May 9, 2021

Sunday Stealing: Musical Maniac

This week's Sunday Stealing is from Musical Maniac.
1. Five problems with social media:

Cyber bullying, stress, peer pressure, addiction and lack of sleep from being online too much.

2. A place you would like to live, but have never visited:


3. Someone who fascinates you and why:

My sister-in-law fascinates me because she is a strong, confident, beautiful woman.

4. Do you have tattoos? What are they and why?

I currently do not have any tattoos.  I hope to someday get at least one.

5. A book you love, and one you didn’t:

I love Gone With The Wind.  I really don't like 

6. A fruit you dislike, and why:

I really don't like figs.  I think they are mushy and have way too many seeds.

7. Two words/phrases that make you laugh:

"Asshat" and "twatwaffle".
8. A quote you try to live by:

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." ~Dalai Lama

9. Something you miss:

I miss not having to pay bills.

10. Three weird traits you have:

I pick scabs and zits to the point of infection sometimes.  I have a mole very near my left eye and I have skin problems (psoriasis mostly).

11. What you wore today:

Sandals, tee shirt, pull on pants, bra and underwear.

12. Word/phrase you use constantly:

"Indeed", "perfect" and "awesome".

13. One thing you’re excited for:


14. Your feelings on ageism:

I think ageism is a prejudice attack on various age groups (not just on the elderly).  People are treated poorly solely based on their age and I think it is horrible.  

15. Three interesting facts about yourself:

I am tall (six foot tall).  I suffer from anxiety, and I have panic attacks.  

May 6, 2021

My Contributions to the May 2021 The Pixel Palace Activities

 Here are my May 2021 contributions to activities at The Pixel Palace.

May 2021 Calendar
Calendar Template: Country Pixel Paws.
 Designed by Me, using edited freeware.
May 2021 Quilt Block
Quilt Block Tubed by Gad
Designed by Me, using edited freeware.
May 2021 Ride
Greyscale by Pixie Lane (closed)
Designed by Me, using edited freeware.
Bee Day
Designed by Me, using edited freeware.
National Nurses Day 2021
Designed by Me, using edited freeware.
Eat What You Want Day
Designed by Me, using edited freeware.

World Day for Cultural Diversity
Designed by Me, using edited freeware.
Mother's Day
Heart Greyscale by Gad
Designed by Me.
May 2021 Checking In Graphics
Designed by Me, using edited freeware.

Do NOT claim these as your own. 
 If you use them, do NOT rip them apart. 
 f you use them, a link back to the artist listed on them is required.

May 3, 2021

Don't Go Into The Basement!

 Riley does not like it when I go into the basement.
She stands at the tops of the stairs with a worried look on her face.
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley
Riley is not brave enough to go down the stairs to the basement.
She thinks I should not go down there either.
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley
Photos (c)2021 Shannon G. Wamsley

May 2, 2021

International Bereaved Mother's Day

Today is International Bereaved Mother's Day.
International Bereaved Mother’s Day is special day to
have our children, and our never-ending grief, acknowledged.
When you lose a child, you lose an entire lifetime of dreams, hopes, wishes and plans.

I miss my son all day, every day. 
I think of him every day. 
I go to sleep thinking about him.
I dream about him.
I wake up thinking about him.

I love you, Richard Colt Hazlett.
"Do not judge the bereaved mother, she comes in many forms. 
She is breathing, but she is dying. 
She may look young, but inside she has become ancient. 
She smiles, but her heart sobs. 
She walks, she talks, she cooks, she cleans, she works, 
She IS, but she IS NOT, all at once. 
She is here, but part of her is elsewhere for eternity." 
-Author Unknown

May 1, 2021

Sunday Stealing: Navy Wife

1. What was your proudest moment? 

The birth of my children.

2. What is your favorite childhood memory? 

Sitting on my grandparents porch, listening to Grandpa talk about the good old days.

3. Describe your dream vacation.

All expenses paid to Ireland for a month.

4. Do you see yourself as an optimist, pessimist, or realist? Why?

I try to be an optimist but my pessimistic side sneaks in often and takes over.  I want the best outcomes but at times, I really feel like there are no best outcomes.

5. What is something you wanted to do as a child, but never got to do.


6. What board game do you hate the most?

Risk....I am not very good at this game.

7. Describe the worst haircut you ever got.

My bangs were way too short and the left side of my hair was 2 inches longer than the right side.

8. What’s the worst job you ever had?

A factory job....building sofa beds.

9. What is one thing you want to be remembered for?

Being kind.

10. On a scale of 1-10, what is the highest level of pain you’ve ever experienced?

The highest level of pain I have experience is a 10+.

11. What fashion trend do you wish would go away?

Anything with shoulder pads.

12. What’s the weirdest dream you’ve ever had?

I don't remember.

13. What are 2 weaknesses you have.

One weakness is seeing the good in everyone no matter when they have done/said to me.  Another weakness is being kind to those same people.

14. How would you spend your 100th birthday?

I would go to Disney Land!

15. What food/drinks would you pack in a picnic basket?

Bologna sandwiches, pickles, olives, chocolate cake, and lemonade.