Friday, May 29, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things



It's Friday and time to Celebrate the Small Things. Welcome to our wonderful oasis of mini-celebrations. Hosted by Lexa Cain, and her wonderful co-hosts: 
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge         Katie @ TheCyborgMom




Let's break it down, shall we?
  1. While visiting my Mom, I had the chance to take a walk around "the lily pond" in Mill Creek Park. I hadn't been there for many years and the flowers were beautiful. 
  2. A mama goose let me check out her babies. Sweet!
  3. My recent trip has made me appreciate my home, my family, my friends, and my town so much more. I've truly taken root here. It may not be the last place I live, but for now, it IS home. Better to realize that late - than never.
  4. Poor Coco has been limping for days but tonight it appears to be improving a little.
  5. I'm on a house cleaning jag that coincides with my church's Rummage Sale. It's like the planets have aligned and it's in my favor.
  6. Some of our favorite plants are in the garden and looking good. The weather delayed that process so much that I was beginning to this we might skip it this year (Hubzam took care of that task while I was away; love that guy).
  7. My blog gets some great comments - thank you for that. It makes blogging fun (and I can't even imagine how it would be fun without comments).

 Have a great weekend!

35 comments:

  1. You like good comments? Well prepare yourself, because I've got a doosey for you.

    Get a load of... THIS!

    ...That was it.

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  2. As for number 7, comments. Comments are good. But you have to have a knack to comment back. You have that knack. I used to comment back all the time, always trying to be funny. You know how written words can be interpreted differently by different people? It's hard to guess how many bloggers I've pissed off over the years. I can't afford to lose anymore commenters. They're too hard to come by.

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    1. Well that wasn't funny at ALL!

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    2. But I appreciate the sentiment. Ha ha. Keep 'em coming, Mike. Your on my list of favorites!

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  3. Commenting is truly an art-form which, like writing thank you notes, seems to be falling by the wayside. My comments are Van Goghian in nature-they always seem to be missing a piece. ;-)

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    1. ...and everyone loves Van Gogh. Another thing you have in common. :-)

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  4. What a gorgeous pond! I understand that rummage sale mentality. I get tired of looking at stuff too!
    I enjoy reading all of the comments, and especially your responses!

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    1. Thank you, Dixie! The comments are the best part.

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  5. I try to comment on sites I visit. Appreciate my fellow bloggers.


    Glad Coco is doing better.

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  6. Luv the pic of the mama and her babies. And yes, there is no place like home.

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    1. So true! (If you could have seen me sneaking up on the geese, it would have cracked you up.)

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  7. Good morning, dear Cherdo!

    Thank you for reminding us to celebrate the small things. In my life they include the fresh, cool breeze that blows in from the Gulf, helping to make the hot days of spring and summer much more tolerable than they were at my previous residence father inland. Next to where I live there is a paved pathway winding through the trees along a pond. The path runs close to the water and I can often observe a four foot alligator that inhabits the pond. Everyone in the community looks forward to seeing him. Back home the stray cat in my care started limping severely one day and I had no idea how I was going to help him knowing that he is too wild to let me hold and examine him. Turns out he probably stepped on a burr or thorn and it worked its way back out or he was able to chew it loose. He was fine the very next day.

    You wrote:

    << My recent trip has made me appreciate my home, >>

    My recent trip back to my former residence which became the scene of a large, noisy family gathering made me appreciate my new home, a place where I enjoy some peace and solitude.

    Thank you, dear friend Cherdo, and have a safe and happy weekend!

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    1. When I was young, we used to visit the park often and as children, we were amazed by the "goldfish" (koi, I think) that were in the pond. We always took stale bread to feed them. Apparently, they don't do that now - there are signs up, etc. But it was beautiful, nonetheless, and we saw a ton of turtles and a huge snapping turtle was gliding beneath the water's surface and taking time to peek at us. It was one of those few moments of childhood that could be re-captured for a brief period of time: the beauty of the scene and the wildlife.

      Peace is the thing that makes a home a home. I think your new place is beautiful and it's pretty cool that you're on an upper flow - great view! I'm assuming there is an elevator...I'd hate to drag groceries up those flights of stairs. I may have late onset laziness.

      Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy!

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    2. Yessum, there's an elevator. I was on the lanai a while ago and spotted the gator floating in the shallow water on our corner of the pond.

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  8. Always nice to realize that where we are is home. Sure looks like a great lake to walk near too. And comments sure make it more fun at every blog zoo

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  9. Lots of celebration for you, Cherdo. I was recently back in my hometown, and was happy to see that it is thriving. Houses have been resided and updated and the lawns are all mowed, etc. They have some young folks who have really gotten involved in the community, and it is paying off for the town. They recently passed a school bond referendum at 80% of the vote! Love your picture of the mama goose and babies.

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    1. That is great (about your hometown). A revitalized community is so rewarding!

      Critters are like a magnet for me, even now. :-)

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  10. There is nothing like taking a trip and nothing like coming home!

    You're right in that comments make the blogging fun. So many people with their own stories, their own perspective, their own wit... It's a heck of a good time!

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    1. Amen, Robin! The more the merrier (to the extent that I can be a loyal follower, too, ha ha). I love my eclectic mix of blogsters.

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  11. Your pictures show ow lovely your flowers are and I love the ducklings and Mamma. Enjoy your day and weekend

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    1. Can you believe I took those with my phone? Why own a camera?

      Have a great weekend, girl!

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  12. Number five really amused me!
    Comments are what matters. I could care less how many hits. I can't be friends with hits.

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  13. I constantly get reminded of the beauty of my end of town by those who aren't so fortunate. It's nice to be at peace with your home.

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  14. Great pictures!! Comments really are the best. Very cool that your church is having the rummage sale . I wish ours had one.

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  15. What a spectacular picture of the pond! And look at the fluffy little goslings! With those stubby little wings it's a wonder they ever grow into huge Canadian geese. Yay for appreciating the beauty of where you live, your family, and the good things in life. Better late than never, indeed. See you tomorrow on the Vacation hop!

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  16. The lily pond sounds lovely and Mama Goose looks so proud.

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  17. I like the baby Willy Dunne Wooters--I mean goslings. Baby almost anything is cute. I'm glad you're home. I'm glad I'm home. Favorite Young Man will be here soon. I love him so much.

    Love,
    Janie

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  18. Thanks for the nice words about my guest post on Chrys' blog. :-) I both live and work by a bayou, and watching the swimming ducks and flying egrets is beautiful.

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  19. We have a pond across the street from our house. There's something so peaceful about water. It just melts all the stress away!

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  20. That's a lovely pond. And those baby geese are so cute. Too bad they have to grow up!

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  21. So many good things happening. Hope Coco heals soon.

    God, Entertainment, & Annoying Things

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  22. Lovely photos, Cherdo, and celebrating the small things is what I try to do each and every day! :)

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo