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I think its finally here (SORT OF)

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Its been nearly a week of above freezing temps (6 to 10 degrees C- about 43 to 48 degrees Fahrenheit- yes I am OLD enough to STILL HATE the METRIC system!!!!). It cant happen too soon- I just commented today on how it feels like its about a month late (probably not quite but certainly at least a couple of weeks late), The lawn is mostly all covered with snow and at least the roads are for the most part bare. The back alley is running and the drain is mercifully unblocked.

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    It has been nice here. No snow this week!

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CHRIS3874 4/3/2011 9:20PM

    Sadly perhaps I never took up golf but I sure do miss walking outside and biking, Winter in the prairies is too long. Mind you I know of other places in Canada I have worked that make this seem like a picnic. i went to you SP I thought perhaps you were English as I saw the photo of Parliament.

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MIKEBROWNING 4/3/2011 6:30PM

    I know how you feel, we just and a snow storm on Friday. I mostly melted but my golf game is on hold.

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Spring where art thou?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Well its nearly April and we still have most of the snow on the ground and ice on some of the streets and sidewalks. I am not very happy as I would prefer to be doing some yard work etc. It sure takes its toll this is one of the longest winters we have had in a long time.

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    This has been one crummy winter. The worst in years.

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CHRIS3874 3/28/2011 9:31PM

    Thanks emoticon the cloud was so thick today that I couldn't see the sun shining through today when I was outside at work today.

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TIBURONA 3/27/2011 11:22PM

    We've been getting a lot of rain (for Los Angeles), but we are going to have some sunny days this week before the next storms roll in.

Sending a little sunshine your way!

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DIANEM120 3/27/2011 4:54PM

    Waiting for spring here too. This seems like the winter that won't end.

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LAURETTA1966 3/27/2011 4:51PM

    I totally agree with you, I am really feeling the blues of winter

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

I recently and (not without some trepidation) made a (yet to be determined how successful) attempt to attend church (OK Mass there the CATholic is out of the bag) on Ash Wednesday which I thought was appropriate, given the time of year. I used to attend nearly evey Saturday (my church has a Saturday evening Mass as well as Sunday) without fail until a few years ago and and then I stopped for whatever reason ( I can't recall). To tell the truth I did miss it. I find it frustrating that the demographics have changed somewhat from when I stopped attending why I am not sure (sorry but I find it rude when someone figures if they talk during mass in a language other than English its OK also these people cannot speak English as well as they think they can and it SHOWS ). I do know that when I did attend alot I used to get frustrated with the "C and E" ers (I DO NOT want to fall into that trap again) . I recall that the priest said in his homily that the only thing we are to give up for Lent was SIN (I thought great I am already screwed). I hope what he meant was we are to recall how dependant we are in God's Grace for our salvation. Have a blessed Lent and EASTER (Please remember all those who lost their lives , property / lielihood or loved ones in the TSUNAMI and the earthquake this week)

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CHRIS3874 3/13/2011 7:26PM

    Yes its easily done - I guess life can get in the way.

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REILLYGIRRRL 3/13/2011 7:15PM

  Like you, I stopped attending Mass. I have no idea why because I always liked it.

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Sunday, March 06, 2011

I find it somewhat frustrating that I have to spend over an hour every night entering the info for this site - I wish it was a lot less time consuming as I could spend my time exercising or other things - isn't there a supposed consensus that SCREEN TIME is one of the evils of our age and a cause of OBESITY? I sincerely wish this could be brought to the webmaster of this page. I find it frustrating that there was all this work in WINDOW DRESSING and cosmetic work done just recently - I sincerely wish that there was as much effort and time spent on making updating my info FASTER and LESS TIME CONSUMING AND EASIER. Unfortunately I hold no hope for this . Also I think that if I am supposed to be able to get 6 points from reading the SPARK PEOPLE BLOGS then THERE HAD BETTER BE AT LEAST 2 NEW ones EACH and EVERY DAY !!!

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CHRIS3874 3/6/2011 6:48PM

    I know what you mean I sort of try to do that but in someway I just like to get it filled out and shut I can sure relate to the wanting to get points it nearly feels like a trap.
Thanks for the reply.

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LADYJAKE1 3/6/2011 5:31PM

    I break mine up so I don't get burned out, then come back later. I am not even sure why I try to get so many points, but I try

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more serious

Thursday, March 03, 2011

I am not sure about tomorrow as I need to straighten out some leave issues with my Boss as I think I have had to use my sick leave for WCB even though I was supposed to get it back as the WCB was paying my employer DIRECTLY . In addition they went and issued ME a tax form even tough I did NOT see one RED CENT. So I think I am going to have to spend some time going over things- not hapopy about this and am not looking forward to this . I do recognize if I dont DO it nobody else is going to look out foir my interests - thats my "wonderful" employer for you.


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