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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Leaves ~ Electricity ~ Turkey Dinner

Good 45º morning. Some really cold nights on the horizon, down to the teens soon. Better bring in that brass monkey!

(Brass monkey - colloquial expression, meaning something solid and inert that can only be affected by extremes, or meaning an extreme of cold)

Yesterday Birdhouse Gary came over with his lawn tractor and 'sucked' up a truck load of leaves to mulch his garden with...

First picture is after Jason blew the leaves off the road on the 21st and then yesterday...

He's happy with the leaves and I'm happy they are gone!

Pretty day .... 11:30am

Here is an amazing video. Watch to the end... our world has not been explored yet! So much still undiscovered. Fascinating. Thanks Judy for this!!!

and ..... if that wasn't enough... you MUST see the babies in this video. It puts a big smile on your face!

Kristen is recovering nicely from her foot surgery. She's still wearing the "boot" but had bandages changed yesterday and got a note from the doc so she can go back to work today. She sent me this picture of what she calls her "Easter colors foot"....

 Poor baby. At least after all this recovery is over she will be able to run again! YEAH! (I have told you that she still holds the school record at her high school - Arroyo - for the 200 yard dash! My running girl!)
Historically this date....
1777San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.

1881 – Spokan Falls (today the city of Spokane, Washington) is officially incorporated as a city.

1915 – Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina Island, California.

1934 – The Chicago Bears defeat the Detroit Lions 19-16 in the first nationally broadcast game.

1961Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission – Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbited the Earth twice and splashed-down off the coast of Puerto Rico
And births this date include...
1832Louisa May Alcott, American novelist (d. 1888)
1896Yakima Canutt, American actor and stuntman (d. 1986)
1927Vin Scully, American baseball announcer
His son Mike was a friend of ours. He and Jerry and I would go to dinner often. He died in 1994 in a helicopter crash, something his dad has never gotten over. Mike was a great kid! He was 33 at the time of his death.
1955 – Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian
He could lose the chin hair thing!

I cooked 'Alexander', my turkey, yesterday. About an hour or so before it was done our power went off. I called the power company and they said 1600 of us were without electricity. Great. Poured a wine and waited... Luckily it was only off 30 or so minutes. Turkey was good as well as the stuffing with lots of butter/onions/celery/mushrooms/water chestnuts and yummmmmo gravy.... and the luscious cranberry relish Jeannie made....

Ahhhhh..... Now we have leftovers for sandwiches and I'll make turkey soup today!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
November 29th
National Chocolates Day