Category Archives: selfie

SPARK on Monday

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SPARKS time again!   Every Monday in fact those of us who are participating in SPARKS post a little something to get the week started.  “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when her blog was hacked 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.    Sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort.    Those of us who enjoyed sharing a SPARK with Annie have continued doing so on Mondays – and we hope one day soon Annie will be back blogging with us again.    Please feel free to post a SPARK of your own and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way!

Since I’ve been having a bit of a bout with patience lately, I looked for something that expressed that simply but honestly.    I found it in this:

Yep – that sums it up.    If it’s not meant to be, then try something else……….if you don’t reach your goal try another method of reaching it.   If you are impatient, it’s not your time!!    You would think at my age I would have learned to be more patient.   I really am VERY patient about most things but once in a while – rarely – I feel like I’m getting NOWHERE.    Then I remind myself that maybe it’s just not the right time for me?    Patience comes in handy!

Have a great week everyone…………………and try to be patient.  I will if you will.   (smile)

Hugs, Pam

 

Sunday Selfie Hop

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Happy Sunday………………time for the Selfies Hop hosted by our super good friends The Kitties Blue from The Cat On My Head.    Easy hopping – just post a photo of yourself – doesn’t get any easier than that right?    Link up on their site (click badge above) and look for the link.   We’ll see you there!

Yesterday it was a gray, ugly COLD and rainy day and I still insisted on my usual “fresh air” moment out on the front porch.    I was a little upset with Mom for allowing it to be a less than perfect day so even when she called me to look at the camera – I politely refused.    The best she could do were these two shots of stubborn little me on the muddy front porch.

I am upset – can you tell???   

I suggested she just pick one and go for it.    She decided to use the first one of my lovely stripey back and head to JAZZ up with Lunapic and prepare a puzzle with.    What do you think?

Mom used the “Storytime” Art Effect – I look pretty cool and so does my porch!

Then we did a puzzle…………….so have some fun if you are a puzzler – this one might be cool to do since a lot of the background is similar.   GOOD LUCK.

Just Click this “MINI-ME” of the photo and it will take you to the puzzle!

Happy Sunday

Hugs, Teddy

 

Bakin’ With Bacon And King Teddy

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Welcome to the Castle Baconia Kitchen!   Ready to cook???

I have a great main dish for you this time around.    If you’re a fan of chicken, you will be a fan of this recipe I think.    It’s not hard to make either and really delicious with almost any side dish you can think of.   Ready???

 

Honey Mustard Chicken With Bacon

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 level tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic, (or 3-4 cloves crushed garlic)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt to season
  • 5 skinless and boneless chicken breasts (or chicken thighs)
  • 1/2 cup diced bacon, trimmed of rind and fat (I used 4 small bacon rashers)
  • 1/3 cup cream (light or reduced fat) 
  • 1 cup milk (skim, 2% or full fat – almond milk may be used for a dairy free option)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (corn flour) mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a large, shallow dish, combine the honey, mustard, garlic, oil and salt to taste (not too much salt if serving with bacon as the bacon will add a salty flavour when served). Coat chicken evenly in the sauce. Set aside.
  • Heat a nonstick pan (or skillet) over medium heat. Fry bacon until crispy; transfer to a plate. To the same pan, sear chicken fillets on each side in the oil left over from the bacon until just beginning to brown (about 3 minutes per side — not completely cooked through as we will finish them in the sauce).
  • Add any remaining honey mustard sauce into the pan along with the cream and milk. Bring to a simmer while stirring occasionally to mix the favours through the sauce (about 3 minutes), until the chicken is cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a warm plate.
  • Pour the cornstarch mixture into the center of the pan, mixing it through the sauce until it thickens. Place chicken back into the pan; coat with the sauce. Top with the bacon and garnish with parsley.

I know!  I was surprised how delicious this was too!

Take our word for it – it’s worth giving it a whirl.   You won’t be sorry (I hope!).

Enjoy my friends!   See you next week in the kitchen!   

King Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins Hop

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Happy Friday!   Time for the Blog Hop known as Friendly Fill-Ins which is co-hosted by Four-Legged Furballs and 15andmeowing.     You can join us if you are interested – just click the badge above and link up.   What happens is each of our co-hosts give us TWO sentences with blanks for us to put OUR words in.    Easy right?   What does that do?  Well, it tells everyone a little bit more about YOU.    We learn more stuff about our friends……….that’s always fun.

Here are this week’s sentences and we’ve filled in the blanks – I say “WE” because Mom and I both participated this week.   If the blank is a word from Mom it’s in RED and if the word is mine it’s BLUE!

1. You don’t have to convince me to get the Covid vaccine – I’ve been signed up for months – just waiting, waiting, waiting for the call!
2. _Waiting to get the vaccine is causing me stress.    (slight exaggeration – I’m not really stressed – just anxious to get it!)
3. Speaking from experience, humans that have pets are usually very NICE people!.
4. Over time, my opinion of my vet has changed.    (I wasn’t sure who to trust when I went there the first time and now I know they are LOVE ME and take good care of me!!)

There you have it – Filling in by ME and MOM………..the dynamic duo!!!    Thanks for our co-hosts for fun sentences every week…………………..

This is how I spend time waiting – in my basket surrounded by toys!!   

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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THANKFUL THURSDAY is here!    We celebrate that thanks to Brian who gives us a chance to talk out loud about what we are thankful for.    Click his badge and link up with us.    After we are thankful we get POETIC with Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday.    So Thursday is busy around here!     We’re very thankful to say not only is our weather becoming more Spring-ish but we are still healthy here at my house.   Mom and Dad have been waiting/waiting/waiting for their vaccine but probably will be waiting quite a while longer so I’m happy they are remaining healthy.

Now, what do you say we take a look at the email Angel Sammy sent last night from his Rainbow Bridge laptop?

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Let’s Get Poetic!

Happy Thursday everyone.   Our time to share poetry based on a photo.   Always a challenge.    I’m so happy that many of you have been joining in on this fun exercise in creativity and I hope man more of you decide to give it a whirl.   If you write a poem, you can tell us you did and give us your link in my COMMENTS.   We’ll visit and see what you came up with.   It’s a fun exercise using a photograph as our inspiration for a poem.    We all see the same photo but we come up with our OWN way to “look” at it!

Here’s last week’s photo and my poem:

“Fearless Sun Worshippers”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©February 24, 2021

 

Crowded beaches are a rare sight these days

Ignoring social distancing at the ocean and in other ways

The call of the sun and water is quite strong

But overdoing almost anything is terribly wrong

If you go to the beach to enjoy peace and quiet

The noise at a crowded beach is like attending a riot!

When I visit a beach it’s to walk along the sea at dawn

There are no people around – all the noise is gone

Or I might go at sunset at the end of the day

When sun worshippers are home nursing sunburn in some medicinal way

I like hearing seagulls and waves rushing to shore

I’ll enjoy each restful sound until peaceful beaches are no more…………..

 

First of all, I’m dedicating this to my Mom……in fact I wrote it like SHE would have written it.    

One day I’m sure beaches will all look like the one in this photo as people escape the heat in the summer – or they will become so polluted nobody will go to the beach any longer – and I hope I’m VERY VERY wrong about that!    The beach is there for everyone to enjoy but we must protect wildlife, not pollute our water, and hope that the beauty of our world will be around for all to enjoy for eons to come.

Here’s your photo for NEXT week’s photo and remember – tell us in COMMENTS if you wrote a poem you’d like to share.   

OH YES – I love this photo…………………….I bet there will be some super poems about this little (?) bundle of wagon-riding baby!     Remember, this is your inspiration for NEXT week’s Thursday poem to share so get to thinking NOW about what you could write!!    I know I’ve already got some ideas.

In the meantime, have a good week – keep safe – your Angels are watching……………………………….

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

Love, Angel Sammy

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Love next week’s photo Angel Sammy and you really honored our Mom with your poem THIS week with the crowded beach – Mom has NEVER enjoyed crowded beaches.    I hope you and all our Angels at the Bridge will keep watch over us all…………………until we meet at the Gate.

YAY – the snow is gone!!!!   Love, Teddy