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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Aging Vets Info ~ David Flores ~ Mexican Stir Fry Dinner

Good 46ยบ very foggy morning. Yesterday it seemed to rain most of the day. We ended up with about 2/3"

Sunday football was wild. The 'Lambs' and the 49ers tied 24-24. (Sorry Jeannie!) Bears lost to Texans 13-6. (Sorry Santistevens!) Seahawks womped the Jets 28-7 (Sorry Kristen ... Olga!)
LOL NY Giants losers to Bengals 13-31. My Patriots over Buffalo Bills 37-31 (sorry Billy boy! Not.) Colts over Jaguars 27-10 (Brian, looks like Luck really is on your side!!)

Had a nice snuggy fire, and put a soot remover stick in there... that is where the blue flames come from...

Here is some information I just received from Moon Mullen... for vets...
Here’s a riddle: When is a government benefit that pays for caregivers, assisted living and a nursing home not a benefit? When hardly any people know they're entitled to it.

That seems to be the story with a Department of Veterans Affairs benefit called the Aid and Attendance and Housebound Improved Pension benefit, known as A&A, which can cover the costs of caregivers in the home
(including sons and daughters who are paid to be caregivers, though not spouses) or be used for assisted living or a nursing home.

The benefit is not insignificant: up to $2,019 monthly for a veteran and spouse, and up to $1,094 for the widow of a veteran.
Surprised that you've never heard of it? You're not alone.

Today is my sisterfriend Brenda's son David's 18th birthday!
OMG, how did you get there so fast David??? HAPPY BIRTHDAY handsome man!
....somewhere I have a picture of my little Alex and David taken back in about 1998. I'll have to find it.

Historically this date...
1927 – The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.

1942 – World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal – U.S. and Japanese ships engage in an intense, close-quarters surface naval engagement during the Battle of Guadalcanal.

1947 – The Soviet Union completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles.

1982 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.

And births this date include....
1917Robert Sterling, American actor (d. 2006)

1932 – Richard Mulligan, American actor (d. 2000)

1941 – Dack Rambo, American actor (d. 1994)

1941- Dirk Rambo, American actor (d. 1967)

Sad the way they both died.

1947 – Joe Mantegna, American actor

1954 – Chris Noth, American actor

1969 – Gerard Butler, Scottish actor

Dinner was an experiment. I cooked some of the "Mexican" infused Uncle Ben's rice in the rice cooker. In a frying pan I added olive oil, broccoli slaw, shrimp, peas, and grape tomatoes. I reconstituted some dried mushrooms and added those. Stir-fried everything.

Then I drizzled some Pico Pica hot sauce over all, added 3 big dollops of sour cream, and stirred it all together.

I plated some rice, added some shredded cheese and topped it with the shrimp mixture. OMGOOOOOOD!!!!!

Drooling now thinking about dinner. All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Well, maybe. Probably not. My washing machine took a dive yesterday (the gears were spinning but the tub wasn't. AWFUL smell!) so will go to Sears today. The machine is 14 years old. Ugh.

And, Bruiser was on his bed at 1am when Maggie went out but not there this morning. Then he came back. I'm taking him to the vets today! His eye looks bad and he's not eating. Worry worry worry.......
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Indian Pudding Day