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Celebrate The Small Things

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Celebrate The Small Things is a weekly blog hop, wherein we post our celebrations each Friday, no matter how big or small. You can sign up here. Thanks to our host Lexa Cain and her co-hosts L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge and Katie @ TheCyborgMom for continuing what VikLit started!

 

How can it be May already? Where has the last four months gone? Looking back at April, I didn’t make much progress in my WIP. My sleeping schedule is all messed up and I’m tired most of the time. Work isn’t going great (but at least I still have a job–so I suppose that is one thing to celebrate about).

So what else am I celebrating this week?

  1. Finished reading Atonement by Ian McEwan and starting on another book (Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters). I’d been on a reading slump for some time so while it may not sound much, this is actually good news for me. Atonement started a bit slow but since I’ve seen the movie version, it made slogging through the boring parts easier, and I’m glad to have another book off my reading list!

  2. My birthday!

  3. And the three-day weekend. Yay!

 

Not really a celebration, but I went to see The Avengers: Age of Ultron last week. The 3D was really not that great in my opinion, and perhaps I had high expectations of the movie, as I found it was just okay for me. Don’t want to spoil anything for those that haven’t seen yet so that’s all I’m going to say about it. The Agents of Shield episode this week that leads into the movie was awesome though!

Anyway, a friend of mine shared this with me: Jeremy Renner singing (as Hawkeye) on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. I thought it was pretty hilarious. Enjoy!

What are you celebrating this week? Have you seen Age of Ultron? What did you think of it? Do you watch any of the other shows that tie in with the MCU?

 

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Celebrate The Small Things

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It’s Friday, which means it’s time for Celebrate The Small Things. Thanks to our host Lexa Cain and her co-hosts L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge and Katie @ TheCyborgMom for continuing what VikLit started!

Things have been pretty bleak and gloomy in general. Maybe it’s because of the dreary weather, maybe it’s just the overwhelming pressure I’m feeling, both at work and in my personal life. Either way, now is a good time to take stock of the small things that make it all OK.

  1. I survived a pretty daunting business meeting where it’s just me against five people. It almost felt like a panel job interview all over again! So yeah, I’m feeling a bit good about being able to hold my own and working out compromises that are acceptable to both sides.

  2. Found the perfect outfit just when I was about to give up.

  3. Edited a chapter in my current WIP. It’s not much, but it’s progress, at least!

  4. Silly, entertaining movies like Kingsman, The Secret Service. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it, although the violence might be a bit too much at times. And if you have seen it, well who can forget how much fun was it to watch that fight scene while Give It Up by KC & The Sunshine Band played in the background?

What are you celebrating this week? Have you seen Kingsman? What did you think of it?

 

Celebrate The Small Things is a weekly blog hop, wherein we post our celebrations each Friday, no matter how big or small. You can sign up here.


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Celebrate The Small Things … With Cake

Just saw The Amazing Spiderman 2. I have some issues with it but over-all I enjoyed the movie. Peter and Gwen (Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone) have such an amazing chemistry and I just fell in love with “their” song from the movie, Song for Zula by Phosphorescent.

 

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And since it’s Friday, it’s time again to post our celebrations as Celebrate The Small Things, thanks to our awesome host VikLit.

My Celebrations for this week:

  1. Won Camp NaNoWriMo and hit my goal of finishing the first draft.

  2. My birthday! My friends threw me a surprise birthday dinner and it was really great.

How was your week? Seen any good movies lately?

 


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The End Is Near … Celebrate!

The end of April, that is, and by extension, Camp NaNoWriMo. I’m now at the 40K mark. I have less than 10k words to go, with five days left to do it. I need to get some writing done if I’m going to make it. We’re getting down to the wire!

And to all the writers (and even non-writers) out there, don’t you just feel that this song resonates a little too much with you?

Yes? No? Just me then? *hides

 

I was supposed to do this last week but was in holiday mode that I totally forgot (I’m such a flake lol). Winterbayne has been lovely enough to compile a list of Camp participants here and regardless of how everyone’s word count stands at the moment, I’m sure we all have something to be proud of.

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Now on to my Celebrations:

  1. Progress of my Camp NaNo novel. There’s some pretty bad writing and skipping whole scenes going on but if I can crunch it to the finish line, I think I can actually finish the first draft, which for me would be an absolute win because we all know how long it takes for me to finish first drafts.

  2. Got a piece of writing (non-Camp related) done. One down, one more to go. Wish me luck!

  3. The weekend of course! I’ve been feeling under the weather these last few days so looking forward to the time off.

Celebrate The Small Things is a blog hop hosted by VikLit wherein we post our celebrations, big and small, each Friday.

