Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Joanie is thankful that The Great One did not have her dress up in any costumes. She was too busy making these ornaments (close your eyes Grammie).

Here is our poem for Sammy’s Poetry Day based on this photo:

Crowds of people everwhere

buying clothes, toys and footwear.

Everyone wants to find a sale,

wrap that gift and get it in the mail.

All that is good and fine,

but let us not forget the divine.

Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. Mom came up with the first two and our co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two.

1. I really need to ___________________.
2. My favorite Christmas ( or Hanukkah) decoration is __________________________.

3. It’s beginning to look a lot like _________.
4. This time of year, I eat my fair share of _________.


  1. I really like the poem, especially the last line. That picture is almost scary!

    The ornaments the Great One made are so pretty!

  2. YES! “The reason for the season” seems to be at the bottom of everyone’s thoughts – at least this crowd in the mall in the photo I bet! Love the poem. Glad to hear Joanie didn’t have to endure dressing up while The Great One visited – that’s a break!

    Hugs, Teddy

  3. Perfect poem! Making ornaments was a great idea for The Great One… they are darling snowflakes!

  4. Cute ornaments! Nice poem. The image makes me glad to no longer gift shop. Be well! And thank you for the kind word about my friend’s publishing book.

  5. That photo of mall shoppers made me cringe! I don’t like crowds and am not all that fond of shopping… Still, I know that some people love such things, so I’m glad there is so much variety in our world.

  6. I think this is the first time I’ve visited your blog and not seen one of your kitties.

    Oh that crowd. Yikes. I refuse to do that.

    I’m all ready for Friendly Fill-ins.

    Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. Scritches to all the kitties. ♥

  7. Aww, Joanie…we know that you secretly enjoy being dressed up! Your poem reminds me of the sermon that Dudley wrote for the Bishop at the end of “The Bishop’s Wife” with Cary Grant, David Niven, and Loretta Young. He mentions that everyone has stockings and gifts, all except the baby in the manger.

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  9. Purrfect ending to your poem. Too many people do forget the reason for the season. Love the ornaments. What is the base made from? XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  10. Whew. Those lovely ornaments spared you some wardrobe changes, Joanie. And I absolutely adore your poem. The last line is so perfect, and also so true. I can’t wait to see your fill-ins!

  11. Oh I loved the poem best! That’s right. XXXX

    Mommy speaks for the fill-ins:
    1. I really need to find a way to keep exercising. Too many trips back and forth with time spent a distance away each day.

    2. My favorite Christmas decoration is a rubber start Katie’s favorite brovver made in kindergarten. It is very crumbly now.

    3. It’s beginning to look a lot like Winter!

    4. This time of year I eat my fair share of sweets, I’m sorry to say.

    1. Thank you for these great answers. I am sorry you haven’t been able to exercise. Me too with the sweets. 🙂 XO

  12. It’s always nice to get a little break, right, Joanie, even though we know you love entertaining The Great One!

  13. PS.

    I am extraordinarily grateful for our CB family of friends and the love they have in their hearts for all the kitties and woofies, no matter where. I am grateful to be a family member. XX

  14. Ooh, some Grandma is going to be delighted with those beautiful snowflake ornaments.

    That is a beautiful poem with a very good message.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  15. What cute ornaments! You did a pawesome job! That mall gave our mommy hives. She hasn’t done anything for Christmas yet so she’s afraid she’s going to have to venture into something like that.

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