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SPARK on Monday


Monday again………you know what that means!   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.

My SPARK today is one that I found “accidentally”.    I actually was looking for thoughts about dealing with disasters – like the hurricane that blew through such a large territory and is still churning its’ way northward.    So this particular quote stood out like crazy on the page of other quotes and thoughts about storms.     Then it kind of hit me that it actually is related to the “storm” of life.    Not all of life is stormy of course -there are calm seas and beautiful sunsets and puffy clouds and happiness around every corner but there are also dark days.    At any rate, seeing this quote REALLY MADE MY DAY.    But no matter what is behind us or ahead of us I think this quote is JUST RIGHT – especially for people of a certain age although it applies to EVERYONE.    Don’t you think so?


I’m going to remember this one…………….I’m SURE of it.

Happy Monday and Hugs, Pam

Friendly Fill-Ins Hop


Friday is here and so are the Friendly Fill-Ins from our co-hosts!    Four sentences with blanks to fill – not hard right?  Well sometimes it is!   Depends on the sentences.   Here are the four sentences we got for today’s fun.     As we often do, my Mom and I shared filling in responsibilities this week.   If the words are my Mom’s they are in RED and if the words are MINE they are BLUE. 


1.I’m usually a quiet, mild-mannered kitty cat but sometimes I can be loud and cranky like when I have to have some medicine!
2. A new show ( or book or food) I like is making (and eating) Palmiers – if you don’t know what they are they are DELICIOUS (click here)
3. I would like to skip the next couple of weeks and jump right to our vacation in Maine!.
4. I haven’t been very cooperative since I have to have eardrops for a yeast infection – I HATE IT!


So that’s that for another week.     By the way, Mom won’t let me sample those Palmiers but they sure do look good.    I think that’s kind of mean that she won’t share!
See you next week for more fill-in fun!

Big Teddy Hugs To Everyone!

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thankful Thursday AND thanks to Brian for hosting this Hop every week.   A chance to voice things we’re thankful for.    You can click the badge above if you’d like to join in!

Knowing Hurricane Ian is slogging through Florida and heading north from there we will be super thankful to hear that our friends in the current storm zone are OK.   People we know are “hunkered down” or have left their area temporarily to avoid any problems but we PRAY that everyone who is in the area of the storm STAYS SAFE.    We’re thankful that we should only get a small portion of the rain and wind by the time it reaches Virginia.

We’re also thankful that we are having the most gorgeous Fall weather we can remember – it kind of happened overnight but it happened and it’s so refreshing!

Ready for Angel Sammy’s Poetry?   Good – so am I !


It’s Poetry Day!

Hi everyone…….hope you’re ready to read AND write AND share some poetry today.     Each Thursday I visit my Earthly brother Teddy and my Mom to share poetry with all of you.   I give you a photo every week to use as inspiration for your poem and you ALWAYS blow me away with your fabulous poetry.

Here’s the photo I gave you last week for inspiration AND my poem:

“Look Mom….No Cavities!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©September 28, 2022


Oh me oh my this has been so cool

Visiting this museum with kids from my school!

This dinosaur is a little bit scary

At least he’s just bones and not big and hairy!

These teeth of his are so shiny and gleaming

I guess the dino dentist does a good job of cleaning!


Ok so it’s a little bit corny but what a totally cute photo.   Being a little kid and trying to grasp that dinosaurs – so huge and amazing roamed the earth millions of years ago.    My Mom remembers whenever she and her brother would go to a museum they both would spend a lot of time looking at the old fossils and the reconstructions of such HUGE animals.    I wonder what this little guy in the photo is REALLY thinking??!

Remember to let us know in comments if you wrote a poem and give us a link so we can read it – OR just write your poem in comments……I hope you gave this one a whirl – it’s a really cute photo.    Speaking of photos – here’s your inspiration for NEXT Thursday’s poetry day!

Modern dance………..well – let’s say it’s interesting!    We’ll see how interesting when we write a poem for the photo !

Until then, stay safe, be happy, be kind, and if you’re in the path of the storm – be SMART…………………………..

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


Great poem Angel Sammy……….I’m always so happy to visit with you on Thursdays!   Thanks for having fun with us ……….

Love you!    Teddy

SPARK on Monday


Happy Monday.  You know what Monday means – SPARK!     “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.

I’ve told you all before that I sometimes spend an incredible amount of time looking for the “RIGHT” Spark to post on Mondays.    It has to be a part of me, something that means something to me, something I hope others can relate to, or even something amusing that might bring a smile to someone other than just me.     My SPARK for today is one that I’m pretty sure everyone “gets” but probably doesn’t think about but it’s OH SO VERY TRUE.   It doesn’t mean you have to be on the edge of your seat every second waiting to make sure you have your timing right……………it just means BE AWARE.    Time and its’ travel is quick enough in our lives without us getting so caught up in it that we MISS a chance to acknowledge what might be important – to us or others.    Don’t be in such a hurry.   Before you know it, time is UP.


Speaking about the passage of time – my sincere thanks to those of you who wished me a Happy Birthday…………………..another year has come and gone and I am grateful for each and every year I’ve had.    There were plenty of times I didn’t know if there would BE another year.    Just like my SPARK says!!!

Happy Monday!

Hugs, Pam

Friendly Fill-Ins Hop


Alright!  Time for our weekly fill-in-the-blanks challenge.    Lots of fun – four sentences with blanks to fill with our own words then join the HOP to share info.    We do learn a lot about our friends this way so give it a whirl.  You can click the badge above and do your fill-ins and have fun with the rest of us.     My Mom and I shared “fill-in” duty this week.  If the words are my Mom’s they’re in RED and if I’m filling in the blank my words are in BLUE.

This week’s four sentences are:


1. Getting old should come with detailed instructions!
2. And just like that summer disappears and fall arrives – I like almost all weather as long as I can go outside.
3. I get funny looks from others when I gather up stray grocery carts in the grocery store parking lot and push them up where they belong – a lot of people seem to think once they get their groceries out of the cart they can just LEAVE it where it is (usually blocking a parking spot!!).
4. I once tried to climb a tree, and I failed

There you have it – another Friday filling in event courtesy of Mom and me………………..I like sharing the duty with my Mom.    Just my way of keeping her entertained.   HAHA


Hugs, Teddy