Celebrate: Christmas #celebratelu

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to look for the positives in my week. It’s been a busy week here. Lots of cooking, baking, wrapping, unwrapping, reading, and plenty of challenging behaviors. There’s something about a holiday that brings out all the anxiety and stress in traumatized kids.…

5 Things I Loved About Last Week #celebratelu 11/15/14

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives in my week. 1. Funny attachment language. My son has been trying to articulate how his feelings for me have changed over the past 3.5 years. Just saying he loves me isn’t enough, though he usually starts…

5 Things I Loved About Last Week #celebratelu 9/6/14

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration at her blog. I appreciate this invitation to look for the positives in my week. 1. Fantasy football! I love my work fantasy football league. I like talking football in the halls, I like overhearing football talk coming from other people’s offices, and most of all, I like winning. The…

5 Things I Loved About Last Week #celebratelu 8/9/14

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration at her blog. I appreciate this invitation to look for the positives in my week. This is what I’m celebrating: 1. Conquering fear. More or less. I have a fear of heights and never imagined that I would suggest doing a ropes course attached to trees, but that’s exactly what…

5 Things I Loved About Last Week 7/5/14 #celebratelu

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to find positives at the end of the week. It was my birthday yesterday (yep, 4th of July), and a very fine day overall. 1. Birthday cake. My son requested a banana cake for my birthday, so yesterday I whipped up this super simple…

5 Things I Loved About Last Week 6/28/14 #celebratelu

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to find positives at the end of the week. I almost skipped posting today. It’s been a very tough week, and when I sat down this morning to think about what I could celebrate, nothing came to mind. Even in the toughest week, there…

5 Things I Loved About Last Week: Garden Edition #celebratelu 6/21/14

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to find positives at the end of the week. We’ve had some wild weather in Dakota over the past couple of weeks, including tornadoes and baseball-size hail. My little town had been lucky–reaping the benefits of wild weather patterns (cooler evening temperatures as the storms…

5 Things I Loved About Last Week 6/14/14 #celebratelu

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to find positives at the end of the week. 1. Books! For the first time in many, many years, I ordered books online from a company other than Amazon. And I realized I am entirely spoiled to Amazon. Receiving a book order in the…

5 Things I Loved About Last Week #celebratelu 6/7/14

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to find positives at the end of the week. 1. The summer rec program started. I live in a tiny town without many interesting things for kids to do, but the summer rec program is really stellar. For just $5 per activity,…

5 Things I Loved About Last Week #celebratelu 5/31/14

Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. Carrie isn’t the only one digging deep for a celebration post today. But that’s really the beauty of this weekly blog event. When I sat down this morning to consider what in the WORLD I would find to celebrate at the end of this very difficult week, I easily…