Category Archives: Cats and Christmas

Teaser Tuesday Christmas FUN!

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Merry Christmas – HO HO HO!  (Santa wants to know if you commented yet????)

Greetings to all our dedicated students who made it here for Teaser class on Christmas Day!    We’re proud of you.  No you don’t get a special prize for being here – just our undying thanks and love.   Now we will try to keep class relatively SHORT today so you can get back to playing with all the stuff Santa brought to you.

Some of you dressed up for class today – you look fabulous!

Our Cheer Team looks fabulous too!   And they have a GUEST Cheer Member today – let’s bring them on in to get you ready to guess the Teaser today shall we????

Christmas Day is finally here!
We decided to dress up as Santa’s reindeer!
Santa is grumpy and likes to be in charge….
How typical is that for our Humbug Sarge?
Good luck with the Teaser on this special day
We hope you get a badge and we just wanna say…..
HAPPY HOLIDAY TO YOU AND GIVE EACH OTHER A HUG
Unless of course you have the flu bug!

Good job!  You all look………………………interesting!     Now, let’s just give you the rules for the guessing QUICKLY and show you the badges one last time then give you the TEASER photo to begin agonizing over………..

Badges You Can Earn:

Since we gave our Security Guard the day off -I’m gonna show you the photos for today!

That’s right students – photos – meaning more than one – of the same place though – just more hints!!

Where were these Christmas photos taken?   Yes it’s tough…..but do your best!!

Let’s go get our Christmas Brunch from Miss Dingleberry – who -by the way – has a surprise of her own for you today!

SURPRISE students!   I’ve had plastic surgery and you now have a whole new face to see when you come to MY cafeteria!   I just need a little work on my mustache problem AND either laser surgery for my eyes OR some nicer glasses but it’s the NEW ME!    I’ll even try to be a little less………er…………..DIFFICULT………my Christmas/New Year’s Resolution.    Now PLEASE enjoy your brunch, won’t you????

TODAY’S CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

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We’ll see you in Tell All Class tomorrow students – Good luck with the tough Christmas Teaser and have a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION!!

Your Professors, Angel Sammy and Teddy

Pre-Teaser Christmas Style!

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Happy Christmas Eve Students!

‘Twas the class before Christmas and all through the school

Ding Dong School students were breaking the rules!

But the Professors said “go ahead – have some fun!

But if the principal comes, we’d all better run!”

 

Hello students and here we are for your pre-tease class which we will keep nice and SHORT since it is – after all – Christmas Eve.    Tomorrow we will have a Christmas Teaser for you and we just want to remind you of the rules AND show you the fabulous Teaser Badges we will be awarding to those of you who win one tomorrow!

Easy to follow these rules isn’t it – you just have to use your imagination, your SEARCH button to get clues from the photo to follow up on, and sometimes your best guessing skills!    You may win one of these:

Oh boy – now you know you can’t let this Christmas pass by without trying for one of these right?    Then for sure we’ll see you in class tomorrow – even if it’s a quickie visit before you see what Santa stuffed in your stocking on Christmas morning.

Which reminds me – we don’t normally give you ANY KIND OF HINT about when the Teaser will be popping up but since tomorrow is Christmas Day……….we will tell you just this one little hint – it will be EARLY.   At least early here on the East Coast of the USA!!!   So, that’s your hint and you’ll never get another clue like that as to time for the Teaser again (unless maybe for Christmas 2019…hahaha).    We don’t want to interfere with your Christmas celebration so we’ll get Teaser done and dusted and turn you loose after Miss Dingleberry’s Christmas BRUNCH (yes I said brunch…..there will be some breakfast items on the menu since we’ll be early!).

Oh I like brunch……..ummm….Professor what’s a “brunch” exactly????

There will be some surprises tomorrow too – our Cheer Team has new costumes AND they have talked Sarge into joining them.    Miss Dingleberry has a surprise too and that’s all we’re saying!!!!

The Cheer Team is wearing their elf costumes for their little Pre-Christmas cheer today but tomorrow……….well………you’ll just have to wait and see!

Here we are as elves one last time
Squeezing into these suits has been a crime!
Tomorrow we’ll be here to wish you a Christmas SO Merry….
We are NOT going to dress as Christmas fairies!
Now you’d better be asleep tonight when Santa arrives
Or the coal he puts in your stocking might give you hives!

Students if you come to school tomorrow with hives we’ll all know you PEEKED!

