Saturday, October 12, 2013

Celebration

Time to link up for Celebration Saturday with www.ruthayreswrites.com!  Thanks for starting this, Ruth.  It'll be fun to see all the different ways to celebrate!

It's lovely to celebrate this week, it was a terrific week filled with good meetings with those I work with at school, some good times with students, reading with a book group and giving a book talk about recent books, starting a Newbery lunch club with our librarian.  Work was good!

I finished a poem started at my Highlights Foundation workshop that I'm so proud of, that was very meaningful to me.  And I posted it on Poetry Friday (yesterday).

The ending-today-it's my birthday, and I received a phone call from my son (who lives in Texas) about 9pm last night to go look on the porch.  I told him I had just arrived home and didn't see anything, but he said to go look anyway.  And there they were, my son, daughter-in-law and grandson Carter!  They flew in to surprise me and to help me celebrate! They're here, now, still sleeping in, a best gift of all!

Will I celebrate, yes, the best kind, with family and friends for all the good things this week!


25 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! Palju õnne sünnipäevaks!
    You truly got the best surprise gift ever.
    A virtual hug and lots of imaginary balloons from me.
    Terje

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  2. What a terrific birthday surprise! I'd love to take you for coffee at the Botanic Gardens and celebrate soon!

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    1. Yes, Carol, we must get together! Thanks for the idea!

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  3. Happy Birthday! I get teary-eyed at Folgers commercials and this would make a great one! Have a wonderful celebration!

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  4. That was the best birthday present ever! Enjoy your weekend celebrating, happy birthday!

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  5. I am so thrilled for you to have your son and his family visiting! That is so exciting. Happy Birthday, and enjoy the rest of the time with your family.

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  6. Happy birthday, friend! I love Love LOVE that your son + family surprised you. What a special gift. Thanks for celebrating today.
    Cheers,
    Ruth

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  8. Happy Birthday, Linda! What a wonderful surprise. I know you'll have a great weekend, but I'm going to wish you one anyway.

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  9. How wonderful that your family surprised you for your birthday. I hope you enjoy your weekend with them and have a wonderful birthday.

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  10. What a wonderful surprise! Happy Birthday!

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  11. Oooh, what a wonderful surprise from your son and his family! Gave me goose bumps! Happy birthday to you!

    I hope you'll write more about your Newbery Club, too. Our 6th graders are doing a Mock Newbery also and I'd love to compare experiences with you!

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  12. Linda, what a delightful surprise to have your son and family show up to help you celebrate your birthday. Birthdays with family are the best! I'm waiting to hear if I get the grant for our Mock Newbery club. It would be fun to share ideas.

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  13. I love how your son thinks! I hope you had a wonderful birthday full of joy. I am just seeing this celebrate round up and I'm worn out from a day of dancing. I will try to join in next Saturday because that is the day of the book signing. Lots to celebrate.

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  14. That is an amazing surprise. Wow, what a great present. I hope your weekend continues to be full of celebrations.

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  15. Thanks again to all of you-will try to visit sometime tomorrow! It HAS been a super day!

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  16. Oh, my goodness! What a nice surprise! That's definitely a celebration. :-)

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    1. Thank you Holly-it's been a terrific weekend!

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  17. Happy birthday, Linda! I would say I hope you enjoy your special day, but it sounds like that was definitely a celebration indeed. What a great surprise!

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    1. Thanks so much Karen, and still going on! It was just terrific!

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