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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Gloom/Rain/Snow ~ Luna & Toby ~ Meatballs/Spaghetti ~ HORRID Movie

Good 42º drizzling morning. Boy was it windy last night though~! I was talking to my friend Linda and she could hear the howling wind through the phone! Thank goodness no electrical outages! It was wild. This morning I found a couple of my front porch birdhouses had blown over and one off the rail. Then noticed Dude out in the pasture looking very sheepish.... the gate had come loose and a hinge part came out from the post and the gate was caddywhompus so he just walked through. I got it somewhat fixed. Guess I need to get a 'man' out here to finish what I started !!! 

I looked up at the honking geese (cheering on my gate fixing, no doubt!) and saw a heard of elk up at the neighbors. Wow. Always impressed with those guys! 

It was a gloomy day all yesterday. Made it to 53º by late afternoon. We ended up with a total from this storm so far of 1".

Friend Don Swift (LASD ret.) and his bride Joan live in Bend OR.  They have a LOAD of snow! So does Phil and Suzanne Santisteven (LASD ret) up in Idaho.  Haven't heard from Aaron and Marie lately, but they are in Deer Lodge Montana and I'm sure they have their share of the snow too!! Greg Lundell (Wilson S'63) and his Becky are northwest of Chicago and it's got to be a mess there.... as well as at Vivia's in Brooklyn NY!

Dave (LASD ret) and Pam Clark sent the following pictures of their cats ... staying in out of the snow!
Luna... what a sweet face!

Toby... Bruiser's cousin!!!

Exciting here... did laundry, vacuumed, paperwork, copied off pictures of Jennifer's birthday for her....

Dinner was .... one of my concoctions....
Garlic/Chicken/Mozzarella meat balls sauteéd in olive oil... artichoke heart quarters, dried garlic and onion reconstituted, basil, chives, cream of mushroom soup, and a jar of my marinara sauce....

After sautéing the meatballs I drained and added in the artichoke hearts, and cooked a few while I boiled the angel hair pasta (half a box)... Then added in all the other ingredients and heated well.... tossed in the drained pasta... plated and served with cut up fresh tomatoes...

OMGOOOOOOD~!!!!!!! Just LOVE those meatballs (Costco) with anything! Plain even!!! 

Historically this date...
1825 – After no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States.

1942 – Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.

1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers.

1971 – The Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.
I certainly remember that. Just about tossed out of bed at 6am. Jumped up to see if Kristen was ok. Lay in bed with her to keep her calm. Brian due on the 22nd but after that quake he decided to make his appearance early on the 14th! Lucy, our collie, would stand up and look nervous just seconds before the next after shock hit.

1971 – Apollo programApollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned moonlanding.

And births this date include...
1942 – Carole King, American singer

1943 – Joe Pesci, American actor, looking ragged!

1945 – Mia Farrow, American actress

Last night I made a HUGE mistake... paid for a Pay Per View movie starring Matthew McConaughey ....The Dallas Buyers Club...

 A PIECE OF CRAP! McConaughey is a "real life" Texas cowboy (rodeo rider) Ron Woodroof who is diagnosed with AIDS in 1985. His life consisted of booze (LOTS), cocaine (LOTS), women (LOTS), and cigarette smoking (EVERY MINUTE). He wouldn't just draw on a cig, he'd just about suck the whole thing down in one puff~! Sickening. He lost a lot of weight to make this film and looks AWFUL! Long haired, dirty, and just in general not like any Texas cowboy I ever knew/saw! He was given 30 days to live and decided to take matters into his own hands by obtaining illegally the drugs that were government approved effective. Then he sold them to others suffering with the same AIDS virus. This wasn't the problem, it was how he was portrayed with the never-ending boozing, women, cocaine, and smoking. This movie could not end fast enough... in fact I fast forwarded to the end after about an hour of the SH*T! Sorry. I like movies that are uplifting, happy, romantic, and end well. Or at least the bad guys pay for their sins!!! You know what I mean... 'BANG' !!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 9th
National Pizza Day   (Mmmmmmmm..... may have to buy or make one!)


Lydia said...

I don't think you are in the demographics for the Dallas Buyers Club. Surprised you made it through an hour.
There is something to be said that at a certain point in life, movies chosen should not just tell a story well- they should entertain, uplift and be filled with characters you would like to meet.

Oregon Sue said...

Yes, Lydia, AMEN!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh I so agree with you re a movie! I hate seeing dark depressing movies! I just hate movies that use the F word ever minute too! I'm no prude but to me that's not entertainment! That's why I love comedies. I like to be uplifed and laugh and when it's over I am sad that it's over. Now that's a great kind of movie.

Thank goodness I have my own TV. some of the crappola John watches, UG!!

Dinner looked yummy. I just love all the tomatoes on your plate. Not only are they pretty but oh so good for you!

XOXO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Yes, T, generally speaking most husbands and wifes differ greatly on what they like to watch.

Thanks re the dinner. Two things the Lord made that I LOVE are tomatoes and grapes (made into wine!) xoxo