Friday, May 6, 2022

Sleepytime (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.

Dansig the Round was napping on the chair partially under the table.  When i leaned over to snap a photo, he gave me his best, "Mom, I'm trying to sleep!" look.   A few moments later, he was out again.


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 am running low on ____________________.

2. I never run out of _________________.

3. I work best when _________.

4. _________ caught me by surprise.

1. I am running low on   energy, i think my thyroid dose needs adjusting.

2. I never run out of   stuff to do.  Sometimes i run out of things i want to do, but there’s always something to do.

3. I work best when   i already know the drill and can simply set my own pace.

4. The fact we bought a house with so many structural problems the previous owners were able to hide  caught me by surprise.


Today is:

Adhesive Postage Stamp Day -- the first adhesive postage stamps went on sale on this date in 1840 in Great Britain

Army Day/St. George's Day -- Bulgaria

Beverage Day -- an internet holiday that encourages you to try a beverage you've never had before

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day -- US (on the Friday before Mother's Day, to recognize the important role of child-care providers in society today)

Festival of Min -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (a four-day festival celebrating male fertility; date approximate)

Hug Your Cat Day -- sponsored by Apricat 

International No Diet Day -- for reasons not to diet, but focus on health instead, click here     

International Space Day -- UN 

International Tuba Day   

Joseph Brackett Day -- birth anniversary of Shaker author of the song "Simple Gifts"

Martyrs' Day -- Syria

Military Spouse Appreciation Day -- US (Friday before Mother's Day)

Mounikhia / Munichia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Artemis, date approximate)

National Crepe Suzette Day

National Nurses Day -- US, start of National Nurses Week

National Tourist Appreciation Day -- during US National Travel and Tourism Week

No Homework Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays (celebrated on Monday if it falls on a weekend)

No Pants Day -- first Friday in May, and not to be confused with the annual No Pants Subway Ride in NYC

Remembrance for Eyvind Kelve -- Asatru/Norse Pagan Calendar (pagan martyr)

St. George's Day -- Eastern Orthodox Churches (the day to visit graves and decorate, leave special food, and provide entertainment for the dearly departed) related observance:

     Shepherd's and Herdsman's Day -- Bulgaria

St. Gerard of Lunel's Day (Patron of epileptics and Montesanto, Italy; against epilepsy and headaches)

Yale Lock Day -- the Yale lock was patented this day in 1861

Anniversaries Today:

David Duchovny marries Tia Leone, 1997

Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey (the first televised royal wedding), 1960

Birthdays Today:

Gabourey Sidibe, 1983

Leslie Hope, 1965

Roma Downey, 1964

George Clooney, 1961

Tom Bergeron, 1955

Tony Blair, 1953

Lynn Whitfield, 1953

Alan Dale, 1947

Ben Masters, 1947

Bob Seger, 1945

Willie Mays, 1931

Orson Welles, 1915

Stewart Granger, 1913

Rudolph Valentino, 1895

Gaston Leroux, 1868

Rabindranath Tagore, 1861

Sigmund Freud, 1856

Robert E. Peary, 1856

Maximilian Robespierre, 1758

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Entertaining Mr. Sloan"(Play), 1964 

Today in History:

Spanish and German Imperial troops sack Rome, which many consider the end of the Renaissance, 1527

Mongol emperor Babur defeats the Afghans and Bengals, 1529

Henry VIII orders that English Bibles be placed in every church, 1536

Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles, 1682

The first African-American Masonic Lodge (African # 459) forms Prince Hall, Boston, 1787

John Deere produces the first steel plow, 1833

James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald, 1835

The Glaciarium, the world's first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens, 1844

Dr John Gorrie patents a "refrigeration machine", 1851

Linus Yale patents the Yale lock, 1851

Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska, 1877

The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris, 1889

George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII, 1910

George Herman "Babe" Ruth, of the Boston Red Sox, slams his first home run, against the New York Yankees, 1915

The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed, 1937

John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath, 1940

Bob Hope performs his first USO show, 1941

Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes, 1954

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel, 1994

Chaiten Volcano erupts in Chile, forcing the evacuation of more than 4,500 people, 2008

The second largest intraday point swing in Dow Jones Industrial Average history occurs, 2010

Wal-Mart becomes the largest company by revenue on the Fortune 500 list, 2013

84 abducted schoolgirls are released in exchange for Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria, 2017

France bans too thin fashion models and makes labeling of digitally enhanced photos mandatory, 2017

One million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction according to a major new UN report, 2019

An Irish organization repays a 170 year old favor, raising over $2 million (to date) for US Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservation badly affected by COVID-19. In the 1840s, the Choctaw Nation sent $170 to aid Irish during the potato famine, 2021


  1. Thos friendly fill-ins sounds like mine - oly not the last one. We brought a house-checker along when looking for house. and he told us NOT to buy one we loved, as it had a zillion of them structural problems (and we did not have that kind of money). I still sometimes wonder how that house is doing. It was kind of love on first sight, and you never forget your first love ;)

  2. Dansig is a honey.
    I suspect that many of us relate to most of your fill ins.

  3. I know that look. I had a kitty that gave me the stink eye if I bothered her while she was sleeping.

    Love your fill-ins. You're one busy lady. I love hearing about your days.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  4. Such sweet kitty photos ~ beautiful kitty ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. My boys gave me the exact same look that cat gave you many times when they were little, I know it well.

  6. lookin good dood !! happee week end two ewe :)

    who new "refrigeration" was that old !!!

  7. Aww! so cute heheh!

    I liked your fill-ins too

    Have a fill-intastic weekend mimi 👍

  8. Awwww Danzig you are one handsome sleepyhead! Have a great weekend! and I love your fill ins! Here are mine:
    1. I am running low on being patient with poor driving – it’s absolutely scary as folks go thru red lights, stop signs and pay no attention to pedestrians, let alone speed limits. Yikes
    2. I never run out of my admiration and love for my sweetie!
    3. I work best when left alone- most of the time I do not need advice!
    4. Covid and it’s effect on people’s negative behavior caught me by surprise. I thought we’d all pull together instead of being divisive.

  9. Dansig is such a handsome kitty! Those were good answers, sorry about the 4th one.

  10. Dansig is adorable. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers except I am sorry about your house. My niece and her hubby are discovering a lot of issues with the house they bought last October. Have a nice weekend. XO

  11. Here in Australia, when wanting to buy a house, it is strongly recommended that you hire a proper inspector to examine the property and he then gives you a detailed form outlining everything that is wrong with the house, like if the structure is unsound, or merely needs a little fixing, or if the wiring or plumbing or drainage is no good. Then you decide whether or not you are prepared to spend extra for fixing things after you buy and maybe because of that you can bargain down the price. Or you decide against buying that particular home.

  12. hank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers except


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