December 6, 2021

This or That: Sugar & Sweets

Cake or Cupcakes?: Cake

Rocky Road or Cookies and Crème? Rocky Road

Cookie Cake or Sugar Coated Gumdrops? Cookie Cake

Cookie Dough or Baked Cookies? Cookie Dough

Chocolate Easter Eggs or Candy Covered Gingerbread Houses? Chocolate Easter Eggs

Cherry Pie or Apple Pie? Apple Pie

Strawberry Shortcakes or Apple Turnovers? Strawberry Shortcake

Grape or Orange Creamsicle? Orange Creamsicle

Caramel Apples or White Chocolate Hershey Bars? Carmel Apples

S'mores or Fudge? Smores

7up Cake or Fanta Cake? 7up Cake

Graham Crackers or Mentos? Graham Crackers

Hershey Bars or Snickers? Hershey Bar

Shirley Temples or Root beer Floats? Root beer Float

Snowcaps or Starburst? Snowcaps

Skittles or Banana Bread? Banana Bread

Hershey Kisses or Candy Canes? Hershey Kisses

Reese's or Doughnuts? Doughnuts

Waffles or Pancakes? Pancakes

Candy or Ice-cream? Ice Cream

White Chocolate Covered Oreos or White Trash? White Chocolate Covered Oreos

Hot Cocoa or Hazelnut Coffee? Hot Cocoa

Peppermint Sprinkled Toffee or Saltwater Taffy? Saltwater Taffy

Cinnamon Seasoning or Sugar? Sugar

Sugar Coated Strawberries or Banana Smoothies? Sugar Coated Strawberries 

Pumpkin Pie or Strawberry Cheesecake? Pumpkin Pie 

 Double Bubble or Orbit Gum? Double Bubble 

 Cookies or Cakes? Cakes 

 Pastries or Sugary Candies? Pastries 

Chocolate Cookie Dough or Plain Vanilla Ice-cream? Chocolate Cookie Dough

December 5, 2021

Sunday Stealing: League of Extraordinary Penpals

1. What are your plans for December?

During the month of December, I plan to work as much as possible, take my husband to dialysis three days per week. and try to relax when I can.

2. How do you celebrate your wins/success?

By thanking those that helped me reach that win or success.
3. Are holiday movies only for the holiday season?

Holiday movies are not just for the holiday season.  Holiday movies should be enjoyed year around.   

4. What would you consider a waste of money?

Buying things I don't need or things I will never use.  

5. What do you like to eat for breakfast?

Biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and sausage.  

6. How do you feel about poetry?

I enjoy reading poetry now and then.  I can take it or leave it though.  

7. Are you shy?

I am at times.  The older I get the less shy I have become.  

8. Do you take time to reflect on your goals?

Every now and then.

9. Something you are curious to know more about?

What really happens after we die.

10. Something that makes you feel fancy?

A necklace that my some gave me in 2013.  When I put it on I feel very loved.  

11. How you’re still handling the pandemic?

Good so far.  Personally I enjoy being at home as much as possible. I also like not shopping in an actual store...the less I have to. the better.  

12. A close friend you’ve never met in person?

Rose. I plan to give her a hug in person some day!  

13. Do you get in on trends early or later?

I don't get into trends much.  If I do get in on a trend, it is usually when the trend is over!  

14. What is something you do on a regular basis?
Play fetch with my dog.

15. Do you enjoy spending time with family?

I do enjoy the time I get to spend with family.  I wish I could spend more time with my family in Missouri.   

November 30, 2021

Today is Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.

A few organizations I like to donate to are:

Coulee Region Humane Society.
Web site at

Stray Rescue of St. Louis.
Web site is
Facebook at

Read more about #GivingTuesday at and


November 29, 2021

eCard of the Week #440: Cyber Monday

I hope shopping on Cyber Monday doesn't
take too much time away from your regular
schedule of wasting the day on the Internet.

November 28, 2021

Sunday Stealing: Conversations

This week's Sunday Stealing was stolen from mantelligence.
1. What is the craziest, most outrageous thing you want to achieve?

This may not be crazy or outrageous to some people, but I would like to try parasailing before I die.  

2. Have your parents influenced what goals you have?

My parents influenced some of my goals when I was a child/teenager. I did not want to be like them (which I am in some ways). I wanted to go to college (I did) and I wanted to move away from home (which I did).  

3. What is a fashion trend you’re glad went away.

 Jelly shoes....they were cute but uncomfortable.

4. What word or saying from the past do you think should come back?

 "Cool Beans" is one saying that I use often.  I think this saying should make a come back!

5. What do you bring with you everywhere you go?

My cell phone, in case of emergency.  

6. Is there such a thing as a soul?

I believe all living beings have a soul.  

7. Is there life after death?

There is life after death we someone we love dies. Such as when my son died, I have continued to live.  My life after his death has an empty spot in it without him.  For me personably, when I die, I do not think I will have a life after death.  Once, I am dead, I am just that....dead.  

8. Do you think there will ever be a third world war?

I think it is possible.  

9. What smell brings back great memories?

Fresh lilacs.  

10. How would you like to be remembered?

I want to be remembered as someone that tried her best.  

11. What kind of music are you into?

I like a wide variety of music.  Everything from AC/DC to ZZ Top, 80's. 90's, 2000's, current, country, grunge, hard rock, rap, and more.

12. What is the biggest surprise of your life?

The biggest surprise was when I found out I was pregnant with my son.  I was very sick and was not getting better.  The doctor ran a pregnancy test before giving me some different medication.  The test came back positive so the doctor had to come up with a new treatment plan.  I was so shocked (but very happy) at being pregnant.

13. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?


14. Where is the most awe inspiring place you have been?

When I was a child, seeing the ocean for the very first time was amazing.  It was so exciting watching the waves crash into the shore.

15. Describe your life in six words.

Work, Sleep, Eat, Caregiving, Existing, Stressing.

November 27, 2021

Riley, Ruby, Dominos and the Christmas Tree

Riley and Ruby hanging out together on Thanksgiving.
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley
Riley waiting for Dominos to deliver pizza!
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley
Riley being silly (she just finished barking at a puppy on tv).
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley
Riley admiring the Christmas Tree.
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley