Friday, August 30, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things

Many thanks to Viklit for this inspiring weekly celebration of the small things!

1. I finished two syllabi for the homeschool co-op classes I teach. I have one more to finish today. (I meant to get it all done earlier this summer, but here it is, one day before the deadline, and I'm scrambling to finish)

2. Had a fun Writer's Workshop on Monday night. As always, I'm blown away by the talented writers that come, and I wonder what I'm doing leading the group.

3. Had a wonderful ladies night out with six friends who I don't see often enough, to celebrate one of our friends coming into town for a visit.

4. My oldest daughter went out for the high school cross country team this week. She loves it, and while she's at practice, my youngest daughter and I go for a run/walk. (Sometimes I huff and puff up hills, but I make it up them, so that's all that matters.) Plus, I'm still bicycling with my husband 3-4 days a week, even in the rain. Someday, I will lose the extra 35 pounds I'm carrying and have muscle!!!

5. We have an unexpected guest in our household:
 (Please ignore messy house reflected in the background)
This little dog/puppy was running lost at a park where my husband plays softball, and despite all our efforts, we can't seem to find his owner. Some kids at the softball game (mine weren't there) asked everyone in the park if he belonged to them, we've had him checked for a micro-chip (nothing there), we've put up flyers in the area of the park and at pet stores and vet clinics, driven him back to the park and tried to have him walk us home (he found lots of good smells but didn't follow any direct route) and posted about him on facebook. It's been six days . . . and he's growing on us. So he's a mixed blessing: we want him to have a really good home and we would love for him to find his original owners. At the same time, my husband named him the first day he was with us (Clyde - not my choice of name, but it fits somehow), he cuddles with all of us, and he's really sweet.
 
 
So, what are you celebrating this week? Have you experienced any mixed blessings lately? 
 
Happy Weekend!!!
 
And, next week or the week after (I need to check my calendar), I'll be starting some interviews on Friday and shortening my Celebrate posts! (if I can - Viklit has reminded me of how much there is to celebrate!)







22 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If no one claims him, he's yours now - once you name an animal, that's it!
Hope you get the syllabus done today.

jaybird said...

GAH! Who could let go of a furry face like that? What a cutie pie. I guess I should say, I hope you find his owners. But it looks like that might be you!

I give you so much credit for teaching homeschool and doing all that you do. I am in awe of moms like you!!

Laura said...

Aww he's so cute! Glad you enjoyed your ladies night, looks like you had a good week :)

Cathrina Constantine said...

What a cutey. I love the name Clyde, I hope you keep him. We have 2 dogs, love them.

Cherie Reich said...

Aww! The puppy is so cute! Glad he's staying at a good home until his family finds him.

Have a great weekend!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Now he's an adorable houseguest! :)

Good for you for continuing to bike ride even in the rain and for huffing and puffing up those hills!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - Yes, that's exactly what I told my husband . . . he normally is the "no, we aren't adopting another pet" guy, but this time (even right now) he's wrapped around a little furry paw.

jaybird - he is a total cutie pie! And thanks! I think that all moms are awesome!

Laura- Thanks!

Cathrina - We had two dogs, now we have one and a houseguest who may up us to two again.

Cherie - Thanks!

Madeline - Yes, he is! And Thanks! I'm trying. :)


Rachna Chhabria said...

Clyde is a sweet name and it suits the puppy well.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Oh he's adorable! I'd want to keep him.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Oh, I so love him! Cute like my own sweet puppy.

Sounds like you had a fantastic week. My daughter is on the high school swim team and they just had their first meet last night.

cleemckenziebooks said...

I believe Clyde has a wonderful home. It was meant to be, Tyrean. Enjoy.

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

What an adorable puppy! Since he has a name, that makes him part of your family, don't you think? Good job on all that exercise and the other things you accomplished this week! Have a great weekend and a week of nice things to celebrate next time.

Carole Anne Carr said...

What a lovely find, long may you enjoy him. Carole.

S.K. Anthony said...

Aww he is adorable!

Yay for the fun Writer's Workshop and the ladies night out ;)

Christine Rains said...

Sounds like a great week! And Clyde is absolutely adorable. I understand the mixed blessings there. I'm celebrating we're one day closer to autumn! :)

Heather Holden said...

Aww, that puppy is just the cutest! My family once found a dog, and because no one claimed her, we ended up keeping her. Wouldn't be surprised if the same ended up happening for you!

VikLit said...

He's so cute and you might be giving an abandoned dog a very good home! (He may not belong to anyone). Sounds like you've done all you can. Keep us posted. He's adorable.

Julie Flanders said...

Oh my gosh, Clyde is a little doll. He's lucky you guys found him. Seems like he is meant to be part of your family.

I hope your daughter makes the cross-country team and enjoys it. Happy weekend to all of you. :)

Julie Luek said...

You were found by a puppy-- so sweet!

I'm trying to dig off a little extra weight too-- so I'll be cheering you on. Thanks for the inspiration.

Quanie Miller said...

I'm in love with Clyde! My father-in-law recently got a puppy and I find myself over there most evenings running around in the yard with him (his name is Blue). Too cute! Maybe no one will claim him and you'll get to keep your cuddle sessions:)

Maurice Mitchell said...

Cute little guy! one way or another he'll have a good home Tyrean. Congrats on the syllabi!

Jack said...

Aw, the puppy is adorable! I hope you find his home soon, or decide what to do with him 8-) He sounds so sweet.

Running up hill is one of my biggest...fears...in life. (Maybe not fear, but I dread it.) I'd rather bike. Good job for sticking with it 8-D I'd pass a cookie but I think that would defeat the purpose of the up hill run.