Friday, March 4, 2022

In Sunset Light (Feline Friday), Friendly Fill-Ins and Chris’ Book Launch


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.

As i was taking sunset photos last night,

Tripod SissyCat was enjoying her romp in the grass.


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 would rather smell a skunk than smell _________.

2. Every March I look forward to _________.

3. I knew _________ the moment that _________.

4. _________ is currently my silver lining.

1. I would rather smell a skunk than smell   anything burning in my house.   PSA, if it has a motor or heating element, it can burn, and yes that means dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators, toaster ovens, and coffee makers.  We've had at least one of each catch fire or burn out in our house, and in one case we were very fortunate the whole house didn't go.  Watch your appliances, don't leave those small ones plugged in and don't have the big ones running (except the fridge) if no one is in the house.  Clean that fridge motor area and coils frequently, i know of what i speak.

2. Every March I look forward to   open window weather, not too hot, not too cool.

3. I knew   i would want to keep bottle raising orphaned kittens  the moment that   the first group i raised got old enough to go up for adoption.  It's a wonderful feeling, knowing those sweet babies are going to be in good forever homes.

4. Nothing takes our Heavenly Father by surprise, King Jesus is still on the throne, and the Holy Spirit is still going wherever the will of the Father sends Him  is currently my silver lining.


 Among “Sixarians,” those of us who love to write, and read, Six Sentence Stories, there’s a celebration today.  Chris Hall is launching a new book, Spirit of the Shell Man.  Because there is always more to the story, go congratulate our author friend.     


Today is:

Charter Day -- St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada (1881)

Courageous Follower Day -- because leaders have to have someone to lead, and it can take as much courage to follow a great leader as to be the leader

Dress in Blue Day -- US, for colorectal cancer awareness

Employee Appreciation Day

Feast of Ra in His Barge at Heliopolis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Feast of Tou Tei -- Macau (earth god; celebrated on the second day of the second lunar month, so if i've mixed up the date in Gregorian, i'm sorry, i tried)

Holy Experiment Day -- try something religious today

Hug a GI Day -- just don't get in trouble sneaking on base to do it

International Scrapbooking Industry Day -- can't find proof the industry actually set this day, but if you love scrapbooking, celebrate

March Dryads' Festival -- Fairy Calendar

March Forth - Do Something Day

National Day of Unplugging -- powered by Reboot/Sabbath Manifesto, encouraging recharging your spiritual life by unplugging your technology from sunset today to sunset tomorrow       

National Grammar Day -- sponsored by The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar on March 4th, which is both a date and an imperative

National Poundcake Day

National Salesperson Day

Shabbat Across America/Canada -- sponsored by the National Jewish Out-reach Program, encouraging Conservative, Orthodox, Reform, and Reconstructionist Jews to observe the Sabbath from sundown tonight until sundown tomorrow

St. Casimir's Day (Patron of bachelors, kings, princes, single laymen; Lithuania; Poland; against plague)

Tavern Day -- US (the first tavern in the US, a Puritan public house in Boston, MA, opened this date in 1634)

Toy Soldier Day -- Dr. Steel's Army, building a utopian playland and embarking on a worldwide mission of fun

Waltz Day -- some say National Waltz Day, and some Dance the Waltz Day, but no one says why this day; i say, waltz if you want to

World Day of Prayer-- International and Ecumenical; a day for Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action, this year's theme is "I Know the Plans I Have for You"; this year's call to prayer was written by the women of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland  

Zhonghe/Longtaitou -- China (Double Second Festival and Blue Dragon Festival, the time to wake the dragons that control the rains; celebrate the 2nd day of the 2nd lunar month the modern way now by cleaning the house, getting a hair cut, and eating popcorn, pancakes, and noodles)

Anniversaries Today:

Hot Springs National Park is established, 1921

Vermont becomes the 14th US state, 1791

Birthdays Today:

Patsy Kensit, 1968

Jason Curtis Newsted, 1963

Stephen Weber, 1961

Patricia Heaton, 1958

Catherine O'Hara, 1954

Emilio Estefan, 1953

Kay Lenz, 1953

Chris Squire, 1948

Mary Wilson, 1944

Paula Prentiss, 1938

Miriam Makeba, 1932

Joan Greenwood, 1921

Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., 1906

Knute Rockne, 1888

Garrett Morgan, 1877

Casimir Pulaski, 1747

Antonio Vivaldi, 1678

Prince Henry the Navigator, 1394

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"People Magazine"(Publication), 1974

"The Dick Cavett Show"(TV), 1968

"Nosferatu"(Horror Film), 1922

"Pénélope"(Fauré Opera), 1913

"Swan Lake"(Tchaikovsky Op. 20), 1876

Today in History:

