Friday, November 16, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 20-18(b) (for letter "T") -- Reflections too

The 45th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year..
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "T"; (2) A Favorite; (3) Tall; and (4) Reflections

 
(2) A Favorite: KP's School honored Veteran relatives, Grandfather here, for a Veterans Day celebration.  We had breakfast in the library, there the fifth grade choir sang to us.  Then we <strike>marched</strike> moved to the stage in the auditorium for another program of the different classes singing the military branch songs, one branch per class. 
 
The morning was finalized by a parade of the students and their guests marching through the halls with the teachers and kids lining the sides.  Got lots of Hi-Fives and thumbs up.  This picture was taken after the parade.  Her school, of grades K-5, has over 1,000 students.  The "S" badge is my admittance and permission pass.


Cousins from Nebraska standing by Sam Houston (2006)

http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2006/08/everything-is-bigger-in-texas.html 
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(1) Starts with "T":  Texas starts with "T". The statue of Sam Houston (our president while Texas was a Republic) is alongside Interstate 45, coming into Houston from Huntsville, Texas. It stands 77 feet tall. The 67-ft. tall (plus 10-ft. base) statue is named "A Tribute to Courage."

You can read all about this large Sam Houston monument at RoadsideAmerica.com.  Jack and Linda were amazed. Long before they were leaving Texas, they too were saying, "everything is bigger in Texas."


(3) TallTall women scare me.  Especially when we are alone in an elevator.  I generally get off as soon as I can.
 - I posted of my fear with a couple of poems:
https://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2016/01/a-real-poem-truths-where-i-dont-often-go.html#comment-form ; and
http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2018/06/a-took-chance-poem-for-thursday.html
 - Either of these links will tell you about this lady, she is the Tallest woman in Texas, perhaps in the United States or the Whole World.

(4) Reflections:  a Driving Picture I took on the way to the polls.  [click picture for larger view] This shows a pasture outside Fulshear, Texas [link] where we voted.
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Friday, November 09, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 19-18(b) (for letter "S") -- Reflections too

The 45th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year..
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "S"; (2) A Favorite; (3) Shimmering; and (4) Reflections
 

 (1) Starts with "S":  Salad ~~ This is a Chicken Salad Lunch that I made for Mrs. Jim and me.  It was pretty healthy and helped to get rid of some leftovers.


(2) A Favorite: Small Car ~~ I like small cars if they are hopped up a little.   This one is a toy decorator 1949 Nash. (BTW, the fluorescent lights are shimmering (seek # 3 here) in the reflections on the car.)   The number 94 was the Nash's number in the movie, Cars.

My friend back when I was a college dropout and worked in a watch factory (Elgin Nation Watch Company, Lincoln, Nebraska) I had a friend who had one of these when I first met him.  Soon after meeting he traded it for a 1951 Chevy Convertible.


(3) Shimmering:  I like to watch the fixed Web Cams, check on who goes by or who is gone by.  You can check on the Princess ships here: https://www.princess.com/bridgecams/?shipCode=pa


(4) Reflections:  Note the little bird "fishing" alongside the water in our flood control pond.  Click on the photo to the right for a larger view.  

(5) a Bonus:  See below for a SUDOKU that I copied from our newspaper.  It has one of these Puzzles in every issue.  The stars relate the degree of hardness.  One star will be very easy, five stars are very hard.  

All are workable, I like those with up to three stars and will generally work the ones with four.  Five take up too much of my time.

Rules:
(a)  Each row each, up and down, must contain all the numbers,
1 through nine.  Same for the columns.
(b)  Each box must have all nine numbers
Try working this one !!!

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Friday, November 02, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 18-18(b) (for letter "R") -- Reflections too

The 44th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year..
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "R"; (2) A Favorite; (3) Red; and (4) Reflections
 

(1) Starts with "R": "Real" starts with "R".  These are Real Brach Candy Corns that I bought for National Candy Corn day on October 30.  That day is also my Birthday, I am not telling my age. The Real ones cost twice as much as the store brands do. 
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(2) A Favorite:  Red Velvet is my Favorite kind of cake. I received an email offer of a Free Red Velvet cupcake for my Birthday as it came up again on October 30th.

