Monday, September 25, 2017

The Wise, Speak Less

Life has kicked me hard more times that I can count. 
As I have gotten older, I have gotten much quieter.
 I am sure my grade school/high school teachers
 and my parents would be totally shocked!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday Stealing: Today is a Fashion Show

1. A way to win your heart: Be kind, honest, faithful, trustworthy, loving, and caring.

2. Something you feel strongly about: Animal Abuse, Child Abuse and abuse of any kind.

3. A book you love: Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

4. Five pet peeves: People talking with food in their mouth; small talk; stupidity; people that abuse children or animals; and people that cannot make a decision and then stick with that derision.

5. What you ate today: Potato Chips, BLT Sandwich, Ice Cream, and a peach.

6. How important do you think education is? Extremely important.

7. Five people you find attractive: My husband, Matthew McConaughey, Mark Harmon, Sam Elliot and 

8. What you wore today I wore my pajamas ALL day!

9. Something you always think “what if” about:  I have a lot of "what if" questions, most of which revolve around my children.

10. Something you’re proud of: My children

11. Something you lust after: Chocolate

12. A word/phrase that makes you laugh: "whatever floats your boat"

13. A quote you try to live by:  Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.

14. Something you like and dislike about yourself: My weight.

15. A problem that you have had: Not being able to lose the amount of weight that I need to lose.  I can lose 5 to 10 pounds then gain it back plus more.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Autumn is Too Hot!

Shelby was too hot yesterday, after going outside in the heat to go potty.
 I asked her how the first day of Autumn felt and this is the look I got. 
 Shelby says, "It's too hot outside!"
I love my Shelby to the moon and back!
Photos (c)2017 Shannon G. Wamsley
This post is linked to Camera Critters.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Autumnal Equinox - First Day of Fall 2017

The Autumnal equinox—also called the September equinox—is the astronomical start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere.

The word equinox comes from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night).

During the equinox, the Sun crosses what we call the “celestial equator” (just imagine the line that marks the equator on Earth extending up into the sky) from north to south.

Earth’s two hemispheres are receiving the Sun’s rays about equally. The Sun is overhead at noon as seen from the equator. At this point, the amount of nighttime and daytime (sunlight) are roughly equal to each other.

Another definition of fall is nights of below-freezing temperatures combined with days of temperatures below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. From here on out, the temperatures begin to drop and the days start to get shorter than the nights.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

International Day of Peace 2017

The following information is from the International Day of Peace web site....

"Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”
The theme honours the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life. TOGETHER unites the organizations of the United Nations System, the 193 Member States of the United Nations, the private sector, civil society, academic institutions and individual citizens in a global partnership in support of diversity, non-discrimination and acceptance of refugees and migrants. It was initiated during the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September 2016.

“In times of insecurity, communities that look different become convenient scapegoats,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. “We must resist cynical efforts to divide communities and portray neighbours as ‘the other’. Discrimination diminishes us all. It prevents people — and societies — from achieving their full potential.” He added, “Together, let us stand up against bigotry and for human rights. Together, let us build bridges. Together, let us transform fear into hope.”

This year, the International Day of Peace will focus on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to show support for refugees and migrants. Its messages will be shared with communities hosting refugees and migrants as well as people concerned that refugees and migrants may bring physical and economic insecurity to their lives.

The Day will highlight solidarity with refugees and migrants and showcase the shared benefits of migration to economies and nations, while also acknowledging legitimate concerns of host communities. Ultimately, it will be about bringing people together and reminding them of their common humanity.

Young people will have a vital role to play. For example, they can volunteer to welcome and help refugees and migrants in their communities. They can also extend the hand of friendship to young refugees and migrants who they might meet in their classrooms and neighborhood."


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

eCard of the Week #210: I Don't Run

I don't run.  And if you ever see me run, you should start
running too. Because something is probably chasing me.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Muddy Buddies (aka Puppy Chow for Humans)

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9 cups Rice Chex™, Corn Chex™ or Chocolate Chex™ cereal (or combination)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.

In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.

Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.