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Looks like we might get some rain!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Woke up to grey skies this morning and it looks like there might be some rain in those clouds. Sure hope so, we really need it. The ground is so dry, the grass is still brown. Our county has a fire ban issued. I don't recall it ever being as dry as this since we've moved here.

Wonderful day yesterday. Kaeli and I hit the Farmers Market in Old Strathcona yesterday morning around 10 am. It was already packed with people and busy. Managed to pick ourselves up some great quiche pies for supper as well as some fresh produce. Kaeli stopped by the "olive" booth and picked up some olives filled with feta(her favorite). I picked up some Marinated feta with sun dried tomatoes. It will go nicely over a salad or pasta.

We headed home to drop things off, before heading to view the "Big Brothers and Sisters" dream home. We've all got tickets on the home and of course like everyone else, dreaming of winning it!
Then back into the city to the furniture store to look for a possible bargain for a new sofa for Kaeli. No luck, but it was fun looking.
All in all, we had a great day!

Shy choose to stay at home and have a sleep in, Garry and Quin tackled some yard work. Back yard looks great. Garry and Quin even measured and staked off a spot for my raised garden bed. YAY!
I planted all my little tomato seeds into starter trays and they are sitting proudly on my counter under covers. Hopefully I will have success. I'm anxious to get my carrots, beets, lettuce etc started in the garden. It's always been a rule of thumb that gardens don't get planted before the May long weekend in our area, but with the weather being over a month ahead of schedule...it's left me wondering if it really is too early!

My positives:

Garry is making a lovely breakfast for us.
Hopefully rain today.
All the house work is done, my seeds are started (at least the ones that I can).
A possible trip to the garden store to look at flower seeds.
A good book to read yet today.
A lovely serenity Sunday to celebrate.

Have a wonderful day, take time to re-charge your batteries before heading out into a new work week.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/18/2010 11:59AM

    What a great day you and Kaeli had!!! Hope you got your rain...love your positives!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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STORMTMB 4/18/2010 10:57AM

    Sounds like yesterday was great and a wonderful, relaxing day ahead for today. Enjoy!

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CROBINGO 4/18/2010 10:45AM

    Great day and rain in the horizon (I love rainy days...probably because we don't get much here). Have a great weekend!

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TAHITIBLOSSOM 4/18/2010 10:39AM

  What a fun day you had!

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April 17

Saturday, April 17, 2010

What a great workshop last night. I started out the evening cautiously and skeptical (not a bad way to go into things) and ended up going Wow! It was a very small group only 8 of us, so I think that might have made the difference in how much and what type of experiences we all had. I did not book a one on one session with Chris, as he was completely booked up for one on one's. I would seriously consider booking should he come back again. I have just as many questions now as I did going in, but they are all new questions! lol.
I'm one of those people that hates leaving loose ends, I to have everything figured out! Makes for a very interesting life. lol

Got home last evening around 11:30 pm to a phone message from a cousin that I haven't spoken to (other than email) for far too many years. We will get to see her on our brief holiday...yay!

This morning started bright and early, load of laundry on the go, been out the door to take Garry to pick up his car, now catching up here and I'll be heading out the door again in a few minutes to pick up Kaeli. We are heading into the city to the Farmer's Market. Then to the furniture store, as Kaeli wants to check out a new sofa, then more Girl time shopping! Not sure if Shy is coming or not, the morning might be starting to early for her. Love spending time with family.
Garry is going to putter around the house and do some chores he says.

I came home yesterday to a very lovely and clean house. Garry had a day off work yesterday and vaccumed all levels of the house, dusted, and cleaned out my fridge for me and cleaned the kitchen. Think I'll keep that man! What a wonderful treat to come home to.

My positives:

My husband, who on his day off, does things to make my life more wonderful.
Shopping with Kaeli (and possibly Shy)
A great and interesting workshop last night.
Learning that by stepping outside my comfort zone, is actually a very freeing experience.
Hearing Christine's voice for the first time in over 40 years.
A beautiful sunny day.
Life....it's amazing.

