Ruth Ayres has a link-up on weekends where people link to posts that are celebrations about their week. I love this reminder to celebrate every week.
I've been absent from blogging for a good long while. It would seem that a teacher would have more time in the summer, but it's quite the opposite for me. This is only the third day this month that I am in my own house and we don't have guests. It's been an awesome summer filled with many wonderful events, connections, and travel, but whew! My head's starting to spin from it all. Today I've read, walked in the rain (in my new boots below), and not done much else.
Here are some of the things I can celebrate from this summer:
|A bike ride with co-workers|
|Indiana dunes & time with my mom|
|Getting a lovely t-shirt from Lauren Castillo at NerdCampMI|
|Seeing the original Keeping Quilt at the Mazza Museum (Children's Lit galore)|
|Meeting Emily Arrow - (and dancing to Be a Friend on stage during her concert )|
|Meeting up with authors, illustrators, educators and friends at NerdcampMi|
|An excellent #WeNeedDiverseBooks panel to start off NerdcampMi|
|Seeing Frida Kahlo's work & other amazing Mexican pieces at the Dallas Museum of Art|
|Visiting my sister & cousin in TX and getting cute rain boots!|
|We went to a rodeo & also saw Bill Pickett's stuff|
|I met many authors and illustrators at an unexpected visit to ALA|
|I met Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess, and Randy Preston on a lake cruise to celebrate the book Solo|
There are many other more ordinary and quiet things to celebrate like getting to spend time with our exchange student before she went back to Brazil, sitting on the back porch with a good book, and having both of my children living here this summer. There have been many challenges too, but I'm holding onto the good stuff.