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Thursday, May 31, 2012

How I Got In The Closet ~ Memorial Day BBQ ~ Macaroon Day


Good sunny 49º gonna be hot one morning. Yesterday was warm, in the 80º's. After I mowed the front, turned on the sprinklers and the grass was wet and cool, turned off the sprinklers .... Maggie laid down in the grass! She is not a fan of summer. She's my winter girl!

Yesterday was exhausting... (sorry) with several loads of laundry, bedding (tearing bed apart, washing sheets, remaking it), mowing ... front and back .. and some other stuff.... blowing leaves ... watering and watering..... I heard the phone ringing several times, but I was never in the house all day! Showered and crashed in my chair... luckily had some of that shrimp wrap leftover to eat so didn't have to cook! Fell asleep until time for bed!

This is hilarious... thanks Lynn Helbing for the laugh!

I was going to tell you about Memorial Day at Brian and Jen's.... Jen made a super meal of barbecued 'meat on a stick' with chicken and sausage, veggie salad, fruit on a stick, Jean brought a hot potato dish, Jeannie made ambrosia, I brought my Oriental Coleslaw, and then we had s'mores for dessert! Brian and Bill conversed re 'man stuff' and tossed the ball for Atlas. Atlas dropped it behind Bill and patiently waited for another throw....

Bobo's camera was 'borrowed' by Bill and unauthorized photos were taken....
Mmmmmm...... good food!!!! Thanks Jen~!!!!

Sami was 'smokin' a pretzel....

Atlas patiently awaited the firing off of the logs for the s'mores....

Jeannie kept warm under the heater.. and the next day went and purchased her very own! Cousin Marie and her pal Brad were up from California....

Everyone loves s'mores!

Tucker....Dude.... you've got some marshmallow on your lip!

What a fun afternoon!

Historically this date..
526 – A devastating earthquake strikes Antioch, Turkey, killing 250,000.
... unbelievable!

1935 – A 7.7 Mw earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan: 40,000 dead.

1970 – The Ancash earthquake causes a landslide that buries the town of Yungay, Peru; more than 47,000 people are killed

...Obviously not a good day for earthquakes!

And births this date include..
1930Clint Eastwood, American film director and actor
"I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?" Love it love it love it!!!!

1934Jim Hutton, American actor (d. 1979)

1943Sharon Gless, American actress


1943 – Joe Namath, American football player


1949Tom Berenger, American actor


1965 – Brooke Shields, American actress and supermodel


All I know. Nuff said. Can't believe it is the END of May! Pay Day!!! Lots and lots more yard work to get done today! Weeding... weed spraying ... mowing.... It never ceases this time of year~! Ciao.

xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 31st.
National Macaroon Day

National Macaroon Day Macaroons are a simple cookie made from almond paste or coconut and mixed with sugar and egg whites. Many cultures have a macaroon-like cookie, but their origins are believed to be traced back to an Italian monastery in the early 1500's.
Because they are unleavened, macaroons are popular at Passover.

In addition to the basic macaroon, you will often find recipes for ones containing add-ins like cherries, orange, chocolate, apricot and more.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Quail ~ New Camera ~ Dove & Cat ~ Mint Julep

Good 47º sunny need to mow morning! It is supposed to get into the high 80º's today and in the low 90º's tomorrow. Break out the shorts!

Yesterday I saw a couple of little quail
down on the road as I went out to town. I just love watching them. For a couple of years a male would sit in my garden and make his calling sounds. Finally the female showed up and they nested under there. Never saw the babies.... :o(

On this site if you scroll down to the "Assembly call", that is the sound he'd make..

And for those of you living in No. California and Oregon here is a site that tells you how to encourage quail to stay on your property...

Another trip to Medford yesterday. Stopped in Costco and sadly no Asian Chicken Wraps, still the chili lime shrimp wraps.
Not THAT bad, but not THAT good. I got one because I was STARVING! Then while I was eating it in the parking lot.... ( ! ) I decided it was GOOD! Some left for breakfast this morning!

Also purchased a new camera. This one is a Nikon Coolpix S6300.
It is compact, light weight, 10x zoom, 16 megapixels ... it's awesome! And it won't kill my back on my every day excursions carrying my monster Canon with the 40 pound lens! Battery charged all yesterday afternoon so here are the first pictures taken... not bad...

It's not as fast as my Canon, as with the birds because they are a little fuzzy, but otherwise it's pretty good and it weighs as much as a hummingbird!

OMG, this is hilarious.... I had no idea doves were tamed... and this cat is certainly patient! I just love the cooing of a dove, but it will have a different meaning now....

Historically this date.....
1806Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.

1842 – John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives down Constitution Hill, London with Prince Albert.

1859 – Westminster's Big Ben rang for the first time in London.

1883 – In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people.

1899 – Female Old West outlaw Pearl Hart robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.

1922 – In Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.

1958 – Memorial Day: the remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

And births this date include....
1927Clint Walker, American actor
... he sure WAS a hunk!

1936Keir Dullea, American actor

1936 – Ruta Lee, Canadian actress
.... WOW, she's sure still got IT~ Second photo taken last year!

1944 – Meredith MacRae, American actress (d. 2000)
.... sad sad sad .... brain cancer.

1958 – Michael Lopez-Alegria, Spanish American astronaut
.... if he's an American, graduated from Mission Viejo High School, USN Captain, why the "Spanish American" bit....??? Sooooo....??? he was born in Spain. He's still an AMERICAN period! I guess I should be called a "California American" ! Sigh..

1964Wynonna Judd, American country singer

Ok, all I know. Nuff said. Mowing to do today or ELSE! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 30th