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Friday, December 2, 2011

Fog ~ Windy So. Cal ~ Darling ~ Mutts & Fritters Day

Good 30ยบ foggy morning. It's cccooold but there is no ice on the barn roof. Weird. Must be the fog. It came in early yesterday and as the sun was going behind my mountain there was a patch of sunlight on the trees on the mountain behind me and I ran out to catch a neat picture....

Too late. The fog had taken over just that quick!
My mountain was disappearing too......

The wind in So Cal was devastating. Got this from my daughter about 9:30am yesterday:
"Hi. No power at my house since midnight. No power at work. Fence fell down. Stuff flew off the roof. Left the dog in the house. It's crazy here. Will send pictures when I can."

Schools were closed in Pasadena, So. Pas, Arcadia, and San Gabriel. She had to go to work (Coolidge School in San G) to let all the parents and kids know there was no school. I talked to Kristen about 2:30 and she said the winds were picking up. Then talked to her about 4 and she was heading to a friends to spend the night. She still had no power and it wouldn't probably be restored until some time today. Lots of trees down in her neighborhood. A big mess is right.

Today would have been the birthday of my Darling.
He would have been 71. OMG. How can that be!

♥♥Happy Birthday my love!♥♥ RIP. I miss you so much!
Here is an interesting story..... thanks Rod Johnson for this!
Moose Up a Pole!!!

When you think you've seen everything....
Without the picture, this would be hard to believe.
Read under the picture.

Pogo Moose Incident - Columbia Falls , Montana . North Western Energy crews were laying new power cables which were strung on the ground for miles. The moose are rutting right now and very agitated. He was thrashing around and got his antlers stuck in the cables. When the men (miles away) began pulling the lines up with their big equipment, the moose went up with them. They noticed excess tension in the lines and went searching for the problem. He was still alive when they lowered him to the ground. He was a huge 60 inch bull and slightly teed off!

Historically this date...
1804 – At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French, the first French Emperor in a thousand years. "crowns himself" !!!! Sort of like what happened in the White House recently.

1845Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.
... Good thing, because there is not enough room on the East coast for all of us!

1927 – Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.

And births this date include....
1863Charles Ringling, American circus owner (d. 1926)

1914 – Ray Walston, American actor (d. 2001)
My Favorite Martian~

1924Alexander Haig, American Soldier & Civil servant, 7th Supreme Allied Commander Europe, 5th White House Chief of Staff and 59th United States Secretary of State (d. 2010)

1925Julie Harris, American actress

1954 – Stone Phillips, American television journalist
He was good and good to look at. I miss him on the TV!

1968 – Lucy Liu, American actress

1981 – Britney Spears, American singer, dancer and entertainer

1983 – Aaron Rodgers, American football player
GOOD BYE Favre! You wore out your welcome all over the league!
Hello Aaron!

Yesterday Maggie and I made a run to town real quickly and just thought these trees at the shopping center were so pretty....
Amazing those leaves haven't fallen yet!

Turkey soup and popcorn was the dinner fare. Tonight it will be some variation of that!
All I know. Toy Story Marathon today with wine and snacks and girlfriends!

xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
December 2nd
National Mutt Day

Can you help save 10,000 mutts across America on Dec. 2? Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige created National Mutt Day to embrace, save, celebrate and raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs. According to the site, mixed breeds "end to be healthier, better behaved, they live longer and are just as able to perform the duties of pure bred dogs - such as bomb and drug sniffing, search and rescue and guiding the blind."
* Adopt a mixed breed mutt.
* Contribute time or a small $5 donation to a local animal shelter.
* Spay or neuter your dogs.
* Watch your favorite mutts in action: Benji or Old Yeller.
............and it's
National Fritters Day

3 cups oil for frying
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 Tablespoon shortening, melted
1 (12 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

Heat oil in a heavy pot or deep fryer to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). 
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Beat together egg, milk, and melted shortening; stir into flour mixture. Mix in the corn kernels. Drop fritter batter by spoonfuls into the hot oil, and fry until golden. Drain on paper towels