Friday, February 22, 2019

Mr. Shy (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins

(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both.  If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked here.) 


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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.

Horizon is still partly feral, so i had to sneak up on him for this shot:







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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 Lorianne The Menagerie Mom of Four-Legged Furballs. They try to make sure the statements will be fun to both answer and share. The linky will be posted at or about 12:00AM on Friday. Please head over to one of their sites, link up, and share your thoughts!      

Here are this week's statements with my responses underlined:


1. I believe ____________.

2. I need to go Marie Kondo* on my _________________________.

3. It does no good to _________.

4. I find _________ to be a walk in the park.


1. I believe the Nicene Creed, and that the most important thing is to deeply and truly love (meaning caring more about the good of the other than the good of the self).

2. I need to go Marie Kondo* on my closet.

3. It does no good to fuss and worry, it doesn't change the outcome but it makes life miserable.

4. I find finding reasons to be grateful to be a walk in the park.  Once i started to practice it, it became a habit.


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Today is:

Abu Simbel Festival -- Egypt (one of the two days a year when the light illuminates the statutes of Rameses, Ra and Amun in the temple complex)
    Festival of the Perpendicular Sun/Illumination of the Inner Sanctum of Ramses II's Abu Simbel Temple -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar

Be Humble Day -- can't find the origin of this one, s/he wants to humbly remain anonymous

Call Somebody "Boo Boo" Day -- apparently just to see what s/he will call you back; be careful, this one started before anyone heard of Honey Boo Boo and doesn't take that into account

Concordia/Caristia  -- Ancient Roman Calendar, Festival of Goodwill

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter at Antioch -- Roman Catholic Church

Handing Back of Goblin Orphans Day -- Fairy Calendar (You know, the goblin orphans they adopted 2 days ago!  No fairy can tolerate a goblin longer than that.)

Heritage Day -- Yukon Territory, Canada

Independence Day -- Santa Lucia(1979)

International World Thinking Day -- a/k/a "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" -- World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
    Girl Guides Day -- UK

Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival -- University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, US (students from elementary to college from all over the US participate in student performances and attend concerts and clinics in vocal and instrumental jazz performance; through tomorrow)

National Margarita Day (How is that going to help with the thinking?)

St. Margaret of Cortona's Day (Patron of falsely accued people, hoboes, homeless people, mentally ill people, midwives, penitent women, people ridiculed for their piety, reformed prostitutes, single laywomen, teriaries, and tramps; against insanity, loss of parents, mental illness, sexual temptation, and temptation)

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering -- Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX, US (annual gathering of cowboys for poetry readings and music; through tomorrow)

Walking the Dog Day -- Can't find the originator of this one, but walk your dog, or do your yoyo tricks, whichever works for you

Washington's Birthday -- US


Anniversaries Today:

Ed McMahon marries Pamela Hurn, 1992
Kurt Corbin marries Courtney Love, 1992
Bill Bixby marries Laura Michael, 1991
Pennsylvania State University is founded in State College, Pennsylvania, 1855
Washington University in St. Louis is founded, 1853


Birthdays Today:

James Blunt, 1977
Drew Barrymore, 1975
Michael Chang, 1972
Lea Salonga, 1971
Clinton Kelly, 1969
Jeri Ryan, 1968
Vijay Singh, 1963
Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin, 1962
Kyle MacLachlan, 1959
Julie Walters, 1950
Julius "Dr. J" Erving, 1950
Miou-Miou, 1950
Dan Millman, 1946
Jonathan Demme, 1944
Sparky Anderson, 1934
Edward M. Kennedy, 1932
Paul Dooley, 1928
Robert Wadlow, 1918
John Mills, 1908
Sheldon Leonard, 1907
Robert Young, 1907
Luis Bunuel, 1900
Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892
"Chico" Marx, 1891
Lady Olave Baden-Powell, 1889
Lord Robert Baden-Powell, 1857
James Russel Lowell, 1819
Frederic Chopin, 1810
Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788
George Washington, 1732


