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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

 

 

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

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Thursday is here and that means time to be THANKFUL in Brian’s Hop.    Also means we’ll get a poem from Angel Sammy today AND share our poems we’ve written based on the photo he gave us LAST Thursday.   So it’s a “double duty” Thursday!   If you’d like to join Brians’ HOP – click his badge above and LINK UP.

I wish I could be THANKFUL that my good friend Sawyer from The Cat On My Head who went on “walkabout” a couple of weeks ago had returned home but alas – he hasn’t.   Although his Mom and Dad continue daily searches and have posters and lookouts all around the area and as far away as a couple of miles where some THOUGHT they’d spotted him, no luck so far.    We just need to keep hoping.

What we CAN be THANKFUL for though is that so far, we remain healthy here – and everyone we know has been fully vaccinated.   Mom and Dad are beginning to do more things and see more people and feel more normal.    That’s something to be thankful for as it’s been a long long time coming.   Now we really wish that everyone who hasn’t been vaccinated thinks AGAIN about that decision – if not for them, for everyone else.    The more of us who are protected, the better we can protect those around us.

Now let’s get to Angel Sammy’s poetry shall we?

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Happy Poetry Sharing Day!

Hope you all have had a good week………….and found a little bit of time to write a poem inspired by the photo I gave you LAST Thursday???    If you’d like to play along it’s easy – every Thursday I will give you a photo of something to inspire you – and we ALL write a poem based on what WE see/feel after looking at the photo.  Got it?   Easy right?

Here’s last week’s photo which I gave to all of you – AND my poem for this photo follows it:

“Magical Venice”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©July 7, 2021

A city of canals, love, and beautiful lights

My parents had three days enjoying Venice delights

Of course I wasn’t around then so I wouldn’t know

But if I had half a chance I’d happily go!

Riding the canals in a gondola – what fun!

Scampering over bridges and narrow alleys I’d run

I bet there are mice behind those ancient stone walls

I’d just have to be sure in a canal I’d NOT fall!

 

I’ve heard my Mom tell people that she felt “at home” in Venice…….that she remembers smiling the whole time she was there…….around every corner a treasure to see.    I can’t wait to see what you wrote for your poem with this pretty photo as your inspiration!

As for next week’s photo – how about this one?

I’m wondering if everyone knows what these kids are doing?    If not, my Mom says it will REALLY make her feel old if people don’t know!    HAHA    Don’t worry Mom, you will always be younger than springtime.

Hope to see you next week for poetry day AND hope you will share in our comments your link so we can read your poem for today…………….poetry is fun!

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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Thanks Angel Sammy – I also wasn’t around of course when Mom and Dad went to Venice – and from what I understand that was their SECOND stop on their honeymoon.  They started in Rome, then Venice, then Lucerne, then Paris then London.    Good thing neither one of us was around and having to WAIT for them to get home!   See you next week.

Hugs, Teddy

SPARK on Monday

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Happy Monday.  You know what Monday means…………SPARKS.   Time for an inspirational thought – a little something to get us through another week.  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 great SPARK that really could easily be something I might say to someone who is having a rough ride lately OR who thinks they could have done better or COULD do better with their life.    I have told myself this many, many times actually – it SPEAKS to me !

This thing we call life has tons of ups and downs…….we all hope for more “middle” grounds as we stumble along but one thing is for sure – it’s SHORT comparatively speaking so I say GO FOR IT with all you’ve got!

Happy Monday!

Hugs, Pam

 

SPARK on Monday

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Happy Monday.  You know what Monday means…………SPARKS.   Time for an inspirational thought – a little something to get us through another week.  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 don’t think I need to explain my SPARK today – it speaks for itself……………..it’s also PRECISELY what I believe…………..really!

I really have NOT always had the best of everything in my life – I had a lot of tough times – but I always tried to tell myself that I’d just carry on and get through whatever it was and move on.   I really have tried to make the best of everything even the difficult times.    Not always easy to do but made things BETTER.

Make it a good week…………………….!

Happy Monday, Pam