Interesting cheer today team………….but thanks for the warning about being asleep (or pretending to be) when Santa comes.   The lady in our Graphics Department said her Mom told her if she tries to sneak a peek at Santa she’d get coal in her stocking.    I know you don’t want that so SLEEP tonight and we’ll see you tomorrow!

I’m not gonna peek! No way!

Now let’s go have our lunch so you all can go home early today – remember tomorrow we’ll have an EARLY class and turn you loose to spend the day with your family!!!!!!

Welcome to the cafeteria students…..I know you’re all excited for tomorrow to arrive so you can see what Santa brings you, but for today, me and my cafeteria crew are bringing you a nice Christmas Eve lunch!!    I’m even on my BEST behavior just for you!!   Amazing right?

Christmas Eve Menu:

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See you in class early tomorrow students!    Your Profs…………Happy Christmas Eve!

 

 

Sunday Selfie

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Happy Sunday!    The last Sunday before Christmas is here and we’re going to be hopping with everyone else to show off our Christmas Selfie.   Want to join in?  Click on the badge above and do it!    Our hosts, The Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head host this great hop every week.   Total FUN!

Before I show you my selfie for this Sunday I want to just say a little word about my friends The Kitties Blue.    Most particularly the youngest of the kitty crew, little Sawyer.    He needs lots of purrs and POTP because he has a seizure disorder AND had a whopper of a seizure this past week – had to stay in the emergency hospital overnight.   He’s now on three medications to try and keep his seizures under control.   See why I’m asking you all to keep him in your prayers?    He’s just a little guy and we hope no more seizures for him if we all just keep him in our prayers.

Now – onward to my selfie.    Mom seemed to think it was pretty cute that I was snoozing under the tree……………I happen to love it under there – it’s quiet and cozy and – well – nobody else but ME can possibly get under there so it’s private too!    Here I am:

My head on Dad’s train railroad track.   Snoozing away.   Mom did a little Lunapic magic to this photo though and then Christmasized it.    Here’s how THAT turned out:

Mom added Lunapic’s “SPACE” filter then Pizapped a Christmas frame around it and I think it looks dreamy – you can almost hear me snoozing away.

If you’re up for a puzzle, Mom made this for you!

Just click on this mini-me and have fun with the puzzle!!

 

Happy Christmas to All and to All a GOODNIGHT!

Love, Teddy

Bakin’ in Baconia for Christmas!

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Final Countdown to Christmas!   Our last idea for your holiday………

Are you a sugar cookie lover like my Mom is?   She buys those “rolls” of sugar cookie dough and decorates them like crazy with sprinkles and sparkles and all sort of stuff but recently she saw THIS recipe and OOH LA LA…..she is also an eggnog fan.   So this was just MADE to be tried!    And know what?   They are delicious (she says!).   No – there’s no bacon in it but Christmas isn’t all about bacon (well………maybe but not today!).

 

Eggnog Sugar Cookies

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar (divided)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons eggnog
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Frosting

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons eggnog

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and very lightly grease a baking sheet. In a large bowl, cream butter for 2-3 minutes until fluffy. Add vegetable oil, 1 1/2 cups sugar, powdered sugar, eggnog, and eggs and mix well.

  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, nutmeg, and salt. Gradually mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until dough comes together.

  3. Roll 1/4 cup dough into a ball. Place remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl. Roll ball in the sugar to coat. Place ball on prepared baking sheet. Use the bottom of a tall glass or cup to flatten the dough ball to about 1/2 inch thickness. (The sides of the dough should squish out around the bottom of the glass) Repeat process with remaining dough.

  4. Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes until cookies look “dry” but are still pale in color. Allow to cool 3-4 minutes on the baking sheet. Remove from baking sheet and allow to cool completely.

  5. To  prepare the frosting, cream together butter and cream cheese until fluffy (1-2 minutes). Add powdered sugar and mix until very thick. Add eggnog and mix until frosting is smooth.   Spread on cooled cookies.   Store in airtight container.

    1. Recipe Notes

    * Because this frosting will stay soft, I recommend waiting to frost the cookies until shortly before serving. Keep cookies and frosting stored in separate containers in the meantime! This way you don’t have to worry about stacking the sugar cookies in a container when they are frosted.

    Do I have to tell you how yum these are and that you should try making a batch???   Go for it.   It’s Christmas and you’re running out of time to make baked goodies for your family and company!!

