by Janet Blue on December 30, 2019


It seems as if it was just yesterday we were celebrating the start of a new century and worrying about Y2K. But here we are 20 years later and entering a new decade. My mom would have celebrated her 100th birthday in 2020, but she died 55 years ago. It amazes me how quickly the years slip away.

My Spark for today is a suggested New Year’s resolution.



The author of this week’s Spark, Hans Göran Persson, served as Prime Minister of Sweden from 1996 to 2006 and was leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party from 1996 to 2007. If you are interested in finding out more about him, you’ll find an extensive entry about Persson on Wikipedia.

Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie is taking a “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. Many of us still continue to post a Spark on Monday, as we believe in Annie’s vision: “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!”

Awww Mondays

A sleeping Calista Jo is joining the Awww Mondays blog hope at Comedy Plus.



This is C.J.’s go to napping spot. As she sleeps with us at night, this means she spends the majority of the day on our bed. If you would like to participate in the hop, click on the badge below.

The Adventures of Periwinkle & Stinky

These two tabbies will be sharing their next adventure tomorrow (New Year’s Eve) on the Friends Furever blog. They hope to see lots of you there to share it with them.


Lone Star Cats December 30, 2019 at 9:53 pm

What a pawsome message! Happy Mew Year!
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Brian Frum December 30, 2019 at 7:08 pm

We like that Spark! Oh Calista Jo, that’s adorable sweetie.
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Ellen Pilch December 30, 2019 at 5:29 pm

That is a sweet photo of C. J. I am sorry you lost your mom so young. XO
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Catscue Catmom December 30, 2019 at 11:48 am

What a beautiful New Year’s wish! CJ, you are beautiful, enjoy your snooze sweet one.
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Sandee December 30, 2019 at 11:38 am

Love the Spark. I hope it comes true.

Awww, so comfortable. What a great capture.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to all the kitties and a big hug to the mom. ♥
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Eastside Cats December 30, 2019 at 10:06 am

Calista Jo looks as comfy as a cat can be!
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The Florida Furkids December 30, 2019 at 9:33 am

We love your Spark. Calista Jo is sleeping like Raz does.

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
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The Island Cats December 30, 2019 at 9:27 am

What a sweet pic of Calista Jo! And an excellent Spark to close out the year, too.
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Linda Arthur Tejera December 30, 2019 at 7:35 am

Aw, Calista Jo looks so sweet! Love that picture of her!
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Pamela Kimmell December 30, 2019 at 4:35 am

Love that resolution ………….. I’m hoping for more humanity in the new year – we need it badly. I love that photo of CJ – she looks like she’s having a dream of things to come!

Hugs, Pam
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Loulou December 30, 2019 at 3:14 am

Oh, what a lovely resolution. And yes, we must light one another’s way and reach out to those who are in shadow. I think the blogging community of sweet animals shines brightly for many or at least brings in a few smiles on rocky days…

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