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Thursday, February 24, 2011

~ Skies ~ Crab ~ Elk ~ Tortilla Chips ~

Good 32º morning. No storm as predicted. No snow yet.
It was supposed to start at 4pm yesterday and storm
hard until 4am. Come on..................
Great skies... took thse Tuesday evening at 5pm

and then yesterday afternoon at 2pm

and then again at 3pm... just a drizzle was coming down
on the mountain....

So, went to Medford yesterday for my Excel class.
Now to practice. There is so much to Excel, it's amazing.
On the way home I got corn snow!

Came home and stacked wood on the porch and then
unloaded a bag of cracked corn, a bag of Nyjer seed,
and a bag of wild birdseed. Back killer. Sat with a glass
of wine and recovered.

Then I tackled the crab .... It was clean, as Patty had
scrubbed it~!  So I cracked it and cut it and (tasting as I went!)
got all the meat out. Of course Harley was as close as he
could get, and did get some tastes...

Then I sauteéd broccoli and grape tomatoes in my infused
garlic/onion olive oil... salt and pepper and then topped with
a grated cheese blend....

I melted butter and added fresh lemon juice and poured
that over the crab. It was HEAVEN!!!!! THANK YOU PATTY
AND CLIFF!!!!!!!  xooxoxoxxoooxox

A snuggy fire, glass of wine, chair (Brian always called a recliner
a "chair of death" because you can never stay awake!), comforter,
cat in lap, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh..................... nice. Watched some TV.
The world is getting crazier by the moment. And that
Lindsay Lohan thing is a circus. Poor folks who have to deal with
all that. Good to be so far removed.

Brian and Jen and the troops said they are feeling better. Yeah.
All I know. Will be making birthday cards today and working on
my Excel stuff.......

Don't have to plan dinner, I have crab and chicken soup in the
fridge.  Looks like all around me it has snowed...

.... and in Klamath Falls.... ICK

Historically this date...
1863Arizona is organized as a United States territory.
1868Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives. He is later acquitted in the Senate.
1920 – The Nazi Party is founded.
1942Battle of Los Angeles: a UFO flying over wartime Los Angeles causes a blackout order at 2:25 a.m. and attracts a barrage of anti-aircraft fire, ultimately killing 3 civilians.
1989 – United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, sucking 9 passengers out of the business-class section.

And births this date include....
1921 – Abe Vigoda, American actor

 his brother, Bill Vigoda, was a comic-book artist
who drew for the Archie comics franchise
and others in the 1940s.

1940Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)

Another young suicide.

1942Joe Lieberman, American politician
  When he talks he whines!!!

1945Barry Bostwick, American actor

1947 – Edward James Olmos, American actor

1955Steve Jobs, American computer pioneer

1958Sammy Kershaw, American musician

.... and special friend, Janie's hubby, Dana (Saddle maker extraordinaire!) , is celebrating his birthday today too. Happy Birthday Dana!!!! Quit trying to catch up to me~!!~!

So, I just went out to see what the weather is doing...
it's starting to snow....

And the elk were all up in Gerard's pasture....

Now they are jumping the fence and coming into my pasture...

Then they head up to my pond.....

xo Mom/Soupy/Sue
Happy Thursday. Nuff said. Ciao.
February 24th
National Tortilla Chip Day