Friday, November 6, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things!


It's Friday, a day I've been waiting for all week. And I'm betting some of you have been too. So what are we going to do on this fine day?
Well, celebrate the small things, of course!

Remember all those things this last week which put a smile on your face. The big ones, but mostly the small ones. Everyday there's a moment (however tiny) when something nice happens. And now, we remember that!

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) Rest time! I did something to my foot last week (probably twisted a bit when my brothers made me march all over a hillside in search of a cave opening which wasn't there). The only way it's going to heal is to get off of it for awhile. Isn't it great that it just happens to be NaNoWriMonth? Now, I have the perfect excuse to sit in front of the computer all day and write. 

2) Going fishing with the kids! First, let's make something clear--I am not a good fisherman. Patience is a virtue I'm still working at. But the kids had fun. They didn't catch a thing but enjoyed chasing frogs and collecting dried flowers.

3) My youngest wrote her first song/poem thingy! It was cute, but there was a line which really knocked my socks off.  "There's a storm building inside of my heart, and it's making me sad." She's only eight, so I was shocked that she thought this far. When I asked where she'd gotten it, she said that it was simply how she felt. I wish I could have thought that way at eight. It would making writing so much easier now.


And what about you?
See a last flower? Sit under the stars? Grab some hot apple cider? Find a pen in your drawer?
What put a smile on your face this last week?




24 comments:

  1. That's awesome about your daughter's writing skills! At eight, I don't think I even thought about writing. Hope your foot heals soon and woot woot! on doing NaNo!!!

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    1. I'm betting she heard it on a song or something and just doesn't remember...but who knows. Thanks!

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  2. That's deep for an eight-year-old.
    Sorry about your ankle, but now you can write!

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    1. Lol! And now, my family can't complain that I'm sitting in front off the computer 'all of the time'.

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  3. Having fun is all that really matter, who care if you're not very good at it :P. Getting outdoors, enjoying some fresh air and each others company, sounds awesome. Hope your foot feels better soon, but great that you can use it as an excuse to get some other things done.

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  4. Hope your ankle is feeling better. And what a wonderfully creative child you have! I'm loving the un-November-like weather. Plus, almost all my Christmas shopping is done. That's my celebration! :)

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    1. Yay to getting that shopping done. I just realized that Christmas card writing season is coming up soon too *sigh*

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  5. Hey--so sorry you hurt your ankle! But yes, in a bizarre twist of fate, it does make it easier to keep your butt in the chair :-P But congratulations on raising another generation of writers! It will be exciting to see what your daughter comes up with in the future.

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    1. *hahaha* Me thinks there's a beta read I need to be finishing up on too.

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  6. Wow, that is pretty impressive for an 8 year old! Have a great weekend :)

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  7. At least it's your ankle and not your wrist! Your daughter sounds like a budding writer herself.

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  8. I am not a good fisherman, either. I can't stay still long enough to get a nibble. The important thing is that you and the children had fun. It looks like you have a budding writer in your midst. Good line by your daughter. Thanks for visiting!

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  9. Perfect excuse, indeed! :D

    I wrote a lot of nothing good at eight. Lol! Talent runs in the family. :) I haven't been fishing in a while, but the last time I did, I caught the biggest fish ever in my life!

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  10. Take it easy with your foot... doesn't sound like fun. Perfect excuse to sit and write I say:) hehe

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  11. Sorry to hear about your foot. Go easy on it; butt definitely in chair! :) Impressive words for an 8 year old. I wrote storybooks, but I don't remember my words being so deep. Have a great weekend! Eva

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  12. Sorry about your foot but yay for the silver lining of more NaNo time! I went fishing a couple of time - soooo boring. Glad your kids liked it. You're right, your daughter's line about the storm is awesome! I guess she inherited talent from you! :)

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  13. Wow, that's really impressive from your daughter. Hope your foot heals quickly. Have fun fishing.

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  14. Your eight-year-old daughter came up with that? She's deep! What a wonderful line, literarily speaking. Hope your foot is okay now.

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  15. Aw, hope your ankle feels better quickly! But it is the best reason to sit and write. That line fro your daughter is fantastic! I don't think I could come up with stuff like that on the fly now.

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  16. Very impressive poetic ability your daughter has! Sorry to hear about your foot, but yay, what a great excuse to do more writing! I'm not a fisherman either, but chasing frogs sounds like fun. Good luck with NaNo!

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  17. Great that you can see the bright side of your hurt foot. Good luck with NaNo.

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  18. I also catch up on writing on sick days. That's great line from your daughter.

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  19. Not sure if I have anything to celebrate this week, as it's just been exhausting and I haven't been able to get much done. Perhaps just surviving it? I think I'll go with that. >_<

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