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June 17th and all is well.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Another wonderful day lies before me ready for me to create just the way I want.
I'm choosing to cultivate an attitude of gratitude, to embrace what ever comes my way and to find the lessons in anything negative that I encounter. I'm grateful for the opportunities that present themselves to me either in the form of lessons that I can learn from or as blessings that add to the joy of my day.

Have you ever noticed that when negative stuff happens around you and your response to it is to engage with it, that it just gets uglier. When you step back from it, you recognize it for what it is,you can disengage from the negative and although it may not be pleasant, you are able to move forward into positiveness.
I've learned(still am learning) that I can be grateful for these occurances, as they are ways for me to gauge my progress in life. They are ways for me to recognize the areas in my life that I may still need to work on and let go of actions/thoughts that no longer serve me. Sometimes the same lesson keeps occuring in my life in different forms until I finally get it. It's like being in school, only this time it's the "school of life". At first you don't recognize what the heck is happening, then you start to vaguely recall something about it, then you recognize that you've encountered this same "type" of negative before, now you are ready to confront the negative and take control of it by choosing to work on correcting that area of your life or letting go. Usually once you have chosen to be the one in control and choose not to engage in that negative anymore, your lesson is learned and you go forward once again until you meet up with the next life lesson you are here to work on. Then process repeats its self. Yes, I am grateful for these occurances, as they are measuring sticks, they do help me to become the spiritual person that I have been created to be. Ahhhhh life. It truly is wonderful.

My Positives:
I'm a work in progress and I accept that I am just that...a work in progress.
The knowledge that even when we stumble, we have the power to get back up again and keep on going...it's called "choice".
It's a great day to be alive.
Phone call from our son.
Invitation from Kaeli to go walking on some walking trails this Saturday.
I'm staying on track with my exercising, despite the decision to try not tracking it on a daily basis.
God, friends and family that encourage and support me.

Have an awesome day. Take the time to look for opportunities to perform random acts of kindness....be blessed!

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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CMR132 6/17/2010 8:39AM

    Wanda, I think we are all a work in progress. The fact that you have the strength to realize you should can seperate yourself from the negativity is amazing. Sometimes when something negative happens, we forget about all the positives in our life. I love reading your blogs, you always make me want to be positive. You are reslient in the face of negativity! Be proud of yourself!!!

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Still plugging along...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The swelling in my nose is retreating with the antibiotics. YAY! I can breath again! I can't help but laugh at the absurbness of how I ended up with the infection in the first place...who would have thought cayenne pepper could cause so many problems!

Another busy work day ahead of me. Lots of orders that need to be input and that makes me happy. Big perk of my job, is that, when I input the orders, I get to place any of the books I'd like to read on hold for myself. I have read so many books that I might otherwise have not read just because I didn't know about them!

It's bonus points week at the grocery store this week, so will be stopping to get groceries after work today. Time to stock up on the necessities and fruits and veggies. Father's day this Sunday...so a little extra special things are on the list. The girls will be coming over for dinner. Garry wants to have a BBQ at home, and as it's his special day...he gets to choose what he wants to do.

My Positives:
My nose is getting better.
Checked my potatoes yesterday and they are sure growing! Not sure exactly when I'm supposed to start "hilling" them, but according to one source, it's when the plants get above the container rim...and at the rate they are going that might be this weekend. Yay...fresh potatoes this fall.
My tomato plants are doing not too bad, the flowers on the other hand are not recovering from the snow we had at the beginning of the month.
Took my break yesterday and got some walking in. That's my goal again for today. I need to develop the habit of taking my breaks and moving during them once again.
Some lovely fresh veggie snacks to take to work with me today. Garry, bless his heart stopped and picked me up some on his way home from work yesterday.
Farmer's Market tomorrow evening...I'll head there also for some fresh veggies.
Life...it's so filled with blessings...all we have to do is open our eyes and hearts to them.

Have a wonderfully blessed day. Remember, it's your choice what your attitude is.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MYRNACARRIER 6/16/2010 11:06AM

    Thank you. You are so right about attitude. Sometimes with my family problems I get focused on the wrong things. I know where I can get my strength from and yet I often get sidetracked. Today I will give it up and let God. I can't solve some of these problems but he can.
By the way, why were you putting cayenne on your garden? Is it to protect from bugs?
Maybe you can post a picture of your garden. I would love to see it. My garden is just perking along too. Pretty soon, I should have some lettuce. Well take care. I really appreciate your heart for this team and always reading all of the positive blogs on our team. Blessings, Myrna

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Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to work....

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My long weekend is over and it's back to the salt mines today. Yesterday saw me spending most of the day indoors unfortunately. The wind made it too chilly to sit outside for any length of time and even going for a walk wasn't an option with my nose making it difficult to breath. Oh well, today is a new day and despite going to work with some swelling still apparent, I'll survive. Hopefully the antibiotics will kick in soon and begin there work of assisting my body to fight the infection.

I made a very yummy veggie stir-fry for dinner last night...I even made sure there was left overs so that Garry and I could have ready made lunch today. Veggie stir-fry is one of my favorite meals. It's a clean out the fridge kind of meal. I love using up veggies that are left over in the fridge in this manner.

