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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lightening/Thunder! ~ Sheriff's Chopper ~ Daiquiri Day

Good 58º rainy morning. My mountain is not visible this morning. Will have to settle for this one.
Rain started in heavy about 10pm and gradually increased. By 10:30 we were having lightening and thunder. Scares Maggie and Harley so I had a shaking panting dog in my face and cat walking through the house, wailing! Groan..... I think we finally got back to sleep about 1:am.
 Looks like we got 60/100ths of an inch in the night. Still drizzly.
Today is the 200th day of the year. Gads..... it was just the 100th!
Here is some good advice I got from Cyndi...
Don't Drink and Drive You might hit a bump and spill something.
Exciting day yesterday ... did laundry, stripped the bed, all clean now. Put a chicken in the crockpot
Only 89¢ per pound, so a 5½# chicken was only $4.89. That feeds Maggie a week along with turkey hot dogs! Cheaper than canned food, which she won't eat anyway! Does make the house smell good while it cooks.
Got a new deer block so that's out and the deer found it right away....  
Saw a bunch of baby turkey chicks with 3 hens. Didn't have camera close. Then all this noise was outside... ran out to see a Sheriff's chopper circling overhead. The guy on the left (observer? co-pilot? pilot?) turned and looked down at me. Then scooted over the mountain top towards Medford.  

Last evening about 8pm the clouds were gathering...
Historically this date...
64Great Fire of Rome: a fire begins to burn in the merchant area of Rome and soon burns completely out of control. According to a popular, but untrue legend, Nero fiddled as the city burned.
1879Doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up his New Mexico saloon.
1912 – A meteorite with an estimated mass of 190 kg explodes over the town of Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town.
And births this date include...
1860Lizzie Borden, American accused murderer (d. 1927)
Always love the poem, "Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41."
1941Vikki Carr, American singer
1946 – Ilie Năstase, Romanian tennis player

1962Anthony Edwards, American actor
I subscribe to a blog called Hungry Girl and she has lots of product information and recipes. Yesterday she talked about a new Kraft item that is Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Veggie Pasta. It's made with CAULIFLOWER! The freeze dried florets are reduced to powder and used in place of some of the flour in the pasta. You can find the blue box at Walmart and Target.
Also, reportedly Olive Garden has removed the French fries and milkshakes from their kid's menu and replaced them with grapes and smoothies. Good idea! A step in the right direction.
Here's a great one from my friend Charlie.... she worked with Jerry at the department....
Eve Chats With God
"Lord, I have a problem."
"What is the problem, Eve?"
I know that you created me and provided this beautiful garden and all of these wonderful animals, as well as that hilarious comedic snake, but I'm just not happy."
"And why is that, Eve?"
"Lord, I'm lonely and sick to death of apples."
"Well, Eve, in that case I have a solution. I shall create a man for you."
"Man? What is that Lord?"
"A flawed creature with many bad traits. He'll lie, cheat, and be vain; all in all he'll give you a hard time, but he'll be bigger and faster and will like to hunt and kill things. I will create him in such a way he'll satisfy your physical needs. He will be witless and will revel in childish things like fighting and kicking a ball about. He won't be as smart as you, so he will need your advice to think properly."
"Sounds great", said Eve, with ironically raised eyebrows, "but what's the catch Lord?"
"Well, you can have him under one condition."
"And what is that Lord?"
"As I said, he'll be proud and arrogant and self-admiring .... so you'll have to let him believe I made him first.
And it will have to be our little secret ....
You know, woman to woman."       
Well, golly*, we warmed to 72º yesterday! Stayed overcast all day. Rain stopped and then in the evening started again.
( *  ... the explanation of the word will make you laugh!)
I hard boiled some eggs
Cooked, al denté, some broccoli,
and infused olive oil with garlic/onion/red pepper flakes
(Yes, I don't use fresh garlic or onion... dehydrated and reconstituted, drained.... Oil to 180 degrees and add garlic/onion/flakes ... take off heat and cool to room temp.)
Soooo good!
For dinner I had Fettuccini Alfredo on top of the broccoli (had to fight Harley for it!)
... and I ate the last piece of lemon/poppy seed cake...
Ok, nuff said. Sorry about the joke fellas!! LOL. Ciao.
xo Mom-Soupy-Sue
July 19th
National Daiquiri Day
2 c crushed ice
2 oz light rum
1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice (strain out pulp)
1/2 oz simple syrup
Place ice, rum, lime juice, and syrup in cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into chilled glass. Garnish with lime slice.