............... decided to go to Wal Mart and see what their flannel sheets were like and what price. HA! They didn't even have any! So, that worked out great for me. Bargains. One thing, at least the shopping population in Wally World didn't disappoint in the way they were dressed! I should have taken my camera in with me.

Then it was off to Bill and Jeannie's for a chat and wine. Bill was making bean/ham soup and they gave me some to bring home. OMG!!! That is the BEST soup I have ever eaten!!!! Beans, veggies, kielbasa, ham ..... HEAVEN! Thanks Billy!!

On the way home there was poleece activity.... street was blocked off and there were lots of blinkie blinkies and an officer directing traffic... crime scene tape. I later heard on the news a woman had been hit and killed crossing the dark street...wearing dark clothing. Sad. For you locals this was at SW G Street and Oak.

Back home safe and sound, fire, chair, wine, and Billy's soup! Ahhhhh......

My nephew Andy is 57 years old today. How can that be??
Here he is with my sis, Marion, his first Christmas. What a doll baby.

.... And here is one of the last pictures I have of him... on the far right.. this was in 1988. Haven't heard from the boy in years. He lives in Sparks or Reno..... You hear from him Jimmy????
L to R: David, Jimmy, Marion, Bill, Andy. Bobby is MIA.

Historically this date...
1845 – In accordance with International Boundary delimitation, U.S.A annexes the Mexican state of Texas, following the Manifest Destiny doctrine. The Republic of Texas, which had been independent since the Texas Revolution of 1836, is thereupon admitted as the 28th U.S. state.

1997Hong Kong begins to kill all the nation's 1.25 million chickens to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.

And births this date include....
1800Charles Goodyear, American inventor (d. 1860)

Every picture of him, he's grumpy looking!

1936Mary Tyler Moore, American actress

Ya think there's been some plastic goin' on here?????      GAG!

1938 – Jon Voight, American actor

1947Ted Danson, American actor
... who is now on CSI

1972 – Jude Law, British actor

Ok, all I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
December 29th
Pepper Pot Soup Day

Here are several recipes... most containing pork and traditional Jamaican pepper pot soup contains tripe...