Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sunday Stealing: Friday Questions

1. Have you ever tried to learn (or re-learn) a foreign language as an adult? Which one? What worked for you?  I took Spanish in college and wanted to re-learn as an adult.  I went through Rosetta Stone to re-learn and I found I just did not have the time to dedicate to learning again. So I gave up.

2. Do you donate blood? Do you know your blood type?  I cannot remember my blood type.  I have not given blood in many years.

3. Have you ever been in a play or musical? Yes to both.

4. Do you use certain text or ring tones for specific people? Who gets their own? Or do you just use the default on your phone? I have one text tone and one ring tone for everyone.  Each of my contacts does have their own photo listed with their name though.

5. When did you get your first digital camera? Do you still shoot on actual film, or all digital now? I was nearly 30 years old when I got my first digital camera.  I have not used actual film since the early 1990's.

6. What do you think someone else would say the most daring thing you’ve done is? I moved from Missouri to Wisconsin.

7. Do you talk with your hands? Sometimes.  There are even times I talk with my hands while I am on the phone.

8. Do you have a lucky number? What is it, and what is the story behind it? I like the number 5.  I would not really consider it a lucky number.  It is just a number I like.

9. What kind of milk did you drink, growing up? And now? Growing up we had milk fresh from the farm.  Our neighbor was a farmer and his Ranch Hand (Slim) would bring us fresh milk. As an adult, I drink store brought milk; usually whole, sometimes 2 percent.

10. What is your favorite kind of pie? Strawberry Rhubarb 

11. Are you a note taker? Yes!  I have to write things down or I will totally forget all of it.

12. Do you have an eclectic mug collection, or is your stuff all matchy matchy? I don't have many things that match.  I buy whatever catches my eye and stick with things I like.

13. Do you have a junk drawer in your house/garage/at work/wherever? I have several junk drawers, and a junk cabinet or two.

14. What is the longest amount of time you’ve worked at one job – and what was/is it? The longest amount of time worked at one job is my current job.  I have been there for over 9 years and I love it.  I work in Procurement.

15. How old were you when you took your first commercial flight? To where did you fly? I was 31 and I flew to Washington D.C. from St. Louis, Missouri.  

Saturday, January 20, 2018

No Time For Detective Work! It's Bedtime.

Shelby has no idea why there is a piece of yellow plastic on the floor in front of her. 
She does not have time to play detective and figure out where it came from.  
So, she would like me to pick it up for her.
Photos (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
"Mama, what is this doing in my floor?!"
Photos (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
"Human, please pick this up and throw it away!"
I picked up the piece of plastic and threw it away so that it no longer blocked Shelby's path.
Shelby then decided it was time to go "night night" potty, then bedtime.
And that is what we did!
Photos (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
Shelby is ready for potty time then bed time!
Photos (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
This post is linked to Camera Critters

Friday, January 19, 2018

Mama Works While Shelby Sleeps

I get up really early in the morning to get ready for work. Taking Shelby outside to go potty before I go to work is part of the daily routine.  Earlier this week, my husband sent me the following photo of what Shelby does after I leave the house.  She takes a nap!  I am jealous!  lol
Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley

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

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

eCard of the Week #228: Our Friendship

I love that our friendship can survive
never keeping in touch!

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
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.