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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Nutty Bruiser ~ Drummer Jack ~ Lemon Bars ~ Birds ~ Smoke ~ Pantry Pasta Dinner

Good 42º clear June morning.

                        OMG June!!

I had my back surgery 4 years ago today. Wow, time sure zips along!

Yesterday I was putzing around in the kitchen and Bruiser decides to attack a bag. This is a shopping bag provided by my son's State Farm office...
Bruiser attacked it, jumped on it, and then took a nap on it!
He's a nut!

Yesterday was exciting... sprayed weeds, put water in the 6 batteries in my golf cart, straightened out the check register and paid some bills. Whooppeeee.....  
Kristen called and said she had been a chaperone with Jack's band on a trip to Disneyland on Thursday. They had a workshop and went into a recording studio (behind the scenes!) and were given music they had not seen before, played, critiqued, and played and recorded it. The teacher/leader whatever he was, said out of all the kids playing ... Jack was "spot on". He was playing the snare drum. Go Jack!!! xo Here he is with 4 other band members enjoying the Tea Cups...

There is a "lemon bar" recipe going around. I have seen it on several sites. It's called "2 Ingredient Lemon Bars". The original recipe calls for a box of Angel Food cake mix and 2 cans of lemon pie filling (42 oz total). Mix them together, put in 9x13 pan and bake at 350º for 25 min. Dust with powdered sugar. Jeannie made them and the consistency was, at best, icky! I decided to make them using regular cake mix and smaller cans of lemon (30 oz total)

They weren't done in the 25 min...cooked for another 12 minutes! Didn't put on powdered sugar. Their consistency is, yes, icky! Better than the angel food cake, but  don't even bother.

So, while they were cooking I sat on the front porch enjoying the afternoon.. Birds were out and busy...



...and the Bruise enjoyed watching the birdies too!
A fire started in Grants Pass along I-5 between exits 55 & 58 on the north side. It has destroyed two structures and 100 acres and fire crews from GP, Jackson Co, and the Dept of Forestry are all over it. The smoke blew this way .... very pungent and choking....

This youtube video of the fire sent to me by Dee...
Historically this date...
1812War of 1812: The U.S. President James Madison asks the Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.

1813James Lawrence, the mortally-wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, gives his final order: "Don't give up the ship!"1974 – The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.

2009 – General Motors files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.

And births this date include...
1926Andy Griffith, American actor, singer, director, producer, and writer (d. 2012)

1926 – Marilyn Monroe, American model, actress, singer, and producer (d. 1962)

1934Pat Boone, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor


1937Morgan Freeman, American actor and director

1953 – Ronnie Dunn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brooks & Dunn)

1973 – Heidi Klum, German model, actress, fashion designer, and producer

Ok, so dinner last night, another pantry pot-luck...

Canned roast beef, tomatoes, olives, basil, garlic starter sauce, leeks, red onion, and angel hair pasta.

Cook the pasta for about 3 min, drain. Heat the beef with the rest of the ingredients, add the pasta, let bubble for a few minutes, add grated cheese.

Very tasty! YUMMMMY!!! Reruns for breakfast!


All I know. Tucker has baseball game today. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June oneth

June is National Papaya Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced Tea Month, National Candy Month, Aquarium Month, Gay Pride Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, National Adopt A Cat Month, National Seafood Month, National Turkey Lover's Month, and Rose Month. Whew!