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Happy New Year All!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Short and sweet this morning....we are a bit later getting going than we had planned.
We had a wonderful time last evening with Garry's siblings and some other relatives that joined us. We are all getting together for brunch in a few minutes so need to run. Then we are heading back home.

My positives:
Having a laptop!
Great time last night, visiting, playing cards, creating music and singing.
Roads that are great for travel.
Having at least one of our children with us last night.

It's time to go...wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.


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FOSKED 1/2/2011 10:05AM

    Happy New Year, Wanda!
I know that you will continue to motivate and inspire others, and I hope that what you give you also get back redoubled.

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MAURIZIA 1/2/2011 8:04AM

    Wanda, hope you are all safely home!!

Hugs, Mauri

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/1/2011 7:40PM

    Safe travels...Have a safe, healthy, happy and blessed New Year!!!
Blessings and hugs,

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BUSYBRE 1/1/2011 3:17PM

    Happy New Year

Safe trip - we will soon all be back home. Here's to our safe journeying. Cheers.

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NJMATTICE 1/1/2011 1:31PM

    Safe Journey! And Happy and Prosperous 2011!

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LEXIE63 1/1/2011 12:16PM

    Enjoy the rest of your trip! :-)
Lex xxx
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New Year's Eve is here!

Friday, December 31, 2010

We are leaving around 1:00 this afternoon to Red Deer to spend the evening with my hubby's siblings. It will be nice to gather with them once again. Our son is coming along with us and bringing his guitar. Garry's brother plays also, so a jamming session is planned for this evening. Should be fun.
Shyra is going to pop over to our place and check on the cat and feed her for us. This will be a different experience for Kismet as she has never in all the years we've had been left over night all alone. She stresses very easily, so we are hoping that she handles it well. Guess we'll see.

My positives:
It's been a great year of learning and growing. The new year will hold many more lessons for me I'm sure.
It's almost 8am and I see that the sky is just beginning to show signs of dawn. YAY...the days are getting longer!
I'm blessed to have a team of fellow positives bloggers whom offer support and encouragement.
I'm blessed to have friends and family that love me and care about me.
I'm blessed to have a the opportunities that I have in my life.
I'm blessed to be alive.

Wishing you all a wonderful new year and much success and blessings. Happy New Year!


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MAURIZIA 12/31/2010 10:22AM

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, WANDA! Hope you have a fun-filled New Year's celebration!!

Kismet should do fine...tho' I always suggest that the person coming to feed kitties spend about 15 mins just playing/talking with her/them...That way they don't feel left behind!

Hugs and blessings for 2011!

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Dec 30

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Some light snow falling this morning, but so far not a need to get out there and do any shoveling. Perhaps it will quit and I won't have to do any!!

A change in my routine at work yesterday. Because there is money that needs to be spent before year end on materials, I got to go in store shopping for books. Gail and I headed over to the local Chapters store and had a grand time spending money. We spent $2100 on mostly children's materials. What a fun time. All the material that we purchased is for our bookmobile.
My selectors from Adult services headed out to a book store in the city and hadn't returned yet by the time I left work. I'm looking forward to seeing what they purchased in the city.
Gail's selector for Childrens services went to the city also and came back with just over $7500 worth of picture books. Now the fun begins with receiving all these items and preparing them for processing.

My positives:
Mauri, who has helped me out so much this year with challenges.Thank you Mauri for coming up with some great team goals.
We are heading to Red Deer tomorrow afternoon to spend New Years eve with Garry's siblings. I'll be taking my laptop with me and will try to stay in touch.
We should be back on Sunday.
So much to b e grateful for over this past year. I'm excited about what 2011 has to hold. Challenges met, some successfully and some I'm chalking up to great learning experiences. Nothing that has occured during this past year has been without a purpose.
My friends and family.
Life, we make it so complex and yet it really is just as simple as living it the best we can each day.

Have a wonderful day, see you all later.

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BUSYBRE 12/30/2010 9:13PM

    Wanda - I am glad to see you and yours are doing well and enjoying the holidays - I'm hoping the 'whippersnapper' tomato seeds get to you without freezing! They were sent mid-December along with a few extras (lete know if they've not arrived in the first week so I can get another little package together) ... I planted them early last year and am going to be starting some peppers in late Jan so they get a good headstart for Spring.

I will hear in Jan if I'll be invited to submit a long proposal for Sabbatical leave (then it would be late April before we're told who gets it). I've been doing so much research on it that I already feel I've been and back.

Cheers for the New Year!

