Ten Things of Thankful

Hi everyone! We have a busy post today. First off , we are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop.My first thankful is the art-

  1. I won a necklace from Memorial Glass Pendants on Cat Chat with Caren and Cody quite a while ago. It is made with ashes of a beloved pet and I had planned to send a little of each of my angels, but Phoebe was so sick that I couldn’t bring myself to deal with it. After Phoebe passed away, I was too sad.Well, last week I finally sent some ashes for the necklace. I decided that Phoebe and Snowball were always together so I chose to have the necklace made with their ashes.

My photo doesn’t do the necklace justice. It is so beautiful and looks like stars in the sky.

2. I am thankful that the owner let me know when the ashes arrived and sent back the ones she didn’t use as well.

3. Hubby and I celebrated our 25th anniversary this week ( I guess that should be #1) .

4. A pizza party with the great one and my mom.

5. Made a cheesecloth ghost with the great one, she is finally at a good age to do some arts and crafts.

6. Mom and I spent the day at the casino on Thursday ( we go every year around her birthday).

7. I only lost $3 at the casino, the most I will part with is $20.

8. Black Cats Tell All came out this week and I am thankful Spooky’s story is part of it.To order click here

9. Thankful some of you plan to watch the movie I was in that Joanie told you about on Monday.

10. Thankful I was able to get Sammy’s vomit off my favorite black cat shirt. It was hanging off the bureau and he stood on the bureau and yacked over the edge.

Ten Things of Thankful

We are also joining Bacon’s Shopping Around the World which features pumpkin recipes this month.

Thank you Joanie, but I wanted canned pumpkin. 

My recipe is for no bake pumpkin cheesecake, I make it every Thanksgiving.


1 8 ounce package cream cheese-softened

1 /2 cup sugar

1 cup canned pumpkin

dash cinnamon

1 graham cracker crust


Mix together first 4 ingredients and pour into crust. Top with whipped cream when serving.







  1. It’s always a good day when the vomit washes out! Sounds like a good week. Thanks for feedback on the ash necklace; I’ve seen those but been hesitant to try. Good to know.

  2. What a gorgeous pendant! And what a lovely newsy post! I LOVE hearing about other cat’s yaks! It makes me realize i am not the only one!

  3. Thanks for sharing that recipe, Ellen. I think it sounds yummy.

    EWWWW on #10. Sorry the kitty hurled on you, but glad you were able to get it out.

    I think it is great that you two have made it to anniversary #25. Here’s to 125+ more. 🙂

    Have a blessed weekend!

  4. What a beautiful necklace, miss Ellen <3 Two stars are shining from so close to your hart now *whipes tear* <3 Pawkisses for a wonderful weekend…oh and Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby, but I think we have congratulated you already…if not, here's one Extra Pawkiss for that 🙂 <3

  5. What a great necklace. That is such a great idea. Love the picture of the three cats all together. You all have a great day and big hugs to your Mom.

  6. I always enjoy your answers. What a beautiful necklace. Such a lovely tribute to your beloved Phoebe and Snowball who are now stars in the sky.

    How wonderful that you’re a contributor to that book. I’m going to head over now and check it out. Black cats are so beautiful. It’s heartbreaking how they’re often overlooked at shelters.

  7. Mee-you Lady Ellen yur new necklace iss stunnin an beeuteefull. An mee finks Snowball an Purrincess Phoebe together iss just PURRFECT!!! Now they can bee with you efurry day close to yur heart rite???
    LadyMum putted Phoebe’ss whiskurrss an fur inn mee meddysin pouch that iss tied to mee carrier. It has a thin braid of LadyMum’ss hair an sum of NYLABLUE’SS fur all so. With mee Rose Quartz an Hemi-tite an Tiger Eye stoness. You have helped mee heal sum more…..
    ~~~head rubsss~~~ an **paw kissesss** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xXx

  8. We love the necklace. Such a special piece! Mommy had to bigify the picture of Snowball and Phoebe. She was so struck by their beauty and closeness she wanted to make the moment last a bit.
    Ha ha! You got off easy at the casino. Hard not to overextend.
    We have a friend who’s cat is also in that book and we are promised an autographed copy for Christmas. Can’t wait.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Angel Normie, Angel Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

    1. Thank you, I love the necklace. That is cool that you have another friend whose cat is in the book too 🙂 XO

  9. What a beautiful necklace to honor your sweet Phoebe and Snowball. That is such a wonderful way to keep them close to you. Your Ten Things of Thankful are always so inspiring. Also, your pumpkin cheesecake has me drooling!

