Monday, November 13, 2017

What to Do?

 



Hello!

Well friends, we have little over a
week to go till Thanksgiving!
Are you ready? Guest list? Menu?
Are you traveling? Lots of questions
at this time of year. If you are home
with a boatload of guests, have you
thought about how to entertain
them?
Never fear! I have ideas for you.

Note these ideas are for the holiday
plus weekend.

1. Play a board game or card game.
Always fun to bring out the old
favorites.

2. Go for a walk after the big Thanks-
iving meal. Fresh and exercise is good
for everyone. Have the kids look for
specific things along the way.

3. If the weather is not cooperating
build a blanket fort (s). Take a nap,
read books, watch a movie etc.

4. Make Christmas cards or gifts for
friends and family.

5. For dinner on the Big Day have a
"leftover potluck" having leftovers
is part of Thanksgiving so enjoy!

For Friday, Saturday and or Sunday:

1. Go to the Zoo, park or any outdoor
venue weather permitting. Helps with
the boredom factor.

2. I know some of you go "Black Friday
Shopping--have fun. I'll be in my warm
cozy bed.

3. Does your city have a Rec Center?
Head over there. They have something
for everyone.

4. If you have extra hands available,
dig out the Christmas tree and get
an early start on your decorating.

5. For  those still hanging around, go
out to breakfast. This gives every-
one a chance to visit and no one has
to do the cooking.


Hope these lists give you some fun
ideas for those overnight guests.


See you Wednesday!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Wednedsay Write Up

 


Hello!
Yesterday came and went sooo fast
that I forgot to blog! So here I am
on Thursday.

So I had a birthday as most of you
guessed. It was on the first, so we
celebrated officially last Saturday.
Started off at JoAnn's. They were
having a sale on Cricut accessories.
I picked several things.


 

Later that evening we went to the
restaurant above. The Owner/Chef
is from Sweden and so most of the
dishes have a Swedish flair.


 

Our server took our picture.


 

Dinner is served.
From front to back:
Mine: Swedish Meatballs
with mashed potatoes and
a cucumber salad. Rolls,
Mr. Ken ordered Red Cabbage
to go with his Braised Lamb
and Root veggies.
Lingonberry Tea to drink.




I took my birthday off so
when I got back to school
on Wednesday this cute sign
greeted me on my class-
room door. Plus my direct
coworkers threw me a
party!

It is always fun to extend the
celebrating. After school , I
went out and celebrated again
with the gal that is our librarian.
It is a tradition to celebrate our
birthdays. Lots of fun.

One last birthday treat. A free
Nothing Bundt Cake. Red
Velvet is waiting for me in our
refridge.


In other news:

My eye appointment went well,
not a lot of change in the eyes,
just a stronger prescription and
new frames.

Hit the DMV for a new driver's
license. As most of you know
now you have to be "compliant"
with the airlines so I had to find
my birth certificate and my
Social Security card plus several
other things. What a pain but
now I am "compliant."

Yesterday afternoon, we had a
shower for a gal I work directly
with. She and her husband are
official Foster parents and
we showered her with gifts
to use when kids are placed
with them.

Can't think of anything else
right now so I think I will go
to bed. Good Night!!!!!


See you Monday!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, November 6, 2017

A Smooth Thanksgiving

 


Good Evening!

Well another holiday is upon us...
Thanksgiving.

Are you ready? Me either.
This year we have "Thanksgiving Break"
at school instead of the Wednesday-Friday
time off so our house may (probably) will
be a mess. We are getting ready to redo
our bedroom!!
Prayers please!

So in the holiday spirit, let's talk about how
to keep the day as stress free as possible.

1-Use a cooler as back up to your fridge. Fill
with ice and store extras in it.

2-Before baking your pie crust, line with foil
and fill with pennies to weigh down your
crustso it doesn't puff up.

3-Use aluminum foil sheets roiled into coils
to elevate your turkey off your roasting pan.

4-To keep your mashed potatoes warm while
tour other side cook, place in a buttered crock
pot. Stir every hour.

5-Use a coffee thermos to keep your gravy
warm. Before serving , pour into your gravy
boat or bowl.

6-Spoon chicken broth over your turkey slices
to keep them moist upon serving. Also helps
to "heat" the turkey after it has gone cool.

7-Give the guests who want to "help" chores.
ie: filling glasses, hang up coats, or any
activity outside of the kitchen, this will
allow you to focus on the meal.


If you put any of these into play, let us
know!!


See you Wednesday!!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wednesday Write Up


Hello, it is I your lost Blogger!

