Friday, July 22, 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. . .

Horribly hot, humid weather??? 
Ha! Not.

Right now, I'm dreaming of jumping into a snowdrift and being thankful that in about six weeks, September will come bringing, perhaps, some beginning Autumn breezes.

I'm doing a little happy dance that my garden has produced 1 cucumber, 1 zucchini and 2 tomatoes so far. It appears that many more things are on their way.

My front deck painting is showing signs that it might get done this year. It's one that stretches around half of the house and is high above ground, which means I need a ladder to do quite a bit of it. BUT it probably will get done. 

And we're celebrating that the school has decided to push back the first day by 5 days, meaning the kids get a little more freedom.


What about you? What put a smile on your face this last week? Surviving these scorching temperatures or are you lucky enough to live out of the bubble-of-fire (I think that sounds more dramatic)? 

What are you celebrating this week?




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15 comments:

  1. You have some good celebrations here. We've just started to harvest our veg, too: potatoes, onions, garlic, lots of fruit (SO many blackcurrants!) and beans nearly ready.

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  2. Yay, garden!! ^_^ I'm looking forward to September, too. I am not happy today. Lol!

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  3. I got two cucumbers out of my garden this week, and since I had some fresh onions in my kitchen, I was able to make a wonderful cucumber salad out of them. Delicious. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Buying new books. Congrats on the garden and good luck painting.

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  5. Yay for your garden beginning to produce and for the kids getting extra time to enjoy the summer. Good luck with the painting project and be careful on that ladder! Have a lovely weekend!

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  6. I love that you're celebrating getting to spend five more days with your kids. Most parents are desperate to get rid of them by the end of the summer. And I too celebrate the hot, humid days--the stickier, the better. Summer is the best time!

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  7. Bet the kids are pleased about the extra holidays too! The school break has only just begun here. Good to hear you are harvesting some produce from the garden, it's also so satisfying.

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  8. Extra holidays! I bet the kids are overjoyed. Parents perhaps a little less… I struggle with school vacations, even just the 2 week ones like we just had. So hard to find things to for the kids to do that work around both my job and my partner's job.

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  9. I am not a fan of hot and humid, which means I either stayed inside this week or jumped immediately into the pool.

    I have my eye on a tomato that might be ready for my breakfast omelet tomorrow morning.

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  10. I hear you on the weather; it's been hot here recently and is expected to sneak into the 90s this week. I thought I left New Mexico to get away from this. >_< But I'm celebrating finishing the second round of editing my current book, as of about twenty minutes ago. Yay!

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  11. I'm celebrating the rain falling on my roof and dried-out lawn right now! It's music to my scorched ears.

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  12. The trouble with September arriving is that I know that winter is right around the corner.

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  13. I'm not celebrating the hot, humid weather, but neither will I be dreaming of snow. :) I'm looking forward to those fall breezes, too. Yay for extra summer vacation days! Enjoy those veggies!

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  14. I'm happy that it's weekend as I've had an insane week at work:) Nice work on the garden:)

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  15. Yes I've been picking tons of redcurrants and freezing them. I'm hoping to get some jelly jam made this week - it will be the first time I've done it so fingers crossed! Picking your own produce is wonderful but because of your weather I suppose you've had to have been doing a lot of watering :) Have a lovely weekend - Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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