Friday, October 21, 2016

Feline (Kitten!) Friday and Halloween Fill-Ins

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!

A kitten's favorite napping spot -- my foot!


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

My fill-ins for the statements are underlined:

Week 24: October 21, 2016

1. One Halloween, I dressed as _____________________________.

2. My favorite comedian is ______________________________.

3. My scariest Halloween was _________________________.

4.  ___________________  is my favourite Halloween treat.

1. One Halloween, i dressed as a princess in a costume my Nana made for me.  It's one of my happiest childhood memories.

2. My favorite comedian is (was) ... it's a tie between Flip Wilson and Red Skelton.  Yes, i like the classics.

3. My scariest Halloween was actually a few days before Halloween in 1991, when #1 Son was just a tiny baby.  The dog next door tripped me going into my apartment and i fell with groceries in one hand and 3-month-old #1 Son in the other and #1 Son ended up with a broken leg.

4. Very dark chocolate sweetened with agave is my favorite Halloween treat.

Today is:

Apple Butter Stirrin' --  Coshocton, OH, US (bluegrass music, crafts, family fun, and best of all, apple butter; through Sunday)

Apple Day -- U.K. (to inspire local orchard revival and celebrate local varieties

Antillean Day -- Bonaire; Curacao; Saba; St. Eustatius 

Armed Forces Day -- Honduras (Dia de las Fuerzas Armadas)

Babbling Day -- an internet generated day for Blatherskites

Caramel Apple Day -- US (leave it to the US to add sugar to a delicious, nutritious snack!)

Count Your Buttons Day -- whoever came up with this one needs to count his marbles maybe?

Egyptian Naval Day -- Egypt

Fantasy Fest -- Key West, FL, US (a ten day costume party for grown-ups)

Garbanzo Bean Day

Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day

Humble Yourself By Having Your Picture Made Wearing A Bicycle Helmet Day -- no comment

Hurricane Bebe Day -- Funafuti, Tuvalu (commemoration of the destruction by this hurricane in 1972)

Independence Day -- Marshall Islands(1986)

International Day of the Nacho -- Mexico; U.S.

Jailhouse Rock Day -- Elvis' song hit #1 today in 1957

Mammography Day -- the third Friday of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Nurses Day -- Thailand

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

Overseas Chinese Day -- Taiwan (Republic of China)

President Ndadaye Day -- Burundi

Provincial Anniversary Day -- Hawke's Bay, NZ

Reptile Awareness Day -- hooray for snakes and turtles!  and lizards, don't forget lizards, and gators, and...

Seeking of King Look Under Your Mattress -- Fairy Calendar

St. John of Bridlington's Day (Patron against complications in childbirth)

St. Ursula's Day (Patron of educators/teachers, holy death, schoolchildren, students; British Virgin Islands; Catholic education, especially of girls; Cologne, Germany; University of Paris)

Trafalgar Day -- British Empire (noted, but no longer an officially holiday)

World Student Day -- International Fellowship of Evangelical Students 

Anniversaries Today:

Juan Peron marries actress Evita (MarĂ­a Eva Duarte), 1945

Birthdays Today:

Jeremy Miller, 1976
Ken Watanabe, 1959
Carrie Fisher, 1956
Benjamin Netanyahu, 1949
Elvin Bishop, 1942
Judge Judy Sheindlin, 1942
Frances Fitzgerald, 1940
Ursula K. LeGuin, 1929
Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford, 1928 
Celia Cruz, 1925
Joyce Randolph, 1925
Dizzy Gillespie, 1917
Georg Solti, 1912
Edwin Myers "Ted" Shawn, 1891
Will Carleton, 1845
Alfred Nobel, 1833
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Butterflies are Free"(Play), 1969
"Orphee aux enfer/Orpheus in the Underworld"(Offenbach operetta), 1858

Today in History:

Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea defeats 1st Crusaders, 1096
Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg., 1512
Ferdinand Magellen arrives at Tierra Del Fuego (Pacific Ocean), 1520
Sea battle at Dunes, Lt Admiral Maarten Tromp defeats Spanish Armada under De Oquendo, 1639
First display of the word "Liberty" on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America, 1774
US Navy frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, launched in Boston, 1797
Battle of Trafalgar, Adm Nelson defeats French & Spanish fleet & dies, 1805
The Penang Free School is founded in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, by the Rev Hutchings. It is the oldest English-language school in Southeast Asia, 1816
Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire England), 1824
Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb, 1879
First transatlantic radiotelephone message, Arlington, Va to Paris, 1915
Women are allowed to vote in France for the first time, 1945
Comet Ikeya-Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers from the sun, 1965
The European Patent Institute is founded, 1977
The metre is defined at the seventeenth General Conference on Weights and Measures as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second, 1983
Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in its discovery by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz, 2003
The European Parliament awards Cuban Dissident Guillermo Farinas the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, 2010
Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 2014


  1. That little white kitten is the cutest thing ever! If she was asleep on my foot, I'd never move again. LOL! Yay for the lovely princess costume your grandmother made. Sorry to hear about your fall and your son's broken leg. At least nothing worse happened. Have a great weekend!

  2. oh, that tiny baby...

    yes, that was a scary halloween...

  3. Aww, that's adorable. Simply adorable. Smart kitty too.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and an even better weekend. ☺

  4. Look at that cute little puff of kitty cotton ball at your feet. I love it! Hope you're doing well, mimi. Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

  5. That kitten is adorable! My cat is nearly 2 years old so she isn't that little anymore.

  6. If a kitten this cute fell asleep on my foot I'd be tempted to stand there all day.

  7. That is a cute kitten. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins. That is a very scary story, I am sorry your son got injured.
    Have a great weekend!

  8. I like chocolate, but I like my chocolate to be toned down. I can handle some dark chocolate, but can't handle the really dark stuff. Have a great weekend.

  9. That is a cute little kitty. :) Looking at that picture makes my toes tickle. haha

    Flip Wilson was great. Our kids loved him, too.

    Oh your poor baby! Poor you, too! I know you must have been so upset. Did his leg heal fine?

    Ooooh I love apple butter, especially the kind that my Granny Gunter made. The store bought kind has nothing over hers. Hers was the best!

    Have a blessed weekend!

  10. Such a precious costume memory! I bet you indeed felt like a true princess that night! Most definitely a scary Halloween memory, could have been so much worse! Your dark chocolate sounds wonderful!

  11. Good answers, Mimi. As always. I love that baby on your foot! HUGS!
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~


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