Saturday, December 5, 2015
Celebrate This Week! 12.05.15
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
I've had a little unintended blogging break. It happens this time of year. Life gets very busy. But in a good way. Time to celebrate!
Late November is becoming my favorite time of the year. NCTE is such a wonderful conference to look forward to every year. I look forward to:
1. The Learning
I learn new things, I learn snippets, I think more, I reevaluate.
2. The People
It's a coming together of friends that I don't get to see, friends I only talk with or tweet with. Friends that replenish my love and passion for what I do. Friends that started out as tweeps, who became an integral part of who I am.
3. The Books
You don't leave NCTE empty handed. Publishers are very generous. I try to look for those books that I already know I want to read for a specific purpose or those that will fit my readers at school. I'm very grateful to have left with books that I am happy to read and then talk about with many others.
I love Thanksgiving. It holds so many traditions for me. A Turkey Trot in the morning with friends. Thanksgiving with my family. Amazing food. Time to talk and catch up. Relaxed. No expectations.
It's here. I try to be as organized as possible, but it still always leaves me feeling a bit hurried and crazed.
We started Christmas shopping on Black Friday. Well, not really, we were out Thanksgiving night. It's been a tradition for the past few years. Our daughter has a sleepover at my parents house. A win for her. My husband and I have time to go out and shop. We try and get as much done as possible. My husband is a night owl - he can stay up and get it done. I shuffle along, with my eyes half closed, and probably end up buying more than I should because I'm too tired to think. We sleep in a bit on Friday and then my husband goes back out and gets a few things done. I stay home and wrap and wrap and wrap.
The rest of the weekend was spent decorating. Both trees were put up. I love taking out each decoration. And now that it's done, I can sit back and watch TV or read my book or write these blog posts in front of the Christmas tree. Beautiful.
Thanks for celebrating with me.