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Friday, December 19, 2014

Wal-Mart Shopping ~ Watchful Bruiser ~ Photography Site and Photofunia ~ Football

Good 47ยบ raining morning. Since yesterday we've gotten 1". YES!!!
Ok, the "project" I referred to this morning was a trip into Grants Pass. (I certainly got some funny comments re the "project". Thanks guys and gals for making me laugh!.) Yesterday I had gone shopping.. Wal-Mart for stuff for Christmas and then Safeway for groceries. Mainly I needed glazed cherries and pineapple to make my grandmother's Scottish Cherry Cake. WELL... lo and behold, Safeway didn't have ANY glazed fruit! Wednesday Thursday Friday! They said the amounts they had to order was too much and people don't buy it. Fine. So next stop was Rays Market in Rogue River. They didn't have any either!!! They always have it! Same story. I got home and called Wal-Mart. YES they have some. Duh, I was in there already and didn't think to look! Well, not used to grocery shopping there. Always too many people and I really have never checked their prices.
First thing this morning, at Jeannie's suggestion, I headed to Wal-Mart. I really ENJOYED the shopping experience. Hardly anyone in the store. Parking spot RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE DOOR!!!! I chatted with some really nice people. One man his mom worked for our LASD at Lancaster Station! Several other ladies and I chatted about food items. I had never compared the prices there with the grocery stores where I normally shop. What a savings!!! Will go back and do that again ... early morning shopping! Thanks Jeannie! I bought all the rest of their glazed pineapple and all but two containers of green cherries and red cherries. Good thing I got there when I did!

So, as I was leaving and heading to Wally World, here was Bruiser sitting on a rock watching me go.... Nut!

Yesterday I was messing around on the computer and found this site...   Lots of photography information. Pro photographers and non pro. Got some good answers from them when I asked about the new lens I have ordered. Also looking into a new photo app for my computer called PhotoFunia .... 
When the holidays are over and things settle down I will start playing with that!


Historically this date...
1972 – Apollo program: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene CernanRon Evans and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth.

1998 – Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.

And births this date include....
1946 – Robert Urich, American actor (d. 2002)


Too sad. Too young!

1963 – Jennifer Beals, American actress

1972 – Alyssa Milano, American actress

1980 – Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor

LOL!!!! What a great photo opportunity!

Speaking of football.... Thursday night's game:

Ok, so onto organizing and getting ready to make some cherry cake!

Tonight is going to be reruns of the last of the Sweet & Sour Pork and another Hallmark Christmas movie! Oh, and a snuggy fire in the wood stove!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 19th.
National Hard Candy Day

We’ve all had hard candy of some type: butterscotch, horehound drops, lemon drops, lollipops, mints, root beer barrels, sour balls and fruit flavors galore.
Hard candy begins by boiling sugar and water, then adding flavors and colors. As the syrup boils, water evaporates and the sugar concentration increases.
Who invented hard candy?
Cave men ate honey from bee hives. Ancient Arabs, Chinese and Egyptians rolled fruits and nuts in honey. That was it for many centuries.

In the Middle Ages, merchants brought sugar back from the Indian subcontinent, where sugar cane originated. But it was very costly. Whether for tea, baked goods or confections, sugar was a treat for the wealthy. Honey was the sweetener available to those of lesser means.
By the 17th century there were many more sugar mills, and sugar became more affordable to the middle class. Confectioners began to express their creativity, resulting in the large selection of hard candy we have today.
With the Industrial Revolution (1750 to 1850), candy-making developed into an industry and hard candies became accessible to everyone. Hard candy on a stick followed: The word “lollipop” (originally spelled lollypop) first appeared in print in 1784.
Pick up a bag or two at the supermarket, or head to the candy store to customize a nostalgic selection.

TGIF and Rain!

Everything is fine. There is a project I am working on so that takes presidence over the blog for the time being. It will be up... later. Not to worry. 

xo Sue Mom Bobo