Good 50º dark cloudy morning.
Yesterday rain started in the morning and was on and off all day..... rain predicted for the whole week through the weekend.
My big cordless computer key pad died. I had a 'stand by' one that I have been using. This one is a little one you plug into the computer and it's LOUSY! That's why no moon photo, so I ordered a new up to date keypad and it will be here today. Those moon photos on that site cannot be "copied and pasted" in the "normal way". they have to be done by holding down the control button and then pushing the 'print screen' button. Then you need to go to a page where you can "paste" it and then crop it. Anyway, hopefully I will get back to "normal" by tomorrow.
Yesterday was errand day.... and shingles shot day. I had the first shingles shot a few years ago, but now the newest one is recommended..... there are two of them. Today was my second.
Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Although shingles can occur anywhere on your body, it most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or the right side of your torso.
Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles.
While it isn't a life-threatening condition, shingles can be very painful. Vaccines can help reduce the risk of shingles, while early treatment can help shorten a shingles infection and lessen the chance of complications.A dear friend got the shingles this past year and suffered a lot! Get your shot if you had chickenpox! At least talk to your doctor about it!!
I had a nice chat with a former Californian while waiting for the shot. He lived in the Montebello area growing up. Then the pharmacist, Frank, also from California, and lived in the Covina and Whittier areas.
Picture of the Day....
Towering ponderosa pines are seen in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Chasms in the rock are formed when water freezes and expands, gradually pushing the rocks apart and creating alleys up to 200 feet deep.
A dear friend, Jimmy Duran, just retired the end of March from the LA Sheriff's Department. His son James grew up and became a Deputy too. CONGRATULATIONS Jimmy!!! Enjoy your retirement!!!
Ground Beef Vegetable Pasta Soup......
In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the mixed vegetables, tomatoes, broth and pepper. Bring to a boil; add macaroni. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until macaroni and vegetables are tender.
Test Kitchen Tips
- This versatile recipe is great for picky eaters (especially those who don't like garlic and onions), but also easy to spice up. Chili powder, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder are tasty additions. Start with 1/4 teaspoon of any or all, and increase to taste.
- Substitute any short pasta for the elbow macaroni. Shells and wagon wheels are fun shapes for this kid-friendly soup.
Historically this date....
1956 – As the World Turns and The Edge of Night premiere on CBS-TV. The two soaps become the first daytime dramas to debut in the 30-minute format.
1992 – In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison.
2002 – Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreated. A siege ensues.
2006 – Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; hardest hit is in Tennessee with 29 people killed.
And births this date include...
1920 – Jack Webb, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1982)
1953 – Debralee Scott, American actress (d. 2005)
... sad story about her life and it's end...
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo