Friday, February 18, 2022

Big Girl (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.

Carla is beautiful, and although she is a big girl, i don't believe she needs to be called chonky.


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. It's about time _________.

2. An anecdote I like to tell is _________.

3. I wish there was a way to _________ without _________.

4. Too many people take _________ for granted.

1. It's about time   for the azaleas to start blooming   here.

2. An anecdote I like to tell is   how #1 Son managed to rack up 3 trips to the ER for emergencies, two trips to the doctor for emergencies, and 8 calls to poison control by his 3rd birthday, and i was still somehow brave enough to have more children.

3. I wish there was a way to   cook meals  without   messing up the kitchen.

4. Too many people take   indoor plumbing and potable water  for granted.


Today is:

Celtic Tree Month Nuin (Ash) begins

Clean Out Your Cubby Holes Day -- internet generated, but if you have any cubby holes, give them a look today, make sure nothing is in there you don't want to see

Cold Day in Hell -- snow fell in the Sahara on this date in 1979

Day of Spenta Armaiti -- Zoroastrian (goddess of earth and fertility, especially celebrated by women; originally on Esfand 5th, which corresponds to 24 February, but is now celebrated on the 18th for reasons i can't figure out)

Festival of Women -- Persian (traditional, it has been kept even among those who are no longer Zoroastrian)

Fly-By for Fairies and Elves -- Fairy Calendar

Great Back Yard Bird Count begins -- a four day project for anyone from across North America; count birds for a few minutes a day today, or every day for the next four days, and report in, thus giving a real time idea of where the birds are now

Independence Day -- Gambia(1965)

National Battery Day -- probably created by the battery manufacturers, but they won't claim it

National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day

Pluto Day/Solar System Day -- the planet/planetoid was discovered on this day in 1930, and then considered to "complete" the solar system

Rastraya Prajatantra Dibas -- Nepal (Democracy Day)

Rites of Tacita -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of silence, rites to keep people from speaking out in anger)

St. Bernadette of Lourdes' Day (in France; the remainder of the church celebrates her on 16 April)

St. Fra Angelico's Day (Patron of artists)

Tanigumi Odori -- Tanigumi-mura, Gifu Prefecture, Japan (dance festival)

Thumb Appreciation Day -- your first digit does more than just get mashed when you use a hammer and hit the space bar on your keyboard; take time to appreciate the complexity that is your thumb.

Anniversaries Today:

Tommy Lee marries Pamela Andersn, 1995

Ohio State University is chartered as the first US land-grant college, 1804

Birthdays Today:

Jillian Michaels, 1974

Molly Ringwald, 1968

Dr. Dre, 1965

Matt Dillon, 1964

Vanna White, 1957

John Travolta, 1954

Juice Newton, 1952

John Hughes, 1950

Cybill Shedherd, 1950

Andrea Dromm, 1941

Aldo Ceccato, 1934

Yoko Ono, 1933

Milos Forman, 1932

Toni Morrison, 1931

Gahan Wilson, 1930

George Kennedy, 1925

Helen Gurley Brown, 1922

Bill Cullen, 1920

Jack Palance, 1920

Hans Asperger, 1906

Enzo Ferrari, 1898

George "The Gipper" Gipp, 1895

Wendell Lewis Willkie, 1892

Boris Pasternak, 1890

Nikos Kazantzakis, 1883

Sholem Aleichem, 1859

Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1848

Ernst Mach, 1838

George Peabody, 1795

Count Alessandro Volta, 1745

Uesugi Kenshin, 1530 (Japanese samurai and warlord)

Mary I Tudor, 1516

Saint Jadwiga of Poland, 1374

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Roots: Next Generations"(TV Miniseries), 1979

"Any Wednesday"(Play), 1964

"The Telephone, or L'Amour à trois"(Comic Opera), 1947

"Trouw"(Publication, Dutch Resistance newspaper), 1943

"Simple Simon"(Musical), 1930

"Cities Service Concerts"(Radio), 1925

"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"(Publication date), 1885

"The Pilgrim's Progress"(Publication date), 1678

Today in History:

