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Friday, August 4, 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) Cooler temperatures! I'm a not a 'heat' girl, so I'm more than happy to see those 100+ temperatures glide away. The last couple of days were still upper 80s but upper 70s is in the forecast for the entire coming week. I'm kicking back on my patio and enjoying the fresh breeze.

2) Fun with the kids! That back-to-school clock is ticking, so we're trying to make the last days as pleasant as possible. Can you believe I'm losing most of my kids on the same day? Two start school again in two weeks, and on the same day, my daughter moves off to college. It's going to be so quiet, so suddenly. So until then, we went bowling, swimming and boating this week and have more activities coming our way. 

3) Butterflies! There were so many flying around our yard this week. I enjoy standing there and watching them move from one bush to the next.

4) A new job! It's nothing special...just temporary and for a couple hours each week...but it will bring in some extra cash and appears to fit into my mom/farm/writing/reviewing schedule. 

What put a smile on your face this last week? Did you find a cute kitty? See a great movie? Buy a new pair of shoes? Help someone in need?

What are you celebrating this week?


  1. I don't like heat either.
    Enjoy the last two weeks with the kids. Wow, we didn't go back until September - early!

  2. It's been so hot where I am that I would definitely be celebrating if the weather cooled down. All I can do is sit in the A/C and hope we get a cold wave sometime soon.

  3. Glad you guys are enjoying all your time together. ^_^ College...wow.

    I saw a pretty butterfly the other day! And I'm also celebrating cooler temperatures. I love it. Congrats on the side job!

  4. Aww...it sounds like you have had a lovely week. I Love butterflies. I have been watching the humming birds and doing much of what you are doing. Relaxing. Enjoying my babies before school starts again, and trying to get back into writing. Congrats on the new job. Happy Friday.

  5. I'm ready for cooler temps too. Wish it was 75 all year around.

  6. Lucky you for getting out of the hot temps - we just had a high 90s weekend here (starting on Thursday) and we're set for the low 90s until Friday. But it'll start to get better after that. Just need to make it through the week.

    I'm celebrating having some plot stuff actually work out this past week. Here's hoping it continues.

  7. Even if it's temporary, it sounds like a job that will work well for you. Congrats on that.

  8. I had a butterfly visit me while I was a vendor at a local event (was selling my crafts and books.) I considered it a sign I was going to have a good event, and I did. =)

  9. The back-to-school clock is ticking down fast here too. I just had to register the boys for school today.

    Good luck with the new job!

  10. Our butterflies are flitting all over our yard along with our hummingbirds. I love it!


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