Week-end: links & life {vol. 16}

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves — slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.” – Thich Nat Hahn

tea mug

Biggest tea mug ever.
Bought at Target for about $5, if you want one for yourself; they come in several colors that exactly match the assorted pieces of vintage Fiesta ware I have. It also matches my desk. I may have a turquoise addiction. {In this photo it looks a bit bluer than in real life.}

from around the web

on the blog (in case you missed ’em):

right here at home

Finally we had a week with a few days of warmer weather, although we saw a few snow flurries this morning. I admit we’re quite happy to have missed the snowfalls that hit many of our friends a bit further north.

weekly collage

While the girls were in their weekly enrichment classes, the kindergartener and I took a trip to the library, and I helped him pick out a few books in addition to my own stack. I’m not pushing reading but I do want him to love books, and so far, he does. {Score!}

Piper did great in obedience class this week and the other dogs did, too; we must all be doing our homework! Ken said last night that these classes have already been well worthwhile, and I agree.

As for me, I’m getting a bit panicky about my upcoming certification test, and working on studying every day. Big concepts, not a problem; memorization of illogical things: painful!

I was doing great staying ahead of the game with blog posts so far this year, but now I need a work day to get caught back up with deadlines (self-imposed and otherwise) so that’s my plan for tomorrow: my laptop and I have a date at Starbucks. 😉

Enjoy your weekend! 

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Linking up with Kris and Mary.