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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Clouds ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Nephew Jim Plumbridge ~ Singing Soldier Bear ~ Schwans Omelet/Breakfast Pizza/Shrimp Scampi ~ Century Link Bob & Paul ~ Tree Swallows ~ Listerine

Good 50º cloudy morning.

Rain was predicted for last night, but nary a drop arrived! The prediction for today was for rain but now it's been changed to "overcast".

Happy Throw Back Thursday... This picture taken in 2001 when my nephew, Jim, his wife Melinda, and their two boys Sloan and Ryan came to visit. Jerry taking them for a ride on the mule...
Today is also a special birthday... Jim's ^! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIMMY!!!!

Tuesday I had given Mike a gift for his birthday... hadn't seen him prior to his special day... May the 4th!

Another singing bear I ordered showed up yesterday...

So...... yesterday for breakfast I had one of the Schwans ham/cheese omelets AND also, because I wanted to try of the bacon/egg/cheese breakfast pizzas! OINK!
You don't thaw them... microwave the pizza for 2½ minutes and let rest for a minute or so. The omelet microwaves for 1½ minutes and then flip for 1 more minute. HOW EASY IS THAT~ And let me tell you, they are SUPER GOOD!!!

Later my favorite phone company guy, Bob Jiles, came by to see what the problem has been with my phone cutting in and out and the wifi going south. He looked up at the pole and by golly there was the problem... a loose wire!

He couldn't reach it with his ladder so he called a co-worker, Paul, to come out with a bucket truck... Paul got here and got it fixed quickly...

Both Bob and Paul are super nice guys. Dude liked them both and kept and eye on Paul to see what he was doing.

I sat on the porch watching the silly birds.... These are Tree Swallows.

It was quite breezy all day and only warmed to 79º.

Historically this date.....
1858 – Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. State.

1880 – Seven people are killed in the Mussel Slough Tragedy, a gun battle in California

1907 – 32 Shriners are killed when their chartered train derails at a switch near Surf Depot in Lompoc, California.

1945 – World War II: Off the coast of Okinawa, the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill, is hit by two kamikazes, killing 346 of her crew. Although badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power.

1996 – The 1996 Mount Everest disaster: on a single day eight people die during summit attempts on Mount Everest.

And births this date include...
1888 – Irving Berlin, American composer (d. 1989)

1894 – Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1991)

1904 – Salvador Dalí, Spanish painter (d. 1989)

1911 – Phil Silvers, American actor and comedian (d. 1985)

1912 – Foster Brooks, American actor and comedian (d. 2001)

1935 – Doug McClure, American actor (d. 1995)

1963 – Natasha Richardson, English/American actress (d. 2009)

This is interesting....
Have you ever wondered where Listerine got it's name? British surgeon and scientist Joseph Lister was the founder of antiseptic medicine and a pioneer in preventive medicine. While his method was based on the use of antiseptics, is no longer employed, his principle that bacteria must never gain entry to an operation wound remains the basis of surgery to this day. Inspired by Lister, Dr. Joseph Lawerence created LISTERINE mouthwash, which became the first over-the-counter mouthwash sold in the United States in 1914.

Later dinner was first some Basmati Rice ( cooked in the rice cooker and a vegetable combination in the steamer basket above...

Then some Schwans shrimp that is covered in a white wine butter sauce and herbs... I measured out a portion that I would eat ...

Then into a pan with a drizzle of olive oil and let it cook, turning it to cook well...

Shrimp on the rice, vegetables, and some tomato...

Chair, wine, TV. Nap!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 11th
Eat What You Want Day 
What would you like to have to eat today? Okay, permitting, go ahead and have any and all of your favorite foods and snacks. Because today is Eat What You Want Day.

Eat What You Want Day is definitely not a day for diets.  It is one single, solitary day in the year to go off your diet and eat something you really enjoy, Today, you can set aside your dietary "No-No" list. Today, you can splurge. Tomorrow, it's back to the diet. It is important to note that today is not intended to eat as much as you want. Rather, the goal is to eat something you otherwise wouldn't have. If you are watching carbs or calories, simply keep within your limits by eating just a small amount of that favorite treat.