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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter ~ 8 Animal Misconceptions ~ Lawn Mower

Good 52º Easter Sunday morning ...

Weather forecast was for rain and 81º temp yesterday. Yep. We even surpassed that with 82º!!! Then last night we had thunder and lightening and a few drops of rain. Today more rain expected.

Easter is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary as described in the New Testament.

Easter is the culmination, preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday), commemorating the Last Supper and its preceding foot washing, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Easter is followed by a fifty-day period called Eastertide or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday.

Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. The First Council of Nicaea (325) established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon following the March equinox. Ecclesiastically, the equinox is reckoned to be on 21 March (even though the equinox occurs, astronomically speaking, on 20 March in most years), and the "Full Moon" is not necessarily the astronomically correct date. The date of Easter therefore varies between 22 March and 25 April. Eastern Christianity bases its calculations on the Julian calendar whose 21 March corresponds, during the 21st century, to 3 April in the Gregorian calendar, in which the celebration of Easter therefore varies between 4 April and 8 May.

Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In many languages, the words for "Easter" and "Passover" are etymologically related or homonymous. Easter customs vary across the Christian world, but attending sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting (Instead of "hello" or its equivalent, one is to greet another person with "Christ is Risen!", and the response is "Truly, He is Risen", and decorating Easter eggs,

a symbol of the empty tomb,(Easter eggs are special eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter or springtime. As such, Easter eggs are common during the season of Eastertide. In Christianity, they symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus.: though an egg appears to be like the stone of a tomb, a bird hatches from it with life; similarly, the Easter egg, for Christians, is a reminder that Jesus rose from the grave, and that those who believe will also experience eternal life.) are common motifs. Additional customs include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades, which are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians.

The following video is funnnnnnny! You are told 8 misconceptions that we have all believed forever! Hilarious narration!

Historically this date....
1889 – The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.

1918 – Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.

1930 – The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty eight years.

1951Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.

1992 – The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California.

And births this date include....
1929Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer (d. 2007)

1934Richard Chamberlain, American actor

1934 – Shirley Jones, American singer and actress (The Partridge Family)

1935Herb Alpert, American trumpeter and band leader

1943Christopher Walken, American actor

1945 – Gabe Kaplan, American actor and comedian

1948 – David Eisenhower, American author and professor
.....David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower...

1948 – Al Gore, American politician, 45th Vice President of the United States and Nobel laureate
.............So, after he said he invented the internet, he decided we were going to have climate change. Ergo... the Nobel Prize! GAG!!!!!! And if you look at the list of Nobel "winners" (weeners!) you will see Jimmy Carter and BO. Excuse me while I go throw up!                     (I LOVE Photoshop!)


1948 – Rhea Perlman, American actress

Yesterday, Larry from Woodville Rentals came and picked up my riding lawn mower. Hope it comes back fixed soon!!!


Dinner last night was a simple dinner of refrigerator biscuits, eggs, and bacon. Will share tomorrow. I watched The Ten Commandments. Wow, long movie! And parts of the film I had to snicker...the "over the top Hollywood production" music they played. Didn't go with the scenes. Unrealistic doesn't even come close describing it!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter. I will be enjoying the day with Brian & Jen and family. Ciao.

xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 31st
(Today is a busy day.... click on the blue link for recipes!)

Mar 31 Tater Day Mar 31 National Clams on the Half Shell Day
Clams are a popular seafood that can be fried, baked, boiled or steamed. But for many, raw clams are an acquired taste. National Clams on the Half Shell Day is an opportunity for you to taste these meaty mollusks 'au natural,' without all the oil, breading, chowder, or what-have-you that most cooking methods and clam dishes introduce. Try 'em on a saltine with a little horseradish and cocktail sauce! Mar 31 Easter Sunday
After Thanksgiving and Christmas, Easter might be the next biggest food holiday in North America. Fittingly, CDK's Easter recipe section is a whopper, with thousands of recipes for items like Easter bread, candy, eggs, glazed ham, even Peeps cupcakes! Go on an Easter hunt right here at CDK for your entire Easter dinner menu! Mar 31 National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day
Today you get at least two holidays in one! Did you know that every Easter is also National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day? A modern Easter tradition owing in part to the fact that a baked ham will feed a sizable group of people, the pineapple rings add sweetness and color to a nicely browned and salty ham. Search for baked ham on CDK and you'll find nearly a hundred recipes to choose from!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

81º ? ~ Golf Course Nuts ~ Olive Oil Infused w/ Rosemary ~ Frank & Evan ~ National Doctor's Day

Good 39º foggy morning.

Here is the weather predictions... I don't get it.... current temp is too high and it says "81º" high for today??????????????????? Whaaaaaa??

I received the following video from a few people. Apparently the only dummies we encounter are not just on the road or at Wal-Mart, but they are on the golf course! (Giggle, sure would love to see some of this s**t happen to BO!!!)

This from my buddy Dee.... <g>

Historically this date...
1842Ether anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long.

1867Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.

1981President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr. Another 2 people were wounded at the same time.

And births this date include....
1853Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (d. 1890)
.... a re-creation of his self-portrait....


1930John Astin, American actor

1937Warren Beatty, American actor and director

1957 – Paul Reiser, American actor

1968 – Celine Dion, Canadian singer

Yesterday I infused the olive oil with the fresh Rosemary...
Measure out the amount of oil you need by pouring it into the bottle you will be using to store it. Put into pan, heat to 170º. Take off heat. Break up about 5 sprigs of Rosemary and put in the warm oil. Let sit until room temp. Take out sprigs and pour oil into bottle with 1-2 fresh springs in it.....

