Friday, October 14, 2016
Let's Celebrate Those 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) Guests! My brother, his wife and 5-month-old daughter (so cute!) came by Sunday for a two day visit, which turned into a 5 day visit. They live way up in northern Minnesota, so we don't get to see them very often. It was a treat.
2) Cool temperatures and breaking in the fireplace! The last two days, temperatures have plummeted to the lower 60's with nights in the lower 40's. That's perfect for an evening fire. It was lovely to watch those flames shoot to life last night and feel the warmth radiating off of it. I always find it so calming and snuggly. (Too bad we're supposed to have mid-eighties again next week. Seriously, this weather is crazy!)
3) Halloween candy! We don't really have a great Halloween in our area. The overwhelming religious beliefs here keep the schools from celebrating it, and most houses don't offer trick-or-treating either. The kids can do a little candy collecting, but it's nothing to the bulging bag we collected as kids. So, I've decided to bring on the candy in advance and just indulge beforehand. (*aehm* This has nothing to do with my own sweet tooth...nope. Not a thing.)
What about you? What put a smile on your face this past week? Survive that horrible hurricane? Get to visit a pumpkin patch? Eat a lovely piece of cake? What are you celebrating this week?