We want to wish everyone a super duper holiday…………………..we’ve had fun finding some fun stuff for you to bake for the holiday season but we will be returning to good old BACONIZED recipes next Saturday.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM BACONIA!

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thursday!   We’ve made it to the week before Christmas and I’m sure everyone is really focusing now on the things they are thankful for………….I know we are.   If you are and want to share, why not join us in the Hop hosted by Brian?   Just click his badge above and join in.   Tell us your thankfuls.

I’m thankful that even though the presents keep arriving all wrapped up and ready to go under the Christmas tree, they AREN’T.   What?  Huh?   Yes that’s right, they aren’t going under the tree because Mom and Dad have decided that since I love being under there so much, they will put the presents out AWAY from the tree.   There are only TWO under it and they don’t interfere with me lying on the train track OR on the tree skirt.   I’ve got the whole cozy “under tree” campsite to myself!    Thankful I will be until the tree gets packed up again well after the holiday is over.    I’m also thankful for all the wonderful cards that are coming in – MOST OF THEM ARE FOR ME!   That’s because I’m a Cat Scout and we exchange cards for Christmas.    You know if you are a cat and want to have a whole lot of fun – join CAT SCOUTS because it’s GREAT.

I’m also very thankful that Angel Sammy’s email arrived on schedule and that I can share it with you as I do every week.   He always says that he hopes more people will write a poem and join in the fun but we ARE thankful that those of you who DO write one, continue with it.   You are (we think) enjoying it as much as we do.

Here it is!

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Happy Almost Christmas Friends!

Gosh it won’t be long now until all of you will see what having been such good boys and girls this past year will bring you from Santa!    You have been good right?   I hope so – I have been but we don’t do anything BUT good things when we’re at the Bridge.    I keep my little brother Teddy on the GOOD path like a big brother would do too so I’m sure Santa Paws will be visiting him next week.

Meanwhile, it’s of course time for us to share some poetry.   Did you write one this week using the photo I gave you as inspiration?   We sure had a lot of comments about the photo and the little girl visiting Santa.   It even prompted my Mom to share the old photo of her meeting Santa for the first time.   I’m sure every child reacts differently but here are so many cute photos out there of visits with Santa.    Anyway, the photo was fun to do a poem about and we hope you will share yours with us either in comments or give us a link in comments to follow and read your poem OK?  OK!  

“Really??”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    December 19, 2018

I’m still not so sure about a lot of things

Like what time is my nap and do angels have wings?

Like why do I have to have a bath and why can’t I walk?

Like when will I finally be able to talk?

Like why did Mom sit me here on the lap of this stranger?

Like can I trust this guy or am I in danger?

Like how can he have so much hair and I’m hairless?

Like was this a mistake or was Mom just being careless?

Then he opened his mouth and his words were so lyrical

I didn’t even mind that his tummy was so spherical!

“Hello little beauty, what can Santa bring you this year?”

I knew he’d not understand my baby talk but I whispered in his ear…..

“DaDaMaMaGaGaaaaaa” and he giggled out loud

He kissed the top of my head, his beard was soft as a cloud……

I might have been scared when I first saw this man

But if anyone can fix this world, I hope Santa can!

 

Tee Hee……that was a lot of fun to write and I hope you enjoyed it.   I also hope you wrote a poem for this darling photo too!!     You’ll have another chance to write a poem to share next Thursday too because I have a photo to show you NOW that will be your inspiration for next week.    Ready?

I bet we all have some fun with this one!     Meanwhile, speaking of fun, may I wish all of you my dear friends a most HAPPY and joyous holiday.   Fun of fun, but also full of thoughts of what Christmas is REALLY all about.   Don’t lose sight of it – when you do lose sight of the reason for the season, we truly all will be lost.

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

All the Rainbow Angels join me in sending you hugs….and forever love……  

Angel Sammy

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Gosh thanks Angel Sammy.    I wish you and I could spend this Christmas under the tree together……………………See all of you next week!!   Remember – write a poem – you’ll be glad you did!

Christmas hugs for everyone!    Teddy

 

 

 

Teaser Tell All Class Time….

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Come in from the snow students – take a seat – time for the TELL ALL!

It was a most interesting Teaser yesterday was it not?   We can thank our Graphics Department for that one.   It wasn’t sent in – it was hand-picked by SOMEONE in our graphics department who thought it was (a) interesting, (b) unusual, and (c) a bit of a challenge.    We think we scored on (a) and (b) but thanks to the smarties in the class who know how to search for stuff they see in the photo, it was guessed pretty quickly!

