Monday, January 30, 2012

A Fun Evening

Mr. Ken and I had a wonderful date night! We started out at Cheddar's for dinner. Oh! Yummy :) After dinner we went to our local high school for the evening's performance of Thoroughly Modern Millie. This was one of THE BEST productions for a high school that I have seen. If I had been dropped down into my seat, closed my eyes and listened, I would have thought I was listening to a group of adults! These kids were super great. As I stated in my previous post, our neighbor's daughter was in this and she did a wonderful job as a Flapper! It was nice to get out and just be with each other for the evening! Thanks for our fun date Mr. Ken. ~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Valentine's Fun and a Date

Valentine's Day is fast approaching!
Time sure does fly. I was looking
through my February Better Homes
and Gardens Magazine, and they have
two web links that have really cute
Valentine's Day ideas . I printed several
for myself.
Hope you find something that
works for you. Lots of cute stuff.
I tell ya!
On another note Ken and I a DATE
tonight. We will start with dinner
and then we will be attending a
high school musical that our
neighbor's daughter is in. They
are doing "Thoroughly Modern Millie."
Tomorrow we are having lunch with
one of Ken's brothers and his family.
Such social butterflies we are!
Have a great weekend!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Valentine Treat

For Christmas my one of my co-workers gave me a recipe book, a mug and several goodies made from the book. She decorated this one for Christmas but you could just as easily decorate one for Valentine's Day OR you could give the ingredients, a mug and a recipe for a Microwave Mug Dessert. The ones I received were Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Chip Cookie and Peach Cobbler. Kristen (co-worker) got the recipes from: "Easy Microwave Desserts in a Mug" and www.budget101.com Each page has a recipe and specific directions for each dessert. It is a fun idea and would make great treat gifts for Valentine's Day. Have fun! ALSO: If you want to brighten a child's day, please see my previous post. (Wednesday) ~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Help Brighten a Child's Day!

Hello my blog friends! These photos are from last February. For those of you who were with me last year, you will remember that I had a challenge . I told you about a children's hospital here in Kansas City that sponsors a Valentine Card shower for the patients that are at the hospital on Valentine's Day. One of our local radio stations also assists with the shower by collecting and delivering the cards to the hospital on Valentine's Day. The children get to choose from the array of cards that have been brought in.
My challenge last year was
that I would make five cards
and then I asked my blog
friends to do the same.
Those interested in participating
could e-mail me for my home
address, they could send me their
cards and I would deliver theirs with
mine.
I am not doing a challenge this year
BUT I am inviting you to help me
brighten a child's day by making
five cards and sending them to
me. I will then deliver them to the
designated drop off so they can be
delivered to the kids.
Last year, Leslie from "a spoonful"
helped me. I would love to see more
cards this year and I know the
kids that are stuck in the hospital
because of critical illness would
appreciate them!
PLEASE let me know if you would
be interested in helping. This is a
fun activity that you, your kids
and grandkids could do together.
They need to be here by February 8th
so that I can get them delivered .
The one request from the hospital
is "No Get Well" messages as these
children are at different stages of
illness. Stay with Valentine messages.
Thanks in advance!!!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Day at the Lake

Yesterday we went to the LAKE! Yes, I said the lake. I know it is Winter but our temps were in the 60's! In January--can you believe it? We decided to explore a lake that we had not been to. Wyandotte lake is north of where we live. Imagine a southerly breeze, warm sun and beautiful winter nature to look at. Enjoy!
Geese! LOTS of them!
Just letting the lake
bob them along.
If you look close at the above
photo, you can see where the
lake is still frozen from our
last cold spurt.
What fun we had exploring!
It was great to be outside w/o
a coat and enjoy the beauty of
winter on a 60 degree day in
January!!!
Hope you enjoyed your visit!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Three Day Weekend

Hello! It is a happy three day weekend for us here! Neither of us has to work on Monday? Yea! Today was spent catching up on things around the house and watching football. For dinner, I made a pot of soup, salads and bread. Tomorrow we will continue our game of "catch-up" plus get haircuts, we are looking a little ragged around the edges. Tomorrow's temp will be in the 60's so we will also try to get outside a little bit. Monday will be a play day--who knows what we will get into? I just know that having a day off from work is WONDERFUL!!!! Hope you have a three day week end to play with and that you get to do a lot of fun things! ~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The First Month

