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Tuesday, December 31, 2013


by Mauverneen

Well, it’s that time again – time to raise a glass and welcome a brand new year or maybe kiss goodbye to one that wasn't particularly good to you. Time to make some new resolutions. Or just recycle the old ones that you never kept or never got around to. Get more exercise, call friends more often, clean out that spare room – okay, well, maybe more there’s more than one room. Maybe there’s the garage and the basement too.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Last Christmas I shared one of my Christmas memories with you. This year I have another.  This one appears in A Cup of Comfort for Mothers. 

Empty Nest Christmas
     My youngest daughter moved out of the house just a few weeks before Christmas – the last one of the three to leave the nest.  But it was okay. It was time to move on, for both of us.  She was ready to assert her independence, and I was ready to make a few changes to the house – a new guest bedroom, for instance.  She also took her dogs – all three of them – and the house was, indeed, quiet.  Ahh, sweet bliss!  Visions of long, uninterrupted bubble baths began to emerge.

    “Oh Mom, are you going to be okay?” lamented daughter number two as she helped me unpack my Christmas decorations.  “You’re going to be all alone when you wake up on Christmas morning.”

     Pop! There went that bubble of idyllic solitude.  I hadn’t thought of waking to an empty house on Christmas morning. 

     “Are you going to hang your stocking?” she asked.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

POSITIVELY A Few Of My Favorite Things

by Mauverneen

What are your favorite holiday signs? Lights? Cookies? Tinsel?  There are so many things to choose from.

I like …

the way things sparkle with glitter, especially by candlelight.
brightly wrapped presents, big or small
the smell of peppermint, and of cookies baking.
And sampling them warm from the oven.

 I like…

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


by Mauverneen

Another Positively Tuesday! I hope everyone is Positively looking forward to all the joys that Christmas brings. Decorated trees, carols, lights, fresh baked cookies, time with those we love, and Christmas shopping. Shopping? Who looks forward to that!?

I’m hoping to make YOUR shopping a little easier. Did you know I have a line of note cards of my photos? Well, I do! Take a peek and maybe you can scratch  one or two names off your list. Teachers, friends, gift exchanges, thank you gift or hostess gift – my cards are professionally printed and boxed for gift giving. You can see the full line on my website.