Friday, October 9, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things!


Yes, all you lovely people out there. Today is the day to smile. Sit back for a moment and think back to all those things which happened this past week. Not the bad things. Not the frustrating things. Not the things which made you simply feel tired. Today, we remember all those little things that floated by, but before they left, managed to put a smile on your face.

Today is. . .

Celebrate the Small Things!


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This week, I'm celebrating. . .

1) Book Sale! This weekend is the bi-annual book sale of a group I'm in, Friends of the Library. This year, we received a HUGE truckload of book donations and doubled our sale amount (which is actually almost a problem since I'm betting it's brought the count up to over 20,000 books) Insane. Tons of work. And I hope those people buy, buy...buy!

2) Eggs! Our Spring chicks are now big enough to lay eggs and we're swimming in them. I'm collecting 10-15 eggs a day. We eat eggs in the morning, bake like crazy people every day and are still watching the stack grow in the fridge. My hubs is supposed to try to sell some around his office. If not, maybe it's time for an egg war in the forest.....just kidding (or not??)

3) Painting! Before cold weather sets in, I'm off on a last painting spree. The handrail leading up to our back door was in desperate need of repair, so I got that done. With the new coat of paint, it looks so pretty too. Now, it's off to the decks!


And what about you? Did you see a pretty sunset? Buy a warm sweater for Fall? Did you bite into a caramel apple? Or maybe a stranger gave you a smile?

What put a smile on your face this last week?







19 comments:

  1. 20k books?! Holy cow that's some donation biz your library's got there. I hope the books find great new homes and the library prospers! A little funny that you have too many eggs, but lucky that eggs get used in a lot of things. (I recently made potato salad and really like the hard-boiled egg bits in there.) Congrats on sprucing up the place before it get too cold!

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  2. hey, this close to Halloween, you could egg someone's house!

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  3. Eggs! Love fresh eggs, they taste the best!

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  4. I love book sales! Fresh eggs are pretty nice, too. I have a lot of outdoor painting I need to
    do, too, but I don't think it's going to happen this year. Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Mmm, I haven't bitten into a caramel apple yet, but I'd sure like to! Now, you have me craving them. Bad Tonja! :D

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  6. I bet those fresh eggs are delicious! That is a lot of books, I hope they sell well :)

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  7. Yay, books!
    My dad sells his eggs at work. We can't keep them in stock. People are crazy about farm-fresh eggs!! I also make sure I get one for myself. Lol!

    Enjoy painting! ^_^

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  8. Those eggs and that book sale sound so great! I'm about to walk to my grandma's--it's about a mile, I get exercise and fresh air (well, the New York version of fresh air), and I listen to music on the way!

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  9. Fresh eggs, delicious! That's a super lot of books, hope it goes well.

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  10. Lots of eggs is a good thing. The price of eggs keeps going up, even if you can't use them all (how fun would an egg fight in the forest be!) it's a blessing.

    I love book sales. Best days ever.

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  11. Books, eggs, and painting. Now that sounds unbeatable. Except the painting perhaps lol. You could organise egg giveaways for your local communities. Fresh eggs from happy chickens are always special. :D

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  12. Wow, that's an awful lot of books. I hope they find good homes. If I were there, I'd probably be going home with an armful. Love farm fresh eggs. If you find yourselves unable to unload them all, consider donating them to a shelter of some sort. Glad you were able to get some painting out of the way while the weather's still nice. Have a great weekend. Eva

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  13. Egg war? Sounds messy (but fun). Good luck with the book sale.

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  14. You are so awesome to help organize a book sale! I used to love those when I lived in small towns.

    Egg idea: throw them at people's houses on Mischief Night! Or not.

    I am smiling b/c this week is almost over. Ugh. It wuz a beast! :-P

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  15. When I was a little girl I wouldn't eat eggs because I saw hens laying them and there was no way I was going to eat chicken poop!
    Fantastic about the book sale!

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  16. When I was a little girl I wouldn't eat eggs because I saw hens laying them and there was no way I was going to eat chicken poop!
    Fantastic about the book sale!

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  17. Yay for book sales! Have a great weekend!

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  18. I'm celebrating that two new books from two of my favorite authors recently came out, and they're already being shipped to my home. ^_^ And the books sale thing sounds awesome - here's hoping seeing so many books inspires people to take home a lot of them.

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  19. I would love to have chickens for the fresh eggs but my husband frowns at me whenever I mention it. When we move... I'm buying me a couple and pretending I have no idea where they came from. Shhhhh, don't tell.
    Unless its on a canvass, I hate painting. It's just so much work. It's quite an annoying task but it needs done, and someone has to do it.

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