Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thankful and Poetic Thursday!    First up is thankfuls………………then we’ll share Angel Sammy’s poem for the week.    When Halloween rolls around I have to admit I’m always very thankful that I have a home to be safe and sound in.   All the animals who are living the life of a feral or are homeless for reason come to mind when scary things are happening like Halloween or July 4th.   Both can be noisy and both can be frightening.    Not for me – I can watch the little kids at the front door from the safety of my home.    That’s a BIG THANKFUL for this time of year.

Angel Sammy’s poem which had a cute sort of Halloween costume theme is below.   If you wrote a poem to go with the photo let us know – we love to reach everyone’s poetry on Poetry Thursday!

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Hello Poetry Fans!   Time to share our poems……….

The photo I gave you last Thursday for inspiration for today’s poem was chosen because it popped up when I searched for “Cute Halloween Photos” – and it IS cute isn’t it.   Those two little kids look beyond adorable.    Matching twin costumes – if you remember “The Carol Burnett Show” you remember the character “Mama”………these two cuties are double Mamas!

Here’s the photo I gave you and my poem follows………….

“Baby Grannies”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell                  ©October 30, 2019

Oh my goodness will you lookie there!

Two little Grannies with matching hair!

Looking at the camera without a clue

Double adorable – “precious times two” !

It will be many years ahead before you are Grannies

Your hips will be wide without diapers on your fannies!

Your hair will be gray not from yarn but from years

No giggles in the mirror, instead there may be tears….

The age of innocence will be oh so far behind

But that “little girl inside” will remain…..and be kind.

 

Kids grow up so quickly.    One day these two will see this photo and laugh…….and probably NOT remember this photo session.    But it will be a treasure to have.   My Mom has photos of herself in Halloween costumes when she could barely walk.   Her Mom would dress her up as a gypsy with odds and ends from her closet.    It was an easy costume and little kids are pretty flexible about what they wear so it worked out just fine.    These two in the photo aren’t minding the glasses or the wigs or anything else – they just look ADORABLE.    

If you’re taking your kids out tonight for Halloween, have fun.   Be on the alert……….don’t stay out too late……….watch out for wandering animals………take photos – one day they will be SO MUCH FUN to share……….just like this photo of the two little kids above!

Speaking of Halloween – I just HAVE to share this photo of one of Teddy’s friends named Sawyer – one of the Kitties Blue living at The Cat On My Head.    Sawyer missed the deadline to send in his Halloween costume photo for our Teaserween posts but the costume is so darn cute I thought I’d show it here – talk about a CAT in the PERFECT costume!!!

Good one Sawyer!!!

Ready for next week’s photo????

Sweet…………………lots of possibilities for a poem from this photo…………….there’s a lot there…………..more than meets a cursory glance I’m sure!      So we’ll meet here same time next week and share our poetry?   Did you write one for today’s photo?    Let us know in comments – we want to READ IT!    GOOD FOR YOU!

UNTIL NEXT WEEK…………..

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

See you next Thursday……have fun tonight for Halloween…..give someone a hug – both of you will enjoy it!   

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thank you Angel Sammy………………….Do you Trick or Treat at the Rainbow Bridge?    I bet you dress up like a little devil – you always had a great sense of humor!

Love, Teddy

 

 

Teaser Tell All Halloween Style!

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Hello Class!   Time to Tell All !

Well we’re one day closer to Trick or Treat.   Don’t know about where you all are but here we are scheduled to have RAIN and WIND.   Not an ideal night for goblins and witches to go out to collect candy and goodies from the neighborhood homes!    Mom says she used to HATE when it rained on Halloween because her Mom made her wear a raincoat and carry an umbrella and it kind of took all the fun out of wearing a costume.  Oh well………..here in Teaser Class we’re nice and toasty and cozy no matter what the weather is.

I sure don’t want to put a raincoat over MY costume!

No Sarge I’m sure you don’t want to………………….

Here are some other students who wore costumes today and they don’t want to cover them up either!!!

Sam's Cousin Toby for Halloween

So I’m sure you’re all just dying to know all the details on yesterday’s Teaser and who won what right?   OK – let’s do it!

Who was here bright and early and FIRST yesterday when we went live???   Our FIRST COMMENTER was:

Friends Furever!!

