Friday, October 2, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things



Another week has flown by. . .okay, it had turbo jets this time. Still, it's time to look back and Celebrate The Small Things which happened and put a smile on our faces.

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.  If you'd like to join in and add a little more joy to your week, then go ahead and sign-up on the linky below!

This week, I'm celebrating. . .



1) Banana Bread! At the grocery store, they were selling a bag full of bananas for 99 cents, and I just couldn't say no. There were a couple more bananas in that bag than I thought, which meant it was time to get baking. I had 6 loaves and was able to give a few to neighbors and friends. (Some for us too, of course)

2) YA Buccaneers' Boot Camp is on! I love this 2 month writing plunge. Hopefully, I finally get some things done too.

3) Flowers from my husband! He picked me up a huge, potted, purple Chrysanthemum. See if it survives (sometimes I don't have the greenest thumb).

4) Halloween Candy! What? It's not Halloween yet? Oh well! With all the writing I'm 'trying' to get done (notice  'trying', not actually getting done), I got the munchies and picked up a few bags of treats.


What about you? What put a smile on your face this last week?
Find a dollar in your jean pocket? See a pretty stone? Get to talk to someone you haven't seen in a very long time? What are you celebrating?









20 comments:

  1. Your husband scored some points, didn't he?
    Nothing wrong with devouring all of the Halloween candy before October 31.

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  2. I love baking, I'm going to be making a red velvet cake for my boyfriend's birthday tomorrow. I love banana bread, I bet it was delicious :)

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  3. I love making banana bread! Yum! ^_^

    I bought a chrysanthemum and...it's gone. Lol! But it was beautiful. I'm sure your thumb is greener than mine. The only thing I can keep alive is bamboo. (mine was also purple!)

    You know, most Halloween candy is bite-sized so...you'd really have to eat the whole bag to equal one candy bar. :P

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  4. YUM love baking banana bread! Makes the house smell so nice!

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  5. This week I celebrated doing some research for a Shiny New Idea. I also wrapped up my community ed writers workshop class, and two of my students opted to submit their first pages for First Impressions this month, rejuvenating that little feature on my blog. Several of the participants thanked me and said that my classes had inspired them to make time to write and given them a clue about how to get started/move forward. That really felt good.

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  6. Banana bread & Halloween candy! Can I come over to your house?

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  7. You are so nice to bake banana bread for everyone! Next time save me some. I wish my husband would bring ME flowers. Of course, it would help to have a husband first . . .

    This week I'm celebrating terrific friends who posted about my series release on their blog. HINT HINT. ;-)

    Now stop all that baking and get to writing, lady!

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  8. Banana bread, yum! What a lovely husband, I hope your flowers bloom.
    Have a lovely weekend.

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  9. I LOVE bananas!
    And am not great with plants either. Have to give them to my mom or watch them die quickly
    :(

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  10. I love banana bread!! I'm so jealous of your neighbors. :) As soon as I'm over this bug and can think about real food again, I'm going to have to get baking and cooking. Can't believe it's October already! Good luck with the flowers. Even if they don't live forever, they're still beautiful while they last right? (That's what I tell myself when I get them, because I don't have a green thumb either!) Sounds like a great week.

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  11. Ooh, you have some of the good snacks.

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  12. Banana breads are so awesome, totally love them. And such beautiful flowers the chrysanthemums. I didn't realise there are purple chrysanthemums, I've only seen the yellow/orange varieties. I love purple so I'm gonna look for them. I hope you get lots of work done in October Tonja. Have a lovely and peaceful weekend.

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  13. I love banana bread and used to make it with walnuts. (Cranberry bread is yummy too.) I wish I was one of your lucky neighbors! Yay for attempted writing progress and for flowers from your sweetheart!

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  14. I love banana bread and used to make it with walnuts. (Cranberry bread is yummy too.) I wish I was one of your lucky neighbors! Yay for attempted writing progress and for flowers from your sweetheart!

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  15. Wow, that's a lot of banana bread! But yum, sounds like a great treat to pair with that Halloween candy, ;)

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  16. I recently made banana muffins for exactly the same reason! Who can pass up an entire bag of bananas for that price?

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  17. Yes, my DD makes lovely banana cookies that are really healthy as well as being delicious from over-ripe bananas and as I managed to get a huge bag of bananas for only 20p she made enough so I could freeze some too as she's headed off for uni and won't be around to bake anymore for a while! Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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  18. Bananas are always worth celebrating. ^_^ Me, I'm just glad to have survived two full weeks of work, and it looks like I'll start learning something new on Monday. It's kind of intimidating, as my work safety net has disappeared, but I've got a lot to learn. Oi!

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  19. Banana bread! I have yet to bake banana bread--it's on my list of Next Baked Good to Bake.

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  20. Your husband is a sweetie. We don't do flowers here. Our cat loves them too much.

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