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Monday, November 25, 2013

Freeze ~ Yukon ~ Maggie ~ Puppies ~ Football! ~ Avocado/Sardine Sandwich

Good 23º morning. Looks like it might warm to the low 50º this week and not be as cold... maybe in the high 30º to low 40º.    FROZEN:

After the first night's freeze I remembered my Christmas Cactus was still on the porch. Dummy me! Poor little guy, he's toast! No blooms this Christmas!


Five years ago today my Yukon passed away. He was such a love. "Tripod" as Jerry called him. Had left rear leg amputated after being thrown from a moving pickup truck up in Idaho. Came to live with us because his 'dad' was driving cross country in big rigs. I put his bed in the kitchen and he LOVED it! He could run like any 4-legged dog and swim as well. Spoiled that boy. So deserved. So miss that guy! RIP Yukie-Boy!


Then last night I had a dream about my Maggie. She came running to me when I called her. She was so happy and wiggly and sooooo soft and young. I know she was letting me know, through my dream, she was OK. Sigh.... still tear up missing her. Here is my Maggs and my Alex .... (Awwwww)

Ok, on a lighter note... here is a video of puppies learning to howl. Thanks Mike C for this! It will put a big smile on your face.. well, unless you hate puppies and are a  GRUMP!


Had some visitors yesterday....



Football OMG..................
Sorry Alex for your Dolphins, Suz & Phil your Bears, Kristen & Olga your Jets, and Bri your Colts...... really too bad about the Giants...not!

I am just EXHAUSTED from my Pat's win!!! Wow, what a game. Peyton gave it his all, but didn't get the cigar!!!! Had a great warm snuggy fire in the wood stove and I'm sure you could hear me yelling!!! YES!
Tonight your team goes at it, Jeannie!

Sooooo....... dinner... since it was 'sardine day' yesterday I made one of those Alton Brown avocado/sardine sandwiches! (I know I know... some of you don't like sardines... so? I do! You can keep that "ewwwww" and opinion to yourself!)
Cut the avocado into 4ths, they peel so much easier that way.... mash it up and add a dollop of mayo..... salt and pepper if you wish and/or garlic powder or garlic salt or Lawry's Seasoned Salt...whatever....
Top the bread, in this case soft sweet onion bagels, with the avocado, add the broken up sardines, top with cheese. Make a dirty martini (with my pickled green tomatoes) and voilá.

Outstandingly GOOD!!!

Now for you pickyickys... top it with cooked crisp bacon instead!

Christmas is 1 MONTH away! Best get to gettin'. Working on projects already. Kristen ... Jen .... Jeannie ...  pictures please!!!

Historically this date... it is not a good 'weather' day!
1759 – An earthquake hits the Mediterranean destroying Beirut and Damascus and killing 30,000-40,000.

.............Good Lord!

1783American Revolutionary War: The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

1926 – The deadliest November tornado outbreak in U.S. history strikes on Thanksgiving day. 27 twisters of great strength are reported in the Midwest, including the strongest November tornado, an estimated F4, that devastates Heber Springs, Arkansas. There are 51 deaths in Arkansas alone, 76 deaths and over 400 injuries in all.

1963 – President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

1996 – An ice storm strikes the central U.S. killing 26 people. A powerful windstorm affects Florida and winds gust over 90 mph, toppling trees and flipping trailers.

2008Cyclone Nisha strikes northern Sri Lanka, killing 15 people and displacing 90,000 others while dealing the region the highest rainfall in 9 decades.

2009 – Devastating floods, known as the 2009 Saudi Arabian Floods, following freak rains swamp the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia during an ongoing Hajj pilgrimage. 3,000 cars are swept away and 122 people perish in the torrents, with 350 others missing.

And births this date include...
1846Carrie Nation, American temperance advocate (d. 1911)
.... cranky old broad! Glad she didn't succeed in her mission..... interesting read, click on her name for the link.

1914Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (d. 1999)

1920 – Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican actor (d. 2009)
He was a nice man! Met him at the filming of Fantasy Island at the Arboretum in Arcadia.

1926 – Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (d. 1969)
Sad death. Handsome man. Local California boy.

1947 – John Larroquette, American actor

1960 – John F. Kennedy, Jr., American publisher; son of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy (d. 1999)
.... sad his daddy was buried on his birthday.

1981 – Barbara Bush, daughter of George W. Bush and Laura Bush
1981 – Jenna Bush, daughter of George W. Bush and Laura Bush
All I know. Happy Monday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 25th

 National Parfait Day. A parfait consists of  layers of ice cream, whipped cream, and any combination of syrups and fruits.  Yes, it's basically a fancy word for a sundae. And, it's usually served in a fancy glass.


Celebrate this day by eating Parfaits. While chocolate is by far the favorite, use your imagination to create a wide range of single and mixed flavors.