Friday, March 27, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things- March 27th

Thanks to our host Viklit and co-hosts Diana Wilder, L.G. Keltner, Cyborg Mom and CaffeMaggieato!

Hi!  So, as you may have noticed, I haven't participated in this blog hop for a LOOOOOOOONNNG time.  And oddly enough, I'm not going to be participating in it for a little while longer because next Friday and the following three after that I'll be posting letters for the A to Z Challenge instead of these posts.  But I will posting on at least a few of those Sundays to let you all know what I'm up to outside of trying to compose a 26 part story.  Like next Saturday, for example, I have a big race that I'm certainly going to want to tell you about (and to show you pictures of).

At any rate, all of that goes to lead to the first thing I'm celebrating this week:

WRITING  I'm writing again!  Fingers to keyboard, reading over Wikipedia articles, scraping and rewriting sentences- the whole nine!  It's been so incredibly long since I've written fiction that I'm honestly still a little shocked that I know how to do it.  I never thought I'd lost it altogether, but I did start to wonder about "if" rather than "when", to be perfectly honest.  It's just been so long since I'd had any desire whatsoever I'm totally out-of-mind excited to be doing it again.

Those of you who are also doing the challenge please come by and read- if I pull this thing off it'll be nothing short-of epic.  And I will be visiting as many of you as I can each day to see the awesome stuff you're writing!

RUNNING  As mentioned, I am still running and I had a rather large milestone last Saturday that I'm still geeking out about.
3rd place!  I've never placed in a race before!  How cool is that?!?
I'm trying not to lose the win in the context- like the fact that it snowed the day before so a whole lot of (presumably faster) people looked at their windows and went 'Hell no!" which left me to move up as I ran through 3 inches of snow.  But that's the cool part after all, isn't it?  I ran in the effing snow!  And I got 3rd place for doing it.  I don't care what the context, that's still awesome.  I'm thrilled.

I've got to get outside at least a couple of times before next Saturday because I have my first-ever 15K coming up which looks to be freaking awesome- they give us chocolate when we cross the finish line!  So like I said, I'll definitely be posting pictures of that.

LOVE  My very good friend from college who I get to see all of ONCE a year even though she doesn't live nearly far enough away to justify that rare of a visit (don't we all friends like that?) is having a baby in a couple of months.  Given that she will be swallowed by the chaos of newborn care-taking after that happens I talked her in to a quickie visit before her due date for some last minute baby-free talk and hang-out time.  I connected with her over Skype last night and I have to say that I just freaking LOVE her.

It helps that she is mother incarnate at the moment with that whole glow-thing going on and you can tell from the smile on her face that she's never been so thrilled about any endeavor she's ever undertaken before and it's just miraculous to see.  I'm so psyched to be seeing her and her wonderful hubby in a couple of weeks, I can't wait!

Happy Friday, everyone!  Looking forward to seeing you all during the A to Z challenge!
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.Queendsheena10.Kim Graff
11.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell12.Constantine
13.Viklit14.My Miracle Life
15.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams16.My Creatively Random Life
17.Jeff Chapman's Writing18.Shells Tales and Sails
19.Lara Lacombe20.TF Walsh
21.Caring for my Veteran22.dcrelief
23.Patricia's Place24.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures
25.The Unwavering Part of Me26.About myself, by myself
27.Suzanne Furness28.My Write Spot
29.Elizabeth Seckman30.Avalon
31.Cherdo on the Flipside32.Writing By Marilyn
33.My Baffling Brain34.Planet Kimberly
35.Shah Wharton36.Mere Joyce
37.Just Get It Written38.Tyrean's Writing Spot
39.kathleea.tumblr.com40.Black Coffee and Cigarettes
41.Stephen tremp42.Linda Kay
43.Victorian Scribbles44.Alexia Chamberlynn
45.Dandilyonfluff46.Bames Live
47.South Africa48.The World According To Rhonda
49.Curious as a Cathy50.Tanya Miranda
51.Teresa Morse52.Catherine Ensley
53.God, Entertainment, & Annoying Things54.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013


  1. Hi Beverly great to see you around around. Hope the A-Z is a fun one for you.

  2. That is so awesome about third place.
    Glad you are on board for the Challenge.

  3. Congrats about the race! See you in April for the A-Z Challenge :)!

  4. Congrats on placing in your race! Sounds like you have some exciting events coming up! :)


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