Friday, June 20, 2014

Celebrating The Small Things

It's Friday. For me, it's been one of those weeks where I can't believe it's already Friday, and I kind of wish it was only Wednesday because I have SO MUCH TO DO and I am SO VERY FAR BEHIND with it all. I'm not sure I will EVER CATCH UP.

But I'm taking some time out of all-caps yelling and spinning my wheels to take part in today's bloghop.

 Celebrate The Small Things is a weekly bloghop hosted by VikLit that asks participants to celebrate the happenings from the past week—no matter how minor. For a complete list of participants, please click on the link above or the badge to the left.

Here are my celebrations this week:

—My lilacs bloomed!

The opposite of dead. At least for now.

All right, so it was just that one plant that only partially bloomed, but hey, that's one plant more than I've ever had partially bloom before. I'm feeling pretty proud of myself for not killing them. Yes, my gardening bar is that exactly that low.

—The Gator Girl turned nine years old. She celebrated by destroying her brand new "Oh-yeah-this-is-real-durable" ball in record time.

Look, mom! I made you a bowl!

—Thursday was spent having some quality time with some of my family. I allowed a six-year old to paint my toenails and now fear there isn't enough nail polish remover in the world to correct that decision. My niece, the Angel Child, painted my fingernails blue and pink and then proceeded to provide me with some very cool leg art:

Right leg received a lovely sunflower.
If you look closely, you'll see a little
butterfly on the right.

My left leg is currently host to a
Vampire Pickle Person.
Next time, I have requested a unicorn along with a sword-wielding warrior princess. The Angel Child has told me she would see what she could do.

—And last, but certainly not least, I am having my very first cover reveal next week, and I am celebrating the wonderful group of people who were able to help me out with this. I know I've said THANK YOU so much that is doesn't even seem like a real phrase anymore, but I am so grateful to each and every one of you! Also, on a possibly interesting side note, I'm not nearly terrified about this event as I thought I would be. Maybe the rest of the terror will show up after the weekend, but it's absent at the moment—probably because of how wonderful you all are.

And on that note, I am out of here. Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope y'all have a fantastic weekend.

46 comments:

  1. I used to live in New Hampshire, and Lilac Time was always just lovely. there's a stretch near Rochester where the lilacs are a vibrant purple that I haven't seen anywhere else. Angel Child is well-named (love the Body Art!) and oldster pets (9 years old isn't THAT old!) are smile-makers.

    Yay for the cover reveal! If you want to shoot the image my way with some info and the dates I'd be happy to post it!

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Now I want to drive around Rochester to see if I can find these lilacs. They're really one of my very favorite flowers.

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  2. Whatever you don't get done, don't stress.
    Ready to help with cover reveal next week.
    And no toy is safe from a determined dog.

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    1. Oh yes, I knew that ball wouldn't be long for this world because the Gator Girl destroys all toys. I did, however, think it might have lasted a little longer than it did. My fault. I left her with it unsupervised for two minutes.

      And 'don't stress'...does not compute.

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  3. I love your leg art! Good luck with the cover reveal - I'm ready :-)

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    1. I love it, too. It's so much fun. My significant other was surprised that I walked all over town decorated as such. But I thought it was awesome.

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  4. Congrats in advance on your cover reveal! And Gator Girl is absolutely beautiful :)

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  5. Beautiful leg art. Your niece has talent. I think you have a future tattoo artist there.

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    1. That has been suggested to her, but she claims she has other plans.

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  6. I like the Vampire Pickle Person myself. :)

    Looking forward to the cover reveal!

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

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    1. I know—that vampire pickle person is just so creative. I love it!

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  7. Love the leg art. Hope that wasn't nail polish.

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  8. I'd be excited about the blooms, too. I can't grow anything except spider plants.

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    1. I do have a couple of spider plants that seem to be holding their own. One is quite young and new, so I'm curious to see how that one does.

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  9. Congrats on the cover reveal (and the lilacs)! I played hide and seek and did chalk drawings with my niece yesterday. It can be very therapeutic, I think. :)

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    1. I agree. It really can be therapeutic. I'm glad I went; I had a great time.

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  10. I'm terrible at gardening, congrats on your blooming lilacs!

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    1. Lovely artwork! So glad you had things to cheer about. You must be very excited about your book. Happy weekend.

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  11. Looking forward to seeing your cover. And I think that leg art would make beautiful, permanent tattoos. :))

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    1. Especially the vampire pickle person. =)

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  12. I'm excited to be part of your cover reveal - so awesome! And Gator Girl is precious. I laughed about the toy, looks just like the "durable" ones I buy for Clancy.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Perhaps we should rent out our dogs to the toy companies for product testing—then when they claim a toy is rugged, they'll be right for a change. =)

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  13. Yay for blooming lilacs (I love their smell)! I'm excited for your cover reveal - although I'm not sure anything can outdo the vampire pickle person. lol

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  14. Yeah, that's my bar for gardening, too. At least I didn't kill it. Which is why I keep no plants.

    How long did it take for the marker to wash off?

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  15. The lilacs are so pretty! Mine haven't bloomed yet for some reason.

    Nice new tattoos you have. :)

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    1. Thanks...I've always wanted tattoos.

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  16. What fun body art! My lilacs have bloomed and gone now. Now it's time to stare at the tomatoes and hope they'll grow. I'm so excited for your cover reveal! :) Have a great weekend.

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    1. Oh, I'll have to blog about my tomato plants soon. That's been an...experience.

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  17. Happy Birthday Gator Girl! Please give her a snack for me.

    And I am eagerly awaiting this cover reveal.

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    1. The Gator Girl thanks you for the snack. =)

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  18. Great artwork, although I bet you're glad it isn't tattooed on...

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    1. Yes, but mostly because I'm not a fan of needles. Markers don't scare me nearly as much.

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  19. Can't wait for your cover reveal! I know it's hard, but try not to stress too much. Enjoy this moment and have fun!

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  20. Love lilacs and their scent. Nice painted 'tattoos' A cover reveal is awesome, can't wait!

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    1. I can't, either. Probably. Maybe. I don't know—it depends on the moment...

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