Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mother's Day Lunch — Six Word Saturday —

My Six Words:
We ate good on Mother's Day

We went to Pappadeaux Seafood Restaurant for Mother's day.  Mrs. Jim was my guest of honor, of course.

There are twelve Pappadeaux's in the Houston area.  Their web site says:
"At Pappadeaux, we're all about fresh! Not fresh frozen. Not flown across the country last Tuesday fresh. We’re talkin' swimmin' around yesterday fresh."

We started with Pappa's Greek Salad for two:
"Our original salad tossed with fresh vegetables, imported kalamata olives, capers, solinika peppers, oregano & feta cheese in Pappas Greek Dressing, prepared tableside." [Their menu]

As shown on the left above, Mrs. Jim had the grilled Tilapia Lafatette,
"Grilled tilapia topped with fresh lump crabmeat, shrimp, tomatoes, capers & basil in beurre blanc, ... (on a bed of)spaghetti squash."

I had the Sampler Platter, right, above,
"Fried Gulf shrimp, crawfish & tilapia fillet, with French fries."
We ate off the "Lunch Menu" which had smaller portions than the regular dining menu.  This was plenty for us, in fact, we ate so much that we could only eat half a desert.  So we divided a Crème Brulée with fresh fruit.

The board above showed the kiddo's who were waiting for us some activity.  I don't know what the winners of the coloring contest would win for a prize.  We don't know of any 'winners' while we were there.  The wait wasn't long, about 20 minutes.  Good for Mother's Day lunch.

Describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words for Six Word Saturday. Click the box at right to visit Cate's blog with Mr. Linky showing all the other blogs participating this week. Cate is the boss at Six Word Saturday. She would like for you to participate.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Alphabe-Thursday -- "A"

"A" is for AXLE today. This poor old Model T Ford will be up to it's axles in mud very soon. But don't worry, the team of horses is there to help out. Hence (perhaps) the old saying, "Get a Horse!" 

That was hollered a lot at the cars when they broke down or got stuck in the early days of automobiling.

Speaking of early days, I rode a horse to high school for my freshman and sophomore years. Even through the snow on in the mud, up hill and down hill, for three miles.

Check out more Alphabe-Thursday 'A' assignments with Miss Jenny at the head of the class.  You can find her here. 

Picture courtessy of John M. who e-mailed this to me and lots of other people.  John currently owns two Model T Fords.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Garden Friends -- Things in a Row -- Two Questions --

Tin turtles for your garden.  I found these at the Biltmore Hotel Garden Store in Asheville, NC, last November.  I didn't check on prices but being at the hotel I imagine they were expensive for what you got. 

These guys are tin grasshoppers.  They look more intricate than the turtles so of course they will be $$$$.

This one is a little cheaper.  Free if you will come get him AND if he is still alive and we can find him.  I took the picture this fall, he lives in the grass.  Since grasshoppers change their colors to match the topography and it was fall he matches the dead grass. 
For more things in a row please visit Pat's Things in a Row post. You might like to post your own 'Things in a Row.'

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And now for my Thursday Two Questions: (See Thursday Two Questions by Self Sagacity for more reading. You could also make your own by checking in at this link.)
Last week 's post was about mushrooms and things growing in your yard. You can go back (May 10th) and check on responses.  Also I wondered if your dog shared your interests.

My Two Questions for this week:

1. What 'pretty' things do you have in your garden or yard?  Or if you don't have things now, or to update, what would you like to add?
I would add a fairy garden with a few little fairies here and there.  I first discovered the fairy gardens in the Isle of Man when we were peeking in at my roots.  

Besides personal fairy gardens they are placed on the side of the road.  It will help your luck if you will place a note to the fairy of this garden asking for her assistance.
2. Do you like turtles and grasshoppers? 
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I love them, especially turtles!  Adi likes them too!

Bonus Question: Have you eaten or would you ever turtle soup? What did you think about it if you've eaten it? If you haven't eaten turtle soup, what do you think about it? 

I've eaten turtle soup a few times.  It is not my favorite soup but I will place it a few notches above ox tail soup.  You really have to watch the tender bones in both.  The crunch if  you chew them.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

-- MidWeek Blues -- More London Pictures -- Grandchildren Pictures

KP's favorite before and after school playground

Worship or play today, or eat?
  My food is coming, Mimi?

I love my blueberry muffins!
The mailcarriers wear blue hats and shirts.

 We went to breakfast on the day of our eating pictures, on our way to visit Regent's Park.  Billy and I had an English breakfast of ham, sausage, eggs, and fried potatoes.  Mrs. Jim had her an order of pancakes.  She and I mixed and matched to make two English breakfasts with a pancake.

The playground above which we did not visit is Violet Hill Gardens park (link), part of a neighborhood park near KP's school and home.  In the background is Saint Marks Church, a Church of England church. 

This one, to the right, is the St. Johns Wood Church Playground off in the other direction and a longer walk.  KP loves this big slide. I can remember back when she would only do the little slide and then only slide on her tummy.

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If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo picture on the right. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did. Or do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE, you don't have to write.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Kibbles worked religiously every day with her ball balancing practice.

Her big girl ambition was to perform the elephant act in the circus.

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Wind up Toy Cat was Bit's role model.

Now she learned the collide move. Roll onto her back, spin the ball with her feet, then jump back on.

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140 Characters each as counted by Design 215

µ-fiction Stories Copyright
© 2012 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

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°Written for Succinctly Yours – Week 61
°The word of the week, 'collide', and the picture were selected by
°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 in the second story.
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