Friday, November 3, 2017

Chillin' (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.

Tripod SissyCat loves to be out on the porch in the cool of the evening.

Chillin' by the front door.


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 78: November 3, 2017:

1. My favorite part of November is                                   .

2. Every November, I                                    .

3. For me, peace                                         .

4. So far, my upcoming holiday plans                                       .

1. My favorite part of November is hard to decide.  Grandpa and Uncle J have birthdays, as does Daughter-in-Law Becky.  Plus there is Thanksgiving, and the Thanksgiving church service where the seven churches right near each other have one big get together, alternating which church is the host.  It's a joy to celebrate with everyone, no matter what "denomination" they claim.

2. Every November, i make hojaldras for Grandpa for his birthday.  Every culture has a fried sweet dough of some kind, and that is ours, and he loves it.  

3. For me, peace is more than just the absence of fighting, it is the presence of love and kindness.

4. So far, my upcoming holiday plans look about the same this year as every other year.  Everyone to Grandma and Grandpa's house, where we will cook and decorate and plot and plan and eat and cook more.

Today is:

Apaturia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (a three day meeting of the clans and welcoming newcomers and children into the community; date approximate)

Arbor Day -- Samoa

Betcha Festival -- Onomichi, Japan (men in costume "beat" children with bamboo whisks to prevent them getting ill in the coming year)

Breeder's Cup World Championship -- Santa Anita Park, Los Angeles, CA, US (the world's best horses compete in 14 races; through tomorrow)

Bunka no hi -- Japan (Culture Day)

Cliche Day -- get them all out of your system today; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays 

Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show -- Denver, CO, US (through Sunday)

Cuenca Day -- Cuenca, Ecuador

Festival of Fisher's Ghost -- Campbelltown City, Australia (ten days of celebrating the legends of Australia's most famous ghost, Frederick Fisher)

Full Beaver Moon / Full Frosty Moon
    Ill Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
    Palden Lhamo Festival -- Tibet (protectress of Tibet, celebrated mostly by women)
    Loy Krathong -- Thailand (Floating of the Lamps festival; to appease the water spirits, dedicated to Mae Kongkha, Goddess of Rivers)
    Tazaugmone/Thasaung Mong Full Moon -- Myanmar (Festival of Lights begins)
    That Luang Festival -- Laos (Ventiane's most important Theravada Buddhist festival)

Housewives' Day -- birth anniversary of Roseanne Barr

Independence Day -- Dominica(1978); Federated States of Micronesia(1986); Panama (also called Separation Day, separating from Colombia in 1903)

Let Someone Have the Last Word Day -- internet generated, probably so you will quit with the cliches

Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Awareness And Appreciation Day -- US

National Farm Toy Show -- National Farm Toy Museum, Dyersville, IA, US ("The Granddaddy of Them All" among farm toy enthusiasts and collectors; through Sunday)

Parsley Scattering Season ends -- Fairy Calendar

Sandwich Day -- birth anniversary of John Montague, Fourth Earl of Sandwich and reputed inventor of the food item which bears his name; make yourself a really good one in his memory

SOS Day -- on this date in 1906 the Second International Radio Telegraphic Conference at Berlin, Germany, proposed it as the new wireless distress signal to replace CQD (Come Quick, Danger)

St. Hubert's Day (Patron of archers, dogs, forest workers, furriers, hunters and hunting, machinists, mathmematicians, metal workers, opticians, precision instrument makers, smelters, trappers; Liege, Belgium; Saint-Hubert, Belgium; against dog bites, hydrophobia/rabies)

St. Martin de Porres' Day (Patron of African-Americans, bargers/hair stylists, inter-racial justice, hotel-keepers/innkeepers, paupers, persons of mixed race, poor people, public education, public health, public schools, race relations/racial harmony, social justice, state schools, television; Biloxi, MI, US; Peru)

St. Pirminius' Day (Patron of Monsheim, Germany; against poisoning, snake bite)

St. Winifred's Day (Patron of incest victims, martyrs; Gwytherin, Wales; Holywell, Wales; Shrewsbury, England)

Tunnel Day -- NY, NY, US (anniversary of the start of the first subway tunnel in 1900)

Urs Festival of Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai -- Sindh, Pakistan (the grand three day festival of Sindh, celebrating this famous Sundhi Sufi scholar, mystic, and saint)

Victory Day -- Maldives

World Community Day -- sponsored by Church Women United to focus on justice and peace through non-violent means;  this year's theme is "Through G-d Our Hands Can Heal"

