Friday, July 3, 2015

Celebrate The Small Things - July 3


I'm sorry I didn't get the chance to post last Friday. It was such a busy weekend. My husband and I gave each other a high five after it was over, just because we survived it.

On Friday, we all went to the gym. I discovered I had lost my conditioner and the gym didn't have any, so my hair was a frizzy mess that day. At night we went to our friend's mixed martial arts fight at a casino. It was the first time seeing her fight. We got there at 7pm, but she didn't fight until around 9:30pm. It was past 10pm by the time we left. I was standing the whole time because I had a good view from where I was. This was not good for the foot I injured 2 months ago. 
Walking through that casino, I was looking at the people gambling and wondering how many of them had gambling addictions. It made me sad. I know someone with a gambling addiction.

On Saturday, we woke up early for our gym's 5 year anniversary celebration. Our kids were given permission to join the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar for adults taught by a 4th degree black belt, so we scrambled to get there on time. The kids didn't want to go at first, but they had fun throwing each other around.
There was a Hot Hula class starting at noon. It looked like fun and my friends were in it, so I jumped in. I had never taken it before and I wasn't planning on working out so I was in my street clothes. It was an hour and a half class! I wasn't expecting to sweat in there, but I was. 
We went home, showered, then headed for the museum for a show I wanted to see. We were supposed to go to a birthday party that night as well, but were told that kids were not allowed, so we ended up just eating out and then heading home. Thanks to the Find Me Gluten Free app, we found a great restaurant near the museum that had a big selection of delicious gluten free items. Yay! Score!

On Sunday, we went to a birthday party at Jumping Jacks in San Dimas (Hello Bill & Ted!) which has a bunch of jumpers in private rooms for the kids to play on. The last time I was there I skinned my elbow on one of the jumpers trying to do some daredevil stunt. That was stupid. I still have the scar. Our friends' son also lost 2 of his permanent teeth there, so I decided to just chat with friends instead of trusting myself in the jumpers.

I managed to get a few pages of my picture book drawn and wrote some new ideas for my novel. I swapped the storyline for one of my characters and made it happen to my other character. Have you ever done that? It's sort of like a "wow" moment. I hope it works.

Have a great weekend!
What are you celebrating?

If you'd like to join the Celebrate The Small Things blog hop, visit our talented host, Lexa @ Lexa Cain for more information.  And don't forget to check out her co-hosts, LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge and Tonja @ Kidbits Blog

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1.Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.My Inner Geek8.Eclectic Alli
9.Kim Graff10.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell
11.Constantine12.My Miracle Life
13.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams14.My Creatively Random Life
15.Jeff Chapman's Writing16.Shells Tales and Sails
17.Lara Lacombe18.TF Walsh
19.Caring for my Veteran20.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures
21.About myself, by myself22.Suzanne Furness
23.My Write Spot24.Elizabeth Seckman
25.Avalon26.Cherdo on the Flipside
27.Writing By Marilyn28.My Baffling Brain
29.Planet Kimberly30.Shah Wharton
31.Mere Joyce32.Just Get It Written
33.Tyrean's Writing Spot34.Kathleen S. Allen
35.Black Coffee and Cigarettes36.Victorian Scribbles
37.Dandilyonfluff38.Curious as a Cathy
39.Tanya Miranda40.Teresa Morse
41.Catherine Ensley42.God, Entertainment, & Annoying Things
43.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 201344.Precious Monsters
45.Carole Anne Carr46.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace
47.Square Pegs48.Sandy's Space
49.The Beveled Edge50.Lisa Manifold
51.Lori Carlson52.Patricia's Place
53.Peace, Love, & Books


  1. You did have a busy time. Enjoy the weekend.

  2. Wow. That was a busy weekend with tons of ups and downs. I had to smile at the kids not wanting to go at first - they complain and then love it :) Yay to getting some things done on the PB!

  3. You have a great weekend too.

  4. Wow - what a packed weekend! But most of it sounded fun, especially the hula class. Good for cleverly switching character storylines! Have a great weekend. :)