Friday, September 14, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 11-18(b) (for letter "K") -- Reflections too

The 36th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "K"; (2) A Favorite;  (3)  King Size  (4) Reflections (mirror, eating picture--last one) 

 
(1) Starts with "K": Key starts with "K".  This old key is probably older than I am.  I pinched it from a nail in a deserted house that I used to play in, located on an adjacent farm.  I don't think the house was locked nor did it have a "Keep Out" sign.


(1.b) Starts with "K": Key Lime also starts with "K".  Our younger daughter brought this to me last weekend.  It is from her favorite exotic shopping place for foods.  Lemon and Key Lime are my favorite curds.  I also like Key Lime pie.

Kurds are people who are members of an ethnic group whose native territory is in the Near East. Curds are yummy spreads, pudding like in nature.  Remember Little Miss Muffet,
"Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey."

(2) A Favorite: Key West starts with "K" as well.  We flew directly from Houston to Key West, to start our Cross-Atlantic Cruise ending in London, U.K.  Here are a few of my favorite Key West pictures, including the Earnest Hemmingway Florida Key West home: (for more about our visit you can please visit https://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/search?q=key+west).


 




Chickens are birds, therefore protected species in Key West.  Also protected are cats.
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(3)  King Size:  At one time I smoked, from the last year of high school until I was about 42.  From about 38 until I quit I had switched to a pipe.  That got hurting my lips and throat so I knew I really had to quite.  So for a year or so I chewed tobacco and dipped snuff.  That took care of my nicotine but the spitting was really nasty, especially since I had an inside job.  That's why I quit.

My first cigarettes that I bought were Pall Mall, they were mild and King Sized.  And the elite smoked them according to the ads.  When I was common people or low on money I smoked the King Size Chesterfields.  They did fine for me.


 
(4)  Reflections: me with camera taking this 'mirror shot', Mrs. Jim, and KP all eating "on the street" at a Vauxhall (London, UK) standup eatery--I had fish and chips, Mrs. Jim had the hamburger and FF's, and KP had chicken nuggets.

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Friday, September 07, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 10-18(b) (for letter "J") -- Reflections too

The 35th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "J"; (2) A Favorite; and (3) Juice or Juicy   

(4) Picture on the bottom is for "Reflections"


(1) Starts with "J":  Jewels start with "J".  These large gems were hanging in a display window at the Methodist Hospital Houston, the downtown one, in the annex for out patient surgery, etc.  It is across the street from the main hospital. 

There are several windows with the hanging ornaments in the annex for viewing as one walks from here to there.  BTW, 'there' ends at a very nice food court.  We like the Louisiana Muffaletta place, almost as good as New Orleans.  Oh yes, seniors and Handicapped will be offered a ride in a golf cart.  Everything in Houston is BIG!!
(2) A Favorite:  No, this is not Junk.  Mrs. Jim is finishing the job of going through all her mother's pictures.  The upstairs game room turned out to be just right for that job.  [click on picture to enlarge]

(3) Juice or Juicy: Time for Juicy BBQ'ing Steaks.  Note the calendar is one from 1962, BZC (Before Zip Codes).  I've been using it since January.  For 2019 you can also use 2013 or 2002.  And from the 1900's use 63, 74, 85, or 91.  More before and after 2019 here: https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/repeating.html?year=2019&country=1
   

(4) "Reflections":  From my walk to the mail box.  The path at the top leads to our Granddaughter's, KP, home and school.  She walks to school or else one of us or her parents take her.  They live too close to the school to ride the bus. Texas says kids can walk two miles or less (up hill and down hill rain, snow, or sun).

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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 Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.  - Photo and Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2018, All Rights Reserved
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Friday, August 31, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 09-18(b) (for letter "I") -- Reflections too

The 35th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "I"; (2) A Favorite; and (3) Inside  
(4) Picture on the bottom is for "Reflections"
 

(1) Starts with "I":  Island starts with "I".  We used this Island as a prop in our VBS (Vacation Bible School at our Church) group this summer.  We had third grade kids, 19 of them in our class.  The class numbers went from "A" to "J" so there must have been about 200 3rd grade children total.

