I celebrate each Saturday with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build and the rest of the wonderful community that celebrates together. Come join us! Tweet at #CelebrateLu
Unlike others, I like the change in times, enjoy the wintery cold and dark, feel cozy and glad to be inside. I know that some have to work outside and sympathize with that work that is harder in winter dark, but still, I like it. This was the week to feel as if I was sleeping in, but wondering why I was so tired earlier in the evening than usual. And this week means we're closer to the holidays!.
Yesterday I shared a poem that has a line about these shorter days. I celebrate poetry that fills me up most every day. I take pleasure in the words. On The Shortest Days by Joyce Sutphen has this line: "Quickly the lights are appearing, a lamp/in every window and nests of stars on the rooftops." You can find all the poem here.
There were a lot of good moments this week:
Earlier in the week I went to Tattered Cover, our local wonderful Indie store, to see Elizabeth
George, a mystery writer that I love.
While at the bookstore, I read a recently out picture book that everyone is cooing about: Toys Meet Snow by Emily Jenkins and Paul O. Zelinsky. Here is one part that I celebrate, and you'll need to find the book to read more. Sorry it's not a great picture, but I wanted to share these wonderful words.
I celebrate former colleagues. I met a friend at a local coffee shop this week, and it was just lovely to get together and catch up. One of the things I do miss about being retired is those casual, sometimes even short, conversations that one has at work. It now has to be more formal, and longer apart. I do celebrate that I am still seeing some of those I worked with for years and years.
I celebrate the final days of gorgeous trees. I discovered this as I walked to my car one day. Love the tree and the brick work on the building. Beauty is everywhere if one only looks!
Other times: eating dinner one evening with my daughter and family and my Friday afternoon/evening time with Ingrid.
I've having fun with PiBoIdMo, reading the daily posts working on writing and ideas each morning. I celebrate Tara Lazar at Writing for Kids (While Raising Them) who hosts this phenomenon each November.
Hoping your week has been good, too. I know that it's nearing time for reports and conferences, a busy time for teachers. Best wishes to you if you are in that time.