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Friday, December 11, 2009

Wouldn't you know it, the day that Q and Garry need to drive the moving van to Fort St. John, BC to help Kaeli move...it's snowing. They have an eight hour drive ahead of them. I'm trusting God to surround them with the white light of the Holy Spirit and grant them travel mercies.

A short blog this morning as my driveway and sidewalk are begging me to clear them first before I head to work. Burning yet more calories!


My positives:

Kaeli will be home possibly Saturday night, if not for sure on Sunday.
Garry and Q(who on his birthday) willing go to help out Kaeli.
My son's birthday today.
A body that works and is able to shovel snow.
God who blesses this family.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be around later to give you all the answers to this week's challenge! You still have time, if you haven't already done it.


Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/11/2009 9:59AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with Garry, Q and Kaeli as they move her back home. Also very happy birthday wishes to Q...how wonderful to help others on his birthday. WAY TO GO, Mom on raising a wonderful young man.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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STORMTMB 12/11/2009 9:29AM

    We'll pray for everyone's safety in the snow. I know you'll be happy when they're all home safely! Have a fabulous Friday!

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WORKINGSTIFF 12/11/2009 7:55AM

    Here's to everyone staying safe in the snow! Be sure to warm up/stretch before shovelling.

Have a good weekend.

Helen

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BILL60 12/11/2009 7:23AM

    That's the attitude of a winner!!

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Thank you for your prayers

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thank you to all that offered prayers on my co-workers behalf.
Talked with Sandy, Geff's wife last night. Geff was in surgery from 12:20 until almost 8:30pm, Sandy was able to go into the recovery room for a few minutes to see him. His color was not as bad as she had expected, he still wasn't awake and they didn't figure that he would wake up yet for another 4 to 5 hours, but the surgery went well. They ended up doing a six by-pass. From what the surgeon told Sandy, that is the most that they can possibly do. Geff was doing well and a much relieved Sandy and girls felt that they could finally have a good night's sleep. Thank you God, that we have a state of the art brand new world class heart hospital that has just opened up this year.

My positives:
Successful surgery for Geff.
Quin finally getting in to the dentist.
Three more sleeps until Kaeli is home.
Our staff department Christmas lunch today....we are going to one of my favorite places...Boston Pizza...and I can have the Baja salad....YAY!
My monthly massage to look forward to on Saturday morning.
I love this time of year, people are just generally much more cheerful.

Have a wonderful day, thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/11/2009 10:04AM

    What an awesome Christmas gift for Geff and his family!!! Praise God for answered prayers and that great new hospital you have!!
Hope you had an enjoyable time at your Christmas luncheon...I know your salad was delicious. Glad Quin finally saw the dentist...now he can really enjoy his birthday as he and your DH move Kaeli home!!! WOOHOO!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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BUSYBRE 12/10/2009 10:05PM

    Thanks for your blog visit. My brother and I had a wonderful dinner together and we've caught up on each others lives - he leaves in the morning (bittersweet). So much good news today :) ... 'tis the season. Geff will now be better than he's ever been (once he's through recovery) ... good to hear you have 'state of the art' hospital to take care of everyone now!

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STORMTMB 12/10/2009 10:49AM

    Awesome news for Geff and his family. Have fun at your Christmas lunch today!

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LACEEJO11 12/10/2009 9:14AM

   

PRAISE GOD that surgery was successful and he will be fine!!
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YOYONOMORE1 12/10/2009 8:49AM

    Wow, a very long surgery, but giving thanks for a successful one and the skilled hands that performed the surgery. I agree with Marla, what a wonderful Christmas gift for him and his family.

Hugs,
Shirl

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MARLA7 12/10/2009 7:53AM

    Wanda - That IS wonderful news about Geff. God does answer prayers. So happy for him & his family. What a Christmas Gift. The gift of LIFE! Enjoy your salad today. Take care. Love, Marla

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We are still in a deep freeze....

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

This Arctic front that has found it's way down to us seems to have decided that it likes our location and plans on staying around for a few more days. BRRRRRRR!

