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Roll Up the Rim

Haha!! 😉 This was too funny NOT to share, especially since we did have a lot of snow….     My town, Campbell River apparently broke some sort of snowfall … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 5 Comments

Popping Bubbles

I do enjoy popping bubbles! I keep a small supply on hand, for when I feel bored and for when I have little visitors who need something to do, though … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · 3 Comments

Cashless Society

I watched a YouTube video clip today on this topic, and was quite amazed, even though I knew it was coming! Frighteningly interesting! Wow! A pretty amazing achievement in the … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · 7 Comments

Goodbye 67. Hello 68!

So now I’m 68. Just like that. I’m amazed I am still here…. It was my birthday on Thursday and I am writing this on Saturday. I have not blogged … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 · 9 Comments


I just feel like all the stuffing has been kicked out of me. CANCER. Two dear ones have just passed away from it, another two wait in the wings. Others … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · 11 Comments

The End of a Year…..

There is so much about life that I don’t understand…..     Sitting here thinking about this old year that is about to end, and…..I’m not ready for it to … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · 9 Comments

An Autism Success Story

I loved this story. So encouraging….. ENJOY!!!!!! AJ ❤

December 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Relationships Are Not Easy (but they are worth it)

The Facebook article below (see  link) is so true. I’ve been in these situations on both ends of the matter. What I try to remember now is that God knows … Continue reading

December 18, 2016 · 4 Comments

Granny Annie Calling

My dear granddaughter just had her 11th birthday. She got a cell phone (an iPhone SE like mine) for a present. She is texting and face timing me like crazy … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · 5 Comments

Old Joints

Watch the snowflakes and sing this little ditty loudly to the tune of  “Let It Snow”…….. Make up your own verses and post below…. Haha! 😉 And for those of … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

Snow!!!!! :D

Surprise! Snow, and LOTS of it! It’s still falling! (That’s my balcony way up there!) I just went out and cleaned off my little red truck. PHEW! Lots of work … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · 4 Comments

English, not German……really?

  Shared by a friend and enjoyed by me, so now I am sharing it with you 😉 🙂 😀   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   The European Commission has just announced an … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · 4 Comments


My day today….. Shopped a little. Got the necessities and a bit extra for our building coffee group. Came home and had coffee/visited with other residents in our new set … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

Exercise, or FUN?

Sometimes it’s hard to find the motivation to exercise. Like this morning. I missed yoga, weights and walking. My alarm went off, but I ignored it and slept some more. … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment


Homework with Jayden: Grandma: “Spell ONE…….” Jayden: “Zero…n….e!” Gales of laughter! 😉

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

$3 worth of God

Our being in Christ should spill out and touch every area of our lives….. Don’t be just a “Sunday christian”. It’s not just $3 worth of God. It’s a complete … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Locked out!

Now I appear to be locked out of my account somehow. I was trying to get help for the notifications glitch at the mobile help site and my WordPress password … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Battle with Memory (an ongoing saga)

I’m fighting with my memory again. I hate it so. I seem to recall saying to someone, somewhere, about something, “I’m not busy on Friday after music ministry at the … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 10 Comments


Anyone else not getting notifications in their mobile app recently? I see a number on the app, but when I open it there is nothing new. I can get the … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

An Outing

Just had a lovely afternoon with my sister in law, Martha. She had messaged me about the warm sunshine outside. We often get together for a little outing, so we … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · 11 Comments


“Loving someone you really want to hate is difficult. But it’s the difference in changing your object …and changing the world.” I’m thankful for this perspective amongst all the hate … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · 4 Comments

Don’t Forget the Elderly

Originally posted on
By David Ettinger I recently came across this gut-wrenching poem, written by an elderly women living in a nursing home, and obviously someone who tragically…

November 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

Everything You Read on the Internet is True….

Originally posted on See, there's this thing called biology…:
Everything you read on the internet is absolutely true. For example, here is one of my favorite news stories. It…

October 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Value of a “LIKE” I’m reposting this blog from The Honking Goose, because the question asked raises some valuable points about WordPress “likes” and blogger behaviours in general for me. The discussion comments … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · 7 Comments

On Being God’s Woman’s-purpose/ This reading from Oswald Chambers brought tears to my eyes, because I am aware that I fall so short in so many ways, but I now see and understand … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · 6 Comments

I’m out

I’m out. Of money, that is. It’s official. I went to the grocery store today to pick up some essentials and I got the dreaded “Insufficient Funds” screen on the…

October 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

No mistake….

