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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Trees Down ~ Baby Turkeys ~ AC ~ Cat Bed ~ Storing Lettuce ~ Veggies/Rice Blend/Farro/Buffalo Wing Chicken ~ Power Out in LA

Good 56º clear sunny morning.

Yesterday I took Dude and the golf cart, (I ran 5 Miles!) and took stuff to our recycle bin and checked out the work Trees Inc had done on Friday.

Dude waits for me in the back of the golf cart until we turn around and then he runs back up the 3/10th of a mile to the house...

The smaller tree next to this one was taken down and this one trimmed up...

Walking through PJ and Dave's property was a couple hens and their baby turkey chicks...

I was busy cutting up cardboard to go in the recycle bin when a car suddenly stopped on the road. The turkeys were going across the road! Poor lady, scared her. She gave me a smile and a shoulder shrug!
Here is the trunk of the tree.... 
What an odd design. Looks like a small tree, then a square tree surrounded by a huge tree with green around the edges!

Good thing we did this early, as by noon it was 91º. UGH. At 12:45 it was 93º. Double UGH. 2pm 98º. 3:30pm 99.3º.
I received my electric bill for the month. After running my AC almost 24/7 during the triple digit days, which was most of the month, my bill is only $123 !!! Thank goodness for the Mitsubishi system!!! It only uses about 17% electricity of what other ACs use. Amazing. Ductless. I have three units, one in the living room, one in the dining room, and one upstairs on the landing. Keeps me warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Does anyone want or need a fluffy soft cat bed (or can be used for a Chihuahua size dog) or know anyone who does? This bed I bought for Bruiser. He slept in it during one winter only and now won't anymore.

Storage tip...
Lettuce can be stored up to a month in a glass jar and stay fresh:
Although, I will try it and use a wide-mouth jar!
Today my niece Nancy's husband Dan is celebrating his birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAN!

Historically this date
1963 – Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 meters (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention.

1964 – Vietnam War: at a rally in SaigonSouth Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh calls for expanding the war into North Vietnam.

1979 – The Sandinista rebels overthrow the government of the Somoza family inNicaragua.

1981 – In a private meeting with U.S. President Ronald Reagan, French Prime MinisterFrançois Mitterrand reveals the existence of the Farewell Dossier, a collection of documents showing that the Soviets had been stealing American technological research and development.

And births this date include...
1814 – Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist, founded the Colt's Manufacturing Company (d. 1862)

1941 – Vikki Carr, American singer and humanitarian

1962 – Anthony Edwards, American actor
Dinner was one of my combos.... I cooked two yams in the slow casserole cooker.

Cut in half length-wise, added water half way up their sides, lid on, set on high, cook til tender, 3-4 hours ...not mushy. Let cool, peel and cut into chunks. I could have eaten them all right then and there! Soooooooooooooo good! 

Then I re-hydrated some Harmony House carrots and celery.

Cooked in the rice cooker some...Lundberg Wild Blend Rice.. (long grain brown rice, sweet brown rice, wild rice, whole grain Wehani rice, and whole grain black Japonica rice) This company has so many yummy sides. Go to the site, put in your city or zip code and find out where it's sold in your area. Also after the blend rice was cooked I cooked some Farro . 

 Then into a big pan I put olive oil, the cooked rice and farro, some broccoli slaw, and the yams...

I added the dehydrated carrots and celery ...

and mixed well. Then topped it with the buffalo wing chicken

and stirred that up and heated through...
This was AWESOMLY good!!! The chicken has just enough spicy flavor to jazz up all that rice and veggies! The carrots and celery provided a crunch to the rice and farro as well as the broccoli slaw. Ahhhhh, breakfast today!
Entertainment was another Hallmark movie and a nap in my chair! Excitement runs rampant here!
This came out about 2:15 yesterday afternoon:
Thousands of people across Los Angeles County were left without power after severe thunderstorms and lightning rolled through the area Saturday.

About 2,000 people were affected in Lincoln Heights, 3,000 in Vermont-Slauson, 2,400 in South Los Angeles and 1,700 in the Westlake District, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Crews are working to restore the power in the affected areas, but it could take several hours.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 19th
National Ice Cream Day

National Ice Cream Day - 3rd Sunday in July
Ice Cream Day - December 13
When you get the urge for a snack on a hot, humid summer night, what's the first thing that comes to your mind? That's right....Ice Cream! Therefore, it's only fitting that ice cream be given it's own special day. On this day, we hope you enjoy an ice cream cone, a sundae, or a milk shake. Set the diet aside and splurge a little...have one of each!
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month. He also established National Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in the month.
Ice cream is nutritious. A little heavy on the sugar and calories, ice cream is otherwise good for you. Its base ingredient is milk, which is loaded with healthy vitamins and minerals.
Did you know? Charles E. Minches of St. Louis, Missouri is credited with inventing the ice cream cone. On July 23, 1904 at the World's Fair in St. Louis, he filled a pastry cone with two scoops of ice cream to make the first ice cream cone. There is some controversy over this claim. Italo Marchiony of New York City filed a patent for the ice cream cone months before the fair opened. And, he was selling lemon ice in cones as early as 1896. 


Lydia said...

Woo Hoo- I was a day early for Ice Cream Day.

Your blog has a peaceful look to it today. So very nice.

Congrats on the electric bill. If Gerry ever again works full-time from his office here, that room heats up faster than the others- a unit like you have could be just the ticket.

Oregon Sue said...

You can never be too early for ice cream! xo