Friday, December 13, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things: When Small is Good







A busy day ahead wrapping presents and getting packages
 ready to mail, so I will be brief.

Some small steps and wonders below:


 
Willie shared tank with "Blue" 
--Lost my little frog Willie. He was quite the comedian and although smaller than your average frog, he made me laugh in big ways. 

--Presents are all over the floor. I'm checking the piles twice, making sure the grandkids have equal amounts (they always know). It is close to ready, but a trip to the store for a few more items is needed.....a small shopping trip compared to most, since I do most of my shopping before Christmas.  

--More than 4 hours on the novel this week. A very small step but progress is progress.

--Signed up for a Master Gardener class in January. Have wanted to do this for years. Course is offered every other year but the timing was never right.....until now. Wahoo!

--Mailed Christmas letter to e-friends, those I only correspond with online. A relief, a relief! A small step toward keeping my sanity (and focus) at Christmas, and a good way to start the weekend. 

Hope your week went well. Have a great weekend!!
(Thanks Viklit for hosting a fun blog hop)

Copyright 2013 © Sharon Himsl

18 comments:

  1. Sharon, sorry to hear about your little frog! I also have presents lying all over my floor. Need the time to wrap and sort, too. Good Luck!

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    1. Thanks. He really was hilarious, very acrobatic. Good luck to you too!

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  2. Sorry about your frog. Sounds like you are getting a lot done! I used to always worry about giving one child more than the other and would be running to the store too! Then I felt like I overdid it and would have to keep doing this! Now I just give them money - they like that, and it's all even steven. :)

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    1. Thanks. Stayed up till 2am doing cards last night. I think I try to do too much. I like your gift of money suggestion. Makes sense with the high cost of mailing these days.

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  3. As usual for me, I've hardly begun the Christmas preps. Sorry about rhe frog!

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    1. But you always get so much done in the end. I know you'll get there... Thanks.

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  4. Sorry about your frog. It sounds like you made some wonderful progress on writing and Christmas though! The gardening class sounds amazing.

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    1. Wish I could say I'm done. Really looking forward to the class. You must be a gardener too :) Nice to meet you!

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  5. Sorry about the loss of your little frog. You must be completely organized. Enjoy the fun of gathering gifts!

    Mary Montague Sikes

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    1. Thanks, Mary. No, not an organizer at all......a procrastinator by nature, so I know what I need to do. Best wishes to you too!

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  6. Sorry about your frog, but it's good to celebrate his life. Have fun with the Gardening class and writing. How often when we got presents as kids did we not understand the concept of quality over quantity?

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    1. Thanks, Bethie. I miss his clowning around. I like your reminder that quality always beats quantity. Good to remember in all we do.

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  7. Congratulations on moving forward despite a busy schedule! I'm celebrating 1.) living at the beach in California, 2.) finding out my tooth does not have to be pulled--it's a sinus infection!, and 3.) having my YA horror story, Death House, get accepted for publishing (woo hoo!), and the release of my short story, "Christmas After All" in A Touch of Winter anthology. Happy Holidays!
    ~Carole Avila

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    1. Hi, Carol. Nice to meet you. WOW....you have a lot to celebrate. Glad the tooth turned out okay. The beach sounds wonderful. It's cold where I live. Congrats too on getting publishing. What a great early Christmas present!!

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  8. Oh so glad you got on your Master Gardener course, isn't that great!

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    1. Yes, hoping it will be. You must be a gardener too :)

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  9. Sounds like you're making progress on all fronts--book, Christmas shopping, and emails. I have one more trip to the post office, and then I'll be done, too! Sorry to hear about your frog--it's always hard to lose a pet. :(

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  10. Oh, I hope so. Still shopping, but now only need to buy something for hubby, which will be fun. Trip to post office tommorow for final mailing to kids. Thanks for stopping by, Lara. Merry Christmas!

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