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Thankful Thanksgiving and Poetry


What better way to celebrate being THANKFUL than on THANKSGIVING! Brian has the perfect blog hop for everyone today and if you’d like to join in and express your thanks – please click on his badge and join in.

We are mostly thankful for our health at my house but also thankful for ALL OF YOU.    You are the people who keep us going.    We blog so we can enjoy your company and your sense of humor and your support and about a million other things.    The blogosphere is a HUGE world as you know…..some people try it and don’t like it and stop.    Angel Sammy and Mom started this blog in May of 2011 and after Angel Sammy left us, I took his place and we are still going strong.    That is a BIG THANKFUL.    

Angel Sammy STILL is involved in the blog though as you know – in several ways but the biggest of ways is his POETIC THURSDAY.    And I got his email last night so here’s what he has for all of us this week:


Happy Thanksgiving Friends!

I spent a lot of Thanksgivings with my Mom and Dad and know how much they enjoyed the big feast with family.    This year they will be alone – with Teddy – for the feasting.    Mom is doing the whole turkey and trimmings thing and they will have a fire in the fireplace and Teddy will sleep through the whole thing – just like I did when I lived there!     

We hope that you took a little time this past week to use the photo I gave you last Thursday as inspiration in order to write a poem to share with us.    I wrote mine and below is the photo we all used and my poem.   

“Visible In Space!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©November 25, 2020


Look at those lights – they’re all over the place!

No doubt this home is visible up in space…………

Every inch of property is covered in lights

Their electric bill must truly be a fright

But they don’t mind this is a holiday fun

It’s not just for THEM but for EVERYONE!

The most popular house for a Christmas tour

You can hardly ignore it – that’s for sure!

The joy of the season shines from every inch

And overseeing it all is “himself” – the Grinch!

One thing for sure is that the night of Santa’s flight

He’ll definitely find this house – as follows the light!


HAHA.   Well, I am sure these folks don’t care what the electric bill is – they have fun and that’s what’s important.    They have spirit.    I’m sure the whole neighborhood gets caught up in it too.   

Now – did you write a poem?  Let us know in comments won’t you?  We’d love to read it.    Don’t say “I can’t write poetry” because trust me – YOU CAN DO THIS!    Give it a try……then share it with us.

Want to see the photo for NEXT Thursday’s poetic get-together?     Here it is:

My Mom said she always wanted to go in the Fun House or Haunted House, etc. at a carnival but that her memory of what was INSIDE was not always FUN – sometimes it was VERY SCARY!   I think this might make for some fun poetry don’t you?

Well my friends, our time has come and gone.    I want to wish all of you a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING if you celebrate it – if you don’t – I’ll just THANK YOU for being our friend.    See you next week and please continue to STAY SAFE.

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

Love, Angel Sammy


Thank you Angel Sammy.    I sure am thankful that you are my Angel Brother.     You guide me every day.    I always think “what would Sammy do?” or “what would Sammy think?”…….that has helped me grow up to be a good cat (Mom says anyway!).

Hugs, Teddy


SPARK on Monday


Here we go with another week……the days fly by……and we’re still here!  Monday means starting out another week with a light heart and a right attitude.    At least that’s what I try to do.    What is SPARKS?   Mondays are the start of a new week and why not start that week with a thought or message or reminder of the fact that Mondays set the tone for the week ahead – why not make it powerful.     That was the idea that Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader had when she began the SPARK posts a few years ago – before her blog was hacked and she stopped posting. We hope she will be back soon – we miss her but in her honor many of us have been carrying the SPARKS torch on Mondays.   Just something to make us stop and think – prepare us for facing a new day.

The idea of living life one day at a time seems to have taken on a bigger spot in my heart as I’ve aged……………..after all we really CAN only live one day at a time.   So taking on the day in little steps instead of making it a giant project lets us make it an “easier” project getting through those 24 hours.    One step, one breath, one moment at a time.    Do what you can.   It’s ENOUGH.   We can’t do it all but we can get through our days without putting pressure on ourselves – we’re only human.   (most of us anyway!!)

Have a SPARKY Monday – no – make that a SPARKY WEEK!     See you next Monday……………..

