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Monday, March 21, 2011

~ Ladybugs ~ Flies ~ Strawberries ~

Good 40ยบ raining morning. The radar doesn't show anything over us, but the rain is sure coming down! 1/4" so far. Some sprinkles yesterday and a tiny bit of sun. 


Maggs and I went to the market about 1-ish yesterday. Chicken still on sale at Rays for 89¢ per pound. Got three 6# chickens. One went into the crockpot and two in the freezer. Seems I'm cooking one every 7 days or so. Only thing Maggie will eat! I opened a can of prime dog food yesterday morning and she turned her nose up at it. Gave the rest of the large can of chicken with vegetables to Mike at Napa for the dogs there.

Came home and saved lives! Really. Seems a batch of lady bugs
hatched in my bathroom in the plants in there. I caught and released 7 of those little guys...

Lately this has been a 'hatchery'. I had a bunch of big black flies suddenly appear in my kitchen window. They must have hatched from the track the window is in. I killed over 30 of them one morning and now occasionally another couple will appear. Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Historically this date....

1788 – A fire in New Orleans leaves most of the town in ruins.
1857 – An earthquake in Tokyo, Japan kills over 100,000.
1913 – Over 360 are killed and 20,000 homes destroyed in the Great Dayton Flood in Dayton, Ohio.
1928Charles Lindbergh is presented the Medal of Honor for the
first solo trans-Atlantic flight.
1963Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes.

And births this date include....
1685Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (d. 1750)
1910 – Julio Gallo, American vintner (d. 1993)
 He and his brother, Ernest, born 3 days apart one year apart.

1930James Coco, American actor (d. 1987)

1962Matthew Broderick, American actor
And his wife Sarah Jessica Parker

1962 – Rosie O'Donnell, American comedian and actress

1978 – Kevin Federline, American dancer; ex-husband of Britney Spears
Chunky monkey now!

Last night was reruns on the corned beef and cabbage and seemed like reruns on TV too. I watched a movie called Alaska. Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, move to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering groceries and staples across the mountains. During an emergency delivery in a storm his plane goes down somewhere in the mountains. Annoyed that the authorities aren't doing enough, Jessie and Sean set out on an adventure to find their father with the help of a polar bear cub which they have saved from a ferocious poacher.
Father played by Dirk Benedict and if you can believe it, the bad guy was Charlton Heston! Made in 1996. The bear cub was CUTE!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
March 21st
National California Strawberry Day
I think a strawberry margarita would be
just the thing!