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Celebrate This Week : February 18, 2017.

I celebrate changing a habit and feeling luxurious: The Coffee Carafe.

We do so many things by habit and don’t even realize it. My coffee makers have always had a glass carafe with a warmer plate. So always, forever, as long as I can remember, I’ve pour my morning cup and then put the carafe back on its warmer. It’s a habit. Well, last summer, we bought a new coffee maker with a stainless steel thermos carafe. This past week, I poured my cup, and suddenly realized I could put the carafe on our breakfast table. Want a refill? No getting up to pour it. It felt like a luxury.

I celebrate writing: My First Ten-Words-Found Poem.

During the past two weeks, I’ve seen numerous references by fellow bloggers to the writing challenge 5th Annual February Daily Poem Project. I was intrigued (#w10FoundWords). On Wednesday, I decided to give it a try, applied to join the closed Facebook group, and within minutes, received my acceptance notice. In this writing challenge, ten words are randomly selected from a news article. They are posted each morning. Using these ten words, participants write a poem. Here’s my first ten-words-found poem: Empty Echoes.

I celebrate technology: A New Set-up For Webinars.

Tom, my daughter’s husband, introduced me to OBS. He set it up on my Mac and then connected the hardware so I had multiple screens and my document camera. With a swipe or tap on my track pad, I moved from a Keynote presentation, to an image of my desk via my HoverCam, to my image from the camcorder.ย  Sitting in my home in the northwest, I Skyped like a tech-savy for an hour with educators in Texas. I can do more of this!

I celebrate winning: You Just Wait: A Poetry Friday Power Book by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wongย 

I saw it first–the notice that I was a winner– in a comments box on my blog. Then I saw it posted at “Write Time,” Linda Kulp Trout’s blog. I’m so excited; I can’t remember when I last won a prize. I’ll be watching for it in the snail mail. Thank you, Linda.

You really must come on over and celebrate
at Discover Play Buildย  with Ruth Ayres
and others who have linked in to share their celebrations.

Thank you, Ruth, for inviting us to celebrate with you!

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