Thursday, January 18, 2018

January Sunrise

I took this photo from the second floor of my office building on 18 January 2018.
This photo does not truly capture the beauty of the sunrise.Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Snowy Blue Blanket

Shelby was not impressed with the cold, white stuff that was falling from the sky over the weekend.
In the following photo she ran out long enough to pee and bark at everyone in town once.  
Then it was back inside to snuggle up and get warm again.
Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
A few photos taken from the front deck of my house.
Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
 Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
When Shelby came back in she decided she needed my new blanket to keep her warm.
Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
 Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
As you can see in the following photo, the new blanket now belongs to Shelby.
Blue is a good color for her!
 Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
Photos (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley

Monday, January 15, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2018

No matter when you were born, and no matter where you were born or who you were born to, Martin Luther King Jr's words still have meaning. In today's world his words still ring true. Search the internet (or even go to your local library!) and you will find lot of information on Mr. King.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes:
"Our lives begin to end the day   we become silent about things that matter."   - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The time is always right to do what is right.."   - Martin Luther King, Jr.
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday Stealing: Conversation Starters

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1. What are some small things that make your day better? Seeing my dog's happy face and wagging tail when I come home from a long day at work.  Talking to my loved ones. The smell of fresh brewed coffee in the morning and crawling into a nice, warm bed at night.

2. What shows are you into? Good Eats, Diners-Drive-ins-And-Dives, Scorpion, Code Black, Stranger Things and M*A*S*H reruns.

3. What TV channel doesn’t exist but really should? The Puppy Channel....nothing but cute dogs all day long!

4. Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished? I have impressed myself.  I have come a long way in my 47 years of life.  I am a survivor. 

5. What age do you wish you could permanently be? 30

6. What TV show or movie do you refuse to watch? Will & Grace

7. What is something that is considered a luxury, but you don’t think you could live without? My computer.

8. What’s your claim to fame? My children.

9. What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way? Nothing I can think of.

10. What’s your favorite genre of book or movie? Crime

11. How often do you people watch? All the time.

12. What have you only recently formed an opinion about? How to handle the rest of my life.

13. What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of? Nothing I can think of.

14. What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home? A few thousand miles.

15. What is the most heartwarming thing you’ve ever seen? My dog, snuggling with her blanket and hedgehog.

16. What is the most annoying question that people ask you? "Did your son suffer?"

17. What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? Life after a death.

18. If you were dictator of a small island nation, what crazy dictator stuff would you do? I would change things so that I am no longer a dictator.

19. What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Own a pet.  Pets make the world a better place.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Stuck In My Head: "Meant To Be" By Bebe Rexha


"Meant To Be"
(with Florida Georgia Line)

Baby, lay on back and relax
Kick your pretty feet up on my dash
No need to go nowhere fast, let's enjoy right here where we at

Who knows where this road is supposed to lead?
We got nothing but time
As long as you're right here next to me, everything's gonna be alright

If it's meant to be, it'll be, it'll be
Baby, just let it be
If it's meant to be, it'll be, it'll be
Baby, just let it be
So won't you ride with me, ride with me?
See where this thing goes
If it's meant to be, it'll be, it'll be
Baby, if it's meant to be

I don't mean to be so uptight
But my heart's been hurt a couple times by a couple guys that didn't treat me right
I ain't gon' lie, ain't gon' lie
Cause I'm tired of the fake love, show me what you're made of
Boy, make me believe

Oh, hold up girl, don't you know you're beautiful?
And it's easy to see

If it's meant to be, it'll be, it'll be
Baby, just let it be
If it's meant to be, it'll be, it'll be
Baby just let it be
So won't you ride with me, ride with me?
See where this thing goes
If it's meant to be, it'll be, it'll be
Baby, if it's meant to be

So c'mon ride with me, ride with me
See where this thing goes
So c'mon ride with me, ride with me
Baby, if it's meant to be

(Maybe we do)
Maybe we don't
(Maybe we will)
{Maybe we won't}

But if it's meant to be, it'll be, it'll be
Baby, just let it be
If it's meant to be, it'll be, it'll be (c'mon)
Baby, just let it be (let's go)
So won't you ride with me, ride with me?
See where this thing goes
If it's meant to be, it'll be, it'll be
Baby, if it's meant to be

(If it's meant to be, it'll be, it'll be)
{Baby, if it's meant to be}
(If it's meant to be, it'll be, it'll be)
{Baby, if it's meant to be}

Friday, January 12, 2018

Thoughts of Warmth

I am thinking of things to warm me up on this cold winter evening. One thing I enjoy putting on an over-sized sweat shirt to snuggle up in for warmth.  I also like sleeping with the fan on...while sleeping with several blankets on top of me.  So warm and cozy!

I also enjoy snuggling Shelby.  She is such a good dog.  I love her too the moon and back!
One of my favorite hot foods to eat is a nice big bowl of homemade Chicken & Dumplings. My mom use to make the best chicken & dumplings ever.  Every year on my birthday she would make them.  Yum!

My favorite hot beverage lately has been coffee.  I cannot drink too much though because it gives me the jitters! Plus, I cannot drink coffee too late in the day, because I won't be able to sleep.  Since I already have trouble sleeping I don't need to make things worse by having coffee. So, I will drink hot chocolate now and then to warm up.

I feel a little warmer now.  But I think I will head to bed, snuggle with my Shelby under multiple blankets and warm up even more!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

When Mama Is At Work....

When her Mama is at work during the day, this i s what Shelby does...Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley

Tuesday, January 9, 2018