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August 4th

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Yesterday morning started off great until I went to go to work. My battery was dead for some unknown reason in my vehicle. We had noticed some problems during the weekend with it starting, but it still started. I had to go and wake up my hubby to tell him I was taking his vehicle and that mine was dead. Not what a person wants to hear upon waking...but no choice..I needed to get to work.
Garry was able to get it boosted and he took it to his work with him. It's still in the shop as they try to figure out why the battery went dead. So this morning, I will drive Garry's car once again.
How blessed we are to have two vehicles, and Garry being able to bring a vehicle home from his work so he has transportation.

I've been collecting points when I shop at one of the grocery stores, and decided that now would be a great time to perhaps use some of them. I've been contemplating getting a food processor to assist in some of my canning this year. Yay, they have one in their rewards catalogue, so I'm thinking it will be a good opportunity to get one without forking out any money. I'm going to check the brand out on the internet first though to be sure that it will be all that I'm hoping it will be. Love when things happen like this!

My positives:
Having two vehicles.
Finally found something I want to spend my points on! lol
Lunch date with Shyra today.
Waking up and feeling like I had a great sleep last night.
Exercises complete for this morning.
Being so wonderfully blessed.

Have a wonderful day, find your focus and move towards it.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 8/4/2010 11:06AM

    Wanda, as always you see your glass as half full! WOOHOO!! Cars...what would we do if they were perfect? Hehehehe...

I collect points from Harris Polls...love when I have enough to get something I want...like John's toaster oven, a floor lamp, a "boom box" to use at cancer education programs...Hooray!!!

Enjoy lunch with Shyra! Sacred moments...

Hugs and blessings!

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NJMATTICE 8/4/2010 10:20AM

    Wonderful "report". Problem solving and point assigning, making it all work for you. I'm impressed.
Have a delicious lunch with DD.
Thanks for the boost and the positive reinforcement. Much obliged!
Love,
Nancy

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Falling asleep to the sound of rain is so soothing...

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Nature has finally gotten it right! Sunshine during the day, rain at night!

I love the sound of rain as you are going to sleep. There is something so soothing about it.
It's hard to tell what sort of a day today will be, it's still dark outside as I'm getting ready to head for work. The sun won't be making an appearance for a good hour yet.

Long weekend is over and it's time to head back to work. We will be short staffed for most of this month as co-workers are taking their holidays. Only 2 more months until we begin the move to our new library. Then things will really be busy!

My positives:
A nice restful weekend.
Re-connected to the internet on my laptop. YAY...I had inadvertantly hit a button that turned off my connect. So glad it was nothing serious.
Got lots of "stuff" sorted through in the computer room yesterday. Wow, I don't know why we've kept so much of it. It no longer seems important enough to have kept! lol
A new day, new opportunities to get excited about life.

Have a wonderful day, keep on moving towards your goals.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 8/3/2010 9:26AM

    Wanda, enjoy the sunshine!

Oh, I can so relate to all the stuff with which we surround ourselves...and we don't really need!! That's been my job here at the "old" office that will be the "new" office come the end of August!!

Hugs!

Mauri

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YOYONOMORE1 8/3/2010 9:21AM

    We are suppose to get rain today, I am so hoping it waits till Joyce and I get back from doing her errands this morning. Hmmm moving, that sounds like work. Have a good day, hope you get lots of beautiful sunshine.I was pleasantly surprised to find my internet still working right this a.m., a nice start to the day.

Hugs,
Shirl

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NJMATTICE 8/3/2010 8:45AM

    Sounds like a good start to your work week. Your sorting resonated here. Why do we keep that stuff? Sometimes it's so curious as to why we thought we needed that at the time. De-cluttering is good healthy exercise! Have a good day at work. I look forward to your next report.
Love,
Nancy
p.s. the corpse flower got it's name from it's "stink". (in the video, you can see when they add the "stinkometer." When it blooms it gives off an odor of rotting flesh that attracts insects, who lay their eggs in the plant and the plant proceeds to use that for nutrition. Lois isn't dead, her bloom has withered. Hmmmm. . . I think I'm relating to Lois at this time.

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CROBINGO 8/3/2010 8:04AM

    Me too! I LOVE falling asleep to the sound of rain. Very jealous!

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MROSE721 8/3/2010 7:22AM

  back at u, sounds like u ar going to b very busy, witch is not a bad thing, busy helps to keep your mind off food! be blessed!!

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Holiday Monday

Monday, August 02, 2010

It's a holiday Monday here and I'm enjoying the beginning of a short work week.

We had some thunder and a bit of rain again last night, this morning is lovely and sunny.
Glanced out my kitchen window this morning to see our neighbors dog up on their picnic table having a wonderful time eating the tomatoes that they have growing . The parents are away and the daughter is house sitting. Oops! Seeing as they are green tomatoes and depending on how many Barnie actually got to, I'm thinking he might be having a bit of a tummy ache soon!

Well, I got my new computer yesterday...a lovely laptop. Had Kaeli and Matt come over and help me get it all set up...YAY...this morning I have no internet connection on it. It tells me that something is wrong with the "homegroup" connection. So I'm back on the PC after trying everything I know how to get "re-connected" to the internet. I'll have to give Kaeli a call later this morning and request assistance once again.

I'm looking forward to having the laptop and being able to use it.

