Category Archives: celebrations

She Did It!

The big celebration around here this week is for my daughter. Since the beginning of the year, anticipating her college graduation, she began working on her resume, filling in applications, and going to interviews. It wasn’t an easy road. She … Continue reading

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Family Birthday Season

August and September is birthday season in our family- more birthdays in these two months than the others, although December comes close. Today was my sister’s turn. We had a birthday dinner with my niece and her husband and two … Continue reading

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Celebrating Anticipation

I’ve been waiting, hoping, wondering when it would show up. As the days of summer break dwindled “like sand in the hourglass,” my thoughts began to turn to the new school year. But I was feeling the ending of summer … Continue reading

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Still We Celebrate

So much is going on in the world. Terrorism and crime- another tragedy with every news report. Politics at a frenzied pace. Sadness struck close personally, too. Four girlfriends together for an annual girls’ night at our local dinner theater. … Continue reading

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Celebrating Fun with Pets

My daughter is an animal lover. She has mounted many a campaign to bring another animal home. We were supposed to have just one cat (we have two). Our first cat, though, is completely my daughter’s. This cat tolerates the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, America!

* I am cooking a pot of fresh green beans and red potatoes in Mom’s Dutch oven * I have red, white, and blue Skittles and M&Ms to set out in little bowls * I am making “sparklers”- Twizzlers dipped … Continue reading

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Celebrating All-Write

My first All-Write. The conference I have wanted to attend, seems like forever. I finally got there! And it was wonderful! There was so much anticipation to meet friends I have known for a long time, but hadn’t met in … Continue reading

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A Little List of Celebrations

Here’s a random list of little (and maybe a big one or two) things to celebrate: 1. Although we still have two more weeks of school, this is a 4-day weekend! We had yesterday off and will be off with … Continue reading

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A Great Classroom Moment

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been working with fifth graders as they craft “Where I’m From” poems. Our mentor is George Ella Lyon, a poet laureate of Kentucky and author of many books for children. Friday afternoon … Continue reading

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Celebrating My Girl

What joy to see my daughter graduate from college! She had a surprise for me, too… she decorated her cap using the movie “Up” for her inspiration and added the messages: THANKS FOR THE ADVENTURE In Loving Memory Of Dad … Continue reading

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