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May 12

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A mixed bag of weather yesterday, but the day ended with lovely sunshine to enjoy. I came home from work and it was nice enough to sit out on my back deck and enjoy some quiet time. The leaves are just beginning to appear on the trees, so it won't be long before I can listen to my "ocean sounds" as the breeze rustles the leaves. We are supposed to be getting lovely weather for the next few days. I'm ready for summer to appear!

Busy day once again at work. I don't mind though...I look on it as a good sign...job security...lol.

I phoned Garry's aunt yesterday to wish her Happy Birthday for today, and realized this morning that I forgot to tell her that amongst all our conversation! I will have to send her an email today! We had tried to see them while we were away on holidays, but unfortunately the window of time we had, they weren't home. Oh well, as I told her yesterday...this just means we will have to come their way again! We love visiting with them.

My positives:
Family and friends.
Being busy at work.
Sunshine.
The leaves on my trees in the back yard.
A great sleep last night.
My strength exercises are done.
Life....how blessed we all are.

Have a wonderful day today...keep your mind on the goals you have set for yourself and don't forget to give yourself a pat on the back for working hard to obtain them.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 5/13/2010 12:14AM

    aahhh - the weather! We're in a cold wet patch - it had been warmish and dry as a bone. As soon as the rain stops I am going to run right out and start yanking weeds (they come out really easily then) ... here's to some wonderful weather coming our way real soon!

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STORMTMB 5/12/2010 9:52AM

    Yep, when I have a yucky day at work putting out fires and whatnot, I remind myself that it's job security. There will always be problems and I'm pretty good at finding the source and resolving them. Have a wonderful day as you seek to find the top of your desk!

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JOHNTJ1 5/12/2010 7:32AM

    Amen, Wanda, Amen.

I think we are way to hard on ourselves and I think we fail often because we dont give ourselves the credit we deserve



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Having a positive attitude

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What a day yesterday! My first day back at work after having 10 days off and I'm thinking it is going to be at least the end of the week before I see the top of my desk! lol

Got in to 123 emails, most of which I will have to deal with one at a time as they contain orders sent down from my selectors. One of which I needed to deal with by 10 am yesterday morning! We have a new group of summer students that started yesterday and being the safety person at work, it's my job to orient them as to all the safety procedures! Oh Yeah, my first day back, a desk that is buried under paperwork and a 45 minutes (unexpected) safety tour with a designated time! lol
I don't mind doing the tours honestly, just hadn't known that one was planned for my first day back at work.
I really need to go and get some groceries soon. All the fruit and veggies are gone as well as the milk....good thing there was a YOP in the fridge this morning! I grabbed the last banana too. The guys are going to have to fend for themselves this morning! lol

My positives:
Safety tour all done...amazing what having a good attitude will do for you when you go to work. I made the decision before leaving for work yesterday that I was taking a good attitude with me and I reminded myself that I was only one person and what needed to get done would get done!
I got the last banana this morning (hee, hee, hee)
A nice reminder that this Friday evening we are going to see a performance by Mump and Smoot! Very macabre clowns, but very funny.
I had a great sleep last night, so ready to face a day at work with a positive attitude once again.
Life...it just keeps getting better and better.

Have a fantastic day today, keep on finding your blessings, share a positive attitude with those around you.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 5/11/2010 10:15PM

    Positive attitude is surely the key and is always a choice. Thank you for reinforcing that fact consistently and constantly. Can always bear repeating!
Love you.
Nancy

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BUSYBRE 5/11/2010 9:54PM

    Yeah - you're back safe and sound! Glad to hear you're doing all the tomatoes and going to try potatoes (I haven't been successful with potatoes yet but my friend just pops them into his soil and we get lots to eat ... so I do it is possible). I am going to try to bank soil around mine using old cotton pillow cases to hold it around the leaves in pots on my roof. I just put 6 into some rich composted soil in the allotment. Time will tell!

Glad you are back!



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STORMTMB 5/11/2010 10:03AM

    You made it an awesome day and every day will get easier as you near the bottom of the pile and see the top of your desk!! Keep up that wonderful attitude!

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JOHNTJ1 5/11/2010 7:19AM

    First and foremost.......... Glad you are back!!!

I have always held the theory that we need to schedule a vacation to recover from our vacation!! You get a large gold star beside your name for looking at it from a positive view point. It makes the day go by so much smoother and we are not grabbing for a bottle of Advil to soothe our headache.

Have a terrific Tuesday

Love

John

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May 10 and back to work

Monday, May 10, 2010

It's back to work for me today. I've sure enjoyed having the past 10 days off work. A time to concentrate of things other than work related things. A time to visit with family and friends and time for just Garry and I.

Thank you to everyone who kept things going in such a wonderful way while I was gone. You have no idea how much it meant to me to have others so willing to be there.

Shyra tells me that the top of my desk may not see the light of day for awhile, so am prepared to be busy at work. I'm going in with an attitude of gratitude this morning...I have a job, I have work to do, and I am blessed. I will do what I am able to do each day and eventually the top of my desk will reappear!

