Friday, January 15, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things


It's Friday again.
And that means it's time for another edition of. . .

CELEBRATE THE SMALL THINGS!

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. Every week, wonderful things happen, tiny things, which make us smile. But as time grabs us up, we forget all about those moments. This is the chance for us to reflect back on those and remember that there are tons of things worth celebrating.

 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) Snowflakes! There weren't many of them. . .just a sporadic few. . .but they came. I saw them.

2) A publication! My review for BROKEN DOLLS by Tyrolin Puxty was featured in Middle Shelf Magazine. I got an entire page, and it looks beautiful. Thanks, Middle Shelf!

3) Tea! I've been sipping at tons of hot tea this week, enjoying all sorts of different variations of green tea. My teenage daughter read that if one drinks 6 cups a day, it raises the metabolism and helps keep those pounds at bay. So she insisted that we stock up on it so she can drink...drink...drink. Funny thing is...I haven't seen her drink any all week. Hmmmmmm......


And what about you? Did something make you giggle? Find a new flavor of chocolate at the store? Meet someone unexpectedly? What put a smile on your face this last week?





26 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the publication of your review! We're cold enough for snow, but none falling

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    1. I'm thinking about shaving some ice cubes and calling it snow.

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  2. 6 cups of green tea a day might be more than I can bear! Congratulations on your review publication. And getting a whole page to yourself!

    This Friday I can celebrate that I'm not AS sick as I was last Friday.

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    1. Oh no! So sorry too hear that you haven't been feeling well. Hope you'll be up and at them again soon.

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  3. I've heard similar things about drinking green tea, maybe I should stock up too! I would love to see a little snow, I'm a big kid at heart. Congrats on your publication that's great news.

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    1. A year without making a snow-angle or having a snowball fight is a sad thing.

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  4. Congrats on the review publication! And tea is always worth celebrating, =)

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    1. Lol! Tea is great. And I always drank that much anyway...to find out that it should help with the weight is just an interesting tidbit.

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  5. We had a little bit of snow over here this week, too. Not enough to stick to the ground, but it was pretty all the same. Have a great weekend :)

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  6. Congratulations on your review being published! That's amazing. I love tea, so I could easily meet that six cup a day requirement. I might have to try doing that.

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  7. Congratulations on your publication of your review, and a full page at that!!!

    I'm love coffee in the morning but tea in the afternoon. I love Darjeeling. And I agree with your son, I love my comfy bed...

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    1. Darjeeling - yum. I haven't had one of those in quite awhile.

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  8. Huge congrats on appearing in the publication. Very nice work.

    I'm a tea person... love it all day long:)

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    1. And with all the possibilities, one can always find the perfect one.

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  9. Congrats on your review being published! That's wonderful! I heard all the good things about green tea, but I'm not much of a tea fan, and I tried green tea and ... yuck. I don't blame your daughter for not being able to follow through. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Lol! I guess it's not everyone's thing ;)

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  10. Maybe one cup of green tea but six - no way. I'm struggling with my water intake which I'm trying to up - it's finding the time to have a drink of anything I find hard!! Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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    1. I'm always sipping on tea--hot in the winter, iced in the summer. But being at home (housewife) probably helps with that a lot.

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  11. Congrats on the review getting published. And let us know if the tea thing works.

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    1. Lol! Considering I've always drank tons of tea, I'm not sure if I'd ever notice a difference.

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  12. Snowflakes? You are celebrating snowflakes? Whenever I see them, I hiss and back away like a vampire from a cross.

    Your daughter wants to keep the pounds at bay--this is the already-slim one, right?

    Congratulations on your review! That magazine really is gorgeous!

    And this week I am smiling b/c my latest MS is going so well. *fingers crossed* You may know the one I mean. ;-)

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    1. I'm going to fight back a squeal...can't wait to see that MS!
      Yeah, she isn't exactly over weight anyway. I think these so-called diet ideas are more of a teenage-got-to-say-I'm-doing-something thing. Because heaven knows she doesn't try to watch her weight in reality...I've seen her eat ;)

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  13. Awesome news about your review!! That's exciting! ^_^

    I've been on a tea kick lately, too, and having a lot of fun trying all these new kinds of tea. I have called Green Popcorn made of green tea leaves and popped rice. So far it's my favorite. :)

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