Friday, April 28, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things with a touch of mystery

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) Rain! I might as well celebrate this one because we are getting tons of it this week. The world is turning green and lush with it, and my cows are chomping away. Flowers are popping up everywhere (we're ignoring the weeds and bugs). Now, all I need is a Kayak, and I'll be in seventh heaven.

2) Banana Bread! I found a lovely recipe packed with walnuts, butter and streusel on top. 

3) Since I'm on food. . .sweet potato fries! There's a sports bar in town (I have to smile because our small, farming town does now have one) and they have the most delicious sweet potato fries. So crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside and the coating has a touch of nutmeg. They come with marshmallow dip, but that's not my thing. Too sweet (can't believe I'm saying that!)

4) Picture Books! (This one is a bit of a mystery to me) As most of you know, I've been sucked up heavily into the world of book reviewing. One of my favorite parts is the constant arrival of wonderful books in the mail (it's like Christmas a couple of times a week!). For some reason, the last 6 months have taken a huge lean toward picture books thanks to a few publishing companies. Anyhoo, a couple of weeks ago, I've started to get a picture book every week from one of the big publishers. Weird thing is, I can't remember ever agreeing to review any of the book titles. I've checked my social media sites...everything I could think of, but there's no sign of anything. Nope. Nada.
Still, the books keep coming. Once a week. Lovely, beautiful, hot off the press picture books. 
So I've been reviewing them. What else is a girl to do?
Still, I'd love to know how/why I'm getting the sudden influx. 
Mystery upon mystery.

So what about you? What are you celebrating this week? A cup of hot coffee? Maybe tea? A surprise trip? A funny video clip? What put a smile on your face?