Saturday, December 19, 2015

Celebrating - Sweetest Days


              Many celebrate each Saturday or Sunday with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build. Come join in to share your own special celebrations.

              I'm reminded of the Frank Sinatra song "It Was A Very Good Year", but this time, "It was a very good week!"  But it was packed. Seems like a long time since Monday, and I celebrated good times every day.
            Imogene visited Monday and Wednesday. Her school is already out for the holiday break! She didn't come Tuesday because I was supposed to meet with the teacher I work with at school, BUT it was a snowday, so all schools canceled, and I stayed home, walked to the library and loved the snow. Wednesday, Imi and I went walking! Pics of that are in the collage, plus favorite picture books, too. A new robot book from the library and an old book I still have. Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola is a wordless book, still wonderful for young kids! I worked my shift at the bookstore and discovered a new edition of The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey. I don't have it, but remember it from long ago. If you don't know it, look for it. It's a wonderful story, gorgeously illustrated. I also celebrate my sky pictures, one during the day and the other  of the sunrise just this morning.
           #HeiferGives, hashtag for sharing a selfie with an ugly Christmas sweater on FB or twitter or Instagram. Each one shared, a donation of $5.00 adds to the resources for more animals! You can do it until the end of the month! Please take time to post, worth it!



      What isn't pictured:  Decorating Christmas cookies with Ingrid and Imi. And, I've started taking Ingrid shopping for her parents and sister, Imogene, and we managed to find a time Thursday. It is delightful to do, and to see what she believes is the "best" gift ever. Then we go home and wrap. Each year she does more, cuts and tapes and ties the bows. It really isn't an easy thing to do, so I celebrate Ingrid's persistence in learning how to wrap 'just right'.

      And, my daughter and family are off to South Dakota to visit my son-in-law's family until Wednesday, so I get the pleasure of having George. I miss having a pet, so this is a special treat. He is a wonder of a cattle dog. 
      My weekend will fill with wrapping. I don't have to go anywhere but out for a walk. The snow is still on the ground, but it's supposed to be 60 degrees today. Celebrating all kinds of weather, especially when it happens at the right time.

                Happy Holidays to Everyone. May your days be merry and bright! (Guess I should also celebrate "songs". Lines seem to be seeping into my writing!)

14 comments:

  1. Fantastic picture collage. I think you are spending all of your earnings at the book store.

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    1. There are no earnings, Bernadette. The store is run through a coop, totally volunteers! So I do have time to read there, & I admit I've bought a few books too (tehe). Thanks!

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  2. This is all so lovely. Snow. Little ones. Time. Traditions. Loved reading all of it.

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    1. Thanks, Carrie. I am grateful for the week, and all you just listed!

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  3. Awww, I hope you and George enjoy your visit!!! Love the collage! Happy wrapping!!

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    1. I thought of you & Bella as I took him out for a walk, Michelle. Thanks!

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  4. Sounds like it has been a lovely week. I'm just back from a walk with my girl. So beautiful out today!

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    1. I just watched the weather: it was sixty-two today. Wow. And yes, it was a good week. Thanks, Carol.

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  5. Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful week of wrapping and dog walking.

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    1. Thanks, Margaret. I hope the same for you!

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  6. We celebrated warm weather here today. So funny that we were below freezing yesterday, but it was in the 40s today. I'll take it though. My dog and I enjoyed the warmth on our walk.

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    1. Yes! I am keeping my 'grand-dog' for my daughter and family, & it was a nice day to be out. Thanks, Crystal. Have a lovely week!

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  7. Love the collage! That's a skill I need to learn. I especially enjoyed the sky pictures! Sounds like you're having a grand time with the girls. I'll need to check out the new edition of The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey. I love the story, but wasn't crazy about the illustrations in the earlier edition. Merry Christmas, Linda! Enjoy the family time. I love keeping up with you here.

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    1. Thank you, Ramona. Glad you liked the sky pics. I love looking up! Enjoy all of your Christmas with everyone, too. So nice that you have one family near now.

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