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Motivation Monday, and what am I doing?

Monday, June 07, 2010

It's Motivation Monday in the Positive Bloggers world and what have I got on my agenda for today?

First...I did my body some good by giving it the extra rest it needed last night. I have today off work, so I slept in for an extra couple of hours. That felt good.
After all the the gardening, yard work and hauling of yet more quarry stone this weekend, I have muscle that are a bit on the "use me gently" side! So today I will do some gentle stretches and forget about any strenuous exercising. Instead I will tackle the chores that I didn't get done in the house, such as finishing the laundry and vaccuming.
I managed to catch a bit more sun that I would have liked yesterday, so today I will also take care of the largest organ on my body...my skin! I will tend to it gently and with lots of moisture. Not a bad sun burn, but it is still pink.

I had a lovely day yesterday, spending time with Garry and accomplishing so many of those little projects that we needed to get done. Today, I will take more time for me.

My Positives:
Many little outdoor projects now done.
My new cedar flower box looks wonderful and it finishes the one end of the raised garden bed perfectly. The pansies that I planted in honor of my Dad are beautiful...lovely deep purple ones...my favorites.
A surprise phone call from a favorite uncle last evening. He will be turning 85 this July and we are hoping to make it out to BC to help celebrate with all the family.
A day for me. Time to choose a good book for this week's challenge.
Life. I woke up this morning ...what a blessing to know that I still have work to accomplish.

Have a fantastic day. Count your blessings.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 6/7/2010 6:25PM

    You have been a very busy lady at work and home, enjoy your day off. I had a headache free day, the rain was gone and low temp, low humidity, my kind of weather, I feel like yesterday was a total loss, but it happens sometimes. It's been a very nice day and can you believe it my internet is working right, well for the time being anyway, lol. I loved the responses to Serenity Sunday post. Hope you have a great week.

Hugs,
Shirl

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Serenity Sunday!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

June's first Serenity Sunday and I'm going to try and make it one of relaxation and just being (providing I can get Garry to slow down some on the yard work! lol)

Yesterday we got a huge amount of yard work done. We both headed outside around 8:30 am and didn't really stop until late afternoon.
I have muscles today, that I didn't even know existed in my body! I pulled weeds in the yard, I got my lettuce, green onions and pepper plants planted, I hauled yet more dirt. With Kaeli's help, we dug some holes, screwed lattice work up on the fence and planted my three passion flower plants. They are still looking a little shell shocked this morning, so hoping that they recover from the trama of being transplanted. The grass is mowed in the back yard now.
Garry finished building one of the planters and today we will install it and finishe off that end of the raised garden bed. Now he wants to build a stone edged garden bed around where Kaeli and I planted the passion flowers. We have some quarry stone left over and it would look nice there, but I'm trying to persaude him that he needs a day off too!
I was going to tackle the laundry and house cleaning today, but seeing as I have tomorrow off work, I'm saving those delightful tasks until tomorrow.

My positives:
The yard is starting to take shape nicely. We are very pleased with all our hard work.
My passion flowers are now planted and I'm feeling better about their chance of survival.
Lettuce, green onions and my 2 pepper plants are all planted. I planted the lettuce and green onions from seed...I'm believing that they will successfully grow! lol
Kaeli is going to help me get my doll collection all photographed and listed on ebay. Anyone out there that collection porcelain dolls....give me a shout. I have a beautiful collection but they have been packed away for the past almost 10 years and it's time to let them go.
I bought a huge tray of mixed fresh fruit on Friday from Costco and now I have fruit to eat that is all ready and prepared. I love sitting down with a bowl of mixed fruit as a snack.

Have a wonderful Serenity Sunday. Take time to recharge your body, your mind and your spirit.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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LADYANDREA2012 6/6/2010 7:29PM

    Thank for such a beautiful Blog. Serenity Sunday if what I have done today.

