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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Snow ~ Turkeys ~ The Bruise ~ Dave Ane ~ PatC ~ Chocolate, Plants, and Peculiar People

Good 31º snowy morning. Just a dusting......
The sunset yesterday, 4:08pm......

And the turkeys were all huddled up on my fence...... such funny guys!

Bruiser watches from his perch on some stacked up chairs on the porch....

I posted the following on my blog a number of years ago. Just read it again and thought it a good time to post here....

"The seasons all remind me of things, winter reminds me of quiet. Shhhhhh....... Let's cook something that will warm us up, lets read a book snuggled on the couch with the cat, let's make hot chocolate and watch a movie ... Spring is always memorable because of the jump at you beauty. Summer is so busy with activities and places to go. Fall air just makes you feel good and alive. Then winter. I always look forward to it, only because growing up and living in Southern California we didn't have 4 seasons. Wait, we did ... Fire, Flood, Riot, and Hollywood's Award Season! (Gag, don't they ever quit patting themselves on the back!) I'm not whining, mind you, I do love each day and it's presentation. As with the constant heat of summer, the fog this winter was deflating. But, then again, each day brings a new promise. Today it's windy. Watching the leaves swirl and blow ... the wind chime is in full concert ... cat and dog are close by. I'll live! :O)"

Just a mere 355 days left until the end of 2013. Zipping along already!!

On the 5th of January our LA Sheriff's Department lost "one of the best." Dave Ane left us with heavy hearts. Dave was special in so many ways. I still can see him greeting Jerry, every single time, by picking him straight up off the ground and giving him a 'Dave bear hug' !! I'm sure those two are sharing tall tales together now. RIP Dave.

And a special birthday today.... PatC .... HAPPY BIRTHDAY girlfriend! We'll party next week! You share your birthday with some of the best singers! Can you sing, Pat?
Historically this date....
1810Napoleon Bonaparte divorces his first wife Joséphine.

1901 – The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.

2005 – A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing U.S. Route 101, the main coastal corridor between San Francisco and Los Angeles, for 10 days.

And births this date include....
1843Frank James, American outlaw (d. 1915)

                                 Jesse and Frank

1904Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (d. 1987)

1939 – Sal Mineo, American actor (d. 1976)

1943Jim Croce, American singer (d. 1973)

1944 – Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer

1945 – Rod Stewart, Scottish singer

1949 – George Foreman, American boxer

1953Pat Benatar, American singer

1957 – Greg Walden, American politician
our Congressman, nice guy, good guy, my friend....

All I know. Best get to gettin'. Happy Thursday. Ciao
xo Sue Mom Bob
January 10th.
Bittersweet Chocolate Day

Houseplant Appreciation Day:

The holidays are over. The decorations have been put away for another year. The house looks a little plain, a little drab. In the greyishness of January, your eye catches something in the corner of the room. Why, it's a houseplant! Funny, but with all of the holiday hubabuloo, you've all but forgotten your houseplants. Today is THE day to get back to tending to, and loving your houseplants.

Peculiar People Day:

Peculiar People Day is in honor of uniquely different people. Un-ordinary, extraordinary, unusual, strange, odd, uncommon, intriguing, different, abnormal, and quirky.... These are all things that we think of to describe the word "peculiar". Most of these characteristics can be viewed as good, or not so good. Today is a day to look for the good in your peculiar acquaintances.