Category Archives: selfie

SPARKS and a Reminder

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What exactly IS this Monday SPARK thing we do?   Well, most of you know that Annie of McGuffy’s Reader – who started SPARKS – was hacked and has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   Many of us who participated in her SPARKS Blog Hop and found value in sharing a thought on Monday continue doing that to hopefully give each other a “Monday boost” – perhaps something to think about to inspire us in the week ahead OR help us deal with something that’s on our mind.    Why not join us by sharing something that SPARKS you?   It might just start a spark in us too.

I saw a couple of fabulous quotes while looking and got excited about BOTH of them because I really believe in both thoughts but I had to choose one – and this is it!

If we’re honest we ALL must admit that we have had failures in our life – of one sort or another………but if we just pushed through whatever it was we were trying to do or trying to feel or trying to GET, we were winners.    I know the old saying “it’s not whether you win or lose but how you play the game” and that ties right into this.   Same thing.   Even if we lose we have tried and by doing so, we are winners as we’ve faced the challenge.    My Dad wanted me to always be a winner whatever I was doing – it was a lot of pressure – I wasn’t able to win everything – in fact I failed at many things – but I was able to learn that he would NOTICE if I had just tried my best.    Yes he still wanted me to win (!) but I knew and he knew I’d done the hard part of TRYING.

Hope everyone has a WINNING week…………………just try!

Hugs, Pam

 

REMINDER FROM PROFESSOR TEDDY……………..tomorrow at a surprise time is the Tuesday Teaser.   Those of you who like to figure out WHERE a particular photograph was snapped, feel free to join in the fun.   We never say WHEN the post will go live – because it’s more fun that way!     

 

Sunday Selfie Hop

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Who wants to HOP along?    Every Sunday we (and lots of other friends) join The Cat on My Head’s Selfie Hop – just load up a photo of YOU and go for it.   Click the badge above if you want to go there and link up with your photo.

Would it surprise you if I said I’m going to do another FLASHBACK Selfie today?   Probably not as I do that quite often – depends on whether Mom has taken a NEW photo of me and this week she didn’t.    She’s had other stuff on her mind.   Oh well…………..Flashbacks are fun.   Let me go through my photo file and find one of ME from this same date (or close) and let’s just see how I’ve changed shall we?????

Well how’s this little GEM.    It’s from January 20, 2018.    If you ask me, I haven’t changed much since then.   Still a HEFTY boy and as usual, on my back napping – looks like I “borrowed” some of Mom’s Christmas tissue paper.   I’m sure she didn’t mind – after all I let her snap this tummy shot without objection!

I usually do a little artwork on my selfies for puzzle purposes but this week I’m using the jigsaw puzzle that we did back in 2018 of this photo (artified) but I changed it from 180 pieces to 99!    Are you ready????

CLICK THIS MINI-ME FOR THE DOWNSIZED PUZZLE!!!

Thank you Kitties Blue at THE CAT ON MY HEAD for giving all of us a chance to strut our stuff every Sunday……………………..FUN!

Hugs from Mr. Ginger Tummy – aka Teddy!!

Friday Friendly Fill-Ins

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Happy Friday Friends!    You know what Friday means………….fill in the blanks with our co-hosts 15andMeowing and Four-Legged Furballs.   Every week they each give us two sentences with blanks for us to fill.    If you’d like to play along with us and fill in your OWN blanks – click the badge above and fill out the linky there.   Easy Peasy!

This week I decided that I wasn’t in the mood to share filling in duties with Mom………I did them ALL BY MYSELF and my own words are in BLUE!

 

1. I am particular about my daily schedule – I know when it’s time for a treat, time to go outside for a walk, time for my Mom and Dad to go to bed – I’m like their own personal kitty clock (Mom says).
2. My favorite time of day is first thing in the morning with Mom before OLD DAD gets up!!.
3. When I was adopted, put in a PTU and saw my new home is a moment I will never forget.
4. Have you ever heard of a kitty who loves playing in the snow?    (I’ve shown you a photo before of Angel Sammy out in the snow – won’t catch ME doing that but he loved it)

 


That’s it – we’ve done our filling in for the day – now I can take yet another nap.    Oh I do love my naps.   Don’t we all??????

Love and Happy Friday!    Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Thursday – time to HOP with Brian and be thankful “out loud”.     If you want to join in on the Hop – just click his badge above and link up with us.   We all have things we’re thankful for and we share them on Thursday every week thanks to our host Brian.    One of my thankfuls this week is that (truly) I’m happy I have a warm place to live.   We’ve had single digit nights and some days below 20 and I haven’t even been too interested in going outside myself – and I know all the homeless animals out there wish they didn’t have to be out there too.    It breaks our hearts knowing there are so many “roamers” looking for shelter or food.    I’m THANKFUL I’m not one of them and THANKFUL that we do what we can to help.

I’m always thankful that Angel Sammy’s poetic Thursday post gets to me in time to make it part of my Thursday post at Brian’s……………so here’s what he sent to me last night!

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Let’s Share Poetry!!

Hello friends……….all is well at the Rainbow Bridge – we have new Angels arriving all the time – seems more in Winter than any other time of the year.   We even have a Poetry Group up here because everyone loves a good poem.     I hope that you wrote one to share this week – I gave you a photo and let’s just see what you did with it OK?    