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NJMATTICE 6/6/2010 3:02PM

    When I read "Serenity Sunday" I said to myself "I wonder why Wanda is writing a day ahead?" I'm not completely here. Peter leaves this evening for Navy boot camp. I'm a bit of an emotional heap here, but I'm hanging in there. It's been busy and a bit crazy but its been okay too. Lots going on. Entertaining season is upon us. Company in and out starting next week. Time to get my healthy tools worked into the not so normal routines as well. Love you. Miss you. I'll be in touch after Pete gets "shipped out".
Love,
Nancy

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KNAUGHT61 6/6/2010 1:06PM

    Your yard and garden sound beautiful! In the northern regions, when summer and the growing season are so short and precious...we have to "make hay while the sun shines" and get those gardens going! I have a simple garden, all shaded by trees, so just some woodland plants and rhubarb that are well established. Makes it easy on me, but I often wish for a sunny patch where I could grow tomatoes.

Have a splendid, serene Sunday. Hugs, Kathleen

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FUZZY1TOO 6/6/2010 12:03PM

    Thanks for reminding me to take some time to sit and relax. Everyone needs to do it, but not everyone does. Myself included. Maybe today'll be my day, too.

Have a wonderful Sunday and give lots of love to those passion flowers and I'm sure they'll do fine.

Heather

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What a beautiful morning...

Saturday, June 05, 2010

What a beautiful morning. The sun is shining, the world is still quiet and it's a great opportunity to spend some time out on the back deck in meditation.

The weather person predicted rain for today, but so far, that is not true. So I'm feeling wonderfully blessed to wake up to sunshine. Our daughter, Kaeli, is coming over around noon today with her bunny. She wants to try out the new outdoor bunny cage that her brother built for her bunny before he left to go up north. The cage is collapsible, so that Kaeli can fit it in her car and take it home. Plus being able to break it down for storage. We'll set it up in the back yard for a while and let "Nevi" enjoy some outdoor time.

Last evening, just around suppertime, I heard a lawn mower going outside. I knew my neighbour had been cutting their lawn , but it sounded really close to our house. I looked out to discover that our neighbour was mowing our front lawn as well as their own. What a wonderful blessing. Garry was thrilled to come home from work and find it all done. I went out to thank Karen for doing our lawn, and we ended up having a lovely chat.

My Positives:

Unexpected blessings.
Sunshine today.
Kaeli coming over for a visit today.
Time to finish planting the rest of my garden today. I'm just going to have to believe that the seeds will have a long enough growing season.
I noticed that my potatoes are already starting to come up through the soil. YAY!
God, who blessings this family so abundantly.

Have a wonderful Silly Saturday. Enjoy the gift of laughter, share your smiles with others, be the friend you would love to have.

Hugs,
Wanda

  


June 4

Friday, June 04, 2010

Yay, it's Friday once again! This is a great day. I'll go to work as usual and then come home to 3 days off work. I'm taking Monday off work as one of my holiday days!

I hope to get the rest of my garden planted and between Garry and I come up with a plan to keep the neighbor's cat out of my garden. Any suggestions anyone???

My Positives:
A great night's sleep last night...I actually am raring to go this morning!
Making progress on getting all my water into me each day. It's funny...water is basically all that I drink...yet my consumption has been down the past while.
Making in roads on my "in basket" at work. I even have today all mentally planned out as to what I want to get done!
Although the skies look a little overcast this morning...I'm adjusting my mood and attitude to the sunny side. Isn't it great that our mood and attitude is "our" choice!

Have a wonderfully Fabulous Friday. Find your own sunshine within.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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CROBINGO 6/5/2010 7:22AM

    Sounds like things are going well. On the over-cast day, I live in an area that is sunny about 350 days a year so over-cast is a treat! I read that and thought, how nice. I see them as relaxing days and good days to take out a book, throw open the doors or sit on the patio and read!

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ITSUP2ME1 6/4/2010 7:11AM

    Very posititive! Keep up the great work!

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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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SUSANSERENE 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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