Saturday, June 25, 2016

Celebrating - Big & Little?


          Celebrating with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build.  and connecting with others who share their celebrations, too. It's a joy to read everyone's words of celebration.  

          There are those "things" that count, and they are sometimes thought of as 'big' and 'little', yet they make my life the joy that it is, so I won't judge, just share. Here are a few pictures and explanations of some of the nice things this week:

       I started the week having brunch with my son-in-law and my daughter and the grand-girls for Father's Day. What a grand father he is! And I celebrated my two fathers. My first father was a pilot in World War II, and was lost in a battle near the Philippines. I was two, don't remember him, but loved his parents, my paternal grandparents, dearly, so I imagine he was a wonderful man. The second father became my father when I was about six, and also fought in World War II, was stationed all over the world in the Army Corps of Engineers. He was a wonderful father to me, and grandfather to my children.
 




















       Today is my daughter-in-law Barb's birthday, and I am a lucky mother-in-law to have such a wonderful daughter-in-law. Barb and Nathan just celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary. Wow, time sure flies.  I'm celebrating them, and that they and their son, Carter, are coming to visit for this coming weekend's holiday!



        I've anticipated this bi-annual library sale for a while, and went Wednesday, found a bag of books I wanted, and had a terrific time browsing. The protrusion on the left and the extensions crossing the street are part of the Denver Art Museum. The main library is that building on the right.

        I spent quite a bit of time this week with the grand-girls, and part of it was not a good thing except we're all glad that it wasn't worse. Imogene, who climbs nearly everything she can with skill, broke her arm around dinner time one evening. She simply tripped and fell. So, I stayed with her and Ingrid part of one day, etc. This time we really did celebrate that the break is a simple one, and a cast will be placed Monday. No pictures. Imi would not have been happy to have one taken. Maybe next week?

       

        Every week I celebrate the beauty out of doors. And I take more pictures! This time, a rabbit nibbling on the green outside my fence, and the lilies "after" a good rain. I loved that I captured raindrops too. Enlarge to see!


        And I celebrate my time at the bookstore. Out of need, I've been there three times this week, and each time I discover something new I haven't read. This time, another lovely story from Patricia Polacco, a young/old relationship bringing two different ages and cultures together, showing beautifully how much they have in common.

         Life is good! EXCEPT-I missed going to All-Write this week, thought of all of you there, and know it was a special time. Next year!


18 comments:

  1. Your celebrations are amazing. Your family, books and gardens a perfect trio in my mind :) Hopefully you were able to follow the tweets and even better next year you will be able to attend Allwrie 17. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thanks, Maria, I followed as many tweets as I could when time let me. There were so many great sessions!

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  2. Enjoyed reading this post and getting caught up with you! Poor Imogene! My son broke his arm when he was 7. It seemed like forever that we had to be so careful. But now it seems like forever ago.

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    1. Imi is so active that this is quite a blow to have to be rather still & careful. But it will pass. We've all been there as parents, I guess. Thanks, Carrie, nice to hear from you. I've been sending warm wishes your way!

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  3. Hope I WILL see you next year at All-Write. Two handsome dads, a beautiful daughter-in-law, a bag of books, a broken arm (but not a bad as it could have been), a bunny, lilies and raindrops, and a new book discovery! Lots to celebrate, for sure.

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    1. Thank you, I am already looking forward to meeting you! Glad you had a great time!

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  4. Linda, I wish you were at All Write too. I missed you! Mrs. Katz & Tush is one of my all time favorite PP books! I'm so glad that Imogene is ok. Breaking an arm must be a scary thing. Hope the healing happens quickly. So many celebrations! LOVE it!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle, hoping to meet someday? Imogene is doing better, & after the cast is on will be able to get going again! Thanks!

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  5. Breaking bones seems to be a natural part of a childhood for many but even when the break is small it is a dramatic experience for a child. I hope Imogene heals quickly and can return to her active life. I appreciate that you share both "big' and "little" - each special in their own way.

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    1. Thanks, Terje, all of it makes our life, doesn't it?

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  6. Oh poor Immi, I hope the cast doesn't stay on too long. The shout out to your daughter in law is splendid. All too often the relationship between mother and daughter in laws in maligned and demeaned.

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    1. Guess they'll find out tomorrow about how long for the cast! My daughter-in-law is wonderful, and I am fortunate, I know. Thanks, Bernadette!

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  7. How fortunate you weren't at All Write so you could be there to support and care for Imi. What a celebration filled week you had, even with the break. Enjoy your time with your Texas family, I know you do not see them enough.

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    1. Thanks, Elsie. Yes, I know it was good that I could help with Imi. What a few days it has been. I'm happy you all had a good time!

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  8. What a full week. So many big and little things. First off, so sorry for Imi! Broken bones are especially tough on those of us who are active. Ironic too. Something little causes a break. And thank you for sharing the family history.

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    1. The cast is on, so Imi should soon get part of her life back! Thanks, Julieanne!

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  9. Linda,
    I'm late reading last week's celebration posts. I am so glad for the truth of "better late than never." The wisps of stories of your fathers brought goosebumps. Thank you for celebrating.
    Hugs,
    Ruth

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    1. You're welcome, Ruth, I appreciate that you started this deliberate celebrating. It is a good thing! Hugs back!

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