Here’s the photo I gave you to inspire your poem for today followed by MY poem:

“Rough Seas”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©January 22, 2020

 

Life can be much like a boat on the sea

Facing rough water or smooth as can be

When things get overwhelming we just hang on tight

And hope for calm seas to return to make things right

Each storm that we face and each wave that we crest

Serves as a reminder that we are indeed blessed

We eventually reach shore and get back on solid ground

But never forget the reminder of our faith that we found……..

Boats in rough seas are tossed about like toys in a tub on a stormy day………and life has its’ share of stormy days too.    If we just hang on tight – don’t panic – and have faith in ourselves and our ability to persevere, we can get through any challenge we meet.    When I found this photo it was my first thought really……..life has its’ share of rough seas but we get through them to calm water again eventually.

There you have it – my poem for today and if you have a poem to share – let us know in comments – we want to read yours too!!     Here’s next Thursday’s poem……..I hope you find some inspiration in it and write a poem to share NEXT Thursday based on it:

I’ve used a lot of “old” vintage type photos lately but I find a lot of fun things in old photos.   A lot of “forgotten” things.    My Mom said she can’t remember the last time she saw kids playing jump rope but it was BIG in her day.    She said this two rope jumping was “double dutch” and not as easy as people thought!      

So I’ll look forward to seeing you next week again and hopefully reading a poem you’ve written.    YOU CAN WRITE ONE – don’t say you can’t………………..!!!!

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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Thank you Angel Sammy………………………..I liked it!   A lot………..but then I just love hearing from you PERIOD.

Love, Teddy

SPARKS on Monday and a Reminder

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What exactly IS this Monday SPARK thing we do?   Well, most of you know that Annie of McGuffy’s Reader – who started SPARKS – was hacked and has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   Many of us who participated in her SPARKS Blog Hop and found value in sharing a thought on Monday continue doing that to hopefully give each other a “Monday boost” – perhaps something to think about to inspire us in the week ahead OR help us deal with something that’s on our mind.    Why not join us by sharing something that SPARKS you?   It might just start a spark in us too.

I was thinking this morning just how much I truly come away with and apply to ME when I’m cruising through quotations looking for a perfect SPARK on Mondays.   I read so many wonderful quotes by amazing people – a lot of them stick with me.   I personally get a big SPARK just from reading other SPARKS – and that’s precisely why I think it’s super to participate in this sharing exercise every Monday.  Great way to start the week.     The following is my SPARK for today and was just one of many that really spoke to me this week:

I sure do like this one……………I’m going to think of it and repeat it whenever I’m asked “what do you think will happen next week????” or anything similar to that.   One moment at a time is all we can REALLY control.    This helps us get through a whole lot of things if we just remember this.

Hope everyone has a great week ahead……………………ONE MINUTE AT A TIME!

Hugs, Pam

Professor Teddy of Ding Dong School asks that I remind all his students that tomorrow is indeed TEASER TUESDAY and the post will be up at a surprise time so watch your inbox!   When you get to the blog – COMMENT – you know you want a badge for being a FIRST COMMENTER – right?   Right!    

Sunday Selfie Hop

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Howdy!  Sunday means selfies…………….and it’s a fun HOP you should join if you don’t already plan to!   Click the badge and HOP with us!

Mom actually just two minutes ago took a photo of me – YES I was sleeping on the guest bed but I managed to wake up long enough for her to get a photo.   Wasn’t that nice of me to cooperate????   I thought so…………….

Here it is:

But I found that a little bit boring (in spite of that sexy/dreamy look in my eyes!) so I asked Mom to pump up the volume with a “cute” frame from Pizap.   Here’s what she did to me:

 

Gee Mom – it’s a little bit GIRLIE but I like it!!!!!    Now can I go back to sleep pretty please??????????    

Click this MINI-ME for the puzzle!!

Happy Sunday everyone – see you at THE HOP…………………Hugs, Teddy

 

Bakin’ with Bacon and The King!

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Hello from Castle Baconia where I – Teddy Bacon King – shall bake for you today!

Our Saturday activity here at the castle is to whip up some fabulous baconized recipe and today I’ve got a doozy.    Everybody loves pizza – right?   Sometimes bacon is “an” ingredient in a pizza recipe but not often is it the STAR.    Well it sure is for this recipe.    You’ll see what I mean!

Bacon Pizza

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pizza crust about 10-12 inches- homemade or ready-made but it’s up to you!
  • 3/4- 1 lb bacon, cooked and cut into bite sized pieces ( If I have a 1 full pound I usually use it, the more bacon the better.)
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 2-3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Spread crust on pizza pan.
  2. Spread sauce on crust
  3. Sprinkle with half of the cheese.
  4. Sprinkle bacon on top of cheese.
  5. Top with remaining cheese.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-14 minutes of until crust is done and cheese is slightly browned.

 

Well if this isn’t a BACON BONANZA I don’t know what is!!!    

I haven’t experimented but I’m thinking other cheese would be good too although you know how much fun mozzarella cheese is and it’s so traditional for pizza.    Sorry about a totally baconized topping for all of you who don’t eat bacon but I bet you could devise a version of this “single ingredient with cheese” recipe with chicken – or shrimp???   Oh yeah………….just keep it simple.

Have a PAWSOME Saturday!!   See you next week here in the kitchen.

Yes – it’s good to be King!