My goal today is to take my breaks at work and do some walking. I really need to get back in the habit for many reasons. Taking that break from the computer screen, being the biggest reason.

My positives:
Health care, it's there when a person needs it.
That it's been over a year since I've had the need to go to a doctor.
Breathing a bit easier this morning...antibiotics must be doing their job!
A short work week...only 4 days.
Making some head way on this week's to do list.
Glad to be going back to work today...I've run out of reading material! By being at work...I can easily walk out of my department and go and select some books ! (I work at a library)
Life...ahhhhh, how often we take it for granted instead of appreciating all that it has to offer us.

Have a wonderful Talking Tuesday....yep, it's Talking Tuesday....take the time to interact with those around you and those you haven't talked to for too long.

Hugs,
Wanda

  


June 14th

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wouldn't you know it, a morning that I did not have to get up at 4:30 am, and guess who is wide awake!! Well, I might as well be productive, if I'm not going to be sleeping. lol

I woke up yesterday morning with some swelling on(in) the right side of my nostril. It's visibly swollen on the outside too. I'm not able to breath properly on that side. Not sure why, as I don't have a cold or any such thing. The only thing that did occur was that the evening before I was sneezing lots, so not sure what happened. I tried cold compresses on it yesterday and still this morning, it's swollen and very tender. I don't like using nasal sprays as they tend to burn, but other than going to the doctor, not sure what else to do. Hmmmm.
Strange dreams, strange body swelling...life is never boring that's for sure. lol


We had a lovely rain shower during the night, still overcast this morning. My garden is enjoying the rain and then the sunshine during the day. I see tiny little beginnings of my carrots attempting to push their way up through the soil. Still watching for the lettuce and the green onions to make a show of appearance.

My positives:
A day off work today, so if I decide to head to the doctors, I'll have the time today.
My garden is showing lots of signs of growing at least.
A beautiful sunny day yesterday and family time.
Even though I can't breath out of the right side of my nose...I've still got the left side that is working!
I may have woken up early this morning on my day off, but it's my day, so if I choose to take a nap later I can! Woo Hoo.
A brand new day to be creative in.

Have a wonderful day. Creative an awesome day by having a positive attitude.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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JOHNTJ1 6/14/2010 2:20PM

    You are correct concerning one thing............ life sure is interesting, isnt it?

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love

John

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NJMATTICE 6/14/2010 1:38PM

    I'm late checking in today. Hope that by now, your nose is all better. Enjoy your day off and thanks for the terrific leadership.
Love,
Nancy

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TERSIEFROG 6/14/2010 11:43AM

    Hi Wanda, just popping in to say that I'm thinking of you. I hope everything works out with your nasal issues. Enjoy the growing garden.
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YOYONOMORE1 6/14/2010 9:25AM

    Great positives this morning. PTL my internet just all of a sudden started working right once again, but we all know that may not last long. We had a shower during the night also, and the Morning Glories I planted in a planter are growing like crazy, can't wait to see the blooms. Hope your nostril's swelling goes down, what and why our bodies do what they do is sometimes a mystery, right. Going to have lunch with sis, niece, brother and sister-in-law today, looking forward to that. You and Marla have the same problem when you don't need to get up early your bodies get you up anyway, maybe there's a nap somewhere in this day for you. Enjoy.

Hugs,
Shirl

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CROBINGO 6/14/2010 8:36AM

    Hope everything is ok. Overall except for the nose, it sounds like a nice day with the rain (we don't get much here so that is always a treat).



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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/14/2010 8:33AM

    Praying that you will find the answer at the doctor and that you heal quickly!! Great positives...glad that you see your blessings...and are on your way to an AWESOME day!!! What a great attitude you have, Wanda!! You always make me feel better just reading your blogs and for that I THANK YOU!!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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Sunshine, beautiful sunshine.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ahhh, what a glorious sun filled day yesterday was. Once I had my massage, transplanted some plants, made a visit down to Garry and tested out some vehicles, came home and finished the laundry...it was time to spend some relaxing time out on the back deck with my book, water bottle and the sun!

Once the sun moved off my garden area, I misted the plants thoroughly (mostly to keep the dirt wet so the cat from next door would stop "visiting".) Then I decided to try out a remedy I'd been told about...cayenne pepper sprinkled over the garden is supposed to keep the cats away. So dug out my "spice" and headed back out to the garden and very liberally sprinkled it all over the garden as well as along the tops of the quarry stone border. I'll check in a bit to see if it made any difference!

My positives:
My massage treatment yesterday went a long way to working the kink out of my back. Wendy also did some Reiki on me, which was very appreciated.
Laundry all done.
Garry, Kaeli and I headed out to Kelsey's for a great salad supper last evening. None of us were very hungry, and a salad sounded like a great supper.
Lovely phone conversation with my aunt. Caught up on each others news.
Phoned my friend who lost her son a month ago to see how she is doing. It was nice to talk with her once again.
A gorgeous sunny day outside today also! Woo Hoo. More family time.

Have a wonderful serenity Sunday. Make sure that you take some time today to recharge yourself and relax.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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LIFE_IS_SO_GOOD 6/13/2010 10:34AM

    It was calming just reading this. Glad you had such a wonderful day. Enjoy yourself today. Hope the cayenne works!

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