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Friday, February 18, 2011

~ Snow Problems ~ Aaron's Wedding ~ Wine Day ! ~

Good 31º foggy morning. Snow all melted. Boo hoo....
Be careful out there kids, full moon!!
The summit yesterday was scary....
I have to say that yesterday was interesting. Since it had snowed I thought how great I have no meetings, shopping, or anything to leave the house for.
Then at 9am Leah called. She does my hair. She asked if I was going to make it at 10. WHAT? I had written on my calendar "Leah hair 10am" on today's date. I found her card with "Thursday Feb 17th 10:00" on it. Duh. She also told me she wanted to call me the night before about 8:30 but thought it might be too late. Imagine. She's NEVER called me to remind me about an appointment, EVER! She is psychic! OMG. She had some premonition that I wouldn't be there unless she called. I am sooooo impressed! I love that girl!
So, got my hair done/cut/colored. Leah's daughter Marley, a sweetie beyond words, had broken her shoulder, actually her humerus. That is the bone of the upper arm and her's broke just below the shoulder.
Marley is 10. It will take about 6 weeks for the healing. She can't go to school. No cast for that, just a "chest mounted sling" to hold the arm
immobile. She stays with grandma and grandpa when Leah is working but they were heading to the coast so dropped Mar at the beauty shop along with their sweet little pooch, Kyle. Here are three of my favorite people...
and Kyle....
(Not really Kyle, but a good facsimile... and I "fooled"
with the pictures with Photo Shop!)
Ok, came home and at 2:30 got a call from Brian. Their power had gone off in the night. Snow of about 6". No shower, Brian headed to work but it was impassable as trees had fallen across the roadway and there was no way for him to get to the office. Thank GOD for Emily. She held down the fort.  
I was hungry when I got home. Patty had told me she made my Mac and Cheese the other night so that sounded good. I made it with whole wheat elbows instead of regular, a mixture of cheddar and Mexican blend cheeses, butter instead of margarine, buttermilk instead of regular milk, and an assortment of spices, added cut up Kielbasa, chopped tomatoes, canned sliced mushrooms, sauteéd bell pepper and shallot, fresh mozzarella cheese balls, and sliced jalapeño stuffed green olives.
I didn't use the Ro-Tel, fresh tomatoes instead.
Mix all together.....
Mix eggs, milk (buttermilk ... which was GREAT) and spices...
Pour over top....
2 pieces of sourdough in the food processor until crumbs,
add pats of butter and pulse until crumbly.... put on top.
Bake and enjoy.
If you are interested in the original recipe that contains macaroni, margarine, cheese, eggs, milk, cayenne pepper, and sourdough bread crumbs ... email me. It's really good and EASY.  What makes it so easy is that you don't have to cook and melt the cheese with the milk.... and OMG the sourdough bread crumbs on the top are crunchy and wonderful. I was so thrilled with the ingredients in this particular batch..... HEAVEN!
Historically this date...
1861 – In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America.
1930 – While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
1954 – The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
1979Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only time in recorded history.
2001FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
 HOLY COW, this guy was over the top nutcase! What a life of secrets he led.
2001 – Seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt dies in an accident during the Daytona 500.
And births this date include....
1516 – Queen Mary I of England (d. 1558)
1848Louis Comfort Tiffany, American glass artist (d. 1933)
1890Edward Arnold, American actor (d. 1956)
1890Adolphe Menjou, American actor (d. 1963)
1898Enzo Ferrari, founder of Ferrari (d. 1988)
1919Jack Palance, American actor (d. 2006)
1922Helen Gurley Brown, American editor
1925George Kennedy, American actor
1938 – Manny Mota, Dominican baseball player
1950 – Cybill Shepherd, American actress
  (YIKES, out of pills? or bourbon?)
1954 – John Travolta, American actor
1959 -  and my niece Melinda Plumbridge, fun person, artist, mother, wife...   HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEL!!!! xoxo
....  also, dear friends and old Temple City neighbors, Alfredo and Virginia are celebrating their 39th wedding anniversary today. CONGRATULATIONS kids! xoxo
And.... taaaa daaaa.... here is a picture from Aaron and Marie's wedding
on Valentine's Day!
Pretty pretty bride. Handsome groom!
A long and happy life Aaron and Marie. xoxo
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Friday!
Maggie goes to the vets for a weigh in and her temp taken today. She's
still drinking 2 gallons of water per day, loss of appetite, and losing some
weight, which the vet said would happen. I'll pick up some canned dog food to tempt her to eat.
xo Mom/Soupy/Sue
February 18th....
Drink Wine Day
I can do that!!