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Saturday, August 17, 2019

UPS Delivery ~ Picture of the Day ~ Lawrence of Arabia Film ~ Ham & Cheese Lasagna ~ Erika Norman ~ Black Cat Appreciation Day

Good 47º clear sunny morning.
Again, yesterday, another sunny clear day and we topped at 95º. My friend in Woodland, north of Sacramento, said it was 106º there!
UPS made a delivery yesterday, but it was the old order that I was supposed to throw out and not eat. The replacement order that was to be delivered yesterday also was not in the UPS truck. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr............. I emailed Customer Service. They said there was a mix up and it was going to be sent Monday and I'd get it Wednesday. 
Picture of the Day ... Quite a mailbox ....ahhh, someone's favorite team! This one is Pittsburgh Steelers.

Interesting about the film Lawrence of Arabia...
In the epic 1962 film "Lawrence of Arabia", there are zero female speaking roles. At least 28 actors have speaking roles in the film; not one female character has a speaking role.
In the film, due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness). Lawrence will serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert. His goal is to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.
"Lawrence of Arabia" as an epic historical drama film was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel. The film's screenplay is based on the life of T. E. Lawrence and was written by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson. Peter O'Toole is the star in the title role. He depicts Lawrence's experiences in the Arabian Peninsula during World War I, in particular his attacks on Aqaba and Damascus.
Lawrence of Arabia was nominated for ten Oscars at the 35th Academy Awardsin 1963; it won seven in total, including Best Picture and Best Director. It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama and the BAFTA Awards for Best Film and Outstanding British Film. In the years since, it has been recognised as one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema.
Themes in the film include Lawrence's emotional struggles with the personal violence inherent in war, his own identity, and his divided allegiance between his native Britain and his new-found comrades within the Arabian desert tribes. As well as O'Toole, the film stars are all men (Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains and Arthur Kennedy).

From Mr. Food..... Ham and Cheese Lasagna

We bet you've tried making ground beef lasagna before, but have you ever tried it with ham? Our Ham and Cheese Lasagna is a fun twist on an all-time classic and a great way to mix things up at the dinner table. If you're looking for a way to use that leftover ham from the holidays, then this is the easy casserole recipe for you!


  • 1 (10-1/2-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (10.8-ounce) package frozen cut broccoli, prepared according to package directions (see Note)
  • 2 cups deli ham, chopped
  • 8 oven-ready lasagna noodles
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine soup, ricotta cheese, and cream cheese; mix well. Add broccoli and ham; mix well.
  3. Spread 1/3 of the broccoli mixture over bottom of prepared baking dish. Layer 4 lasagna noodles over that. Spread with another 1/3 of the broccoli mixture and sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup cheddar jack cheese. Arrange 4 noodles over the top and cover with remaining broccoli mixture, mozzarella cheese, and cheddar jack cheese.
  4. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 60 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes or until heated through. Cut and serve.

***If you prefer to make this with leftover cooked veggies, go ahead! You'll need about 3 cups of any vegetable you like for this recipe.
Special birthday today... my pal Erika Norman is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIKA!! xo

Historically this date.......
1907 – Pike Place Market, a popular tourist destination and registered historic district in Seattle, Washington, opened.
...............I love going here!!!

1969 – Category 5 Hurricane Camille hits the U.S. Gulf Coast, killing 256 and causing $1.42 billion in damage.
1998 – Lewinsky scandalUS President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about the relationship. (such a POS!!!!)

2008 – American swimmer Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games.

And births this date include...
1786 – Davy Crockett, American soldier and politician (d. 1836)
 ...Interesting, Fess Parker who played Davy on TV was born the date before, on 8-16!

1893 – Mae West, American actress (d. 1980)

1920 – Maureen O'Hara, Irish actress and singer (d.2015)

1929 – Francis Gary Powers, American pilot (d. 1977)
1933 – Glenn Corbett, American actor (d. 1993)
   ...born in El Monte!

1943 – Robert De Niro, American actor

1960 – Sean Penn, American actor and director

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

Black Cat Appreciation Day on August 17th aims to dispel all myths surrounding black cats. Additionally, the day shouldn’t be confused with National Black Cat Day.
Superstitions aside, cats are simply adorable, even black ones. These feline creatures in their sleek, black coats may carry an air of mystery. However, most cats do. Along with that, their ability to find mischief or to avoid you equals that of tabbys, cinnamons, gingers, calicos, whites or grays.
One black cat fact is that they are less likely to be adopted. Just like black dogs, this variety of cat gets shunned at shelters. However, black cats respond to love and attention no differently than other felines.
So, let a black cat cross your path. They aren’t witches. More than likely, adopting a black cat will help keep the mouse population down around the place. Expect the number of cuddles in your life to increase, too!
Consider adopting a black cat. Overcome your fears. 
This day exists to dispel myths and fears of Black Cats.

My Bruiser isn't a black cat, he's a Tuxedo Cat. Black and white, like a radio car! LOL.