Thankful Thursday


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

I am thankful I have gotten to spend a lot of time with my family lately. The Boy’s 1st birthday party was this past Sunday and the girls had a half day of school on Halloween. Next week they have a half day and a day off so I will get lots more time with them.

The little cake was for him to stick his little hands all over.

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

Uh-uh, no way,
not even for a lot of pay.
Not even if Nic Cage was waving hi,
although if a cat needed help, I would try.
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 November to -do list includes ______________________ and ______________________.
2. I was busy doing _________________________ 20 years ago.
3. _________ is a challenge I often face.
4. I’m proud to say that I overcame _________.
PS: You have until 9 PM ( EST) Thursday to take a guess at everyone’s costumes for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card. See Rosie’s post. 


  1. Glad you’re getting lots of time to be with family, Ellen! Always worthwhile! Now that is one scary bridge! Sorta sad that anyone has to use it. XO

  2. Nice cake for the wee man!
    I bet you will look forward to someday having that youngster join you and your crafting sessions. Might be a wee bit different than your great nieces, LOL!!! Still fun, though!

    Nice to have extra time with the girls, soon. Creating memories they will have forever…and for you, too.

    That poem has the sentiments I too feel! Yikes!

  3. A year old already! Those are lovely cakes.
    That bridge makes me feel sick just looking at it!

  4. That is one fun looking birthday cake. And I’m sure you have lots planned for those girls when you get to spend more time with them.

  5. I can’t believe The Boy has already gotten to be a year old! The girls are shooting up like sprouts! And darned if he isn’t too! Happy Birthday sweet Boy!
    1. My November to-do list includes Thanksgiving plans and Christmas shopping.
    2. I was busy doing the work of three people 20 years ago, And I’m not joking. My own job, and so frequent 12 hr. OT and being a mom…that makes three, The over time wais in pace of who wasn’t there. 1,2,3.
    3. Making myself active outside is a challenge I often face. Hot-cold-don’t wanna.
    4. I managed to overcome eating sweets except on “occasions”.

    1. Thank you for these great answers. Sounds like things were tough back then. I wish I could give up sweets. XO

  6. Chaplin: “Looks like an easy crossing.”
    Lulu: “Nope nope nope nope nope.”
    Charlee: “What’s the big deal? There’s ropes and stuff. Just scurry right over.”
    Java Bean: “I *MIGHT* be willing to take a few steps on that bridge. If there were cookies and Mama was there.”
    Lulu: “Did I mention nope nope nope nope nope?”
    Oona: “Oona did not realize dogs were such chickens about such things.”

  7. Ellen those cakes are works of art!! Happy 1st to the boy
    Your poem was too funny
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. Time sure fliess rite Aunty Ellen?? Happy 1st Birfday to THE Boy!
    An yore poe-em iss furabuluss!!! You gotted yore 2 fave peepss inn poe-em: Mistur Nicholas an Catss 😉
    ***nose kissess*** BellaDharma an (((huggiess))) BellaSita Mum

    Pee S: READER’S “LIKE” button iss still busted!

  9. Happy 1st Birthday to young Boy and great poem, we think when Nic Cage encourage you, you’ll take the steps…MOL…Double Pawkisses for all of you🐾😽💞

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