Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thankful Thursday.   It’s also Poetic Thursday but we’ll get to that after we talk about thankfuls!    First of all you know by now that our host for this Hop is Brian and you can link up with him for the Thankful Hop by clicking the badge above and using the link he gives you.    It’s a great chance to not only read other bloggers’ thankfuls but to include your own.   

I have been VERY thankful that our Christmas tree is up and I am able to nap under it – which I LOVE LOVE LOVE to do.   I drape myself around the presents and on top of the railroad track because Dad always makes sure I’m not on the track when he runs the choo choo train under the tree.    

We’re all thankful that so far we have had NO SNOW or ICE here.   We usually have our first snow by the end of November – this year the weather has been weird in many places including here.   We’ve had tons of rain and a lot of COLD COLD and windy days but no snow.   

I’m also thankful for all the Christmas cards we’ve received so far.   We are mostly getting e-cards this year because lots of people including US are trying to save on postage!   It’s the THOUGHT that counts anyway – not the form of greeting right?

Now on to my email from Angel Sammy with his poem for the week.   Ready to read it?

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Hello Poetic Friends…’s time for poetry!

Hope you’ve had a good week since we last met…….it’s a busy time of the year down where you are isn’t it.   Up here at the Rainbow Bridge we are getting ready for our annual Angel Fly-In where all Angels get together for the holiday and share memories of our families and we talk about ways we keep in touch with our families.   We ALL keep in touch but we use different ways.    BUT I still have time for writing a poem and doing this blog post once a week and I can’t wait to see if you’ve used the photo prompt I gave you last week to write a poem yourself!

Here’s my poem to go with the “inspirational” photo:

“Wishful Thinking”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©December 7, 2022


So this little door belongs to our cat

He barely fits through – he’s kinda fat

The best I can do is to grab some fresh air

Looking around and wishing I was “there”

When I was just a pup I could use the door

But now that I’m huge, that works no more

I’ll settle now for a nice breath of outside

Getting stuck in this hole would destroy my pride!


Well at least this guy is able to SORT of enjoy the outside.    Maybe his owner will see his predicament and take him for a walk so that ALL of him can enjoy some fresh air.   The SAFEST place for pets is inside but believe me – most of us would LOVE a chance to be out exploring our world.   

Now here’s the photo I found for all of us to use for writing a poem for NEXT week’s fun………….hope you like it and will write a poem based on the photo!


Well checking your baggage is one thing but………….!!

So my friends, until next week when we get together again – enjoy your holiday shopping and preparation – it’s a most wonderful time of the year………………

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

Love and Light, Angel Sammy

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Love your poem Angel Sammy…….of course I always do – I just enjoy hearing from you but it’s especially fun to read your poetry and to read everyone else’s too!   See you next week.

Love, Teddy



Teaser Tell All


Gee Professor Ted we look silly not dressed up for the holiday – we’d better do that NEXT week!

Welcome back students for the Tell All class………………today we tell you WHO sent in that TOUGHIE yesterday and WHERE that photo was taken.    I know you’re just dying to know!

Well not DYING but ANXIOUS!

Let’s talk about FIRST COMMENTERS – we had a bumper crop of them – yesireeeeeeeeeeeeeee – FOUR OF THEM IN THE FIRST 60 SECONDS OF CLASS…………..




AND you each get one of these:

I was one of FOUR First Commenters on the Teaser post of December 6, 2022. Pretty cool huh?

THEN we brought on the TEASER photo…………………..your little faces were so excited in the classroom but when we showed you the Teaser photo we saw your smiles turn into complete befuddlement (wait – is that a word??????).     Here’s the photo:

A beautiful photo of Phuket on Phuket Island, Thailand

WHO sent it in?    

Miss Ingrid

Thank you so much for sending in a Teaser that stumped the students………………… student who is probably still in the cafeteria having his fourth or fifth meal of the day guessed “ASIA” which was close but not close enough!     Please accept this badge as a token of our appreciation for being our GUEST TEASER Miss Ingrid:

Now if you TRIED to guess the Teaser but didn’t get it right?   You win a badge anyway!

I was WRONG with my guess on the Teaser post of December 6, 2022 but at least I gave it a good try!

Remember – by next Tuesday we believe our overworked and underpaid Graphics Department will have new CHRISTMAS season badges for us to hand out!    

