Thankful and Poetic Thursday


The Thankful Blog Hop is hosted by our friend Brian at Brians Home Blog – if you’d like to join in the fun of being THANKFUL together, just click the badge above and link up. This time of year EVERYONE thinks about all the things they’re thankful for right? Well, they also think about the weather on Christmas Eve and hoping Santa Claus doesn’t run into any major storms on his rounds too. My other thankfuls include that we just might have a white Christmas with some rain and/or snow on Christmas Day. I won’t go out in the snow for sure but it would be kind of pretty to be home on a snowy day enjoying whatever Santa Claws brought me! Also very thankful that my Mom and Dad continue to keep healthy.

We also have Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday poem for you as well. It’s Christmas Eve and the photo he gave all of us to use for today’s poem is definitely Christmas Eve material!     Here’s his email to me:


Happy Christmas Eve Friends!

What a perfect day to share some poetry.    I hope you wrote a poem for the photo I gave you last Thursday.    It’s a cute photo and certainly has a flavor of Christmas Eve.   If you wrote a poem let us all know in comments………we can’t wait to read your work!!     

Here’s the photo I gave you last week, followed by my poem……………………..then followed by a NEW photo for you to use to write a poem for NEXT Thursday which will be New Year’s Eve!


Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©December 23, 2020

Trying to stay awake by reading a book

Wanting to be awake to catch a quick look!

Mom says he won’t come if he knows you’re awake

But we had no idea just how long it would take

When morning arrives and little eyes fly open

Seeing all our new toys – all the things we were hopin’ !

Cookies and milk are gone so we’re glad he had his snack

But we sure wanted to see him go up the chimney with his empty sack!


Oh the magic of Christmas when you’re a kid.   This photo is absolutely adorable too – Santa’s rosy cheeks……..the kids warm and cozy by the fire waiting – waiting.    This scene is liable to be acted out for real all over the world tonight.    We hope that the magic of Christmas lasts forever and ever.

Here’s next week’s photo…………..I suppose you might have guessed what sort of theme I’d choose since it’s New Year’s Eve??

Having a blast……………………but how about tomorrow morning??????????   My Mom and Dad haven’t been to New Year’s Eve party in like forever and ever – that might be a good thing – I wouldn’t want them to be caught on film like these two but I have to admit – they look like they’re having fun!

Think about the photo and next week share your poem using this cute photo as inspiration……………..until then…………………….



Love – Angel Sammy


Thank you Angel Sammy……..I think this was your last Christmas portrait before you left for the Bridge………………….We all miss you………….

Love, Teddy

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  1. Merry Christmas Angel Sammy! I think your Mom really loved this poem because the spirit of Christmas is alive and well in the Kimmell house as you well know! I bet she leaves a plate with some biscotti on it tonight for Santa! Merry Christmas Eve to you Teddy and to your Mom and Dad! Good Morning, Virginieeeeeeeeeeee!

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    • Good Morning Floridaaaaaadoooooooooooo and Happy New Year’s Eve morning!! We have rain, rain, rain today and tonight of “Noah’s Ark” proportions but it’s way better than if it was SNOW! A little snow might be nice but you have to be careful what you wish for……hahaha. Funny you should mention biscotti – I am making that and some sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles this morning. We’re set with a big stack of firewood so we’re IN for the next couple of days. Went out last night to look at Christmas decorations around town – SO BEAUTIFUL! Hope you and SSNS have a really grand New Year’s Eve celebrating in the new home – what a year it’s been!!

      Love and big hugs from me and the Boop………………… ❤


  2. Sammy, your poem made me smile. Did you enjoy sitting under the tree as much as Teddy?

    Hey Teddy. If Mom and Dad are used to staying in on New Year’s Eve, relax … they will stay in this year of the virus. On the other hand, that is going to be an adjustment for us. Oh well … we’ll just make the best of it.

    Pam, thanks for the gift of joy you give us here. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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    • Frank thank you for your kind words…..all these years – starting with Sammy – I’ve tried to bring a smile and maybe a little something to think about to the blog in addition to sharing my life with Sammy then and Teddy now. I’m glad you are having some fun with us! We are enjoying your blog too…..each of us has a little spot in our soul that can shine if it is given a chance – I think blogging can give that to us if we CHOOSE to use our voice for that. We haven’t gone out for New Year’s Eve in ages – in fact, we haven’t even seen the “ball fall” in Times Square in ages. We have a lovely candlelight dinner at home and enjoy a bottle of bubbly together then go to bed at normal time to wake up to a new year the next day……in my youth I would “party hearty” but that was then – and this is now and never the twain shall meet! Sorry you will miss out on your tradition but you just may find a quiet NYEve is pretty darn fun too!!! Here’s to a MUCH BETTER new year for us all. Thanks for being our new friend!

