Celebrate the small things

Celebrate the small things

I hope you had a lovely Christmas/Hannukkah everyone. Can’t wait to hear about your adventures.
Please stop by LexaCain.blogspot.com to see what everyone is celebrating. Have a great week and Happy New Year.
Here’s what we’re celebrating this week:

  • Christmas was fantastic! Our sons treated us royally, as always. They’re amazing.
  • Dinner turned out perfectly too. Brendan made some cookies, which was quite an adventure because he forgot to do something with the flour and it was super stiff at first, but he sorted things out and they were yummy.
  • Everyone loved their gifts. Even our dog, Elliott got one. 🙂
Thanks for visiting.
copyright 2016: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
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6 comments:

  1. Good to hear you had a nice Christmas.

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  2. So nice to hear from you MRR. I’ve missed your messages. Happy New Year!

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  3. Have a Healthy & Happy New Year!

    Marilyn @ onbecomingawriter.com

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  4. You too, Marilyn. I hope it’s the best yet for you.

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  5. It’s great to hear about your fabulous Christmas with your family! Yay for delicious cookies and gifts for everyone, even Elliott! I wish you and your family a happy, peaceful, and prosperous New Year!

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  6. Thank you, Lexa. We really had fun together. Wishing you many blessings in the new year.

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    Copyright 2016: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Celebrate the small things

I hope you had a lovely Christmas/Hannukkah everyone. Can’t wait to hear about your adventures.
Please stop by LexaCain.blogspot.com to see what everyone is celebrating. Have a great week and Happy New Year.
Here’s what we’re celebrating this week:

  • Christmas was fantastic! Our sons treated us royally, as always. They’re amazing.
  • Dinner turned out perfectly too. Brendan made some cookies, which was quite an adventure because he forgot to do something with the flour and it was super stiff at first, but he sorted things out and they were yummy.
  • Everyone loved their gifts. Even our dog, Elliott got one. 🙂
Thanks for visiting.
copyright 2016: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
video by Rhonda Patton:
 
Video by Chris Graham:

Celebrate the small things

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Hi everyone,
First of all, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and a New Year filled with blessings.
Be sure to stop by LexaCain.blogspot.com to see what she and her blogging partners have to say.

Mostly, we’ll celebrate the Christmas this week, but I do have one other thing to cheer about.

  • I’m looking for freelance writing jobs I can do from home and I applied for one, so that’s what we’re cheering about this week. I don’t know what will happen yet, but at least it’s the first step.
  • My friend and fellow author, Rhonda Patton’s house burned down last week. It’s very sad but we’re grateful she and her family were not home at the time. Now they’re working on finding a new place to live. If any of you would like to help, she has a gofundme.com page here:
  • https://www.gofundme.com/carpayment1000She hasn’t been able to update her page because she doesn’t have a new computer yet.
  • I won a gift certificate so I bought myself something special with it. Thank you, Virginia Wright.
Let me know what you’re celebrating this week.
copyright 2016: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
*reblogged from dhdunne.blogspot.com

Priceless Gifts

Tony A. Smith

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Christmas is a time for being with family, good food, giving gifts, and celebrating the birth of Christ. Let us not forget though, that some of the most meaningful gifts we can give come from our heart and need not cost anything at all.  Here are a few of those …..

– Shovel snow off your neighbors sidewalk and driveway.

– Rather than give advice to someone, ask for some.

– Open the door for someone else.

– Read stories in your local library to children or seniors who can’t.

– Help in your local nursing home by  just visiting and talking with some of the residents there who never have anyone to come and visit them.

– Let someone go on ahead of you while in line at the store.

– Give away some of your secret and most favorite recipes to your friends.

