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Happy Hump Day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's Wednesday already, YAY! It's also pay day for me, bigger YAY!

We survived the frigid cold here yesterday, the International Airport in Edmonton registered a balmy minus 46 at one point during the day. We were apparently the 3rd coldest place on earth yesterday. All I can say is "Thank you Lord that weren't number one!"

Another busy day ahead of me at work today. I'm attempting to get as many of the orders in as possible in hopes that they will get delivered before year end. That is always a juggling act at this time of the year. Makes the job interesting.

My Positives:
It is supposed to be somewhat warmer out today! (*grin*)
It's payday.
Garry is busy at work, which translates into ...he is making money.
Had contact with a cousin of Garry's yesterday on facebook. We haven't seen her for many years, so was very nice to once again reconnect.
Plans are in the works for all of Garry's siblings to get together for New Year eve. That should be fun.
Being alive and be very blessed.

Have a wonderful day, be your own best friend.


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PARKERB2 11/24/2010 7:18AM

    We do have a lot more to be thankful for than we realize. Just being with family and friends during the holidays is a thankful state of being. Have a good day and Keep Sparking. emoticon

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And I thought yesterday was cold!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Okay, honestly, a normal person would stay snug in bed under warm covers today...I on the other hand must get up and brave the -40 temperature today! Yikes! I need to start my vehicle and let it really warm up as well as most likely start it a couple of times during the day to ensure that it will get me back home after work. Thank you God that Garry was able to get a remote starter installed in my vehicle last week.

According to the news last night, eastern Canada was experiencing +13 temperatures yesterday while we were -35....what a bizzare country we live in!All I'm saying is "heads up" eastern Canada...this is coming your way!

My positives:

My remote starter in my vehicle.
A furnace that is working hard at keeping my home warm and comfortable.
Warm mittens and coat.
A husband who just goes along with my feng shui money cures without question...okay, so the eyebrows do raise, but he still goes along *grin*
One more Christmas gift on order.
Being so incredible blessed in so many ways.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit. Grab a cup of nice hot green tea to warm yourself up after visiting the frigid temperatures in my part of the woods!
(either that, or leave some of your warm tempertures behind after you've visited*grin*)

Have a wonderful Tuesday,


Monday, Monday...

Monday, November 22, 2010

I get to start my week off a little less rushed. I have the next few Mondays off as I try to use up some of my overtime before year end. Yay...a 4 day work week, something I haven't had for many years!

There is shoveling to do this morning though before Garry leaves for work. I'll get out there and help him in a few minutes.

Today, I am going to head out to do some errands that I left off doing on the weekend. But will likely spend most of the day indoors where it is warmer.

My positives:
Yay...having Monday's off until the end of the year...gives me a lovely 3 day weekend ...now is that great or what!
Many little Christmas gifts purchased and waiting now to be wrapped.
An opportunity to head to Costco when it's not busy and get printer ink. I'll then be able to print out some documents that I need to study.
So many things to be grateful for...a warm home, a warm bed, warm clothes, a warm vehicle that gets me about, food on our table. People that care about me. Yep, I'd consider that pretty blessed.

Have a wonderful day. Is there someone in your neighborhood that could do a random act of kindness for today?


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BUSYBRE 11/22/2010 9:30PM

    I can't believe the temperature can even go that low - 35C ... hope it warms up a bit for your foray back into work tomorrow! Glad you've been able to take some strategic time off! Congrats.

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LEXIE63 11/22/2010 4:35PM

    I'm sure you are going to thoroughly enjoy having that extra day each weekend. :-)
Lex xxx
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MAURIZIA 11/22/2010 12:51PM

    Nice to have those 3 day weekends, Wanda. I used to do that with my old job. I'm looking forward to a 4 day weekend this week! Only 3 work days! I so need a break...Enjoy your Monday off!


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Nov 21

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Shyra and I had a wonderful day yesterday. I picked her up around 9:30 am and we headed into the city. We had so much fun shopping and looking and giggling together.
She found her outfit that she was looking for, in fact she found two outfits that are amazing on her. She couldn't decide between them, so bit the bullet and bought both. We had a young sales person helping us, who was absolutely fantastic with his eye for fashion and knowing what would look great on her. One of the dresses had absolutely no hanger appeal, we had walked by it and thought yuck, but he insisted that she try it on. WOW...it looked fantastic on. Now she is on the hunt for shoes as the ones that she used at the store were too big and they didn't have her size. They were perfect though, so she is off today to see if one of the other stores has her size.
Next we headed to buy Quin a birthday gift. We hit the right store at the right time. The shirt that I found for him, was on sale 30% off and then when I got to the till to pay, they were having a Saturday shoppers only special and I opened a sealed card that gave me an additional 3o%off! Woo Hoo.
We were on a roll. The rest of the day was just as good. We found some great bargains and now I'm excited about giving them at Christmas.
We stopped at Red Robin for a late lunch before heading back home. Shyra had her burger and I had a salad. Figured, I've been doing lots of walking, I might as well make sure the calories are low too!
Once we got home, we stopped at Urban Barn to see about some cushions Kaeli had mentioned that she would love to have....Yay, they had them in stock, so picked up those.
Today, Garry and I are going to head out and do some shopping(actually probably just looking, but it means more exercise and that is what my focus is on today!)

