Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Hi everyone……Thursday is here already.    Time for us to be THANKFUL “out loud” for Brian’s Hop.    If you’d like to join in and tell everyone what you’re thankful for this week, click his badge and link up.    It’s also Poetic Thursday with my Angel brother Sammy.    Every week he gives us a photo and we use it as inspiration to write a poem – lots of fun.

First up – thankfuls.   I’m so thankful my parents are protected by having had their shots and I wish, hope and pray that everyone gets the shots.    Herd immunity will work if everyone participates and protects themselves AND those around them.    Also very thankful that we have so far one of the prettiest Springs EVER.    I’m spending more time than ever out in the yard thanks to the willingness of my Mom and Dad to take me out and let me wander (or lie in the grass which is my favorite thing!).    Thank you Brian for hosting a Hop that’s ALLLL about being thankful!

Now for Angel Sammy’s Poetic event…………………..


Thursday is Poetry Corner Day!

Hi everyone.   Those of you who participate in my Thursday poetic challenge make sure and leave your link to your poem in our comments here on my brothers blog.    We want to read your poems!    I try to find fun and interesting photos for us all to use as “creative nudges” for our brains – inspiring some great fun as we read everyone’s poems.    

Here’s last week’s photo that I gave you to write a poem about to share TODAY with everyone.   You always get a whole week to think about what to write.    Today I’ll give you a photo for NEXT Thursday.   Plenty of time to CREATE!!    This photo I gave you last week could have been taken within a couple miles of my house – the Virginia countryside is covered with farmer’s markets and produce stands by the road just like this one!

“Fresh and Flavorful!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©April 21, 2021

There’s just nothing like home grown goods

With luck there’s a farm close to your neighborhood

Grocery stores have plenty of “fruit and veg”

But their freshness is often just “on the edge”

Buying from a farm or a roadside stand

Means you get super fresh AND give those farmers a hand

They’re friendly and happy to share the bounty

Often a short drive away in your very own county!

The best produce is often a short drive away

You’ll be surprised too at how little you pay!


We are so lucky to live pretty far away from the big city of Washington, DC.   We live in “horse country” near the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains and there are lots of huge farms and estates around here.    It’s VERY easy to drive out of our little town just a very few miles and find roadside stands or signs at farm entrances for fresh eggs and vegetables.    What a TREAT.    Not just that but Mom and Dad say you meet the NICEST people selling their wares.    Lots of farmers even give their “extra produce” away.   They’re just happy to have someone take and enjoy their bounty.     Sharing is caring.

So here’s the photo I found for you to use for NEXT week’s poem.   You’ve got a week to come up with a poem – remember, poetry takes MANY MANY forms…..short, long, rhyming or not – it’s in the WORDS and not the size of the poem.

Kind of a fun photo isn’t it?   I wondered what that lead duck has on his head –  a hat?  Earmuffs?   This will be a fun one for us to use as inspiration for a poem.    We’ll share them next Thursday.

Meanwhile, thanks for joining in the fun.    Give poetry a try – I promise you’ll enjoy it…………………..REALLY!

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love, Angel Sammy


Thanks for visiting us again Angel Sammy.   My week wouldn’t be the same if you didn’t do Poetic Thursday.     I will look forward to NEXT Thursday but please feel free to visit me in my dreams ANY TIME!

Love, Teddy

Teaser Tell All


NEWS FLASH!  The following post must be UPDATED because at 8:40PM last night (after school was closed and the Professors were snoring) Miss Ingrid guessed the Teaser correctly!   So here’s your badge Miss Ingrid and concatulations!

Well, I guessed RIGHT on the Teaser of April 20, 2021 after all! The Professors thought nobody got it but I DID! YAY FOR ME!

Here’s the rest of this morning’s post (although it’s now incorrect!)

YES INDEED!  It’s time for us to put you out of your misery and TELL ALL!

Welcome to class students.    I must say yesterday was an interesting day from the Teaser standpoint.     We’ll get to that in a minute but first, I’m SURE you want to know who were our FIRST COMMENTERS on yesterday’s Teaser post.

YES – Soon – meaning NOW!

We had two early birds yesterday……………can I have a drumroll for the announcement please??



Woo Hoo For the Fasties!!!!!

Here are your badges you two:

Oh boy! I was one of only TWO First Commenters on the Teaser post of April 20, 2021!


Well sometimes no matter how early you get here, someone else has shoved into the line of students outside the front door and managed to sneak to the front of the line anyway.   Purrrhaps we should have our Security Guard out there every Tuesday morning.

Anyway, it was a rather tough TEASER yesterday.    Let’s show you the photo again, then talk about who MIGHT have guessed it………shall we?

This is our very interesting Teaser photo from yesterday and it is of the Midland Glider Club at Long Mynd, Church Stretton,  Shropshire, UK

Who was our GUEST TEASER who sent this photo in??? It was our good friend Miss Jackie that’s who and we would like her to have a special badge as thanks for sending in a photo that……….WAIT FOR IT……….



That’s right – we had some GREAT guesses and many of you knew it was in the UK and some of you figured out those were GLIDERS in the background so you were on the right track.    Thanks Miss Jackie for a fabulous Teaser.   This badge is for you:

I was the Guest Teaser on the post of April 20, 2021 AND my photo fooled EVERYBODY! Nobody guessed it correctly! I WIN!

Everybody gets a GREENIE!

