Friday, December 23, 2016

All we want...

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!

All we want for Christmas is a furrever home!


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 33: December 23, 2016

1. I still need to _____________________ before Christmas.

2. My favorite episode of Seinfeld is ___________________.

3. What I really would like for Christmas is ______________________.

4.  My favourite part of Christmastime is ______________________.

1. I still need to buy the ingredients for stuffing and pies before Christmas.

2. My favorite episode of Seinfeld is none, i've never seen the show, except short clips.

3. What i really would like for Christmas is true and honest peace, where everyone chooses to get along with everyone else.  You don't have to like them or spend time with them, but to at least have everyone treat every other person the way they want to be treated.

4. My favorite part of Christmastime is the Christmas Eve service, and i have to miss it this year.  Grandma needs help, and she's worth missing the Christmas Eve service for.

Today is:

Birthday of the Queen Silvia -- Sweden (an official flag day)

Children's Day -- South Sudan; Sudan

Day of Acca Larentia -- Ancient Rome, Republic and Empire (earth goddess and protectress who raised Romulus and Remus)

Festivus -- For the Rest of Us!  (The holiday introduced on the episode of Seinfeld that aired 12/18/97; have some meatloaf, decorate with an unadorned aluminum pole, have a "Feats of Strength" contest and an "Airing of Grievances"!)

Ganden Nga-Choe -- Lhasa, Tibet (a winter festival celebrated by lighting butter lamps)

Humanlight Celebration -- celebration of tolerance, compassion, empathy, honesty, free inquiry, reason, and rationality 

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Ketkrokur -- Meat-hook, who will lower a hook down the chimney and snatch a bit of meat if he can, especially if you are cooking lamb for St. Porlakur(Thorlac)

Igler Bergweihnacht -- Igls, Austria (charming nativity parade starring the children of this small town near Innsbruck)

Learn Metric Day -- US (passage of the Metric Conversion Act of 1875)

Mouse-Marketing Day -- Fairy Calendar

National Pfefferneusse Day -- don't forget the Puderzucker!

Noche de Rabanos (Night of the Radishes) -- Oaxaca, Mexico (part of the lead up to Christmas, bring out your best carved radish!)

Popcorn Popping Day -- so you can string it on the tree, of course

Porlaksmessa, Feast of St. Thorlaker/Thorlac -- Iceland (Patron saint, though never officially recognized by the Holy See)

Roots Day -- as you gather with family during the season, don't forget to sit with elder relatives and learn about your family's past

Secret of the Unhewn Stone -- Celtic Calendar (Only day on their calendar not governed by a tree month)

St. John of Kanti's Day (Patron of Lithuania, Poland)

St. Servulus' Day (Patron of the disabled/physically challenged; against paralysis)

St. Victoria's Day (Patron of Anticoli Corrado, Italy)

Tenno Tanjobi -- Japan (Birthday of Emperor Akihito, national holiday observed as a day of rest.)

Two Days To Go Day

Victory Day -- Egypt (a/k/a Suez Victory Day)

Anniversary Today:

Establishment of the US Federal Reserve System, 1913

Birthdays Today:

Corey Haim, 1971
Carla Bruni, 1967
Eddie Vedder, 1964
Carol Ann Duffy, 1955
Susan Lucci, 1946
Harry Shearer, 1943
Akihito, 1933
Robert Bly, 1926
Gerald O'Loughlin, 1921
Jose Greco, 1918
Madame C.J. Walker, 1867
Connie Mack, 1862
Harriet Monroe, 1860
Joseph Smith, Jr., 1805

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Hoffmeyer's Legacy(Film; 1st with Keystone Kops), 1912

Today in History:

Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city of Aleppo, recovering the tattered tunic of John the Baptist, 962
St Philip of Moscow martyred by Ivan the Terrible, 1569
Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn, 1672
John Flamsteed observes Uranus without realizing it's undiscovered, 1690
The Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France, 1776
Benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct, 1779
"A Visit from St Nicholas" by C. Clement Moore is published in the Troy (NY) Sentinel (Now usually titled " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas"), 1823
The opera Hansel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck is first performed, 1893
The first all-steel passenger railroad coach completed, in Altoona, Pa, 1907
The first hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel is launched, 1919
Alice H Parker patents gas heating furnace, 1919
Discovery of the first modern coelacanth in South Africa, 1938
The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories, 1947
Dedication of Tokyo Tower, the world's highest self-supporting iron tower, 1958
The North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York City is topped out at 1,368 feet (417 m), making it the tallest building in the world, 1970
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes the Nicaraguan capital of Managua killing more than 10,000, 1972
The 16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are rescued after 73 days, having survived by cannibalism, 1972
Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California becoming the first aircraft to fly non-stop around the world without aerial or ground refueling, 1986
In a referendum, 88% of Slovenia's population vote for independence from Yugoslavia, 1990
An 8.1 magnitude earthquake hits Macquarie Island in the Southern Ocean, 2004
Volcanic activity alerts are issued in Chile and Argentina, in areas near the Copahue volcano, after it started to spew ash, 2012


  1. Aww! I'm sure they will get a home soon who could resist :-)

    Have a tripletastic day :-)

  2. Aww...I love those serious little faces. I hope they get their wish!
    I could not agree with you more about peace and getting along. The simplest things escape mankind.
    Merry Christmas!
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

  3. Aww, I hope you all get a forever home soon. They are ever so adorable.

    I'm glad you're helping grandma. Grandmas are so very special.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  4. We quit watching Seinfeld after a while as it got to mean spirited after a while. Merry Christmas.

  5. I hope those cute kitties get forever homes soon. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. That is so sweet of you to give up the service for your Grandma. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  6. I'd take all three in a heartbeat....but then there would be Lucy not agreeing AT ALL! Best wishes to them finding their forever home and for you and your family to have a lovely Christmas!

  7. These beautiful kittens will eventually find a home. maybe even on Christmas.

    Have a Christmasy Friday Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Amen to your Christmas wish. If there is one thing we could all do in the coming year that would change the world it would be to practice the Golden Rule without exception! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Mimi!

  9. Love the kitties, always love the kitties.

    Have an absolutely wonderful Christmas! (And just a warning--my post today is political and possibly quite offensive, couldn't help it, these are strange times. But you are someone I admire greatly and I have no idea where you stand and I do not want to upset you. Might be a good one to miss today).

    Much love and joy and peace,

  10. Who would possibly leave a nasty comment on a Feline Friday post?

  11. I hope they end up in good homes soon. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  12. Back in South Carolina, we used to love to go to the Christmas Eve service. We would sing and just before midnight, we would all light a candle and sing as the organ chimed midnight. It was great. Have a Merry Christmas.

  13. I hope that your grandma is okay. What a blessing to be able to help her. I agree. Grandmas are worth it. :)

    "Roots Day -- as you gather with family during the season, don't forget to sit with elder relatives and learn about your family's past"

    This sounds like a great idea to me. My grandparents had lots of stories to tell and I would listen to them, though not as attentively as I should have. I can't remember most of their stories anymore. I should have written them down way back then.

    I always enjoy these "Today is..." sections of your post. History has always been one of my most favorite subjects. I think it is great that you put all of this here for us. Thank you!

    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and your family!

  14. Look at those cute little faces! They look all snuggly and warm in their little hammock bed! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!


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