Friday, November 4, 2016

Never Forget to Celebrate The Small Things!


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) Last week being over! As they say, the sun will come out tomorrow. And although I can't say that all problems have been solved, at least there aren't any new ones joining in. So that brightens things up tremendously! My husband made it through his surgery with less bone and knuckle removed than expected. Unfortunately, the lab results didn't pin point exactly which bacteria he's being attacked by. So we're off to another specialist for that (don't want any more of his bone to be eaten away). But he's got a lovely hot pink splint with a pea green wrapping. My kids love it.

2) Halloween! The kids had fun trunk'or'treating, and it was cute watching them run around in their costumes. My sweet tooth had a blast too.

3) The opportunity to take an online book review vlogging course! Next week, I'll be exploring the world of vlogging through an online class (one I received a scholarship for-yippee!). I'm not sure it's the thing for me, but might as well see what it's about and learn a few things.

4) The wonderful author Paula Berinstein agreed to join me here on Kidbits for a series on producing audio books as an indie author!!! I'm really excited about this one. Among other books, she has a lovely mystery series for upper middle graders which revolves around a detective school, and the main characters are descendants of Sherlock Holmes and Co. It's one of my favorite MG series this year, so I was all smiles when she said yes. It will be next week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. So feel free to spread the word and drop by!


And what about you? What put a smile on your face this last week? Did you go all out for Halloween? See a ghost lurking in the shadows? Maybe grab a mug of warm apple cider? Or spend the day at the beach? What are you celebrating this week?



20 comments:

  1. Halloween was pretty good. My older daughter lost her last baby tooth while chowing down on a Star Burst!

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  2. Glad your husband made it through the surgery and hope they can stop the spread. Not sure how I'd feel about a pink splint though.

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    1. Lol! I was surprised when he chose the color.

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  3. Glad to hear your husband is doing better overall!

    And the vlogging class sounds like fun. Good for you for trying something new. :)

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    1. Thanks! He's hoping it will be done soon too.

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  4. I've been worried about your hubby, but at least he's got a styin' splint! I'll keep him in my prayers.

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    1. Aw, thanks! And with prayers, what more could we ask for? :)

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  5. Yay! I've been wondering how audio books work for indie authors. I'm so happy that nothing new has come up. :)

    Halloween is definitely more fun with kids. I got one piece of fun-sized chocolate from a friend's house. But I'll be interested to hear how the vlogging course goes. I follow a few booktubers on YouTube, and they look like they have a lot of fun.

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  6. I'm so glad to hear your husband's not as badly off as the doctors thought. I hope he finds a specialist who knows what he's doing. Yay for your kids having a fun Halloween and for the vlogging course and for the info on audiobooks! Paula sounds amazing - good luck!

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    1. Yeah, we're hoping we can start trusting some of them too. Have a great week!

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  7. That vlogging course sounds interesting, I hope you enjoy it! Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Since I'm vlogging clueless, I'm sure it will be really informational. Not sure I can present myself to the world in front of a camera, though. It's so against my nature.

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  8. So pleased to hear that things went well for your husband and I'll certainly be tuning into those interviews with Paula next week. Have a lovely weekend :) Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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    1. Paula is a very nice, open, friendly individual. So I'm sure she'd appreciate all who take a peek, ask questions or leave comments. It'd make her day :)

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  9. OOh yes warm apple cider . . . had one of those this afternoon actually at a craft fair! Delicious! Sorry your husband has been ill, sending best wishes for a speedy recovery. The detective series sounds interesting.

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    1. I love craft fairs and with an apple cider...perfect! Thanks for the wishes!

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  10. So happy to hear your husband's on the mend. Best wishes for a speedier and more complete recovery. And yes, in times like these, it's perfectly acceptable to turn to candy! Good thing we just had Halloween.

    And have fun with your vlogging. You've got a very warm and engaging manner. Very camera-friendly. You should do great!

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  11. Glad to hear that things aren't as bad for your husband as they could have been. >_< I think all I'm celebrating this week is finally figuring out something I needed to on Friday. Long story.

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  12. I hope your husband heals up soon! Enjoy the vlogging course! That sounds fascinating.

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