Thankful Thursday

Reminding ourselves each week of things for which we are grateful and joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop is important to me and the Kitties Blue.

Lisbeth is up first this week. She and Astrid enjoyed a terrific birthday bash yesterday and are grateful for all the kind wishes. Lisbeth is especially thankful for the comment from her thoughtful and sweet boyfriend, Angel Charles. The card and beautiful gifts she received from Charles’ family made her very happy, as you can see in the photo collage.


Astrid also received a beautiful knit blanket. She has promised to let me take a photo of her with it to share in a future post.

Sawyer is grateful that he has now been home for four weeks and has not had a major seizure. He has had one extended focal seizure consisting of muscle contractions and unusual head, mouth and eye movements. It lasted for about forty-five minutes with the symptoms occurring every two to five seconds. He was totally fine when it was over. Dad Tom and I are thankful as well that this is all he has experienced.

Dad Tom and I are thankful we will be meeting Teddy’s mom and dad today for lunch. We missed seeing each other in all of 2020 due to the pandemic.

I am thankful for the gifts Angel Charles’ mom sent me. She is truly a kind, thoughtful and generous person. That we will remain friends makes me very happy.

Thankful Thursday is a blog hop. To participate, post on your blog for what you are thankful and then click on Brian’s badge to join the hop.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

I am participating in Angel Sammy and Teddy’s poetry challenge this week. The inspiration photo and my poem are below.




Shhh…be very quiet. Mom said we had to go to sleep.
But I have a new book, and the story just won’t keep.
It’s all about a boy named Christopher and a bear named Pooh,
And they have a friendship like I have with all of you.
I know you’ll want to hear the story, so gather close around.
I will have to whisper and none of you can make a sound.
If mom hears me and comes in, she’ll take my flashlight,
And we’ll all be forced to end our story and say goodnight.

© Janet Buickerood Blue – 08/18/2021

I would have liked to have a better ending for this poem, but I just couldn’t come up with the additional two lines needed. Nonetheless, I hope you have enjoyed it.

If you’d like to take part in Thoroughly Poetic Thursday, you can find the inspiration photo for next week at Two Spoiled Cats. Click on the poetry badge to go there. Make sure you read Angel Sammy’s poem when you visit. It’s always a winner.