Thursday, March 31, 2011

Opening Day !!!!

"Take me out to the ballgame,
Take me out to the crowd.
Buy me some peanut and cracker jacks,
I don't care if i ever get back.
We'll root, root, root for the hometeam,
If they don't win, it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes your out,
At the old ballgame."
~~~Jack Norworth---1908
It is Opening Day for the baseball
season!
These are pictures of our beautiful
stadium that the Kansas City Royals
play in.
(I took these in '08 and '09.
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What is your favorite "baseball food?"
~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Something New--At Least to Me

Today on the Nate Berkus Show
(which I love), Nate and desingner
friend were discussing party ideas.
As they were talking, old flatware
came up. To dress up the flatwear,
the designer used the item above to
dip the ends of the flatwear in. As
you can see it is called "Plasti Dip."
I had never heard of this but
according to their website, it has
been around for awhile and used
and a variety of things. It comes in
various of colors and forms.
Check out their website--I just
Googled "Plasti Dip." Could be fun
to use if you have something to
transform and I know that my
fellow bloggers can find
SOMETHING to use this on!!!!
Have fun!!!
OK---I've had it! I have tried
three times to edit this post
to get it singled spaced!!
But Nooooooooooooo, it
keeps DOUBLE spacing it!!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Keeper

Sunday Savor:
We have a good one
today, so pull up a
chair and relax. Enjoy!
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As the recipe says:
Sausage and Egg Muffins
From the Gooseberry Kitchen
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These will be on our Easter
Brunch buffet this year!
Instead of a dinner type meal
I decided to do a brunch and
these will work perfectly for
this meal!
They also keep well--make a batch
for breakfast or lunches.
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Now, I did have a slight issue
with this recipe. When filling
the greased muffin cups, it
says to fill them 2/3 full----
I have a typical muffin tin and
if I would have filled them
that way I would of had a mess.
I used my 1/3 Cup and didn't
use all of it.
***Use your discrection when
filling your muffin tin. I think if
you have deep muffin cups this
would work. For easier reading
of the recipe--you can click
on the picture.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Some Thoughts on Spring

****Springtime is the land
awakening. The March winds
are the morning yawn.---Lewis
Gizzard
****Spring is nature's way of
saying, "Let's party!"---Robin
Williams
****Spring makes it's own
statement, so loud and clear
that the gardener seems to
be only one of the instruments,
not the composer.---Geoffrey
B. Charlesworth
****I love spring anywhere,
but if I could choose I
would always greet it in
the garden.---Ruth Stout
****No winter lasts forever;
no spring skips it's turn.---
Hal Borland
****Spring shows what God
can do with and drab and
dirty world.
****Out with the cold, in with
the WOO.---E. Marshall
****The day the Lord created
hope was probably the same
day he created Spring.---Bern
Williams
****The seasons are what a
symphony ought to be: four
perfect movements in harmony
with each other.---Arthur
Rubenstein
~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, March 21, 2011

From One Friend to Another

I must say, it was the nice weather
that has caused this to be late.
I WON a giveaway from Joy
over at Books and Life! The goodies
came on St. Paddy's day. I'll be able
to use the shamrock, candles, bear
and cookies cutters next year.
The candy bar HAS been opened
and it IS delish. Chocolate AND
carmel--who can go wrong????
The book is titled "A Creed in
Stone Creek" by Linda Lael
Miller. It is the first in a new
trilogy she has written. Can't
wait to get started on this one.
THANKS JOY!!!!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Here It Comes.....

Spring will Sprung at
6:21 pm THIS evening!!!!!
We have made through our
tough Winter!!!
Woooo Hoooo :) :) :) :)
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I'll be back later with
another post regarding
a giveaway that I won.
Great goodies!
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If you missed Mr. Ken's GOOD NEWS, check out
last Thursday's post.
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~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Guest

Today we have a guest at Dreaming: Here's Mr. Ken...
Hello everyone, Melinda has invited
me to give you an update and to
tell you MY good news.
First the update:
Whooohoooo, back in December I
went to the kidney Dr. for a follow-
up and received a clean bill of health!
I was deemed "stone free!" Now we
are in the process of trying to figure
out the cause of the stones. Bummer--
NO MORE POP and hard telling
what else. I am also proud to say
that I have lost a total of almost
50 pounds in this process!!!!
