Friday, August 27, 2021

Who Did This?(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.

 Link is giving his opinion of how his Chewy box got turned sideways, while Dansig looks on.


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 plan to ___________________ these last few days of August.

2. I am a ________________________.

3. _________ is proving difficult these days.

4. Have I ever told you about the time that I _________?

1. I plan to   pray a lot  these last few days of August.  It's starting to look like we're in for a bit of rough weather that might delay Uncle P's funeral.

2. I am a   weirdo vegetarian.

3. Getting through my housekeeping jobs as quickly as i used to  is proving difficult these days.   There are so many phone calls and things to deal with that slow me down, but i'm glad my work allows me to stop and do those things when i need to.

4. Have I ever told you about the time that I   caught #1 Son ripping a book?  He was very young, and supposed to be napping.  When i heard a noise coming from his room, i listened at the door.  He would tell himself something about the picture in the book he was looking at, then rip the page out and go on to the next one.  When i went in horrified, and made him help me tape the pages back in, he realized he'd best not ever do that again.


Today is:

Banana Lover's Day

Be Kind to Humankind Week Forgive Your Foe Friday 

Birthday of Isis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Daffodil Day -- Australia  (the Cancer Council's big fundraiser) 

Day Sacred to Consus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of graineries, horses, and mules)

Feast Day of Pan -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Feast of Incandescent Rebellion -- on lots of websites, and supposedly something celebrated in China, but no detail as to what it is really celebrating

Just Because Day -- internet generated, enjoy something ordinary you like to do, just because!

National Pots de Creme Day

Petroleum Day -- on the anniversary of the opening of the first commercial oil well in Titusvilla, PA, US, in 1859, a day set aside to work on figuring out how to do without petroleum

Senior Race Day -- Isle of Man (although the races have been cancelled, the holiday has not!)

St. Caesarius' Day (Patron against fire)

St. Monica's Day (Mother of St. Augustine; Patron of abuse victims, alcoholics, difficult marriages, disappointing children, homemakers, married women, mothers, victims of adultery and unfaithfulness, victims of verbal abuse, widows, wives; Bevilacqua, Italy; Mabini, Bohol, Philippines)

"The Duchess" Who Wasn't Day -- birthday of Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, who wrote under the pseudonym "The Duchess" and first said, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" in her novel, Molly Bawn

Threethousandth Thnork of the Year -- Fairy Calendar

Volturnalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of water)

Ziua Republicii -- Moldova (Independence Day, 1991)

Birthdays Today

Sarah Chalke, 1976

Chandra Wilson, 1969

Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens, 1952

Barbara Bach, 1947

Tuesday Weld, 1943

Tommy Sands, 1937

Martha Raye, 1916

Mother Teresa, 1910

Lyndon B. Johnson, 1908

C.S. Forester, 1899

Samuel Goldwyn, 1882

Theodore Dreiser, 1871

Charles Gates Dawes, 1865

Hannibal Hamlin, 1809

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Good Sex! with Dr. Ruth Westheimer"(TV), 1984

Mary Poppins(Disney film), 1964

"Prométhée/Prometheus"(Fauré tragédie lyrique), 1900

Today in History

The Persian invasion of Greece is halted with Greek victories in two separate battles, BC479

Koreans battle and prevent Japanese invasion, 663

The first unmanned hydrogen balloom flight reaching 900 m altitude, 1783

Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well, 1859

The shortest war in world history occurs from 09:00 to 09:45 between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar, 1896

Edgar Rice Burroughs' publishes "Tarzan of the Apes", 1912

First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world's first jet aircraft, 1939

The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA, 1962

Turkish military diplomat Colonel Atilla Altikat is shot and killed in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1982

The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed, 1993

Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, 2003

Curiosity, the Mars rover, broadcasts its first audio recording of a human voice from the surface of another planet, 2012

The UN releases a report saying that Myanmar military leaders should face genocide and crimes against humanity charges for violence against Rohingya, 2018


  1. Praying that the weather will be fine for Uncle P's funeral to take place and everything thing to go smoothly. I love to watch Mary Poppins.

  2. I do hope the bad weather holds off for you.
    Ripping a book would have been a major (and once only) crime in our house growing up too.

  3. Kitties and boxes just go together.

    Love all your fill-ins and especially the last one. I had a visual. Glad you made him put the pages back together.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  4. That is a fun kitty picture. Good answers, but we sure hope that hurricane isn't as bad as it sounds.

  5. wavez two ewe link and dansig; heerz hopin ther waz BUNCHEZ oh awesum stuff in de box for ewe all !!

    de food servizz gurlz a veggee tarryun two :) !!

  6. Link how did you do that? Danzig you are up next buddy. Great fill ins

  7. It is fun to change your box around sometimes.

  8. Your kitties are so cute. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers except for the storm headed at you. And you are not a weirdo, I admire that you are vegan. XO

  9. Wishing you the best. Hoping Ida fizzles.

  10. Worried about you, hoping for the best.
    Ida can just go away!

  11. Glad the book got put back together ~ great fillins and sweet photo of the kitties ~ Xo ~ Be Safe

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Mimi,

    It's good your job allows you the opportunity to take care of non-work related matters when needed. I'm thankful DH's jobs, employers have always been so good about allowing him necessary time to tend to really important matters on a spur of the moment. Saying prayers that y'all stay safe with Ida coming in this evening. Be well, my dear!

  13. Oh I loved your fill ins. #4 made me sad but glad you had him help you tape those pages back together. I am here catching up but know I have prayed for you and eveyrone is the storms path. Life is hard, so I always just pray and pray harder. Your stories of those you work and all the side jobs you have make me happy to know you. You take such pride in your job and what you do. Take care. Prayers you can have the funeral once the storm passes. Many prayers for your loved ones.