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Marvelous Monday

Monday, April 05, 2010

Easter Monday and I have to go to work earlier than usual today. Geff has the day off and I need to be there for the Recycle man. It's a short work week for me though, so that is a bonus.

What a wonderfully blessed day yesterday. We so enjoy having all our children gathered together. Lots of laughter and good food. Kaeli and Shy brought a wonderful Pasta/mango salad . Garry BBQ'd the steaks for those that eat them, we had mashed/sour cream potatoes and garlic toast to boot. Leftovers were divided between us all and that makes it nice.

Phone call from friends that we are meeting in Kelowna. Hazel was able to book a hotel suite with 2 bedrooms for us all. It was less expensive than booking separate rooms. It will be great to spend time with them as well as Terry and Carol.

My positives:

I only had 2 pieces of dark chocolate over the holiday time. I'm not much of a chocolate fan, so resisting is not hard. But I will make the effort to burn it off regardless of how much I did or didn't eat.
Connections with friends.
Holiday plans falling into place.
Time with our children.
Short work week.
All my gardening seeds and soil ready and waiting for me to get them planted in starters.
The blessing of life.

Have a wonderful day. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I've been lacking notifications on many of late, so much get around to each one today.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BIBLIOHOLIC57 4/7/2010 5:55AM

    Wanda, you wock!!!!!

Glad you had such a wonderful Easter. I hope your week is wonderful!!!

Annie

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YOYONOMORE1 4/6/2010 2:05PM

    Sounds like you had a lovely Easter, isn't it great when we can gather together with our family. It's nice that you'll be able to take some down time to relax soon. Isn't life great.

Hugs,
Shirl

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JOHNTJ1 4/5/2010 6:46PM

    Sounds like another wonderful Easter with family. hope the rest of your week is as enjoyable as your weekend

Love

John

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STORMTMB 4/5/2010 9:48AM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter and that your upcoming holiday trip will be great as well. Enjoy your short work week. And - back to that free step!! lol.

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NJMATTICE 4/5/2010 7:36AM

    I'm sure your Wii coach will have something to for you to do to get rid of that chocolate. Sounds like you had a great family gathering. Have a good day at work and I look forward to checking in with you this afternoon. Happy Monday!
Love,
Nancy

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OBURGMOM 4/5/2010 7:30AM

    Sounds like you're ready for a great week. Have a good one!!

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JAMIEK927 4/5/2010 7:18AM

    Good for you...so positive for a Monday...hope you have a great week!

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Happy Easter

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Just a short blog this morning and a short time on the computer. It's a family day and I will spend my time doing family things. It's wonderful that we are all together to celebrate this special day. Not that my Spark family is not important, but sorry, today you take a back seat! lol

My Positives:

The family is gathered all together today for some family time.
I have my garden seeds purchased and am ready to plant some seeds in starter containers.
It's very overcast at the moment, a nice rain would be wonderful.
We can still put the veggies and steak (for the meat eaters) on the BBQ even if it does rain.
I have a great workshop to look forward to this coming Wednesday evening. Kaeli has decided to attend with me...Yay!
Life is wonderful, because I am choosing to make it so.

Have a wonderful Easter Sunday. Focus on the blessings you have in your life, not on what you feel you don't have.

Happy Easter,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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STORMTMB 4/4/2010 12:18PM

    Happy Easter, Wanda! Enjoy your family time together today.

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CROBINGO 4/4/2010 11:03AM

    Happy Easter Wanda! Enjoy your wonderful day, great family and wonderful life!

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NJMATTICE 4/4/2010 9:33AM

    Happy Easter, Wanda. Enjoy the family. My life is wonderful as well, because I am encouraged and reminded to make it so each day.
Love,
Nancy
ps I came on the computer this morning because it's not just Easter today, it's also "weigh in" day.

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Sigggghhhhh, my streak is over!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

I'm so sad, I will now have to hear disappoint from my Wii! As I crawled into bed last night, it dawned on me that I hadn't done my free step! By that time, it was rather late and I wasn't getting out of bed again. My streak will need to begin again.
On the plus side...Garry and I got the garage all cleaned out. I've made a major start on packing things up and getting them ready to be moved out of the computer room. (Not sure where all this "stuff" has come from, but some of it is finding a "new" home!)
Kaeli called and asked me to go shopping with her, which I did for a couple of hours. She was shoe shopping...what an interesting experience. lol.
We had a great time together. I had hit a road block on doing Shy's income tax and had to wait for her to get me some information before continuing anyway.

This morning it's vehicle washing time, recycle run, and a Costco run, and who knows what else will occur that needs to be done. It's going to be one of those "go with the flow" kind of days. They are always fun.

My Positives:
Great cleaned out garage.
Computer room has progress made in the clearing out of things.
Although the vaccum for some reason has decided to "blow" instead of "suck", I did get my uncarpeted floors swept and washed yesterday.
Shyra loves giraffes and yesterday Kaeli and I found a chocolate giraffe for her for Easter! lol
A new day to have fun in and enjoy.
Time with Garry.
Being blessed with the opportunity to be positive.

