Friday, March 20, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things: March 20, 2015 and Express Yourself: Expertise

It's time to Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain!  TheCyborgMom and I are happy to be her co-hosts.

Over the past couple of weeks, I've been trying to take care of myself.  I've been exercising some and eating healthier, and as a result, I've lost nine pounds.  Trust me, I can stand to lose a fair bit more, but the change has me feeling more energetic already.

My kids have been on spring break all week.  I've taken them to the park, they've had movie nights where I let them curl up on the floor with blankets and some popcorn. They loved that!  It doesn't seem to matter that we haven't done anything really exciting.  Those boys have been having a great week off enjoying the simple things.

I've been doing a lot of writing and editing.  I've gotten a couple of rejections back on submissions, but I'm not letting that discourage me.  Rejection is part of the game, and no one can get rid of me that easily.

What would you like to celebrate?

The Express Yourself Weekly Meme is hosted by Jackie @ Bouquet of Books and Dani @ Entertaining Interests.

This week's prompt is: Everyone has at least one subject matter they are self-proclaimed experts in (pop culture, monsters, robots, etc.  What is yours?

Does it count if I say that I'm an expert in useless trivia?  There's a reason I wipe up the floor with my competition when I play trivial pursuit.  I usually do, anyway.  The sports and leisure category is my weakest area, but I still do decently enough in it that it doesn't cripple me too bad.  When it comes to categories like science, literature, history, and other things like that, I retain a lot of snippets of knowledge that aren't all that useful outside of trivia games.  Except for adding little interesting details into the stories I write, of course!  Now, if I'm playing a pop culture version of trivial pursuit, then that's a different story.

What do you consider yourself to be an expert in?


  1. We need to play a trivia game! I rule when it comes to movies and music. We could team up and kill everyone.
    Glad you've had some fun time with your kids and that you're becoming healthier.

  2. I think stay-cations are just as good as vacations. Great movies and popcorn and being cuddled in a blanket with those you love is a wonderful way to spend the evening. Thinking about you. Be well and have a lovely weekend. :)

  3. Sounds like you've had a pretty productive week. Right attitude regarding the rejections!

  4. It's amazing how good being a little healthier can make you feel.
    The simple things can sometimes be better than the bigger things, glad you've had a good week with your boys :)

  5. Congrats on your progress in both health and writing, and on your positive attitude. My kids enjoy staying at home and having down time on vacations, too. It's a nice break from the daily rush of school and everything else going on. Enjoy your weekend!

  6. I wish I could say I'd been doing a lot of writing / editing. But at least I've done a little bit of editing! In my case, it's the "really" small things when it comes to anything creative, atm.

    I've also been trying to eat more healthily too. I go through cycles where I will do quite well, then fall off the wagon. One thing that's helped me lots lately is making smoothies - they fill me up!

    Well done on your 9 pound loss to date, though!

  7. My kids have spring break next week. It's nice spending time with them doing "the little things". It's the little things that are, most of the time, the most special :)

  8. Congrats on the weight loss, LG! I'm glad you've been able to get a lot of writing and editing into your days. I'm trying to play catch up since I'd been under the weather for a while.

    Thanks again for being an amazing co-host along with Katie! Have a great night. Eva