Sunday, January 25, 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.  My heart ornaments . . . 
When I packed up the Christmas decorations this year, I kept out my heart ornaments (and then misplaced them - remember last week's white box I found) so we could use them for a once yearly event for the women in our congregation.  This year's theme, Written In Our Hearts, was taken from Jeremiah 31: 33 "... I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people."  My friend, Laurie, found this branch and created our lovely centerpiece for today's conference.  
2.  Weeding books with Amy . . . 
I'm working as a part-time librarian at my old school.  One of our tasks is to "weed the fiction collection."  I'm making a list of Books that Need Some Love (books that have never been checked out or only checked out once) for a display in February.  It's fun to read the shelves with Amy because I'm also making a list of books I've never read that Amy says I absolutely must read.  

3.  Wonderful walks savoring spring-like weather in January . . . 
Instead of taking the monorail to The Seattle Center, my husband and I walked from downtown Seattle to The Rep to see an afternoon matinee of August Wilson's play, "The Piano Lesson."  After the play, we walked back to the downtown bus stop.  Easy way to get our steps in for the day.
On Sunday I persuaded my friend, Jan, to walk the north end instead of our usual mid-island library walk.  We bumped into our friend, Ann, who was also out enjoying the lovely evening.  We strolled into several pocket parks and saw this view of Mount Ranier from a dock in Lake Washington.
And anytime I'm on the north end, Slater Park calls me to stop, savor the view, and snap a picture.
Slater Park sunset


  1. Oh I do love your pictures, especially of that lake, Ramona. How lucky you are to be able to walk there. Love the hearts, too, & can't imagine you aren't loving that library job. I can hardly walk through out library without taking out at least one book. Have another wonderful week of celebrations!

  2. I love the hearts. The weather is fabulous but I admit I want one snowfall before spring arrives for good. How do you like working in the library?

    1. I'm with you, Jone. It's always nice to have one good snowfall. We'll keep our fingers crossed for February! Loving my time in the library since I've always been a wannabe librarian.

  3. Ramona, I have a collection of heart ornaments, too. :) Love these pics!

  4. Thanks for the photos. I love the heart tree and the mountain -- wow. Maybe someday we can take this stroll together. Wouldn't that be fantastic?