Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday Write Up

 


Happy Wednesday!

I gave you a tease to this post last
week so here is Part One.
Our second day of our "Day Trip
Vacation" found us at The
National Agriculture Hall of Fame.
Their purpose is to educate the
public on the past and present
historical value of American agri-
culture.
Founded in 1961 by a federal 
charter,they are funded by private
and public donations.


 
Some of the beautiful gardens.

 
and flowers.

 
A blast of the past.

 
The following pictures are of a doll
house and barn that was handmade
by a donor.

Above:
Front of the house.

 
Front of the barn.

 
Back of the house with so
many details.


Back of the barn.

 
The patio off the back of the house.
I could have looked at this display
all day and what would have been
better is if I could have played with
everything!


 Cute murals.

 



Loved this display.

More next week....



School is off to a good start. The new
kids are so little and cute.

Sad occurrence...lost a very good friend
last week. Very unexpected. Finding
my way through this.

Looking forward to the weekend!


See you Monday!


~Keep on Dreaming~



Monday, August 14, 2017

What to do with...

 


Hello!

With summer coming to an end
in the next month or so I thought
we would talk about pool noodles.

Did you know there are other uses
for them besides swimming?

Here are some ideas for you:

1. My favorite--

Stick them in your boots when
you are not wearing them, keeps
the tops from flopping over. Of
course, cut them to fit your boot
first.

2. Use them for a saw cover--

Slice the noodle the length of the
saw blade, then make a slight
incision vertically down the middle.
Gently press the blade into the noodle
to create a protective sleeve.

3. Make a pin cushion--

Velcro a section of the noodle to the
side of your sewing machine. Put your
pins,  needles and safety pins in the
noodle for handy access while you sew.

4. Protect your car doors--

Cut a noodle in half lengthwise and
use double stick tape to attach the
noodle to the your garage wall where
the door hits when you open it.

5. Protect your walls--

Glue strips of a noodle to the backs
of  picture frames before hanging on
wall. Frames should not scuff the
wall now.

Did you know??

One of the original names for pool
noodle was "water woggle."
Pool noodle makes more since to me.



See you Wednesday!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday Write Up

 


Hello--

Quick post tonight.

Today was the first day back at
school. I think we have a good
year a head of us! A bit tired
tonight but ready to go tomorrow.


 

These next pictures are a tease
from the next day trip on our
vacation.

 


 




More on our trip next week.


See you  Monday!!



~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, August 7, 2017

Ode to Summer

 


Good Monday Morning Everyone!

Well.....for a lot of us it is time to
say goodbye to summer. Now I
know technically we still have a lot
of summer left but for those of us
going back to school, may it be kids,
young adults or adults weekday
summer fun is about wrapped up.
Time to start that morning routine,
plan what clothes will be worn
and what to pack for lunches.

So make the most of it if you are one
of these people.  Go for a walk, hit the
park, maybe the pool one last time? A
jammie party one more time, stay up
late or sleep in just one more time.
What ever you do ENJOY!

I have the rest of today and tomorrow
then it is back to the wonderful world
of school for me. I am not really ready
to let summer go but I am looking for-
ward to seeing my kids and how much
have they grown and changed since
May.

It seems like summer ends so abruptly.
Pools close, vacations are over, school
starts and Halloween appears in the
aisle over from the school supplies!

So enjoy the last bits of summer, have
fun and SPREAD THAT GLITTER ALL
AROUND !!!


Wednesday's post may come out early
since that is my first day back. See
you soon.


~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wedneday Write Up

 


Hello!!

These crazy kids are back to their
routine after taking some days to
play. One has gone back to work
and the other is getting caught up
on her blog and email plus a
thousand other things.

For the next three Wednesdays-
counting today, I will be posting
about all of the fun we had while
Mr. Ken was off work.
Today we start with last Monday's
trip.



This is where we went. The museum
got it's start in the early 90's in a
one room office. After much
discussion and planning it expanded
in 1994, to a 2,00 square space in
the same building a s the early 90's
office.


According the Visitor's Guide,
"Within the story of baseball
lies one of the triumphant
chapters in American History.
Shut out from the game by a
"gentlemen's agreement,"
black men, for the simple love
of the game, began an incredible
journey through pain, joy,
suffering and celebration that
would last six decades."
Visitors like us are able to see,
read and absorb all that these
men went through to play
professional baseball.


This is the Field of Legends-
Home plate with bronze
sculptures of  legendary
players are featured here.


This ball was signed by Buck O' Neil.
he played for the Kansas City Monarchs
from 1938- 1955. In his later years he
was a scout for the Kansas City Royals.
He was also very instrumental in seeing
that this museum was built. Mr. O'Neil
passed away in 2006 at the age of 94. 


Pitcher, second base, out-
field and third base.


This would be pitcher Satchel Paige,
another Kansas City Monarch and
teammate of Buck O'Neil's. Mr. Paige
played ball from 1940-1947, he passed
away in 1982 at the age of 75.


Autographed baseballs reside in
this long cabinet.


Look closely at this pic and read the
names of teams we know today as
another name.
Kansas City Monarchs=Kansas City
Royals today.


This display is called Vintage Colors.


A bronze statue of Buck O'Neil
watching the game.



Just couldn't resist this
very large bat!


I hope you enjoyed your tour.
If you come to Kansas City or
know of a baseball fan, tell
them about our great museum!

~~~~~~~~

One week from TODAY, summer
break ends and it is BACK TO SCHOOL
for me. The time off has been fun and
productive, some projects will have to
wait but I know they aren't going any-
where.


See you on Monday!



~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday Write Up

 
 
Good Wednesday Afternoon!

It is cloudy here but still very
humid! The clouds are a nice
change though.

Well, I have been a bit of a social
butterfly these past several days.
I have had breakfast and lunch
with a couple of gals that I used to
teach with.  So much fun to see them!
We just jump right in where we left off
the last time we saw each other. Of
course Facebook helps too. 

 
Last Saturday, Mr. Ken and I to a
reunion /get together with former co-
workers from the developmental pre-
school that I worked at before I met Mr.
Ken. Above is my former boss welcoming
us to the reunion.

 
Some of these people I have not seen in
17 years! I see several on Facebook and
some I am in contact often. Some people
had a bit of a problem recognizing me due
to my hair. When I left I had much longer
hair--who would have thought? :)


Here we are playing a silly game called
Heads or Tails. I lasted two rounds.
It was so fun seeing these people and
listening to memories and funny stories
of when we all worked together over
dinner and during the social hour. 
Working at Sunshine Center was one of
my favorite jobs. But I said yes to Mr. Ken
and off to Kansas I went. No regrets. :)


When we left the restaurant to come
home it was getting ready to storm.
We had no idea this was getting ready
to happen due to no service in the
party room. This was taken about 20
minutes into our drive, we are being
pelted with rain and lighting and the
wind was horrible!
 
 
Driving on the highway at about 10 miles
an hour because we can hardly see!

 
Lighting was coming fast and furious!

 
Getting closer to home! Whew!!
A lot of people lost power from this
storm. Some are still out, though the
majority of the people we know have
power again.
What a mess !


These little teeny post it notes have
become quite my friend over the last
several months. I have used them on
our calendar for things that don't
necessarily need to be ON the calendar
ie: little reminders for a specific day. Put
the note on and take it off.
My calendar isn't as messy at the end of
each month which makes me happy!

I will see you NEXT Wednesday, Mr. Ken
has some much deserved vacation time
coming up so I am going to spend time
with him, we have three days of fun
scheduled and the other days we'll get
some stuff done at home.

Take care!




~Keep on Dreaming~

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