Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Ten Thoughts Tuesday

Although I probably won't be able to participate every week, I've decided to dedicate this one to my holidays, which have unfortunately come to an end.

 One: I arrived in the US on the day Neil Armstrong died and this was the first bit of news that I saw on te airport TV screens. I'm posting a replica of the suit he wore on Apollo 11. Armstrong was a hero for many though he claimed no fame. May he rest in peace.
  •  Two: My sister, brother-in-law and I found one another in the airport with no problems. A couple of summers ago, I was waiting upstairs and they were downstairs. After nearly an hour, we finally made a connection. 
  • Three: I was lucky that my sister was able to get some time off so we could do things together. She works in the lab of one of the hospitals in Cincinnati. A new Jungle Jim's was to be opened this week on a route she has to take to get to work. I've been wondering about the traffic problems that must be causing. 
  •  Four: They live outside a small town which when they first moved there didn't even have a grocer's of any kind. Now they have Kroger's, which for us here would be a hypermarket. 
  •  Five: My BIL's banty roosters woke me up every day before it was light out. He has to have the poor things cooped up because a hawk or some other animal will get them. I feel bad for their living conditions, but I sure wouldn't miss the roosters. Besides, I could crow better! 
  •  Six: Especially my BIL complains about the noise of traffic on their road (there are many times when there are no cars travelling at all). I think, with the exception of the roosters, they live in a very quiet area. 
  • Seven: Terri has recently remarked what a TV addict she is. I spent more time reading than watching TV. I did watch Judge Judy (she makes me laugh) and Ellen sometimes. Oh, and have you seen the 'Turtle Man'? I'm not sure of the exact name of the programme. It's starring this guy from Kentucky who helps people with their critter problems. 
  •  Eight: I tried out some recipes on the family while I was there which were hits. One of them is called Cheater's Lasagna (similiar to Baked Ziti); another was pork chops in a marinade, very good; finally, one from the southern lady cooks website - a cherry cheesecake, extra good. Of course, I had to make a Spanish omelette. For our family reunion in Kentucky I made my famous easy chocolate cake. 
  •  Nine: We had dinner and great conversation with a 360 and multiply friend who uses the name Ed Train. It's the second time I've met Ed in or near Cincinnati. Loretta, if you're reading this, he sends you his regards. 
  •  Ten(and I'm done): We visited the Museum of Natural History and Science at Union Terminal in Cincy again. I wanted some photos of the cave paintings from Spain. We also visited the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky where they also have a small petting zoo. There was a donkey that ignored us until I spoke to him in Spanish. LOL


  1. LOL - I love the Spanish donkey!! Yes, of course I've seen the Turtle Man. He is out of his mind! That's all I can say about him. We dont' watch it faithfully, but now and then. I enjoyed your list of 10 things! You need to start a recipe page here, and post your yummy-sounding recipes for us! Glad you made it safely home, and enjoyed your trip to Ohio. I'm also glad you are here on Blogger!

  2. thanks, i did read and I'm glad you had a great time. A while ago Ed sent me some photos of the wall paintings inside the Union Terminal, at least I think that's where they are from. It looks like a fantastic building, one I would make the effort to to visit if ever I found myself over there.

  3. Enjoyed reading your list and it sounds like you had a good visit with family and friends. The Turtle Man is just crazy!I've watched him a couple of times and had a good laugh. You put me to shame with your cooking! I used to do a lot of cooking and baked often, but since I'm on my own without children or a husband in the house, I microwave easy to fix meals and that's about it. Would love your recipes! Losing Neil Armstrong was hard as he symbolized a part of the better past of America to me and to many others I'm sure. RIP. Thank you for your list of 10 thoughts. - Mimi.

  4. Great thoughts! I was sad when I heard that Neil Armstrong had passed away. We always stop in his hometown of Wapakoneta, OH when we are driving down to Florida. They have a museum and the McDonald's there has a huge tribute to him on their walls! I love making baked Ziti. It's perfect comfort food that is easy to make:-) I haven't heard of the Turtle Man..need to check him out!