Friday, November 25, 2022

It's Cold, Let Me Sleep! (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.

It was cold and Abigail made it clear she wanted to be left alone.

Sleeping face down in the blanket!


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 like a _________ of my own.

2. On Black Friday, I _________.

3. For me, the holiday season begins _________.

4. If I won a large sum of money, _________ would be the first thing I bought.

1. I would like a   prayer closet  of my own.

2. On Black Friday, I   work and stay away from stores.

3. For me, the holiday season begins   all the time, it's a holiday somewhere in the world every day, as i note on my blog.

4. If I won a large sum of money,   a decent car!   would be the first thing I bought.


Today is:

Anniversary of Moquegua City -- Peru (founded this date in 1541)

Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day -- US, and i will observe the latter

Buy Nothing Day -- UK (Shop Less, Live More)   

Cat-Napping Convention -- Fairy Calendar

Day Sacred to Proserpina -- Ancient Roman Calendar (also Persephone, of the Greeks, the Wheel goddess of the Underworld, often associated with St. Catherine; see below)

Evacuation Day -- 19th Century New York City (withdrawal of British troops in 1783)

Family Day -- Nevada, US; Palau

Fur-Free Friday -- originally sponsored by The National Humane Education Society, trying to make it a world-wide movement     

Hari Guru -- Indonesia (Teacher's Day)

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women -- UN

     White Ribbon Day -- International (if you know a victim of violence, help break their silence! because domestic violence affects all of society)

International Hat Day  

Mangé Yam -- Haiti (fete de la moisson; a yam harvest festival)

National Day -- Bosnia and Herzegovina (commemorates the 1943 declaration of statehood within Yugoslavia)

National Day of Listening -- US (sponsored by StoryCorps, encouraging sharing family stories during the holidays; learn how to interview and record those special stories here) 

National Day of Thanksgiving -- Turks and Caicos Islands

National Don't Utter A Word Day -- internet generated, and variously listed as the 25th of November, February, or May; pick one if you want

National Flossing Day -- US, but a great idea everywhere; help spread peace of mouth!   

National Parfait Day

Native American Heritage Day -- US; related observance

     Maize Day -- US; celebrating the First Nations of the Americas and the role maize/corn played in their cultures

Persephone Day (a/k/a Kore) -- Ancient Greek Calendar (celebration of her as wheel goddess of the underworld; date approximate, but she is often associated with St. Catherine; see below)

Plan Your Dagwood Sandwich Day -- admit you've always wanted to, so build one with your Thanksgiving*Saint Catherine of Alexandria's Day -- of the Catherine Wheel, sometimes associated with the Wheel of Karma and the Hindu Kali; one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (Patron of apologists, archivists, attorneys, barristers, craftsmen who work with wheels of any sort, dying people, educators, girls, jurists, knife grinders and sharpeners, lawyers, librarians, libraries, maidens, mechanics, millers, nurses, old maids, philosophers, potters, preachers, scholars, schoolchildren, scribes, secretaries, spinners, spinsters, stenographers, students, tanners, teachers, theologians, turners, University of Paris, unmarried girls, and wheelwrights; Aalsum, Netherlands; Bertinoro, Italy; Camerata Picena, Italy; Dumaguete, Philippines; Heidesheim am Rhein, Germany; Kuldiga, Latvia; Mähring, Germany; Saint Catharines, Ontario; Zejtun, Malta; Zurrieq, Malta) related observance

     Women's Merrymaking Day -- Women go 'Cath'rining' and have a good time (in some places, especially France, women may propose marriage on this day)

Shopping Reminder Day -- exactly a month until Christmas

Sinkie Day -- sponsored by SINKIE, The International Association Of People Who Dine Over The Kitchen Sink, which urges you to combine your Christmas shopping with enjoying a quick meal of Thanksgiving leftovers and become a SINKIE convert!

