Sunday, December 6, 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!

In a week filled with lists, sadness,
commitments, and challenges, I celebrate:

cold is almost gone.
 This calendar quote that
arrived when I most needed it: 
"Comparison is the thief of joy. 
My tree's not up, but thanks to the
help of Sara and Shelly - mantels, tables, 
and bookshelves are decorated and bedecked.
This  note from one member of Books Brownies
and Beyond, our after school book club, currently
reading Newbery possibilities:  "I just started reading
Echo yesterday, but finished it today, and I was wondering
if it was one of the candidates for the winning book, because
I want to change my vote to Echo from The War That Saved
My Life.  It is very emotional, and really enjoyable.  I love how
it all connects at the end.  Thank you, and see you next week." 
 The Dickens' Carolers (a gift from Friends of the Library to our community)
making my last hour of a four hour shift at the book sale a high point of the week.
a wonderful
weekend, friends! 

The tree is supposed to be all green, but blogger and I are not getting along this am!  Maybe I shouldn't blame it on blogger since we're experiencing internet issues.  I make it all green, but it refuses to save that way.  Gotta love technology!


  1. Wonder why the color challenge. Sometimes a strange format causes me to start all over on a new post template. Strange. . . I love the tree anyway, Ramona, filled with lovely 'ornaments', & color, just like trees decorated. Several have mentioned colds & me, too. Could it be possible to pass them over the air? Hm-m. Happy getting well!

  2. I just finished Echo last week too and it was a beautiful book. I was rooting for Circus Mirandus but I think Echo just may have passed it...but by a very slim margin! Hope you are feeling better. Megan has been sick this week too. Hopefully now that you have had it, you will be safe for the holidays! Love the tree! I have had some color and font issues with Blogger too. I have been writing haiku for December and have tried different colors to match my pictures...very challenging at times!

  3. Fun! I'm glad your cold is almost gone. I'm still coughing up a storm. I hope mine fades away soon. It didn't occur to me to try to use color with my tree, but I guess maybe it would have ended with frustration then anyway. ;)

  4. Loved the Christmas tree shape! Feel better, soon.