Tuesday, December 24, 2019

It's THAT time of Year!!

Well friends, here we are hours away 
from Christmas.
Some are also celebrating Hanukkah. 
Are you ready for your celebrations? 
Even with all we have done this month, 
I am actually ahead of the game! Mr. 
Ken, well... though he is farther
than normal on this day.

As usual I have some trivia for you:
Over the Summer I pick up a box 
with trivia in it and have been waiting
to use it. Here we go. No peeking at the

In the song  "A Partridge in a Pear Tree,"
Are the birds Colly  or Calling?

Where does the train take the children 
in the movie The Polar Express?
North Pole or South Pole

Who said "Catch me if you can?"

What Christmas greenery so some
kiss under?

Whose nose was a button?

Name one of the sisters in the 
movie "White Christmas."

In the " Night Before Christmas,"
where were the stockings hung?



North Pole

The Gingerbread Man



Rosemary Clooney

By the chimney

Joke time:

What did Rudolph say about the Big 
Book of Noses?

I already red that one.

How many presents can Santa fit in 
his bag for naughty children?


What is red, white and blue at Christmas?

A sad candy cane.

What kind of ball does not bounce?

A snowball.

What is a snowman's favorite cereal?

Frosty Flakes.

Where does Santa go after Christmas?

To a HO-HO-HO-tel.

Merry Christmas to you and your families
from Mr. Ken and I.

~Keep on Dreaming!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

A Busy Time of Year

Hello! Is anyone still blogging? :)  
Hope so.

I hope your December and holiday season 
is going well.  It has been a busy, busy 
December for us.

Started off the month, visiting our favorite Poinsettia farm. This year they had several 
venders scattered amongst the plants, that 
was fun!

Got the tree up and lit then it sat for several 

Last Friday evening we were able to get it 
decorated with our favorite ornaments. 
Our "theme" this year is "Then and Now," 
more on this in another post. :)

These beauties were delivered to school 
much to my surprise.

Christmas lights are EVERYWHERE in our neighborhoods. This one above is from one 
of our fave parks.

We happened upon this one on a drive 
through a neighborhood, they have added 
more since this picture was taken! Can you imagine??

The BIG tree in the Grand Hall at Union 
Station in Kansas City,  MO.

Annual photo in front of the tree.

Our good friends gifted us tickets to see 
this Broadway production. Mr. Ken 
enjoyed it and I am still on the fence.
It was interesting to say the least.

We had our first BIG snowfall today so 
while we had breakfast, I ordered a Hot  
Chocolate to celebrate the event. Now we 
need a snow day tomorrow even though 
it is our last week before break. :)

Be back soon.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, December 2, 2019

The Start of Something New

Can you believe it is December?? 
Seems unreal to me. I mean we 
JUST had Thanksgiving! Hope 
yours was great.

I found both of these on Facebook.
Each had some great ideas, so I am
posting both.
Pick one from each, focus on just
one set or combine things from 
each graphic.

I will try to post a couple more times 
this week but we have some exciting
things going on here that I will post
about next week, if you follow me 
on Facebook, it might be there first.
Plus there have been a couple of
"adventures" that I want to post 

Now I am going to say Goodnight, 
first day back from break and I am 

~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, November 29, 2019

End of the Month

Did you do any Christmas shopping 
today? I did a wee tiny bit, it was rainy 
and dreary here  and so we had a slow 

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, 
if you are doing any shopping shop local 
and shop small. These businesses depend 
on us as shoppers to keep them going.
I like them for their unique selections they

Enjoy the last day of November.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Our Wish for You

Wishing you the best Thanksgiving!
Enjoy your time with family and
friends. Don't eat too much! Ha!
If you are traveling, be safe.

Be back in December.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Holiday Plans

Here we are one day away from feast 

What are your plans?

Holiday Traditions?

Do you shop on Black Friday?

We will be going to my brother and 
sister-in-law's for the day. All of the 
traditional foods will be on the menu. 
We will bring the pies of which I will not
be making. Our grocery makes delicious 
pies and that is a stress I can do without. 

My favorite tradition is watching the 
Macy's parade. For me, the Christmas 
season doesn't begin until Santa
arrives in the square.

NO, NO, NO I do not go shopping on 
Black Friday. At least not a o dark 
thirty. We have gone later in the day 
when everyone has gone home to 

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Thanksgiving Funnies

It's time for some Thanksgiving 

Feel free to share with your
guests. : )

Q--Why did the turkey cross the 
A--It was Thanksgiving Day and 
he wanted people the thinks he 
was a chicken.

Q--What is a turkey's favorite 
A--Peach Gobbler.

Q--Why did the cranberries turn 
A--Because they saw the turkey 

Q--Why do Pilgrim's pants always 
fall down?
A--Because they wear their belt 
buckles on their hats.

Q--What did the turkey say to the 
A--Google, Google, Google.

Q--What do you get when you cross 
a turkey with a centipede?
A--Drumsticks for everyone.

Q--What should you wear on 
Thanksgiving Day?
A--A har-vest.

Q--Why was the turkey the best 
drummer in the band?
A--Because he had the drumsticks.

Hope you enjoyed!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, November 25, 2019

An Active Week Ahead


I can't believe Thanksgiving week is 
upon us!
Are you ready? We will be at Mr. Ken's
brother's house for THE big day this 

This little ditty really spoke to me and 
I wanted to share it with you.


~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, November 18, 2019

A Blast from the Past

How many of us had paper dolls?
I loved them as a little girl and
I still have some today though
I don't play with them. My Mom 
subscribed to McCall's
magazine and I couldn't wait for 
each month's new magazine.
In this particular installment
Betsy appears with her cousin
Barbara McCall. 
Betsy McCall appeared as a paper
doll in May 1951, she was said to 
be "five going on six, living in a
white house with a porch and a 
yard to play in." In Betsy's debut,
"Nosy" her six month old
Dachshund is seen with her.
So fun!
Do you remember Betsy?

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


I hope this posts finds everyone 
Me--home with the creepy crud. :(

Anyway, I saw this posted on Face-
book today and thought it was a fun 
take on Gratitude. It seems like it is 
brought up in November when we 
should think about it all year long.

Let's have some fun. Pick five and 
tell us your thoughts.

Mine are:

# 7  I can't pick one but since both 
of my parents are no longer here all 
the memories that pop in my head 
are good to remember.

# 20 My parents, miss them daily.

# 29 Our extended family members 
on both sides.

# 27 My cell phone. Glad to have it
in case of an emergency.

# 6 The change of seasons. Living in the
Midwest provides four distinct seasons,
seems like they are shorter at times but 
I enjoy each for what they provide.

Your turn.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

A New Month

Happy November! 

Hope yours has started out well. 
Mine began with a birthday.  Me :) 
Lots of  fun at school and home.

I saw this cute chart on Facebook. 
I think it is supposed to be geared 
toward kids but there are a lot of 
things that we as adults can do this 

In this month of blessings and 
gratitude make someone's day.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, October 31, 2019


Happy Halloween!

May your day be filled with treats and
not tricks!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Halloween Traditions

Holiday traditions, seems like each 
holiday has them. Families have them 
and they hand them down to their kids 
plus they make their own.
When I was a little girl, I loved deciding 
what I wanted to be for Halloween.  So 
much went into picking out THE costume 
for that year. I loved the party at school 
and getting to take my costume with me 
to wear at the party.
Now as a big girl who teaches at a school, 
I try to come up with something fun but 
easy. This year I will reprise my happy 
face emoji shirt and add bumble bee 
wings and antenna.

Candy, some years we have trick or 
treaters and some years we don't have 
many. Mr. Ken gets a kick out of seeing 
what comes to our door as I do. We aren't
scary like some can be.
Back in the day, we had a house on our
street that was "the must house to go to" 
because if you didn't and someone found 
out, oh boy. So even if two of us were out 
we knew we had to see what Mr. Swenson 
was going to do that year.

Parties, we had several when I was little 
and I have gone to some as an adult. When 
we had them as a child my Dad unbeknownst 
to my Mom or I would dress  up like a Ghost 
and tap on the basement window and scare 
the wits out of us. :)  Mom did not know that
it was Dad till years after he was gone and
she came across the sheet he used. So funny.

Pumpkins-carving or not? We did at school
with one. I'm not a fan of pumpkin guts.
But have found that cutting it open on the
bottom works oh soooooo much better
that cutting the top off.
We have pumpkins on the porch and I 
spray them with clear coat so the squirrels
don't eat them!

What kind of traditions do you have for
Halloween? My friend Leslie, LOVES
Halloween. Check out her blog--
"Dandelion Sprinkles" on my sidebar.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

My Fave

THIS is one of my all time FAVORITE
holiday shows.

"It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"
first aired in 1966. That year it was nom-
innated for and Emmy.
It was the third Peanuts special and 
second holiday themed show followed by 
"A Charlie Brown Christmas."
It aired on CBS until 2000 and in 2001 
ABC began airing it.
It is usually shown twice during the 
season, first showing in a half hour and 
the second airing is one hour with the 
special "Your Not Elected, Charlie Brown." 
I usually DVR it so I can watch at my 
leisure but I also have it on DVD. I will be 
sharing it with my kids at school this year.
Did you watch this as a kid?
Do you still watch it as an adult?

~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, October 28, 2019

Halloween Week

Boo! Eek! It is Halloween week!

Love it or hate it?
Candy Corn

We love it in our house.

Did you know that it used to be 
called "Chicken Feed?" Do you 
know why?

Well I'll tell ya.

Candy Corn was called this at one 
time because real corn used to taste 
nasty. Before WWI, people did not 
eat a lot of corn because it was coarse 
and cheap so the fed it to their chickens.
In the 20's a popular candy company
had the image of a chicken scratching
at some candy bits on the box and the
name stuck.

It was invented in the 1880's by George
Renniger who worked for Wunderle
Candy Co then Goelitz Confectionery
Co or as we know it today Jelly Belly,
bought the recipe in 1898 and sold the 
candy under the name "Chicken Feed."

In October '15 it was estimated that 35
million tons of the candy would be made
and 15 million tons would be bought 
during Halloween Week. Can you 
imagine what those totals would be 

We have purchased our share this 
season. How about you?

~Keep on Dreaming~

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