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October 14

Thursday, October 14, 2010

We had a lovely time at my brothers last evening. It was great to reconnect with a cousin that I hadn't seen since we were about 12. She and her husband were in Edmonton visiting with their daughter. Such a small world, family everywhere!

Our desks and computers got moved over to the new location yesterday. What a crazy day it was. I am now sitting at a temporary table with my laptop, so at least I can still do what needs to be done. When the movers come in, they certainly have a system of moving things rapidly. Pretty much boxes left to be moved now.

I have a safety meeting at 9 am this morning over at the county offices, hopefully we will be able to make some head way on evacuation plans. We need to have evacuation plans in place before opening day on Nov. 1.

My positives:
Reconnecting with relatives.
Payday was yesterday, YAY, groceries!
Phone call from my other brother and he and his wife will be in town this weekend.
I was able to persuade my hubby to read a book that I thought would be good for him to read....and he is enjoying it.
Being alive.


Have a wonderful day, keep moving towards your goals of being healthy.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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APPLEADAY2010 10/15/2010 7:47AM

    I loved your blog - really positive. I am going to try and list my positives at the end of my blog - I have been doing them more like that in my journal but would make sense to do them in the blog. Best wishes, I hope you have a lovely weekend xx

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NJMATTICE 10/14/2010 2:35PM

    Nice trick getting Garry to read! I love when that happens! Kudos to you for even trying. You did it! You reminded me of the time I tricked Tim into reading by asking him to read a book aloud to me for some quality time. That trick didn't work for long before he caught on to my scheme. Sounds like things are moving along with the move. (Ms. Safety and Evacuation specialist, I hope your meeting went well this morning and that folks with disabilities will indeed be allowed on the upper tier!)
It's a great day to be alive. Aren't they all? Enjoy your evening. Be good to my friend!
Love,
Nancy

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October13

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Today is our departments moving day. When I get in to work, I'll need to disassemble all my computer equipment and pack it up as well as make sure all the contents of my desk that I won't need over the next couple of weeks are packed and ready to go. There are items that I will need to keep aside, as I will need them at this location.
Bonus side to all this, I won't have to set everything back up...my co-workers have volunteered to get that done for me. YAY.

Tonight, we are heading to St. Albert to my brother's place to get together with my aunt and uncle and a cousin that we haven't seen for far too many years. It will be nice to touch base once again. It won't be a late night as Garry and I have to work tomorrow, as well as my brother. But I'm sure it will be fun.

My Positives:
Moving day for our department is finally here. One step closer to be done with the move.
Gorgeous weather we are having...we are having nicer weather than we had in August and September.
Halloween candy is purchased and waiting for all the little ones to come knocking on the door. I miss the days of popcorn balls and puffed wheat cake. Such a loss of innocence in our society, all because of a few who thought it was funny to put dangerous things into children's Halloween fun.
I have a lovely greek salad already to take for lunch today. Low-cal dressing included.
Yay, it's Wednesday, half the work week is done! lol
All the blessings that come my way each and every day. From the quiet time first thing in the morning, to the smiles and greetings through out my day to a nice warm and comfy bed to crawl into at night.

Have a wonderfully blessed day. It's the little things that make the most impact.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 10/13/2010 9:11PM

    I hope you are making wonderful memories with family this evening. Sounds delightful. I had a nice day. (I'm going to go blog about it before I hit the hay.) I was missing you as I went around sparking this afternoon. And then I remembered, "have you read Wanda's blog today?" I didn't have time this morning. No wonder I was missing you! Thanks for your faithfulness in sharing the journey. It keeps me steady. Have a great sleep and I look forward to reports of you exciting move.
Love,
Nancy

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Later starting hours....

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

This week begins my later starting hours at work. For the next two weeks I will be starting later and working later. We need the coverage of hours during the transition and because I'm the person that gets to stay at the old location until the end of the month, I'm it.
I was still awake though at my usual time of 4:30 am, it felt strange to not be getting up. My body was ready to go.

Each week over a 6 week period, each department is suppling snacks for the staff room at each location. Mainly as a way of showing support for the staff members that may not be getting their usual breaks or lunch times, but also just because its what we do. The department usually assigns specific days to members of their staff and they bring something in. Today is my day and I'm taking fruit baskets. There has been so much "junk" food that it's time we had some healthier food showing up. I've got grapes, bananas, oranges and apples. At least I'll have some healthy snacks!

My positives:
A beautiful long weekend off work, sunshine and lovely tempertures. I did need a jacket on to sit outside, but it sure was nice to be outdoors on the back deck reading.
Healthy snacks going with me to work this morning.
A lovely evening to look forward to tomorrow. We are getting together with my aunt and uncle, brother and sister-in-law and a cousin that I haven't seen for many years.
Discovered that there is a learning center in the city that provides some very interesting courses starting in January 2011. I've requested a calendar and prices list.
I'm moving forward.
So grateful for lessons and blessings that come my way.

Have a wonderful Tuesday all. Live in the moment, yesterday is done, tomorrow isn't guaranteed.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 10/12/2010 10:29PM

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LEXIE63 10/12/2010 3:47PM

    I hope you adjust to the new times so that you can make the most of a later start. I'm sure everyone will enjoy their fruity treats. :-)
I shall think of you browsing through the Learning Centre's calendar. They can be a real treasure-trove of goodies. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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MUSTANG_SALLY2 10/12/2010 8:35AM

    Great job on the fruit baskets. My "team" is suppose to supply lunch on Friday for our office. Maybe I can inspire my team to think healthy!

