I'm late with November's recap and December 's goal but I'm just going to catch you up on December so far...
Saturday Dec 1..fun, fun Christmas party with one of my best friends ..supper, drinks and shopping..yes fun fun fun :)
Sunday Dec 2 house clean and decorate the livingroom including the tree up!!
Monday Dec 3 marathon Christmas baking day....7 batches done :)
Tuesday Dec 4 off to Montana for cattle stuff for hubby but also did some shopping and out for supper and a sparkle tour....stocked up on some Christmas booze, too and didn't have to pay any duty...wonderful :)
Wednesday Dec 5..oh, that's today...the pharmacist at the drugstore where I used to work is really short staffed over the busy holidays so asked if I could fill in for a few days in December so I'll be working 2 days this week, 4 days next week and 2 days the week before Christmas....I went to town to talk to her and I also mailed all my Christmas cards :) Back to work tomorrow :)
Last week we were up to Weyburn so hubby could get new tires on one of the trucks so we went up on a really icy day..oh yeah..everyday is really icy..just wish it would quit raining and get cold like it's supposed to be here...the whole yard is a sheet of ice!! The roads are a bit clearer but towns are awful!....and hubby got out of the truck at Weyburn and fell :( then he went to get the tires and they ordered the wrong ones..he was in a grumpy mood after that!! I did do my once a month shopping, and we stopped at Sears and got a new TV (the old one had the top half of the picture gone) and a new stand too :) an early Christmas gift!
Well..stay tuned for that November recap and some December goals...I'll work at refreshing my Spark page first...then get the rest done...
Hi..sorry I've been MIA..I've just been feeling lazy and not blogging...finally got back to a bit of fall cleaning today..did laundry and sorted the hot mess that is our home office desk...it needed some major sorting!! and threw lots away..to the wood stove paper bax :)
Haven't gotten back at my cards yet either..just have a few addressed but everything is ready to address the rest..
I've been helping water the herd and put up the new Christmas lights I bought, they worked fine in the house and once up on the house only half worked..just like the ones they were replacing..boo hoo!! I give up..I took the ones from before and rolled them in a ball and stuck them in the hanging baskets by the door!!
I'm meeting 3 classmates tomorrow for lunch for our birthday get together..the woman who is having the December birthday is off to Austrailia this weekend for 2 or 3 months so we're having it early..always fun to get together...one friend just got back from Iowa, spending US Thanksgiving with friends and the other friend has just returned from black friday shopping in North Dakota :) The stories should be fun..
I'm finding the last week of the 5% fall challenge very challenging..the extra points are for no junk food..it's a tough one for me...the exercise one is fine but it's hard to go a whole week without junk food..no beer, no cake, no ice cream.. etc.
Wish me luck..so far today is my first no junk food day to track!! Woohoo me!! Tomorrow's lunch and Wednesday is Weyburn so another lunch out..hope the rest of the week is sucessful..need to nudge the scale so I can finish strong!!
Better head off to bed..thanks for dropping by and for all your encouragments.. Keep on Sparkin'
Where has November gone?? Almost time for a goal recap and post December's goals..stay tuned....
Hi..I spent most of today working on my Christmas cards..I printed out the letter and found out I needed a few more pictures so I used my new scanner/printer and made a few more copies. I sent out about 50 cards every year! and love to hear from friends and relatives!
I took a break from cards and helped hubby load up the water tank and haul water to the herd..there's no water where they are at right now..so we'll be hauling water for the next few days.
When we were finished hubby went to town for mail and I went back to work on my cards...and when hubby came home I got my first Christmas card :) talk about Karma..woohoo!! The card is from our new friends who just moved to New Zealand! and she mailed her cards really early!
The cold weather is still here and now the wind has picked up..glad we don't have to go anywhere except the community well which is just a few miles from us. A whole weekend to stay home..maybe I'll get back to house cleaning....haha...
Well it's about bedtime so I should finish this up..thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin'
Hi..hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving in November is enjoying their day!!
I am very thankful for all my Spark friends and all the support I receive here everyday!! You guys are the greatest!!
We had a very interesting day in Moose Jaw yesterday...the freezing rain and snow that were forecast started early in the day..we drove the whole way in rain, the highways and streets were very slippery..then it started to snow..after the hockey game we had a very long and slippery and blizzardy ride home..we got home after midnight...
..the game and supper out and of course the visit with our son were all worth it though!
Today was kind of a lazy day..we had a man here signing up an oil well for the community pasture, then we moved the herd to another fall grazing field..brrr.. I froze my fingers on the quad...
..then for supper we had a kind of Thanksgiving supper from frozen leftover turkey breast from our Thanksgiving in October..some homemade stove top stuffing and some sweet potatoes, cranberries and lefsa..and pumpkin pie for dessert...
Maybe tomorrow I'll have my energy back and do some more fall cleaning...
...I've been working on my Christmas letter for the cards and for some reason when I try to type it , it leaves a space between every line no matter how I change the settings..yikes!! I wish I new how to use computers better haha...
Well better go for now...thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin'
30 days and 30 ways...
21 Have fruits and/or veggies at every meal
22 Eat more protein ..yeah turkey!!
Have the Happiest Thanksgiving Spark friends..when I count my blessings I always count you, too!!
Hi..we did lots of shopping and bill paying today...I am almost finished with Christmas shopping!!
Some of my purchases were gift cards..I love to give and receive gift cards..how about you?? I got 11 Tim Horton $5 gift cards for my nieces and nephews..they live across Canada so this works really great...and fits into a card. I also got a few more gift cards for relatives and friends..also bought some amaryllis plants for gifts, too...mine turned out so beautiful last year so I thought I'd give some as gifts!
It felt good to put the fall cleaning on hold and tomorrow too as we are off to visit son is Moose Jaw, do some shopping, go out for supper and go to a hockey game... I'm really looking forward to my day!!
We took our truck in the shop to get the rest of the repairs done where the deer hit it..they never did fix it right..so now it's better..still not great...
Well..should be off to bed..tomorrow is a busy day..thanks for dropping by..keep on Sparkin'
30 days and 30 ways...
20 Log less screen time
I was reading this article..The power of gratitude..
~keep a gratitude journal
~express your gratitude
~look for what's right about a situation, not what's wrong
~practise gratitude with your family and friends