Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Life in our Neck of the Woods




Good evening, hope everyone is 
well and safe.
We are plugging along here.

Since we have been home daily, 
I have noticed things that probably 
would have been missed had I been at
school. There are days we feel like we 
are living in a nature preserve. :)

According to my neighbor the bird 
above is a Red Headed Finch.


Our resident bunny was out one morning, 
exploring.


I know it is hard to see but in the tree 
on the branch that is banding up, there 
is a Falcon--again according to my neighbor.
She flies around a lot , her nest is farther up 
in the tree and we see the male too. There has 
been bird mating too! :) She is pretty cool to 
watch.


A couple of Sundays ago this happened in 
our backyard. Last Fall our neighbor gave 
us the boards, we stored them over the 
Winter.
One side will be for Mr. Ken's tomatoes 
and Peppers and the other side will be my 
side for flowers. Should be fun. We will 
make covers for each box so the critters 
don't tear up our work.


Hello!

I think we will start blooming now.


I might wait a day.


Sunday's bloom.

My neighbor gave me these, basically 
we plopped them in the ground. Wasn't 
really sure if they would bloom, much to 
my surprise they did!!! My other neighbor 
gave me a pot of different ones today. I'm 
hoping I can fit them in with these. The one 
I got today is called Siberian Iris. No clue 
what the ones I have that are blooming.


That is it from the Nature Preserve. 
Take care.

~Keep on Dreaming~






Friday, April 24, 2020

My Wish For You



                 Popping in with a wish for you.

            Enjoy the rest of your Friday 
                 and your weekend!

               ~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Time of Comfort



Hello!

Webster has several definitions of the 
word "Comfort."

"To give strength and hope."  CHEER

"To ease the grief or trouble of."  
CONSOLE

"Consolation in time of trial or worry."  
SOLACE

"A satisfying or enjoyable experience."

For my post this evening we are going 
with this last one and talk about 
COMFORT FOOD.

I am sure that everyone is cooking as 
much or more than they did before life 
changed for all of us. I know I have been.

In times of upheaval, people tend to 
gravitate toward things that comfort 
them. ie: comfy sweater, soft blanket 
in a cozy chair,some bake and some 
cook. 

Tonight we had roast, potatoes, carrots 
and green beans. Tomorrow we will 
finish the Easter ham with Ham and 
Beans for Mr. Ken and I will have 
Ham and Cheesy potatoes because
am not a fan of  Ham and Beans. 
I would consider these to be
comforting.

Other foods I find "comfort" in:

Mac and Cheese
Spaghetti
Meatloaf
Mashed Potatoes
Soup
Chocolate
Probably a lot of other things that 
aren't good for us.  :) Ha!

What are your comfort foods??

Take care friends and be safe.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Other Things to do with Clear Nail Polish


Hello!

I am sure most of us have this in 
your cabinet or vanity.

Here are some other things we can 
use this for.

1. Thread a needle:
    Dip the end into the bottle, when 
    dry and stiff then you should be 
    able to easily thread that needle.

2. Safeguard costume jewelry:
    Brush a layer inside a ring to 
    prevent your finger from turning 
    green. 

3. Keeping tags neat and tidy:
    "Paint" your tags on outdoor 
     items to keep them from 
     smudging.

4. Secure small screws:
    Loose screws on your glasses? 
    Dab a bit on the screws to keep 
    them in place.

5. Seal those envelopes:
    Instead of licking those nasty 
    labels, swipe a layer across the 
    flap and fold over sealing the
    envelope.


~Did you know?   
  Nail enamel was first created 
  5,000 years ago in China?


Hope everyone is doing well. 
Our stay at home order has been 
extend into early May and Maybe 
mid May.
Oh boy! I know it is for the best 
though.



~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Easter 2020



Good Evening on this different 
Easter.

Hope that everyone's Easter was 
enjoyable. Our day started out with 
church online and the sun was shining 
brightly. The closer it got to lunch the 
more it looked like the rain was coming 
in. Sure enough as we sat down to lunch 
the rain began.

I hope you enjoy your Easter tour around 
our house.

















Thinking of all the folks in the South 
that experienced the Tornados. 
Keeping them in our thoughts and 
prayers.



~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Tuesday Treat




Hello my fellow homebodies!

Since we are all eating more at home 
whether we cook a meal or get take 
out, I thought I would share a really 
simple and filling entrĂ©e for your 
family.

Drumroll please...

Cheeseburger Rice

Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef or ground 
turkey
1 3/4 C water
2/3 C ketchup
1T mustard
2 C instant rice (uncooked)
1 C shredded cheese
(I use cheese slices)

To do:

Brown meat on med/high; drain
Add the water, ketchup and 
mustard, mix well. Bring to a boil.
Stir in rice.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Reduce heat to med/low and 
simmer 5 min.
Remove from heat, let stand 5 min
then stir and serve.

* I usually cook my rice to make sure 
it is done. Don't want crunchy rice in 
it.

Can add pickles, tomatoes and onions
on the side as add ins.


Such an easy recipe! One can do so 
much with this.

Let me know if you try it!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, April 2, 2020

April has Arrived



Hello!

One of my favorite authors Debbie 
Macomber had this on her FB page 
this morning and I really liked it.

It has some fun "distractions" from 
what is going on right now.

Have fun and let me know what you 
might do. There are so many to 
choose from.

My favorite three are:

*Play a board game.
*Five things to be grateful for
*Write letters to family and friends. 
  I think notes would count too.


Enjoy!


~Keep on Dreaming~

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