It’s SPARK day and because we in the USA are celebrating this coming Thursday, I have a THANKSGIVING SPARK today. If you don’t know what posting a SPARK is all about, here’s the history! SPARKS is a Monday tradition – how did it start and what IS IT? “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. Although Annie isn’t currently blogging, a lot of us who enjoyed her SPARKS decided to keep posting SPARKS of our own. Why? Because 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 your own SPARK on your blog and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way!
There are so many amazing quotes out there about giving thanks – for what you have, what you wish you had, what you should be grateful for, etc. and I could probably post fifty of them here that I really just LOVE…….but I had to choose one. Just one. One for this week and that sort of sums up how I feel about being thankful.
I know a lot of people who talk only about what they wish they had. I suppose we actually ALL do that once in a while but I’m talking about people who are never ever happy with their situation. If you just stop and think about people who have so very little – who are hungry, have no shelter, have tragedy to face – then most of us can realize just how fortunate we actually are to have what we have. When I was young I DID think a lot about what I didn’t have but I hoped that in time I would have those things. While I followed a rocky road – I eventually GOT THERE.
I am VERY thankful for what I have – and YES – I do have enough.
May those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving enjoy every minute of the holiday – maybe for the first time in a long time with your family and friends which is in itself something to be THANKFUL FOR.
Thankful for YOU, Hugs, Pam (and Teddy too)
Hello Friends! This is the last Selfie Hop before Thanksgiving so we decided to have a THANKSGIVING theme for our selfie today. Aside from ME, appearing in my selfie is a pair of Pilgrims and a turkey. I hope you don’t mind!
If you’d like to join in the Selfie fun – click on the badge above and link up with The Cat on My Head. By the way, we’re THANKFUL that The Cat On My Head hosts the selfie hop every single Sunday.
And instead of jazzing this photo up with a Lunapic art filter we decided it’s PURRRRFECT just the way it is! However we did make a puzzle out of it for you puzzlers!
Just click this MINI-ME of the puzzle and good luck – there’s a whole lot of orange in this one!
Before we go – Mom, Dad and I would like to wish everyone who is celebrating Thanksgiving a VERY VERY happy time with lots of fun, food, and thankfulness being served up!
Hugs, Teddy and family
Welcome to the Castle! I’m here with a special Assistant Chef today!
Who is this beautiful creature with me? The irrepressible, incredibly beautiful, unforgettable Miss Katie Isabella who has her own blog HERE and many (yes I said MANY) gentlemen admirers, of which I am one! Katie sent in a really YUMMY recipe which is SUPER DUPER easy and incredibly delicious. You will find many way to use it I’m sure. It may in fact become a “frequent flyer” in your kitchen once you try it.
1/2 cup of butter(or margarine)
3/4 teaspoon prepared mustard
4 slices of bacon, crisply cooked and then, crumbled.
Cream butter until light and fluffy
Blend (mix in) by hand the remaining ingredients.
Makes approx. 2/3 cup.
SIMPLE? YES INDEEDY…….DELICIOUS? YES INDEEDY
In fact I wonder why neither THE ROYAL MOM nor myself have come up with this on our own and tried it out on ANYTHING……meats, vegetables, sandwiches, even bagels or toast! My Mom actually made scrambled eggs in this mixture the other morning and declared it to be “outtasight” (whatever that means).
Thank you dear Katie for visiting me in the Castle Kitchen to show our wonderful visitors one of the most simple recipes EVER which just happens to be delightfully delicious as well. You’re a peach…..!! Come back and visit me any old time.
Hugs, King Teddy
Hello and Happy Friday! Time for the Blog Hop that lets us learn stuff about each other – co-hosted by 15andMeowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Four sentences – two from each co-host and we fill in the blanks. Easy and fun.
Here are this week’s sentences………….My Mom filled all of them in – I like to give her a little treat once in a while and letting her fill all the blanks in gives her a thrill. HAHA Her words are in GREEN.
1. I am thankful for family including Teddy, our health and all of our friends.
2. I look forward to eating turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving.
3. I didn’t realize how much I treasured being alive until I had a serious illness and made it through.
4. There’s no shame in crying or being sad – it shows you HAVE A HEART.
Good job Mom! Know what I’m thankful for? You and Dad! Who knows where I’d be today if not for you!
I am one happy, thankful boy! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!