Friday, July 20, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 03-18(b) (for letter "C")

The 29th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "C"; (2) A Favorite; and (3) Couple 
 

(1) Starts with "C":   Cheese starts with "C".  Mrs. Jim made this salad and I help a 'little' bit.  It is a Chicken and Vegetable salad with some Chunks of Cheddar Cheese added.  The salad dressing is Kraft Classic Catalina, fat free.

I'd like you to notice the lid on the dressing bottle.  It is one from a squeeze bottle of Mustard.  I put this lid on because the one that came from Kraft drizzled out the dressing where this one puts out a narrow stream.  This change saves on wasted dressing, it is so hard to put just a little on with the original lid.
 

 
(2) A Favorite:  This Birthday Cake belongs to our youngest great-grandchild, EV, who turned one year old last week. 
 
(3) Couple:  Here is the latest picture of Mrs. Jim and me.  We took it last Sunday after church with Peppa Pig who was visiting one of our local toy stores. 

We all were a big fan of Peppa Pig during our numerous visits to London, U.K.  Our younger daughter was working there for an oil company, staying five years.  KP loved Peppa Pig, she was her favorite TV personality. We tried to visit a couple of times a year.

Here is a link to some pictures we took at Peppa Pig Land during one of our visits.  It is near the seaport of Southampton, U.K.  Scroll leisurely down the post you will find there and appreciate the various picture of the Park scattered there.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 02-18(b) (for letter "B")

[Mrs. Jim taking a break outside a business in Bergen, Norway]

The 28th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "B"; (2) A Favorite; and (3) Building 

 (1) Starts with "B":  Bergen, Norway, starts with "B".  We visited there in August, 2015, while cruising the West Coast of Norway on the Holland America ship, the ms Ryndam.  We left from Harwich (London), England, UK and sailed to Norway for an up the coast and back down cruise.
Bergen is a beautiful town, here are some of the pictures we took:


 
 
 
 
MacDonald's are everywhere, on the left  ...............................................
 
Our ship, Holland America's "ms Ryndam" .   
  
(2) A Favorite Coconut Crème Pie is one of my favorite pies.  Generally the pie I'm eating is favorite for that day.
The pie was  served for dinner on the ms Rhydam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(3) Building:  This one is a Barn which also starts with "B".  I found it pictured at the Imaginary Garden where I am prompted with various words, themes, or written works for inspiration of writing a poem of my own. (Link)  I hope you like her pictures there and/or others on her Facebook page referenced there.
 
This week we were shown various paintings by the artist, Toril Fisher.  The poem below I wrote after I studied her plants with roots showing.
 
It is an artist's rendition of what she thinks a barn she has seen looks like.  Often artists paint from a conglomerate of sightings and sounds and writings and paint as they feel lead. 
 
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Friday, July 06, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 01-18(b) (for letter "A")

The 27th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "A"; (2) A Favorite; and (3) Airplane (I changed from Apple)
 
 

 

(1) Starts with "A":  Assortment starts with "A".
 
Here we have an Assortment of Colors.  Some I took in Santiago, Chile, a few were screen prints of which I have lost where the original was.  I'll take any off that you show me belong to you. 
 
 


(2) A Favorite:  It really was nice to take this contraption off Wednesday and leave it off.  My Orthopedic doctor's last instruction was wear it two more weeks and then set the immobilizer adjustment to 90 degrees or don't wear it. 

No Brainer, which do you think I did? The knee is a little stiff but I think it will last for a bit.

My next appoint is for July 19 for seeing the doc.  If the kneecap break hasn't healed I will opt to just leave it be if I have a choice.  Or ????  We will see.

My other kneecap, the right one was broken after a fall down concrete steps in 2007 and it would not heal.  We, the doc and I, opted to leave it be.  It has now calcified and has given me NO PROBLEMS.  You can read about that here.
 
(3) Airplane:
This is the airplane, a Paper Airplane, that I made for the Paper Airplane flying contest on our long cruise, from Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro a year and a half ago. (link).

This one won, it was to fly from the balcony above down to below the piano on the floor below (I think that was it, perhaps another year).

My prize was this nice water drinking container which I gave to KP, our youngest granddaughter.

An aside, I perfected my paper plane design while still in grade school and it hasn't changed since.  It is a winner.

Apple?  There are apples in the lower left of the grocery story picture, click on it and you will see them next to the yellow pears.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 26-18 (for letter "Z")


The 26th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "Z"; (2) A Favorite; and (3) Zentor
 

(1) Starts with "Z":  Zero (??) might be good.  Nothing?

Zero is a very bad grade. 
Zero mph means you aren't going at all. 
Zero means you won't win your game though it might be a tie.
"Zero Bars" and good, I had forgotten them.  I know where a picture is but I won't steal it now.  Tomorrow is Kroger Day, I might take a picture of theirs.
 
 
 
Or I could show you a fence owned by my friend who has a "little ranch" near Telluride in Colorado.  It is called a "Zig Zag" fence.  The chief advantage of the Zig Zag fence is that you don't have to dig holes for the fence posts.  The shape of fence keeps I from falling down.
 
 
 
Or I could show you a "Zucchini squash", they are long and green.  I like mine fried with coated with just a little flour.   Here are some shots from our local "Sprouts Farmers' Market". (Googled search link) Above were the 'regular' from Mexico, to the right are some of the Organic stuff.
 
 
 
 
 Other Sprouts pictures.  We mostly buy fruits and
vegetables and cereals there.  Sometimes cheese.
 
(2) A FavoriteKP, our youngest grandchild, finished Golf Academy today.  Afterwards there was an award ceremony on the back patio of the club house.  KP came home with three certificates and a water bottle prize.  Of course there was a "completion" award, everyone present the last day got that.

Then there were certificates to be earned.  KP won the Patty Berg Award for the Best Golf Etiquette.   Her most prized award was the Chipping Award.  She had to compete with the boys also for that.  KP chipped in a 30 foot plus chip, in to the hole.

 

  The pictures above:  In the red shirt she is showing off her new Driver golf club. Both pictures of her in the blue, way above and here, were KP at the awards ceremony.  The fellow standing by the door was the teaching pro, the one with the had way above was one of the assistants.
 

(3) Xentor:  I once started a series of flash writing (short, less than a set amount of words, or letters) I was to call the "Xentor Tales" where the chief character was a man named "Xentor."  

But there were just a few before Jenny, the person who wanted the short tales, stopped this feature.

The cat belongs to my BIL. 

You can read most them by going to this link,
http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/search/label/Xentor%20tales

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Link to Weekend Review)
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