I talked with Sandy (Geff's wife) last evening. Geff has been transferred to the University of Alberta hospital where they will, if all goes according to plan, perform his surgery today about 12:20. Sandy says the doctors are now talking quadruple by-pass rather than the triple as first planned. They will know more once they are in. He will be in surgery for several hours depending on how things go. Your prayers for Sandy, their girls and Geff would be appreciated. Sandy will try and let me know this evening how things are. It will depend on when she is allowed to see him, as they have told her that he could be in recovery for a couple of hours before being taken to ICU.

My positives:
My health and my ability to make the necessary changes to improve my health.
I'm not as intimidate by our computer system at work. WOO HOO...I'm becoming the Master! lol
Only 4 more sleeps and Kaeli will be home.
Friends who support and encourage me. Thank you all.
The daily blessings that come my way.

Thank you for stopping by and having a visit. Have a wonderful day, be of generous heart and watch the ripple effect begin.

PS how are you all doing on the weekly challenge???? I can hardly wait until Friday to see the answers.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MARLA7 12/10/2009 5:30AM

    Wanda - Geff is in my thoughts & prayers as well as his wife Sandy... do they have children? Please update us on the team about him. I enjoyed looking at your pictures again. You have a lovely family. Love, Marla

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/9/2009 9:35PM

    Wanda, my thoughts and prayers are with Geff and his family. Hope that everything went well for him and his recovery is quick.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/9/2009 9:34PM

    Wanda, my thoughts and prayers are with Geff and his family. Hope that everything went well for him and his recovery is quick.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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LACEEJO11 12/9/2009 8:49PM

   

Wanda,
Praying for GEFF and family...

We too are in the freezer...it is about 10 degrees right now!

Keep warm!! LaceEjo11

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YOYONOMORE1 12/9/2009 8:19PM

    Prayers going out for Geff and his family, praying the surgery was successful and that he'll have a good recovery. The artic air is paying us a visit also, I am not looking forward to having to go out tomorrow, but am not going to miss my two appointments. I have been working on the weekly challenge, there are a few that have me stumped, it will really be interesting to see the answers for those. Stay warm and safe.

Hugs,
Shirl

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STORMTMB 12/9/2009 10:07AM

    I think you sent the weather our way too. It's 27 here now with temps falling all day. We have 35 mph wind gusts. When you live in flat land, that gets pretty cold!!! The "feels like" number is about 0 F right now!

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KSNICKER 12/9/2009 8:18AM

    Brrrr Sending prayers for Geff. Hope all goes well for him.

Enjoy your holidays my friend...

((hugs))

Ka
thy

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POLLY20 12/9/2009 7:50AM

    My Dear Wanda~Sounds really serious~May God guide His Dr's hands
Geff & His fam aaare in my thoughts & Prayers~You as well~Hugs

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Baby, it's cold outside!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Minus 32 this morning, yes that is with wind chill factored in...but it's still minus 27 without the wind. I am so blessed to have a warm home and a warm vehicle to drive to work in.
I'm blessed to have a job that pays me well enough to be able to afford to heat my home!

This morning I woke up overly early in my opinion...I woke up at 3:45 am, tried to go back to sleep, but finally gave up at 4:15 as I realized that God had wanted me awake for a reason. He was prompting me to pray for someone, actually a couple of someones. So that is what I did, now I will trust that He will provide me with the energy and wakefulness to complete my day.
It is now 5:24 am, I've up and ready to face my day. Exercises are done, breakfast is done and my early morning sparking is almost done and I'll be out the door in another 20 minutes for work.
This morning will be another first for me. I need to bring our entire system back up and functioning at work. There was an upgrade being performed on things last night and we were taken down at 10pm and are supposed to be able to restart at 6 this morning. Keep your fingers crossed that everything went well.

My positives:
Knowing that I can trust in God to provide all that my family needs.
Warm clothing, warm bed, warm home and warm vehicle.
A job that I enjoy, even the scary parts like the entire computer system. (Tina, I'm getting better at it...I'm learning that it's not in charge! lol)
That God trusts me to lift others up in prayer at His prompting (even if it does take me awhile to catch on to His prompting)
Only 5 more sleeps and Kaeli will be home.
Life and all it's blessings. It is amazing how many blessings occur in ones life when we open our hearts and eyes to receive them. From the gentle smile from a stranger to a hug from a co-worker to the even bigger things.

