The awesome Viklit sponsors this weekly meme to help us remember that it's the small things in life which make the difference.
Lol! I hope this post comes over right because I'm running low on sleep this week - just too many things to celebrate, I guess.
I'm celebrating. . .
1) A shoe rack for my mud room. I found a cute little shop downtown yesterday with all sorts of 2nd hand treasures, and one was a black metal shoe rack which holds 20+ pairs of shoes. I was pulling out my hair with our massive shoe pile so far, and now, my worries are gone. Yippee!
2) I took an evening walk through our forest last night. Alone. It was so peaceful. I just sucked it in. Umm. . .so did the ticks (I found four crawling up my leg when I got back home), but no harm done. It was still great.
3) Hubs found a job! It's right in town (which is a major feat for one this size), so we'll get to see a lot of him still.
4) My daughter got a summer job too. Not a big one--just mowing a little lawn. But it gives her some extra spending money. Plus, the man wants her to ride his horse 2-3 times a week. She is SO excited.
And now, it's time for. . .
Last week, we learned that semicolons can be used to join two independent clauses. Independent. That's the important thing.
This week, we're going to see how semicolons can bring order into comma chaos! YAY! Think of it as a grammar version of Spring Cleaning!!! (That calls for excitement, doesn't it?)
Semicolons can be used to separate units in a series, where more commas are used.
I know. That sounds totally confusing. But it's not.
Joe has lived in Denver, Colorado; Detroit, Michigan; St Louis, Missouri; and Phoenix, Arizona.
Look at those semicolons. If we were to use commas instead, it would be a gigantic mumble-jumble! But with the semicolons, it's much easier to see where the breaks in the list are.
See, now you can head into the weekend without a headache and a ton more organized!
What have you been up to this last week? Any wonderful little things happen which put a smile on your face? Do you hate ticks as much as I do? How do you handle comma chaos? Any great plans to keep this weekend cool?