Stacey Loscalzo

Jan 10

Celebrate This Week: January 10, 2014

by Stacey


Discover. Play. Build.
Many of my favorite bloggers (hello to Katherine at Read, Write, Reflect, Kimberly at First in Maine and Colby at Sharpread) have participated in Ruth Ayers Celebrate This Week link up for awhile now. Each time I read one of their posts, I think that I really want to play along too and then I get attacked by perfectionism. I want to have just the right picture to go along with just the right celebration and when I don’t, I get stuck. I imagine this is so not the feeling that a gratitude post should bring up but there you have it!
I’ve decided that this is my week to jump on in and give it a try. Even if it’s not ‘perfect.’ So this week, I celebrate…
Finding this quote in my notebook right as I was deciding whether or not to participate in this link up this week.
In case you can’t see it, it reads
“You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.”
-Jennifer J. Freeman
Writing in this notebook more days than not. I remembered this goal mid week when I was getting frustrated that I hadn’t written every day as was my intent. A while back, I participated in a great writing group and our goal was always to write more days than not. This can start to feel pretty do-able.
IMG_6116For purple sky that Katherine compared to hydrangeas. I never thought of it that way before but the winter dusk sky can take on a bit of hydrangea-ness which makes me love it all the more.
Our current read aloud, Friendship According to Humphrey. We have read the Humphrey books before but when Katherine’s school choose The World According to Humphrey as their first all school read aloud, the books returned to our read aloud rotation. Humphrey really is a lovable rodent.
 My current book, The Accident by Chris Pavone. It’s not going to be my favorite book of the year but it’s a fun read, perfect for the first week beck to a routine.


  1. Sarah says:

    I love read aloud! It is my favorite part of the day! We started Where the Red Fern Grows this week. The only bad part is there is a movie and so many of them have seen it this year! And they can’t keep their comments to themselves! Oh well, it is still a good book. I love your notebook! I need to write more, but I get stuck super easy. Happy week!

    • Stacey says:

      Happy week to you too Sarah! Thank you for stopping by. I haven’t read Where the Red Fern Grows in ages- I’ll have to revisit it soon. 

  2. Julieanne says:

    Welcome Stacey! I’m so glad you have joined us! It is a wonderful ritual I know you will come to love. The quote is perfect. Something to hold up every now and again! My kiddos love the Humphrey series. So great that you are doing this as a read aloud. That will kindle a demand for more in the series!

  3. Terje says:

    Celebration is a way to collect and share both little and big things that bring joy to us. There is no comparison or standard. I am glad you joined. I learned about ‘write on more days than not’ – I like it. Happy Writing!

  4. Crystal says:

    I love the idea of “writing more days than not.” I don’t always write every single day and sometimes feel bad about that. I think writing more days than not is a good goal for me.

  5. I love how you describe the winter dusk as “hydrangea” in color…so perfect!  I am also celebrating more writing lately.  As a matter of fact, I have the same notebook you do!  🙂

  6. Welcome to the #Celebratelu community. I find that writing a weekly post to share is one of the most healthy choices I make all week! I hope you keep posting and sharing!

  7. Andrea Payan (@payanar) says:

    I love the idea of thinking of more days than not as a good goal for the writing notebook. I also love the quote! I am also a perfectionist and can absolutely relate with that thought process. I am glad you decided to jump in and give it a try. 

  8. Linda Baie says:

    I think your post is great, & love the quote & that ‘hydrangea’ sky. Are those birds in the tree? Looks as if they are settling in for the night. Have a good rest of the weekend!

  9. Kristen says:

    That IS a great way to describe the winter sky! Those Humphrey books look intriguing too. What a fun thing to participate in.

    • Stacey says:

      Oh! I think you guys would love Humprhey! Start with The World According to Humphrey- really an awesome series- especially as a read aloud!

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