Hugs, Pam


Sunday Selfie Hop


It’s Sunday again………….and you know what that means!     Time to show ourselves off in the Hop hosted by The Cat On My Head………………………..they’ve had some major website problems for days so we’re not entirely sure how this will work this week but if you click the logo/badge above it should take you to their blog where you should be able to link up.    However – when you have problems, there’s no guarantees!     I just know they are working hard to get back in business.

At any rate you get to see a photo of yours truly that my Mom took yesterday at noon on our front sidewalk (which appears to have some moss growing on it!).     I was just getting back from a cruise around the perimeter of the house looking for introoders when Mom appeared on the porch with her camera.    Yes I was looking at her until she snapped the photo – just part of my usual behavior with the camera.   Cooperation?   NEVER!   HAHAHAHAHAHA    Oh and before you ask, yes I think that’s a spot of bird poop behind me.    We have very impolite birds.

This is a boring photo other than the fact I’m in it……………so Mom had to dress it up a little with Lunapic………………..but here’s where we started:


Not boring thanks to Lunapic’s “Hunger” (new art filter)

And of course we did a puzzle………….what would Sunday be without a puzzle???????   


Happy Sunday!!!  Hugs, Teddy


Bakin’ With Bacon and the King for Thanksgiving!


Howdy Fellow Chefs!   I have a yummy side dish for you!

I’ve got another good one for you today. My Mom is a nutcase when it comes to insisting we have Green Bean Casserole for Thanksgiving – and just about any other time she can make it as well. So how about a recipe for the casserole WITH BACON????

Not a recipe you’ve never heard of I’m sure but maybe one you sort of forgot about – I don’t think most people put cheddar cheese OR bacon it it but it sure adds a lot!

Bacon Cheddar Green Bean Casserole


  • 2 cans (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup or 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped (about 6 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 cups cooked green beans or 4 cans (14.5 ounces each) any style Del Monte® Green Beans, drained
  • 2 2/3 cups French’s® French Fried Onions


  • Step 1

    Stir the soup, milk, half the cheese, 5 tablespoons bacon, black pepper, beans and 1 1/3 cups onions in a 3-quart baking dish.

  • Step 2

    Bake at 350°F. for 25 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbling and the beans are tender (for softer beans bake a little longer).  Stir the bean mixture.  Sprinkle with the remaining cheese, onions and bacon.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.


Oh boy – I want a big old bowl of this now.    Well, Mom wouldn’t give me a big bowl of it ANY TIME but maybe for Turkey Day this year since they will be home making their own meal for a change they could let me have a LITTLE TASTE????????????????????

Since we won’t see you before Thanksgiving has come and gone – we hope all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving have a wonderful time – even if it’s just your family at home instead of with big groups – you can be THANKFUL that you’re healthy and have delicious food to eat………………so many don’t.   

Hugs, King Teddy !!

Friendly Fill-Ins on Friday


Hello Fill-In Friends. It’s that time again. Our two co-hosts are waiting for us to link up so everyone can share their “fill-ins” with each other. If you want to join us – filling in the blanks of the sentences they gave us – please do. You can click 15andmeowing’s badge above and LINK up with us there!

Who do you think is filling in the blanks this week at my house?     Mom and I are sharing again…………if Mom filled in the blank it’s in RED and if I did, it’s in GREEN!

1. Watching squirrels on the bird feeder is funny.    (I bet the birds don’t think so though!)
2. I’ve written a fan letter to Santa – I hope he gets it in time!  You can’t trust the mail Mom says.
3. Making biscotti is easier than it looks.   (I’ve been making it once every two weeks for so long I think I could do it in my sleep!)
4. Baking bread is harder than it looks.     (My husband insists on trying to bake bread from time to time and winds up saying “NEVER AGAIN” – however he DOES keep on trying!)

Teamwork!   That’s me and Mom.     Actually Mom said her two sentences were tougher than she thought they’d be.   Mine were EASY (that’s why I picked them…HAHAHA). 
Thanks to our co-hosts for this fun Blog Hop they host every Friday.   It sure gets us thinking and it’s a fun way to get to know each other don’t you think?

Me and Mom, Hugs, Teddy