Saturday, June 14, 2014

Celebrating Five!

                                    So excited to join Saturday Celebrations with Ruth Ayres! 
                        It is fun to live my week thinking about what I will celebrate on Saturday.

Discover. Play. Build.
A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember!

1.  Thanks for the gift, B!
My son's birthday present to me was helping me clean up my emails (without judgment), set up fewer files, and move old emails (with a number that shall not be named) to an "old emails to be sorted" folder.  Something tells me that I'll never wade through all of them, but just knowing they are there is comforting.  For now, I'm working on getting to empty every day in my inbox.  Then I text or email my son, "It's empty."  If your email is out of control, check out  
You can quickly move an email to unsubscribe or rollup.  It's fabulous!

2.  Thank you, Ruth!
This opportunity to celebrate each week is an incredible opportunity to focus on the joy.  When I'd had a particularly rough Tuesday at school this past week, I arrived home exhausted, depleted, and still needing to write my weekly slice.  Thanks to the discipline of this weekly post, 
I decided to look for the joy . . . and I found it!  

3.  I survived the final Friday of our school year, a Friday the 13th with a full moon.
And now we only have four more days, and then it will be time to 
face the  monumental task of weeding out my teaching stuff.  

4.  I'm synched again, thanks to hubby's help!
For some reason, my fit bit went on walkabout this week.  On Friday night, we worked with 
several devices trying to get them to recognize and record my steps.  I wanted to give up, 
but L persisted.  I'm definitely a non athlete, but keeping up with my daily steps and 
seeing the progress of other family members motivates me to keep moving.  

5.  I celebrate an overcast Saturday.  
It's much easier to grade papers on a day like today. 


  1. May your papers get graded, your room get organized and store, and may the sun then shine on your summer vacation! I was in your shoes last week! Hang in there!

  2. I manage to keep my work email box cleaned up and to "zero" every day, but my home emails? Forgetabout it. Some day, maybe.
    ( is a big help though! Even if I digest those daily summaries...a week at a time)

  3. How nice that you have family members who have the technology skills to help you when you start to drown. These next few days will be a whirlwind, try to enjoy them.

  4. I am thankful for a rainy weekend too! I am in the middle of writing report cards! :0)

    I love this line..."I decided to look for the joy . . . and I found it!"

  5. I'm counting down just like you, Ramona. And your #2 sounds like the same reason I felt I needed to stop by and celebrate...a day late!

  6. I love the e-mail clean-up as a birthday gift--that is truly a gift of love (and the fact that you included the caveat: without judgment--ha ha)! You are really carrying out Ruth's idea that celebration takes grit--finding the joy on Tuesday and celebrating overcast weather so that you can grade papers, no less!