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SPARKS on Monday….and a Reminder!


Monday’s here and it’s time for a SPARK to start this week off……………………What exactly IS this Monday SPARK thing we do?   Well, most of you know that Annie of McGuffy’s Reader – who started SPARKS – was hacked and has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   Many of us who participated in her SPARKS Blog Hop and found value in sharing a thought on Monday continue doing that to hopefully give each other a “Monday boost” – perhaps something to think about to inspire us in the week ahead OR help us deal with something that’s on our mind.    Why not join us by sharing something that SPARKS you?   It might just start a spark in us too.

My SPARK for today is ALL ABOUT LAST WEEK………………..the feeling I had before we left, the fun we had while away, and especially what I told myself before we left………..and while it’s sort of funny, it’s VERY true!

We only take a vacation once a year and for the past SEVERAL years it’s been to Maine for four days.     It’s just a little break in the routine – we used to stay in Ogunquit but a couple of years ago switched to an Inn in York, Maine.    Very old Inn – very excellent seafood – very friendly and cozy.     Every time we do this – the days leading up to our departure I feel like my head will explode……yeah – that’s a strange thing to say but sometimes life crowds in around you and you really DO need a change of pace – UNPLUG – you can always plug back in again!     So we do.    We all should do that.   I feel like it should be a longer trip – and we’ve talked about making it a week instead of four days.    Just about the time you really are feeling like yourself again, you have to pack suitcases, check flights and head home.     But after all – HOME is where my heart is (oh and my cat too!).

Here’s a little collage of photos from this trip…………………the things I love the most about my annual “escape”………

Of course there’s so much more………….and I find myself thinking about all of that off and on every day.    Anyway, I hope you have a special place you relax in – away from home OR at home.   We all need to UNPLUG sometimes………………

Hugs, Pam

REMINDER:    Professor Teddy and Professor Angel Sammy ask that I remind all of you students at Ding Dong School that TOMORROW is TEASER TUESDAY!    Be ready to stay awake at your desks and tackle a Teaser photo!    You’ve had a week to “UNPLUG” and it’s time to PLUG BACK IN!!   Remember – surprise post time…………..