Friday, February 10, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things

The weeks are just flying by, aren't they? It's Friday again. Time to think back and find the little things that gave our week a boost. Hosted by the amazing Lexa Cain along with her co-hosts: L.G. Keltner and Tonya Drecker.

1. Woke up to this:

I even got to shovel off the driveway for a few minutes. Good times. What do you think, Dove?

She thinks the birds look good in snow. Tasty, even.

2. Speaking of tasty things, my husband brought home a wonderful treat yesterday from BJ's (which is like Costco). As much as I adore snow, munching on these was like snacking on summer. So good.

Image: Emily Carlin

3. I'm still tweaking my historical novel. Unfortunately, my working pace is like this: 

I'll get there, eventually. 

How are things in your corner of the world? Have a chore you love that most would hate? A favorite berry?


  1. Well, my corner of the world is pretty similar to yours, weather wise. I don't have a work space, more like, I work all over the house. Whatever feels comfortable at the time.

    Have a nice weekend. I hear it's supposed to warm up in the 40's...

  2. We've got pretty good weather here now. Not too hot yet, but it's coming.
    Enjoy the weekend.

  3. We woke up to bitter cold but no snow unfortunately.

  4. Snow here this morning. But the temp is going up over 32 so it won't stick around. Which is great because my cats tell me I need to go out and buy them some cat food. The good kind.

  5. Cats are so funny about snow. They want to go out so bad, but a yard outside the door they're flicking snow off their paws with a horrified look on their faces. I thought the berries were pine cones at first, and I was wondering how you eat them... I'm an inch-worm too. Yes, my books and yours will *eventually* be written. :)

  6. Your kitty is very cute. Glad you got some snow to play in. We got 10 inches! it's the biggest storm we've had in the last 3 years, I think. Schools were closed yesterday but only some late openings today. Hope you have a fun weekend.

  7. We got snow too! I love berries. I picked up some strawberries last week. You're right- a taste of summer!

    I wrote one historical, and it was at a snail's pace too. So much harder than a contemporary. And then, after all the work I put into trying to get the dialect and information as realistic as I could, a reader caught when I used honor student and for the time period, I should have used scholar.

    But oh well. It was a labor of love. Still one of my favorite books.

  8. Our snowfall ended yesterday, and I have sore shovel-arms to prove it.

    I right there with you on pacing. I've been working at a rough pace of one chapter per month on my latest WIP. But, when I get that chapter done, it's a sweet victory.

  9. I do have a couple chores I love--grocery shopping and laundry. Crazy, I know.

  10. I live in the South, so no snow shoveling. I've never shoveled snow! I'm not a fan of putting socks away...especially my husband's 4,000 pairs of white socks. Every pair is different so it's this complicated matching game!

    1. I hear you. It's black socks with me, but the same ridiculous task.

  11. Tweaking a novel is something! I've been so worn out by my day job I haven't even opened a WIP to look at.

  12. Our promised/threatened snow hasn't materialised, and all we've had is some miserable, lumpy rain. Stick at it with the novel - and is that in inchworm in the pic?

  13. Yes, you'll get there with your revisions. And yes, I can't believe how fast time is going.

  14. Snow!

    I miss fresh blackberries. We had three different kinds growing on our property when I was a kid.

  15. Send some snow! We haven't gotten much at all this year and we're already looking at warm temperatures. Which, I guess, is good for yummy berries. Even the slowest of us are still making progress, so keep it up!

  16. Time does fly! All the best with revisions. I have 3 open projects as of now- editing and formatting!

  17. yes, that looks exactly like my patio :) and this was a mild winter thank god! Blackberries are my favorite. Especially in Sangria. Blackberry Sangria is as good as cheese findue :)


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