Saturday, July 5, 2014

It Is Time to Celebrate


Thank you for Ruth Ayres for inviting us to pay attention to those big and small things in our lives that are worth celebrating.

Today I celebrate:

Neighbors who are there when you need them! This morning I locked myself out of the house when leaving for gym. I had my purse and my car key, but the car keys with the house key was still hanging on the wall. Thanks to my great neighbor, I got back in when I returned from gym!

Sunny summer days! I love waking up to sun peaking in through the curtains. The loud birds not so much, but because it is summer vacation, I just can't get too upset about their noises. This week we have had some really beautiful days. I can drive windows open and breathe in the fresh summer air. What could be better?

My friend and co-worker's surgery that went well. I wrote about in more detail here.

Working out regularly! Going to the gym this summer has been one of my priorities, and this past week workouts have been regular. I am feeling energized!

Coffee and conversation on Saturday morning. This morning I was having coffee with my friend Faith at our usual place. While there, another friend send a message about wanting to meet me at the coffee shop. This was a great start to this weekend!

Having time to watch both the World Cup Soccer games and Wimbledon tennis matches! I celebrate Canadian TV station that allows be to watch more soccer than my few American channels. I try to coordinate my workout session so that I can watch tennis while riding a bike or doing other cardio equipment. Isn't this what summer days are for? Choosing how and where to spend my time.

23 comments:

  1. Ahhhh!! YES, Jaana...this is exactly what summer days are for...making our own schedules. Glad your neighbor was there to help you out. Happy Weekend!

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    1. I am enjoying my own schedule!!!!! Perhaps I should give it a hashtag: #makeyourownschedule

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    2. How about #myos just to shorten it? This could be fun!

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  2. Summer time to enjoy those smallish things is just wonderful, isn't it? Happy to hear your friend is okay, & that you're already having a nice weekend. I'm enjoying the World Cup too!

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    1. More World Cup this afternoon! Yeahhhhh! I should be home from NerdCamp to see the next match!

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  3. I think this is what I love about summer. Doing good things for ourselves and learning and growing and determining our own schedule. Glad to see that your summer has been good.

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    1. And it is getting better as NerdCamp is this coming week!

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  4. Clearing out my classroom and company preparations have occupied my summer so far. I'm definitely ready for #makeyourownschedule with more time for walking, reading, and conversing. Looking forward to your post about NerdCamp.

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    1. I am super excited about NerdCamp!

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  5. Congrats on working out regularly. With summer schedule it would be so easy to let it slide. I like that your one line is about sunny summer days. There has to be sun to enjoy summer. We finally got it too!

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    1. I'm glad it finally warmed up there! I love picturing you at the cottage with sunny days drinking tea outside and just relaxing in good company!

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  6. I love starting my weekends by going out for coffee with friends! The weather this week in Wisconsin was perfect too. I love being able to sleep with the windows open, even if it does mean having to listen to the birds at 5am.

    Jennifer
    Sweet Writing Life
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

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    1. Windows open!!! Yeah!! Fresh air while we can, right!

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  7. Yes, we've had three days of fresh air! It's been so nice! Love the whole #myos idea! What could be better? I love the freedom that summer brings!

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    1. Amy, #myos all the way! Well, at least when there isn't other obligations!

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  8. It takes weeks like this to re-energize one. A few more weeks of this and you will be ready for the start of school. Love those days when you can eliminate air conditioning!

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    1. Elsie, you are right. After a tough year, I need this time to re-energize. And, I believe, fresh air helps!

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  9. I am glad I am not the only one enjoying this extra free time to exercise and visit with friends. I also enjoy the time to read blogs. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Margaret, definitely reading blogs! I love storing ideas!

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  10. Congratulations on the regular workouts. I wish I were getting them in like you are. It feels so good when you have extra energy from your exercise. It is nice that you are able to watch the World Cup at home. Have a great week!

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    1. It is good to have something that forces me to move every day! Who do you think will win the World Cup?

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  11. Yes, absolutely, this is what summer is for! To have the time and latitude for a variety of choices :). And, I am glad you're enjoying the freedom. Perfect to start out your weekend with a coffee date -- my favorite!

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  12. Coffee date is always a good choice!

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