Celebrate This Week-7/29

It’s Saturday and that means it is time to reflect on the week and celebrate things both big and small. Join our community and celebrate this week by linking up or just stopping by the host Ruth Ayres’ blog to read others’ celebrations.

Family Time

    I went to Madison to spend a night with my mother two weeks ago. Every year, we try to go to Maxwell Street Days, a massive sidewalk sale on State Street downtown. I drove to Madison on Thursday afternoon and we went out to dinner and an outdoor concert. The capitol building was so beautiful as we walked back to my mom’s condo! 

     During that short trip, we shopped, had lunch with my aunt, and went to my great-aunt’s house to pick raspberries before I drove home Friday afternoon (we won’t discuss the ridiculous traffic in Milwaukee and the extra hour sitting at a standstill). I love living close enough to pop over for an overnight! 

    I also have enjoyed some awesome morning walks with Ramon and the two dogs. Since we are both teachers, we both have the summer off. It is great to be able to spend time together. (We are also learning to give each other space…that is something that we have to relearn each summer for some reason)

Our Rambunctious Duo


Kiko sure loves this beige couch while Carmela seems to enjoy the purple one. A dog’s life certainly is a lot of napping. Maybe we should take a cue from them!       






Healthy Choices

   We have been eating better during the last week or so. I love summer vegetables and am subscribed to a CSA box this summer. It is so fun to get creative with the abundance of veggies in my box!

A salad with sugar snap peas, cabbage, cucumber, and tuna.
A dinner of baked cod, zucchini soup, and roasted beet salad.

I also was more consistent in getting my workouts in this week, and I signed up for a new workout challenge in August! 

Fun new grippy socks for my Barre workouts.

What do you have to celebrate this week? I would love to hear from you in the comments!


Author: Andrea

I am a fourth grade teacher in a large urban school district. I am a book nerd and love to encourage the love of reading far and wide.

4 thoughts on “Celebrate This Week-7/29”

  1. Nice to hear about your visit with your mother, Andrea, and it is lovely to hear that both you and your husband have the summer together, and in your own space sometimes too. I love roasted beets, so you’ve reminded me to put them on my grocery list. I’m newly back from a beach trip, so celebrating what’s happening at home. Have a great coming week!

  2. Wonderful post filled with the fun of summer. A short trip to see loved ones, dogs who show us how to relax, healthy meals and exercise. Glad you’re reveling in summer!

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