Monday, March 14, 2022

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, blogging pals! I'm fiiiiiinally back on my blog. It's been a time, I tell you! So much has been going on. But all good. It has been an amazing month so far. Things are moving along with my mother's estate, which was a real burden for a while. I'm hoping it'll be wrapped up by the end of the month but it looks like it may spill over into April. Most of the delay is paperwork, bank and notary business. I'm at the mercy of all these elements! This won't end soon enough for me but at least the light at the end of the tunnel is finally in sight.

The most amazing man in the world and I are both doing great. Things are blowing wide open around here and we're looking forward to getting together with friends and family and spending time out and about. Speaking of out and about, he and I have been tossing around ideas for a getaway since before Christmas; probably since the fall. We had agreed that if the COVID situation was better, we'd do two things: 1) Go away for a couple of days somewhere within reasonable driving distance and play tourist. And 2) Take a longer vacation for up to a week.

I think at the time, we were trying to be hopeful that life would return to some type of normalcy. Now we're looking to get away and de-stress. It's been a rough couple of years! We're not sure where we're going to go yet for a couple of days but we're pretty much decided where the extended vacation should be and that it will be within our Canadian borders. The two options that we tossed back and fourth for months are: the west and east coasts. After a lot of discussion, we've settled on the east coast, which is closer. We are hoping to make that trip later this year, probably in September, unless things get bad, especially with what's going on in the world. Of course, we'll have to find proper care for our two cats (number one priority!) but we'll figure it out. We have our fingers crossed that all will go well and we'll finally get out there. What an adventure that will be! We intended to go many years ago but life got in the way, especially financially!

So, that's pretty much our news at this time. Other than that, it's been fairly quiet, but that'll change soon with spring rolling in and with plans we'll make to get together with friends and family. What's going on with all of you? Share in the comments below! I hope you're all doing well.

And...enjoy all the funny images, as well!

 






37 comments:

  1. Martha, I got a kick out of the list of hobbies, and I wish you success in all of them.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed! I'll be sticking around for a while, so there'll be more! I hope you are doing well.

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  2. Woo hoo! Glad you're back, Martha! Now I can steal your memes again, LOL! Your vacay plans sound great -- the Maritimes are a fab place to visit, so much to see and do and eat! Plus most everyone is very friendly Down East.

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    1. Steal away, Debra! I'm so happy to be back. I always planned to return when things started to settle down with all my affairs. And now they are! We are VERY excited about these plans. We've wanted to go for years. Fingers crossed that things remain stable with COVID and whatnot and we are able to go. My father-in-law was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and it would be nice to visit there. Although I seem more excited about it than my husband! LOL I also want us to visit the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. As you probably know, Pier 21 is a Halifax port where one million immigrants landed between the years 1928-1971. My parents were in that wave! It is part of my history and I know it will be a very emotional experience.

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    2. Yes! I visited the Cdn Immigration Museum at Pier 21 when we were in Halifax! It is well worth a visit. Plus they have guides who will help you find the immigration records of when your ancestors came by ship to Canada. They found and printed for my the immigration records of when my grandparents arrived by ship from Switzerland in 1924. Plus, I saw the dock embarkation point where all Canadian troops left via troop ships for England in World War II, including my father.

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    3. OHMYGOSH, it sounds amazing! That must have been quite an experience for you. I am soooo looking forward to this! We are going to do a lot of exploring in Nova Scotia and hopefully get to visit Jim and Ron. I am connected with them on Facebook, so I'll drop them a line once this starts become a reality. We're also going to spend some time in P.E.I. You know, I've been dreaming about visiting that place since I read Anne of Green Gables. LOL All the way back to when I was a kid or early teen. In the future, we'll head west. We both want to see more of Canada.

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  3. Nice to see you posting. good luck with your plans and glad you are doing well.

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    1. Thanks, e! It is wonderful to be here. I hope you're keeping well!

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  4. Welcome back Martha! It will be great if you take a trip east, I hope I get there sometime. Thanks for the funnies.

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    1. Thanks, Christine! I'm happy to be back. It's been much too long. I hope all is well with you!

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  5. So glad you're back to blogging, Martha! I think you should definitely come to the east coast! Maybe we could meet up? If you're into lovely scenery, you might be interested in Cape Breton. I'm going to send you an email shortly :) Thanks for the smiles. I love the third one especially!

