Friday, March 10, 2017

Reluctant 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!

Horizon is not too happy about posing for me.  He's still part feral after all this time (over ten years), and is nervous about anything and everything, and scared of his own shadow.

The reluctant diva.


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 44: March 10, 2017

1. I hope _____________________________ gets renewed for another season.

2. My first crush was ____________________________________.

3. _________________ usually makes me ________________.

4. If I were a super-hero, I would be __________________________. 

1. I hope my own lease on life gets renewed for another season.  Since we don't have a TV and i've no clue what is on, this one really doesn't apply to me much.

2. My first crush was the young man up the street who moved away too soon.

3. So much pressure as we've had lately (one car wrecked, two others needing repair, and other concerns) usually makes me wonder if this is how it feels to be a lump of coal being pressed into a diamond.

4. If i were a super-hero, i would be crazy-mommy!  Wait a minute, i already am!

Today is:

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Friday:  Middle Name Pride Day, established by Jerry Hall as a day in which to tell at least 3 people who don't know it what your middle name is, and be proud of it

Doctor's Day -- Venezuela

Dream Day -- supposedly begun by an instructor at Columbia University as a day to concentrate on how to make your dreams come true

Farvardigan -- Ancient Persia, Zoroastrians (10 day festival for the dead before Nowruz, the New Year)

Festival of Life in the Cracks Day -- internet holiday declared because this is where most of us are, and we deserve to be celebrated!

Harriet Tubman Day -- anniversary of her death in 1913

International Day of Awesomeness -- Celebrate what is awesome about you - always on Chuck Norris' birth anniversary, because no one is more awesome than Chuck

Mario Day -- for gamers, based on the date Mar 10

National Blueberry Popover Day

National Pack Your Lunch Day -- because it's cheaper and healthier

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day -- US

Shiogama Jinja Hote Festival -- Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan (mikoshi parades and Shinto music)

South by Southwest/SXSW -- Austin, TX, US (internationally recognized music, new media, and film conference; through the 19th)

St. Kessog's Day (Patron of Lennox, Scotland; Scotland)

Telephone Day -- Bell sent the first message by phone, to Watson in the next room, this day in 1876

The European Fine Art Fair:  Maastricht 2017-- Maastricht, Netherlands (The Fine Arts Fair; through the 19th)

Tibetan Uprising Day -- Tibetan Independence Supporters commemoration of the 1959 uprising

Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign -- Canisteo, NY (San Juan Capistrano has swallows, and Canisteo has living trees planted to spell out the name of the valley where the turkey vultures/buzzards return each year, traditionally on St. Patrick's Day; this weekend and next enjoy living history events, dealers, and demonstrations on Amish farms -- but only on Saturdays on the farms)

Whoopsical Day -- Fairy Calendar

World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup -- Sweetwater, TX, US (begins with a parade and "Miss Snake Charmer" pageant tonight, and continues with lots of fun through Sunday)

Birthdays Today:

Emily Osment, 1992
Carrie Underwood, 1983
Shannon Miller, 1977
John Hamm, 1971
Edie Brickell, 1966
Prince Edward, 1964
Jasmine Guy, 1964
Rick Rubin, 1963
Pam Oliver, 1961
Sharon Stone, 1958
Shannon Tweed, 1957
Kim Campbell, 1947
Bob Greene, 1947
Tom Scholz, 1947
Chuck Norris, 1940
Dave Rabe, 1940
James Earl Ray, 1928
Pamela Mason, 1918
Bix Beiderbecke, 1903
Clare Boothe Luce, 1903

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer"(TV), 1997
"The Incredible Hulk"(TV), 1978
"Sweet Bird of Youth"(Play), 1959

Today in History:

The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end, BC241
Jews are excluded from public office in the Roman Empire, 418
King Charles I dissolves Parliament; he calls it back 11 years later, 1629
English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania, 1681
French Huguenot Jean Calas, who was wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform, 1762
John Stone, of Concord, Massachusetts, patents a pile driver, 1791
England begins its first modern census, 1801
In St. Louis, Missouri, a formal ceremony is conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States, 1804
The French Foreign Legion is established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria, 1831
Abraham Lincoln patents a device to help free ships in rivers from shallow water; he built a small scale model, but no full-size device was ever built, and makes him the only US president to hold a patent, 1849
Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call by saying "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you," 1876
Commissioner George Scott Railton and seven women officers landed at New York to officially begin the work of the Salvation Army in the US, 1880
Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patents the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of telephone circuit switching, 1891
The Courrières mine disaster, Europe's worst ever, kills 1099 miners in Northern France, 1906
After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world HW championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall," 1896
China ends slavery, 1910
Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in India, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years in prison, only to be released after nearly two years for an appendicitis operation, 1922
In Memphis, Tennessee, James Earl Ray pleads guilty to assassinating Martin Luther King Jr.; he later retracts his guilty plea, 1969
Astronomers discover rings around Uranus, 1977
In Haiti, Prosper Avril is ousted 18 months after seizing power in a coup, 1990
The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom, 2000
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars, 2006


  1. Horizon is a cutie. That is too bad that he is still so fearful after all that time. Thank you for those great answers to the fill-ins. I like your answer to #3. I am sorry so much is going wrong, but I like your attitude about it. You are an excellent mother which makes you a super-hero in my book. Have a nice weekend!

  2. Regarding #3, if it is, I reckon there are quite a few of us that are going to be really shiny! I'm so sorry that you've had so many difficult events lately and hope that things calm down for you very soon. I hope no one was hurt in the wreck!

    Whoopsical Day sounds like a fun day. :)

    Have a blessed weekend.

  3. awww at least he has a safe place with you!

  4. What Kathe said. You can handle any kind of cat.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  5. Scared of his own shadow? He looks so confident.

  6. Your answers are so genuine. I loved how you answered the renewal question. I can relate to the pressures! Like you, I look for the positive. When others complain, I always try to help them see the positive. Truly, I have had only one person ever misunderstand. Most know I am looking to find silver linings. Sometimes we all need to be reminded.The winds took out our cedar fence this week. I hope insurance will cover it! You are super mom! HUGS!

  7. What an amazing Batman face Horizon has! <3 You already shine like a diamond in my books! You juggle so much and work so hard and yet you maintain faith and a positive attitude and are an awesome example for us all! I like people with a little bit of crazy, makes them more interesting! :-))

  8. Horizon is a handsome cat! He looks like he is giving you a stern warning... :)

  9. Horizon does indeed look suspicious! I hope your car situation gets better soon. Meanwhile, enjoy your weekend, Crazy Mama!

  10. Sorry to see you are going through a rough time. I am reminded of the saying "That which doesn't kill us makes us strong." Have a great weekend.


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