Friendly Fill-Ins Week 86

Hi everyone ! Time for The Friendly Fill-Ins week 86. Please be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader, you can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.

1. On New Year’s Eve, I __________________.

2. One goal I have for 2018 is ________________________.
3. In 2017, I accomplished                    .

4. I                 in 2017.

My answers:

  1. On New Year’s Eve, I go out for Chinese food with my hubby and another couple- at 5 PM 🙂
  2. One goal I have for 2018 is to self-publish a children’s picture book. I have written one about Prancie and another about Snowball.
  3. In 2017, I accomplished being published in a book thanks to Layla Morgan Wilde (Black Cats Tell All) and Deborah Barnes ( Makin’ Biscuits).
  4. I had my heart broken twice in 2017. Once when Snowball left us and again when we lost Phoebe.

We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.

Joanie is having a little trouble taming her Gremlin.


  1. Going out to dinner early on New Year’s Eve is the smart way to do it. Praying you all stay healthy and have a fabulous 2018!

  2. Good idea to go out EARLY on NYE – maybe I can talk my hubby into that one too! I hope there is no heartache coming in 2018 with your kitty crew – here’s to a healthy new year for all of them. Love that Gremlin!!!!

    Hugs, Pam (and Teddy Too!)

  3. Ellen,

    Going out for Chinese on New Year’s Eve sounds nice but I hate being out because traffic is usually awful and I always fret about drunks coming out early. I hope y’all have a good time, though. 🙂 Your 2018 goal to self-publish is an excellent one and I hope it works out for you. Go, girl! Go!! *applaud* I believe I remember you telling us of your two short story publications which is awesome. I think we all want to close the door on the bad parts of 2017 and hope that door doesn’t open again anytime soon. Let’s pray for a very happy, healthy, successful, and prosperous new year! God is good to listen and respond according to our needs and His plan. 😉 Blessings to you, my dear friend always!! XOXO PS: Thanks for hanging with me this year! 😉

    1. We are lucky there is no traffic here. We only have to drive a few miles so hopefully we will be home before the drunk drivers are out. Thank you for the support on my books. I appreciate the cheering. I will also pray for you to have a happy healthy and prosperous new year. XO

  4. I would love to read children’s books that you’ve written! Though I didn’t choose it as the one I shared for that fill-in, one of my 2018 goals is also to finish some little stories I’ve started and self-publish them. I am wishing you a happy and blessed 2018 with no heartbreaks.

    P.S. We are wishing you the best of luck with your gremlin, Joanie! Just don’t feed it after midnight, and certainly don’t get it wet!

    1. You are so lucky to be a good illustrator and writer. I am sure you will have no trouble getting published. A Happy and Healthy 2018 to you and your family too! XO

  5. That is exciting that you have written some books. Good for you. It is so so sad when we lose our fur babies. We sure wish all of you a very Happy New Year.

  6. Going out early on New Year’s Eve is a great idea. Seems like you have had more than your share of sadness this year. Wishing you nothing but blessings for the new year!
    PS–I have good bit of self-publishing experience, so if you run into questions/problems with that book, just give me a shout!

    1. Thank you for the offer to ask you questions, I may do that. I wish you and the kitties a happy and healthy 2018! XO

  7. I don’t like the heart broken one. I know this pain and it’s not fun.

    Chinese food sounds very good.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ♥

  8. I am excited about your #2! Joanie that Gremlin is going to give you a run for your money… er, snacks from Grammie. Hope your 2018 is without any heart breaks.

    On New Year’s Eve we stay home and fall asleep.
    One goal I have for 2018 is to pick up my big girl camera and take more pictures.
    In 2017, I accomplished the art of frying up the perfect egg sandwich… 😉
    I found that Facebook wore me out in 2017.

    1. Thank you for your answers, I enjoyed them. You should start blogging again and share the photos you take. 🙂 I am not a fan of Facebook, my posts go there daily, but I only go on about twice a week to wish people Happy Birthday. Have a wonderful New Year! XO

  9. MIss Ellen, we can’t wait to read your children’s book! It will be so exciting! Every New Year’s Eve Mommy stays home. Usually they order chinese food from the fancy place.

  10. I am so sorry about your losses. ~hugs~ I can relate, though my mother had suffered long enough. In a stupid twist, one of my guppies gave up the ghost this month. Granted, she was really old. But to find her belly up at the bottom of the tank on Christmas Eve? That’s like adding insult to injury. ~sigh~ Hope 2018 brings health, prosperity, and joy to us all!

  11. Mee-you Joanie wee will nevurr furget 2017 will wee Aunty Ellen??? Our deerest Purrincess gone to Pure Land….shee iss with us inn spirit tho’. (Mee KNOWSS it is NOT thee same…)
    Butt wee still LUV her with all our heats an that iss sumfin speshell….
    An Joanie maybee a small harness fur Gremmie???? Mew mew mew….
    Much LUV Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

    1. Joanie thanks you for the harness idea and wants to know where she can get one that small 🙂 We will never forget Phoebe and will always love her. XO and love to you and your mum

      1. Hmmmm mee finkss a pet supply store mite have eeny teeny harnessess fur eeny teeny doggiess Joanie. Or maybee yur Mumma could adapt a harness….Aunty Ellen iss BERRY clevurr with stuff like that!
        An Phoebe gurl livess on inn all of us who new an luvved her….. **sighsss**

  12. What wonderful fillins! I would love to read your book! And I feel your pain about the heartbreak. I still have a Nellie sized hole in my heart. And the Gremlin, if it were at our house, it would be COVERED with dog slobber!
    Purrs and Love
    Marv and Barb

    1. Thank you. Nellie left everyone with a big hole in their heart, she was a sweetie. XO and love to you.

  13. Going out to dinner early is my favourite thing to do on New Year’s Eve! I would love to read your book if you write one. That sounds like fun. And I’m so sorry about Snowball and Phoebe. That is heartbreaking 🙁

  14. Mmmm….Chinese food for New Year’s is a good idea! It’s so cold here though, I’m not sure we’ll want to leave the house!

  15. Good luck with publishing the children’s book – that’s a great goal to have and I hope you do it. Also congratulations on being published this year – that’s one of my goals for 2018.
    Have great new year and thanks for helping to set the fill in questions.

  16. Your Gremlin is like our Dalton…all ears! MOL!

    1. On New Year’s Eve, I went to church…we always go to commemorate the end of a year in God’s care
    .2. One goal I have for 2018 is to try and keep up better with blogging and visits…hah!!!.
    3. In 2017, I accomplished nothing particularly noteworthy! MOL! Maybe that is a good thing:) .
    4. I stayed healthy in 2017. That is a blessing from God. Hubby and kids stayed healthy too.

    1. Thank you for your answers, I enjoyed them. I am glad you stayed healthy in 2017 and I hope you continue to this year as well. XO

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