Have a wonderful day, let your inner child out to play and just have fun in life.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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STORMTMB 4/17/2010 10:54AM

    Glad that you enjoyed the workshop so much. Sounds like you've had a great start to your Saturday. I'm sure "the girls" will incorporate some silly time for your Silly Saturday. Enjoy your day!

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as promised!

Friday, April 16, 2010



I'm ready for summer! lol

  
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CAROLYN0107 4/17/2010 2:41AM

    You're brave! I have stuck with my comfort zone as far as my hair goes.

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STORMTMB 4/16/2010 7:45PM

    Love it!!! You are so cool.

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YOYONOMORE1 4/16/2010 6:58PM

    Wanda, you are one adventursome woman, woo hoo for you. Thanks for the pics and have a great weekend. I can't remember, is it a class you are going to tonight, well whatever it is have fun.

Hugs,
Shirl

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WANDAH3 4/16/2010 4:42PM

  Thank you, I decided to cross one more item off my "to do" list (things I want to do in my lifetime!) This is me stepping outside my comfort zone and having fun!

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CMR132 4/16/2010 4:33PM

    WANDAH! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT!!!!!!

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MEXGAL1 4/16/2010 4:22PM

    thanks for sharing.

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Woo Hoo, I'm having fun!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Okay, be prepared. I will try and post a picture after work today.
Yesterday was haircut day and I went "bold" with my choice of color for the streak that I've been playing with in my hair! Yep, decided to leave the safe zone behind and have some fun. I'm leaving the purple and blue streaks now for winter...I've gone Caribbean, lol. I've got a lovely turquoise streak now!

I can't imagine having done this even a couple of years ago. But I decided then, that life is too short not to have some fun and try all the things I've always wanted to try but was too big a chicken. One more item that I can now cross off my "list".

My positives:
Being brave, and saying I matter not everyone else's opinion of what someone my age should or should not be doing.
Workshop to attend this evening.
Great day yesterday supporting our co-worker at her awards ceremony.
Beautiful warm weekend predicted weatherwise.
Shopping with my girls this weekend...always a fun time.
Stepping outside my comfort zone and having some fun.


Have a wonderful Fabulous Friday.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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VTORIA3 4/17/2010 8:18AM

    Love your new streak! Fun! Liberating! You go, girl!!!! emoticon

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CMR132 4/16/2010 4:38PM

    You rock! That is absolutely inspirational!You make me want to do something I am afraid to do!!!

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STORMTMB 4/16/2010 10:37AM

    I can't wait to see the turquoise streak. How fun! Enjoy your day and your workshop this evening.

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April 15

Thursday, April 15, 2010

It's long service awards day at work today. One of my co-workers will be recognized for 5 years of service. The county puts on the awards and provides a lovely lunch for all it's long service employees. It's a lovely gesture and our department will get to go to the lunch in support of Deanne.
It's hard to believe that next year will be 10 years for me at this job!

My positives:
The opportunity to celebrate with a co-worker.
Haveing a great job and working for a great employer.
Hair cut today....I will no longer look like the "shaggy dog" by the end of the day!
Life, it's filled with so many blessings.

Have a wonderful day. Keep on moving towards your goals, set new ones if you've reached the old ones and embrace life.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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VTORIA3 4/15/2010 7:45PM

    It IS so gratifying to reach one's goals. emoticon

I emoticon having emoticons!!!
I am blessed! emoticon

Comment edited on: 4/15/2010 7:47:01 PM

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STORMTMB 4/15/2010 9:34AM

    Yeah!! for loving the work. It's not really a "job" in that case! Be sure and tell us what color you decide to add this time...

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YOYONOMORE1 4/15/2010 8:49AM

    Great positive blog this morning. Enjoy the lunch and celebrating your co-workers award.

Hugs,
Shirl

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