AJ ❤

October 24, 2016 · 7 Comments

Notifications, anyone?

Is anyone having a sudden problem with notifications on the iPhone app? I can no longer see any of them as of this morning……   That’s what I see….. NOTHING!!!!!! … Continue reading

October 20, 2016 · Leave a comment


Well, I’m having to “move”!!!! UGH!!!!     The thing is, I’m not even going anywhere. Figure THAT one out!   Some of us moved into units in our building … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · 7 Comments

Ever watching His Children

Originally posted on A Call To Mercy:
He set the trap, that devil I walked right in Forgot to guard my heart Tender and gentle Gave in to temptation Your…

October 17, 2016 · Leave a comment


Originally posted on
I recall making mud pies, as a child.  What fun it was holding wet dirt and molding it into round shapes and covering them with colored sugar. …

October 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Meet and Greet: 10/8/16

Originally posted on Dream Big, Dream Often:
It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!!     Ok so here are the rules: Leave a link to your page or post…

October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dinner in a Skillet :)

One pot meal for Thanksgiving dinner. I’m calling it “Harvest Medley”. So there! Smells good 🙂 Can hardly wait! Sweet potatoes, green beans, onion, tomato, bacon and turkey bits. A … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · 5 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

October 10, 2016 I was feeling a bit lonely and out of sorts at this family time of Thanksgiving, so I decided to list the things for which I can … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

I find in you…….

Originally posted on A Call To Mercy:
I find in you The brightness of day I find in you The joy within my heart I find in you Complete understanding…

October 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Window Dressing

  Walking at the mall, getting my exercise, my mind often works overtime. I walk by the various stores, and notice things. Some things strike me or grab my attention … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 · 4 Comments

Oh Matilda! 

She is 94 years old and absolutely amazing! This one ought to make us all think…. What is it they say? You’re only as old as you feel?  Look out! … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · 3 Comments

Hot Ears!

Wow! My ears are so hot!  Someone must be talking up a storm about me! My mother used to say “Right’s your mother, left’s your lover…” My real Mom in … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 1 Comment


I was SOOOOOO reluctant to get out of bed this morning! I barely acknowledged the two alarms! However, I told my lazy body off, climbed out of the toasty blankets, … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 4 Comments

Stalemate, Rain, & LOL

I want to write a post but I don’t have a post to write, so I am STUCK! What to do? What to DO?? I could try to write about … Continue reading

October 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

Letting Go

I really like this. It isn’t just about work, it’s about life choices. The article gave me pause for thought about my choices. I do make some good ones but … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Overwhelmed, but Thankful!

  Wow!     My eyes are about popping out of my head as I look at the number of visitors and the page views since OM reblogged my Guest … Continue reading

September 29, 2016 · 9 Comments

Smile and make someones day

Originally posted on A Call To Mercy:
They say a smile is worth a thousand words. But it is so much more. It takes more muscles to frown than to…

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Generosity why not?

Originally posted on A Call To Mercy:
Generosity is encouraged. Doing something for no other reason but to bless someone. Just little things mean so much. Get a coffee for…

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Joy in the Lord

Originally posted on A Call To Mercy:
We all have joy in our lives. But what do we take joy in? Does our joy come from material things or the…

September 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Introducing a Friend to the World of WordPress…….

Ever notice how the world judges you. They believe that because you are a Christian you are suppose to be a certain way. PERFECT…………. But we are all sinners and … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Love Lessons

September 16, 2016 (   Love Lessons Learning about love and relationships again, as a single, elderly woman, in my late 60’s, after 25 years of marriage and 10 years … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · 12 Comments


Pet Peeve Drivers who block me from exiting my parking lot. I was in a rush today. Turns out I accidentally double booked myself, so I was rushing out to … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Fickle Duck

This YouTube clip always appeals to my warped sense of humour. I hope you enjoy it too 😉   On a more serious note, if it’s possible to be serious … Continue reading

September 12, 2016 · 3 Comments


I had not been here for a while, for one reason or another, but finally felt I had a good post I could put together. I went right to work … Continue reading

September 10, 2016 · 7 Comments

God Is Everything I Will Ever Need….