You can see what is left of a dozen Bundt mini-cakes that our daughter brought us in the evening.  It had a column of Red Velvet cakes, one is still left.  After opening my present we each, KP, Karen, SIL Bill, Mrs. Jim, and each I had one.

When we signed up to be on their emailing list one of the blanks required us to tell our birthday, Day and Month.  The Bundt cake bakery is across the street from our library and around the corner.


(3) Red: For my birthday our daughter, Karen, gave me four Marriot Hotel bottles of candy.  Two were full of Red "Hot Tamales", Hot Cinnamon Candies


(4) Reflections:   This is the inside of our front door.  The glass is reflecting the Jack-O-Lantern I had sitting inside on the hall table.  Through you can see the Porch outside from where the Trick or Treaters rang our door bell.

There was a tall light directly above the plastic pumpkin and it also reflected in the bottom of the lantern making it seem there was a candle burning inside.

I was the candy man as Mrs. Jim was still recovering from her bunion surgery and could put no weight on her left foot.  My candy, Red Wrappered KitKat Bars, were inside this pumpkin. 


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- 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, October 26, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 17-18(b) (for letter "Q") -- Reflections too

The 43rd issue of Weekend Roundup for this year..
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "Q"; (2) A Favorite; (3) Quantity; and (4) Reflections
 

(1) Starts with "Q":  Quacker starts with "Q". On my way to the library Tuesday I was encountered by a sidewall fairly well covered with yellow Animal Quackers.  Had to get off the walk or else Quack along if I went along stepping on and squashing these Quackers.

[Note the Reflections in the library window.  And the clear
place for the ducks to use the glass as a grooming mirror.]

But it didn't take long to notice these two pretty black and white Quackers sitting on the grass, barely waking from their nap as I passed. For sure they were not up to Quacking but seemed instead ready to resume their naps.  I'm sure someone dumped the Quakers for the ducks.


Mrs. Jim standing on the balcony of our first B&B in Quebec City
[Please notice all of the windows and balconies in a row.]
 
(2) A Favorite:  Quebec City is my favorite town in Canada.  In 2012 we flew to Quebec City and stayed four nights in two different B&B's.  The first was in Old Quebec City, this part of town even had an old wall.  Above, Mrs. Jim is standing looking over the rooftops from our balcony.  For my main post on that visit, click here.  If you want to read it leisurely another day that is fine, just book mark it.


(3) Quantity: Mrs. Jim is taking less and less, in Quantity, of Norco pills, an opioid, for pain caused by her foot surgery, a bunionectomy.  Instead now after a week, during the day she is now taking Tylenol if anything.


(4) Reflections:  This is the out the window of the our cardiologist's patient examining room.  I wasn't sure how it would turn out.  The areas where the sun came into the room showed reflections the best.  Oh yes, our doctor's office is on the 27th floor of the St. Luke's Tower which is across the street from the Houston Medical Center. 
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 - 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.
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Friday, October 19, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 16-18(b) (for letter "P") -- Reflections too

The 42nd issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "P"; (2) A Favorite; (3) Pretty; and (4) Reflections 



(1.a) Starts with "P": Parade starts with "P".  Mrs. Jim and "I love a Parade" (there's a song with that title, words below) and wouldn't miss one when it is convenient to go. 
 
These pictures above was the July 4th Parade in my home town, Tekamah, Nebraska.  In 2008 we held "BlogStock 2008" there and were in that 2008 Parade. (Link) (Our Parade Float Entry link) We missed that Parade this year.

My Favorite is the Houston Art Car Parade though most any with old, classic, or antique cars will be my favorite for the day. Houston has a lot of Parades, here is a partial list (you'll get more if you search on Guests at the Events tab result). Parades that we attended and posted here, Link)

This is the Chef's Parade ending on a Princess Cruise ship.
 