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    1. I wouldn't miss meeting up with you! Thank you for emailing me about it, too. I'm really excited about this! I've been sitting on these plans for months waiting for the right moment to share and now the cat is finally out of the bag. I'm going to continue to blog because I miss all of you. Even if it's just to share my funny posts once a week, I'm here!

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  6. Good ones! Snakes and Ribs.....hahahahahaha.

    It's very good to hear from you and that you are well. Welcome back.

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    1. Hi, Linda! Thank you so much! I've missed you all and I couldn't stay away anymore!

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  7. I would hate to have to be the executor of an estate. My estate is going to be a lot of work. Good to see you back on the blog again.

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    1. I agree! Being an executor is exhausting! Nice to see you here!

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  8. Welcome back to blogland! You've been missed. I'm happy to see the return of "Chuckles and Chortles."

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda! It's really nice to be back.

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  9. I hope the guy with the shovel is using incognito mode.

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  10. Martha, welcome back! Good to have those chuckles once again.
    Just read your comments to Debra and your planned visit to the Maritimes/Halifax! That would be fantastic to meet and meet up with you and your husband. And you will LOVE PEI/Green Gables. PEI is an enchanted place to visit. Hope all goes with Covid loosening up so this can become a reality for you guys.

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    1. Hi Jim! We are really excited about this trip. Your ears must be ringing a lot in the past few weeks because we've been talking about you and Ron! We're both thrilled that we'll finally be able to meet you both. What fun! For years we've wanted to get out east but weren't able to. This year we'll finally do it. Hopefully, like you said, everything goes well with COVID and this truly can become a reality! I'll be in touch again as time moves along. I'll have plenty of questions to ask, so get ready for that! HAHA

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  11. Good to see you back! Glad you've got something fun planned. These last two years have been a strain on us all.

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    1. Thanks, Infidel! It's nice to be back. And I couldn't agree more about the last two years. They have been exhausting!

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  12. i am so happy you are back dear Martha ,missed hearing your stories and funnies .

    that is great to plan visit in near future ,i hope all will go good and you will be able to do it .

    best wishes for estate chores ,must be intense job indeed as "estate " itself sounds a big word with huge responsibilities.
    wishing you best in life !

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    1. Thank you, my sweet friend! I'm very happy to be back. I've missed all of you and now that things are opening up again, I'll probably have more to share. I hope you and your family are all doing well. Sending you all blessings!

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  13. Nice to see you back Martha. Glad things are working out in all areas! The snow is melting and spring is in the air!

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    1. Thank you! It's really nice to be back. And yes, same here. The snow is melting and spring is in the air - my favourite season of the year!

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  14. I'm glad to see you back, I've missed you. I hope your adventures go smoothly.

    And I love the no thanks at eternal life one

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    1. Thanks, Adam! I am so happy to be back. I always planned to return. I was just waiting for things to settle down. How are things with you? How's it going with the upcoming arrival of the baby? I hope all is well!

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  15. So good to read you!! First off love the funnies especially Jesus talking about snakes and ribs - glad somebody finally said it, lol...or repeated it from him...love it. Hope you get a chance to get away. I know nothing about Canada and now you made me want to go google east coast vs. west coast, lol. I actually don't know where abouts in Canada you live. Good to read you.

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    1. It's wonderful to be back, Sandy! I live in Central Canada, which consists of the country's two largest and most populous provinces: Quebec and Ontario. I grew up in the former and I now live in the latter.

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  16. Welcome back!! Sorry I am 4 days late. I am glad everything in your world is improving after the rough times you have had. How nice to have a vacation to look forward to. I missed you and I missed all the funnies you manage to find- love the truck crawling onto land. :) Have a nice weekend. XO

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    1. It's so lovely to see you here! And please don't apologize. I haven't been posting regularly, so it would be easy to miss this post. Thank you for your wonderful comments. I missed being here amongst you all. I intend to stick around now and share at least one post of week just to keep in touch. Have a wonderful weekend! xo

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  17. Welcome back to blogging.
    Your vacation plans sound good, it's always nice to make plans.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you, Jan! I'm really happy to be back.

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