Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Golf, rides, ranches, and work — Ruby (Red) Tuesday — My Week Meme

This blog post will be of my activities since last Tuesday. Just a lot of the pictures will have red in them, I did my best. A few don't. I did do a MidWeek blues about doing my income tax. The tax got done on April 15th.

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On April 13th, Tuesday, a group of men from Mrs. Jim's Sunday school class has been golfing. I started golfing with them a couple of months ago. This week we played the Cape Royale at Cold Spring, Texas. The course borders on Lake Livingston and is very pretty. The hills are not real steep.

While I was playing with the men, Mrs. Jim played our course with the ladies here. She regularly plays on Tuesdays with the ladies from here and also plays Fridays with three other close 'buddies.'
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On Wednesday my brother-in-law, Jim W, from Iowa and a good friend, Everett, played golf at the Pasadena Municipal Golf Course. My sister (Lois) rode along with her husband.

I rode with my friend, Everett. We have been friends since 1976, I was also a very good friend of his father. Everett is 93 years old and his father was 99 when he died. Everett beat me by five points, he shot a 98 while I had a 103.

You see in the above picture Lois retrieving on of our balls that had gone into the roadside ditch. Click on the picture to make it larger, then click again to make it really big so you can see her better climbing up out of the ditch. I believe Lois found almost two dozen balls that day, only a couple belonged to us.

On Friday, Mrs. Jim played golf with some ladies here. Most Fridays when she does that Adi and I ride up to the club house with her and walk home. Adi really enjoys her walks.

Last week the flowers were perking up after the cool wintry weather. You can tell that Adi likes yellow flowers about as well as red.

There were others out walking and running too. On the sidewalk/golf cart side way below you can see a lady running with her dog. There were only slightly more people than dogs out Friday.


On Thursday Adi had a Vet appointment in the afternoon to get her ear checked out. I had an infection and we had been putting medicine in it for over a week.

Did I mention before that last Saturday we passed our Delta Society certification good for another two years. We will be able to continue visiting the nursing homes, hospitals, schools, libraries, etc. as a pet therapy team. This may be our last time to test, both of us are getting pretty old. Adi is 13 in dog years. She loves to visit the residents with me at Hearthstone, our local assisted living home.


Later on Friday afternoon I went into town (Conroe) for gas and some groceries. The H.E.B. grocery store is one of my favorite, the prices are good there. Adi and Katrin needed dog food.

I like to stop at the cooking connection for samples. Friday's are the best days to go. The fellow pictured was cooking shrimp and marinated steak. Both were excellent.

Another lady was making fajita and they were great too. Those two stations had wine 'tasting' and there was another lady passing out a couple of local beer sample glasses.

On the way home the road was petty full, especially the right hand lane which should average about 75 mph. It is supposed to be the fast lane but we weren't even going the speed limit of 65 here.


On Saturday we were having Mrs. Jim's Sunday school class picnic at the ranch of members Don and Charlotte. It was 450+ acres, which is small for a Texas ranch. But for East Texas that is fairly large. Don's major problem there is wild hogs. The come in and root around for worms, etc, which does a job on the grass, tearing it out and digging holes in the soil.

For lunch we had BBQ beef brisket and sausage links, both beef and deer. I like both. The members brought the food to go with the meat, like potato dishes, salads, and deserts. There was food left over but Baptists are noted for their heavy eating at church functions, this was not an exception.


After lunch groups of us rode into the woods for sight seeing.

We were in three mover utility trucks, two red and one green, and then these ladies were on the four wheeler. The hog damage was quite evident. Please enjoy the pictures.

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This is the kid with the fishing pole (did you see the red reel it had?). He is photogenic like Adi. Saying they both like to 'pose' but nothing about how their pictures turn out. I think both are popular with viewers and readers(here) .


The ride home was uneventful. Mrs. Jim drove more than half the way home. Going up I was alone because she went after Golfing on Friday. The ladies played bridge most of the night I hear.

These are a few of the Texas Wildflowers. This is a scrawny bunch I took right after changing drivers. Right after that I slept until we turned off the Interstate 45 at Willis, Texas, onto our road. Home was just six miles down.




Sunday was a go to church-rest up-work on my poem blog (link) day.

Today, Monday, as I write this, I am putting away my records for income tax and other junk so that year 2009 can hide away.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, I am playing golf again. This time it will be at the Texas National Golf Course here in Willis. If it is cart path only I won't go because my foot wouldn't take all the walking in golf shoes.

