Friday, June 11, 2021

Messing Stuff Is Hard Work (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.

This is Ruth(less) again.  Yesterday, after i cleaned Ms. GA's house, she dragged dried roses off the sideboard and had a field day undoing my mopping.  That tired her out, as you can see.

Mission accomplished, mess made.

Gotta rest up so i can make more messes!


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 overdue to ________________________.

2. I am so sick of _______________________.

3. _________ is a strange snack I like to eat.

4. _________ is one of the most random things I own.

1. I am overdue to   have a bit of time off, and i am so glad vacation is scheduled to start tomorrow.

2. I am so sick of   heat, and it's only June!

3. Spinach and banana smoothie   is a strange snack I like to eat.

4. A jar of marbles    is one of the most random things I own.  It's in honor of Grandpa, who keeps a jar of marbles on his desk so no one can tell him he's lost his marbles, because it's obvious he knows right where they are!


Today is:

Arrephoria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (ceremony for the two girls chosen to weave the new robe for Athena's Statue and care for her sacred olive tree during the next year; date approximate)

Corn on the Cob Day

Fandens Fodselsdag(The Devil's Birthday) -- Denmark (traditional date when contracts between masters and servants expired, making them free to renew or renegotiate or sever ties; it was also considered The Devil's Birthday because taxes and rents came due!)

Holiday of the Happy Gnomes -- Fairy Calendar (grumpy Gnomes are not allowed to attend this holiday!)

Hug Holiday -- some internet sites have this one, and since hugs are good for mental health, indulge!

King Kamehameha Day -- Hawaii, US

National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers -- on the second Friday of June, sponsored the last couple of years by Wives Behind the Badge     

National German Chocolate Cake Day

Rites of Matralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (honoring of Mater Matua, goddess of dawn and childbirth, by women who had been married once) related observance:

     Day Sacred to Fortuna Virgo (Fortune the Virgin, the day marriage robes of girls were dedicated to this goddess)

Sacred Heart of Jesus -- Catholic Christian

Sovereign's Day/Queen's Birthday -- British Virgin Islands; Solomon Islands

St. Barnabas the Apostle's Day (Patron of Antioch; Cyprus; Marbelia, Costa del Sol, Spain; Marino, Italy; invoked as a peacemaker; against hailstorms) a/k/a Barnaby Bright Day or Long Barnaby*

*Under the Julian calendar, June 11, St. Barnabas' Day, was the longest day of the year --

Barnaby Bright, Barnaby Bright,

The longest day

And the shortest night

Anniversaries Today:

Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon, 1509

Birthdays Today:

Shia LeBeouf, 1986

Joshua Jackson, 1978

Caroline Quentin, 1961

Dr. Mehmet Oz, 1960

Hugh Laurie, 1959

Joe Montana, 1956

Peter Bergman, 1953

Adrienne Barbeau, 1945

Jackie Stewart, 1939

Chad Everett, 1936

Prince Henrik of Denmark, 1934

Gene Wilder, 1933

William Clark Styron, Jr., 1925

Vince Lombardi, 1913

Jacques Cousteau, 1910

Jeannette Pickering Rankin, 1880

Richard Georg Strauss, 1864

John Constable, 1776

Ben Jonson, 1572

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"American Idol"(TV), 2002

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial(Film), 1982

"Main Street Electrical Parade"(Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida), 1977

"Rock 'n' Roll Music"(Beatles' UK album release), 1976

A Day at the Races(Marx Brothers film), 1937

Today in History:

Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes, BC1184

Philip II recognizes the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves way to the creation of the Principalía, 1594

The Continental Congress appoints Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence, 1776

Russian  explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska, 1788

The first American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick, 1793

The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia, 1892

New Zealand annexes the Cook Islands, 1901

Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown, 1919

Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island, 1962

Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington become the first women to receive the rank of general in the U.S. Army, 1970

Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe, 200

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes an official apology to Canada's First Nations for residential school abuse that isolated native children from their homes, families, and cultures for a century, 2008

Ancient Korean royal books looted by French troops in 1866 are returned to South Korea; 1,000 officials and locals celebrate the return of the 297-volume 'Oegyujanggak' books, 2011

Winds in southwestern Western Australia of up to 140km/h batter the area and leave more than 170,000 homes without power, 2012

Japan passes a law that will allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate, 2017

“The New York Times” reveals that the fire on the back lot of Universal Studios in Los Angels eleven years earlier had destroyed over 500,000 original master recordings, including many by Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald, 2019


  1. Enjoy your totally overdue holiday.
    And I love your jar of marbles. I am pretty sure I have lost mine.

  2. Aha, this explains why small children sleep so well. Making messes is tiring. Maybe we should try this sleeping remedy.
    Enjoy your holiday!

  3. It's a small mess, easily swept up :)

  4. Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing holiday. Take it easy and put your feet up.

    God bless.

  5. LOL that did make me smile heheh!

    Have a messylesstastic weekend 👍

  6. What a kitty ~ sweet photo ~ not of its mess, though ~ great fill-ins and have a wonderful vacation ~ Xo

    Live in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Ruth is too funny. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. We had a rough week of humidity, but today is nice. I am glad you are getting your much deserved vacation. Have a wonderful time. XO

  8. Bugger on the mess. Bless its heart though. It's what they do. I so remember.

    Love your fill-ins and love that you can start your vacation tomorrow.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Hugs for the best vacation ever. ♥

  9. Love your fill-in answers! Have a great vacation! You have earned it for sure- !!!

  10. Yep That's what they do make a mess than crash in their bed to look cute so we don't get too mad at them.

  11. Of course she needs to rest, that was a lot of work! ;)

  12. She is so sweet. Its a kittys job to help make mess isnt it? That is something Odd and Dad has a few marbles from his Uncle Hugo from when he was a tyke. Great stuff

  13. Such a sweet kitty. Those were good answers and hooray for your Vacation time!

  14. At least it is only rose petals. I am sure my boys used to see who could bring in the nastiest thing they could. Half chewed mice, snakes garden worms and more!
    Enjoy your vacation.

  15. Love the cat! Sounds like the felines around here! And your Fill-Ins are terrific! Especially the marbles. I keep mine in a box in my dresser since I lost the first batch.

  16. Oooh. Now I want German Chocolate Cake...!

  17. YAY for vacation. And for a jar of marbles in honor of your grandpa.

  18. The marbles are something my grandfather would have collected for such a reason. :) Very cool. Best wishes!

  19. Ruth may be a bit messy, but she's also adorable! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! This summer heat is killer, isn't it? We hit nearly 100°F on Saturday. My a/c survived, but it struggled to keep up. Enjoy your vacation time!


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