Friday, August 5, 2016

Feline Queen and Fill-ins Fun

Feline Friday is hosted by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is..
1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)
2) go to Steve's page, linked above, then on the menu bar click on the Feline Friday tab to get the code
3) paste the code under your cat picture
4) add your name and link
That’s all there is to it! Be sure to check back every so often and visit all the Feline Friday bloggers. Also, please leave a nice comment on their blogs. Nasty comments will be deleted!
Ms. G's eldest cat came with her house.  Lucky is 16 and now has a thyroid problem, but she loves being outside most of the time.  She never lets anyone besides Ms. G come near her, until i started working there.  She let me pet her head once this week!

Queen of her castle, indoors and out!


Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Ellen of 15andmeowing provides the first two statements and the final two are offered by McGuffy Ann Morris of McGuffy's Reader.  They try to make sure they will be fun to both answer and share. On Friday, the linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM. Please head to one of their sites, link up, and share your thoughts! 

Here are this week's statements with my responses underlined:

Week 13: August 5, 2016

1. I am most proud of my children and how hard they work.

2. I am embarrassed to admit how badly the Jalopy needs cleaning out right now.  Typical, right?  The shoemaker's wife goes shoeless and the housekeeper can't keep her work vehicle clean!

3. My super-power might be being able to stay calm in most emergency situations.

4. I really wish i could get our home A/C fully repaired instead of bandaged.  Same goes for all of our old vehicles and the problems they have.

Today is:

Barsi Bhagat Puran Singh -- Sikhism

Blueberry Arts Festival -- Ketchikan, AK, US (with a pet and doll parade, slug race, the Gigglefeet Dance Festival, and more; through Sunday)

Bogota Carnival -- Bogota, Colombia (celebrating the city's Hispanic founding; through tomorrow)

Boom Days -- Leadville, CO, US (celebrate the mining heritage of the Rockies with a parade and even a celebrity pack burro race; through Sunday)

Braham Pie Day -- Braham, MN, US (a home-made pie festival)

Celtic Tree Month Coll (Hazel) commences

Constitution Day -- Anguilla

Cranham Feast and Deer Roast -- Cranham, Gloucestershire, England (a three day traditional feast and fair that dates back to the 1700's; through Sunday)

Czech Festival -- Wilber, NE, US (to promote the preservation of Czech culture, sponsored by the Nebraska Czechs of Wilber; through Sunday)

Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead Day -- uttered this day by Admiral Farragut at the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864

Edinburgh Festival Fringe -- Edinburgh, Scotland (the largest art gathering in the world; through the 29th)

Edinburgh International Festival -- Edinburgh, Scotland (one of the world's most exciting venues for opera, dance, theater, classical music and the visual arts; through the 29th)

Gigglefeet Dance Festival -- Ketchikan, AK, US (today and Sunday, celebrating dance in the community and part of the Blueberry Arts Festival)

Hanakasa Matsuri -- Yamagata City, Japan (10,000 costumed dancers perform; through the 7th)

Independence Day / Republic Day -- Burkina Faso (former Upper Volta)(1960)

International Beer Day -- Uniting The World Through Beer

Musikfest -- Bethlehem, PA, US (10 days, 15 stages, over 500 musical performances, so there is something here for everyone!)

National Blackmail Day -- according to mostly ecard sites, with suggestions to send a card to the friend who has told you his/her secrets, with the notice that you plan on celebrating this date!

National Underwear Day -- sponsored by, which encourages people to rethink their underwear style and make sure they have the right fit 

National Waffle Day

Nuestra Senora de Africa -- CE, Spain (Day of Our Lady of Africa, also called Fiestas Patronales)

Onekama Days -- Onekama, MI, US (family fun, through Sunday)

Oyster Day

Palio Del Golfo -- La Spezia, Italy (a special, traditional rowing contest over a 2,000m course, plus a festival; through Monday)

Pixie of the Year Competition -- Fairy Calendar

Rainforest World Music Festival -- Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia (music in the jungle, featuring local and international artists performing wild music and dance in the mud and tropical rain; through Sunday)

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo -- Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland (display of military color an pageantry; through the 27th)

Sacrifice to Salus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of health, associated with Greek Hygeia)

Sinjska Alka -- Sinj, Croatia (knight tournament in which the whole district takes pride in keeping the tradition by making and restoring all the equipment used, with accompanying festivals and fun at home, in church, and in public; through Sunday)

Sioux Empire Fair -- Sioux Falls, SD, US (entertainment, concerts, livestock exhibits, farm exhibits, and tons of fun; through the 14th)

