Saturday, December 15, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 24 -18(b) (for letter "X")

 The 50th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year..:
  1. A Word with an "X."
  2. A Favorite.
  3. Looks like "X."
  4. Reflection(s).


  1. A Word with an "X." Lexus has an "X" in it.  This picture of the red Lexus also has two Reflections, one of us in the back of the Lexus and the other in the Rear View Mirror of our car.


  2. A Favorite.  This little BMW was in the Mall where we Xmas Shopped today.  It is a 231 something.  Perfect for teens or retired people who won't be going far away from home.  In a few years I may look for a Certified Used BMW like this.

  3. Looks like "X".  TBD here

  4. Reflection(s):  This was me , a Selfie(??), in the side of the Red Lexus parked at the Library yesterday.  Not very good, it would have been better had I had the top down on my old 1998 Mustang GT Convertible.
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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, December 07, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 23 -18(b) (for letter "W")

The 49th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year..
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "W"; (2) A Favorite; (3) Weather; and (4) Reflections


(1) Starts with "W":  What starts with "W".  So does Who.  And so What is this and Who will be eating it?  It is Friday Night Supper at Jim's house and Mrs. Jim will have PopcornI will be eating Sardines and Crackers
A while later I also had a Plum, Mrs. Jim declined one of those.


(2) A Favorite (and a Reflection):  We were leaving the Houston (Texas) Medical Center for home.  In rush hour traffic we made it back in a little over a half hour by taking the Westpark Tollway. 

The above picture doesn't do justice to the Sunset, it was gorgeous.  I chose it over the smaller one because it shows some of the city lights in the distance.  Note the Reflection of the Sunset and of the tail lights of the cars ahead.  Mrs. Jim was glad when I put the camera back into the armrest niche.  [click on either picture for a larger size]


(3) WeatherGarth Brooks (CW male singer) played to 84,000 folk in the Notre Dame (college) stadium but it rained and snowed and the wind blew.  It was sold out for the Saturday night performance, December 1.  I watched it tonight, Sunday the 2nd in my warm living room on CBS TV.  As reported on the "Indy Star" newspaper, https://www.indystar.com/story/entertainment/music/2018/10/21/garth-brooks-navigates-harsh-weather-tv-demands-notre-dame-stadium/1647096002/


(4) Reflections (see also the one on the hood of the car I was driving into the Sunset above):   The photo on the left is of the casket detail waiting by the casket car of the train would carry the body of President George H W Bush up to College Station for burial.  The parking lot beside the rail car was wet as it was raining slightly.

On the right is shown the casket inside the casket car through the newly installed Plexiglas window.  Some of our friends found places beside the tracks north of town (Houston) to wave to the train as it passed.  We had considered doing that but decided that the wet would not be good for Mrs. Jim''s foot which was still recovering from her bunion surgery [these pictures were taken off our TV).
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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 James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
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Friday, November 30, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 22 -18(b) (for letter "V")

The 48th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year..
The week's prompts: (1) Starts with "V"; (2) A Favorite; (3) Vast 


(1) Starts with "V"Vacation starts with "V".  When I was teaching I would say that the best part of teaching was Vacation.  First Summer Vacation, then Christmas Break, Spring Break, followed by the U.S. Postal Holidays.


The picture above is of Mrs. Jim and another lady finishing up our room for Third Grade Vacation Bible School, aka "VBS".  We had five ladies, two teenage boys, a teen girl, and me for as leaders for four mornings.  Our class had 21 kids, some classes had more or less.  They were lettered from "A" to "J", if they averaged 21 per class that would be 210 third graders enrolled.

The Yellow Things on the wall are paper plates representing windows on our Pirate Ship (the theme of the VBS this year).  Every plate had a child or teacher's picture, as if looking out the boat.  My picture is at right [click any for larger size].

Our church is the 1463 Campus of the Second Baptist Church of Houston, Texas.  We have six campuses plus a TV Campus.

(2) A Favorite:
I call this Very Pretty picture "Sunrise on the Prairie."  It is a drawing by one of our third grade girls.  Picasso, eat your heart out.  You can give it a name, please.  After naming it you can highlight the area between my apostrophes to see my thoughts.  It is not yet a final decision.

I may frame a larger size picture for my study.  It would be a nice remembrance of VBS, perhaps also Mrs. Jim's and my yellow paper plates with our pictures still glued in.

(3) Vast:   This View taken tonight from the bow of the Sun Princess shows the Vastness of the Tasman Sea

We sailed this sea in January, 2014, going to Sydney, Australia, via Wellborn after visiting Tasmania.  Our cruise started in Auckland, New Zealand, and visited on the Eastern Shore, then headed to Tasmania.  [ https://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/search?q=Kangaroo The first picture should be of Mrs. Jim feeding a Kangaroo. ]

You can see the view by the bridge camera of each Princess ship by clicking here, https://www.princess.com/bridgecams/?shipCode=pa
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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 James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
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Friday, November 23, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 21-18(b) (for letter "U")

The 46th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year..
The week's prompts:
(1) Starts with "U"; (2) A Favorite; (3) Up

[click on picture for larger view]
(1) Starts with "U": Underwood Brand -- Bottle of wine in a box


(2) A FavoriteChristmas preparations -- Santa dispersing his giant workforce, here Store Santa Helpers being driven to work on a flatbed


(3) Up: Up, up in the sky so high -- full moon over out backyard
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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 James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
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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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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 James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
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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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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 James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/ for my Reflections Photo.
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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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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 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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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, 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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 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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