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Friday, February 3, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things

This weekly blog hop is 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) Online writing conferences and things! I don't participant in such things very often, so I was super excited to get on board for WriteOnCom this weekend. I also received a free voucher for a week long seminar on book marketing this past week. So, I've been soaking my brain full of information for the future. 

2) Chickens! I joined my parents at a small animal auction (for fun) this past week. My mother wanted to buy some chickens and ended up getting more than she'd hoped for. So I adopted four more. . .not that I really needed them. But yay to chickens, I guess.

3) Birds! They are gliding in again. So it looks like Spring isn't too far away. Actually, if the weather holds (and it appears it might), neighbors are telling me it will be time to plant lettuce and such in only two more weeks. 

And what about you? What put a smile on your face this last week? Go on a walk? Meet a friend somewhere? Find the perfect pair of socks? What are you celebrating?


  1. Always yay chickens! Lol!

    Ooh, enjoy the conference! I always miss online conferences because I don't find out about them until the day after it ends.

    Is it safe to plant stuff? Where I live, it freezes randomly in the spring every year and kills stuff. I lost a much beloved crawling ivy plant that way. It was the middle of April. But right now, there are hawks every-freaking-where here. It's kind of scary. Lol! I saw one up close the other week!! So pretty, but it flew off before I could take a picture of it.

  2. Congrats on your new chickens! Wet and windy here . . . but thinking about spring. Enjoy your weekend.

  3. No planting here in Buffalo. The ground is blanketed with snow and around 20 degrees. Glad it's getting nice by you.

    Have a nice weekend.

  4. It's actually gotten cold(er) this week up here! But I had some good friend time, I sent something off to betas, and I'm trying to get my head back into another writing project. Plus, upcoming travel plans!

  5. Yay for chickens! We're still in the throes of winter here, but I'm OK with that; it's my favourite season! Have a great weekend.

  6. I'd love some chickens but I think my local fox would too so until I can make a run and henhouse really secure I can but dream - have fun with yours :) Snowdrops are coming up over here in England so won't be too long before the spring bulbs come poking through too! Have a lovely week - Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

  7. Congrats to your online learning. I've been to WriteOnCon several times. Great info & so many nice people there. Yay for chickens and migrating birds, and good luck getting the lettuce in. Have a lovely weekend!

  8. Chickens! ^_^

    I think the only thing I'm celebrating right now is finally starting to query my book. And I don't even know if "celebrate" is the right word, as it's nerve-wracking beyond belief. But it's a start, and I'm willing to see where it goes, even if it's all a struggle.

  9. I love when the birds start coming back! I've been hearing some of them on my morning walks and it always makes me smile. Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

  10. OMG! I have such a long time to wait before Springs shows up around our area. Heck, I'm expecting it to get colder before it gets warmer.

  11. I love having the ability to learn online!

    I'm celebrating a return to health. Hopefully there are no more major illnesses in store for our family this season. Only time will tell.


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