Saturday, February 15, 2014

Six Word Saturday ~~ An evening out

my Six Words:
That's two giant steps for mankind

two more Six's
Our destination, Wolfies on the lake
The pictured outing was a couple of weeks ago, not a Valentines thing.  Note how much our lake had gone down.  We had quite a bit of rain the last two weeks, just in time for better boating and fishing.   

Last night we had a Valentine Banquet at our church.  At least 400 were in attendance.  There were a lot of visitors because our entertainer was Mark Lowery.  He wrote the "Mary do you know" song** and last night he sang it for us (link).   He formerly sang with the Bill Gaither group.
Mrs. Jim is walking on her boot now.  With our without crutches.  Generally a cane if no crutches.
We have hopes that she will shed the boot February 28.  It has been a long ordeal.  I don't know when she can play golf again, soon again we hope.
(I played golf this Thursday with a bunch of the guys from her Sunday school class. We expect to have at least two nice weeks for golf still now.  This I believe will be our Texas Spring.  Summer will start after that, temps are in forecast to be in the 80's already now.)
I think Mrs. Jim will be able at least to putt in March, we will see. 
Six Words Saturday fine print:
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.
**Mary did you know (words by Mark Lowery)
"Mary did you know that your baby boy would some day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered, will soon deliver you.

Mary did you know that your baby boy would give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy would calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when your kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.

Oh Mary did you know

The blind will see, the deaf will hear, the dead will live again.
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb

Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding is the great I am."

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Whitman's Sampler chocolates for Mrs. Jim has become a tradition at our house.  I don't even know when it started, it has been so long ago.

For sure, if I don't make it shopping or can't decide on a gift for her, Mrs. Jim will have a present, a box of candy.  I never get another brand.

She is generous to an extent with her candy.  She likes to hand the box to the guest, or to me, and he or she is to take ONE piece of chocolate.  A couple of times she has left the box around and people almost cleaned her out.

I do my shopping before the holiday or occasion when they will be on sale.  Either the large double box, like the one pictured here, or a standard size will do.  She isn't particular and I get the size that is on sale.  Usually the sale price is HALF PRICE.

These are the days for her, January 1 on her birthday, March or April for Easter, May for Mother's Day, and December 25 which is Christmas.  Sometimes when the standard size is the one, I will get another and break it out after she finishes the first.

When I first started the standard box was one pound (16 ounces) and the large double box was two pounds (32 ounces).  Now they are 12 and 24 ounce sizes.  They didn't go the present sizes all at once, but rather there were steps.  I don't remember what exactly they were.

In my very early life I had a friend who worked at the Russell Stover factory in Lincoln, Nebraska, where I lived.  We were very friendly and went places together at times.  I can't remember if this was dating or not.  Anyway, she was able to buy 'rejects' at very low prices and I then had a source for my candy.  There wasn't anything wrong with the candy except for its shape or possible being slightly crushed.

When I was in college at the University of Nebraska I worked at the Miller and Paine department store.  They sold candy including very fine chocolates which they made up on the top floor in their own small factory.  At Christmas time I would be temporary on loan from my rug department up to help out with the candy production.  I seem to remember that we could eat all we wanted on the job but had to buy it to take it home.

I used to eat a lot of M&M's and other candy bars.  My favorite was and still is the Mounds Bar.  It is dark chocolate filled with a coconut filling.  But now, my doctor has taken nuts and peanuts out of my diet so that cramped my style.  M&M conveniently came out with Peanut Butter (filled) M&M's, maybe just for KP and me.  I am not allergic to peanuts, it is just that I can't eat hard things that don't fully digest well.  Like corn, vegetable seeds, and nuts.

My favorite topping for ice cream is the Magic Shell which hardens when drizzled on the cold ice cream.  Next would be chocolate syrup.  That was atop a chocolate brownie topped with vanilla ice cream; then the chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and a maraschino cherry.  I have just describe a Corn Crib Sundae which was part of my between meals diet at the University.  Conveniently the snack and treats room in the Student Center was called the Corn Crib.
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Monday, February 10, 2014

Succinctly Yours

Andy had much zeal for the Winter Olympics when young.  In June he sold his citizenship for $$$$.

Now he is World Canine Snowboarding champ.

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