Friday, January 7, 2022

Patient (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.

A couple of patient kitties waiting for their forever homes.  Don't worry, they don't wait long, people come in and adopt every day.


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. My focus word for 2022 is ________________.

2. This year I want to learn more about __________________.

3. I _________ during the first week of 2022.

4. In this season of my life, I _________.

1. My focus word for 2022 is   give. (Meaning give of self, time, whatever comes to hand.)

2. This year I want to learn more about   how to properly use my low-temp dehydrator that Grandma gave me a while back.

3. I   worked  during the first week of 2022.

4. In this season of my life, I   am setting up my client list so that i'm only doing one house a day.  Two-a-days just aren't going to happen any more except for a rare occasion.


Today is:

Celebration of the First Week of Moonhopper -- Fairy Calendar

Fasching Carnival -- Munich, Germany (through Shrove Tuesday)

Festa del Tricolore -- Italy (Tricolour or Flag Day)

Harlem Globetrotters' Day -- anniversary of their first game in 1927

I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore Day -- declared by Bob O'Brien, Consumer Advocate, who encourages us to fight back

Nanakusa no Sekku -- Japan (Festival of Seven Herbs, dates back to the 7th century and recalls the medicinal herbs that were traditionally served to the emperor)

National Tempura Day

Nativity of Christ / Orthodox Christmas / Coptic Christmas -- Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Christians still using the Julian Calendar.

Old Rock Day -- a/k/a "St. Distaff's Day" or simply Distaff Day(the distaff, for spinning yarn, was also called a "rock"; today was the day women went back to spinning after the Christmas holidays)

St. Raymond of Penyafort's Day (Patron of attornies, barristers, canonists, lawyers, and medical record librarians)

Usokae -- Kameido Tenmangu Shrine, Fukuoka, Japan (Bullfinch Exchange Day, Uso also means "lie" so when exchanging carved birds, it is considered a way of exchanging lies for the truth)

Victory Day over the Genocidal Regime -- Cambodia

Anniversary Today:

Princess Juliana of Netherlands weds Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, 1937

Birthdays Today:

Dustin Diamond, 1977

Jeremy Renner, 1971

Nick Cleg, 1967

Nicholas Cage, 1964

Katie Couric, 1957

David Caruso, 1956

Erin Gray, 1950

Kenny Loggins, 1948

Jann Wenner, 1947

Paul Revere, 1938

William Peter Blatty, 1928

Jean-Pierre Rampal, 1922

Vincent Gardenia, 1922

Charles Addams, 1912

Butterfly McQueen, 1911

Aristotle Onassis, 1906

Zora Neale Hurston, 1891

St Bernadette, 1844

Millard Fillmore, 1800

Jacques Etienne Montgolfier, 1745

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Video-Telephone, 1992 (US$1,499)

"Fame"(TV), 1982

"Flash Gordon"(comic strip), 1934

"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century A.D."(comic strip), 1929

"Tarzan of the Apes"(comic strip), 1929

Transatlantic telephone service, 1927 (US$75 for 5 minutes)

Today in History:

Calais, the last English possession in France, is taken back by the French, 1558

Boris Godunov seizes the Russian throne upon the death of Feodore I, 1598

Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia, 1608

Galileo discovers the first 3 moons of Jupiter (Io, Europa, and Ganymede), 1610

Francis Bacon becomes the English Lord Chancellor, 1618

A prototype typewriter is patented by Englishman Henry Mill, 1714

Battle at Panipat India: the Afghan army beats Mahratten, 1761

The Bank of North America opens in Philadelphia, the first US commercial bank, 1782

The first gas balloon flight across the English channel, by Blanchard and Jeffries, 1785

The modern Italian flag is first used, 1797

Liberia is colonized by Americans, 1822

The first railroad station in the US, in Baltimore, opens, 1830

Fanny Farmer publishes her first cookbook, 1896

The distress signal "CQD" is established only to be replaced two years later by "SOS", 1904

The first steamboat passage through the Panama Canal, 1914

The Harlem Globetrotters play their first game, 1927

The first transatlantic telephone service is established – from New York City to London, 1927

"Buck Rogers", the first sci-fi comic strip, and "Tarzan," one of the first adventure comic strips, premier, 1929

Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand's west coast, 1931

The "Flash Gordon" comic strip (by Alex Raymond) debuts, 1934

President Harry Truman announces that the United States has developed the hydrogen bomb, 1952

