Saturday, June 14, 2014

Celebrate Summer!

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Ruth Ayres has created a wonderful spot for sharing moments from your week. She even has  a page to give you all the details you need to know about sharing your own celebrations. So head  on over and see what everyone else is celebrating. 

Simple celebrations this first week of summer.

This week has been about taking time for me 

I've enjoyed beautiful sunsets

Dinner with friends

And lots of time to read. This week's first nonprofessional, nonYA lit book was The Shining by Stephen King. I read it when it first came out, but want to read the sequel that came out last summer.  It was just as creepy and scary as I remembered it.  I had to read it during the daylight hours, that's for sure!

When I finished that, I needed something a little lighter. Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple fit the bill. I really liked this book and will definitely add it to my school library. While it's an adult book, it will appeal to lots of high school girls.  

And how about this to celebrate...
Two of my grandkids learning to paddle board. They made it look easy. 

I did spend a little time working this week. Via google docs I collaborated with my partners in a blogging community we created this year. We are presenting on Tuesday at a technology conference about an hour from the lake.  Since we are all in different places, sharing our presentation on google and chatting as we worked was a great thing.  Wish us luck!


  1. Looks like a fun time this week! I can't believe I forgot to celebrate my reading this week. I love how much reading my summer schedule allows.

  2. Sounds like your summer is off to a great start!

  3. When do we see you paddle boarding? :-) I understand it's hard, but it does look like fun. Great week with awesome views and food! Good luck with your presentation. We will miss you at All Write.

  4. Wow, I see folks paddle boarding on our lake too! Can't wait for my summer to officially arrive so I'll have more time for reading. I loved Where'd You Go, Bernadette. Wish I could sit in on your conference presentation.

  5. Wishing you luck! Little time working and a lot of summer fun is the right balance for holidays.

  6. Food, books, family, the lake, and your school family. Sounds like the perfect combination to me! I know you will all kill that presentation--you are a dynamic crew.


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