Saturday, March 15, 2014

Celebrate This Week 3.15.14

It's always good to end the week on a positive note.  Sometimes we concentrate on the negatives.  We have a choice.  Choose positive.  Choose to celebrate.  I will be joining Ruth Ayres and her weekly link-up, Celebrate This Week.  Check out all the other celebrations HERE

This was a long week!  The time change really threw me for a loop!  I'm glad it's Saturday!

Celebration #1 - Sleeping in!!!  I only get to sleep in once per week.  I wake up very early the other days to get exercising in.  If I don't work out in the mornings, it just doesn't get done.  Sadly enough, my body is in such a rhythm, I start stirring by 5am most mornings.  I {somehow} manage to stay in bed a little longer on those sleep in mornings, but I'm still usually wide awake by 7:15am.  Remember when sleeping in was until 10am, at least??

Celebration #2 - Springing forward!  Although this time change has been rough on my awake hours, I know I'll get used to it soon enough. But time to celebrate what it means - that much closer to spring which means that much closer to summer!  I'm a summer girl.  Love sun.  Love heat.  Love being in the water.  Love shorts.  Love flip flops.  I sooo live in the wrong part of the United States!  We even hit the 40s a couple of times in the past two weeks.  Never mind it was in the 80s two years ago at this time!!!  Stupid Chicago weather... Oh, wait, I'm supposed to be celebrating...

Celebration #3 - Birthday cake!  Every year on my birthday, my mom makes me my favorite cake - angel food cake with real lemon flavored icing.  Delicious!  That cake did not last the week in my house!

Celebration #4 - my friends!  It was my birthday last weekend and my friends (and sister) took great care of me.  They took me out for a "Michele" day.  We went to my favorite places (including a bookstore!), out to lunch in Chicago and capped off our day by seeing "Million Dollar Quartet".  It's a great show and I loved the music.  I'm lucky to be surrounded by people who know and care about me.

Celebration #5 - Once Upon a Time is back on ABC!!!  I am addicted to that show!  It went on a long winter hiatus, but it's back!  I love the villains.  I love the main character, Emma - she has just the right amount of spunk to her, but I really really really like Captain Hook.  Woot woot :)

Celebration #6 - Twitter.  I really wish I could be at all of the great reading conferences that are going on right now.  But since I can't, I'll stick to my live feed of Twitter and read the great tweets everyone is posting!

Celebration #7 - Dan Santat's Beekle.  What an amazing book.  I won a free advanced copy from Mr. Schu and it arrived in the mail yesterday.  My daughter and I poured over the book today.  We could not get enough of the beautiful illustrations and the heartfelt story.  It is awesome.  I'm going to need another read through of that book soon... I think it comes out April 8th.  It is a must-read!!

Here's to everyone having a great week.  Happy Spring!


  1. So nice to hear that Dan Santat has another one coming out soon! Also, I hear you about Once Upon a Time. I love the characters on that show and the way fantasy meets reality.

  2. Happy Birthday - love that you still get that special cake every year. Sounds wonderful!