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#CTST – IT’S BEEN A WHIRLWIND

Hey everyone! It’s time for another posting of Celebrate the Small Things brought to us by LEXA CAIN.  Post anything in life that you’re celebrating, no matter how small or big, on your blog. Again, it’s been a while since I posted, but I have a lot of news to share.

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Make Celebrate the Small Thingssure your blog post has a link to the sign-up as well, so other bloggers will be able to sign-up and hop around too. 

This is such a simple and easy blog-hop, and it also happens to be one of my favorites.  After posting the things you have to celebrate, please don’t forget to visit and thank Lexa and her awesome and amazing co-hosts for the wonderful job they do:

 

LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge   and Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits

 

 I’m going back in time from furthest to most recent, so bear with me. 

My daughter Mandy surprised me with a visit for Mothers Day and Vivi’s family and us had an awesome brunch at my favorite Indian spot – Saffron.

I got to see both Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Wonder Woman few weeks apart with Vivi and the crew. Loved them both.

On June 11 I participated in a 5k fun run/walk at the YMCA and actually finished! All that working out at the Y paid off. 🙂 I came in last but don’t care. I didn’t even use my cane until the last mile. You can check out the last four minutes or so on my Facebook Page. My official finish time was 1:22:02,

My pain levels have gone down a little over the past couple of weeks, except for the two days after the walk (Yeah, I was in bed for a good day or so).

Finally, Vivi and Al bought a portable hot tub and I got to enjoy it for the first time the other day. I could get used to this…

Best of all, I’m STILL ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE GRASS!! Yeah, Baby!!

What have you celebrated this week? I hope you all have amazing little things to share! Xoxoxo

 

 

 

#CTST – FINDING THE SMALL THINGS

Hey, everyone. It’s time for another posting of Celebrate the Small Things brought to us by LEXA CAINPost anything in life that you’re celebrating, no matter how small or big, on your blog.

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This is such a simple and easy blog-hop, and it also happens to be one of my favorites.  After posting the things you have to celebrate, please don’t forget to visit and thank Lexa and her awesome and amazing co-hosts for the wonderful job they do:

 

LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge   and Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to find the little things to celebrate. I’ve had the loss of an officer that I knew in my EMS days, and the anniversary of a medic supervisor that I also worked with, and who had the same thing happen to him that happened to me. Whenever the anniversary comes up of someone I knew who had what I had, I can’t help but feel some survivor’s guilt. I know that’s crazy but I can’t help it. 

Anyway, through all of that, I managed to come up with a couple of things that I’m grateful for.  

  1. I helped co-host January’s Insecure Writers Support Group (through my lilicasplace blog), thanks to the amazing Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh.
  2. I finally treated myself to a new Kindle.
  3. I get to see the kids next week and have another baby shower on Saturday.
  4. I’m STILL ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE GRASS, so there’s that. 

What have you celebrated this week?

 

 

 

#CTST – I NEED THIS NOW

Hey everyone! It’s time for another posting of Celebrate the Small Things brought to us by LEXA CAINPost anything in life that you’re celebrating, no matter how small or big, on your blog.

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This is such a simple and easy blog hop, and it also happens to be one of my favorites.  After posting the things you have to celebrate, please don’t forget to visit and thank Lexa and her awesome and amazing co-hosts for the wonderful job they do:

 

LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge   and Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits

I’m not kidding when I said I need this now. I know it’s after 1:30 AM Saturday here on the east coast, but it is still Friday in the other parts of the country. Hope that counts. 🙂

I haven’t had a good couple weeks, with moving/ management company issues, pain, and getting my medical insurance squared away for NY, among other things. I’ll leave it at that because I want to talk about the good things – the small things that have made the past couple of weeks tolerable.

My daughter is 29-years-old today, and I called just after midnight. She was just getting off her EMS shift when I called (half-night for the birthday girl). Her comment to me was ‘This is my last year in my 20’s; once 30 hits, I have to get my shit together.” Umm,  I couldn’t be prouder of her or my son-in-law if I tried. They both work hard, Mandy has her EMT now, so she has her day job and Friday and Saturday nights on the ambulance. 

I’m celebrating having a chance to see Doctor Strange with Vi and the family. It was awesome, and I am completely obsessed with Marvel now. 

Vi has gone above & beyond helping get things out of the cottage and bringing them to the house. 

We went out to eat at an awesome Indian restaurant called Saffron. It’s my second time there and I love the food! You can just call me Ms. Chicken Tikka Masala. Yum. 

One of the other things that have been making me laugh and/or smile are the Obama/Biden memes. O.o 

And always the best, I’m STILL ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE GRASS!! 

What have you celebrated this week?

 

 

 

#CTST – A FABULOUS SUMMER

Hey, everyone! It’s time for another posting of Celebrate the Small Things brought to us by LEXA CAINPost anything in life that you’re celebrating, no matter how small or big, on your blog. I know it’s been a while for me, but I spent the past month actually enjoying my summer (for the most part).

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Make Celebrate the Small Thingssure your blog post has a link to the sign-up as well, so other bloggers will be able to sign-up and hop around too. 

This is such a simple and easy blog-hop, and it also happens to be one of my favorites.  After posting the things you have to celebrate, please don’t forget to visit and thank Lexa and her awesome and amazing co-hosts for the wonderful job they do:

 

LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge   and Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits

 I’ve had a lot to celebrate over the past several weeks. My depression has been almost non-existent since I spent a good portion of the summer between the homes of my daughter and son-in-law, my friend Luis, and my friends Vivian and Alan (who just celebrated 25 years of marriage!) I was one of the witnesses at their civil ceremony all those years ago, and was thrilled to share in their anniversary festivities.