September 4, 2009 (Facebook Notes) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today I have been frustrated, discouraged, and verbally abused while trying to work out the best thing to do in some mind blowing situations … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

French Toast Roll Ups

I found these again today, much to my viewing pleasure. How to get hungry 😉 They just look AWESOME! I would love to make them sometime.       How … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · 6 Comments

A State of Confusion

Newsflash: WordPress shifts the stats button……WHY? ~~~~~~~~~~~~ How do I know I’m really focused on my stats? Well, this morning my index finger goes for bottom button on the menu … Continue reading

August 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Off the grid

Been away camping for a couple of days. Took a few pics. Will write up a blog sometime soon. Just got home tonight. Hope all is well in blogger world! … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · 3 Comments

Low Data

My data is now dangerously low on both my cell phone and my wifi. I don’t know what has changed. I’ve never had a warning on my wifi usage before, … Continue reading

August 21, 2016 · 6 Comments

A Work of Art

Turn your scrap metal into works of ART! That’s what this guy, John Lopez does 🙂 Awesome! Read all about it here: AJ

August 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

An Oldie, but a Goodie

  I was visiting down in our building lobby today. We have coffee/snack  times (by donation) there every weekday except Sunday. It’s a nice time to go sit and get … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · 3 Comments


I would really like someone with “know how” to advise me on what to do with my writing. I would like to know if it can ever go anywhere, or … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 4 Comments

“Smudging” and Bacteria

Having spent many years in close association with First Nations people, through marriage into a west coast community, I came across this practice of “smudging” now and again. I held … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · 6 Comments

Failed? So What?

The road to success is often paved with failure.     Don’t give up! Keep trying! Ann ❤ Save Save

August 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Senior Playground? YES!!!!

If we had a playground for seniors in our town, I’d definitely be up for it! What FUN!!!!   And WHY NOT??? Life is not OVER in our senior … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · 6 Comments


Wow! I did a whole post called “A Morning” and left out the very best bit!     I didn’t find that out til just now! So, if you already … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Morning

I saw someone’s challenge to write about a typical morning, so I made a sort of a photo “record” of my morning yesterday   Wake up, open the curtains, air … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · 5 Comments

Cool signs….

I found this sign online….     Have you seen any cool signs on your travels lately? Here is one I found downtown today. It took me a little by … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Powers That Be

Feeling MIFFED! “Why?” you ask….. (Our building before. Note private, enclosed porches. An outdoor living space)   Well, I wrote previously about the million dollar exterior renovations that took place … Continue reading

August 8, 2016 · 4 Comments

Dear True Love

  Dear True Love (Sleeping At Last) Dear true love, I’m a writer without any words, I’m a story that nobody heard When I’m without you. I am a voice, … Continue reading

August 8, 2016 · 4 Comments

Sign The Guest Book

    If you have ever visited my site, please stop by again and “sign” the guestbook at the top of my front page, if you have not already done … Continue reading

August 6, 2016 · 11 Comments

Pokemon GO…..

I don’t know about this Pokemon thing……do you? I have not downloaded the app, played the game, or seen anyone playing it, though I have heard about people flocking in … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · 23 Comments

Stats Talk

I decided to check on the stats, a little over half way through 2016, to get an idea of how my little blog is doing. Whatever you might think of … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · 2 Comments

Moving Sculpture

  This is an awesome piece of moving wood sculpture! I enjoyed just watching this play and seeing how all the moving parts worked. What a work of art! 🙂 … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Innovative Bandage

  Very impressive indeed! This would be a lifesaver, no doubt….. Apparently, it’s called the wound clot and it was invented by Israeli doctors in hopes of saving lives.   … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

10 Signs You Are Doing Well In Life

This is a great little video. I love the happy music and the positive outlook.       Most of us don’t realize just how blessed we are and then … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

What is Poetry

My opinion is that poetry is made by poets, which means there will always be new rules to be written, otherwise genius and creativity would be stifled. Poets live outside … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Help wanted

Does anyone experience problems editing in WordPress? I’m so frustrated with the process, and I am, by nature, generally a patient person with such things. Here’s what happens, over and … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Dream

I dreamed of Jim.     I was in the old house on Aktis Island.Sal had visited. He had left to head home. I was alone, upstairs, getting ready for … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · 9 Comments

An Ode to Sleep 

  An Ode to Sleep Sweet warmth of quilt Bids me to sleep Soft billows soothe Comfort deep Alas, awake I keep. Where are my dreams? Soul, do not weep! … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Piano anyone? Check this out!

