Friday, December 29, 2017

Friday Finale

Merry Fifth Day of Christmas! Yes, we are still all shades of festive over here.

That being said, can you believe it's the final Friday of 2017? This week's Friendly Fill-Ins, hosted by Ellen of 15andmeowing and Annie of McGuffy's Reader, are all about the New Year.

See these fantastic fill-ins to help us ring in the New Year?

1. On New Year's Eve, I _________.
2. One goal I have for 2018 is _________.
3. In 2017, I accomplished _________.
4. I _________ in 2017.

Here's how I fared with these:

1. On New Year's Eve, I always watch While You Were Sleeping with my family while waiting for the clock to strike midnight.
(While You Were Sleeping is a 1995 romantic comedy starring Sanda Bullock. It's one of the only romantic comedies I really enjoy. It takes place around the Christmas and New Year holiday season, and we always save it for New Year's Eve. There are even some kitties in the movie!)

2. One goal I have for 2018 is to improve my blog visiting habits.
(Some days, especially these busy past couple of months, I seem to constantly run us out of time to visit all of you blogging friends of ours. That is simply unacceptable, especially given how much we enjoy visiting all of you. So, one of my goals for 2018 is to better schedule what I do and when. I have already made some changes and made new plans to optimize my time each day. To be honest, just better time management and organization in general is one of my main goals for the New Year. The best part is that I have the Blogging Cats Weekly Planner to help me!)

3. In 2017, I accomplished a lot of new kitchen hacks.
(I would love to put something more profound here, but my mind is just drawing a blank on this one. So, this one stays in the kitchen. This year I found out that I have a variety of newly developed food intolerances, and so I had to learn to cook and bake using different methods and ingredients than I ever have before. It's actually gone better than I expected, and I even found some new favorite recipes.)

4. I am leaving all negativity in 2017.
(I'm determined to be a more positive, half-glass-full kind of person in 2018.)

Can you guess what's up next on this festive Fifth Day of Christmas? Eddy, of course!

Sometimes, very rarely, you'll catch Eddy under the tree rather than in it.

Don't worry, though, she scaled the tree roughly half a second after this photo was taken.

Oh, and for those who might have missed it in an earlier post, we can't easily have a tree skirt in this house, so that's why you see just plain and boring cardboard down there under our tree. Hind limb paralyzed Evan tends to get caught up in tree skirts and drags them around with him. That, or like last year, he just uses the tree skirt to drag the entire tree halfway across the room. With Eddy in it.

Have yet another fun and festive Friday!

Our Twelve Days of Christmas Doodle of the Day:

Merry Fifth Day of Christmas!

Our Tip of the Day:
This winter, keep in mind that many commercial ice melts, such as salts, can be potentially dangerous to your furbabies. They often contain components that can irritate skin or cause internal irritation if ingested, which makes for less-than-ideal conditions during walks outdoors during the winter. On your own driveway and sidewalks, use only pet-friendly ice melts, or use another harmless substrate to reduce slippery conditions. If your pup or kitty goes outdoors, always be sure to wipe down their paws and underside afterwards, especially if they've walked on other people's property, as you don't know what types of winter products they might have used. If your furbaby allows it, you can also put booties on their feet to protect them when they go outdoors. Also, remove or wipe down your own shoes upon arriving back home after being outdoors, so that you don't bring questionable materials into the home. Always be aware of where your furbaby's feet have been!


Lone Star Cats said...

I luv sittin under da tree.

Marg said...

That looks like a fun place to be Eddy. Glad you are enjoying that tree to the very end. You all have a fantastic day.

Sandee said...

I love your last answer the best. We all should do that.

I linked this post to Feline Friday.

Have a purrfect day. My best to your peeps. ♥

The Swiss Cats said...

We love your answers, especially the last one. Purrs

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We really like your answer to number four, and we're going to do the same thing! Lovely photos.

Anonymous said...

#4 Rocks! I think I will make it #2 Right behind Every day saying Today I start my life a new.
Love Barb

pilch92 said...

Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I think you are already a very positive person. I love your answer to #1, we watch that every Christmas season too :) Have a wonderful weekend and a happy,healthy 2018 to you and your family ( 2-legged and 4-legged). Eddy looks adorable and that is a great tip. We just use plain old sand in our yard and steps.

The Island Cats said...

Eddy, what are you gonna do when that tree goes away?? ;)

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

#4 is something I need to work on too! Love seeing you guys still so festive :)

LP said...

That is a funny image...Evan pulling the tree skirt with Eddy in the tree :)

We are still celebrating the holidays here too! Happy New Year to all of you may it be your best year yet!

the critters in the cottage xo

Marti said...

You have some great answers. I drew a blank on all the questions. lol I can just see Evan pulling the tree around with Eddy in it. Too funny.

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

We love the 4th one especially!

meowmeowmans said...

Eddy, that's a great place to hang out. Great fill-ins this week. We're trying for #4, too!

Morrie Major said...

The last Friday of the year - eeeek!! What a great spot for you there under the tree!
Lots of licks, your good friend Morrie :)

Cathy Keisha said...

HAH! Need to see video of Evan dragging the tree with Eddy in it.

Kathe W. said...

Have a great New Year!

Anonymous said...

I can empathize with the lack of visiting. Sometimes it is just difficult to do everything. Like now...
I am sorry to be late. I had an "unplanned blogging break"
Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~