Friday, September 18, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things



Thank heavens it's Friday! Wow, what a week it's been. But before we head off into the weekend it's time to remember all those wonderful things that happened--all those things which put a smile on the face. Today, we CELEBRATE THE SMALL THINGS!

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This week, I'm celebrating. . .



1) Getting through the week. Problems were on a roll these past days, a new one popping up every time another was solved. Everything worked out okay in the end, but it got to the point I'd cringe every time the phone would ring. So I'm celebrating the end of this week and embracing the weekend.

2) Writing in my own writing space for the first time! There's a guest room in our basement which I've been dreaming of turning into my own office, and I finally buckled down and got it done. It's not beautiful, but it's cleaned out, a type of desk/table is up and I've even brought in a few decorations to make it feel more writerly. I spent one day in there, and it was wonderful.

3) Watching my kids excitement during Homecoming week. The high school football team is one of the most treasured things in our little town, and the entire place spends the week getting psyched for the 'big' game. All grades had a list of 'dress-up' ideas to show their spirit, and they get to take part in or watch the big parade today. Of course, each class is having a party in their classrooms after the parade as well (all the way down to the kindergartners). It's hard not to get caught up in their fun.


And what about you? Dare to peek out of your window this last week? Did you enjoy a walk in the September sun? Get some writing done? What put a smile on your face this last week?


36 comments:

  1. I finished a ghostwriting project I didn't much enjoy, which made me smile. Hurrah.:)

    Glad all worked out in the end. Enjoy your weekend X

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    1. So glad you finished that writing then. Done is gone :)

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  2. When you cringe every time the phone rings, that's bad. Glad the week is over.
    Cool you have your writing place now.
    And I'm plowing ahead with a short story right now.

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    1. Oooo...curious what your short will be about!

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  3. Sorry the week was problematic, but glad you got a writing space of your very own! Hope the weekend is problem-free, =)

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    1. Problem free doesn't exist, I think. But a chance to breathe is always good. Have a great week!

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  4. Ugh. I hear you with those pop-up problems. They should make a pop-up book out of those for grown-ups! I'm glad things are better for you now.

    Woot--writing space! Um, pictures please. WE NEED TO SEE THIS.

    In my hometown we have a Halloween parade where all the kids march down the middle of the main street--in costume. There's music and a guy with a bullhorn and everything. I'm glad your kids had a good time.

    This week I am smiling about finally finishing the last big, climactic scene in my MS. Now there's just the denouement, and I will be finished with the book--and the trilogy! *pumps fists*

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    1. I got the space; now I need to make it pretty. Then come the pictures. Yep.
      A bullhorn? You'll need to post a pic of that! And YAY to getting the trilogy done!!!

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  5. Wow, it seems like a lot of people have had challenging weeks. Hope you can recover over the weekend. Congrats on using your new writing space! That had to feel good! Your Homecoming Week sounds like fun. Happy Friday!

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    1. I noticed how many people have said it's a hard week too...the sun? the moon? the weather? As long as it's in the past, all's okay!

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  6. The small towns definitely love their football. :)
    I'm so excited about your writer cave!! You'll have decorated in no time. ^_^

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    1. I have to go deco shopping...:) that could be fun!

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  7. oh, that parade sounds like so much fun! Even if I am not into Football (don't shoot me), the activities around it can be cool, especially in small towns like yours - have a great weekend!

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    1. Lol! No worries about shooting from here. I think I've seen an entire 3 games during my life. But it's fun to watch everyone else get excited about it.

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  8. High five for making it through the week. Some weeks that is a huge accomplishment. And congrats on your own work area. I'm jealous.

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    1. The work area is a neat thing. I close the door and the rest of the world disappears - almost dangerous ;)

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  9. Ohhh you have your own writing room. It sounds AMAZING, hope you have endless inspiration and free flowing creativity there. I hope you have a lovely (and trouble free) weekend. :D

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    1. Thank you and thank you and I really hope so too :)

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  10. I wrote a long comment and it disappeared. Daggonit.
    Let's just say I had a breakthrough on a story idea.

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    1. Aw...now, I'm really sad to have missed the comment. But yay to the breakthrough. Heaven knows how awesome those are.

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  11. I had one of those weeks too... One problem after another. Celebrating that it's over is all you can do.

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    1. Lol! Misery loves company-glad I'm not alone. But I'm hoping that was everything in one huge slap, and the next weeks are carefree for both of us.

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  12. Congratulations on getting the office done! That's awesome!

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    1. It's so surreal to go in there, close the door and be in my own little world. See if it's inspiring as I hope.

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  13. Today I'm celebrating surviving my first real day at work - I officially joined my department and got my desk today. I'm handling it all right so far, but it's still a little rough. >_<

    Congrats on having your own writing space now, though. ^_^ I've had a monolithic desk from Costco for years, and it feels like it's its own space even within my apartment. Nothing like having a focused place to write.

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    1. Congrats on getting through the first week! I'm sure you'll fall into the routine soon enough.
      I've been using the dining room table as my writing space since I wrote my first words, so this is a huge change for me. So quiet and calm and wow.

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  14. Inspired by you, I have begun listing cliches. Looks like an adventure in itself!

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    1. So glad you're actually trying it! Lol! You'll probably end up learning more about cliches than you EVER wanted to know...a true profi by the time you're done. But I'll buy one of the first copies ;)

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  15. Good for you in finding a writing space. It doesn't need to be pretty just a space of your own. I used to love getting excited with my children for Homecoming!!!

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  16. I created an office space. It's great to have one. I had a pretty intense week and I'm scrambling to finish things this weekend.

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  17. Huge congrats on getting your own writing space! I know Ive gotten a lot more done since I made one. Sorry about the problems. I hope this next week is problem free! :)

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  18. Glad you got through the week and congrats on getting your very own writing space.

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  19. Congrats on your writing space! Homecoming week even down to kindergarten dress-up days - that's sweet and awesome!

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  20. Yippee for your own writing space! That's epic. I want some of that. Of course, chaos would ensue if I did that...since we're home schooling...

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  21. Hope this week has far less troubles for you. And yay for your own writing space! We got out and took a walk in the woods on Sunday. It was beautiful. Today I've been holed up writing something much more scarier in the woods!

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  22. I heard once that when big blessings are headed your way, the devil sends a passel of negative things to try to thwart the blessing. Let's hope that's the case for you.

    I want a writing spot. I use the same area as the rest of the family. Since I live with all men, it's covered in super heroes. Not that I have anything against the X-Men, but I'd prefer some Gone with the Wind.

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