Friday, March 31, 2017

It's Friday!

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!

Cats that stare into space always look to me like they are meditating.

I'm meditating on who my new forever family will be!


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 47: March 31, 2017

1. The first thing I think about in the morning is _______________________.

2. The last thing I think about before sleep is ________________________.

3. I am looking forward to ____________________.

4. I am so pleased _____________________.

1. The first thing i think about in the morning is whatever praise song pops into my brain.  Starting the morning with a praise song (in my mind, i promise i don't sing out loud!) or a line from a Psalm helps keep the depression at bay.

2. The last thing i think about before sleep is either whatever was in my evening devotional, or if i can't fall asleep quickly, a brain game of seeing how many words i can make using the letters in another word.  The game is printed in the newspaper every day, and it really does help me fall asleep to try it at night.

3. I am looking forward to so many things it's hard to narrow it down.  Our family summer vacation is one, spending Easter and Mother's Day with family is another.

4. I am so pleased Sweetie agreed to give Lunceford the Land Yacht a test drive.  When i first mentioned that car, he was set against it, and i knew he'd love it if he ever once drove it, and i was right!

Today is:

Alcohol-Free Weekend 2017 -- US; sponsored by National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (this year's theme is "Connecting the Dots: Opportunities for Recovery.  A comprehensive approach to addressing underage drinking.") 

Bunsen Burner Day -- on the birth anniversary of its inventor, Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, in 1811

Buy Some New Socks Day -- because all the websites that list it agree you are worth it

Cesar Chavez Day -- Arizona, California, Colorado, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Utah,& Wyoming, US

Culture and Traditions Day -- Micronesia

Day Everyone Says "31" a Lot -- Fairy Calendar

Daylight Saving Time begins -- Jordan; Syria

Eiffel Tower Day -- inaugurated this day in 1889

Festival for Luna -- Ancient Roman Calendar (moon festival)

Hot Guitar Day -- the day Jimi Hendrix first set fire to his guitar in 1967

Jum il-Helsien (Freedom Day) -- Malta

King Nangklao Memorial Day -- Thailand

Medieval Fair -- Norman, OK, US (living history, and lots of fun; through Sunday)

National Clams on the Half Shell Day

Oranges and Lemons Day -- St. Clement Danes Church, London, Enlgand (traditional children's service based on the rhyme that begins "Oranges and lemons/say the bells of St. Clement's)

"She's Funny That Way" Day -- pay tribute to the women in your life, and how they keep you laughing; sponsored by Brenda Meredith of Dahomey Publishing, Inc.

St. Balbina's Day (Patron of those with scrofulous diseases or stroma)

Tater Day -- Benton, KY, US (old fashioned family fun centered around the sweet potato, with a parade, a mule pull, a carnival and more; through Monday)

Tempe Festival of the Arts -- Tempe, AZ, US (hundreds of artists and craftspeople, continuous entertainment, children's area; through Sunday)

Thomas Mundy Peterson Day -- New Jersey, US (the first African-American to legally cast a vote in the US, this date in 1870)

Transfer Day -- US Virgin Islands

Vigil to Mourn China's Annexation of Tibet -- anniversary of the day in 1959 when the Dalai Lama fled to India

Wear a Hat Day -- UK (a brain tumour awareness event and fundraiser

Birthdays Today:

Pavel Bure, 1971
Ewan McGregor, 1971
Marc McClure, 1957
Angus Young, 1955
Edward Francis "Ed" Marinaro, 1950
Al Gore, 1948
Rhea Perlman, 1948
Gabe Kaplan, 1945
Christopher Walken, 1943
James Earl "Jimmy" Johnson, 1938
Herb Alpert, 1935
Richard Chamberlain, 1935
Shirley Jones, 1934
John Jakes, 1932
Gordie Howe, 1928
Cesar Chavez, 1927
William Daniels, 1927
Leo Buscaglia, 1925
Henry Morgan, 1915
John "Jack" Johnson, 1878
Andrew Lang, 1844
Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, 1823
Edward Fitzgerald, 1809
Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol, 1809
Joseph Haydn, 1732
Andrew Marvell, 1621
Rene Descartes, 1596

