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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Feral Cat ~ Trampoline Turkeys ~ Vegetable Soup ~ Sami

Good 32ยบ foggy morning. Rain on and off yesterday. WIND that was wild. Blew stuff over on the porch (birdhouses, clock, etc.) As of this morning with no rain in sight for a few...

... we ended up with just over 1½" of rain.

Took this about 4pm and it pretty much looked like this all day....

At one point the rain started coming down really hard and I saw the feral kitty run like mad towards the barn and the opening under one stall to get out of the rain. Then a little later the rain subsided and out came kitty .... on the hunt...

At that same time the Toms were staying dry under the trampoline....

A joke to end the year with....

Two old guys, one 84 and one 87, were sitting on their usual park bench one morning.

The 87 year old said, "Well, I eat rye bread every day. It keeps your energy levels high and you'll have great stamina with the ladies." So, on the way home the 84 year old stopped at the bakery. As he was looking around, the lady asked if he needed any help. He said "Do you have any rye bread?" She said, "Yes, there's a whole shelf of it. Would you like some?"
He said, "I want 5 loaves.”
She said, "My goodness, 5 loaves ... By the time you get to the 3rd loaf, it'll be hard" He replied, "I can't believe it, everybody knows about this shit but me."


As I was watching the news the other night I was just amazed to see a fight that broke out between Armenian monks and Greek monks in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. ??? They all had brooms and apparently were cleaning it up when they started hitting each other with the broomsticks! What on earth!


Yesterday I put a chicken in the crockpot (for Maggie) and cooked it in a carton of chicken broth. About 2 hours before it was done I added a package of baby carrots, a mess of chopped celery, and broccoli. My tummy wasn't feeling the best to thought this would make a good dinner for me.

Removed the chicken to drain and added to the broth a can of cream of chicken soup, Chinese stir fry noodles, a bunch of dried mushrooms, and a ½ cup of quinoa. Mmmmm..... hit the spot.

Historically this date...

1862American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln signs an act that admits West Virginia to the Union, thus dividing Virginia in two.

1879Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, NJ.

1907 – The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square (then known as Longacre Square) in New York City, New York.

1960 – The farthing coin ceases to be legal tender in the United Kingdom.
................OMG, I first thought this said "farting" coin!

1983 – The AT&T Bell System is broken up by the United States Government.

1999Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia, resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President.

And births this date include...
1920Rex Allen, American actor, singer, and songwriter (d. 1999)

1930 – Jaime Escalante, American teacher (d. 2010)

1943John Denver, American singer and songwriter (d. 1997)

1943 – Sir Ben Kingsley, English actor

1947 – Tim Matheson, American actor

1958Bebe Neuwirth, American actress

1959 – Val Kilmer, American actor


1965 – Nicholas Sparks, American author

1974 – Tony Kanaan, Brazilian racing driver

Yesterday my granddaughter Sami's picture was in the Grants Pass paper. She was taking swimming lessons from the lady at the YMCA. This woman is retiring and they were doing the story while Sami was having a lesson.

All I know. Nuff said. Have a safe and fun New Years!
While all of you are out there amongst 'them' celebrating I will be in my chair, fire in the wood stove, wine in hand, cat on my lap, dog in front of the fire, and watching the east coast feed of the ball drop in NY (8pm here!) all snuggy and warm.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
December 31st