Friday, October 18, 2019

The Letter "P" ~~ Rev 04 - Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 42th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
(THE SIXTEENTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "P" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "P"; (B) A Favorite;
(C) "P" for '"Pattern' (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflections 


(A) Starts with the Letter "P":   Pumpkin starts with "P".   These Pumkins are all ceramic or other pottery pieces.  

Also please note the Reflections in the Kroger store window.  [Designated Reflection is item (D) below.]




(B) A Favorite:  Here I have Pickup Trucks hauling Pumpkins.  You can decide where they are going with their loads of Pumpkins.


(C) "P" for 'Pattern' (Tom's choice):  This is our younger daughter's Pantry.  It is about the neatest Pantry I have seen in some time.  Even the shelf Paper has a Pattern rather than the regular smooth stuff.

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(D) Reflections:  Mrs. Jim told me that there is a large Piano in the house on the right's living room. 

Of course I could not look in there while I was driving.  But Mrs. Jim had seen it from going by here before.

The Reflections are strong and make it hard to see into the house.  I recomend clicking on the Picture once or twice to see better inside.  
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My Two Questions (you can answer just one if you'd like):

1. Will you be buying a pumpkin for Halloween?  If not, why not?   
No.  We have two ceramic Pumpkins and a plastic Jack-o-lantern from years and years ago.  

2.   What is the condition of your pantry?  Ours is almost a total wreck.  


Bonus Questions:
1. What is your favorite "Pword?  "Piano" is my favorite "P" word because i love piano music played.   Although I took "Class Piano" twice while I was getting it for free while I taught at the college I never went on to take private lessons.  "Bill Grogan's Goat" was my favorite song to play.  "The Piano Man" is my favorite song played and sung.  BTW, in music when a tune is to be done softly the directive is "Piano" or "p" or "pp".


2. What are your thoughts about PumpkinsThey are my favorite thing about Halloween.   Next comes it being my favorite vegetable when served as Pumpkin Pie.
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  - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. 
  - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflectionshttp://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
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Friday, October 11, 2019

The Letter "O" ~~ Rev 04 - Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 41st issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... (THE FIFTEENTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "O" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "O"; (B) A Favorite;
(C) "O" for "Over". (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflections.


(A.1) Starts with the Letter "O":  Oranges start with "O".  This is KP again showing us the Orange Fruit, Oranges.at our local Sprouts Grocery store. 


(A.2) Starts with the Letter "O":  This is Our Backyard Orange Tree.  Some of the Oranges were getting ripe and I picked them.  But I have none to show now.


(B) A FavoriteOur Old House.  We bought before the building was finished and were able to make some changes.  It was our first owned house, we bought it in 1976 and sold it in 1999 when Mrs. Jim retired. 

It flooded once when we owned it, 33 inches of water inside, and later at least two other times.  Here it was finishing up with remodeling after the latest flood.


(C) "O" for "Over". (Tom's choice):  Historical Moon "Over" homes. 


(D) Reflections:  My Reflections here are mainly of the trees against the water.  We were Driving Over the Atchafalaya River Flood Basin.  Pretty full.  The Atchafalaya flows into the Mississippi River in the Baton Rouge area, before New Orleans.
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My Two Questions (you can answer just one if you'd like):

1. Has you home ever flooded?  or your car?   Our home in the picture flooded in the  1979 Claudia Tropical Flood.  We lived in Galveston County then.  We also lost three cars and a motorcycle because the water in the street was much deeper than that in our driveway.  My 1969 Ford Thunderbird may have been resurected, I know the fellow in the junk yard was going to get the motorcycle going again. 

2. Do you take pictures in the grocery store, perhaps for your blog or for some other reason that you would like to write about?   If you do not take pictures in the stores why not?  I take them mostly for my blog.  A few I take because I just want to remember this event.  But then generally I cannot find the picture when I want it..  

Bonus Questions:
1. What is your favorite "Oword?  "Over" is my favorite "O" word because being over is just nice.  Most times there is freedom in being over.

