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SPARKS on Monday


It’s Monday and time to start things off with an inspirational quote which was the original idea behind SPARKS.    It was the brain-child of Annie of McGuffy’s Reader to share something positive – light a light – bring some power to Mondays and we’re continuing to do that even though Annie has taken a break from the SPARKS Hop.

I was looking through some quotes to find something that would resonate with all of us who are preparing for the first big hurricane of the season along the East Coast – it’s coming – not sure WHERE it will land or WHAT it will bring but I saw this poster and it absolutely STRUCK me with its’ message, the little bird bravely holding on, and the HOPE it contains.    I hope it does that for you too even if you AREN’T waiting for the next “weather” event!     We have events all the time that feel like storms……and wait for the calm after.

We are lucky in that we are in Northern Virginia and not along the coast so we will most likely just get more rain………….but our wish is that for all of you who ARE more closely in the path of the storm stay safe – and stay positive…………..bow your head, say a prayer and know there are MANY of us who are doing just that FOR you!

Love, Pam and Teddy too

Quiet On The Hill Today….So Far!

Sam's house on the hill.

All's quiet up on our hill today....thankfully!

I’m happy to report that things are nice and quiet up on our hill this morning……!  We did have a little “wiggle” of the ground in the wee hours of the morning though – just a teensy tiny aftershock.  No biggie.   I didn’t even feel the need for my basement safe place. 

So now we have to wonder what this hurricane Irene thing is gonna bring to us…..sounds like maybe just a lot of rain (which we need) and a lot of wind (which we don’t need) but who knows?!  Mom and Dad say the weather people don’t really know for sure WHERE it will go – yet.  Since our house is up on a hill we don’t have to worry about sitting in a big puddle or lake full of WET though!

I know that we have friends who live on the water or close to it so Mom and I are hoping that all of you are ready for the storm.  I’ve got all my toes crossed (and I have extra ones you know!) that we’re all safe and snug and Irene decides to spin out to sea and stay away.   But for today – while it’s still nice and quiet – you know what I’ll be doing!!

It's good to be me......

Wake me when it's over Mom.......

Happy Thursday Everybody!!! 

Sammy, One Spoiled Cat