by Janet Blue on December 28, 2019

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #188

I was unable to think of what I should write for yesterday’s Friendly Fill-Ins, so I am posting them today. I still had a very difficult time with these, and had to ask Sawyer for some help.

Our hosts, Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Lorianne (Four-Legged Furballs), each selected two sentences for participants to complete. If you’d like to play along, click on the badge at the left. That will take you to Lorianne’s blog, where you can enter the link to your post.

The sentences to be completed can be found on both blogs each Thursday.

My fill-ins and Sawyer’s are in teal italics. Any explanatory information is in parentheses.

1. On New Year’s Eve, I watch the ball drop in Times Square on the television from bed, wake Dad Tom up at midnight to give him a kiss, and then I go to sleep.

2. My focus word for 2020 is mindfulness.

3. I cannot think of anything that is the best thing about starting a new year. (Being alive and reasonably sane is all I can ask for any day, week, month or year.)

4.  Sawyer: My personal goals for 2020 include having fewer seizures and getting more treats.

Caturday Art

Creating today’s art was so much easier than those fill-ins. As usual I used Painnt and Picasa.



The photo is of Calista Jo. She’s on Tom’s and my bed, which is where she spends the majority of her time.

I used the Nectarine filter from Painnt with the vivid coloring setting. The mat and frame are from Picasa.

Here’s the original photo.

Calista Jo is joining the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by the lovely Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. If you would like to participate, the internet has dozens of free photo-editing apps.






And if you’d like to hop around with C.J., click on Athena’s badge.

Sunday Selfies Reminder

Kitties Blue and I will be standing by tomorrow in the hopes of seeing your bright face and big smile on edition #281 of our Sunday Selfies blog hop. No volunteers yet to host, but I am certain I can bribe one of the gang with a few extra treats. See you then!



Timmy Tomcat December 29, 2019 at 1:28 pm

We really like that Art of you CJ. We think the fill-ins are on target too
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Athena and Marie December 29, 2019 at 12:53 pm

Such lovely art!

meowmeowmans December 28, 2019 at 11:33 pm

Great artwork, CJ! And we love your fill-ins, especially Sawyer’s. We’ll be purring and praying that he has far fewer seizures, too!
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Brian Frum December 28, 2019 at 6:39 pm

Those were great answers and we’re cheering you on to less seizures sweet Sawyer. Love the Calista Jo art!
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The Island Cats December 28, 2019 at 6:28 pm

We love how this photo of Calista Jo turned out.
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Ellen Pilch December 28, 2019 at 2:32 pm

Beautiful art. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I hope Sawyer’s goals can be reached. I like your focus word. Have a nice weekend. XO
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Catscue Catmom December 28, 2019 at 9:54 am

Beautiful art Calista Jo! I like the goal of mindfulness this coming year, be mindful that I’m stealing that idea – MOL! Purrs and prayers for Sawyer’s wish to come true, we’re wishing that too.
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Eastside Cats December 28, 2019 at 9:49 am

Ooh, Calista Joe looks superb in all of those colors!
I think society puts too much pressure on the year-end; we live day-to-day, not year by year.
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The Florida Furkids December 28, 2019 at 8:30 am

Raz is on board with #4!!! He totally agrees with both!!!

We love the artwork.

The Florida Furkids with smoochies and love to Mau from Allie and paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle
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Charles Huss December 28, 2019 at 5:42 am

I hope #4 comes true.
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Memories of Eric and Flynn December 28, 2019 at 4:49 am

That is a lovely art effect.
I hope Sawyer’s wish for fewer seizures comes true.
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Anya December 28, 2019 at 4:19 am

CJ’s photo looks like a painting. When I attempt to take a pic of my cat’s selfie, he looked like he does not take a cat toilet training kit.

Teddy December 28, 2019 at 4:06 am

That’s a very sweet and cozy photo of CJ – both “before” and “after”……….we are hoping Sawyer has fewer seizure in the new year too and in fact hope EVERYONE in the Blue family has a wonderful new year in every way.

Hugs, Teddy
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Lone Star Cats December 28, 2019 at 2:48 am

More treats is always a good goal!
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