Saturday, November 28, 2015


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 was not looking at the camera - ack!

A closer look at the cute turkey hat my sister made for me.

Our Christmas tree is up and both of our children were with us for Thanksgiving. My son, husband and I also got to do the 5 mile Turkey Trot on the morning of Thanksgiving. We ran at the same pace and I'm not sure we've ever stayed together like that. It was a fun time and we saw friends from the community. It was a wonderful way to start the day. It was raining as we drove to the race, but the rain stopped while we ran. The weather was pretty much perfect. We had plenty of food that afternoon. We were thankful, well-fed and together. These are blessings that make me very happy. I love the holiday season where everything seems possible. I look at the world through rose colored glasses during this time of year. I know everything isn’t as it should be, but for a few weeks, it’s nice to see it as it could be.

This morning I had some quiet moments to enjoy a fresh cranberry scone (I love cranberries), some chai (the recipe from Lucy Knisley's book Relish), and a lovely book.

I’m getting ready to start Hour of Code and our Mock Caldecott and Mock Pura Belpré units at school and that’s exciting too. I’m looking forward to our lessons and that’s always a good feeling. I wish everyone a lovely week.


  1. Nice to be anticipating your week with such enthusiasm! Happy reading, resting and teaching!

  2. Love the turkey hat! Quiet moments are the best.

  3. That turkey hat is so cute, Crystal. Glad to hear about your good, good week. The scone and chai are favorites of mine too. I know that book but don't have it. Maybe time to get it! Have a wonderful week starting those new things!

  4. Okay, Crystal, so some of your calmness will rub off on me. Wish I could have some tea and scones with you. The turkey hat is so cute. Enjoy your week.