What are you celebrating? And as the month comes to a close, how are you doing with your goals?


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A “Good Friday” to Celebrate the Small Things

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It’s Friday, which means Celebrate The Small Things with our awesome host, VikLit.

My celebrations:

  1. It’s Easter holidays, which means a long weekend (yay!)

  2. It’s also a time of gratitude as we remember what Easter is all about–sacrifice, a new beginning and God’s love for us (I know I don’t think of this often enough!)

  3. I’m now at 25,207 words for Camp NaNoWriMo. Still behind but finally broke my halfway goal.  I may post a snippet of my WIP after April (we’ll see how confident I feel!) but for now, I’m sharing my WIP’s theme song, Ships In The Night.

How’s Easter going for you and what are you celebrating this week? I’ll be hopping around the other blogs after Easter. I hope everyone else is enjoying their holidays.


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Celebrating the 80’s

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Time for another post in the Celebrate The Small Things Hop with our awesome host VikLit. Do visit her blog here to learn more about this Blog Hop and celebrate with us!

This week I’m celebrating:

4262 words in my WIP. Yes, I procrastinated–a lot! But I’m really getting down to the wire here. I just need to figure out how to tie up those loose ends…

And if you can’t figure things out or you’d rather put off doing things you should be doing, there’s always something on cable to catch your eye, which brings me to the 80’s, and a movie called 16 Candles.

I’ve never seen the movie before and although I found some parts to be a bit cheesy, I also thought it was cute and just the kind of teen movie that only the 80’s could pull off.

Big hair aside, the 80’s had some great music. New wave, anyone? And those classic John Hughes movies. Pretty in Pink has got to be my favorite and when they started playing If You Leave by OMD during the prom, best song intro ever! Okay, maybe not ever

What do you think of the 80’s? Do you have a favorite movie or song from this era? Do you find yourself nostalgic of the 80’s and these type of movies? What are you celebrating this week?


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Always Look On The Bright Side and Celebrate

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Ever have those times when nothing just seems to be going your way? How do you deal with it and bring back that bounce in your step?

I, for one, am glad this week is over. Who knows what tomorrow will bring but hey, it’s the weekend and that’s definitely something to celebrate about. Besides finally fixing nasty, annoying plot holes in my WIP that has been plaguing me for ages!

What are you celebrating this week? Pop in on our host Viklit‘s blog to join in and remember to always look on the bright side of life!


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Celebrate The Small Things … With An Award!

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It’s Friday, which means it’s time for Celebrate The Small Things! Hop on over to our host Viklit‘s blog for more info and join in the celebrations!

First off, it’s been a crazy (and not in a very good way) last couple of weeks. I missed posting Celebrations last week (I know, I suck) and to further prove my point, it seems I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by TCC Edwards some days ago and completely missed it. Yeah, I double suck. LOL

I’m supposed to answer some questions and think up new ones for my nominees, which isn’t as easy as it sounds, so I’ve decided to take the next few days to come up with my questions for the award before making the post.

So for my celebrations this week:

  1. Getting nominated for my first ever blog award.

  2. Brunch with old friends.

  3. Got to hear Lea Salonga, who is the singing voice behind Princess Jasmine of Aladdin, perform live. Such an amazing singer! She also played Eponine in the 10th Anniversary concert of Les Miserables.


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Scrubs … on Broadway?

In case you missed it, Bill Lawrence has confirmed that Scrubs is going to Broadway. Now, I’m not sure how I feel about this but I’m a huge fan of Scrubs. Great show, great music, and the little life lessons you pick up along the way don’t hurt either.

2017 seems like a long time away and honestly, who’s to say what might happen between now and then?  But it’s moments like this from the show that makes me curious how it would all turn out!


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Celebrate The Small Things … With A Song!

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It’s time again for Celebrate The Small Things, where we celebrate our small victories for the week. If you want to join in the fun, please visit our host Viklit for more info and sign up.

For this week, I’m celebrating finally getting to try the new sushi place in town. I saw it a couple of weeks ago but the lines are always long and to be honest, I really don’t have the patience to wait, no matter how good the food is.  When I passed by the other day, I saw the line was considerably shorter and decided to grab my chance. All I can say is, yum!

It finally rained today! An odd thing to celebrate, perhaps, but we’ve been having very dry weather lately and it’s really annoying when that happens as my skin allergy flares up. Did I mention I hate dry winters?

So you know how a song just catches your attention, no matter what you’re doing? Well, Burn by Ellie Goulding is that song for me at the moment. Never fails to kick me up a notch. What song(s) don’t you get tired of no matter how many times you’ve heard it? Do share in the comments section. Would definitely love to hear them.


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