I have tried to load this post for over
an hour and when I loaded the pics
these were the only ones to load.

Anyway wanted to show you some of
my Halloween d├ęcor even though the
big day is over for this year. BTW we
ONY had 6 little visitor's this year, It
was a pretty cold Halloween though.

So above you can see a little setup with
some cute S& P shakers with my mug.

 
Don't be scared, everyone is friendly.
This a tray on our trunk in our living
room. I just love the teeny pumpkins.

 
My friends here are ones I made in a
"Make and Take" class that did.
The pumpkins were pre painted and
we stenciled the faces on then tied on
the ribbons.

 
More friends on the cabinet that I redid
on our landing.



This young lady sporting her awesome
biking attire is celebrating her birthday
today! Her Mom took the picture 51
years ago. It is in color but this pic
was used for another project.

Please come back if you left, we have
been so busy the last several weeks and
I could not get to the blog. Will try better.

Hopefully I'll be back Monday AND
MAYBE my pics will load. Mr. K is
going to check the problem for me.


~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday Write Up

 

Good Morning...

We have a little misc picture
post today.

The first pic above is of a new toy
a friend gave me...yes I said gave
me! Someone gave it to her and
she never used it!
So fun for me.


PLUS she gave me three boxes of goodies.
Two had scrapbook stuff in them and one
The third one had albums in them.

 
We have a new ice cream place called
Freezing Moo. You select your flavor
and the mix it up on a frozen disk then
they mix in your toppings THEN they
roll it into six rolls and put it in a cup.
Yummy goodness!

 
One last rose for the year.


For the last week these have been on
our street. This is a picture of our side
yard. Large holes, torn up driveway,
tree branches yanked out of the tree 
and mud everywhere.
The city and the water department are
replacing the main water line. Goodness
knows how long this will take. Makes it

hard to mow.

~~~~~~~

I have an eye appointment this evening,
not looking forward to it. I am not a fan
of people messing with my face and eyes.
But I have to renew my driver's license
by November 1 and I want to make sure
things are on the up and up.

That's it from here. Hope everyone is
doing well.

See you Monday!



~Keep on Dreaming~





Monday, October 16, 2017

Other Uses for...

 



Hello Everyone!

Today we are talking erasers.

What can you do with them
besides get rid of mistakes?

Here you go...

1. Remove sticker gunk
Works as a mild abrasive
to get rid of the sticky  
gunk left from a price
sticker.

2. Secure your earrings
If you lose you earring back
use the eraser to poke the post
through. **Not too sure about
this one.

3. Polish silver
No, not your Grandma's flat-
ware but a piece of jewelry.
The rubber particles will
absorb the oil and residue.
Leaving your pieces sparkling.

4. Extend the life of a battery
Lightly brush the contact points
of a dying battery with an eraser
to remove the nickel or iron
oxides that build up.

5. Spruce up suede
Gently run an eraser over suede
shoes or clothing to remove
minor stains and marks.

One and three are my favorites.


See you Wednesday!!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, October 9, 2017

Time for Pumpkins

 


Hello everyone, I hope your week has
gotten off to a great start!

Today we are talking pumpkins.

What do you do with them?


 

I love to decorate with them. Mr. Ken
and I made a quick stop at this
pumpkin stand two Saturdays ago.


 

I really like the white ones.
I got one and turned it into
a Boo pumpkin by adding
features.

Here are some other ideas
when using pumpkins:

1. Carving several for your porch.
2. Make pies, cake or bread.
3. Clean the seeds and roast them.
Yum!
4. Turn a cleaned out pumpkin into
a soup tureen.
5. Roast or grill pumpkin.
6. Turn a cleaned out pumpkin into
a centerpiece with flowers tucked
inside.
7. Of course, decorating with them
is fun. I put mine on my deck and
front porch. If you don't carve yours
most will last till Thanksgiving.
The small ones are great on tables
and mantels.
Some go a step further with theirs
and they decorate them:
Melted crayons dipped down the
sides.
Some paint theirs.
Mod podge with pretty paper napkins.
There are endless ideas for changing
a typical pumpkin into something
different.



Those crazy kids amid A LOT
of pumpkins. Mr. Ken asked
the gal at the stand how many
pumpkins they had and she told
him that they unloaded around
2,000 pumpkins!
As usual we had a great time
wandering through the pumpkins
and choosing the "right" ones for
our house. We have one more
pumpkin trip to make because
I feel that one can NEVER have
enough pumpkins!


See you Wednesday!


~Keep on Dreaming~

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