Friday, June 6, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things - A Blog Hop Post


Celebrate the Small Things


It’s Friday and time once again to Celebrate the Small Things! 

I’m a little late in the day getting this post together, so let’s just jump right in:

  • I just glanced out my office window and saw two smallish rabbits scampering around the large bush in the yard.  It really looks like they are playing.  I’ll certainly celebrate in thanks for the smile they just gave me.  This week I have also celebrated seeing robins extract earthworms from the immense “front yard” we have here.  Then there was seeing the two young groundhogs hanging out with their mom yesterday evening; that was a moment or two of smiling.


  • Being out of Texas during summertime is also cause for celebration.  It may heat up here during the day, but not nearly as hot as in Texas, and it does cool down at night.  Today’s high was 75F and right now it is 64F out.  Today’s high in Brenham, TX (which I still consider the home of my Texas heart) was 91F and right now it is 88F.  Even during the peak of Summer here in NW New Jersey, the evenings give us a break from the heat.  Can’t beat that with a stick, folks, and it certainly is cause for celebration!


  • Albeit a bit premature, I’ll go ahead and celebrate a fun morning tomorrow.  The CERT group will be here running the latest class through their final class drill, a search-and-rescue exercise here at the mill.  I attended training last year and was an active participant in the drill here, down on my hands and knees in “smoke” searching for “victims.”  This year I’ll be manning the sign-in sheets while still in my primary role as security team member here.  I’m grateful to be part of the CERT organization and be around good folks.

June 6 CERT trailer for drill

CERT trailer in our parking lot awaiting tomorrow’s drill

What are you celebrating today?


  1. Celebration of Friday - Grandson graduating Clear Lake HS in Houston. Whew! Hit 94 here yesterday. Services outside at 7:30. Sun went down behind bleachers on other side about 8:00 with a slight breeze. Now THAT'S something to celebrate.

  2. All good things to celebrate! Finally making my rounds of the linky list - found several who didn't participate this week but some new folks that did. Fun finding new blogs!

    D.B. McNicol
    Romance & Mystery...writing my life

  3. I always get excited when we see bunnies around here! They are just too cute. My son saw one a couple of months ago and tried to slowly move closer to it so he could see it sweet.

  4. It is in the 90's here...pretty normal for summer in SC. I miss Ohio summers.


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