First up is the Celebrate the Small Things Meme.
Host: Vikki @ Scribblings of an Aspiring Author
Each Friday, post something you wish to celebrate achieving for that week.
- I got a good night's sleep... we have a new bed, and it's heavenly. With our old mattress, I felt like an old woman in the mornings, bones creaking and popping, but the new mattress makes me feel rejuvenated.
- My oldest son's first track meet is Saturday. I know it's not until tomorrow, but I'm so excited for him!
- Put on paper - some ideas for my WIP.
- Dani @Entertaining Interests and I have been in cahoots again. Look for some fun bloghops from us as well as a surprise *rubs hands together with a silly grin* I'm so excited!
Next up is the Back FROM the Future Bloghop.
Hosts: M. Pax, Nicki Elson, and Suze.
You're up before dawn on a Saturday when the doorbell rings. You haven't brewed your coffee so you wonder if you imagined the sound. Plonking the half-filled carafe in the sink, you go to the front door and cautiously swing it open. No one there. As you cast your eyes to the ground, you see a parcel addressed to you ... from you.
You scoop it up and haul it inside, sensing something legitimate despite the extreme oddness of the situation. Carefully, you pry it open. Inside is a shoebox -- sent from ten years in the future -- and it's filled with items you have sent yourself.
What's in your capsule?
Here's what's in my capsule:
- a picture of my family. Wow, my boys are handsome! :)
- the winning lotto numbers for that Saturday
- copies of my first pubbed novel - hardcover and paperback
- keys to a restored Chevy Camaro and a restored Shelby Mustang
- location of said vehicles
Next up is The Bloghop of Joy.
Hosts: Kyra Lennon and Clare Dugmore
These are the small, sometimes slightly unusual things that always cheer you up - they want to know, what is on your list of joy? Post your list with a minimum of five things that put a spring back in your step!
My list of JOY....
- The laughter and/or smiles of my sons
- Love notes/emails/texts from my hubby
- Artwork from my little ones
- Walking into a bookstore or library
- Coffee - Grande vanilla blonde from Starbucks
- When I find a pair of jeans or shirt that I love, then discover they're on sale!
- Waching my sons sporting events
- Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips
- Dark chocolate with sea salt (Thanks, Cyn! It's delish)
- Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
- That new baby smell
- Blanket straight out of the dryer
That's all for me, folks. Hop around to the other blogs and check out their posts!
Have a great weekend! :)
Muahahahahaah! We are shifty! Can't wait for everything to go down!ReplyDelete
Love you future items. Your top 3 are similar to what's on my list. Go figure.
Love your Joy list too.
I want a new mattress! *crosses arms and pouts*
Can't wait to reveal our fun hops! ^_^Delete
Salt and vinegar chips, dark chocolate with sea salt, Starbucks - my mouth is watering!ReplyDelete
I know! So yummy!!! :)Delete
You forgot to add this to your #1. a picture of my family. Wow, my boys are handsome! --And I haven't aged at all.--ReplyDelete
LOL - I LOVE that idea, Suzi!Delete
Love your capsule and list of joys! Have a great weekend Jackie and good luck to your son on his first track meet! (:ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks, Elise!Delete
Sweet things to be happy for and a good night's sleep is definitely among the top!ReplyDelete
It sure is. :)Delete
Hey, the cars can work. Maybe they got shipped back in time. ;-)ReplyDelete
Hey, very true, Misha! :)Delete
I can't believe I didn't think of the lottery ticket! Shame on me!ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting!Delete
I wonder who restored the Shelby Mustang. Those are very attractive cars.ReplyDelete
Probably a relative... that'd be my guess... ;)Delete
There's nothing better to celebrate than a good night's sleep.ReplyDelete
So true. Thanks for stopping by!Delete
These are, like, the perfect three blogfests to have all in one day - easy & uplifting. Good luck in the race! (Greased Lightnin' is playing in my head right now ;))ReplyDelete
Thanks, Nicki! Love Greased Lightning :)Delete
Love your additions to all three fests! Getting words down on paper - good. The cars . . .sound fun to drive! and your joyful stuff - wonderful! Hope you have a great weekend!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping by, Tyrean!Delete
I don't have kids of my own, but I do love holding newborns because like you, I love the smell of them. :3ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting! :DDelete
Cute clothes that turn out to be on sale! YES!!ReplyDelete
It's one of my fave things!!! :)Delete
haha you are very smart--that lottery ticket, will come in handy ;)ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting, Lynn! :DDelete
Yay for a good night's sleep. Hope to hear how your son does in his track meet. That is exciting.ReplyDelete
I wish I had thought of a lottery ticket, and those are wonderful things to keep you happy. Have a wonderful weekend!
