Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wednesday Write Up

 


Hello Everyone!
I hope you are all doing great.

In our catching up today-which I
know should have been yesterday
but wasn't we are going to revisit
a topic from last week.
I mentioned that I participated in
the A-Z Blogging Challenge again
this year and have done so for the
last two or three years. My theme
this year was Famous Women.
I didn't have trouble finding 26
famous women to post about but
trying to choose from the lists was
hard! I didn't have an X or a Z but
I did finish the challenge to my
satisfaction.
If you are interested in reading  any
of these post pop over to the April
tab and you will find my challenge
posts there. Some of the more inter-
esting women to me were Helen Keller,
Jacqueline Kennedy, Princess Diana,
Queen Elizabeth, Temple Grandin to
name a few.
The format was a bit different this year.
nest year I may or may not patrticipate
depending on the format for next year's
challenge.




We celebrated National Teacher
Appreciation week and I made
these for some of the gals I work
directly with. I was quite pleased
with these and I think the gals
liked them too!


Kinda quite around here at this
point. But...

We have several things coming up and
I have a couple of projects in the works
which I will post about at a later date
once they are finished.

The MOST exciting thing coming up
is the LAST DAY of  SCHOOL.
We have 5 1/2 days left this year.
Since we didn't have any snow days
we get out early this year!

Saturday we are going to the Garth
Brooks and Tricia Yearwood concert!
So looking forward to going!!

Well, that about covers everything for
now.


~Keep on Dreaming~




Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wednesday Write Up

 


Hello! We resume our regular
programming today!

As most of you know I spent the month
of April participating in the A-Z Blogging
Challenge.
My theme this year was Famous Women.
If  you missed it just scroll backwards from
this post and you can catch up on that .
Believe me it was a challenge!


 

Early in April we hopped on down to the
Country Club Plaza in Kansas City and
looked at the Bunnies. We do this every
year but our tag team was missing this
year so Mr. Ken and I went on our own.

 

Pretty flowers along our way.


 

Some of the bunnies were decked out
in KC Royals gear. Such fun!


 

These tulips fascinated me so much!


 

Mr. is decked out here with his jersey and fancy
hat.


 
More pretties.


 
Trying really hard to support our
boys in blue. They are having a
tough time right now but they
won last night!


 

One project complete for now!!
I found this on the side of the
street at a neighbor's house.
I brought it home and it has
been in our garage since.
We finally had some time to
haul it upstairs to our landing
behind our front door.


 

I wanted it to corral all of our winter
scarves, gloves and mittens. Because I
have a ton! I used the photo boxes
that you see at Michael's and
JoAnn's to hold them. I need a couple
of more though.


 

Covered the top with scrapbook paper to
pretty it up a bit. Still "shopping the house"
for things to dress up the top.
Above it on the wall, I have pegboard that
I need to incorporate with the cabinet.


 

Easter dinner was a quite affair for Mr. Ken
and I, the majority of the family were busy
with their own activities.


 
Toward the end of April, Mr. Ken
and I joined own family in this
beautiful old church for the
wedding of our niece. Very low key
affair but nice.


 The newly married couple.

 
A very beautiful cake.



Happy Aunt and a happy bride!

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Besides ALL those fun things, we have
had weird weather like the rest of you,
Mr. Ken is busy at work ie: LOTS
going on, he is feeling good, early next
week he goes in for a scan to see how
he is doing.
School is almost OVER and I cannot
wait!! It has not been a bad year but the
last couple of months have been LONG!

That's about it here, for now. I hope
everyone is doing fine.


~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Famous Women---U, V, W and Y

 
 

Our Famous U is:

Uma Thurman (1970-    )


 

Quick Facts:

Father was a Buddhist Monk.
Mother was German nobility
Received a Buddhist upbringing.

Model:
Began at the age of 15.
Magazines to her credit Glamour
and British Vogue.

Actress:
In eight grade, she found her love
for acting.
Has many films to her credit. One
being Pulp Fiction.
Dropped out of  Prep school to
pursue acting.

