Monday, September 24, 2012

POSITIVELY FALL


by Mauverneen Blevins
Ahhh Fall! My favorite time of year. I’m not one of those people lamenting that ‘summer’s over’, it’s more a sigh of relief. Time to throw open the windows and breathe the fresh air!
 
Bittersweet
The days are warm, the nights are cool and it’s sweater weather! I love sweaters – soft, warm, cozy. You can’t say the same for a tank top. And slippers! Slipping on a pair of flip-flops can never compare to easing your feet into a pair of soft, fuzzy slippers that warm your toes.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

MY BEAUTIFUL BALLOON

by Mauverneen Blevins

This past weekend one of my favorite events took place in Reno, NV – The Great Reno Balloon Race.  Held every September, it is a festival of hot air so to speak. In this case, being full of hot air is a good thing. A very good thing.


Taking to the skies
I have always been fascinated by hot air balloons. Maybe it was the movie Around The World In 80 Days, but it always seemed to me that it would be a positively awesome experience to fly through the air suspended from a brightly colored balloon.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

FAMOUS TUESDAYS

by Mauverneen
 
I thought I would google the word Tuesday just to see how many famous ‘Tuesdays’ I might find.  Not all that many as it turns out. The word Tuesday itself comes from Olde English - Tewesday, meaning "Tīw's Day", Tiw being the god of combat in Norse mythology.  Maybe it was considered good luck to start your war on a Tuesday.

“Tuesday’s child is full of grace” is probably the most popular reference to Tuesday. (On second thought there is Fat Tuesday, which seems to be quite popular but that’s a totally different genre.) The quote "Tuesday's child..."  is from an old nursery rhyme titled ‘Monday’s Child’. Meant to help children learn the days of the week, it endowed a child with certain characteristics belonging to the particular day of the week on which they were born.