Friday, June 30, 2017

Bottle Kittens 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.
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New bottle baby #1; she finally held still for a moment.

New bottle baby #2; she liked the rip in my work pants.


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 60: June 30, 2017

1. My next _______________ will be ___________________.

2. Fireworks ___________________.

3. This week, I am thankful                                         

4. Freedom                               .

My next doctor's appointment will be in just under two weeks.  No one likes to go to the doctor, but your doctor can't find trouble in the early stages and get you on the road back to good health if you avoid going.

Fireworks are fun and thrilling, but not fun and thrilling enough any more for me to fight the crowds to go see them in person.

This week, i am thankful that i received some back pay from a client who was out of town when i cleaned the house last.  That money was much needed.

Freedom must be used responsibly, or it can easily be lost.

Today is:

10,000 Crestonians 4th of July Celebration -- Creston, IA, US (lots of history and fun, through the 4th)

Action Mesothelioma Day -- UK (bringing "meso" cancer into the spotlight)

Aizen Matsuri -- Shoman-in Temple, Osaka, Japan (celebration of Aizen Myo-oh, greatest of the 8 Buddhist guardian gods, and is also called the Yakuta Festival; through July 2)

Armed Forces Day -- Guatemala

Crab Races -- Fairy Calendar (Pixies, Elves, and some Fairies)

Day of Aestas -- Ancient Roman Calendar (culmination of the festival that begins the summer)

Dixon Petunia Festival: The Pink. The Proud. The Petunias. -- Dixon, IL, US (food, entertainment, fun, and petunias! through July 4)

Feast of the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome -- remembrance of the first Christians killed in Rome by order of Nero as scapegoats for the fire in Rome

General Prayer Day -- Central African Republic

Independence Day -- Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)(1960)

Leap Second Time Adjustment Day -- if one is needed

Meteor Day -- because of the Tuskunga Event

Montreux Jazz Festival -- Montreaux, Switzerland (a premier jazz event for music lovers from around the world and one of the world's greatest music festivals; through July 15)

National Corvette Day -- US (vehicle introduced this day in 1953)

National Ice Cream Soda Day

Old-Time Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival -- Smithville, TN, US (through tomorrow; with 32 categories of old-time bluegrass music!)

Pridie Kalendas July (Day Before the Kalends of July) -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a day when dies comitiales -- citizen committees -- voted on political and criminal matters)

Revolution Day -- Sudan(1989)

St. Theobald of Provins' day (Patron of bachelors)

Tech Support Appreciation Day -- if you can get a hold of them, they can be great to have around

Tom Sawyer Days -- Hannibal, MO, US (frog jumping, mud volleyball, Tom and Becky Contest; parade, Tomboy Sawyer Contest, fireworks, and more, with the highlight being the National Fence Painting Contest; through July 4)

Anniversary Today:

Greg Allman marries Cher, 1975

Birthdays Today:

Michael Phelps, 1985
Fantasia Barrino, 1984
Ralf Schumacher, 1975
Michael Gerard (Mike) Tyson, 1966
Rupert Graves, 1963
Vincent D’Onofrio, 1959
David Alan Grier, 56, 1955
Leonard Whiting, 1950
Patricia Schroeder, 1940
Nancy Dussault, 1936
Harry Blackstone, Jr., 1934
Susan Hayward, 1919
Lena Horne, 1917
Czeslaw Milosz, 1911
William Almon Wheeler, 1819

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Johnny Carson Show"(TV), 1955
"Guiding Light"(TV), 1947
"Brenda Starr, Reporter"(Comic strip), 1940

Today in History:

Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland, 1294
The Spaniards are expelled from Tenochtitlan, 1520
Native American forces under Blue Jacket attack Fort Recovery, Ohio, 1794
French  acrobat  Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope, 1859
The 1860 Oxford evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History takes place, 1860
The first transcontinental train trip across Canada departs from Montreal; it arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4, 1886
Albert Einstein publishes the article "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", in which he introduces special relativity, 1905
The Tunguska event, probably caused by a meteor or comet fragment, occurs in remote Siberia, 1908
The Regina Cyclone hits Regina, Saskatchewan, killing 28; it remains Canada's deadliest tornado event, 1912
Congo gains independence from Belgium, 1960
The first leap second is added to the UTC  time system, 1972
The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie, 1987
East Germany and West Germany merge their economies, 1990
The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China, 1997
After nearly 7 years in space, the Cassini spacecraft becomes the first to orbit the planet Saturn, 2004
The Molecule of the Year 2011 is announced, BMP7 (Bone Morphogenetic Protein 7), a potential therapeutic utility for recurrent metastatic disease, 2012


  1. The new bottle babies are so fragile and cute. Have a beautiful day!

  2. I have seen a life time of fireworks and unless it is close and easy I am getting ready for bed by that time.

  3. Aww! what cute little kittens heheh! :-)

    Have a kittentastic FF :-)

  4. Those kittens are so adorable! I want both of them :-)

  5. Awww, they are both so adorable. Yes they are.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and a fabulous weekend. ☺

  6. Such cute kittens. Thank you for these great fill-in answers. I agree, it is better to go to the Dr. before something goes wrong to catch things early. Very true about freedom. Have a nice weekend!

  7. I love your sentences and kittens

  8. We don't go to the fireworks shows either. The world is fun until people. Then it is not so fun.

  9. I hope that all goes well at your doctor's appointment.
    I don't like crowds either.
    YAY on the back pay. I'm glad you were able to get it.
    I agree with you regarding freedom.

    Thank you so much for your history section. It leads to lots of great discussions
    here at McClendon Villa. :)

    Have a blessed week and a great 4th.

  10. Oh my goodness those kittens are adorable. - I don't like going to the doctor but I agree that it's best to stay on top of things healthwise. - Nice that you received your back pay. have a great week.

  11. I apologize for my lateness in responding. Although I read posts last week, with Chloe Jo in the hospital, it has been difficult. As I write this, she is back in the hospital for observation and tests. Thanks for understanding. I really appreciate you, Mimi. Hugs.