Birthdays Today:

Gemma Ward, 1987
Evgeny Plushenko, 1982
Dolph Lundgren, 1959
Phil Simms, 1956
Adam Ant, 1954
Kathy Kinney, 1954
Kate Capshaw, 1953
Dennis Miller, 1953
Roseanne, 1952
Steve Landesberg, 1945
Ken Berry, 1933
Michael Dukakis, 1933
Monica Vitti, 1933
Charles Bronson, 1921
Bob Feller, 1918
Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski, 1908
Edward Douglass White, 1845
William Cullen Bryant, 1794
Stephen Fuller Austin, 1793
Thomas Kyd, 1558

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Diff'rent Strokes"(TV), 1978
"Good Morning America"(TV), 1973
Play Misty for Me(Film, NYC release date), 1971
"The Unsinkable Molly Brown"(Musical), 1960
"A Connecticut Yankee"(Musical), 1927

Today in History:

Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina, 644
Christopher Columbus first sights the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea, 1493
The English parliament accepts the Act of Supremacy, declaring Henry VIII to be the leader of the Church of England, 1534
Great Patent is granted to Plymouth Colony, 1620
A great panic occurs in Europe over the close approach of a comet, 1679
Spain acquires Louisiana, 1762
The Bank of Montreal, Canada's oldest chartered bank, opens in Montreal, Quebec, 1817
The Times of India, the world's most widely circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper, is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce, 1838
John W. Menard, of Louisiana, becomes the first African-American elected to Congress, 1868
"Black Bart the Poet", stagecoach robber, commits his last robbery, leaving behind a clue that leads to his capture, 1883
J.H. Hunter patents a portable weighing scale, 1896
Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market, 1911
The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika, 1957
NASA launches Mariner 10 toward Mercury; it would later become the first probe to reach that planet, 1973
Dutch and British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo 1, 1994
Pervez Musharraf declares emergency rule across Pakistan, suspending the Constitution, 2007
US Border Patrol discovers a sophisticated tunnel used by drug smugglers from Tijuana, Mexico to Otay Mesa, California, 2010
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon calls for global action on climate change after warnings from scientists, 2014


  1. Mimi,

    What's the story behind Tripod? Was he born with only three legs or did he have an accident? We've seen the Subway commercials announcing their specials for International Sandwich Day and I thought it was something they made up until I noticed your mention of it. Who knew, right? There are so many crazy holidays floating around! I was not familiar with hojaldras but you said it was a sweet doughnut (oops, my said dough NOT doughnut) which is something DH would love! So, I Googled it to learn this comes from Columbia or maybe it's something commonly found in other South American countries. Where is your grandpa from? Have a good weekend, my friend!

  2. Aww! Sissycat having some alone time relaxing heheh!

    Have a lazeetastic day :-)

  3. SissyCat is a beautiful girl. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I always enjoy your answers. I love your answer about peace. I had to look up hojaldras and they look delicious and difficult to make- a labor of love :) Have a nice weekend! XO

  4. I love SissyCat. She's a beautiful girl.

    I love your peace comment. Spot on.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. Have a great day and weekend too. ♥

  5. If SissyCat can talk, she will tell what she sees from the front door.

  6. TSC seems very content in that spot.

  7. Tripod SissyCat has the right idea. BTW my grandmother used to make churros, our fried sweet dough dish.

  8. what a sweetheart of a kitty and aren't you a sweetheart helping kitties and kids!

  9. Sissy Cat is such a pretty kitty and enjoying sitting by the front door. You all have a great week end.

  10. Happy November. This year is buzzing by quickly!

  11. I think she goes very well against the background, that lilac coloured door is the perfect touch! Do you think she knows to pose there? LOL

  12. Mimi, I am glad I came back. I visited on Friday, but my comment is not here! SissyCat is beautiful. We had a three-legged cat. Echo was shot by a sherrif, which shattered her leg.
    I am curious about your heritage, now. Aren't hojaldras Colombian? I bet they are good! HUGS.

  13. I love your answer to #4. I sure miss those days of Thanksgiving and Christmas at Granny Gunter's house. My Gunter grandparents were separated, but we always, always, without fail, went to Granny's house for the various holiday dinners. We never had to wonder where we'd be spending this holiday or that one. That was something that I looked forward to every year. :) Granny was an awesome cook!

    I love watching Diff'rent Strokes when I was a kid. :)

    I'm sorry that I was so late this time. I have been hit with the major sleepies all weekend.

    Have a blessed week!


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