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Friendly Fill-Ins Hop

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Happy Friday “fill-in” fans.    Our two co-hosts come up with four sentences with blanks and we fill the blanks in with fascinating facts (haha) about us and wind up giving you more information about us.    Fun to get to know your friends better right?   Right!   If you’d like to join in, click the badge above and go for it!

Mom and I shared filling in duties this week.   We often do that.    Mom’s words are in BLUE this week and mine are in RED.

 

1. I will never stop loving everything about cats – they are amazing and my life wouldn’t be the same without them.
2. It was a relief to learn that my friend Sawyer Blue who was missing from home for so long was finally found!
3. Having several of my books published made me feel proud of myself.
4. Most people food grosses me out   (I have never liked eating scraps or “samples” of things Mom and Dad eat….just don’t like people food except for SHRIMP and TUNA which I consider cat food as well as people food!)

Another few exciting facts about Mom and I.    We look forward to Friday Fill-Ins and visiting everyone else’s blogs to see what THEY have to say.    We’re all pretty darn interesting if you think about it!     Thanks to our co-hosts for giving us a chance to share and learn.
Have a great Friday and weekend!

Hugs, Pam and Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thursday and as you know it’s a THANKFUL Thursday – a day we can express what we’re thankful for and share it with everyone else who has things to share in the “thankful” department.    If you’d like to join in the Blog Hop just click the badge above and LINK UP.

The BIGGEST Thankful today is that all of us who know Sawyer from The Cat On My Head and have been wondering WHERE  OH WHERE he had gone (he’d been missing over a month after escaping his home) has been found.    Sawyer is now back where he belongs and we couldn’t be happier.    We are SO THANKFUL he’s safe and sound and home again.

I’m also thankful that my Mom and Dad had their first eye exams in three years – Mom knows she has cataracts but the doctor said she could decide when she wants to have surgery to fix her eyes and she’s thinking this Fall maybe.   No hurry but you shouldn’t wait too long to do it (so says her doctor!).    Dad’s eyes were unchanged – he wears reading glasses only.

Another thankful is that Angel Sammy’s poetry post arrived in my email – he never lets us down does he.   No matter how busy he is at the Rainbow Bridge, he writes his poem every week and shares it with us AND gives us another photo to use as inspiration for the following week.   Thanks Angel Sammy!

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Happy Poetry Sharing Day!

My favorite day – not just because I get to communicate through my brother’s blog to stay in touch with him AND with all of you but because I really do have fun writing poems based on photos.     If you wrote a poem based on last week’s photo that I gave you – just let us know in our comments so we can visit your blog and read your poem.    Alternatively feel free to write your poem in comments and we can read it there.    If you’ve not done this before – don’t be afraid – everybody can write poetry and it can be as short as a 3-line haiku or as long as my tail (hahaha).

So here’s the photo I gave you last week to use for this week’s poem AND my poem follows:

“Dune Walking”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©July 21, 2021

Walking in sand is a challenge for sure

Achy leg muscles you’ll have after your tour

I hope there’s an oasis just over that hill

And be sure your water supply you don’t spill!

If I had to travel the desert my choice would be

A super fast dune buggy to get me from “A” to “B” !

 

I can’t imagine walking through the desert by choice.   Now if you were stranded for some reason – your jeep ran out of gas or your camel went on strike – that’s one thing but walking around in the desert “just because” isn’t my idea of a good time.    I thought this photo was interesting and would make for some FUN poems.    Hope you wrote one!

Now here’s your challenge photo for next week’s poetry get-together………why not try to write a poem based on what you see or feel when you check out this photo below:

Is this not a gorgeous place?  My Mom and Dad saw this place – the Trinity College Library in Ireland – when they were there some years ago on vacation AND saw the stunning Book of Kells – AMAZING to see in person and oh so old (older than my Mom and Dad even………HAHA).     Anyway, this photo conjures up all sorts of ideas for me in the poetry department and I hope it works its’ magic on you too.   We’ll find out next week!