I was the FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser of October 29, 2019 for HALLOWEEEEEEN!

Here’s your totally cool Halloween badge – concatulations!

WOOO HOOOO FRIENDS FUREVER!

Then it was just a matter of time before the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER popped up with others following close behind.   STILL, there’s only ONE FIRST RIGHT and who was it this week????????

ANIMAL COURIERS !!!!!

HIP HIP HOORAY FOR ANIMAL COURIERS!!!!

Your badge:

I was RIGHT RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser Halloween post of October 29, 2019!!

Know what else?   We had a bunch of other RIGHT GUESSERS – each of you who guessed and were correct get one of these:

 

I was RIGHT with my guess on the Halloween Teaser of October 29, 2019 BUT I wasn’t FIRST!!!

And of course if you were WRONG with your guess – at least you TRIED and you get a special badge for that!

POOOEY! I was WRONG with my Teaser guess on October 29, 2019 for Halloween….. BOOO!

Now that you know who won what – how about hearing WHERE the photo was taken?    Also who our GUEST TEASER was………………….here’s the photo again:

Our GUEST who sent this in was our long-time student Miss Csilla and we love this photo of the DUKE OF WELLINGTON STATUE in George Square, in downtown Glasgow, Scotland!    Here’s some information about what appear to be witches hats that the horse and the Duke are wearing in this photo.   Probably not what you would have guessed but super interesting.   CLICK HERE.

Thanks Miss Csilla for the photo – here’s a badge for you…..

It was the perfect Halloween one even though it wasn’t intended to be spooky!!

My Teaser photo was used on the TEASER for Halloween, October 29, 2019!

Let’s hear from the CHEER TEAM shall we?

Surprise surprise we’ve got some winners
Does this costume make me look thinner?
Our First Commenter was Friends Furever because they were early
Just because it wasn’t YOU that’s no reason to be surly!
Then we waited for someone to make the right guess
ANIMAL COURIERS was faster than the rest.
All in all it was a lot of Halloween fun
We wish lots of trick or treat candy for EVERYONE!!!!

This photo was from Halloween last year – pretty scary huh????  

Is anyone UP for the cafeteria?????    Let’s head over and see what’s on the menu for today shall we??

Time for another exciting Halloween meal students!   Enjoy!

Halloween Delights:

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Thanks for having Halloween fun with us in class this year again! 

See you next week for more Teaser fun…………..Your Professors

 

 

Tuesday Teaserween! Boo!

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Boooo!   Have you commented yet??????

Greetings and Happy Almost Halloween students!

It’s as close to Halloween as a Teaser can get without being on “THE DAY” so we’re celebrating a few days early.   Our Security Patrol has finished their rounds and has reported that all is secure so we should just have a GOOD TIME today!

Thank you Clowie and Trainee Crew!

Before we start with the Teaser photo, etc., I thought we’d show you some costumes of students in today’s classroom – THEN some “flashback” photos of students in previous Halloween Teaser classes – everyone looks so totally cool.

Here are students Raz, Allie, and Noelle in their new costumes for this year’s Halloween celebration:

Now let’s have a peek at past student costumes from previous Halloween classes!

Just a few – we have tons – from way way back when Angel Sammy wasn’t an Angel!    Anyway, let’s get started with today’s Teaser activity shall we??????    It’s a SPECIAL TEASER photo today from a GUEST TEASER.    Let’s review the rules shall we????

And we have some special Halloween 2019 badges for you to try and win too!

So we’ll be awarding these little doozies to those who deserve them tomorrow……………………..now, for the MAIN EVENT…………………….today’s GUEST TEASER PHOTO!    Our Security Guard will bring in the photo for us:

Here’s the Teaser Photo for today Professors!   Sorry if I scared you and the class…….

Remember – no cheating!   If you do, the BOOGEYMAN will be after you since it’s Halloweeeeeeen!     Looks like a couple of witches including a horsewitch (very rare!) to me but we’ll find out tomorrow WHERE and WHAT and WHO.   Can you figure out where this photo was taken?????????

Now for a word from our Cheer Team……………………….no doubt they are all kitted out in Halloween gear………………………..come on in ladies!

