Saturday, September 22, 2018

Happy Fall 2018 - Autumnal Equinox

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.

Source: www.almanac.com/content/first-day-fall-autumnal-equinox


Friday, September 21, 2018

International Day of Peace 2018 Theme: “The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70”

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 2018 is “The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70”

The theme celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

eCard of the Week #263: When You Lose A Child

When you lose a child,
you lose an entire lifetime 
of dreams, hopes, wishes and plans.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Happy Dog Loves Being At Grandma's House

Shelby loves visiting her grandma. Nearly all of the windows at
her grandma's house are low enough for Shelby to see out of.
So, Shelby stares at (and barks at) everyone in the neighborhood!
Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
Yesterday, was Shelby's grandpa's birthday. We had family dinner
and sat around and chatted for a few hours afterwards.  Fun times!
Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
Photos (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sunday Stealing: 65 Questions part 1

1. Do you ever doubt the existence of others than you? I think other people exist. I don't imagine them.

2. On a scale of 1-5, how afraid of the dark are you? A very strong 4, leaning heavy into a 5 at times.  I have been scared of the dark all my life.

3. The person you would never want to meet? A zombie!

4. What is your favorite word? "Indeed"

5. If you were a type of tree, what would you be? A mighty oak!

6. When you looked in the mirror this morning what was the first thing you thought? I look like crap!  

7. What shirt are you wearing? A blue tee-shirt.

8. What do you label yourself as? Kind, understanding, open minded.

9. Bright room or dark room? Bright room.

10. What were you doing at midnight last night? Tossing and turning in bed

11. Favorite age you’ve been so far? 30

12. Who told you they loved you last? My husband.

13. Your worst enemy? Death

14. What is your current desktop picture? This one....
15. Do you like someone? I like many people.  But if this question actually means do I like like (love) then the answers is yes...my husband.

16. The last song you listened to? Drew Barrymore by Bryce Vine

17. You can press a button that will make any one person explode. Who would you blow up? Oh my goodness!  That is just terrible.  I cannot think of anyone.

18. Who would you really like to just punch in the face? My ex-husband.

19. If anyone could be your slave for a day, who would it be and what would they have to do? I do not want to be a slave to anyone. So I will take a pass on this.

20. What is your best physical attribute? My eyes

21. If you were the opposite sex for one day, what would you look like and what would you do? I would look pretty much the way I do now, just without boobs.  LOL  I would hide in the house all day.

22. Do you have a secret talent? If yes, what is it? I do not have a secret talent.

23. What is one unique thing you’re afraid of? My biggest fear is death, but I am not sure that is unique.

24. You can only have one kind of sandwich. Every sandwich ingredient known to humankind is at your disposal. Peanut butter and Jelly!

25. You just found $100! How are you going to spend it? I will put gas in my Jeep, then go see a movie.

26. You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world, but you have to leave immediately. Where are you going to go? Ireland please.

27. An angel appears out of Heaven and offers you a lifetime supply of the alcoholic beverage of your choice. “Be brand-specific” it says.  I don't drink so I will have to say no thank you.  Unless I can exchange it for a lifetime supply of Pure Leaf tea.

28. You discover a beautiful island upon which you may build your own society. You make the rules. What is the first rule you put into place? Everyone must be kind!

29. What is your favorite expletive? "For Shit Sake" or "For Fuck Sake"

30. Your house is on fire. You have just enough time to run in there and grab ONE inanimate object. Don’t worry, your loved ones and pets have already made it out safely. So what’s the one thing you’re going to save from that blazing inferno? I am going to assume that since my family and pets are already safe, that my son's ashes and my other dog's ashes are also safe.  With that said, I would then go in and grab my purse since it has the keys to my vehicles, ID's and etc in it.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Camera Critters: Morning Vs Evening

4:45AM being a silly girl.  
Rolling around in her chair on her back. 
Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
Late evening. Begging for a bite of summer sausage
while listening to a football game.
Photo (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley

Photos (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley
This post is linked to Camera Critters

Friday, September 14, 2018

September is Leukemia Awareness Month: In Memory of Richard Colt Hazlett

On March 10, 2016 at 2:40AM, my son...
my handsome, loving, kind, caring and wonderful son, passed away. 
Acute Myeloid Leukemia ripped him from this world at the age of 23.  
Very first photo of Colt in 1992.
I really did think Colt would beat cancer and that he would be here for many more years.  But no, cancer decided it wanted to win...and it won in 31 days.   

Colt died only 31 days after being diagnosed.  
31 DAYS!  

All the medical technology and medicine and treatments could not save him.
 I feel the doctors gave us false hope and that makes me angry.
Very last photo of Colt, 9 March 2016
 I knew that leukemia would kill him, someday but not 31 days after being diagnosed.

I miss Colt so much. 
The pain of losing him is so deeper than anything I have ever felt. There are no words to even begin to describe how I feel.  A large piece of my heart and soul died in Dallas when Colt passed. I am so very sorry I did not get there in time to say good bye...regret and guilt eat me alive some days.

Every day life is hard without Colt.  I miss his wonderful smile and his laugh. I miss hearing him say "Hi Mama".  I miss talking to him and I miss hearing his voice. I miss hearing "I love Mama!".  I miss the "good morning", "good night" and "I miss you Mama", text.  
Hell I miss everything about my precious son.

 Most days, I feel like a robot, just going through the motions of each day.  
I do my best stay busy to keep the overwhelming emotions from taking me over. 
My heart and soul ache to the core.

Colt is now home with me.