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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Frozen ~ Picture of the Day ~ Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting ~ Pronking ~  Turk Dean ~ Olympics ~ Umbrella Day

Good 27ยบ everything is frozen morning. Again, it looks like it snowed!

Yesterday I had the good intentions of cleaning out the whole refrigerator, but did manage to clean one shelf and cleaned out some "stuff" in my desk. 

My friend GloW shared this frosting recipe on her blog. OMGOSH would this be good on chocolate cake!!!

1½ cups powdered sugar
½ cup creamy peanut butter
¼ cup milk
½ T. butter, softened
¼ t. vanilla
Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Beat until smooth and creamy. Add a little more milk if too thick. It makes enough for a 2 layer cake or a 13x9 cake. I'm going to put it on a chocolate bundt cake!

Do you know what "pronking" is? First time I ever saw it was here when a herd of elk were in the upper pasture. One of them started pronking down the hill. Then he'd run back up and do it again! Pronking is when the animal leaps into the air with an arched back and stiff legs. This is typically a form of display (hey, look at me girls!) or when threatened. Here is a video of a little guy pronking:

Special birthday today.... Turk Dean, my super go to computer guy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TURK! 
Historically this date......
1863 – The fire extinguisher is patented.
I have one that was Jerry's... made in the early 1900's... that looks something like this:


Between 1900 and 1920, fire grenades resembling light bulbs could be purchased with a special bracket. This bracket had a spring device and a fusible link. When the fusible link melted, the spring would cause a metal arm to shatter the grenade and release its contents into the fire. Fire grenades of this era came in a metal case, such as the Shur Stop Kit that contained six grenades.

1962 – Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.

1981 – A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino kills eight and injures 198.

2005 – North Korea announces that it possesses nuclear weapons.


And births this date include....
1893 – Jimmy Durante, American actor and comedian (d. 1980)


1906 – Lon Chaney Jr., American actor (d. 1973)


1930 – Robert Wagner, American actor
Three wives, married Natalie Wood twice, then Marion Marshall, and last Jill St. John....



1961 – George Stephanopoulos, American political commentator

Dinner was Schwans Shrimp Spring Rolls and some sweet potato.

Then chair, wine, and TV...
I watched the Olympics Opening Ceremony. Good thoughts going out to all of our Unites States athletes. Ceremony was interesting. 

Here are the time zones of the world, so when it's 7:30am here on the west coast, it's 12:30am in Seoul. When the Olympics ceremony came on here at 5pm it was 10am in Seoul ....
and this one... a world clock 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Umbrella Day

Umbrella Day is in honor of one of the world's most invaluable inventions. On a rainy, day, we are sure glad that someone was smart enough to invent it. It's also increasingly popular to use umbrellas to shade ourselves from harmful UV radiation, and the heat of the sun.
Umbrellas come in all sorts of sizes, colors, shapes, and, designs. Businesses and organizations use them for advertising. The smallest umbrellas fit inside a purse or glove compartment. Golf umbrellas are popular sizes. Then, there are lawn and beach umbrellas. There's one (or two) made just for you.  
Celebrate Umbrella Day in a couple of ways. First, make sure your umbrella is handy. Second, use it, or walk around with it. If you don't have an umbrella, isn't it time to get one?