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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Last of 2013 ~ Football ~ Burger Cooked in Waffle Iron

Good 29º New Year's Eve not very foggy morning.

This past year is just about gone. Good for some and bad for others. For those who lost loved ones it was difficult. Brian and Jen lost Atlas, I lost my Maggie and Harley, and my friend Jan Vargo died way too young. Some people had wishes come true, fabulous trips, new grand babies, and happy times. There were tragedies all across this country. We can't dwell on the sad times, we can relish the good times, we can cherish our family and friends and remember worse things are happening to others.Too many of our military lost their lives giving us freedom. Too many law enforcement died in the line of duty protecting us. I salute those men and women and pray their families find peace. God please give us a better year in 2014.  


Major brain farts yesterday. I forgot to post the Sunday football scores. So, here they are a day late, with the standings and then the next games this coming weekend...

Historically this date...
1879Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

1960 – The farthing coin ceases to be legal tender in the United Kingdom.

1967 – The Youth International Party, popularly known as the "Yippies", is founded.
.... yeah, well that lasted a long time!

1999 – First President of Russia, Boris Yeltsin, resigns from office, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President and successor.

2004 – The official opening of Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper at that time in the world, standing at a height of 509 metres (1,670 ft).

And births this date include....
1920Rex Allen, American actor, singer, and songwriter (d. 1999)
1937 – Sir
Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor
1943John Denver, American singer and songwriter (d. 1997)
   ... Loved loved loved his singing!
1943 – Sir Ben Kingsley, English actor
1947 – Tim Matheson, American actor
1959 – Val Kilmer, American actor
1974 – Tony Kanaan, Brazilian racing driver

PICTURE of the day...

Last night's dinner was different and GOOD. I picked up a package of ground lamb the other day at the market. Hadn't had lamb in a while. Jerry always claimed, since he was a Texan, he didn't like lamb...or even the smell of it cooking. So, one day I made hamburger patties out of some and barbecued it. Never said what it was. He ate and liked it. The secret is still with me!! Anyway...........

I mixed up some panko and shredded Parmesan into the ground meat. Made a patty and cooked it on the waffle iron.

Sauce was honey mustard and mayonnaise, topped with sauteéd broccoli slaw.

TV last night was 'the year in review'. Boring. I had a fire in the wood stove, got snuggy in my chair under my blanket and Bruiser jumped up and we both napped!

Tonight I will watch the ball drop from NY on my east coast feed at 9pm and then depending.... probably nap in my chair! Excitement abounds! Lots of nut cases up here like to shoot off guns at midnight, so I know I'll be awake then wondering which direction the bullets are going! GAWD I hate that. It's not just a round or two or 6.. they shoot off 20, 30, 40, or 50!!! Nothing like scaring all the critters and people! I know Cliff likes to shoot off firecrackers... another thing that scares the local dogs and cats, but at least it doesn't cause any harm or deaths.

Ah well.. .Happy New Year. Let's hope for the best.
Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 31st.

National Champagne Day
Today is the day for bubbly. The fizzy flavorful sparkling wine is many people's first taste (literally!) of the New Year, with ceremonial toasts often following that New Year's kiss. Only sparkling wine imported from the Champagne region of France can properly be called champagne. Imitators are referred to as, well, 'sparkling wine!'