Thursday, 11 October 2012

Mojo and victory dances

I have been invited to a party :-D and the general gist is to talk to you about what I have been up to.

Now when I saw the invitation I immediately jumped up and down and accepted. Then I regretted it, what on earth was I going to waffle about that would be worthy of such a gathering of bloggers?

Today, however the powers that be (who ever they be) shone down on me and handed me something to write about.

At work toady we got a little bundle of joy in the post, something that lifted my spirits and starting me jiggling on my way to today's victory dance. What was it you ask? An envelope stuffed with fan mail.....yes you heard me right, myself and my colleague received an stack of 35 letters of thanks and appreciation from the students of a local school that came to visit the library. I was their princess in one, queen in another, told I should be proud of myself in the next. They asked me what my favourite book was and told me they would like it very much if I could visit them at school.

Yes I nearly cried (ok read here teared up like a baby) and my heart leapt, it is one of the best feelings in the world to be told you did a good job, that your enthusiasm has been infectious and that you are wanted.

My day just kept getting better with a great weight loss at weigh in tonight...victory dance well in swing (not a pretty sight but I didn't care).

Today I feel on top of the world, today I have my mojo back.

 
Thank you to Larissa for organising and inviting me to this link up party, now I am off to see who else is at the party. I am dying to know what everyone has worn ;-)

22 comments:

  1. Oh thank you so much for coming, Sleepy Joe! :)

    What a wonderful gift! I can't imagine how wonderful that must be! And they actually wrote to you! That's so awesome! You deserve it, Sleepy Joe! Good for you! :)

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    1. :-O gift, I didn't bring a bottle or anything to the party...I am such a bad guest ;-)

      Seriously thanks Larissa, I am still walking on air.

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  2. P.S. On my Tidbit Thursday post, there's a place to "add your link". You can add the link to this post there with the others' if you'd like. That way they can find you. :)

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  3. This made me smile. And you were nervous about being in front of the students!?!

    It is so great to have this sort of reassurance. I hope you will keep those letters and reread them whenever you have doubts.

    Keep up the great work!

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    1. Haha, I am getting the impression that nerves are the key to doing a good job in front of kids (it seems to be working for the both of us!)

      Bring on this week; we have a full day seeing every class from one school :-/

      You keep up the great work too!

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  4. 35 notes of appreciation? Awesome! I know one note of thanks perks up my spirits, I imagine 35 would have put me over the moon. What a wonderful feeling, knowing what you are doing is a good thing!

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    1. Confidence is a fickle thing requiring a lot of reassurance, this did my confidence levels no end of good!!

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  5. My fellow Lancastrian! :D

    Wow - fan mail at work to brighten the spirits! What a wonderful thing to happen!

    (PS - love the Stephen King quote too!)

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    1. Hello, hello. Thanks for stopping by. Didn't mention over at yours that I love the picture!!

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    2. Thank you! It's my little way of showing that Lancashire is actually a pretty nice place :)

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  6. Thanks for the visit and kind comment on my card! I am so happy for you that the kids sent the letters of appreciation. I am finding that letter writing is not that common anymore, so those are extra special. It is great knowing you touched that many kids, and I am sure it warmed your heart. I hope next week is filled with good stuff too!!

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    1. In this age of e-mail and instant communication it does seem that we don't really get much in terms of personal letters. In the last few weeks I have received a beautiful letter and present from a friend and these confidnece boosting letters. It certainly warms the heart. I love sending and receiving something handwritten :-)

      Thank you too for stopping by!

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  7. You must have touched their hearts--Well deserved!

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    1. Ah, thank you. I can only hope that I can have imparted some of my enthusiasm for the library and reading to the next generation.

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  8. Princess Sleepy Joe, the title fits you nicely.

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  9. Congrats on the package of JOY, AND the weight loss! What IS your favorite book? Can you possibly pick just one? I'm not sure I can, but a book that really changed my whole reading world is The Prince of Tides. I love Pat Conroy--especially his earlier work.

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    1. btw---I can so relate. I am NOT NOT NOT a morning person.

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    2. Choose just one book?? No! I can't even choose just one author that I love over all others. I love different books and different authors for different reasons at different times.

      I am certainly going to add The Prince of Tides to my 'to read list' If I was pushed for one book that affected me profoundly it would be Paulo Cohelo Brida ;-)

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