Friday, August 20, 2021

Determined Takeover (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.

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.


Today is:

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

Lemonade Day

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

Birthdays Today:

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

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"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 


Elephant's Child said...

I am so sorry to hear about Uncle P - and hope that his health improves again. Dramatically.
Yay for Sweetie (fingers crossed) and his brother.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Great news about brother-in-law. Praise the Lord.

God bless.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Dansig is enjoying the extra comfort!
I am sorry about Uncle P and hope he improves. Good news though for BIL. I hope Sweetie's appointment goes well.

Sandee said...

Kitties love to be where their peeps were and they can steal your spot in short order.

Love your fill-ins. Didn't know about #1. You may have posted about it, but it's not rattling around in my head.

Glad some of your family are on the mend. Prayers continue.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

Nancy Chan said...

Dansig just want the smell and warmth of the cushion. Praise God for the good updates concerning brother-in-law and your Sweetie. Pray Uncle P will be strengthen and recover soon.

Brian said...

Dansig sure looks content. Those were good answers. Thanks for the update, 2/3 good news and we're all praying hard for Uncle P.

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da tabbies o trout towne said...

happy for you about the good news; sorry about the bad :(


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Kathe W. said...

So many good news in your post today- number 1 in your fill-ins, good news about your sweetie and your brother in law-. We all are praying for your brother that he will get better and finally Danzg is such a cute cushion kitty! Take care and know that we are thinkg of you.

My Tata's Cottage said...

So much good news. Very sorry to hear about Uncle P but he will continue to be in our prayers. I found my missing prayer journal (I have an on line one too) but sometime holding that paperback book in my hands helps me pray more personally. I hope you all get healthy and stay healthy. I sure love those fill in's. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Take care

Anne M Robinson said...

I am so sorry to hear Uncle P is back in the hospital. Life throws us lots of curve balls. We will throw back many prayers. Always so much good info and Danzig is so precious. I saw today celebrates Hawaii's Statehood. My son Nick has a birthday today which he shared with my dear friend SHaron who I lost in May 2021. But he is also birthday twins with RIchard, my friend Sherrie's husband. In 1959 Richard & his dad traveled to Hawaii and were able to be there as it became a state. Richard also was fortunate to get some surfing in. Made me smile to read this. Thank you for all you do and know all your loved ones are in our prayers. I agree with your answer fill in #2 it is the truth! HUGS

pilch92 said...

I am sorry Uncle P is in the hospital. I will be praying for him. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am glad you were able to have children.
Dansig is a cutie and a typical cat, stealing a seat. :) XO

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

We are so glad that the family (except for Uncle P) are feeling better. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers. And I LOVE your fill ins!

UP said...

So sad to hear of your loss. Condolences my cyber friend.

carol l mckenna said...

Dansig you are beautiful as are you caregiver ~ lots of healing hugs to all ~ Xo

Living in the moment,

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My Tata's Cottage said...

I am grateful to hear your husband and brother in law are both getting along. Easy and slow, that is the way to go. I meant to say I loved all the kittens in an earlier post. You are such an encourager. May God Bless Each One of You.