Aw, thanks for stopping by!Delete
You have a blog hop party over here!ReplyDelete
Woohoo for a good night's sleep and awesome bed.
can you send me the lotto numbers too? Pretty please!
Sure, I'll share the lotto numbers with you! :)Delete
Mustang and Camaro. Awesome. I think everyone wants a lottery ticket!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by!Delete
Oooh, a restored Shelby Mustang. Nice!!ReplyDelete
It's my hubby's dream car. :DDelete
keys for two beautiful cars, not a bad idea!ReplyDelete
Thanks! And a race would top it all off! :)Delete
Great list! Ah, a blanket fresh out of the dryer is the best thing EVER!ReplyDelete
Thanks for being part of the bloghop!
Thanks for visiting, Kyra!Delete
What a great list and I too LOVE things out of the dryer!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by!Delete
I totally love salt and vinegar potato chips and can eat a whole bag at one time. I'm hungry for them now!ReplyDelete
Love the car keys and wish I had thought to send myself the lottery numbers. :)
I'm hungry for those chips, too! :)Delete
Oh I like the blanket out of the dryer being on the list. Not sure I'd want a lottery ticket - wouldn't that change the course of history too much? You might not even get round to publishing that first book, you'd be too busy racing Mustangs!ReplyDelete
Nah, I don't think it would change it too much. Paying off bills and charity tops the list so I think it'd be fabulous! :)Delete
What a great list of joy!ReplyDelete
Awesome list of joy and I love what's in your box from the future. I should've thought to send back the lotto numbers!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Christine! :)Delete
Wow you're a blogfest queen today! Man I'd love me a classic convertible '67 mustang. Light blue please. ;)ReplyDelete
Ooh! Nice choice in a vehicle!Delete
Boy, lotsa stuff squeezed into this post. A restored Camaro, huh? A girl after my own heart. (I'd LOVE to get one of the new retro ones, but the trunk is too darned small. I know. Dumb reason.) I believe I'll stuff a couple salt and vinegar chips into my mouth, and sign on as your newest groupie. Nice to meetcha!ReplyDelete
Nice to meet you, too! :)Delete
I'm in favourite of the winning lotto numbers...ReplyDelete
The library and coffee also bring me great joy... and who can resist that new baby smell?
Thanks for visiting!Delete
Do you want to sell that Shelby Mustang? :)ReplyDelete
I'd have to ask my hubby, and since it's his dream car, I'm thinking he'd say no. :)Delete
There is nothing so great as having a wonderful bed to sleep in... and if you need a new pillow, look at the hotel quality pillows from Pacific Coast. They are divine!ReplyDelete
And good luck to your son on his meet.
Ooh! Thanks for the pillow info and the luck for my kiddo!Delete
Hi Jackie, I'm here visiting for the Back to the Future Blogfest, and I'm now a follower. I liked #4 and your comment after. In a family of men and boys, you've almost got a racing team there.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the follow on my blog!
Thanks for stopping by and for the follow.Delete
(You still have the best shoebox! :D )
Enjoy the race! :-)ReplyDelete
I will!!! :)Delete
Looks like you have a lot of treats. Oh, and I love blankets out of the dryer!ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting!Delete
Ooh looking forward to some more fun bloghops! Great lists :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Laura! :DDelete
Look forward to hearing of these future blogfests! :)ReplyDelete
Nice lists! You had a lot going on this day!
Thanks for stopping by, Trisha!Delete
Thanks for taking part in the bloghop; great list. 90% of the things you listed could have easily been on my list - kids bring endless joy. :DReplyDelete
Glad we have similar interests, Clare. Thanks for visiting. :)Delete
Great list. I love these blog hops.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog, Ciara! :DDelete