Sunday, December 30, 2018

Out with the Old and In with the New


Well, here we are at the end of another
Before we begin the new year, I wanted
to posta bit about our holiday season.

We started on thanksgiving by going to
the Country Club Plaza for the lighting

Magic Tree in a neighboring city.

Last Sunday, we went to Union Station
in Kansas City to see all the holiday

Christmas jammies.

2018 Presidential ornament. Love these!

One of our beautiful parks all lit up!

Christmas decorations.





One of my friends made these signs. You
can't see it too well but the tree has lights
that light up. Going to have a tough time
putting this one away!

Had fun with the Jingle Bells this season.


Finally, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy
New Year! Looking forward to 2019 and
hoping for great things to come.

Be safe and I'll see you in 2019!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Sockings were Hung...


Twas three days before Christmas and I
am posting!

Stockings are an integral part of Christ-
mas. Where to hang them, how to hang
them, names on them, themes etc.

I found this article with interesting info
in the December '18 issue of Better
Homes and Gardens.

Title of the article:
Throwback 1930 Stockings

The ritual of hanging stockings began
with the tale of St Nick sliding gold coins
down the chimney and into the stockings
of those in need.

In the 1930 issue, regular stockings
were hung on a mantle for the photo-
shoot on stockings but flashy ones were
on the horizon.

Flash forward to today. Stockings come
in many forms on a higher standard than
your everyday stocking.

Where do you hang your stockings?
Are they the same every year?
Do you use themes?
Do you hang stockings for just immediate
family or everyone in your family.

We hang ours from drawer knobs on a side
table in our living room
They are the same (mostly) from year to
Themes not so much.
We just hang stockings for us.

I hope that your stockings are hung by your
chimney with care.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, December 10, 2018

Life of Me


This was me last week, going here and
there and it seemed like I was going 
very  FAST! So much went on.

Last Tuesday these two celebrated
their 19th anniversary! We had a very
nice dinner at a new to us restaurant.

On Wednesday, Mr. Ken's Dad had heart
surgery. He is a new man now, came
through the surgery with flying colors. He
is home and doing great!
Surgery was the culmination of many weeks
of tests and Dr's visits. A stressful time for
the whole family.
The night of Dad's surgery, Mr. Ken got very
sick and I got sick Thursday. Stayed home
Friday too.
Mr. Ken's was food related  (we think) and
mine was exhaustion.
Saturday was the anniversary of my Mom's
passing. We have missed her for 11 years now.

On Sunday, I was feeling better and was
able to start and finish a couple of
Christmas projects.
The pic above is our Advent wreath from
when I was a little girl. I redid the whole
thing, I bought a silver tray for the base
glued the candle holders together for more
stability and changed the greenery a bit.
So very happy with how it turned out. A
bit behind with this but it can still be used.

I wanted a wreath for our door but  wanted
something that would be easy to store or
pack up with the Christmas stuff.
Bought a picture frame with the intention
of painting it red but decided to leave it
brown to match my floral picks, used sand
paper to stress the frame a tiny bit, painted
a wooden L and glued everything on. Pretty
simple but  I like it.

Hope all is well with everyone and I hope we
have a quieter week!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, December 1, 2018

A New Month


Hello and happy December!

We have arrived at the last month
of a very fast year---where did it go?
November ended with a blizzard for
us and December began started off
wet and cool.
We have a very busy week ahead of
us. Sunday will be a catch up day,
Monday Ken has a work party, Tues-
day is our anniversary ( more on
Tuesday), Wednesday my father-in-
law will have heart surgery with the
end of the week revolving around
Dad. That's the way to begin a month!

Today we went to Lawrence, Kansas.
We went to the 32nd annual Festival
of Trees. There were approx. 50 trees
and 20 wreaths to look at. Each were
decorated by groups, individuals and
The Children's Shelter was the bene-
factor of ticket sales and auction










These are just some of the many
pictures I took today. For those
who follow me om Facebook,
I'll have a post up tomorrow
with different pictures.

Hope you enjoyed this tour.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, November 23, 2018

Upcoming Days


I hope everyone survived Thanksgiving.
Now we move on to the holidays. Today
was Black Friday of which I try to avoid.
Who was out early this morning?

Tomorrow is Shop small Saturday. If you
have more shopping to do consider shopping
locally. Find those shops that have those
unique gifts for your friends and family.


Of course we all know what is involved in
Cyber Monday. That is when people shop
for deals online. Shop smart and stay safe
while on line.

Giving Tuesday is the day that donations
are made. They can be clothing, shoes,
home goods to your favorite thrift store
or shelter. Donate books to your library,
a nearby school if they are needed or
a shelter. Monetary donations are
accepted also. Many charities benefit
from Giving Tuesday.

Enjoy your weekend!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, November 21, 2018




Popped in to wish EVERYONE
a day of fun with your family and friends.

Mr. Ken and I will hang at home this year,
enjoy our meal, watch football and then
head down to the Country Club Plaza
with a bazillion of out closest friends
to watch the Christmas lights come on.
I guess my friends it will be officially
the Christmas/holiday season.

Friday we are going to an early morning
movie (read inexpensive time) and
avoid all the Black Friday shenanigans.

Saturday evening one of our favorite
friends is coming to dinner! It promises
to be a fun evening.

Sunday will bring some R & R.

Have a great holiday, safe travels and
I will be back next week!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Turkey Time



Well, we are a little over  a week away
from one of the biggest holidays

So I think a little trivia about the day
is what we need.

1. The first Thanksgiving was actually
a three day event.

2. There is no real proof that turkey
was served on the first Thanksgiving.

3. The woman who wrote "Mary Had
A Little Lamb" is behind the recognition
of Thanksgiving as a national holiday.
Sarah Josepha Hale convinced President
Lincoln to officially declare it a recurring

4. The first Macy's parade did not have
balloons but it did have animals from
Central Park Zoo.

5. We have a Good Housekeeping
Illustrator, Tony Starg to thank for the

6. About 46 million turkeys are cooked
each Thanksgiving. But not everyone eats
it, about 88% enjoy the bird.

7. President George H. W. Bush pardoned
the first turkey in 1989. The tradition
continues today.

8. Male turkeys "Gobble" female turkeys

9. Most enjoy the leftovers more than the
original meal.

10. An estimated 50 million Pumpkin pies
are eaten on the big day.

Happy eatn'!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, November 2, 2018




Changes, an interesting word/phrase.
Some of us like change and some of  us 
are not fond of it. For me it depends on
the situation.
At school we have had so many changes
your head would spin and it has been
tough for me to go to work. At home we
are working on some changes  and yes
pictures WILL be coming soon. Those
changes have been interesting.
Last month we went to two concerts 
Cyndi Lauper toured with Rod Stewart
and we also saw Fleetwood Mac.

That is Cyndi above, she was moving
pretty darn good for 65.  Had not seen
her before, pretty good show.


Sir Rod came out. Now for a man of 73
he was moving pretty good. Found out
later that he had fractured his foot and
really wasn't supposed to be on it. Being
the man he is "the show must go on" plus
this was a rescheduled show  from the
summer when he had to postpone due to
bronchitis. He was AWESOME as always!

Not sure how much longer he will preform
but at least we saw him one more time! I
think Cyndi will be around for awhile.

Fleetwood Mac. Legends.
Most of the originals were there with two n
ew guys. There has been a fallout with Lyndsay Buckingham and he no longer is with the band
hence the new guys.
It was a good show, they played a lot of their
songs I knew and some I didn't --all are looking pretty good for their ages 50's to mid to late 70's.
So now I can say I saw Fleetwood Mac in 2018.

We have had a beautiful fall! It was in question
early on but that last heavy rain we had really helped!



These are leaves from our trees.


This beautiful bouquet is from my wonderful husband! We celebrated a change in the
number of years I have been gracing this earth :)
I had a great day and we had a nice celebration
after Mr. Ken got home.
The best part of the day was having the day off!
I got several things done around the house, some retail therapy, took myself to lunch, read Facebook wishes and enjoyed a birthday dinner and dessert. Today I am off again.

Ours lives are so busy and we encounter so many changes some good and some not but we keep plugging along.

We have a new month, time will change this weekend, the holidays are approaching,
decorations change as a holiday approaches
and the best thing I can say about it all is
take it slow and enjoy your world around
you .

~Keep on Dreaming~

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