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Saturday, April 23, 2011

~ Mowing ~ Salmon & Egg ~ Soba with Bacon ~ Alex the Pole Vaulter

Good 33º morning. Clear yesterday then pressure started dropping and now it's going back up. I think there are clouds out there but it's too dark at the moment to see. 5:40am.
Interesting the temps around ....
Breakfast yesterday was some canned salmon (had to share a couple bites with both Harley and Maggs) heated in a pan with halved grape tomatoes. Cooked until the tomatoes were wilted, then added egg substitute and cooked until firm, then adding some pesto cheese curds from The Creamery. Plated and chopped fresh chives on top and drizzled with EVOO pressed with lemons. OMGood!
Yesterday, with the prediction of 5 days of rain, I decided it was definitely time to mow. Mr. Hippo
was disappearing in the tall grass. Mowed the lawn inside the fence in front. Mr. Hippo is back! Then fired up the golf cart and ran around picking up sticks and 'logs' (branches) that fell out of the trees during all the storms we have had. The cart has a bed in the back with a tailgate that folds down so I can fill it up, drive to the burn pile, open the gate, and push the limbs and sticks out.
Nancy, Skeeter's mom, stopped by and we had a chat. Then back to work. Got more mowing done. Then PJ called and they were home so I went down there on the riding lawnmower to have Dave show me how to hook up my sprayer to the mower and how to use it. Never thought to ask Jerry, as he did all that kind of stuff.
The switch on the lawnmower was gunked up so Dave fixed
that. Now I'm all ready to spray, as soon as the rains end....
Neko was being her exploratory self by climbing on top of the "Catty Shack"...
And Miss Personality, Rio, just kept an eye on everything...
Harley took advantage of the nice warm day, hit 70º, but felt like 80º in the sun.
When I came back from PJ and Dave's I saw this plane and contrail... (they fascinate me)
It also fascinates me that my lens can capture it and the plane while they are so far away!
Historically this date....
1967Soviet space program: Soyuz 1 (Russian: Союз 1, Union 1) was a manned spaceflight, Launched into orbit carrying cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir Komarov.
1985Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than 3 months.
1987 – 28 construction workers die when the L'Ambiance Plaza apartment building collapses while under construction in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
2009 – The gamma ray burst GRB 090423 is observed for 10 seconds. The event signals the most distant object of any kind and also the oldest known object in the universe.
And births this date include....
1928Shirley Temple, American actress and politician
1936Roy Orbison, American singer and musician (d. 1988)
Here is a youtube video of him singing one of my favorite songs..
1939 – Lee Majors, American actor
1942Sandra Dee, American actress (d. 2005)
 Sadly both she and Bobby Darin, her only husband, died young. He, so very young, 30 years before Sandra!
1960Valerie Bertinelli, American actress
1967 – Melina Kanakaredes, American actress
Dinner was the stir fry with soba noodles again. So good. I steamed the broccoli and some cut up baby carrots, and then I cooked some turkey bacon this time. After the bacon cooked I tossed it all together with some hoisin sauce and sesame oil and a drizzle of olive oil infused with lemon.  
This was Maggie's dinner....
Today I will be making the deviled eggs, apple/celery salad, and organize the ingredients for the bacon/chive/ricotta rolls. Will cook them in the morning.
It's now 6:15, and I can see the sky is filled with dark clouds....
Tucker has a baseball game today. So will watch our little guy play. Wednesday our beautiful Alex had a track meet. She is a POLE VAULTER!!! Following in her Uncle Brian's footsteps!!!

Wooooooo hooooooooo !!! Go Alex!!!! xoxoxoox
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
April 23rd.
National Cherry Cheesecake Day
..... and...........
National Zucchini Bread Day
OMG, The Green Street Restaurant's zucchini bread is the BEST!