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A lovely treat....

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Last evening, my hubby and I had a lovely treat. Garry had been given a gift certificate for Boston Pizza, so we went out on a date! We had a lovely meal out out and a lovely evening together just catching up on each others day.
What a nice treat in the middle of the week.

I was out checking on my tomato plants this morning, and they appear to be bouncing back, YAY. The ones that looked a little flattened are now standing upright again. I'm so thrilled. Although I did notice that I've had a cat wandering through my garden bed last night. I'm hoping that it "just" wandered through. If this continues, we might have to set up some kind of netting to prevent night time visits.

I've a busy day ahead of me at work. My in basket is filled once again with orders that need to be input. We only have a couple of months left to get the budgets spent and that realization is sinking into the selectors...the rush begins!

My positives:
My garden looks like it has survived our bout with winter.
Although rain is expected today, tomorrow is supposed to be nice and sunny.
I have a day off on Monday. Due to the amount of work that will be hitting my desk over the next few weeks...holidays are going to be a day here and a day there. I'm okay with that.
Girls are coming over this weekend for a visit. Kaeli is even bringing the bunny for visit to try out the new yard cage that her brother built for her bunny.
Life...the blessings that continue to flow in are so amazing.

Have a wonderful Thursday. Make your motto today ''Just do it".

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 6/3/2010 4:27PM

    Glad to hear your garden is in tact after winter's brief, thank goodness, visit. Life is full of so many good things and we are so truly blessed in so many ways.

Hugs,
Shirl

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1HAPPYSUSAN 6/3/2010 11:47AM

    Happy to hear your tomatoes are doing well! Whew, huh!

We're experiencing buckets of rain with another storm due in tomorrow. I am so ready for some sunshine, but I believe that all this rain is doing its job of filling the lakes and rivers so that the fire danger this summer will be minimal. Plus, when the rain finally does stop...we'll be celebrating the sunshine way more than usual!

I always enjoy your positive messages, Wanda, and thank you for them.

Hugs and blessings to you today!
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JOHNTJ1 6/3/2010 7:55AM

    Glad your tomatoes bounced back. We are fooling with quite the opposite problem - - 90F heat. All the flowers are wilting and we try to walk the tight rope between too much water and not enough. Just about the time we get them good and watered, it rains!!!

I agree with you, life is good. More people should realize that.

Love

John

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Making head way...

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

My goal yesterday was to take my breaks and walk during that time...well, I didn't exactly make my goal, but I did get walking in. It was one of those days that involved lots of questions needing answers. Which translated into me getting up from my desk on one end of the building and having to walk several times to the other end of the building and back. I decided if I was going to have to do that, I would take a round about way to get to my destination. I did get in lots of steps. Yay me....for being flexible.

We are supposed to get some sunshine today and some warmer temperatures. I'm hoping to see my lovely little plants in the garden perk back up and have a real big growth spurt. I took all the coverings off them yesterday and other than some looking a little flatter than they should, they seem to have survived our bout with winter!

My positives:

Lots of steps in yesterday...I really have to get a new pedometer.
Talked to my supervisor yesterday about the possibility of using up my overtime by working a shorter work week over the summer. I'm waiting for the verdict.
Nice chat on the phone with Kaeli last evening. The girls are going to come over this weekend for a visit.
Exercises are done.
God, who continually nudges me and lets me know He is with me.

Have a wonderful day...keep on moving!

Hugs,
Wanda

  


June 1

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

June 1st and the snow has finally all melted! Today I can finally take the covering off the garden bed and see what, if any, damage has been done to my fledgling tomato plants. We had warmer weather in March than we have had the past few days. But...it's June now, right...summer should be here!

It's time also to stop coasting and get back on track. I went to put a top on this morning and it isn't fitting as loosely as it it used to...okay wake-up call. Time to recommit to a healthy lifestyle again. I've allowed my tiredness to slow me down. I need to figure out a way to get on top of the tiredness once again...and I've sneaky suspicion that is going to mean stepping up my exercise program. I know that when I make myself get out and do the exercising (even after work), I sleep much better. Sleeping better would ensure that I'm not so tired! DUH!

My Positives:
Wake-up calls.
It's never too late to take one's self in hand.
Phone call from Q last night to say that he arrived at one location safe and sound, now on to the next.
Bills are paid.
A plan in place.
Life and God's place in my life.

Have a wonderful day. Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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1HAPPYSUSAN 6/1/2010 10:45AM

    Happy June, Wanda!

I'll stop whining about all the rain we've had here in Oregon since I now know that you've just had your snow go away!

Hugs and blessings!
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NJMATTICE 6/1/2010 8:44AM

    Hi Wanda!
I hear you on the wake up calls! My best teaching "frock" has that "up five pounds" feeling on me. Learning to adapt those healthy routines to a constantly changing work life is my next feat to tackle. But I figure, as long as I keep plugging away, I'm making progress toward my Healthy Lifestyle goal. I look forward to the free time to catch up with my Sparking in June. Although, it looks as though there is no such thing as free time. It all costs and needs to be prioritized accordingly. Have a great day.
Love,
Nancy

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NWLIFESRC 6/1/2010 7:12AM

    Good luck

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Temperatures are creeping back up!

Monday, May 31, 2010

The temperatures are creeping back up. We are supposed to be experiencing double digits once again this week. YAY! The snow will be gone again!

By the time I get home from work today, I hope to be able to take the coverings off my garden and allow the plants to experience some warmer temperatures. Took a peek yesterday as we removed the snow laden coverings. The plants seem to okay...a little flat due to the weight that was on them, But all in all they looked like they will bounce back.

I've got my walking shoes on today and my goal is to actually take my breaks at work and walk ...that will give me 30 minutes of walking in today! I get busy and forget to take my breaks...today...it's going to be different.

My positives:
Warmer temperatures are on their way.
My goal for this week...to take my breaks and walk.
Although I didn't have a great sleep last night, I'm trusting that I will have all the energy I need to get through my work day.
The snow that we got yesterday is on it's way to becoming puddles of water.
Kaeli arrived home safe and sound, Quin is about to head out on the river guiding a client up river to Lake Athabasca with his clients boat. Trusting God to grant them travel mercies and safety.

It's Motivation Monday...make the choice today to get your exercising in.

Hugs,
Wanda

  


Mother Nature...it's supposed to be spring!!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Not a pleasant weekend here! Mother Nature has got her signals mixed up. It's supposed to be early summer time here. My garden has been mostly planted, my flowers are in...and now we have this!



These are yesterday's pictures, and it is still coming down this morning!


We managed to get the garden area covered with plastic, but I don't know how much damage will be done. Not only from the snow itself, but from the weight of the plastic with snow on top of it!


Oh well, what are you going to do??? All that I can do is give it to the Lord and trust that my plants will survive.

My Positives:
Tomorrow's weather forecast says sun and warmer temperatures...so this will not be long lasting.
Another day of not having to do any yardwork...in otherwords, we get to relax!
Life is full of surprises...how I react to them is up to me!

Have a wonderfully blessed day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 5/30/2010 10:03AM

    Oh no, you got that "S", well seeing it's not suppose to last long hopefully your garden will survive. We are suppose to see 87 today, thankfully the humidity has been on the low side and the apartment is staying comfortable without AC running. Maybe you just needed some just relaxing time. Enjoy your weekend no matter what.

Hugs,
Shirl

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