Friday, April 30, 2021

Zillions, Feline Friday and Friendly Fill-Ins A to Z Post


To enjoy more blogs participating in the A to Z Challenge, click here.     


My final post for the A to Z always has the same title for one reason.  It is Little Girl's birthday, and we love her zillions.

She has attained the rank of Sergeant in the Reserves, and is a medic, and has been accepted to nursing school which she starts in the fall.

Happy Birthday, Little Girl!


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.

 Because Link (Linker Stinker) is Little Girl's cat, and it's her birthday, i decided to feature him for Feline Friday.

Enigma SissyCat photobomb


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 wouldn’t mind if __________________.

2. I want to _________ my ____________________.

3. Others come to me when they need _________.

4. _________ is a memory that I regularly think about.

1. I wouldn’t mind if   the weather stayed cool for this area for at least another month.  It's nice to put off A/C season as long as possible.

2. I want to   have a day off so i can go get  my   eyes checked and get new glasses.

3. Others come to me when they need   just about anything.  At home, it's Someone (we know who!) can't find his glasses or keys or whatever.  With the kids, they need advice or instructions on how to do something.  At work, they need stuff cleaned, or something done in a special way, or something is lost and can i look for it as i am cleaning.  At church, i get grabbed to do all sorts of things, and the same at volunteer jobs.  The problem is my name is mommy and i am supposed to solve every problem with mommy magic.  The fun part is that i often can!

4. The births of each of my children  is a memory that I regularly think about.


Today is:

Arbor Day -- US

Armed Forces Day -- Georgia

Birthday of the King / Konungens födelsedag -- Sweden (HM King Carl XVI Gustav; an official flag day)

Bugs Bunny Day -- while some consider his debut to have been in "A Wild Hare," released in July two years later, other say that Bugs was the rabbit in "Porky's Hare Hunt," relased this date in 1938

Camarón Day -- French Foreign Legion

Carnival Day -- Sint Maarten

Consumer Protection Day -- Thailand

Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros -- American Library Association (Children's Day/Book Day; a celebration that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds)

Dia de Rincon -- Rincon, Bonaire

El Dia del Niño -- Mexico (Children's Day)

Fairy Queen's Birthday -- Fairy Calendar

Faeriae Latinae -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Feast of the Latin League, a festival to honor Jupiter)

Hairball Awareness Day -- sponsored by Furminator (which product actually does work, by the way) and Hills Pet Nutrition

Holy Friday -- Orthodox Christian

International Jazz Day -- UNESCO (originated with the New Jersey Jazz Society and sanctioned by the United Nations Jazz Society, the American Federation of Jazz Societies, and the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society)

Lag B'Omer -- Judaism (began sunset yesterday, ends sunset today)

Liberation/Reunification Day -- Vietnam

Magic Dragon Street Meet -- Historic Bagnell Dam Strip and Prewitt's Point, MO, US (if you like car shows, this is the place for you! through Sunday)


May Eve -- eve of the first day of summer in many traditions, including

     Beltane/Samhain Eve -- Pagan traditions

     Carodejnice -- Czech Republic; Slovakia

     Maitag Vorabend -- Switzerland 

     Mange les Morts -- Haiti (festival of the dead)

     Salus -- Portugal; Spain (festival of the dead)

     Valborgsmässoafton -- Sweden

     Walpurgis Night -- Ancient Celtic/Nordic Calendars

Mr. Potato Head Day -- the classic toy went on sale this day in 1952, and you used your own potato

National Dream Hotline® -- sponsored by the School of Metaphysics, any time from this evening until Sunday night, call in and get your, or someone else's for that matter, dream interpreted 

National Honesty Day -- including Honest Abe Awards (Abies) and dishonorable mentions for those who have been particularly publicly egregious; celebrated today because we began the month with April Fooling and lies, so today is to celebrate the opposite*

National Military Brats Day -- US (Military Brats, Inc., wants the US Congress to set aside a day to recognize the sacrifices of the children of military service men and women)   

National Oatmeal Cookie Day

National Raisin Day

Pithi Chrat Preah Neanng Korl -- Cambodia (Royal Ploughing Ceremony, to mark the beginning of the rice growing season)

St. Adjutor of Vernon's Day (Patron of drowning victims, sailors, swimmers, yatchsmen; Vernon, France; against drowning)

St. James the Great's Day -- Orthodox Christian

Store Bededag -- Denmark; Faroe Islands; Greenland (Great Prayer Day)

Teacher's Day -- Paraguay

*to nominate someone for an Abie or a dishonorable mention, contact M. Hirsh Goldberg, founder and author of The Book of Lies,

Anniversaries Today:

Pele marries Assiria Seixas Lemos, 1994

The Organization of American States is founded, 1948

Louisiana becomes the 18th US state, 1812

Birthdays Today:

