Here & There

I just got a notice that it has been three years today since I joined WordPress. I didn’t have a plan when I joined. If anything, I thought it would keep my brain from turning to mush if I started writing on a regular basis after I retired, but it has become so much more than that for me.

I have met and ‘connected’ with so many people that I would never have met otherwise – often people that I would never have expected to find any common ground with. Yet I do! I have had my eyes opened to so many different interests, opinions, and just general knowledge. I find it fascinating that in some ways our lives are so similar, regardless of where we live in the world. Yet, in other ways, we do things so differently, that it is equally fascinating for the opposite reason.

I also find it amazing how my life has CHANGED in the past three years. I don’t think anyone was seriously planning a pandemic or could have imagined how that would play out, but here we are three years later and life has changed.

Anyway, I am so glad that I happened upon blogging and WordPress. I have enjoyed my time here and have no intention of leaving anytime soon. Thank you to all who read my blog, regularly or occasionally and thank you to all who provide me with blogs to follow. I appreciate you sharing your lives and interests and photos. πŸ’žπŸ˜Š

On to Genie news… The girls made it to Toronto yesterday. Genie and Chelsea switched off driving so they only made one overnight stop. They stayed at a hotel in Sault St. Marie on Tuesday night, where they met up with others from the exhibition group who were travelling from Saskatoon to the CNE in Toronto. Genie sent me photos from the last couple of days that I will share in the coming days. Today, I will just post a couple that cracked me up.

Dan and I occasionally watch a show on TV about border crossings. One situation that I could never quite grasp was how people could ‘accidentally’ cross borders (at major controlled crossings). They are pretty obvious with all the lights, signs, border guards and the like.

Apparently it can happen to anyone… πŸ˜‚

In their defense, I did check things out on Google Maps and I can see how that could happen in Sault St. Marie. Still funny tho 🀣

And back here… So, it has been six months since I started my mission to get fit. I have come a long ways and most of it has been really good and I have had a lot of positive results from this experience. This last little bit, things have been less inspired. It happens. With a little help from my friends, I am in a better headspace today. After I walked Molly this morning, I came home and instead of doing one of my regular You Tube Zumba workouts, I went back to the days of putting in my earbuds and dancing to my own dance mix. I just freestyle danced my butt off for an hour and it felt great!

This is one of the new (old) songs in my mix. It was shared with me this morning. I just had to share it with anyone out there who needs a good reason to get up and dance today. πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

“It’s my life, it’s now or never. I ain’t gonna live forever. I just wana live while I’m alive! 🎢 Bon Jovi

That is it for today. Take care and have a great day! πŸ’žπŸŒž


28 thoughts on “Here & There

  1. I’m so happy I found you on WordPress and I love your blog! It’s a joy hearing about your life in Saskatchewan! Have a great day Anne Marie…

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  2. On a serious serious side nd speaking on f border risings…3 kids have been kidnapped in Canada recently and ended up in the states. WHat the HELL!!
    Love your blog. Don’t sto now.

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  3. Oh, Anne I too am glad you happened upon WordPress and started a blog. I enjoy everything you post. You always write about interesting things. I love blogging but I can not think of much to write about so I stay around because I enjoy reading blogs. ❀

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  4. Thank you, Mags! I always enjoy your posts. πŸ’— Things tend to come to me when I sit down to write, but I get distracted a lot of days – especially in the summer, so I don’t sit down to do it.

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  5. Glad to hear they made it there–I do not know why we worry–we all did the same thing back in the day, too, right? I realized the other day that reading blogs from those who are elsewhere is like travel–it broadens our perspective and lets us learn about each other. For that, I appreciate you, and all the other great folks I have met through blogging. And thanks for the song–made me want to get up and dance, but since I just sprayed the yard and weeded and toted recycles, I am going to hold off on dancing until I recover! Keep ’em coming, Anne Marie!

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  6. Thank you! I really tried not to. That little girl deserves every adventure she can get – within reason πŸ˜‚. (She has always been too mature and responsible for her age so no worries there.). I don’t think you need to dance! I would never keep up with you. I love catching up on your blog too. I don’t always make it around to all the ones I love but I eventually get back around to get caught up. πŸ˜‰


  7. I’ve been blogging on the WordPress platform for over 15 years. Yup, that would be around when it was born. I stepped away for a while but had to come back because I missed it, and the people connections that it created.
    When you said you do it to keep your mind from turning to jelly, I so connected with that! It’s true!
    Glad you found a community you love.

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  8. Thank you, Derrick! I certainly enjoy your blog. I love seeing your garden and all of your countryside and of course appreciate you sharing your family times. Your entire life with Jackie just appears to be so wholesome and charming! πŸ’žπŸ€—

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  9. Happy WP anniversary! Wishing you many more years of blogging. It’s been great connecting with you and learning some of your life lessons about fitness, gardening, getting a puppy, and life in general. Cheers. Linda

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