February 28, 2021

Sunday Stealing: Senior Life

This week's Sunday Stealing is from Story Worth.
1. What is the farthest you have ever traveled?

I believe the furthest I have ever traveled is around 1300 miles, one way.

2. Who did you date while in high school?

I did not date anyone.  I had a friend that was a boy but we didn't date.

3. What is one of the worst trips you've ever taken? What went wrong?

A trip to Galveston, Texas back in 1989. Our truck broke down, we had no food and no money.  We finally ended up limping the truck along until we got back to a truck stop near Mount Vernon, MO. We had to leave the truck there and get a ride from a friend.

4. How do you like to spend a lazy day?

Laying in bed, snuggling with my dog as we watch tv until we fall asleep.

5. How old were you when you found out that JFK had been assassinated? How did it affect you?

I was not even alive when JFK was assassinated. It did not affect me.  

6. Who has been one of the most important people in your life?

My brother.  

7. What is one trait you would most like to improve in yourself?

 I need to learn to be more patient with others.

8. Did you date someone in college?

I did not go to college until I was an adult, with two kids.  I did date while attending college but nothing serious until I met my current husband.  

9. What was your dream car?

My dream car is still a 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang.  

10. Did you have a family member you wish you'd gotten to know better?

My grandparents (mom's parents).  

11. Tell me about your greatest gardening success.

I am still working on that.     

12. What was your Dad like when you were a child?

Hard working, stubborn and he drove mom crazy.  

13. What is the best job you've ever had?

My current job is the best job I ever had.  I actually enjoy what I do, no matter how crazy it drives me. I also have some top notch, awesome coworkers.   

14. What are your favorite songs?

The Sound of Silence by Disturbed,   

15. If you could choose any talents to have, what would they be?

The talents I would choose would be the ability to speak more clearly in public, and to be better at creating graphics.

February 26, 2021

eCard of the Week #400: People Think I Am Crazy.....

People think I'm crazy because I talk to my dog.
What am I suppose to do?
Just ignore them when they ask me a question?


February 25, 2021

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


1 Box of Yellow Cake Mix
1 Stick of Butter
2 Eggs
11.5 ounce bag of Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt butter in microwave in a microwave safe dish. (I use a mixing cup made of glass).

Pour yellow cake mix into a mixing bowl. 

Once butter is completely melted add to cake mix.

Add in both eggs and mix by hand until all the cake mix is wet.  

Add in chocolate chips 
(You can add more chocolate chips or not as much. I actually use two bags.)

Put into oven and bake for 25 minutes.


February 24, 2021

During Work, After Work

This is Riley while I am working today. I am typing with 
one hand since she is too comfortable for me to move her.
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley
This is Riley after I am done working for the day.
She is ready for dinner.
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley


February 23, 2021

Hiding Stick Stalker

 Riley is hiding on the other side of my desk and think I can't see her.
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley
In the next two photos, we see the mighty Riley,
stalking her next stick.  She loves to chew on sticks.
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. WamsleyPhotos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley

February 22, 2021

Relaxing, Sleeping, Clean Lap Dog

Riley tried to help me work by sitting in my lap.
She is a 60 pound lap dog. 
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley
Working hard means you fall asleep at the dinner table.
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley
Relaxing in front of the fireplace while Mama pays bills.
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley
Riley wonders why I am sitting on HER couch.
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley
Riley had a bath and is all nice and clean.
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley

February 21, 2021

Sunday Stealing: Coronavirus Questions

This week's Sunday Stealing is coronavirus questions. 
In the past year have you– 

1. Gone without a bra? Every now and then.

2. Skipped making your bed? Every day.  I do not like making my bed.

3. Ordered groceries to be delivered? I have ordered food items through Amazon and Boxed a lot and I pick up groceries at Walmart (they do the shopping for me).

4. Cooked a real meal? Yes.

5. Spent the day in pajamas? Yes. 

6. Skipped shaving your legs? Yes. 

7. Spent hours on Instagram or Pinterest? Yes.

8. Eaten in a restaurant? I have not eaten inside at a restaurant in over a year but I have ordered delivery many, many times.

9. Skipped washing your hair? Yes.

10. Not folded the laundry? Yes.

11. Worked a puzzle? Yes.

12. Had Zoom calls? I have MS Teams calls and Skype calls.

13. Written letters? No,

14. Binge watched a TV show? Yes, several.

15.Gone barefoot? As often as possible.

February 20, 2021

The Last Hug

Yesterday marked the fifth year of the last hug I gave my son. 
Five long years ago , I gave my son the last hug I would ever give him. 
It was the last day I saw him in person. The last day we were in the same room together. 
I should not have left that day. Colt and I both knew cancer would kill him. 
I should have stayed until the end...no matter when the end would be.
The guilt from leaving him that day and the guilt from not being there
when he died eats away at me.  The guilt consumes me at times. I just cannot let go.

February 19, 2021