Friday, March 13, 2015

Celebrate This Week 3.13.15

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

Looking for those small celebrations can make a week end positively!

1.  Quiet swim week
Because our swim arena is being used for another swim meet this weekend, my daughter has another 5 day swim break.  While she ends up having more energy than I would like, it also meant we got to come straight home straight after school.  I cannot tell you the last time I was home by 3:30 to do nothing.  It's lovely.

2.  Glimpses of spring
We finally got some spring weather this week.  We've had our first 60 degree day up here in the north Chicago suburbs.  My daughter and I went out for a walk - well, I walked, she scootered, this afternoon.  We still have snow on the ground but it's great seeing the melted puddles.  I love feeling the sun on my face and not shivering!  I know we've got cold days ahead but I'm going to enjoy these temperatures while they are here!

3.  No socks
Small celebration, but it's a good one.  I love wearing shoes that don't require socks.  Little chilly in the mornings, but another sign spring is coming!

4.  Round one of PARCC is done
Well, for my daughter.  I was very disappointed to see her school schedule all 5 PARCC tests for 5 days straight.  I was lucky that these tests didn't completely stress my child out.  I don't think they were easy for her, but we didn't have major breakdowns.  I'm glad she's done for this round.

5.  Happy Reading Days
I received some gift cards for my birthday last week which promptly went to buying books.  They started arriving this week.  I'm looking forward to reading RollerGirl, Reading Between the Lines, and a bunch of books from the IL Bluestem Choice Awards:  Dorko the Magnificent, Sidekicks, Masterpiece and Regarding the Fountain.  Love the reading I have ahead of me!

Happy weekend :)


  1. Isn't it nice to come home and have nothing to do! Sadly, it doesn't happen very often. I am looking forward to warmer weather too. Happy birthday last week! Sounds like they knew the perfect gift for you!

  2. I hear you, Michele. When I get to come straight home, it's such a gift. Glad you're also getting this warmer weather. Spring really does seem to be on its way. My grass is greening up! Happy Reading!