Mom of three.

Active in several charities.


 

Our Famous V is:

Vanna White (1957-    )


 

Quick Facts:

Television personality:
Hostess on Wheel of Fortune.

Her first appearance in a game show
was on the Price Is Right as one of the
first four contestants. She did not make
it though.

She took over the hostess spot as a sub
on wheel in 1982. Later in the year she
became the full time hostess on Wheel.
Still fippin' letters today.

In 1992, Guinness Book of World
Records recognized Vanna as
"televisions most frequent clapper."

In 2006, Vanna received a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame.

She is mom to two children.

Avid knitter and crocheter.
Has her own line of yarn.


 

Our famous W is :

Whoopi Goldberg (1955-    )


 

Quick Facts:

Actress:
Her stage name "Whoopi"
came from the Whoopee
Cushion"

Movies to her credit--The Color
Purple, Ghost, Sister Act, Sister
Act 2 .
She has won an Emmy, a Grammy,
A Tony and a an Oscar award.
She was the second black woman
in the history of the Academy
Awards to win an acting Oscar.

From 1998-2002, she was the co-
producer for the Hollywood
Squares.

Comedian:
Black Comedy, Musical Comedy,
Satire and Observational Comedy
on a variety of subjects.

Author:
She has written a number of children's
books.
Whoopi's Big Book of Manners
Sugar Plum Ballerinas Books 1-5
Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Dancing Divas

Nonfiction:
Book
Alice
Is it Just Me? Or Is It Nuts Out There?

Television Host:
Whoopi has been on The View since
2007 when she took over for Rosie
O' Donnell.


 

Our famous Y is:

Yvonne De Carlo (1922-2007)




Actress:
Internationally famous
Hollywood star in the 40's
and 50's.
Played Sephora in The Ten
Commandments.
One of her best known
characters was Lily Munster,
wife of Herman in The Munsters'
from 1964-1966. She reprised
her role in Munster Go Home!
and a role for TV, Munsters'
Revenge.

For her work in a variety of
films she received two stars
on the Hollywood Walk of
Fame.

Singer:
Made several recordings.
Genres: Blues, Jazz and
Pop.

Dancer:
Worked in nightclubs.

Ms. De Carlo passed away
in 2007 from heart failure.

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Well, that is it I have completed
THE challenge! A little differently
but it is complete.
I hope you have enjoyed these posts
and picked up something interesting
from them. I know I have.
Thanks to those who have stopped by.!

We will resume regular programming
next week with "Wednesday Write Up"
so pop by!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, April 24, 2017

Famous Women---T

 
 

Our Famous T is:

Temple Grandin (1947-    )




Quick Facts:

Autism Spokesperson

Autism is a neurodevelopmental
disorder that is seen or discovered
in early childhood.

Those dealing with Autism have
Difficulty with communication--
most are nonverbal and use
communication books or devices.
Forming relationships--playing or
interacting with others
They have restricted or repetitive
behaviors--some are very regimented
in routine, some enjoy repetition of
noises, moving their hands, tapping
etc.
Sensitivity to sensory stimulation--Too
loud for some while others prefer
swinging, spinning, "saying" gibbersh
and or making noises with their mouth
and voice.

Temple's life:

She was never formally diagnosed with
Autism as a child or youth.

At  two, it was said that she had a
"brain damage" and corroborated much
later at 64.

As a child her mother refused to put her
in an institution. Instead she found a
school that would work with her and
Temple so that Temple would have a
good school experience.

Middle and High School were tough years.
The kids did not understand her different
behaviors and they taunted her a lot.

When Temple was in her teens, her mother
came across an Autism checklist, after
going through it, her mother hypothesized
that Temple's symptoms/behaviors
were explained by Autism.

