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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Burrrr.... ~ Saguaros or Mushrooms? ~ Potato Month

Good 30º FROZEN morning! Everything is iced over.
I was thinking about all the "Pats" I know.
For starters my football team is the 'Pats' (Patriots)
Then there are my girlfriends up here
Patty, PJ (Pat), PatC, PatT
In Wash state there is Pat R (Patrick)
In Texas there is Patty McN
And in California there is Patsy G, Trish B, Patty R, and
Pat K (Patrick)
Holy cow... that's (Patriots excluded) 10 Pats!  
My niece, Mel, who had a birthday yesterday, wrote and sent a picture of
a yardstick in their front yard with snow up to 30"! They live in Reno.
Yikes. She said all schools were closed, nobody going to work. What a mess. Then I got a picture, well .... Debbie posted it on FB .. of PJ in short sleeves standing between two Saguaro cactus...
So I had fun with it and Photo Shopped PJ into the
deep dark phallic phorest....
 (Actually these are "verpa conica"
mushrooms from New Mexico!)
Historically this date....
1807 – In Alabama, Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason and confined to Fort Stoddert.
1847 – The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party.
1945 – World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima – about 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.
And births this date include....
1924 – Lee Marvin, American actor (d. 1987)
   A Marine, wounded and given the Purple Heart.
1932Joseph P. Kerwin, NASA astronaut
1940 – Smokey Robinson, American singer
1955Jeff Daniels, American actor
1963 – Seal, English singer
(Wife Heidi Klum)
1967Benicio del Toro, Puerto Rican actor
Yesterday Maggie and I went to town. Took her to the vet's
and she weighed 4 pounds less than the last visit. Her temp
was 101º. I walked in and Laura
was at the desk. I told her the
doc wanted Maggie's temp and the longer she had to wait the
higher it went because she was nervous. Laura RAN to the back
and came back with a thermometer. What a brave girl. She's not
the tech! Good job Laura! xo When the vet said I needed to take
Maggie's temp, I said, "I'm not putting my thermometer in there!"
Ewwwwww...... Laura was explaining to me how she had to take
her horse's temp,
(yes, that's her horse) and how he'd pull his tail
so tight against his butt that it was near impossible
to move it. Such fun.
Then we went to the post office and picked up Patty and Cliff's
pills that came via US Mail and they are gone to the coast. Then to Rays
for canned dog food, celery, avocados (5 for $5, yeah), heavy duty
foil, and something I can't remember.
Maggs had her first meal of canned Pedigree dog food with a handful of
kibble thrown in. She LOVED it and cleaned the bowl. Maybe she won't 
be losing weight so fast now. Vet was worried.  She just wasn't eating. Even for treats she'd turn her nose up.
Dinner was a little filet mignon, au gratin potatoes, both cooked on the grill ... and a tomato, fresh mozzarella cheese salad with Greek feta dressing.
Yummy. That was one of the Omaha Steak dinners I got for
SUCH a deal! The potatoes come rolled in a ball. I thawed it
and smashed it down, sprinkled with olive oil and cooked
on the grill. Easy.
All I know. Too cold to do anything outside. Will concentrate on closet/bedroom cleaning out and get stuff ready for the Goodwill.
Yippee. For some real excitement there are bed sheets to wash and
floors to vacuum. Oh boy. Happy Saturday. Nuff said.
AAARUGHHHH.... I just looked outside.... it's SNOWING!
You can just barely see the little flakes coming down. (8:07am)
February is Potato Lovers Month
Mash your potatoes with Philadelphia
Cream Cheese Chive and Onion Spread,
Garlic and Herbs, Sweet Chili, or Onion and
Black Pepper. OH MY! GOOD! Get creative!
I bet the salmon spread cream cheese
would even be good!
xo Mom/Soupy/Sue
Letting the other guy
take the fall, can be a
real time-saver.