Friday, July 15, 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 cattle chute! Frustrating circumstances lead to a super fast, build-a-cattle-chute action last Sunday. My brother was sweet enough to cut down several cedars for poles, I picked up materials and--with hubs and oldest son too--we built a new catch pen, added a couple of gates, and constructed a solid chute 32 feet long. *manly grrr*

2) Sudden, short vacation! Other frustrating circumstances (and a lot of begging and bribing on my oldest son's part) had me, my son and my two youngest on a road trip to Little Rock, AR for several days. It was nice to get away from the farm, and the kids loved the hotel pool.

3) Ice water! Both of these activities involved a lot of hot, sweating weather. Oh, ice water! It is a true wonder and delight.


What about you? What put a smile on your face this last week?

15 comments:

  1. Glad the cattle chute came together and you got away for a quick vacation.

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  2. Lucky you with your cattle chute! I've always wanted a proper sheep chute but have used makeshift ones all these years. Which would work fine if I had less violent sheep. ;)

    And ice water, what a blessing for those that can get that regularly. Or cold water, anyway. In a heat wave you need an internal cooling mechanism like that.

    Nissa from
    http://myantimatterlife.wordpress.com

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  3. Sounds like you had an interesting week. I chased loose cattle plenty of times on the farm when I was a kid. It could definitely be an exercise in frustration. Glad you were able to get in a quick vacation. A break can be really nice. Hope next week goes better for you. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Yay for unexpected roadtrips! I could use one of those.

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  5. Sounds like you've had a busy week! I hope you had a good one regardless :)

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  6. Cattle chute? Now that's a unique accomplishment. I hear you on the ice water. Our freezer has not been able to keep up with demand on making ice cubes this summer.

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  7. Ice water is the best. ^_^
    I hope you had a great getaway! I must admit I don't know what a cattle chute is, but I'm glad you have one. :)

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  8. so glad you had a surprise vacation and a cattle chute. Hope your little get away was fun. Happy weekend.

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  9. I love icy water this time of the year. A surprise vacation sounds wonderful.

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  10. Whenever I think of cattle chutes, I think of the movie about Temple Grandin. I loved that movie. Yes, ice water - or any cold beverage - is a permanent resident beside me this entire summer. Have a great weekend!

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  11. I can't believe how you just get up and build stuff. It's truly amazing. I wish I had your pioneer spirit!

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  12. P.S. Maybe you'll build a pool for the kids next. ;-)

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  13. Great that you got it built! And yes to ice water.

    Yvonne V

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  14. You know, I'm glad some not-so-pleasant circumstances turned into awesome memories and a sense of empowerment. It's not what happens to us that matters, but how we respond, eh?

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  15. Sounds like you had an intriguing week.so happy you had an astonishment excursion and a steers chute. Trust your little escape was fun.I love frigid water this season of the year..Ice water is the best.I trust you had an incredible getaway!

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