Good 32º extremely gloomy foggy morning! YUCK.
Today is a special birthday..... Marie Maxwell, bride of Aaron. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIE!!!
After letting Dude and Bruiser out and in several times I left and headed to Patty and Cliff's. PJ and Dave were there. We had cocktails while Patty slaved over a turkey dinner in the kitchen. PJ and I supervised! LOL. They all had dinner but I came home, still full from Jen's breakfast. Put a snuggy fire in the wood stove and watched TV while being a pig and eating chips and dip! OINK.
Born the day after Christmas, her name is pronounced
"Mary" with the middle name of "Cris".
Historically this date....
1941 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.
2004 – A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing over 230,000 people including over 1700 on a moving train.
And births this date include....
1914 – Richard Widmark, American actor (d. 2008)
1921 – Steve Allen, American television personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, and writer (d. 2000)
Yesterday morning I headed to Brian and Jen's early... just after 8. Jen fixed a mouth-watering breakfast and we had presents. Jen's mom Jean and her brother Jimmy (from Alhambra CA) were there. We had a great time. The kids got iPad minis from Santa. We watched "It's A Wonderful Life" (in COLOR!). I headed home early afternoon.
(OH look, it's Maxwell the Geico pig! Giggle.....)
I talked with Kristen, Alex, and Jack and it sounded like they had a nice Christmas too. (look forward to pictures!) Kristen posted that she learned to make pasole yesterday.
That can be made with chicken or pork or turkey for that matter. Or ham, even.... Hominy, chilis, sliced radishes, cabbage, garlic, oregano, cilantro, cumin, chicken stock, cubed cheese..... lime wedges...... Your recipe, please, Kristen!
This poem shared by Teri Prim (former Avalon secretary!)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Candy Cane Day