      Hugs, Pam and Teddy too
      p.s. Sammy absolutely LOVED sleeping under the tree and we know tons of other blogging cats who do too….it’s a nice private spot (and there are dangly things in the branches above that you can bat about!)

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  3. Mom and I also thank you for the cheer, the happiness and the sweetness every day of the year that you and your Angel brother and your parents bring us in the Blogosphere, Teddy. We look forward to you every day. Lots of love to you four and Merry Christmas.
    Katie Isabella

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    • Oh Katie and mom Carole how sweet you are – we are so glad that you are feeling what we are hoping everyone feels when they see what’s up at One Spoiled Cat. FUN, HAPPINESS and support if you need it! Thanks for being such good friends to us and letting us know that you enjoy visiting us! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND SUPER DUPER NEW YEAR!

      Love, Teddy, Angel Sammy and Mom too

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    • We haven’t given up the chance of a little snow tomorrow but meanwhile it sure is raining up a storm!!! Thank you for being Hop host – it’s a real joy reading the thankfuls everyone has every week – YOU are one of our thankfuls!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  4. Angel Sammy and staff first and foremost thank you for all the gorgeous inspirational and fun photos you found for us 2020 needed all of that. I love your poem and oh what memories…hugs and Merry Christmas Eve
    Love and joy comes with this too

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    • Awwwww…..thank you so much Cecilia! You and all our wonderful followers make it FUN to blog and do things like Teasers and Poetry Fun – people enjoy being creative and even those who think they “can’t” – CAN! We hope you have a really wonderful holiday…start to finish….leading into a way better and happier new year. Thanks so much for being our friends……..

      Love and Hugs, Pam and Teddy

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  5. I love that Christmas photo of Angel Sammy. He wrote such a sweet poem too. Thanks to your mom for finding us great prompts. Have a wonderful Christmas eve and don’t drink all Santa’s milk. 🙂 XO

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    • We wish the same for you………..with a house full of precious babies (!) and all the love that surrounds you, Lenny and the crew – you’re bound to have the best holiday EVER!

      Pam and Teddy


  6. Dearest Pam, Teddy and angel Sammy! Your poem is wonderful! I want to thank you for the happiness you sent out through the interwebs this awful year. Often, when I felt overwhelmed this year, the laughs I got form the Teasers and the inspiration I got from the poems really helped through the darkness. Our family wishes you love, joy, and peace … today, tomorrow, and always – Merry Christmas.
    Thank you, Barb


    • You are too kind Barb……you know, really the reason we’ve kept going all these years is because we FEEL the happiness that we get by doing it and the kind comments from friends who visit us. It’s uplifting for US and to hear that it is for our readers is energizing! Sometimes I think I’m crazy to get so involved with the blog but as long as it makes US and YOU ALL happy we’ll be here. We know you’ve had an overwhelming year – actually longer than just a year (!) – but look at you now – in a good place in your life – and HAPPY we hope!! MERRY CHRISTMAS and here’s to a wonderful 2021!

      Hugs, Pam and Teddy


    • What a precious poem you did for the photo too! Kids and Christmas were just “meant to be”………memories of Christmas past are wonderful in “re-runs” too but it seems so very long ago when Christmas Eve was almost impossible to get through so I could go to sleep and wake up to Santa’s presents. Life goes on……and we have much to be grateful for…..including our childhoods.

      Love and Merry Christmas, Pam and Teddy too


  7. Lovely poem, Angel Sammy. I remember those Christmases where my brother and I willed ourselves to stay awake, but it never worked.
    Merry Christmas Pam, David and Teddy.


    • Merry Christmas Jackie and Ivor………Yes – fun memories being a kid at Christmas… know, the older we get those feelings about the holiday change a bit but one thing doesn’t and that’s thinking about the true meaning of Christmas and how no matter how old you get, it’s still MAGICAL.

      Love, Pam, David and Teddy


  8. Merry Christmas from all of us. We hope when you open your sleepy eyes in the morning that Santa will have left lots of goodies for everyone.

    Jolly Jingling Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


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  10. First off, we absolutely adore Angel Sammy’s photo, and the poem is perfect. Our mom’s is much like it; though, she is not posting it until tomorrow. The meme with the dog and cat and cookies is hysterical. Merry Christmas dear friends. We love you all bunches! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Mom Janet & Dad Tom 💝❣️💖


    • MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU!!!!! A special one with a new family member…….and here’s to a WAY better New Year for all of us……….

      Hugs, Pam and Teddy, and Dad Dave (and Angel Sammy of course!)


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