Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

To all my family and friends...I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Please be safe in your travels and try not to eat to much!
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that t
he highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." 
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"I am grateful for what I am and have. 
My thanksgiving is perpetual." 
- Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

In Memory of Bella on her 17th Birthday

Photos (c)Shannon G. WamsleyANNABELLE (aka Bella) was born November 22, 2000 and passed away on August 02, 2012.  She was 1/2 Cocker Spaniel and 1/2 Black Labrador.  

Bella loved her babies (stuffed animals) and loved to play with tennis balls.  She brought us nearly 12 years of joy and happiness; and will always be missed.

Photos (c)Shannon G. Wamsley
Photos (c)Shannon G. Wamsley
 Photos (c)Shannon G. Wamsley
 Photos (c)Shannon G. Wamsley
 Photos (c)Shannon G. Wamsley
 Photos (c)Shannon G. Wamsley
 Photos (c)Shannon G. Wamsley
 Photos (c)Shannon G. Wamsley
 Photos (c)Shannon G. Wamsley

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thankful Today and Everyday For....

There are 30 days in the month of November so I am 
posting a list 30 people/animals/things I am thankful for.
Join me if you like and leave a link to your post 
or put your list in the comments!

I am thankful for.....
  1. Son. I miss him so very much.
  2. Daughter.
  3. Husband.
  4. Shelby, my dog.
  5. Brother.
  6. Mother-in-law and Father-in-law.
  7. Brother-in-law.
  8. Both of my sisters-in-law.
  9. Nieces and Nephews.
  10. People that have been there for me for many, many years.
  11. Aunts and Uncles
  12. Cousins
  13. My friends online and offline.
  14. Grandchildren
  15. Those that fought, have fought and will fight for freedom!
  16. The time I got to spend with Mom, dad, Grandma Henson and Grandpa Henson before they passed away.
  17. Awesome co-workers.
  18. My job and a paycheck.
  19. The roof over my head.
  20. My Jeep.
  21. My computer.
  22. The Internet and the mindless hours of entertainment it provides.
  23. My health, even if it isn't the greatest.
  24. Those that accept me for who I am.
  25. My senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell).
  26. Books and the wisdom they bring to my life.
  27. Having a nice, warm bed to sleep in each night.
  28. Blue skies, sunny days and the smell of fresh rain.
  29. Life and the experiences it has given me. Those experiences have made me who I am today.
  30. Nights that turn into mornings.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Happy 13th Birthday Shelby

Shelby's Photos (c)2017 Shannon G. Wamsley
Shelby's Photos (c)2017 Shannon G. Wamsley
Happy Birthday To You!
Happy Birthday To You!
Happy 13th Birthday Shelby!!!!
Happy Birthday To You!

Happy Birthday to the Best Dog Ever!
I love her to the moon and back 
forever and always!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday Stealing: Thanksgiving Thoughts
1. What made you feel patriotic this year? Watching the Independence Day fireworks each year always brings tears to my eyes along with a strong sense of patriotism.

2 . What do you value most about your life? My family and friends.

3. What do you appreciate about your friendships? That someone is always there for me to talk to.

4. Name one person who can make you laugh, even months later. Why? My friend Johnny and some of the crazy things he has done through the years.

5. What is the funniest thing you remember about a Thanksgiving past? Nothing I can think of.

6. Do you have any unusual traditions, rituals or habits around Thanksgiving? No.

7. Name one ancestor that you think about on Thanksgiving and tell us why. My mother.  I wonder what the holidays would be like if she was still around.

8. Is there a family heirloom at the Thanksgiving table? What its story? No, unforgettably.

9. What is your favorite part about Thanksgiving Day? Being able to relax and enjoy the day.  No one is in much of a hurry once they have a full stomach.

10. What random act of kindness did you perform or that was done to you this year that makes you feel grateful? At a drive through coffee place, the people in line ahead of us paid for our coffee.  So I paid it forward and paid for the people behind us.

11. What do you appreciate about the change of seasons? The smell of the air and the beautiful scenery.

12. Name five things that make you happy about today. My family, dog, friends, having a job and being able to help others (human or animal).

13. How has the celebration of Thanksgiving today changed from when you were little? Growing up we always spent time with relatives...going from house to house, usually starting at my Grandparents house.  Now, I don't travel much, if at all.

14. If you could share Thanksgiving dinner today with one person in history who would it be? Why? (Note: it can be a relative) Just my son.  I really miss him. 

15. What is one wish you have for the next generation as they begin to establish their own Thanksgiving traditions?  I wish them peace and happiness in whatever they choose to do.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Fun Napkin Art

I found some neat napkins at Wal Mart the other day.  The napkins have a question on them and I have been using them as conversation starters on Facebook. Here are a few of the napkins.
What's the most ridiculous thing you heard today?
Make up a rap about your day.

What made you stand out today?

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bangor Cardinals Football - State Champs!

Bangor Cardinals Football 🏈 Champs getting an escort through town!
Congratulations team on a job well done!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

eCard of the Week #219: I Like You So Much....

I like you so much that I don't even mind
frantically cleaning my house before you visit!