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Friday, January 22, 2016

Rain ~ Giving Smiles ~ Wine Glass Gift ~ Cat Shirt ~ Kristen ~ Veggies/Rice/Pulled Pork ~ Blonde Brownies

Good 45º drizzly foggy morning. In the night the rain started about 1:30am and lasted 2 hours of hard rain. We got 1" ! Today is supposed to be "cloudy".

Yesterday we actually had sun!
For awhile anyway, then 1pm-ish the clouds moved back in and the sun went into hiding. About 2:45 it got really windy... by leaves! The pressure really started dropping by 3pm. Had warmed to 55º

Received this from pal Charlean (Gottesman) Allen (LASD ret) ... keep the Kleenex close for those happy tears...
I have two new items.... one, my sister Betty sent me this wine glass..."Cheers to Aging Like Fine Wine". GIANT glass too.. looks like it will hold a bottle of wine! Well, not quite, maybe half a bottle! Thanks Betty!!!!

And I got myself a new sweatshirt...   LOL

Historically this date...
1947 – KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California.

1968 – Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.

1973 – The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states.

2002 – Kmart becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

And births this date include...
1932 – Piper Laurie, American actress

1934 – Bill Bixby, American actor (d. 1993)

1934 – Graham Kerr, British-born chef

1937 – Joseph Wambaugh, American author

1959 – Linda Blair, American actress

1965 – Diane Lane, American actress
One of her movies, a fav of mine... Under The Tuscan Sun.
Kristen is going back for more chemo. She will start next week, and then every 3 weeks for 6 months.
Prayers for her please. ♥
Dinner.... I re-hydrated some veggies....just a spoonful of jalapeños, generous amount of mushrooms, sweet potato bits, spinach, and vegetable mixture....

I put 1 cup Basmati Rice Medley in the rice cooker with a pat of butter...

Then I added 3 cups of water and the re-hydrated veggies, stirred them and turned on the rice cooker and let it do it's thing.
I drained and heated the pork in the microwave, drizzled it with a bit of infused olive oil and sprinkled on garlic salt. Dinner.. quick easy simple and OH SO GOOD!

Chair, phone conversations with pals and a quick one with Brian. Wine, and TV... Chicago Med, Blue Bloods.... The only problem is that my controller stopped working. It would only turn on the TV and raise and lower the sound. To change the channels I had to get down on my knees in front of the box and change them by pushing the buttons. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....................... then I couldn't stop or fast forward through the commercials on shows I had recorded. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.................... I called DirecTV and they had me test the controller (instructions over the phone) and determined something was wrong. Duh. So they are FedExing me a new one. Hopefully will be here today or tomorrow!! Probably not til Monday!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 22nd
National Blonde Brownie Day

National Blonde Brownie Day is a special day that is set aside to bake and eat blonde brownies.
What's a blonde brownie, you ask? Well, as their name implies, traditional brownies are a dark brown. To make blonde brownies, light brown sugar is used in the recipe in place of dark brown chocolate.
On National Blonde Brownie Day, its your right and responsibility to bake blonde brownies, and to eat them. If you don't have time to bake today, buy some and eat a few extra blonde brownies.
Note: The use of nuts and frosting on your brownies is optional.