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

Friday, September 28, 2018

Day 508 – (AD 1,667) – 24.5 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 24.5 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 36,029.3 miles; 57,983.6 kilometers.


I am now continuing to my new destination Gordii Dorsum. I am located at 81.70%.

Something to think and make sure to do something about –

And if you do not get out and vote this November, you do not have the privilege to speak out.


Key 2018 Election Dates in Florida –

General Election – November 6


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

ABC Action News “New website helps you find the best food and drink deals in the Tampa/St. Peter area”, Sep 26, 2018

“A new website is helping people in the Tampa/St. Pete area connect to the best food and drink deals in their area. Eatcheap.co has users select a region, followed by a day of the week, then a time of day/type of meal.” 

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

Our “Two Hallways” will be on exhibit Today through and including September 29.

Location – Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library at 2902 W Bearss Avenue, Tampa, Florida.

Our Cranes Quilts Update -

Follow our progress and like our Quilts SB Facebook page at - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Yes, we are obsessed. Check out our Obsession notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

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

This is my 1,717th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 206,111 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

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Day 507 – (AD 1,666) – 23.5 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 23.5 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 36,029.3 miles; 57,983.6 kilometers.


I am now continuing to my new destination Gordii Dorsum. I am located at 76.25%.


Something to think and make sure to do something about –


Key 2018 Election Dates in Florida –

General Election – November 6



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

Last night's supper, my 2nd attempt at Shrimp and Grits.


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

Our “Two Hallways” will be on exhibit Today through and including September 30.

Blue Diamonds
Jim Smith and Andy Brunhammer

Location – Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library at 2902 W Bearss Avenue, Tampa, Florida.

Our Cranes Quilts Update -

49 4-inch Crane blocks have been pieced for our Cranes Quilt # 23.40.




Our next set of blocks to piece are 5-inch.

Follow our progress and like our Quilts SB Facebook page at - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/

Yes, we are obsessed. Check out our Obsession notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

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

Still waiting to here about the further discussion of my Big Y results.

This is my 1,716th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 206,069 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, September 25, 2018

Day 506 – (AD 1,665) – 23.7 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – 36,005.8 Miles on Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,



Today on my 1,665th day of cycling and pedaling a Schwinn Fitness Cycle, I have reached a new goal. I have pedaled 36,005.8 miles. I began December 2012.

I still have 2,195.8 more miles to reach my complete goal.

This morning I pedaled 23.7 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 36,005.8 miles; 57,945.8 kilometers.


I am now continuing to my new destination Gordii Dorsum. I am located at 71.03%.

Something to think and make sure to do something about – 


Key 2018 Election Dates in Florida – 

General Election – November 6



Something to consider... and not just regarding meetings. 

From CNBC MAKE IT "Why smart people never bring smartphones into meetings" by Kevin Kruse and Travis Bradberry, Sept/ 24, 2018.

"Why do so many people—especially successful people—find smartphone use in meetings to be inappropriate? When you take out your phone it shows a:

  • Lack of respect. You consider the information on your phone to be more important than the conversation at hand, and you view people outside of the meeting to be more important than those sitting right in front of you..."

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

And I attempted for the first time, Salisbury Steak with Peppered Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Lima Beans. 


I must say, I am pleased with myself. And my taste buds and stomach were as well.

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



Our “Two Hallways” will be on exhibit Today through and including September 30.

Location – Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library at 2902 W Bearss Avenue, Tampa, Florida.

This is our quilt The Silence of Sound.



Our Cranes Quilts Update -

Progress continues in our construction of Crane blocks.

These are 6", 4", and 3" Crane blocks for our Quilt designs # s 19,40; 20.40; 21.40; and 22.40.


Remaining to complete for the Green Set of our Cranes Spectrum are 2 5" sets; Cranes Quilts # s 23.40 and 24.40.

Yes, we are obsessed. Check out our Obsession notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

Follow our progress and notes at our Quilts SB Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/?ref=br_rs

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

This is my 1,715th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 205,958 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

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Day 505 – (AD 1,664) – 23.8 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

And orchids are blooming, in our patio.



This morning I pedaled 23.8 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 35,982.1 miles; 57,907.7 kilometers.


I am now continuing to my new destination Gordii Dorsum. I am located at 65.76%.


Something to think and make sure to do something about –


Key 2018 Election Dates in Florida – 

General Election – November 6



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


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

Our “Two Hallways” will be on exhibit Today through and including September 30.

Location – Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library at 2902 W Bearss Avenue, Tampa, Florida.


Our Cranes Quilt Update –

The 3rd Green set is in progress.


Answers to questions -

We are fabric piecing the 17 parts of each Crane block as cut by our AccuQuilt die cutter design.

There will be approximately 50 Cranes Quilts in our Hope Project.

Andy and I are completely funding all the Cranes Quilts in our Hope Project ourselves. We are not intending on realizing any financial profit for our efforts.

At present we have scheduled 2 showings of our Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project for the months of January through April 2019 in Clearwater and Tampa, Florida.

Yes, we are obsessed. Check out our Obsession notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

Follow our progress and notes at our Quilts SB Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/?ref=br_rs

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

This is my 1,714th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 205,791 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

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Day 504 – (AD 1,663) – 23.8 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

No cycling today. Grandson #2’s 3-year birthday celebration.


Yeahs, and screams. 3+ year olds. Yeah, double yeah.

Yesterday morning I pedaled 23.8 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 35,958.3 miles; 57,869.4 kilometers.


I am now continuing to my new destination Gordii Dorsum. I am located at 60.48%.


Something to think and make sure to do something about –

Key 2018 Election Dates in Florida – 

General Election – November 6


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


About a month ago, I decided that I needed to find, excluding franchises, which restaurant has the best southern fried chicken in the Tampa Bay area. At that time, we tried RyRy’s Chicken and Waffles on 30th Street in Tampa. This is our target standard. 

