Saturday, April 20, 2019

Saturday 9: Mighty Clouds of Joy

Unfamiliar "Mighty Clouds of Joy"? Hear it here.

1) This song celebrates serenity. Are you feeling peaceful this morning?

This morning I was feeling rather peaceful, but this afternoon I am a little restless.

2) The lyrics include allusions to sun and clouds. How does the world look where you are? Is it sunny or cloudy? 

It is 65 degrees outside and sunny.  Beautiful weather!

3) This week's featured artist, BJ Thomas, is in the Grammy Hall of Fame for another hit record that uses weather as a metaphor, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head." Make up a Hall of Fame that you believe you should be inducted into. (For example, Crazy Sam has inducted herself into The Meme Mistress Hall of Fame for her service to Saturday 9.)

The Taking Photos of My Dog Hall of Fame

4) When Crazy Sam hears this song, she always sings along ... loud. Is there a song you simply cannot resist singing along with?

The Sound of Silence by Disturbed.

5) BJ Thomas has performed this song at The Grand Ole Opry. The Opry has been broadcast on the radio every week since 1925, nearly 95 years ago! Of course, back in the 1920s, radio was the only broadcast media. Today we have other choices. Is listening to the radio part of your daily routine?

During the workday, I listen to local radio stations. When I am in my vehicle, I listen to satellite radio.  

6) Though their dress code is lenient, country music fans who attend the Opry for a live show are warned: "Just remember, there's one rule we take very seriously here at the Grand Ole Opry -- you must wear something." Easter Sunday is a day many of us dress up. What will you be wearing today?

I will be wearing dress slacks and a cute top.  However, I will be wearing tennis shoes rather than dress shoes on my feet.  Dress shoes hurt my back.

7) Easter is recognized as the start of the spring season. What are you looking forward to this spring?

Warm weather, green grass, green leaves on the trees and lots of flowers!

8) Lilies are popular at Easter. Do you have a favorite flower?

I love lilacs.  The smell of lilacs remind me of home and remind me of my grandparents.

9) Which would rather find in your Easter basket: yellow marshmallow chicks (aka Peeps) or a plastic egg filled with pennies?

A plastic egg filled with pennies. I do not like Peeps.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Cruising In The Truck

Today Shelby got to go for a ride in her Daddy's truck.
It took a minute or two to get comfortable but managed.
Photo (c)2019 Shannon G. Wamsley
 Photo (c)2019 Shannon G. Wamsley
Checking out everyone in the parking lot.
 Photo (c)2019 Shannon G. Wamsley
Photos (c)2019 Shannon G. Wamsley

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sunday Stealing: Fill in the Blanks
It's always nice when the sun is shining and the birds are singing.

Oh, that nasty.

It's a sure sign of Spring when more and more birds and bunnies are hanging out in my yard .

Are we having burgers again??!.

My heart is still beating.

Do you believe in life after love? I do!

I'm a mother, fur-baby Mama, sister, aunt, grandma and wife.

I was at the doctor last week for my back and knee. I am tired of being in pain.

People and pets seem to be a bit crazy when the moon is full.

When we get there, wake me up.

A bowl of cereal for dinner is the best!

Underneath it all no one gives a damn.

Oh! And thanks for the chocolate.

And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to resting and relieving some of the pain in my back, tomorrow my plans include not doing anything and Sunday, I want to have dinner with my in-laws!

Friday, April 12, 2019

eCard of the Week #292: Summer Diet

Just a heads up that I'm starting my summer diet which
has probably ended by the time you're reading this.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Spring Time In Wisconsin Means Yelling at Snow

Spring time in Wisconsin!!! Road construction in front of my house and snow.
Shelby really wants to go outside and yell at the snow and the road construction crew.
I didn't let her outside to yell at the snow and the road construction crew.
So, she decided to yell from inside the house!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sunday Stealing: Love Me Some Surveys
1. If you could build a second house anywhere, where would it be? Somewhere in Missouri, near where I was born and raised.

2. What are your favorite articles of clothing? Long sleeve t-shirt, pull on pants with an elastic waist and my sneakers.

3. The last CD you bought or downloaded? One of the Disturbed albums

4. What time do you generally wake up in the morning? I wake up often during the night but my alarm is set for 4:30AM.

5. What is your favorite kitchen appliance? Toaster oven.

6. If you could play an instrument, what would it be? Drums

7. What is your Favorite color? Blue

8. Do you believe in the afterlife? I want to believe there is an afterlife.

9. Your Favorite children’s book? I have several! One of which is "Where The Wild Things Are".

10. Can you juggle? No

11. What’s your favorite day of the week? Friday

12. Which do you prefer, sushi or hamburger? Hamburger

13. What is your favorite flower? Lilac

14. What is your favorite meal? Steak, loaded sweet potato, green beans and dinner rolls.

15. Describe your ideal weather? Sunny with temps around 70.

16. What is your favorite Ice Cream? Black Walnut

17. What is your favorite breakfast? Scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, biscuits and gravy with a tall glass of sweet iced tea.

18. Where did you meet your spouse or significant other? Through Yahoo profiles.

Bonus: something you’d like to do that you’ve never done before? Para-sail.  Someday I will try it!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

28 Years Without My Mom

My mom, passed away on April 3, 1991.
She was killed in a nearly head-on automobile accident, five miles from home. 
Some days it is hard to believe she has been gone for so long. 
I have been motherless for over half of my life.
 I miss her and love her very much.