Friday, February 05, 2016

Friday’s Hunt v1.6 -- "F" is for ...

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 The topics will be:  Starts with F, Week’s Favorite, and negative space

1.  Starts with "F"Food in the Fridge.  Good snacking in there.  What's in your fridge you'd like to tell?

2.  Week's Favorite:  

I made this little gadget for mailing stuff.  It is two different kinds of plastic tape, a glue stick, and the stamps surrounding the glue.


 
3.  Negative Space:

Negative Space is the space in a picture around an object being shown.  At right the black is negative space around the white urn pictured below. 

The black now appears of be two men facing each other although it is actually the empty space around the urn.  I purposely cut off the top and bottom to make the visualization of empty space easier.

This is the classic showing of negative space, I can't do it any better than Wikipedia in their explanation and pictures below:


[ Google first image entry found when Googling "negative space" (link) ]
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Teresa of Eden Hills is running this meme, Friday's Hunt. She has three alternatives for us to post about but this one, Alphabet series, will be the one I will try to follow and post about.  - Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter." 
 - The Mr. Linky address
here has others who are participating if you would to read what these folk are doing for the Friday post  - For the week of February 6, our assignment was to post on any or all of these ideas: (1) Starts with F, (2) Week’s Favorite, and (3)negative space

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Found Stuff ~~ Warm Heart Wednesday No. 012

 
Money found is money saved again. Plus it gives a person a warm hearted feeling
 
A good thing about finding money is that this time it can be saved where you remember where you put it.  I was cleaning out a box of stuff from our move and found all this money and gift cards.  I also found three silver dollars, not in the picture.
 
The money was $203 US and 10£ UK. Gift cards were in small amounts for Cracker Barrel and Target and Walgreens.  There were several 'piggy banks' pretty full also.  The silver was uncirculated condition, an 1887 Morgan, a 1923 Peace, and a 1972 Eisenhower Dollar.  Total silver worth is about $100.
 
Here is hoping you guys will make a find too.  Or did you already?
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.The fine print: 
Warm Heart Wednesday for the week of January 20.  Click here,
http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/ , for links of others or for directions to join with a post of your own. There Ms. Jenny is our teacher.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday’s Hunt v1.5 -- "E" is for ...


1. Week's Favorite:

We were very fortunate to be able to walk with our youngest granddaughter, KP, to school every day this week except for today, Friday.

I thought she was smiling when I snapped it but if she were, it was a pretty weak smile.  She was in a hurry to play her game with her friend who was about to come out of the garage ahead.

Her game is to hide behind me like no one can see her.  Her friend also plays the game and will ask, "Where is KP?"  Then KP jumps out from behind me and shouts, "Boo!"
2.  Starts with "E":
 
"E" is for Eating.  Yes, eating again with Jim.  No Jim Bunch this time, just me.
My menu was
 - A large cup of Maruchan Instant Lunch, Shrimp and Noodle Soup, modified (link)(29¢ at Kroger)
 - One and a half ounces of Sharp Cheddar Cheese
 - A few Saltine Crackers (about eight)
 - Seven Large Shrimp (I added another five to my soup) 
 
The soup has gone up from 28¢ at our Kroger but it is still a bargain.  I try to get it on sale. A lot of college kids eat it.  The only cooking involved is heating up some water.  I think a half cup or so of Frozen Peas would be a good addition besides my Shrimp.  Next time. 

Mrs. Jim isn't real fond of it because sodium is 47% of the daily requirement.  I'm not worried because my cardiologist said I could eat all I wanted, generally on my semi-annual blood checkup Sodium is always low or close to it.
 
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I'm eating the same meal today without the cheese and crackers.  I was going to eat a left over 50¢ McDouble Cheeseburger from McDonald's also but what I had is enough.  It cost only 50¢ because with my FF's last night adding the McDouble was only 50¢ more because of the "2 Items for $2" promotion.
 
3. Is for Sky:

I took this petty picture for the birds in the tree.  In my picture I noticed there wasn't a cloud one in our beautiful Texas Sky.  We were walking back on the trail between our neighborhood and the next when I saw the birds in this tree.

Note the little Chickadee on the right, not sitting with the Black Birds.  When I got close enough to get a good picture, all of the birds except this little one flew off.  After they were gone, the Chickadee jumped up, branch by branch, until he was on top. 

I think he was laughing at the scaredy cat Black Birds.  That reminds me of a certain politician being afraid of one female (he doesn't like most ladies but he is married for the third time) so he boycotted the debate last night.  It was boring without him and Mrs. Jim and I both went to sleep right after the ridiculous immigration Q&A session.

