February 19, 2024

February 18, 2024

Sunday Stealing: Music

This week's Sunday Stealing was stolen from Pinterest.
**Links to each song provided. Just click the title for the link.**
Name a song that...

1. You enjoy, in another language: 

Dragostea Din Tei by O-Zone 

2. Recently introduced you to a new singer: 

American Horror Show by Snow Wife

3. You listen to to energize: 

Weekends by Skrillex

4. Is your favorite song from a musical:

Hakuna Matata from The Lion King

5. Reminds you of an old love: 

Every Light in the House by Trace Adkins

6. Make you think of one of your children: 

Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey (This reminds me of my son. It is the last song he sang to me. We both cried the entire time)

7. Makes you smile when you hear it: 

Sound of Pulling Heaven Down by Blue October (My and my husband's song)

8. You love but is quite unknown:

Civil War by Guns N Roses

9. That annoys you:

Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt (or by anyone else that sings it)

10. That your parents used to listen to: 

Funny Face by Donna Fargo

11. From your early years of childhood: 

Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin

12. That has a color in the title: 

Back in Black by AC/DC

13. That needs to be played loud:

Paradise City by Guns N Roses

14. That is perfect for a road trip: 

On The Road Again by Willie Nelson

15. That reminds you of yourself: 

Mad World by Gary Jules

February 16, 2024

Getting Old Comes With A Price

I am not complaining about getting old....getting older is a privilege in my opinion. However, it comes with a price. I watch as my loved ones drift away. I watch from a distance as they grow and move on without me.

I have watched my loved ones die. Unable to help them. Unable to understand why they have to go.

I am learning how to live without them. I am trying to find a new "normal". The hole they left in myr world will never and can never be filled.

For me, I am no longer a daughter, I am an orphan.

I am no longer a Mom, I am just a mother. 

I am no longer a wife, I am now a widow. 

So, while I am thankful for getting older, I do realize it comes with a price.


February 14, 2024

Happy Valentine's Day 2024

 Happy Valentines Day! I hope your day is filled with love and joy!

"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." – William Shakespeare

February 13, 2024

February 12, 2024

No Cheeto For Me Then No Super Bowl For You

 While watching the Super Bowl last Sunday, I decided to have some cheetos as a snack. Riley decided she wanted a cheeto too and blocked my view of the tv until I gave her a few.  LOL

Photo (c)2024 Shannon G Wamsley Taken 11 February 2024
Photo (c)2024 Shannon G Wamsley
Taken 11 February 2024

February 11, 2024

Sunday Stealing: 11 February 2024

This week's Sunday Stealing was stolen from Compassion Intl.
1. What is a big dream you have for the future?

My biggest dream is to be the oldest living person.  I want to live to be at least 100 years old.  

2. What are your favorite hobbies?

Creating plastic canvas projects, crocheting, and creating graphics and signature tags.  

3. If you could change the world, what would you do?

I would release a cure for cancer.  

4. What places have you traveled to? What was your favorite?

I have traveled to a lot of states in the United States, but I have not yet been out of the United States. My favorite location is the Great Smokey Mountains in Tennessee.

5. What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Chocolate covered grasshoppers

6. What are your favorite places to eat?

Texas Roadhouse, Sonic and the local Mexican restaurant.   

7. What kind of music do you like? Talk about a favorite artist or songs.

I like a wide variety of music: 80's, 90's, Grunge, Heavy Metal, R&B, Country, and more.  One of my favorite artist is Disturbed and one of my favorite songs by them is The Sound of Silence.  

8. What was the last book you read?

What is Left Unsaid by Emily Bleeker  
9. If you could meet a character from a book, who would it be?

Scarlett O'Hara from Gone With The Wind  

10. Do you prefer books or movies? Why?

I prefer books over movies.  Books allow my imagination to flow and I can get completely immersed in the story. Movies kind of lay everything out for you and  you get what you get.   

11. What is something you used to be scared of, but aren’t any more?

I am no longer scared of driving places by myself.   

12. What is something you were never afraid of, but are now?

I am afraid of trying/doing things that put my life in danger. For example: I have always wanted to try parasailing, but now that I am older, just thinking about trying it scares me.
13. What item is your most cherished possession? Why?

My son's ashes. I feel he is still here with me as long as his ashes are in my home. I know that one day I will need to bury his ashes but I am not ready for that yet.  

14. What awards or contests have you won?

I have received cash awards, time off awards, coins and other awards at work. In high school and college I received a few school related awards.   

15. Do you like working jigsaw puzzles?

I do enjoy working jigsaw puzzles, but the older I get the more I like working them on a computer rather than at the kitchen table.  Working them on the computer lets me make the pieces bigger so I can see what I am doing.    

February 10, 2024

Happy Gotcha Day Riley Bean

 It is Riley Bean's Gotcha Day!!!

Three years ago today, Riley Bean came into our lives. 
I am so very thankful to have her in my life.
I love her so very much.