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Friday, January 10, 2014

Rain? ~ Crud Going Around ~ Haircut ~ Bruise & Dude ~ Soapbox ~ Meatloaf

I am publishing this in the hopes of being able to add photos to it later. Even the font won't cooperate!! Fu**ing computer!!!!!! (Yes, today I could add the pictures! It's 1-11)

Good 40º gloomy foggy morning. We were promised rain this weekend, starting today or tonight and so checking with the weather people..... no rain in sight. What is up?????????????????? Can't the EVER get it right? We did get some late yesterday and over night that gave us just over 1/4". That surprised me!

Had a note from Jennie, she's got Bill's crud. Hope hers doesn't turn into the walking pneumonia too. She's going to call her doc today and see if she can't get something to stop this. She's miserable. Nurse Ratchet caught it!!! Get well soon girlfriend!!!! I'm doing fine. All the Vitamin C, echinacea, and gargling with apple cider vinegar/water seemed to keep it away, or at least send it away!

Yesterday was haircut day.

Had a fun chat with my gal, Leah. She always does such a great job on my hair. Came home and Bruiser ran across the yard to meet me. He's such a nut. Maybe he thinks he's a dog! 

When I go into the bathroom to dress and do my hair/make up, both Dude 

and Bruiser have to keep and eye on me...
Then...... Dude sneaks off in the evening ... goes to my bed and makes himself comfy............... with his head under my pillow!! 
I guess he thinks he's being incognito! He cracks me up.... like military dogs who like to sleep on top of their soldier handlers, 
Dude likes to sleep as close to me as he can...sometimes resting his head on my side or back!

I had to laugh.... I named my BFF and I and our friends who like wine "SOW Sistas" .... Southern Oregon Winos. So, Joe Kirk (LASD ret) and his JoAnn moved to the Central Oregon coast ... he said that makes them COWs ~!! LOL. I guess if you lived up by Portland you'd be a NOW.
The following I posted on my blog a year ago today:

"The seasons all remind me of things, winter reminds me of quiet. Shhhhhh....... Let's cook something that will warm us up, lets read a book snuggled on the couch with the cat, let's make hot chocolate and watch a movie ... Spring is always memorable because of the jump at you beauty. Summer is so busy with activities and places to go. Fall air just makes you feel good and alive. Then winter. I always look forward to it, only because growing up and living in Southern California we didn't have 4 seasons. Wait, we did ... Fire, Flood, Riot, and Hollywood's Award Season! (Gag, don't they ever quit patting themselves on the back!) I'm not whining, mind you, I do love each day and it's presentation. As with the constant heat of summer, the fog this winter was deflating. But, then again, each day brings a new promise. Today it's windy. Watching the leaves swirl and blow ... the wind chime is in full concert ... cat and dog are close by. I'll live! :O)"
I am having a hard time with gift giving and thank yous. Money gets spent, packages mailed and delivered, and not one thank you, other than a quick email or phone call that sounds like they are too busy to do much else. Oh wait a minute, I did get one from my BFF. BUT that is the ONLY one! I guess if folks don't appreciate gifts I just wont' give them any more. Birthdays, Christmas, doesn't matter. I was raised to write a thank you for a gift of any occasion. Guess there are only a couple of us left....... makes me sad.
Off the soapbox.

Yesterday I made a meatloaf. OMGOOD!!! As soon as my computer gets fixed and I can load photos on the blog, I have several recipes to share. This meatloaf contained ground beef, ground pork, cheese, sourdough soaked in milk, bacon, zucchini, broccoli slaw... and a topping made from sweet chili sauce, mayonnaise, and Tabasco steak sauce.

Today is meatloaf sandwich day!!! Drooling now thinking about it.

Historically this date....
1810Napoleon Bonaparte divorces his first wife Joséphine.

1901 – The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.

2005 – A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing U.S. Route 101, the main coastal corridor between San Francisco andLos Angeles, for 10 days.

And births this date include....
1843Frank James, American outlaw (d. 1915)
Jesse and Frank

1904Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (d. 1987)

1939 – Sal Mineo, American actor (d. 1976)

1943Jim Croce, American singer (d. 1973)

1944 – Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer

1945 – Rod Stewart, Scottish singer

1949 – George Foreman, American boxer
1957 – Greg Walden, American politician, our Congressman, nice guy, good guy, my friend....
All I know. Happy TGIF. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bob
January 10th.
Bittersweet Chocolate Day

Houseplant Appreciation Day:

Peculiar People Day:

Peculiar People Day is in honor of uniquely different people. Un-ordinary, extraordinary, unusual, strange, odd, uncommon, intriguing, different, abnormal, and quirky.... These are all things that we think of to describe the word "peculiar". Most of these characteristics can be viewed as good, or not so good. Today is a day to look for the good in your peculiar acquaintances.