Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday Write Up

 


Good evening!

Your blog writer is suffering from being
hot, tired and mentally exhausted.
Our building is experiencing air
conditioner problems which they have
been working on week. It has been in the
upper 80's outside and couple that with
two classrooms  with temps in the upper
70's makes for a rough time at school.

My post for today will be posted on
another Wednesday--the pic above is a
teaser for that post.

Hope everyone is doing well.
See you soon!


~Keep on Dreaming~




Sunday, August 14, 2016

Light and Bright

 

 
 
Happy Sunday to Everyone!

It is still hot here so for today
I have a refreshing recipe for
you so pull up a chair and
relax.

Pineapple Lemonade

1  C  Countrytime Lemonade
3 C Cold water
1  Can of chilled Pineapple Juice (46 oz.)
2  Cans of Sprite

Mix all ingredients and add lemon slices
and ice.

Enjoy!


PS: For an "Adult " version you can add
your fave beverage additions.



~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday Write Up




Good Evening friends!
Hope all is well with you.

Today's post is brief.

Can you guess where I went today?
Yep, I heard you...that's right friends, 
it was time to get up early and go 
Back to School! 
It was good to see everyone, we
had meetings most of the day but
time to catch up too.
My kids will arrive on the doorstep
bright and early Friday for 1/2 a day.
Yes, it does not make sense but no
one asked me. :)







Next week we will catch up more!




~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Whirling Around




Hi!
Hope you are having a GREAT Thursday.
This is me above --calm, cool and quiet.





This has been me for the last few days. A 
whirling top spinning around here 90 to 
nothing.

Summer break is almost over and I have 
so much left I would like to get accomplished. Yesterday I gave myself permission to STOP. 
I realized that if I kept going at the pace I 
was going, I would go back to school unhappy 
and frustrated.

So I will do what I can and the rest will still 
be there to work on another day. I do have 
a couple of things that are "must dos", I'll 
focus on them and finish my summer break 
playing.

This school year promises to be vastly 
different with new staff in our program (6) 
and a very different schedule for the WHOLE building which we will be participating in. 
Prayers would be appreciated for a smooth 
start to this new year. Thanks!!

I will be MIA for a few days--enjoying the 
last of my break and some some "young 
man" in our house has a birthday coming 
up next Monday.

Take care, stay cool and I will see you back 

here soon. I will try to peek in and see what 
is up with you though.


~Keep on Dreaming~








Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wednesday Write Up (a day late)




It's been busy and I am behind. What's 
new? Anyway, today we will have a 
belated version of Wednesday Write 
Up.

Starting with the pic above.
Several months age I bought the print 
in the middle, hung it on one of the walls 
in the family room and there it stayed.
I knew I wanted to do something fun with 
it but wasn't sure until I ran across the two 
clocks at a garage sale--then I knew what I 
wanted to do. Before hanging the clocks I 
set one to "local standard time" (left) and 
one to "Daylight Saving Time." (right) Now 
I really love the print.





I have been wanting to change things up 
in our  living for awhile but no inspiration 
was "ringing my bell" until now--this is the 
"before" pic and ...




this is the "after" pic. I had picked up some 
blank letters at Michael's, decided to cover 
them with paper and now they are above 
our mirror. Other changes are in the wings.





Mr. Ken took a couple of vacation day last 
week, so on Friday we did our "day tripping"
to Bonner Springs, Kansas.

First up: lunch.
We stopped at at a little and I do mean little 
diner and had the most delish lunch.
I had the fries with my burger.





Mr. Ken and the onion rings with his burger.
This place is close enough to home that we 
could hit the road and get a good breakfast sometime.
Oh yea!!!




Our trip continued to Moon Marble Company.





Got to see a marble making demo while 
there. It is hard to see but she put a 
Chinese dragon on a medium size marble--
go figure. Not in my ability to do this. 
Very fun to watch.





