Saturday, February 18, 2012
We have rain! — Six Word Saturday —
My Six Words:
Hoping the grasshoppers turn green again
Really I am getting tired of seeing all of the brown. Spring is here in Southeast Texas again. Our fruit trees are budding and blooming, the grass is greening.
Now what will the brown grasshoppers do? I may have to paint them green:
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Thursday Memes -- Things in a row -- Two Questions
Okay now, what color is your car? In Texas it officially would be one of these sixteen (16) colors.
Don't you just love the rows of color patches here?
I found this neat little color chart at the County Assessor and Tax Collector's office. Every station had one. The owner of a person registering his car for the first time must choose one that closest matches his or her color.
For more things in a row please visit Pat's Things in a Row post.
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And now for my Thursday Two Questions: (See Thursday Two Questions by Poetic Shutterbug for more reading. You could also make your own by checking in at this link.)
Last week we answered questions about our learning typing (keyboarding now) and teaching the kids this skill. One reader said that if her kid's school didn't teach them then she would. Good going!
Here are the two questions for this week:
1. Using my color chart what color is/are your car(s)? What color did the window sticker call it (if you still have it or know this)?
2. How long do you keep a car and when do you trade it in?
1. My 1950 Ford Custom Deluxe Tudor is BLACK
...the 1974 Mustang II Ghia is GREEN (major color) with a WHITE (minor color) vinyl sunroof
...the 1998 Mustang GT Convertible is BLACK (top is also black) -- this car was my retirement present to me. It was owned by a lady having 49,800 or so miles on it and was two years old. Eleven years later now it has 94,500 miles.
...the 2006 Cadillac DTS four door sedan is GRAY (window sticker called metallic something exotic)
2. We don't trade cars in. And we have NEVER purchased a NEW CAR during the thirty-nine (39) years of our marriage. When they become undependable then we go looking for a low mileage, under 20,000, three year old replacement preferably owned by a LOL (Little Old Lady).
Bonus Question: What will you do fun for Mardi Gras?
Mrs. Jim and I will probably rent a Red Box movie, Midnight in Paris (IMBd link). We saw it at the movie theatre and want to see it again. It lets us relive some of the times we have visited in Paris.
Here is what we might have done except Mrs. Jim said "NO" (but I like the menu):
Mardi Gras Soiree
6:30 pm at the Country Club
Click Here to Register Online
Join Chef Byron in celebrating his cajun roots at this fun event complete with a Mardi Gras float, bead throwing, and live music by LT & the Zydeco Mob Band!
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Shell Crab Sliders
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Read all about our new social club...The Mystics
Krewe of Bentwater!
We are now forming the
Mystics Bentwater Krewe. Membership privileges will allow you to participate in
exclusive parties and events throughout the year. The fun times will include a
Krewe crawfish boil, Cochon de lait, a golf tournament, discounts to select Club
events and a whirlwind trip to New Orleans for gambling and golf.
Membership is limited to the first 150 club members to register. First opportunity to become a founding member of the Krewe will be at the “Bentwater Mardi Gras Soiree” on February 18th.
Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! — MidWeek Blues —
Advice from Dr. Jim today:
You and your sweetheart go see a romantic movie tonight. It's okay to rent one although the popular Red Box may be running low by evening. There will be a run on the 'chick flicks'.
Do I mind my own advice?
No, Mrs. Jim and I will go to dinner and watch a dinner play.
This one is a mystery dinner theatre with audience participation.
I am hoping to can figure out whodunit (for "Who done [did] it?) before the play detective does!
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Health Tip Of The Week from the Mayo Clinic newsletter:
"Craving chocolate? Go dark
Dark chocolate can be high in calories, but it may be a good choice if you're craving something sweet. Flavanols in dark chocolate appear to reduce risk factors for heart disease. Choose dark chocolate with cocoa content of 65 percent or higher. Limit yourself to no more than 3 ounces (85 grams) a day, which is the amount shown in studies to be helpful. Cut calories in other areas or step up the exercise to compensate for the extra calories.
Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Try a daily dose of healthy lifestyle tips from MayoClinic.com. "
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Jack was surpised that they were eating on the porch tonight.
He was shocked that it was Valentine's Day.
How could he forget!
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All Rights Reserved
°Written for Succinctly Yours – Week 47
°The word of the week, 'honest', and the picture were selected by Grandma.
°It's posted on her blog, Grandma's Goulash
°Her Rules: Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words. It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more.
°Using the word of the week is not required. This week I elected to use it, sort of.