When I started this blog in 2010, it was to help me find ways of being happy in my life. I learned lots along the way and in June 2013 I felt the Edmonton Tourist Project no longer was needed. I am happier and my life is completely different. It was time to say goodbye to the original project. Time changes everything and my blog has changed too. I am sure it will keep evolving into other things. If you are looking for my old posts, there are still here. They are just located under the category “The Edmonton Tourist Chronicles”.
Who I am
I didn’t really have a way to express who I was before. I do now. I am an independent thinker who happens to enjoy being a mom, singing, writing and reading. I swing from being lazy to active in a moment’s notice. I like to laugh, cry and feel my emotions. I live for engaging in intelligent conversation that challenges me, but mostly I am the person who finds humour in just about everything. I have learned that health can change on a dime, so it is important to embrace what you have and make the most of it.
I am The Edmonton Tourist.
66 thoughts on “About Me”
Hi, nice to meet you !
Hi! Very nice to meet you too! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Love the concept and your blog! Keep writing – great stuff.
Thank you for the kind words! I really enjoy your blog too 🙂
Carry your camera everywhere. I do, and end up taking many great pictures around my house and my work location that I would otherwise not see if I wasn’t always looking for a photo opportunity like most people do only on vacation. Enjoy!
Excellent tip! I just use my iPhone because I need a great camera. Maybe Santa will read this 🙂
Great site! I will come back often!
Thanks for stopping by!
Great new look to the blog!
Easy to use…and I love the archives on the side…so I can go back and have a chuckle!
Looking forward to tomorrow’s laugh!
Thanks Chicken Hawk! It only took me 3 months to find a theme I was looking for. Where’s Ewan MacGregor when I need him?
Love your blog, so funny. Humour is not easy, I know.
Thank You! I can laugh or go to therapy – I choose to laugh 🙂
I’ve been here 5 minutes and already found references to history, hockey, Seinfeld, and toys. We are gonna get along just fine! Nice concept for the blog indeed. You’ve reminded me of my famous family trip memories http://t.co/qMm9BBm
Can’t wait to read more!
You mean there is stuff to talk about that isn’t history, hockey, Seinfeld and toys? Who knew? I saw your totally rad Christmas Card sweater, you are obviously a man of impeccable taste! Thanks for popping in to say hi 🙂
Hi, one day I woke up and quit my job…I was unhappy too…I always love giving and I was giving to the people who didnot need anything. So, I am giving to the needy. Love it so far…and time and time again I would preach to my husband about the same mind set you have now. I believe that we would enjoy life. Love your blog keep me up to date
Thanks Sheryl for the kind words and support! So far I am liking the new me 🙂
liked your page. tourist.
Thanks for stopping by and saying so 🙂
I am SO happy that I stumbled upon your blog. I am also from Edmonton – freezing, buried in snow and all that. Love the blog!
Woooohoooooo a big shout out to Edmonton!! I’m very happy you found me 🙂
Thanks again for stopping by my little spot & adding to it. I have added you to my blog roll!
Thank you for that 🙂 I’m adding you as well!
You have officially received teh “stylish blogger award”. Yah!!!
I am so honored Bokkie!! Thank you ❤
Happy to meet you. I love the idea of being a tourist in your own life! Great blog….. keep writing.
Happy to meet you too! I also really enjoy your blog! Please keep it up 🙂
:)) Subscribed to be tourist in your life! 🙂
Thanks! Welcome to my journey 🙂
i stumble upon your blog today and it fascinated me a lot.. keep on writing,
i am new at wordpress, can u suggest me something..
Hi, could you remove my other blog ( harry the handyman )from your blogroll and put this one in its place, the blog was deleted 😦 thank you for doing this, Harry
Thank you i’m going to add you because you where in my other site 🙂
Thanks so much for visiting – that’s a great way to face life!
Thanks for popping in!
After many difficulties getting Green Cards for my family here in the USA, a few years ago, Canada seemed liked the next-best thing. In fact, the best thing.
For me, Edmonton was one of the cities that appealed to me. I have a friend in Calgary who disagrees. Perhaps I should let the two of you duke it out? In any case, it was a close-run thing, and the eventual breakdown of my marriage played no part in the final decision to stay here in the USA.
