Good 30º some fog some thin clouds morning. Sunrise is red.....
Yesterday started off with some fog and no ice. In the night we had some rain sprinkles.
The fog disappeared and we had sunshine!
By noon we hit 54º. Beautiful day! We topped at 64º. Heat wave!!! LOL
And you-know-who was happy!
By early afternoon the clouds moved back in and the temps started dropping....
Picture of the Day......
Ginormous statue of Genghis Khan in Mongolia......
Interesting about the Capitol Christmas tree...
Friday evening, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) participated in the annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the West Front Lawn. He was joined in lighting the 80-foot Noble Fir from the Willamette National Forest by 9-year-old Oregonian Brigette Harrington, who earned the role by winning a poem contest. The tree will be lit from nightfall until 11 p.m. each evening through January 1, 2019.
Do you like bacon? (This one for you Karen Sugar Bear!!!)
Maple Candied Bacon
- 1 pound thick cut bacon
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- Place the bacon on a wire rack on a foil lined baking pan, brush the top of the bacon with maple syrup and sprinkle on some brown sugar.
- Bake in a preheated 400º oven for 15 minutes, flip the bacon, brush with maple syrup and sprinkle on the brown sugar and bake for another 15 minutes or until it reaches the desired level of crispiness.
Option: Sprinkle on some black pepper or cayenne for a bit of heat.
Historically this date......
1979 – The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, making smallpox the first and to date only human disease driven to extinction.
2008 – The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency.
.... at least he's still in jail, for a while longer!
And births this date include....
(Just fyi, too many pictures to post. If you want to see a photo of them and/or read about them, click on their name, it's the link)
1911 – Lee J. Cobb, American actor (d. 1976)
still alive at 102. Interesting read about his heritage and his life.
1928 – Dick Van Patten, American actor (d.2015)
1942 – Dick Butkus, American football player
.... Ha ha ha... "Dick Butt Kiss" !!!
1953 – John Malkovich, American actor
Yesterday Tucker was in a swim meet up in North Bend, Oregon. Brian, Jen, Sami, and Jean all went. Brian sent this picture.... He does the freestyle... This was Tucker's first meet.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo