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~

Tuesday, October 22, 2019



Here's what has been going on in our 
world. We are in the process of tearing 
down our deck! This was the roof.

Roof gone!

Albino squirrel playing in the scraps from 
the tear down.

Northeast walls came down this past week-

This is what is left plus floor braces for the 
walls. In the spring we will start a new with 
a freshly buffed floor and new stain then we 
will build a new railing aprox 42' high. 
THEN we will begin painting the 
house. Oh boy!

This is my cousin-in-law fulfilling one of 
the things on her bucket list. She said it 
Though not for me!

Fun at school, melting crayons on a 

Annual Chili Fest Fireworks.

It was a chilly evening for Chili fireworks
but it was so  fun.

We went to one of the last ball games of 
the season. KC didn't have a great year 
but we had fun supporting
the team.

More fun at school--bobbing for apples.
This is my co-teacher.

Stacking apples after reading 
Ten Apples Up On Top.

One of my students spinning me 
around--pinning apples on a tree.

That's what is going on besides the 
daily goings on.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


It's late, but I wanted to pop by to say
that I am still here. Life has gotten
a bit hectic and I haven't had time
to devote to my little blog.
I hope someone is still out there 
waiting for me to post!

I plan to post within the next day or 

Thanks for your patience!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, October 1, 2019




Well, I can't believe we have fresh new
month ALREADY!! Seems like we just
started September.

If you missed my last post with Pumpkin
recipes, please scroll down.

It has still been warm here, do we still
call this "Indian summer?" Temps
should begin to fall later in the week
but we are to have RAIN again!

October is one of my favorite months

*The season changes to cooler weather.
*Cozy clothes come out and the summer
stuff goes away for awhile.
*Soups, stews and comfort food is served
at meals.
*Fall colors-oranges, yellows, reds, and
browns are often seen. Our trees aren't
changing yet but soon.
* I have my costume decided on for
Halloween at school. A Bumblebee
*Fall fests and craft shows are all over
around here. Love them!
*Lighting the fire pit and hanging out
around it is so soothing.

What do you enjoy doing in October?

~Keep on Dreaming~

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