Now I can live vicariously ‘in Edmonton’ via your blog. Although it’s funny that the first post I read was about your visit to see the Mona Lisa. 🙂
The Tourist in my loves to travel, so hearing about Mona is appropriate 🙂
As for Calgary, They are superior in Shopping (Cross Iron Mills and Chinook center)and proximity to the Rockies. They also have a fantastic resturant call Open Range, but that is all I will give them 😉 Thanks for the follow! Maybe I can help you choose Edmonton with it’s lush river valley, endless park system, summer festivals, and northern lights!
Another interesting thing is that I had been considering Vancouver, Ottawa, Edmonton, and even Toronto. I hadn’t even considered Calgary. I like low humidity in summer and don’t mind the cold. So anywhere from Edmonton to Denver works for me!!
Here is the humidity tip for you, Vancouver = humid, Toronto= humid, Ottawa = humid, Edmonton = so dry your skin cracks…. But it feels warmer! 😉
You have been nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award. Click here to pick up your prize. Congratulations, and please don’t let it go to your head.
*Jumps up and down* What i win What I win???? I LOVE WINNING STUFF!!!!!! Thanks Man! 🙂
You win a plug nickel! Take a (perfectly good, of course) check?
Your going to have to make an awards page like a few of us have, you may get more 🙂
Naaaa I’m not that kind of gal who displays her awards, unless I had a really great shelf with lights and music…then I might 😀
Just stopped in to let you know I am not him. I read a few of his old posts and he is a better writer than I am. I do not suffer from any proven mental defect and to ease your mind I am now following your blog. I think this whole thing is funny and I am preparing a post just for my followers so they can get a laugh too. I hope to see you around my blog sometime. Thanks for reading.
Well Tom, I disagree with the better writer part…but that’s just me. Welcome!
Wow, thank you. Have a great week if I don’t get back here before.
I love it!! I’m always saying to people that life is a journey…….so yes! great! fantastic! we’re all tourist’s here to explore, challenge, love, live & enjoy the sights to be seen, just enjoying the journey. Tovah
Thank you! It has been an amazing journey so far! It’s amazing what a change of focus will do 🙂
Thanks for checking it out!
Hello! Stumbled upon your blog when I was looking for photos of Camping Langenwald (just returned from camping in Germany, Switzerland and France). Love your writing – keep it up!
Thanks for the follow! Was Europe great? Although vastly different from North America, I found it strangely comforting. My kingdom for a French cow, how I miss French dairy!
It was wonderful Camping with family can be a challenge, but every day is a new adventure. Schnitzel with pommes got a little old, but German bread and yogurt are amazing and the local French wine was great. We even tried biodynamic wine and got an education in terroir – I swear I could taste the gravel.
We found Schnitzel portions to be massive! We ate Schnitzel sandwhiches for days 😦 I still have not had any since… I use to love the stuff!!
Hi, thank you for stopping by my blog ppm4u. I have been taking a look around you blog, it looks like you are a very busy person, enjoy your journeys 🙂
I’ve tagged you in a game of blog tag: http://bookclubbabe.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/blog-tag-im-it/
Hi there, I stumbled across your blog and I felt exactly the same – which was the trigger for my own ‘adventure into happiness’ (and my own blog) thanks for posting. stop by sometime if you like. peace x
I’ve nominated you for the Booker Award. Please don’t feel like you have to accept it any time soon (or ever), but I thought this was a fun one because the focus is on favorite books: http://sheilahurst.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/the-booker-award-favorite-books/
Thanks! I wish it was the Booker Prize, then I’d be a paid published author….sigh…one day 🙂 Now to think about my all time favorite books. This will be hard!
Just wanted to say thank you for following my blog. I appreciate the comments and suggestions you’ve made.
I enjoy the honesty of your journey. It is very similar to mine up to the point of surgery. I chose not to go that route my journey is chronicled here http://www.justmeandmo.wordpress.com I go to support group too and one thing I learned, everyone has tips that might help someone else. Keep it up! It’s hard but so worth it! I’ll see you at the WDW 5k in January 🙂 I bet I wont recognized you!!
I love looking at life in a skewed manner! Love the new idea! I think you should a picture of a kebab though. Hahahahaaha! Sorry bad joke…
Thanks. Pleased to have found your thoughtful blog. Looking forward to more reading here. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (drop a nickel).