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Happy Birthday Mommy!

© Copyright Ada Kanu 2015

Today is my Mom’s 10th birthday! The age 10 is a running joke in the family ever since the first grade when I proudly announced to my classmates that my mom was 10-years old.

So to my Mommy Cecilia, I love you, and many happy returns.


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Happy First Day of Summer

© Copyright Ada Kanu 2015

Today is also bring your pet to work day!

To those celebrating both, Happy pet day of summer work!


A life without love is like a year without summer.
– Swedish Proverb

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
– James Dent

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.
– St. Francis of Assisi

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
– Russel Baker

August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied.
– Joseph Wood Krutch

Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
– William Law

Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun.
– Kahlil Gibran

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.
– Erma Bombeck

Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.
– Rupert Brooke

Celebrate Summer - Sun drenched days and starlit nights…
– Gooseberry Patch

Colored scents that fill the air as drowsy insects hum around in the meadow is the place of secret magic where nature alone renews itself.
– Kate Bergquist

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
– Sam Keen

Dirty hands, iced tea, garden fragrances thick in the air and a blanket of color before me, who could ask for more?
– Bev Adams

Heat, ma’am! it was so dreadful here, that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones.
– Sydney Smith

I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
– Robert Bridges

I live on an island and listen to jazz all day long. The sun is always shining, but you can still see the stars. The breeze sings astonishingly like Ella and the wind rumbles in a Louis way. My friends and I dance under magic skies.
– Author Unknown

I question not if thrushes sing,
If roses load the air;
Beyond my heart I need not reach
When all is summer there.
– John Vance Cheney

I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.
– L. M. Montgomery

If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.
– Bern Williams

In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.
– Aldo Leopold

In summer, the song sings itself.
– William Carlos Williams

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way
I have to go to bed by day.
– Robert Louis Stevenson

It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong.
– John Cheever

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
– Hal Borland

Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.
– Thomas Browne

Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer’s year - it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul.
– Author Unknown

No bought potpourri is so pleasant as that made from ones own garden, for the petals of the flowers one has gathered at home hold the sunshine and memories of summer, and of past summers only the sunny days should be remembered.
– Eleanor Sinclair-Rhode

Oh, bring again my heart’s content,
Thou Spirit of the Summer-time!
– William Allingham

Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light
And she sits on a sapphire throne.
– Barry Cornwall

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.
– Anton Chekhov

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.
– John Lubbock

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
– Warren Buffett

Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
– Henry James

Summer has now thrown open her emerald doors. Every part of the landscape is profuse in leaves and flowers, and “green-robed senators of mighty woods” are clothed in their most elegant array.
– Author Unknown

Summer is delicious. [rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
– John Ruskin

Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.
– Ada Louise Huxtable

Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there.
– Francis Thompson

The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me.
– James Russell Lowell

The steady buzzzzzzz of the Katydid chorus, and the bass solo of the croaking Frog - a summer night’s serenade.
– Michael P. Garofalo

The Summer looks out from her brazen tower,
Through the flashing bars of July.
– Francis Thompson

The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
– Wallace Stevens

Then followed that beautiful season… Summer….
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.
– Celia Thaxter

To believe in life is to believe there will always be someone who will water the geraniums.
– Flavia

To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie -
True Poems flee.
– Emily Dickinson

We are much more likely to experience a sense of plenty when we are relaxed.

What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.
– Jane Austen

What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.
– Gertrude Jekyll

What is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.
– James Russell Lowell

When I was a little kid, of course, I was brown all summer. That’s because I was free as a bird- nothing to do but catch bugs all day.
– Roy Blount Jr.

Who has not dreamed a world of bliss on a bright, sunny noon like this?
– William Howitt

Yellow butterflies look like flowers flying through the warm summer air.
– Andrea Willis

You can never appreciate the shade of a tree unless you sweat in the sun.– Author Unknown

Do you set goals but rarely reach and keep them? If you just can’t get yourself to do what you need to do, if your willpower and persistence always seems to fizzle out, I’ve found a way to change your minute-by-minute thoughts. Find out more here.

Husband and dog missing … 25 cents reward for dog

Wife and dog missing … 25 cents reward for dog

If you want the best seat in the house … move the dog

Life is just one table scrap after another

My dog’s not spoiled … I’m just well trained !

Recycle bones here

A boy’s best friend is his dog

A man’s best friend is his dog

A house is not a home without a dog

Dogs are really people with short legs in fur coats

Dogs are people too

Be tuff ! The “dog days” of summer can be wuff !

Chasing your tail gets you nowhere … ‘cept back to where you started

Family and friends welcome. Fleas are not.

Friends Fur-ever

When please doesn’t work … Beg !

Wipe your paws

Wipe your paws or else

Beware of attack puppy

I love dogs

A spoiled rotten dog lives here

Spoiled rotten dogs live here

“In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog.”

“Maybe you’ve been looking for love in all the wrong places. A dog will treat you better than anyone you’ll meet at happy hour. Trust me. I’ve been to happy hour.”

” … work can wait another 30 minutes. There are more important things to do. Like throwing sticks.”

“A dog will quickly turn you into a fool, but who cares? Better your dog than your boss. I’m a fool for my dog and proud of it.”

“Dogs are better than children. Even my friends with children say that. As a dog friend of mine likes to say, children are for people who can’t have dogs.”

“A barking dog never bites.”

“Barking up the wrong tree.”

“Dog in a manger.”

“Let sleeping dogs lie.”

“Tail wagging the dog.”

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”

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Sharing the Love Award

© Copyright Ada Kanu 2015

Shelia at Black Tennis Pro certainly lifted my spirits today, when I read that she shared with me and worthy others the “Sharing The Love” award.

Shelia, you are a beautiful spirit, thanks for sharing your love.

The “Sharing The Love “Award, was created by Blogger Crystal at “Memoirs Of A Mommy” blog, in honor of the donor who saved her one month old life a year ago. Crystal’s son Noah celebrated his first birthday this week thanks to someone whose final gift was the gift of life.

In Crystal’s own words, here are the rules of the Share the Love Award:

“Share this award with all those blogs out there that you love. All the people who make you smile. All those that make you laugh. All those that make your day. All those that leave uplifting comments on your blog.

**All I ask, is that you include a link to this post with the award and ask your recipient to do the same**

As you may have recently seen on my side bar, I have finally created a custom blog award!! I have wanted to do this for a long time but never came up with something that “fit”. I didn’t want just anything. It had
to be something that meant something to me. And what could mean more than Sharing the Love by giving you pieces of my heart??

So I created this award in Honor Of The Donor That Saved Noah’s Life. I share this award with those of you whose love and friendship have enriched my life and made my world a better place.I hope by passing this award around the blogging world we can all help raise awareness of the need for Organ Donation.”

I am in great company, sharing this award with:

We Need To Stop

The Old Black Church
Harlem Writer
and would love to share this love by passing on this award to the following sites

People You Need to Know

Pixelated Thought
Pixel Shoppe
Lisa C Writes
Mrs. Grapevine

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