Srefidensi -- Suriname (Republic Day/Independence Day)

Statehood Day -- FBiH, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vajiravudh Day -- Thailand

Birthdays Today:

Barbara and Jenna Bush, 1981

Jerry Ferrara, 1979

Donovan McNabb, 1976

Eddie Steeples, 1973

Christina Applegate, 1971

Jill Hennessy, 1968

Cris Carter, 1965

Amy Grant, 1960

John F. Kennedy, Jr., 1960

Bucky Dent, 1951

John Larroquette, 1947

Ben Stein, 1944

Joe Jackson Gibbs, 1940

Lenny Moore, 1933

Paul Desmond, 1924

Ricardo Montalban, 1920

Joe DiMaggio, 1914

Solanus Casey, 1870

Carry Nation, 1846

Karl F. Benz, 1844

Andrew Carnegie, 1835

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Iolanthe: or, The Peer and the Peri"(Comic opera), 1882

Today in History:

A tsunami, caused by the earthquake in the Tyrrhenian Sea, devastates Naples (Italy) and the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, among other places, 1343

The siege of Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins, 1491

A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha, in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people, 1667

The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, reaches its peak intensity which it maintains through November 27. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people died, 1703

First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn, 1715

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is founded, 1758

Farmer's Almanac first published, 1792

The Greek frigate Hellas arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy, 1826

A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (never to be entirely rebuilt again); the storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster, 1839

Alfred Nobel patents dynamite, 1867

John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk, 1884

American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Illinois, 1912

First Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in Philadelphia, 1920

690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day in Ito, Japan, 1930

The first Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261' (80m), 1933

Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz's "Knock Knock", 1940

New Zealand ratifies the Statute of Westminster and thus becomes independent of legislative control by the United Kingdom, 1947

Agatha Christie's murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London later becoming the longest continuously-running play in history, 1952

The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, 1982

The United Nations establishes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to commemorate the murder of three Mirabal Sisters for resistance against the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship in Dominican Republic, 1999

Powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sparking terrible floods, 2009

Switzerland's Bern Art Museum agrees to accept artworks looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis, 2014

The longest known frozen embryo to be successfully born is delivered in Tennessee - Emma Wren Gibson, frozen 24 years ago, 2017

The historic northern California Camp Fire is finally declared 100% contained with 85 dead, 249 missing, covering 153,000 acres and 14,000 homes burned, 2018

India has more girls than boys for the first time in its history and its population boom is ending, according to new government survey, 2021


  1. I want to be Abigail too. I like to sleep when it is cold. I want a reliable car so that we can travel.

  2. Abigail doesn't stand any nonsense LOL :-)

    I hope one day you get your decent car 👍

    Have an Abigailtastic week 👍

  3. I'd like to play along at your Friendly Friday Fill-ins today. I like your answers. and I hope you'lll get a decent car some day soon! ... I always try to answer them myself before scrolling down to read yours.

    1. I would like an --Orangerie-- of my own.
    - as I like to grow frost intolerant plants, and I ALWAYS kill them either by leaving them out for too long or by carrying them back out too early.

    2. On Black Friday, I --Shop as normal--.
    - I think both Black Friday and Buy Nothting Day are overrated, and my fridge is too small for all of us, so shopping happens today as on any other day.

    3. For me, the holiday season begins --Holiday season? If you mean Christmas season it begins 1st Sunday of Advent or December 1st, whatever is the earliest--.

    4. If I won a large sum of money, --Christmas holiday for the whole family in Italy-- would be the first thing I bought.
    - I always dream of celebrating Christmas away from Denmark, in a place where Cristmas is not only Santa, gifts, eating, and drinking.

    Thank you for listening to my grumbling, I hope for a happier and more grateful MotherOwl to surface SOON!

    1. An Orangerie would be a wonderful addition to your gardens, i hope you can have one someday.

  4. On Black Friday, I yell at the TV and radio every time it's mentioned, which is every few minutes...grrrr!

  5. Cats can makes their wishes known very well. It's a wise thing when we listen.

    Love your fill-ins. I wish you had a dependable vehicle too.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  6. Awww Abigail-you need a hug perhaps? Love your fill-ins- here are mine:
    1. I would like a ?? of my own? I have no clue as I am so content with my life and my sweetheart.
    2. On Black Friday, I stay home- I see no reason to shop that day!
    3. For me, the holiday season begins the week before Thanksgiving and lasts til we celebrate the new year!
    4. If I won a large sum of money, I would not buy anything I would donate to folks who need help.

    Have a lovely day today- put your feet up this evening- you deserve a break! xoxox

  7. Abigail is one smart kitty as is her owner ~ you stay away from stores on Black Friday ~ way to go! Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days ~
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. Cute kitty.Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I hope you do win some money so you can get a new car. XO

  9. Abigail told you didn't she? Those were all good answers!

  10. I hope you do somehow soon get a decent car. If I won a large sum of money I would by a house of my own, covering numbers 1 and 4 there.

  11. Ah. A peaceful place to pray! Beautiful!
    I'll put your request for a new car into my list if I ever win a large sum of money! ;)


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