Saturday, July 3, 2021

Holiday Weekend


Popping in to say:


Mr. K and I hope that 
you have a fun weekend!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Old Glory


Good afternoon and Happy July!

Today let's chat about our flag. 
Some call it "Old Glory."

The information below is from the 
National Flag Foundation:

The current flag is the only one to 
have lasted for more than 50 years

There have been 27 versions of the 
American flag each with a different 
amount of stars.

As we know there are:
50 stars representing each state
13 stripes representing the original
13 colonies that became the first 
states in the Union.
History states that the colors of the 
flag represent:
RED--hardiness and valor
WHITE--purity and innocence
BLUE--vigilance, perseverance and 

The flag always flies at the top of a 
staff above any other staff.

After a tragedy the flag is flown at 
"half staff" on land and "half mast" 
on a ship. This occurs for 30 days of 

We have all been to a funeral at one 
time in our lives and I am sure you 
have noticed that if there is a flag, 
it is folded a specific way.
Correct? gives a great explanation 
of  the Meaning Behind the 13 Folds of 
the Flag. Most of this I did not know.

There is so much more that can be 
posted on Old Glory, so if you are 
interested ask your friend GOOGLE 
for assistance.

One way or the other my flags WILL 
get outside-hopefully the rain is 

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Something Yummy


Hope everyone is well.

Today I have an oldie but yummy recipe 
for you.

This is a good one for a small or large 
crowd.  Adjust ingredients as needed
for your group.

Veggie Salsa

2 15 oz cans diced tomatoes, drain well and 
reserve the liquid
1 med green pepper
1 clove garlic
1/2 C red onion
5 green onions
1/2 C cilantro
1 can shoe peg white corn
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
3/4 C zesty Italian dressing

Finely chop all veggies. Combine all 
ingredients, adding enough reserved
liquid from tomatoes to desired 

Serve with tortilla chips.


This is a fave of Mr. Ken's!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Holiday Week


Well friends, here we are, the week before 
4th of July.

Time is flying, who is ready? Um...not me!
But beginning tomorrow things will start
happening. I am hoping to do several posts 
this week too.

Do you decorate for the 4th?
I do though not sure how much will get done
this year. Have tried to get flags outside but
that is usually when it decides to rain.
Hopefully we get a break from that.
I have several inside decorations that I would 
like to get out so we'll see.

Hope everyone has a great week!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Summer! WHAT?!

Happy Summer!

Popping in with a quick post.

A Summer bucket list. 
You will probably need to click 
on it to enlarge. Hopefully you 
will find something fun to 
celebrate Summer.

Here are some of the things I 
hope to do:

Go for a walk at night
Ride bikes
Go to the Lake (for the day)
Go to the movies
Swing at the Park  ; )
Have a picnic
Play games
Build a bonfire (in the firepit)
Roast Marshmallows (and  make

We have planted veggies +flowers
We visit with our neighbors ALL
the time.
I will see my Cousins on Saturday
meeting them for dinner after a 
year of not being able to gather 

What will you do this summer?

Most of this is geared for kids so 
have fun with the Grands or nieces
and nephews too. BUT don't let that
stop you, let us know what you may

~Keep on Dreaming~


Monday, June 14, 2021


Good Morning, I hope your day
has started off well.

We had a great weekend ! 
Our neighborhood had it's annual 
Garage Sales, we did not participate
this year. I did go to some of the sales
though. One of my favorite sales was 
the . 25 sale my neighbor was having.
Everything except the large furniture 
was a whopping quarter.! Forgot to 
take a pic but I picked up a nice size 
universal calendar that you use a dry 
erase marker on, two very nice vintage 
tablecloths--yep vintage, some baking 
pans and a white porcelain like Holy 

BUT the BIG score for the day was that 
cutie in the picture above! Wanna guess
how much...I'll wait. FREE!! Yes, indeed
friends. I said FREE. It was on her curb
with a bunch of other stuff. I cannot tell
you how excited I am ! Looking forward 
to putting this on my porch this winter.
I did tease Mr. Ken that we might have 
"Christmas in July" just so I can put it 
out. He looked at me as though I was 
kidding. HA! HA!

This week will be busy around here. I am 
working at Bible School three days plus
getting ready for family to arrive on 
Friday. We are all going to the Royals 
game that night. On Thursday and Friday 
I will finish prep for them. Saturday we 
will do fun stuff and on Sunday we will 
all go down to my brother in laws to 
celebrate Father's Day.

Whew I'll need a rest on Monday.
Mr. Ken took some vacay time next 
week so who knows what will take 

I hope to be back again but not sure
with this crazy schedule.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Random Thoughts

Happy Wednesday!

It is HOT here! I am not a fan.
Spring left very fast.   :(

We need some rain, getting a bit dry.

Ice Cream is becoming a daily thing.

Who gets a sore throat in June? I am
blaming the air conditioner and the 

I love 70's music.

Do not miss the early alarm to get 

Salads are my fave in the Summer.

Told you it was random. :)

I'll be back soon with Part 2 of our 
Oklahoma trip.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, June 7, 2021

Good Morning...

