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Last week of January ...already!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wow, we are into the last week of January already. In one way I'm very happy, as it means at the end of this week, I finally get to tell Garry about his birthday surprise. This will be a long week of having to be extra careful that I don't let somethng slip *grin*

We had a lovely dinner out at Kaeli and Shyra's last evening. Once again Kaeli proved just what a wonderful cook she is. She made a lovely meal of Indian food, not too spicey, just right. She prepared mostly veggie dishes, which was wonderful for me and did have some chicken for everyone else. We had a great time, arrived home late and crawled right into bed.

I woke up this morning to realize that I had not posted the weeks challenges yesterday as I should have, so now I'm off to do that in a few minutes.

My Positives:
My children.
A lovely evening out last night.
A nice sleep in this morning.
Only 1 more week of trying to keep Garry's birthday surprise under wraps.
The signs are up at the end of our street to indicate that sometime in the next few days the roadplows will be coming to clear all the snow from the street. YAY! Now that the weather has decided to warm up, the street is a mess.
Be blessed so abundantly. Thank you Lord.

Have a wonderful Serenity Sunday. Take the time to be grateful for your blessings.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 1/23/2011 11:16AM

    Oh, Indian food. I love it because they have so many vegetarian entrees!

Now zip those lips! No hints to Garry! Hehehehe...

I'm thinking despite 57 days to spring, we'll have the sn*w piles with us till June! :)

Hugs and blessings!

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I'm having such fun!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I am having such a good time with this surprise for Garry's birthday. My hubby is so funny...he knows that I have something planned, but he doesn't know what. Last week he was so stressed over what it might be that I offered to tell him if he really wanted me to...he decided that, no, he would wait. He then proceeds to start asking 20 questions...1) we don't have to drive do we?....not really(I'm thinking...only to the airport) 2) I don't want to be flying somewhere...hmmmm well you aren't leaving us alot of choice...you want to walk????
Then last night, we were sitting and chatting and talking about people and friends and how much fun it would be so see certain people and he jumps in and says "are we going to Texas for my birthday surprise??" I almost fell off my chair laughing...ummmm NO, no this time, but it sure would have been fun! With all the evasiveness and deliberate avoidances I've been doing these past couple of weeks, I'm surprised that I can actually walk around without tripping over my pinnochio nose! *grin*
I got a phone call from the friends that are going to join us in Vegas, and John told me to make sure that I pack Garry's golf shoes as he wants to take Garry golfing while we are there. Okay, no problem. Yay...this means that the girls get to go shopping! Woo Hoo! We also agreed that we would use our tickets that the hotel has given us to go and see the "Elvis Cirque du Soelie", added bonus...its at the hotel we are staying at. This is going to be so much fun.


My Positives:
We get to go to Kaeli's for dinner tonight.
I have still been able to keep Garry's surprise a surprise...only one more week.
Short work week for me next week...only Monday thru Wednesday and then I am on holidays until Feb 7th. Yay!
Friends who are joining us in our fun.
There are so many blessings and exciting things in my life. Sometimes, I feel almost giddy with all the wonder of things.
I'm learning to live the life that I desire rather than just desiring it.
Yay for having a laptop...I get to stay in touch while we are away.
I found the perfect piece of cardboard for my vision board yesterday...now I can begin assembling it.
Life. God, Family and friends.

Have a wonderful Saturday, find your humor and make it a fun day.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 1/23/2011 9:32AM

    I can feel the exctiment in both of you, what a wonderful thing to be able to do and it looks like you are going to be successful in making it a surprise. We had a lovely evening last night with three of our kids and their spouses, much good food, lots of talk and laughter. Have a wonderful Sunday. I decided to stay home today, it's -6 out and I just don't want to get out in the cold. Soak up lots of sun when you are in Vegas.

Hugs,
Shirl

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NJMATTICE 1/22/2011 4:00PM

    I can feel the excitement! It will be such a wonderful surprise. It's funny that it's just killing him not to know for sure, but he doesn't want to spoil the surprise either. (I loved that he guessed Texas. Can that trip be very far off?) Happy Saturday. I'm enjoying a very peaceful and relaxing day of accomplishing what I want, when I want. (I just love being the boss of me!)
Enjoy your evening and thanks for all that you do!
Love,
Nancy



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LEXIE63 1/22/2011 10:22AM

    I am getting really excited for you both! :-) I'm sure you'll be having way too much fun to keep in touch once you're there, but we'll look forward to hearing all about it when you get back. How long will you be away for?
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CROBINGO 1/22/2011 9:59AM

    HAHA! That sounds so much fun! I enjoyed feeling the joy you are having by just reading the blog. Big smile on my face!!!