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"It Happened One Night"(Film), 1934
"Lady Windermere's Fan"(Play), 1892
"Symphony No. 4 in F minor"(Tchaikovsky Op. 36), 1878


Today in History:

Jews are expelled from Zurich, Switzerland, 1349
Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published, 1632
The English House of Lords rules that authors do not have perpetual copyright of their material, 1774
Jews are expelled from the outskirts of Warsaw, Poland, 1775
The first US ship to trade with China, the "Empress of China," sails from New York, 1784
The Last Invasion of Britain by the French begins near Fishguard, Wales, 1797
Spain signs the Adams-Onis Treaty, renouncing its claim to the Oregon territory and west Florida, 1819
Spain sells east Florida to the US, 1821
Edward Payson Weston, "The Father of Modern Pedestrianism," who gave lectures on the health benefits of walking, first comes into the public eye by leaving on this date to walk to Lincoln's inauguration, a distance of 478 miles, 1861*
Frank W. Woolworth opens the first US chain store, his  "Woolworth's" 5 and 10 cent store, in Utica, NY, 1879
John Reid of Scotland establishes a 3 hole golf course near Yonkers, New York, thus introducing the game to the US, 1888
Hawaii becomes a US territory, 1900
Due to drought, the US side of Niagara Falls runs short of water, 1903
The Great White Fleet, the first US fleet to circumnavigate the globe, returns to Virginia, 1909
Calvin Coolidge gives the first US presidential radio address, 1924
Bert Hinkler successfully completes the first solo flight from England to Australia, 1928
Australian swimmer John Konrads sets 6 world records in two days, 1958
Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500, 1959
Following United States President Richard Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China, the two countries agree to establish liaison offices, 1973
In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3, in what is considered to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history, 1980
In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned, 1997
An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181 people, 2011
At age 34, Mario Matt of Austria becomes the oldest champion in Olympic alpine skiing history with the slalom gold medal at Sochi, 2014
10 million people are without water in Delhi after caste protests in Jat sabotage the Munak water canal, 2016
The discovery of 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting star Trappist-1 is announced in Journal "Nature", 2017

*Yes, he got there in 10 days, in time for the inaugural ball!

15 comments:

  1. Well done for getting that shot of him heheh!

    I liked your fill-ins especially no.3

    Have a fill-intastic weekend :-)

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  2. He looks very comfy there. I am glad you could get the photo without him hiding from the camera.

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  3. re. #4: I got in a similar habit many years ago when I was writing near-daily letters to a very dear, very ill family member. Not wanting these letters to be "same ol', same ol'", I learned to see life in a way that finds the amusing and/or interesting.
    I did it to help someone else but the longest-term benefit was for me, really...

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  4. Mimi,

    Fussing and worrying over situations that are out of one's control does no good. What happens, happens! That's a hard thing to not do [worry] but once you let go and let God deal with these things then life is manageable and happier.

    A grateful heart is one that sees the blessings all around in good and bad times. :)

    Have a good weekend, my friend!

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  5. Good sneak on getting that shot of Horizon. Adorable.

    I love all your answers and especially #4. It's so you.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend, my friend. ♥

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  6. It's hard to capture ferals on film and otherwise, but I've seen wonders done with love and attention. I know you have too.

    Sandy is right about you being so #4, but I think you're also #1 to a tee.

    I know I need Marie Kondo's help with my house, garage and two sheds.

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  7. That is such a sweet photo of Horizon. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I
    especially like your #1. And for #4, you are truly an expert at finding the good in any situation. Have a wonderful weekend! XO

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  8. Definitely let sleeping feral cats lie.

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  9. Sweet, sweet photo of Horizon ~ Xox
    Great 'fillins' too!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  10. Horizon is a good looking dude and we enjoyed your answers!

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  11. A great shot of Horizon! He was nice and comfy. Soon he will warm up to you. Happy weekend.

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  12. Horizon is so handsome! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Your #3 reminds me of a movie quote that I really like, which essentially indicates that "worrying means you suffer twice". I need to keep that in mind. Have a wonderful day!

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