Friday, December 4, 2020

The Reason My Bed’s Not Made (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.

And you wonder why i don’t make my own 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 am going to give _________________ a _________________ for Christmas.

2. I sleep _________________hours a night.

3. My home is decorated with _________.

4. _________ makes me feel festive.

1. I am going to give   Becca  a   couple of pairs of slipper socks   for Christmas.  (When i was there last night to stay with Becca so her parents could have some time alone, i noticed she was just wearing regular socks to walk around in her jammies, and those floors are slippery.  Slipper socks with the no skid bottoms are perfect, so i want to get her some.)

2. I sleep  anywhere from 3-7  hours a night.  (Depends on how early i have to be at work, and whether the insomnia struck the night before.)

3. My home is decorated with   cat hair.  When you have cats, you learn that cat hair is a fashion statement.

4. Christmas music  makes me feel festive.


Today is:

Day of Shango -- Yoruba/Santería religion (various Carribean islands; ceremony for the Defender against Evil)

Day of the Artisans -- internet generated day to honor all who work

Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day -- created in 2000 by QPC Inc., encouraging recognition of teams that "consistently work extraordinarily well together to produce significant results for their companies or organizations." 

Farmers' Day -- Ghana

Faux Fur Friday

Festival for Minerva -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Flag Day -- Saba Island, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba

Gospel Day -- Marshall Islands (Kamolol, a day of Thanksgiving)

Grange Day -- US Grange (Order of the Patrons of Husbandry) founded, 1887

National Cookie Day

National Dice Day -- get together with friends and play a game today (instructions are here)    

Navy Day -- India; Italy

Rake Leaves into the World's Largest Pile Day -- just so you can jump in, of course

Ribbons and Wrap Day -- according to the Elf Forum, which no longer exists; i'd suggest making sure you have enough now, anyway

Santa's List Day -- he completes the lists today, according to some people; which one are you on?

St. Barbara's Day (Patron of ammunition workers/bomb technicians/explosives workers/ordnance workers, architects, armourers, artillerymen, boatment/mariners/sailors/waterman, brass workers, brewers, builders, carpenters, construction workers, dying people, firefighters/fire prevention, fireworks, fireworks manufacturers, fortifications, foundry workers, geologists, gravediggers, gunners, hatmakers/hatters/milliners, martyrs, masons, mathematicians, military engineers, miners, prisoners, safety from storms, saltpetre workers, smelters, stone masons, tilers, warehouses; Amaroni, Italy; Barbara, Italy; Colleferro, Italy; Montecatini Terme, Italy; Paterno, Sicily; Rieti, Italy; Santa Barbara, CA; Syria; Toa Alto, Puerto Rico; against death by artillery, explosions, fire, impenitence, lightning, mine collapse, storms, sudden death)

     A young woman may place the twig of a cherry tree in a glass of water today. If it blooms by Christmas Eve, the girl is certain to marry in the following year.

     Barborka -- Poland (where Barbara is best known as Patron of Miners, thus "Miners' Day)

     Eid il-Burbara -- Lebanon; Palestine; Syria (where Barbara is celebrated with a holiday similar to Western Halloween)

St. Maruthas' Day (Patron of Iran; Persia)

Thai Environment Day -- Thailand

Wear A Beard of Bees Today Day -- a supremely silly internet generated one, if you ask me, and only for the bold and fearless, and not allergic!

Wear Brown Shoes Day -- internet generated, by someone tired of wearing black shoes all the time most likely

Wildlife Conservation Day -- US

Wind Whirling Bacchanalia -- Fairy Calendar

Anniversary Today:

Mission Santa Barbara is founded as a Franciscan Mission in California, 1786

Birthdays Today:

Tyra Banks, 1973

Fred Armisen, 1966

Marisa Tomei, 1964

Jozef Sabovcik, 1963

Cassandra Wilson, 1955

Patricia Wettig, 1951

Jeff Bridges, 1949

Dennis Wilson, 1944

Chris Hillman, 1942

Max Baer, Jr., 1937

Stewart Rawlings Mott, 1937

Wink Martindale, 1934

Victor French, 1934

Helen M. Chase, 1924

Deanna Durbin, 1921

Francisco Franco, 1892

Lillian Russel, 1861

Crazy Horse, 1840

Samuel Butler, 1835

Thomas Carlyle, 1795

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Broadway Bound"(Simon play), 1986

"Falcon Crest"(TV), 1981

"Beatles for Sale"(Album), 1964

"Tobacco Road"(Play), 1933

"Whoopee"(Musical), 1928

"Ten Commandments"(Film), 1923

Today in History:

Upon the death of Carloman, Karel the Great (Charlemagne), his brother, becomes king of all France, 771

The Syrian harbor city of Saida (Sidon) surrenders to the Crusaders, 1110

After 18 years, the Council of Trent holds its final session, 1563

Father Marquette begins to build the first dwelling in what is now Chicago, 1674

Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in world, first published, 1791

Britain abolishes the practice of the "suttee" in India, 1829

The American Anti-Slavery Society is founded in Philadelphia by Arthur Tappen and William Lloyd Garrison, 1833

Oliver Hudson Kelley founds The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, (the Grange), 1867

"Boss" Tweed escapes from jail, 1875

The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published, 1881

Lucille Atcherson becomes the first woman legation secretary in the US Foreign Service, 1922

Cecil B. DeMille's first version of "The Ten Commandments" (the one in which he flooded Hollywood Blvd. without permit 3 times to get the Red Sea Scene right, and had to bail his crew out of jail 3 times, too!) premiers, 1923

The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, United States, 1954

Suriname joins the United Nations, 1975

The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched, 1998

An adult giant squid is caught on video for the first time by Tsunemi Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo, 2006

Political pressure and cyber attacks against WikiLeaks are condemned by Reporters Without Borders

In Koblenz, Germany, nearly 45,000 people wait to return home while bomb squads defuse WWII bombs still hidden under the Rhine River, 2011

In Egypt, a hundred thousand people gather to protest President Morsi's proposed constitutional amendments, 2012

A new island is discovered in the Arctic Ocean's Laptev Sea and initially called Yaya, 2013

French couture house Chanel ends its use of fur and exotic skins following bans by other companies, 2018


  1. I hear you on the patina of cat fur. And of the difficulties of making your bed.
    3 hours sleep with the work you do would have me zombified. I do hope you can catch up.

  2. I remember it well! Very often the bed didn't get made until the evening. If I saw them go out into the garden I would rush to make it before they got back.

  3. My dogs mess up my bed. I did link to Feline Friday today with my boy Luke Skywalker.

  4. I so remember trying to make the bed with the cats all spread out. Oh well, we don't bother them.

    Love all your fill-ins. That's a nice gift and i loved your decorating with cat hair. I've a friend that has a dog and she says dog hair is a condiment in her house.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug. ♥

  5. LOL they know where is best comfy haha!

    Have a comfytastic safe weekend 😷😷😷

  6. If we have a cat on the bed we also leave the bed making for later! Love your answers- especially #1!

  7. un madez bed iz de best kinda bed... for sure !!! R houz iz filled with cat furz two...iz thiz like day ja vuu !!!

    ten commandments; one of THEE best films made...
    { I didn't know that about hollywood blvd ...OOOPZ ♥♥♥☺☺☺

  8. Yep, our bed wouldn't get made either and those were darn good answers!

  9. Today our bed wasn't made until noon for the same reason...
    I like the idea that cat hair is a fashion statement!

  10. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Your kitties look comfy. I decorate with cat hair too. :) XO

  11. My bed has been unmade most of this week because Lola is asleep there, UNDER the covers, so I never know which lump is Lola and which lump is messy bedding.

  12. My bed is only ever haphazardly made, thanks to a few certain kitties. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! What a purrfect answer for #3. My house is also decorated with cat hair, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope your week is going wonderfully!


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