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April 11

Sunday, April 11, 2010

What a beautiful sunny morning to wake up to! The wind has finally moved on to somewhere else and the silence of the morning is awesome.
It's one of those days that you just know is going to be wonderful.

We had a lovely lunch and visit with Garry's aunt and uncle yesterday. It always feels so weird to refer to Pat and Friday as aunt and uncle, they are officially that, but seeing as theyare the same age as us, it's just weird! It was so nice to catch up on each others lives.

Today we will meet up with a couple that Garry and I went to school with up north. Roman and Lynn, like us are high school sweethearts. They are living close by now and we are looking forward to getting together and sharing news and what's been happening with our lives over the years.

My massage yesterday was heaven sent. It's amazing how the muscles in your back can become so knotted. I won't say that the massage was totally "relaxing", as those knots required some work on them to get them to let loose. "Ouch".

My positives:

Reconnecting with family and friends.
Being open to God's leading and direction.
A beautiful sunny day.
The blessing of my monthly massage.
Time, free of work commitments.
A holiday to look forward to.
Life...it's just so wonderful!

I'm off to issue this week's challenge, if you've never participated before...how about giving it a go!

Have a wonderfully blessed day, thank you for stopping by and blessing me with your visit.


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JOHNTJ1 4/11/2010 2:04PM

    Glad your weekend is going so well, that you are having fun and are feeling blessed.

I am also

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STORMTMB 4/11/2010 10:57AM

    Sounds like a great day yesterday and another on tap for today. I know what you mean about the knots. I always say that each of them has a name attached - boss, co-worker, neighbor... lol. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

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SUNSHINE20001 4/11/2010 10:48AM

    What a great blog!! Thanks for posting it. Whenever I get massages my back is always the problem spot-I SOOO know what you mean abou those knots taking work to get out; but the great thing is you will feel the relaxation from that in the next couple days, which is wonderful!! And I love your lists of positives.

BTW the background to your page is beautiful!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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A windy blustery Winnie the Pooh sort of day!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The wind has died down to a minor bluster now. It's decided that just being blustery is a perfect kind of day. The noise of the wind has now muted and we are told by this afternoon, it should be gone. Most of the snow has melted away or blown away!

I did brave the roads yesterday to head out for some groceries. Found the worst part of the roads was actually our driveway and street. The main streets were already dry and bare. Our driveway on the other hand was a skating rink. But no worries, it wasn't long before the wind and mild temperatures took care of melting it off.

Managed to get all my laundry done yesterday also, as well as prepare a lovely veggie chili for supper. Unfortunately, the buns I had found in the freezer, did not rise that well and are like little mini curling rocks! LOL. That will teach me to check the big freezer more often.

I'm out the door shortly for my monthly theraputic massage. I love the second Saturday of each month, knowing that I have a standing appointment to go and have all the kinks and knots eased away. Although, sometimes it not so much of "eased" as it is "kneaded". I'm blessed though that I have this opportunity each month and that our medical pays for it.

My positives:

My massage day.
Laundry all done.
Lunch out with Garry's relatives today.
Dinner out tomorrow with old friends from our school years. (we were supposed to meet for brunch, but now it's dinner, yay)
Time to spend in meditation and re-learning how to let go!

It's Silly Saturday, I hope that you take the time today to find some humour. Make this a day of fun and enjoyment.

Have an awesome day, I know I will.


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STORMTMB 4/10/2010 10:52AM

    When we purchased our house, I was pleased that we were just one house away from a very major street. I said as long as we can make it to College Ave then we'll always be able to get out in the winter. Our road is never great, but College is always clear of ice and snow. I'm blessed to have good roads (main roads) to follow to get to work and to the important places. Yeah for you that you were safe yesterday. Enjoy the massage today. I'm thinking that I should schedule one myself. It always sounds so good when you talk about yours. Enjoy.

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I think we are still in Canada!!!!

