Friday, October 13, 2017

So Happy For Them (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-ins

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
He has handed hosting duties off to Sandee, of Comedy Plus, and it's simple to join, just follow the link to Sandee's page for the rules and the code. 

These two will be in forever homes soon, and while i will miss them, i'm also very happy for them and whoever their new family is.

Comeaux and Dumpling nap on the carrier in the storage area.


McGuffy's Reader

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 75: October 13, 2017

1. Keep calm and ___________.

2. _______ disappoints me.

3.                           is my                      .

4. In retrospect,                               .

1. Keep calm and remember almost everything can be washed or cleaned somehow.  (That's from the janitor in me.)

2. The way a person i thought was a friend let me down recently disappoints me.  If she'd just been honest with me, i would have recovered from the setback much more quickly.

3. Today is my day to be joyful in The Lord.  Every day is, in fact.

4. In retrospect, i wish i'd spent more time reading and becoming better educated.

Today is:

Algonquin Mill Festival -- Carrollton, OH, US (an 1800s pioneer festival; through Sunday)

Apple Butter Makin' Days -- Mt. Vernon, MO, US (making apple butter on the courthouse lawn, and lots of other fun; thrugh Sunday)

Assassination of the Hero of the Nation Day/Prince Rwagasore Day -- Burundi (Commemorates the assassination of Prince Louis Rwagasore in 1961.)

Clean the Crumbs Out of the Broiler Oven Day -- keep it working longer, and prevent a potential fire

Fontinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (garlanding of fountains)

Fort Ligonier Days -- Ligonier, PA, US (commemoration of the Battle of Ligonier with reenactments, parade, entertainment, etc.; through Sunday)

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction -- UN (with a focus on the second target of the Sendai Seven, "Reducing the Number of Affected People") 

International Skeptics Day -- while there are skeptic organizations around the globe, there's no documentation of this being celebrated internationally; maybe the creator of the day wanted us to be skeptical about it?

John Peel Day -- UK (in honor of his last broadcast)

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day -- find information about this disease here   

Mississinewa 1812 -- Mississinewa, IN, US (the largest War of 1812 living history and reenactment event; through Sunday)

Modern Mythology Day -- internet generated, go look up a few modern myths on or snopes and have a good laugh

Natchitoches Historic Pilgrimage -- Natchitoches, LA, US (National Historic Landmark District homes, plantations, and the sites where the movie Steel Magnolias was filmed are featured on this fabulous tour; through Sunday)

National Police Day -- Thailand (Wan Tamruat)

National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Navy Establishment Day -- US

Parke County Covered Bridge Festival -- Rockville, IN, US (with 31 historic covered bridges, this is the covered bridge capital of the world; tours, arts and crafts booths, demonstrations, and old-fashioned homemade foods, through the 22nd)

Prince Rwagasore Day -- Burundi

Royal National (Gaelic) Mod -- Inverness, Scotland (Gaelic Language Festival; through the 21st)

Runic Half-month Wyn (joy) begins

Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word -- Nashville, TN, US (through Sunday)

St. Colman's Day (Patron of horned cattle, horses, and those who are to be hanged; Austria; against death by hanging and plague; a blessing of horses and cattle is still held at Melk on this day)

St. Edward the Confessor's Day (Patron of kings, those in difficult marriages, separated spouses; the English Royal Family)

Train Your Brain Day -- spread around the internet by no one knows whom, but today is a good day to commit to doing what you can to keep your brain young

Victorian Theatre by Candlelight presents "Victorian Villains" -- Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis, IN, US (just when you thought you were safe from the likes of Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper their tales come back to haunt us; this weekend and next)

Wisconsin Dells Autumn Harvest Fest -- Wisconsin Dells, WI, US (includes a scarecrow stuffing contest, pumpkin decorating, microbrew tasting, and more; through Sunday)

World Egg Day -- International (from the International Egg Commission)  

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of Georgia Institute of Technology (Ga. Tech), 1885
Cornerstone of the White House laid, 1792
US Navy is authorized by the Continental Congress, 1775

Birthdays Today:

Ashanti, 1980
Sacha Baron Cohen, 1971
Nancy Kerrigan, 1969
Kate Walsh, 1967
Kelly Preston, 1962
Jerry Rice, 1962
Glenn Anton "Doc" Rivers, 1961
Marie Osmond, 1959
Chris Carter, 1957
Sammy Hagar, 1947
Pamela Tiffin, 1942
Paul Simon, 1941
Melinda Dillon, 1939
Nan Mouskouri, 1934
Jesse Leroy Brown, 1926
Lenny Bruce, 1925
Margaret Thatcher, 1925
Nipsey Russell, 1924
Yves Montand, 1921
Cornel Wilde, 1915
L. L. Bean, 1872
Rudolf Virchow, 1821
Mary Hays "Molly Pitcher" McCauley, 1754

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"(Play), 1962
"Kukla, Fran and Ollie"(TV), 1947

Today in History:

Nero becomes emperor, 54
The Vandals and Alans cross the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania, 409
Rabbi Issac Abarbanel begins his exegesis on the Torah, 1483
Jonathan Swift publishes the last of Drapier's letters, 1724
Charles Messier discovers the Whirlpool Galaxy, 1773
First publication of the "Old Farmer's Almanac", 1792
George Washington lays the cornerstone of the "Executive Mansion" (White House), 1792
Founding of B'nai B'rith, 1843
The first arial photo taken in the US, from a balloon over Boston, 1860
Eliezer Ben-Yehuda & friends agree to use Hebrew exclusively in their conversations, which begins the revival of it as an active and growing language, 1881
Greenwich, in London, England, is established as Universal Time meridian of longitude, 1884
Edward Emerson Barnard discovers D/1892 T1, the first comet discovered by photographic means, on the night of October 13–14, 1892
Ankara replaces Istanbul as the capital of Turkey, 1923
Premier of "Kukla, Fran, & Ollie", 1947
Fiji joins the United Nations, 1970
The first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle was obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C, 1976
Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois, 1983
End of the Lebanese Civil War, 1990
The 2010 CopiapĆ³ mining accident in CopiapĆ³, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue, 2010
In China, 23 elder members of the Communist Party of China call for ending the country's restrictions on free speech, 2010


  1. So good for the cats to be adopted and I hope the new family will love and care for them.

  2. Aww! I hope Comeaux and Dumpling find lovely homes very soon and be happy :-)

    Have a lazytastic FF :-)

  3. Awww on the kitties. They are both so adorable. I'm happy they are going to go to their forever homes.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  4. I hope those 2 cuties can get a forever home together. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am sorry that a friend let you down. For #4, you sure seem very educated to me, your writing is fantastic. Have a nice weekend! XO

  5. Prayers for the kitties forever home. It is difficult sometimes.
    Granny used to say, "Relax! It will all come out in the wash." Perspective. #3 goes with that, actually. I am sorry about your friend. Yes, honesty helps, always. It is hurtful, though, to trust someone and find out you perhaps shouldn't have. I hope it works out. Hugs.

  6. That is a cool picture of the cats napping.

  7. I am sorry about your friend disappointing you. Honesty really is the best policy. I do hope things work out.

    I try to keep #1 in mind whenever my daughter spills her juice on the carpet or table. LOL

    I hope the kittens find a wonderful forever home.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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