Friday, May 19, 2017

Life is a Balancing Act: Celebrate the Small Things

From family's Stereoview collection

Ha-ha. Kind of feel like the fellow above, getting ready for my next big act. I'm not balancing life perfectly but making headway nonetheless. How did life balance out for you this week? 


I finally added links for Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook on my blog (see sidebars), so feel good about that. FB gets smaller font for giving me such a bad time setting up an author page and blog link. Learning about marketing at Yvonne Ventresca's blog and other blogs. Some great tips and examples there!

Relaxing
  • Planted one remaining shrub to complete my barberry hedge.
  • Moved rather slow this week getting over a head cold that started last Friday, but it led to some relaxing baths soaking in Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt, labeled "Detoxify and Energize with Ginger and Clay." Never realized how softening this is to the skin. Love it :) Ever try this??

New from Evernight Teen

Lovely Scars by Cassandra Jamison
http://evernightteen.blogspot.com/2017/05/new-release-lovely-scars-by-cassandra.html


The Watched Girl (Escape series #2) by Rachel Rust
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Crone by C.L. Marin (sequel to Maiden)

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 Have a nice weekend everyone!!


"Come celebrate with us"
To join "Celebrate the Small Things, visit Lexa Cain's blog
Co-hosts are: L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog


22 comments:

  1. It's all about balance. Get it right and it's all good: get it wrong and...oh ho. I hope you enjoy your weekend as well.

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    1. Always seem to be learning this. Thanks, David!

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  2. Yes is about balance things could get out of control without blance.
    Enjoyed your post, enjoy the week-end.

    Yvonne.

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  3. Sounds as if you've been busy! When you are ready, email me about a guest post on my blog about your book.

    The Castle In The Sea review

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  4. Hope you have a fun weekend and your cold is gone now.

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  5. Ha. I take a bath in "Ginger and Clay" every day. I hesitated to try it at first because of the word "clay," which sounded bad to me. But I LOVE the scent, the bubbles, and the fact that cleaning the tub is less work afterwards. Hadn't noticed the skin softening effect, but I do have soft skin, so I guess that must be why.

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    1. I wish I would have tried this before! Slow learner :(

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  6. Haha! We all try to do that balancing act and only succeed in spurts. Sorry about the cold but the bath sounds nice. Congrats on setting up the social links. I had a problem with FB, too. I ended up having to open a new gmail accnt to then open another FB accnt. Ack! Have a great weekend!

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    1. I'd love to open up a new account and start over, but have the impression we can't. Right now I've spent too many hours on it. Thanks!

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  7. Ha - balancing life just never seems to get any easier even when I think it should something always rocks the boat!! Having a cold doesn't help much either so I hope you're now on the mend. Well done on finishing your hedge I'm just about to have to start replacing my dying one - not looking forward to it as it's large and needed for privacy so will be a little difficult.
    Take care - Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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    1. Yes, it's always something isn't it? Thank goodness we can learn from each other too. Thanks!

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  8. Balancing life is never easy. Sounds like you're managing okay. Glad you've recovered from your cold.

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  9. Balance? Balancing? Pray tell, what is that - it sounds like a foreign word. Hope you're fully over your cold ... Epsom Salts in its plain form is also useful - your Dr. Teal's sounds especially lovely.

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    1. Yes, it sure can be challenging. Love my new bath routine :) Thanks!

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  10. Glad your cold is on the way out and away. Things like that make balancing so much more difficult. It seems that every time everything seems balanced, a new weight is thrown into the game. Enjoy your week!

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    1. I guess it keeps life interesting, but sometimes I feel like coasting. Thanks!

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  11. My balancing act was to entertain two sets of guests, two days apart. I'll think twice before doing that again, although both days were wonderful and we all had such a good time. But now I'm ready to purely vacation for a few days. We are getting ready to go to Braga, Portugal tomorrow, where an exciting three day even is taking place. I'll be blogging about that later.

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  12. Boy, I hear you. I sometimes do the same. Fun at the time but I'm exhausted afterwards. But alas, we often have little choice. Thanks!

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  13. I definitely feel you there. I currently have Facebook and Tumblr...I need to add Twitter and Instagram. I also need to USE them. Ever since I started scheduling stuff, I stopped posting updates. Need to develop better habits.

    You're doing good though! Keep on keeping on. :)

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