Friday, February 20, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things: A Snoozy Post

I crammed in a lot this week, in addition to sitting at the computer and working on my writing, so I feel a bit like Garfield right now. I'm calling this a snoozy post, because I could use a nap. 



Here's a mishmash of things of going on:


  • Attended my first Garden Club meeting. I'm officially an Earth Angel! A guest speaker talked about how to prune roses. Turns out, roses do really well in hot climates. Then I jumped off the deep end and volunteered for a Garden Show today. What was I thinking? But don't get me wrong, I love this stuff. It's my second outlet, next to writing.
  • Flew to Pullman, WA and spent the night with friends; a leisurely dinner out, and flew home the next morning. It was fun visiting our friends and "old stomping grounds."  

View of area where we now live, flying off in hubby's RV8. Land sections are fruit orchards and vineyards (it's wine country here!).

 

Close up view of Sentinel Gap & the Columbia River


  • Connected with another writer online, who is published with Poisoned Pencil, and decided I really like this publisher. 
  •  Entered Pitch Madness today, just to see if I can make the final cut (no luck last year).
  • Getting ready to do taxes. Ugh. I have done the family's taxes for many years now. The prep work in advance is more time-consuming than the actual forms.
  •  Saw The Tourist with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. Missed it in the theaters. Absolutely loved it! The surprise ending is worth the whole movie, and of course, those two together.....I'll let your imagination fill in the rest :)
  • Started two Grow Boxes outside, with Swiss Chard and Spinach. Planted daffodils in ground. Started seeds in house for lettuce, petunias, and sunflowers 
  • Tomorrow morning, watching a Webinar based in New York, sponsored by Inland Northwest SCBWI. Keynote speeches by authors, Keynote Editor's Panel Marketplace 2015 (Report from the Front Line), and Keynote Agent's Panel (Charting Your Career Path). Should be good. 


Have a Nice Weekend!





Thank you Lexa Cain for hosting this blog hop!
And co-hosts: L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge  
and Katie @ TheCyborgMom




    26 comments:

    1. Wow, that's a lot for one week! No wonder you're tired. I envy you being able to garden. I'm still buried under a few feet of snow, and it was -4 degrees F. when I got up this morning. I enjoyed the Tourist, also. It's a good movie. Haven't done my taxes yet. Can anyone say "procrastination?"
      I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award. The details are here if you choose to accept it: http://lorilmaclaughlin.com/2015/02/20/celebrate-the-small-things-and-the-liebster-award/. Have a restful weekend!

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      1. I feel bad talking about our mild weather when so many are buried in snow. Spring WILL come eventually. Hang in there! Those taxes are a pain in the *&^*. Thank you for the nomination!

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    2. That was one jam-packed week with lots of goodness! Congrats on your garden spotlight! I haven't seen that movie yet, but I'll have to check it out.
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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      1. Thanks, Tyrean. It's been a good week. I recommend this movie. I loved the surprise ending and those two together.

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    3. That is a lot for one week, but sounds like you had some fun times with friends. Roses are so lovely aren't they.

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      1. I don't usually grow roses, because of all the work, but now that I see how it's done, I might try a hedge.

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    4. Holy cow, you must be exhausted. I'm exhausted just reading about all you did. I loved the pics of flying. I can't imagine flying to a different town for dinner - what fun! Good luck on you grow boxes and with the pitch contest! Have a great weekend! :)

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      1. Thanks. The flying is really my husband's thing. I can handle flying over flat land (where you can easily land) but mountains make me nervous. When you live with a pilot, you adapt!

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    5. Sharon - sounds like you've had the best week!! The "Tourist" is a favorite. I agree with the surprise ending... made it all worth while.
      I've got a rose bush that needs more sun, so I'll be dealing with that very soon. Can't wait to see how your gardens do. Happy weekend!

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      1. It's now one of my favorites too. Roses love sun, that's for sure. I'm going to try a hedge, just not sure where at the moment. Our new property hasn't been developed much.

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    6. Wow, I'm quite breathless just reading about the week you've had. I envy your nonchalant attitiude to flying; I hate it. It's not that I'm frightened of crashing (though I'd rather not), it's the whole grammar of the business, all that hanging about and stress. That's why I never go anywhere exiting.

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      1. Flying is my husband's passion, so I try to be a good sport, and I pray every time we go up. I balk at flying over mountains though. I like a flat surface where we can safely land it there's a problem. So...'nonchalant' doesn't describe me at this point. I'm slowly getting better.

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    7. That sounds like a pretty productive week. Kudos! I just linked up with Celebrate the Small Things hop; I like the concept. I loved "The Tourist" too.

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    8. That os jam packed and I am now yawning as you tired me out:) Lucky that your hubby flies an airplane and you are afraid of heights. Big planes are fine with me but I think I would go nutty in a small plane. What a nice thing to be able to see friends and spend some time with them. Even though you will be busy with gardening I have a feeling that you love it so much it will just fly by.

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      1. But I am afraid of heights, which is why flying over mountains bothers me. But I can handle seeing flat ground beneath me. Strange, huh. And yes.....gardening is a passion:) Thanks, Birgit!

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    9. Congratulations on your Earth Angel accomplishment!
      Good luck with the Pitch Madness! Break a pencil!

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      1. Thanks, Michelle. Don't you just love the title? Enjoy the weekend!

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    10. Busy old week! They're tiring but fun - as long as not every week is like that :) x

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      1. Hi, Suzanne! Yes, tiring, but looking back, it feels good to accomplish something. Would rather be busy, than not!

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    11. I am so jealous of your green thumb...I can only wish! I want to start a small veggie garden, but need to wait until my foot heals up...so I may not make it in time for this spring. Gardening is something that I don't particularly enjoy...but I do love fresh picked fruit and veggies! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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    12. You'll enjoy gardening more with success. It just takes practice, so don't give up. Hope that foot heals soon!

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    13. You have had a jam packed week. Love the sound of the gardening. I live in a city unit, but manage keep a lot of flowers happening wherever I can hang a basket. :-)

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    14. That sounds nice, Denise. I love flowers anytime during the year.

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    15. A leisurely dinner with friends sounds wonderful!

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    16. All the best, L.G. Hope things go well for you this week!

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