Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Fourth Facts




Hello!


We are taking a touring detour 

for some Trivia today.

Fourth Trivia of course!


Here are the top 5 Patriotic States 

according to Wallethub.com for
2015.

1. Virginia

2. Washington
3. Colorado
4. Idaho
5. Alaska

The two states we frequent most--


11. Missouri

22. Kansas

Check out Wallethub and see 

where your state ranks.


Here are the top 10 Patriotic Songs

according to Cheatsheet.com for 
2015.

1  "God Bless the USA"--Lee

Greenwood
2.  "America"--Waylon 
Jennings
3.  "Red, White and Blue"--
 Lynyrd Skynryd
4. "Ragged Old Flag"--
Johnny Cash
5. "Courtesy of the Red,
White and Blue"--Toby 
Keith
6. "Living in America"--
James Brown
7. "Citizen Solider"--3
Doors Down
8. "America Will Survive"--
Hank Williams, Jr.
9. "The Fighting Side of  Me--
Merle Haggard
10. "R.O.C.K in the USA"--
John Mellencamp

None of the ones I thought of 

are this list. Yankee Doodle, 
The Star Spangled Banner, Oh
Beautiful... You get the idea.


~Keep on Dreaming~



Monday, June 29, 2015

Fourth Food Fun




Hello!

It's Maker Monday and today
I have two great quickies for 
your 4th holiday activities!

First up:


Frozen Grapes


Wash and dry your grapes, 

thread on skewers and 
freeze.

Serve when ready. Enjoy!





Next up a take on those 

popular Smore's!

Chewy Smore's Snack Mix


2 C Popped Fat-Free Kettle 

Corn
1 C Golden Grahams Cereal
3/4 C Cocoa Puffs Cereal
3/4 C Mini Marshmallows
10 Mini Tootsie Rolls

Cut Tootsie Rolls into small

pieces.
In a ziplock bag, mix the tootsie 
rolls with the rest of the ingred-
ients, close bag and mix 
thoroughly.

Makes 6 servings-so double of 

needed.
109  cals per serving
103 mg sodium
13.5  grams sugar

From a Hungry Girls Cookbook



~Keep on Dreaming~





Friday, June 26, 2015

Fragment Friday




Hello friends!

We have made it to Friday!


Book Challenge Update:


As of today, I have read 15

of the 50 books that I have
challenged myself to read 
and then Mr. Ken put his 
two cents in on. Number 
16 coming right up!!!






Job Update:


It is with great sadness

that I have declined to 
take the job. The cost of 
insurance was too much,
which we knew it would 
be. We had come up with
a solution but it hindered 
on asking for more money, 
which they said no to.
So ... here we are.

Thanks for listening and 

your help, it was truly 
appreciated!


Have a super weekend!!!!



~Keep on Dreaming~



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Dr says...




Hi Everyone!

I am suffering from BLOG FOG.
I haven't found a remedy for it 
yet but I will.

So please stay tuned, I'll get over 
it I am sure.

Thanks for hanging with me!!!!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thinking Out Loud




Good Morning Friends!

Job update--no decision as of yet. 
Looking at insurance quotes still.

Today's thoughts---


" A woman is like a teabag-you never 
know how strong she is until she gets 
in hot water."
                                     ~Eleanor Roosevelt


"You may encounter many defeats, 
but you must not be defeated. In fact, 
it may be necessary to encounter the
defeats, so you can know who you are, 
what you can rise from, how you can 
still come out of it.
                                         ~Maya Angelou


Thanks for your patience with my 
slow posting!
I appreciate everyone!!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Oklahoma Fun---Part1





Welcome to Touring Tuesday and 

Oklahoma in a Severe Thunderstorm. 
Back in May we went to see my sister-
in-law and her family for a mini family 
reunion, we had traveling companions 
for this trip--- Ken's brother Gregg and 
his girlfriend Julie. 
Now this "thunderstorm" weather was 
with us most of the weekend. LOTS and 
LOTS storms, rain , wind, flooding etc. 
Not the weekend to be visiting let me 
just say. Thought we might have build 
an ark to get home!





Our refuge from the storm (once we 

found it in the driving rain). Welcome 
to Country Inn and Suites. Home away 
from home. After settling in, we went 
back out into the driving rain for dinner 
with the rest of the group. I know--not 
real bright but we were there to see
our family and we were hungry!





It was decided that since the rain was 

going to dampen outside activities that 
indoor ones would have to work so on 
Saturday we met and headed over to the 
National Cowboy and Western Museum
It is located on Persimmon Hill in north
east Oklahoma City. Sounds stuffy right? 
I was surprised and pleased! There is a 
lot more to it than it sounds. For instance:
As you walk in the door this magnificent
sculpture greets visitors. This 18 ft tall, 
four ton beauty is called "End of the 
Trail."




Right outside the window is a beautiful 

gazing pond.







One of the many statues in the gallery. As
you 
can see this one is John Wayne.






No we did not leave and go to Washington 

D.C. this sculpture is by James Earle Fraser's
depiction of Lincoln quietly meditating during 
the Civil War.