BUT – first things first – and first we’ll talk FIRST COMMENTERS!    We had THREE……………..

I know I wasn’t one of them……I was even LATE to school! 

The three FIRSTIES were:

CLOWIE, Oliver/Calvin and CSILLA !!

WHOOP WHOOP WHOOOP for the THREE FIRSTIES!

Well done you three!   Here’s your badge!

I was one of THREE First Commenters on the Pre-Christmas Teaser of Dec. 18, 2018! YAY for me!

We want to thank our Graphics Department for the unusual photo and here’s another chance to take a peek before we tell you who was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER!

A most unusual fountain is it not???    It is a boiling spring (Kochbrunnen) in the middle of Weisbaden, Germany in a town square.   Those are mineral deposits that make it look very much like a mini-volcano.    CLICK HERE and you’ll read a little bit about it – the deposits must be removed from time to time so the fountain doesn’t collapse under the weight!

YIKES – that’s a fountain we kitties best not try to get a drink from that’s for sure!!!!   OUCH!

Cool man……er……I mean HOT man……er……I mean STAY AWAY from that for sure!

Now to tell you all who our very FIRST RIGHT GUESSER was…………………ready?

Miss Jackie from Two Devon Cats !!!

WAHOOOO FOR YOU MISS JACKIE!

Yes she guessed it first…………..and did some sleuthing to figure it out too!    Here’s your badge Miss Jackie:

Oh boy! I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Pre-Christmas Teaser of Dec. 18, 2018 and I got this badge to prove it!

There were some more students who got it right – they just weren’t FIRST – but they were right and all of you get one of these:

I wasn’t FAST enough to be FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Pre-Christmas Teaser of Dec. 18, 2018, but I did guess RIGHT so I get a badge for that!

AND if you were wrong but you guessed – we still reward you for TRYING!    This badge is for all of you who tried to guess and didn’t make the right guess:

Boo Hoo….my guess was WRONG on the Pre-Christmas Teaser of Dec. 18, 2018 but I TRIED so I got a badge ANYWAY!

A big congratulations from your Professors for those of you who got the final PRE-CHRISTMAS BADGES from Ding Dong School.    Next week there will be CHRISTMAS BADGES for those who win.

I’m gonna pout a little bit…..then get over it…..then try extra hard for a CHRISTMAS badge next week!

The Cheer Team might help you smile…………it’s good to smile you know!   After all, Teasers are just a bit of fun AND a little bit of education all rolled into one fun thing we do at school every week.

We’ll drink to that!

We’re sticking with the Christmas theme
But if we had to be elves again we just might scream!
Sugarplum Fairies sweet as can be
Now here are the winners for you to see
We had three First Commenters right off the bat….
Clowie, Oliver/Calvin and Csilla – what do you think of that?!
Then after a bit of a restful pause
Who was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER? It was Jackie Claus!
Miss Jackie was fast but others were also right
Good thing we made it out of there without a fight!
Next week we’ll be in costumes but who knows what kind?
I guess we’ll have to settle for whatever we find!

Well what a surprise!    SUGARPLUM FAIRIES for a cheer team.   Well done  you probably are tired of your elf costumes.   We can’t wait to see what you come up with for next week!

Whatever it is, it will be GROOVY……

So who knows what time it is now??????

tick tock tick tock

It’s TIME for lunch!    Let’s head to the cafeteria shall we????

Hello Students……I hope you brought your appetites with you today.   I’ve taken my medication today so I’m in a good mood.   No nastiness from Miss Dingleberry today……….unless my medication wears off of course………….Enjoy!

Today’s Pre-Christmas Menu:

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Students, your Professors will see you back in class Monday if you are able to be there for PRE-TEASER CHRISTMAS EVE class, then on Tuesday, CHRISTMAS TEASER class.  

Ho Ho Ho……………..Professors Angel Sam and Teddy

Tuesday Teaser Time!

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It’s TEASER Day – HAVE YOU COMMENTED YET????? 

Hello Students.   Today we Tease and next week this time we will be having a Christmas Teaser – it’s ALL GO here at Ding Dong Sheep School isn’t it.    I hope you’re ready.    Today we have a GUEST TEASER and it’s an interesting one but that’s all I’ll say.    Then after we show you the Teaser and you’ve had a chance to examine it from all angles, upside down, backwards and standing on your head (haha), then we’ll head to the cafeteria for lunch.