Here we are in our Halloween gear
Nice to see so many Halloweeeeenie faces here!
Today’s Teaser might be just a bit tough
But we girls know that you like it rough (haha)
Be careful when you go out trick or treating
When the door opens up a WITCH you might be greeting!
Tune in tomorrow to see who wins
If you skip class you know you’ll pay for your sins!!!!

Yes tomorrow we’ll have our TELL ALL class and some of you will get badges for this Halloween.   Now if you’re hungry I think we should stop off at the cafeteria before you all go back to class and study to make your Teaser guesses.   Ready???

Happy Almost Halloween Class……Ready for some TREATS??

Today’s Menu:

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Tomorrow’s Menu will be JUST AS SCARY…See you then!

Good Luck Students.  See you at regular time tomorrow!   

Your Professors

SPARKS on Monday and Teaser Reminder

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Hello and Happy Monday!     Time to start off the week with a SPARK.  What exactly IS this Monday SPARK thing we do?   Well, most of you know that Annie of McGuffy’s Reader – who started SPARKS – was hacked and has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   Many of us who participated in her SPARKS Blog Hop and found value in sharing a thought on Monday continue doing that to hopefully give each other a “Monday boost” – perhaps something to think about to inspire us in the week ahead OR help us deal with something that’s on our mind.    Why not join us by sharing something that SPARKS you?   It might just start a spark in us too.

I suppose my SPARK for today is different in that it came about because of my cat Teddy.    I have had cats in my life for a long time and each one has been so very different in so many ways but it occurs to me that many people – mostly those who don’t have pets – think that all cats (or all dogs) are alike.   If you have a pet you expect certain behaviors and you know you’ll be providing certain care, blahblahblah.   But it’s just not true is it.   Those of you who have a pet and have truly “gotten to know” your pet know how unique they all are.    Teddy is so tuned into me and I love that about him.    I wish all the PEOPLE I know could be that tuned into each other because if humans were really tuned in I think there would be a lot more HAPPY people in this world.

Sometimes when I just look at Teddy – especially when he’s asleep – I can get pretty emotional.   Honestly I suspect that even though I never had children, I think the feeling of appreciating this little being’s value and worth and ability to bring happiness is the SAME FEELING you get when you look at your kids…..

Teddy, this SPARK is for you and everyone else who “gets” it !

Winnie the Pooh was EVER so wise!

Happy Monday………..Hugs, Pam

Teddy asked me to remind everyone that tomorrow is the Halloween version of the Tuesday Teaser……the class will be all decked out in its’ Halloween finest and anyone who wants to be IN the class in their costume, better send those photos in to Teddy TODAY!     It’s TEASERWEEN!!

Sunday Selfie Hop

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Yoo hoo!!   Time to do a selfie for The Cat On My Head…………………it’s a great Hop – why not join in?  Just click on their badge and link up with us.    You will NEVER believe it – my Mom actually took a photo of me in the living room when I was not on my back!    Yep – I was performing some “routine maintenance” on my body AND it was dark and the flash didn’t work properly so Mom tried to “edit it lighter” which didn’t turn out so well but at least it’s a NEW photo of yours truly.

SO here’s my selfie for today!

I saw her with her camera so stopped in the middle of my tummy cleaning – at least I thought maybe the fact the flash hadn’t flashed gave me a chance to avoid having my photo taken but OH NO………Mom persisted.    She hasn’t Lunapic-ized a photo of me in a while but she gave this one a shot with this result:

 

Oh boy – this will be a PIP of a puzzle!   This is Lunapic’s “NOUVEAU” art effect and it sure makes the oriental carpet look funky !!    Here’s a puzzle – this one is a DOOZY!

Click the MINI-ME for the puzzle………….Good Luck!

Now we know that our buddies, the Kitties blue at THE CAT ON MY HEAD are doing a Halloween-ish Selfie Hop today – so even though Mom couldn’t resist posting a photo of me having a wash, we still have one of ME in my Halloween costume for this year……………..ready?    Be prepared for VAMPIRE GINGER!

Wait – What?   Mom – where are my ears?   That gray hair looks like a rubber hat!   What’s with that???!!!!

 

That wraps it up for Selfie Sunday……………………..see you in the blogosphere everyone!

Gingery Teddy Hugs!