The Bruise was not happy climbing up to the top of the entertainment center without the old TV to climb on... He made it but didn't stay long...
(Not good pictures, used my cell phone in a dark room...)
This picture taken 3 years ago today of my Maggie and the Bruise. She wasn't afraid of him like Dude is!!
It got windy yesterday.. was a warm 76º - 78º but the leaves were being blown out of the trees like mad... The wind was HOWLING!!!!!
I don't ever recall of weather like this up here. The heat and the wind the end of October. We've had rain and snow even on Halloween. This was just odd. I had there windows and doors open all day until dark!
Today is a special anniversary of special friends.... Lynda and Rick Castro (both LASD ret). 23 years. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY kids!!!
Friday I got a couple things I had ordered....
my new snuggy winter slippers from LLBean:
....and my Dirty Sue martini mix and stuffed olives!
Historically this date...
1800 – US President John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).
1941 – American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.
I have some of his photos ... especially like the Yosemite series...
1960 – While campaigning for President of the United States, John F. Kennedy announces his idea of the Peace Corps.
1982 – Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
And births this date include...
1941 – Robert Foxworth, American actor
5 wives so far and he's creepy!
.... another creepy....
Yesterday was exciting... vacuumed and mopped. Wow. I had to make some of those spider eggs too..... in the yolk mixture I used Mayonnaise and Sriracha, pinch of pepper, and some garlic salt.... of course the added sriracha mayo made them super good!!!
For years whenever I made deviled eggs Maggie would sit and wait patiently until she could lick the dish. Bruiser was the same yesterday. He actually licked the egg mixture! Odd cat.
Later dinner was reruns with a deviled egg or two. Chair, TV (Hallmark movie and Blue Bloods), wine. Oh, and I saw American Pharaoh win The Breeder's Cup and race his last race. What a horse!!! Now he's retired, at age 3.
The rain started about 8:30 last night. It continued for several hours. We ended up with 1/2" !!! YEAH!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy 1st day of November. Hope you set your clocks back.
ox Sue Mom Bobo
National Vinegar Day
Peoples from many lands of the world have used vinegar in many different ways, for thousands of years.
Around 5000 BC the Babylonians were using the fruit of the date palm to make wine and vinegar to be used as food and a preservative or pickling agent.
Vinegar residues were found in urns from ancient Egypt and have been traced to 3000 BC.
The first written history of vinegar in China dates to 1200 BC.
1000 BC… In ancient Rome different types of vinegar were made from wine, dates, figs and other fruits and placed in bowls for the dunking of bread.
The making of rice vinegar in China goes back 3000 years.
During biblical times, vinegar was used to flavor foods, drunk as an energizing drink, and used as a medicine. It’s mentioned in both the old and new testaments. In the Book of Ruth (Ruth 2:14), after working hard gleaning barley in the fields, Ruth was invited by Boaz to eat bread and dip it in vinegar.
In ancient Greece, around 400 BC, Hippocrates, who is considered the father of modern medicine, prescribed apple cider vinegar mixed with honey for a variety of ailments, including coughs and colds.
Vinegar was used by the Carthaginian general Hannibal when he crossed the Alps with elephants to invade Italy in 218 BC. It was poured over hot boulders to crumble them, to allow his troops to march through.
The Japanese samurai believed drinking a rice vinegar drink would boost their strength and they drank it regularly.
Vinegar throughout history has been useful to everyday soldiers. Diluted vinegar has been used as a strengthening and an energizing tonic by the military throughout the ages. Roman soldiers called this refreshing drink posca. They used it regularly like the Japanese samurai. The addition of vinegar to their drinking water had the additional benefit of killing any infectious agents that might have been present.
In early Middle Eastern writings vinegar is mentioned as being used for medicinal purposes ranging from a digestive aid, an expectorant and even a clotting agent. It was also used to dress wounds. Besides its medicinal uses it was valued as a condiment.
Around 40 BC Cleopatra, queen of Egypt, dissolved costly pearls in vinegar so that she might win a wager that she could consume a fortune in a single meal. The wager was with Mark Antony.