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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Brush-Hoggin' ~ Dude & Bruiser ~ Deer ~ Artichoke Chicken Salad

Good 43ยบ clear sunny morning. Predictions:
I don't believe it~! But since I will probably be out there mowing, it might!

Saw this odd cloud formation about 7:30am yesterday...

Yesterday I had a lousy morning. First of all Bruiser takes off at 6am. He doesn't come back til 10am. In the meantime, Dude wouldn't eat because Bruiser wasn't here! Sigh.... When the Bruise was back and I fed him, THEN Dude ate his breakfast! Dude acts scared of the Bruise most of the time, that is why it's strange he won't eat when he's not here. Maybe he worries about the little guy like I do!  

Dave came to brush-hog about 10am. He worked til 4pm. Both the upper pastures were finished. All done now except for a bit of weed-eating.

While he did the brush-hogging, Dude and the Bruise sat on the porch... Dude was just being cute and the Bruise was on the stack of old chairs watching the birds come and go from the birdhouses ... and drooling!

The deer showed up, jumped the fence into the pasture, and then heard the tractor.... off they ran!

Historically this date.....
1974 – Police in Los Angeles, California, raid the Symbionese Liberation Army's headquarters, killing six members, including Camilla Hall.

1983 – The U.S. Department of Energy declassifies documents showing world's largestmercury pollution event in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer's Freedom of Information Act request.

1995  Shawn Nelson steals a tank from a military installation and goes on a rampage in San Diego resulting in a 25 minute police chase. Nelson is killed by an officer after the tank got stuck on a concrete barrier and tried to break free.
2004 – The first legal same-sex marriages in the U.S. are performed in the state of Massachusetts.
2006 – The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef.
2007 – Trains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.
2013 – Two Metro-North commuter trains collide near Bridgeport, Connecticut injuring at least 72 people.

And births this date include...
1911 – Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (d. 1998)'sullivan%20-%20CopyMA29001760-0006.jpg

1936 – Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (d. 2010)

1956 – Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer

1956 – Bob Saget, American actor

1962 – Craig Ferguson, Scottish actor and comedian
                                            (nice hair..... not)
Here is a GREAT summer salad!  
Artichoke Chicken Salad
1 1/2 cups shredded roasted chicken breast (use the rotisserie chicken from the store already cooked)
1 c drained and coarsely chopped marinated artichoke hearts
1/2 c  1" pieces roasted or broiled asparagus spears
1/4 c roasted chopped red bell pepper
3-4 T olive oil vinaigrette or Italian salad dressing
1/8 t coarsely ground black pepper
Combine chicken, artichoke hearts, asparagus, and bell pepper in bowl and toss to mix well. Add salad dressing and pepper. Toss again. Let stand 15 minutes before serving or cover and chill when ready to serve. Serve on a bed of fresh greens garnished with a sprinkling of blue cheese crumbles and chopped walnuts or serve in lettuce lined pita pockets.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 17th
Pack Rat Day

(I do NOT agree with the following....)
Today is Pack Rat Day. 'Cmon, admit it... .. you're a Pack Rat like the rest of us. If you are a Pack Rat, you're in good company. You might as well come out of hiding  behind those piles of valuable "stuff", and celebrate this fun day.
Its really easy to let things pile up. After all, each item you acquire along the road of life may have value or serve some meaningful purpose. 'Ya just never know. Making the decision to discard something of even remotely questionable value, is difficult, if not impossible to do. We understand you perfectly. Why? Because most of us are pack rats.
In keeping with the intent of Pack Rat Day, here are some Do's and Don't's:
  • Don't clean your room, basement, garage or any other area today.
  • Don't discard anything today...It may be valuable.
  • Don't even empty the trash today. You might have accidentally thrown out something useful.
  • Do keep an eye out for useful stuff being discarded by others.
  • Do go to garage and rummage sales. They can be pack rat gold mines.
  • Do look around your belongings and be thankful for what you have.
  • Do spend time thinking of uses for your things. Justification for saving is satisfying.

This is not good and I do admit I save things, but my home is not a pack rat mess like the above! That is disgusting. I would suggest that since it's Pack Rat Day, CLEAN OUT SOMETHING!!!!!!