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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Gloom ~ Weather ~ "Affluenza Teen ~ Gaga ~ Bruiser ~ Doctor Visit ~ Trader Joe's ~ Frank & Cindy ~ Monday Football ~ Pepperpot


Good 36º very dark and gloomy morning.

Some rain in the night, but not snow and not ice on the barn roof.

That 18 year old teen, Ethan Couch, who was given 10 years probation for driving under the influence and killing 4 people and ran away with his mom, was found in Mexico. The parents are NO GOOD ADAM HENRYS! Both arrested many times. Millionaires.

One of my favorite shows on TV is Chicago Fire. I like Taylor Kinny, but have NO IDEA what he sees in that Lady Gag! Yes, GAG! She turns my stomach.... They are engaged.

GAWD, those shoes! And the way she dresses in public, or should I say 'pubic'! You won't believe this story about her and her "wardrobe" !!! 

While sitting here at my computer, Bruiser keeps and eye on me from atop the base unit...

Yesterday I had a trip into Medford to my doc, Rachael Orozco.

She is SO nice and pretty and just all around great. I have been having problems with my back for a few years. Had the Orthopedic Surgeon who did my back surgery in 2008 X-ray it a few years ago and he said there is no problem with the screws and rods holding up my L4 & L5.

So, I voiced concerns to my doctor yesterday, since I read that if there is a problem with bladder, kidneys, etc. can cause pain. She tested my flexibility and said it was GREAT! Then X-rays of the back. The tech called me back later and said I have what is called Degenerative Disc Disease. Common as we age.
So, when I need a walker I will have a wine holder installed on it! Actually Dr. O has ordered therapy for my back. Will start that soon.
After the doc I went to Trader Joe's....

On the way I drove by the new In-N-Outand it was a struggle not to turn into the line... but it was tooooo long with people even waiting outside to get inside!

So at TJ's I got a case of chardonnay wine, a bottle of some Ocarossa Cuvée Rosso made in Italy
... red wine, Basmati Rice Medley (with Basmati rice, wild rice, and garden herbs and vegetables...dehydrated carrots, onions, celery, red ell peppers, garlic, parsley, mushrooms, leeks, and lemon peel!)
and a cranberry orange ricotta cake
Lastly a stop at the post office to pick up a package and Ray's Market for chicken thighs. They had lobster tails on sale for $5.99 each but they were soooooooooooo small. Two bites or maybe 3! No, pass.
And the drive home was pretty.. Then it got cold again and more rain.

Today is my neighbor's Frank and Cindy's 38th wedding anniversary. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY kids!!! Thanks for being such GREAT neighbors!!!! ox
Historically this date...
1845 – In accordance with International Boundary delimitationU.S.A annexes theMexican state of Texas, following the Manifest Destiny doctrine. The Republic of Texas, which had been independent since the Texas Revolution of 1836, is thereupon admitted as the 28th U.S. state.

1997 – Hong Kong begins to kill all the nation's 1.25 million chickens to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.

And births this date include....
1800 – Charles Goodyear, American inventor (d. 1860)
Every picture of him, he's grumpy looking!

1936 – Mary Tyler Moore, American actress

1938 – Jon Voight, American actor

1947 – Ted Danson, American actor
... who is now on CSI
Last night's football:

Dinner was TURKEY SOUP! A fire in the wood stove, heated blanket Brian and Jen gave me. Wine. TV!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 29th


Pepperpot soup, also made in a thicker stew version, is a hearty beef and potato soup (originally beef tripe was used). The soup includes onions, bell peppers, other vegetables selected by the cook, and ground black pepper. Two U.S. presidents—George Washington and FDR—chose pepper pot as their most requested soup recipe. One story says that the soup was created from inexpensive ingredients during the Revolutionary War to feed the starving Continental Army. It is also called Philadelphia Pepper Pot Soup after an early 19th century painting by John Lewis Krimmel titled Pepper-Pot: A Scene in the Philadelphia Market. The painting depicts a street vendor selling the soup.
Campbells made a version for many years, but it was discontinued in 2010 in favor of higher-profitability soups (see the discussion here). It contained many ingredients including stock, beef tripe, carrots and macaroni.