4. Poem for the week -- a Reprint from
Jim's Little Photo and Poem Place blog:
 
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Teresa of Eden Hills is running this meme, Friday's Hunt. She has three alternatives for us to post about but this one, Alphabet series, will be the one I will try to follow and post about.  - Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter."
 
 - The Mr. Linky address
here has others who are participating if you would to read what these folk are doing for the Friday post  - For the week of January 22 our assignment was to post on any or all of these ideas:  (1) Week's Favorite; (2) Starts with "E"; and (3) Sky; then (4) the last one, Poem for the week, is lagniappe.
 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Breakfast with friends ~~ Warm Heart Wednesday No. 011

My heart warms when I think of eating with friends at church.
These pictures and the poem below were from and about our churches' "Great Big Breakfast". 

Southern Cattle Grazing

They nibble, take a bite here and again
Going down by the slough, green and grassy
They'll stop, something substantial for the cud
Southern cows, babies in tow, males clumped

Happier today, fresh pasture beckons
Carry their plate, it would be very full
Mention food and they'll come from miles and miles
Southern Baptist cattle, they like to eat

Bibles are on chairs saving their places
Younger ones, a few older, have iPads
Dollar for the plate, quarters for kids
Preacher gets paid, tells their sins, Bible says

Another bite, piece of cake, coffee calls
They've grazed enough, tummies full, chew their cud
Listen to the preacher, God hating sin
Sing songs, praise the Lord, Jesus in their hearts

Do we think all cows will go to Heaven?






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 - Photos and Poem Copyright © 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Notes:
 - Yesterday I linked this poem and some pictures with Kerry O'Conner at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, The Tuesday Platform, which on Tuesdays is an open forum.
 - The pictures were taken 1-24-2016 at the Second Baptist Church, Houston, FM 1463 Campus (link) where we had our annual "Great Big Breakfast."  Turnout was great, we had 20 eight-foot tables of food.  
 - I hope I'm not being sacrilegious here.  Actually I do believe that all animals, God's creatures, will go to Heaven, they are eagerly waiting (Romans 8:18-25 [click here]).
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.The fine print: 
Warm Heart Wednesday for the week of January 20.  Click here,
http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/ , for links of others or for directions to join with a post of your own. There Ms. Jenny is our teacher.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday’s Hunt v1.4 -- "D" is for ...


1. Starts with D ~~ Downton Abbey, Christmas Preserves, Plum with Port and Spices.  We bought this delicious jar of jam from the World Market after Christmas at less than half price. We also bought some stolen (German sweet bread type, it comes in loaves), cookie mix and some other food stuff.

2. Week's Favorite ~~ Mrs. Jim's Tortilla Soup.  We bought this from KP as a part of her fund raiser for the school.  There were three soup mixes in the box. 

The mixes are the flavoring and spices.  You add your own food ingredients.  Mrs. Jim added diced tomatoes, chopped onions, and chopped chicken baked chicken breast.

The soup turned out to be really delicious. It was very good with or without adding some corn chip pieces.


3. Beautiful ~~ Birds on a wire.  I caught these while stopped at a traffic light, I think in Willis Texas. Sometimes there are a lot more but this time they were only on these two wires.  If you decide to count tem please let me know (as a comment) how many you find.
 
[Added Note:  My blog entries 'auto-post' to my Facebook pageMy son, Tim, commented there that he had counted 86.  I think there are more so you can add your count also.]


4Poem for the week.  I wrote it on my other blog, Jim's Little Photo and Poem Place (link), as an exercise in writing a "real poem" using my writing to portray an "artifice".  E.E. Cummings used these devices (link).

Parts of this poem are real, I do have a fear of girls/ladies who are taller than I am.  But other parts may be part of a sham/artifice (or do they show latent tendencies?).  I will let you guess which that or those might be.

Other notes from that post:
"I'm linked with






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The fine print:  Teresa of Eden Hills is running this meme, Friday's Hunt. She has three alternatives for us to post about but this one, Alphabet series, will be the one I will try to follow and post about.  - Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter."
 - The Mr. Linky address
here has others who are participating if you would to read what these folk are doing for the Friday post  - For the week of January 22 our assignment was to post on any or all of these ideas:  (1) Starts with "D"; (2) Week's Favorite; and (3) Beautiful; then (4) this last one, Poem for the week, is lagniappe.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Things Children Do ~~ Warm Heart Wednesday No. 010

Especially when the child is your granddaughter.

