Friday, October 20, 2017

Celebrate the Small Things

Friday is here again, which means it's time for celebrating (the small things). Thank you to our host, Lexa Cain, and cohosts: L.G. Keltner and Tonja Drecker.

What's going on:

1. Cooler weather. After a relatively cool summer, our fall has been hot, hot, hot. I'm kind of ready for the cool-down. Blankets on the bed, soft fleece jackets, walks in the woods with trees turning red, orange, and yellow. Good-bye lawn mower, hello snow shovel.

I mean, I better get to use my shovel this year. The last two years have been pathetic. Come on, snow fairies, what's up? I live practically next to the northern border of the U.S. More snow, More Snow, MORE SNOW!

2. Cleaner work station. I finally cleaned out several years of junk from my writing desk area, completely filling the recycling bin with old papers. Love it. Rest of the house need similar attention. But first, I need to stop time in order to get a job of this magnitude done. Suggestions?

3. Success for the kidlets! They both braved the terrifying audition process at their middle school which includes singing and dancing for judges and won small roles in the lost boys and pirate ensembles of Peter Pan. (Personally, I sooner walk the plank than sing and dance in front of my peers.)

Image: Don Sullivan, Peter Pan's Flight, DisneyWorld

How's your week going? Happy to experience fall weather? Do any fall cleaning? 


  1. I would also rather walk the plank!!! I am amazed at the bravery of kids who will be in school plays.

    My house needs a good decluttering too. But I barely have time to clean it, much less clear it out. Although, it is easier to keep clean without so much stuff.

  2. I love a good decluttering sessions! And good for your kids! :)

  3. Congratulations to your kids.
    Yes, bring on the snow!

  4. When anticipating a large job (such as decluttering a whole house), I find it's best to break it down into smaller, accomplishable goals. Like one room. Or one desk. Or one closet.

    Congrats to your kids.

  5. I'm grateful for temperatures that have come down just enough for me to open the windows. Fresh air with a breeze is to be celebrated.


  6. I live in central Georgia, so it snows about every twenty years. I was so disappointed to know we may have a warm winter. We did not have but about three days last year. Our winters usually last about 6 weeks. It's just that those weeks are not consecutive. We have about three days here and there.
    I'm jealous of you desk.

  7. NOOOOO! Do not say more snow. A moderate amount will be fine. =P

  8. My own home is far too cluttered. I'm not going to give you advice! I did school plays right up until my last year of high school. I loved it. I guess it's not girl everyone.
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  9. Just sort and clean one little area at a time. And if you do stop time, let me know how you did it.

  10. My week is going well, thank you for asking. I was really enjoying all the autumn colours and then the wind and rain arrived. Hopefully next week will be better. As for Fall cleaning – no, none or Spring cleaning come to that, but I really must!
    Congratulations to your kidlets – how exciting for them both.

  11. Congratulations to your kids! I hope they have a blast. I'm thrilled to have the cooler temperatures and would die for some snow, snow, SNOW!

  12. If you want more snow, feel free to come up to Canada. We get more than our fair share. I am not looking forward to it at all.

    Great news about your kids AND your decluttering. If you figure out how to stop time, please let me know.

  13. Love this blog hop. Hope Lexa is OK!

    Yes, the temps are in transition. Here in the Midwest, it was a little crazy. One day, high in the 80s, then the next day, it barely gets out of the 50s. Looks like warmer weather is on the way out! Love it!

  14. Congrats to your brave children. Our leaves are turning and the nights are cool. I do want to put the lawnmower away but I'm not in a hurry to use that snow shovel.

  15. yay! congrats to the kiddos! I'm very shy too so I always admired people that audition! I'm loving this warm Fall ! ;-)

  16. Awesome for your kids! Congrats to them!


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