Friday, February 8, 2019

Peace (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.) 


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.

Peace is four cats, some of which do not like each other, sleeping quietly on the same bed:


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 12:00 AM 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 want to make _________.

2. My _________ are _________.

3. A day in my life always includes _________.

4. Good things happen to those who _________.

1. I want to make a difference for good in the world.

2. My days are busy and my back is sore.

3. A day in my life always includes prayer and reading the Bible.

4. Good things happen to those who don’t lose hope.


Today is:

Boy Scout Day -- celebrates the birthday of Scouting in the US

Carnaval de Quebec -- Quebec City, Canada (a vigorous winter celebration, where they have the cold around long enough to need it; through Feb. 17)

Cowtown's Last Old West Gunfight -- White Elephant Saloon, Fort Worth, TX, US (annual reenactment of the last gunfight in what was then Cowtown, between White Elephant Saloon owner Luke Short and former marshal T.I. “Longhaired Jim” Courtright on this date in 1887)

Death of Kelp-Koli -- Fairy Calendar

Downers Grove Ice Sculpture Festival -- Downers Grove, IL, US (with live ice sculpting demonstrations; through tomorrow)

Hari Kuyo -- Sensouji Temple, Japan (Festival of Broken Needles, in which all of the worn or broken sewing needles from the previous year are put in a sacred resting place.)

Hold Onto Your Head Day -- invented by someone for people like me, because heaven knows i'm losing mine!

Laugh and Get Rich Day -- a day to recognize the power of laughter

Love May Make the World Go 'round, But Laughter Keeps US from Getting Dizzy Week -- anually, the week before and including Valentine's Day; dedicated to Victor Borge’s notion that “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people” and Joel Goodman’s notion that “Seven days without laughter makes one weak.”

National Molasses Bar Day

Nirvana Day -- Buddhist; Jain; Sikh (regional observances may vary)

Otaru Yuki Akari no Michi -- Otaru, Japan (Snow Light Path Festival; through the 17th)

Preseren's Day -- Slovenia (Honors their national poet, France Preseren, often called Day of Slovenian Culture)

Rebel Day -- birth anniversary of James Dean

St. Jerome Emilani's Day (Patron of orphans; Taos Indian Pueblo)

Tako-ichi -- Kita-ku, Tokyo, Japan (kite fair dating back to the Edo period)

Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous -- Whitehorse, YT, Canada (mad trapper competition, flour packing, beard growing contest, old-time fiddle show, and more; through the 24th)

Anniversary Today:

Founding of Universiteit Leiden, with the motto Praesidium Libertatis, 1575

Birthdays Today:

Josh Keaton, 1979
David "Phoenix" Farrell, 1977
Seth Green, 1974
Alonzo Mourning, 1970
Gary Coleman, 1968
Claudette Pace, 1968
Vince Neil, 1961
John Grisham, 1955
Mary Steenburgen, 1953
Brooke Adams, 1949
Robert Klein, 1942
Nick Nolte, 1941
Ted Koppel, 1940
John Williams, 1932
James Dean, 1931
Jack Lemmon, 1925
Audrey Meadows, 1924
Freddie Blassie, 1921
Lana Turner, 1921
Elizabeth Bishop, 1911
Lyle Talbot, 1902
William Tecumseh Sherman, 1820
Jules Verne, 1828
Samuel Butler, 1612

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Good Times"(TV), 1974
"RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day"(TV), 1952
"Danses Concertantes"(Stravinsky Ballet), 1942
"Two for the Show"(Musical), 1940 
"The Plough and the Stars"(Play), 1926
"The Stars and Stripes"(US Armed Forces Newspaper), 1918
"The Birth of a Nation"(Film), 1915
"Boris Godunov"(Mussorgsky Opera), 1874
"Flora; or the Hob in the Well"(Cibber's Opera, first opera performed in the Colonies), 1735

Today in History:

Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, 1587
Isaac Newton reads his first optics paper before the Royal Society in London, 1672
French and Indian troops set Schenectady, NY, afire, 1690
A doctor in Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony suggests that two girls in the family of the village minister may be suffering from bewitchment, leading to the Salem witch trials, 1692
The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia, 1726
The first opera in the US, "Flora," opens in South Carolina, 1735
A minor earthquake shakes London, 1750
The strange phenomenon called the "Devil's Footprints" mysteriously appear in Devon, England, 1855
Martin Robinson Delany becomes the first black major in the US Army, 1865
The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce, 1910
D.W. Griffith's controversial film The Birth of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles, 1915
The Stars and Stripes newspaper is published for the first time, 1918
Swiss men vote against women's suffrage, 1920
Radio arrives at the White House, 1922
Allende meteorite falls near Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1969
The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time, 1971
After 84 days in space, the crew of the first American space station Skylab returns to Earth, 1974
The Melbourne dust storm hits Australia's second largest city. The result of the worst drought on record and a day of severe weather conditions, a 320 metres (1,050 ft) deep dust cloud envelops the city, turning day to night, 1983
The massive Internet collaboration "24 Hours in Cyberspace" takes place, 1996
A freak storm in the Hindukush mountains of Afghanistan triggers a series of at least 36 avalanches, 2010


  1. Love your fill-ins, though I am sorry to hear your back is sore. And you do make a positive difference.
    Four cats sleeping peacefully on a bed is always a win.

  2. Thank you for reminding me of the Harikuyo. We have to say goodbye to our broken neddles and pins in style.

  3. LQQKS like they have called a truce heheh!

    I liked your fill ins especially the first one

    Have a trucetastic weekend ;-)

  4. Any day that has prayer and the Bible in it is a good day. Have a blessed week.

  5. Oooh! Thank you for reminding me about Carnaval de Quebec - I think that's my Q for April!

  6. It's always nice to see cats quietly sleeping together, especially if they don't always get on. I like your fill ins.

  7. Great fill in answers and a totally wonderful kitty group!

  8. Love your fill-ins. So you.

    It's amazing when they do get along. So cute.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  9. Awesome kitties all being nice! Have a lovely day and take care of your back!

  10. wow! sweet kitties sleeping ~ hope it lasts for awhile ~ ^_^

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

  11. I like the last fill-in you had about hope. <3. I thought about doing the fill-ins with you but my mind isn't really there. Hope you have a wonderful weekend Mimi!

  12. That is such a sweet photo of all your kitties. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. You definitely make the world a better place with all the volunteering you do.And sharing your writing with us. Have a nice weekend! XO

  13. Four cats who don't like each other yet are coexisting on the same bed is a mirage 😉

    Your fill-in #1 reads: I want to make a difference for good in the world. My fill-in #1 reads: I want to make chili and corn bread. This is why I avoid fill-ins 😉

  14. I Mimi. Enjoy your day my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  15. It took me awhile to find the fourth cat there to the left. Have a good week.

  16. Great answers and we especially like the "don't lose hope" one!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  17. I just love group photos of kitties. I'm hoping that two of my kitties who more or less loathe each other can manage to sit on a bed together someday. I'll even settle for them being in the same room together without screaming bloody murder. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Your answers are very inspiring. I hope I can make a difference in the world somehow as well. Prayer and the Bible is certainly a good way to start. Have a blessed day!


Thanks for meandering by and letting me know you were here!
Comments on posts more than a week old are moderated.
If Blogger puts your comment in "spam jail," i'll try to get it hauled out by day's end.