2. What are your thoughts about Oranges?  Often I think of Christmas because when we were small there would generally be one in our hanging stockings
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The fine print: 
 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]
 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews
  - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. 
  - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflectionshttp://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
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Thursday, October 03, 2019

The Letter "N" ~~ Rev 04 - Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 40th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
(THE FORTIETH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)

- the Letter "N" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "N"; (B) A Favorite;
(C) "N" for '"N"umber' (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflections
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[Photo from Google]

(A) Starts with the Letter "N": Nectarine starts with the letter "N".  Although they taste sort of like peaches I really don't eat Nectarines very well. 


(B) A Favorite:  This is an Autographed Picture of the Houston Texans Cheerleaders signed and given to our Granddaughter KP when she and her father attended a Texans game.  

I would almost die for one like that, she also had picture given with her and three of the cheerleaders. 

I used to have a Signed, by one of my students of her group, the Houston Rockets (basket ball) Cheerleaders. 

(C) "N" for '"N"umber' (Tom's choice): And (D) Reflections: 
This is the "Nicest" restroom I have encountered for a long time. I rate it a "N"umber Five out of a possible Five.  NO appliance needs to be touched and EVERY PLACE is super CLEAN.  
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My Two Questions (you can answer just one if you'd like):

1. Am I the only one in the whole world who gives ratings to the public restrooms I visit?   It seems silly but for the really awful ones it is a relief for me.  If the place really bad there was surely NO relief. 
WHAT are your feelings about Nasty Restrooms?

2. Do Cheerleaders have a place in your life?  They are generally hard for us old folk to see any cost/benefit.  

Bonus Questions:
1. What is your favorite "Nword?  "Nice" is my favorite "Nword for today.  Being Nice is generally better than being Naughty. 

2. What are your thoughts about  Nectarines?  Have you ever tasted Nectarined?   You can read my answers above.
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The fine print: 
 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]
 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews
  - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. 
  - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflectionshttp://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
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Sunday, September 29, 2019

The Letter "M" ~~ Rev 04 - Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 39th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... (THE THIRTEENTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)

- the Letter "M" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "M"; (B) A Favorite;
(C) "M" for '"M"ini' (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflections.


(A) Starts with the Letter "M":  Melons start with the Letter "M".  These are Honey Dew Melons

I like best the Musk Melons, some call them Cantaloupe.  This is the second of two that we bought.  The first was real good but this one has probably been in the fridge too long.  It looks dried out.
 

(B) A Favorite:  I love my computer Mouse, it has been my favorite. At my work I kept my Mouse happy with a companion during the dark hours and even during work hours.  The Mouse Pad is one that Houston Methodist Hospital was giving away.  I forget the occasion. 

Queston
Back when I worked did I have "two Mice" or "two Mouses?"

Highlight the blank empty space right below to see if you answered correctly.   (Google gave me the answer.)

 In computer terms, a mouse is a corded or wireless device that moves your computer's cursor while you move the mouse. In most cases, the plural of mouse is "mice," but more than one computer mouse can also be called "mouses."
 

(C) "M" for '"M"ini' (Tom's choice):  "M" is for Mini-car.  I found this little wind up Mini in the parking garage the other day. 

"Someone" Said it is also an "economy Mini car" getting about 27 mpt. (That is miles per turn of the key.)


(D) Reflections:  When I got home I found that I had taken this crazy hodge podge Reflection picture with LOT's of Reflections.  I was trying to take a picture of the inside and to get the instrument panel.  Ha ha.
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My Two Questions for this week(you can answer just one if you'd like):

1. What have you done anything special to help conserve our useable petroleum supply?   I don't do too many jack rabbit starts anymore.  It still is fun with the Mustang. I also keep plenty of air in my tires and try to have the cars in good tune.

2. Do you drive an economy car?  If not, why not?  They are generally hard for us old folk to get in and out of. 

Bonus Questions:
1. What is your favorite "Mword?  "Many" is my favorite "Mword for today.  Many is generally better.

2. What is your favorite Melon?  Have you ever tasted Honey Dew Melons?   The regular 99 cent Melons are my favorite.  I really dn't care for the Honey Dew Melons, to me even salt doesn't do much for them.  Besides they are Green.
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The fine print: 
 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]
 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews
  - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
  - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
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Friday, September 20, 2019

The Letter "L" ~~ Rev 04 - Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 37th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... (THE ELEVENTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "L" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "L";  (B) A Favorite;
(C) "L" for "Lake". (Tom's choice);  and (D) Reflections.