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CMR132 12/30/2010 7:32PM

    I may work for a similar company as you Wandah! We have children and adults services too, could be completely different, but caught my eye! Anyways I hope you have a HAPPY AND HEALTHY new year!!! 2011 is going to be amazing and I am excited you and I can share our journey's on spark! Take CARE!

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MAURIZIA 12/30/2010 11:19AM

    Wanda, a nice surprise to be find in your list of positives...but I've only done what we team members should be doing - participating, encouraging, and helping each other out as we traverse this journey.

I'm so JEALOUS of you - even if the books are for the bookmobile...Now THAT would be a contest I'd be happy to win...Have that much money to spend in a bookstore...I'm excited because I have a $30 Amazon gift ctf that I found while cleaning...and $40 in gift cards for Barnes & Noble (tho' I prefer the local stores). $70 for books! WOOHOO!!!

I am so looking forward to taking this journey for another year with you, Nancy, Lexie, Tina and all our team members. Hoping the new goals will give people something for which to strive this year. I believe if we treat our spirit, our care for our bodies will follow...hey, that may be today's blog...

Hugs and blessings and love!

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NJMATTICE 12/30/2010 9:46AM

    I smiled when I read your blog because I got confirmation on my word choice for the year. Positive reinforcement! I have been spending my time searching for and scanning photos of my BIL to send to his wife as she prepares for the memorial service. He is still hanging in there and with a new wrinkle in the legal business, we are hoping that he hangs in there until 2011, at least for a minute or two. It's been a different holiday, but a good learning one for sure.

Have a safe journey and a great celebration. I look forward to traveling with you next year!
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LEXIE63 12/30/2010 8:39AM

    Oooh! Book shopping! What fun. :-) Have a safe trip and a wonderful weekend.
I am very pleased to have met you through SP, and I hope 2011 brings all that you wish for. :-)
Happy New Year.
Lex xxx

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JOHNTJ1 12/30/2010 7:39AM

    That must have been a lot of fun buying all those books.

Hope you have a really safe New Years Eve and a blessed New Year

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Dec 29

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

It was a regular routine day yesterday for me. Busy at work, relaxed at home, early to bed, early to rise....pretty boring huh!

Actually, if you toss in all the opportunities to talk to people, to smile, to give a hug, to just be an appreciative person...it wasn't boring at all.*grin*

I spent some time yesterday just thinking about others that I felt the need to offer a prayer for and be connected to people. It was a good day.

My Positives:

Wow... my mind is blank! the bonus side of that...I obviously have nothing to complain about or feel down about! Life is good.
I'm looking forward to celebrating New Years with Garry's siblings.
I'm looking forward to 2011 and all the surprises and joys that it will contain.
I'm grateful that we didn't have snow as predicted last night.
I'm grateful for all the blessings that I have in my life.
I'm grateful for SP and all that it allows me to learn and do.

Have a wonderfully blessed day.

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MAURIZIA 12/29/2010 10:48AM

    Wanda, you teach me so much about the blessings which I take for-granted! Wishing you another "ordinary" day!

Love & hugs!

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JOHNTJ1 12/29/2010 7:37AM

    Thank you for reminding me of all the opportunities I have on a daily basis to help make someone elses life a bit easier and the burden a bit lighter. A smile is free and so is a hug.

Much Love


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ANGELOO29 12/29/2010 7:21AM

    Wishing a day full of blessings to you too!

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Dec 28

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Back to work today. As much as I have enjoyed being on my own schedule, it's also nice to get back into a routine of sorts.

Temperatures are still on the cold side, but at least there has been no snow fall. The eastern side of the country has been hit hard though. The news reports have certainly been giving us lots to be grateful for in our part of the country.

One more celebration to get through and then we can buckle down to getting back on track and moving forward towards our health goals.

My positives:
Something that most of us take for granted....heat!
My family and friends.
I've made it through the Christmas season mostly on track.
I've been able to keep the "goodies" out of the house for the most part, those that have come in have also gone out again with the kids.
A great evening last evening over at the girls...we watched "Despicable Me". A very cute movie.
A short work week for me as I have Friday off. We'll be heading to Red Deer then to bring in the New Year with Garry's siblings.

Have a wonderful day, get enthused about your life.


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CROBINGO 12/29/2010 4:06AM

    Great positives!

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MAURIZIA 12/28/2010 7:19AM

    Wanda, bundle up! It's sn*w covered here and we are having 40 mph winds so lots of drifting. It's a new day...and there is something to be said for routines...if only my workday were routine! :)

Enjoy your day! Hugs and blessings.

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FCARMICH 12/28/2010 7:16AM

  Good day to you!

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