Friday, July 17, 2009

Baby KP

This is Baby KP. She came looking for Billy, Karen, and BP exactly at 6:18 PM yesterday afternoon.

And she weighed 5 5/8 pounds and measured 18 inches long. [Click on pictures for bigger size.]

Of course we have to have Grandpa and Mimi pictures as we posed with Baby KP. There were no problems with the birth, in fact she came fast, in about 20 minutes after Karen got serious with her labor.

Karen and Baby are at Methodist Hospital in the Houston Medical Center. I do believe that Baby KP was aware that we all were waiting and watching for her. She sure does seem to be content with the family she found.

Below is Karen's Christmas Tree. Five treats are hanging there for her I.V.

This is the lobby at Methodist Hospital. I was on the second floor and just off from the sky bridge coming over Fanin Street from the parking garage.

I am looking at a part of the hospital lobby. Beneath me and this balcony is a piano which is pretty well booked solid from mid morning until evening time. Those flags are Texas, Lone Star State, and the U.S.

Baby KP has this nice room all ready for her to occupy.

A three generations picture -- Grandmas and a Grandpa, waiting

Karen, Baby K.P, Mrs. Jim, B.P. - - - - - Grandpa P, Grandma P, Mrs. Jim

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A 'Texas Breakfast for Seniors -- Ruby (Red) Tuesday -- The Jim Bunch Eats again!

This is what I call a 'Texas Breakfast for Seniors.'

When I was teaching* I would allow my students to eat and drink in class. Many were commuter students who were just settling down from their urban drive and parking hassle. Others only had ten or fifteen minutes between classes.

A very large population of Texas women, young and old, have a Dr. Pepper and their chocolate candy bar for breakfast. A lot more than for the men.

My own personal name for this morning treat is "Texas Breakfast." For the Dr. Pepper the calorie count is about 140 and my favorite candy bar, KitKat, 220 (total 360). Too many for most sedentary seniors.

My 'Texas Breakfast for Seniors' is unlimited amount of black coffee and one, just one, Girl Scouts Thin Mints cookie. Total calorie count of 40. Zero for the coffee and 40 for one cookie. That is how I stay so thin.**

About the coffee, we use Community Coffee, Dark Roast. Their slogan is "Still One Pound." Community Company is a leading industry of New Orleans, Louisiana. Their coffees are a mainstay of Southerners for their morning coffee. If you can get it in your area try some. It is THE BEST.

* I was a Business Professor at
San Jan Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas. It is a community college for surrounding Houston students. Our enrollment is a little less than 25,000 students (statistics link). I generally taught three business law classes, one entrepreneurship class, and one introduction to business class. Most semesters one of my classes would be an evening class.

** Not my usual breakfast. Usually I eat one half a granola bar with my coffee for 90 quick morning calories (
link). I share the other half with Mrs. Jim for her similar breakfast. Then later for an 'energy pick-up' I have a couple (two) no fat soda crackers with peanut butter with more coffee for another 100 or so calories.

Click the Ruby Tuesday button for Mary's Ruby Tuesday post list.
Mary is in charge there, you can see more or post your own from there.

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

France -- Albert-Kahn Gardens, Paris -- Our Spring 2009 Europe Holiday

Originally posted on Sunday, June 28, 2009 in Jim's Little Photo and Poem place blog. (link - with 19 comments)

Blue Rain

my garden's so green
fishes flowers rocks and trees
bluebirds chirp my song
water so blue--
came from where
blue rain--drops of melted hail

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Albert-Kahn Gardens, Paris (link)

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Find more poems at One Single Impression
"Blue Water" as prompt,
suggested by Lissa of
Just Writing Words

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