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"'night, Mother"(Play), 1983
"The Shadow Box"(Play), 1977
"The Best Man"(Play), 1960
"The Glass Menagerie"(Play), 1945
"Oklahoma!"(Musical), 1943
"Le Chasseur Maudit/The Accursed Huntsman"(Symphonic poem), 1883

Today in History:

Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade; Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade, 1146
King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella sign decree ordering Jews to convert or be expelled from Spain, 1492
Jews are expelled from Prague, 1745
Commodore Matthew Perry signs the Treaty of Kanagawa with the Japanese government, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade, 1854
Thomas P Mundy of Perth Amboy, NJ, becomes the first African American to cast a vote, 1870
The Eiffel Tower, commemorating the French Revolution, opens, 1889
Richard Pearse allegedly makes a powered flight in an early aircraft, 1903
Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1909
Construction begins on the RMS Titanic, 1909
Construction of the RMS Titanic is completed, 1912
The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands, 1917
Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time, 1918
The Royal Australian Air Force is formed, 1921
The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada, 1949
Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau, 1951
In the Canadian federal election, 1958, the Progressive Conservatives, led by John Diefenbaker, win the largest percentage of seats in Canadian history, with 208 seats of 265, 1958
The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, crosses the border into India and is granted political asylum, 1959
The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon, 1966
Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit, 1970
The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California, 1992
Netscape releases the code base of its browser under an open-source license agreement; the project is given the code name Mozilla and is eventually spun off into the non-profit Mozilla Foundation, 1998
Amid unrest in the Mideast, activists claim China has launched the largest crackdown on dissenters in recent years, 2011


  1. It seems that cats can look right through a person. Have a lovely day!

  2. I think this is one reason why cats can be so calming. They do seem to be meditating and apart from the worries of this world. I don't know if they actually do have worries but I guess not.

  3. They do look like they're meditating. Meditating on how many mousies they might catch that day :)

  4. That is a cute kitty, I hope he gets a forever home soon. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am glad you have a lot to look forward to, being with family for the holidays is always nice. Have a great weekend!

  5. Aww! I am sure they will be lovely :-)

    Have a meditationtastic day :-)

  6. That is what that kitty is meditating about. I hope someone hears it very soon and takes it home.

    I'm glad you have your land yacht. Good for you.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and a terrific weekend. ☺

  7. To be, cats always look so self contained.

  8. I thought looked like a queen ruling over her world. A typical cat expression.

  9. I love the little back cat. I love your answers. They are so genuine and real. I would love to know more about that Land Yacht. It sounds like something Bill would like. Ha! That is great advice for morning and night, too. Hugs!

  10. What a lovely black cat! I'm glad Lunceford is now appreciated. Have a great weekend!

  11. That is a pretty kitty. :)

    I think that it is great that you start off your day with praise. That is beautiful.

    I love word games, but I think it would keep me awake rather than putting me to sleep.

    Speaking of underage drinking, I saw something on campus at our oldest daughter's university yesterday that annoyed me to no end. There was a Budweiser truck pulled up to one of the eateries. I think that any college campus should be an alcohol-free zone. If the kids are going to college straight out of high school at at 17 or 18, then the majority of the students are not yet old enough to be drinking. Here in Texas, one has to be 21 years old to drink on one's own (there are laws that allow parents to supervise underage drinking). Pretty much the only group old enough to drink would be the senior class and we all know that it is more than the senior class drinking on college campuses. Well, enough of that soapbox.

    I love your history tidbits. :)

    Have a blessed weekend!

  12. What a lovely cat Buddha! So calm- I hope he/she gets a furrever home soon!


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