Saturday, July 27, 2013

Six Word Saturday

my Six Words:
Our Thursday visit to Harrods--Pizza


She ate the whole thing except Mrs. Jim and I had some of the crusts.  It was 9.95£ on the children's menu.  We had thought sure we would end up eating half of it. 
Fooled again by the Hungry Girl.

Six Words Saturday:
Describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words for Six Word Saturday. Click the box at right (or here) 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.
I may be a little late with comment returns -- We are off to Spitalfields Market.

We are back.  We visited with SoulBrush (link) at the Market where she had a booth today to sell some of her pictures.  We, Mrs. Jim, KP, and I, had a nice visit with S. B. and her husband.

Next we went to Little Venice for a barge puppet show.  But they had moved their barge to over  by the Thames in Richmond, an hour away from here.  They traded our tickets for some next Thursday.  We might even stop on the way for a pizza.  If we do, this time we will order two, and probably at the Pizza Express.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Some Cats are sculpted -- Feline Friday

This one is my creation from Play-Doh

KP and I were playing with the Play-Doh and I couldn't resist making this cat.  I am not artistic (neither can I sing, at least I've been dis-invited to a church choir). So kudos are not in order.
It started out to be a pig.  That is why the curly tail.  But that tail didn't mean much to KP and she thought of all kinds of animals it could be. 
So today it is a FELINE for the Friday Cat Day posting.
For more Feline Friday cat pictures, you can go to Sandee's blog (here) to see the links to others who are adding to her collection of cats today.

Click on the link below or here, (), to see the rest of the Friday cats I've posted. Or click here, (), to see a lot more Any Day cats I've posted.

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A Random Five post [013] — I didn't do it !

my Five things (I did not do)

One: I did not go to Brighton on Tuesday.  Going to Brighton Beach is something I had been wanting to do for a long time. In fact it was my idea to go now. But when it came time to go I decided I would not go. Mrs. Jim, KP, and Billy went and had a lot of fun. I might go later, we will see.

On the minus side, the water was cold (Texas Gulf Coast beaches are warm and have spoiled us), there wasn't any sand, and it was supposed to rain.  Well, it didn't rain and the Brighton Pier rides were nice.  The food was nice too, the kids had fish and chips.

I stayed home and made myself a halibut (baked and breaded) sandwich with cheese, mustard, and lettuce.  It was really good.  I also had a cod fish cake and some musk melon.

Two:  I was going to do a mustard test before I left home but I didn't get it done.  I was going to test French's against a store brand (Kroger).  The Kroger was wonderful on hot dogs.

Karen and her friend from Houston went to Paris last weekend.  The brought me this Maille Chablis Moutard (mustard), to confuse me with the others.  But she said I couldn't take it home because it wasn't sealed, it was just poured into the jar and closed with a cork.

I had bought another jar which will seal to use while we were here.  It was a Maille Original  that I got at our neighborhood Tesco, which is the largest supermarket chain in the United Kingdom (Wikipedia).

Three:  I wasn't very close when T.H.E .. B.A.B.Y came home from the hospital but I did get these nice pictures.


Four:  I wish that I could give our Katrin (toy poodle) a hug but I can't.  The next best thing we did was to Skype her.  She seemed to like that but also seemed a little subdued. 

Katrin has kidney problems and will have to take a big blue pill, horse-pill-sized, every morning an hour before her breakfast.  In the picture with the blue, her bed had slipped down between the car seats and she went down with it.

Five:  I didn't bring any tweezers and Mrs. Jim left hers home.  That means I haven't pulled any nose hair out since we've been here. 

Perhaps I won't have to though as I found a nice pair of scissors with a little steel ball on the end of each blade.  That keeps me from cutting my self.  I may never pull another nose hair.

Something I did do:  I had a hot dog before I left.  On July 3rd, for Independence Day (on July 4).  That was good because July is National Hot Dog Month.  Have you had your hot dog this month?  See mine here on Wednesday's Jim's Little Blog (link). Maybe better than this fish and chips and mushy peas.

==> I am linked up today with Nancy at A Rural Journal. She conducts her "A Random Five" blog hop there. Click that link to read other "A Random Five" posts or to join in with your own.

==> Click on any picture for a larger size and a better view.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

"J" is for

Jeep -- Four-year-old KP is driving

This was at Hyde Park, London, U.K.  It was at a little two ride amusement machine set up right outside the playground and snack area. 

Her ride cost 1.50£ and was fairly busy.  The other ride at 2.00£ was a carousel but she didn't ride it.

We had spent the afternoon at the National Science Museum (free admission--link) and walked through the park on the way home.

KP loves rocket, space ships, and astronauts.  She told me that she wants to be an astronaut when she grows up.  That would suit me fine, an ex NASA aerospace engineer.   (I worked in Flight Control at the Johnson Manned Space Center at Houston before I resigned after SkyLab and began teaching business courses at our local community college, San Jacinto College.)

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See Jenny Matlock's blog, "Off My Tangent," for other Alphabe-Thursday "J" entries (link). Bloggers, you may wish to enter there also.

An aside, I wanted to post all of the pictures that I have taken of my Hot Dogs for my "J" entry. But that wouldn't work.  This is National Hot Dog Month so have one for me.  I did have one July 2 for early celebrating of Independence Day.

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10 easy tricks to avoid vacation weight gain - Health - MSN Healthy Living

I haven't read this yet but it should be good.

(Red Velvet Cake made by Mrs. Jim and KP)
So far on my holiday (three weeks) I've lost two more pounds so am down to a 12 pound loss total.  I should keep it that way. 

We walk a lot more than we regularly do.  Also we don't have ice cream for a bed time snack.  And eat only one large meal a day but that's all I hardly ever eat.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Yesterday was National Hot Dog Day

Did you have yours?
(Epoch Times)
If you didn't then that's okay, you can still do your thing.
The month of July is National Hot Dog Month.

Sorry I'm late in telling you.


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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Two Shoes Tuesday ~~ Another Poem (of sorts)

Words Broken;
God's Plan?

Promises are only words -- silly words?
They say sticks and stones can break my bones. Still,
words can never hurt me.  First grade lesson

Will it still be a promise I've made if
I cross my fingers? You betcha it will
No one's there, will a falling tree make noise?

"To have and to hold, from this day forward,
for better, for ... to love ... to cherish, till
death do us part, ... God's holy ordinance"*

Promises are meant to be kept -- God's Law
Will it hurt when a promise is broken?
You betcha it will -- no mere silly words

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- This post was written for Two Shoes Tuesday of Josie's Two Shoes.
- Josie's Directions: Your contribution must be in the form of an original poem, essay, or short story (fiction or non-fiction), and it must be a u piece - not something drawn from your other writings or archives.
- The July 9th writing prompts to choose from or do both are Words(4) and Broken(1).

1.  Wedding Vows & Readings (link)
2.  Pictures: (click on them to enlarge)
-- Top -- KP and Mrs. Jim having confidential talk while watching the guard's movements in front of Buckingham Palace (and looking for "Baby News" postings).
-- Middle -- Skype photo capture while chatting with KP in March, 2012.  She was riding her scooter then and still does.
-- Bottom -- Mrs. Jim and Jim having Tapas for lunch (the drink is a Sangria) in a London Pub, La Tasca James Street, in St Christopher's Place.

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Succinctly Yours : A Budding Einstein?

Such a quizzical little girl. Her plant grafting talent was extraordinary.

Her parents were concerned though that she chose ugly flowered nettles for her research.

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- Picture prompt furnished by
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