by Janet Blue on December 23, 2018

Sunday Selfies: Week #228



Christmas is just a couple of days away now, which is why I agreed to do a selfie. I want to make certain I remain on Santa Claws’ “Nice” list. I added just a touch of festive decorations to my photo to celebrate the holiday.

Mom asked me to keep my comments short today, as she wants to share the poem she wrote for Thoroughly Poetic Thursday but didn’t get to post. So, here are those hopping tips.

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Thoroughly Poetic Thursday on Sunday

We missed poetry day this week so are joining it today with a poem inspired by this photo.



A Visit With Santa

If I ever sat on Santa’s lap
I don’t remember it, and there is
no photographic evidence. I
don’t know if I would have been frightened
like this toddler or chatty and calm.
Each year we attended a Christmas
Party hosted by my dad’s employer.
Every child received a gift from
the hired Santa. And Santa always
filled our stockings…crayons, Slinkies, Jacks,
Pick-Up Sticks, bubbles and bubble bath
and new white gloves for church on
Christmas Day. But I
never talked to Santa…never left him
milk and cookies. And I never tried
to stay awake to catch a peek. One
year Santa left gifts outside on the
back porch. There was whispering about
him being tipsy and unable
to get down the chimney. I was five.
I didn’t understand and didn’t
care. I wonder what memories this
toddler will make? Will she remember
her scary visit with old St. Nick?
Will she take her kids to see Santa
when she grows up and becomes a
mother? Will they smile and whisper
their wishes in Santa Claus’s ear
or hand him a list then hide and cry?
Whatever their experience, I know
for a fact, their stockings Santa will fill.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 12/19/2018

I still have my original Christmas stocking my grandmother knit for me my very first Christmas in 1949. My sister had one exactly like it. They have our names and year of birth knit into them. Mine is hanging from the mantle right now.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday is the creation of Angel Sammy from Two Spoiled Cats. He writes a fabulous poem each week and transmits it to Teddy from the Rainbow Bridge. If you’d like to join in next week, check this past Thursday’s post by clicking on the Two Spoiled Cats badge to find the inspiration photo for next week.


Thanks for stopping by today.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lisbeth (with love and kisses for my boyfriend, Cat Scout Charles)


{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Emma and Buster December 24, 2018 at 12:48 am

Merry merry Christmas Kitties Blue. We received the card. Thank you.
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Ruby December 23, 2018 at 11:50 pm

Lisbeth, your selfie is FABulous gurl! And I am absolutely sure that you are on Santa’s NICE LIST!!! me? maybe not so much….BOL!!!
Anyhu, loved your poem! Ma said she doesn’t remember sitting on the fat guys lap eithers, butts Gma said that she threw a fit, and wasn’t having any of it! yeah, sounds like her….
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family!!!!
Ruby ♥
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The Island Cats December 23, 2018 at 9:07 pm

Lizbeth, what a purrfect selfie! You could never be on Santa’s naughty list…you’re too sweet!

And how cool is that stocking! What a great thing to have all these years. Now that’s a Christmas tradition.


Spitty the Kitty December 23, 2018 at 7:46 pm

My Human says she was ONE DAY old on her first Christmas–also in 1949! It was a very good year, as we are sure your Mom would agree. The Human has her first stocking too, though it wasn’t hand-knitted like you Mom’s nice one is. She thinks maybe her mom told her that they gave one to all the babies at the hospital!

We love your poem and also think Lisbeth is looking very very lovely! Merry Christmas to all the kitties and Humans at your house! And special kissies to you-know-who XOXOXOXO
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Sasha December 23, 2018 at 7:42 pm

Happy Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.
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Melissa & Mudpie December 23, 2018 at 6:33 pm

You couldn’t possibly be removed from the nice list!!! Love the poem 🙂


Maggie December 23, 2018 at 5:49 pm

Your stocking is a treasure. What a wonderful tradition.
We are sure Lisbeth is always on the nice list!
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Sherri-Ellen T-D. December 23, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Furabuluss poe-em Aunty Janet!!! Mee wunderss who Santa Clawss reelly iss? Butt then THE misty-ree iss purrty kewl isn’t it??
An Astrid yore Selfie iss furry guud; yore so purrty!!!!
Pleese Aunty can you link upss mee to THE Bloggie Hop??? Many thanx!
~~head rubsss~~ BellaDharma~~
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Deziz World December 23, 2018 at 3:15 pm

You sure look purretty Lisbeth. We’re so glad Sawyer’s feelin’ better. Sendin’ hugs and purrayers.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena
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Annabelle December 23, 2018 at 12:57 pm

Lisbeth I’m giving Santa my sweet demure look, do you think he’ll fall for it? Well I know I’m not naughty, well not too much anyway, not like my brofurs.