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Birthday celebrations....

Friday, January 21, 2011

It's my eldest birthday today...Happy Birthday Kaeli. Wow, where have the years gone...even though at 12.05am, she marked her 35 years on earth, I still remember vividly the labor and the birth of our first ray of sunshine. She was a wonderful little girl, strong and determined, an incredible experience. She has become an adult that I am proud to call my friend. We had our times where both of us dug in our heels and locked horns, but God answered my biggest prayer with each of our children....that we would always be able to communicate about everything. So blessed. So proud.

My Positives:
It's Friday! YAY.
Kaeli's birthday.
My hair is cut and I'm now sporting a lovely "rose" shade in my little piece of daring that I've been getting done in my hair. I'm happy with the spot of color in my otherwise grey hair.
Only a light snowfall yesterday, so only took me 20 minutes to shovel the driveway and sidewalk when I got home.
I get to go out to dinner at Kaeli's tomorrow. Even though her birthday is today, she wants to celebrate it tomorrow by having us over for dinner.
I'm blessed with three awesome children and a hubby who supports and loves me. Life is good.

Have a great Fabulous Friday...enjoy being alive.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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CROBINGO 1/21/2011 7:46AM

    Excellent tribute to your daughter and happy birthday to both of you! I love the red in the hair too!

Fun, fun, fun!

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My just do it mantra...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

My "just do it" mantra has been put to daily use this week. To be honest, sometimes it used on an hourly basis *grin*. I'm determined to get my body moving and eliminating unnecessary poundage. When I feel my "ego" kicking in and whining, I use my mantra and that gets me through the rough moment of not wanting to go what is necessary if I want the healthy lifestyle that I wish to create.

Last night was a bit of challenge getting to sleep and tuning out the constant "beep, beep, beep" of the equipment that is cleaning snow near by. They are now working around the clock attempting to grade,plow and haul away all the snow that has fallen on city streets and parking lots. YAY, the down side is that every one of those machines has a beeping back up sensor on them, so that the moment they go in a backward move the sensor beeps. It's like having an alarm clock that is forever going off. Upside... it's only temporary and with luck our street will be getting plowed before the next snow fall comes.

I get to lose my shaggy dog appearance after work today. It's haircut time once again. I have a gift certificate to use that I received for Christmas, so the cost will be minimal. YAY. Don't you just love when you get to use gift cards.

My positives:
I get to chat with Lana (my hairdresser) today. Always an enjoyable time.
I have a gift card to use.
The snow removal equipment is getting closer to doing our street.
I am using my mantra to get me through each day.
My vision board is beginning to come together. I hope to have it finished this weekend.
Only 5 more working days before I have some time off work. Yay holidays are coming.
I've managed to keep from telling Garry about his birthday gift. It's been a challenge as he keeps inadvertantly putting stumbling blocks in place.
We got cost of living raises at work effective Jan 1 and yesterday's paycheque reflected some of that. YAY...just in time for holidays!
My life is very blessed in all areas.

Have a wonderful day, be pro-active in your quest for a healthy lifestyle. The pay-offs are wonderful.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 1/20/2011 9:37PM

    Yay on the haircut. I either need to get a cut or a perm can't decide which I want to do. That's a good mantra. Glad they are working on getting rid of some of that snow. The ladies movie night at church was fun, we had a pretty good turnout for the first one. Thanks for stopping by my blog and looking at the pictures. Have a fabulour Friday.

Hugs,
Shirl

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FOSKED 1/20/2011 2:39PM

    H i Wanda, Please post a copy of your vision board when you get it done. I don't have one and am beginning to think I could use the inspiration.

Have a great day.

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Nothing much to say...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's another one of those days where the mind is blank and life is just plain and simple good. My life is blessed with people that make me smile, that love and care about me. What more can you ask for!

Kaeli phoned me at work yesterday and invited me to go into the city with her last evening on a shopping expedition to an Indian grocery store called the "spice center". She wants to cook for everyone this weekend and wants to serve some East Indian food. Yay! We found the place easily and had a great time in the store. I'm looking forward to the meal as not only do we like the ethnic food, Kaeli is a great cook.

My Positives:
Spending time with my daughters.
A lovely meal to look forward to this weekend.
Kaeli's birthday.
Being alive and healthy.
People in my life who matter.

Have a great and wonderful day
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 1/19/2011 9:24AM

    Happy Birthday to Kaeli! Sounds like a fun outing. Have a lovely "just plain and simple good" Wednesday. I'm going to have one as well. I'm continuing to plug away. It feels good and "right" to be sorting and tossing. Simplifying. Thanks for posting. Hope to see you later.
Love,
Nancy

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