Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things

I love this blog hop!

Each Friday, we post what we're celebrating - those small achievements for our week!  It can be about writing, family, school or general life.  Then we hop around other blogs, offering congratulations to other people. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is put your name on the linky list on Lexa's Cain's Blog.


Thank you to our co-hosts:

What am I celebrating? 

1- Wednesday I helped a friend officially dump her New Year's diet resolution! We had chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream, and coffee. Helping others is so rewarding, don't you agree?



















2- Unexpected fun moments... Thursday's 5-inch snow seven children, ascending to the top of the long, steep hill, where my home sits. Sleds, trash can lids, and one brave soul on a bicycle. (I hope he's going to be okay. I don't think he knew the ditch was there.)

3- I've been "hired" as a Minion to help with the A - Z Blogfest!! 
I love Minions... do you?



















I hope everyone has a fun celebration day! (smile).
And now ~  the linky vehicle we travel on... hop forth and celebrate!

48 comments:

  1. Hi Dixie. I'm not late commenting for a change!
    I love your first reason to celebrate. I hope your friend appreciates your kindness.
    CLICK HERE for Bazza’s fabulous Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

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    1. Oh Bazza - I felt so humbled being asked to assist her. Such trying times we live in and all that. You sir, are never late! Thank you for visiting me (smile).

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  2. I hope your friend appreciated the effort you made, Dixie! I love minions, congratulations on being selected.

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    1. Suzanne - if I had made any more effort, I'd be sick to my stomach! That cake was outrageous. I am so excited to be a minion. Like Agnes in the movie... "It's so fluffy, I could die!"

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  3. I bet the "official" break from the diet was fun, and at least she made it two whole months. I love seeing kids play in the snow - so much silliness! Yay for being a minion for the A-Z Challenge! :)

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    1. Lexa, even now your video plays in my head!!

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  4. A big yes to loving minions. And I like the help for the dieting friend!. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Hi Marilyn, hope your weekend is nice. I'm running late but will hop over soon. (smile)

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  5. This looks like a fun meme. I'll be sure to get the badge code to display on my Blog Hop page. I think I'll go ahead, if it's okay, and link up even though my post isn't quite on mark with the theme. Do you think I'll get into trouble? Oh, goody! You're going to co-host the A-Z Challenge!!! I thought about reaching out to help, but I was afraid I couldn't handle the load. Maybe next year I'll feel more confident with volunteering for the task. :D Have a good weekend, girl!

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    1. Cathy - have at it friend,. Link away. Minions work for the co-host. I a step down on the food chain - but excited to see how things go!!!

      Saturdaysuasion at your place tomorrow!! Definitely see you then, if not today!

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  6. Wow, thank you for being a minion for the A to Z challenge. That's a huge job! It's alway rewarding to help a friend....

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    1. There a lot of people so far who've signed up... growing every day.
      That chocolate cake was amazing!

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  7. Sounds like you've had a great week, have a great weekend :)

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    1. Hi Laura. I can't complain... wait... is there a bog hop where you can complain??

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  8. Now that was true help with the diet lol trash can lids go pretty fast

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    1. Trash can lids will kill you. Now I'm reminded of "National Lampoon".

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  9. I loved #1...so great that you are a helpful friend, Dixie.I have no idea what it means to be a minion for the A-Z.

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    1. Minions support co-hosts in checking on blogs. We report back broken links, for example.

      Thanks, Linda Kay.

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  10. Sounds like you had a wonderful week with cake, snow, and minioning! :) Happy weekend!

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  11. Sounds like a fun week! That has to be worth celebrating.

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    1. Now I need the bike to work off the cake!

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  12. Yes, Dixie Sounds like fun. I will think it over and maybe join up later on this evening

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    1. Nashvillecats2 - that would very nice if you can fit it in your schedule. These are the loveliest people. (smile)

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  13. Your first celebration made me laugh. The second one was fun, too. And yes, I like minions! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Lori, there's left over cake!
      Enjoy your weekend too (smile)

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  14. You're a supportive friend, DC.
    Congratulations on your job as a minion. They are so darn cute.
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Well, thank you, Robyn! I want pigtails on mine - we'll see (smile).
      Enjoy your time off.

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  15. Please assure me that he climbed out of the ditch! (Snicker....)
    Looking forward to seeing you as a minion...

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    1. He did but he bent the front rim. He thought the yard was level all the way out towards the street... but no. There's a 30" drop, three feet before the edge of my yard.

      I think I'll like that. Besides I always take a banana for a quick hopping snack (smile).

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  16. Oh my. Snow misadventures leave scars. I'm glad you had a great week!

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    1. Kelley - the young man is okay but he's mad at himself. Plus the kids laughed like crazy. (grin)

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    1. Lara - I was so glad I didn't have an appointment or something. (smile).

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  18. Oh sounds like you and your friend had a great time breaking the new years resolution... I think I've already broken most of mine...hehe

    And yes, I LOVE minions... so adorable:)

    Thank you for your support with my book... huge appreciation and thanks.

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    1. It was certainly a mood boost... I cleaned the kitchen in less then 20 minutes.
      Minions are good people.
      You're welcome...

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    1. Angela - could you do a haiku on that? (smile)

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  20. Ooh, you're going to be busy, Dixie, but I think you'll have fun too. I woke up early this morning and worked on the a-z. I have all the titles ready.....now it's just fill in the blanks....the hard part!!

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    1. Sharon, I would think you have the tough part, being in the challenge. I'm not sure of the count, but I imagine we're past 700 blogs by now!

      Can't wait to stop by and see you! Best of luck.

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  21. Hey Dixie!

    Oh no, not you! Yikes, you've been cast under the blogging spell that makes bloggers want to get involved in all those blog hippety hoppety thingys! :)

    Fun moments, indeed. Gary, the official anti-A to Z spokesman.

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    1. Hi Gary. I see this differently.

      To me it's not a blog-hop. It's people with different goals, who have 26 days to express their goal, in a way that is unique to each. I find that fascinating.

      As I minion I hope to accomplish my tasks, while enjoying the various "looks at life," each blogger shares.

      Thank you for visiting today.

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  22. Hey....what are friends for,eh?
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Linda, I like the way you think (smile).
      Here's hoping for tons of sunshine, your way, Lady!

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  23. Woohoo! Screw New Years Resolutions! Just burn a few calories dumping your bike in a ditch during a snowstorm and it practically cancels out the cake. So says THIS diet guru.

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    1. Hey - that's great!! Why didn't I think of that? Do you guys offer a tutorial?

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