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Monday, June 4, 2012

'Casper' ~ Coyote ~ Bill & Jeannie's ~ Berry Dessert ~ Val & Tim ~ Partial Lunar Eclipse

Good 57º raining morning. Over 1/4" since late yesterday afternoon.

Didn't get up early.... I just laid in bed listening to the rain. Heavenly. It is a Full Moon so be careful out there... had a feeling it was full enough yesterday on my way over to Bill and Jeannie's with all the nut cases driving out there! One of the times when I wished my truck had some white on it and a blinky blinky and a whoooo whoooo and I had a ticket book!!!

Yesterday Harley wanted to go outside.... I reluctantly let him out the back door..he normally goes around the house, ends up on the front porch and wants in. I heard his weird howling and looked out to see 'Casper' and Harley face to face. I ran out and grabbed up Harley, as that young cat would tear up the old man! When I grabbed Harley he must have thought the other cat was attacking him and he screamed and claws were flying! OMG. 'Casper' hung out and had a bite to eat I set out for her in the bed of the golf cart. I managed to get a couple of pictures before she disappeared again....

As I was heading out to Bill and Jeannie's... I saw Mr. Coyote in the neighbors property, near their goats. The goats had a steady bead on him, but I stopped at Frank & Cindy's to tell them.. since their door was open so their Jack Russell, Lucy, could go in and out.... "keep that little girl inside!".

Had a fun time with my pals. Bill wants to thank Brian for the porch heater Jeannie couldn't live without! <g> We had cocktails on the deck, rain coming down, and the heater was working perfectly!

Chaka was her charming self!

Dinner was awesome. Bill cooked some big fat boneless pork chops on a plank in the barbecue. Tender and juicy! Jeannie made a beautiful salad with homegrown greens. We tossed some broccoli with olive oil (and garlic powder, sea salt, pepper, and Bob's!) and roasted it in the oven. I brought some strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, a banana, and angel food cake. Mixed all the berries with Orangecello (I didn't have any limoncello, which is what I preferred...)
Refrigerated it. Put some chunks of cake in the bottom of a bowl, added the berries on top. Giada makes this but adds mint and basil leaves on top... real simple and real good!

The Iowa eaglets are growing.....

Two birthdays of special people today...

My JCRW friend Val Smullen is celebrating her 80th. HAPPY BIRTHDAY VAL!!!
She is a lovely English lady who has a fabulous golden retriever named Jonah, who keeps her bed warm while she is away! Good boy, Jonah!!! (giggle)

.... and Tim Rosa, aka the "Timinator".... is celebrating his 52nd... just a baby still! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIM.
Maybe sucking all that blood has kept you young! LOL.

Historically this date... a bunch of stuff happened.
And births this date include....
1924 – Dennis Weaver, American actor (d. 2006)

1936 – Bruce Dern, American actor


1952 – Parker Stevenson, American actor and director

1975 – Angelina Jolie, American actress

So I said to him, "Barack, I know Abe Lincoln, AND you ain't Abe Lincoln..."
Obama has made numerous attempts to quote Lincoln, SO WHY DOESN'T OBAMA USE THIS FAMOUS LINCOLN QUOTE:

"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could or should do for themselves." .....Abraham Lincoln

*****NASA Science News:*****************************

On Monday, June 4th, the Moon will pass through the shadow of Earth, producing a partial lunar eclipse visible across the Pacific from China to the United States.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday! Ciao
xo Sue Mom Bobo Jun 4 National Cheese Day
Say 'Cheese' for National Cheese Day. Hundreds of recipes on CDK call for this nutritious ingredient. Check them out! Jun 4 National Frozen Yogurt Day
It's so nice we'll celebrate it twice! National Frozen Yogurt Week was in May, but today we'll scoop up some more in honor of this healthy and tasty dessert. Jun 4 National Cognac Day
This expensive brandy can give your recipes extra flair. Find out how for National Cognac Day.

National Hug Your Cat Day

Are you a cat fanatic or do you know someone who is? Well then today there’s a reason to celebrate. Show your purring, cuddling friend some love, because it’s National Hug Your Cat Day! Spread the word about this unique holiday with free eCards for cat lovers!
In Ancient Egypt, cats were revered and even worshipped as symbols of grace and poise. Take a cue from the Ancient Egyptians and put your cat on a pedestal today! It’s definitely a great opportunity to thank your cat for all those times he or she has curled up next to you after a long day.
Did you know that showing your furry friend some affection can actually reduce anxiety? In fact, it’s proven that hugs from animals can lower a person's blood pressure and decrease stress. So go ahead, give your cat a nice, big hug (and while you’re at it, throw in some grooming and a little catnip too!)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for yesterday! Learned tons on the computer and sooooo appreciate it, along with the thumb drive. You're the best! Your dessert was delicious. I don't appreciate, however, the ugly picture you posted of me on this blog! I told you not to, and obviously you did not listen. I'll get even, some how. LOL
What a great day this is! Cheese day, can't get any better than that.
Funny about Harley and Casper. Your lucky you didn't get all scratched up.
Have a wonderful day. xo Thanks again!

Oregon Sue said...

Yes, girlfriend, enjoy cheese day~! And you goof, you pictures are always darling! I did, however, take some others that will remain just between us! Love you. Have a fun day. xo

Anonymous said...

I can set you up with the blinky blinky and whoooo whoooo, but you'll have find your own rattle can of white paint and ticket book.

Oregon Sue said...

LOL, thanks Dale!!

Lydia said...

Isn't it dangerous to hug a cat?

LOVE the deck!