Saturday, October 11, 2014

Celebration Saturday

Thanks to Ruth Ayres, we all have the pleasure of celebrating our past week together. Come read everyone's posts linked up to DiscoverPlayBuild.
        Whew-what a week, a pleasure and busy. For a little while, I am subbing for our new teacher, who is also a new father as of Wednesday. It's always something to celebrate when a new baby enters our lives. I'm celebrating new life, and being in the classroom with wonderful middle school students again. 
         I had three lunch meetings also this week, starting conversations with the Primary, Intermediate and Advanced School teacher groups. We made some goals, and will finally begin talking about best practices in different areas. Exciting.



        I met with two enthusiastic, motivated young women who want to start a school newspaper. When I was in the classroom, I did advise a newspaper group for many years, but no one has taken this on since I left. It's going to be fun to start a new group, writing in new ways.
        Ingrid, my five year old granddaughter is spending the day with me today, a pre-birthday present My birthday is tomorrow. I know she has plans, but they are secret, and I am told she'll tell me what they are when she arrives. Late this afternoon I get to take her to a classmate's birthday party. I know that parents of young children might tire of so many parties, but it's a treat for me to get to do it once in a while.

        Lovely thoughts still linger about my time at the retreat. It truly was a special time. Autumn is becoming prettier and prettier here in Denver, and it's snowing in the mountains. Skiers are happy!
       Have a terrific week everyone!

24 comments:

  1. Such joy in your celebrations today! Happy Birthday and enjoy your time with you granddaughter! I can't wait to hear what she has planned!! Thanks for the beautiful picture too...I LOVE fall!!!

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    1. Thanks Michelle. Funny-I was just writing to you on your blog! Yes, a special day today!

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  2. Happy celebrations this week, Linda. I wonder what Ingrid has planned???? Can't wait to hear about it

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    1. I can't even guess, Deb, but it will be fun! Thank you!

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  3. Advanced happy birthday! I, too, get super excited when goal planning is involved especially when its with other people!

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    1. Thank you Earl, yes, it will be a year of good conversations!

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  4. Palju ├Ánne! May your day be filled with surprises. Curious to know what Ingrid has planned.

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  5. Have a wonderful time with Ingrid. I am sure she has some very special plans. :)

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  6. Can't wait to hear about Ingrid's secret plans! I'm sure you will enjoy every minute.

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    1. She's here now, getting out all the 'activities', ha! Such fun to see what 5 year olds think up.

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  7. What fun! Easy to see how much you are enJOYing everything!

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  8. Happy Birthday, Linda! Wish I could wish you a happy birthday in person :-)

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  9. How exciting to have a granddaughter with secret plans! Enjoy your birthday day-a great reason to celebrate. I love the photo of fall in Denver. There is much to notice and wonder about in this photo. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Hope your "secret" birthday is a magical day filled with the wonder of family love surrounded by fall beauty. Thank you for all you do to brighten my week - every week - all year through.

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  11. Happy happy birthday! I hope it's a great day tomorrow!
    What fun being in the classroom again! Enjoy, I'm sure you'll quickly make some new student connections!

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  12. Happy birthday! I hope your have a wonderful time with your grandgirl and the surprises!

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  13. I love reading about all the joy you and others find in the work (and love of work) you do.

    Happy birthday! I know it will be wonderful.

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  14. Thanks everyone! It was a busy day, so couldn't reply to each. I had a fun day with Ingrid!

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  15. So glad you're still luxuriating in lovely thoughts from your retreat. Meetings with teachers, back in a middle school classroom - you had a busy week indeed. Those students are lucky to spend some time with you - as is the teacher who knows his students are in good hands! I bet Ingrid had some fun surprises! Happy Birthday!

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  16. I hope you had a wonderful day with your granddaughter. I love how you embrace this time with her. I was so busy this weekend not only could I not post, but I couldn't comment. I love having a house full.

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  17. Linda - I think I'm reading last week's celebrations because I know your birthday has passed! Hope you had a wonderful time and that your granddaughter had a grand surprise planned for you! Retreat lingerings - how lovely! Happy week!

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    1. Thanks, Adrienne-yes, I had a wonderful birthday, & have now just returned from my school's retreat-hence no post today.

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