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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Crooked Tree ~ Costco ~ Turkey Babies ~ Bruiser ~ Nadia G ~ Sully

Good 54º clear sunny morning. Don't know the high temp yesterday, somewhere around 85º.
I was looking up at the mountain and I remember when we first moved here... that tree with the crooked top was totally all visible. 18 years changes a lot!

And up in my pasture these trees were only about 1 foot tall.....

Yesterday was annual doc checkup with my cardiologist, Dr. Brian, and then a blood draw at my GP's, Dr. Rachael, and then Costco! Well, got a call from the doc's office, he had forgotten about an appointment he had with his doctor so had to cancel mine. Reset for later.....  I decided I needed to go to Costco so went. 
Crowded! I got my fav things ... fresh mozzarella balls, fresh raspberries ($3 cheaper than Safeway!) veggie cakes, organic chicken stock, lemon juice, BF Mayo (only $7 for the GIANT jar & there was a $2 off coupon!)
baked super crispy rice crackers, Hass avocados (4 for $5, a California grown avocado ), and Ocean Mist artichokes (the VERY best, from Castroville Ca and only $5.99 for 4...... 

To keep the artichokes fresh, cut off the very end of the stem and put in water until ready to cook. Also picked up an Asian Chicken Wrap from the meat department.

I came out of the ladies room and there was a women sitting on a bench there and coughing something awful. I stopped and asked if she was OK. She waved me off. I said would some water help? Another lady came up and was concerned too and she put some money in a vending machine right there and got a water.
It was $1.50 and I gave her a dollar. She didn't want to take it, but I stuck it in her purse. The coughing lady got better and sipped the water. Whew.
Came home, unloaded the car, and enjoyed a wrap with some mozzarella and a glass of wine....

Historically this date..

1864 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation".

1882 – Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield.

1953 – The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.

1971 – Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, reducing the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect

An births this date include.....
1917 – Susan Hayward, American actress (d. 1975)

1917 – Lena Horne, American singer and actress (d. 2010)


1959 – Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor

1966 – Mike Tyson, American boxer
.......rapist and ass!!



1985 – Michael Phelps, American swimmer
Looked out back and there was the momma turkey and her growing babies...

Didn't have dinner. Still too full from the Asian Chicken wrap. 
So, it was chair, wine, cat on lap, and TV.....

Saw a new show on the cooking channel... Nadia G's Bitchen Kitchen. OMGOSH, she is a NUT!
I was surprised to read she's Canadian as her accent sure sounded like New York! The show in on here super early in the morning, so I recorded it.
The movie Sully, about Sully Sullenberger the captain of the US Airways jet he landed safely in the Hudson River saving 155 people in 2009, will be out September 10th starring Tom Hanks. That I want to see! Directed by Clint Eastwood!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 30th
Ice Cream Float Day

Sure wish we had a Bob's Big Boy close... I'd have a Big Boy combo, add avocado, side of blue cheese and a root beer float!!!! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Laney Honey ~ JD Bacon Salt ~ Dave Smail ~ Pet Duck ~ Skateboarder Crash ~ Hill-Liary High School ~ Cat Lady ~ Waffle Iron

Good 52º clear sunny morning. Again, another 94º yesterday.
Yesterday breakfast was a warmed cinnamon raisin muffin with butter and Laney honey, two hard boiled eggs with bacon salt, and some decadent whipped cream topped coffee!

 The honey is Laney Honey (cousins of mine, Dave Laney and his daughter Linda, and the BEST honey ever!) back in Indiana.

Here is a short video of their production...

And the two hard boiled eggs with Bacon Salt..

The honey can be purchased from the Laney website. The salt can be purchased from the JD website or Amazon. If you have free shipping with Amazon it's cheaper.
Shared by Sally Harper....  LOL!

Special birthday today... David Smail (LASD ret) ...HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE! 

This was at the LASD Reunion in Laughlin this past April. Dave was one of  "our kids" and a Sheriff's Dept Explorer Scout when Jerry worked at Temple Station. This program is for boys and girls 14-20 years old :

Historically this date....
1974 – Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour withBolshoi Ballet.

1995 – The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul,South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.

2006 – Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.

2007 – Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

2012 – A derecho (wind storm!) strikes the eastern United States, leaving at least 22 people dead and millions without power.

And births this date..
1919 – Slim Pickens, American actor (d. 1983)

1944 – Gary Busey, American actor  (PIG!!!! CREEP!!!)

1962 – George D. Zamka, American colonel, pilot, and

Pal Ike Saben (LASD ret) sent this. I LOVE it. What a great story of a little girl and her pet duck. Put a smile on my face!!!
Later I went into RR to drop some "stuff" at Goodwill. Then to Grants Pass to take the Crock*Pot to Leah. I told her I had my casserole crock that I use all the time now and don't need the big one. She wanted it. Also Leah got some of the wine glasses. Then to Safeway for groceries...

