Thankful Thursday


Hi everyone! We are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am thankful that Typhoid Mary’s preschool wanted this sheep.

I rescued it back in college in 1988. Some people were kicking it down the dorm hall and tossed it in the trash so I grabbed it. I have a tough time getting rid of anything with eyes, but as long as I know it will be loved, it makes it easier.

Speaking of Typhoid Mary, she will turn 5 next week. My mom asked her what she wants for her birthday and she said popsicle sticks without the popsicles and lots of cardboard. That kid loves cardboard.

We are also joining Angel Sammy’s Poetry Day.  And here is the photo prompt provided:

Why did she put a cap on my bald head?

It is the cold water that I dread.
I think I am going to go pee pee, 
at least in all this water, no one will see. 
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 am looking forward to ______________________this month.
2. I am in need of __________________.
3. _________ is my go-to _________.
4. When the weather is _________, I _________

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    1. I would love to hear that story. Maybe she will be an architect- she likes to build with Legos. XO

  1. Typhoid Mary 5 already? Where has the time gone! The sheep is cute and your poem is too.

  2. At least Typhoid Mary likes something CHEAP for her birthday – cardboard is an easy one! Your poem for the little swimmer is hilarious…..I’m sure that pool had a lot of pee pee in it!!!!

    Hugs, Pam

    1. Yes, she is easy to please- I hope she stays that way. 🙂 Glad you like the poem. XO

  3. That poem was THE poem of the day! And I am not surprised that Typhoid Mary loves to make things. She takes after her Auntie Ellen!

  4. Ellen, you crack me up… I love your sense of funny! I also love the child in you. Thank you so much for rescuing the sheep. I think you know how I feel about stuffies. I am glad the sheep will have a good life at Typhoid Mary’s preschool. Hugs to you♥

  5. Lulu: “Bean and I approve of Typhoid Mary’s love of cardboard.”
    Java Bean: “We would also be more than happy to remove the popsicles from the sticks for her birthday. Just to, you know, help out.”

    1. How sweet of you to offer to help, but we found some popsicle-less ones. 🙂

  6. That little sheep is so cute, and I love that Typhoid Mary’s school will adopt it so that it can be loved by lots of children. Also, I could not help but laugh when you said that Typhoid Mary requested cardboard for her birthday. Though, as someone who has an entire drawer of cardboard for crafts, I have no room to judge that request. Happy (almost) birthday to Typhoid Mary!

  7. Love the little lamb you rescued ~ great prompts too ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days, ~
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. Stuffed sheepy iss ute! Poe-em you wrote Aunty Ellen iss cute!!! An Miss Mary iss cute! An gonna tern 5 yeerss old??? Meow where DID THE time go Aunty Ellen?
    **nose kissess** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum

  9. I’m glad that rescued sheep has finally found a good home (I would have rescued it too)

  10. Your poem went where i did not dare! It’s great.

    Typhoid Mary sounds like a crafter and builder at heart, heaven bless her, they do get some ideas, don’t they. (A friend told me Tuesday her 6-year-old grandson said to his mom, “We need a bigger house. When I join the army and get my tank, it won’t fit here!”)

    The stuffie will be loved by a whole new crop of admirers, i’m glad.

  11. That’s a cute stuffie! WOW, 5 years old already, time sure flies. That was a fun poem too. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  12. I tell you, when I was little the cold pool water always sent a signal to my brain which I couldn’t stop that said, “Bathroom time!” Why is it that happens? So weird! I tried to not do it but I just couldn’t help myself. As I got older, I got better. Remember boys and girls, don’t touch the logs in the swimming pool and get out fast! MOL Cute poem. 🙂

    Ellen to the rescue! The stuffed toy sheep is cute. I got tickled with Typhoid Mary’s birthday present request. Happy crafting and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to kiddo! Our granddaughter will be 5 in October. The years vanish, don’t they?

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