Like watching people get into their music? I sure do! Watch the ENERGY of this young lady! Hope you can see the link and enjoy 🙂 (Make sure you see … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

Writing is NOT so painful! 

Originally posted on World of Horror:

July 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lost and Found. A Coffee Story.

Remember the story of my missing keys?   It’s here:     In that story, I showed a pic of my special little nail clipper, the one that belonged … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · 4 Comments

Lymph Nodes

  Here is some more cancer info, this time about lymph nodes. I just looked into it a bit more and found an article I will paste below my comments. … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 · 4 Comments

An Opportunity to Help

  I discovered the plight of a couple in my building and I am trying to help them out. If you would like to know more, and if you would … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Major Headache!

July 19, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Old Spoon

OCD sometimes pays off! (July 5, 2016) Somehow, I lost my favorite old spoon!   I have no idea where I got it from, and it’s not as if it … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Losing It….

July 14, 2016 Losing It…. Today I quietly let a friend know that she was wearing her sweater inside out, label and laundry instruction tags hanging out. She had not … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · Leave a comment


Finding it hard to sleep, so I wrote a poem instead…… Sleep, where art thou? Must thou desert me now? Come back and bless me with sweet rest Your gift … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

Underwater Restaurant, The Maldives

Originally posted on Tina Wanderlust:
Underwater Restaurant, The Maldives

July 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

Is this normal? A WordPress question.

Hi Everyone, I’m wondering if anyone else is having the same problem I am, or if I am hacked somehow at WordPress? Is that possible? When I click from my … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · 14 Comments

Stalker Alert!

Help! I’m being stalked!   O.o I don’t like this. I wish I could be left alone, but it seems that every time I turn around, there is the stalker. … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Long (SoCS)

Live, not Long  I find that I long for so many things so much of the time. It’s natural, I know. However, when I really think about it, this longing … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

A Rare Bird Indeed

Bird watchers! Look out for this rare Scottish hummingbird! Remember to wear earplugs because it will be a BLAST meeting up with this one. Gotta love it! 😉 😛   … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

Don’t Get Your Shirt in a Knot!

For starters, I don’t think this is what you think it is…. I think it’s a very interesting, well balanced piece, on a very touchy subject these days. I know … Continue reading

July 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Church and Church Life (What’s the Problem?)

This was a very interesting article. It contains some really good, valid, well, expressed points about church life. Much to ponder on. Good food for thought. I’m not sure how … Continue reading

July 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fun and Games with Siri

I tap Siri by mistake fairly often and hear her say, “I didn’t quite get that, Ann.” It happened today again. I decided to give it to her straight. Here’s … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · 4 Comments

Buttons Galore!

My button collection is still growing 😉 I came home from Alberta, had one day to breathe, it seemed, and then my granddaughter arrived to stay. What a blessing she … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · 7 Comments

No Food, No Teachers, Violence in Failing Venezuela Schools

Originally posted on AP Images Blog:
Photos by Ariana Cubillos Maria Arias slipped her notebooks into her backpack, scrounged for a banana to share with her brother and sister, and…

June 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Back Home

I’m finally back home in BC, and back to my working laptop (though I took it with me, I had left my charging cord at home…..useless!), but I’m not quite … Continue reading

June 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

No Posts Yet, Sorry!

My apologies! I’ve been too busy to post or even check in while away with friends in Alberta. Another long day ahead tomorrow.  I’m not back home til June 23. … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

I wish, I wish….

I wish I wish I was a fish…. Nah, but it’s something to think about to distract my mind from other far more important things….. And that is one BEAUTIFUL … Continue reading

May 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Laughter the Best Medicine Archive- Doctors, Opticians and Dentists.

Your morning laugh… Too funny! ENJOY… Ann

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

For the Moms

  Being a Mom is a joy and a pleasure, a heartache and a heartbreak. Who could foresee the summit of the highs or the depth of the lows? What … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · 10 Comments


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