Friday, November 27, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things!


Remember all those things this past week which put a smile on your face? No? Well, now's the time to think back. . .really hard if you have to. . .and reflect on those moments where life suddenly seemed a little brighter, even if that moment passed like the speed of light.

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) This one is probably obvious. . . Thanksgiving with family! This was the first Thanksgiving in YEARS where I didn't cook. Now, that my parents have moved nearby, we drove to celebrate with them. Felt odd. And to think that Christmas will be spent this year with them too. Wow.

Since my family tends to be quite the colorful combination of characters. . .my mother surprised us all with something which definitely added to the regular Thanksgiving table conversation.



2) Kids home for several days! They liven up the house and bring all sorts of adventures with them.

3) Electric wood splitter! Seriously, I don't know how I'd get my firewood split without this amazing machine.

4) Writer friends! A few writer friends have been going out of their way to offer support lately. I wish I could send a huge box of chocolate to every single one.


And what about you? What things put a smile on your face this past week? 



14 comments:

  1. Sounds as though you had a blast on Thursday. Have you endured Black Friday, too?

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  2. I'm smiling because I finally did final revisions on THE LAST MAGE, and soon it will be off to the editor! So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Your family sounds colorful indeed. I especially love your positive attitude towards your kids.

    Happy (post) Thanksgiving!

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  3. Sounds like a fun day (and we have a hat like that too, though nobody wore it yesterday).

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Support is always a good thing!!! Sounds like you have some wonderful writer friends!!! Have a nice weekend.

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  5. Sound like you had a wonderful thanksgiving:)

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  6. I love the turkey hat! It's so great that your kids get to spend holidays with your parents - they're making memories they'll treasure forever. Yay for supportive author friends, and have a lovely weekend! :)

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  7. Tonja, sounds like you are enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday. What an extra special blessing to have your parents nearby again! That must be super nice. We are spending quiet time together ~ the hubs and I. Our kids' schedules are up in the air all the time, so it makes get togethers impossible. I celebrate text messages, which seems to be their preferred method to stay in touch because of their odd hours and shifts, etc. Thanks for dropping by. Now it's time to get into the Christmas spirit of things, eh? :D

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  8. It's nice having family close during the holidays. And your mom's hat is awesome! Have a happy weekend!!!

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  9. I was thankful for a drama and stress free Thanksgiving (as opposed to last year, when we hosted 20+ people).

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  10. Glad to hear you had a good Thanksgiving holiday with the family. I have one of those hats stashed away in a fancy dress box! Massive Yay for supportive writer friends :)

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  11. I remember when my dad bought his wood splitter. My mom wasn't happy about the money he spent on it at first, but it made life so much easier that no one could complain for long.

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  12. I really like this idea for a blog hop. It's good to remember the little things! I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  13. Oh, how fun!! That turkey outfit is great! ^_^ I have never split wood in my life, but an electric wood splitter sounds like a little bit of fun. I'm glad you had such a good day!

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