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Thursday, May 15, 2014

TBT ~ Rick Hog ~ Asparagus Breakfast ~ Crockpot Dinner ~ Peace Officer's Memorial Day

Good 51ยบ some high clouds out there morning. Yesterday I turned on the AC in the afternoon for the first time this year. Rain predicted by Saturday, then on Sunday and Monday. Honest, I didn't wash my truck!

Throw Back Thursday.... Sandy (Todoran) Beck (Wilson High pals)  and I in 1986 at the Sheriff's Department Chili Cook-off at Wayside in front of the BC Range booth....which was called "De-Ranged Chili" !

Yesterday Rick came back and finished the upper pasture. He did a GREAT job. 

All ready for summer now. Well, still have to spray weeds and do some stuff in the garden. Need to find a guy/gal who wants to mow once a week for me and keep up my front and backyard. Any suggestions out there RR people?

I fixed breakfast.... just an odd creation. First I broke up some asparagus, put it in a pan with water, olive oil, and a tad of sea salt. Cooked a few minutes. Drained out water, added two eggs and put on lid to cook until done the way I like. Tossed in a few grape tomatoes at the last couple minutes. Set on cutting board with lid and let slightly cool.


Now dinner was just odd... I had some artichoke/chicken sausage in the freezer. Put it in crockpot with some low sodium chicken stock, cooked a couple hours on high. Added in two cups Quinoa, more chicken stock to accommodate, a can of Cannellini beans. Let cook another couple hours. Then added chopped cilantro, chopped cabbage, edamame, and a bag of mixed (carrots, peas, cauliflower, & broccoli) veggies...

How easy is that! Just dump anything that's in the cupboard/refrigerator/freezer you need to get rid of into the old crockpot and BAM! Dinner!   OMGOOD too!!!

Historically this date...
1862 – President Abraham Lincoln signs a bill into law creating the United States Bureau of Agriculture. It is later renamed the United States Department of Agriculture.

1905 – Las Vegas, Nevada, is founded when 110 acres (0.45 km2), in what later would become downtown, are auctioned off.

1940 – McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
    .... ah yes, we went to the McDonalds in Alhambra on Main Street & Granada Ave.
15¢ burgers, 10¢ fries, 10¢ cokes. Milk shakes were 20¢! Of course a gallon of gasoline was only 35¢ and a loaf of bread 50¢.

1958 – The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 3.

1960 – The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 4.

1963 – Project Mercury: The launch of the final Mercury mission, Mercury-Atlas 9 with astronaut L. Gordon Cooper on board. He becomes the first American to spend more than a day in space.

1972 – In Laurel, MarylandArthur Bremer shoots and paralyzes Alabama GovernorGeorge Wallace while he is campaigning to become President.

2010 – Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo.
 ... you wonder "WHAT WERE HER PARENTS THINKING? to allow a 16 year old to do this! OMG. Amazing she accomplished this feat. 

And births this date include...
1937 – Trini Lopez, American singer, guitarist, and actor

1955 – Lee Horsley, American actor

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 15th
Peace Officers Memorial Day

Thank you to all of those who have served in law enforcement... from the tan & green to the blue. All heroes in my book, including my late husband Jerry ♥ and my daughter Kristen! So proud of what you did Kristen!  ♥

Peace Officer's Memorial Day honors and remembers police officers who gave their lives while on duty.
Peace officers protect us 24/7 every day of the year. It's a sometimes dangerous job. They know they are putting their lives at risk to make and keep us safe. Police officers know the risks, and accept them. Sometimes, they pay the ultimate price.
Please show our respect and appreciation for police officers everyday.
Ways to participate in this day:
  • Show appreciation for police officers.
  • Make a donation to a police officer fund or memorial
  • Participate in activities honoring officers who have died on duty.
  •  Better still, create a memorial event, if there isn't one in your area.
  • Thank your police officers for a job well done.

When I was working the desk (911 & calls for service) at ELA Station, I had a similar bumper said "Call 911 - I make cops come" ... Well...................... one of the really prudish beeotchy secretaries (who should have NEVER been working in a male dominated environment) complained to the Capt about the bumper sticker. Swell. Called into Captain's office. He apologized, and I said, "for him" I'd remove it so the sophomoric little girl would get off his back!
Geesh! Everyone else liked it!