I have a little "life hack" for you today.

Keep one of these in your car and use 
it to carry multiple items. I use mine 
for groceries. Trips to Target, Wal-
Mart and I have even used it at the 
Garden center.

Saves on multiple trips back and 
forth and it helps my back too.
As long as I don't load it down. :)

There you have it, my nugget for 
the day.


~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, June 4, 2021

One of Those Fun Days

 Hello and Happy Friday!

Today is a big day! 
It is National Doughnut Day!!

Apparently the day was established in 
1938 to honor The Salvation Army 
Donut Lassies. These were ladies that 
served treats to soldiers during World 
War I. Traditionally celebrated on the 
first Friday of June.

Who knew??

I'll be honest here and say I LOVE 

Chocolate covered ones
Long Johns
Cream filled
Cinnamon Rolls too

One of our fave places to get these 
yummies is at our local Quick Trip gas 
station. Oh MY! Love them from small 
Mom and Pop shops too.

How about you? What's your take on 

Happy Weekend!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, May 28, 2021

It's the Weekend

Popping in for a quick post.

Well, I did it! I made it through this very 
long school year! Yesterday was my last 
day for a bit.

Looking forward to some much needed rest 
and relaxation with a lot of fun thrown in the 

As we enjoy our weekend ahead, let us 
remember those who served . Have a 
safe weekend.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Sunday Funday

Happy Sunday to everyone!
I hope it has been a good one.

I am so excited because our rose 
bush actually bloomed! Wasn't 
sure it had made through our 
weird winter.

So excited, hopefully more will pop 

On another note, we have had soooo 
much rain here but was able to capture 
this beauty while out shopping one evening. 

 A rainbow popped out!

Three and a half days left of school!!!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, May 17, 2021

Fun with Family-Part 1

Friday, May 7th. Going on a road trip! 
Here's our driver.

We have arrived! Still have a bit of a drive, 
almost to Oklahoma City. Arrived at Mr. 
Ken's sister's house, got settled, visited 
with my brother-in-law and nephew then 
we were off to dinner--Mexican! 
One of our niece's met us for dinner and 
then we went to the home that she and 
her husband purchased a year ago. 
Headed back and crashed for the night.

After a homemade breakfast on Saturday 
we headed down to Oklahoma City, to the 
Flower and Garden Festival at the Myriad 
Botanical Gardens.

The inside was closed for renovations but the 
grounds were where the vendors and such were. 
When Mr. Ken and I were dating we made a trip 
down and we all went here. So pretty inside.

This is an open area that they have concerts 
and other fun activities at during the year.

Lots of water. Ducks, geese, birds and fish 
hang out here.

A beautiful sculpted lawn by the steps which lead 
to area by the water.

Brother-in-law, Mr, Ken and our nephew.

Hope enjoyed your visit to the gardens.
Part two will cover Saturday afternoon.
Come on back for that adventure.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Big Celebration!

Today we had the pleasure of  celebrating a 
big birthday in the family!

Mr. Ken's Uncle (on the right) will be 90 
tomorrow! He is talking to Mr. Ken's Dad, 
the baby brother to the birthday guy.

This is Mr.  Ken's  Aunt Rozella, Dad's older 

The motley crew. Ha!!
Loren, Rozella's husband, Rozella, Mr. Ken, Dad 
and Uncle Arnie--the birthday guy.

So fun to see this portion of the family and to 
celebrate such a milestone. Uncle Arnie is a 
sweet guy.

Hope everyone is doing well. I have a week and 
half left of school and the some time off!

~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, May 3, 2021

Let the Month Begin


Happy May!

Truthfully I never thought it would get here.
This has been a tough school year in a different
way than last and frankly I am D. O. N. E. I 
have 17 1/2  days left but if you want to get
technical, I have Friday off so I guess 16 1/2
days left in this crazy school year.

We had such great weather this past weekend, 
a lot of time spent outside. As you can see my
Iris' have bloomed! My neighbor gave me these
2 or 3  years ago and I plopped them in the 
ground hoping they would come back. Last
Spring I had some but this time around I have
more. Lucky me. Got a lot of my pots placed
in the front and back and then decided I needed
more so off I went to get more. Ha! But I 
was so busy cleaning, rearranging and updating
the deck for this season that I did not get them

We had new gutters put on the house and there
was some clean up form that, though they were
very good cleaning up their mess. Tomorrow
we get gutter covers!!! Mr. Ken will be a happy
guy then. It will be nice not to have to worry
about filled gutters.

We are going on a road trip! Yep, I said it ROAD
TRIP. We are heading to Oklahoma this Friday
to see Mr. Ken's sister and her family. We have 
not it seen them in a looooong time. We'll be 
hanging out at their house, so no hotel worries.  
Looking forward to getting away for a bit!

Hope everyone is doing well, able to get out and
about and feeling comfortable to do so. We are 
still a bit cautious but taking baby steps here and 

Hopefully I 'll be back this week before we head 

~Keep on Dreaming~

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