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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Positively Housebound

by Mauverneen

It's not been a fun week. Bronchitis, sinusitis and a severe case of sciatica has kept me from doing much of anything. All I can do is daydream....

Watch my garden grow...

Watch birds...


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Positively Classic Dad's Day Out

by Mauverneen

If you love classic and antique cars you can find a cruise night nearly every night of the week. But this Sunday is one you really shouldn't miss. It is the 50th annual Classic Car Show at Oakbrook center. A Fathers Day tradition put on by the Illinois Region of the Classic Car Club of America, this year promises to be even more special.

Why is this one special? Besides cars from the 50's and 60's, there will be close to 50 Grand Classics - those gorgeous automobiles from the 30's and 40's that epitomized an era of class, flash, and style. Hollywood loved their automobiles - the bigger and more customized, the better! 

These are not just cars, but works of art and yes, a link to history. So come on out if you can. You won't be sorry. There's shopping and dining to entice those who aren't all that into cars. And a big band will be playing on the green so don't forget those dancing shoes! 

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Positively World Environment Day

by Mauverneen

This year's theme is focusing on beating plastic pollution - "If you can't reuse it, refuse it!"

Plastic bags, water bottles and other containers fill a garbage can every two weeks in this house. I recycle but often wonder how effective that is. I bring my own canvas totes to the grocery store (I keep them in the car so I don't forget) and when given a choice - paper or plastic - I always request paper!

I am going to stop buying bottled water and get a large water cooler instead. There are all sorts; Small ones that fit on the counter and the big ones we're accustomed to seeing in offices. They may not be the prettiest addition to the d├ęcor but I think the view will still be better than seeing plastic bottles littering roadways, picnic grounds and creeks.

I think we all need to seriously consider refusing plastic - in one way or another. As someone recently said "There is no Planet B."