Friday, November 4, 2016

Good Morning Feline and Friendly 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!

How your day starts with kittens.

Mom!  Mommommommom!  We're hungry!  Put down the coffee, we're hungry!


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 26: November 4, 2016

1. Peace ____________________________.

2. I need to ___________________________, but I keep procrastinating.

3. A friend is _____________________. 

4. I _____________  try to _____________________. 

1. Peace is possible, we all need to want peace more than we want other things.

2. I need to clean and organize my house, but i keep procrastinating because who in the world wants to clean their own house after cleaning other people's all day long?

3. A friend is someone you love and make time for.

4. I always try to vote in every single election.  Even if i don't like who is running, i go vote.  The only time i didn't was because i ended up in the hospital, and it was a local election and the person i wanted didn't stand a chance anyway.  It still bothers me that i couldn't.  Too many people have fought to give me the right, and too many women wished they could and never got the chance for me to waste the opportunity.

Today is:

Arbor Day -- Samoa

Breeder's Cup World Championship -- Santa Anita Park, Los Angeles, CA, US (the world's best horses compete in 14 races; through tomorrow)

Chicken Lady Day -- Miami, FL, US (in honor of The Chicken Lady, whose nonprofit organization helps people get over being "chicken" about public speaking)

Citizenship Day -- Northern Mariana Islands

Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show -- Denver, CO, US (through Sunday)

Community Service Day -- Dominica

Constitution Day/National Day -- Tonga

Feast of Qudrat (Power) -- Baha'i

Festival of Fisher's Ghost -- Campbelltown City, Australia (ten days of celebrating the legends of Australia's most famous ghost, Frederick Fisher)

Flag Day -- Panama

Giorno dell'Unita Nazionale e Festa delle Forze Armate and Victory Day -- Italy (National Unity and Armed Forces Day; celebration of the 1918 Treaty with Austria)

Guy Fawkes Eve -- sometimes called Mischief Night in some parts of Australia, UK, and New Zealand, although that is more appropriate to April 30/October 30

Honeymoon Day -- reminisce about your own special trip, on the birth anniversary of Art Carney

King Tut Day -- his tomb was opened this day in 1922

Ludi Plebeii -- Ancient Roman Calendar (public games, through the 17th)

Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Awareness And Appreciation Day -- US

National Candy Day -- guess they're thinking you still have some left over from Hallowe'en

National Farm Toy Show -- National Farm Toy Museum, Dyersville, IA, US ("The Granddaddy of Them All" among farm toy enthusiasts and collectors; through Sunday)

Pirates Week Festival -- Cayman Islands (mock pirate invasions, old sailing vessels, and lots of good natured fun; the islands take turns hosting events through the 26th)

St. Charles Borromeo's Day (Patron of apple orchards, bishops, catechists, seminarians, spiritual directors/leaders, starch makers; Joliette, Quebec; Lombardy, Italy; Monterey, CA; Rocca di Papa, Italy; against abdominal pain, colic, intestinal disorders, stomach diseases, ulcers)
     a Bank Holiday in Andorra

Unity Day -- Russia

Will Roger's Day -- especially in OK, US; related observance
     Use Your Common Sense Day -- because "Common sense ain't all that common."

Waiting for the Barbarians Day -- internet generated, and i thought they came and took over a long time ago!

World Community Day -- sponsored by Church Women United to focus on justice and peace through non-violent means;  this year's theme is "Through G-d Our Hands Can Heal"

Anniversaries Today:

Taking of the US Embassy in Teheran, Iran -- 1979
Discovery of King Tut's Tomb -- 1922
Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd, 1842
Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange, 1677 (ruled jointly as William and Mary)

Birthdays Today:

Sean "Diddy" Combs, 1970
Matthew McConaughey, 1969
Andrea McArdle, 1963
Ralph Macchio, 1962
Jeff Probst, 1962
Kathy Griffin, 1960
Markie Post, 1950
Laura W. Bush, 1946
Robert Mapplethorpe, 1946
Loretta Swit, 1937
Doris Roberts, 1930
Martin Balsam, 1919
Art Carney, 1918
Walter Cronkite, 1916
Will Rogers, 1879
Augustus Montague Toplady, 1740 (wrote the hymn "Rock of Ages")

