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Ruth Ayres invites us to share our celebrations from the week each Saturday.  Thank you, Ruth, for reminding me to celebrate. Share yours at Ruth Ayres Writes.

It’s nice having a reminder to celebrate and be grateful.  This week was tough, so I’m happy to have the chance to reflect the good that was in it too.

1. My roof is fixed, and I can finally put things back up on my mantle.  A bucket has been catching water for a few weeks, so it’s nice to look more like a home when you walk in and to not have to worry every time it rains.

2. I have rental coverage on my insurance, so I have a car for a month and am able to get around while they figure out whether my car is totaled.  The car is the same brand as my car, so I feel somewhat comfortable in it (even though I’m extremely anxious driving now).

3. We were able to make out more of the license plate that hit me (it is imprinted into the back of my car’s bumper).  I’m hoping this helps us find the guy who hit me and ran.

4. My grandma is in the hospital, and she has to have her thyroid removed.  The doctor told her that she will need to recover in an assisted living home.  My dad is thinking this might help her make the transition from her house to a home where she can be more safe.  Her memory continues to decline, but she has been adamant about not leaving her house.  My dad and uncles keep honoring her request, but it is no longer safe.  I’m hoping this might convince her to move and will help my family feel more comfortable about it too.

5.  It’s May- this means the end of the school year is near and China and All Write are getting closer!

6. My mom found several great books at a garage sale and called me and bought everything the woman had left.  I need books like I need a hole in my head, but I’m always excited to get more reading material for my class library.  I love how my mom is always looking out for me too.  She is so thoughtful like that.

7. I sold my first item on ebay- a college textbook I discovered in my closet.  It’s nice to earn some extra cash for something I didn’t even remember I had.