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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Sky ~ Buck/Doe/Fawns ~ Picture of the Day ~ Arctic Circle ~ Two Breakfast In A Mug Recipes ~ Patty Kuehl ~ Bruiser ~ National Aviation Day

Good 49º hazy morning.
Yesterday the sky was BLUE!!! I went out to take a picture.... 
And over by the burn pile was a momma deer, two of her babies, and a buck. Unfortunately the buck (big antlers!) was walking away, so not a good photo...
But momma and her babies were enjoying eating the tree and grapevine cuttings.....

By afternoon the haze/smoke came back a little and we heated to 96º.

Picture of the Day
Restroom view from school in Iceland

Interesting .....
The Arctic Circle is the most northerly of the five major circles of latitude as shown on maps of Earth. It marks the northernmost point at which the noon sun is just visible on the December solstice and the southernmost point at which the midnight sun is just visible on the June solstice. The region north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south is called the Northern Temperate Zone.

As seen from the Arctic, the Sun is above the horizon for 24 continuous hours at least once per year (and therefore visible at midnight) and below the horizon for 24 continuous hours at least once per year (and therefore not visible at noon). This is also true in the Antarctic region, south of the equivalent Antarctic Circle.

The position of the Arctic Circle is not fixed; as of 11 August 2018, it runs 66°33′47.3″ north of the Equator.[1] Its latitude depends on the Earth's axial tilt, which fluctuates within a margin of 2° over a 40,000-year period, due to tidal forces resulting from the orbit of the Moon.[2] Consequently, the Arctic Circle is currently drifting northwards at a speed of about 15 metres (49 feet) per year.

Only four million people live north of the Arctic Circle due to the severe climate; nonetheless, some areas have been settled for thousands of years by indigenous peoples, who today make up 10% of the region's population.[6] Tens of thousands of years ago, waves of people migrated from eastern Siberia across the Bering Strait into North America to settle.

The largest communities north of the Arctic Circle are situated in RussiaNorway and SwedenMurmansk (population 307,257), Norilsk (175,365), Tromsø (71,295), Vorkuta (59,231) and Kiruna(18,148). Rovaniemi (61,329) in Finland is the largest settlement in the immediate vicinity of the Arctic Circle, lying 6 kilometres (4 miles) south of the line.
In contrast, the largest North American community north of the Arctic Circle, Sisimiut (Greenland), has approximately 5,000 inhabitants. Of the Canadian and United States Arctic communities, Barrow, Alaska is the largest settlement with about 4,000 inhabitants.

These two recipes from Mr. Food...

No need to skip breakfast with this quick and easy recipe for Coffee Cup Scramble. It cooks up fast in the microwave for a healthy way to start your day
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Coat a 12-ounce microwave-safe coffee mug with cooking spray. Add eggs and milk; beat until blended.
  2. Microwave 45 seconds at high power; stir. Microwave 30 to 45 seconds more, or until eggs are almost set (see Note).
  3. Top with cheese, season with salt and pepper, and serve.
And here's another variation.....
Life gets busy and sometimes, that means we need quick breakfast ideas we can take on-the go. Well, it doesn't get much quicker than our Breakfast in a Mug recipe. You can make this in the microwave in less than 5 minutes. Wanna know the best part? You can grab the mug and go! No more excuses to skip the most important meal of the day.
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated or frozen shredded hash browns (thaw, if frozen)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 frozen precooked turkey sausage link, cut into 1/2-inch chunks, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  1. Coat a 12-ounce microwave-safe mug with cooking spray.
  2. Add hash browns and microwave on high 1 minute. Add eggs, water, sausage, and 1 tablespoon cheddar cheese; stir until well combined. 
  3. Microwave on high 60 seconds; stir.
  4. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and continue to microwave 15 to 30 seconds longer or until eggs are set. Careful, this will be piping hot.
Special birthday today... my pal Patty Kuehl is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLFRIEND!!!
She's just a youngster at 85!

Historically this date.......
1895 – American Frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.
1944 – World War II: Liberation of Paris – Paris, France rises against German occupation with the help of Allied troops.
1953 – Cold War: The CIA and MI6 help to overthrow the government of Mohammad Mosaddegh in Iran and reinstate the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
1989 – Several hundred East Germans cross the frontier between Hungary and Austriaduring the Pan-European Picnic, part of the events which began the process of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
2010 – Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait.
And births this date include.....
1931 – Willie Shoemaker, American jockey (d. 2003)
LOL, Willie and Wilt~!
Willie lived on Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia, across from the Santa Anita Race Track. He had a wife, tall blonde, that looked as tall as Wilt when she stood next to Willie!

1940 – Jill St. John, American actress

1948 – Gerald McRaney, American actor
1963 – John Stamos, American actor
1965 – Kyra Sedgwick, American actress
1969 – Matthew Perry, American actor
... here we go again, can't afford a comb?

For lunch yesterday I had some Quinoa/Kale cakes.

I thought they'd be good with a little side of mayonnaise (BF Mayo is my fav). Well, the cakes were icky, the mayo helped. I am fond of quinoa but not kale. When I was done I set the dish up on my printer and then Bruiser came in from outside. Usually he likes the juice from a can of salmon, tuna, or chicken, but not much else besides his food. He always wants to smell what I have .... Anyway, he jumped up on the printer and gobbled down the leftover mayonnaise! I was surprised!


All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

National Aviation Day is observed each year on August 19th.  This day is dedicated by Presidential Proclamation to those who helped pioneer aviation in the United States.
Two American inventors and aviation pioneers, the Wright brothers are credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight on December 17, 1903..
Established in 1939 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, this holiday was issued a presidential proclamation designating the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday to be National Aviation Day.  Born August 19, 1871, Orville Wright was still alive when the proclamation was issued and went on to live for nine more years until his death in 1948.
Proclamation USC 36:I:A:1:118 allows the sitting United States President to proclaim August 19 as National Aviation Day each year.  If desired, the President’s proclamation may direct all federal buildings and installations to fly the U.S. flag on that day and may encourage citizens to observe the day with activities that promote interest in aviation.