 
(2) A Favorite:  A Peanut Butter and Jelly cracker sandwich.  The jelly goes on top so that it doesn't squish out through the little saltine cracker holes.  
 


(3) Pretty:  Today I will have Pretty and Pink toy vehicles.  I found these in the Walmart store, a Pretty Pink coach fit for a Princess, a Pretty Pink two-wheeler with four wheels, and a Pretty Pink bus.  These are all powered by a rechargeable battery.


(4.a) Reflections:  Part of the trail walking in our subdivision.  This Pretty Place is primarily for retention of heavy rains, it was Pretty Full for Harvey and our 40-inch rain.  We have five little lakes, all bigger than this little Pond, each has a trail around it for a total of 6.7 lake trail miles.  There are a lot more trails not having a lake.

(4.b) Reflections:  While we were in Nebraska in 2017 we visited old haunts.  One was what was Hippie Village in my earlier life.  This Plank Restaurant wasn't there back then. 

Go there and you will see a lot of Hippies grown old.

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 - I am also linked this week with Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
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Friday, October 12, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 15-18(b) (for letter "O") -- Reflections too

The 41st issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "O"; (2) A Favorite; (3) Open; and (4) Reflections
 
 

(1) Starts with "O" Oldsmobile starts with "O".  Here in the lower left is the bumper of a 1981 Olds Cutlass.  We had one of these and after we used it for many, many miles we sold it for $200 to a young couple.  It was exactly, color scheme and all, like the one pictured on the right, here is linked a source for more, (since we've had two more Olds, later models)(Oldsmobile is no more, it was killed during General Motors Bankruptcy proceedings),  "https://www.wallpaperup.com/571084/1981_Oldsmobile_Cutlass_Calais.html ".
 

(2) A Favorite: One favorite sandwich is an Oyster Poboy.  This is half my order of an Oyster Poboy and Onion Rings.  These are cooked Louisiana style in Alexandria, Louisiana, where we went last weekend for Mrs. Jim's family reunion.  Mrs. Jim and I shared the order, there were eleven fairly large fried oysters on the whole thing.

Another of my favorites is the Fried Onion Rings but I hardly ever eat  them now.  I just eat the rings raw.  Same fiber and nutrition without the fat in the frying.
 

(3) Open:  "Open" these doors, please. I want to see what lies behind.  (There is an open upper window in the yellow house.)
These house were around the corner from Pablo Neruda's home at Valparaiso, Chile.  We shared a taxi with another lady and drove all over town, for a whole afternoon [for that afternoon go to (4) in my last season's post, click here].


(4) Reflections:   This Reflection is sort of rippley, it was taken at the Harbor at La Serenta, Chile.  Some went from there to excursions at Coquimbo but we stayed at the Harbor town and did not go on.  I loved the Overturned boat, now a day resting place for the BTW, this is the Atlantic Ocean nestling in at the cove. 

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 - 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.
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Friday, October 05, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 14-18(b) (for letter "N") -- Reflections too

The 40th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "N"; (2) A Favorite; (3) Near; and (4) Reflections
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(1) Starts with "N": Nebraska starts with "N".  This plate was the green Mustang II that Mom had in Nebraska, the one that I showed last week with the "M's".  Now that I have the car I have a set of Texas 1974 original license plates for it.
 
(2) A Favorite:  Chile Relleno is my favorite Mexican food. Normally one Pablono with beans, rice, and some Pico de Galle makes a meal.  This one made two meals as I took half of it home.  Note, the beans are El Charo, sort of a bean soup.  I like them much better than the refried beans.

[Our back yard in the fog]
 
(3) Near:  "Near" yesterday and today was the thick Fog. We could reach out and touch it.  Note the pool is reflecting the dismal greyish fog.
 

 

(4) Reflections: the windows on the side of the tall building at the Houston Medical Center.  This was taken from the 27th floor of my cardiologist patient waiting room. [click on picture to enlarge]

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 The fine print:
 - 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 Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
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