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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Rain ~ In-N-Out ~ Italian Chicken Soup ~ Sunday Football ~ Albino Squirrel ~ Dude ~ Clouds ~ Around The Block ~ New Shirt ~ St. Nicholas Day

Good 44º cloudy morning. Got more rain in the night. Another 1/2" ! No rain yesterday daytime. Warmed to 54º. Good thing, Grants Pass Christmas Parade was last evening at 6pm. Brian and family were there. Today:


Some awesome news...

Grants Pass, Ore. — In-N-Out is now officially planning to expand to Grants Pass, according to the Grants Pass Daily Courier. The news comes three months after the popular chain opened its first Oregon location in Medford.
It’s been rumored for months but it appears it’s official – Grants Pass will be getting an In-N-Out restaurant at some point. The Grants Pass Daily Courier says tax records show In-N-Out is now the owner of a former Shell Gas station site in the city located on Northeast Morgan Lane.
          ^Morgan Lane and 7th St at the southbound I-5 on ramp.
The popular burger chain opened Oregon’s first location in Medford last September.
For us here in RR and GP that is over a 50 mile round trip.
Italian Chicken Soup:

1½ pounds boneless chicken (breasts or thighs)
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 cups sliced mushrooms
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
1 can (14oz) diced tomatoes
½ t. dried oregano
½ t. dried basil
½ t. garlic powder
2 spring thyme
2 T. olive oil
In large pot warm the olive oil over med heat. Toss in the chicken and cook thoroughly.
Add onion, mushrooms, carrots and cook for 5 minutes.
Stir in diced tomatoes, chicken broth, basil, oregano, and garlic. Reduce to simmer and cook 30 minutes. Enjoy!
Today's football...
Not a Jet's fan, but hope they beat the pants off Eli and the Giants~!!

    Albino squirrel ... interesting!

Yesterday laundry, dishes, filling bird feeders, and a trip into RR for a deer block at Ace and chicken thighs at Rays. Dude was happy for a ride... I unlock the car and open the back end and he's in there quicker than anything! "Ok mom, I'm ready!"

Was going to vacuum and mop, but that was just not what I wanted to do! Maybe today.  
By 3:30 it was looking like rain soon... looks about like that now..

Historically this date...
1768 – The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.

1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.

1877 – The first edition of the Washington Post is published.

1877 – Thomas Edison, using his new phonograph, makes one of the earliest recordings of a human voice, reciting "Mary Had a Little Lamb".

1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed.

1897 – London becomes the world's first city to host licensed taxicabs.

And births this date include....

1900 – Agnes Moorehead, American actress (d. 1974)

1920 – Dave Brubeck, American pianist and composer (d. 2012)

1924 – Wally Cox, American actor (d. 1973)

1928 – Bobby Van, American singer (d. 1980)

1948 – JoBeth Williams, American actress
This from my friend Karen Baertschiger.... LOL...

My friend Joan Knoeppel shared this on my FB page. I bought one! Hope it gets here soon!

Dinner was a concoction I was not all that happy with. Will modify it today and see what I can come up with.
Then chair, fire in wood stove, wine, TV... nice.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 6th
St. Nicholas Day

Yes, there really was a Christian Saint Nicholas. He lived in the country of Greece, just a couple hundred years after the birth of Christ. This day is in honor of Saint Nicholas and his life.
Saint Nicholas became a priest, and later, a Bishop of the early Catholic Church. True to the Christian concept of giving up belongings and following Christ, St. Nicholas gave up all of his belongings. He was well known for giving to needy people, especially children. There are may stories and tales of him helping out children in need.
The practice of hanging up stockings originated with Saint Nicholas. As the ancient legend goes, Saint Nicholas was known to throw small bags of gold coins into the open windows of poor homes. After one bag of gold fell into the stocking of a child, news got around. Children soon began hanging their stocking by their chimneys "in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there".
It wasn't until the 1800's that the spirit of St. Nicholas' life evolved into the creation of Santa Claus. And, this happened in America. Santa Claus emerged (or evolved) from the stories and legends of St. Nicholas. Santa Claus was kind and generous to children. Unlike "St. Nick", Santa Claus is largely a non-religious character.




Anonymous said...

I am still laughing at the new shirt. Funny!

Happy to hear you are getting an In & Out closer to you. You would have really wanted a Double Double badly to drive 50 miles round trip. I probably would have done it now and then. YUM!!

Dude is so funny. Between him and Bruiser you must laugh a lot!

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

You are right, T, driving that far is not on my agenda, only if I have to go to my doc or Costco! And yes, Dude and the Bruise keep a smile on my face! Thank goodness for their presence in my life! xo