In the Special Events Center, visitors will 

see five truly amazing 18 x 46 feet Triptych 
Panoramic Murals.
Painted by Wilson Hurley (1924-2008) 
Windows of the West depict five American 
Landscapes at sunset.





California Suite






Arizona Suite






New Mexico Suite






Utah Suite






Wyoming Suite






Across the hall from the Special Events 

Center was a sculpture of Charlton Heston.
See the tag below.





Sorry to say--I am not familiar with this

character.





Now I do know this suit and who wore it.

As you see from the tag below--this is 
Brett Maverick's suit from the T.V. series:
"Brett Maverick." (Reruns of course)




So fun to see the actual costume!



We sill stop the tour here and see 

more of the museum next Tuesday.



~Keep on Dreaming~




Monday, June 15, 2015

Oh Goodness...What to do?








I HAVE BEEN OFFERED THE JOB!!!!






Thank you to everyone who gave 

suggestions on this good dilemma 
that I have. All were very helpful 
and I will be putting them to good
use over the next couple of days.

Ok, so in the last post I did not 

reveal the REAL dilemma to this 
job prospect--they do not offer 
HEALTH INSURANCE due to 
being a small center at this time.
Currently as an employee of the 
school district I have a health 
insurance plan that does not 
break the bank each month--if 
you get my drift. It would not be 
smart to walk away from that. 
Looking at my options.
Sooooo, now you see what the 
issue is.

Lots to think about!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Thinking Outloud





Good Afternoon!

Lots of thinking has been happening 

here and I wished it was as serene as 
the picture above!

Maybe you wise folks in blogland can 

help a friend with her thoughts.

1. Do I change jobs after 15 years?

An opportunity has been placed in 
my hands, something I have wanted 
for a long time-but there is a big ? I 
won't go into it...but I will say the 
big ? goes along with the offer. Last 
year was HORRIBLE and I feel that 
this opportunity has come at a great 
time.
BUT... what to do? Sorry to be so 
vague.

2. Mr. Ken has had a HUGE Gout 

flare-up with several visits to the Dr. 
Lots of projects are on hold now until 
we can get Mr. back to being 100 % and
that is so frustrating for both of us.
This particular bout has been harder to 
get rid of and my husband is NOT at all 
patient when he doesn't feel good. He 
IS getting there but it is a very slow 
process.

3. What is up in Blogland?

Is blogging going bye bye?
Is it because it is Summer?
Is it because of  Facebook
or Pinterest?

I have seen readership go down and 

comments too.  I have looked at some 
of the more "popular" blogs too and 
they don't have the comments they 
used to. Maybe people are just
popping in and out instead of leaving
comments.

I love to see comments, I enjoy connecting

with everyone that way. Oh well...Thanks
for listening!!

That's what's in my head this week. It's 

kinda like that new Pixar movie coming 
out with all the characters in your head. 

~Keep on Dreaming~






Monday, June 8, 2015

Maker Monday




Welcome!

It is Maker Monday.

Today I would like to show 

you my "off the street freebie." 
Back in March, our neighbor's 
(down the street) had this out 
on their curb. I spyed it with 
my little eye so as we were 
leaving later I had Mr. Ken stop 
so I could take a gander at it. Got 
out, took a quick look and started 
hauling it up to our house. Ken 
asked if I needed help--"no just 
follow me in case I do"  I said.
As you can see it is a changing 
table but to me it is a "shelving 
unit, holder of many things."




Initially I thought I would 
paint the whole thing but 
changed my mind. It was it 
in good shape so I just cleaned 
it up.




And painted the shelves. The 
top one is pink and the other
two have dots on them. When 
I get my sewing room in order 
it will go in there.

Mr. Ken will saw one of the bars 

off the top shelf. I want the front 
of the shelf to be open. I bought 
baskets for the bottom shelf --to
hold my junk.


There you have it. Baby changing 

table turned into a shelving unit.
Plus it was FREE!!!


~Keep on Dreaming~


Friday, June 5, 2015

Bits and Pieces




Welcome to Fragment Friday.
Where we will have bits and 
pieces to discuss.

Fragment 1:

Today is National Doughnut 
Day!

Enjoy!

Most Krispy Creme Stores are
giving them out to customers.

What is your favorite doughnut?

I like filled Long Johns, Twists
and Apple Fritters.


Fragment 2:

Challenge update!


As of this morning I have read 

books in the challenge!

50 - 4 = 46  Just wanted to see 

this in writing.   :)

Watch out Mr. Ken!!!!!


Enjoy your weekend!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Thinking Out Loud



Welcome to Thursday Thoughts 

sometimes trading off with Trivia.

So my thought for today will be 

obvious to most across the country 

BUT---


I AM SOOO TIRED OF THE RAIN!!


We have managed to squeak by with 

only having to yank out the rest of 
the carpet in the family room and 
then put a fan on the wet area. Mild, 
I know compared to what others are 
experiencing. But...

The rain could come back in July.







This is what I really want to see!!
Some sun!!!  I would be in a 
much better mood too. No mojo 
with all this dreary weather.

Well, I think I have ranted 

enough--
Thanks for listening!


~Keep on Dreaming~

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