Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What's Your Fave Flavor?

Tomorrow is National Chewing 
Gum Day!

Yes, that is a picture of my fave

flavor. It is long lasting AND 
blows GREAT bubbles.

According to the NET, humans 

have used chewing gum of over 
5,000 years.

5,000 year old chewing gum 

made of tar bark was found in 
Kierikki, Yli, li, Finland. The 
tar bark was thought to have 
medicinal properties in it.

In 1848, John B. Curtis 

developed and sold the first 
commercial chewing gum 
called "The State of Maine 
Pure Spruce Gum."

Today's Top Ten Flavors are:

1. Mint
2. Spearmint
3. Peppermint
4. Berry
5. Citrus
6. Wintergreen
7. Mixed Fruit
8. Cinnamon
9. Watermelon
10. Bubble Gum

There you have it. What's
your favorite flavor???

~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A Look Back


Well, we don't have to "throw it 
too far back" today...just to the

An interesting decade the 90's.

What do you remember of the
The biggest happening for
me was that I got MARRIED.
Mr. Ken and I were married
in December of 1999 and we 
will celebrate our 16th
anniversary this year!

Let's see what went on ...

90's Fashion

Never got into this look
Slap Brace


Game of Thrones--1996
The Bridges of Madison 
Bridget Jones'  Diary---1996
Harry Potter Series---
began in 1997


Home Improvement--
Forrest Gump--1994
The Matrix---1996


redesigned 1996 & 
Polly Pockets---
redesigned in 1998
Super Soakers---1993
Hacky Sack--mid '90's

90's Music

The Bends---Radiohead--
Ten---Pearl Jam--1991

Those were the 90's, tell us
your memories.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fall Trivia

LAAAAAADIES and Gennnnnntlem,

Fall is arriving at 4:21 am tomorrow 

I don't think the weather Gods around 

these parts got the memo though, 
because we are having another warm 
spell here in the Midwest. It was cool 
over the past weekend but .....here 
we are Fall and mid the 80's. What 
can I say?

Time for Mums. I picked up 
two pots over the weekend. 
Red ones.

Time for the annual trip to 
pick those pumpkins.

Time for:

Apple Pick'n
Country drives to see the
leaves changing
Apple cider and doughnuts
Haunted Houses for those 
who dare!
Seaonal and holiday decor 
Trying new "comfort food"
recipes or using old faves
Getting out the cardigans 
and hoodies

What do you do to get ready 
for FALL??

~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Summer Recap

Hello Everyone~
Since Fall is on our backdoor, I 
thought I would do a recap of our 
We did enjoy our fun adventures 
for sure! First up was our trip to 
Oklahoma for fun with the family. 
This was from the trip to the Cowboy 

Next we were off to Illinois.
Our friend's son graduated from
high school and is attending the 
University of Minnesota studying 

Christopher's Aunt made these. It is 
Periodic Table. Nifty idea don't you

In July, Mr. Ken took some time off
for vacation and we took some day 
trips... We enjoyed our visit to
the library.

Another day we went to a local brewery.

Picked up our tour tickets and off we 

Some "young" man had a birthday!!!

Which was celebrated many times over.
Took another road trip, to see a friend
and celebrated the big day again.

This lovely A-frame home was designed 
by our friend and she lives here, so we 
were very excited to see it and her too.
This trip took us to southwest Missouri, 
almost to the Arkansas border.

I completed  my 50 book challenge!!!!!

One more road trip! We found ourselves 
in Brookfield, Missouri. They have a Hot 
Air Balloon Fest every year.

We went with my brother-in-law and his 
girlfriend but...

Unbeknownst to us and Julie he planned 
to ask her a very important question! Can 
you guess what it was????

To say she was surprised was ans under-
statement! Thankfully, Gregg clued us in 
before. I was glad I had the camera with 

It fit!!

She said YES!!!!

The balloons were cool too!

Congratulations to my brother-in-law

and soon to be sister-in-law!!!!
Can't wait to have Julie as an official
member of the family.

Summer went fast and Fall promises to 

be full of more fun and ANOTHER road

Come back often, I am going to try to

post more. So much going on, that it 
gets hard to post. But I will try harder.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tuesday Trivia Fun

How about some Trivia???

