Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Fourth Facts




Hello!


We are taking a touring detour 

for some Trivia today.

Fourth Trivia of course!


Here are the top 5 Patriotic States 

according to Wallethub.com for
2015.

1. Virginia

2. Washington
3. Colorado
4. Idaho
5. Alaska

The two states we frequent most--


11. Missouri

22. Kansas

Check out Wallethub and see 

where your state ranks.


Here are the top 10 Patriotic Songs

according to Cheatsheet.com for 
2015.

1  "God Bless the USA"--Lee

Greenwood
2.  "America"--Waylon 
Jennings
3.  "Red, White and Blue"--
 Lynyrd Skynryd
4. "Ragged Old Flag"--
Johnny Cash
5. "Courtesy of the Red,
White and Blue"--Toby 
Keith
6. "Living in America"--
James Brown
7. "Citizen Solider"--3
Doors Down
8. "America Will Survive"--
Hank Williams, Jr.
9. "The Fighting Side of  Me--
Merle Haggard
10. "R.O.C.K in the USA"--
John Mellencamp

None of the ones I thought of 

are this list. Yankee Doodle, 
The Star Spangled Banner, Oh
Beautiful... You get the idea.


~Keep on Dreaming~



Monday, June 29, 2015

Fourth Food Fun




Hello!

It's Maker Monday and today
I have two great quickies for 
your 4th holiday activities!

First up:


Frozen Grapes


Wash and dry your grapes, 

thread on skewers and 
freeze.

Serve when ready. Enjoy!





Next up a take on those 

popular Smore's!

Chewy Smore's Snack Mix


2 C Popped Fat-Free Kettle 

Corn
1 C Golden Grahams Cereal
3/4 C Cocoa Puffs Cereal
3/4 C Mini Marshmallows
10 Mini Tootsie Rolls

Cut Tootsie Rolls into small

pieces.
In a ziplock bag, mix the tootsie 
rolls with the rest of the ingred-
ients, close bag and mix 
thoroughly.

Makes 6 servings-so double of 

needed.
109  cals per serving
103 mg sodium
13.5  grams sugar

From a Hungry Girls Cookbook



~Keep on Dreaming~





Friday, June 26, 2015

Fragment Friday




Hello friends!

We have made it to Friday!


Book Challenge Update:


As of today, I have read 15

of the 50 books that I have
challenged myself to read 
and then Mr. Ken put his 
two cents in on. Number 
16 coming right up!!!






Job Update:


It is with great sadness

that I have declined to 
take the job. The cost of 
insurance was too much,
which we knew it would 
be. We had come up with
a solution but it hindered 
on asking for more money, 
which they said no to.
So ... here we are.

Thanks for listening and 

your help, it was truly 
appreciated!


Have a super weekend!!!!



~Keep on Dreaming~



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Dr says...




Hi Everyone!

I am suffering from BLOG FOG.
I haven't found a remedy for it 
yet but I will.

So please stay tuned, I'll get over 
it I am sure.

Thanks for hanging with me!!!!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thinking Out Loud




Good Morning Friends!

Job update--no decision as of yet. 
Looking at insurance quotes still.

Today's thoughts---


" A woman is like a teabag-you never 
know how strong she is until she gets 
in hot water."
                                     ~Eleanor Roosevelt


"You may encounter many defeats, 
but you must not be defeated. In fact, 
it may be necessary to encounter the
defeats, so you can know who you are, 
what you can rise from, how you can 
still come out of it.
                                         ~Maya Angelou


Thanks for your patience with my 
slow posting!
I appreciate everyone!!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Oklahoma Fun---Part1





Welcome to Touring Tuesday and 

Oklahoma in a Severe Thunderstorm. 
Back in May we went to see my sister-
in-law and her family for a mini family 
reunion, we had traveling companions 
for this trip--- Ken's brother Gregg and 
his girlfriend Julie. 
Now this "thunderstorm" weather was 
with us most of the weekend. LOTS and 
LOTS storms, rain , wind, flooding etc. 
Not the weekend to be visiting let me 
just say. Thought we might have build 
an ark to get home!





Our refuge from the storm (once we 

found it in the driving rain). Welcome 
to Country Inn and Suites. Home away 
from home. After settling in, we went 
back out into the driving rain for dinner 
with the rest of the group. I know--not 
real bright but we were there to see
our family and we were hungry!





It was decided that since the rain was 

going to dampen outside activities that 
indoor ones would have to work so on 
Saturday we met and headed over to the 
National Cowboy and Western Museum
It is located on Persimmon Hill in north
east Oklahoma City. Sounds stuffy right? 
I was surprised and pleased! There is a 
lot more to it than it sounds. For instance:
As you walk in the door this magnificent
sculpture greets visitors. This 18 ft tall, 
four ton beauty is called "End of the 
Trail."




Right outside the window is a beautiful 

gazing pond.







One of the many statues in the gallery. As
you 
can see this one is John Wayne.






No we did not leave and go to Washington 

D.C. this sculpture is by James Earle Fraser's
depiction of Lincoln quietly meditating during 
the Civil War.





In the Special Events Center, visitors will 

see five truly amazing 18 x 46 feet Triptych 
Panoramic Murals.
Painted by Wilson Hurley (1924-2008) 
Windows of the West depict five American 
Landscapes at sunset.





California Suite






Arizona Suite






New Mexico Suite






Utah Suite






Wyoming Suite






Across the hall from the Special Events 

Center was a sculpture of Charlton Heston.
See the tag below.





Sorry to say--I am not familiar with this

character.





Now I do know this suit and who wore it.

As you see from the tag below--this is 
Brett Maverick's suit from the T.V. series:
"Brett Maverick." (Reruns of course)




So fun to see the actual costume!



We sill stop the tour here and see 

more of the museum next Tuesday.



~Keep on Dreaming~




Monday, June 15, 2015

Oh Goodness...What to do?








I HAVE BEEN OFFERED THE JOB!!!!






Thank you to everyone who gave 

suggestions on this good dilemma 
that I have. All were very helpful 
and I will be putting them to good
use over the next couple of days.

Ok, so in the last post I did not 

reveal the REAL dilemma to this 
job prospect--they do not offer 
HEALTH INSURANCE due to 
being a small center at this time.
Currently as an employee of the 
school district I have a health 
insurance plan that does not 
break the bank each month--if 
you get my drift. It would not be 
smart to walk away from that. 
Looking at my options.
Sooooo, now you see what the 
issue is.

Lots to think about!


~Keep on Dreaming~

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