Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Positively Counting Down

by Mauverneen

Happy Positively Tuesday. It's only three weeks until Christmas! Is it too early to enter panic mode?

There is so much to be done. Writing cards, shopping, wrapping, baking, decorating...I put my Christmas tree up over the weekend so that's done, and I actually have started shopping. Well, not really shopping, but my Christmas 'browsing'. I'm not a shopper. Some people love it. I don't. So when I do hit the stores I always end up finding more for myself than for anyone on my list. Not necessarily a bad thing.

I'm always asked for my Christmas list by my daughters. I have a hard time coming up with one. So much of what I want is outside anyone I know's budget. Antique car? New house? Trip to Alaska? Maybe I should just ask for lottery tickets.

Three weeks. My youngest daughter and I have a date set to bake cookies. It has become a tradition. One I look forward to. It's fun. Especially since we usually sip mimosas while we're at it. We make lots of cookies and then divvy them up to share with family. We have our standbys and occasionally, we try something new. Sometimes the new ends up on the list of what we have to bake, sometimes we shrug our shoulders and say 'Oh well.'

I've been doing more and more online shopping. It's so convenient. And it's easier to find unique gifts. I really like finding something fun to give, but when it comes down to last minute shopping that's too late for on-time delivery, I usually go for sweaters. I've given lots of sweaters.

Three weeks. Maybe it's not too late to find something besides a sweater. Unless of course, anyone asks for one.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Positively Thankful

by Mauverneen

It's Thanksgiving week. Time to buy the turkey and the cranberries and sweet potatoes, bake the pies, stuff ourselves as full as that bird in the oven and spend a few minutes thinking of things we are thankful for. It's Positively Tuesday, maybe it's a good day to spend being thankful. What? Today and Thursday too? Hmmm.

Positively Tuesday is meant to be a day free from griping, complaining, and general negativity. What could be more Positive than being thankful? I'm thankful for my coffee in the morning. I'm thankful for the warm slippers on my feet. I'm thankful for the fact that I have to decide what to have for dinner tonight. Some people don't have a choice. Some people won't have dinner.

I'm as guilty as anybody when it comes to griping and groaning about what I don't have, or what went wrong or whatever I don't like in my life today. But I have a roof over my head, food and water in the house, and clothes to keep me warm. It's a good time to remember that there are those with no roof, no food or water, no warm clothes.  

So on this Positively Tuesday, I am positively grateful. And on Thursday, when we sit around that holiday meal and count our blessings what am I going to be most thankful for? My loving family. No question! Those at the table this year and those who have been at that table on past Thanksgivings. I am positively thankful for each and every one of them.

Have a Positively delightful Thanksgiving!

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Positively VOTING!



by Mauverneen

      With all the hype and hoopla, I don't think anyone is unaware that today is Election Day. Here in the U.S, and in all free countries around the world, it is one of our greatest privileges. It's rainy and windy here today, so I hope the line doesn't extend outside the building where I need to go and cast my ballot. It doesn't matter whether you voted early or by absentee ballot or by standing in line. Just vote!
      The Fifteenth Amendment (Amendment XV) to the United States Constitution prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude". It was ratified on February 3, 1870.    
      The Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted August 18, 1920. Originally introduced in Congress in 1878, Congress submitted it to the states for ratification Forty-one years later, in 1919. It was ratified by three-fourths of the states a year later. New Zealand was way ahead of us. Women could vote in that country since 1893. The first state to grant women the right to vote? Wyoming. 1890.
Wear it Proudly!


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