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Friday, April 29, 2016

Weather ~ Bruiser ~ Baby & Puppy ~ Duckling Rescue ~ Gnocchi & Veggies ~ Arbor Day

Good 41º wispy cloudy morning. Rain later, maybe...

Hey, it's payday!!! Yippeeeeeeee.......

Beautiful yesterday...


Bruiser was out and about. He was way down in the pasture sitting on this 'farm thing'... don't know what it's called, anyway he was intent on watching something. Then I opened the door and came out and took his picture. He lost his concentration and beat it for the house!

Speaking of animals.. this 26 second video is precious!
Historically this date...
1945 – World War II – FuehrerbunkerAdolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun will commit suicide the next day.

1945 – The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.

1945 – The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces byBrazilian forces.

1967 – After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.

1986 – A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.

1992 – Los Angeles riotsRiots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.

2004 – Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.

And births this date include....
1917 – Celeste Holm, American actress (d.2012)


1951 – Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)

1954 – Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian

1958 – Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress

1958 – Eve Plumb, American actress

1970 – Andre Agassi, American tennis player
Now if this isn't the neatest thing... a little girl, with help from her mom, rescued these seven little ducklings in Laguna Nigel.
Wednesday I was in the cooking mood so.................... Gnocchi, chopped clams, baby spinach, lemon juice, chunky garlic, olives, broccoli, mushrooms, sweet peppers, celery...

First I put some olive oil and a few pats of butter in the pan and sauteéd the mushrooms, then in went the celery and garlic...

Next the broccoli and sweet peppers, lid on part way and steamed a bit....

Olives and chopped clams were stirred in along with most of the clam juice (had to share with Bruiser!) and about 1/4 cup lemon juice...

The cooked Gnocchi was added and the spinach stirred in...

All of it went into the casserole crock pot and on warm and added some Ricotta cheese and let it sit until I was ready to eat....


Yesterday was putz around day. I was waiting to hear from my friend Neil and Flory. They were on their way home from Lake Havasu City to Lakeside Oregon (on the coast) and were going to be passing through here and wanted me to meet them for dinner. Never heard from them. Hope all is OK.  
Dinner was reruns.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 29th
National Arbor Day

National Arbor Day is the Tree Planter's holiday, and has been celebrated since 1872. It began in Nebraska, a largely treeless plain back in the 1800's. It is a day to plant and dedicate a tree to help nature and the environment. Millions of trees are planted on this day.
The National Arbor Day Foundation provides millions of trees for planting. It is estimated that 18 million tress are planted each year on Arbor Day.

Did you know? The Latin word for "Tree" is "Arbor"...sure you did!!!