Saturday, October 3, 2015

Celebrating Every Day


              I celebrate each Saturday with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build - It's a close community that celebrates together. Come join us!          Tweet at #CelebrateLu


It's rather lovely to find just the words for this Saturday Celebration.  I didn't write them, but sure wish I had.


"Jet" by Tony Hoagland

                 and it is good, a way of letting life
                 out of the box, uncapping the bottle
                 to let the effervescence gush
                 through the narrow, usually constricted neck.

      The week flew, ending today with an absolutely wonderful thing,  meeting Penny Parker Klostermann this morning IN PERSON, and helping her celebrate her book at a local favorite bookstore, The Bookies. She is a blogger friend and I've loved reading her blog, wrote a guest post with Ingrid recently that was lots of fun to create. You can find the post here


 

     The week began with a mountain hike, looking for the golden views of aspen, Ingrid and Imi 
loving the challenges of rock-climbing. That evening we sat at a nearby park to watch that spectacular super/blood/moon with a full lunar eclipse. I wouldn't have missed watching no matter the time.
        I'm proud of myself for finally finally signing up again with Curves. There is one very near, and I just haven't taken the time to do so. I did this exercising before I moved, and loved it. It will be great for me in addition to walking. And, Monday morning I'll be meeting with the volunteer coordinator at a nearby favorite used bookstore to see what times are available for me to volunteer my time to them. Now if I can only refrain from purchasing!!
         There was an offer from the alternative teaching program with whom I am working (mentoring the new young teacher-to-be at my school) to participate in a mentoring/coaching institute, which I did on Thursday and Friday. It was a joy to meet and talk with so many interesting teachers, coaches, principals, and museum educators in this group. I took a class in cognitive coaching a few years ago, but it was long enough ago that I felt this would be a great refresher, and it was!
          It felt like a full week, and I'm looking forward to another, and my brother, sister-in-law and niece will be here a week from today, to spend a long weekend and to help me celebrate my birthday.  


I'm anticipating a sweet October! And I hope all of you are, too!
     

28 comments:

  1. I love your life--love how you combine family, teaching, and love of books into a very full life. What a great way to "retire".

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    1. Thank you, Deb. So far, it's working well. I hope it will continue that way.

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    1. Thank you, not quite here, but soon!

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  3. Volunteering at a bookstore, walking, working out, time spent with family...you are living the good life!!! Your posts make me smile and remind me about what's important in life! Thank you Linda!

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    1. And thank you, too, Michelle. It is going well, I admit, & it's nice to celebrate those good things.

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  4. It makes me smile to see those pictures of you and Penny together!

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    1. What a gift it was to be able to meet Penny, Laura, and loads of fun to see her celebrating her book!

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  5. Rock climbing together is so incredibly fun. I remember doing that with my children and when I was young - with my father.

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    1. The girls were so proud that they could do it, Crystal. What strength it gives young kids to try physical things and succeed! Thank you!

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  6. Look at that rock climbing! What fun. Volunteering at a bookstore - lucky them and lucky you. That will be wonderful.

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    1. Thanks, Carrie, yes, the rock climbing was very fun. I am looking forward to being at the bookstore!

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  7. You have such a full life. Glad your talents are being tapped AND for your pleasure.

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    1. Thanks, Julieanne, So far, going great.

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  8. And I thought you were retired! But this is exactly what I would do too! Well...maybe not the rock climbing! Have a restful weekend after all that.

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    1. Thanks, Leigh Anne, I just read and celebrated your post, too! It was a busy week, and it's been a slow-going Saturday too, except for meeting Penny!

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  9. I used to exercise at Curves. It closed and now I am at a gym with men and women. I like the discipline of classes but miss the ease of hopping in for a quick 30 minutes anytime.
    You do keep busy. Be careful or every organization is going to snatch you up as a volunteer.

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    1. I've enjoyed my time there so far, & glad I finally returned. Sorry you don't have a choice, Margaret. I think I've made my choices & that will be it for a while. I want to leave plenty of time for writing and for spending time with the granddaughters! Thanks!

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  10. You had a lot of beautiful things to celebrate this week. Wishing you more things to celebrate this week.

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    1. Thanks so much, Bernadette. It's going to be a busy few weeks coming!

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  11. Linda, you had a busy week of enjoyable celebrations. I checked out what you submitted to Penny and wrote this response: "Finally catching up with posts, Penny. I do enjoy your series and always love reading what Linda writes." Ingrid is very detailed oriented in her drawings. Rock climbing - interesting!

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    1. Oh, how nice of you, Carol. It was lots of fun doing that with Ingrid, & she was excited too. And it was doubly wonderful to meet Penny! Her new book is lots of fun!

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  12. Love your collage of pics, a return to Curves (ours closed several years ago and I miss it), the pics in the mountains, and volunteering at a bookstore. And now the excitement of family coming for a visit and an upcoming b-day. What a splendid week!

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    1. I am excited, off to meet the volunteer person in the bookstore this am! And can't wait to see my brother, sister-in-law & niece. Thank you Ramona!

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  13. I hope you are better than I am about buying books, or you will be sunk at the bookstore! :-) Sounds like a fun week!

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    1. I'm looking forward to it, & I know what you mean about books. I remember volunteering at my children's school library long ago, & brought home piles! I will try to have more self-control this time! Thanks, Tabatha.

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  14. You share so wonderful aspects of your life, Linda. I wish you lots and lots of joy and happiness and books.

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    1. Thank you for sending wishes, Earl. That's lovely.

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