Good 63ºsunny clear morning.
Yesterday it was nice in the morning for awhile, with the doors and windows open and a comfy 65º. Then by 9:45 it was 79º. Closed the house and turned on the AC. By 11am it was 88º. And the weather people said it was going to be cooler yesterday than Saturday! 1:pm 95º. 3:pm 99º! 3:30 100º!! That is NOT cooler than Saturday! Predictions for 99º for today.
I decided before 9am I had best get the trash down to the road, as it would be too hot for Dude to run later. If I take the golf cart anywhere, he HAS to go too or ELSE! When we came back the clouds were forming again. Humid. ICK.
I had made a cup of coffee earlier but let it sit. When I came back from the trash duty I put it in a glass with ice. Mmmmmmm........ perfect. Breakfast was a bowl of baby spinach topped with tomato, microwave poached egg, and a boneless skinless chicken thigh. Yummm!
Excitement was rampant, I sorted through mail, went through all the stuff in the shelves next to my desk and either shredded or tossed out 2 large trash bags of stuff!!!, washed dishes, did a load of laundry, and contemplated dinner. Zowie.
You have got to see this 2 minute video of
a man with a great heart for two down and out kids. (Shared by Bernie Beck. Thank Bernie!)
A special birthday today... Nan Chipolla, wife of the infamous Mike, cousin to my travelin' pal Joan Petitclair ..... with their family. HAPPY BIRTHDAY NAN!!! Gonna have a martini in your honor!
Historically this date....
1882 – More than 100,000 inhabitants of Bombay are killed as a cyclone in the Arabian Sea pushes huge waves into the harbor.
1918 – World War I: Battle of Belleau Wood – The U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day's casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Chateau-Thierry.
1944 – World War II: the Battle of Normandy begins. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches ofNormandy in France. The allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.
1981 – Bihar train disaster: a passenger train traveling between Mansi and Saharsa,India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed.
2005 – The United States Supreme Court upholds a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana, in Gonzales v. Raich. (HA! Not in Washington, Colorado, or Oregon! Good grief! Pot heads are just that.)
And births this date include...
1932 – David Scott, American astronaut
1967 – Paul Giamatti, American actor
My Yucca plant is finally blooming.... it's still very small. Don't know where it came from, just was there and over the years has grown s-l-o-w-l-y ....
We had some tall ones in Temple City. Our neighbor, Virginia Cobar, the awesome lady who taught me how to make tamales, used to come pick the blooms and stuffed them to eat. I never got her recipe. Think I'll write her and see if she will send it to me.
Dinner was reruns of that chicken soup I made, but strained out most of the liquid and set it atop some broccoli slaw when I heated it, adding cheese and the last corn on the cob.
Some fresh cool cucumber was good with that too.
I had recorded a Hallmark movie to watch, Wedding Bells. It was boring! I scanned through it watching just highlights and the end. Next was Miss USA beauty contest. (Just always so much gunk) Scanned through that too. Ah well..... Of course the girls I would have picked out of the 5 finalists, either Miss Georgia or Miss Hawaii, didn't win. Lots of comments on the internet about the contest being rigged. Surprise? No. Everything is political. Irritating.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Yo-Yo day is here...hooray! Not that you need an excuse to play with your Yo-Yo. Wherever you are today, get out your Yo-Yo and impress your friends, family, and co-workers with your Yo-Yo skills. And, do it at work today! If you don't think it's appropriate at work, consider the fact that three U.S. presidents (Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon) showed off their Yo-Yo expertise while in office!
It's origin is hard to factually prove. Many believe that the Yo-Yo originated in China as early as 500-1000 B.C. However, their is some evidence that it was first used in Greece even before this time. Over the centuries the Yo-Yo has had it's ups and downs (tee,hee).
The classic Yo-Yo was made wildly popular in America by businessman Donald F. Duncan Sr. He manufactured the "Duncan Yo-Yo" in the early 1900's.
Celebrate the Yo-Yo today by "walking the dog" or "shooting the moon", the most popular tricks.