Celebrating a Lazy Saturday

I’m making it a lazy Saturday today, since there is a freezing rain advisory. It’s a perfect day to do nothing, or at least do just what you choose to do. For writing, it seems like a list kind of day. So here’s my random list of celebrations, some from the weekdays, some from today, and some to look forward to.

* a call from my daughter, excited about her supervisor praising her for her work

* spending time with a kindergarten student (doing the WIDA ACCESS assessment)who said, “I love to learn things and read books” and enthusiastically hugged her big brother when we passed his classroom on the way back to hers and the sixth graders just happened to be walking out to go to their special

* discussing the possibility of a teacher book club with a focus on children’s literature- and blogs about children’s books

* viewing the “Brave Spelling” video, being inspired and having the chance to share it with a colleague

* working with two newcomer ELLs- different personalities, but both a delight with their determination to learn

* sleeping in for a change

* a bon voyage to my sister for her cruise to the Bahamas- a much deserved break

* PBS cooking shows as background to my lazy Saturday, with accents ranging from Spanish to French to British to Italian to Chinese to a Southern drawl, and mouth-watering dishes (with no calories, since I am only watching)

* writing

* one month anniversary of my daughter’s wedding

* finding a grown-up sticker art book for my nephew who adored stickers when he was a little guy (he’s a “grown-up” fifth grader now)

* a hospital visit with a friend who is battling cancer but staying strong, and sharing both giggles and teary moments

* a book I am reading that is written by a cancer survivor- the words she writes are beautiful, funny, heart-wrenching, true

* graceful presidential farewell, touching tributes to family and friends

* collaboration with colleagues at an all-day PD

* thin, crispy chips with creamy avocado

* new books coming in the mail

* a clean house (if I mix a little busyness in with my laziness)

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6 Responses to Celebrating a Lazy Saturday

  1. elsie says:

    Lots of good things fill your week and this lazy day. Our ice is over (I hope). Hope the temps stay at 33-34 for you. Stay safe and hopefully warm!

  2. Leigh Anne says:

    Amen to lazy Saturdays! Love the sleeping in, books in the mail and clean house!

  3. lindabaie says:

    I hope your ice wasn’t too bad, but it is nice to stay in on such a day, and reflect, make a list of all these good things. We have snow coming Sunday into Monday, not a lot, but enough to make the streets dicey again. It is winter! Have a good Sunday, Diane.

  4. What a wonderful assortment of daily celebrations! There is so much to be thankful for in our lives, but it sometimes takes an icy day to makes us slow down for a minute and reflect on them all!

  5. Sounds like the perfect week! I have started a journal where I write down those little celebrations every day. Since I’ve started doing this, I seem to be finding more and more of them. Hoping your next week is full of celebrations every day, Diane!

  6. cvarsalona says:

    Wonderful way to spend your day!

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