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SPARK on Monday

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“SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when she stopped blogging some time ago.  It was meant to be a way to start out each week with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to each of us and hopefully everyone else who read it.  Although Annie isn’t currently blogging, a lot of us who enjoyed her SPARKS decided to keep posting SPARKS of our own.   Why?   Because sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort.   Please feel free to post your own SPARK on your blog and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way.

If you take a look at what you find when you google “inspirational thoughts” you will find dozens of things that you will tell yourself you FEEL…..many of them STRONGLY so.   These days a lot of things hit me hard like that.   Thoughts about the future, about how the world is changing – that kind of thing in particular.     I did find this quote though and it kind of sums a lot of things up for me – maybe for you too?   AND it’s from one of my favorite people – Jane Goodall.

 

As they say – the future is ours.    At least I hope it is!

Hugs, Pam

SPARK on Monday

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Happy Monday!  You know what that means in Blogville…………SPARKS!  “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when she stopped blogging some time ago.  It was meant to be a way to start out each week with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to each of us and hopefully everyone else who read it.  Although Annie isn’t currently blogging, a lot of us who enjoyed her SPARKS decided to keep posting SPARKS of our own.   Why?   Because sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort.   Please feel free to post your own SPARK on your blog and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way.

As is often the case, while looking for a SPARK that reflects something I’ve been thinking about or believe to be “share-able”, I found this…….it definitely struck a chord.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could do this?   Not just for a day, or a week, or a month, but always?

Hugs, Pam

Bakin’ With Bacon and THE KING

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Oh Boy!  Your King is here surrounded by two beauties today from 15andmeowing who brought me a fabulous recipe that their Mom Miss Ellen has made and recommended!

 

Thanks Penny and Joanie for this super recipe……………….I think everyone will want to give this a try.   Make sure and give your Mom a ROYAL HUG from King Teddy and a “MOM OF THE KING” hug from my Mom for sending in this delish dish.     AND thanks for bringing a photo of your Mom’s creation so we can show the finished product to everybody.

Chicken/Bacon and Mozzarella Stromboli

Ingredients:

pizza dough  (you can get the pizza dough in a bag ready to mix and use at the grocery – if not you can make your own!) ***
1/2 cup Ranch dressing
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/ 2 cup chopped bacon
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1 egg
***  WikiHow’s recipe for making pizza dough without yeast  CLICK HERE

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Flour a surface to roll out pizza dough.
3. Combine chicken, bacon, cheese and dressing together and spread across the dough leaving a 1 inch border on the edges.
4. Roll the dough up and tuck in the edges. Place the stromboli on the parchment paper lined baking sheet with the seam side down.
Then cut a few slits on top.
5. Whisk egg and coat the top of the stromboli with it.
6. Cook for 20 minutes.
Serve with some ranch dressing on the side.

This is super tasty AND we thank Miss Ellen for letting her girls bring us the recipe and help to make it with the KING OF BACON (that would be ME!).

See you next Saturday for more BACON FUN!   

King Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thursday – time to be thankful AND creative.    First up though is thankfuls – always a priority…..there are things we should be thankful for that we may not even THINK we need to express.     Even if it’s clean air and sunshine – that’s something to be thankful for when (if you’re like us) you’ve had four days straight of rain.    We’re also very thankful that Brian continues to host Thankful Thursday and keep us focused on all the things in our lives we should express thanks for.   One day soon my Mom and I sincerely hope we can say we’re thankful that Ukraine is rising from the ashes and walking into the sunshine of freedom.

Now for Angel Sammy’s poetry fun – here’s his note to all of us that I got last night:

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Welcome to My Poetry Corner….

Are you ready to share some poetry?    We can read each other’s poems and see how each of us independently interpreted the photograph I gave you last Thursday to use as inspiration for your poem today.    I love it!   I love what you all write – and I’m so happy some of you seem to be having fun along with me for Poetic Thursday.

Here’s the photo I gave you last week – followed by my poem.

“Memories Are Made Of This”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©May 11, 2022

 

Sitting at the counter waiting for my lunch

Cherry Coke, burger and fries – can’t wait to munch

If I have room after I’ll have a banana split

The counter is crowded – nowhere else to sit!

In walks Tommy – he’s my latest crush

He puts his hand on my shoulder and I turn to mush!

Sandy and Bobby get up to dance

Who thought a soda fountain would be made for romance?

 

Well that was the place back in “the day” (according to my Mom) where kids met and dates were made and boys teased the girls and crushes were started and ended.   There is an old soda fountain in the town where my Mom and Dad live that has been refurbished and is part of a small restaurant on Main Street.    These days mostly older folks go in and get a “homemade” kind of meal…….but I also bet you that they are reliving a lot of GREAT memories when they walk through the doors.    I know my Mom sure does!

Now here’s the photo I found for all of us to write a poem about to share NEXT week when we gather here……….meanwhile if you wrote a poem for last week’s photo – tell us in comments and give us your link so we can read it!

Not long ago I used another old Victorian photo of two women but it was more about their clothes………….this is obviously about HAIR – and lots of it!    What does this make you think of and how would you include those thoughts in a poem????    That’s your challenge for next Thursday.

Until then – I hope you all stay happy, healthy, and interested in the world around you.     That keeps us going!

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love and Light, Angel Sammy

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Another gem of a poem dear brother!    Next week’s is scary.    If my hair was that long Mom would be cutting it as often as she cuts my claws!     And I’d probably  be getting lots of baths – things I don’t even want to think about…………haha      See you next Thursday!

Hugs, Teddy

 

SPARK on Monday

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SPARK on Monday.   It’s that time again!  “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when she stopped blogging some time ago.  It was meant to be a way to start out each week with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to each of us and hopefully everyone else who read it.  Although Annie isn’t currently blogging, a lot of us who enjoyed her SPARKS decided to keep posting SPARKS of our own.   Why?   Because sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort.   Please feel free to post your own SPARK on your blog and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way.

I know we’ve all heard these lyrics before – but more than once this last year or two I’ve heard people refer to them – and now more than ever I find that I’m thinking them and keeping them close to my heart.

Some day SOON………………….

Hugs, Pam