Our story was the story of David, who rose from a shepherd of sheep to the King of Israel.  As king, he was "Captain of his ship" for sure.  The theme used a series of stories of David as he ruled his country. 

The side story series was of a Captain of his ship having the problems a captain might need to overcome.  David had similar but in a more serious vein type problems. (And the ship story the Island was a temporary haven.  One of our adult class members made this Island, Thank You John.)



(2) A Favorite:  Looking through my recent pictures for a favorite I found this nice picture I had taken of a recent comic strip. 
I'll tell the them of the story here:  The dog loved to ride, he ranted on how happy he was to get out with the traffic.  In the last frame his care giver tells him that they haven't moved for hours because they were stuck in a traffic jam.  That didn't phase the dog, he just liked to be in the car having an activity.
If you can't read that explanation and want it, try highlighting the blank area above.

Another Favorite:  At the right is a picture of Mrs. Jim and me in costume for a party way back in the early 2000's.  No, it isn't near recent but I just found it again this week.  Recent.

The party costume is homemade, Mrs. Jim's creation: black sweats wearing white stockings over our heads; and a lamp shades for the hats; finally Lamp pulls hanging on our noses.  Got to turn on the lights somehow.

BTW, our daughter Karin liked the shades and asked for them.  She still uses them on a buffet in her breakfast room.  Pottery Barn stocks a lot of nice shades, we got these there.


(3) Inside:   Ever cut a corn dog open and look Inside?  Above is what it looks like.  Our nine-year-old granddaughter, KP, likes them this way.  Except she uses ketchup and not mustard. 

So that gives it away, I sometimes eat them this way as well.


(4) Reflections:  Self explanatory, this is the front mounted camera on the Cruise Ship, Royal Princes.  You can see all the Princess ships' cameras views here. https://www.princess.com/bridgecams/?shipCode=pa 

The link should open with Pacific Princess as that is our favorite Princes ship.  We took it from NYC to Iceland on to England and again on another cruise over into the Black Sea to the Ukraine.  Those and the cruise from Los Angeles down to the Antarctic and back up to Rio de Janeiro (on another Princess ship) Brazil. 

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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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Friday, August 24, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 08-18(b) (for letter "H")

The 34th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "H"; (2) A Favorite; and (3) Horse
(4) Pictures on the bottom are for "Reflections"
 
[a couple of Half Birthday Cakes for two young ladies with Half Birthdays]
[Half a Birthday, in-between day, so kids can celebrate summer BDays at school]
(1) Starts with "H": "Half" starts with "H".  Here are several "Half Pictures."  (There is another at the bottom for my "Reflections" photo, I call it "Half Dark".)
Half a BOGO* order of MacDonald's Egg McMuffins

Seems that this truck was half gone/destroyed and had been replaced

(1.a)  Correction:  Last week's lovely Garden Salad was not from a restaurant.   Our daughter Karen made it for us.   She made it for Granddaughter KP's pool party, four of us with KP swimming.  It was for main course with all the pretty vegatables and then burrata  cheese for protein and dairy.  Summer late afternoon had just set in. Perfect for swimming. 

(2) A Favorite:  "Handy Man Puppet."  This came on the side of a MacDonald's Happy Meal carton.  Something for the kids to cut out.  I have fun with mine, it stays where I can find it.

Can you guess where that is?
Answer:  In my Bible . (highlight the empty area)



(3) Horse: This Ceramic Horse and the Bronz Horse originally belonged to my Grandpa H.  He had a large collection of figurine and toy horses, somehow my dad obtained these two when my Grandfather had to leave his Home.  And now I claim them. 

