Sorry for the late posting. It’s Sawyer’s fault, but I’m not blaming him…just his stupid seizure disorder, which struck twice yesterday.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

I am not particularly happy with today’s poem. It went through several rewrites and two different endings until I finally gave up. The poet/instructor of a poetry class I took back in the 80s told us that very few poems are ever truly finished but merely abandoned. Alas…that is what happened to this one.

Here’s the inspiration photo from one of my very favorite episodes of the “I Love Lucy” television show.


abandoned poem


When Too Much of a Good Thing Could Be Bad

Candy is definitely dandy,
And a chef’s hat is handy
To conceal what you cannot eat
For a later yummy treat.

Just beware of sweating,
Or that candy will be melting
Giving away your hiding place
And causing you some disgrace.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 01/28/2021

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday is hosted each week by Angel Sammy and Teddy from Two Spoiled Cats. They provide the inspiration photo, and participants provide a poem. Pop on over to their blog to find next week’s inspiration photo and Sammy’s poem. He transmits it to Teddy each week from the Rainbow Bridge, and it is always terrific.


Thankful Thursday

Dad Tom and I are thankful to remain virus free and on a waiting list for the COVID vaccine.

We continue to count our blessings for Kizmet. She’s a character, a clown, a lover and a bright spot amid otherwise gloomy days.

I am thankful for the dusting of snow last night that gave us this view from our bedroom window.



We are supposed to get some additional snow showers later this morning, and the temperature isn’t supposed to get above freezing. Unfortunately the wind is supposed to pick up, which will blow the snow from the branches.

This is my kind of snow…just a light dusting that turns everything into a winter wonderland, but not enough to be a problem.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop hosted by Brian. If you would like to participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful, then click on Brian’s badge to visit his blog and link up.


We’ll see you tomorrow for Fill-Ins and Feline and Friendship Fridays.