Saturday, January 10, 2015

Celebrate This Week

Join us each weekend for Celebrate this week with Ruth Ayres.  
 When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
Discover. Play. Build.
                                    A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember!

1.  An opportunity to "stretch" -  Our half-time librarian is on medical leave for six weeks.  There's no way that a book lover like me could pass up the opportunity to spend time in one of my favorite spots.  With the kitchen remodel slated to start in February, two curriculum units to finish, and a week of testing with our sixth graders, January promises to be challenging and fun!
2.  A Downton Tabby tea with Jan and Coleen - 
We read aloud from this parody by Chris Kelly while enjoying tea and treats (don't miss the saucer of milk at each place setting).  Jan's decorative cats come from all over the world!

3.  This sunset captured on my way home from Mock Newbery book club on Tuesday -  

4.  I finished the audiobook for The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage, one of our Mock Newbery possibilities.  I loved the sequel just as much as Three Times Lucky which I reviewed here.  If you need an audiobook filled with memorable characters that will keep you chuckling on your daily commute and sitting in your garage to finish a chapter, look no further than these two delightful books.  I listened to both of them on audio:  Three Times Lucky was narrated by Michael Friedman and the sequel was narrated by Lauren Fortgang.  I savored the final words of Sheila Turnage as I listened, and then listened again, and then picked up the book to read Mo LeBeau's tender note to upstream mother at the end of the book.

Have a wonderful week filled with moments to savor!


  1. I love all your celebrations! I want to go back in time and do them with you! In another life I want to work in a school library! You had an outstanding week!

  2. I like how you partner challenge and fun waiting for you. Oh, the tea and treats make me jealous (in a very positive way.)

  3. Such joyful busyness! Not surprising when it involves books, tea and sweets. (love those decorative cats)

  4. I thought you were retired! You're getting busier! What a treat to be a librarian for some weeks-bet you find more books to read! The tea looks wonderful, too, Ramona. And love your sunset picture. I took a few more sky pics this week too. Happy weekend!

  5. I think being a librarian would be the best! Something I may consider for retirement. Tea and sunsets...sounds like a book title to me. Enjoy your new job!

  6. I loved both Sheila Turnage books. I can imagine that they'd make terrific audios--such a strong voice in Mo. How I love libraries. I'm pretty sure I was a librarian in another life too!

  7. Downtown Tabby sounds like fun! Enjoy your six weeks in the library.

  8. Great week. Love the sunset and tea and all the fun you had this week. Thanks for sharing.

  9. That tea party looks so fun! And I can't imagine a better librarian!!