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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Car Broke! ~ Stork Alternative ~ Quinoa & Salmon ~ Mom

Good 38ยบ cloudy morning.  Supposed to stay somewhat clear, fog, and no rain for a few. The sky here about 3:30 yesterday and then about 5:30....

Wow, yesterday was a PAIN IN THE NECK! I had my computer loaded in my truck ready to take it to Turk and my truck wouldn't start! I called the car dealer and told them what it was not doing/and doing. Said it might be battery or some electrical problem. Called AAA to get a jump and take the truck in. Said I'd get a car to drive and they'd keep it over night to check it. Well, Clyde, from Precission Towing showed up and the danged engine would not turn over! I noticed this mess in the engine on the alternator .... hmmmm.....

He left to get the flatbed to take my baby into Grants Pass.

FYI, Precission Towing in Rogue River (a AAA tow) is run by Clyde and Joann. SUPER nice neat folks. Retirement age but still working hard. Highly recommend!
 30 Minthorne Rd, Rogue River, OR 97537
                                          (541) 582-3722

So, after depositing my truck at Roe Motors in GP I was given a brand new GMC Terraine, only 104 miles! ,  to drive while the beast is removed from the engine and a new "wiring harness" is in place, due to excessive critter chewing on the wires! Groan...Gonna be $$ !

Here is a couple's idea to an alternative to the stork theory... thanks Pat Kelly for this! So funny. Photographer Patrice Laroche, a Canadian photographer, created this series of photos of his wife Sandra throughout her pregnancy, taking the pictures in the exact same setting. So funny! Ingenious!

Here's an interesting how the Catholic Church will be a big stumbling block in the White House's ACA (Arrogant Contemptuous Asshole) and his plans for a nation of socialism !! (thank you Castros for this!!)

The Bruiser was back yesterday, lounging in my rocking chair, but then left again late in the afternoon. He'll be back.....

Historically this date....
1835 – In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.
1847 – Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.
1969The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.
1971Carole King's Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.
And births this date include...
1882Franklin D. Roosevelt, American politician, 44th Governor of New York & 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)

1922Dick Martin, American comedian (d. 2008)

1925 – Dorothy Malone, American actress
she retired to Texas so there don't appear to be any recent photos of her.

1930 – Gene Hackman, American actor

1937 – Vanessa Redgrave, English actress

My Mother, Margaret Laney, passed away 19 years ago today. She never got to know any of her precious great-grandchildren! I love and miss you Mom ♥

This taken in about 1974 with Kristen and Brian.
Dinner was easy... Quinoa, water, seasonings, canned salmon, broccoli, tomatoes, and a drizzle of mayonnaise and lemon sauce...

Everything but the tomatoes and sauce went into the rice cooker. I added some garlic powder, sea salt, and fresh pepper, and a little extra water than the directions called for. Whisk together lemon, lemon zest, and mayonnaise and drizzle over all. REALLY GOOD!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Maggie gets a 'mani/pedi' today and I have to grocery shop. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 30th
National Insane Answering Machine Day
"Hello. You have reached the Maxwell's, but we are avoiding someone we don't like. So, leave your name and number and if we don't call you back ..... it's YOU!"