Yesterday afternoon, Andy and I went to Mr. B’s CafĂ© at 3401 N. Nebraska Avenue in Tampa.

Please note, and I will repeat this, please note, this is simply our own opinion.


If you want to be a judge take some time a go to any of the restaurants and send us your opinion.

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

Our “Two Hallways” will be on exhibit Today through and including September 30.

Location – Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library at 2902 W Bearss Avenue, Tampa, Florida.

Imagine Andy's and my surprise when in today's mail we received a letter from The National Quilt Museum.

Our Betwixt and Between, as a part of the Fly Me to the Moon traveling exhibit, was included and exhibited in the galleries of The National Quilt Museum, from June 15 to September 4, Paducah, Kentucky.

Read our notes about our Betwixt and Between at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2016/01/q137-betwixt-and-between-quilt-and-wall.html

Our Cranes Quilt Update –

We have moved to the Green Set of Crane Quilts.

All fabric pieces, that is, 17 per Crane block, have been cut.



In keeping with our Red, Yellow, and Orange Sets of the Cranes Spectrum, Andy and I are starting out with 6 Green Crane Quilts. The Crane blocks will range in sizes from 3" to 6". We have picked out the 6 shades of green batik fabric that we want to use. And we've begun piecing the fabric pieces, batik for the Crane and white for the background, of our Cranes Quilt # 19.40.

We have now moved in that mind set where there is now a definite thought of anticipation for our Hope - Cranes Quilts - Project.

Yes, we are obsessed. Check out our Obsession notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

Follow our progress and notes at our Quilts SB Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/?ref=br_rs

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

This is my 1,713th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 205,687 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, September 19, 2018

Day 503 – (AD 1,662) – 23.8 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 23.8 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 35,934.5 miles; 57,831.1 kilometers.


I am now continuing to my new destination Gordii Dorsum. I am located at 55.19%.



And while I’m cycling I’m watching Hulu’s The First.

It is sort of slow, but I think the show is attempting to present character descriptions of each one of the key players.





Something to think and make sure to do something about –

Key 2018 Election Dates in Florida – General Election – November 6


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


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

Our Cranes Quilt Update –

Cranes Quilts Green Set begins today.

Our green batik fabric, from Sew Batik, has been laid out. We're choosing 6 shades of green. The white background is self-explanatory.


Each Crane block is composed of 17 fabric pieces. All pieces are cut with our AccuQuilt Go! Big. In conjunction, we designed the Crane block die cutter.

Our first Cranes Quilt in the Green Set will include 102 cut fabric pieces. The will be pieced together using our Janome 6600.

And yes, Andy and I attempt to answer any and all your questions.

Yes, we are obsessed. Check out our Obsession notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

Follow our progress and notes at our Quilts SB Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/?ref=br_rs

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

This is my 1,712th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 205,319 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, September 17, 2018

Day 502 – (AD 1,661) – 24.2 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 24.2 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 35,910.7 miles; 57,792.8 kilometers.


I am now continuing to my new destination Gordii Dorsum. I am located at 49.9%.

Something to make sure to do something about –

Key 2018 Election Dates in Florida –

General Election – November 6

All-things-being-equal, and not depending upon the polls, it is critical that all eligible Floridian, and American get out and vote in less than 2 months.



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

My first attempt at a Cottage Loaf. Somewhat lopsided, but it tastes great.



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


Our “Two Hallways” will be on exhibit Today through and including September 30.

Location – Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library at 2902 W Bearss Avenue, Tampa, Florida.




Cranes in the Sky is showcased at the Florida CraftArt "At Home with Craft" Exhibition.


The Exhibition will be held now through October 27 in St. Petersburg, Florida.



Our Cranes Quilts Update - 

Cranes Quilts # 16.40 has been completed.

Andy's work at step binding is amazing.


These Crane blocks are each 3" and composed of 17 pieces of fabric.

Next on the table is # 18.40. Our quilting design for this one is a wee bit more intricate.

We now move on to choose the 6 Green Batik fabrics for our next Set.

Dates - January 10 - February 28, 2019. And now - March 2019.

Yes, we are obsessed. Check out our Obsession notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

Follow our progress and notes at our Quilts SB Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/QuiltsbySB/?ref=br_rs

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

This is my 1,711th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 205,154 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

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Day 501 – (AD 1,660) – 23.7 Miles –Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Yesterday morning I pedaled 23.7 miles on my Schwinn 170. Totals are now 35,886.5 miles; 57,753.8 kilometers.


I am now continuing to my new destination Gordii Dorsum. I am located at 44.52%.


Something to do something about –

Key 2018 Election Dates in Florida – General Election – November 6

All-things-being-equal, and not depending upon the polls, it is critical that all eligible Floridian, and American get out and vote in less than 2 months.


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


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

Our “Two Hallways” will be on exhibit Today through and including September 30.


Location – Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library at 2902 W Bearss Avenue, Tampa, Florida.

Cranes in the Sky is currently showcased at the Florida CraftArt "At Home with Craft" Exhibition.


The Exhibition will be held now through October 27 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Our Cranes Quilts Update - 

# 17.40 Cranes Quilt has been completed. Sleeve and label still to be attached.




Two more Yellow Crane Quilts to work on. And then our Green, Blue, and Purple Sets plus 4 for our Cranes Spectrum.

Follow our progress at our Quilts SB Facebook Page - Quilts SB

Dates - January 10 - February 28, 2019.

Yes, we are obsessed. Check out our Obsession notes at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2018/04/origami-cranes-our-obsession.html

Check out and follow our updates at Quilts SB - http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/

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

This is my 1,710th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 205,007 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