Celebrating with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build. and linking with others who share their celebrations, too. I am grateful to Ruth for helping us celebrate together!
From Goodreads with a few changes: When Don Freeman, creator of Corduroay, died, colleagues and his wife decided to use his never before published artwork and make a commemorative book using his wonderful illustrations. Paired with Linda Zuckerman's thoughtful rhyming text, The Day Is Waiting takes readers on a tour of our big, wide world and reminds us that no matter how far we roam, we always have home to come back to.
I recently discovered this book, a new edition, and I've decided it will be a good way to celebrate the coming new year, and celebrate those past. I am trying, have been trying to make a new life these past few years. Even before my husband died, I was living alone while he was in a treatment facility. I don't write often about his passing, but the beginnings of each year feel new and challenging every year to me, along with making choices. Most of the time in life, time is taken by education, sometimes marriage and children, jobs that fill the days, etc. But now I am retired and have choices to make, and I want to make them as wisely as I can. This book seems to open up a world of "new" to me, and like so many of others' one little words, it has landed in my lap at what feels like the right time!
Here are my recent celebrations. these past weeks have been lovely and I am grateful.
|Writing a haiku each day since Dec. 1st and reaching|
out into the world to find goodness is a joy.
|Memories of ornaments keep me grounded,|
sometimes in the long ago. This is from a student
in my first class.
|My poems published in a real book-so proud!|
|I visit my husband every week or so, to tell|
him what's going on, and add some decoration
just for him.
|I won't forget Imogene slipping into the Santa's corner,|
and then adding Big Monkey.
|Christmas Eve with everyone at Sarah and Dave's. It was a|
happy start to our Christmas.
|Ingrid and Imogene adore Carter, as you can|
see them cuddle up with him. He is a patient
|Ingrid posing with her new hat from Uncle Jim|
and Aunt Glenna (my brother and sister-in-law).
|Yes, Carter really did play Candyland with|
|My new grand-dogs, Teddy and Abe, were|
here for the holidays, too! They were very
|I'll never stop loving sunsets!|
Happy New Year Everyone. An Irish blessing for you: "May you have warm words on a cool evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door."