Nobody in the entire Teaser class on April 20, 2021 guessed the TEASER right… all of us get one of these fabulous GREENIES. We tried though!   We really did!


Cheer Team – you may have a SHORT cheer today………………. HAHAHAHAHA!

Well gang you made it easy for us
Today’s cheer took absolutely no fuss
We’re sorry you all had a bad day
And that yesterday’s guessing didn’t go your way
But there’s always next week you know
Now if you’ll excuse us we’ve gotta go
Our dates are waiting while we do our cheer
And we’re looking forward to a nice cold beer!!!

Thanks girls…………….enjoy your afternoon and we’ll see you next Tuesday.    As for you students – who’s up for lunch?    Hopefully getting a GREENIE didn’t ruin your appetites!

Step right up and get some lunch – it will make NOT GUESSING the Teaser a lot less painful!

What’s To Eat Today:

See you all next week – I have a feeling we won’t be able to fool you TWICE in a row!   

Your Professors



Teaser Class Is In Session!


“Team I guess we might as well go inside school and let the Professors know all is well out here

 – it’s a beautiful day though – maybe we should come back out and PLAY after we report in!”


Happy Tuesday.    Time for us to scratch our heads and say “WHERE THE HECK WAS THAT PHOTO TAKEN??”…………and maybe wind up winning a badge for figuring things out.   Some of you have piles of badges from years of attending class and winning but we have a lot of new students and I’m sure THEY would like to win too!

Let’s review the rules of Teaser guessing – then show you the badges that you might win if you’re on the ball.

“Alright……here I am…..every single week…..have I won something – heck no – I’m getting discouraged!!!”

We’re sorry if you’re disappointed BUT if you study hard and guess well, you might get that badge you want!    OK?

Our Teaser photo this week is a GUEST TEASER photo.    We won’t be able to blame the Graphics Department if we can’t figure this one out.    HAHA    Are you anxious to get going?    Let’s get the photo in the class and up for you now.

Reporting for duty Professors…..Here’s the photo!



“Uhhh……are those white birds on the ground?   Makes me want chicken for lunch!”

I bet the Cheer Team can get you all in the mood for figuring this one out……………………..LADIES???????????????????   “You’re ON” !!!!!

Tuesday’s here and so are we
To cheer you up and set your minds free
Study the photo and figure it out
Tomorrow at Tell All it’s YOUR NAME we’ll shout!
Teasers are tough we know it’s true
But we cheerleaders have faith in you
Don’t disappoint us or make us cry
Or we might have to stick a pom pom in your eye!

Well now ladies if that was meant to cheer everyone up – I’m not entirely sure it did!    Still, we didn’t tell you to write a NICE cheer did we.

“I say these chicks are groovy”

“I need new glasses so I’m not sure WHAT they look like!”

Perhaps a good lunch will get your brain matter in gear students………….let’s make our way to the cafeteria for lunch shall we????    Then tomorrow we’ll meet back here and see who wins a badge and who will be whining about NOT winning a badge.

Luncheon is now served!   Enjoy!

Today’s Specials:

SEE YOU IN CLASS TOMORROW !!   Your Professors

SPARKS on Monday


Is it REALLY Monday again?    They are popping up like popcorn these days – WHAMMO the week is gone.   What’s with that?  Oh well.  Let’s make the best of it and do our SPARKS.   It’s time for a Monday thought – a little something to get us through another week.  Everyone is invited to participate by posting their OWN thoughts – SPARKS inspire all of us!   “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when her blog was hacked some time ago.  It was meant to be a way to start out each week with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to each of us and hopefully everyone else who read it.    Sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort.    Those of us who enjoyed sharing a SPARK with Annie have continued doing so on Mondays – and we hope one day soon Annie will be back blogging with us again.    Please feel free to post a SPARK of your own and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way!

Not sure where the seed for my SPARK today came from – might have been when I was watching my adorable cat Teddy napping on his back at my feet the other day.   Sometimes I am just so full of love for him.    Like I am for David but in a slightly different way.   ANYWAY, I found a really lovely SPARK about love that I’m sharing for this Monday’s thought.

You know – it’s really true isn’t it.    I can clearly hear the songs of some people in my life and others – well – I can just hear crickets like nobody is home.   LOL    This particular thought about love is FUN too.    It captures the magic of love.    I’ve always been a fan of MAGIC!

Happy Monday and have a great week…………………….

Love, Pam

Sunday Selfie Hop


HAPPY SUNDAY!    It’s HOP time – and we love to hop with The Cat on My Head kitties – if you’d like to do the same you can click on their badge above and link up with the rest of us “Hoppers” !!

Mom caught me day before yesterday watching out the upstairs window across from the landing as the crew were here taking down three dead trees in our front yard.  Oh boy.  Five guys running around and climbing way up in the trees and lots of noise and so much to watch.    I usually hide when there’s noise but this was just too much fun to run!    Anyway, she had her camera of course so got a couple of shots of me – one of which we are using for my Selfie today.

Here’s the original:

Not an exciting photo but Mom loves it when I have my legs like that AND she says I have a cute butt.    To each his own on that I say but if she likes it that’s fine with me!    Of course she had to put it in Lunapic and add some cool effects to it – here’s the result of THAT:

This is me after Mom applied Lunapic’s “SUNSHINE” Art Filter to my photo!   I love my furs and all the oranges and yellows!

We did a puzzle of this one for you if you’re interested!

Click the Mini-Me picture for the puzzle and GOOD LUCK!

Hugs, Teddy