Sunday, July 12, 2015
Celebrating Each Saturday with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build. Finally time today to celebrate this past busy week. Tweet at #CelebrateLu
Celebrating one part of endings: I wasn't able to post yesterday because I was having my book sale! While there weren't many customers, I did manage to sell and/or give away about half the books. Next step, donating the rest. My house is rather back to normal, with three extra shelves added in from school, I was able to still keep many. I imagine I will keep looking for others to give away, but for now I'm tired and want to celebrate and read, not just keep messing with books. I also celebrate that I've purged many school papers, kept some to look at a little more closely, but not too many. Time to 'do' instead of "clean out".
Celebrating blogger friends: In her very busy days, Carol Wilcox at Carol's Corner took the time to come to the book sale and take away several boxes of books to share with her colleagues. She lives quite close to me, and I am lucky to have connected with her.
Celebrating family and the imagination of children: My daughter, Sarah, & Ingrid came over to help with the sale. Because customers were on the light side, we had a wonderful visit. A family came riding by and one of them happened to be a classmate of Ingrid's. She came to stay and play. They had a great time in my back yard, came to tell us they were pretending it was the forest and there were all sorts of adventures happening!
Celebrating the return of my library room: Remember the picture when the floor was covered with boxes and bags of books? Not anymore! The student chair is one I had in my classroom all the years.
Celebrating slowing down to notice: I am reminded of the poem by John Moffitt "To Look at Anything". It begins-
"To look at any thing,
If you would know that thing,
you must look at it long: You can find the rest of the poem and a little bit about John Moffitt here. I've used the poem more than once with students, writing and looking outside. Here are two pictures, a marvelous insect and a new kind of bike rack I noticed this week.
Celebrating books one more time: I have the perfect window in my kitchen that looks out on the front porch. Ingrid and I have fun imitating The Hello-Goodbye Window (Juster and Raschka). If you don't know the book, find it and take a look!
It was a good week doing other tasks and enjoying being home too. I hope you all have a great next week, too!