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.
Mama and babies are rather shy and spend a good bit of time in their "den."
|Mama is only about 6 months, barely larger than her 8-week-old kittens!|
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 hear nails on a chalkboard than water running for no reason or water running and i don't know where it's coming from.
2. The best part of the week is Sunday!
3. I wouldn't mind if evil in every form disappeared.
4. If I could create one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, it would be obey the Golden Rule, treat other people the way you would want to be treated in that situation.
1. I would rather hear nails on a chalkboard than _________.
2. The best part of _________ is _________.
3. I wouldn't mind if _________ disappeared.
4. If I could create one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, it would be _________.
It's time for the Monthly Poetry Group, hosted by Karen at Baking in a Tornado. Participants write a poem about a topic one of us chose. This month, yours truly chose Weather. Be sure to go check out all the poems.
It can be a team effort,
driving in a flooding rain,
'cause sometimes you can't pull over
and it really is a pain.
Yesterday on our way home
from cleaning Ms. SE's house,
the sky cut loose in buckets
any quick trip hopes to douse.
The rain thick and obscuring,
the streets filling up so fast,
it often leaves you wondering
just how long this can last.
With the wiper blades a-going
as quick as they could be,
we really had a hard time
the road at all to see.
on staying in his lane
while i watched out to tell him
when to stay and when to change.
'Cause when our streets are flooding
you scuttle to the side
that has less standing water,
or else, oh, woe betide!
So far no one had gotten stuck
and all cautiously crept along
as we got around the water
where water does not belong.
Such stormy monsoon weather
and driving in't makes my hair gray,
that's why with the little ones i sing,
Oh, rain, rain, go away!
The other participants:
Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day (Buy your cheese that will be sacrificed on Cheese Sacrifice Day, and no, I never have found out why there is a Cheese Sacrifice Day anyway or to whom you are supposed to sacrifice it.)*
Chicken Wings Day -- Buffalo, NY, US (they want it to be a national day, and maybe someday it will be)
Feast of St. Martha, Virgin, Dragon Charmer, Sister of Lazarus (Patron of butlers, cooks, dieticians, domestic servants, homemakers, hotel keepers, housemaids, housewives, innkeepers, laundry workers, maids, manservants, servants, servers, single laywomen, travelers; Villajoyosa, Spain, which village she saved on her feast day by sending a flash flood to wash away the Moorish invaders in 1538)
Fiesta de Santa Maria Ribarteme (a/k/a Festival of Near Death Experiences) -- As Neves, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain (festival of Mary in which those who have come back from near death are carried to the shrine in open coffins, or walk there clad in shrouds)
International Tiger Day
Lumberjack Day -- for no reason that i can fathom, but there it is; not as famous as the one in September, which has its own website
Mary Prince Day -- Bermuda (Second Day of Cup Match)
NASA Day -- marking the day President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act into law, creating NASA
National Anthem Day -- Romania
National Lasagna Day
National Thai Language Day -- Thailand (Wan Phasa Thai Haeng Chat)
Photograph Your Children When They're Not Looking Day -- get a good, candid shot to enjoy
Rain Day Festival -- Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (yes, it has rained at 113 out of the 140 observances of this festival on this date)
Runic Half-Month Thorn begins (defense)
Schools Tree Day -- Australia (because National Tree Day is always a Sunday, the schools participate in planting trees the Friday before)
St. Lazarus' Day -- date given in the Martyrologium Romanum; celebrated on Lazarus Saturday by most Eastern Churches and on Dec. 17 in most Western Churches
St. Olaf's (Olav) Day (Norway's Viking king; patron of carvers, difficult marriages, kings; Norway)related observances
Olavsokadagur -- Faroe Islands (opening of Logting, or Parliament; a National Day, on the Feast Day of St. Olav)
Oslok Eve -- Norway (celebrating the valiant death of their hero on this evening at the battle at Stiklestadt in 1030)
sometimes associated with Thor's Day among the Norse and Thunor of the Anglo-Saxons
System Administrator Appreciation Day -- the day to thank your system administrator for keeping your computer up and running
Talk in an Elevator Day -- help break the taboo!
Territory Day -- Wallis and Futuna
*"A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains cheese, milk's leap toward immortality." Clifton Fadiman
Andy Taylor marries Tracey Wilson, 1982
Charles, Prince of Wales, marries Lady Diana Spencer, 1981
Mary, Queen of Scots, marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, 1565
Danger Mouse, 1977
Josh Radnor, 1974
Wanya Morris, 1973
Wil Wheaton, 1972
Julian McMahon, 1968
Martina McBride, 1966
Alexandra Paul, 1963
Patty Scialfa, 1956
Ken Burns, 1953
Tim Gunn, 1953
Marilyn Quayle, 1949
David Warner, 1941
Peter Jennings, 1938
Elizabeth Dole, 1936
Paul Taylor, 1930
Chester Bomar Himes, 1909
Melvin Belli, 1907
Clara Bow, 1905
Dag Hammarskjold, 1905
Stanley Kunitz, 1905
Benito Mussolini, 1883
Newton Booth Tarkington, 1869
Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, 1861
Alexis de Tocqueville, 1805
"Friday Night Videos"(TV), 1983
"Steamboat Willie"(Animated short, first appearance of Mickey Mouse), 1928
Today in History
King Olaf II fights and dies trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes, 1030
James VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling, 1567
English naval forces under command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake defeat the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France, 1588
John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there, 1793
Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, 1836
In Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police, 1848
The First Hague Convention is signed, 1899
Sir Robert Baden Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England; this is regarded as the foundation of the Scouting movement, 1907
The International Atomic Energy Agency is established, 1957
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France François Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel, 1987
The film Cry Freedom is seized by South African authorities, 1988
Astronomers announce the discovery of Eris, the largest dwarf planet in the solar system, 2005
South Sudan becomes the 54th member of the African Union, 2011
Scientists reveal new research identifying a mechanism by which Earth-warming carbon is pulled deep into the Southern Ocean, and locked away, and scientists claim this process may be threatened by climate change, 2012
Microsoft launches Windows 10, 2015
A scaled back Hajj pilgrimage begins in Saudi Arabia, with no foreign visitors permitted, 2020
Sunisa Lee becomes first Hmong-American Olympic champion in any sport when she wins the women's artistic individual all-around gymnastics gold in Tokyo, 2021