– Visit the Humane Society…

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Celebrate the small things

 

Celebrate the small things

Hi Everyone,
Hope you had a great week. Thanks for stopping by.  Please visit LexaCain.blogspot.com to see what everyone is cheering about. The idea is to celebrate big things and small. I’d love to hear from you.
Here’s what we’re celebrating this week:

 

  • A new banner for Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. If any of you would like book banners, covers, or any kind of graphic art, I hope you’ll contact Rhonda Patton. She’s my friend and a very gifted author as well. Her website is FreckledFrogDesigns.com.
  • Christmas is almost here. It’s a great time of the year to reflect on your blessings.
  • We got some pretty good news we didn’t expect.
  • New covers for our living room chair. They are way overdue. 🙂
Have a great week with lots to celebrate.

Guest author Sally Cronin, Christmas story special, blogging and promotions, D.G. Kaye

Check out this wonderful Christmas tale.

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#Christmas Special Edition – Guest Author Sally Cronin – Short Story and #Promo

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Today’s guest post is a little different from my usual Friday Authors with a new book post. In light of the Christmas season, I’ve invited my dear friend, author/blogger, and huge promoter of the works of other artists, Sally Cronin, whose blog is The Smorgasbord Invitation , to come over and share one of her famous short stories for the season. I was thrilled that she had written a new and special story just for me and my blog. Sally has been writing a story series called ‘What’s in a Name’, using alphabetical order to choose a name for the story. In this story, Sally invited me to…

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Children’s books: bravery

 

 Often we hear discouraging news about teens. News reports spread the word they are irresponsible or in trouble with the law. But Daniel Wesley is a hero. Perhaps someday he’ll write children’s books about the brave, heroic thing he did to try to help someone.

Daniel was driving his car when he noticed a lady lying in the street. She’d been shot.  He ran to help her, along with another person who was already working to save the life of April Peck. Soon after Daniel arrived, April’s attacker jumped out of his car and fired a shot, hitting him in the butt.  The attacker yelled,’If you’re helping her, you’re going to die too.”

Here’s what Daniel said about the events of that day. He spoke from his hospital bed.

“I wish I could have done more because that lady ended up dying,” he said.

They were trying to help Peck, but her attacker jumped from his Chevy Malibu and fired a round, which struck Wesley in the behind, he said.

“He gets out and he yells, ‘If you’re helping her, you are going to die, too,’ and he shot me in the butt and then he ran after everybody else,” the teen recounted.

The man conhttp://www.patheos.com/blogs/bristolpalin/2016/12/hero-boy-stops-help-dying-woman-shot-run/?Utm_Medium=email&Utm_Source=BRSS&Utm_Campaign=Politics+Red&Utm_Content=587tinued firing and hit a paramedic unit. No other people were injured, Wesley said. But the man wasn’t done yet.

“On his way back to the car, he shot me again, in the arm… My feet were hanging off the curb and [when] he pulled away, he hit my legs and broke my femur in half,” Wesley said.

It turned out the attacker was the father of April Peck’s two children. He was shot and killed by the police after the left the scene of the crime.

Daniel is the model of courage don’t you think?  He ignored the potential danger to try to help a stranger. He did everything he could to change the outcome that day. Daniel’s family has set up a Gofundme page to help with his medical expenses. If you’d like to help, here is the link:

https://www.gofundme.com/help-support-daniel-wesley

Part of being a hero is standing up for your beliefs, the way Daniel did. In my children’s  book, Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog, Hattie the chicken stood up against a bully. She helped him see that he was not behaving properly. Hattie acted in spite of her fear, the same as Daniel did. That’s what heroes do, don’t you think? I hope you read Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog and it becomes one of your favorite children’s books.

For more information, read Bristol Palin’s blog “Patheos Insider.”

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Amazon customers – SCAM WARNING…

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From The Mail Online

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Amazon customers are warned of a scam email that aims to get their bank card details: Here’s how to stay safe.

Thousands of fake emails have been sent to Amazon customers
The emails claim that there has been a problem with a recent order
Users are invited to click on a link that appears to go to the company’s website
Amazon has provided details on how to identify the spoof emails

Fake emails purporting to be from Amazon have been sent to thousands of Christmas shoppers around the world.

The mass email scam targets Christmas shoppers in an attempt to steal their bank card details.

The email tries to trick Amazon users by claiming that there has been a problem with a recent order.

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