Melinda has a new husband now. :)
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NOW THE GOOD NEWS...
Melinda hinted several posts ago that
I was offered a job. I accepted this job
March 1st! On March 8th, I was asked
to come visit with the people in HR
regarding benefits. Thought I was
going home after this BUT they put me
to work THAT afternoon! Tomorrow
afternoon I will have completed my
first FULL week AND I get paid too.
Very Cool.
I am working for a neighboring county
government in their IT department.
I am part of a team that runs calls
for the employees that are having
computer issues--all over the
courthouse I am. My new co-workers
are easy to work with and I am
loving every minute of it.
I would like to let EVERYONE know
how much their support, prayers and
thoughts are appreciated.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
THANK YOU! For keeping Melinda
and I sane through this whole process!
Mr. Ken
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Hi! It's me-I just wanted to throw my
THANKS in also. Blogging has been
theraputic for me in this tough
situation and I would not wish this
on anyone.
I have met so many wonderful caring
and kind people. All of you have been
a tremendous help! I could go on and
on but I won't. Just know that we
love you and can't say THANKS
enough. Melinda~
~Keep on Dreaming~

Watch for Leprechauns!!!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Wearing of the Green

Saint Patrick's Day is an annual
feast day celebrating the patron
saint Patrick the day is named for.
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It is celebrated each year on March
17th. This is a national holiday in
Ireland. There are 3.8 million people
there. But EVERYONE is Irish on the
17th. There are 33.7 million residents
in the US that claim Irish ancestry.
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It has become a popular holiday in
the US. People wear green, go to
parades, eat corned beef and cabbage,
Irish Soda Bread and enjoy green beer.
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It is believed that St. Patrick brought
Christianity to the Irish people and
he is believed to "drive the snakes"
out of Ireland also.
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Irish immigrants began observing
St. Patrick's Day in 1737 in Boston.
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The first parade was held in New
York City in 1766.
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Some symbols of St. Patrick's Day.
The leprechaun, shamrocks, pot of
gold and the color green.
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One tradition of the day is to
"pinch" anyone NOT wearing
GREEN on St. Patrick's Day.
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Cities with the top ten parades:
Chicago, Boston, Wash. DC,
NYC, St Louis, Savannah, GA,
San Fransisco, Philadelphia,
Kansas City and Dublin, OH.
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There are nine places in the US
that share the name Dublin.
There are four places in the US
that share the name Shamrock.
North Carolina has a city named
Emerald Isle.
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May the luck of the Irish be
with you this St. Patrick's Day
and don't forget to wear your
GREEN.
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STAY TUNED TO THIS BLOG--
THERE WILL BE SOME GOOD
NEWS REGARDING MR. KEN
SOON!!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, March 14, 2011

What is SHE Thinking?????

Today is the first day of my "Spring " Break and THIS is what I woke up too. Pretty funny huh??? :)

That Mother Nature, she is a funny one. I guess this is her reminder that we are still having Winter for one more week. Ha! Ha! Oh well, the sun is trying to come out and the temps for the rest of the week are supposed to be really nice!!!!

If you are on break--ENJOY!!!!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, March 11, 2011

It's FRIDAY ! ! !

A great BIG THANK YOU to those of you who left comments on my last post. It has been a good week but tough one too. I am so fortunate to have such great blog friends who care about people they don't even know! Ken and I will leave very early tomorrow and drive down and return sometime in the late afternoon or evening. Thanks for the prayers, kind wishes and comfort from EVERYONE!!!!
That being said I am excited
that it is the beginning of
"SPRING BREAK!!!!!"
I am looking forward to working on some projects,
reading and doing NOTHING
if I choose!!!!!!
I'll check in with you soon.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, March 7, 2011

Prayers PLEASE!!!!!

We are very sad at our house. You see
we received a phone call yesterday
afternoon from the woman who
is standing in the picture above.
She called to tell us that her son
her son had passed away suddenly!
He is sitting with the cap on in the
picture. (This pic was taken several
years ago. The other woman in the pic
her Mom who she lost in '07.
Kyle was celebrating his birthday when
something went wrong and he passed
away. We don't have any details other
than that the funeral is this Saturday in
Camdenton, MO.