I made two batches, the first one I put 1/8th teaspoon of lemon oil in the olive oil when it was still warm. The Rosemary has a very definite flavor and delicate. Can't wait to dip some fresh sourdough bread into it!!!

I did contact the guys at Woodville Rental in Rogue River. They are picking up my riding lawn mower today and getting it running for me. I need to mow!!!!

Yesterday my neighbor Frank and his grandson Evan took a ride up here. Such a beautiful day and Evan loves to go riding on grandpa's quad! (He smiled AFTER I took his picture!)


All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 30th
National Doctor's Day


My doctor, Rachael Orozco, MD "is Family Practice, Board Certified. She is 45 years old, graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1999.
Dr. Rachael is originally from Hollister, CA and moved to Cambridge, MA for college at Harvard University where she received a B.A. in biology. After college she lived in Boston, working in genetics research a the Brigham and Women's Hospital. She attended Tufts University for her Medical Training and completed her Residency in Family Practice in Main. She moved to Oregon in 2004 to be closer to her family. When not working she enjoys spending time with her daughter, running, exercising, hiking, knitting, and scrapbooking." I just LOVE her! She is awesome, smart, fun, and pretty. She is so caring and it comes across.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday ~ Joanie ~ Patterson's Pergola! ~ Chaka

Good 46º cloudy morning. Supposed to stay cloudy with rain possible Saturday and Sunday. Swell.
Yeah, today is pay day!

Since I got a late start on yesterday's blog, and it wasn't published by 9am (much like today's !!) my son called to check up on mom! Thank you B for that..... never know. I did, however, sleep til after 7am. Unusual for me. THEN today I did it again!


Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday,or Easter Friday, though the latter properly refers to the Friday in Easter week.
Based on the details of the Canonical gospels, the Crucifixion of Jesus was most likely to have been on a Friday (John 19:42). The estimated year of the Crucifixion is AD 33, by two different groups, and originally as AD 34 by Isaac Newton via the differences between the Biblical and Julian calendars and the crescent of the moon.
According to the accounts in the Gospels, the Temple Guards, guided by Jesus' disciple Judas Iscariot, arrested Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Judas received money (30 pieces of silver) (Matthew 26:14-16) for betraying Jesus and told the guards that whomever he kisses is the one they are to arrest. Following his arrest, Jesus was brought to the house of Annas, the father-in-law of the high priest, Caiaphas. There he was interrogated with little result and sent bound to Caiaphas the high priest where the Sanhedrin had assembled (John 18:1-24).
Conflicting testimony against Jesus was brought forth by many witnesses, to which Jesus answered nothing. Finally the high priest adjured Jesus to respond under solemn oath, saying "I adjure you, by the Living God, to tell us, are you the Anointed One, the Son of God?" Jesus testified ambiguously, "You have said it, and in time you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Almighty, coming on the clouds of Heaven." The high priest condemned Jesus for blasphemy, and the Sanhedrin concurred with a sentence of death (Matthew 26:57-66).
The sentence written was "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews." Jesus carried his cross to the site of execution, called the place of the Skull, or "Golgotha" in Hebrew and in Latin "Calvary". There he was crucified along with two criminals (John 19:17-22).
Jesus agonized on the cross for six hours. During his last 3 hours on the cross, from noon to 3 p.m., darkness fell over the whole land. With a loud cry, Jesus gave up his spirit. There was an earthquake, tombs broke open, and the curtain in the Temple was torn from top to bottom. The centurion on guard at the site of crucifixion declared, "Truly this was God's Son!" (Matthew 27:45-54)


Today my friend Joanie McCoy is celebrating her birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOANIE! Had it not been for you and
Art living here in Oregon, Jerry and I wouldn't not have found this awesome place here in Rogue River! ♥♥♥

Historically this date........
1886 – Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia.

1911 – The M1911 .45 ACP pistol becomes the official U.S. Army side arm.

1971My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.

1971 – A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.

1973Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam.

2004 – The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.

And births this date include....
1790John Tyler, American politician, 10th President of the United States (d. 1862)

1918 – Pearl Bailey, American actress and singer (d. 1990)

1918 – Sam Walton, American businessman, founded the retailers Walmart and Sam's Club (d. 1992)

1937Billy Carter, American businessman, brother of Jimmy Carter (d. 1988)
..........Good old Billy Beer. I still have one can of it!
..........interesting, the drunk borrowed money from the country of Lybia and was under investigation, but I'm sure his donkey brother who was President took care of any problems!

Their last name should have been "Creepy" not Carter!

1943Eric Idle, English actor, writer, and composer

1965 – William Oefelein, American astronaut

Yesterday was good. I went to Staples and with my coupons and the one from their website I got $27 worth of printer ink and a ream of printer paper, normally $6.99 .... all for free. And... I even got .32 cents back !!!

It poured after I left the house.

Saw one rainbow. Then to Bill and Jeannie's. Got there in the nick of time to help with their new pergola. Thank goodness the rain had stopped!

When putting something like that together it takes more than 4 hands.... more like 10 would have been good, but Chaka was no help!

Jeannie gave me some of her Rosemary..... smells sooo good and such pretty little flowers...


I brought it home and will infuse some olive oil with that and some lemon. Might be good in vodka too! We'll see. Jeannie also made some cookies (gave me some home!) made with M&M's, coconut, and pretzels!!! Good thing she only gave me 5. OINK OINK OINK!!! Recipe please Jeannie?


Have a good Friday. The end of "Spring Break" for the kids up here but Kristen and her crew have it next week. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 29th
National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day