S0me words to describe the month of January.
January is:
Jubuliant
Again
New
Unabashed
Adaptive
Radiant
Yea!
~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Warm Tummies

Sunday Savor has returned for the new year! Pull that chair up and relax, we have an easy recipe for you today! Baked Spasagna-- From my kitchen and Cheddar's Restaurant 1- 1 lb ground beef 2- 3/4-1 lb spaghetti 3- Pasta sauce or store bought 4- Your favorite cheeses- I used an Italian blend 1- Brown and drain ground beef, mix with the pasta sauce and set aside. 2- Cook pasta until al dente, drain. 3- Spray a casserole dish with non-stick spray. 4- Layer the pasta and the cheese in the dish, ending with cheese. 5- Cover with the meat sauce mix and bake until hot and bubbly. While baking cover the dish with a lid. *The next time I make this I may add a little meat sauce to the layers for a little moisture. Cut in wedges--serve with a salad and warm bread. I didn't make this overly detailed because it seems so easy, if you have a question, let me know. ~Keep on Dreaming~ ************************************** I need help: before Christmas one of you lovely ladies made some bookmarks with large paperclips and ribbons. Would you please let me know who you are---I am having a brain freeze. THANKS!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Home Safety

Home Safety for 2012:
Inspect ALL electric cords.
Overloaded outlets are not
a good thing. Power fails to
get to it's source and then
your items don't work as they should. You may also
experience tripped circuit
breakers and damaged cords
can spark fires also.
Check behind your appliances,
entertainment centers, desks
etc. When in doubt use surge
protectors.
Check for LEAKS in the kitchen,
bathrooms and laundry rooms.
If you catch a leak early you can
prevent damage and a deluge.
Reorganize your BASEMENT
and GARAGE.
Make sure all gas powered
tools are stored away from the
furnace pilot light or water heater.
I recommend that all left over gas
be emptied from these items and
any storage cans that may hold
gas or oil.
Fix the GATE/S in your yard so
they lock. You want to keep the
thieves out and the dogs in.
Loop a padlock through the hole
on the latch, so a key will be needed
to open the lock.
I recommend that you check all of
your windows on the lower level.
Make sure they are secure AND
locked at all times.
Change all BATTERIES in your smoke
detectors and make sure you have
fire extinguishers in strategic places.
We all know that a working detector
is better than on tha is not working.
If your remove the batteries for
ANY reason PUT THEM BACK IN!
Detecting fires early assist in minimal
damage later. I have been through a
fire (when I lived at home) and I'll
tell you-they are not fun!
I will also recommend getting one
of two CARBON MONOXIDE
detectors too. We have one in our bedroom and it talks to us. Not
helpful at 3:00 in the morning when
the battery is low but at least it woke
us up!
Leslie at "a spoonful of" did a post
yesterday on smoke detectors, if
you would like to check it out.
Let's have a safe and smart 2012!
~Keep on Dreaming~
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+++Information suggestions
from AAA magazine.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Word for the Year

Happy New Year!
I hope January 2012 has
gotten off to a great start
for everyone. I am still
somewhat adjusting but
all in all things are going
well. Had to go back to
school today! Winter break
is over.
Bummer!
As you see in the photo, I
have a word. BELIEVE-that
is my word for the year. My
favorite author started me
thinking about this then one
of the local news teams talked
about it and I have seen it on a
couple of blogs. After much
thinking and mulling, mulling
and thinking I chose the word
BELIEVE.
I will be the first to admit that
I can be a little on the negative
and see the glass half empty. I
work very hard at keeping those
around me "pumped" up that I
forget myself.
SO......
I believe I can be more positive.
I believe that bumps in the road
will be less rocky.
I believe that I WILL focus more
on myself this year.
I believe that I will get more
accomplished this year.
I believe.....
Do you have a word for this year?
~Keep on Dreaming~

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