The party happened to fall on my birthday, so not only did I get a shout out at the party, but Vivi and Alan took me to Medieval Times in Lyndhurst the following week as a birthday gift. Loved it!

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Vivi, Alan, & me at their anniversary party

Al photobombing my selfie

Alan photo bombing my selfie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I loved this place!

I loved this place!

 

Throwback before I got sick. South Beach 2007. Me and Vivian

Throwback before I got sick. South Beach 2007. Me and Vivian

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also finished my review of Lexa’s soon to be released book, Bloodwalker – and it was amazing! Creepy, thrilling, engrossing, you name it. You can read the review I left on my other blog lilicasplace .

I’m heading out this weekend again, but I’m taking my computer with me, so I’ll try doing better with my postings. Don’t know when I’ll be home, but I’ve got a lot of cool plans. Stay tuned!

Best of all, I’m STILL ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE GRASS!! Yeah, Baby!!

What have you celebrated this week or this summer? I need to catch up!  🙂

 

 

 

#CTST – REALLY GOOD STUFF!!

Hey everyone! It’s time for another posting of Celebrate the Small Things brought to us by LEXA CAINPost anything in life that you’re celebrating, no matter how small or big, on your blog.

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Make Celebrate the Small Thingssure your blog post has a link to the sign-up as well, so other bloggers will be able to sign-up and hop around too. 

This is such a simple and easy blog-hop, and it also happens to be one of my favorites.  After posting the things you have to celebrate, please don’t forget to visit and thank Lexa and her awesome and amazing co-hosts for the wonderful job they do:

 

LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge   and Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits

I have so many things to celebrate for a change, I don’t know where to start. This past week has been the chicken soup for the soul I’ve needed. God willing, next week will be just as bright. 🙂

  1. My daughter Mandy came to visit me last weekend after her volunteer EMS shift last Friday night and stayed until Sunday. After that, she and her best friend Gabriel dropped me and Sophie off in the Bronx.
  2. We’ve been in the Bronx with my Comai Julie (best friends since 13 and we’re now 50) and godson Gabriel since Sunday. Even better, my niece Juliette, her hubs Mike and kids Romeo and Mercutio live in the apartment downstairs. We’ll probably be here for another week and a half or so.
  3. Last night me and Julie went to see my favorite Latin music artist, Juan Luis Guerra at Madison Square Garden. LOVE HIM!!!!
  4. I did another one of my favorite things, and that was co-hosting the Insecure Writers Support Group for the Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. Love him too, cuz he’s my twinny. 😀
  5. I tried something I’ve never done before, only because my niece had it done and it looks so good on her … I had my eyebrows tinted!
  6. My niece did my hair and makeup for the concert … and did a fabulous job. I almost didn’t recognize myself!
  7. Actually found time to relax, catch up on what’s been going on with the families, and even schedule some posts.

Best of them all, I’m STILL ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE GRASS!! Yeah, Baby!!

What have you celebrated this week?

 

 

 

#CTST – ALWAYS SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE

Wow. I can’t believe I haven’t posted for Celebrate the Small Things since November 20. As most of you are aware, this blog-hop is run by the amazing LEXA CAINPost anything in life that you’re celebrating, no matter how small or big, on your blog.

Sign up by clicking on the image, hop around and celebrate with others.

Make Celebrate the Small Thingssure your blog post has a link to the sign-up as well, so other bloggers will be able to sign-up and hop around too. 

This is such a simple and easy blog-hop, and it also happens to be one of my favorites.  After posting the things you have to celebrate, please don’t forget to visit and thank Lexa and her awesome and amazing co-hosts for the wonderful job they do:

 

LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge   and Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits

The past month and a half has been rough but I still have a list of things to celebrate.

  1. God, my family/few friends, the Fellowship, and my close-knit online buddies love me (They really love me!)   🙂
  2. Sophie, what can I say? I love this hairy little thing…
  3. My daughter and son-in-law got me a PS4 with Fallout 4 and the new Call of Duty for Christmas
  4. I got to spend a few days with my brother from another mother (not you Twinny) Luis, including New Year’s Eve and Day.

Even through my sadness and depression, I celebrate the fact that I’m STILL ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE GRASS!! And I praise you Lord, for the gift of my life.

What have you celebrated this week?

 

 

 

#CTST – NOT A BAD WEEK

Hey everyone! It’s time for another posting of Celebrate the Small Things brought to us by LEXA CAINPost anything in life that you’re celebrating, no matter how small or big, on your blog.

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This is such a simple and easy blog-hop, and it also happens to be one of my favorites.  After posting the things you have to celebrate, please don’t forget to visit and thank Lexa and her awesome and amazing co-hosts for the wonderful job they do:

 

LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge   and Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits

This week wasn’t bad. I had my quarterly visit with my neurologist and everything is looking good. She even asked if I’ve had more physical therapy since my last visit because my gait has improved so much. It felt good to tell her I hadn’t, that I’d done most of the work on my own since I maxed out early this year.

My daughter is coming tomorrow for the weekend, since her birthday was yesterday. I can’t believe my baby girl is now 28. It’s unreal, but I’m excited.

Saving the best for last, I’m STILL ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE GRASS!! Yeah, Baby!!

What have you celebrated this week?