Saturday, April 11, 2015


Discover. Play. Build.

Ruth Ayres has a link-up on Saturdays where people link to posts that are celebrations about their week. I love this reminder to celebrate every week.

I don't have much time to write this morning. I need to run to the store, the post office, and the library before we drive a few hours to Madison to go to a powwow. It should be a lot of fun. I'll also have a short visit with my son there too. This is an impulse trip since I didn't know about the powwow until Thursday evening, but impulsive things have been good this week.

On Wed. night I went to craft night and while there found out that Many Moccasins was going to be performing at the local university that night. All of a sudden my plans changed. Their group performs many traditional dances, but also includes some more modern forms and music. The strong drum beat throughout many of the songs pulsed in the air and through our bodies. The energy and beauty of the dances really made it a night to remember.

Another celebration is that my cold and migraine have faded. I had to leave school one day this week because I was feeling so horrible. I am celebrating effective medication and the ability to take time off of work without fear of penalty or loss of pay.

Another celebration is that we were able to purchase a TumbleBook Library subscription and many students were able to enjoy some very fun reading this week using that library of ebooks.

While I was home feeling crummy, I was able to listen to a book on CD and experiment with papel picado. I enjoyed following the designs that Carmen Lomas Garza shared in her book Making Magic Windows.

The best part of the week was having my son home for Easter and sharing a wonderful meal together on Sunday. Those times are precious and we are thankful to have time with each other.

I hope you have a week filled with many big and small celebrations.


  1. While I crave order in my life, I love the moments when I can become impulsive just because I can! Have a great week!

  2. For not having much to write about you sure have a lot. Glad you're feeling better and that you had the time and space to do so. That Trumble Book Library is interesting. Could you say more about that in a future post? Enjoy the trip!

  3. I'm happy you're feeling better, Crystal, a real plus in our daily, busy lives. And I always enjoy seeing what art you're doing. Those windows are beautiful. Have a good weekend, quick trip!

  4. So glad you are feeling better. Your family time sounds precious indeed. Take care of yourself this week!

  5. I celebrate that you are feeling better. I like that even when not feeling well, you crafted. I hope that your impulse trip goes even better than you expect.

  6. Ugh - headaches and migraines don't mix with a busy life! Glad you are feeling better and can still celebrate the week!