Friendly Fill-Ins Week 239- Merry Christmas!

Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins. I came up with the first two sentences and my co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs came up with the second two. If you didn’t do a post for them, you can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate. Don’t forget to add your link to the hop so everyone can visit you. The link is open until Wednesday night.

1. The best gift I have ever given is ____________________.
2. Last night, I _________________.
3. _________ brings me joy today.
4. My favorite holiday memory is _________.
My answers:
1. The best gift I have ever given is a dog. When my hubby and I were dating, I was still in college. His dog, Silver passed away and he was lonely so I found someone selling Norwegian Elkhounds and brought him over to pick one out.
2. Last night, I spent home with my hubby and kitties. For the first time in years we didn’t have our annual Christmas Eve gathering- better safe than sorry.
3. All my cats bring me joy today. Everyday.
4. My favorite holiday memory is not one memory, the years go by so fast that they all blend together. I know every year, our annual Christmas Eve gathering is what my hubby and I look forward to all year- the one night we are extroverts. All 30 of those nights have been special in their own way, seeing kids grow up and come with their own little ones. Many of the original guests are no longer with us, but are always in our hearts.
We are also joining Create With Joy’s Friendship Friday and Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus.

Joanie is hoping Santa was as good to you as he was to her- she got her baby Yoda.
May you all have a wonderful Christmas- stay safe!

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  1. Awww, Joanie!! Your wish came true!!

    I loved your answers, esp #4!

    1. The best gift I have ever given is a YES to my now hubby!!
    2. Last night, I finished the decorating for Christmas!! Phew, at the last minute, LOL!
    3. Happy smiles at Christmas brings me joy today, esp of those I will be caring for later at my work.
    4. My favorite holiday memory is all of my childhood ones, esp the first time we lived in a new town, and there was no $$ for an elaborate holiday, (All the gifts for 5 peeps fit in a laundry basket…)…and we had no tree at all….so I was given the one we had in our classroom…I dragged it home over a couple blocks and it was proudly decorated with the ornaments and bubble lights that we had used in previous years. I was 10 years old…

    Merry Christmas!!

    1. Thank you for these great answers. #4 is a sweet memory, I am glad you got to have a tree. And I love your #1. Merry Christmas! XO

  2. Merry Christmas to all of you! I am glad Joanie got her baby Yoda. Lovely fill ins. We will miss the get togethers too.

  3. YAY!!!! So glad Joanie got her baby Yoda! All the kitties have been so good this year I’m sure Santa was extra good to them this year. We hope you have a really wonderful Christmas together. Not as much “hoopla” as in the past for any of us but there’s something extra special about a QUIET Christmas with no fuss. Thanks for being our friends…..we love you truly.

    Hugs, Pam, David and Teddy

  4. Ellen and family…thank you for the love and joy you have shared…in spite of the passing of your furries.
    Merry Christmas

  5. Meowser and Merry Christmas Ms. Ellen! Believe it or not, you and I basically had the same answer for #1, but I simplified it and just said ‘love’.
    PS: thank you for hosting this blog hop

  6. Merry Christmas to all! I hope you have a lovely day. We are playing it safe this year. No gatherings. Just the two of us with our two fur babies. xo

  7. We think of you a lot this year and are happy you are cherishing your considerable blessings…even tho we know it is different this year! (the cats don’t know that though….)(well maybe they do…)

  8. Love your fill ins and especially #4. What a perfect way to look at your life together.

    Thank you for co-hosting the Friendly Fill-ins.

    • ★ Merry ★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
    •。★ Christmas ★。* 。
    ° 。 ° ˛˚˛ * _Π_____*。*˚
    ˚ ˛ •˛•˚ */______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛
    ˚ ˛ •˛• ˚| 田田 |門| ˚
    * Joy to all! ♫•*¨* Peace on Earth ♪♫•*¨*

  9. I liked your fill-ins 🙂

    🎄 ༶・・ᗰદ૨૨ʏ ᘓમ૨ıડτന੨ડ・・ 🎄

    Have a tinseltastic safe Christmas 😷😷😷 🎄🎄

  10. Love the memories you shared! You are right, better to be safe, although I’m sorry you weren’t able to have your annual party. Sending lots of love and wishes for a beautiful and peaceful Christmas!

  11. oh Joanie! You gots your wish! Yippie! Yi! Yo! Kiyeah! We love your fill-ins! Thanks for being such good furrends! We purray that next year things are better and everyone can do their favorite things again.
    We hope the magic of Christmas fills every corner of your heart and home with joy — now and through the next year!
    Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Barb

  12. What sweet and festive fill-ins for Christmas! Your Christmas memories sound so lovely. My family also had a lowkey Christmas Eve and Christmas, but it was honestly really nice. We are so glad you got your baby Yoda, Joanie! Meowy Christmas and many blessings to all of you!

  13. Lowkey was the way to go this Christmas here, too. Just Tracey and me, though we did FaceTime with our relatives. Merry Christmas, sweet pals!

  14. Your Fill-Ins are very sweet and heartfelt. Your #4♥… I am an introvert 🙂 I am so tickled Joanie got her Baby Yoda! My Fill-Ins…
    1. The best gift I have ever given is the time spent with my Mom her last Christmas with us. But it was really the other way around. She gave us the best gift.
    2. Last night, I strolled through our neighborhood with SSNS and looked at all the beautiful lights. 
    3. SSNS and myself being healthy and able to enjoy this Christmas together brings me joy today.
    4. My favorite holiday memory is the year Santa brought me a horse. I think my Dad was happier than I was!
    Thank you Ellen. Merry Christmas and continued Happy Holidays!

    1. Thank you for these great answers although I am sorry your mom is no longer with you.
      I am glad you and your hubby are healthy and got to enjoy Christmas lights. How cool you had a horse. XO

  15. Happy Holidays from the Zee/Zoey gang – Zee, Zoey, Mia, Peanut, Rolz, Kizmet, Jazmine, Shadow (and humans, Deb and Dan)

  16. Ellen,

    I can’t say I have a favorite Christmas memory because like you they’ve blurred together but each one just as important as the next. Hopefully next year the holiday season will be back to normal again. This has been a year none of us will forget. Happy holidays, dear friend & furriends!

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