Well the good news is we had four firsties
They arrived at class early and were rather thirsty
We gave them hot chocolate and sat them down
Then FIRST COMMENTER badges we handed around!
The Firsties were Sharon, Janet, Ingrid and Jackie
They were all out of breath and feeling a bit wacky!
Then we waited for the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER to come to town
However they never showed – they let us down!
It was a tough Teaser that’s for sure
Miss Ingrid provided the photo – her motives were pure!
Maybe next week we’ll have a winner
Now let’s go eat lunch – we’re feeling THINNER!

Let’s put this all behind us and head to the cafeteria to see what delights are on the menu today shall we????????????????????    

Step right up students – cafeteria is ready for you!


See you all next week!!!!


Your Professors

Teaser Tuesday Class Time


“Brrr……cold out here even with our winter coats – all is well – let’s go inside for hot chocolate!”

“We got the all clear from Clowie – class is in session – HAVE YOU COMMENTED??”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here on campus – I supposed we Professors need to get this classroom decorated soon.   Maybe before next week’s class.   Depends on how many social engagements we have.

“Social engagements?  What’s more important – THOSE or getting in the Christmas spirit?”

Well you have a point – alright – we’ll work on it for next week.   Now let’s put that aside and get on to business.   Today is TEASER and it is yet another fabulous GUEST TEASER photo from a student.   Hopefully it won’t be easy but if it is – well – IT IS!    Now let’s give you the rules AND the badges for Teaser this week:

And because you whined asked for it – Christmas badges!

“Hey….these aren’t new – they’re recycled from last year!”

Yeah well – maybe our Graphics Department is busy getting ready for HER holiday ya know!

Now here’s the Teaser photo for your perusal…………………….ready – set – go……………………

Where Was This Photo Taken?

Ok gang – it’s all yours………….do your best and if you need a little cheering up – here’s our fabulous Cheer Team to do just that:


Howdy students here we are
Wondering which of you will be a STAR
This Teaser looks like it might be HARD
Instead of an ACE it’s a JOKER card!
Just do your best that’s all we ask
Tomorrow we’ll see who was up to the task!!

OK ladies – that fired the students up – everyone actually has their EYES open and watched you ladies cheering!

See what we mean?    While we have everyone’s attention – how about we line up and head to the cafeteria!!   

Nice orderly line with your trays – pick your favorites and enjoy!

There’s always someone who sneaks off to the cafeteria before the REST of us get here……

The Menu of the Day:

ENJOY!!   We’ll see you tomorrow for the TELL ALL!!

Professor Teddy


SPARK on Monday


Hello Monday SPARK friends!  “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when she stopped blogging 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. Although Annie isn’t currently blogging, a lot of us who enjoyed her SPARKS decided to keep posting SPARKS of our own.

We’re inching up to Christmas and I can’t help it – after spending a week decorating the house inside and out – it’s on my mind!   And I’m thinking about the spirit of Christmas that I have always had.   Always since I was a kid.   I admit the “important” things are different to me as an adult than they were as a kid.    Santa and what he was going to bring me was important when I was six but now……..I have a different perspective as we all do when we age.     Giving is just more important than receiving.   I enjoy finding something to give a friend – hoping they understand what about our friendship made me think of that thing as JUST RIGHT to give.    But it is much deeper than that………and I thought this quote by Winston Churchill contains that “deepness” I’m talking about.   


Hope I didn’t get too off on a tangent with this one but I really do think it’s “right on” – at least for me it is!

Hugs, Pam


Sunday Selfie Blog Hop


Happy Sunday everybody!   We’re crawling out way toward Christmas slowly but surely.    For us, all we’re missing is snow – we have our tree up, lights up, inside house decorated – but we’re missing the snow.  Maybe we’ll have it for Christmas Day?     Today is Selfie day though and we love showing ourselves off like everyone else with our hosts The Cat on My Head at their Blog Hop……………if you’d like to join in you can click their badge above and link up.

I have a funny selfie today – it’s actually my “Profile Photo” for Cat Scouts!    I am a proud Cat Scout – following in the footsteps of my Angel brother Sammy who was also a Scout.   We all have profiles on the Cat Scouts site with our photos and I got in the holiday mood to create a new profile pic and thought I’d use it for Selfies today.     Speaking of Cat Scouts………we’re always interested in new Scouts – it’s a ton of fun – if you’re interested, just CLICK HERE.   

So here’s my profile photo – whatcha think?

Mom didn’t think I needed to do a Lunapic version of this as a puzzle – we made a puzzle of it without jazzing it up!     Does it get you in the Christmas mood?   I hope so – we sure are at MY house!    

Just click this MINI-ME and you’ll get the puzzle to do!  Good Luck!

Hugs, Teddy Claws