Friday, July 3, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things!


Hello, Friday! And hello to another episode of Celebrate The Small Things!!!

This is a weekly blog hop sponsored by the amazing Lexa Cain, and co-hosted by L.G. Keltner from Writing Off the Edge and myself.  The purpose: to help us remember all those wonderful, little things that put a smile on our faces this past week. (and big ones too.)

You can sign-up on the linky below!

This week, I'm celebrating:


1) Getting our hay done! The field's been cut and baled, partially by us but mostly by a dairy farmer since our vintage machinery was giving my hubs a headache. But done is done, so I'm happy!

2) A $4 microwave! I got it at a local auction, and it's pretty new and in great shape. I'm not a microwave fan, but my hubs and kids are, so this was for them.

3) A new book! I was lucky enough to win this over at Project Middle Grade Mayhem and received it this last week. Yay!


4) Beta notes! My betas were SUPER-duper fast - I mean speed of light crazy quick - and their comments are so helpful. I love how others can spot problems like that. So helpful!


And what about you?
What made you smile this week? A flower growing in a crack on the sidewalk? Interesting clouds in the sky? An unexpected nice comment at work? What are you celebrating?









20 comments:

  1. Congrats on getting the hay done, and on the awesome book win! Hope you have a great weekend, =)

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  2. A $4 microwave!! Score! I swear, you are always winning fun stuff! Congrats! :) And big YAY for great Beta notes. That WAS fast! Goodie. Have a great weekend, rain or shine!!

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  3. NOT A MICROWAVE FAN?? How is that possible? It's the 21st century and you have 4 kids! I seriously think without my microwave, I would starve. :-P

    Glad you had a good week, and congratulations on your hay (hey!). :-) I'm celebrating the fact that I'm finally getting a new website, something I've been wanting for a long time. But you probably already knew that. ;-)

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  4. Mere - Thanks! And have a great one too!

    Krystal - Enjoy your 4th!

    Ilana - Can't wait to see your new page! And as to microwaves. . .I'm just a traditional girl ;)

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  5. Congrats on getting your hay in! I grew up on a dairy farm, so I know how much work that is. I don't use a microwave either. I've never owned one. Enjoy your new book and your weekend! And thanks for taking over the co-hosting job!

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  6. What a great list! Congrats on the haying and the new book - looks cool! I couldn't live without my microwave. I cook enough for days and then we re-heat 'coz no way I'm cooking everyday. My CPs have slowed down with the summer, but I'm sure they'll have great ideas when they get to my WIP. ;)

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  7. Glad that, as the hymn has it, 'all is safely gathered in'. Have the weekend off.

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  8. I just read NOOKS & CRANNIES on my Kindle and loved it to pieces! I also read a very entertaining manuscript this week. ;)

    Two things that made me smile this week: Getting half the editorial notes I've been waiting for so I can lick these final revisions. And a fan email from a reader clamoring for the release of my next book.

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  9. Congratulations on the hay and also the microwave! $4.00? What a deal! Meanwhile, I just finished reading Nooks & Crannies two days ago. Awesome book. Great characters, and loved the writing. Enjoy!

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  10. Wow! All sorts of little surprises! And a field of freshly-cut and baled hay sounds like heaven!

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  11. OMG! Congrats on that microwave and your work. Have a good weekend.

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  12. Can't help but be excited about a $4 microwave. One time I found an old kids puzzle at a garage sale for $0.25 only to see others like it on ebay for $80. I was pretty happy about that one.

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  13. I always look forward to beta notes and contest winnings. That microwave was a great deal.

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  14. Our microwave acted up the last time someone used it, so it's out of order for now. All of these are great celebrations. Have a good weekend.

    God, Entertainment, & Annoying Things

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  15. A microwave is vital for me. Yet there is a strange white box with 4 circles on top in the kitchen...
    Walking in the aquarium--I was able to walk halfway without stopping! Also, I noticed a lot of families milling by, and I realized I could write about them. After completing the walk, I went to the tourist trap store and bought a notebook with paper made of rock, and am using that to write.

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  16. I would be malnourished without my microwave! It's exciting to get a good buy and even more exciting to win something. Don't know anything about hay except that horses and cows eat it.

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  17. It sounds like you have had a good week, may your weekend be great also xx

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  18. Always worth celebrating a bargain! Glad to hear you have your hay baled.

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  19. Nooks & Crannies looks crazy. I might try it out.

    Betas are awesome. Even if you don't agree with their comments or suggestions, it's still great to get perspectives.

    -T

    Tanya Miranda - Writer, Dreamer, Intergalactic Superhero

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  20. Nooks & Crannies looks crazy. I might try it out.

    Betas are awesome. Even if you don't agree with their comments or suggestions, it's still great to get perspectives.

    -T

    Tanya Miranda - Writer, Dreamer, Intergalactic Superhero

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