THEN it was time to find my marbles...
they have tons!
You can buy tubes of marbles small and 
medium--your choice of which ones you 
like. Both of us got at tube of medium size
marbles 9 total in a tube. Plus we bought
4 large ones too. They also have games 
and toys to purchase too. A great place 
for kids little and big to go on a HOT day.





Here are two of the big kids out in the 
heat!! Crazy kids!!





In the evening we drove to Weston, Mo for 
dinner at an Irish Pub. The Weston Brewing
Company.
Mr. Ken had Bangers and Mash with a roll.





And I had Beer Battered Fish and Chips with
homemade sauce. For dessert (can't find the 
pics) I had Chocolate Pecan Pie OH MY! Mr. 
Ken had homemade Apple Pie with homemade 
ice cream. I had a taste of it --yum! I'd say that 
it was a pretty good vacay day all around!




I had seen on Facebook, Wine bottle Tiki
Lights and I wanted to make some. A
friend gave me two empty wine bottles
and I covered them with twine. They will
be weighted down, filled with oil, a wick
and lighted for outdoor pleasure of an 
evening. Still have a couple of things to 
purchase, but basically I had everything 
needed.




Remember my deck "buffet"? This is 
their home when not in use. Once the 
oil is in the bottles they may "live some-
where else  for safety purposes.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Last weekend we went to an Open House
at Mr. Ken's brother and fiance's news 
house. Fun, fun but another HOT day!

Tueday I had lunch with a former co-worker
we had a nice lunch and got caught up too.


Well, I hope I haven't tired you out but
we are a busy bunch here. More to
come and guess what???
I go back to school soon!!!!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, July 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!!



Happy Monday AND
Merry Christmas!!!
Today is the official day of 
Christmas in July.
(See I haven't lost it)

Today we are going to
have a "Christmas 
in July" party!




First off--An "Ugly Tank Top 
Contest"
Prizes for:
Worst design or saying
Ugly Color
Rips or tears??




Treats and beverages will be:

*Eggnog coladas-serve in Martini
glasses (Hopefully you can find 
Eggnog right now)
*Christmas cookies and serve
chocolate milk with them
instead of hot chocolate.
*Make Smores with candy canes 
in them.



Now showing--
*Christmas movie marathon
                 OR
*Sing or play Christmas music
                 OR
*Read Christmas stories




We will decorate our tree with a 
beach theme and top with starfish.

Other things that we can do:

Turn  pool noodles into
candy canes.

Have a balloon fight instead of a
snowball fight.

Build Frosty from sand instead
of snow.

Turn on your twinkle lights too.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This idea came from the "Music 
Choice" channel when they were 
playing Christmas music. They 
have a "Did you Know" spot with 
trivia about the music they are 
playing. This time they threw
in party ideas.

This could be a fun Summer party--
might help break up the monotony 
of the Summer heat. Have fun!!



~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday Write Up



Well, hello from the HOT Midwest.
We are under an "Excessive Heat
Watch" until Saturday evening. 
Aaaaaaa ! Really tired of it already.
I am feeling under the weather today
my allergies and the heat are getting 
to me. 



Hit another garage sale and found 
several goodies. Two scarves a
cute wagon (will use in the fall for
decorating), a bell (love it, I put it
in the kitchen and ding it off and
on) there were two so we went 
back the next day to see if it was 
still there--Mr. Ken wanted that
one and guess what it was!!
I also got a bracelet and a "scarf
tail clutch" my term. It is the item
with the crystal on it.
We went to another sale and I
picked up some board and
card games.



It was "Christmas in July" at my house
Saturday afternoon. the postman left
a big box on my doorstep.
My blog friend Robin from Virginia 
was so kind and sent me some 
goodies for school.
Thank you Robin, we will put all of 
this to good use!



Stickers, craft kits, holiday decor,
and Birthday certificates. Fun!
Fun!


I'll be away till next week, Mr. K
will be on vacation and we have
some daytripping to do.

Stay cool and hydrated friends!!

PS: if you missed my recipe for
Watermelon Granita just scroll
backwards.


~Keep on Dreaming~

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