Sunday, April 22, 2018

Earth Day 2018

Earth Day, celebrated in the US on April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year.

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 50,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

Please visit EarthDay.org for more information.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Sunday Stealing: IF...

1. If you could eliminate a single type of insect in the world, which would it be? Mosquitoes

2. If you could have personally witnessed one event in history, what would you want to have seen?  None that I can think of.

3. If you had to paint your entire home inside and out a single color other than white, what would you pick? Urban Nature By Behr

4. If you could decide what will be written on your gravestone, what would you have inscribed. "She did the best she could, with what she had."

5. If you could have a secret listening device in any one room in the world, what room would you put it in? I cannot think of any room in the world that I would have a secret listening device in.

6. If you could have any music group that no longer exists play at your birthday party, who would you want? The Beatles

7. If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do? I would take care of all the animals so that I was 100% sure they were being properly cared for.

8. If you could master one type of cuisine, which one would you choose? Mexican

9. If you had to have one piece of music softly playing in your mind for the rest of your life, what would you want it to be? Only Time by Enya

10. If you could ensure one single personality trait in your children, what would you want it be? The ability to always be kind.

11. If you could resolve any single dispute, anywhere in the world, what would you solve? World peace

12. If you could be a guest on any talk show, which would you like to be on? Ellen

13. If you were to be a news correspondent posted to any foreign country, where would you like to go? Ireland

14. If you could have been on the Supreme court for any single case in its history, which would you select? None that I can think of.

15. If you could pick one person from history to live next door to you, who would you pick? None that I can think of.

Friday, April 20, 2018

eCard of the Week #241: I Find Myself....

I find myself using the word "shitshow"
significantly more than I used to.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Stuck In My Head: "Save Yourself" by Stabbing Westward


"Save Yourself"

I know your life is empty
And you hate to face this world alone
So you're searching for an angel
Someone who can make you whole
I can not save you
I can't even save myself
So just save yourself

I know that you've been damaged
Your soul has suffered such abuse
But I am not your savior
I am just as fucked as you
I am just as fucked as you
I can not save you
I can't even save myself
So just save yourself

Please don't take pity on me
Please don't take pity on me
Please don't take pity on me
Please don't take pity on me

My life has been a nightmare
My soul is fractured to the bone
And if I must be lonely, I think I'd rather be alone
I think I'd rather be alone

You can not save me
You can't even save yourself
I can not save you
I can't even save myself
Save yourself
So just save yourself

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Happy, Messy, And Stubborn

Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
Happy and smiling!
Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
She made a mess and refuses to clean it up!
Photos (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Where Is My Footstool?

Yesterday, Queen Shelby is not a happy puppy.  Someone (her Daddy) moved her footstool 
 and she was loft with only the big, over-sized, chair to lay on. Poor Shelby!  
Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
The footstool had to be moved to allow us to move a few things into and out of the house.
 Shelby got her footstool back once everything was in place.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Spring Blizzard in Wisconsin

Photos from the snow storm last weekend.
 photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
Lovely blizzard we are having this spring
 photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
Lovely blizzard we are having this spring

 photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
At least Shelby is enjoying the snow. She likes to eat the snow too LOL silly girl.
  photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
  photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
 photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
  photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
  photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
 Photos (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunday Stealing: The Movies

1. Have you ever had a movie both totally captivate and complete confuse you? Maybe one or two have confused me.  But apparently they did not make much of an impression on me because I cannot remember them.  I have always been captivated by Gone With The Wind.

2. When watching a movie, do you prefer things all laid out or to have to 'hunt for your own clues' along the way? I don't mind looking for a clue or two since I do not like surprises.

3. Do you want an ultimate ending to your movie or do you prefer to have it open for conjecture and discussion. It totally depends on what the movie is about. There are many movies that need to just end and be done, while there are still some that should be open for discussion.

4. Do you talk during a movie (preferably one in your home, not in the theater)? I do talk during a movie. Thank goodness for the pause button. I am also guilty of talking during a movie at the theater.  One must say "excuse me" when getting up to go to the restroom.

5. Have you ever seen a blockbuster movie and not get what was so great about it? Many times!

6. What book frightened you as a young person? "It" by Stephen King.  I hate clowns.

7. If you had to become a ‘living book (i.e. able to recite the contents of a book cover to cover upon request – reference Fahrenheit 451), what book would it be?  Gone With The Wind

8. What movie or TV show scared you as a kid? I cannot think of any TV shows that scared me. As far as movies, The Exorcist (1973) scared me. 

9. What movie (scary or otherwise) will you never ever watch? The Twilight series or the Fifty Shades series.  Both are very boring to me.

10. Do you have any phobias? I have claustrophobia and thanatophobia.

11. What's the happiest thing to ever happen to you? My children being born.

12. What's the saddest thing to ever happen to you? My son dying.

13. What's the thing that got you the most angry in your life? Lots of things. I do my best to not stress about those things and carry on with life.

14. What's the most frightening thing to ever happen to you? Hearing my son had cancer and knowing it would kill him.

15. What's the most unbelievable thing to happen to you in your life? I know I sound like a broken record, but the death of my son was one of the most unbelievable things to happen to me.  I never thought I would outlive either of my children.