Friday, December 8, 2017


Happy Friday, friends! As always, we are kicking off this end of the work week with the Friendly Fill-Ins challenge, hosted by Ellen of 15andmeowing and Annie of McGuffy's Reader.

Here are this week's fun fill-ins from our hosts:

1. The best part of last week was _________.
2. The worst part of last week was _________.
3. _________ is a Winter project I will be working on.
4. A holiday gift that I always buy for someone is _________.

And here's how I fared:

1. The best part of last week was finishing my Christmas shopping.
(This year, to reduce stress and festive freakouts, I set myself the goal of finishing my Christmas shopping by December 1st. I surprised myself by actually succeeding in that.)

2. The worst part of last week was realizing that a couple of the Christmas gifts I wanted to buy online wouldn't arrive in time for Christmas.
(It's a bit sad when you find what you believe is the perfect gift for someone, and then realize they wouldn't even have it on Christmas. Luckily, I found alternatives that will arrive by Christmas.)

3. House cleaning is a Winter project I will be working on.
(As it gets cold outside, I'll hole up inside and spend a good chunk of that time getting my house more organized. In other words, I'm doing something along the lines of spring cleaning this winter.)

4. A holiday gift that I always buy for someone is a Dunkin' Donuts gift card.
(Pretty much everyone in my family likes Dunkin' Donuts, so usually more than one person gets a gift card in their stocking.)

Now, of course, it's Eddy's turn to show off what she's been up to this week.

Eddy still loves her Christmas tree. Here she is pondering how to flail herself into this time, with a cameo from Toby.

We hope all of you friends of ours have a fun and festive Friday!

Our Festive Doodle of the Day:

 Black Cat Christmas: Day 3

Our Tip of the Day:
Did you know that poinsettias are not as deadly for your furbaby as is often believed? Of course that's not to say you should be feeding poinsettias to your furbabies as an afternoon snack, as they can indeed cause irritation of the mouth and stomach. But, poinsettias are in actuality not the most dangerous of Christmas decorations. It's festive plants such as mistletoe and holly of which you should be even more cautious. Mistletoe can cause issues such as vomiting, diarrhea, decreased heart rate, and difficulty breathing. Holly can also cause vomiting and diarrhea, and sometimes lethargy or even death. Needless to say, always be cognizant of what plants and other decorations are in your home. To be safe, it is likely best to simply keep your home free of Christmas plants.


The Island Cats said...

Those lights on the tree are so pretty, aren't they Eddy? We need to finish our Christmas shopping...we're so far behind!

Sandee said...

Awww on Eddy. I linked this post to Feline Friday.

I like your idea about doing spring cleaning during the winter. I think I'll do the same.

Have a purrfect day Eddy. My best to your mom. ♥

Eastside Cats said...

I was wondering what gift cards I could purchase for a few casual acquaintances...DD sounds purrfect, and there is one just a mile from the office for easy purchase on my lunch break. Thanks!

pilch92 said...

Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am impressed that you are done Christmas shopping. I am mostly done, but still have a couple people to get gifts for , but no ideas on what to get. Can't go wrong with Dunkin Donuts cards :) Very cute photo of Eddy and Toby. And I love the black cat in a stocking. Excellent tip, I have a fake mistletoe I made from a kit once and no poinsettias or holly. Have a great weekend!

The Swiss Cats said...

Those lights on that are so pretty ! And so tempting, right, Eddy ? Purrs

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

I'm with you on the organizing and cleaning out. I’ve been in the process of pitching and decluttering since The Boy moved in. If I take on too much at a time I get overwhelmed – so it’s been a bit slow – especially because I’m not always in the mood to clean out. Maybe Toby saw how much fun Eddy has and decided to partake of the Christmas tree hijinks himself?!?!

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

#4 is a great idea! I always buy a couple extra boxes of chocolates as "just in case" gifts. Cleaning and decluttering is my winter project too!

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

Re #2: TBT sometimes had that "late" problem. He would mail a wrapped picture of the item with a note saying "This is the present that will eventually arrive. Open this now, or wait, your choice". MOL!

Anonymous said...

What a great painting! The Cats and the tree is a fabulishious photo! And I sure wish I was all done shopping!
Purrs and Love
Marv and Mom

Lone Star Cats said...

You made my momma want donuts!

Marg said...

That is a gorgeous picture of Eddy and the tree. Sounds like you are pretty well organized. You all have a most wonderful day.

Kitties Blue said...

Great doodle today. Ooh, Eddy, we say go for it. Keep us posted as to whether or not you hurl yourself into the tree. And make sure your mom gets a photo. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

meowmeowmans said...

Eddy and Toby, we love your awesome silhouette selfies. And that doodle! Those are some terrific fill-ins. How impressive that you got all your shopping done so early. We have only just started, but the majority of our shopping will be online, so its all good. :) Happy Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Eddy, how cute! Your fill-ins are great. You sure have the spirit. Thank you for sharing it. Hugs.