Thankful Thursday


We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am thankful for every moment I have with Emmy. I am thankful our annual gathering is over-it was a lot of fun and I love seeing everyone, but I hated having to give up any precious time with Emmy while I was prepping for it.

I am also thankful my niece invited my mom and I to attend a brunch at Typhoid Mary’s preschool today. And we got to babysit “The Boy” for the first time yesterday. I was glad he didn’t need a diaper change as she wasn’t gone long. We had the peepee teepee ready just in case though.

And I am thankful for all of you.

We are joining the poetry day named after Teddy’s angel brother Sammy ‘s Poetry Day. Here is the photo prompt provided.

We don’t have a Christmas tree.
My family is of Jewish ancestry.
I still want Santa to stop by
so, I thought I’d give this a try. 
And speaking of Hanukkah, there are still a few nights left- Happy Hanukkah to all our Jewish friends. I love this photo of Angel Sammy with the menorah.
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. My favorite holiday tradition is __________________________.
2. On Christmas (or Hanukkah) I plan to fill up on __________________.
3. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house _________.
4. _________ is the best way to spread holiday cheer.


  1. chag urim sameach to you and your family. Mama makes latkes to welcome hanukkuh as we all love them, even if not being a Jewish family. We have great interest in all religions and try to be kind and mindful of others’ beliefs. Love the snow coming down on our comments…

    1. I am not Jewish, just the boy in the poem is, but I have a great respect for the religion. I also make latkes. 🙂 XO

  2. So thankful for you and your family and for the bebe not needing a diaper….hugs and hope for Emmy and all of you and thankful for your good heart and wonderful humor and spirit.

    1. Thank you. 🙂 We are babysitting tomorrow too, but the girls will be there to “help”. XO

  3. Ellen,

    I didn’t know you’re jewish. How did I not know this? *scratch head* Oh wait, am I understanding that’s just part of your poem? My coffee isn’t doing its job properly this morning. 😀 After having two girls I was worried a bit about diaper changes when our son was born but I some how got the hang of it and never got it between the eyes. lol Maybe, he was just being a good boy for Mommy. 🙂

    1. My favorite holiday tradition is _Christmas without a doubt!_.
    2. On Christmas (or Hanukkah) I plan to fill up on _air_. Seriously, it’s hard to get those calories burned off. lol
    3. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house _these peeps no doubtin’ are freezin’ in the sack_. The winter storm Elliot is pushing in horrible frigid temperatures tonight and staying with us through Christmas night.
    4. _The love of others_ is the best way to spread holiday cheer.

    Speaking of Elliot, I’m VERY thankful for this old house of ours. It’s tiny, crowded, and a zillion other things I’m not crazy about but it’s our home. We don’t live on the street and even if we’re cold, it’s no where near as bad as what the homeless face.

    Have a wonderful Christmas weekend, my friend.

    1. Yes the boy is Jewish, not me. Although I have a great respect for their religion being that it was Jesus’
      Thank you for your fill-in answers I enjoyed them. XO

  4. Oh the memories! Having had three boys…believe me, I know how it is to get peed on. The pediatrician said first off on our initial at 5 weeks, always always after unpinning that side of the diaper (yes, we pinned back the in the dark ages) to immediately put your hand over the pee shooter because as soon as the air has it, the baby lets loose. Almost unfailingly. Still got peed on many times. Who cares? Baby pee is good pee.

  5. I’m thankful I found you and your kitties, Ellen. You’ve brought me such joy and friendship.

    I’m all ready for the Friendly Fill-ins. Thank you for co-hosting.

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

  6. I am glad you had a good get together with family. The photo of Angel Sammy is sweet, and your poem is lovely.

  7. Stranger and stranger! I couldn’t see any comments again when I left mine, but when I posted it they all came up!! As you know, I can’t usually see any until 24 hours later.

  8. Peepee Teepee had me laughing! Having had 2 boys I can recall a few events not planned! Have a very Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah. And a very Happy New Year!
    Here are my fill-ins:
    1. My favorite holiday tradition is having family over for a delicious Turkey dinner with all the trimmings!
    2. On Christmas (or Hanukkah) I plan to fill up on a delicious family dinner.
    3. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house years ago one could not hear a mouse as there were so many children in the house.
    4. Smiles, laughter and hugs always are the best way to spread holiday cheer.

    1. Thank you for these great answers. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family. CO

  9. Mee-yow ‘angel’ Sammy sure lookss “Rabbinicall” inn his Yarmulke an Ta’lit Aunty Ellen! An yore poe-em iss ADOORBSS!!
    Wee been litin Menorah butt missed last nite….hope we can lite it tonite!!!
    (C)Happy Chanukkah to efurryone there!
    ***paw kissess*** BellaDharma an {{{huggiess}}} BellaSita Mum

  10. We Mews are glad you had a good time with family (even if it meant some time away from Emmy).

    TBT says he changed a lot of diapers when he was 16, but it was a baby sister. She just sort of leaked.

    1. Thank you. 🙂 Girls are easier to change- I think as I have yet to change a boy. 🙂

  11. We are glad you and Emmy are able to have some quiet times together, and that you have good memories of Angel Sammy and all your other angels !

  12. Those are all nice thankfuls and we send purrs, love and hugs to your precious Emmy. That was a cute poem too. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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