FIRST UP let’s talk rules and badges………………..Only two rules but four badges and this is the last time you will get a PRE-CHRISTMAS badge!   Next week we’ll have CHRISTMAS badges to win!

Phooey!  This is my last chance for a Pre-Christmas badge???  Double Phooey!

Let’s ask our delightful Cheer Team to come in and WARM you all up for the Teaser photo shall we????

The Teaser is a guest one for you today
Is it tough or easy you might say?
We’re sure you’ll think it’s got some clues
So maybe you won’t sing the blues
Your last chance to win a Pre-Christmas prize
We hope you don’t have sleepy eyes!
Good luck to you we know you’re all smart
Then we’ll cheer your name tomorrow right from our hearts!

 

See you tomorrow students and Profs – we’re heading to our hot tub room for a soak!!

A well deserved soak I might say.    Where would we be without cheer team????

Things would NOT be as GROOVY without them!

Indeed…………….now shall we bring in our Security Guard with the photo for today??????

Hello Professors and Class – here’s your challenge for today!

Alright students – do your best………………what city/town/village and what state (usa) or country (non-usa) was this photo taken in???????     Meanwhile, you can either sit here and THINK or come to the cafeteria for some food to keep those brain cells alive and kicking.

Brain? My brain needs food? I’m coming to the cafeteria!

Alright you charming students, it’s time to fill up your bellies and get you back to class for your TEASER challenge.   You don’t want to FLUNK OUT do you?     No of course not!   EAT UP!

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Good luck with the Teaser Students – we’ll be back tomorrow with the badges you’ve won!!!

The Profs!

 

Pre-Teaser Monday Pre-Christmas Style!

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Good Morning Students!    It’s time for class prep for tomorrow’s TEST.  

We hope by the time we head off to lunch in the cafeteria today, you are feeling confident that you WILL be a winner tomorrow when we have our TUESDAY TEASER.    We’ll do our best to prepare you.

Remember when you arrive at class tomorrow to COMMENT FIRST then have a seat at your desk.   FIRST THINGS FIRST.    The post will arrive at a surprise time so don’t look for it to be there when our posts USUALLY pop into your mailbox.    Rules?  Yes we have only TWO:

Easy right?   We just want you to try and figure out where the photo was taken on your own – not using a photo ID program like Google Image.   Just study the photo, look for any clues, figure out what’s the best thing to do a search for based on things you see in the photo and GO FOR IT!

I’m READY for tomorrow – I even got new glasses!

Me too!

We want to remind you too that even though the timing isn’t so great because of the day of the week Christmas falls this year – we are STILL going to have a Christmas Teaser for you.    There will be a Pre-Tease Christmas Eve class and a Christmas Day Tuesday Teaser.    Special badges?  Oh yes indeed we’ll have those too.    So if you aren’t too busy to stop by – please do.   Miss Dingleberry will have a special lunch that day as well.

Oh boy……..a special holiday meal…..YUM!

The Teaser is a GUEST TEASER.   You know how that goes – sometimes they are easier and sometimes NOT.    In other words – just be prepared!

I’m ALWAYS prepared!

The Cheer Team is here to get you ready for Tuesday.   They do a pretty good job of it too!

Four adorable Christmas Elves are we
Can you believe we do this gig for free?
Our duty is to get you ready
For Professors Angel Sam and Assistant Teddy
The Teaser will be here tomorrow and then you’ll see
Just how smart you all can be!
This is your last chance for a PRE-Christmas badge
The booby prize is a date with Madge. (just kidding)

Oh I sure don’t want THAT booby prize!

Now be nice or there will be demerits!!!!!!

Here are the Pre-Christmas badges that you have one last chance of winning.    Next week there will be special CHRISTMAS TEASER badges.

Now who’s UP for lunch?????   If you are follow me – if you aren’t, you can stay in the classroom and STUDY!!!

I’ll be STUDY MONITOR if you aren’t going to lunch!

Greetings Students…..please be polite in line……or ELSE…….

Today’s Menu:

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We will see you tomorrow at a surprise time class!   Good Luck!  

Your Professors

 

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Friday is here!    Today we all fill in sentences in this FUN hop co-hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs.   If you’d like to join in the fun, just click the badge above and fill in Four-Legged Furball’s “LINKY FORM” – and you’re in!!

I think today Mom and I will take turns filling in.   I’ll answer the “cat-friendly” ones and she can handle the “better leave it to the human” ones!    We’ll be a partnership!

