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Sunday, February 13, 2011

~ Alex Pooblie's Birthday ~ Geese ~ Hawk ~ Corned Beef ~

Good 41º morning. Wow, 20º's warmer than the beginning of the week. What a difference. It's actually nice. I'm not freezing my buttinski off! And... the toilet seat wasn't frozen!

Yesterday I was pleased the geese came down off the barn roof and ate some corn and lay in the grass. (They are out there right
now having a snack!)

They are still waiting for more of their 'relatives'.
Should be 2 or 3 more pairs.

Trish called me yesterday, thank you dear, and while
we were chatting I noticed this hawk sitting on the
top of a pine tree surveying the area...

Friday I started my newest infusion project...
 basil infused vodka.

It definitely smells like basil and has a fresh clean
almost 'green' taste to it. I like it! With a couple ice
cubes and a lemon wedge..... Mmmmmm....

Maggie and I went to Patty and Cliff's for a wonderful
corned beef and cabbage (+potatoes and carrots) dinner!

Maggie kept and eye on us...

 and Cliff watched the car races, kindly with his headphones on!!! LOL 

Patty had some good Chardonnay for me and a funny Valentine's card. The card has a baboon on the front with a heart-shaped box of candy. Inside it says, "As long as he brings chocolate, who cares what he looks like!"  Me thinks Patty and Cliff are teasing me about the Geezer Magnet thing!!! LOL

We came home, made a fire, and got snuggy in my chair.

Historically this date....
1935 – A jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, the son of Charles Lindbergh.

1970Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.

2000 – The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.

And births this date include...
1919Tennessee Ernie Ford, American musician (d. 1991)

1923 – Chuck Yeager, American fighter and test pilot

1933 – Kim Novak, American actress

1934George Segal, American actor

1942Carol Lynley, American actress

1942 – Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)

1942 – Donald E. Williams, NASA astronaut

1944 – Stockard Channing, American actress

1944 – Bo Svenson, Swedish-born actor
1964Stephen G. Bowen, NASA astronaut

1971 - Alex Corsaro, my Italian son and Brian's best friend!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX !!!
With his Mary!  

Ok, so today I will meet Brian and Jen, Tucker, and Sami and Jean at the Bella Union Italian (natch..for Alex!) for brunch to celebrate Brian's birthday (tomorrow, Valentine's Day!)
All I know. Happy Sunday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Mom/Soupy/Sue
February 13th
(And wouldn't you know it....)
National Tortellini Day