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Friday, July 28, 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 chanc
e for us to reflect back on those and remember that there are tons of things worth celebrating.

First off, I need to apologize. Thanks to a wicked flu bug (I hate those nasty boogers), I didn't get around to visiting everyone last week. But I will be doing my best this weekend to make up for it and can't wait to see what everyone is celebrating.

As for me, I'm celebrating. . .

1) #IWSGPIT - What a ton of fun that was yesterday! There were so many pitches and so many ideas that I would have jumped on if I were a publisher/agent...so it's probably a good thing I'm not because I'd never get through looking at all of them. This is when I really respect these people.

2) Rain! We've had over 3 weeks without a single drop, which was causing my poor pastures to turn crunchy and brown. Yesterday, the clouds finally decided to play along and let some of that moisture go. Too bad that means I'll have to mow lawn again soon.

3) Tomatos! Mine are now turning red, and I'm bringing in bunches and bunches. Right now, it's a race between me and the bugs, though. I could spray, but I love the idea of having at least these tomatoes without any pesticides or anything else sprayed on them. Not that I'm worried. With fourteen plants, I'm bringing in more than enough to meet our tomato desires.

What about you? What put a smile on your face this last week? Did I raindrop land on your nose? Did you wiggle your toes in warm sand? Outrun a pesky mosquito before it could bite you? Find papers better well organized than you'd thought they'd be?

What are you celebrating this week?


  1. Yay, tomatoes! ^_^

    I would have given you guys some of our rain if I could. It's been raining quite a bit here lately.

  2. Sounds like the IWSG Twitter Pitch was a success!

    Summer tomatoes are so yummy. I really need to go to the farmers' market. :)

  3. We've had nothing but rain this week! I don't mind though, at least when it's raining I'm not too hot!

  4. I've been fighting a nasty cold all week, so I feel your pain. I hope you're feeling much better now and having a fantastic weekend!

  5. Tonja,

    WOW, 14 tomato plants! I really love home-grown tomatoes! My in-laws used to keep a big garden and the tomatoes and green beans were my favorites. I sure do miss those days! We got some rain on Friday which was nice. This weekend has been lower humidity and a bit cooler, which is doubly nice. Of course, this will change. Have a good week! BTW, any news on Lexa?

  6. IWSGPit was definitely something to celebrate - I got two likes from agents, when I was expecting to not get a single one, so I sent those off with a great deal of hope. ^_^ So that's definitely what I'm celebrating this week.

    Also, could you send some of that rain my way? I'm in the Seattle area, and we've not seen rain since May! I didn't think that was allowed. O_o

  7. Home grown tomatoes are the best! I am jealous.

  8. You've seen my Wangi Falls shots so that put a smile on my face, and as I said, having my daughter up here with me was really special. I'm not expecting any raindrops to touch my nose, or anywhere else for that matter until the end of the dry season which is still two months away. Hearing about your tomatoes reminds me of the awesome veggie patch Jessie had back at a previous residence. When the owners returned we had to move out, and despite our offer to leave them there for their eating pleasure, they insisted we rip all the plants out and throw them away. I still don;t understand why.

  9. Heck, don't apologize. I'm just now making the round of blogs to comment!

    Hubby wants to grow tomatoes...maybe next year!


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