Friday, December 29, 2017

Bed Hogs (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. 

On these cold days, Horizon and Tripod SissyCat like to stay in bed most of the time.

Horizon loves his daddy's blanket.

Tripod SissyCat has her own pillow at the foot of the bed.


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:

1. On New Year's Eve, I                             .

2. One goal I have for 2018 is                        .

3. In 2017, I accomplished                    .

4. I                 in 2017.

1. On New Year's Eve, i generally lie low and listen to all the people setting off fireworks in the neighborhood.

2. One goal i have for 2018 is to save up enough to get some repairs to the house done.

3. In 2017, i accomplished one important thing in my business, i managed to mostly replace the clients i'd lost.  (It's one thing about the janitorial business,  you lose clients and you have to work to get others, that's just a part of how it goes.)

4. I bottle raised kittens and rehomed dogs in 2017.

Today is:

Constitution Day -- Ireland

Enjoying ESP Day -- internet generated, and it means eating, sleeping, and partying!

Fifth Day of Christmas

Illegal Pants Day -- commemorates Emma Snodgrass' arrest in Boston in 1852 for wearing pants

Kwanzaa, Day 4, Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)

National Chocolate Again Day -- because someone, somewhere, believes it can't be chocolate something-or-other day often enough

National Independence Day -- Mongolia(1911, from the Qing Dynasty)

Paternoster Row Day -- in memoriam of the famous area destroyed by the Blitz this date and tomorrow in 1940

Pepper Pot Day -- Pepper Pot Soup was invented today in 1777 at Valley Forge for the army to have something warm to eat

Sacrifice to Zeus Horios -- Ancient Greek Calendar (sacrifice in the deme of Erichia; date approximate)

St. Gabriel's Day -- Ethiopia

St. Thomas of Canterbury's Day (Thomas a Becket, Patron of clergy, secular clergy; Exeter College, Oxford, England; Portsmouth, England)

St. Trophimus of Arles' Day (Patron of children; Arles, France; against drought)

Tick Tock Day -- end of the year is getting closer, stop putting off your dreams! sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Yodel in the Shower Day -- internet generated, and i promise not to tell if you do

Anniversaries Today:

J. Paul Getty, Jr., weds Victoria Holdsworth, 1994
Texas becomes the 28th US State, 1845

Birthdays Today:

Jude Law, 1972
Andy Wachowski, 1967
Bryan "Dexter" Holland, 1966
Patricia Clarkson, 1959
Paula Poundstone, 1959
Ed Autry, 1954
John Polito, 1950
Ted Danson, 1947
Marianne Faithfull, 1946
Jon Voight, 1938
Mary Tyler Moore, 1936
Thomas Edwin Jarriel, 1934
Klaus Fuchs, 1911
Billy Mitchell, 1879
Pablo Cassals, 1876
William Gladstone, 1809
Andrew Johnson, 1808
Charles Goodyear, 1800

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Thunderball(Film, UK release), 1965
"The Andersonville Trial"(Play), 1959
The Adventures of Kathlyn(Film, first movie serial), 1913

Today in History:

Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church, 1170
The first nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston, 1782
Gas lights are installed at White House, during the Polk administration, 1848
The first Young Men's Christian Association chapter in the US opens, in Boston, 1851
Emma Snodgrass is arrested in Boston for wearing pants, 1852
The first telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY, 1867
The Wounded Knee Massacre takes place, 1890
Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio), 1891
Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty, 1911
The first movie serial, "Adventures of Kathlyn," premieres in Chicago, 1913
Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans, 1930
Physicist Richard Feynman gives a speech entitled "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom", which is regarded as the birth of nanotechnology, 1959
Filming began on Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey in England, 1965
Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees, 1989
Guatemala and leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Union sign a peace accord ending a 36-year civil war, 1996
Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million lives, 1998
The last known speaker of Akkala Sami dies, rendering the language extinct, 2003
The New England Patriots become the first NFL team to end a season with a perfect 16-0 record, 2007
The Ebola epidemic in Guinea, which killed about 2,500 over the course of two years, is declared over by the WHO, 2015


  1. Mimi,

    Those bedhogs are too cute to shoo away! :) What a blessing to replace your lost clients this year! I know the income dip isn't a fun part of being self-employed but at least you work for you and can control this to a degree. I pray things stay stable for you in 2018 and for many years after. I want to start saving for a down payment on a new home for this coming year. I hope we're able to finally be a new place before this time next year. I'm totally trusting God in all things! It's been a joy to get to know you better in 2017 and I hope our friendship continues to blossom in the new year. May God's grace fall softly on your lives this year with good health, happiness, and prosperity. Sending love & hugs for a happy new year, my friend!

  2. Bed hogs is a great way to describe what they do. I so remember. We let them get away with it too. So cute.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and a great weekend. Enjoy your Saturday off. ♥

  3. Very cute kitties. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I admire how much you do to save animals. I am glad you were able to replace clients , I am sure you have an excellent reputation. Have a great weekend! XO

  4. Everyday is yodel in the shower day.

  5. We call them heat moochers around here ;)

  6. such cutie Tripods sweet face!

  7. Ah! A bed is not a bed without a cat in it!
    We wish you a glorious coming New Year that rewards all your endeavors, a heartfelt, prosperous, promising and fulfilling future, wishing you the happiest New Year!
    Purrs and Love
    Marv and Barb

  8. They look very cozy and relaxed there, especially Tripod.

  9. It must be hard moving them at bedtime.

  10. They love being comfortable and cozy!

  11. Gosh they look soooo SNUG!!
    So lovely they can share your bed like that - I love sharing my pawents bed but they don't always let me get in for some strange reason... ?!
    Lots of licks, your good friend Morrie :)

  12. Mimi, you are a blessing. I love the way you think and operate. Please forgive my lateness...I am sorry to be late. I had an "unplanned blogging break"
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

  13. I want to be one of those cats sleeping on pillows. It's cold outside today!


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