Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday...Celebrate the Small Things!

Sneaking in another Celebrate the Small Things post...

What I'm celebrating this week...

1) A great weekend away last weekend to cheer on youngest at his lacrosse tournament.

2) Another showing this week, and the potential buyers are coming back next week for a second walk-through. Yippee!

3) Learned how to turn off the u/g sprinklers during a torrential downpour (at midnight, in my bathrobe, while hubs coached me over phone); no need for sprinklers when the heavens open up.

4) Decided to put my name in for the contract position I was considering last week.

5) Booked hotel room for the Surrey International Writer's Conference!!

6) The sun shone today after a week of rain, which enabled boys to mow the pasture lawn.

7) Enjoyed a nice visit with eldest's girlfriend while she and I watched him play slow pitch tonight--a great time if one overlooks a brief rain shower and mosquitoes the size of hummingbirds.

8) I read all three of the books I bought little over a week ago, and enjoyed them all.

9) Finished review pass of All That Matters and started filling in the holes. Currently at 70,000+ words, which means I should finish first draft by end of June. Yay!

And last, but not least, # 10...

It's Friday!!

Happy weekend everyone! And if you have a moment, please comment...what are you celebrating this week?


Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. ~ Storm Jameson


Rhonda said...

Sounds like a great week.

I joined the blogfest today

Diana Wilder said...

You left such a nice comment on my blog (and I was too busy to participate in the hop this week) I thought I'd surf on over. I'm glad I did. I have been sitting here laughing like a fool at the pasture/lawn, mosquitoes the size of hummingbirds. And smiling at the quote. Well done on the nearly completed first draft - 70K words! I'm rooting for you!

Jaxbee said...

Celebrate small? Small! Humungous more like! That's a great list. Love the sprinklers as I can just picture the scene - even though we have little use for sprinklers over here.And 70k? Go girl!

Cindy said...

wow, you accomplished quite a bit this past week. I didn't even accomplish posting my "celebrate..." post. Oh well...this coming week, perhaps?

Deborah said...

Rhonda...thank you. It was a great week. And congrats on joing the's a lot of fun!

Diana...I'm glad you decided to surf over, and that some of what I wrote made you smile; it's why we do what we do. :) Thank you for the rooting, and for popping in!

Jaxbee...well, some of the things I'm celebrating are a little larger than others. *g* And hopping around in the rain in my nightie and robe, trying to avoid the sprinklers while using LED light from phone to illuminate sprinkler control box...yeah. It was kind of funny. *g* do what you can, when you can. Each week is different, but there's always something to celebrate, whether it's the fact you popped into to comment on another's blog--like you did! So thank you. You made my day a little brighter. :)

Take care all and thank you all so much for popping in!


Lara Lacombe said...

Awesome list, Deb! I'm so glad you have a _second_ walk-through. I'll keep my fingers crossed they make you an offer!

Can't wait to register for SIWC this week! :-)

VikLit said...

What a great set of celebrations! Sounds like a fun week ;)