(A) Starts with the Letter "L":  KP is over by the Lettuce for us today as Lettuce and Lemons, both these words, start with the Letter "L".  And they are both optional additives to foods, salads and ice tea.




I've been showing you progress on our back yard "Lemon Tree" and now the oranges are ripening.  We call it that because when we bought the house we were told that it was a "Lemon Tree".


(B) A Favorite:  This is a rain band cloud from Imelda  I suppose this end was down close to Galveston Island, she has been traveling slowly north but seems to be stalled out now. 


Hurricanes are an extreme low pressure atmospheric phenomenon that rotate in a counterclockwise direction.  It wrapped around us as the eye of the storm was right over us.  All was calm for a few hours until it moved a little.

(C) "L" for "Lake". (Tom's choice):   My Lake Find is the Little Lake the Adi below is sitting beside.  It also has a nice Reflection of the trees on the other side.


It was a part of a nice golf course and we had to tee off over that Lake.  The kids living behind the lake would dig for balls that didn't make the drive across the Lake.  The on certain days they would have them in baskets to sell rather cheap to the golfers passing by.  That was on the honor system, we put our money in a jar in a tree crotch.

(D)  Reflections: This Wednesday was "World Water Monitoring Day." I had posted this picture on my other blog (reproduced below) at 
https://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2019/09/poem-water-saving.html .  I realized after posting the previously used picture that it had a pretty nice reflection.

Today is World Water Monitoring Day !! 



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Vigilance;
  water care

Water water it's our friend
sustainer my make up
Came from God there is no more

For our use we drink we wash
We travel we recreate
From its force power and light

Watch, care, apportion we must
Blessed resource there's no more
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 - Photo and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2009 and 2019 respectively, All Rights Reserved [Photo original link:  http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2009/12/its-lovely-weather-six-word-saturday.html ]
  - I'm linked with Susan at Poets United, Midweek Motif, Vigilance, 
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(E) Lagniappe: Ship's Camera, "they" say to leave your TV on all night tuned to it as this makes a nice Night Light for your cabin.  And you'll know when its light outside even with the curtains pulled.   We are going to leave ours on for the next cruise.  

We like the Pacific Princess as it is the only remaining 'small ship' they have.  Same name as the original Love Boat program on TV but this is a newer ship.  It can go into places the large ships cannot.
(ship camera link: https://www.princess.com/bridgecams/?shipCode=pa )
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My Two Questions for this week(you can answer just one if you'd like):

1. What have you done anything special to help conserve our useable water supply?   I used to leave the faucets on when I brushed my teeth.  Now I shut it down while I'm brushing until it is time to rinse.  When the forecast is for rain I shut down the automatic sprinklers.

2. Do you watch your ship's camera on your Cabin TV?  We watch it when we are in port when we are docking or departing. 

Bonus Questions:
1. What is your favorite "L" word?  I do not like Laxative but ...

2. What is your favorite Sport?  Have you ever played golf?  Is there a story about your golf playing that you would like to share here?  My friend hit his ball fairly far and thought it was in a dry creek.  While he was looking around for it he ball fell from the tree he was standing under and hit him on top of his head.
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The fine print: 
 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]
 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews
  - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
  - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Letter "K" ~~ Rev 04 - Weekend Roundup and Reflections

I was assured that those drinks were not alcoholic. 
[This is a really good picture enlarged. 
Click on it and then click on the result.]

The 37th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... (THE ELEVENTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "K" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "K";  (B) A Favorite;
(C) "K" for "Kind". (Tom's choice);  and (D) Reflections.


(A1) Starts with the Letter "K":  Kayaking in Lake Como starts with "K".  This is our younger daughter, "K" and her Hub.  Many marital spats arise from the management of keeping the Kayak on course. They wished to avoid that so "K" will take pictures and Hub will do the rowing.   That was a good idea for them.   

 

( https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271232.php ) Medical News Today 
(A2)  Starts with "K":  Kiwi Fruit starts with "K".  Has many Health Benefits, read of them a the link above.

(B) A Favorite:  A Labor Day pool picnic.  Daughter "K" made this fig and goat cheese salad with her special home made dressing.  She and family came to eat with us and go for a swim.  We also had a small pizza from Trader Joe's and some rollups, not pictured, made by "K".

