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Monday, May 9, 2016

Mother's Day ~ Egg Poacher ~ Miss Rogue River ~ Nyquist ~ Wind Vane ~ Butterscotch Brownies

Good 49ยบ cloudy morning.

Yesterday I met up with Brian, Jen, Tucker, Sami, and Jean. We drove to Galice, north of us here on the Rogue River. We had brunch at the Galice Resort Restaurant..Thank you Brian and Jen!!! xoxoxo 

We sat on the deck overlooking the river....

More pictures later...

Had a call from Kristen, Alex, and Jack. Her most recent chemo was Friday, a smaller dose. By yesterday she was feeling good enough they all went to brunch and was In-N-Out for dinner!! Yeah Kristen!!! Here they are at brunch:

I had a text message from my Italian son, Alex. He told me he loved me and wished me Happy Mom's Day. He sent along a photo of his "day of golf" yesterday!

When we got back to Brian and Jen's house, Brian sent him a selfie of he and I and I asked him what hole he was on. He replied, "19th hole" !! LOL. That is a golf term for those of you who don't know, it means the bar. 
I got this egg poacher at the market the other day...

The first time I tried it I cooked one egg for 50 seconds. It came out with the yolk hard like hard boiled. So I tried it again using two eggs and microwaving for 1 minute, let sit 2 minutes. The eggs came out better with softer centers...

 Next time will be 45 seconds for two eggs. I like the yolk sorta runny. The directions only go up to 750 watt microwave ovens, and mine is 1250 watts. Practice practice~
The good thing, it's easy peesey, add a teaspoon of water, puncture the yolk with a knife, and microwave.
And here's the TRUTH, shared by Lynn Helbing (LASD ret). Thanks Lynn!

And some GREAT news.... pal Dan Cermak, Floor Mgr at our Ace Hardware, his and Nancy's daughter Elizabeth won MISS ROGUE RIVER!!!

Wow! Congratulations Elizabeth! Way to make your parents over the top proud!!!!

Historically this date...
1960 – The Food and Drug Administration announces it will approve birth control as an additional indication for Searle's Enovid, making Enovid the world's first approved oral contraceptive pill.

1980 – In Norco, California, five masked gunman hold up a Security Pacific bank, leading to a violent shoot-out and one of the largest pursuits in California history. Two of the gunmen and one police officer are killed and thirty-three police and civilian vehicles are destroyed in the chase.

2002 – The 38-day stand-off in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem comes to an end when the Palestinians inside agree to have 13 suspected terrorists among them deported to several different countries.

And births this date include...

1918 – Mike Wallace, American journalist (d. 2012)

1946 – Candice Bergen, American actress

1949 – Billy Joel, American musician

1962 – John Corbett, American actor

...He has been in a long-term relationship with actress Bo Derek since 2002.
I recorded the Kentucky Derby on Saturday and watched it later. What a race! It was heart-pounding. That horse Nyquist is awesome! No losses. Wow. 

The recorded show was 3½ hours long. I skimmed through a lot of it... 3 races... the first being the 2 year olds, the second being the "turf race" (on grass), and the third was the derby race. Lots of fashion shots. How to make mint juleps. And lots of commentary.

When I got home yesterday afternoon Dave and PJ were up here. They had a gift for me, for feeding their fish and looking after their place while they were gone to Quartzsite all winter. They said I had to "find" the gift, it will be noticeable when the wind blows,  and they left! Well, dang! I found it... a wind vane...
The top and the bottom spin separately when the wind blows. So cool!!! xo
Later I was not in the cooking mood so dinner was:

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 9th  
National Butterscotch Brownie Day