Friday, April 20, 2018

A to Z: Rest (Feline Friday) and Really Cool Fill-ins!

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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.

As i suspected, the litter of kittens i am bottle raising is actually a litter of one and a litter of two that animal control stuck together and handed to the shelter.

The orange tabby boy, whom i simply call Little Brother, is at least a week younger than the two girls.  He has adapted well to being with them, and can rest no matter what they do.  He even sleeps at times when they step over him!


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 102: April 20, 2018

1. New                  are                           .

2. I love to                   on the                    .

3. When I was a child, I loved to play                   .

4. One                   , I                      .

1. New shoes are more stylish than the old, but the old are more comfortable.  It’s the same with opinions.  Aunt Jimsie  said that in Anne of the Island, and she was right!

2. I love to walk on the beach at sunrise.  It never grows old.

3. When i was a child, i loved to play school  Yes, i was weird.  Still am.

4. One day, i am going to retire and let someone else do my cleaning!


To enjoy more blogs participating in the A to Z Challenge, click here.


Today is:

Anniversary of Something That Happened So Long Ago Everyone Has Forgotten Day -- Fairy Calendar

Global Youth Service Day -- annual campaign to mobilize children and youth to make a difference (through Sunday)    

Go Around Humming "You Light Up My Life" Until Everybody Screams Day -- the person who thought this one up should be tied down and forced to listen to Barry Manilow songs for 12 hours straight!

Harvest Offering to Renenutet -- Ancient Egypitian Calendar (offering to the Lady of the Fertile Fields; date approximate)

Lima Bean Respect Day

Main Street BBQ & Bluesfest -- Washington, MO, US (professional BBQ competition, plus music and fun; through Sunday)

National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day

National Take a Break to Reset Your Mind Day -- because everyone needs a day like this

National Teach Children to Save Day -- sponsored by the American Banking Association    

Ridvan begins -- Baha'i (begins at sunset)

St. Caedwalla of Wales' Day (Patron of converts, repentant murderers)

Birthdays Today:

Danny Granger, 1983
Joey Lawrence, 1976
Carmen Electra, 1972
Shemar Moore, 1970
Crispin Glover, 1964
Don Mattingly, 1961
Clint Howard, 1959
Luther Vandross, 1951
Jessica Lange, 1949
David Leland, 1947
Steve Spurrier, 1945
Ryan O'Neal, 1941
George Takei, 1937
Nina Foch, 1924
Ernesto Antonio "Tito" Puente, 1923
John Paul Stevens, 1920
Lionel Hampton, 1908
Harold Lloyd, 1893
Joan Miró i Ferrà, 1893
Holland McTyeire "Howlin' Mad" Smith, 1882
Daniel Chester French, 1850

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Annie Hall(Film), 1977
"Your Hit Parade"(Radio), 1935

Today in History:

The last naval battle in Byzantine history, 1453
Jews are expelled from Orange Burgundy, 1505
Jacques Cartier begins the voyage in which he will claim Canada and Labrador for France, 1534
Freedom of religion is granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam, 1657
Admiral Robert Blake destroys a Spanish silver fleet under heavy fire at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1657
Captain Cook arrives in New South Wales, 1770
René Caillié becomes the first non-Muslim to enter Timbouctou, 1828
Edgar Allan Poe's Murder in the Rue Morgue becomes the first detective story ever published, 1841
Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard complete their first pasteurization tests, 1862
Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride, 1902
Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the next day, 1918
Western Electric and Warner Bros. announce Vitaphone, a process to add sound to film, 1926
Apollo 16, commanded by John Young, lands on the moon, 1972
Pianist Vladimir Horowitz performs in his native Russia for the first time in 61 years, 1986
Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race, 2008
The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion kills 11 and causes rig to sink, initiating a massive oil discharge in the Gulf of Mexico, 2010
Tens of thousands of people demonstrate in Tahrir Square against continuing military rule in Egypt, 2012 


  1. That marmelaide tabby is a charmer.
    And yes, wouldn't it be nice to have someone else do the cleaning...

  2. Cute little kitties! I am still waiting for someone to come along to do my cleaning!

  3. How very cute he is very patient by the sound of it heheh!

    Have a kittentastic weekend :-)

  4. It's a shame National Take a Break Day falls in April, right in the middle of the A-Z Challenge. Is there a Reset National Days Day?

    My Friend Rosey - R is for Run!

  5. Good for you for helping to feed those little kittens. We know they are grateful. You have a great day.

  6. look at that fat tummy on the little orange tabby! Wish I lived closer so I could help!

  7. Those kittens are so cute, especially the one on his back. Great fill-in answers. I used to like to play school too and I even went to school for teaching, but I ended up a tutor because controlling an entire class is impossible for this pushover. Have a great weekend! XO

  8. Awww on the kitties. So adorable and Little Brother is a smart one. No since in making waves.

    Love your fill-ins and you're not weird. You're fun and loving. I like that about you.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  9. I hope Little Brother survives with both sisters. You're great taking care of all three kittens. Take care Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. Today is also, apparently, "Give Jz an Earworm Day"... between Hilary with "Red River Valley" and you with "You Light Up My Life", I'm inundated!
    (But of the two, I'd rather be stuck with Red River Valley...)

  11. When I was growing up, we used to play school, too. My older sister ALWAYS decided what we would play. She was the teacher and me and the two next door neighbor girls were the students. It wasn't fun but it wasn't boring, either.

  12. Mimi,

    Nice to read your fill-ins. I remember playing school as a kid, too. I guess that makes me weird also. :D

    We didn't get any extra rest this morning like usual. We're heading to the mountains for the day so we're trying to get ahead of the crowd. Have a relaxing weekend and thanks for visiting, my friend!

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    A2Z iPad Art Sketch 'R' for Rocks

  13. Aww those kitties are so sweet!

    I don't think that loving to play school was weird, but then, I loved playing school, too. :)

    I agree with you about old shoes. Once I have a pair that I love and grows on me, I absolutely do not want to have to deal with a new pair. I resewed a pair of suede ankle boots at least twice because I didn't want to give them up.

    National Teach Children to Save Day sounds like a great idea.

    Have a blessed Sunday. :)

  14. Your sister-in-law is very talented! That was a pretty funny joke :-)


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