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Monday, September 24, 2012


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!
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


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


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.