Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nice Things, Nice Week

                The week has flown, filled with good moments. Thanks to Ruth Ayres at Discover, Play, Build  we share our celebrations with each other.

        A few more days until Thanksgiving, a few more days till family, and a few days of rest before back in that swift time before the holidays, such a joyful time, but busier than most of the year. This week celebrating different moments:
  • Students who sit and talk of their goals for work with passion and enthusiasm. It's a gift to me to be able to have those conversations.
  • A Friday trip where an hour into the mountains, the bus started smoking, and I made it to a stopping place, a helpful colleague came to the rescue--with another bus--and we were able to carry on with the trip. Flexibility was key, but what a day!  
  • Shopping for dinner with my granddaughter and trying hard not to laugh as she carefully examined a few frozen packages to see what she might like. (Pictures mean a lot to those who cannot yet read, and Stauffer's won the day.)
  • Spending a few hours shopping with my daughter  last Sunday. We are both so busy that a few hours is a treasure.
  • Looking forward to this coming Thanksgiving with all the family. My son, daughter-in-law and grandson will be here!
Happy Thanksgiving with friends and family, wherever you are, whatever you enjoy on your table.

          From John Fitzgerald Kennedy: "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."



12 comments:

  1. Hi LInda,
    Thanks for sharing your small moments and reminding us that we all have so much to be thankful for every day. I especially enjoyed hearing about your shopping experience and the choice of food-pictures sell don't they?
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Amy, it's great to hear from you! I hope you're posting today so I can see what you're up to. Yes, those pictures do sell! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  2. The mixture of moments - a mosaic of life. Mother-daughter, grandmother -granddaughter time are treasures indeed.

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    1. Thanks, Terje. I always appreciate your response!

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  3. Important quote by JFK!! Your celebrations are sweet. Glad someone came to the bus rescue! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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    1. Thanks Holly, hope you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving, too!

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  4. Oh my goodness, the bus incident - yikes! Glad you were rescued! I am giggling over your shopping trip with your granddaughter. Very cute.

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    1. It was quite a day with the bus, but all turned out fine! Thanks, Carrie!

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  5. Hope, flexibility and some frozen dinner. This was quite a week. I appreciated the Kennedy quote....it was this time of November.....and we were all reminded to do good words and embrace today as we are not promised tomorrow.

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    1. I wondered if anyone would remember the date of JFK's death, Anita. It seemed right to remember. Thank you!

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  6. Beautiful details... thank you for sharing.

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Having a conversation is a good thing!