Friday, March 4, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things!


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 over to Lexa's or simply pop by the linky below!

This week, I'm celebrating. . .


1) Fresh bread! As a German, my husband loves his bread. Unfortunately, all we have around here is what he calls 'sponge'. To make sure he gets what he likes, he's turned into quite the bread baker. The only thing better than eating warm, fresh bread is the smell of it.

2) Unexpected letters! I received a letter with pictures this last week from the choir I directed in Germany. I was so surprised and happy to hear from them.

3) Growing grass! Okay, it's not shooting up by leaps and bounds, but the grass is growing. Why does this make me happy? Because that means I don't have to hay my cows too much longer.


And what about you? Did you see a lovely flock of birds? Meet an old friend? Go out for dinner? What put a smile on your face this last week?







17 comments:

  1. Fresh baked bread...
    Wish I had cows to eat my grass. Then I wouldn't have to mow it.

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    1. Don't forget those patties though. Not so cool.

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  2. My mom would experiment with baking bread! It was wonderful. ^_^

    Unexpected letters are so great! I love that. I don't have any grass, but I am ready for it to turn green.

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  3. Yum, now I'm craving fresh bread. Just the smell of baking bread makes me salivate!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. One of the things we miss most about Germany are the bakeries...they always smelled heavenly.

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  4. I love baking bread... it fills the house with the most gorgeous aroma. Yum :) I think I've mastered French banquettes, but I'm still working on perfecting ciabatta.

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    1. Ciabatta is pretty difficult, but so good!

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  5. As a carb-a-holic, I am happy to celebrate bread for any reason. Of course, a husband who bakes it is a double reason to do so! (maybe it's time to open up that bottle of champagne in the fridge). Congratulations on your unexpected letters and growing grass.

    Personally, this week I am celebrating buying my first pairs of skinny jeans EVER (finally lost my extra weight), and a great lunch out with my BFF (Cheesecake Factory, which, come to think of it, has fabulous pumpernickel bread. Took home a piece of cheesecake and enjoyed it all week!). Oh, and a tiny little publication you may have heard about . . . and that your readers will soon. ;-)

    Hope you have an even better week ahead!

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  6. My husband (an Egyptian) has discovered he loves German bread. I don't know what it's called but he goes to a German bakery here and get very dark soft bread with what looks like oatmeal in the crust. I tried it and it was DELICIOUS! Yay for having a real live baker in your family! It's so sweet your old choir sent you a letter. I bet it made your day! Good luck on the grass and the cows. (While working at a CT horse stable, I found I was very allergic to hay. Unless I wore big, long work gloves, the straws would poke me and I'd end up with huge hives up my arms and on my chest. Nope, not a fan of hay...)

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  7. Yum, I love fresh bread and butter. Thanks, I'm going to go and have toast with jelly (smile) Have a blessed weekend!

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  8. Home baked bread is the BEST!!!!!! Hmmm...

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  9. My husband is half German and he too is rather fussy about the bread he eats - certainly he prefers the German bakeries - maybe I should get him baking his own German bread? Have a lovely weekend, Tonja and hurray for the cows soon being able to be eating their grass again!! Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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  10. Mmmmm... I bet that bread smelled wonderful, and tasted even better. It's always fun getting letters from friends. You have grass growing — I'm envious. Right now, most of my lawn is covered with ice. It's supposed to warm up next week, though. Looking forward to that. Enjoy your weekend!

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  11. A friend just sent me a recipe for a crusty bread. I can't wait to try it. You're right, the smell is so nice.

    Our grass is growing too. Good-bye brown, hello green!

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  12. Warm, fresh bread sounds amazing.

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  13. Hmmm, bread. I love it so much, even though I know too much isn't a good thing. Yay for grass and spring.

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