The first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM, 1954

Marian Anderson becomes the first black singer to perform at the Met (NYC), 1955

The Polaris missile is test launched, 1960

Surveyor 7, the last spacecraft in the Surveyor series, lifts off, 1968

Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), 1984

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launches Sakigake, Japan's first interplanetary spacecraft and the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the United States or the Soviet Union, 1985

The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public because of safety concerns, 1990

U.S. President Clinton goes on trial before the U.S. Senate for perjury and obstruction of justice in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, 1999

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics estimates at least 17 billion planets exist that are comparable to the size of the Earth, 2013

A terrorist attack on the offices of satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" in Paris kills 12 and injures 11, 2015

It snows in the Sahara desert - up to 15 inches as reported in Aïn Séfra, Northwest Algeria, 2018

Puerto Rico suffers a 6,4 magnitude earthquake, its worst in almost a century, resulting in one death and 800 homes destroyed, 2020


  1. Dear Mimi
    I just wanted to say a huge thankyou for always commenting on my blogposts. How on earth you get time to publish your own and comment so much on others is a mystery to me. Superwoman !!!
    Anyway, I love seeing you there and you always have something relevant to say.

    God bless

  2. I am glad that you are starting to pace yourself - and hope that too many emergencies don't happen.

  3. Happy New Year to you and yours, Mimi. Yes, it is time to give yourself some "me time". Hope your clients will understand and not demand too much of you. I really salute you for working long hours and still have time for blogging.

  4. The kitties are very cute. It's a good thing I live so far away. And I am a one cat person.

  5. Your little patients are all so, so tender, Dearest Mimi, thank you for hosting together with Sandee!
    Wishing you a Happy Feline Friday and weekend to come
    XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

  6. Those cats look happy.

    Take care, Mimi and have a wonderful year this year.

    God bless always.

  7. Time to slow down. It was the best thing I ever did!

  8. Aww! who could resist them

    I liked your replies and hope you sort out your routines ok

    Have a fillintastic weekend 👍

  9. Mimi,

    At first glance, I didn't think I was on your blog. You have a new layout. :)

    Those kitties are cute. I'm sure it won't be long before they get adopted. At least they aren't outdoors in the cold weather. Brrr, it's been so cold here this week!

    I can see 'give' as your focus word for the new year. You have such a giving heart. :)

    Best of luck to you in your scheduling. Being self-employed allows such flexibilities.

    I hope you're keeping warm and safe. May 2022 bring good things to you and yours, my dear!

  10. Mimi, disregard my comment about your new blog layout. As soon as I hit publish, your blog looked like I normally see it. There's some craziness going on or I'm just crazy. You decide. Hmm, it also didn't put my profile picture beside my name in my previous message. Oh is what it is. Have a funtastic Friday!

  11. We have been thinking of adopting a dog as spring approaches and we can get out to do training and exercise, but our shelters have so much paperwork that must be done online before you can even visit (COVID) it is probably not going to happen.

  12. Thank you for the writing and the lists; Your posts always leave me wondering about twio things: How do you get all this done. And. Why are the old news always so much better.

  13. Awww on the kittens. I know they get adopted and that makes me smile. Having a forever home is a wonderful thing.

    Love your fill-ins. Looks like you're planning your year to be as stress free as possible. Good for you.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  14. Your fill ins are so spot on! Especially #1!!! Our animal shelter is open every day for adopting from 2-6pm, but the process of getting in because of Covid is very time consuming- I hope folks do not give up trying to get in! Have a lovely day!

  15. Cute kitties. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. You are the most giving person I know of especially with your time. I would like to be more like you- I am stingy with my time. I see you got Nic Cage down on the b'days today. :) Have a nice weekend. XO

  16. hay ewe catz....heerz hopin that yur new yeerz wizh oh a for everz home iz bout ta come best oh fishez♥♥♥

  17. Sweet kitties, I hope they soon get their forever homes.

  18. I need to work on doing more with my air fryer. I've only done 2 recipes so far. So while you're figuring out your dehydrator, I'll be doing the same with my air fryer.

  19. Those kittens are so cute and your fill-in answers were really good...Carl almost counts as a two-a-day!

  20. Oh, those fill ins would be very hard for me. Good ones that you picked,tho... I should do some spinning. I even have a project I want to do... Hmmm. Oh, St. Distaff...

  21. Sweet patient kitty photos ~ hope they are adopted soon ~ Xo

    Wishing you a gentle day,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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