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Crimes of the Heart"(Henley play), 1981
"One Man's Family"(TV), 1949
"Prince Igor"(Borodin opera), 1890
Symphony No. 1 in C minor(Brahms Op. 68), 1876

Today in History:

The Flood of the Arno River causes massive damage in Florence, Italy, 1333
Joan of Arc liberates Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier, 1429
Thomas Wolsey, English cardinal, arrested, 1529
Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria, 1783
The Erie Canal is completed with Governor DeWitt Clinton performing the Wedding of The Waters ceremony in New York Harbour, 1825
Benjamin Palmer patents an artificial leg, 1846
Dentist John Beers of San Francisco patents the gold crown, 1873
Tonga adopts a constitution, 1875
James Ritty patents the cash register, to combat the pilfering of the till by the bartenders in his Ohio saloon, 1879
London's first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell, 1890
The Italian unknown soldier is buried in the Altare della Patria (Fatherland Altar) in Rome, 1921
Nellie Tayloe Ross is elected the first female US State governor, in Wyoming, 1924
The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio, 1955
Two-thirds of Florence, Italy is submerged as the River Arno floods; together with the contemporaneous flood of the Po River in northern Italy, this leads to 113 deaths, 30,000 made homeless, and the destruction of numerous Renaissance artworks and books, 1966
Genie, a 13-year-old feral child is found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life, 1970
The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the oil crisis, as the highways are deserted and are used only by cyclists and roller skaters, 1973
First conference that focuses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web, in San Francisco, 1994
Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by an extremist Orthodox Israeli, 1995
Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing a pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress, 2002
Barak Obama is elected President of the United States, 2008
In Australia's Northern Territory in the lands of the Jawoyn people, archaeologists discover what is believed to be the world's oldest example of a stone ax, estimated at 35,500 years old, 2010
Tim Scott becomes the first African-American senator from the south (South Carolina) since the time of Reconstruction, 2014


  1. I love kitten enthusiasm! And, your answers are always so genuine, too. Peace is absolutely something we all need. And, yes, we need our friends, too. They are the ones who love us without judgement. I vote, too. It is a responsibility. Hugs, my friend.

  2. Kittens are so much like children. Cute but demanding.

  3. Aww, they are thriving, but I knew they would with you.

    Now put down the coffee and feed these precious babies.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  4. Such cute kittens. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I understand how you feel about voting and I made sure my niece registered as soon as she turned 18. It is sad to think that people in other countries don't have this right. I can see why you wouldn't want to do any more cleaning when you get done with other houses. Have a nice weekend!

  5. #1 Peace is just a word.
    #2 I need to stop procrastinating...
    #3 A frend is rare and more priceless than gold.
    #4 I never try to dissuade a person from a position that they are completely married to.

  6. Look at those adorable little faces! Cutest little kitties ever! Have a great weekend!

  7. I agree that cleaning is a chore. It is said that the sign of a good, busy mechanic is that HIS car won't run. If his works right, then he has too much time on his hands.
    At least for this election, we have a good 3rd party candidate. Usually we have to pick the best of the bad choices.

  8. Chicken Lady Day...that's a good one. But I think not even a Chicken Lady could get me over my fear of public speaking. Mrs. Pennington couldn't do it; nobody can.

    Regarding your #2: I don't think that I would want to clean my house after spending all day cleaning other folks' houses. That's too much like bringing work home with you. Like, enough already!

    I agree with you about voting and, for the most part, I have voted every time since I turned 18, at least in the main elections. I am glad that we found a great third party candidate to vote for this time for president, one that doesn't make me doubt whether I chose the right one or not. May God bless this country with a president that truly loves this country and the people in it!

    Your kitties are beautiful. :)

    Have a blessed weekend.

  9. Make time for Peace - so so true.
    Awwwww, cute kitties!


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