Welcome to this weekly blog hop sponsored by the amazing Lexa Cain, and co-hosted by L.G. Keltner from Writing Off the Edge and myself.
What exactly are we celebrating?
Every week, wonderful things happen, tiny things, which make us smile. But as time grabs us up, we forget all about these moments as if they never existed at all. 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) Our haying is done! (*ahem* Haying is the colloquial term in this area for the hay harvest.) We totaled around 1500 bales, which is more than enough to feed my small herd for over two years. My two older kids brought along their boyfriend and girlfriend, and helped bring it all in. (That part is referred to as 'bucking' hay. The cutting itself is called 'laying' hay. As to the raking--my part-- it doesn't have a special term. Totally unfair. I know.)
As you can see, their stacking abilities leave a little to be desired, but I'm definitely not looking this gift horse in the mouth. I'm just happy they helped bring them all in. Thanks guys!!!
|And this picture has absolutely nothing to do with the hay. I just think the wild flowers are pretty.|
3) Enough of the farming things??? The last thing I'm celebrating is the biggest one... a super huge surprise.
My oldest son is now engaged!
And gosh, does that make me feel old. Luckily, I have plenty of time to let it sink in since they aren't planning on having the wedding until after he's got his college degree in hand. In other words, it's going to be more of a Christmas wedding in 2017.
What about you? What wonderful things put a smile on your face? Eat a wonderful dessert? Go to a museum? Receive a package that you weren't expecting? What are you celebrating???
If you can't think of anything to celebrate, I'm going to help fate along.
Over on Bookworm for Kids (my review blog), I have a giveaway for a YA mystery, which centers around models in Tokyo. It's quite an interesting look into a very different culture and a pretty thrilling read.
The best thing. . .
Basically, no one has entered! Which means super high win chances for those that do.
So go ahead and take a peek