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Friday, September 21, 2012

Shuttle Fly-Over Southern CA ~ Tucker's Birthday ~ Pecan Cookies

Good 46º, sparsely cloudy morning. Strange clouds now and yesterday afternoon....

I hope you read this before the timed fly-over for all you in So. Cal.....

Shuttle Endeavour to arrive at Edwards Air Force Base in Lancaster, northern Los Angeles County, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at about 12:45PM. If interested in viewing the shuttle you are asked to plan ahead and find a safe viewing location during the intended fly over. We do not want you to get hurt or be involved in a traffic collision. Do not stop on the roadways. "Spot The Shuttle" Details:
* NASA - Shuttle Endeavor plans from coast to coast
* Edwards Air Force Base info: and
* Los Angeles flyover Info: The Big Endeavor Flyover (Mission 26): It flies over Los Angeles and lands at LAX at around 10:30AM, Friday, Sept. 21

Yesterday was a run to Medford to see my back doctor. Said everything from x-rays looks fine. Pins and rods all in place and nothing moved. He wants me to have physical therapy or do the exercises in the booklet he gave me. I'll do the booklet stuff. Then to the post office to pick up a package, and the drug store for wrapping paper.

The Scottish came out in me again and I canned the tomato juice that came from cooking the tomatoes for the marinara. I used to leave it in with the tomatoes and just cook it down. Now, that I have discovered it's so tasty (tomato, onion, garlic, olive oil) I like to put it in my vegetable smoothies.
Yessiree bob, mix some of the tomato juice, ice, spinach, celery, carrots, a little flax seed, and you have one good refreshing healthy drink!

Late afternoon off to Brian and Jen's for Tucker's birthday....

Here is a picture minutes after Tucker's birth in 2004...

and yesterday..................

Jen had a beautiful dinner of fresh green beans, perfectly cooked steak, crab legs, cut up fresh veggies with her 'famous' ranch dressing. Then it was cheesecake for dessert! Wow.

Presents were opened, with a gift cert to play golf from former neighbors Carol and Neil, a new wood club, lots of Leggo stuff, and night vision goggles from Bobo!

I am going to make a Smilebox and post it later....

Great birthday for our boy. Saturday will be his Harry Potter birthday party with his friends. Should be fun!


Historically this date....

1938 – The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.

1942 – The B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight.
......................What a plane!!!!

1961 – Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.
.......... Ha ha ha... the old "sky hook" !!! (or as we called it... the 'sh*t hook' !)

1972Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos signs Proclamation № 1081, placing the entire country under martial law.

1993Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament and scraps the then-functioning constitution, thus triggering the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993.
..............sounds like what BO is about to do if re-elected!!

And births this date include...
1903Preston Tucker, American automobile designer (d. 1956)
.... can you believe this... our Tucker (Brian loved the story of the Tucker Automobile) celebrates his birthday one day before Preston's!

1931Larry Hagman, American actor
Dude! UGLEEEEEE......... do something with those bushy brows! Don't fall asleep around me, I'll fix'um!

1935 – Henry Gibson, American actor (d. 2009)

1950 – Bill Murray, American comedian and actor

1961 – Nancy Travis, American actress
... she's funny. I like her!

1962Rob Morrow, American actor
....He's on Numbers. I like that show!

1967 – Faith Hill, American singer

All I know. Makin' "mouse cookies" for Tucker's Harry Potter Birthday Party tomorrow. Nuff said. TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Click here for a bunch of recipes for pecan cookies: