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Back to work today...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Holiday time is over for me now and it's back to work today. A nice brisk morning in our house this morning as once again our furnace is acting up. We are hovering at 16 degrees in the house. Certainly gets you moving! Exercises this morning were great as they helped to warm me up. lol

I've been up since 3 am. Woke up and my mind started turning with all the things at work that I know are waiting for me. As well as mentally going through all the codes that I need to remember. Hate that when that happens...I didn't have to be up for another 1.5 hours and yet turning off my active mind was not working! Oh well, I can sleep tonight!

My Positives:
The temperatures are hovering around zero outside, so comparatively....it is still warm in the house!
I remember all my codes and passwords.
Morning exercises are done.
Weighed in this morning...no weight elimination...but on the positive side...no weight gain either! I just have to keep increasing my calorie burning and watching my intake.
I'm actually glad to be going back to work this morning...I like my routines.
God, who continues to bless this family so abundantly.

Have a wonderful Motivation Monday...keep on track.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 1/11/2010 8:20PM

    I'm back today too ... but I have late starts today and tomorrow ... I bet I'll be up all night concerned about getting in on time for my 8am start on Wednesday though! I noticed it was colder here in Toronto than in Edmonton!

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STORMTMB 1/11/2010 3:35PM

    Have a great day at work, Wanda!

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CROBINGO 1/11/2010 9:33AM

    Wow you are definitely on your "A" Game! Way to go!

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NJMATTICE 1/11/2010 8:50AM

    Have a great day back at work and stay warm.
Love,
Nancy

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MAURIZIA 1/11/2010 6:53AM

    Wanda, have a good return to work day! Glad to know I'm not the only one who wakes at night with work stuff on her mind...I usually will call and leave a message at the office so I don't forget by the time I get there...When Tel retrieves messages, she laughs that I left them at 2 or 3 AM!

Hope your furnace starts working properly. Brrrrr...

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Last day of my holidays

Sunday, January 10, 2010

It's been wonderful having some time off work to relax and accomplish things on my to do list at home. I'm actually looking forward to going back to work tomorrow. I like my routine and now that thoughts of what is waiting in my inbox at work have been progressively intruding into my daily thoughts...it's time!

We had such a beautiful day weather wise here yesterday..we actually made it up to plus 1! Not a come occurance for this time of year. Unfortunately, it has made the roads dangerously slippery once the temps dropped a bit again. It was nice though to have some of the snow melt off where it had built up on the streets. Ahhhh, spring is on it's way ...we must be down now to about 69 or 68 days???

The girls are settling in very well, as are the animals. CJ has come out of hiding, but he has a bolt hole to run to at a moments notice. He's been diving under the covers on Shy's bed. Too funny! Shy says it looks hilarious as this is something he has never done before. She says he dives in and under and then peeks out from under the covers. But he is adjusting which is good. He leaves all the exploring to the rabbit(Nevi). Once she has checked out a location then he will go and check it out also. Such a brave boy!

I've got the Wii all set up again downstairs and yesterday got more steps in on the free step exercise...3735 steps in 30 minutes...woo hoo! I plan on taking my exercise ball and weights downstairs too. This way everything is all in once spot and I have my own little mini gym! My goal this year is to increase my exercise doing exercises that I can do from home. Having the Wii enables me to change the exercises about so that I don't get bored with them or stuck in a rut.

My Positives:

Garry and I brought home some floor samples for the computer/craft room and the living/dining room yesterday. We have chosen which one we would like and now we will price it out and start saving for it.
My Wii is all hooked up again and I've been able to use it.
Today we will move some of the items stored in my computer room back downstairs into storage....there is room now!
My body is recovering from all the soreness and stiffness of helping the girls move.
I don't have to cook tonight...Garry wants to BBQ seeing as the weather is so nice.
Once I have space back in my computer room, I will be able to start scanning all my photos into the computer and then transferring them on to a separate USB drive. Yeah, another project about to begin and crossed off my "to do" list.
I have a new day ahead of me to be creative in...I'm off to begin it and enjoy it now!


Have a wonderful Serenity Sunday. Thank you for stopping by .

Hugs,
Wanda
PS Nancy I'm home pretty much every evening next week.

  
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MAURIZIA 1/10/2010 6:29PM

    Bye, holidays!! Something to be said for routine! Glad to hear CJ & Nevi are adjusting to their new home!

69 more days!!!