Today is the 258th day with 
107 more to go.

This week is:

Child Passenger Safety Week
Line Dance Week
National Truck Driver
Appreciation Week
International Housekeepers

Today Is:

International Dot Day
National IT Professional 
National Double Cheeseburger 
National Creme de Menthe
8 Track Tape Day

Word of the Day:


uhp-rawr, rohr--noun

A noisy disturbance

~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A Look Back

Yes, folks, it's that time. Put
on your leotard and tights and
let's head back.

The 80's were a busy decade for 
me. I graduated from high school, 
enrolled in and graduated from 
college and began my career in 
Education. Seems so long ago!

What were you up to in the 80's?

80's Fashion

Fanny Packs
Hair Scrunchies
Shoulder Pads
Dance Clothes

80's Entertainment


Patriot Games--1987
The Prince of Tides--1986
A Brief History of Time--1988
If You give A Mouse
A Cookie--1985


E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial--
The Breakfast Club--1985
Ferris Bueller's Day Off--
The Simpson's--1989


Care Bears--1981
My Little Pony--1983
WWF Wrestler Action
Cabbage Patch Kids--1982

80's Music

Thriller--Michael Jackson
Lady--Kenny Rogers
Against All Odds--Phil 
Collins 1984
You give Love A Bad Name--
Bon Jovi 1986

Well that's the 80's for you,
if you missed the 70's scroll
back and enjoy! 

~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


This is a PSA for the Heimlich Maneuver.

I would like to ENCOURAGE you to 

learn this if you do not know how 
to do it.

Last Friday, when I brought kids back 

to class after lunch one of my coworkers
was choking. I asked her if she needed 
some water and at that time she was 
able to answer "YES." But then she said 
"I can't breathe, so I turned her around 
FAST and did the maneuver on her. I 
was able to dislodge some of the stuff 
and then she was able to cough up the 

You never know when you might need 

to do this, so find out now if you don't 
know what to do. 

~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Look Back


Today we are throwing it back 
to the 70's

My generation. I grew up during 
this decade and have a lot of 
memories of that time.

70's Fashion

Bell Bottoms
Tye dye
Mini Skirts
Go Go Boots

70's Entertainment


Jonathan Livingston 
Go Ask Alice--1971
Where The Sidewalk 


The Exorcist--1973
Taxi Driver--1976
Star Wars--1977
Annie Hall--1977


Atari System--1975
Stretch Armstrong--1976
Chrissy Dolls and family--

70's Music

Some of my favorite music
is from this decade!

Rod Stewart

Lot of fun growing up at this
time, not may cares in the
world. Mostly just being a
Jr High and high school came
along in the late 70's so a bit
more pressure on a growing

What do you remember about 
the 70's?

~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

What to do with...

Dryer Sheets...

1. Silence squeaks--
Rub a dryers sheet on your 
soles especially rubber ones). 
The residue fro(m the fabric 
softener will minimize friction 
and sound.

2. Prevent bug bites--
Tie a Bounce sheet to your
lawn chair to ward off those
critters that like us so well.
Apparently Bounce has the 
chemicals Linalool and beta-
citronellol that repel those 
critters. I'm not too sure this
sounds like stuff I want to
dry my clothes with!

3. Calming pets and children--
For pets, rub a non scented
sheet over their fur to prvent
static from building up during 
a storm.
For children who have an 
aversion to static--rub a sheet 
on their their clothes to prevent
the build-up of static.
We used this procedure with a
former student every winter
that we had her in class.

4. De-gunk your combs and 
brushes--By placing a dryer 
sheet in a bowl of warm 
water, add brushes and combs 
and let soak for 30 minutes. 
The fabric softener will help 
break up the gunk so that it 
can be removed with a towel 
or toothbrush.

5. I use them in my car to keep
it smelling fresh. Cheaper than
some of the car air fresheners.

According to Women's Day 
Magazine--Dryer sheets were
first called "Tumble Puffs" and
were invented in the 1960's
by a chemist to help his wife 
with the laundry. I don't recall
these being used at home until 
the late 70's or early 80's. Mom
always used the liquid fabric 

~Keep on Dreaming~

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