Friday, December 24, 2021

Snoozers (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.

My photography skills, or actually the lack thereof, are evident in my attempts to catch these two snoozers.


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. ___________________________ is my Christmas wish for you.

2. I still need to _________________ by Christmas.

3. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and _________.

4. If I were Santa, I would want someone to leave me a plate full of _________ on Christmas Eve.

1. Peace with G-d, with your neighbor, and with yourself   is my Christmas wish for you.

2. I still need to   fry the rest of the hojaldras   by Christmas.

3. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and   i slept on the couch, got up early to do the cooking, and tried not to be a grouch!

4. If I were Santa, I would want someone to leave me a plate full of   vegan brownies  on Christmas Eve.


Today is:

Adam the Patriarch & Eve the Matriarch's Day -- Catholic Christian (Adam, Patron of gardeners and tailors; Eve, Patron of tailors)

Aofangadagskvold -- Iceland (arrival of the 13th and final Yule Lad)

     Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Kertasnikir -- Candle-beggar, who, as children did before light bulbs, wants the treat of a precious candle, and will steal one if he can

Bonfires on the Levee -- Louisiana, US (began among the Cajuns, now a big celebration for everyone, lighting the way for Papa Noel)

Calendas -- Oaxaca, Mexico

Celtic Tree Month Beth (Birch) commences

Christmas Eve

Constitution Day -- Transdniestra

Declaration of Christmas Peace -- Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City

Feast of the Seven Fishes (La Vigilia) -- Italy (traditional serving of seven kinds of seafood at dinner)

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols -- King's College Chapel, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England (special Christmas Eve performance by the Choir of King's College held since 1918)

Independence Day -- Libya(1951)

Kolada -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (various celebrations of the gods until Dec. 31)

Last Minute Shoppers Day

Mistletoe Time -- traditional day on which to hang the mistletoe

Modresnach -- Germanic/Scandinavian/Anglo-Saxon Odinist festival celebrating midwinter and motherhood (date approximate)

National Egg Nog Day

Noche Buena -- Spain and Spanish speaking countries

Remember to Read the Instructions First Night -- when assembling the kids' toys, of course

Silent Night, Holy Night Celebrations -- Austria (in honor of the hymn's composition in 1818)

St. Trasilla's Day (Patron of single laywomen)

Tolling the Devil's Knell -- All Saints Parish Church, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England (the church bell tolls once for each year since the birth of Christ, signaling when the Devil's demise was heralded)

T'owd 'oss -- Richmond, North Yorkshire, England (A tradition of dressing in hunting clothes and blowing the hunting horns on Christmas Eve.)

Utter Day -- Fairy Calendar (Every word uttered by the fairy folk becomes a physical object he/she must wear for the rest of the day.)

Yap Constitution Day -- Micronesia (regional)

Zerowork Season begins -- seriously, unless you are in retail, how much work really gets done between now and New Year's Eve at your office?

Birthdays Today:

Ryan Seacrest, 1974

Stephanie Meyer, 1973

Ricky Martin, 1971

Diedrich Bader, 45, 1966

Anil Kapoor, 1959

Mary Higgins Clark, 1929

Ava Gardner, 1922

Howard Hughes, 1905

Johnny Gruelle, 1880

Matthew Arnold, 1822

James Prescott Joule, 1818

Kit Carson, 1809

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Aristocats(Disney animated film), 1970

"Amahl and the Night Visitors"(Opera, first performance and the first opera ever televised), 1951

"The Perry Como Show"(TV), 1948

"Aida"(Opera), 1871

Today in History:

The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes, 563

Thomas Wolsey is appointed English Lord Chancellor, 1515

Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is "discovered" by James Cook, 1777

"Silent Night" is composed by Franz Joseph Gruber; it is first sung the next day, 1818

The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning, 1826

Fire devastates the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., destroys 35,000 volumes, 1851

Henry Ford completes his first useful gas motor, 1893

Irving Fisher patents an archiving system with index cards, 1912

The first radio transmission of NCRV in Netherlands, 1924

NORAD Tracks Santa for the first time in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition, 1955

Shooting begins on "The Cage" the pilot for the Star Trek series, 1964

The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so, 1968

Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Australia, 1974

The first European Ariane rocket is launched, 1979

For the first time since the death f Lenin, the bells of St. Basil's Cathedral, on Red Square in Moscow, ring to celebrate Christmas, 1990

The Spanish police thwart an attempt by ETA to detonate 50 kg of explosives at 3:55 p.m. inside Madrid's busy Chamartín Station, 2003

A video of SpaceX's latest test (on December 17) of the company's Grasshopper rocket with vertical takeoff and vertical landing, is released; the rocket rose 131 feet, hovered and landed safely on the landing pad, 2012


  1. I really, really hope that someone does leave you a plate (and a big one) of vegan brownies.

  2. Blessed Christmas to you and your family, Mimi.

    God bless.

  3. The photos look fine :-)

    I liked your replies :-)

    I hope you get some veg brownies heheh1

    Merry Christmas and a baubletastic weekend 🎄🎄🎄

  4. Cute snoozers and nice fill-ins. Wishing you and yours a joyous, healthy and meaningful Christmas.


    1. Health & Love is my Christmas wish for you.

    2. I need nothing to by Christmas. All has been bought.

    3. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and I’m getting the turkey ready because I’m cooking on Christmas for the family..

    4. If I were Santa, I would want someone to leave me a glass of egg nog on Christmas Eve.

  6. Your photography is way batter than mine. They are most cute.

    Love your fill-ins. Looks like you're going to be very busy cooking on Saturday.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Love and hugs, my friend. ♥

  7. I've got the perfect recipe... if only you lived close enough for a delivery!
    Merry Christmas!

  8. Sweet snoozing kitties photo and sweet fill ins too ~ Xo

    Merry Christmas to You,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Great fill-ins! Remind me what holjadras are? Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year- hope you have some egg nog with your vegan brownies! xoxox

  10. Such cute kitties. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I would love to try the hojaldros. They sound good. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. XO

  11. Those kitties are so cute! Those were good fill-in answers too. Merry Christmas Eve!

  12. Vegan Brownies? it is hard to catch kitties snoozing. They have a sixth sense and roll over or wake up just at the wrong moment.

  13. Those kitties are wonderful, so playful! I love your fill in answers. I agree. ENjoy your weekend and holiday and please be safe, and happy and enjoy! HUGS and LOVE


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