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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Positively Looking Back


by Mauverneen

So long, 2015. It's been fun.
A toast to the year - the New and the Old
A new year will begin in just a couple of days and I am looking forward to some new adventures in the coming year. I don't usually make resolutions, per se, but I always have a list of things I want to accomplish, places I want to see and goals I want to achieve. Now is a good a time as any to renew that effort towards reaching those goals.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Positively Playing With Food

by Mauverneen

Well, the big day is just about here. Hopefully the decorations are up, the shopping is done, presents wrapped, and we have all had a couple of hours here and there to bask in the glow of the Christmas lights and enjoy a sip of egg nog along with a Christmas cookie or two. We can now look forward to a couple of days of eating.

I am sure we all have our traditional foods. Mine includes fish soup, potatoes, nut breads, and a thin wafer called Oplatky. Only those with similar ethnic backgrounds will appreciate that menu! But traditions evolve as families evolve - to include gumbo and raspberry bars.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Positively Holiday Spirited Too

by Mauverneen

I asked last week for pictures, pictures, pictures from anywhere and everywhere of Christmas lighting displays. Send them or post them to my FB page anytime between now and Christmas.
Rachel and Doug Cowan spent the weekend in New Orleans! Here is some of what they sent...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Positively Holiday Spirited

by Mauverneen

December 1st. Christmas is in the air, and holiday light shows are popping up all across the country. I thought it might be nice to feature a few of them. If you have a favorite near you tell me about it and send me a couple of pictures. I'll post them so we can all get into the spirit of the season.

First off - my favorite! Illumination at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Il.

It's back! If you are anywhere near the Morton Arboretum between now and January 2nd - This is well worth the trip! Mesmerizing and delightful, it's a great Christmas time event! Great for the family, a romantic evening out, or just to bring out the kid in yourself.

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And if you prefer something a little less traditional....

There are all kinds of Christmas trees!
Beachcomber Christmas
(Photos courtesy Amber Blevins-Nastasowski) - Thank you!

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