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Monday, July 31, 2017

Shoulder ~ Pat Goslin ~ City Name Pronunciation ~ Bear


Good 54º clear sunny last day of July morning. Yesterday still only double digits... we hit 97º. 

Hard to believe, 5 months and then a new year!

So, I took a few days off from writing my blog, and at this point I may not do it daily yet. For nearly 2 weeks my shoulder hurt and I thought I had pulled a muscle. Sitting and typing hurt. Bestie Linda TOLD me to go to Urgent Care and see what is really wrong... so I did on Thursday.

 After an exam and x-ray ...

Diagnosis was mild osteoarthritis of the acromioclavicular joint! ( )
So, they gave me lidocaine patches to put on the shoulder and Ibuprofen, both to reduce the pain. Slow process! Still lots of pain. Still can't throw a football, use a baseball bat, box, or swing on the bars.... just in the bars!!!

Funny that within one day Dude had an x-ray and then I did. Both falling apart!!! Ha ha ha.... both of us the same age... he as old as me in dog years~

Everyone at Grants Pass Asante Urgent Care was super nice! From Ashley, nurse assistant, to Gabrielle, nurse practitioner, to Becky the x-ray tech. As it turns out, Ashley is a wine lover like me, even has some of the same shirts, and my Brian is her insurance agent!

Late yesterday I found out a dear friend of mine had passed away on Saturday evening. Pat Goslin, a close friend of mine since 1975.

Pat and her husband Jack, who passed away a few years ago, were Godparents to Jerry's oldest son Aaron. Jack was Avalon Fire Chief, Jerry was working Catalina Island as a Deputy, Aaron was born on the island. Jack and Jerry were very close friends.

Pat and I became close. She was the one who taught me how to make the BEST spaghetti. She and I chatted often and exchanged mail and photos. She was a super nice lady and will be missed so much. Love you Pat. Rest in Peace girlfriend!  

Pat and her Clancy:

I am praying her Clancy gets a good home.

Pat had been on dialysis three times a week, for several years. LOL, here she is on her way for her treatment on Halloween 2014:

Historically this date....
1941 – Holocaust: under instructions from Adolf HitlerNazi official Hermann Göring, orders SS General Reinhard Heydrich to "submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired final solution of the Jewish question."

..........there are just no words to describe what sick monsters these

 people were, Hitler in particular. 

2007 – Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and the longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end.

And births this date include....
1929 – Don Murray, American actor

1932 – Ted Cassidy, American actor (d. 1979)

1939 – France Nuyen, French actress

1965 – J. K. Rowling, British writer

I was watching our local news and there was a teen hiking on Mr. Shasta that got lost and after 3 days was found. She is from Laguna Niguel.
Now if you are from So. Cal. you know Laguna Niguel is pronounced "Laa goona Nigg gell". And I suppose if it is not familiar to you, you would pronounce it "Laa goona Nigh gel" !! Well, that, among other cities in Callie have been pronounced wrong by the newscasters up here. I called them to fill them in on the correct pronunciation.

So. Cal folks, remember our (dumb) LA Mayor Sam Yorty pronouncing Los Angeles as "Los Angle leeees" ??

Yesterday morning, about 2am, I heard a noise. Looked out and a bear had turned over the big can I keep filled with cracked corn. I yelled and slapped the sliding door window and he got scared and ran away. I went out, turned the can upright, and sprayed it with WD-40. I had the same problem 3 years ago with a bear turning over the can and getting inside to eat the corn... I took a picture and that scared him away...

and the WD-40 kept the bear away after that when he came back, moved the can slightly, then ran away. I had forgotten to re-spray the can after that, for 3 years, so that's why this one yesterday wasn't repulsed.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday Bill Paying Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 31st
National Cotton Candy Day

Five Food Finds about Cotton Candy:

  1. Cotton candy was originally called fairy floss.
  2. Cotton candy contains only one ingredient: sugar.
  3. The process by which cotton candy is made has been around for over 100 years so chances are you could ask your grandparents about their first encounter with cotton candy and they’ll tell you at great length how much it cost and how neat it was back in the day.
  4. It was forgotten for a while several decades ago, but cotton candy became an instant hit when suddenly it was mass produced and became readily accessible to everyone – not just the ones going to a fair or circus.
  5. Cotton candy doesn’t contain all that much sugar – merely as much sugar as one would get drinking a can of an average soft drink.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Taking a few days off....................

