Friday, January 13, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things



Another, easier week. The cold went away (not before nabbing my youngest--sorry kid). The husband came home from a long business trip. Do you have things to celebrate? If so, hop on over to see Lexa Cain and join us. Be sure to visit the wonderful cohosts:  L.G. Keltner and Tonya Drecker.

1. Work

Image: LauraLA2008


Got back to tinkering with my historical novel this week. Made some firm decisions on how to (hopefully) finish this sucker. Of course, if I'm not careful, it will be completed and then I'll have to face, dun, dun, dunnnn--querying.

2. A Walk in the Woods



Temperatures shot up to the 50s yesterday. Took the hubby out to Lake Durand and walked the roads. There wasn't a trace of snow, but the frozen lakes looked like someone had filled them with milk. The peaceful morning stroll was interrupted by a guy driving an industrial strength leaf-blower. I understand the need to clear the road, but dude. He passed us three times. Enough already! 




3. Three day weekend

Image: Svedek


Usually, this would be something to dread as my kids make it impossible to work when they are home. But, man, I am so looking forward to sleeping late. 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and Friday the 13th brings you only good luck.

21 comments:

  1. I wish we had more places to walk like that. We have to drive almost 30 minutes to get to trails.

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  2. Tamara, that's the problem with having kids you either get something from them or you give it to them. DH comes home telling me his co-workers are coughing. The first thing I ask is do they have school aged kids/grandkids if the answer is yes then I usually suspect some bug has been passed and if not I'm hoping co-worker is only suffering from allergies. You can't catch someone's allergies. :) But...one thing I learned is when a person is experiencing allergy flare-ups the immune system becomes weak making the body the perfect host for someone's germs. Our temperatures much of this week are spring-like and are forecast to stay with us for at least another week. I'm lovin' it! We went to the store yesterday after DH got home from work. It was very windy and in the mid-60s. The wind wasn't cold, so I didn't mind it. It was cooler in Wal-Mart than it was outside. I hope the nice weather sticks around until next Friday and maybe we can take a day trip to the mountains, since he'll be off work. :) Hope everyone feels better at your place and that you can catch up on your Zs this weekend!

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  3. Hello Tamara, your walk in the woods looks wonderful, wish I could come and walk it with you!
    I hope your youngest is feeling better today and also hope the rest of you don’t go down with it (whatever it is).

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  4. So glad the weather has been nice and you went for a walk. Thanks for sharing the cute pictures. Have a great week.

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  5. When I lived in New England, I would love those unexpected 50 degree days. Always took my dogs for walks in the woods then.

    Best of luck with your historical novel, and enjoy your three-day weekend!

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  6. I live in a similar place. I love being able to step out my door and be on a trail in a few minutes! Here's to a very lucky Friday 13th!

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  7. Hopefully you can enjoy the three day weekend and not pass around any more colds.

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  8. Instead of snow we're getting pounded with rain. Temps went into the 50's too. A cold weekend then its going up again. A weird winter.

    Three day weekend sounds great. Have a good one.

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  9. The photos of the woods are just gorgeous... so beautiful. Enjoy the long weekend.

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  10. I so love Friday the 13th. It's usually a lucky day for me, and today proved it again to be true.

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  11. Yes its the small things that add up in life.
    That must have been a great sight - a white lake.

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  12. Sounds like a scenic walk! Good luck with your revisions.

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  13. Your life is busy and interesting. Mine's same-old, same-old. Good luck with the historical!

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  14. Hi, I'm glad your cold went away and that you are back to your historical novel with an idea of how it ends. Good luck with that. It's funny how some novels have to lie dormant for awhile. Enjoy your three-day week-end.

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  15. Congrats on everything. I'm happy to report that I survived Friday.

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  16. Glad to hear you're feeling better, and that your husband is back! The walk looks peaceful and nice...and 3-day weekends are always grand. Enjoy!

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  17. Congratulations on all your accomplishments! We don't have snow...only sun and heat and more heat :)

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  18. I slept today! And I'm not even sure it's a holiday for me...my clients often work on MLK day. We'll see. I dreamed last night I had the cold AGAIN. I just had it around New Years Eve so I was super-annoyed that I was sick again so soon! I woke up very grateful that my sinuses are free and clear!

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  19. Sorry about the leaf-blower dude--what a killjoy! My neighbour always manages to ruin the quiet of a beautiful day with his lawnmower, so I can relate. At least that's one good thing about winter.

    Glad to hear you're feeling better. Happy writing!

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  20. Hope you had a relaxing weekend and that your wee one is better. Good luck finishing up your WIP!

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