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The countdown is on...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The countdown is on for me! Only four more days until Garry's birthday surprise can be revealed. Then we leave on Sunday, so many details and last minute things to do. Our flight leaves in the morning, Garry works all day Saturday, so I'm thinking that I'll still be doing the little things on my own. *grin*
I still have to firm up plans for Garry's birthday supper at our place and let the kids know. Hmmmm what to do first.

I'm a list maker, so that, for me, is a huge help in getting things done. I just have to decide on what to make for dinner that night.

My positives:

Everything! *grin*

Getting to go on holidays to somewhere fun and exciting.
Only having four more days of trying to keep a secret!
Trusting my guidance, that all will come together as it should.
Only two more days of work this week. (well work at my place of work!)
Nice temperatures for most of this week, no snow in the forecast and it looks like there shouldn't be any weather delays on Sunday when we have to fly.
I have health.
I am blessed.

Have an awesome day today, let those around you know how much you appreciate them.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 1/25/2011 10:17AM

    Oh, Wanda, I think we all are excited about your surprise, too! :) What fun it will be...It's worth it just for the lights! :)

Now...go make that list! Hehehehe...

Hugs and blessings.

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January 24

Monday, January 24, 2011

It's motivation Monday once again and I'm motivated to keep on going towards my goals of being active, healthy and being the best person that I can be.
How do I motivate myself, you might ask? I "just do it". I change my attitude from "can't" to "can". It's all about choice....mine! No one else is responsible for this body, mind and soul but me. Borrowing the lovely words of our Nancy Jane..."I'm the boss of me"

I have a short work week ahead of me. I am on holidays as of Thursday...YAY! I only have until Friday to keep Garry's birthday surprise a secret...thank goodness! It's tougher than I thought it would be as I'm used to talking freely about things with him. I catch myself so many times almost saying something that gives it away! The girls are going share the duties of tending to the cat while we are gone( and shoveling if need be!). I had the opportunity this weekend, while out shoveling snow to speak with our neighbor and let him know that we will be away for a few days at the end of the month. That the girls will be in and out and generally just alerting him so they are aware of any comings and goings. All the little details are being put in place.

I did not get my vision board completed this past week as planned. I discovered that I need more "pictures" to fill in my board. Decided to issue the vision board challenge to everyone on the team this week as I've had so many comments about others wanting to do one also. I WILL accomplish it this week.

My positives:
The back deck is finally cleared off...thanks in whole to hubby! It took him almost 3 hours to get it all done. The snow was a good 3.5 feet deep and packed down from all the weight of it. Unbelievable amount of snow. We have never seen this much snow here before.
A short work week!
Yay, we leave on holidays on Sunday.
Garry's birthday on Friday...thank goodness...this keeping secret thing is hard!
The signs are up for the street clearing to be done...they put them up on Friday which means probably by Friday of this week they will be cleared! We get to drive down the wrong side of the street again! lol
Just being alive and enjoying the experience.

Have an awesome day...be the boss of your life and make the choices that serve you.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 1/24/2011 11:30AM

    Awesome, Wanda! I'm really motivated because since I started focusing on nutrition back in mid-November, I've eliminated 11 lbs...and they are NOT welcomed back...That's enough motivation for me! Seeing progress!!!

Hugs! Stay warm...We're having "Wanda" weather out east!

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NJMATTICE 1/24/2011 11:09AM

    Thanks. I will be the boss of me today. So far today I have done my 100 things in 20 minutes assignment, been given a sub assignment and then had it taken away moments later. I had a chat with Ben who wandered in from last night's work party (their belated Holiday celebration) at 9 o'clock this morning. (great party!) The chat was friendly in nature. No reason to scold an adult who is the boss of his ownself. And I'm now sparking. Right after this I am going to set up my vision project. Open up a card table and collect my materials. That should get me on my way to accomplishing that.
Enjoy your day. Hope that keeping a secret doesn't make you pop or something. It's fun to read about your adventure. Thanks for sharing.
Love,
Nancy

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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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