Friday, August 23, 2013

Small Celebrations - August 23, 2013



Another Friday is here, and thanks to VikLit, we pause to think of the sometimes unnoticed things in our lives that should be noticed and celebrated.
I am sitting here, drinking my morning tea (hot, with milk), with my old duffer of a cat on my lap making typing difficult.  But he does provide me with a challenge.  He is also a champion purr-er.

The weeping cherry that I planted outside the front window is not only growing, it is proving to be a favorite perching-place for songbirds.

My elderly mother, who is completing her first year of widowhood, has concluded that she does need a pet, and she will be looking for a dog.  My siblings and I have been pushing for that for months now.  When their old dog died, Mom and Dad did not get another because dad was unsteady on his legs and there was some fear that a dog (Dad loved Labs) might knock him over.  So...  We're looking for something smaller, equally sweet and older.

The edits on my one book came back and it's looking good.  The sequel, under way, is at 69K words and it might actually be in final draft by November.  I am not holding my breath, but the possibility is definitely worth celebrating.

Enjoy your weekends, all, celebrate your lives - you're more fabulous than you think!  (And don't forget to visit the others on this Blog Hop to  see what they're celebrating!)





15 comments:

  1. Aww the weeping cherry is wonderful!

    Glad your mom will be getting a lil companion soon, must post a pic!

    And I'll celebrate the possibility of final draft being done by November, yay for progress ;)

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    1. And yay! for you and the reviews (which I must comment on...) I'm going to give that draft my best shot!

      Diana

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  2. Very nice celebrations, Diana. The tree is so pretty. I hope your mom finds just the right dog. Personally, we love rescue dogs. I think they know you rescued them and they appreciate you more for that. We have one and we love him. He's the best.
    Happy weekend.

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  3. Gorgeous pic. Hopefully you'll find the perfect dog for your mom soon. I know how excited you must feel winding down your book. I need to get cracking if I want to be donebefore the year's over. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy - Year's end should be interesting (it's almost my favorite part, actually). I bet you make it with your book!

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  4. Wow, I love that tree. Hope you find a nice dog for your mum and congrats on good edits.

    Rhonda@laugh-quotes
    (I am visiting from the blog hop.)

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    1. Hi, Rhonda - I saw your posts first thing this morning and was laughing at baked beans on toast topped with a fried egg. (...do you think they would think frankfurters with sauerkraut is odd...?) Some day I will visit New Zealand... (I enjoyed your posts about moving there and becoming acclimated.)

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  5. The tree is beautiful!

    I know there is an older shelter dog who is just waiting to meet your mom! :)

    Have a good weekend!

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    1. Hi, Lara - thanks for stopping.
      Mom and Dad always rescued, and I have a few candidates waiting for her to get home.

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  6. Here's to your mom's new companion and to how really brave she is in this first year of being alone. I loved the tree. It made me want to take a moment to sit and soak it in.

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    1. Now just imagine morning with a mockingbird trilling from the upper branch...

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  7. A tiny dog for mom would be wonderful company. My mom loves her little dog. Congrats on 69K and great edits, sounds like a great celebration!

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    1. I've found some sweet ones that need a break - and Mom would be a lovely person to make one of them happy. I hope our weekend is good!

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  8. "celebrate your lives - you're more fabulous than you think!"

    What a great sentiment, thank you for sharing it ;) I hope your mum finds a suitable dog!

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  9. I'm so glad you talked your mother into getting a dog. That'll be SUCH good company for her.

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