Good 67º warm already morning!
Because of the clouds the weather man said it was going to be cooler last night. WRONG! Hmmmm.... don't the clouds hold the heat in???? Today they predict 104º.
12 noon 93º
1:pm cloud coming in and 95.7º
Here is a little doe laying in the backyard in the shade by a tub of water...
Here is a fun short little video.....
I hope whatever your 4th of July plans are... they will be fun! We are free, thanks to our forefathers and their wisdom. May God continue to Bless us and keep us free. Thank you to all military who have served preserving that freedom.
Barbecues will be firing up soon and fireworks will explode ... I will be watching fireworks on TV tonight. Enjoy your day!
Here is one of my fav cool off drinks... ice cubes, water, lemon juice:
I tried to get Dude to dress up.....
Mom, do I HAVE to wear this?
Historically this date....
1776 – American Revolution: The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress.
1939 – Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, tells a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considers himself "The luckiest man on the face of the earth" as he announces his retirement from major league baseball.
And births this date include...
1918 – Abigail Van Buren, American advice columnist (d. 2013)
1927 – Neil Simon, American playwright
1929 – Al Davis, American businessman (d. 2011)
1930 – George Steinbrenner, American businessman (d. 2010)
Yesterday I really wanted to go to The Bohemian to see Donna Walsh's new paintings, but that didn't pan out. So, I filled bird feeders, filled water tubs, vacuumed and mopped the kitchen floor, washed bed sheets and the new ones I just got plus 3 other loads of clothes and towels, planned dinner, put a soaker on the pear tree ...
Dinner was a salad. I cooked some taco flavored rice in the rice cooker and let it sit and cool.
Chopped up ice berg lettuce, added in spinach, artichoke quarters, carrot slices, snap peas, celery, broccoli, cauliflower...
Dressing was mayonnaise and lemon juice ...
...with Lawry's garlic salt and some black pepper...
Decided not to use the rice...saved for breakfast... salad GOOD!
Did my evening thing... chair, wine, nap. The Bruise decided to do his resting on the entertainment center.... (sorry, took with iPhone and it was dark...)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy 4th of July. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
The fourth of July is the birthday of our nation. Today, we celebrate and enjoy the freedom that comes with the event that made this day so special.
Thomas Jefferson, is the author of the Declaration of Independence. He led a committee that crafted the declaration between June 11-28, 1776. Jefferson and other discontented representatives from the thirteen colonies, voted and approved it on July 4, 1776. The document declared freedom for the 13 colonies from British rule. It currently resides in the Exhibition Hall of the National Archive in Washington, D.C.
Did you know? The Declaration of Independence was not signed by all representatives until August, 1776. To make it official, John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress signed it. Now, can anyone guess where the saying "put your John Hancock on it" came from!?!
Today, we enjoy the benefits of the freedom which the framers signed and ultimately fought for. For us, it is a time for baseball, hot dogs and family picnics. Summer is in full swing and life is good.
Fourth of July is not complete without parades and fireworks. Fireworks are enjoyed by almost everyone. You should have your choice of several locations in your area on the Fourth, or even the day before. Many cottage owners on lakes will set out flares along the shore creating a "Ring of Fire". Add to this an abundance of fireworks, and you have quite a display.
Happy Birthday, America!!!!!
Today is also
Sidewalk Egg Frying Day is today. Hmmmmm... Do you wonder why we have such a day?
It's July, the middle of summer. It's hotter than blazes. It's steamy, unbearable heat. Everything you touch is hot, sizzling hot. Why, its so hot that you could fry an egg on the sidewalk.
As we thought about this day, we realized many of you will now rush out under the hot noonday sun to fry some eggs on your sidewalk. Once you do so, who will eat it!?
Have a great Sidewalk Egg Frying Day!