We loved your photo and poem. We hope Sawyer is doing well now he is home.

purrs n hugs
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Valentine December 23, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Lisbeth, Santa will get a big smile on his face when he sees the pretty photo of you showing him what a good kitty you’ve been.

Miss Janet, Mom says one year Grandma took her to see Santa when she was a lil’ girl. They stood in a long line to see him at the local theater where is was at. When it was finally Mom’s turn, Mom cried and cried, deciding she didn’t want to sit on that stranger’s lap after all, so Grandma just took her home.


Marv December 23, 2018 at 11:15 am

Lisbeth! WOW! Your selfie is pawsome! As is your Mom’s poem. I am glad to hear that Sayer is on the mend, we will keep the purrayers going! I am on my very first vacation and Mom is happy that I have been such a good boy. I want Santa to bring me something and Mom says I shall be on his GOD list!
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Comedy Plus December 23, 2018 at 10:30 am

Love the poem as always. That little one is not happy at all.

Aw on the selfie. Purrfect.

I love the stocking your grandmother made for you. What a treasure.

Have a purrfect Sunday Selfie. My best to your peeps. ♥
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The OP Pack December 23, 2018 at 10:17 am

What a treasure that stocking must be!!! Beautiful poem and sweet Selfie. Merry Christmas to all of you!!!

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The Swiss Cats December 23, 2018 at 10:04 am

Nice selfie, Lisbeth ! And great poem ! Purrs
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Ellen Pilch December 23, 2018 at 9:32 am

Beautiful selfie and excellent poem. That is a very nice stocking, such a wonderful memento. XO


Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD) December 23, 2018 at 8:36 am

Nice to see you Lisbeth, we are running late today. Love your Mom’s poem.
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Brian Frum December 23, 2018 at 8:11 am

That’s a terrific poem and a wonderful selfie! Purrs to sweet Sawyer from all of us.
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Pam December 23, 2018 at 8:06 am

Lovely selfie and poem!!!


The Florida Furkids December 23, 2018 at 7:51 am

Great selfie! We know Santa has you on the “nice” list! We liked the poem too.

The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from Allie
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Purrseidon December 23, 2018 at 7:35 am

Lisbeth, your selfie is lovely and I, for one, am certain you’ll remain on the nice list, but if posing for selfies is a requirement, Katsu and Saphera might be in jeopardy.
Merry Christmas, dear furiend! Purrseidon


Athena December 23, 2018 at 6:32 am

Lovely selfie and poem!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie


speedyrabbit December 23, 2018 at 6:01 am

Hello Beautiful,xx Speedy
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ERin the cat December 23, 2018 at 5:49 am

I find it is actually far easier to stay on his good list than it is the naughty list-especially as we don’t have much to break tear and there are few mice for me to chase, MOL
Festive purrs to you all.
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Teddy December 23, 2018 at 4:41 am

Lisbeth you look wonderful in your holiday selfie. Up close and purrrsonal! You know we wish all of you a happy holiday so please spread the word for us will you? We sure enjoyed your Mommy’s Christmas memory about Santa’s visits and her wonderful stocking she’s had all these years for Santa to fill. We loved the story.

Hugs, Teddy and Mom too
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Lone Star Cats December 23, 2018 at 4:12 am

Great selfie Lisbeth!
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Dalton/Angel-MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel-Minko December 23, 2018 at 1:13 am

Lisbeth, that is a purrfect selfie, and the decorations are just right! Thanks for making a selfie this week:)

Oh, how we loved that poem.You made petcretary think of her own childhood when her parents would take her and her siblings to sit on the jolly fella’s lap….and now back when our unfurbros were small, she did that too:) They did not cry,MOL!

Isn’t it a sweet thing to have saved that stocking so many years?! Now it has become a very precious thing with many good memories attached to it.

Purrs & Hugs!
Merry Christmas!!
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Harvey Button December 23, 2018 at 1:05 am

We are happy to see the poem and absolutely love your grandmother’s handiwork. What a treasure it is.

Say hi from the DK Crew to Sawyer. Good to see him doing OK.

H Button Esq


Peaches & Paprika December 23, 2018 at 12:11 am

What a sweet poem. And much better so close to Christmas than Thursday. How adorable That is so sweet to have those stockings with your name and birth year and to keep them! I bet Santa Claws is going to do a good job with you guys this year. Come visit our bloggers slideshow when you have a chance…you’re in it, natch!
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meowmeowmans December 23, 2018 at 12:07 am

Lisbeth, we’re pretty darned sure you are on Santa’s “nice” list.

That poem is wonderful, Mom Janet. We, too, wonder what small children think of Santa. Our little second cousin sure wasn’t too thrilled with him this year, from the photos we’ve seen.

The stocking your grandmother knitted is so cool! That’s awesome that you still have it.

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