Saturday, September 19, 2015

Celebrating 100 Weeks!

                             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!

I'm thrilled to be here with my friends for this centennial celebration - 100 times we've gathered to Celebrate This Week together.  Thanks, Ruth, for your gentle ways which remind us to celebrate:  to look for hope, to make connections, and to seek the light.  Every.Single.Week.

1.  Writer's Notebooks!
I bumped into this guy at the public library after the first day of school.  
I've known him for a long time, but he's in fourth grade now.
He was focused on finding the perfect pics to decorate his writer's notebook.
His dad was helping him cut them out, and his mom sent me this pic last week.  

2.  Books!
I joined fellow Friends of the Library on three days this past week to volunteer for our fall book sale, the big one.  Imagine my delight when I arrived on Monday,
and they assigned me to unpack children's books. 
Of course, if you put me to work in children's books, chances are I'll buy a few. 
For those of you who know about my decluttering efforts, 
most of these books are gifts.  And books aren't clutter.

3.  Books, Brownies, and Beyond
Our first book club meeting for this school year was on Tuesday with twelve
students in attendance - five returning 7th graders and seven new 6th graders.  We threw name tags into the hat for a drawing at the end.
Winner:  first person to read Sunny Side Up!
4.  Fall Color!
 I stepped out of the library on Wednesday to place a phone call and discovered gorgeous yellow leaves announcing fall's imminent arrival
against a magnificent blue sky. 
Wednesday, a blue and yellow day!

My daily page-a-day calendar featured this John Ruskin quote: 
"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty."


  1. Books certainly aren't clutter and agreed, they are gifts whether they are passed on or come to live with you!

  2. So much goodness here! I love those photos.

  3. What a great student photo! I need to do more of that. I love that you notice nature and that you share it with us, too.

  4. Wow, can't believe you have such fall colors already. I love the pictures, Ramona, and also of that boy with his notebook-hurrah. You found some wonderful books while unpacking. Sounds like a very nice week, love that you do the book club.

  5. You must have been so pleased to run into the little boy who was so motivated about his writing journal.

  6. Celebrations around books are always ones to applaud. Thanks for sharing the photos but most of all that great quote that I would like to place in the fall gallery with credit to you for submitting it. Is that fine?

  7. Books aren't clutter! I'll agree to that. Once again, I love your pictures and they make me think I need to come and visit the place you call home.