Cindy and I have been friends FOREVER,
we were raised in the same church, went
through school together and spent time
at each others houses due to our Mom's
knowing each other. :) I went to college
and Cindy got married. Kyle was born
a couple of years later. He was
everything Cindy. Cindy's parents retired
to the lake and her marriage had dissolved
so off to the lake she and Kyle went and
they have been there ever since.
As I said earlier Cindy's Mom passed away
in "07 and her Dad several years before
that. This was a very close knit family and
they have been torn apart bit by bit. Being
so far from her is hard especially when she
is going through this kind of thing. Cindy is
tough and she'll get passed this too, but it
will be hard due to the fact that she is now
by herself--she has a bunch of friends but
it's not like having your family around.
Now that I've have rambled on and on, I am
asking for prayers for this woman and her
lost family.
Bloggers are great about passing the prayers
and I know I can count on you for this.
I'll be in and out as I will be getting us ready
to leave town on Friday so we can be in
Camdenton for the funeral service on
Saturday.
Thanks for bearing with me through this
post and the prayers for my friend.
~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar????

Sunday Savor
Today's post is more informative
than usual so grab a cup of
coffee, or a glass of tea, pull
up a chair and relax. Enjoy!
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Oatmeal Cookie History:
1896:
Fannie M. Farmer introduces
a recipe for a sweeter buttery
cookie than it's blander cousin
Scottish oatcakes.
1908:
Quaker Oats starts printing
a recipe for the emerging
American version on its
oat packaging.
1930:
Ohio's Brush Pottery Company
introduces the first "cookie jar"
with it's first lidded ceramic jar
that read "Cookies."
1960:
The Little Debbie Oatmeal
Creme Pie is born.
1989:
In "Honey I Shrunk The Kids,"
drooling moviegoers gawk
over the larger than life gawk
at the larger than life oatmeal
cookie on the screen.
1992:
Hillary Clinton wins "Family
Circle's first bake-off for
spouse of presidential candidate's
with her chocolate chip oatmeal
cookie recipe.
1993:
The Girl Scouts first introduce
"Iced Oatmeal-Rasin Cookies."
2003:
"The Joy of Mixology," introduces
The Oatmeal Cookie Cocktail.
2007:
Canadian astronaut Dave Williams
takes oatmeal biscuits--dubbed
"Canasnacks" to space.
2009:
NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg
helps bake a batch of on the
"Martha Stewart Show."
2010:
"Rachael Ray" magazine
publishes "their most divine
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie" recipe.
rachealraymag.com/march.
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Source--Rachael Ray Magazine
~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dr. Seuss says....

"I like nonsense, it wakes up the
brain cells."--Dr. Seuss
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"Sometimes the questions are
complicated and the answers
are simple."--Dr. Seuss
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"Be who you are and say what
you feel, because those who mind
don't matter, and those who matter
don't mind."--Dr. Seuss
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"Today you are You, that is truer
than true. There is no one alive
who is Youer than YOU."--Dr
Seuss--"Happy Birthday to You"
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"A person is a person, no matter
how small."--Dr Seuss--"Horton
Hears a Who"
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"If you never did you should.
These things are fun and fun
is good." --Dr. Seuss
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" Today was good. Today was fun.
Tomorrow is another one." Dr.
Seuss.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Oh, The Place You'll Go

March 2nd is "Read Across
America day AND Theodor
Seuss Geisel's birthday!
Born on March 2, 1904
Passed away September 24, 1991
He would have been 107 yrs. old!!
Mr. Geisel is best known as:
"Dr. Seuss" and has written
many books that have entertained
a lot of childern AND adults.
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On the evening of the 2nd Random
House and the NEA urge you to
participate in the second annual
"Read Across America" and read to
your child, the grands, OR yourself.
When we celebrate Dr. Seuss and
reading, we send a clear message
to our children that reading is
FUN!!!!
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Take some time on Wednesday
and read some Dr. Seuss:
Hop on Pop
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Green Eggs and Ham
Ten Apples Up On Top
The Cat in the Hat
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
My Many Colored Days
Horton Hears a Who!
Many many more to choose from.
"Your never too old, too wacky,
too wild to pick up a book and read
to a child.
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Links:
This is a site somewhat like Netflix
except you rent books with no due
dates or late fees. Starts at $24/ mo
Do you have a favorite Seuss
Book?
~Keep on Dreaming~
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Ken and I would also like to say THANKS
to all who commented on yesterday's
post. We appreciate your prayers and
friendship.
Love to ALL !!!!

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