Origin of the Kali Yuga Epoch ("age of vice" or Dark Age) of the Hindu/Buddhist calendars, BC3102

Jerusalem is taken by Emperor Frederik II, 1229

Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia, begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim regions, 1332

Henry Tudor (Henry VIII) created Prince of Wales, 1503

Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels, 1574

John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" is published, 1678

Fort Saint Lewis, Texas, is founded by Frenchmen under LaSalle at Matagorda Bay, the basis for France's claim to Texas, 1685

Quakers conduct their first formal protest of slavery in Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1688

The premiere of George Frideric Handel's oratorio, "Samson" takes place in London, 1743

Trinidad is surrendered to a British fleet under the command of Sir Ralph Abercrombie, 1797

The Detroit Boat Club (still in existence) forms, 1839

The first continuous filibuster in the US Senate begins, lasts until March 11, 1841

The first regular steamboat service to California begins, 1849

A direct telegraph link between Britain and New Zealand is established, 1876

Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is published, 1885

The Cave of Winds at Niagara Falls goes almost dry for the first time in 50 years, 1896

Winston Churchill makes his first speech in the British House of Commons, 1901

H. Cecil Booth patents a dust removing suction cleaner, 1901

The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet delivers 6,500 letters to Naini (a distance of about 10K), 1911

The US and Canada begin formal diplomatic relations, with the appointment of Vincent Massey as the first Canadian ambassador to the US, 1927

The first Academy Awards are announced, 1929

While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto, 1930

The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California, 1954

The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle is carried on its maiden "flight" on top of a Boeing 747, 1977

Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only time in recorded history, 1979

Dan Jansen skates world record 1000m (1:12.43), 1994

Pope Benedict XVI announces seven new saints - including American saint Kateri Tekakwitha - and appoints 22 new cardinals, 2012

The Ukrainian Revolution begins, 2014

A twenty-five-year-old cold case murder is solved when police in Minnesota run DNA though a genealogy site and find the suspect, 2019

The swarms of desert locusts affecting east Africa reach South Sudan, threatening a food crisis, 2020

NASA's Perseverance rover successfully lands at Jezero Crater, Mars, on mission to find microfossils, 2021


  1. Carla is beautiful and seems very friendly too. I too wish there is no need for cleaning up after every cooking session.

  2. Aww! yes she is beautiful and loves that position heheh!

    I liked your fill-ins #2 and yes your very brave indeed

    Have a spotless kitchentastic weekend 👍

  3. That would have put me off children for life- you're a brave person!

  4. Mimi, lat night we got 8 inches of snow with blowing wind. There was a big mound of snow in front of my front door. Thank God my neighbor came with is machine and moved the snow out. Oh my goodness, I want Spring so much.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Carla is beautiful indeed and she's perfect.

    Love your fill-ins and especially the one about your son. My son and I spent a lot of time in the ER in his teenage years. A. Lot. Of. Time.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  6. How to #1 son survive to adulthood? It's amazing what kids can find themselves in, often times resulting in something catastrophic. I remember telling DS when he was about 10 that tossing a ball into the air and the running wildly to catch it might not be a good idea. Turns out Mom was right. He tripped, gashing his shin on a bush that required several stitches. That was so nerve racking! What won't kill you, will make you stronger, right? I was talking about me, not my son. lol

  7. Wow, your #1 son sounds like a great advertisement for birth control. I guess you're more brave than most.

  8. No, indeed. Sure we can come up with a better word than that.

  9. Carla is gorgeous- and love your fill-ins- especially the one about Son#1~ Wowee!

  10. Son #1 sounds like he was a walking disaster, but he got through it all which no doubt set him up for life.
    Carla is lovely.

  11. Carla is so beautiful and lovely fill -ins ~ Xo

    Wishing you lots of laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Carla does look like a real sweetie! Those were good answers too, we try not to take anything for granted.

  13. Carla is beautiful. I love tabbies ( and all other colors of cats). Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am glad #1 son survived all that- wow! So true about #4 Have a nice weekend. XO


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