Sunday, June 5, 2016

Celebrate This Week: Summer's Arrival and A Birthday!

 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.  Summer is here!  
Even though my teaching friends are still in the trenches for three more weeks, I decided that as a retired person, I could declare when my summer would begin.  And as of Friday afternoon at 4:15, I'm officially out of school (except for Books, Brownies, and Beyond,
and a couple of short two hour commitments).  

2.  Old friends and blogging friends!
Two of my retired friends were in the building this past week helping with testing.  I loved seeing pics of a grand baby, catching up with both of them, and sharing laughter.  I received lots of birthday greetings from old friends on FB yesterday.
(You have to love those automatic birthday reminders.)
I enjoyed remembering how I had met each friend and
savoring memories of precious times together.
And I celebrate wonderful friends I've made through blogging each week on
Slice of Life, Poetry Friday, and Celebrate This Week!   

3.  A Birthday!    
My birthday celebration started early when I arrived home Friday
after a four day work week to beautiful peonies from my husband.  
My first birthday greeting was a text message from a blogger friend at 5:30 am. 
(Yes, I was already up!  I rarely sleep in.  But I take great naps!) 
My daughter picked me up Saturday with no instructions other than,
"Be ready at 9:30."  She took me to explore a new independent bookstore.
Of course, I got a new book,  and we enjoyed a delicious brunch.
Seems a bit ironic to be BUYING a book with the title,
Live More, Want Less:  52 Ways to Find Order in Your Life.
But I do love organizational books, and haven't indulged in awhile.
Adding it now to my summer reading list!
The day was rounded out by the arrival of phone calls from family and friends, 
FB greetings from friends both far and near, and celebrating with dinner out
with Lance and Sara & Will.  Great day for me - no cooking yesterday!


  1. Happy Birthday! Lots to celebrate. Looks like a great book too. :-)

  2. First of all...Happy Birthday!! I have to admit I chuckled when I read the title of your new book because I remembered that you are a pile-er like me! Maybe after you read it you can give me some tips because I am still a hopeless cause!

  3. Peonies are so beautiful and such a great reminder that it is your birthday celebration. I created a digital inspiration around my peonies and will make one more before I say goodbye to their beauty. You will have to let us know how the new book is and what are some good tips. Today, I posted about decluttering to achieve balance as prompted by Margaret Simon for DigiLit Sunday.