Dianna Agron, 1986

Kirsten Dunst, 1982

Johnny Galecki, 1975

Jeff Timmons, 1973

Carolyn Dawn Johnson, 1971

Adrian Pasdar, 1965

Michael Waltrip, 1963

Isiah Thomas, 1961

Stuart Mathis, 1960

Stephen Harper, 1959

Jane Campion, 1954

Perry King, 1948

Carl XVI Gustav, King of Sweden, 1946

Michael J. Smith, 1945

Jill Clayburgh, 1944

Burt Young, 1940

Gary Collins, 1938

Willie Nelson, 1933

Cloris Leachman, 1926

Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, 1909

Eve Arden, 1908

Ellis Wilson, 1899

Louise Dilworth Beatty Homer, 1871

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Barnum"(Musical), 1980

"The Dresser"(Play), 1980

"Inside U.S.A."(Musical revue), 1948

"Arthur Godfrey Time"(Radio), 1945

"Pelleas et Melisande"(Opera), 1902

"Dmitri Donskoi"(Opera), 1852

"Love for Love"(Play), 1695

Today in History:

Supernova  SN 1006, the brightest supernova in recorded history, appears in the constellation  Lupus, 1006

Orbital calculations suggest that on this day, Pluto moved inside Neptune's orbit until July 23, 1503, 1483

Columbus is given a royal commission to equip his fleet, 1492

On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States, 1789

The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France, 1803

Nicaragua  declares independence from the Central American Federation, 1838

Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to 

make up time on the Cannonball Express, 1900

Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city, 1907

Peru becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty, 1920

Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, 1927

The animated cartoon short Porky's Hare Hunt debuts in movie theaters, introducing Happy Rabbit (a prototype of Bugs Bunny, 1938

In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established, 1948

The Bristol Bus Boycott is held in Bristol to protest the Bristol Omnibus Company's refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom, 1963

Communist forces gain control of Saigon and the Vietnam War formally ends, 1975

Accession of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, 1980

CERN announces World Wide Web protocols will be free, 1993

Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, 1999

Two skeletal remains found near Ekaterinburg, Russia are confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and one of his sisters, 2008

Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, 2009

Hailed as the largest World's Fair in history, Expo 2010 opens in Shanghai, China, 2010

Born without a trachea, a 2-year-old Korean-Canadian child is the youngest patient in history to receive a bioengineered organ made from stem cells; she received the transplanted organ at the Children's Hospital of Illinois, 2013

Willem-Alexander becomes the first male Monarch of Netherlands in 123 years, following the abdication of his mother, Queen Beatrix, 2013

The MESSENGER spacecraft is intentionally deorbited and destroyed, 2015

A new species of water beetle from the Malaysian Borneo’s Maliau Basin is named after actor Leonardo DiCaprio, 2018

The world's oldest known spider, a female trapdoor in Western Australia, dies at the age of 43 after being stung by a wasp, 2018 

Japan’s Emperor Akihito declares his abdication, effective the next day, 2019

Captain Tom Moore, who raised more £30 million for the National Health Service by walking in his garden, turns 100 and is made an honorary colonel by the Queen, 2020


  1. Little Girl certainly is one to be proud of. Happy Birthday to her.

  2. Little Girl will be making a big difference for a lot of people.

  3. Congratulations for finishing the A - Z - and on such a high note.
    Happy birthday to her, and birthing day to you.

  4. Congratulations and Happy Birthday Little Girl 🎂

    Sissycat posing again heheh!

    Nice fill ins I hope you get time soon to get your eyes checked and some new glasses 👍

    Have a fantabulosatastic weekend :-)

  5. Happy birthday Little Girl. She will make a good nurse. I too need to get my eyes checked for a pair of new glasses. You are gifted to be a problem solver.

  6. I have a mug, you need an English version of: Nothing is truly lost until Mommy can't find it!

  7. It's nice to have good memories.

    God bless.

  8. A perfect way to bring the challenge to a close. You must be so proud of Little Girl. Happy Birthday

  9. ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Little Girl,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    It's only right that you showcased Little Girl's precious kitty today. Purrfect.

    Love your fill-ins. I read about you taking care of everyone else's needs all the time. You are the super mom.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hugs and I hope you can get your eyes checked and get new glasses soon. ♥

  10. First we sing:
    ¸¸.•*♫♫♫ Happy Birthday Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Day to  you♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Day deeeeeeeeear Mimi's Little Girl !!!!♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Day to you ♥♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    Next - Link is a super cool looking cat! and We LOVE your fill-ins!

  11. Hooray for getting accepted into Nursing School and Happy Birthday to Little Girl from all of us. Little Stinker is such a cutie!

  12. Happy Birthday Little Girl! Link is a cutie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Yes, not needing A/C for a while would be nice. Have a wonderful weekend. XO

  13. Happy Happy Birthday Little Girl! Love her kitty's photos- such a sweet face! Now how the heck did I miss you doing the A to Z? With your schedule I am amazed at how much you can get done! Hugs!

  14. Happy Birthday to Little Girl. Looks like she has a bright future ahead.
    And I wouldn't mind if the weather stays just like it is right now too. Warm days and cool nights, love it.

  15. Happy Birthday to your Little Girl. She sounds like a hard worker and a caring person. Link is a handsome fellow!

  16. Happy birthday to Little Girl, and congratulations on her achievements. I wish it would warm up a bit. It is 42F now (midday) and we are still having frosty nights. 60F would be good!

  17. Happy Birthday ~ to Little Girl and she is doing great ~ Wow! ~ Love her kitty photo ~ so sweet ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  18. Link is so handsome! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-ins! I'm like you and wish a/c weather would hold off a bit longer. That said, my a/c is already on because we're already over 80°F. Have a wonderful week!


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