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Feb 22

Monday, February 22, 2010

Yay, time with my girls yesterday!
I started off my day with some quiet time, then headed downstairs to put in some free stepping time. Got in 90 minutes and then had a phone call from my girls wanting to know if I wanted to do some window shopping along Whyte Avenue in the city. SURE, why not....more walking, but this time outside in the beautiful sunshine! Just what I needed....some sunshine!
We spent almost 3 hours wandering up and down the Avenue, popping into stores and looking around. I'm excited now....Spring stuff is being put out! Yay, spring is on it's way!
The girls came over for supper and we sat around visiting. It was a great Serenity Sunday. Quiet time, exercise, healthy eating and family...what more can you ask for.

My Positives:
Lots of exercise, most of it outdoors in the sunshine.
Time with the girls.
A good night's sleep last night.
I'm mentally ready for another week at work.
God, who continues to have patience with me and guide me.

Hope you are planning on having a great day...it's your choice!

Thanks for stopping by,

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YOYONOMORE1 2/22/2010 10:51AM

    Glad you were able to enjoy such a nice Sunday and that you are ready to take on a new week. My daughter is now on our team and joining us on this journey to a healthier lifestyle, woo hoo! Charlotte schools got a snow day, today, so DD has a day off. The dance pairs were so good last night, I really enjoyed watching them even though it makes me stay up later, more skating tonight. Have a wonderful Monday.


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CROBINGO 2/22/2010 9:20AM

    Great day with a little bit of everything. Very nice...

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STORMTMB 2/22/2010 9:19AM

    Sounds like a wonderful day, especially time spent with your daughters. It's great that you have such a close relationship with them. See, the empty nest isn't so bad!

Have a great Monday!

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JOHNTJ1 2/22/2010 8:23AM

    Amen, Amen, Amen!!!!

It puts a bit of spring in your step when you start seeing signs of spring!!!

Glad you had a good Sunday. We did also. My grandaughter had five or six "paintings" for us so now i have fresh art work for my office wall. And they are all in such cheerful colors!!!

Have a Marvelous Monday Wanda

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Feb 21

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Yesterday turned out to be a busy day. I managed to get in 40 minutes of exercising before Garry wanted to head out to begin our Saturday of errands.
We headed out to Costco to get my software (Quicktax) for this years income tax. Prior to heading to Costco, we did all the necessary things to top up our RRSP's. Yay, more deductions! lol. While at Costco, we discovered a great sale on Lysol toilet bowl cleaner...to be honest, I've never seen a sale of Buy one get one Free before at Costco. Garry hadn't either, so we were a little unsure if we had understood the signage. We did get a great deal! Bought a 4 pack and got the second 4 pack for free! Plus it was on sale in the first place! Now I've got toilet bowl cleaner to last me a year all for $10.00! lol We gave some to the girls, as there is way too much for us, but it was too good a deal to pass up.
Once finished at Costco, we headed into the city to make a deposit on the cork flooring for the computer/craft room. We hope to have that paid for and completed by the end of March. It's a small room 10x12, so isn't going to cost much to get done. One more room completed. Then it will be on to the next major project...the flooring for the livingroom/dining room.
From the city we came home, Garry headed to work for a couple of hours, I headed downstairs to exercise and watch more Olympics! I managed to get 2hours and 10 minutes in yesterday before we needed to get ready to go out for dinner.
Now today, I need to head on over and get this weeks challenge posted. I've been spending so much time off line that my computer duties have taken a back seat!

My Positives:
Got my exercising in yesterday.
Have my software program (which by the way, was also on sale at Costco!)
RRSP's done.
Deposit on flooring done.
I'm feeling really good about keeping to my commitment of exercising while watching the Olympics.
There is excitment in the air, not sure why, but I'm excited to find out!
Life, it just contains so many wonderful blessings.

Have a wonderful Serenity Sunday, head on over an check out this weeks' challenge. It's mental gym this week!


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NJMATTICE 2/21/2010 1:25PM

    Isn't life grand when savings on toilet bowl cleaner gives us such a rush? Amazing. Keep up the good work. I'll get over to this week's challenge and check it out. I'll check out yor ice dancing team this evening.

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CROBINGO 2/21/2010 10:06AM

    Busy but productive day. Very satisfying!

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STORMTMB 2/21/2010 10:01AM

    Sounds like a busy day, but lots of good things going on. Keep up the great work on all of your exercising and enjoy the results!


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My legs are tired today!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I woke up this morning and my legs are still tired from the 3 hours of free stepping that I did while watching the Olympics yesterday. They are tired, but I feel great!
I was wonderful watching our Canadian win gold on the men's Skeleton run. WOO HOO! I think all of the competitors did fantastic, especially when you consider that its only fractions of a second that separate them all.

Well, it's RRSP time and Garry and I are off this morning to top up our contributions. Then I need to go and buy my software program for this years income taxes. I don't enjoy doing the income tax, I find it so stressful, but I also don't enjoy paying the bucks for someone else to do them and then usually getting a letter back from the Government to say they were incorrect. If there is going to be a mistake, I'd rather have not paid someone else to make it!

We have dinner out this evening with some friends of Garry's parents. They want to go to Montana's Cookhouse...so I will need to go online to see what they have on their menu that I can eat.