The toy animals I really like are the figures that are made to go along with the toy barns.  But I will not pay full price for them, probably spending birthday or Christmas gift money at years end when they are on a really nice sale would be just right.  But then what would I do with them?  Probably wish I had a barn.

Did you know that I rode my horse, Minnie,
to a country high school for my first two years? 
Every morning I was met by two neighbor girls
who rode their horses.  Our barn held eight horses.
(4) Begins with "H" for "Reflections":  I call it "Half Dark".  It is the little stream and lake in the first of our Flood Control waterways.
 
 
This is a "PrintScreen" photo that I snapped a few minutes ago.  Wish I were there.
https://www.princess.com/bridgecams/?shipCode=pa

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 07-18(b) (for letter "G")

The 33rd issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "G"; (2) A Favorite; and (3) Great


(1) Starts with "G":  "G" is for Garden.  Above is a nice Garden Salad that our daughter made for Granddaughter KP's pool party, four of us with KP swimming.  It was for main course with all the pretty vegatables and then burrata  cheese for protein and dairy.  Summer late afternoon had just set in. Perfect for swimming. 

Mrs. Jim's Garden is in our backyard.  At present she has one plant, a Basil plant.  We have used some leaves from it and have given more away.  It did get infected, in the picture at right you can see that the bottom stems now have no skin.  Some insect at them and left this mess.



I don't know what it is, if any reader can identify we would be happy..
[click on any picture for larger size viewing]
So if any reader can identify we would be happy.  I sprayed it good with "Captain Jack's Deadbug" and things got better.  The spray bottle says it "Kills bagworms, borers, beetles" and a host of other pesty folk in smaller print. 

We generally use it for spraying beetles and bagworms on our lemon tree.  Both plants are showing next to the right fence in this picture below.  The lemon tree is the only thing besides flowers that grow in the rest of 'our' backyard "Garden".  I did plant some potatoes in the front flower bed.  One plant survived a rabbit attack.


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(2) A Favorite:   This is Mrs. Jim and I standing in front of the Giant Octopus.  The Giant was one of the Characters in the Pirate aka King David Study during the kids VBS (Vacation Bible School) at our church.
(3) week's word, "Great":   Aren't these some Great Feet !!!

Intro:They are sooo great, I have been very happy with them for most of my life.  The unhappy time I wasn't was when the right foot broke down,  That was right during my younger daughter's wedding. I was supposed to walk her down the isle, how could I do that one crutches?  Easy, the doctor said that I could put shoes on and walk on them but only going down the isle with the daughter.

My toes:  Here on the left, the hammer toe effect came about after our friend ran over my foot with her car, the back right tire and wheel rolled onto it and stopped (when I screamed, she stopped).  So while the car was standing on my foot, I had to convince her to drive on forward OFF my foot. 

The right foot toes are webbed, the second with the middle toe.  The doctors would have cut them apart but my mother said not to.  My older daughter has these webbed toes as does her granddaughter.  The biggest problem is that because the second toe sits on the big toe, the nail area of the big toe because sore and inflamed unless I keep that part cut short.  The left foot toes are slightly webbed also

My arches are terribly flat.  That did not keep my out of the military service though.  Mostly my foot becomes tired easily.  While in college my right foot middle metatarsal broke after excessive marching as a part of my University of Nebraska Pershing Rifles (an ROTC military college fraternity) initiation hazing my second year of college.

Now with aging a buildup of cuticles grow under the nails, making them hard to trim.  Usually when that part becomes softened after a bath or shower.  That condition makes the cuticle a candidate for digging it out and throwing it in the trash.

My foot doctor wants to "rebuild" my foot but there's no way I will allow that unless it falls all the way apart or if I cannot walk on it.

Last of all is a beautiful foot contest or an ugly foot contest.  I generally with the latter but get an honorable mention for the beautiful foot.  If enough readers would ask, I might have another.  The first ones were sort of a bust (Link) ( "Foot" Link, my blog ).
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                         The end, that's all for tonight.

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.
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