My Positives:
Time off to spend recharging and seeing family and friends.
My tomato seedlings are all up and thriving. I can hardly wait to get them to transplanted into containers and the garden.
A wonderful Mother's Day.
Despite having a restless night last night, I'm raring to go this morning. (now ask me how awake I am by noon, that might be a different story, lol)
Life...it is so filled with daily blessings.

It's great to be back and I'm looking forward to actually catching up with all of you. Have a wonderful day, find your blessings and positives and keep on moving forward.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 5/11/2010 10:12PM

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STORMTMB 5/10/2010 3:29PM

    Hope you had a good first day back to work! I'm sure your co-workers were also glad to have you back!

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I'm Back!!!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

I'm back! Now I need to catch up on all that has been happening on the team while I was gone. I know that my mail box is overflowing! lol.

We had a great time, rushed as most holidays can be. We managed to find all sorts of weather from snow to rain to severe wind storms to sunshine. We hit it all and despite the weather, we had a great time.

We had a great time with the friends we met up with in Kelowna. The girls hit the stores and the guys hit the golf course. Weather was cool and threatened to rain, but didn't stop the golfers!
We spent a couple of evenings playing canasta (guys against the girls, naturally). Lots of laughs and creating great memories. We toured the gated community where our friends live and got some information for further and future consideration. A return visit will be in order as we ended the canasta games with a tie....next time the girls will be victorious! lol (can you tell we are very competitive??)

Carol and Terry our gracious hosts


Sunday saw us heading to Sardis to see our granddaughter. We had a wonderful time with them. Pouring rain and the wind was blowing something fierce, but that didn't stop the fun.

Grandpa, Shavon and Grandma (my camera for some reason started taking things with a yellow tint...not sure what changed in my camera, but I need to find out)



We headed back to Penticton to meet up with cousins. We had a great time there also. Ended up spending some extra time there as we wanted to look around a couple of the smaller towns as possible retirement places. Found our dream home in Summerland...now we just need to win the lotto!

Wanda and her cousins


We managed to hit some lovely snow heading back home through the mountains. Not an unexpected occurance at this time of year.

Traveling at the time of day that we traveled, did mean that the roads were at least wet as opposed to frozen!

We spent a leisurely time making our way back home. We stopped at the big Bass Pro Shop on the outside of Calgary on the way home. They have developed a huge mall in conjunction with the Bass Pro store. We were amazed at the development that has occured there in the past year.

One of the nicest malls we have been to for some time. The sculptures throughout the mall were wonderful and of course Garry needed to have his picture taken with this one!

Well, it's great to be home. Back to work tomorrow morning for both of us. Shyra tells me that I will be busy were I get back...my desk is piled high! Oh Yeah!

I'm off to check out the postings and blogs.
Thank you to John, Shirl, Nancy and everyone else that kept the team active while I was gone. I'm looking forward to reading all about it.


Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 5/11/2010 10:12PM

    Nice pics! Notice that I am just getting caught up with you. Phew! Busy week. Welcome back home.
Love,
Nancy

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LMSW55 5/10/2010 6:32PM

    What a wonderful journal of your travels, pictures and all! We have a Bass Pro Shop in Phoenix, so you are welcome to come on down! It's only 82 degrees today! Now THAT'S retirement weather! emoticon
Mary


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STORMTMB 5/10/2010 3:31PM

    Glad that you had a good time with family and friends and safe travels.

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See ya all when I get back!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Quick blog this morning before I leave for work. We hope to get away right after work today and I'll be back May 10.

Wouldn't you know it, the route we had planned on taking has travel advisory warnings. Yesterday and today it started snowing in the southern part of the province. We had a phone call from BIL last night to see if we were going to chance coming. Said we would know more this morning if we were coming that way at the beginning of the holiday or on the way home. We might end up going the northern route to BC as all we have is rain!

Much needed moisture so not complaining.

My positives:
First aid training is done for another 3 years...I'm all re-certified!
Just today's long meeting to get through and then holidays.
Although I didn't sleep well last night, I know that I will tonight.
Looking forward to seeing family and friends that we haven't seen in a long while.
Sore muscles from all the practicing we have done over the past couple of days with CPR, but it's a good sore.
My to do list is almost complete! (providing I don't think of more to add to it! lol)
God, who will travel with us and keep us safe.

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you all when I get back. I'm going to have all my email from SP held while away, so may have to reconnect with everything later not sure. But I know my mail box won't be able to handle it all.

Hugs and stay safe.
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 4/30/2010 10:10AM

    Have a great holiday & be safe!

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MARLA7 4/29/2010 1:47PM

    Will miss you. Have a wonderful, joyous time! I love family gatherings and little trips! Love, Marla

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NJMATTICE 4/29/2010 10:12AM

    I'll be thinking of you. Enjoy your trip. Be safe! I look forward to the report when you return.
Love,
Nancy

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YOYONOMORE1 4/29/2010 8:49AM

    Praying for travel mercies going and coming back. Enjoy this time away.

Hugs
Shirl

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STORMTMB 4/29/2010 7:41AM

    Have a wonderful holiday and be safe!

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