Good 33º cloudy morning. Rain coming....
The sun all day yesterday was heavenly! I knew we were in for more rain so I "ran 5 Miles"... driving the golf cart and Dude running to take all the trash to the can by the road and all the recyclables. He is such a happy camper to run. Gets so excited when he knows we are going to do that!
Dude is the biggest love!!! Can't thank Dave enough!!
Today's football... should be interesting.. My Patriots and Kristen's Jets!
Today is a very special birthday... my pal Trish Bowler, wife of the infamous Lt. John Bowler (LASD ret). HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRISH!! Wishing you a SUPER day. oxox
Historically this date....
1968 – Apollo Program: Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon.
2001 – The People's Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States.
And births this date include..
Yesterday evening I made myself a 'Dirty Sue' martini...
Vodka, Dirty Sue martini mix, and pickled asparagus spears.
I munched on some of that turkey for dinner. Made some turkey gravy. Here is an item I have had for a very long time.. it's older than me, for sure. It belonged to my Mom. When she made gravy she would heat the liquid from cooking the giblets and then put some flour in this 1 cup container and add milk. Then shake it up and add it to the cooking broth...
There are no markings on it. Made of aluminum. Works great! Fun being able to use something of hers that she used.
I think today I will make some turkey soup. Mmmmm....
Also need to clean the house... you know the exciting stuff..vacuuming, mopping, and dusting. ICK~! I was going to meet Brian and family for brunch at TapRock, but they are going to go to the snow.
I called TapRock, as I had a 2 for 1 coupon that expires the 1st and the brunch is only on Sunday. They manager said I could use it on the 3rd and to put his name and yesterday's date on it to be valid one more week. Nice!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Fruitcake Day
Didn't this year, but I love getting the fruitcake from Costco, dousing it with rum and let it sit a week before eating it. OMGOOD!!!
It is very appropriate for National Fruitcake Day to be celebrated shortly after Christmas. Once the holidays are over, it's time to get rid of your fruitcake. Giving a fruitcake is a Christmas tradition for many. It is also believed that recipients will re-wrap the fruitcake and give it to someone else. Who knows how many years, or decades, a fruitcake has been passed along? Ultimately, the trick is to make sure you give away the fruitcake before the holiday season is through. Otherwise, you get the joy of storing it, until the next fruitcake-giving season.
On National Fruitcake Day, those with a sweet tooth can celebrate by eating a slice or two. Otherwise, we suggest you use this day to give your fruitcake to someone....anyone.