Here are the four sentences we got from our co-hosts for this week.    My fill-ins are BLUE and Mom’s are RED:

1. I really need to lose 20 lbs. but the chances of that happening during the holidays are SLIMMER than I will ever be!.
2. My favorite Christmas ( or Hanukkah) decoration is one that I can see my reflection in – Mom puts those on the bottom of the tree and I don’t touch them but I like looking IN them and seeing ME!!

3. It’s beginning to look a lot like we might not have a white Christmas this year but that’s OK – I’m not too crazy about cold toes in the snow anyway!
4. This time of year, I eat my fair share of sweet stuff like desserts – which may have some effect on my fill-in for #1 !!!!

 

There you have it – another successful Friday Fill-In session with me and my Mom.    You know it sure won’t be long before Christmas is here.    Can you believe it?   I’ve been so very good that I can’t imagine that my stocking won’t be filled to the tippity top after Santa visits us.   I’m going to try to sleep under the tree on Christmas Eve so I can SEE him this year.   Last year I’m afraid I slept through the whole thing.   YES I’m a sound sleeper!

HAPPY FRIDAY!

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Hello Friends!    Today is our double day – starting with being THANKFUL then moving into POETRY.    Of course this time of year most of us tend to focus on the many things we are thankful for (or SHOULD be thankful for!)………….I’m thankful that we didn’t get as much snow as originally predicted for our area – the BIG SNOW remained South but that meant that a lot of people who don’t normally see a lot of white stuff, DID.    NC and Southern Virginia were hammered as you know!    The photos we saw were amazing.   We had just under two inches and it’s pretty well gone now.   Thankful?  OH YES WE ARE!

I’m also very thankful that that wifi connection Angel Sammy has never lets us down.  I got his poem last night along with his message……….I’ll share it with you!

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GREETINGS FROM THE BRIDGE!!

Hi everybody.  It’s that time of the week again – time for us to stretch our wings (which Angels do literally!), and share some poetry.    Each Thursday I give you a photo to use as inspiration for the following week.   You all are FANTASTIC because those of you who have been participating are doing a wonderful job of being creative.   I hope more and more of you decide to give writing a poem a try and sharing your work with us via our comments with a link to where we can read YOUR poem!     After I share last week’s photo (below) and my poem inspired by that photo, I will give you a NEW photo for you to think about and study and ultimately write a poem about (I hope).

Ready?   Set?   GO!

“Twas The Night Before Christmas…..”

Poem By Angel Sammy Kimmell     December 12, 2018

The malls are alive with the sound of crowds

Everyone laughing and talking real loud

Lines are long and patience is short

Especially this is true in the Mall food court!

Stores are restocking to keep up with the buyers

Little kids forced to come shopping turn into cryers!

Gift wrappers have lines and learn to be FAST

Those bows and all that tape just better last!

Wall to wall people as far as you can see

Sales people anxious for closing time so they can be FREE

In spite of the craziness and the panic and such

Nobody seems to mind or care all that much

Because the holidays are here and the smiles are for real

Santa Claus is coming soon and that’s a BIG DEAL!!

 

HAHAHA…….I had some fun with this.    I hope you enjoyed tackling this photo too.   I had several write to me to say they thought it was a perfect photo for close to Christmas.    This probably is what 90% of the Malls look like RIGHT NOW but certainly on those last two or three nights before Christmas!    Are you ready for NEXT week’s photo?    Even CLOSER to Christmas………

I love the photo for next week…………….just love it.

I’ll show you a photo of my Mom as a little girl visiting Santa……….don’t tell her I showed it to you though!

My Dad teases Mom about this one – the number on the side of Santa’s chair – he wonders if that’s his prison number or something.   HAHAHAHA    This was actually taken when my Mom saw Santa in Weisbaden, Germany when they lived there a million years ago.   I personally think this Santa looks a little scary.   Mom doesn’t seem to think so though – she looks totally fascinated.

Anyway, your photo for next week is NOT the one with Mom but the cute one above it with the little girl in her tartan outfit!!    I’ll look forward to writing my own poem about the photo AND to reading all of yours!

I hope all of you are being EXTRA good right now – you know Santa keeps a very close eye on all of us at Christmas time and really all year through.   I hope you are on his NICE list!

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

See you next Thursday…….meanwhile I’m sending you a holiday hug…..

Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy……………I’m anxious to read everyone’s poems too.    I’m also anxious to hear from you again next week.    I always AM…………………..

Hugs, Teddy