Monday, August 29, 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Stealing: Shannon's Moments Meme, Part Two

This week's Sunday Stealing is part 2 to the questions that were stolen by 
the author of Sunday Stealing from my blog! Play along with us.
23. Have you ever gone to the “dark side”? No.

24. What shirt are you wearing right now? A pink sleep shirt.

25. What’s important about a bed to you? Like type of sheets, size or whatever. I like a bed that is super comfortable, with clean sheets, lots of pillows and lots of room to move around.

26. Can you sing? No, but that does not stop me from trying.

27. What is something about you that would surprise us? I was sexually abused until I was 13 years old.

28. Have you been a pirate, Renaissance Fair, or other costumed event? If not, would you for the right event or say cause? I have been to a few costumed events but only as an onlooker.  

29. What songs do you sing in the shower? Whatever pops into my head....which is usually the last song I heard on the radio.

30. Favorite girl's name? Vickie (my daughter)

31. Favorite boy's name? Colt (my son)

32. What’s in your pocket or purse right now? My sleep pants does not have pockets.  My purse has all kinds of junk in it.

33. Last thing that made you laugh? Calvin & Hobbs comic strip

34. Best toy as a child? My teddy bear.

35. Worst injury you have ever had? I fell on a broken bottle when I was a kid and cut my knee open.  I had stitches but I do not remember how many.

36. Where would you love to live? Right where I am...or back in Missouri.

37. What type of TV do you have? Would you’d like an upgrade?  I have a flat screen, HDTV that is only a year old.  I might upgrade in a few years.

39. How many dogs do you have? Just one....for now.

40. Do most folks trust you? Yes.

41. What book are you reading? None at the moment.

42. What’s your favorite classic TV show? M*A*S*H

43. What’s your favorite sports team? Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Cardinals.

44. Favorite month and why? I like several months depending on what season it is.  My most favorite month is July because the grass is green, trees have their leaves, flowers are in bloom every where, no snow and warm/hot temperatures.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Happy National Dog Day 2016

1. Adopt a dog from your local shelter or pure breed rescue organization. Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to walk a dog or play with a dog, clean cages or anything else they need help with.

2. Have a safety check of your home to make sure it's safe for your dog and others.
My Shelby in her new bandana.

3. Donate blankets, food and toys to animal welfare organizations.

4. Organize a peaceful demonstration in front of your community pet store that sells puppies.

5. Write your Congressman and ask that he/she support the ban of Puppy Mills and Gas Chambers in your state.

6. Order an adorable dog shaped flower arrangement from and enjoy a 10% discount by using code DOG when placing your order!

7. Have a National Dog Day party and invite all your friends and their dogs!

8. Spend the day taking photos of your dog and then enter our photo contest!

9. Buy an official National Dog Day Tee here and sport it proudly!

My beautiful Shelby.
10. Assist an ill or elderly neighbor by walking their dog.

11. Have a portrait painted of your dog to suspend the fleeting magic of dogdom.

12. Buy your dog a fun new dog toy....or two...or five.

13. Give your dog some fun exercise by taking him or her to a doggy play resort.

15. Brush your dog to eliminate excess fur.

16. Give your dog a massage or holistic spa treatment.

17. Teach your dog a new trick.

18. Buy your dog a fashionable collar and leash.

19. Hire a professional pet photographer for a fun photo shoot.

20. Take your dog to the beach.

List courtesy of National Dog Day! You can also visit them on Facebook at

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Shelby Modeling the Flame Bandanna

Last week, I purchased a new bandanna for Shelby
and last Sunday, she sat still long enough for a photo.
Photo (c)2016 Shannon G. Wamsley

Monday, August 22, 2016

Blog4Peace 2016 Is November 4, 2016

Hello Everyone!

The next Blog4Peace 2016 will be held on November 4, 2016. Are you ready?

This year's theme is..... Walk the Change. Do what it takes.

Links to help you on your path to Blog4Peace 2016....

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Stealing: Shannon's Moments Meme, Part One

This week's Sunday Stealing was stolen by the author of Sunday Stealing from my blog! 
What a nice surprise and so exciting to be a part of Sunday Stealing!  Play along with us. :)
1. Do you like bleu cheese? Yes.

2. Have you ever smoked cigarettes? If yes, how did you quit? I have never smoked cigarettes and I plan to never do so.

3. Do you own a gun? How are your feelings about gun control/2nd amendment rights? I do own guns and feel strongly about owning and keeping my guns.  I want to be able to protect myself and my family if needed.

4. What is your favorite flavor of water or liquor flavors? I love lemon flavored water.

5. Do you get nervous before a doctor visit? Why? I get very nervous and doctors have told me I have "white coat syndrome".  I stress about everything and everytime I go to the doctor I am so sure they will give me bad news.

6. How do you like your hot dogs? I like my hot dogs on a bun with pickle relish.

7. Although it’s been asked a lot, tell us about a favorite movie that you haven’t shared before. One of my favorite movies that I have not talked about much before is "Serenity".  The movie was directed by Joss Whedon and is based on the syfy show, "Firefly".

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee and water.

9. In a dating situation, have you ever misrepresented yourself to seem cooler or hipper? (Yes we know for most of you it was long ago…) No, I have no reason to.  People accept me for who I am or they can piss off.

10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? Why? The necklace in the photo to the left.  My son gave me it to me before he passed away. It is for Leukemia Awareness.

11. Favorite hobby? Tell us about it so we understand it.  My current favorite hobby is sleeping.  Sleeping helps me escape the crazy of the world.  Plus when sleeping, I dream of family members (my son, mom, dad, grandparents) and they are alive again.

12. Do you have A.D.D., or have you suspected it? Yes and yes.  I have been diagnosed with depression, and manic-depressive and anxiety.

13. What’s a thing you dislike or would change about yourself? My weight.

14. Middle name? Like it or not? My middle name is Gayle and I do like it.

15. Name three random thoughts you might have on this week: "Ugh, tomorrow is Monday", "It is going to be a long week at work.", "I can't wait until this Fiscal Year is over!"

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink. Tell us a bit about them. Coffee, Water and Cherry Coke Zero.   I like my coffee with creamer and Splenda; and I like my water and Cherry Coke Zero as cold as possible.

17. Current worry: I am worried about what to have for dinner tonight; as well as the state of our country.

18. Current annoyance: All the political stuff.

19. Favorite place to be in the summer? Give us a wee bit more than “the beach”.  Of course I would love to be at the beach, but the beach is too far away from where I live.  So, my next favorite place to be is at home in the air conditioner....just being lazy.

20. How do you usually ring in the new year? If forced (how we’d do that without Judd coming to your house, if you even know who he was) to do something new, what would it be? For the last 5 years or so, my idea of ringing in the new year has been done by laying in bed watching The Ball drop in New York...then turning off the tv and going to bed.  If forced to do something new, I might be persuaded to actually sit in my living room and watch The Ball drop.   I am not really sure who Judd is...should I be scared.

21. What have you done this summer that’s special? Pictures please. I have not done anything special this summer....yet.

22. Have you ever walked into a room with just shoes on? Yes and I have come very close to walking outside with just shoes on.