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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Moon ~ Rain ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Creek ~ Letter to Spouse ~ Laura Kath ~ Dee Yellin ~ Experimental Mac & Cheese

Good 41º raining (still) morning. So, we've been hit with the rain. Yesterday morning we had gotten an inch from in the night and today we have 2" more!!

Happy Throw Back Thursday...
Our Maggie girl 14 years ago...

I had to make a drive into Medford yesterday to see my Rheumatologist, Dr. Theerapol Prasertsuntarasai. Yeah right, I can't pronounce it either, so I call him Dr.T! It was POURING rain all the way there and back. On the freeway you couldn't see anything!!! So many idiots driving without their lights on and the big semi trucks blowing up the water was another factor!

When I pulled into my gate, the creek coming down the hill from the pond was almost overflowing onto the road...

A couple deer scampered away...

Historically this date....

1791 – The United States Bill of Rights becomes law when ratified by the Virginia General Assembly.

1973 – John Paul Getty III, grandson of American billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive near Naples, Italy]], after being kidnapped by an Italian gang on July 10, 1973.
After the trauma of his ear being cut off, he suffered emotionally and was in a self induced drug coma and later suffered paralysis. 

1973 – The American Psychiatric Association votes 13–0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-II.

1978 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will recognize the People's Republic of China and cut off all relations with Taiwan

2001 – The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean.

And births this date include...
1892 – J. Paul Getty, American oil tycoon (d. 1976)
... amazing his grandson was found on his birthday!

1918 – Jeff Chandler, American actor (d. 1961)

1949 – Don Johnson, American actor

I received the following from email pal Gator...
  Letter to Spouse:
Hi Sweetheart,
I am sorry about getting into an argument about putting up the Christmas lights.  I guess that sometimes I feel like you are pushing me too hard when you want something.  I realize that I was wrong and I am apologizing for being such a hard-headed guy.  All I want is for you to be happy and be able to enjoy the holiday season.  Nothing brightens the Christmas spirit like Christmas lights!  I took the time to hang the lights for you today; and now I will be off to play some golf...

Again, I am very sorry for the way I acted yesterday.  I'll be home late
Her response ~
Hi Honey,
Thank you for that heart-felt apology. I don't often get an apology from you, and I truly appreciate it. I, too, felt bad about the argument and wanted to apologize. I realize that I can sometimes be a little pushy.  I will try to respect your feelings from now on.  Thank you for taking the time to hang the Christmas lights for me. It really means a lot. In the spirit of giving, I washed your truck for you; and now I am off to the mall.

I love you too! 

Sweet friend Laura Kath is having surgery today. Prayers and good wishes for a fast recovery Laura! HUGS.

And pal Dee Yellin had a surgery yesterday and her Dale said she's doing great. THANK GOODNESS Dee. HUGS!!!!

Dinner last night, an experiment. Mac & Cheese. Macaroni, celery (3 stalks), fire roasted diced tomatoes, peas, capers, cheese (shredded cheddar and Jack .. from Costco), and cut up ham.

Cook 3 cups macaroni in garlic salted water 8 minutes. Drain. Mix all the other ingredients.... 

Then add in the macaroni and 3 cups of cheese.
Spray cooking spray in a 9x13 pan. Add mac mixture, bake 350º 1 hour. Take out of oven and sprinkle on 1 cup cheese, bake 15 minutes more.

I served it up on fresh baby spinach...that had been drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with Lawry's Garlic Salt....

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 15th
National Lemon Cupcake Day

Pucker up your lips. No, you're not about to be kissed. But, you should be about to bite into a tart, yet sweet, lemon cupcake. Why? Because today isNational Lemon Cupcake Day.
Not everyone loves the flavor of lemon. It's too tart for some. Certainly those who do enjoy the tart, yet refreshing taste, will agree that the lemon cupcake fully deserves it's day for recognition.

Spread the joy.  Share your enjoyment. Buy or make some lemon cup cakes today. Share them with friends. Seek out people who have never  even tried a lemon cupcake today. Induce them to try one of yours. Do these things, and you will truely have a wonderful National Lemon Cupcake Day.