This year, I am trying to increase my awareness of the many good things that happen, which are frequently overlooked by me. To help me, I am joining Ruth Ayres'
Here's what I am thankful for this week...
- Though it is almost over, it has really been a pretty perfect week. I enjoyed hanging out and putzing around. I could sleep in or stay up late and no need to dress up all week.
Homemade Poptart from Nickle Diner in Los Angeles
Hanging out with Friends
- Last Sunday morning, I had a chance to visit with Teresa Bunner (
) while she was in Los Angeles for the ASCD conference. We had breakfast at a little place in Los Angeles and even had homemade poptarts. Yum! Additionally, I got to have lunch later in the week with some of my local teacher buddies that I do not see often enough.
Movies and Friends
- I seldom see movies in the theater and I even more seldom see them on release day or during the release weekend. Last week, I kicked it off by going to see the
movie with some friends. It was a blast to watch it with other folks who knew the characters and were just as eager to see it. I finished the week with going to see
with a different set of friends. I love my book community and how we not only share favorite books but movies and more.
Skyping with Cathy Potter's students
is a school librarian in Maine. This past week, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet via Skype with some of her 5th graders to answer questions about the Schneider Family Book Award. What a great group of students and some really good questions.
Cleaning and Sorting
- Though I took my time with closet cleaning and other sorting projects, things are slowing shaping up. I was excited to be able to pull together about 200 books that will be welcome additions to classrooms and libraries in my District. Additionally, I found a gift card that I had misplaced (yes, now I can get those new running shoes I wanted), and a sweater that I was looking for. Sadly, I still seem to be missing a couple of pillowcases and a bunch of socks. What is it about the dryer that seems to cause things to disappear?
What are you celebrating this week?