At a private boarding school for children
with behavior problems, Temple met a
Science teacher who had worked for NASA.
He became her mentor and helped her with
her self confidence. Followed her after she
left school.
This teacher suggested she that she build a
"hug box"--a deep pressure device designed
to calm hypersensitive people.
**At school, when our kids get a bit "wound
up" we find that the deep pressure helps to
calm them. We lightly squeeze their
shoulders, arms or hands. Some even like
a bit of pressure on their head. Kinda like
when we press on our heads when they hurt.

In 1970, Temple received a Bachelor's Degree
in Psychology.
In 1975, Temple received a Master's Degree
in Animal Science.
In 1989, Temple received a Doctorate in
Animal Science.
As we see here, anything can happen,
individuals with Autism can go all the way
college!

Temple is one of the first individuals on
the Autism Spectrum to publicly share
personal experiences with Autism.

She is a highly sought out speaker on
Autism and her experiences with it.

Professor of animal science

Consultant to the livestock industry on
animal behavior.
**I did not tough on the animal science
part ofher life but after reading some I
feel she applies her experiences with
Autism to how she handles the animal
behaviors. Please read more if interested.


Tomorrow will introduce you
to Famous U, V, W and Y.
There is no X or Z.


~Keep on Dreaming~


Famous Women---S

 


Our famous S is:

Sandra Bullock ( 1964-    )




Quick Facts:

Born of  German-American descent.
Mother was German, Father was
American.
Has dual citizenship
American-German.

In the media, she has been given
the nickname "America's Sweet-
heart."
Because of her friendly, direct
and unpretentious nature.

Actress:
Best known for her films Speed
and Blind Side with many more
to her credit and has been the
recipient of many acting awards.

In 2005 received a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Producer:
Founder of her film company
Fortis Films.
She has produced several
of the films she starred in and
She was also the executive producer
of the sitcom George Lopez and made
several appearances on the show.

As a small child, Sandra enjoyed
Ballet and Vocal Arts.
In high school she was a cheerleader
and performed in theatre productions.
She graduated from college wit a BFA
in Drama.

In 1996 and 1999 she was People
Magazine's on the 50 Most Beautiful
List.

In 2010, she was People Magazine's
"Women of the Year.

Sandra is a busy mom, career woman
and is also active with many charities.


Later this evening will introduce you
to Famous T.


~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, April 21, 2017

Famous Women---R

 


Our Famous R is:

Rosa Parks (1913-2005)




Quick Facts:

Activist in the Civil rights Movement

Congress called her "the first lady
of civil rights" and "the mother of
the freedom movement."

Best known for refusing to give up
her seat in the "colored section" of
the bus she rode to a white
passenger. This was expected when
the "white section" filled or white 
passengers  were standing.
As we remember from our time in
History class this happened during
the time of segregation.

She was arrested for violating the
Alabama Segregation Law for
civil disobedience.

Ms. Parks was tried in a court of
law on charges of disorderly conduct.
After being found guilty and fined
$10 + $ 4 for court costs, she appealed
her conviction and formally challenged
the legality of racial segregation.

And so her many years of work began.

After being away from "the movement,"
she founded the Rosa L. Parks Scholar-
ship Foundation for college bound
high school seniors.

In 1992, she published her auto-
biography Rosa Parks: My Story
geared toward younger readers.
In 1995, she published her memoir:
Quiet Strength--focusing on her faith.

In 1994 a section of highway near St.
Louis was named: Rosa Parks High-
way. The KKK had applied to have
their name associated with this section
at the same time.

Mrs. Parks passed away on October 25,
2005 in Detroit.
On the evening of October 29, 2005,
after lying in repose in her Alabama
church her casket was transported to
Washington D.C. to lie in honor in the
rotunda of the U. S. Capital.

Mrs. Parks left a legacy in the History
books, she gave the country something
to think about.Something we continue
to "discuss" today in 2017.

Among the many awards she received,
Mrs. Parks was awarded:

The Presidential Medal of Freedom
The Congressional Gold Medal.

These awards are given to people
who have made an impact on
American history.


Tomorrow will introduce you to
Famous S.


~Keep on Dreaming~


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