Good 45º too dark to see if it's cloudy yet morning. (Probably is!)
Last night's football...
So............... time to take down the Fall decorations and put up some Christmas ones. My Fall decorations consisted of a wreath on the door and mini pumpkins around in several places. First, deal with the mini pumpkins... Let's roast them.. for mini treats.
Cutting the top off the first one didn't go so well. Not a big enough cut... The next one was deeper. I scraped out the seeds with a melon-baller. Worked great.
Only three ingredients go into each pumpkin... 1 t. brown sugar, 1/2 t. butter, and a pinch of ground cinnamon.
Put the sugar/butter/cinnamon in each and put top on. Then put water in the pan, about 1/2 way up the pumpkins.
350º for 1 hour.
I washed the little seeds really well and dried with a towel, pulling off the remains of the scrapings. Then I tossed them in a bowl with olive oil and sea salt. Baked at 300º on a cookie sheet for 40 minutes, shaking and scraping the pan at the end of 20 minutes. YUMMY!!!! They didn't last long.. what with football and wine...
My Christmas decorations are minimal. No tree... a wreath on the front door, a snow sign on a birdhouse, a wreath with lights in the house, and a Teddy Bear in a Christmas cup that looks exactly like the one my Aunt Agnes gave me when I was born!
Historically this date.............
2008 – The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency.
..............and day before yesterday he was sentenced to 14 years in prison!
And births this date include..... (Holy cow...bunch of actors!)
This photo without his makeup is supposedly a rare shot of him.
1911 – Lee J. Cobb, American actor (d. 1976)
Lordy Swan... this man is 98 years old!!!!
1928 – Dick Van Patten, American actor
Another one of those odd-ball Bridges!
1942 – Dick Butkus, American football player
1945 – Michael Nouri, American actorThere were a few more birthdays but I got tired loading their pictures!
All I know. Happy Tuesday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Christmas Card Day
I did get my first Christmas Card already!! (Thanks Mo!)
Christmas Card Day, honors Sir Henry Cole (1818 - 1874) of England. Cole created the first commercial Christmas Card in 1843.
Just a few decades ago, sending Christmas cards through the mail was a holiday "must". Sending cards through the mail continues to be very popular. The cost and time for writing and sending cards has caused many people to stop sending them. Free Ecards have surged in popularity. Animated Christmas and seasonal Ecards have made sending and receiving them a lot of fun.
Today is a good day to send out your Christmas cards and holiday greetings. If you have yet to do so, use today to get a start.