Have a fantastic day.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 4/3/2010 12:07PM

    Another streak to build is not such a bad thing. Hope your Wii coach recognizes the positive progress instead of focusing on "perfection". I know I do. You've done great. Enjoy your day and preparation for tomorrow. I'm spending my day figuring out how I'm cooking my tofu for tomorrow. My sister says she has a recipe for roasted tofu. I may have to give her a call and she if she'll give me that one. That sounds healthy and funny all at the same time. Should be great. The Easter Bunny is giving me (so I've heard) some 72% cocoa chocolate for Easter. It was nice of him to go out of his way. I look forward to sampling some of that tomorrow morning. I will act surprised when I find my basket. Much Easter Joy to you and the family.
Love,
Nancy

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YOYONOMORE1 4/3/2010 11:47AM

    Hey, that was an excellent streak, now you get to start another one, maybe you needed a little break, even though it sounds like you got plenty of other exercise with the packing up and cleaning. Always love to hear about your excursions with your daughters. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Shirl

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STORMTMB 4/3/2010 11:16AM

    It's so wonderful that you spend so much time with your family and that you're all so close. You clearly have very special relationships with your daughters as they're always inviting you to do something with them. What a blessing for each of you.

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Good Friday

Friday, April 02, 2010

April 2 , a Fabulous Friday and Good Friday all rolled into one.

A day off work making this a long weekend for me, as well as next weekend will be a long weekend for me also. April is definitely going to be a wonderful month! lol.
I've also got some vacation time coming up at the end of the month...to be exact April 29 to May 9th. Garry and I will be traveling to British Columbia to meet up with some friends and spend time with our granddaughter and other family members.
I most likely won't have any access to a computer while traveling. I'm throwing it out there to the team to see who might be interested in covering my duties (Mon/Tues daily challenges, Positive Quote of the Day, and there would be two Weekly challenges also). If you are interested if you could drop me an email that would be fantastic. I know some of you have covered for me in the past and have done a wonderful job of it, besides new ideas, new approaches are always a nice motivation.
I woke up to the sun shining this morning and it's shaping up to be a great day to get outside for a nice walk. My body was very stiff for some reason this morning as I attempted to get out of bed and navigate the stairs to the kitchen. Think it needs some TLC today...and a nice walk sounds like just the ticket.

My Positives:
a nice long weekend
Shyra coming over today so I can help her with her income taxes
Family all together this Sunday
Holidays coming up (desperately needed holidays!).
A visit with our granddaughter to look forward to. as well as other family and friends.
Sunshine.
The ability to walk.
Love, life and laughter.

Have a fantastic fabulous Friday, celebrate the blessings you have been given.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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CROBINGO 4/3/2010 10:22AM

    Enjoy your time, family and the weekend!

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YOYONOMORE1 4/2/2010 6:04PM

    Enjoy this long weekend, family and the beautiful weather. If you don't get everything covered let me know what I can help with, but it would be nice to see some new people fill in, new thoughts and ideas. Happy Easter.

Hugs,
Shirl

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JOHNTJ1 4/2/2010 12:56PM

    Long weekends, vacation and beautiful weather coupled with family, friends and relaxation. I do not know how some people can say there is no God!!!

Happy Easter

Love

John

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NJMATTICE 4/2/2010 11:21AM

    Ahhhh. Three day weekends and a vacation. April will be a fabulous month for you. I'll send you an e-mail. That's code for whatever you need, I'm there. I've got to dry my hair and get ready for my lunch date. Have a great day. And good luck with getting those taxes filed and out of your hair.
Love,
Nancy

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CLWALDRO 4/2/2010 10:31AM

    Sometimes just getting up is a blessing.
I have been so blessed by God in the last year it is hard to list everything but I love those who take the time to give thanks.
In this very busy world I think we have forgotten how to just stop and look at what a wonderful place we live no matter where that is. We should focus more on what we have not what we do not.
I hope you have a wonderful day off and vacation when the time comes emoticon

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STORMTMB 4/2/2010 10:31AM

    Have a Fabulous Good Friday, Wanda and enjoy your family time this weekend.

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Happy April Fool's Day!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Hope everyone is on their toes today...it's that day of the year that many strange things occur! lol

Garry's company dinner last evening was mixed bag. As usual the choice of dining was not great...even for those who eat meat. The restaurant actually gave us all gift certificates ($25) as they noticed that very little of the meals were eaten. Funny thing is, no one actually complained! On the plus side...only 4 couples showed up...and we had a great time together.

I'm dragging a bit this morning due to the late evening, but I'll get through the day just fine.

My Positives:
Great company last night.
A long weekend to look forward to, we are closed Friday for Good Friday.
Kids will all be home for Easter dinner.
Opportunity to share about SparkPeople last evening.
It's a great day to be alive.

Have a wonderful day, look your troubles in the eye and tell them you are in charge!

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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CROBINGO 4/2/2010 9:12AM

    Enjoy your long weekend!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/1/2010 9:51PM

    May you have a very Blessed Easter and a wonderful long weekend. ENJOY!!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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YOYONOMORE1 4/1/2010 9:47PM

    Sounds like you have a nice long weekend ahead of you to enjoy. I bet you've lost inches, have you measured lately, and don't worry the weight will come off, just hang in there, you know how to keep it positive, with all that exercise you will be one well sculpted woman, woo hoo. A.J. is coming tomorrow early in the day and will be spending the night, I think we'll probably rent a movie to watch. I went a got all the groceries I needed for our family get toghether Sunday afternoon and the stuff to make a breakfast cassarole for the breakfast after sunrise service Sunday. Have a very blessed and Happy Easter.

Hugs,
Shirl

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NJMATTICE 4/1/2010 10:11AM

    A nice long weekend sounds good right about now! Have a wonderful day!
Love,
Nancy

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STORMTMB 4/1/2010 9:38AM

    It's so nice that you're off for Good Friday. Enjoy your long weekend and have a Blessed Easter.

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