Friday, September 5, 2014

Two Weeks-Good Stuff

            Thanks to Ruth Ayres, we also get to share our celebrations with others every Saturday. Check HERE for the links. And tweet at #CelebrateLu


The celebration of beauty is an invitation to ask your soul everyday, 'mind if I join you'
                                                                                                                           anonymous

I didn't post last week because...
I was celebrating:


School started, and so did my granddaughter Ingrid
 in kindergarten at my school.
Her little sister Imogene came along to see her off!

My son, daughter-in-law and grandson Carter-here last weekend!
I finished organizing the books on the large shelves in my office.
This is one side; below is the other end. 

I took more morning walks and found neat things to photograph.

           I've nearly finished with a book group with some of the older students, I've started conversations with quite a few different colleagues, made plans in the next weeks for other meetings. It's terrific to have some new goals for giving support to those I work with.


        And, I've started an online poetry group/class with people from different places, fitting in the lessons and interactions early in the morning or late at night. I've already learned so much, and written several new poems, identified some older poems I'm going to revise with the new things I've learned to look for. Exciting!
Have a wonderful weekend, and good celebrations next week, too!

33 comments:

  1. Linda, I am glad that you have much to celebrate this week. May I add one more celebration for you. While I was reading Poetry Friday offerings, I came across your "Summer Song" poem and would like to post that one with your other one you sent in the Summer Serenity Gallery. I will send you the copy.

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    1. How nice, Carol. Thank you. It was a nice week!

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  2. I love the organized shelves!!! And the picture of your granddaughters...so excited to start school. My nephew started kindergarten this week and he's loving it! I always love reading your celebrations!! Thank you!

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    1. Those little kindergarteners make me smile always, Michelle. I love taking peeks at Ingrid whenever I can! Glad your nephew had a great start, too!

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  3. Love that you started an online poetry group! I often wonder how you do everything you do. Hope next week brings you much to celebrate!

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    1. Remember that I'm only working part-time, Deb, although sometimes it feels like full-time. My hours are less than most of you. I loved hearing all about your twitter excitement!

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  4. I like your choice of basket color - nothing boring. Time with family is rich of color too. It must feel exciting to have your granddaughter in your school. You know it's a great place, plus you are close.

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    1. I love the color too, Terje, but mostly it had to do with what was on sale! It is great to have Ingrid at school!

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  5. I really need to make some time this weekend to write. Reading other people's blogs always inspires me!

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    1. I hope you do make time, Earl. Don't you have a project going on?

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  6. Family close by is a celebration in itself. You have many reasons to smile every day. Love pictures with shadows!

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    1. Thanks, Elsie. I am drawn to the shadows, too. Still need to find a camera that will capture those from the moon!

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  7. I love the twirling, smiling face on your granddaughter as she started school! Sadly, we have not yet started school due to the teacher's strike. Wonderful that you were able to organize your shelves - this must feel VERY good! Love the family sitting around that VERY long table! (what a great table!) Wonderful celebrations this week, Linda!

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    1. I check the news every day for you and Carrie, Adrienne, hoping for good news! It was fun to do the organization, but still need to weed out some of those books that really aren't being used. Surely there's someone who will need them? Thank you!

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    2. I forgot to mention that the table is at a local (and favorite) beer garden-child friendly, good food!

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  8. Linda I so loved all of the photos you shared here. First day of school is so exciting! You have such a happy looking family. It is wonderful that you got time together. Love those shelves too! Can't wait to get back to my room and visit my books there . . .

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    1. I can't wait for you to get back to your room either, Carrie. As I said to Adrienne, I watch the news every day to see if there's progress! Best wishes!

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  9. Linda, what a wonderful week. Your granddaughters are beautiful, the weather looked gorgeous, and your eye caught some cool patterns. I need to get organized and your shelves are inspiring me!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, for all. It was much fun to do the shelves!

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  10. Great photos and wonderful celebrations! I loved the peek into your office. :-) Books, books, and more books!

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    1. Yes, and I have more books at home! Eek, there are a lot of them! I bet you do, too, Holly! Thanks!

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  11. Oh the joy of starting school! I feel just like Ingrid every year. :) I loved seeing in your office. I noticed a copy of Fredrick by Leo Lionni at the front of one of your baskets. I love that book.

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    1. Oh, fun that you looked closely, Kendra! Yes, that's Frederick, at the front of a basket of "favorite" poetry books. Couldn't classify them any other way! Thanks-it is exciting to start, I agree!

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  12. Love your colorful shelves. I'm still working on the boxes & files I brought home from school. The pic of Ingrid & Imogene is filled with exuberance! Glad that you're enjoying more morning walks, love the pic of the shadows cast by a fence? Have a good weekend and a wonderful week to come.

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    1. Thanks Ramona, fun to finally put the books in special order. I know you must still be going through boxes, don't know what I'll do when I finally leave? You are my inspiration! Yes, the shadow is a rail fence in a park nearby. Thanks for the wishes, hope you do, too!

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  13. I love your celebrations. Beautiful girls, family and shelves! So great that you are writing poetry.I'm in awe of that.

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    1. Thanks, Julieanne. I've written poetry for a long time with students, & personally, & am excited to learn more this time.

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  14. Isn't it wonderful to get organized? (I need to put that on my to-do list!) Congrats to your granddaughter for beginning kindergarten. Such a milestone to celebrate and I love that her little sister was there to see her off. Enjoy your week!

    Jennifer
    Sweet Writing Life
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, it's been a big time for her in school. Although she's been at a school for a long time, this definitely is more! She's doing fine so far!

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  15. How wonderful to have your granddaughter at your school.

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    1. It is very special! Will be fun to see what happens all year!

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  16. Those girls are precious! What a reason to celebrate! And having the rest of the family nearby is just as special. I am intrigued by the table at which you are all sitting. I love the narrow width of it. I also love the photos from your walk and your office shelves. Being the beginning of the year, I am struck by how much time it takes just to get organized!

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    1. The table is at a nearby beer garden, Christy, a favorite restaurant that's child friendly. They can play around, like other kids there, so we go often. It is good to spend the time being organized, gets me started with the year, too! Thanks for coming by! I hope your year is going well so far!

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