Friday, December 22, 2017

Zippy at the Shelter (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.

Zippy is up for adoption.  We hope he gets a new home quickly.


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. I can't wait to see                    open my gift to him/her.

2. I have had the same                    for                    .

3. I would not mind if Santa were to bring me                    .

4. On Christmas Eve, I always                     .

I can’t wait to see the sextons at our church open our gifts to them, except that i will be out of town and Sweetie will pass them on, so i won’t really get to see it.  

I have had the same husband for over 32 years.  In other words, forever.  (He says the same thing, it’s our joke.)

I would not mind if Santa were to bring me enough money to truly fix our house.

On Christmas Eve, i always ... well, i always used to.  We would put out milk and cookies for Santa when the kids were little.  Also, i used to always go to the candlelight Christmas Eve service.  This year, i will be watching the service remotely, as i’m staying with Grandma and Grandpa over the weekend.  That may well become my new tradition.

Today is:

Beetle Banquet and Badger Ball -- Fairy Calendar

Chipmunks Day -- the date, in 1958, when Alvin, Simon, and Theodore hit #1 with "The Chipmunk Song"

Day Sacred to the Lares -- Ancient Roman Calendar (household gods)

Hari Ibu -- Indonesia (Mother's Day)

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Gattapefur -- Sniffer, who uses his big nose on hlakkandi ("looking forward" day, when you begin to look forward to Christmas) to sniff out a cake or two to snatch

Khoiak Ceremony for Raising the Djed Pillar -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (Osiris festival, the pillar represented his spine, and so stability and strength; date approximate)

National Date Nut Bread Day

Santa Claus Flight Clearance Day -- US FAA (they make sure he's cleared to fly, with his de-icing system, Terrain Avoidance Warning System for low-altitude flight, and special seat belt extension in good working order)

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini's Day (Mother Cabrini, the first US citizen canonized; Patron saint of emigrants, hospital administrators, immigrants, orphans; against malaria)

Unity Day -- Zimbabwe

Birthdays Today:

Jordin Sparks, 1989
Ralph Fiennes, 1962
Maurice Gibb, 1949
Robin Gibb, 1949
Steve Garvey, 1948
Diane Sawyer, 1945
Steve Carlton, 1944
Hector Elizondo, 1936
Joe Pyne, 1925
Barbara Billingsley, 1922
Gene Rayburn, 1917
Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson, 1912
Dame Edith Margaret Emily "Peggy" Ashcroft, 1907
Edwin Arlington Robinson, 1869
Giacomo Puccini, 1858
William Ellery, 1727
James Edward Oglethorpe, 1696

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Graduate(Film), 1972
"Ding Dong School"(TV), 1952

Today in History:

A serious earthquake strikes Innsbruck, 1689
The Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies, 1790
The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India, 1851
Jules Janssen flies in a balloon in order to study a solar eclipse, 1870
The first string of Christmas tree lights is created by Thomas Edison, 1882
Ito Hirobumi, a samurai, becomes the first Prime Minister of Japan, 1885
French officer Alfred Dreyfus is court-martialed for treason, which triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus was later vindicated), 1894
Colo is born, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity, 1956
Berlin's Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany, 1989
Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63, 2001
An important peer-reviewed study of the spatial memory of bumblebees is published in the Biology Letters journal of the Royal Society by a class of 25 8- to 10-year-old children at Blackawton Primary School, 2010
Ebola vaccine VSV-EBOV is found to be 70-100% effective in a study published in The Lancet, becoming the world's first proven vaccine against Ebola, 2016


  1. My allergy to cats makes me not a big cat fan, but that little one is very cute and should be adopted soon.

  2. I remember one year Santa broke my chimney whilst trying to get down it - he'd obviously had too many mince pies. I'm still waiting for him to bring me the money to fix it! Have a joy-filled festive season.

  3. I am sure Zippy will get a good home very soon looking so cute there :-)

    Happy Christmas and best wishes from London UK :-)

  4. Wishing a good home and loving family for Zippy.

  5. I hope Zippy get his forever home by Christmas. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I hope Santa is good to you. I like that you can see your church services even though you won't be there. Have a wonderful Christmas! XO

  6. He's sure a cutie pie. I hope he finds a forever home before Christmas.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ♥

  7. I bet Zippy is scooped up real fast.

  8. Merry CHRISTmas to you and yours! I sure hope Zippy finds his forever home. What a beauty he is. HUGS

  9. Oh, Mimi. You rock. I feel your pain on house issues. We plan to whittle away at ours next year. We started some projects, but there are still more. *sigh*
    I am still playing catch up! Bill is back on the road. He will have another long weekend for the New Year weekend. I will be unplugged then, too. Routine will come back after the holidays. Until then, enjoy! I hope your holidays and New Year are filled with many blessings. Hugs!


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