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NJMATTICE 1/10/2010 3:35PM

    Let's see... Evening for you is an hour later than for me, right? You are on my to do list. I'm glad that you had a nice holiday and getting back to work will feel great, I'm sure. Thanks for the encouragement to get 2010 off to a healthy start and continue building that ideal life. Much appreciated. Enjoy your last day of "holidays".
Love,
Nancy

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STORMTMB 1/10/2010 11:32AM

    It sounds like you've had a great time off of work and a day full of blessings. How wonderful!

Tina

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New Phase of our lives

Saturday, January 09, 2010

The new phase of our lives has begun. Garry and I got the girls all moved yesterday. Although I'm sure, there are probably still small items that we will discover over the next few days that have been forgotten and will need to be taken to them.

I'm very glad to be going for my monthly theraputic massage this morning. I've discovered muscles that have been dormant for far too long! I'm sure that I more than surpassed the recommended 10,000 steps a day yesterday. It was hard to figure out how to actually track the exercise yesterday, but I did find a "moving: carrying boxes" exercise on SP that I used. as I felt it was probably close enough to what all we were doing.

The most traumatic part of the girls move was moving Shy's poor cat. He was so upset and scared. I'm hoping that he will have settled down somewhat for the Shy when he realized that all his things and hers were still around him. He panics when his environment is changed in any way. The poor little guy is spooked by any changes as well as any sudden moves. At least the girls will have the full weekend of being at their new place and getting settled in before he gets left on his own during the day while they work.

My positives:
A new phase in Garry's and my life to look forward to and embrace.
The move for the girls is all done.
My massage this morning to help work out some of the kinks.
The weather is much warmer than it has been, we are only in the minus 5 to minus 10 range now instead of minus 30'sl
My SPARK book arrived this week, haven't had a chance to begin reading it yet, but it looks good!
An invititation to attend a favorite uncle's 85 birthday celebration in July in British Columbia.
Life...it is never boring.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit. Enjoy this Silly Saturday...let that inner child out for some fun.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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STORMTMB 1/9/2010 5:05PM

    The kitty will calm down once he figures out that his "mommy" is still there and nothing bad is happening. Then he'll have fun exploring his new home, probably on Monday. Cats sure do react to that kind of stress though. It was huge when my two moved from our apt to our house. Thankful it has been our and their only move. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tina

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MAURIZIA 1/9/2010 10:34AM

    WANDA, poor kitty!!! I agree - it's great they'll be around for the weekend to help him get situated! Heck, my Katie gets stressed if I move something!!!

Have fun with your new phase!!! What opportunities await you!!!!

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Moving Day!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Moving day has arrived for my girls. Today they get possession of their condo and the move begins. I'm sure we will discover "forgotten" things as the days go by, but seeing as they are going to be about 9 blocks away, it won't be difficult to move those things too!

The girls did their walk through with the landlord last evening and are excited about getting settled in their new place. I'm doing not bad...I'm excited for them.

I'm enjoying the Wii Fit Plus and the free step exercise they have on there. I did 3156 steps in 30 minutes yesterday...today my steps will probably all be ones that are carrying boxes as we move the girls!
I'm hoping to incorporate the free step into my daily routine as a way of ensuring that I get my steps in each day. I still need to get a new battery for my pedometer as then I can track every step that I take. I'm aiming to make each day a 10,000 step day for sure!

My positives:
Having a Wii and the Wii Fit/Plus programs.
The ability to move my body and exercise.
Knowing that we have raised our children to be independent and that they are confident in their own abilities.
Having the internet to stay in touch with friends and family.
Kaeli's best friend and her husband are expecting their first child....YAY...I'm going to be a surrogate grandma! Julie is one of our daughters by the sheer fact that she has been in our lives since she was 8 years old. We are all so excited.
Waking up this morning and knowing that I have a brand new day ahead of me to create to my hearts content.

Have a Fabulous Friday, thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 1/8/2010 11:40PM

    Bittersweet. Detaching with love. I get all sentimental. You are being a brave camper. It must help to have them a stone's throw away, though. Let me know when you have a moment to sit and chat. I looked at my phone card today. It's just sitting there, waiting for a good opportunity. Happy weekend to you. Enjoy helping the girls get settled in.
Love,
Nancy

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MAURIZIA 1/8/2010 10:32AM

    Wanda, enjoy the moving!!! How exciting that you're able to do this with them!! Just think...they're just a few hundred steps away! :)

Blessings!

