Jim's Trek V, my exercise journey now on my Schwinn 170 from Tampa to parts unknown...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Days 398 – (AD 1,560) – 24.4 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I pedaled my Schwinn 170 24.4 miles. Getting close to my 38,201.6 mile-goal. My totals are now at 33421.7 miles; 53,787.1 kilometers. Only 4,779.9 more miles.


I am now located at 83.45% of the distance to my next destination point.

Something new and different –

From the Harvard Business Review, Bill Taylor’s April 18,2018 article “The Best Leaders See Things That Others Don’t. Art Can Help.”

 “ “The real act of discovery,” Marcel Proust wrote, “consists not in finding new lands but in seeing with new eyes.” Today the most successful companies don’t just outcompete their rivals. They redefine the terms of competition by embracing one-of-a-kind ideas in a world of copycat thinking. Which means, almost by definition, that the best leaders see things that other leaders don’t see.”

I need to vent -

I hate warehousing and paying bills. It is a fact of life!

The almighty electric company is a self-appointed godhead in this and most areas.

I always pay my bills on time.

I use the electric power to keep my house going, to do my cooking, to propel the engines on every quilting and sewing accessory, to power up my electronic piano, to keep the state of the art video equipment working to watch movies and continue my binging. It runs the mo-tors and lights and pumps on our pool.

I always insure that my payments are received well in advance.

This afternoon I received my monthly bill via the USPS.

The TECO, Tampa Electric Company bill, the company which I have been using for the past 34 years, and of which I have always paid on time, included, printed in RED on the enclosed bill, a PAST DUE - PAY IMMEDIATELY note in the tremendous amount of $0.70.

That's right, 7 dimes.

I obviously had entered an incorrect amount in my last month's payment. I inadvertently keyed in a "0" instead of a "7" after the decimal point when I electronically entered my pay-ment.

70 bloody cents!

Stop the turbines. Cut off the juice. No more power for Smith's house.

A bloody 70 cents.

And what did I do?

I did not add the 70 cents to my forthcoming payment. I simply and deliberately sent an electronic cheque in the amount of $1.70 to TECO dated for tomorrow.

Let their accounting and billing department try and balance their bloody 70 cents.

And I then warehoused my next payment electronically at my bank account for $1.00 less.

Bloody hell!


Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Supper last night, I grabbed a couple of foods from the pantry. White Wine Pollock with Garlic Mushroom Quinoa and Green Beans – 115 mg/dL


Chopped - White Wine Pollock with Garlic Mushroom Quinoa and Green Beans – 115 mg/dL Nouveau – Quail Eggs in Hash Brown Nests and Bacon – 120 mg/dL
Spanish – Paella with Pork, Chicken, Shrimp and Clams – 129 mg/dL
Asian – Indonesian Pork Bites, Fragrant Butter Rice and Spicy Bok Choy in Garlic – 115 mg/dL
American – Sausage and 4-Bean Soup with Salted Sourdough Bread – 128 mg/dL
American – Pan Fried Pollock with Roasted Vegetables and Ooey Gooey Cake (and ½ a bag of Potato Chips for a snack) – 138 mg/dL
Spanish – Paella Valenciana – 129 mg/dL
Chinese – Kung Pao Chicken – 126 mg/dL
American - Sausage Apple and Herb Sheet Pan Supper – 119 mg/dL

Supper tonight – Slow Cooker Bacon Turkey Breast with Garlic Roasted Potatoes and some other vegetable.

Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/



Five (5) batik colors and fabrics have been chosen for our next and newest Cranes Quilt. should prove interesting with 48 plus 3 Cranes.


Let the cutting begin.


867 separate pieces required for 48 + 3 Cranes. We're using our fabric die cutter we designed with AccuQuilt.


Each Crane Block is composed of 17 pieces; 8 for each Crane and 9 for the surrounding back-ground.


Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

This is my 1,637th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 193,830 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Days 397 – (AD 1,559) – 24.3 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I cycled my Schwinn 170 24.3 miles. Totals are now at 33,397.3 miles; 53,747.8 kilometers.


