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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Mo'Rain ~ Toys 4 Tots & Brian ~ Gun Commercial ~ Blue Light ~ Hawk ~ Chicken Penne Rigate ~ Omaha Steak Order & Dinner ~ Matchmaker Santa

Good 37ยบ cloudy morning. Sprinkled yesterday on and off. sun came and went. Rained hard for a few minutes. Looks like I got about 1/8" here.
A reminder... there is a Toys 4 Tots drop off location in Grants Pass at my son Brian's State Farm Office. He is in the Allen Creek Rd shopping center (by Haggen and McDonalds):
Brian is a former Marine, having served during the Gulf War (on board the USS Missouri!)
Brian's office is open M-F. Stop by and drop off an unwrapped toy!
Shared by George B (LASD ret)... thank George!
Best one minute gun commercial ever...

This gloomy, early dark .. late sunrise, had me somewhat in a funk along with all the bad cloudy dank weather. No sun! Then I remembered my 'blue light'.
I turn this on when I'm sitting at my desk....

Mood disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, is a type of depression that results from a lack of daylight in the winter months. Although many people experience minor mood fluctuations due to lack of adequate sunshine, the more severe forms of SAD can result in debilitating fatigue, changes in appetite, and severe mood disorders. Most people treated with blue light therapy for SAD show improvement within seven days, according to the Mayo Clinic:
I feel better already and it only took 2 days!
Was outside to take pictures 

and saw this hawk in the pasture... he apparently caught himself a mole or vole...

Historically this date...
1848 – California Gold Rush: In a message before the U.S. Congress, US President James K. Polk confirms that large amounts of gold had been discovered in California.

1932 – German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.

1933 – Prohibition in the United States ends: Utah becomes the 36th U.S. state to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution, thus establishing the required 75% of states needed to enact the amendment (this overturned the 18th Amendment which had made the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol illegal in the United States).

1979 – Sonia Johnson is formally excommunicated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for her outspoken criticism of the church concerning the proposedEqual Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

And births this date include....

1839 – George Armstrong Custer, American general (d. 1876)

1879 – Clyde Cessna, American airplane manufacturer (d. 1954)

1901 – Walt Disney, American animated film producer (d. 1966)

1932 – Little Richard, American singer and pianist
How I LOVE Italian food. Here is a great and simple recipe:
Chicken Penne Rigate

1 pkg penne
1½ pounds chicken tenders, cut into pieces
4 cups tomatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 yellow onion, chopped
3/4 cup basil leaves, chopped
3 T. olive oil
salt and black pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to package instructions.
Drain the tomato chunks in a colander for an hour, or until they are fairly dry.
In skillet warm up the olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until tender. Add chicken and cook thoroughly.
Toss in the tomatoes and bring to simmer. Cook until tomatoes are falling apart and most of the liquid has evaporated. Add the basil and cooked pasta. Heat. Enjoy!
Chris of UPS showed up in the late afternoon with  my Omaha Steak order. It contained stuffed sole with scallops and crab, filet mignon, top sirloin steak, stuffed baked potatoes, potatoes au gratin, steak burgers, and chocolate molten lava cakes. So, for dinner I had a stuffed sole and some potatoes au gratin.... I put some dollops of the creamy garlic sauce on the sole and had a dipping dish of homemade ranch for the potatoes and tomatoes...
Then it was chair, wine, and a Hallmark movie, Matchmaker Santa..

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 5th
National Repeal Day
(a 5th on the 5th? LOL)

In 1919, the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed by Congress, making it against the law to manufacture, sell or transport “intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes” in America. During the same year, Congress also passed the Volstead Act, which provided for the enforcement of Prohibition, despite President Woodrow Wilson’s veto. While thousands of bootleggers stills were destroyed, organize crime flourished. After 13 dry years, prohibition in America ended on this day in 1933 when the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed and ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment.
In honor of National Repeal Day, why not enjoy a tasting brew or festive cocktail with a few friends, co-workers or special someone and celebrate the constitution and the end of the Prohibition era?