What are you doing Tuesday and what does it rhyme with?

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Susan Dromey Heeter explainer

SDH’s annual get out the vote message

By Susan Dromey Heeter, Joyful Musings

There is a simple action we should all take next Tuesday.  And rather than come right out and tell you exactly what that activity is, we are going to play a rhyming game.  Other activities we should be doing rhyme with the action specific to Tuesday, November 6.  This season of speeches and polls simply calls for some levity.

Let’s play.

Get a TOTE and take it to the grocery store every time you shop. Enough with the plastic bags – or even the paper ones, stash the TOTE in your car and bring it in when you go to pick up milk or eggs or Yodels.

Dig a MOAT around your house.  You can use this to keep out riff raff AND as a potential water collection venue.

Susan Dromey Heeter

Donate a COAT to a winter clothing drive.  Wonderland Thrift Shop in Stratham is hosting one right now. If your closets are bulging with too much outerwear, grab a COAT or two and pass it on to someone who might need one.

Go pet a GOAT. These are fabulous creatures. Ask Bill aka “GOAT Guy” of Dover. Isaac the GOAT is his constant companion.  It’s been a while since I’ve seen him but I do know he’ll show up at just the right time.

Write a NOTE.  Don’t send a text, an email, write a handwritten NOTE.  It’s much nicer, says so much more and creates such a lovely feeling of connectedness – sans WIFI.

FLOAT in a tub.

Increase your fiber with an OAT or two.  I’m a fan of instant OAT meal; it’s filling and warms me up quick. I like the Market Basket High Fiber Brand.

Use the past tense of smite: SMOTE.  As in, “She SMOTE the candidate with her umbrella after he was astonishingly rude.”

Get prepped for Thanksgiving and work on your BLOAT.  Carb load big time before that big meal, you’ll be ready and your stomach will thank you.

There you have it, words that rhyme with a most simple activity we can and should do on Tuesday.

I shall muse joyfully and VOTE. Here is hoping you will, too.

Susan Dromey Heeter, a writer from Dover who recently let her hair go au natural white, debuts her new column “Joyful Musings” at InDepthNH.org. Dromey Heeter is a secondary Spanish Teacher at Spaulding High School in Rochester and the mother of two teenage daughters.  Writing has been her passion since her English majoring days at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  Dromey Heeter has lived in The Netherlands, Alaska and currently basks in all things New England, including the frigid winters. An avid swimmer, Dromey Heeter’s great passion is to bring back body surfing as most children have no idea how to ride waves without ridiculous boogie boards. She also writes about thrift shopping and all things frugal  in a column called “Budget Vogue” for the New Hampshire Union Leader.



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