I think KP was finished swimming as were the others.  But she had already eaten a Kid's Meal from Chick-fil-F.  Here Favorite is chicken strips and FF's and a chocolate Mile Shake.  https://www.chick-fil-a.com/

 

( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGtqopISr90 )

"The Roving Kind" by Guy Mitchell on 1950 Columbia 78.
(C) "K" for "Kind". (Tom's choice): The Roving Kind.
 

(D) Reflections: This is our microwave door window reflecting my picture while taking the coffee cup being warmed inside.  It showed up as me taking a Selfie with our kitchen in the background.


(E) Lagniappe:  Mrs. Jim took this one showing the rain that we would soon be driving through.  We have been needing rain, our part of Texas hadn't had any for a long time.  We have been under a burn ban for a long time, back in May? (Texas had the most grass and forest fires of any in the nation.)

Most time I take the driving pictures but Mrs. Jim was navigating and she thought it would be safer if she took this one.  Especially since we were elevated changing highways.
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My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):

1. My Reflection pictures - When you look into the microwave at stuff in there cooking or heating, do you check the Reflection Picture Potential? This was the first time I thought of that. 

2. How did you celebrate Labor Day?  I hope you didn't have to work.   As you saw, we stayed home but had a backyard pool party picnic with some of the family.

Bonus Questions:
1. What is your favorite "K" wordI like Kinky but ...

2. Do you know how to swim?  Good?  When and how did you learn?  Mrs. Jim and I each learned swimming at college.  I broke my foot and so I missed the butterfly and all other forward strokes.  I swim really good with the back swim as that was what was left when my cast was taken off.  We had to jump off the high board and swim several laps of the U of Nebraska campus regulation competition pool.

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The fine print: 
 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]
 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews
  - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
  - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
- Photos and Text Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved

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Friday, September 06, 2019

The Letter "J" ~~ Rev 04 - Weekend Roundup and Reflections


The 36th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... (THE TENTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "J" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "J";  (B) A Favorite;
(C) "J" for "Junk". (Tom's choice);  and (D) Reflections. 


(A) Starts with the Letter "J":  Jackfruit starts with "J", per a Quara . Com search, Photo from https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-fruits-that-begin-with-the-letter-J.  Read more of the Jackfruit in Wikipedia, here.  I think I do not need to try Jackfruit , for sure not a Jackfruit Pie.


(B) A Favorite:   Jars and Jars of Jelly and Jam.  I'm not sure where I took this, very likely at my cousins home in Arkansas.  I did also see a few Jars of fruit or/and vegetables. My favorite Jam is Fig Preserves, home madeLemon Curd isn't Jam, is it?   I like that just about as well.


(C) "J" for "Junk". (Tom's choice):  This is out youngest granddaughter,  KP.  She has grown a lot, this picture WAS taken TWO YEARS AGO at my cousin's home in Arkansas.   We were visiting cousins  and soon we be on our way to Nebraska to visit even more cousins. 

I am sure that my cousin would not want to call her husband's gas pump Junk. And it isn't but I think there may have been Collector's Junk. Under that porch is an ideal place to store Outdoor Junk.


(D) Reflections:   This was taken looking in the window at the Plank Restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska.   It was a fine place to eat casually.  You can get a feel for the lay of the land across the street.   We spent an afternoon at this nice tourist friendly area of the old down town. 


(E) A Lagniappe for you (Just for those who like Sunsets):  This is a unique Sunset we found while driving through Missouri on our way to Nebraska.  

I have more Midwest photos to show some other times.   

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My Two

 Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):

1. My Reflection pictures - When you look into the windows at places new to you, what do like to see?  I like to see things that I would or would not go into the store to have a look-see. 

2. Do you have some Collector Junk that you would like to tell about? I have junk of all kinds.  Mrs. Jim likes to talk about it with me, like "why don't you get rid of this as you never seem to use it."

Bonus Questions:
1. What is your favorite "J" word?

2. Do you or your other ever make homemade Jam?  What kind do you like to make the best?  No, I don't make Jam myself but once in a while Mrs. does make it.  We have a friend who used to give us Figs for the picking up. 

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The fine print:
- [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]
- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews
- The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
- I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
- Photos and Text Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved

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