My positives:
Getting a new computer, even though I haven't been able to "play" on it much yet.
A day spent with my hubby (actually two days...yesterday and today)
Quin might be home at the end of this week for a few days break. We'll know more on Wednesday.
Garry's sisters phoned yesterday and are planning on coming for a visit on the 13/14.
Phone call from a dear friend in BC yesterday, letting me know that they are all okay as yet. The fires are surrounding them and about 40 km away. There are more firefighters being shipped in from Ontario to assist. Rod and Hazel are making a trip out this way and will be stopping in on the 18th/19th. YAY.
Won a free play on my lotto ticket..Woo Hoo! (hey, at least I won something! lol)
A new day, new opportunities to be a creator of my life.

Have an awesome motivation Monday,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 8/2/2010 7:44PM

    Yay for the new laptop. We are having company come Aug. 13, Clenton's daughter and SIL from TN will be here for a visit, she wanted to be here for her dad's birthday Aug. 19, he'll be 85. Isn't it nice to have kids that can help you out with the technical stuff, my son has helped me out lots of times. Enjoy your evening and a short work week, yay for holidays.

Hugs,
Shirl

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MAURIZIA 8/2/2010 2:50PM

    Wanda, enjoy your holiday!! I'm back to work today...with fingers crossed!

Sounds like a full August! Be sure to have some restful time looking at the "ocean." :)

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NJMATTICE 8/2/2010 11:21AM

    Glad that you had a holiday sleep in this morning. (anything past 4:30 is a sleep in for you, right?) You'll get that laptop in order before long. Just gotta get the kinks out. I'm having a lazy morning. Taking my time getting going. Glad to "see" you before I get moving and accomplishing things around the house. Had a nice day yesterday. My Mary all grown up. No longer a teenager!

Thanks for the challenges of the week. They are helping to motivate me to give that extra push.

Enjoy your holiday.

Love,
Nancy

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August 1...and arrgggg I clicked the wrong x and lost my blog!!!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

I am not going to rewrite the whole thing...Instead I will just reposted the pictures I was going to share.

Our summer so far:

A visit from our granddaughter..awonderful surprise visit at that. Shavon is as tall as her Auntie Shyra now and was delighted to have the proof in a picture. Shavon is 12, 13 this September.



Garry's fishing trip up north to where our son works. This is a picture flying over the Athabasca Sand dunes. They are so beautiful...the sand is fine, like powdered sugar and has a beautiful red tint to it. Hard to believe that there is actually a "desert" in the north!



Our son doing what he loves best...fishing and guiding! Nothing like open water and fresh air!


Our gorgeous "honorary granddaughter" Jaidyn Rose



Our "kids"


Sharon and Wayne so proudly showing off their first grandchild.



Have a wonderful day...don't forget to count your blessings.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 8/1/2010 7:05PM

    Oh don't you just hate it when that happens, but thanks for being tenacious and posting the pictures, they are very nice. My net is being slow but don't care I am trying to post a little anyway. Today is August 1, and friendship day, so thank you for being such a good friend.

Hugs,
Shirl

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NJMATTICE 8/1/2010 1:27PM

    Sorry that you lost all your hard work. Thanks for putting in the extra effort to post your pictures. HAPPY AUGUST! Today is Mary's 20th birthday. No longer a teenager. (I'm trying not to feel old. I'll do my best) I made my meal plan for the week. It took a long time, but it will translate into easy menu copy and paste in the weeks to come. I'll go check out this week's challenge and then I have to run to Walmart and get some ink for my dried up printer so that I can print out my fabulous grocery list as generated by the nice folks at the spark people! Woo Hoo!
Have a terrific day of rest!
Love,
Nancy

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Another thunderstorm...more mosquitoes!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Boy did we have a boomer come through around 7:30pm last evening. The girls and I had just made it home from wandering around the CapitolX grounds with about 10 minutes to spare.
The only plus side that we found with this years exhibition...getting walking in. Everything was so expensive and there really wasn't much else to do if you were not interested in "ify rides" or "winning stuffed/vinyl toys". We did the tour of the "dream home", let's just say that left all of us very disappointed. I had bought tickets on the home, more as a support for our local Lions Club, but because the house was built "green"...I was rather excited about it. What a disappointment. Green does not have to equate to ugly. We weren't looking for mega or fancy...just something that said ...this is nice. As a cabin at the lake...it could be okay, but as family home....it's only two bedrooms and they are very small, lots of wasted space on the upper level...that didn't really seem to have a purpose, the putting green on the roof....well, let's just say, already looks worn out from people walking on. So disappointed....I just hope they make some money on the ticket sales to support their causes.

My positives:

Lots of walking exercise in yesterday.
The girls and I missed the boomer and downpour with a good 10 minutes to spare! Yay...we didn't get soaked.
Laundry well on it's way to being completed.
Looks like a nice sunny day is in store today.
With all the rain last evening...I don't have to water the garden today! I love when nature does the job for me. lol
Being so blessed....thank you God.


Have a wonderful Silly Saturday,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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FOSKED 8/1/2010 5:00AM

    I love thunderstorms when I can watch them from the dry safety of my balcony! Thanks for your encouragement, Wanda.

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CROBINGO 7/31/2010 11:15AM

    I agree...green does NOT need to be ugly. Don't know why sometimes it works out that way.

Good for you for supporting the Lyon's club, though and great positives!

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JOHNTJ1 7/31/2010 10:49AM

    And I am sure the garden is thankful for God's support emoticon

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NJMATTICE 7/31/2010 10:41AM

    Good Morning, Wanda. I'm sure the Lion's Club is thankful for your support. :)
Have a wonderful Saturday.
Love,
Nancy

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