Friendly Fill-ins: Week 93

We are happy you are here for another week of friendly sharing! As always, you can find the fill-ins here and at each Thursday. On Fridays, we post the link for sharing. Please link your post as directed. You can answer in the comments, if you need to. Remember to visit other blogs. It takes a while, but it is very much appreciated. And, you will be so happy that you visited everyone.

I am taking everyone in one-by-one or two-by-two in for annual visits. So far, so good. Nothing new. George had his shots this week. Precautions were taken, so he had no reactions and sleep it all off. He is very sensitive. Next week, Grizelda and Chloe Jo will go for their annual shots. Chloe Jo will have her usual (frequent) evaluation, too.

I am happy to say that I was a First Commenter and First Right Guesser over at the Tuesday Teaser! A few weeks ago, I knew one, but held back my guess. When I later found out I was right, I regretted not guessing. This time, I quickly blurted it out, and thought maybe I should have waited. But, I was right, and first! So, trust your instinct! Thank you, Angel Sammy, Teddy, and your wonderful Mom, Pam. I have added the coveted badges to my Page.

After nine straight days of measurable snow, we finally have had a break. This week actually got in the 40s two days. We had a big meltdown and fog! But, there is still a month of Winter. It all comes out in the wash, as Granny used to say.

We are still considering our link-up options. If you have questions, ideas, or concerns, please let us know. We no longer have JavaScript, but that won’t stop us!

I look forward to everyone’s fill-in responses. These were fun! Have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe, warm, and healthy. I will see you soon!

1. My Chinese zodiac animal is the Pig. I actually studied Chinese Astrology many years ago. A very close friend was Japanese. I learned everything I could and shared it with family and friends. I still have a couple of very old books about it. Here are Pig facts, for those who are or love a Pig. Please remember, this is just for fun!

In the Japanese and Tibetan zodiac, the Pig is known as the Boar. It is the last of the twelve signs. Legend has it that when Buddha was preparing to leave the Earth, he called to order a great meeting. The Pig was the last one in attendance. Not as fast as other animals, he was deemed slow and lazy.

There are five elements in Chinese astrology: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. The most natural element for the Pig is water, commonly associated with emotions and intuition.

The artistic Pig strives for a life of beauty. She is governed by intelligence and centered by philosophy. These traits make The Pig a calm force and natural leader. She is also a romantic soul, known for her sensitivity and compassion. She is known as self-sacrificing and obliging, prudent and sensible. But, she can also be insecure, precise, even meticulous, finicky, and sometimes can be a bit naive.

Pigs do best with the other two signs of the 4th Trine of Chinese astrology. These signs are the Rabbit and the Goat. They are similar in traits and temperament.


2. My zodiac sign is Gemini, in western astrology. Born May 26th, I am the May twin. It is said that The Twins are mirror opposite. That has certainly been my experience.


3. Income tax season is over at our house. We have had the same accountant for over twenty years. Unfortunately, he is now semi-retired. I fear losing him to his full retirement. When that happens, we do plan to see someone who was trained by and worked for him.


4. In hindsight, I wish I had believed in myself and trusted my own intuition more than I did. Many times in my life, I went with what was right for others, out of loyalty. That loyalty was not ever returned. Ultimately, that was a very painful lesson. However, I do believe in karma.



~May Maneki-Neko bring you both happiness & fortune!~

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35 thoughts on “Friendly Fill-ins: Week 93

  1. Good Morning and Happy Friday…….Great fill-ins this week! I don’t think a lot of people are even AWARE of the Chinese zodiac but they will be now…..Believe it or not the way I was “introduced” to the Chinese zodiac was courtesy of a placemat in a Chinese restaurant years ago. LOL I asked if I could take it home with me – they gave me a “fresh” one…..and I began looking into it. Funny how we learn! Anyway, enjoyed your answers as always – looking forward to seeing everybody else’s today. Congrats again on your double win at Teasing…..not an easy thing to do!

    Love, Pam (and Teddy too)

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  2. I’m glad you jumped in and won two badges yesterday. That was fun.

    Love the question today. I’d forgotten I was a rabbit. I knew it at one time, but it got deleted at some point. Thanks for bringing that back to the forefront.

    Our taxes are done and we’ll file the first week in April. We always have to pay and we always have to do quarterlies. Oh well.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Annie. Love you back. ♥


  3. Congratulations on having the right answers. Annie, you have a knowledgeable mind.
    I’ll be reading up on the Pig sign. I’m interested in astrology in order to know what to expect of people’s behavior but I know little about it.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs, Julia

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  4. I am glad the vet visits have been going smoothly. Great answers and I like the descriptions you put with them about the zodiacs. You are so lucky to be done with your taxes, all our information hasn’t even arrived yet. I am sorry that some people have let you down, I do agree you should always go with your instinct. And Congratulations on being first and correct on the Teaser. Have a nice weekend! XO

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  6. I think both your Chinese and Western astrology signs fit you pretty well. Astrology characteristics are interesting, but I don’t take the forecasts too seriously. It is all in fun.

    We have used the same accounting firm for our tax preparation for the past ten years, and Papa Bear was using them long before that. It works better when they have your tax history, and it goes much more quickly. It is nice to have it done for another year, and the suspense over.

    I like your thoughts on hindsight. I trusted way too many people in my life who truly didn’t have my best interests at heart, or at least didn’t have the right answers for me. You are right that we need to trust our own instincts more, and listen to our own heart and God’s guidance. No one really has the answers for anyone else.

    Time to get busy with a little housecleaning here. Thank you for another fun session of Fill-Ins! XOXO

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  7. I hate the thought of anyone taking advantage of you. ~hugs~ Interesting information. I have a fascination with the Japanese, faults and all. Their fat shaming of fat westerners keeps me from wanting to actually visit, though, sad to say. Oh, by the way, you’ll be happy to know no cotton swab has gone in my ear since last Monday. Enjoy your weekend with Bill!

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    • Indeed, ittook me a long time to allow myself to cry. I have always felt very deeply. But, I was not allowed to cry. I learned to see it as a weakness in myself. I now value it as the outlet that it is. A release of emotions. It hurts no one, least of all, me. Thank you for your comment. I always hope that something I say will mean something to someone. HUGS.


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  9. Marv did the fill ins and they are on his Artsy Caturday post.
    Work has been really hairy this week. We have been so behind on the blog and in commenting. They are (finally) getting close to the (software) roll out…but I won’t believe it until it actually happens (I work for a software company that sells to navies around the world…we have to make sure that everything is correct!). I figure another 2 weeks, but then that’s what they have been telling us since Mid-October!
    I am a Snake and a Capricorn…and they both fit me to a T!
    Love Barb


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  12. Really interesting fill ins this week and I hadn’t realised how similar my Chinese sign and my astrology sign are, and both so me. I’m a big believer in Karma as well, someday everything will right itself.
    Have a great week Annie.

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