Croatian Duke Trpimir I issued a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources, 852

Ramathibodi becomes King of Siam, 1351

Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal, from his first voyage, 1493

Hernan Cortez arrives in Mexico in search of Aztec gold, 1519

The Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a royal charter, 1629

John Flamsteed is appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England, 1675

France is divided into 83 départements, which cut across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on noble ownership of land, 1790

The first Jewish member of the US Congress, Israel Jacobs of Pennsylvania, takes office, 1791

A Constitutional Act is introduced by the British House of Commons in London which envisages the separation of Canada into Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario), 1791

In the first ever peaceful transfer of power between elected leaders in modern times, John Adams is sworn in as President of the United States, succeeding George Washington, 1797

In the Castle Hills Rebellion, in New South Wales, Australia, Irish convicts (some of whom had been involved in Ireland’s Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798) lead the colony’s only significant convict uprising, 1804

Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia, 1848

The day without a US president -- Zachary Taylor refuses to be sworn in on the Sabbath (Sunday), so there is, technically, no president on this day, 1849

The longest bridge in the Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) (1,710 ft) in Scotland is opened, 1890

The great fire of Shanghai damages over 1,000 buildings, 1894

Victor Berger of Wisconsin becomes the first socialist congressman in the U.S., 1911

Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives, 1917

Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia's renunciation of the throne is made public, and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia publicly issues his abdication manifesto, 1917

Frances Perkins becomes the United States Secretary of Labor, the first female member of the United States Cabinet, 1933

Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant, 1954

The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90, 1957

The United States Atomic Energy Commission announces that the first atomic power plant at McMurdo Station in Antarctica is in operation, 1962

The first Cray-1 supercomputer is shipped to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, 1976

Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe's first black prime minister, 1980

Bertha Wilson is appointed the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada, 1983

The Soviet Vega 1 begins returning images of Comet Halley and the first images ever of its nucleus, 1986

The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex, 1998

No response is received in the final attempt to contact Pioneer 10 by the Deep Space Network, 2006

Approximately 30,000 voters take advantage of electronic voting in Estonia, the world's first nationwide voting where part of the votecasting is allowed in the form of remote electronic voting via the Internet, 2007

The Papal Conclave begins to select the successor of Pope Benedict XVI, 2013

The Italian government sets aside 2 million euros for repairs to the ancient city of Pompeii after damage caused by heavy rains highlights the general decay of this World Heritage site, 2014


  1. I don't know how a skunk smell like. I wouldn't want to smell something burning again because I have burnt a few pots already. Amen to fill in #4.

  2. I also never smelled a skunk, but I have had small appliances buning, and a co-villagers' house burning down because of a freezer, so yes, the smell of burning is the worst!

    I like number 4 much especially now.

  3. What a lovely sunset capture and I do like watching a cat romp always makes me laugh

    I liked your fill-ins I haven't been near a skunk and it will stay that way lol

    Have a skunklesstastic weekend 👍

  4. Thank you for your good works with cats.

    God bless.

  5. Seeing a cat always cheers me. Thank you!

  6. Looks like SissyCat is enjoying her outdoor time. The sunset is lovely.

  7. Grrrrreat fill-ins, Tripod is such a lucky cat to be with you and the sunset is stellar!

  8. wavez two ewe sissy & N joy yur week end :)

    fill in 4.....

    SPOT ON !!! ☺☺♥♥

  9. Romping in the grass is always a fun thing. Adorable.

    Love your fill-ins. Especially the first one. I hadn't thought of that.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  10. I love the colors of that sunset.
    And I look forward to open window season too, usually around here not until the end of the month, but we've had a few warm days already!

  11. It looks like SissyCat is sure enjoying her out n' about. Those were really good answers!

  12. SissyCat is beautiful. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Sounds like you have dealt with a lot of fires. That is a bad smell.
    Open windows with fresh air is something I look forward to as well. Have a nice weekend. Xo

  13. I would love to watch Lola outside, but the law here is to keep cats indoors. I remember feeding "no-one's" Missy when she first arrived, not yet weaned, but abandoned by her mother, I used an eye dropper to drip watered down milk into her mouth the first day, then bought "kitten" milk and gave her that. She eventually learned to lick it off my finger which I gradually lowered into the saucer of milk and after that she was on her own. it's very satisfying isn't it?

  14. Sweet kitty photos and gorgeous sky photos ~ awesome ~ Xo

    Wishing you love and peace in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. Your #4 fill in really touched my heart. I needed that. It was perfect timing that I stopped here. Thank you. You make me smile, laugh, and cry all at once some days It is a good thing. The sky shots are beautiful and the kitty, aw...... sweetness.


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