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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

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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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Half way through the work week!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Today is the half way mark for the work week, added bonus...it's also payday! Gotta love payday! lol

Income tax refunds arrived yesterday also, which means today, Garry will go and pay off the RRSP loan. One more debt completed. YAY! Such a feeling of freedom when you are able to cancel out a debt.

Another busy day ahead of me at work, I'm attempting over the next few days to get all my orders caught up and placed before the end of the month. This way I won't be snowed under when I get back. I'll be in First aid training for two days the last week of April as well as in an Emergency Planning meeting for most of another day, which means no ordering being done right before I leave. Oh well, such is life. I can only do what I can do.

My positives:

Income tax refunds have arrived, yay another debt bites the dust!
Making progress on our path to financial freedom! We are so glad that we gave up using credit cards 10 years ago. It was the best decision we ever made. If we don't have the money, we don't get it until we do have the money! I love knowing that the only bills we have coming in each month are the utilities.
(We do have one card for emergency only, or for making hotel reservations etc, where you are required to give them a credit card, but we have never paid any interest charges as what ever is put on it is paid off that month)
Knowing that if anything were to happen to Garry or I, we are not leaving debt behind for our spouse or children.
Being blessed in so many ways each and every day.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. If financial freedom is a goal that you are aiming for, consider living life credit card free. It takes a bit of hard work and determination, not to mention will power, but so worth the freedom you will experience.

Have an awesome day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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CROBINGO 4/14/2010 10:16PM

    GREAT positives!

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STORMTMB 4/14/2010 1:34PM

    Debt-free is the way to be. I only have a mortgage and I hope to pay it off early. Enjoy a wonderful Wednesday!

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YOYONOMORE1 4/14/2010 10:10AM

    That is a great thing you are doing, not relying on credit cards, that must give you great peace of mind. Your get away time is almost here, something to look forward to. Have a great day.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SEAGLASSQUEEN 4/14/2010 7:35AM

    Being in control even with finances brings peace of mind. Good for you! Thanks for your attitude of gratitude.

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April 13

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I sit here this morning, my mind a complete blank as to what I'm going to write in my daily blog! I know that much is occuring in my life and that life is a constant stream of activity, but sifting through all the details to find something that might be of interest to others, hmmmm...a blank occurs! lol.

So instead, I will just write what I am thinking!

My Positives: ( I can always find positives!)

30 minutes of Free step exercising yesterday.
Shyra coming over Wednesday after work for a visit.
Busy days at work, I like busy.
Bills are all paid.
Holidays to look forward to at the end of the month.
Hair cut on Thursday after work....thinking of a new color streak just to shake things up a bit! lol
Workshop to attend on Friday evening. Here's where my inquiring mind goes to work. I'm a great believer in drawing my own conclusions about things, rather than only listening to others opinions. I want to know more first hand information before making up my mind, so I'm attending a workshop on "past life regression". Does it exist, or doesn't it? Is there such a thing as cell memory?
How does this tie in with spiritual growth? Oh the questions I've got!!! I'm hoping to come away with some answers.
Opportunities to learn.
Life and all it's possibilities.

Have a fantastic day, embrace all the opportunities that come your way to learn and grow. Let what resonates within your spirit become a part of your life and pass over the things that aren't meant for you. They very well be someone else's lessons.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 4/13/2010 3:03PM

    Okay, Wanda, this is proof your mind was not blank this a.m. :)

Hugs!

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STORMTMB 4/13/2010 9:35AM

    Lots of good stuff. Enjoy your day.

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YAYAMEMA 4/13/2010 7:35AM

  That was good for nothing to say! emoticon

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April 12

Monday, April 12, 2010

My lovely long weekend is over and a new work week has begun.

I greatly enjoyed my three day weekend. It was not as commitment free as I would have chosen, but the commitments that I did have were all enjoyable ones.

Our dinner last evening with old school frriends was very enjoyable. It's interesting how life comes around full circle. We enjoyed the opportunity to catch up on the lives of other school friends, share information on our own lives and reconnect. We will definitely be getting together again. Despite the the passage of years since we've been together, we have a unique past history that binds us together.

I'm always fascinated on the ebb and flow of relationships in a persons life. Some relationships last a life time, some fizzle out quickly, others last a bit longer before departing and then there are the relationships that come and go.

I truly believe that people come into our lives at certain points to allow us to learn and grow...we just need to be open to the opportunity. It used to bother me when relationships fizzled out, but I've come to realize that it's a natural process of life. Each of us has learned what was necessary at that point in our lives and the purpose of us being together has drawn to it's natural conclusion. In this case where once again the relationship has come full circle, it will be interesting to see what learning and growing opportunity exists for us all. I have a whole different perspective on life, as I'm sure do they. I welcome this opportunity to explore our friendship and see what blessings are there for us.

My Positives:

Renewing old friendships.
Being open to new opportunities.
A great visit with our girls yesterday.
Meeting our son's new girlfriend. (hmmmm, wonder how long this one lasts! lol) Honestly, she seems very nice.
Time...we have all been blessed with all the time we need to accomplish all we need to accomplish within each day. (we just forget that!)

Have a wonderful day, keep moving forward, find your blessings and keep a grateful heart.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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STORMTMB 4/12/2010 9:08AM

    What a wonderful evening updating your friendships. Sounds like you and your son are both interested in new "opportunities" with the people you encounter! Have a great Monday.

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YOYONOMORE1 4/12/2010 8:35AM

    It's nice you could reconnect with your friends and sounds like even though it was a busy long weekend, it was a good one. Have a great Monday.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SEAGLASSQUEEN 4/12/2010 7:26AM

    Wonderful post!

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JOHNTJ1 4/12/2010 7:25AM

    You struck a chord when you spoke of the oddity of relationships. The person I consider my best friend worked with me for close to twenty years. She held all six of my children and she and Joan are good friends also. When we lived in Louisville she came to all the family functions etc. Since we moved I have seen her once in thirteen years. We met for lunch about two years ago.

I still consider her my best friend and would drop what I was doing if she needed me.

Ya know what? It's been awhile but i may give her a call today

Thanks Wanda

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John

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