Friday, September 15, 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) A visit to my daughter! Now, that she's had time to settle into her dorm, I decided it was time to pay her a visit and check things out. So, I drove the whole hour and a half (not too far but just far enough) and enjoyed the afternoon with her. All was well. Nothing surprising. . .dorm rooms really haven't changed much in the last 20-30 years. And I got a pumpkin-spice latte at Starbucks on top of everything. 

2) Firewood! Yep, it's that time of year again and my pile is growing fast. Since my big wood helper is sitting on the sidelines this year thanks to his hip fracture, I've convinced my brother to come on up and help out. That is definitely the next thing to celebrate--siblings. The world is so much brighter with them.

3) Cool nights! Even when the days still push the upper 80's at times, the lower 50's at night are heavenly. I love leaving the bedroom window open, cuddling in the blankets and letting the cold air sweep in. Finally.


What about you? What put a smile on your face this last week? Catch a pretty sunrise or sunset? Talk to someone you haven't spoken with in years? Find a book you've been dying to read on sale?
What are you celebrating this week?








21 comments:

  1. I'm sure dorm rooms are just as crappy.
    I'm all for the cooler weather! Yes, it is getting cooler at night and not so hot and humid during the day.

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    1. Lol! No, they haven't improved. Not even a little bit.

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  2. My dorm was an old building with hot-water radiators. I kind of found it charming in a way, but it certainly wasn't fancy. The drive between home and campus was four hours, so my parents only came down to pick me up for Christmas and the end of the year.

    We had wonderful cool weather last week, but it's supposed to get up to near 80 today. Great temperature for kayaking though.

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    1. Ugh, I really need to get out kayaking in the next days too.

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  3. Glad your daughter's doing well. Too cold here to leave windows open at night, but I'm enjoying the scent of autumn in the air!

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  4. Pumpkin Spice! ^_^
    I'm loving this weather! That was really nice of your brother to help out! I'm scratching my chin and wondering if my brother would help me chop wood, if I had a wood pile to chop. Lol!

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    1. Honestly, not all of my brothers would help. I just happened to get lucky enough to live near the one that does :)

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  5. My dad always teases me about stacking firewood when I come home to visit this time of year. Sometimes I do offer, but he never has me do it. LOL

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  6. Singing Moana songs with my niece today was my highlight of the week :-) She's not even two yet but she loves that movie and she loves music, so we were singing today.

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  7. I think I might have said this before, but how are you old enough to have a daughter in college? Glad to hear she's doing well. Pumpkin spice latte? Sounds pretty fancy.

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    1. That question put a huge smile on my face, but yep, I'm sliding closer to that half-a-century birthday too.

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  8. I remember those days driving to my daughters dorm and spending the day with her. She also went to college about an hour and a half away. I miss them. The weather in Buffalo is downright gorgeous. I can't complain....yet....

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  9. I hear you about fires and cool nights, and I wish I had a wood fireplace. I have a gas one here, which is excellent, but it's still not quite the same.

    And I did have something happen that made my whole week better, but...

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  10. Ooh, fall weather...cool nights again, and a daughter in college. All good things to celebrate :)

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  11. It sounds like you had a great afternoon with your daughter. The weather here has been a bit erratic. We're still having 90 degree weather some days, and 70 degrees on others.

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  12. Where my sons go to school, the dorm rooms are pretty deluxe. I told the lady from housing I prefer they get the crappy kind where they share a bathroom. I prefer cheap- they can get something nice when they're paying for it themselves. oh well.

    Sorry to hear your woodcutter has a broken hip, but I do agree...siblings are awesome.

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  13. Firewood sure brings back memories of our old house in Portland. I loved building fires during the winter. So cozy and romantic.

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