Have a wonderfully blessed Tuesday,

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 12/8/2009 11:07AM

    You show that computer that you mean business! Sorry for the extreme cold you face each day. But, I'm sure that is what makes you so "tough". Thanks for the tea. It was delicious. Have a terrific Tuesday!
Love,
Nancy

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STORMTMB 12/8/2009 9:45AM

    I tell my students that computers are only tools and they do what you tell them to do. Many people don't believe it initially!

Congrats on the progress that you're making! Soon, you'll be an expert in how your library system works (from the start-up and back-up perspective)! You're gaining more confidence and benefiting your employer, co-workers and patrons with your new skills and knowledge. WooHoo to you!
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YOYONOMORE1 12/8/2009 9:27AM

    Bless you for listening to His promptings and trust Him to give you the energy to make it through your day. I am sure you will do just fine this morning with that wonderful computer system. Will be off to DH's eye appointment this afternoon and then later this afternoon DS will be picking me up and we'll go to dinner and then the show, looking forward to that. You have a Kaeli countdown going, can't tell you are excited about her coming home, mama hen, lol. Blessings all around us.

Lot's of Hugs
Shirl

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Just do it day!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Dec 7, and like most of you my list ot to do's is getting longer as the countdown to Christmas is on. Yes, I have many of the items on my to do list crossed off and that in itself is a great motivation to tackle the next thing. Oddly enough though, it is for me, a road block. I see that list and all it's crossed off items and my mind says "wow, look what you've done, you've done so much, take a break! " So I did, most of the weekend I spent not accomplishing much of anything. Well, today, I'm taking back the control and I'm looking at my list and I'm "just doing it".

I did accomplish one major undertaking though yesterday with the aid of Garry and Shyra. We finally got the tree up and the inside of the house decorated. It took us about 4 hours to get it all finished, but it's done! YAY! one more thing crossed off my list. I realised that I was procrastinating about getting it done, because my mind had already jumped ahead to "having to take it all down again and pack it away!" Now how absurd is that! Why on earth am I worrying about something that is way down the road. I needed to get off that train of thought and concentrate on "today" and let the future unfold according to God's plan.

My positives:
My family who was more than willing to help get the decorating done and when the time comes, I'm sure will be just as willing to help pack it all away.
My remote start that gets my vehicle all nice and warm before I get into it.
A snow bound weekend that kept me indoors most of the time and when I did venture out, it was to burn some calories shoveling snow!
Some ahhhh moments on how my mind still tries to throw me for a loop.
All out of town parcels are mailed and on their way.
A lovely chat with Sandy (Geff's wife). Geff will hopefully have his surgery this week. He is in good spirits, but bored being in the hospital.
How God continues to bless this family even when we stumble along.

Thanks for taking time in your day to stop by for a visit. I especially want to thank those of you who stop by randomly and leave me such encouraging comments. I do read them, and I am making an effort to get back to each of you (it's on my "to do" list!)

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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STORMTMB 12/7/2009 10:38AM

    YEAH for Christmas decorating. I'm sure it turned out to be a wonderful time shared with your family making memories. "Just do it" is an awesome slogan and we all need to be reminded of it once in a while. Have a great day!!

Tina

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/7/2009 9:37AM

    Congrats on getting your decorations done and having fun with the family while doing it. You are one busy lady. Love your positives.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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YOYONOMORE1 12/7/2009 8:53AM

    Woo hoo, for getting those decorations out and up, now your house is all Christmasie. That thought about having to take it all down and put it away crossed my mind too, and I just poo pooed it, as not being able to decorate last year, I was more than ready to this year and I love sitting in the evening with the tree lights a glow and the nativity scene in a soft light.
We have some winter weather on it's way, they are saying a winter storm watch Tuesday night, I just hope it holds off till my son has me back home and he gets back home after our night out. Loved all your positives. Have a great week.

Hugs,
Shirl

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WANDA68 12/7/2009 7:46AM

    Glad that is sounds like you had a good weekend after all! I think I need to make a big list I only make them day to day! I do love when it when look back and say wow I did all that! I hope you have a great week!

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NOLASOPHIE 12/7/2009 7:43AM

    Hey - that great. Holiday spirit inside and out. I always tell myself - don't rush - it will all get done. You sound thankful.

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