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A fun day is planned!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

I've been keeping Garry in suspence about what he is getting for his birthday. His birthday was on Thursday, but I told him he wouldn't get his gift until today. I've been planning and saving for his gift for a year now. He has no idea what it is and has been making some very interesting guesses! lol
I knew he would have today off work, so have only told him that he must be available today and that he must be ready by 10am. I'll let you in on the secret....I'm getting him a table saw! He has wanted one for a long time and has been looking and looking, but just never felt he could afford to get one. He had borrowed one to do some of the renos, but with more renos planned, he really needs his own as he doesn't like to borrow other peoples.
Today we are going to choose one...I'm very excited about it.
We just might have enough left over to have lunch out also! WOO HOO.

No snow falling as yet, but we have been warned by the weather forecast to be prepared for a weekend of shoveling. I'm hoping that it doesn't snow until later in the day, but we've no control of the weather.

My positives:
Being able to keep Garry's birthday present a secret and to have saved enough to get one.
A fun day to look forward to.
I got in two sessions of 30 minutes each on the Wii Fit Plus yesterday.
A weekend to enjoy and relax in.
Laundry almost finished, only need to dry one load.
Surprising someone.
Life...I love how I can be a creator each day and know that it's my choice if I color my day bright or dark.

Have an awesome Silly Saturday. I'm off to have fun, hope you are too.


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STORMTMB 1/30/2010 10:57AM

    How neat! He's going to be so surprised and happy! Be sure to tell us all about the event.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/30/2010 10:49AM

    What a wonderful gift and so great that you were able to keep it a surprise!!! ENJOY your day and all that it brings. Let us know his reaction. Be sure to tell him Happy Birthday from all of us too.
Blessings and hugs to you both,

Great positives!!!

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YOYONOMORE1 1/30/2010 10:29AM

    Oh what a wonderful surprise you have planned for Gary and what a fun day ahead for the two of you.


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MAURIZIA 1/30/2010 10:16AM

    Shhhhh...I'm not telling!!!

Have fun and hope the sn*w holds off 'till you get home!


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Another successful family celebration!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Yesterday was Garry's birthday and we went out for supper to Boston Pizza. Because of everyone's differing schedules, we needed to be able to make a reservation some place...so we will save the new place to another time, as they don't do reservations.

We enjoyed ourselves immensely...it really doesn't matter where we go, we just have fun getting together as a family. I was good with my choices, water and the Baja salad. Higher in calories than I would have liked, but better than most of the selections on the menu.

I'm off to work this morning with a hopeful attitude. Ended up coming home after 4.5 hours of work as I had nothing to do. My selectors have not grasped the fact that they need to get their orders down to me. We have double the budget to spend this year and about 1/2 the time to spend it due to our location move in October. I'm hopeful that they have sent work down for today!

My positives:
Active members on our team.
Time off yesterday to have a nap before a late night.
Family time.
Kismet (my cat) seems to be feeling a bit better.
Although I didn't get an opportunity to do my Wii work out yesterday, I am not upset about it...I will make it up over the next couple of days by doing longer workouts.
It's Fabulous Friday!

Have a wonderful day, remember that you are worth having a healthy lifestyle.


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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/30/2010 10:52AM

    Glad you had a Fabulous Friday, Wanda, and that you had a great time celebrating Garry's birthday with the family!!!
Blessings and hugs,

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BUSYBRE 1/29/2010 9:25PM

    Glad your family has been able to enjoy time together celebrating and creating memories ... work - now that's a whole different planet (and variety is the spice of life)! heheh Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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MAURIZIA 1/29/2010 11:27AM

    Wanda, glad you had a FABULOUS celebration of Garry's life! Glad that Kismet's feeling better...s/he may be figuring out it's nice to be an only kitty! Hehehehe...I think that's why Katie hisses & growls when I bring Gracie back from her blood test...She likes having the apt. to herself! Hehehe...

Have a FABULOUS Friday!

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STORMTMB 1/29/2010 9:43AM

    Glad that you all had a great time together last night and that you made healthy choices! WooHoo for you!

Have a Fabulous Friday!


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NJMATTICE 1/29/2010 9:17AM

    Have a Fabulous Friday, Wanda!

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Yes I did get another color! lol

Thursday, January 28, 2010

In response to the question...yes, I did get another color! I asked for "white" just to be really different, and this according to the hairdresser is "white". I'm okay with it though, I like it. I did spot another color on one of the hairdressers later that I really loved and want to do the next time...turquoise!

Oh to be my age and finally become adventurous! lol

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MAURIZIA 1/29/2010 7:14AM

    Wanda, I LOVE it!!! I've done highlights but not streaks! Way to go!! Hope it was a great birthday celebration for Garry...We had to postpone John's 'cuz of whiteout conditions...they didn't last long...but just when we were commuting there!

Blessings!! You look FABULOUS!

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RACINGSLUG 1/29/2010 6:13AM

    Oooh, turquoise sounds lovely! You have a wonderful adventurous spirit, thanks for the smile...

