Celebrating Life, Blonde Brownies (mmmmm!) and Answering the Questions of Cats!

Jan 22nd

National Blonde Brownie Day is a special day that is set aside to bake and eat blonde brownies. When I saw this I had to ask, what is a blonde brownie?  It appears that traditional brownies are a dark brown, and to make blonde brownies a light brown sugar is used in place of dark brown chocolate.  According to what little I could find about this day, it is our responsibility to bake and eat blonde brownies.  There isn’t any record of who originated this day, but a good question to ask them if they were found would be, what is so wrong with regular brownies?   I browsed through a few recipes and this one looked good.  Let me know what you think! One description of these delicious yummy goodies was “Golden brownies with pure brown sugar, butter and vanilla for a caramelesque, butterscotchy flavor.”  My mouth is watering just thinking about it!   There is no evidence to imply that this is an actual “national” holiday, as the name implies – as that requires an act of Congress.

Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day – This one made me have question marks floating around above my head for a moment or so after I saw what the day was . . . but the more I thought about it, the more I thought “why not?”  So here we are, celebrating Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day.    I have 2 cats, and I love them very  much.  I’d post a picture for you, but for some reason I can’t get the blog to upload pictures unless they have a URL, but one of them is a Maine Coon Mix (the picture to the left looks very much like her) – a bundle of fur and attitude who is getting to be an old lady and just wants some cuddles and lots of naps, and the other one is midnight black with orange eyes (very much like this black kitty below right) and she is a chatter box!  She follows me around the house – especially first thing in the morning, talking and talking, then will stop and look at me like I was supposed to understand and answer.  I wish I know what her questions were so I could answer them, but I do the best I can.   I found this list of “Rules For Cats to Live By” on www.wellcat.com.  I had to giggle, because they are so true!  I copied and pasted it for your amusement.

Rules for Cats to Live By 

BATHROOMS: Always accompany guests to the bathroom. It is not necessary to  do anything. Just sit and stare.
DOORS: Do not allow any closed doors in any room. To get door open, stand on hind legs and hammer with forepaws. Once door is opened, it is not necessary to use it. After you have ordered an “outside” door opened, stand halfway in and out and think about several things. This is particularly important during  very cold weather, rain, snow, or mosquito season.
CHAIRS AND RUGS: If you have to throw up, get to a chair quickly. If you cannot manage in time, get to an Oriental rug. If there is no Oriental rug, shag is good. When throwing up on the carpet, make sure you back up so it is as long as a humans bare foot.
HAMPERING: If one of your humans is engaged in some activity and the other is idle, stay with the busy one. This is called “helping”, otherwise known as “hampering”. Following are the rules for “hampering”:
 1) When supervising cooking, sit just behind the left heel of the cook. You cannot be seen and thereby stand a better chance of being stepped on and then picked up and comforted.
2) For book readers, get in close under the chin, between eyes and
book, unless you can lie across the book itself.3) For paperwork, lie on the work in the most appropriate manner so as to
obscure as much of the work as possible or at least. Pretend to doze, but every so often reach out and slap the pencil or pen.4) For people paying bills or working on income taxes or Christmas cards,
keep in mind the aim: to hamper! First, sit on the paper being worked on. When dislodged, watch sadly from the side of the table. When activity proceeds nicely, roll around on the papers, scattering them to the best of your ability. After being removed for the second time, push pens, pencils, and erasers off the table, one at a time.5) When a human is holding the newspaper in front of him/her, be sure
to jump on the back of the paper. Humans love to jump in reaction to this special surprise.6) When human is working at computer, jump up on desk, walk across keyboard,
bat at mouse pointer on screen and then lay in human’s lap across arms, hampering typing in progress.WALKING: As often as possible, dart quickly and as close as possible in front
of the human, especially: on stairs, when they have something in their arms, in the dark, and when they first get up in the morning. This will help their coordination skills.BEDTIME: Always sleep on the human at night so he/she cannot move around. Also, be sure to dance on human’s head or face no later than 5:00 a.m.
LITTER BOX: When using the litter box, be sure to kick as much litter out
of the box as possible. Humans love the feel of kitty litter between their toes. When possible, convince your humans that you should never be forced to share a litter box, even if it means you and your siblings will thus be entitled to side-by-side litter pans.HIDING: Every now and then, hide in a place where the humans cannot find
you. Do not come out for three to four hours under any circumstances. This will cause the humans to panic (which they love) thinking that you have run away or are lost. Once you do come out, the humans will cover you with love and kisses and you will probably get a treat. Never, never admit that you might have been visiting a neighbor who has just fed you salmon croquettes.ONE LAST THOUGHT: Whenever possible, get close to a human, especially
their face, turn around, and present your butt to them. Humans love this, so do it often. And don’t forget guests.

Celebration of Life Day – Today is a day to honor our children and grandchildren in America.  Each child and each life is to be held as a precious gift, and should be treated with the highest respect and dignity.  This is such an important celebration that the 1st week in January is designated as Celebration of Life Week, and the entire month is Celebration of Life Month.  Not only is there a “Celebration of Life Day” in January, but the first Week in January is designated as “Celebration of Life Week,” with the entire month being called “Celebration of Life Month.”  Children are precious gifts from God- hold them close and love them through their lives, raise them up in the ways of the Lord and surround them with prayer as they grow.

Roe Vs Wade Day – This is not an occasion I will celebrate.  This is a horrifying example of what happens when God is shoved aside, and His principles have dirt kicked on them by evil.  Wholesale murder of our unborn has turned into a big business, profit for wiping out millions of beautiful souls.  God help us.


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