I hope the change in hours works to your benefit while it lasts. Enjoy your day!

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JOHNTJ1 10/12/2010 8:25AM

    Joan went part-time a few months ago at the bank. There was an opening at a branch a few blocks from the house and her starting hours are later. She loves it. There isn't always this mad dash for her to get out of bed in the morning and have to rush out the door. She can enjoy her coffee and newspaper and get stuff done before she goes to work

She loves it

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October 11th

Monday, October 11, 2010

Holiday Monday and I'm glad it is. The kids all came over for dinner yesterday and we had a great time. Quin had driven in from out of town where he had been attending a friends bachelor party, so did not stay too long once dinner was over as he was very tired. (Perhaps, still feeling the effects of the previous nights fun too!) It was great to have him home for the time that he was. The girls stayed until quite late. All of us sitting around the kitchen counter and visiting. Lots of laughs. How blessed we are to have such wonderful relationships with all three of our children.

It looks like we are going to get sunshine yet again today. WOO HOO. Garry got the grass all cut yesterday, which meant that the leaves that were all over got done also. Lawn ornaments and solar lights are all put away for another winter. Today he is talking about putting up the "Christmas lights". He hates to put them up before November at the earliest, but the weather is so nice that it is very tempting. We'll have to see just how much he likes the idea later. *grin*

My positives:
A holiday Monday, so no going to work today.
My awesome children.
Yard work is all done and the yard is ready for winter.
Lots of leftovers still in the fridge, even though we sent lots home with the girls.
A lovely phone chat with my Aunt yesterday, we will be getting together with them and my brother and his wife on Wednesday evening.
I love waking up in the morning, knowing that I have a whole day ahead of me to be the best that I can be. It's like a fresh start every day.

Enjoy your day, get excited about your life.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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LEXIE63 10/11/2010 4:21PM

    Happy Thanksgiving!
I'm excited about life! Promise! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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NJMATTICE 10/11/2010 10:26AM

    Happy Thanksgiving, Wanda! I got right up and out for a walk (with some running intervals) this morning. A great start to my day off from work as well! Created some of that excitement that you are talking about. I have a list of things that I want to accomplish today and a list of ideas that I want to implement into my healthy lifestyle. So it's a exciting day! Much to be thankful for. Thanks for passing on your zest for life this morning!

Enjoy yourself.
Love,
Nancy

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October 10

Sunday, October 10, 2010

October 10 and my brother's birthday today. I talked to him a couple of days ago and wished him a wonderful day, but will try and reach him again today. Both my brothers have their birthdays in October. My eldest brother is the first and then Layne's is the tenth. Actually the first two weeks in October are chocked full of family members birthdays.

Todays the day that I must haul out all the fixings for Thanksgiving feast. The kids are coming over and we are going to have a great time. Tomorrow is officially Thanksgiving, but Sunday's are a much better day for all of us to get together. I bought the smallest turkey I could find and will send leftovers home with everyone. I don't eat meat, Garry only likes the dark meat, Q doesn't like turkey at all and the girls eat only the white meat. But I've got yams, sweet potatoes and white potatoes as well as lots of other veggies all ready and waiting . Lots of salads ready also and a huge big apple pie from Costco. (I rarely bake, as no one eats it...we just aren't a family that eats alot of baking). Let the day begin.

My positives:
My family will be all gathered here today.
It's a beautiful sunny day.
My brother's birthday.
Caught up on all my emails.
Food on our table, roof over our heads ...so blessed.
Guidance in my life, and when I pay attention to it, life goes so much smoother!

Have a wonderful day, celebrate being alive and fill your day with positiveness and gratitude.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/10/2010 7:25PM

    A very Happy Birthday to your brother. Hope you and yours are having an early Happy Thanksgiving. Glad you can get together and celebrate with your family. You can also celebrate tomorrow also with your leftovers.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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BUSYBRE 10/10/2010 5:15PM

    Your brother's birthday falls on 10/10/10 which happens infrequently. I am very impressed that you've done so many types of pickles and that they are good. I did some pickles last year and only had two types I'd do again - how right you are that you have to repeat it again the following year (I took notes and I am really happy I did). I used a special notebook for my recipe notes - it's red and I can see it a mile away so it doesn't get lost in with all my recipe books!

I'm about to begin some food prep for tomorrow. Have a great Thanks giving dinner.

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WANDAH3 10/10/2010 12:55PM

    The pickles have found their way to the fridge and oh my goodness are they good! I'm so thrilled with my mixed pickles and last night Garry opened a jar of dill pickles that he started raving about. They are so crunchy you could hear them as he was eating them. Now all I have to do is copy whatever magic I managed to produce this year into next years crop!
We will open some pickled bread and butters and picked onions and red peppers today also. I'm excited about how things have turned out.
Thanks for asking.

Hugs,
Wanda

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NJMATTICE 10/10/2010 11:24AM

    Happy THANKSGIVING! Have a great day with the family. Then you get tomorrow to relax. Whoopee! Are some of those fancy canned goods going to be cracked open today. A pickle or two, perhaps? I look forward to the report. And I look forward to this week's challenge. I think it may have just posted while I was here visiting. I just finished up last week's before I came to see you. "Do you like your body?"
Have an AWESOME day. I am thankful for you.
Love,
Nancy

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