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Gentle rain...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Nothing quite like falling asleep to the sounds of gentle rain...or in our case last evening...some thunder thrown in for good measure. It started raining around 7pm and was a lovely rain by the time I went to bed. Not sure how long it lasted, but hopefully long enough to offer some support to the ground crews battling a wildfire just north of us. Even my outdoor plants perked up in the rain. They just seem to really appreciate the natural rain as opposed to water from the tap. Sort of like us...the gifts from the hand of God are so much more meaningful.

"Lost" is wrapping up with it's final show, I believe this Sunday. I must admit, I looking forward to finding out answers from the show and no longer having the need to watch the TV on Tuesday evenings. Lost and Extreme Home Makeover are the two shows that I really enjoy watching. Seeing as it's Lost's final season, I'll only have one show that I hate to miss. I'm not a big TV person anyway, so this means even less TV time. I find that the shows that are on TV are so filled with negatives, violence and foul language that there is very little that I desire to surround myself with. Yep, Lost fills many of those same things....but there is an underlying message to it all...at least one that I seem to be getting.

My Positives:
Lovely rain last evening and for some time during the night.
Got some more of my plants transplanted after work yesterday. Still need to get my potatoes done.
A busy day ahead of me today at work...I'd rather be busy than twiddling my thumbs
Birds singing outside.
A great sleep last night.
A body that was created to be a blessing (and is).
Life....what wonders are in store for me today???

Have a wonderfully blessed day, keep focused on your goals.


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YOYONOMORE1 5/19/2010 5:56PM

    Glad you got the rain, sounds like it was much needed, hope it helped the fire fighters. Just found out last night on the news there is a fire burning up by where my sis lives up north. For whatever reason my internet started working right again later this afternoon, don't know how long it'll last, but will enjoy it as long as I have it. My GD received an award at her choir concert last night, I was happy for her, it was a nice concert. Enjoy your evening.


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MCCALI59 5/19/2010 7:35AM

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We need rain!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The wild fire just north of us has once more been whipped up by the winds and is out of control again. The crews that have been battling it are exhausted and frustrated as the ground is so tinder dry and all that they are doing seems to be of little effect. The smoke that is hanging in the air makes it difficult to breath when one is outsidefor any length of time. There have been rain clouds gathering for the past couple of days, but they seem to just float on by. Maybe today, as they seem darker and more plentiful.

Yesterday when I got home, I spent time transplanting some of the lovely plants I had purchased into their new pots and summer location. Ran out of dirt and was too tired to go and get some more. Called Garry and asked him if he would bring some home on his way home from work. Yep, he remembered. So today, I will finish my job. If there is enough dirt, I will even get my potatoes planted in the containers that I plan on using. I'm actually very excited about the potatoes.
Nothing tastes better than a freshly dug potatoe!

My positives:
Love the sun, but we really need some rain...a good soaker rain.
How I've gone from a person that really had no interest or desire to do gardening, to someone who is planning gardens, planting gardens and attempting to grow things outdoors. THANKS BRE!
A good sleep last night.
A long weekend coming up this weekend....YAY...if all goes as planned...my raised garden bed will be finished and planted.
Life...it's filled with wonders, all you have to do is be open to receiving them!

Have a wonderfully blessed day,

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MAURIZIA 5/18/2010 3:43PM

    Wanda, isn't life amazing if we are only open to the new things it brings to us! Enjoy your gardening...since I don't have a home of my own, hope you don't mind if I live vicariously through you! I can't wait for the CSA in which I bought a share starts to produce fresh & organic veggies!! So exciting!

Hugs! Praying for rain!!!

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KSNICKER 5/18/2010 7:29AM

    Good Morning Wanda,
Hope you get some rain that you need to help with those fires.
And Woo hoo on that garden you've got going. Andy just brought in a few potatoes from his garden yesterday. Not many but enough for the two of us to enjoy. We are still having problems trying to grow in this sand. LOL He too has been making raised boxes to grow in. It's working out very nicely too. I'll think of you when I'm eating these potatoes. lol Have a wonderful day.


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CEPEARL 5/18/2010 7:27AM

  Enjoy your garden.. I pray that it will rain for you soon............ Stay Positive!!!!!!!!

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Moving a little more stiffly this morning!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Both Garry and I are moving a little more stiffly this morning...yesterday, actually the whole weekend saw a lot of yard work accomplished, with Garry ending up doing the bulk of the grunt work. Bless his heart.

Yesterday saw us both making multiple trips back and forth carrying quarry stone block (each weighing 33 pounds). We carried a 100 pieces to the back yard and are now ready for this week's work of leveling the ground and installing what will be my new raised garden bed. We will then have to fill the whole thing with dirt and get my garden planted, with God's grace, this coming long weekend. It will be so nice to get that project all finished and begin to enjoy the fruits of our labor.

We had all the kids home last evening for a BBQ. Quin's girl friend and Shy's "gentleman" friend joined us also. Quin and Kaeli had spent the day in the garage constructing a portable rabbit run for Kaeli's rabbit. Now she will be able to let her run around outside at times. I've a feeling that we will see it set up in our backyard more often than not...but we are okay with that.

My positives:
Seeing ideas and dreams beginning to take place...I thought about having a garden, I dreamed about and now it is in the process of being built! YAY!
A husband that may groan as I come up with all the projects and dreams, but works hard to help me make them happen.
Having the kids all home for suppers and visits.
Another busy week ahead of me at work, I will attempt to get on the computer as much as possible after work. Usually after a whole day of working on a computer screen...my eyes are very tired...but I don't like missing out on what everyone on the team is up to either! lol
The entrepreneurial young man that stopped by our place last evening and wanted to know if we would like our front lawn aerated...what a blessing for Garry! It saved him a chore.
God who so abundantly blesses our lives.

