Friday, December 20, 2019

Snuggle and Keep Warm Time (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.

It's gotten cold (by our standards) and the cats, including Horizon, are spending a lot of time like this:


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. My holiday plans include _______________________.

2. I can’t wait to see _________________ open  his/her gift from me.

3. All I want for Christmas is _________.

4. _________ is the best way to spread holiday cheer.

1. My holiday plans include lots of cleaning and cooking at Grandma's house.

2. I can’t wait to see Grandma open his/her gift from me.  (That is, if i can pull off the gift i want to give her.  Almost there!  Will update later if i manage it.)

3. All I want for Christmas is a better car that won't need to be repaired so often.  (Of course, peace on earth would be fantastic, but i'm trying to be slightly more realistic.)

4. Smiling is the best way to spread holiday cheer.


Today is:

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Day -- marking the debut of the song, think of 50 ways to stay with the one you love, and do one!

BPT Remembrance Day -- try to remember what breakfast was like BPT (before Pop-Tarts)

Cathode Ray Day -- the kinescope (cathode ray tube) was patented by Vladimir Zworykin on this day in 1938

Dot Your I's With Smileys Day -- a great internet generated idea, if you are a 9-year-old girl

Fete des Cafres -- Reunion (Abolition Day)

Go Caroling Day -- if you have the voice for it, enjoy

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Bjugnakraekir -- Sausage-pilferer, who will steal any kind of sausage you don't manage to hide from him

International Human Solidarity Day -- UN

Louisiana Purchase Day -- US

Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment Day -- Macau

Mudd Day -- for Samuel Mudd, the doctor who accidentally treated a disguised John Wilkes Boothe after he assassinated Lincoln; don't hang your head in shame if your name is Mudd!  Today is your day.

National Fried Shrimp Day

National Sangria Day (If you still aren't ready for Christmas, you might need it.)

Old St. Thomas' Eve -- St. Thomas, whose feast is now in July, was formerly on Dec. 21, and the evening before used for prognostication; related observance
    Tammasmass E'en -- Orkney Islands, UK (from tonight until Yule, no work was undertaken or amusements enjoyed after sunset; all alemaking for the Yule celebrations had to be done by this day

Snowflake-Riding Championships -- Fairy Calendar (no Goblins allowed!)

St. Dominic of Silos' Day (Patron of captives, pregnant women, prisoners, and shepherds; against hydrophobia, insects, mad dogs, and rabies)

Try to Remember Where You Hid The Christmas Gifts Day -- it's getting close, and you don't want to have to go out at the last minute and buy more; sponsored by "Marlar in the Morning," QFL-101 Radio, Rockford, Illinois

Underdog Day -- the day to celebrate all the number two people who make the number ones what they are (as in Friday to Crusoe); day founded by by the late Peter Moeller, THE Chief Underdog

Anniversary Today:

Donald Trump weds Marla Maples, 1993
Montgomery Bus Boycott ends, 1956

Birthdays Today:

Jonah Hill, 1983
David Cook, 1982
Billy Bragg, 1957
Jenny Agutter, 1952
Uri Geller, 1946
Peter Criss, 1945
William Julius Wilson, 1935
John Hillerman, 1932
David Levine, 1926
George Roy Hill, 1922
Irene Dunne, 1898
Susanne K. Langer, 1895
Robert Gordon Menzies, 1894
Hazel Virginia Hotchkiss Wightman, 1886
Wesley Branch Rickey, 1881
Harvey Firestone, 1868

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Sunshine Boys"(Play), 1972
"The Dating Game"(TV), 1965
It's a Wonderful Life(Film), 1946

Today in History:

Vespasian enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor, 69
Richard the Lionheart is captured in Vienna, 1192
Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta, 1522
Peter the Great orders the Russian New Year changed from Sept 1 to Jan 1, 1699
The Louisiana Purchase is formally transferred from France to US for $27M, 1803
The international cantilever railway bridge opens at Niagara Falls, 1883
North America's longest railway, at 50,000km, the Canadian National Railways, is established, 1919
The first international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Quebec, 1928
The cathode-ray tube is patented by Russian immigrant Vladimir Zworykin, 1938
Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom, 1955
Djibouti and Vietnam join the United Nations, 1977
NeXT merges with Apple Computer, starting the path to Mac OS X, 1996
US District Court Judge John E. Jones III rules against mandating the teaching of "intelligent design" in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, 2005
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days, 2007
Intercontinental Exchange purchases the New York Stock Exchange, the largest in the world, for USD $8 billion, 2012
Britain agrees to help Syria destroy over 165 tons of chemical weapons; the stockpile includes substances that could be used to make highly toxic nerve agents, 2013


  1. I realy like your friendly fill-ins. And cosy cats.

  2. And another lovely cat photo. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  3. Horizon looks cosy on the bed.
    It is quite mild here but very wet with widespread flooding. It is supposed to improve from midday on Sunday. I hope so because that will have been a week of non stop torrential rain.

  4. Aww! Horizon has the right idea :-)

    I liked your replies 4 is so true :-)

    Have a festivetastic weekend :-)

  5. Our cat bro Bert spends most of the winter days sleeping in his cozy cat cube. I think it is toasty warm in there for him. Happy Friday!

  6. Go Caroling Day -- if you have the voice for it, enjoy

    Do it even if you don't have the voice for it! I DO!! ( I'm worn out from doing )

  7. I too would love to curl up when the weather is cold. Smile and the whole will smile with you.

  8. A smile and a kind word can bring a little holiday cheer into every heart. Have a blessed Christmas.

  9. Love your fill-ins. I hope all these things become a reality.

    Aw on the kitty. You have to stay warm.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  10. Smart kitty ~ and wishing for you all that you are wishing for ~

    Happy Holidays to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Snug up and keep warm Horizon. We enjoyed your answers, I wish you had a better car too.

  12. awesome!! Celestine and i wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!🎄🎄🎄 🎁🎁🎁🎅🎅🎅
    • ★ Merry ★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
    •。★ Christmas 。* 。
    ° 。 ° ˛˚˛ * _Π_____*。*˚
    ˚ ˛ •˛•˚ */______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛
    ˚ ˛ •˛• ˚| 田田 |門| ˚And a Happy New Year
    * Joy to all! ♫•*¨* Peace on Earth ♪♫•*¨*

  13. We spend lots of time snuggling, winter has it good sides as well.
    I like your realistic approach to wishing!
    Have a Merry Christmas!

  14. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I can't wait to hear more about this gift , I hope you can pull it off. I also hope Santa brings you a newer vehicle. Have a nice weekend. XO

  15. I'm glad you qualified that "it's getting cold" statement...
    Even the daytime highs aren't making it above freezing here.

  16. I am freezing these days also- wearing long underwear helps a bit! But I still pile the blankets on top ! Merry Merry Christmas to YOU! And all your family too!

  17. I hope you're able to pull off your gift for grandma, can't wait to hear about it.

  18. I remember cold days here in Australia when Angel used to get INTO the bed to keep warm, he would wriggle his way under the doona until all I could see was a lump in the bed.

  19. The kitties around here are spending their time just like Horizon is. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I'm sorry I'm so late to visit! I really got lost in the Christmas shuffle this year. I hope you had a very merry Christmas with your grandma and the entire family!

  20. Lovely simple and achievable fill-ins! Purrrrfect!


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