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Sunday, October 1, 2017

October ~ Dude's Surgery ~ Dude Home! ~ State Farm Brian ~ Pat Reardon

Good 40º cloudy morning.

Yesterday the clouds came in later in the day and the temperature topped at 75º. Such a beautiful day!

We are getting a few trees turning...

Breakfast was an omelette.... 3 eggs mixed with canned salmon, parmesan cheese, some mayonnaise, and organic vegetables... cooked and drizzled with creamy garlic sauce...

Yesterday I drove into Central Point to pick up Dude from the hospital... I took this picture of Mt. McLaughlin... much like the sunrise one I took Friday but no sunrise!

All the girls at the hospital told Dude goodbye and gave him a love! His CCL (cranial cruciate ligament) was ruptured, the cruciate was completely debraided. A plate and 6 bone screws were inserted. 


He's on 6 pills every 8 hours and this healing will take 16 weeks! Minimum activity. Sigh............... He won't take the pills, even wrapped in cheese, so I stick them in the back of his throat and push them down! Not easy, as he holds his mouth closed as tight as he can!

He ate laying down...

And the pillows I removed from the couch (so he wouldn't try and jump up there) and put them on the floor...became Bruiser's comfy place....

Today is a special day.... my Brian has had his State Farm Office open for 9 years.
 Congratulations Bri. Good job!!!

Historically this date......
1880 – John Philip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Band.

1890 – Yosemite National Park is established by the U.S. Congress.

1908 – Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825.

1910 – Los Angeles Times bombing: A large bomb destroys the Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles, California, killing 21.

1957 – First appearance of In God We Trust on U.S. paper currency.

1979 – The United States returns sovereignty of the Panama canal to Panama.

1987 – The Whittier Narrows earthquake shakes the San Gabriel Valley, registering asmagnitude 5.9.

Scary. Everything in my kitchen cupboards rattled. Kristen heading to college classes and Brian to high school felt as if their cars were hit by another vehicle. Sandy's chimney fell down.

And births this date include...
1909 – Sam Yorty, American politician (d. 1998)
... could not say Los Angeles (los an-gel-less) he said "Las Angle-lees". Sheesh. Like my New York friend who says "Ory-gone" !!!! Encyclopedia says "orr-ə-gən " LOL, I'll defend myself with a knife 'OR A GUN' !!!!! But then I knew people who pronounced Sepulveda as 'Spatch-a-doo-la'.  Good grief!

1910 – Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (d. 1934)

1920 – Walter Matthau, American actor (d. 2000)

...Here is just another idiotic injustice of giving out the Nobel Peace Prize. I can't even go there without spewing my lowest thoughts of the most recent President to get one. WHAT the heqq did they do to earn it? Nothing!

1927 – Tom Bosley, American actor (d. 2010)

1928 – George Peppard, American actor (d. 1994)
.... Two pack a day smoker, died young, lung cancer!

1935 – Julie Andrews, British actress and singer

1936 – Stella Stevens, American actress


1945 – Spider Sabich, American skier (d. 1976)
......shot and killed by Claudine Longet.... she had been married to Andy Williams.

1950 – Randy Quaid, American actor
Yikes again!

1963 – Mark McGwire, American baseball player

Later it was chair, wine, news, and then dinner, which was a can of soup!

Dude was confined to the living room for the night. Has to be kept in a small area so he's not doing much walking. This is going to be a LONG recovery!

Good news, Pat Reardon (LASD ret) is recovering well from his aortic surgery and is going home today. As with all of us he is so looking forward to being home..... own bed, own chair, own TV, pet cats, and Alice cooking!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 1st
National Homemade Cookie Day

Let's bake a lot of homemade cookies today, as it is Homemade Cookies Day. Baking any kind of cookie will do. Put on your apron and get baking. The more cookies you make, the better. You get extra points, if you are a mom. That's because everybody knows that mom makes the best cookies!
What qualifies as "Homemade": Making cookies from scratch is certainly homemade. And, it's the best way to celebrate this holiday. If you use a box mix, it still qualifies as homemade. There is some disagreement, as to whether using  pre-packaged store bought cookie dough, where you slice the cookies and then bake them, is considered homemade. We will let you make that call.