Have a wonderful and successful day,

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BUSYBRE 5/18/2010 7:54AM

    if my calculations are correct - that's 3,300 lbs you & yours lifted! Isn't gardening great! It's THE most expensive hobby I've EVER had! lol Glad you are enjoying it. It is one of the most rewarding ones as well - so very well worth it.

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CAROLYN0107 5/18/2010 3:13AM

    I have lots of flowers in my yard, but they are on bushes and bloom year round. I don't garden. A High School boy comes over sometimes on Saturdays and trims my bushes.

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CAROLYN0107 5/18/2010 3:13AM

    I have lots of flowers in my yard, but they are on bushes and bloom year round. I don't garden. A High School boy comes over sometimes on Saturdays and trims my bushes.

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MAURIZIA 5/17/2010 2:54PM

    Wanda, that kind of stiffness is so gratifying, tho', don't you agree? Great job! Can't wait to see photos of the finished product!

Hugs and blessings!

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JUSTA123 5/17/2010 7:28AM

    There is something so relaxing and rewarding bout working outside. Sounds like you had a great week-end emoticon

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Where did the weekend go!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

It's Sunday already and I'm not sure where the weekend has gone. Yesterday seem to whiz by so quickly. What with catching up on housework, spending time with the girls at the greenhouses, attempting to catch up with all my computer stuff...it quickly disappeared.

I did manage to get some lovely new plants though at the greenhouse. I purchased some complete different things this year to try out. I got me some Passion flowers, dahlias and some other smaller fill in plants. Some plants that will spread out and provide some ground cover etc. Today we will get them planted if possible.
Garry did lots of yard work yesterday as I trapsed around with the girls at the greenhouses. We decided last night that the location we were going to put the raised garden bed really wasn't going to work, so we worked out another different location that we think will work much better. If it turns out to be not sunny enough this year, we'll still have a great place to put flowers that need only partial sun. It's a wasted spot in our yard that has had us trying to think of a use for for years. Now it will finally have a use. There will be much digging going on today and hopefully by next weekend it will complete and ready for planting. We are going to have to haul in lots of topsoil, but we would have had to anywhere we put the garden.
I put my tomoto seedlings outside this weekend and they are thriving nicely. I'm very hopeful that I'll see some great results. I moved several of my indoor plants outside once again and they are so happy to be getting some sunshine!

My Positives:
Time spent with the girls yesterday.
Family time again today.
A final decision made on where the garden will be located.
New plants...I love this time of year where you see all the flowers and new life appearing.
Sunshine and a lovely back deck to sit on and enjoy it in.
Grateful for the friends and family that we have, the support and love we get from all of them.
Being the creator of my own life and how I live my life. What a wonderful blessing to be able to choose our attitudes!

Have a wonderfully blessed day, take the time to appreciate all that you have and all that "don't" have. Life is meant to be wonderful.


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NJMATTICE 5/16/2010 9:48PM

    Hi Wanda!
I just read up on your last few days. Sorry about your friends loss. Glad that you had a fun evening out. And sounds like things are getting warmer up there in the Great White North. There are subbing positions coming out of my ears. I subbed full days every day last week and I've got a job lined up for tomorrow as well. (traveling monies!) Tim is also very busy and was out of town for four days last week and left again yesterday morning for 9 more days. Nutty! I read this weeks challenge and will try to keep up with it. Thanks for keeping the positive energy flowing.

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MAURIZIA 5/16/2010 7:59PM

    Ah, Wanda, when my time is short I do miss your blogs...Now this one brings joy to my life - it must be spring if you're gardening!! :)


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What a fun evening...

Saturday, May 15, 2010

We had a great evening last night. We ended up going to our friends for dinner before heading out to the Roxy theatre to watch Mump and Smoot. It was such a lovely evening that we ate our dinner out on the patio. Mump and Smoot lived up to their reputation and provided lots of laughs. It was a "workshop" production, so a work in progress with audience feed back at the end of the show. The girls and their friends, as well as our friends enjoyed the show also.

It's massage day today. My monthly massage treatment. I am looking so forward to it. It's been a long week of sitting in front of the computer at work and my shoulder muscles and lower back are feeling the effect. It will be nice to have Wendy work on releasing some of those knots.

Once I get home, we are going to make a start on building my garden bed so that I can get my plants and seeds into the ground. I'm so looking forward to some success this year. My little tomato seedlings are growing nicely...just hope that I didn't start them too late and that I will get some tomatoes of of them before the season becomes too cold once again. Oh well...living and learning the ways of being a gardener.

My Positives:
A beautiful sunny day in store of us.
Hopefully making progress on my garden area.
A wonderful time with family and friends last evening.
My much looked forward too massage this morning.
Being a live and being so blessed.

Have a wonderful silly Saturday, I'll catch up with you all later. Enjoy the opportunity to laugh and be happy.


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BUSYBRE 5/15/2010 10:01AM

    Enjoy your massage. I loved your reference to 'human tetris' in your last blog - I live in a small condo and I'm spring cleaning so it resonated for me. Thoughts are with your friends family as well.

I might have planted my tomatoes too early ... they are chomping at the bit to get out and it's still too cold - yikes! Good Luck with yours and with your ever-expanding garden! I say plant lots - somethings are bound to grow really well. Have a great weekend.

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JOHNTJ1 5/15/2010 9:49AM

    Our Saturdays mirror each other except I am getting a manicure instead of a massage. Joan says I need to manicure myself because I am in the public eye so much due to my work lol

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KATEPRUDE 5/15/2010 9:17AM

  Sounds WONDERFUL! Have a great weekend!

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