Don't worry. Everything is fine, just I won't be writing a blog for a few days or so. Will get back to it soon.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Lightening ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Dude X-ray ~ White House ~ Jetboat Ride Video ~ Scotch Day

Good 57º clear sunny morning.

Yesterday we topped out at 95º and the clouds hung out most of the day. To the east of us there were more lightening strikes. Over a hundred in half and hour. Lightening in the Klamath Falls area:

Happy Throw Back Thursday...... this, I'm guessing, was about 1962 when Daddy poured the cement and made the patio. He was wearing his slacks, not work pants, and his hat....

So, yesterday I took Dude to the vets for his X-ray. He had to be sedated so no breakfast. Not happy. I picked him up after 3pm. Doc showed me his x-ray (this not his but similar)

Dude has a mild hip displacia with his left hip. The round bone that goes into the socket is slightly un-round. He was born that way. Doc said it wasn't going to get any worse. He will now be taking a morning pill for joint flexibility and an evening pill of Glucosamine for joint support for the next couple months. We are to keep his activity minimum for a few weeks. That means no running with me in the golf cart!

When I picked up my mail there was this letter from the White House..

I had sent President Trump a birthday card and note, telling him that my friends and family and I were behind him 100%.

I used to send President Bush birthday cards too and he always wrote me a note back too.

Historically this date...

 – The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State).

1940 – The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.

1953 – The Korean War ends when the United States, the People's Republic of China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman RheePresident of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.

1964 – Vietnam War: 5,000 more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000

1981 – 6 year old Adam Walsh, son of John Walsh is kidnapped in Hollywood, Florida and is found murdered two weeks later.

1987 – RMS Titanic, Inc. begins the first expedited salvage of wreckage of theRMS Titanic.

1996 – Centennial Olympic Park bombing: in Atlanta, United States, a pipe bombexplodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics. One woman (Alice Hawthorne) is killed, and a cameraman suffers a heart attack fleeing the scene. 111 are injured.

2007 – Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: news helicopters from Phoenix, Arizonatelevision stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase

And births this date include.....
1931 – Jerry Van Dyke, American actor
       Jerry            Dick

1948 – Peggy Fleming, American figure skater

Here are 2 very short (7 seconds and 11 seconds) videos of our jetboat ride when Jack was here. They were taken by the man sitting in front of us. Funny guy. Really nice. From California!
Brian had said to bring a towel.... yep, good idea!
For dinner I made a new casserole with artichoke bottoms, spinach, cream cheese, Parmesan. Then I air fried an Omaha Steaks Sole Almondine.

I will share the casserole recipe later.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 27th
National Scotch Day

Ok, are we celebrating my heritage? or the distilled spirits from Scotland? Guess it could be all things Scottish, though it's most likely the latter. I like Scotch, Scotch Tape, Scottish Eggs, and Scotsmen ... especially Sean Connery
! It's that brogue. Mmmmm.... and kilts! And bagpipes! Yes. It's in my blood!
Some Scotch history...
My family tartan... Dunbar
.. and the Maxwell tartan...

In regards to the distilled Scotch (which in any case many Scotsmen contain Scotch) here are a number of legal requirements in Britain that must be met in order for Scotch whisky to be called 'Scotch.' It must be made in Scotland, for starters. And don't ever spell it 'whiskey.' Here in America, we salute those tradition-bound Scottish distillers by recognizing National Scotch Day! Are you on the rocks or neat?