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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Medford/Grants Pass ~ Earrings ~ Asparagus ~ Fallon&Keaton ~ April ~ Mary&Gil


Good 43º clear gonna be hot again today morning. Was 81º here yesterday. Weather folks say 91º today. HAVE to get some grass cut. All this sun is making it grow faster and faster. Sigh.....

Happy Hump Day Y'all


Yesterday was a trip into Medford. Yearly appointment with my cardiologist, Brian Morrison (cutie). From my fasting blood test on Monday he said my cholesterol is PERFECT and my blood pressure (which normally has been high) was PERFECT! Said everything (heart, aorta) sounded great. YIPPEE.... I'm sure losing that little weight (so far) has a bearing on my blood pressure.

Took this on the way into Medford. Clear skies. Sun. Still a bit of snow on Mt. Mcloughlin. (sorry crooked... one hand on camera and one on steering wheel! camera is VERY heavy!)


After the doc's a stop at Costco. They didn't have any artichokes! OMG. This is the first time ever! Got some of this...

Sounds like a great little healthy snack!


Then to Grants Pass not to drop off the artichokes Jennifer wanted... but gave her the earrings I made of her cat Bridey...

The black ones that look like Bruiser I made for me...

I've got to find some beads that look like Dude!!!!

Dinner was a rerun of the meatball tomatoes and I stir-fried some asparagus Nancy and Dave gave me. They grow their own and it is soooooooooooo good. Fresh and so crunchy! Cut off bottom end, cut into bite sized pieces, add olive oil to pan, the asparagus, and drizzle on some balsamic vinegar. Fry til hot.

The vinegar I used is this Napa Valley Pomegranate...

 OMGOOOOD!!!

Watched some TV, napped, and watched Jimmy Fallon. He had Diane Keaton on. She is a whack job! The way she dresses and acts. Weirdo!!! Her outfit was sooooo odd. Black pantsuit, huge wide belt in the middle, black and white plaid tie, shirt cuffs hanging out, and that hat. UGH. I turned it off. She thinks she is soooooooooooo funny! She's not. (she used to babysit for my nieces in Santa Ana where she went to high school)


Historically this date...
1789 – On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York CityGeorge Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.


1803 – Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory fromFrance for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.


1812 – The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the nameLouisiana.


1900 – Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.


1927 – Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
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1945 – World War II: FührerbunkerAdolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.


1947 – In Nevada, the Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam a second time.



And births this date include....
1877 – Alice B. Toklas, American companion of Gertrude Stein (d. 1967)
... a very interesting read!
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1908 – Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)
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1926 – Cloris Leachman, American actress
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1933 – Willie Nelson, American musician
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1938 – Gary Collins, American actor
.... the boy has racked up quite a few of mug shots over the years for DUI and dine and dash....
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1943 – Bobby Vee, American singer
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1945 – Michael J. Smith, American astronaut (d. 1986)
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1975 – Johnny Galecki, American actor
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Today there are a couple of events... Kristen's pal April Frey, the BEST masseuse ever, (her hubby Brian did the dry wall fixing my ceiling) is celebrating her special day today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY APRIL!!!
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And a couple of high school pals, Mary (Fancher) and Gil Zavala are celebrating wedding year number 48!!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!! You both look GREAT!
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All I know. Nuff said. Happy Wednesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 30th
National Raisin Day
When grapes spend a little too much time in the sun, they cross the border into dried fruit and become raisins. But these little beauties are chewy, sweet and a great snack to have on hand.
Because there is already so much naturally occurring fructose and glucose in grapes, the flavor amps up even more after the grapes are dried. Largely, the sugar remains - so much so that if you keep raisins for a while, the sugar begins to crystallize.

If you're not a serial raisin snacker, then perhaps today's other food holiday will tempt you into trying a few. April 30 is also National Oatmeal Cookie Day!
And, what do you get when you combine these chewy drop cookies with an even more flavorful addition? Oatmeal raisin cookies! Is it a coincidence that these two holidays happened on the same day? Who knows, but you're sure getting twice the bang for your buck.