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Friday, October 7, 2016

Yep, let's 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. . .

Ugh. I'm really wracking my brains this time. What even happened this last week???

1) Quiet week! There really wasn't anything big going on, but simply a lot of here and there and everywhere. Not sure what I got done. Not sure what I even did. But the week went by. Wow.

2) Cleaning! That's what I did a lot of. Can I celebrate this? My brother and his family are stopping by this coming weekend. We haven't seen him in over a year, so we're looking forward to it. And since we're getting guests, it's a great drive to finally clean those things I usually wouldn't. Then I can lean back and ignore that stuff again.

3) Baking! The temperatures are slightly cooler this week, so I got the oven going and baked some oatmeal, chocolate chip cookies as well as a 2 ft long braided raisin bread (German style). And after 3 days, it's all gone. *sigh*

4) Breakfast with my son! My oldest is really a hard working guy. He goes to college full time, runs an online resale business, works at the college part time as a computer assistant AND pulls three night shifts as a maintenance guy at Walmart. This last week, he wanted me to meet him in town when he got off at 7am and take him out to breakfast. I'm betting this will become a weekly thing and am enjoying it since it won't last forever.

What about you? What put a smile on your face this last week? Get to ride a broomstick? See a pretty sunset? What are you celebrating?


  1. Yum, cookies! :)

    I'm celebrating co-hosting IWSG this past week and all the wonderful support and encouragement I received, and hopefully that I was able to give. :)

  2. Wow, your son is one hard working dude. Definitely treat him with breakfast once a week.

  3. Yum! Raisin bread braid! ^_^ I need to get around to baking some cookies. I don't have anyone to help me eat them though.

    You raised such a good kid! That's worth celebrating, too. :) Not everyone is willing to work so hard to reach their goals.

    I hope you're feeling okay! Sending you hugs just in case!!

  4. What a great son you have. And what a sweet thing to do- to meet for breakfast. You will appreciate those moments.

    And yes, finding time to clean is definitely a good thing!

  5. I need to clean. No, I need to get rid of stuff, then clean. That would be great. Too bad fifty million other things are demanding attention. Someday, though, someday.

    It's cool your son is making time to spend with you. What a crazy schedule!

  6. My husband and I have been working on purging unneeded things from our place, but it's slow going! Thanks for writing this!

  7. I'm smiling just thinking of your lovely family! What a nice son you have. He is surely a catch for that girl he just proposed to! Definitely enjoy every minute you spend with him.

  8. Wow, your son is a busy guy. That tired me out just reading it. Enjoy those breakfasts while you can. What happened this week? I say that to myself all the time. Half the time I don't even know what day of the week it is. Fall cleaning is something I need to do more of. It's amazing how impending company speeds up the process. Enjoy the weekend with your family!

  9. I also baked. I made some pumpkin spice cookies with cream cheese frosting. The family has been steadily making them disappear.

    I'm glad to hear you got to have breakfast with your son. He definitely sounds like one busy guy.

  10. Ahh so sweet to have breakfast with your son!!! It'd be lovely to make that a weekly tradition. In fact, I think I'll suggest this to my oldest. :) Thank you for the wonderful idea!!!

  11. I love this hop. Truly do. What did I do this last week? I got kidnapped by my husband and taken to Busch Gardens for their Halloween celebration. It was a surprise and made for a wonderful experience, but it totally threw off my plans for productivity. *shrugs* Sometimes you have to interrupt life for living, eh?

  12. You can fit a 2-foot long loaf in your oven? That must be a big oven! Your son really IS hardworking with college and all those jobs -- wow! Good luck with cleaning and hope you enjoy the visit!


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