I remember when:


 _ _ _  When, not long ago, KP brought this nice little card  home from Sunday school.  It reads, "to mimi, PaPa thank you for takeing me t(o) church.  from ..." (KP is our six year old granddaughter.)

 _ _ _  When our KP could stay in lines when she colored. Now she colors pretty and good. She also can cut and paste. This pretty Japanese lantern she made at school. It is for decoration only although one might put a battery powered candle inside.

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_ _  When the answer to the question, "Can she cook and sew?" becomes affirmative.  Not much sewing but she makes mean Miners' Minnie Muffins from her new Disney Princess Cookbook
(In the picture above, KP and Mimi, aka Mrs. Jim are hiding from the camera man.)  
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Her recipe called for blueberries but we didn't have any. So she substituted chocolate chips. That took a little, or rather large, discussion before she was convinced that would be okay.

It is heart warming to watch her learn skills she will be using for a life time. A love note card now and then really warms a person, best still when it comes from a grandchild. Old or young. Six to thirties.


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.The fine print: 
Warm Heart Wednesday for the week of January 20.  Click here,
http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2016/01/warm-heart-wednesday-week-10.html , for links of others or for directions to join with a post of your own. There Ms. Jenny is our teacher.


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Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday’s Hunt v1.3 -- "C"is for ...

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1. "C" is for cooking and cookbook. One of our Christmas presents for KP was a cookbook. Not just any cookbook, but a Disney  Princess Cookbook. KP loves it and Christmas Day she began planning her breakfast menu. Kp is six.

She consulted with Mrs. Jim who helped KP decide that only one item would be good for a start. It would be Miner's Mini Muffins with Blueberries.  And they could cook the next time KP was to come to our house.  That was Winter Holliday between Christmas and New Year's Day.



Everything went along without problems until Mrs. Jim decided that she didn't have the frozen blueberries like she was thinking. That all worked out fine though because she had a bag of large chocolate chips.  KP found that chocolate chips were on the alternate ingredient.  All was fine.

Their mini muffins were really good. We had several with our milk or coffee. The rest of the batch went home with KP. I'm glad they doubled the recipe. 


KP is off to a good start in using her cookbook.  My order for a nice 'large breakfast' is being considered.

2.  Week's Favorite:  Wednesday I had a dental appointment to replace a crown that had broken loose.  Mrs. Jim and I carpooled, her bridge was before my dentist so I drove her over and kept the car.  They played at the home of couple belonging to the Conroe (Texas) Sunday school class we left when we moved to Katy.

Fords, left to right:  1914 Ford Model T Roadster with pickup bed conversion;
 1930 Ford coupe with 'rumble seat; and 1931 Ford 'woodie' station wagon.
 
Only wives played, but I visited with John for about a half hour before leaving for the dentist.  John has some antique cars.  The three pictured here are a Model T Ford and two Model A Fords.  We kicked tires for a bit while John filled me in with some of the latest news.


 
John was instrumental in getting our Montgomery Early Ford V8 Club started.  We both are charter members.  I sold my 1950 Ford Custom Deluxe Tudor V8 when we moved.
 

3.  Inside. Two Nativity sets out for Christmas.  Above is a Fisher Price set that we ordered for KP last year before Christmas.  This year she had it on the hearth in front of their fireplace. 

Just about every time I was to her house she had a different arrangement.  This one was after Christmas. 

I would recommend you getting one for any of the little ones in your life.  You'd be surprised what all they know about the birth of Jesus.


This is the Nativity set we bought in Bethlehem, Israel, in 1980 during our Holy Land visit. It was said to be hand made from olive wood. We get it out for display during every Christmas season but leave the manger, Baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, and the Angel out all year.  Sometimes a camel and/or other figures also stay.
 

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4.  Poem for the week.  I wrote it as a tribute to David Bowie who died January 10, this week.  For inspiration I listened to and read his song, "Slip Away".  It has a sad ending, I got really sad writing it.  Also inspiring was remembering when KP, Mrs. Jim, and I did an afternoon paddle boat outing on the lake in Regents' Park, London, U.K.

You can read more on my other blog, Jim's Little Photo and Poem Place, where I first posted it. (blog link)

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The fine print:  Teresa of Eden Hills is running this meme, Friday's Hunt. She has three alternatives for us to post about but this one, Alphabet series, will be the one I will try to follow and post about.  - Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter."
 - The Mr. Linky address
here has others who are participating if you would to read what these folk are doing for the Friday post  - For the week of January 15 our assignment was to post on any or all of these ideas:  (1) Starts with "C"; (2) Week's Favorite; and (3) Inside; then (4) this one, Poem for the week, is lagniappe.

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