Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop I am thankful for access to healthcare and medicine. My mom, hubby and I all have pneumonia, but fortunately, we were able to get antibiotics and prednisone. So many people in the world are not that lucky.

I am also thankful for my Brody who has been such a good nurse. A lot of nights, I sleep on the couch because of my cough and he sleeps on my lap and stays right through my coughing fits.

We are also joining  Sammy’s Poetry Day. Here is my poem to go with this photo prompt provided by Teddy’s mom.

You don’t like the ivy covering the door?
Removing it is quite the chore.
We are busy little elves
its more important to get cookies on the shelves.
Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. I came up with the first two and my co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with second two.
1. I know I am sick when _____________________.
2. For St. Patrick’s Day, I _________________________.
3. It’s been a long time since _________.
4. In order to _________, you have to ________.


  1. I think you have a great attitude, Ellen. What you are eating looks very healthy, too. Stay of good cheer; keep up the prednisone and appropriate antibiotics to give your pneumonia a meltdown!

  2. Oh, my, I did not know you were ill…hope you and your loved ones are feeling much better really soon! It is for sure a blessing to have the medicines we do, to help us get over the ills that plague us.

    That is a cute poem! The doorway to the Keebler Elves! MOL!

  3. I’m so sorry you and David have pneumonia but so GLAD you are on meds and will be feeling better soon. Please just take care of yourselfs and let Nurse Brody continue to keep your lap nice and warm! I love your poem for “THE DOOR” – I sure wouldn’t want to have to keep those vines trimmed either!

    Love, Pam

  4. Pneumonia? That’s awful! Are you starting to recover? I wonder how that happened? And all three of you. I hope to goodness it is coming to an end for all of you. Feel better soon. I wish I had a magic wand to wave over the household!

  5. Ellen my goodness me I am so sorry to hear you 3 are feeling so poorly but thankful you were able to catch it quickly!! Take care of yourselves
    WEll done on the poem as usual you say the most with the lest words.
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. I hope you, hubby and your mom feel better soon. Prayers.

    I’m all ready for the friendly fill-ins. Thank you for co-hosting.

    Have a cough free Thankful Thursday. Scritches to the kitties and healing hugs to you, hubby and your mom. ♥

  7. Oh dear, we sure hope you both are all better super soon, we’re all sending purrs and prayers your way. Good job nurse Brody. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. brody; job well done dood, hope mim, dad N gram maw get ta feelin soooper better soooper quik….sum trout soop mite due de trix 😉 ♥♥

  9. Oh dear, that is very scary to have you all so sick. Take good care of yourself. Pneumonia is a tough one. All paws crossed for you to be better soon.

    Woos, Lightning and Timber

  10. Purrayers and POTP to all of you. Nothing is better than a kitty nurse !

  11. Happy Thankful Thursday!! We all here hope you feel better. We are happy you have Brody there with you making you feel better. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day and try to get a lot of rest.

  12. While i’m sorry to hear you are under the weather, i am glad you have a good nurse on duty, and yes, i’m thankful for the modern medicine, too, when i need it.

  13. Oh no, I am so sorry that al of you are sick! So hard not to have one person to take care of everyone. I’m not surprised that Brody is a good nurse. He’s just taking care of you like you once looked after him, when he was new.

  14. Oh, miss Ellen, sorry you all are so ill. Will send Healing Pawkisses immediately and Purrayers to feel better soon💗💗💗
    Ps lovely poem and glad you have such an excellent nurse. Well done Brody🐾😽💞

  15. Your poor family has really been hit so hard by the flu bugs this year, and now pneumonia? We are sending all of you purrs, woofs, prayers, and well wishes! You sure do have the best furry nurse(s) to help you get better. And I love your poem. I can just picture elves baking cookies in there!

  16. Wow, I’m so sorry you have all been so ill! I hope everyone is recovering. I’m glad you’ve had Brody to take care of you! ♥

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