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WANDA68 1/28/2010 9:09PM

    looks marvelous I never have had any highlights or extra anything done and am thinking about it more and more. thanks for sharing!

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YOYONOMORE1 1/28/2010 8:50PM

    You brave woman, it looks nice. I've thought about highlights, but haven't been that brave, I know my GD would do a good job, but can't convice myself to just do it, maybe that's something I should reward myself with, hmmmm, have to think about that one. Enjoy your evening celebrating.


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STORMTMB 1/28/2010 8:02PM

    Love it! Just the fact that you do something different, out of the ordinary, is fabulous! You: trendsetter!

Enjoy the birthday celebration this evening.


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BUSYBRE 1/28/2010 7:08PM

    ... it's lovely ... turquoise would be really nice too - one of my students has turquoise hair and it looks great (there's some brown streaked in as well).

I just KNOW you are going to LOVE Gayla's book ... she and her boyfriend did all the work on it ... his designs are subtly weaved throughout the book. I'm reading Marjories now and it's a lot of fun.

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Jan 28

Thursday, January 28, 2010

It's Garry's birthday today and we are having another family celebration. Garry has chosen to go out for dinner, we are going to try a new place "Original Joe's", as they don't do reservations, we take out chances. If we can't get in as a group, we'll head out to somewhere else.

Yesterday was a great day, we saw the sun after it has been in hiding for the past 8 days! Oh sunshine, how much better everyone feels when it is shining.

I'm steadily working my way to a great workout routine. Shake things up every couple of days just to keep my body working. I do my morning strength exercise before work and then a minimum of 30 minutes on the Wii Fit Plus when I get home. It's great. This week, I've been trying some different exercises on the Wii...I have discovered that I'm very "uncoordinated" with some of them! The kung-fu one leaves me baffled...definitely not my forte. lol

My Positives:
Garry's birthday, which means a family get-together.
Got my haircut yesterday...the shaggy look has disappear and a much more presentable look has appeared.
The motivation to do my exercises.
The sun came out yesterday and is supposed to hang around today also.
It's almost the end of January, spring is coming closer!
Family and friends.

Have a wonderful day, keep focused on the healthy lifestyle, even on those days where you just don't feel like it!


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STORMTMB 1/28/2010 2:09PM

    Happy Birthday to Garry! Hope that you all get to enjoy a wonderful dinner together in a new restaurant. So, you didn't tell us, color streak in your hair or not?

Have a wonderful day!


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MAURIZIA 1/28/2010 7:37AM


Wanda, enjoy your dinner! I'm taking John out for his b-day dinner this eve to Loie Fuller & Co., a new French restaurant in town.

53 days to spring...but who's counting???

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Jan 27

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I got invited to spend the evening with Shy last night at her place. Kaeli was working at her 2nd job, so wasn't home, but Shy and I enjoyed watching one of our favorite TV programs together and just chatting and catching up with each other. Garry had to work, so it was plain and simple "girl time".

Even managed to get my Wii time in later in the evening, but not sure if exercising so late in the day is a good thing for me. I had a great deal of trouble falling asleep. I tossed and turned most of the night and then of course, fell asleep a couple of hours before it was time to get up for work. I'll be running on will power today!

Yay, I get my hair cut this afternoon right after work. It's getting so long, I feel like a shaggy dog. I'm debating on whether or not I will get a colored streak again in my hair and if so what color. I've had purple and blue, which I liked. But even Shy noticed that since I put the color streak in my hair, several people at work have now been doing the same thing! I've never been a trend setter before and I'm not sure I enjoy it! Weird. The one trend that I am pleased about though is since I've been eliminating weight, five others at work have followed suit. Now that is exciting, to see others wanting to be healthy also.

My positives:
Time with Shy.
Getting my haircut today.
Geff will be coming back to work starting on Monday...limited to a couple of hours a day, but it's great to hear that he has the okay from his doctor to come back!
Garry's birthday tomorrow...so family time again! YAY!
Life in general...being able to find the blessings in my day.

Have a wonderful day, keep on moving towards your goals. You deserve to be healthy.


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BUSYBRE 1/27/2010 10:46PM

    I'm so glad you had your 'girl night' together - it's times like these that missing a workout is ok probably (especially if you now know it keeps you awake). I've been taking melatonin on Tues evenings so I can get to sleep by 10 and be up at 5:30 - even just missing out on 30 minutes sleep means I'm in a daze all day long (I've been coming home Wed nights and napping then waking up feeling like I'm on another planet) ... such a creature of habit!

The book launch night was fun! I'll blog about it in the morning.

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MAURIZIA 1/27/2010 10:01AM

    Wanda, you reminded me of the adage "actions speak louder than words." Isn't it the truth?

Glad you got to have time with Shy! How wonderful for you...and glad to hear that Geff is coming back to work even if only for a couple of hours!

Good luck with keeping your eyes open...This is how I look today: emoticon
Using safety pins! :)


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STORMTMB 1/27/2010 9:28AM

    Good reminder that no matter what we do, whether we want them to or not, people are always watching what we do and how we react or respond.

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