  10. You’ve had a great week indeed. Especially your 25th anniversary.

    Have a fabulous day. Scritches to all the kitties. ☺

  11. Your pendant stunning – it looks like a world globe are you said – the night sky. Perfect……..I know you will love wearing it. Hope your anniversary was super special just like you and Mr. David are (!!!). Your pumpkin recipe sounds delish too!

    Hugs, Teddy

  12. The pendant is lovely and a wonderful idea, helping The Great One with arts and crafts sounds like so much fun, and what is it about cats and having to yak on our good stuff? Also, i don’t blame you about putting on a limit at a casino. No sense wasting money.

  13. Mom and I love the border near the ceiling in the first photo
    and the necklace is quite pretty and worn next to your heart too
    Hugs mad and mom

  14. Watched “Victimized” today. I was watching it for you primarily. I think you had a bigger part in this one than the last one, and I liked you better in this one as well. You made it from beginning to end! Congrats on your prizes as well! Prizes always make you feel good.

    1. Thank you, I appreciate your watching the whole movie. And thanks for the compliment. I am proud of my work in this one, I like to make people laugh.

  15. The pendant is beautiful and such a wonderful idea. Congrats on 25 years of marriage! I hope your weekend is going great 🙂

  16. That is such a special pendant! We just love it. Mommy just copied and pasted your recipe because it sounds so yummy. . P.s….. you should check out our selfies today! *giggle*

  17. The pendant is a beautiful keepsake. I enjoyed all your thankfuls… even Sammy’s bit of an accident. I swear, they will always find something good to hork up on. I am glad it came out of your shirt. I think the pumpkin cheesecake sounds very good and would be fun to make today!

    1. Thank you, I love the necklace. I don’t know how cats manage to yak in the worst places. 🙂

  18. Ellen,

    Nice list of thanksgivings! Congrats to you and the hubby for celebrating 25 years of togetherness! *applauds* I stopped in this morning for your “Sparks” post but noticed you’re dealing with a sick kitty. I will pray for your furbaby and trust all is well. You have a lot on your mind, so please no rush to visit. Sendng hugs and love your way!!

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I will posting about Prancie tomorrow, she is feeling better. XO and love to you.

  19. Cute cat pictures.

    You have such a good control at the casino. I remembered, I felt bad when I lost 20 bucks at the slot machine. I was thinking, that could have been a nice dinner! I am cheap LOL.

  20. TBT here: I liked all the 10 Thankfuls, but #7 reminded me of being a teenager and visiting the local annual fair. I liked some rides, but heights bothered me (and still do). Most contests like ringtoss and ballon darts were rigged. Gambling was even worse.

    But I could tell which were LEAST bad, and tried those at times. There was a 1-6 wheel that the carny spun, and if your quarter was on the number it stopped on, you got 2 quarters back. I knew enough math then to know it was a losing game in the long run, but a short run of luck was always possible. I woukld wait until enough players were there to cover all the numbers about equally. That way the carny guy couldn’t manipulate the wheel.

    Like you, I set a specific amount. $1 of 4 quarters. If I won, I played again. If I got to $2 I stopped and walked away. If I lost the 4 quarters, I walked away. Gambling was mildly interesting, not never an addiction.

    In college I played penny poker in complicated games for amusement. Chicago high/low was my favorite. The person with the best hand of 7 card stud and the person with the worst hand split the pot. I earned a free pizza every few weeks by becoming a specialist in “he worst hand”. Other players just couldn’t get used to deliberately being “worst”. LOL! Then a card shark joined the group and I left.

  21. That is a beau-ti-ful necklace, Miss Ellen. What a great way to memorialize Snowball & Phoebe! Mom saw the earlier post about you did about the necklaces, too.

    I think Mom needs to make your cheesecake recipe. It sounds totally nom!

  22. Delicious cheesecake. This time of year is all about pumpkins and that’s great.

    Happy Anniversary to you both.

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