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.
Sweetie put an extra cushion in the chair, and Dansig takes over every time he gets up.
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 never thought I would __________________ until ___________.
2. ______________ is the ______________ to _______________.
3. I’m happy to announce that _________.
4. _________ is like a second home to me.
1. I never thought I would be able to have children until the doctors figured out the right treatments.
2. Prayer is the only way i know to get through hard times.
3. I’m happy to announce that Brother-in-Law has been told by his doctor that he does not need the home health company (that wanted $4,000 up front!) or oxygen any longer, and he can go back to work any time he feels strong enough.
4. NOLA is like a second home to me. After all, i grew up down there!
Updates, some good, but first the bad news. Uncle P, my brother and my children's uncle, was sent back to ICU yesterday morning and is back on a ventilator.
Brother-in-Law, as noted above, is released and apart from some residual tiredness that can last a while, can go back to his normal routines.
Sweetie has his appointment today. He's been off his oxygen for most of the last two days and his levels are staying up, so we expect the doctor will also release him.
Bad Hair Day -- birth anniversary of Don King
Birth of the White Buffalo -- Lakota Native American rituals honoring the birth of the White Buffalo in 1994, signaling the return of the White Buffalo Woman (manifestation of the Star Goddess Wohpe), who gave them the sacred peace pipe
Boil Over Thursday -- Fairy Calendar (sometimes on Thursday, most often not)
Dial the Phone Day -- the first rotary dial phone patent was applied for by A. E. Keith, John Erickson, and Charles Erickson on this day in 1896
Feast of Asma -- Baha'i
Independence From USSR Day -- Estonia
Moon's Birthday -- Aztec Calendar (according to some websites, but i haven't confirmed it; if you want something to celebrate, this is as good as anything else)
National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
National Men's Grooming Day -- US (sponsored by American Crew, participating salons and barbershops host a day of grooming events for men)
National Radio Day -- on the day WWJ(AM) radio first signed on in Detroit in 1920, one of the earliest news broadcast stations
Revolution Day -- Western Sahara
Revolution of the King and People -- Morocco
Statehood Day -- Hawaii, US
St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Day (Patron of bees and beekeepers, candle makers, wax refiners; Burgundy, France; Cistercians; Gibralter; Queens College, Cambridge, England; Speyer Cathedral)
Stop and Smell Your Dog Day -- and, depending on the results, maybe even Give Your Dog a Bath Day
St. Stephen's Festival -- Budapest, Hungary (National Day for all of Hungary)
Thoth orders the healing of the Eye of Horus -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Virtual Worlds Day -- internet generated, as well it should be
World Mosquito Day -- commemorates the day Dr. Ronald Ross discovered the link between mosquitoes and malaria in 1897
Amy Adams, 1975
Tara Dakides, 1975
Jan Allen, 1956
Theresa Saldana, 1955
Al Roker, 1954
Robert Plant, 1948
Connie Chung, 1946
Don King, 1931
Jim Reeves, 1924
Jacqueline Susann, 1921
Eero Saarinen, 1910
Edgar Albert Guest, 1881
H.P. Lovecraft, 1880
Eliel Saarinen, 1873
Benjamin Harrison, 1833
Bernardo O'Higgins, 1776
"1812 Overture"(Tchaikovsky Op. 49), 1882
Today in History:
Hungary is established as a kingdom by Stephen I, 1000
The Dutch bring the first African slaves to the colony of Jamestown, VA, 1619
The Spanish establish the presidio that will be the town of Tuscon, Arizona, 1775
The Lewis and Clark "Corps of Discovery", exploring the Louisiana Purchase, suffers its only death when sergeant Charles Floyd dies, apparently from acute appendicitis 1804
Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" debuts in Moscow, 1882
Rotary Dial telephone is patented, 1896
The Big Blowup, a huge fire in the Northwestern US, burns 3 million acres, 1910
Adolphe Pegoud makes the first parachute jump from an airplane, 1913
Stainless steel is first cast, 1913
WJM,8Mk, Detroit, becomes the first commercial radio station to start daily broadcasting, 1920
UK becomes the first to use radar, 1940
Plutonium's weight determined, 1942
Launch of Voyager 2, 1977
George and Joy Adamson, the Born Free conservationists, are gunned down by poachers, 1989
The Oslo Peace Accords are signed in Norway, 1993
The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec may not secede from Canada without federal government approval, 1998
As part of ongoing political reforms, the government of Myanmar announces it will end media censorship, 2012
Measles cases reach a record high in Europe with 41,000 infected in the first six months of 2018 and 37 deaths according to WHO, 2018
NASA confirms it is planning the Clipper Mission to Jupiter's moon Europa to take off in 2025 to explore the moon's oceans and find out if it can harbor life, 2019