Friday, May 20, 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.

This week, I'm celebrating. . .

1) A nice writing week! Although I didn't get as much done as I'd like (as if that ever happens...), I did get a query out, entered a contest and got some revising done. And that with the kids home from school. Boo-yeah!

2) My son took us out for lunch! Okay, it was a bribe to get me to pick him up from something, but I still thought it was super sweet of him.

3) Dean's List! Said son also made Dean's List again for his second semester. But he deserves it, since he really was studying hard.

4) My daughter's new job at Pizza Hut! She worked at an oriental place as a waitress for a year, but last week was fired because she forgot to charge a woman an extra dollar for a 'to go cup'. (Her boss, we knew, was a bit irrational at times.) But a few days later, she got a new job. Which isn't necessarily an easy task in our small town.

5) Tomato plants out! The weather was finally nice enough yesterday to quickly get a few plants out before the rain started again last night...oh, and I'm not complaining about the rain. We were several inches behind the average, and my hay fields were THIRSTY!


And what about you? What put a smile on you face this last week? See a cute kitten? Go out for dinner? Lose a pound or two? What are you celebrating?





26 comments:

  1. Congratulations to your son!
    Fired for forgetting to charge a dollar? That's overkill.

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    1. We're proud :)
      The other waitress working at the time saw what happened and quit to for solidarity reasons. Which we found sweet.

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  2. Wow that's a very productive writing week! Congrats! And congrats to your son as well, that's wonderful.

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  3. Congratulations on your smart, sweet sons, and all the writing you got done. Man, I feel for your daughter. I've had some crazy-ass bosses in my time!

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    1. The woman was that! She had tons of cameras everywhere to keep an eye on the waitresses. And fires them as fast as flies.

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  4. Wow, that's a small thing to get fired for! Everyone makes mistakes, right? Glad she's found a new job so quickly :)

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    1. The woman has temper issues. We were surprised my daughter lasted as long as she did. But we're glad she's finally working somewhere else.

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  5. Great news on the writing front and well done to your son and daughter on their achievements.

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  6. Congratulations on the kids having successes. Those kinds of things make being a parent soooo much easier.

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  7. Yay! Rain! ^_^
    Glad you're making some story progress! And I'm happy for your kids! Especially your daughter. Way to get another job already! Who charges for a to-go cup anyway?

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  8. You and your children had a great week. Happy writing.

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  9. Congrats to your son and your daughter for her new job:) Lots to celebrate. Oh I always plant lots of tomatoes in Summer too:) This year I'm giving the garden a rest and letting the soil rest over winter:)

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  10. Seems like there is a lot to celebrate this week in your family and a big thumbs up to both of your children - working hard and finding a way through the difficult times is not easy - you must feel very proud of both of them :) Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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  11. Congrats to your son for scholastic excellence and to your daughter for bouncing back and getting a new job so quickly. Yay for rain and tomato plants, and for your writing. Good luck with the query and the contest!!

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  12. Woohooo.. awesome reasons to celebrate this week, Tonja. From the writing, your son making Dean's List, your daughter's job and the gardening! Wow.. such a joyous week for you! Have a great upcoming week! ~Lori~

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  13. That boss sounds halfway to insane, firing someone who's been there for so long over a dollar. O_o It's probably for the best that your daughter got out of there. Yeesh!

    This week, I'm celebrating finishing the first draft of my book... twice. Thought I was done, then I wasn't, then I properly finished it. Oi.

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  14. Looks like you had a good week. Me... I finished another round of edits last night, so I'm pretty chuffed.

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  15. Congrats to your son and daughter! It sounds like your daughter was better off getting out of that place. Yay for the writing progress and the rain! We've been dry here, too, but did get some rain last night. I think the danger of frost is finally past... maybe. Have a great week!

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  16. Celebrating last week was tough. It rained ALL WEEK. We were teased by one day of sunshine before getting pummeled by rain on Saturday, the day of a long awaited book festival. I came home with my shoes coated by mud and splattered by dirt all the way up to my neck.

    Seriously. I found mud stains on the collar of my blouse.

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    1. Hopefully, you got yourself a huge cup of tea afterwards. Or played mud-monster.

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  17. People firing for such reasons with this economy is kind of mean. Glad another quit in solidarity and your daughter found a new job quickly. Yay for planting, writing and your son doing well Tonja. :)

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    1. Yeah, we thought so. Not because of my daughter, but most of the ppl who work there NEED that income. And the woman tends to fire like that all of the time. But then, she cheats them too a bit. Simply, not a good boss.

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  18. My hubby has worked for people that trigger happy. It's a rather terrifying prospect. Kudos to your daughter for finding something new (dare I say better?).

    You know what put a smile on my face? Swimming with my kids yesterday and watch how much my baby love the water or teaching my son the backstroke. It's a good life.

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  19. I'd been lucky to last an hour at the Chinese place. I was a horrible waitress!

    Bribery lunches count. He deserved lunch anyhow for making the Dean's List.

    I'm going to day for my tomato plants. I hope it's not too late. I've just been too busy.

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  20. Fired over a dollar? People have been doing ridiculous things lately. What a cheapskate! He shouldn't be charging for a to-go cup. The food would have to be amazing for me to go back there to eat because I would be so offended. I'm glad your daughter got a job right away, though. Maybe it was meant to be if she's happier there.

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