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Friday, January 9, 2015

Bill To Help Vets ~ Law Enforcement Appreciation Day ~ Awards Schedule ~ Cup & Helmet ~ Aaron/Marie's Baby

Good 38ยบ foggy morning. Fog never lifted yesterday. Gloom....
Our Congressman, and my friend, Greg Walden, championed a bill to help Veterans! GO GREG!!!! It passed the House unanimously!

“With the new Congress in session this week, we’ve already passed bills to grow jobs, provide opportunities for our veterans, and protect small businesses from some of the worst abuses of Obamacare.”
Today is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). In light of recent negative activity directed toward the law enforcement community, we need to show law enforcement officers that we recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have. 

Each day 900,000 police officers across the country put on a badge and go to work knowing they may face extremely dangerous situations or they may not come home. On the average, a law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty every 58 hours! More than 50,000 officers are assaulted, and more than 15,000 are injured in the line of duty every year. There are few other professions in the world where you find these kinds of statistics.
If you see a law enforcement officer, say 'thank you'.

Yesterday I was feelin' puny. Was going to go to Grants Pass but decided a fire in the wood stove and maybe making chicken or vegetable soup would be better. Decided on miso soup with some re-hydrated spinach.  Good and hot and comforting..

Tried and experiment with my new casserole CrockPot.. Cut a yam in half lengthwise, sprinkled on some garlic sea salt. Put about 1" of water in the CrockPot and the yam and cooked on low for 4 hours. Perfect! SO SO yummy I gobbled the whole thing down!!! Making another one today!

For those of you who relish the one California season of Hollywood Patting Itself On the Back.... Here's the schedule...

The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important. 
Ladies.....Quit Laughing !

Thanks Lynn Helbing for this .... back in 2012!  Still FUN!!!
 Also, their eyes follow the cursor arrow.

Jerry's son Aaron sent this picture of he and Marie's baby... due in August... 

Oh boy oh boy oh girl? Unknown at this point. Will keep you posted.
Historically this date....
1788 – Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
1947 – Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive.
And births this date include....
1915 – Fernando Lamas, Argentine actor (d. 1982)
1925 – Lee Van Cleef, American actor (d. 1989)
1935 – Bob Denver, American actor (d. 2005)
1940 – Jimmy Boyd, American actor and singer (d. 2009)
"I saw momma kissing Santa Claus..."
1951 – Crystal Gayle, American singer
(Too much hair. Too long. Yuck)
1955 – J. K. Simmons, American actor
I was sitting in my chair and Mr. Bruiser got all comfy in my lap. Nice paw! He certainly leaves interesting muddy prints on my black truck!

LOL, Bruiser's twin....

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 9th
National Apricot Day (Whaaaaa???)

January 9th is National Apricot Day. Not sure why, since apricot season in the U.S. is from May through August (any fresh apricots found in the winter months have made a long trip from the southern hemisphere).
Yet, you can toast the day with an apricot brandy sour, have apricot jam on your toast or sandwich (cream cheese, goat cheese, ham, turkey), make a pork roast with dried apricots, or use the jam as filling in a Sacher Torte.