Celebrate the Small Things – 03.04.16

Celebrate blog hop

Today I am celebrating…

Truthfully, I don’t have much to celebrate this week. I am just busy writing. I guess I could celebrate four successful days on my WhoDunIt. So far, the story is progressing along nicely. No hiccups. No writer’s block. I would say smooth sails ahead, but as surely as I did, Murphy would come visiting and it would all go to hell. So I won’t jinx it.

I would like to be celebrating Spring, but it snowed yesterday. About 4 inches worth of that white stuff. And it is cold. So nothing to celebrate about that. Although, the weather man does promise 70 degree weather next week. *fingers crossed*

I can’t even celebrate about staying rested during all of my writing excursions because I have been plagued by insomnia off and on for over a week now. I will celebrate getting 6 hours of sleep night before last and another 3 yesterday evening, but I am awake again and sleep is alluding me tonight/early this morning.

What I will celebrate is my muses, Catharine and Evelyn, as they are staying on top of things and keeping the ideas flowing. Thank you, ladies!

And right now, I am going to go celebrate my coffee pot. It looks like another long day of writing ahead of me.

What are you celebrating this week? Feel free to share with me in comments.


Each Friday, I join Lexa Cain and friends for a weekly blog-hop called Celebrate the Small Things, where we celebrate all of those small moments from the week before.

The wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

Celebrate The Small Things Linky:

1. Lexa Cain 2. Fiction and Film
3. Writing Off the Edge 4. Kidbits
5. TheCyborgMom 6. Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7. My Inner Geek 8. Eclectic Alli
9. Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell 10. Constantine
11. My Miracle Life 12. Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
13. My Creatively Random Life 14. Shells Tales and Sails
15. Lara Lacombe 16. TF Walsh
17. Caring for my Veteran 18. Life, Yoga and Other Adventures
19. About myself, by myself 20. Suzanne Furness
21. Elizabeth Seckman 22. Avalon
23. Cherdo on the Flipside 24. My Baffling Brain
25. Planet Kimberly 26. Shah Wharton
27. Mere Joyce 28. Victorian Scribbles
29. Tanya Miranda 30. God, Entertainment, & Annoying Things
31. Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013 32. Special Teaching At Pempi’s Palace
33. Square Pegs 34. Patricia’s Place
35. Yvonne Van Dalen 36. Anne Higa
37. My Antimatter Life 38. Into the Imagination Vortex
39. Bouquet of Books 40. Lightravellerkate
41. Curious As A Cathy 42. Thoughts for the Day
43. Julie Flanders 44. As the Fates Would Have It

02.15.16 – End of Day Notes

What I did today: Forced myself out of bed. Watched the snow falling. Completed all of my writing projects for the day. Contemplated what I want to work on for the A2Z challenge on this blog (I will be doing two blogs this year! Here and over at Promptly Written). Slept the afternoon away thanks to Nyquil. And have been trying to catch up on emails and reading posts from the various challenges and blog-hops that I am a member of. I *want* to watch some mindless something on Netflix, but I am going to force myself to get through more of these posts I need to read.

What I learned today: My best friend, Lisa, is extra picky when I am sick, or perhaps I just tolerate her less on days like this.

What I am most proud of today: I don’t do sick well. So keeping my sense of humor while ill is something to be proud of. I haven’t bitten anyone’s head off yet.

What did you do today? Learn any lessons? Have a reason to be proud? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!

#joyfuljan – Day Twenty-two

For today’s #joyfuljan, I find joy in my very own Winter Wonderland.

The snow has been gently falling since around 7:30 am. It began with small flakes, barely falling and has increased to big fluffy flakes and near-blizzard conditions. I love snow and the biggest joy for me is when it is first falling and the world around me is silent, white, and at peace.

What are you joyful about today? Let me know in the comments.

Throughout the month of January, I will be celebrating Joyful January with Satya and Kaspa over at Writing Our Way Home

#joyfuljan – Day Twenty-one

For today’s #joyfuljan, I find joy in snow.

Finally! The weatherman had been threatening us with snow for weeks and this morning I woke up to a gentle blanket of snow. What joy!

I lived in Oklahoma for nine years and all we had was ice ice ice. Too much ice that often left trees cracking all around me in the still of the night. Last winter was my first winter back home in Virginia and we had a couple modest snowfalls. No ice. It was a joy to see. Snow is silent, calm. Ice is hectic, loud, dangerous. Give me snow anytime.

The weatherman is predicting more snow this weekend, beginning tomorrow night. Up to two feet of it. I hope we get all of it. We are well-stocked here at home. Plenty of food, wood for the stove, coffee, and so long as our water doesn’t freeze, we will have water too. There will be no reason to leave the house. I can just sit comfortably and watch the snow and be filled with JOY.

What are you joyful about today? Let me know in the comments.

Throughout the month of January, I will be celebrating Joyful January with Satya and Kaspa over at Writing Our Way Home