I'm so excited to have you here! Thank you for being here. Some of you are here because you know me and some of you may not know me at all, so I wanted to start this off by sharing some things about me that you may or may not know. So lets get to it.
10 Things You May or May Not Know About Me...
1 - I LOVE Summer. Every single thing about it. The sunshine, the activities, the wine tasting, the local staycations, the beaches, the pool, the wineries! Yes! All things summer over here so you will most definitely be seeing lots of fun Summer content here when it comes back around.
2 - I don't like to cook. I can cook, it just doesn't bring me Joy. Good thing my husband, Brent loves to cook so that solves that dilemma. Also, growing up, my Dad was the one who most often cooked the meals, so I feel like its history repeating itself over here. Leave the dinner up to the Dad! haha
3 - I love to write but during the last 2+ years of the Panoramadingdong (aka Pandemic) 😉 I really lost my inspiration for writing and felt like I didn't have anything interesting to write about so my writing took a backseat. Im excited about getting back into it and my dream has always been to write a book! SO you just ever know what
4 - I have been married twice. My first husband, Rene, passed away when he was 32, leaving me a widow and single parent at 31 years old. My current husband, Brent and I have married for 16 years, and 18 years together, and we met on what would have been my 6th wedding anniversary with my first husband. I believe there are no accidents in life and Yes, I will share more in a future Blog post.
5 - I was born in Vernon, BC but grew up in Airdrie, Alberta. If you are familiar with Airdrie, you will know that it is a city just outside of Calgary. When I first moved there at the age of 9, it was a Village. Like literal Village. No traffic lights. Barely anything to do. And the biggest attraction was the Mushroom Plant. Now its a full blown city and I am super jealous of all the things that there is to do there now.
6 - I am funny. I sometimes use humor when I am in uncomfortable situations. Add my Brother(Jay) and Sister (Sarah) into the mix and well, we could probably have our own reality show. Think 3 people laughing hysterically for what may seem like no reason at all. Yep.... That is us.
7 - Brent and I participated in Dancing with the Vernon Stars in 2018, which is a fundraiser for the Vernon Hospice House. We raised just over $17,000 ourselves. Also we are not dancers. Well, I'm not but Brent is, or at least thinks he is. He has been known to bust a move every once in awhile.
8 - Wine. I like it. I drink it. I share it with my friends. I've never met a wine tour that I didn't like. Expect to see alot of wine content here.
9 - At the beginning of 2022, I made the decision to not do anything out of guilt or because I thought that I "should", and that it would only be a YES if it was fun. I wanted to put Fun back into my life as it was something that had kind of fallen to the way side the past couple of years. Its something that I would encourage everyone to try as it really brought back the light in my world and opened me up to so many cool experiences and new friendships.
10 - Did I mention Summer is my favourite? I am a pumpkin spice free zone over here but I wont ever judge you if that is your fave! Because heck, if we all liked the same things, what a boring place this world would be. Just keep it away from me. Just kidding.... kinda! 😉