Friday, April 09, 2010

Wow, did we have a storm go through here last night. Winds were gusting up to 90km an hour, sleet, snow, rain you name it, came with the winds. They blew all night and are still blowing this morning. They have died down to a more moderate level today. The noise from the wind last night was incredible. Our house seems to sit in a great wind vortex. There were times I wasn't sure if the roof was still going to be on the house by morning.
The ground is all white again, but the moisture is very much needed. We have been having several grass fires all around us of late. All man made (of course). I have a difficult time understanding people that flick their cigarettes out their car windows as well as those who decide to do burning in their yards when the ground is so incredibly dry. Even burning barrels produce sparks!
All this white ground covering will probably be gone by tomorrow. I just hope the wind dies down so that the moisture has time to be absorbed into the ground rather than wind dryed away.

My positives:

A day off work today, Yay, I don't have to drive on the roads as yet.
Time to pamper me...I got to sleep in this morning for a bit.
Time to catch up with SP friends.
Time to make a nice supper.
I'm feeling like I'm going to survive!! (always a bonus!)
Lunch out tomorrow with relatives that are going to be in town.
Sunday brunch with a couple that Garry and I used to go to school with. They have moved to Edmonton. Yay.
Monthly massage tomorrow.

Gee as I read over this list, it seems like my weekend to relax and just listen to the healing that my body has been demanded, has suddenly become rather full again! I'm going to have to work on having a completely commitment free time. It's not as easy as I thought it was going to be!

Have a wonderful Fabulous Friday. Carve out some time to just be! Thank you for stopping by and always uplifting my day.


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KSNICKER 4/9/2010 10:25PM

    Hey there my friend. Just stopping in to see how you are. Sounds like Winter is still hanging around in your area. The Sun is finally shinning here in the south and spring has sprung. I enjoyed our winter but glad it's over. I'm watching all the flowers that are blooming. My favorite time as you know. Love the flowers. But Spring only last a week or two here so trying to enjoy every bit of it before summer gets here. LOL
It won't be long before your back on that deck of yours listening to those waves/trees.

Enjoy that lovely weekend you have planned. Especially the massage.

Love your new Background, but looks too cold for this Mermaid. hee hee



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STORMTMB 4/9/2010 1:59PM

    Sounds like you have a wonderful weekend ahead with lots of time for relaxation. Enjoy it and feel refreshed!

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YOYONOMORE1 4/9/2010 1:33PM

    It sounds like winter is really trying to hang on in your neck of the woods, just don't send it our way, lol. Glad you are all still in one piece. I think my internet problem is under control and my DS got my other computer stuff taken care of yesterday, my kids are so good to me, don't know what I'd do without them. It was very dark clouds here and cold this a.m., the sun has broken out and now there are just white fluffy clouds, I like them much better, we did have just a little snow this a.m. but it went a way quickly. I am with you with the people throwing out their lite butts and burning stuff, what's wrong with people, do they not stop and think, especiall when it's dry and windy. Enjoy your long weekend and time to spend with friends and family.


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JOHNTJ1 4/9/2010 1:08PM

    I was a hockey fan before it became fashionable in the United States.

I can recall as a little kid following the Montreal Canadiens and later in life became a die hard Edmonton Oilers fan. I still have my Wayne Gretsky jersey..

Hope you have a great weekend

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VTORIA3 4/9/2010 11:29AM

    Sounds like you have a weekend full of fun and quality time activities. Enjoy! Sending some heat rays emoticon and emoticon to add to your Spring weekend!

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Finding my energy

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Wow, this bout with the flu has sure zapped my energy! I'm amazed at how completely drained it has left me. I'm ever so grateful that I am a healthy person as a rule. If I'm feeling this wiped out as a healthy person, I can't imagine how a person who is not so healthy would be feeling.
What a great lesson and opportunity this has become to recognize how important it is to keep ourselves as healthy as possible. A confirmation if you will, of how important it is to take care of ourselves in the best way possible.