My Positives:

A wonderful day spent with Shyra yesterday. Arrangements are made to spend next Saturday with Kaeli. Usually we all go together, but it's Christmas /Birthday shopping time, so we need to be sneakier.*grin*
A start has been made on gift buying. The "season of spending" has started. lol
Day six into my course and still really enjoying it. Yay Me!
I've stepped up my exercise and feeling better about the amount that I'm doing.
Funny how I find it easier to exercise in the winter months than in the summer...I 'm more dedicated to it!
Being so blessed each day. Positive affirmations really do work.

Have a wonderful Serenity Sunday. Find your focus and dedicate your day to it.



Christmas shopping!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Okay, I know, my American friends are still planning for Thanksgiving, but here in winterland, Thanksgiving was over in October, Remembrance Day is behind us and Christmas is the next season to roll around.

Shy invited me to go Christmas shopping with her today. YAY! Girl time.
We are on the hunt for a Christmas gift for her sister, some silly stocking stuffer items and Shy needs a nice dress to wear to her boyfriends Christmas party on December 11.
OOPS...that reminds me...Q's birthday is on Dec. 11 and Shy's is on Dec. 18.
Actually this is my Calendar of birthdays for the next few weeks. MIL's Nov 30, Matt's Dec 03, John's Dec 09, Quin's Dec 11, Shy's Dec 18, BIL Dec 19, then the Big one Dec 25, don't even get me started on January when Garry and Kaeli get thrown into the mix! *grin* In our family we don't call this the Christmas season, we call it the "Season of Celebration" lol(or as Garry calls it "The Season of Spending").
PS...Shirl...I didn't forget about your birthday thrown in there on Dec 17 either *grin*

Yesterday, not only did I get my exercise shoveling snow, I got lots of stair exercise in also. I must have climbed stairs at work a dozen times with all the times I had to take care of deliveries to the library. The stairs that I have to use are the ones that have 42 steps to them. Up, down, Up, down, Up, down. What a great workout. Because I still can't use the back, inner stairwells due to chemical smells, using the main staircase in the library also involves more steps just to get to them from where I work. Woo Hoo....I wonder if I can arrange this to occur every day!!!!
Today, I will settle for lots of walking with Shy as we spend time in the malls.

My Positives:
Great workout yesterday.
Shopping with Shy today.
Christmas shopping...always an enjoyable time for me. I love Christmas and finding those little gems. Besides birthday shopping gets thrown in there too!
Grocery shopping was accomplished after work yesterday, yay...food!
It will soon be time to haul the Christmas decorations out, I'm not allowed to decorate before the end of November siggghhhh.
It has quit snowing...so no shoveling, instead I will have to do walking in the malls *grin*
Things have picked up somewhat for Garry at work, so he is pleasantly busy and earning money.
Life...is just plain and simply wonderful. So many blessings, from smiles and hugs to surprises occurances.

Have a wonderfully Silly Saturday. Find your giggles today, your day will be so much brighter.


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VTORIA3 11/21/2010 9:03AM

    What a lot of exercise for the day between shoveling snow and holiday shopping. Your day, spending time with your DD, sounds delightful...nothing like some mother/daughter time together. It is so important to take the time to create what I call "forever memories" My mom is gone now, but we had many great and very special shared times. The gift of "you." Is there nothing better really? Have a wonderful Sunday!

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NJMATTICE 11/20/2010 12:58PM

    I am looking for chicken soup today. It has been a real job of muscling through my week with my head cold and now that it's the weekend, I am focusing on forcing those fluids and plenty of rest. I started my day with a nice walk to get the kinks out. And the soup stock is on the stove simmering. Sounds like you have found a small treasure at work. A nice workout on those stairs. Have fun shopping and I'll be keeping an eye out for you.

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LEXIE63 11/20/2010 10:46AM

    Great Blog! :-) Gotta love all those positives. I'm glad the snow is giving you a bit of a break. What with shovelling and all those stairs at work, you are not short of exercise opportunities, are you? :-)
Have a great weekend. :-)
Lex xxx
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