Friday, December 9, 2022

Queen of the Room (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.

Ruth(less) is queen of the room.


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 have a tough time choosing a gift for _________.

2. I can't wait to see _________ open the _________ from me.

3. I'm dreaming of a _________ Christmas.

4. If my holiday season were a book or movie, it would be titled _________.

1. I have a tough time choosing a gift for   anyone who doesn't want an edible gift.

2. I can't wait to see   Little Lee  open the   books  from me. 

3. I'm dreaming of a   sane  Christmas.

4. If my holiday season were a book or movie, it would be titled   Merry Christmess.


Today is:

Anna's Day -- Sweden and Finland (commemorates the conception of the Virgin Mary by St. Anne, celebration for all females named Anne or Anna, and the day to start the processing of the Christmas Eve lutefisk.)

Christmas Card Day -- the first commercial card went on sale on this day in 1843

Christmas Gift Memory Day -- the day to reminisce about your all-time favorite Christmas gift

End of Days of Reckoning -- Fairy Calendar

Feast of the Conception of the Most Holy Theotokos by St. Anne -- Orthodox Church

Fetes de l'Escalade -- Geneva, Switzerland (Scaling, or Climbing Day; celebrating the defeat of the Duke of Savoy's troops; through Sunday)

International Anti-Corruption Day -- UN

National Heroes Day / Vere Cornwall Bird, Sr., Day -- Antigua and Barbuda

National Pastry Day

National Salesperson's Day -- US (begun by Maura Schreier-Fleming, and listed on various days depending on whom you ask)

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day -- any country that dares to celebrate may claim this one, and you can order your ugly sweater here   

Official Lost and Found Day 

Remembrance for Egill Skallagrimsson -- Asatru/Norse Pagan Calendar (Viking Age poet, warrior, and rune magician)

Republic Day -- Tanzania

Search High and Low For Your Gingerbread Recipe Day -- or just give up and go to the internet for a new one, that's where i found this "holiday"

St. Leocadia's Day (Patron of Toledo, Spain)

Weary Willie Day -- birth anniversary of Emmet Kelley, Sr.

Yuri's Day in the Autumn -- Russian Orthodox Church (a celebration of St. George, as following the Gregorian Calendar)

Anniversaries Today:

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ, US, established, 1962

Christmas Seals first sold, in Wilmington, DE, US, 1907

"Charge of the Light Brigade" published, 1854

YMCA opens in Montreal, QC, CA (first in North America), 1851

Birthdays Today:

Jesse Metcalfe, 1978

Reiko Aylesworth, 1972

David Kersh, 1970

Kara DioGuardi, 1970

Jakob Dylan, 1969

Kurt Angle, 1968

Felicity Huffman, 1962

David Anthony Higgins, 1961

Joe Lando, 1961

Donny Osmond, 1957

John Malkovich, 1953

Joan Armatrading, 1950

Michael Nouri, 1945

Dick Butkus, 1942

Beau Bridges, 1941

Judy Dench, 1934

Buck Henry, 1930

Dick Van Patten, 1928

Dina Merrill, 1925

Redd Foxx, 1922

Kirk Douglas, 1916

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 1909

Grace Hopper, 1906

Margaret Hamilton, 1902

Emmet Kelley, Sr., 1898

Clarence Birdseye, 1886

Joel Chandler Harris, 1848

John Milton, 1608

Edwin Sandys, 1561

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"(TV special), 1965

"Coronation Street"(TV), 1960

"Salome"(Opera), 1905

"Charge of the Light Brigade"(Publication date, in The Examiner), 1854

Today in History:

The Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire, 536

New York City's first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by Noah Webster, 1793

The Republic of Texas captures San Antonio, Texas, 1835

The first Young Men's Christian Association in the Americas is founded, in Montreal, 1851

Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback becomes governor of Louisiana for 35 days, becoming the first black US governor, 1872

Levant Richardson patents the ball-bearing skate, 1884

Statistician Herman Hollerith installs his computing device at the United States War Department, 1888

The Norwegian parliament vote unanimously for female suffrage, 1903

The first broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV, 1960

Barbados joins the United Nations, 1966

NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco, 1968

The United Arab Emirates join the United Nations, 1971

The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, 1979

Phoenix, Arizona, US, gets 3 inches of snow, 1985

Lech Walesa wins the presidental election in Poland, 1990

In Australia, thieves broke into a home and stole two 300-year-old etchings by Rembrandt. The 4-by-4-inch etchings, a self-portait and a depiction of the artist's mother, were valued around $518,000, 2003

Pakistan's media publish fake WikiLeaks cables attacking India, 2010

China creates a new "Confucius Peace Prize" to honor its former Taiwanese Vice President, Lien Chan, who refused to collect it, 2010

The NASA Mars rover Curiosity has returned images from the red planet's Gale Crater showing evidence of sediment deposits, suggesting that lakes and rivers potentially existed across the planet millions of years ago, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, for her handling of debt and refugee crises, 2015

Whakaari volcano, a tourist attraction in New Zealand, erupts killing 16, 2019


  1. Definitely the Queen of the Room. A sane Christmas would be more than welcome.

  2. I really like your friendly fill-ins today!

  3. It will be only the two of us at Christmas so will be sane to the point of being too quiet! Ruth definitely owns that room.

  4. At first I thought I was looking at a statue (catue?)! Merry Christmess!

  5. Queen indeed. Love it and I love your fill-ins especially the last one. You made me laugh out loud.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  6. I think you know I do a lot of baking, so I'm someone who often gives edible gifts. I love receiving them too.

  7. Ha! deinitely a Queen :-)

    Nice answers especially #2 :-)

    Have a sanetastic weekend 👍

  8. Oh boy- Ruth is definitely a cat to watch out for! Great fill-ins and most of my gifts are also edible! Fun for everyone! Cheers!

  9. I love cats with attitude. :) Thank you for participating in the fill-ins.I love your movie title. And I am glad you got little Lee books. Have a nice weekend. XO

  10. Ruth really does look like she is in charge. Those were good answers too!

  11. I am always amazed at the places cats manage to perch themselves without falling off.

  12. The queen sitting on a very high throne. Happy weekend.

  13. Wow, Ruth does look like she rules the roost! Great fill-ins. Edible gifts are the best, right?

  14. Queen of all she surveys for sure!
    Sane Christmas? I'm SO wanting that!
    Christmess! Hahahaha!

  15. Oh what an awesome Queen ~ Xo

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

  16. Ruthless! You have a kitty. A great name and a great cat! Owns the place, I see!
    My oldest daughter is Anna; I'm going to tell her about her day. Oh. She'll want more gifts. She's half-Italian so won't know anything about the fish. LOL.
    I hope this next week that things get easier. <3


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