It's also a great lesson for me, that when I don't listen to what my body needs, that eventually my body will make the choice for me! Apparently, I don't listen very well, or I'm a slow learner. Despite still not feeling 100% , I went to work yesterday (which means being up at 4:30am), worked all day, then because I had promised someone, I kept my commitment to attend a workshop last night. By the time I got home last night and crawled into bed, I had a difficult time relaxing and shutting down my mind as it wanted to process all the information from the workshop. As a result, I'm starting my day off with a stiff neck and feeling very tired. Once again, I will apologize to my body and acknowledge that I have erred and I will take the next 3 days at least to give my body the rest it requires to once again function at optimum.
I'm blessed that I have tomorrow off work, so I will have a three day weekend to take care of myself. I will leave work on time today and I will come home and give myself time to recover.

My Positives:

I'm learning the lessons, perhaps slowly, but I am learning them.
I've been blessed with a long weekend ahead of me.
Positive affirmations.
A body that will function the way it's supposed to, when I take care of it.
Daily blessings that make my day, hearing from friends, smiles on faces, hugs.
God, whose patience with me is astounding.

Have a wonderful day, keep on learning and growing.


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CAROLYN0107 4/10/2010 7:18AM

    Sorry that you've not been well.

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STORMTMB 4/8/2010 9:29AM

    As they say, we don't realize how much of a gift our health is until we lose it. So true. Hope you get your strength and energy back soon.

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OBURGMOM 4/8/2010 8:28AM

    You inspire all of us with your positive attitude!!
Thank you!
Hope you're feeling better soon.

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NJMATTICE 4/8/2010 8:12AM

    I'm glad that you have committed this weekend to recovery. Making that temple of yours a priority. You have a wonderful day too!

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

I'm back in the land of the living! Sorry about being missing yesterday. We have had the flu taking us out one by one in our household. Started on the Easter weekend with Quin, he actually thought he might have had food poisoning, but Sunday night Garry started and was down for the count all day Monday and part of yesterday. Monday evening it hit me like a ton of bricks and really wiped me out. Then I found out last evening that Shyra had been hit by it too yesterday. So far Kaeli has managed to avoid it, but as it's early in the day, she may be down too.

Here was me feeling so smug about how I'm "never" sick other than an odd headache, besides I've had the "flu shot". Well, believe me, the flu doesn't care!!
I'm up and moving this morning, had a small serving of cream of wheat cereal and so far so good. I still feel like I've been driven over by a semi, but I'm going to attempt to head into work this morning anyway. I'm sure that what I'm feeling is just muscles stiffness left overs. I'm hoping that I'm still well enough to attend a workshop that I'm registered for this even.

My positives:

I'm glad that I had the flu shot, as I've recovered more rapidly that Quin and Garry.
I'm feeling much better today.
Having the flu...because it has reminded me what it's like to be ill.
Healing powers of one's own body when it's treated correctly.

Have a wonderful day,

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BIBLIOHOLIC57 4/8/2010 7:10AM

    My sympathies to you and you're family getting the flu. Ugh!

Glad you're feeling better and are up and blogging.

I missed you!

Take it slow and take it easy, though.



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VTORIA3 4/7/2010 5:22PM

    So sorry you and your family have been battling the flu. Soon, it will just be a distant memory, thank goodness. In the meantime, be good to you and take it easy so that you fully recover without setback. emoticon

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MAURIZIA 4/7/2010 4:49PM

    Wanda, glad to read you're feeling better...hope the rest of your family is as well!


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STORMTMB 4/7/2010 1:57PM

    Glad you're feeling better. Missed you yesterday! Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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NJMATTICE 4/7/2010 9:41AM

    I missed you yesterday and wondered what might have happened. Very out of character for you to "disappear". Glad you are feeling better. That "healing powers of the body when it's treated correctly" is what I'm trying to accomplish today. Treat it correctly. No subbing. Just fluids, steaming and rest for me today. Hope you get your strength back quickly.

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YOYONOMORE1 4/7/2010 8:48AM

    Sorry to hear about your encounter with the flu, it's never a nice one, but because you had the shot and take such good care of yourself probably helped your recoop time, the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Still take it easy on yourself today.


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CAROLYN0107 4/7/2010 7:40AM

    Sorry about you getting sick. I'm glad you're better.

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OBURGMOM 4/7/2010 7:34AM

    Hope everyone is feeling better soon. Nothing worse than sickness going through a household.

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