Friday, December 27, 2019

We Have More (Feline Friday) and New Year’s 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.

We’ve had a good many adoptions from the shelter this December, but the place isn’t empty:

Lots of adoptions.

Still plenty to go!


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. On New Year’s Eve, I _______________________________.

2. My focus word for 2020 is ______________________.

3. _________ is the best thing about starting a new year.

4. My personal goals for 2020 include _________.

1. On New Year’s Eve, I take a nap, since they set off the illegal fireworks in the neighborhood and keep everyone up well past midnight, and of course i have to go to work the next day.

2. My focus word for 2020 is calmAnxiety is trying to take over, and i cannot let it.

3. The psychological boost from the perceived fresh start a new year bringsis the best thing about starting a new year.

4. My personal goals for 2020 include more exercise.


Today is:

Anniversary of Benazir Bhutto's Death -- Sindh, Pakistan

Calli (House) Day -- Aztec Calendar (a good day for all things hearth and home and family. a bad day to participate in public life; date approximate, but soon after the solstice)

Constitution Day -- Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)

Festival of Nehebkau -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (Beginning of Eternity, celebrating the snake god and his role of binding the sun to the earth at the beginning of time; date approximate)

Kwanzaa, Day 2, Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)

Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day -- internet generated, with Christmas over, you need to do winter decorations

Modern Medicine Day -- birth anniversary of Louis Pasteur

National Fruitcake Day -- unless, of course, you are like me and have spent your last several days with fruitcake relatives, at which point you get a day off from fruitcakes! ;D 

St. Fabiola's Day (Patron of difficult marriages, divorced people, victims of abuse, victims of adultery, widows)

St. John the Divine's Day (Patron of art dealers, authors, bookbinders, booksellers, burn victims, compositors, editors, engravers, friendships, lithographers, painters, papermakers, printers, publishers, tanners, theologians, typesetters, writers; Asia Minor; Boise, Idaho, Borgo Santo Sepolcro, Italy; Cleveland, OH; Eger, Hungary; Milwaukee, WI; Morra, Netherlands; Saint-Jean – Longueuil, Québec; Sansepoicro, Italy; Sundern, Germany; Taos, NM; Umbria, Italy; Wroclaw, Poland; against burns, poisoning)

St. Stephen's Day -- Eastern Orthodox, a public holiday in Romania

Third Day of Christmas

Unfairies' Gathering -- Fairy Calendar

Visit the Zoo Day -- don't know who put this one in the middle of winter, but there it is

Watch the Children Day -- internet generated, a day to take a page from the book of the young and remember how to play like a child

Birthdays Today:

Heather O'Rourke, 1975
Masi Oka, 1974
Bill Goldberg, 1966
Tovah Feldshuh, 1952
Gerard Depardieu, 1948
Cokie Roberts, 1943
John Amos, 1939
Oscar Levant, 1906
Marlene Dietrich, 1901
Sydney Greenstreet, 1879
Louis Pasteur, 1822
George Cayley, 1773
Johannes Kepler, 1571

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Knots Landing"(TV), 1979
"Howdy Doody"(TV), 1947 (first successful children's television show)
"Radio Roxyettes"(Now the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes), 1932

Today in History:

The Hagia Sofia of Constantinople is completed, 537
The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World, 1512
The first public railroad using steam locomotive completed in England, 1825
Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, 1831
Worst English avalanche kills 8 of 15 buried in Lewes Sussex, 1836
Ether is first used in childbirth in US, in Jefferson, Ga., 1845
The world's first cat show is held at the Crystal Palace, London, 1871
Carrie Nation's first public smashing of a bar, at the Carey Hotel, Wichita, Kansas, 1900
Unsuccessful attempt on prince-regent Hirohito of Japan, 1923
Stalin's faction wins All-Union Congress in USSR, Trotsky is expelled, 1927
Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City, 1932
The Shah of Persia declares Persia is now Iran, 1934
The World Bank was created with the signing of an agreement by 28 nations, 1945
Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon, 1968
The People's Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States, 2001
Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reaches Earth. It is the brightest extrasolar event known to have been witnessed on the planet, 2004
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated, 2007
Toyota Motor Corporation agrees to pay $1 billion to settle over a dozen lawsuits related to sudden acceleration, 2012


  1. I am really surprised you feel you need more exercise. I would have thought the work you do keeps you very active.

  2. Hope you had a blessed Christmas and well deserved rest during the holiday. For the new year, I need to continue with my walking and eat less unhealthy food. Hope the kitties find new homes soon.

  3. You do good works at the cat adoption centre.

    God bless.

  4. Aww! I am sure they will find loving homes soon keep up the brilliant work :-)

    I liked your fill-ins :-)

    Have a tinsellesstastic weekend :-)

  5. We have no interest in staying up on New Years, so we go to bed as usual, but there are some morons in the neighborhood that will wake us with all their stupid fireworks that go on and on and on. So rude and inconsiderate, not to mention illegal. They set them off randomly on weekends all year long. Bailie is terrified which really makes it a problem.

  6. So many kitties that need homes. I hope they all find a forever home.

    Love your fill-ins. I need more exercise too. I'll work on that as well.

    We don't have all the fireworks that we used to get on new year's eve. I'm happy about that.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. Oh adorable kitties and sweet photos ~ hope they find forever homes soon ~ ^_^

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

  8. I hope you had a lovely Christmas. We went away for a few days so my commenting was very limited.
    I hope more of those sweet kitties find their forever homes.

  9. National Fruitcake Day

    Fit right in! Cannot let this pass by.

  10. I hope the rest of the kitties get to go home soon. Hey, count me in on the New Years Eve nap, for the same reason, except fireworks are legal here.

  11. Such cuties I hope they all get forever homes by the end of the year. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I need a nap to be up late too :) Glad no one does fireworks this time of year near us. Have a nice weekend! XO

  12. That word "calm" is perfect, I need to use it as a mantra.
    I hope more of those adorable cats get adopted.


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