I am now located at 78.03% of the distance to my next destination point.

Something new and different –

Read this article. Not sure about the izine. The article is from Spiritual Wisdome by Mystic Reader, dated April 16, 2018 “Two Scientists Have Shown That The Soul Exists And It Never Dies But Returns To The Universe”

“They argue that our consciousness experiences are the result of the effects of quantum gravity on microtubules, a process they call objective orchestrated reduction (Orch-OR). In a near-death experience, microtubules lose their quantum state, but the information in-side them is not destroyed. Or in understandable terms, the soul does not die, but returns to the universe.”

I am pleased this morning.

Regarding my Google account issue, and the process of wading through pages, of "How tos", I did repeat my issue and problem to a Google Group Forum.

I have now received 2 responses from 2 members of Google Products. The first was a reiteration of the "How Tos". The second was asking for some specific information.

In the meantime, I have been able to find a couple of "workarounds" that I have been using, including the generation of a new gmail account, with the proverbial Latin "a", versus the north-of-the-border "Eh?"

Here's hoping.


Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Supper last night - Quails Eggs in Hash Brown Nest and Bacon


Nouveau – Quail Eggs in Hash Brown Nests and Bacon – 120 mg/dL
Spanish – Paella with Pork, Chicken, Shrimp and Clams – 129 mg/dL
Asian – Indonesian Pork Bites, Fragrant Butter Rice and Spicy Bok Choy in Garlic – 115 mg/dL American – Sausage and 4-Bean Soup with Salted Sourdough Bread – 128 mg/dL
American – Pan Fried Pollock with Roasted Vegetables and Ooey Gooey Cake (and ½ a bag of Potato Chips for a snack) – 138 mg/dL
Spanish – Paella Valenciana – 129 mg/dL
Chinese – Kung Pao Chicken – 126 mg/dL
American - Sausage Apple and Herb Sheet Pan Supper – 119 mg/dL


Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/


Binding is now completed on our new and latest Cranes Quilt.


Five (5) batik colors and fabrics have been chosen for our next Cranes Quilt.

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

This is my 1,636th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 193,783 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Monday, April 16, 2018

Days 396 – (AD 1,558) – 24.0 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I cycled my Schwinn 170 24.0 miles. Totals are now at 33,373.0 miles; 53,708.7 kilometers.


I am now located at 72.63% of the distance to my next destination point.

Something new and different –

I was running low on deodorant, and as per the norm, I stopped by the local Target to stock up. Hell, there are now so many choices of brands, varieties, and essences that I just wanted to get it done and get out of the store.

There was a special, 2-for-1. I dropped them into my cart. Finished my shopping and went home.

It wasn’t until that I grabbed the needed new deodorant, Old Spice, that I realized that there is something amiss regarding the labeling of a just plain old deodorant stick. And I truly wonder about the P&G marketing and product sales department.

“Deodorant For Nocturnal Creatures – Wild Collection - Old Spice – Wolfthorn – Deodorant”

I am missing something. When did it become a marketing ploy that werewolves and vampires, and probably zombies, ever have the need for underarm deodorant?

And do beauty salons and dentists now open in the wee hours after midnight, during a full moon, to cater for their night clientele?

I just must ask.

Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

Spanish – Paella with Pork, Chicken, Shrimp and Clams – 129 mg/dL Asian – Indonesian Pork Bites, Fragrant Butter Rice and Spicy Bok Choy in Garlic – 115 mg/dL American – Sausage and 4-Bean Soup with Salted Sourdough Bread – 128 mg/dL
American – Pan Fried Pollock with Roasted Vegetables and Ooey Gooey Cake (and ½ a bag of Potato Chips for a snack) – 138 mg/dL
Spanish – Paella Valenciana – 129 mg/dL
Chinese – Kung Pao Chicken – 126 mg/dL
American - Sausage Apple and Herb Sheet Pan Supper – 119 mg/dL

Tonight for supper I am going to try Quail Eggs in Hash Brown Nests.


Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/


The 5h stage is completed quilting of the design on our newest Cranes Quilt. Now onto the binding and the sleeve.


Have narrowed down the Batik fabric choice and color for the next Cranes Quilt. We now have only 42 more quilts to go.

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

This is my 1,635th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 193,639 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Days 394 & 395 – (AD 1,557) – 24.1 + 23.5 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,


I've taken some time in posting to my Jim's Trek Blog as for some unknown reason I have had my Google account at a state of block. Not sure what happened, but for all intents I cannot change the password on my main account. I have been able to work around the situation and by creating a new account I have figured out how to get in through alternate doorways.

Believe it or not, the work-around includes my desktop, my iPhone, my iPad, and Andy's account.


Two days ago I cycled my Schwinn 170 24.1 miles. Yesterday I pedaled 23.5 miles. My totals are 33,349.0 miles; 53,670.1 kilometers.


I am now located at 67.29% of the distance to my next destination point.

Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/


Spanish – Paella with Pork, Chicken, Shrimp and Clams – 129 mg/dL
Asian – Indonesian Pork Bites, Fragrant Butter Rice and Spicy Bok Choy in Garlic – 115 mg/dL American – Sausage and 4-Bean Soup with Salted Sourdough Bread – 128 mg/dL
American – Pan Fried Pollock with Roasted Vegetables and Ooey Gooey Cake (and ½ a bag of Potato Chips for a snack) – 138 mg/dL
Spanish – Paella Valenciana – 129 mg/dL
Chinese – Kung Pao Chicken – 126 mg/dL
American - Sausage Apple and Herb Sheet Pan Supper – 119 mg/dL


New type of loaf out of the oven - Whole Wheat Sourdough Cherry and Poppy Seed Bread

Article from Eat Sip Trip by Matt Hershberger, April 11, 2018 “Making bread is the best way to impress people with almost no effort

“Even the artisanal bread sold at most grocery stores pales in comparison to something fresh out of the oven. It may simply be that because most of us have lost this most basic piece of civilized knowledge, we don’t realize just how easy making bread is, or just how much it can be used to impress friends.”

Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/




The 5th stage of our quilting work on our newest Cranes Quilt is almost complete.

We're now checking out Batik fabric for the next new designs.

Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

This is my 1,634th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 193,478 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58a@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Day 393 – (AD 1,555) – 23.7 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I cycled my Schwinn 170 23.7 miles. My totals are 33,301.4 miles; 53,593.5 kilometers.


I am now located at 56.71% of the distance to my next destination point.

Something different –

Well according to my Biorhythms my Physical Cycle is at the intersection of 0% in an upward swing. Good chances for next 2 weeks.


Looks I’m going to have to wait a couple of days for my Emotional and Intellectual Cycles to move into the upward direction. So do not ask me any tricky questions for at least 5 days or I may just close all the doors and windows.

Jim’s Gotta Eat – https://jimsgottaeat.blogspot.com/

For lunch today, I had to try Icelandic Skyr (w/o the Skyr) Pancakes. Found a recipe online at Canadian Living. I substituted Plain Greek Yogurt for the Skyr.



And for supper I am going to try to make Indonesian Pork Bites with Fragrant Butter Rice and Spicy Bok Choy in Garlic Sauce.

American – Sausage and 4-Bean Soup with Salted Sourdough Bread – 128 mg/dL
American – Pan Fried Pollock with Roasted Vegetables and Ooey Gooey Cake (and ½ a bag of Potato Chips for a snack) – 138 mg/dL
Spanish – Paella Valenciana – 129 mg/dL
Chinese – Kung Pao Chicken – 126 mg/dL
American - Sausage Apple and Herb Sheet Pan Supper – 119 mg/dL

Quilting – https://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

We’ve begun the 4th stage of our quilting design on our newest Cranes Quilt. Check out the size of the freeform stippling design.




Genealogy – https://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/

This is my 1,633rd post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 193,351 Pageviews.

I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim