May 15, 2022

Sunday Stealing: Hodgepodge

This week's Sunday Stealing was stolen from This Side of the Pond.

1. Where do you get your news these days?

I get my news online, usually through Yahoo News and Google News.

2. Do you like crab meat? What makes you crabby?

Every now and then I will eat crab meat, just not too often.  I don't hate crab meat but it is not my first choice when eating seafood.

Super cold temperatures, shoveling snow, folding laundry and waiting in a long line makes me crabby.  

3. Does freedom mean more choices? Have you ever felt there were too many choices? Elaborate.

I believe that freedom means more choices.  However, I do feel there can be too many choices, which leads to feeling overwhelmed.  For example: When I go into a coffee shop and look over the menu, I am overwhelmed by the abundance of choices.  I get so overwhelmed that I order what I always order and never try new things.  

4. Barbara Millicent Roberts was introduced to the world on March 9, 1959...that's Barbie to most of us. Did you have Barbies as a kid, or did you let your own children play with Barbies? What well known Barbara (living or not) would you most like to meet?

I had several Barbies when I was a kid and I let my children play with Barbies.  I would love to meet Barbara Bush.  

5. What are three things you value most in another person?

Kindness, honesty and trustworthiness.

6. How would you define “old.” At what age is a person old?

 I define old as living for a very long time.  As a kid, I thought 40 was old.  Now that I am over 50, I feel that 80+ years is old.

7. A place you’ve been that’s “old.” Tell us something about your visit there.

St. Augustine, Florida.  Growing up, I went there with my parents and brother on a family vacation. St. Augustine is a beautiful city, with a lot of historical sites to visit.  I remember visiting Castillo de San Marcos, the Fountain of Youth and Fort Matanzas. 

8. Something you miss about the “good old days.” When were they?

I miss my grandparents. I miss sitting with them on the porch, listening the to them tell stories of their good old days.

9. In what way are you a 'chip off the old block'? Or if you'd rather, in what way is your child a 'chip off the old block'?

My dad had a great work ethic and I believe I am a chip off the old block when it comes to work.  I work hard at my job and I do it well.    I think my children are a chip of the old block when it comes to their looks, since they look like me. 

10. Old fashioned, Old Testament, old timer, same old same old, old glory, good old boy, old wives tale...choose an 'old' phrase that relates to something in your life or the wider world currently and explain.

A few old wives tales my mom used to tell me: 
  • Don't sit too close to the tv or you will go blind (I am not blind yet, so I assume that one is false).
  • Don't go swimming 30 minutes after eating or you will get cramps.  (I have many times and did not get cramps).
  • Don't drink coffee, it will stunt your growth. (I am six foot tall.)
11. July 5th is National Hawaii Day...have you ever been to Hawaii? Any desire to visit or make a return trip? Pineapple, mango, or guava...what's your pleasure?

I have not yet been to Hawaii but going there at least one time is on my bucket list. I like pineapple and mango, especially in a smoothie!

12. Last time you were 'thrown in at the deep end'? Explain.

The last time I was thrown in the deep end was at work. I will not go into details, but I feel I was able to adapt and overcome things quickly.  
13. Sun, sea, sand, salt...your favorite when it comes to summer?

Sun!  I love the sun and warmer temperatures!   

14. Bury your head in the sand, the sands of time, draw a line in the sand, pound sand, shifting sands...pick one and tell us how the phrase currently relates to your life in some way.

The sands of time relates to my life.  I feel time is slipping away from me too quickly and that I am missing out on things.  I fear death....I do not want to die.  I know that one day I will but will do all I can to slow down the sands of time.  

15. On a scale of 1-10 (1 = make your own rules and 10=like a warden), how strict were your parents? If you're a parent where on the scale do you land?

I feel my parents were around a 5.   I am a parent and I think I was too strict...around an 8.

May 14, 2022

Camera Critters: Life With Riley

Queen Riley Bean resting on her throne....

Photo (c)2022 Shannon G. Wamsley 

The Queen does not want her Mama to leave so she is holding her Mama down.

Photo (c)2022 Shannon G. Wamsley
Just a girl and a duck.
Photo (c)2022 Shannon G. WamsleyPhoto (c)2022 Shannon G. Wamsley
Photos (c)2022 Shannon G. Wamsley

May 13, 2022

May 12, 2022

May 2022 Activities at The Pixel Palace

National Lemonade Day
May 1st
Lemonade stand by me.
All other tubes from Precious Little Pixels (site closed)

Blessings to You on Mother's Day
(a Mother's Day banner)
May 8th
Tubes from Country Pixel Paws

National Hamburger Day
May 28th
Burger and glass are edited freeware
Background is from Country Pixel Paws
May 2022 Checking In Graphics
All edited freeware
Do NOT claim these as your own.
If you use them, do NOT rip them apart. 
If you use them, a link back to the artist listed on them is required.  

May 10, 2022

May 2022 Quilt, Calendar and Ride for The Pixel Palace

May 2022 Quilt Block
Quilt Block Template: Gad
Tubes: Precious Little Pixels (site closed)

May 2022 Calendar
Calendar Template: Country Pixel Paws
Tubes: Precious Little Pixels (site closed)
May 2022 Ride
Greyscale Basket by Gad
Tubes: Precious Little Pixels (site closed)
Do NOT claim these as your own.
If you use them, do NOT rip them apart. 
If you use them, a link back to the artist listed on them is required.  

May 9, 2022

Last Mother's Day Message From My Son

This screenshot is a photo of the last Mother's Day message I received from my son.
It is dated May 9, 2015. I miss him so very much. Some day's the pain is unbearable.

May 8, 2022

May 7, 2022

Sunday Stealing: From Pinterest

This week's Sunday Stealing is questions from Pinterest.
1. Do you like your handwriting?

I do not like my handwriting as it is quite sloppy.

2. Do you like roller coasters?

I use to love roller coasters.  As I get older, the less I like to ride actual roller coasters. Life is enough of a roller coaster for me now.
3. Do you like scary movies?

I like some scary movies but not all of them.  There are a few that I have not seen and do not desire to see.

4. Do you like shopping?

I like online shopping. I do not like going to an actual store to shop.  I don't like waiting in lines, or rude people, or walking all over the place just to find one item.

5. Do you like to talk on the phone?

I do not like to talk on the phone.  I much rather prefer texting or email.
6. Do you sleep with the lights on or off?

I sleep with the lights off, but I do like having a small night light in my room.

7. Do you use headphones or earphones?

I use headphones at work and at home.

8. Do you have tattoos? Do you want any?

I currently do not have any tattoos but I do want at least one. 

9. Do you wear glasses?

I do wear glasses but I prefer to wear contacts. I put my contact in, first thing in the morning and don't take them out until bedtime. 

10. What is your strangest talent?

I am a fast reader.
11. Have you ever been in the hospital?

I have been in the hospital many times throughout my lifetime for various reasons. 

12. What color mostly dominates your wardrobe?

My wardrobe colors are a mix between blue, pink, gray, black and tie dyed.  However, currently I probably have more blue than any other color.

13. What’s your most expensive piece of clothing?

My winter jacket.

14. Have you ever had braces?

I have never had braces.

15. Have you ever been on TV?

Not that I can remember.

May 6, 2022

A Cow and a Offended Dog

Earlier this week, Riley got a surprise in the mail. A plush cow dog toy! (Yes, my dog is spoiled rotten.  She deserves to be!)  This cow is 2x large so I was able to put it around Riley neck (on her collar) and let her run around the house with it. Riley had a blast. 

Photos (c)2022 Shannon G. WamsleyPhotos (c)2022 Shannon G. Wamsley

Yesterday, we went to a local drive-in restaurant for dinner. The following photo shows the look on Riley's face when I told her I did not order anything for her.  She was greatly offended.  When we got home I gave her a few bites of ice cream to make up for not getting her anything. She was very happy and gave me a few kisses on my nose.
Photos (c)2022 Shannon G. Wamsley
Photos (c)2022 Shannon G. Wamsley