Already it seems like my day is filling up! lol

My positives:
So proud of all the athletes in the Olympics, the commitment that they have to training for their sport is so inspiring.
3 hours of free step accomplished yesterday.
I'm seeing a difference in the way my clothes are fitting, I'm holding off stepping on the scales, possibly until the Olympics are over. I want to continue to be steadyfast to my commitment of exercising while watching tv.
The snow that was predicted, is supposed to miss us!
Making a start on the income tax returns by at least buying the software today! lol
All of you who help to keep me encouraged and moving forward.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit, have a great fun filled weekend.


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BIBLIOHOLIC57 2/21/2010 9:53AM

    Wanda, you rock!

I'm simply in awe and astonished that you could do 3 hours of exercise. WOW!

You have my permission to take a few hours off and relax.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. You've earned it (and then some!).



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SEAGLASSQUEEN 2/20/2010 9:58PM

    Go Canada and go Wanda!! thanks for sharing your positives

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RACINGSLUG 2/20/2010 6:05PM

    That was so clever of you, doing exercise while watching the Olympics. Three hours is truly a feat.

I made my husband do the taxes this year because I did it last year. That way each of us only suffers every OTHER year!

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NJMATTICE 2/20/2010 12:47PM

    You are an Olympic champion yourself! Love that you made this commitment. I am certain that you will see your reward when it's all over! Good planning for the dinner this evening. (every choice you have made is exhibiting commitment and I'm inspired!) Enjoy your free time this weekend and keep up the good work.

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STORMTMB 2/20/2010 10:51AM

    Wow - you're doing great with all of the exercise! Keep it up!


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YAY! it's Friday!

Friday, February 19, 2010

My favorite day of the week is here again!
I have a weekend of Olympics to look forward to and a weekend of doing free step while watching the Olympics! Why is this exciting...well...cause I have a plan in place, I will be burning more calories, I have a great distraction while exercising, and I am going to see results . In fact, I'm already seeing some results. My legs are toning up, my pants are fitting looser and I'm sleeping better, and surprisingly...I'm less hungry!

Yesterday I had contact from a cousin that I haven't heard from for several years. She is now on facebook. What a nice way to reconnect with family and friends. I don't spend a lot of time on facebook, but it sure is a great and quick way to drop in and say hi to people.

My positives:
I woke up this morning.
I've got my strength exercises done.
Contact from two cousins yesterday, one that I haven't heard from for several years and one that I've just recently connected with.
It's Friday!
I'm on track with my commitment to exercise while watching the Olympics. 90 minutes yesterday...and what a bonus...we WON a gold in women's 1000m speed skating! Woo Hoo.
Enjoying learning more about some of the sports and the Olympians themselves.
A dinner out tomorrow evening to look forward to.
A weekend ahead.
Yep...just plain and simple Life...it's filled with so many blessings.

Have a wonderfully filled day...find your positives and keep on moving forward.


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BIBLIOHOLIC57 2/21/2010 9:51AM

    I didn't think I'd get hooked on the winter Olympics, but go know. I've become a big snowboarding fan (their antics simply defy gravity! fascinating.....), and I'm rooting for the U.S. and Canada (can't believe what whiners those Russians are when Pleshenko didn't get gold in men's figure skating. Grow up, people!!!).

Enjoy the rest of the Olympic events and have a great weekend!



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MAURIZIA 2/19/2010 11:59AM

    WANDA, way to go on that exercise! Same thing for me! I'm getting between 60 and 90 mins. while watching!

I'm cheering for both U.S. and Canadian medal winners!! HOORAY FOR US! Held my breath during that hockey game yesterday! WHEW!


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STORMTMB 2/19/2010 7:57AM

    Have a fabulous Friday, Wanda, and a great weekend.


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CROBINGO 2/19/2010 7:50AM

    So true on the contact with family on facebook. I put myself on there to keep up with my college children. Next thing I know, my entire extended family (which is extensive and mostly on the east coast) found me. It is great!

Also sounds like a fun weekend ahead! Enjoy!

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Feb 18

Thursday, February 18, 2010

What a busy day I have before me today at work. We received two very big shipments of materials yesterday and it all has to be received! We've been able to request a page from the page pool to assist with the unpacking of it all, but I'm thinking that with the amount that is there we are looking at a day and a half to get it all received. Just in time for the next shipment! lol

My positives:
Despite this year being a much busier year than normal, due to our move to our new library (larger) in October and the double increase in amount of materials that we need to order, I'm grateful to have a job that I love to do.
The snow is all melted from our driveway...and apparently we are supposed to get some more this weekend! So my shovel/calorie burning days are not over.
A heart warming note and card from Shirl.
Payday yesterday...woo hoo now I can pay the bills.
Had another great sleep last night.
I'm still motivated to continue the commitment to exercising while watching the Olympics! Big bonus!
It's a new day that I've been blessed with...I can let my creative side out to play!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit, have a wonderfully blessed day too.


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NJMATTICE 2/18/2010 10:36AM

    Your day oughta go by quickly with all that action! Have a great one!
emoticon only icon for Olympic sport!

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STORMTMB 2/18/2010 9:58AM

    I'm so glad you're getting good rest. You'll have to find a way to keep it up after the Olympics have ended!

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CROBINGO 2/18/2010 9:27AM

    I really enjoy reading your positives posts each day. Puts the right perspective on each day and causes me to go there on my positives. Thanks.

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MAURIZIA 2/18/2010 7:56AM

    Wanda, a busy day...but won't you feel great when it's all set! :) Enjoy your day...sing & smile! :)

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COOLMAMA11 2/18/2010 7:49AM

    Keep up the good work, and enjoy your life to the fullest!

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BILL60 2/18/2010 7:38AM

    Enjoy another great day!!

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