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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Party Day ~ Sloaney Baloney is 18 !

Good sunny clear 46º  morning. Topped at 86º yesterday.
As of Saturday afternoon, I still could not add photos to my blog. I was still fit to be tied. I had done everything I could think of .. defrag, scan, delete cookies, delete temp files, reboot.... Sigh...
Then this morning it hit me..... restore to prior to the Windows updates. TAAAA DAAA.....
So, today is "party day"... I am hosting a birthday gathering for PJ. Yesterday I cooked a couple corned beef briskets in the crockpot. I roasted red potatoes and radishes. I stir-fried asparagus. I made Jen's ranch dressing and a horseradish sauce ... with whipped cream! I have Franz Bakery rolls for the sandwiches. Everyone is bringing chips/dips/finger foods. Will share recipes later.
The 4 hours of mowing yesterday morning from 7-11 wore me out! But, it had to be done. At least I have a great (?) start on my "farmer tan"!! Sadly there is tarweed everywhere! I can't have it sprayed, because none of my neighbors spray theirs so it just comes back. A scourge from California!
It's pretty and very pungent sweet smelling.
Historically this date...
1844 – The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
The Auk on the left and an Emperor Penguin on the right.
A very sad story of a great bird!
1890Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.
And births this date include.....
1935Harrison Schmitt, American astronaut and politician
1941Gloria Allred, American Attorney
1947Dave Barry, American humorist and author
Love his humor.
1958 – Aaron Tippin, American singer
One of my favs.....
1962Tom Cruise, American actor
1962 – Thomas Gibson, American actor
of Criminal Minds fame....
...and my great nephew, Sloan, aka Sloaney Baloney is 18 years old today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SLOAN!!!!
(The blonde is Ryan,his little bro)
All l know. Best get to finishing up for the party. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
July 3rd
National Chocolate Wafer Day

Deer ~ Sue's Hot Wings ~ Cherry Pit Spitting

Well, finally... I started this early, 6am, but AOL or some internet glitch kept me from finishing. So, at 7 I went out to mow. I mowed until 11am. It was getting hot and I was covered head to toe in grass! Shower time! So, now Mr. Internet is cooperating, somewhat... not all the way good yet though. Grrrrrrrrr......

Good 45º clear sunny morning.
This is the 183rd day of the year, 182 to go til the end of the year.
It is the midpoint of a common year. This is because there are 182 days before and 182 days after (median of the year) in common years, and 183 before and 182 after in leap years. The exact time in the middle of the year is at noon, or 12:00. In the UK and other countries that use "Summer Time" the actual exact time of the mid point in a common year is at (1.00 pm) 13:00 this is when 182 days and 12 hours have elapsed and there are 182 days and 12 hours remaining. This is due to Summer Time having advanced the time by one hour. It falls on the same day of the week as New Year's Day in common years.
These chicken wings are awesome. First mix 2 cups flour with about 1/8th cup of Lawr~y's Seasoning Salt or my favorite, Bob's Big Boy seasoned salt (I use 1/2 the bottle). Toss wings with cooking oil and dredge in flour mixture. Deep fry the wings.

Mix 1 bottle for Frank's Hot Sauce with 1 cube of melted butter. Drizzle the sauce over the hot wings and toss to coat. If you prefer to bake the wings, do it on a foil lined pan, no coating, at 500º on the lowest rack for 20-25 minutes, until crispy.
This sauce is the hot ticket though!
Here is Frank's site with lots more chicken wing recipes....
Yesterday I mowed. Temps hit 85º, but felt like 95º !
While I was mowing I saw this dead dove. Poor thing. They are the sweetest and gentlest birds. I love their sweet cooing sounds.

I buried the little guy.
Turk called and he fixed both computers, but I didn't have time to go get them. Will do on Tuesday. All the deer came visiting in the evening... 8 of them.... 5 does and 3 bucks ... one 3 point, one 2 point, and a youngster with spikes. All in velvet.

I had watered the grass in front and Maggie was enjoying laying in the cool spot....

And Harley napped on a stair step............

Historically this date.............
1900 – The first Zeppelin flight takes place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.

1937Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.
1962 – The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.
2002Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.

And births this date include....
1946 – Ron Silver, American actor (d. 2009)

1964José Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player
A lot of 'issues' in his life. Legal problems.

1964 – Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player
Twin brother to José, mediocre player, and drug and drinking problems.

All I know. Nuff said. Grocery shopping and cooking today. Lots of watering! Ciao. Happy Saturday.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
July tooth
International Cherry Pit Spitting Day