April 19, 2024

Plastic Canvas: Patriotic Quilt Tissue Topper

This week’s plastic canvas project didn’t take me long to finish.
I find these tissue box covers to be quite relaxing to put together.
This Patriotic Quilt Tissue Topper kit is from Plastic-Canvas-Kits.com.

#plasticcanvas #hobbies #hobby #crafts #crafting #decor

April 15, 2024

Panic Attacks and Anxiety

Panic attacks and anxiety are not at all fun to deal with. 
Sometimes, like yesterday, I did not think I was going to ever be “normal” again. 
Thank god my Riley Bean is here. I just wish Steve was here too.
I have many of the above symptoms during a panic attack
, along with pacing frantically around the house, 
and only being able to say one to two words (usually, “oh god”).

April 14, 2024

Sunday Stealing: Stolen from "How Far Will You Go?"

Welcome to this week's Sunday Stealing, which was stolen from "How Far Will You Go?".
1. What have you been the most ignorant about in your life?

Politics.  I try my best to ignore all the ads on tv, and in the mail, online and everywhere. I don't want outside negativity to sway my opinion, I only want facts.

2. What in the world would you most like to see protected?

Dogs and children.  

3. How do you waste the biggest chunk of time each day or week?

Working at the office and at home.

4. Who is the scariest person you've ever known?

An ex-coworker.

5. What was the job you enjoyed the least?

Working in an onion ring factory.  I was pregnant at the time and the smells of the factory made me ill.

6. What thing about your family are you the most proud of?

Our ability to stay connected even though the miles separate us.

7. What kind of power do you want most?

The power to live forever.

8. What's the best piece of advice you ever received?

The best piece of advice was to move to Wisconsin, which I did in 2009.  Living is Wisconsin has been an awesome experience.

9. What's the thing you know the most about?

My job.

10. When were you most moved by a ceremony?

During my son's graduation from Army Basic/AIT.

11. What is the best gift you ever gave to someone?

I crocheted my husband a shawl that was long enough to keep his legs warm. He had a below the knee amputation on both legs and poor circulation so that shawl helped him stay warm.

12. What is the cruelest thing you've ever suffered?

Many things....Sexual abuse, mental abuse, emotional abuse, the death of my son, watching my husband die.  

13. What's the single nastiest thing you've ever done to someone?

I would rather not say.  It is a huge regret I have in my life.  Nothing I can say or do can every fix it or make it better. 

14. What problem do you think is most common among friends your age?

Empty nest syndrome and/or loneliness. 

15. What is the strongest craving you get?

The strongest craving I get is for homemade chicken and dumplings.  And not just any old homemade chicken and dumplings....my mom's homemade chicken and dumplings.

April 11, 2024

Plastic Canvas: Patriotic Truck Wall Hanging

My most recent plastic canvas project, a Patriotic Truck
The Patriotic Truck Wall Hanging kit is from Plastic-Canvas-Kits.com.

#plasticcanvas #hobbies #hobby #crafts #crafting #decor

April 10, 2024

Happy 4th Birthday Riley

Today, April 10, 2024 is my Riley Bean's 4th Birthday.
Of course, I spoiled her with toys and treats!
Photo (c)2024 Shannon G. Wamsley
Photo (c)2024 Shannon G. Wamsley
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Photo (c)2024 Shannon G. Wamsley
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Photo (c)2024 Shannon G. Wamsley
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April 7, 2024

Sunday Stealing: Stolen from Tuesday 4

Welcome to this week's Sunday Stealing, which was stolen from the Tuesday 4.
1. Name a TV series show or shows in which you have seen every episode at least twice:

M*A*S*H, The Golden Girls, Last Man Standing, Tool Time, Firefly, and Friends.

2. Name a show or shows you can't or would not miss:

There are not anything I can think of that I have to see.  If I miss an episode(s), that is fine.  

3. Name an actor or actors that would make you more inclined to watch a show:

Ryan Reynolds  

4. Name an actor or actors who would make you less likely to watch a show:

Angelina Jolie    

5. You're having a lovely dinner party for friends and family. What will you serve for appetizers, main course and dessert?

Appetizers will be a variety of fruits and veggies with different dips. Main course will be lasagna, and salad.  Dessert will be cheesecake. 

6. Snow storm! You've got house guests and you're all stuck inside for the night. What do you prepare for dinner. Will you watch a movie? Which?

We will have a variety of snacks instead of a full blown dinner as we watch a variety of movies.  Movies will be chosen from whatever is on Disney, Max or Hulu.l  

7. We are going into New York City for the weekend. Where do you want to go?

I would love to see Times Square and the Statue of Liberty.  

8. You are going to night school. They offer courses in writing short stories, painting, piano or guitar lessons, simple home repairs, baking, and gardening. Which do you pick (or make up one of your own) and why?

I pick simple home repairs.  I want to get better at doing things around the house by myself instead of hiring someone.   

9. Ever been to a Drive In Theater? Would you like to see Drive In Theaters make a come back?

I have been to many drive in theaters and loved them all. I would love to see them make a come back.   

10. Should towns provide community entertainment like bands in the park, fireworks on the 4th, community picnics or is the cost just too much?

I think towns should do things like this. I know of several people that would volunteer their time and talents to help out and I am sure every town has people like that.  

11. What would you change about your town if you had the power?

I would add more decent places to dine at.  

12. How often do you find yourself shopping for groceries?

At a minimum, twice a week.  Thank goodness for grocery delivery because I hate going to the store to shop.

13. Do you have a favorite night time snack?

Cottage cheese and sliced pears

14, Do you buy in bulk and what kinds of tips do you have to save money on grocery shopping?

I do not buy in bulk.  I look for sales to save money.

15. Let's have a picnic in the park. What foods are we packing and will we cook anything there or is it all prepared ahead of time?

Most of the food will be prepared ahead of time, like the potato salad, fruit, veggies, cole slaw and macaroni salad. While at the park, we will cook hotdogs and hamburgers.