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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Weather/Snow/Sunshine ~ Chiefs and 49ers Super Bowl ~ Picture of the Day ~ Aaron Rodgers ~ Cream Cheese Danish ~ Squirrel Appreciation Day 

Good 39º super dark cloudy raining morning. 

Yesterday a slight break from the total gloom and snow has just about all melted. The only snow left is on the barn roof over the upstairs room that is insulated.

Sunday the football games were interesting. Now the Super Bowl will be played by the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. Both teams wear red, so the stadium will be crazy all red! This years Super Bowl will be played on Sunday February 2nd at 6:30pm ET at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Florida.

Picture of the Day ...getting creative with snow!!!

I was interested in looking up information on Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback, and found this...

He was born in Chico California on 12-2-83. My Jerry's birthday was 12-2! Anyway, he lived there and then played football for UC Berkeley. He also lived in Beverton Oregon for awhile.
In 2011 he and his Packers won the Super Bowl. His girlfriend is Danica Patrick, retired race car driver.

From Mr. Food.....

Sometimes breakfast calls for something a little sweet, like a creamy danish! On those days just bake up a batch of this recipe for Cream Cheese Danish. This breakfast favorite is easy to make and tastes heavenly.

  • 2 (8-ounce) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Sifted powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Unroll 1 can of rolls; press into a lightly greased 9- x 13-inch pan.
  2. Beat egg yolk, cream cheese, and next 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric beater until blended; spread over dough in pan.
  3. Unroll remaining can of crescent rolls on a sheet of wax paper; press into a 9- x 13-inch rectangle. Place over cream cheese mixture. Whisk egg white; brush over dough. Sprinkle with pecans.
  4. Bake 25 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, and cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares.

Historically this date.......

1968 – Vietnam WarBattle of Khe Sanh – One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.

1968 – A B-52 bomber crashes near Thule Air Base, contaminating the area after its nuclear payload ruptures. One of the four bombs remains unaccounted for after the cleanup operation is complete.

1999 – War on Drugs: In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over 4,300 kilograms (9,500 lb) of cocaine on board.

And births this date include...
1922 – Telly Savalas, American actor (d. 1994)

1926 – Steve Reeves, American actor (d. 2000)

1938 – Wolfman Jack, American disk jockey and actor (d. 1995)

1940 – Jack Nicklaus, American golfer

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

On January 21st, Squirrel Appreciation Day recognizes a critter some consider a pest and others see as just fascinating. The creator, Christy Hargrove, is a wildlife rehabilitator in North Carolina and is affiliated with the Western North Carolina Nature Center.  According to Christy, “Celebration of the event itself is up to the individual or group — anything from putting out extra food for the squirrels to learning something new about the species.”
According to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System of North America (ITIS), there are over 200 species of squirrels.  Some of the oldest squirrels categorized on the list are the nocturnal arrow flying squirrel (validated in 1766) and the Black Giant (validated in 1778).  Of all these species, they fall into three types.  
Three Types of Squirrels
Ground squirrels, such as the thirteen-lined ground squirrel, the rock squirrel, California ground squirrel, and many others blanket the prairies and deserts of North America. Often causing damage, they often earn the name of pest, and they are labeled rodents. Predators enjoy them as a tasty morsel, too. As a result, they work together to protect themselves. Their only protection is to flee!
Tree squirrels make their homes in the trees. However, they also find their nesting materials and food on the ground and above. Making their homes in cities and the countryside in nations all around the globe, these familiar backyard and park residents help themselves to your birdfeeders or snag your snack right from your hands if they have become practiced enough!
The third type of squirrel leaps farther than the others with flaps of skin between the legs. Flying squirrels glide greater distances giving the impression they can fly. When they jump from tree to tree or building to building, they spread their legs wide and float on the breeze escaping predators or perhaps other snarky tree squirrels with a nut to pick with them.


Learn more about these fascinating creatures. Tell us your favorite squirrel story or share a picture of your squirrel visitors.
  • Set up a squirrel feeder and watch them as they feed. Can you identify what kind they are?
  • Go to a park and watch the squirrels as they travel from tree to tree. How many are there?
  • Squirrel watching is similar to bird watching and nearly as fascinating. Study their behavior and note their differences.
  • Watch a squirrel documentary to learn more.


Christy Hargrove from Asheville, North Carolina, created Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21, 2001.