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Saturday, December 17, 2016

FROZEN! ~ Turkeys and Sun ~ Omaha Order ~ Wine Bank ~ John & Tanya Berokoff ~ Saturday NFL ~ Maple Syrup

Good 20º, yes 20º frozen morning.

When I went to bed last night it was 26º. Dropped to 22º most of the night, and then dropped to 21º and then bottomed at 20º. 

(I have a projection clock with an outside thermostat that I can see on my ceiling in the bedroom. So opening one eye and glancing up I can see the time and outside temperature.)

The hummer feeder froze... so, always have an extra one on hand to replace this time of year...

The sunrises at 7:37 am and sets at 4:42 pm. I can't wait for next week, the 21st which will be Winter Solstice. YES, longer days will begin!!!!
Yesterday we actually had some sun!!

...and the turkeys were chasing each other around the front yard!

No s**t!!!

I received my latest Omaha Steaks order...I got cheddar hash browns:

Risotto cakes:

Roasted root veggies:

and a Filet Mignon and Top Sirloin combo pack:

Dinners are gonna be GOOD!!!!

And look what UPS delivered to me yesterday... a wine bank!

OMGOSH, my high school pal Greg Lundell and his Becky sent this to me. I guess my wino reputation is cause for lots of fun things!!! Thanks guys!!! xoxoxoxo
Special day today.. grammar & high school pal John Berokoff and his bride Tanya are celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!!
Here is an ancient photo of our school Safety Club:
Gary Dimkitch, Janice Farrar, John Berokoff
                               Me, Myra Osborne, Linda Watterlond

Historically this date.....
1957 – The United States successfully launches the first Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile at Cape CanaveralFlorida.

1969 – Project Blue Book: The United States Air Force closes its study of UFOs, stating that sightings are generated as a result of "A mild form of mass hysteria, Individuals who fabricate such reports to perpetrate a hoax or seek publicity, psychopathological persons, and misidentification of various conventional objects."

And births this date include....
1894 – Arthur Fiedler, American conductor (d. 1979)

LOVED loved loved watching him conduct the Boston Pops! When Brian was a little guy, 2 or so, he'd sit on my lap and conduct with Mr. Fiedler! Cute!

1927 – Richard Long, American actor (d. 1974)
Big Valley... big fav!

1947 – Wes Studi, American actor

1953 – Barry Livingston, American actor

1962 – Richard Jewell, American security guard and accused bomber (d. 2007)
Tonight's NFL game:
                          Wow, Kristen, you Jets against Alex's Dolphins!

Not hungry so dinner was just some cottage cheese and tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and a little Lawry's Garlic Salt. Chair, wine, and TV.... which was several episodes of  Caught On Camera and a Blue Bloods.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 17th
National Maple Syrup Day

National Maple Syrup Day provides us with the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate this delicious American treat. This sweet and unique flavor originated in America. Native American Indians were the first to harvest and boil the sap of the maple tree into a thick syrup.
Watching or participating in a maple sap harvest, or demonstration, is a fun late winter event. They are held in February-March, when the sap is flowing. It is educational for the kids, too. During field demonstrations, some of the sap is boiled down into syrup. Best of all, free samples are often giving, poured over a pancake or vanilla ice cream.
Did you know? Sap of the maple tree, the same sap used to make maple syrup, makes a refreshing drink. Just put it in the refrigerator and pour a drink whenever you want. Or, have a drink as you harvest the sap from the tree!
How do you participate in National Maple Syrup Day? Pour real maple syrup onto your pancakes or waffles. Or, for an evening treat, pour warm maple syrup onto vanilla ice cream.

Please note, make sure you are using maple syrup, not pancake syrup. Unless the ingredients state otherwise, pancake syrup no longer contains maple syrup.(a surprise to many)