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STORMTMB 1/8/2010 10:22AM

    Sounds like the Wii programs are awesome. Some folks at work love theirs too. Thinking about renting one to find out what it's all about. Maybe I'll get one too. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tina

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HY2009 1/8/2010 10:06AM

    Nice to have some positive news....God bless

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Merry Ukrainian Christmas today!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

It's Ukrainian Christmas today. Although we do our major celebration in December, we still acknowledge and have a minor celebration today. This way both Garry's and my traditions are celebrated.

Yesterday, Garry was able to get the remote starter installed in my vehicle, yay...no more having to brave the cold to go out and start my vehicle. Talked about spoilt!
I do still have to brave the cold and snow though to shovel when it snows!

I discovered a great "Free step" exercise on my new Wii Fit Plus program. It allows me to do step aerobics and helps me keep track of my steps as well as my calories burned! This came in really handy yesterday as I once again forgot to get a new battery for my pedometor. At least by using the Wii, I was able to get in some extra steps without any trouble. I plan on using this as a regular part of my exercises. I'm sure glad that SP has added some of the Wii exercises to their menu.

Today, the people that installed our kitchen are bringing a new client over to look at our kitchen. They phoned to see if we would be willing to show our kitchen and all it's features. No problem....it's ready to show.

The girls go at 4:30pm today to do a walk through with their new landlord. And tomorrow we will begin moving their things. Should be getting lots of steps in then as well as some extra calories burned. Not sure yet how I will track my exercising, but I'm sure I'll figure it out.

My Positives:
My remote starter in my vehicle.
I've been doing really well at staying focused and on track.
Wii Fit Plus and it's "free step" exercise.
Garry being able to get a van from his work, so the move for the girls will be basically cost free.
Showing off my lovely new kitchen to help out the people that created it for me.
Life....it is just plain and simply wonderful.

Thanks for your visit, take this gift of today and have fun with it.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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CROBINGO 1/8/2010 8:55AM

    Wow...busy day! Don't you love the wii? I have been doing the wii step, the soccer (which is really hard for observation, balance and almost like kinetics), the balance as my favorites. Before I know it I have in at least 30 minutes and have gone for 3 hours once (I am very competitive). Fun!

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NJMATTICE 1/7/2010 9:04PM

    Happy Christmas. I like to keep Christmas until Epiphany (Jan 6.) But I'll hold out for the Ukranian Christmas. I like to hold out for as long as possible. This year we're holding out for #1 son Matt's visit on January 20th. Only difficulty is the dusting will be major. Happy New Year, Happy Wii Fit, Happy New Kitchen, Happy Moving out and up day. Happy Garry Helping day and all the rest. Your cheery outlook will make every day joyous for sure. Keep sticking to what works and keep your eye on the prize. Hope to chat with you soon. Let me know a good time. I've got a phone card with your name on it. (ATT Worldwide is your new name)
Love and kisses,
Nancy

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WANDA68 1/7/2010 2:24PM

    Hope the move goes smoothly and once again you are the most positive person I ever read about!

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BUSYBRE 1/7/2010 1:42PM

    Merry Ukranian Christmas - one of my favourite artists is William Kurelek - I've just posted a picture (snow scene) on my blog for you to enjoy as a little gift! It fits perfectly with todays posting.

I didn't realize I didn't have you on my Sparks Page as a friend (just added you) sorry about that!

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MAURIZIA 1/7/2010 1:03PM

    Srozhdestvom Kristovym! (hope that's correct!)

I'm so jealous of that starter! Only 72 more days to the official start of spring!! Things are looking up!

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HY2009 1/7/2010 11:34AM

    Have a Merry Ukranian Christmas today...

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YOYONOMORE1 1/7/2010 11:31AM

    Speaking of Wii Fit, my DS got it for Christmas and it told him he was obese and made his little character fat, he didn't like that, so I said "guess you better do something about that", he plans on making some changes. That is nice that you are going to let them show off your new kitchen. You'll burn those calories with that moving the girls. Enjoy the reminder of your time off.Glad you got that automatic starter installed, it will make winter a little more bearable, lol, my automatic starter is named Clenton, he's always been good about going out and starting the car if it's cold and he knows I am going some place.

Hugs,
Shirl

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RONNIEHUEY 1/7/2010 10:49AM

    You are having a good day! Have fun with the moving! emoticon

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