Friday, September 2, 2016

Off we go to another week of Celebrating Those 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) My husband's birthday! He's not an excited birthday man (hates getting older), but he'll always eat the cake and accept the presents with a smile. We only had a little celebration this week and are planning on doing something fun this coming Monday (Labor Day.)

2) Plums! And I'm talking lots o' lots o' plums. Our 3 wild plum trees are completely weighed down this year. So hubs decided to use them for wine. Well, we had enough juice for that a good 5. . .10 gallons ago. My husband is one who refuses to let anything he touches go to waste, so it's been a plum juice cooking kitchen all week long (even cooking dinner has become a battle since he won't let me near the stove.) I'm afraid we still have a couple gallons left to go. Anyone want some? It is delicious!

3) I got another short story out the door! I have not been a productive writer for some time now, although it isn't for a lack of trying. (Life simply isn't calming down enough for me to concentrate.) Getting this one completed and out by the deadline was a forced accomplishment and hopefully, the beginning of a wave of writing swing.


What about you? What put a smile on your face this last week? Feel a cool breeze? Enjoy a glass of wine? Try something new? What are you celebrating?






18 comments:

  1. I feel the same way about birthdays.
    Plum wine? I bet it is good.

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  2. Happy Birthday to your husband! Plum wine sounds absolutely delicious. Congrats on getting a story done and sent. I imagine that once the harvesting season is over you'll have a lot more time to write. Hang in there!

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  3. My husband's the same way about his birthday.

    We actually had a bit of a cool breeze the other day, but I think most of that was all the wind and rain, maybe from Hermine or maybe just regular old stormy weather.

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  4. Plum juice does sound wonderful. I haven't been able to write in a long time and have high hopes for getting a lot done this fall. Kudos to you for getting that short story out.

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  5. Happy Birthday to your husband! I'd force a smile if I were getting presents too. ;-)

    Haha--plum wine what an awesome idea!

    Congrats on pumping out your story--is IS hard sometimes!

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  6. Happy Birthday to your husband! I like plums, but I've never had just the juice. Congrats on getting that story out!

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  7. Congratulations on getting the short out!! I'm hoping good things for it! ^_^

    I would totally take some plum wine!! I like fruity wines. Tell him they're not going to waste, nature will eat them. :P Happy Birthday to him! He's not getting older, he's getting wiser. ^_^

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  8. I noticed a few plums on our tree yesterday . . . not enough to do much with yet though! Enjoy the plum wine. Congrats on getting that short story out the door too.

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  9. That wine sounds amazing! Congrats on finishing that short story, forced writing is better than none at all. Have a great weekend!

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  10. Congrats on the story!! And I hope you all have a fun birthday party this weekend.

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  11. Everyone survived the first week of school, including our exchange student and my daughter who is off to college!

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  12. so glad everyone is enjoying all the plums. My grandparents used to have their own gardens. It was wonderful. Have a great weekend.

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  13. Happy birthday to your husband, and congratulations on finishing that story! Life doesn't always cooperate by giving us enough writing time, and it's such a great feeling when we complete a project. Have a great weekend!

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  14. Tonja, Happy Birthday to the hubs! At least he's not senile yet. I mean he's accepting presents and still enjoys presents. Plus, getting a year older is better than the alternative, right? ;) I'll pass on the wine. I've never been a drinker not even wine. Just didn't develop a taste for it, but I'll take the fresh plums or maybe some home-made plum jam, though. :D lol My in-laws has several apple trees and I loved eating them right out of the hand. My belated MIL would canned the apples and make apple pies. She was the best apple pie maker ever. It was like being in heaven! She was the one who actually taught me how to make good biscuits from scratch and every time we have my biscuits I remind DH that it was his mother who taught me, too. Enjoy the fruit of your labor and best wishes to your husband for another good year. Thanks for stopping by. If you were looking for my CTST post, it's here. I didn't include the CTST in my title this time, but I did as a tag. I apologize for that! Have a good weekend, my friend!

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  15. Plum wine is so yummy! There's a Japanese brand that I drink sometimes. It's kind of sweet. And congrats on getting the short story out!

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  16. Happy Birthday to your husband. I'm like him, don't care for getting older.

    Congrats on your short story!!!!

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  17. Congrats on your short story! And when life gives you plums.... Ha ha.

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  18. Sounds like you had a lovely week. I love plums - bought some only last week. When I was a child we had a Victoria plum tree in the garden and Mum would bottle the surplus in kilner jars. The trees attracted a lot of wasps though!

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