I might golf anyway and wear my tennies. My feet like them better anyway. I wore tennies on Wednesday as they would not honor my handicap flag.


Click the Ruby Tuesday button for Mary's Ruby Tuesday post list
of other interesting RED finds today.
Mary is in charge there, you can see more or post your own from there
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Comments:
Hurray for finishing the taxes! A yearly chore to be endured by most. Yes, Adi is a cutie. And so is the boy.
 
You had a fun week, it looks like!
Mrs. Jim has adults in her Sunday School class?

It took me a minute to figure out OM - Old Man, eh?

Ralph just couldn't find any photos with red in them. So he couldn't be a participant this week..

Thanks for the visit!
 
I hate golf but love your shots! Happy ruby tuesday to you. lyndax
 
I read your read post. I saw plenty of other colors, too. i also saw that you have been very busy!
 
Wow that is a nice family bonding on a weekend. I love the shot of the dog with the flowers.

Valentine Rubies
 
It seems like life is looking just fine and dandy for you, Mrs. Jim and Adi. Enjoy the Spring and all it's beauty in your neck of the woods, Jim. I'll bet it is already pretty warm there.
 
Wow sounds like you are having a fun time golfin there sir..

My Whatever.. Wherever Ruby Tuesday
 
Well Jim, I pleasantly enjoyed reading about your week. You lead an active and fun life from these photos.
Did you owe Uncle Sam? In years that we do Hubs always waits till April 15th. :)
 
Dear Jim,
I've enjoyed a walk with you through n active week.
I'm impressed by the high amount of interesting things going on in your life.
A fine mixture of sport, health, friendship and relaxation. Best of all I like that you and Adi are a visiting team. bringing joy to lonely people is a blessed act, both for the giver and the receiver.

Thanks for encouraging words. I embrace them and hide them in my heart.
From Felisol
 
Sausage-colored flowers might get Adi's attention.
 
That 2nd photo of the golfer, looks like my "handicap". LOLOLOL

My Ruby Tuesday? I've Got Crabs Do stop by if you get a chance. Have a great day.
 
Jim ~ Looks liek you have been one busy (but happy) guy! Good for you my friend! ~ jb///
 
Looks like an eventful week! Love the puppy. Kids are cute too.
 
Adi makes everything prettier!
she outshines the flowers
it's wonderful that you guys are certified again, I bet the residents enjoy and appreciate the visits

Hope sends hugs to KP
 
so are you 13 in dog years, also???????????????????
 
looks really like a busy but fun day!

u may view mine too here
 
Lots of nice RED things, Jim - and a cople of wonderful shots of Adi :) Happy Ruby Tuesday! Glad you finished your taxes!
 
Hi. Just read your reply on my blog...about your daughter being stuck in London..does she need help or company or anything else?
 
Hi Jim ~~ Great pics and post from
your busy week. Thanks for your comments and I am feeling much better
and feel I am getting things sorted
out at last. Glad you enjoyed the jokes and I liked the little boy's line 'If there's anyone you want to make happy, it's God.' Good one. nd I am glad you got a laugh from the blonde jokes. Take care, my friend,
Regards, Merle.
 
Thanks for checking up on Janell & me. Would like to have gone on over to Conroe to play golf with you, but we were running out of time. Have been through Houston a couple of times in the past on our way to vist friends in Galvaston.
They have since moved to Missouri.
I do have a niece that also lives in Conroe. We haven't seen her since she was a little girl. She is 40 something now. We have been in contact through e-mails.
 
i've not understood the cart path only deal. Makes no sense to me. If they're going to do that why not just ban carts. if you make a bad shot you have to decide whether to go move the cart up a few feet or go up and hit again and walk back to the cart. Oh well.
Good post jim.
 
dear mr. jim...what a nice bunch of pictures here in this post.
i have missed you a lot but have been so busy with the meetings.
today is saturday so i decided to look you up.. that preacher keeps us pretty busy too during the weekdays. this thursday he took bernie and me out for a sub and coffee..bernie has taken quite a shine to him. bernie is even coming out to all of the meetings.
he was saved in 1970 but shortly after we were married he didn't come out so much to church..although he does come every sunday night,
as far as special series he didn't but since that mr fowler encouraged him he hasn't missed one meeting and this makes me very happy...well i better check the rest of your posts and the sight of my dear niece adi had made my heart so happy and i am glad that the pair of you are going at least another two years visiting those dear elderly folk and giving them happiness in their old age!....love terry

ps that lois still looks like a spring chicken..ha!
 

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