St. Afra of Augsburg's Day (Patron of converts, martyrs, penitent women; Augsburg, Germany)

St. Oswald of Northumbria's Day (Patron of Zug, Switzerland)

Tall Timber Days -- Grand Rapids, MN, US (lumberjack shows, chainsaw carvers, and lots of fun; through Sunday)

Twins Day Festival -- Twinsburg, OH, US (no, you aren't seeing double, it's a celebration of multiples; through Sunday)

Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian defenders -- Croatia

White Oak Rendezvous -- Deer River, MN, US (reliving the history of a North West Company Fur Post from 1798 and an accompanying Ojibwe Native Village from the same time period; through Sunday)

Work Like a Dog Day -- different from work-a-holics, people who work like a dog work hard while they are at it, and rest when they aren't

Birthdays Today:

Jonathan Silverman, 1966
Patrick Aloysius Ewing, 1962
Maureen McCormick, 1956
Erika Slezak, 1946
Loni Anderson, 1946
Ja’net DuBois, 1938
John Saxon, 1936
Neil Armstrong, 1930
Sydney Omarr, 1926
Raoul Wallenberg, 1912
John Huston, 1906
Conrad Potter Aiken, 1889
Joseph Merrick, 1862
Guy de Maupassant, 1850
Thomas Lynch, Jr., 1749
John Eliot, 1604
Joseph Justus Scaliger, 1540

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Revolver"(Beatles Album, release date), 1966
"Eleanor Rigby" & "Yellow Submarine"(Beatles singles, A & B side respectively, release date), 1966
"American Bandstand"(TV, national premiere), 1957
"Andy Capp"(Comic strip), 1957
"Little Orphan Annie"(Comic strip), 1924

Today in History

The last outpost of Bar Kockba, Betar, falls to Rome, 135
Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Northumbria at the Battle of Maserfield, 642
King Edward and Earl Aetherlred, leading the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, defeat the last major Viking army to raid England at the Battle of Tettenhall, 910
Anti-Jewish riots in Arnstadt, Germany, 1264
Sir Humphrey Gilbert establishes first English colony in North America, at what is now St John's, Newfoundland, 1583
The Mayflower departs from Southampton, England on its first attempt to reach North America, 1620
New York Weekly Journal writer John Peter Zenger is acquitted of seditious libel against the royal governor of New York, on the basis that what he had published was true, 1735
US Army abolishes flogging, 1861
Standard Oil of New Jersey is established, 1882
The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor, 1884
Bertha Benz drives from Mannheim to Pforzheim and back in the first long distance automobile trip made in her husbands invention, the first patented automobile; her journey was to publicize the invention, and she garnered attention and sales, 1888
The first electric traffic light is installed, in Cleveland, Ohio, 1914
Debut of the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie", by Harold Gray, 1924
Debut of the comic strip "Andy Capp", by Smythe, 1957
Nelson Mandela is jailed, 1962*
The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty, 1963
The city of Knin, a significant Serb stronghold, is captured by Croatian forces during Operation Storm, 1995
The Copiapo mining accident traps 33 Chilean miners about 2,300ft below the ground, 2010

*Not released until 1990


  1. the queen is very regal. :) laughed at your vehicle being a mess. yup. sounds about right!

  2. Aww! looks like your getting there with her congrats on the pat heheh!

    Have a pattastic day :-)

  3. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins,, great answers. AC is great when it works well and frustrating when it doesn't- kind of like a computer :) Your kids sound great. And your kitty is adorable. Have a nice weekend.

  4. #3 is a great super power. Getting all freaked out, even when the situation warrants it, doesn't make it any easier to deal with. Staying calm is best all the way around.

    Have a blessed weekend. :)

  5. Keep calm and send the Marines!

    The old saying is that you can tell how good a mechanic is by how bad HIS WIFE'S car runs. If it is in purrfect working condition, then find a new mechanic.

  6. Awww on the Queen. She looks very regal indeed.

    I wish you had all new vehicles and they were paid for. I also wish you have a new air conditioning unit and it was all paid for too.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  7. Lucky looks pretty good for sixteen, which I believe is 112 in cat years.

  8. There is definitely something regal about Lucky. That pic just oozes royalty!

  9. My Lovely Lola had thyroid issues ...not fun. This kitty looks so regal for sure!
    I bet she enjoys your attention!

  10. I can relate to putting bandaids on things. We are trying to remove some and fix things that were put off when Bill was on the road so much. I stay calm in crisis, too. Maybe it is a super power. Hugs.
    I am sorry to be late, again. I am a bit overwhelmed with life. Please be patient with me. Things will settle down. They always do.
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~


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