June 15, 2024

Time for Sunday Stealing

   Welcome to this week's Sunday Stealing, which was stolen from SwapBot.

1. What is most important to you.

Living as long as I can and my dog.

2. Your best trait.

Empathy

3. A movie that makes you happy.

Finding Nemo

4. Something that excites you.

The smell of fresh lilacs

5. Something that worries you.

Death

6. Actions your admire.

Paying it forward, having a positive attitude and having compassion.

7. What year has been your best so far.

2001 - The year I met my husband.

8. Who do you trust?

Several people, to include my brother, both sister-in-laws, mother-in-law, brother-in-law and my nieces and nephews. 

9. A Song from Your Childhood.
 
“Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith
10. What you wore today.

Tie dyed tee-shirt, shorts, fra, underwear and crocs.

11. A book you are currently reading

None at the moment.

12. What do you want less of?

I want to stress less.

13. A question that needs to be asked.

Why do the weeds in the landscape areas around my house like me so much?!  They just keep coming back!!!!

14. The best idea you’ve had this week.

Trim the tree branches on the tree in my front yard so that I can mow the yard without getting my hair caught in the tree.

15. How are you creative?

I create cute things with plastic canvas....such as:


June 11, 2024

eCard of the Week #573: 2nd Favorite Day

 

Tuesday is my second favorite day of the week to put off everything until later in the week.

June 9, 2024

Sunday Stealing for June 9, 2024

  Welcome to this week's Sunday Stealing, which was stolen from SwapBot.

1. Are you afraid of the dark?

I am afraid of the dark and have been all my life.

2. Can you curl your tongue?

I can curl my tongue.  

3. Can you wiggle your ears?

I cannot wiggle my ears.

4. Did you ever participate in a talent show?

Many, many, years ago while in school.

5. Do you have any piercings or tattoos?

I do not have any tattoos.  When I was 12 I got my ears pierced but I have not worn earrings in nearly 20 years, so I have a feeling I need to get my ears pierced again.

6. Do you prefer Mac or PC?

I prefer a PC.

7. Do you still have your wisdom teeth?

I do not have my wisdom teeth or any teeth for that matter.  I have dentures.

8. Do you watch cartoons?

I do watch cartoons.

9. Have you ever been hospitalized?

I have been hospitalized at least 10 times.

10. Have you had braces?

I never had braces. 

11. Were you ever a Girl or Boy Scout? (Or a brownie)

I was very briefly a Girl Scout.

12. What is one food you refuse to eat?

Cooked spinach.  

13. What's the most expensive item of clothing that you own?

My winter coat.

14. What's your favorite foreign food?

Mexican

15. Who's your favorite fictional character?

Scarlett O'Hara from Gone With The Wind

June 8, 2024

June 2024 Activities at The Pixel Palace

June Fun at The Pixel Palace

Happy Father's Day Banner
Edited Freeware

Snow Globing for Father's Day
Snow Globe: Fairy Mariel
Tubes: Country Pixel Paws

Kawaii Mermaid Mermaid Outline/Tube: Katz
Tubes: Country Pixel Paws
Snow Globe: Freeware

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June 2024 Checking In Graphics
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.

June 6, 2024

June 2024 Quilt, Calendar and Ride For The Pixel Palace

  June 2024 Fun at The Pixel Palace! 

June 2024 Quilt
Quilt Template: Round Gallery Pixels
Tubes: Country Pixel Paws
June 2024 Calendar
Calendar Template: Country Pixel Paws
June 2024 Ride
Greyscale Shell: Gad
Tubes: Country Pixel Paws
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.

June 4, 2024

Watching For Other Doggies

Cruising town with Mom, looking for other doggies to say hi to!

 Photo (c)2024 Shannon G. Wamsley

Photo (c)2024 Shannon G. Wamsley

May 31, 2024

You Don’t Just Lose Someone Once

I miss my husband and my son.
 

 You don’t just lose someone once.

You lose them when you close your eyes at night.
And as you open them each morning.
You lose them throughout the day.
An unused coffee cup.
An empty chair.
A pair of boots no longer there.
You lose them as the sun sets.
And darkness closes in.
You lose them as you wonder why.
Staring at a star lit sky.
You lose them on the big days.
Anniversaries.
Birthdays.
Graduations.
Holidays.
Weddings.
And the regular days too.
You lose them in a song they used to sing.
The scent of their cologne.
A slice of their favorite pie.
You lose them in conversations you will never have.
And all the words unsaid.
You lose them in all the places they’ve been.
And all the places they longed to go.
You lose them in what could have been.
And all the dreams you shared.
You lose them as the seasons change.
The snow blows.
The flowers blossom.
The grass grows.
The leaves fall.
You lose them again and again.
Day after day.
Month after month.
Year after year.
You lose them as you pick up the broken pieces.
And begin your life anew.
You lose them when you realize.
This is your new reality.
They are never coming back.
No matter how much
You miss them or
Need them.
No matter how hard you pray.
They are gone.
And you must go on.
Alone.
Time marches on, carrying them further and further way.
You lose them as your hair whitens and your body bends with age.
Your memory fades.
And the details begin to blur.
Their face stares back at you from a faded photograph.
Someone you used to know.
You think you might have loved them once.
A long time ago.
Back then.
When you were whole.
You don’t just lose someone once.
You lose them every day.
Over and over again.
For the rest of your life.