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Friday, May 1, 2015

5-1-15 ~ Dion Song ~ Fox Makes Sandwich ~ Alden Leather ~ Gun Forms ~ My Trophy! ~ Smart Phone ~ Quinoa/Black Rice & Veggies ~ Quail ~ Hummingbird ~ Dave

Good 40º clear morning. Was 80º yesterday and supposed to top that today.

Lisa Hannan posted on her FB page.. list a song that has a girl's name in it. I posted this by Dion DiMucci (only if you are in my generation would you remember this!) and the Belmonts:

This will make you smile!~
After the 1986 Chernobyl accident, an exclusion zone was setup 18 miles around the plant where radiation was too high.
Today, due to little human interference, the area is home to many animals like Przewalski's horses, deer, foxes and brown bears.

Recently, a group of RFE/RL Ukrainian Service journalists came across a wild fox in the zone and 
recorded their interaction.

The group offered the fox food and witnessed the animal make a multi-layer sandwich -- before walking away with the sandwich intact.

Historically this date...

1884 – Proclamation of the demand for eight-hour workday in the United States.

1930 – The dwarf planet Pluto is officially named.

1931 – The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City.

1956 – The polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk is made available to the public.

1991 – Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics steals his 939th base, making him the all-time leader in this category. However, his accomplishment is overshadowed later that evening by Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers, when he pitches his seventh career no-hitter, breaking his own record.

2011 – Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks iskilled by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Due to the time difference between the United States and Pakistan, bin Laden was killed on May 2 in Pakistan.

And births this date include....
1852 – Calamity Jane, American Wild West performer (d. 1903)
1916 – Glenn Ford, Canadian actor (d. 2006)

1925 – Scott Carpenter, American astronaut (d. 2013)

1967 – Tim McGraw, American musician
... I like the smiling fact better!

Yesterday Tim and his dad, Dana Alden came over. Tim has a leather shop in Rogue River ( ) He and his family have been doing leather work for years. Tim also holds leather making classes. Anyway, he picked up a couple of leather sewing machines Jerry had and a leather belt stripper.

Put them in their horse trailer. We also got out all the gun forms that Jerry used to make holsters. There are over 200 of them. They are aluminum. When a holster is made for a specific type of gun, the holster is wet and the form pushed into the holster until it dries. That way the holster takes on the shape of the gun. 

These aren't Jerry's... just a picture I found on line..

Tim thinks a guy up north is interested in buying them. YES!!!!
While in the barn rummaging around I found an old trophy I won ...


If you haven't seen this on the news, here's what.. your smart phone is tracking you everywhere you go. You must change the settings... first go to "Settings", then "Privacy", then "Location Services", and "Frequent Locations"... turn off the Location Services. You can check out this story on FB at NBC Nightly News or their site
Click on the "How Smart Phones Track Your Every Move"
Then for dinner I cooked some quinoa (1¼ cups) and black rice (¼ cup) in the rice cooker with a bit of olive oil (about 3T) and a sprinkle of sea salt......

I chopped up some mushrooms, red bell pepper, zucchini, and yellow squash...

I sauteéd the veggies in olive oil and when the rice/quinoa was done I mixed them all together. OMGOOOOOD!!!!!

While in the kitchen I saw this quail sitting on the gate..

And the hummingbirds attacking the feeder.....

Next, up the road comes Dave with my riding lawnmower, all fixed!!! Now for the mowing................... ugh.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 1st
National Chocolate Parfait Day

(1.4-oz.) package chocolate instant pudding mix
2 cups milk
1/2 cup sour cream
(8-oz.) container frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided
3/4 cup chocolate graham cracker crumbs (4 cracker sheets)
1 tablespoon freshly grated chocolate

Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a bowl until blended and smooth. Fold in 1 1/2 cups whipped topping.

Spoon 1 Tbsp. crumbs into each of 6 (4-oz.) glasses, and top with 1/3 cup pudding mixture. Repeat layers with remaining crumbs and pudding mixture. Top each parfait evenly with remaining whipped topping and grated chocolate. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

(Use fat-free sugar-free pudding mix, 1% milk, light sour cream, and fat-free whipped topping for an equal or better taste and less calories)