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Monday, January 16, 2012

Corn Snow ~ LOUSY Football ~ Homemade Soup ~ Do NOTHING Day!


Good 27º morning.

The Google Moon Phase with time has stopped working for some reason. I saw that several people have noted the same problem... maybe it'll be fixed tomorrow. At this moment it's 7:02 am and nothing exciting....just cold! The precip and chance of snow are 30% today to 100% Thursday and 80% Friday. The $8 I spent on the carwash was worth it!! LOL.

Being born in Los Angeles and living there for 50+ years I am always, every single time, blown away looking out my windows and seeing snow! Of course we don't get that much here in Southern Oregon... as I have never had to chain up or shovel, but each time it's so lovely. Living where there are actual seasons, as opposed to So. California's
and "Oscars" (where Hollywood spends a great deal of time and money primping and preening and patting each other on the back for a bunch of nonsense......)
this is fun! And.... most of the snow was gone in a few hours...
Got this from Don Davies, former LASD Reserve... He's moved out of Dodge too and enjoying retirement in Washington State. You know where the weak lame and lazy get their 'give it to me' ideas, but now it has spread to the young college age kids who have adopted pretty much the same philosophy. Sad. Scary. No drive. No ambition.


Thanks to Patty Rodriguez for this... I never ever get tired of watching these....
My Diamond Bar pal, Trish, sent this link. Some of you may not know this.... and there are also a couple of recipes... one for Basil Hummus that I'm going to try!
Sunday football:
Ravens 20 vs Texans 13
....and the worst was....Packers 20 vs Giants 37! I could not believe the Packers would give up such a sensational season to those upstart Giants~!! Now they end with a 15-1 season!
Unbelievable. WHOPPEN Aaron????
It snowed corn snow on and off in the afternoon....
Maggie and I went to take the trash to the road when we got a break... coming back you can just barely see the snow flakes against the mountain...
but looking west it was dark and foreboding....
Historically this date.....
1847John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
1945Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Führerbunker.
1956 – President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt vows to reconquer Palestine.
1979 – The Shah of Iran flees Iran with his family and relocates to Egypt.
2003 – The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.
And births this date include....
My Great Aunt, Sarah Dunbar ... born 1877 (don't recall dod .. around 1965-67) Born in Scotland, immigrated to US, became a "practical nurse" and took care of wealthy families in Mexico when the wife had a baby or.....
... and a Great Nephew Andrew Mueller ... born 1994
1901 – Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)
1908Ethel Merman, American actress and singer (d. 1984)
I never liked her singing!
1917Carl Karcher, founded the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain (d. 2008)

1935A.J. Foyt, American race car driver and team owner
Dinner was homemade soup. I cooked the chicken in a pot of vegetable broth the other day. Then I put the broth in a container in the fridge for a day and when the fat came to the top and was solid, I removed it.
Then last night I heated the broth with some cream of chicken soup... reconstituted some mushrooms in the broth and then added baby spinach, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, diced tomatoes, diced cooked pumpkin, chicken, and the last of the Honeybaked ham.....

I used Imagine creamy chicken broth, and can't find it anymore, but the large cans of Campbell's cream of chicken works fine. Use bell pepper, red and green and yellow, in place of the pumpkin. Soup was AWESOME!
All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
January 16th
National Do Nothing Day
Today is quite simply.... a day for nothing.
This day is an "un-event". The expectation is that we do not create or otherwise promote this day. In other words, we do nothing. And, to say anything more would contradict the purpose of this day.

Celebrate this day by doing....nothing. Of course, that assumes that doing nothing is okay with your boss.