Good 32º ice on the barn roof morning!
OMGOSH, it's OCTOBER!!!!
Yesterday the sun came and went. Coming up my driveway I got 12 drops of rain. We topped at 57º.
Picture of the Day....
The Giraffe may be well-known for its incredibly long neck and tongue, but those are hardly the longest features of this majestic animal. The giraffe has the longest tail of any land mammal. Their tail can grow to be 8 feet long. A black tuft at the end of the tail whisks away flies and other flying insects. The male giraffe has a longer tail than that of the female. The giraffe is also the tallest living animal and is instantly recognizable by its exceptionally long neck. Adult males stand between 15 – 19 feet.
Easy Spinach and Ravioli Lasagna
1 bag (6oz) fresh baby spinach leaves, chopped
1/3 cup refrigerated basil pesto
1 jar (15oz) Alfredo pasta sauce
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 pkg (25oz) cheese filled ravioli (do not thaw)
1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
Chopped fresh basil leaves
Paprika, if desired
Heat oven to 375º. Spray 2 qt glass baking dish with cooking spray.
In bowl, toss spinach with pesto. In another bowl mix Alfredo sauce with broth. Spoon one third of the sauce mixture, about 1/2 cup, into baking dish. Top with half of the spinach mixture. Arrange half of the ravioli in a single layer over spinach mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining sauce mixture.
Bake uncovered 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and bake 5 more minutes until bubbly. Garnish with basil and paprika.
Today is the 11th anniversary of Brian's State Farm Office. You do a GREAT job Bri! Lots of customers and everyone likes him!
October is the month of "10 codes"... these are codes used by our LASD and many other departments/agencies. So, today is 10-1 and that is the code for "receiving poorly". Or in other words, "What did you say?"
It's widely accepted that ten-codes originated during the 1920's or 1930's, as police were beginning to use radios more and more for communications. The need for codes to keep traffic brief was recognized early on, and a series of code numbers for specific incidents was established. By most accounts, Charles Hopper, a communications director with the Illinois State Police, is credited with establishing the first set of codes.
At first, it may seem hard to decipher - even pointless - but police jargon and the use of police codes serve a purpose. Civilians may assume that the reason for talking in codes is so the public can't easily figure out what cops are saying. A quick Internet search for police codes or police jargon, however, shows that most agencies make their codes public.
Historically this date.....
1910 – Los Angeles Times bombing: A large bomb destroys the Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles, California, killing 21.
Scary. Everything in my kitchen cupboards rattled. Kristen heading to college classes and Brian to high school felt as if their cars were hit by another vehicle. Sandy's chimney fell down.
And births this date include...
1909 – Sam Yorty, American politician (d. 1998)
... could not say Los Angeles (los an-gel-less) he said "Las Angle-lees". Sheesh!
1928 – George Peppard, American actor (d. 1994)
.... Two pack a day smoker, died young, lung cancer!
1936 – Stella Stevens, American actress
1945 – Spider Sabich, American skier (d. 1976)
......shot and killed by Claudine Longet.... she had been married to Andy Williams.
1963 – Mark McGwire, American baseball player
All I know. Nuff said. Happy 1st Day of October. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo