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 unseasonably warm weather, and this is Tripod SissyCat trying to stay cool.
Charles J. Brady: “The real measure of a day's heat is the length of a sleeping cat.”
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 had hoped to _____________________in 2021 but didn’t.
2.A goal I have for 2022 is _____________________.
3. I’ll be _________ when 2021 ends.
4. I hope 2022 brings _________.
1. I had hoped to finish a couple of more projects around the house in 2021 but didn’t.
2.A goal I have for 2022 is get the areas on the back of the house where the paint is peeling repainted.
3. I’ll be wondering what's next when 2021 ends.
4. I hope 2022 brings joy, peace and happiness to us all.
Today is the Monthly Poetry Post, hosted by Karen at Baking in a Tornado. The theme is Moods.
Which one came first,
Mood or attitude?
It's something i want to know,
Not trying to be rude.
Mood's more than emotion,
It's emotional state of mind,
An emotion's a flash in the pan,
Mood's the sticking around kind.
But can you change emotions
That fuel your longer moods,
By making the kind of choices
That lead to better attitudes?
It's something i want to work on
As this new year goes by,
To keep uplifted moods through attitudes,
At least it's worth a try.
Don't forget to go read poems by the other participants:
Karen at Baking in a Tornado
Diane at On the Border
Check Your Smoke Alarms Day
Fairy Eve's Year News -- Fairy Calendar
Feast of Sharaf (Honor) -- Baha'i
International Solidarity Day -- Azerbaijan and Azerbaijanis worldwide
Kwanzaa, Day 6, Kuumba (Creativity)
Leap Second Adjustment Day -- if a second needs to be added or subtracted to coordinate the atomic and astronimical time, it will be done today, by the International Earth Rotation Service of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures at Paris, France
Make Up Your Mind Day/Procrastinator's Day -- you have to make up your mind
National Champagne Day
New Year's Eve -- a selection of related observances
Allendale Tar Barrel Burning/Baal Fire Festival -- Allendale, England (locals burn out the old year by carrying burning tar barrels on their heads, then use them to light one huge bonfire)
Feast of Father Time -- because he ultimately overcomes us all
Festival of Yemaya -- Yoruba/Santeria (celebration of the mother of the sun and moon)
Fire and Ice New Year's Eve Celebration -- Anchorage, AK (fire jugglers, ice carvers, fireworks, and more)
First Night -- a non-alcoholic alternative to New Year's Eve
Fravartigan -- Parsi Zoroastrian (celebration to honor the dead through the night)
Gamlarskvold -- Icelandic traditions; cows gain human speech, seals take on human form, the dead rise, and Elves move house
obtain gold from the Elves by sitting at a crossroads and waiting for them to pass
Housewives greet the Elves by reciting the rhyme of protection
Let those who want to, arrive
Let those who want to, leave
Let those who want to, Stay
Without harm to me or mine
Light a bonfire, and "blow out the year" with fireworks
Harvest Day Celebrations -- Benin (celebration of the end of harvest season at the turn of the year)
Hogmanay Day -- Scotland (Auld Year's Night)
Japanese Observances (a few, at least)
Joya no Kane -- Japan (ringing out the old year with temple bells; Buddhists believe humans are born with 108 worldly desires which are removed when the bells are rung 108 times)
Namahge -- Oga Peninsula, Japan (devil appearing holiday; young men dress as demons and run through the town warning children to behave during the coming year)
Okera Matsuri -- Yasaka Shrine, Kyoto, Japan (Sacred Fire Rite)
Omisoka Day -- Japan (the second most important day on the Japanese Calendar; tomorrow is the most important)
Noche de Pedimento -- Oaxaca, Mexico (Night of the Petition)
Ritual for Iemanja -- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (seaside rituals for the goddess of the sea and carnal pleasure, followed by a swinging party in the city and on the beaches overnight)
Samoan Fire Dance -- Samoa
Swinging the Fireballs -- Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland
Universal Hour of Peace -- begins at 11:30pm your local time, welcome the New Year with peace
Watch Night -- Christian
World Peace Meditation Day (International observance of one hour beginning 12:00 PM GMT, focusing thought and energy on peace.)
No Resolution Day / Ditch the Resolutions Day -- if you don't want to, you don't have to!
Restoration Day -- Geneva, Switzerland
Seventh Day of Christmas
St. Sylvester's Day (Patron of Feroleto Antico, Italy; Poggio Catino, Italy) related observances
Saint Sylvester's Day Celebrations-- Belgium, Germany, France and Switzerland
Silvesterklause -- Urnäsch, Switzerland
St. Zoticus of Constantinople's Day (Patron of the poor; often titled Feeder of Orphans)
You're All Done Day -- sponsored by something i haven't been able to pin down online called The Long Haul Committee (and it's more like "all done in" if you are like me!)
Gregory Peck marries Veronique Passani, 1955
Rocky Marciano marries Barbara Cousins, 1950
Bette Davis marries Arthur Farnsworth, 1940
Joe McIntyre, 1972
Nicholas Sparks, 1965
Val Kilmer, 1959
Bebe Neuwirth, 1958
James Remar, 1953
Donna Summer, 1948
Tim Matheson, 1947
Barbara Carrera, 1945
Diane Halfin von Furstenberg, 1945
John Denver, 1943
Ben Kingsley, 1943
Andy Summers, 1942
Sarah Miles, 1941
Anthony Hopkins, 1937
Simon Wiesenthal, 1908
George C. Marshall, 1880
Henri Matisse, 1869
The London Eye(World's Largest Ferris Wheel), 1999
"Lost in Yonkers"(Play), 1990
"Pirates of Penzance"(Comic Opera), 1879
Today in History:
80,000 Vandals, Alans and Suebians attack the Rhine at Mainz, crossing into and beginning the invasion of Gallia, 406
Byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse, and ending his consulship for the year, 535
Ch'an monk Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China, 765
James I of Aragon the Conqueror enters Medina Mayurqa (now known as Palma, Spain) thus consummating the Christian conquest of the island of Majorca, 1229
100,000 Jews expelled from Sicily, 1492
The British East India Company chartered, 1600
The first Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope, 1687
A window tax is imposed in England, causing many shopkeepers to brick up their windows to avoid the tax, 1695
Rhode Island establishes wage & price controls to curb inflation: Limit is 70 cents a day for carpenters, 42 cents for tailors, 1776
Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as new capital of Canada, 1857
The cornerstone is laid for Honolulu, Hawai'i's Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in the US, 1879
Edison gives 1st public demonstration of his incandescent lamp, 1879
Ellis Island (NYC) opens as a US immigration depot, 1890
Brooklyn's last day as a city, it incorporates into NYC (1/1/1898), 1897
Boers & British army sign peace treaty, 1902
The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square, then known as Longacre Square, in New York, New York, 1904
For the first time a ball drops at Times Square to signal the new year, 1907
The last San Francisco firehorses are retired, 1921
The chimes of Big Ben are broadcast on radio for the first time by the BBC, 1923
Dr R N Harger's "drunkometer," the first breath test, is introduced in Indiana, 1938
The farthing coin ceases to be legal tender in the United Kingdom, 1960
The Central African Federation officially collapses and splits into Zambia, Malawi and Rhodesia, 1963
The AT&T Bell System is broken up by the United States Government, 1983
All official Soviet Union institutions have ceased operations by this date and the Soviet Union is officially dissolved, 1991
Czechoslovakia is peacefully dissolved in what is dubbed by media as the Velvet Divorce, resulting in the creation of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, 1992
This date is skipped altogether in Kiribati as the Phoenix Islands and Line Islands change time zones, 1994
The European Exchange Rate Mechanism freezes the values of the legacy currencies in the Eurozone, and establishes the value of the euro currency, 1998
The United States Government hands control of the Panama Canal (as well all the adjacent land to the canal known as the Panama Canal Zone) to Panama, 1999
The official opening of Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper at that time in the world, 2004
Italy's ban of plastic bags goes into effect, 2010
A ship abandoned by human traffickers who deliberately set it on a collision course with the Italian coast is brought to shore safely by the Italian Coast Guard with 900 Syrian refugees on board, 2014
A ban on the ivory trade in China comes into effect, 2017