When I got off the freeway heading into GP there was a young man just getting on his skateboard and heading down the hill the same as me.
(I didn't take this picture.. it was on Google Earth) As he headed under the overpass he hit a bump and went flying head over heels! I stopped immediately and asked if he was OK. He said he was, and I said, "Are you sure? I'll give you a ride." He said he was sure. OMGOSH! What a jolt for him!

At Leah's salon there was a lady and we started talking. She said something about Hillary and I made a face and a remark. She smiled, high fived, and totally agreed. She had gone to the same high school with Hill-liary and said several things about her character.... back then. She was spoiled rich, acted like she was a total bitch, entitled, self-centered, etc. What a surprise!
Back when she was young she went from being Republican to Democrat.
Then at Safeway my "cat purse" got a conversation started with a lady.
(That purse always gets people's attention and garners comments!) This lady showed me a picture of her cat and told me she and her husband had just moved up here from Orange County. She was in LOVE with our area here. Here name was Janet. Nice! Woulda coulda shoulda given her my card with my email on it!  We had a nice chat!
It's not a good thing to shop in the late afternoon in the summer when the temps are high. After unloading the car I was a soaking wet mess!! Whew. Good thing for Mr. Carrier and his invention AND ice and wine!!! Then a nice conversation with my California pal, Linda. 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 29th
Waffle Iron Day

23 things you can cook in a waffle iron:
Grands Cinnamon Rolls, hash brown nuggets, and brownie mix are a few favorites of mine along with Grands Biscuits, slit and stuffed with cheese!
Waffle Iron Day celebrates this great kitchen gadget that makes tasty waffles. Waffles are cooked between two metal plates. A waffle iron is powered by electricity to heat the plates and create, light waffles ready for you to top with syrup, and/or your favorite fruits.
Waffles are not just for breakfast. They are good for lunch or dinner, too.  
The origin of the waffle:  The waffle dates back to the 1300s in Greece. Greeks cooked flat cakes between two metal pans. At the time, they topped it with cheeses and herbs. Pancake syrup wasn't around back then.

You do know how to celebrate this day.......don't you!? If you don't have a waffle iron, today is a good day to go out and buy one. If you are too busy to make waffles yourself, buy some frozen in your grocery store, or order them out at a restaurant.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Rioter Gets Prison ~ Betty Laney Mueller ~ Potato Salad ~ Unlock Cell Phone In Emergency ~ Insurance Awareness

Good 58º sunny clear morining.
Heat was at 86º by noon yesterday. Closed the house and turned on the AC. 91º @ 1:30. End of day we hit 94º.

Some good news, one of the major rioters in the Freddy Gray riots got his just dues!!
HA!!!! NEVER you!

Today is my oldest sister's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETTY!
Thanksgiving and me helping my sister with the turkey while her daughter, Nancy, looks on...
Historically this date...
1846 – The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France.

1997 – Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield II – Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece off Holyfield's ear.

2005 – War in Afghanistan: Three U.S. Navy SEALs, 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers, and an unknown number of Taliban insurgents are killed

And births this date include...
1926 – Mel Brooks, American filmmaker

1948 – Kathy Bates, American actress

1960 – John Elway, American football player

1966 – John Cusack, American actor

1966 – Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress

Yesterday I decided to make some potato salad with the little mini potatoes. I first hard-boiled some eggs. Cooked the potatoes in boiling Lawry's garlic salted water and drained. Cut the potatoes and the eggs and mixed all together with chopped celery, 1/2 a shallot, cheese, garlic salt and pepper, and mayonnaise.

While chopping the celery I had a little snack....

I put the salad in a refrigerator dish and what wouldn't fit I ate. Then I was too full to eat dinner!!!!

Chair, wine, TV for Carnival Eats (Food Channel) and Blue Bloods and a nap!!

Oh, and one thing, if you have a smart phone and you might not know this...... say you don't have your phone with you and someone is in dire need of medical help, but they have a phone. How do you unlock it to call 911? Press the button to turn on the phone, swipe it to get to the unlock page....
At the bottom of the numbers there is the word "Emergency". Tap on that and you can dial 911.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 28th
Insurance Awareness Day

My favorite agent:

Check his site...
Insurance Awareness Day has got to be one of your top holidays, right!? Now, at this point, one must be asking... Why Insurance Awareness Day? Good question.
Insurance, be it home, auto or life insurance, offers you peace of mind that if something happens, you will be financially protected. Of course when it comes to life insurance, if something happens, you won't be around to worry about the outcome.  
Insurance is a gamble. If you buy it, you're gambling that something will go wrong. If you don't buy it, you're gambling that something will not happen.
Were not sure what you should do to enjoy and appreciate this day. We are certain what the insurance companies would like you to do today........

As for me, my agent, my son, takes exceptional good care of me and my insurance!!