Meanwhile please stay happy and healthy…………..

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

Angelic Hugs, Angel Sammy

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Oh Angel Sammy I bet if I was walking around in that huge library I could find some mice to chase – what do you think?   I suppose they probably don’t allow cats in there though – we might scratch the furniture!!    See you next week.

Love, Teddy

 

 

Bakin’ With Bacon and THE KING!

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Hello Bacon Friends!   It’s Saturday and time for another recipe for you to try!!

My Mom and Dad have a tradition of “Friday Night Pizza”………….sometimes they have a frozen pizza then add all kinds of toppings to it – sometimes they make a pizza from scratch and sometimes they do a combination of those things.    One thing that they both love is fresh asparagus and while this sounds “different” as a pizza topping – it sure is good – especially with bacon and cheese on it with a DASH of heat from the red pepper flakes!     I bet you like it if you try it!

YUMMMMARINO!   Mom and Dad really love this………..sometimes Mom uses feta instead of the herbed spreadable cheese on top.   You know pizza is one of those things that you can make out of almost ANYTHING you love and it turns out delicious every time.    SO – this is just another one of those “gotta try it” recipes.   ENJOY

Ingredients

  • 1 prebaked 12-inch pizza crust
  • 6 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (or feta or WHATEVER)
  • 2-1/4 cups cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup garlic-herb spreadable cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450°. Place crust on an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan or baking sheet and brush top with 4 teaspoons oil. Top with mozzarella cheese, asparagus and bacon. Drop spreadable cheese by teaspoons full over pizza. Sprinkle with pepper flakes; drizzle with remaining oil.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.

 

GREAT ADVICE!

Have a Baconized Weekend everyone!   Your King

A Reminder that Sawyer needs us all to pray that he finds his way home ASAP!

Friendly Fill-Ins Hop

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YAY!  Friday!   Let’s do some “fill in the blanks” with our co-hosts Four-Legged Furballs and 15andmeowing.   Easy to do – just fill in the blanks in the sentences they give us and voila – DONE.    If you’d like to join in – just visit them and link up.

This week, as we often do, Mom and I shared the duty of filling in the blanks.    If the words are MY WORDS they are in BLUE and if they are Mom’s words, they are in ORANGE.


1. I just can’t bring myself to imagine living anywhere else but here in my little town in Virginia.
2. I have a hankering for soft shell crabs – yum.
3. Getting adopted by Mom and Dad from the shelter changed my life.
4. At this stage of my life, I often fall asleep in my recliner in the afternoon – yep – I’m at the “NAP” stage in my mid-70s!!

My Mom and Dad went out to dinner at their favorite restaurant for the first time in over a year this week and Mom had hoped they would have soft shell crabs as a special but (sniff) they didn’t.    She did get oysters for an appetizer though and that’s another favorite of hers so I tell her she WON a little and LOST a little at dinner.    She and Dad hope to get back into having more dinners out……………..they’ve missed “date night”.
So that’s it for this week……………..hope everyone has a nice Friday and weekend and we’ll see you for filling in again NEXT week!   Thanks to our co-hosts for this fun HOP.

Feels a little steamy out here Mom – let’s go back inside!

    Love, Teddy

SPARK on Monday

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Happy Monday.   Time for SPARKS to fly………….Everyone is invited to participate by posting their OWN thoughts on their blogs – SPARKS inspire all of us!   “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.   Please feel free to post a SPARK of your own on your blog and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way!

I found a SPARK that I REALLY TRULY mean…………now I have to say that when I look for a SPARK to share it always has to be something that speaks to me – something I agree wholeheartedly with or feel deeply about.    I don’t just post something “because” – I do it because it is in my heart and I’m sharing.     This SPARK  below – oh wow – I love it!

If I’m not mistaken I’ve seen this posted before in somebody else’s SPARK post (or maybe my own!) but I like it so much I wanted to “let it be mine” for today.    I’m happy to say that I’m happy with the person I’ve become.    Interesting to think about it but I truly AM !

Hugs, Pam