WOYWW – Sweet Dreams & Wishes

Sweet Dreams & Wishes Birthday Card
Happy WOYWW, dear friends! Today I had planned to share this sweet little birthday card and a photo of my desk. But, due to some late-breaking news that I’m about to share, let me suffice it to say that the Art Challenges are at the bottom of the post, and you’ll find Legend and a Maine Coon story over at Wordless Wednesday.

Now, onto the real story of the night…


About 30 minutes ago or so, I was sitting at my computer – which, if you recall, faces a window – identifying this week’s Art Challenges. (Had planned on writing my post early, but it ended up being late due to intermittent computer challenges all day!) All of a sudden, I hear sirens and see lights and one fire truck after another – about six in all – go whizzing through my complex. Then, I look out and see that there are also firetrucks on the street next to mine, lights flashing, blocking off traffic.

Scary, right?

So, I am home alone, wondering if I or my neighbors or are on fire, wondering if I am going to have to try to round up cats – cats that I can’t even find under normal circumstances half the time – and decide to go out to explore to find out what is going on.

For a brief moment I consider grabbing my camera but decide against it. I’m not worried about taking pictures. I’m worried about everyone’s safety.

So I hurry downstairs to the basement. On the way down, I notice that the cats have been terrorized by all of the noise because there are loose nails all over the steps and stuff that was formerly on a shelf strewn all over the basement floor.

Of course, there is no sign of the cats.

I walk down my driveway, where the fire trucks are, and as far as the eye can see, there are fire trucks lined up. There are police officers blocking the entrance to my community. I decide to walk over to ask them what is happening and to find out if I am safe where I live,

The police officer tells me that there has been a small fire several units down. He says they have it contained and encourages me to go back inside. Now, I’m not the kind of person to stand around and gawk at disasters, but at the same time, I want to make sure I’m really safe before I head back in, so I decide to explore on my own.

This is the first time I have seen my city’s rescue workers in action, and I have to tell you, they did an impressive job. Everything – thankfully – seems under control. I smell some smoke but I don’t see fire. I talk to my neighbors – we compare notes – and then I return home. Tsunami is in the basement awaiting my return. He accompanies me back to my office, where he jumps in the window for sentry duty. I pause to catch my breath.

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39 Responses to “WOYWW – Sweet Dreams & Wishes”

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  1. Silvia says:

    Uh quiet worrisome if it is close to your home….no matter what anyone tells you! Hope all your Cats are safe and you and your neighbors as well.
    The Socks are awesome, the black/white being my fav’s. Love the Butterfly stamp and love seeing a messy desk:)
    Happy WOYWW
    Silvia #50

  2. Silvia says:

    Whoops, I had to come back to check my comment and now I realize that I posted a comment which I had copied from another comment I left on another Blog…oh it’s to complicated to explain….lol

    Silvia #50

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I figured it was something like that when I read your comment – either that or you were a little tipsy when you wrote it (lol!)
      Happy WOYWW dear Silvia!

  3. Debbie Frost says:

    Love the pretty card but what a dramatic night you’ve had! Hope you’re OK! Love your blog!

  4. Kitties Blue says:

    That would be truly scary. We have had a few scares over the years, like when teenagers set our trash cans on fire and one time when our humans returned home to find a fire truck parked in front of our house. The neighbors had a smallish floor fire. Glad efurrybuddy is okay and Legend and Tsunami did not need to be hunted down for evacuation. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  5. Brenda says:

    A very elegant CAS card, thanks so much for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  6. Fran Hancock says:

    Great card , thank you for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xx

  7. Sheena says:

    Great card with a lovely sentiment!
    Glad you’ve stayed safe, scary stuff!

    Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!


  8. Anne from France says:

    What a lovely elegant card! Such restful colours too…just what you need to look at after your little adventure! Sometimes we take our emergency services for granted and it’s nice to be able to see them in action and keeping you reassured. well I hope you and moggies are relaxed now and that the poor people who were affected by the fire are okay. Thnaks for stopping by and signing up as a foloower! What a gem you are! I don’t know if you saw the CMI link on my right bar but that will take you to Creation Ministries…God is the Creator and we are made in His image..Amen Amen Amen!

  9. Sandy says:

    Glad to hear that everyone is safe and sound! Nice design on the card! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! 🙂

  10. Cool Mom (Christine M.)
    Twitter: StanleyNKatrina

    So glad that you are okay!

  11. It’s so cute! I saw it on Make it Monday.

  12. Rosey says:

    Eesh, oy, I’m glad to hear everyone is okay!

  13. Bianca says:

    That´s a fab card! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  14. Paige says:

    Sweet birthday card! I like the color combination and the lovely swirl clip! Thanks for joining us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week. I’m very glad your home and cats were safe!

    Paige – DT

  15. Shirley Ross says:

    Wow, that sounds like you had some excitement. Love your card and so glad you joined us at H2H. Shirley, DT

  16. Marit says:

    It’s scary when things like that happen in the neighbourhood… I’m glad you and the cats are safe! Have a nice, SAFE and creative week. Happy ~ belated ~ woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #91

  17. Milena says:

    Love your spiral clip and that beautiful sentiment! Thanks for playing with us over on the Use Your Stuff blog!

  18. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    beautiful card and so glad you and your kitties are all safe.

  19. Mei says:

    Love the tears you added! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Card Crew!

    CCC DT
    Love to Create DT
    Crazy Challenge DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  20. Mervi says:

    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more Challenge, good luck, welcome again;-))m

  21. TokBobok says:

    Very pretty and originl card!

  22. Lisbeth says:

    Thanks for sharing the lovely birthdaycard with us at Fashionista challenge. What a dramatic morning you’ve had. Things like that are really scray when it happens so close.
    Big hugs from Lisbeth

  23. Delphine says:

    Fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  24. LaVoice says:

    Well let me tell you that would have put a halt to everything. far me as well. You were fortunate it did not reach you. Fire terrorizes all, especially pets.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Yes, it was a frightening night. Now that I have had to process it, I have to reiterate how impressed I was by seeing our fire and police force in action, up close. They were SO calm and in control of the situation and they responded so fast. What could have been tragic was averted because of them!

  25. Jenn Grissom says:

    Thanks for playing at MIM!

  26. Sarah says:

    A lovely card idea – and I hope the fire didn’t do too much damage 🙂

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  27. Sarah M says:

    Wow! That’s kind of scary! Glad everyone is okay! Love your card! Glad you could join us @UYS!

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