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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

A busy day at work yesterday. My selectors left me lots of work in my in basket as well as have sent me several carts through the email system. I will be busy for a few days, YAY!

It was nice to get back into a routine of sorts once again. I even got my 30 minutes of concentrated exercise in as well as doing the stairs a couple of times at work.

I'm running a bit behind schedule this morning. I had a great sleep last night and actually for the first time in a long time, needed the alarm to wake me this morning. I'm usually awake before the alarm goes off. Now I need to hussle a bit to.

My Positives:
a great sleep.
Busy at work.
Got my goals met yesterday.
This Saturday is massage time again...YAY!
My friends, family and just being alive.
Having internet and an easy way of keeping in touch with people.
Being so blessed.


Have a wonderful day, keep your focus set on what you want to create in your life. It will happen.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 2/8/2011 11:29AM

    Wanda, you'll need that massage by the time you get through that work! :)

Have a wonderful day!!

Hugs.

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YOYONOMORE1 2/8/2011 9:34AM

    Glad you had a restful nights sleep, you sound all energized and ready to face the day. We had a pretty good resident meeting yesterday, a lot more civil than the last one, lol. Have a great Tuesday.

Hugs,
Shirl

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LEXIE63 2/8/2011 9:18AM

    Work is good when you are busy, specially when you enjoy your job. :-)
Enjoy your day! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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NJMATTICE 2/8/2011 7:36AM

    Thanks for the reminder that my life is mine to design. Sorry that you are rushed this morning, but glad that you had a great sleep. I'm looking forward to a day of accomplishment. I still have all my magazines and materials set up for my vision project. I'm not sure that I'll get to it today, but I'm ready when the time is right. (I lost momentum when I headed to Arkansas and got trapped there.) Have a wonderful day. Nice to have you back and nice to be back.
Love,
Nancy

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Monday, Monday....

Monday, February 07, 2011

I woke up this morning this the song "Monday, Monday" running through my head. Weird!
Well holidays are over for a bit, so it's back to work today. I'm already looking forward to my next time off. In this case it will be Feb 21, as it's Family Day in Alberta. I could get very used to keeping my own schedule *grin*
I just finished reading one of the most interesting books..."Zero Limits" by Joe Vitale and Dr. Hew Len. It's about the Hawaiian system called Ho'oponopono. Very good food for thought. That has been the best part for me about being on holidays...lots of time to read!

Roads are super icy this morning, I'll have to leave for work a bit earlier so that I can take my time.

My positives:
Having enjoyed my time off.
I have a lovely warm vehicle to get me to work.
Being able to read and absorb new concepts.
A lovely visit with daughter number 2 yesterday. (Number 2 by no means diminishes her status in the family...just that she is our second daughter)
I'm looking foward to seeing my co-workers once again and catching up with all that has been happening at work.
I'm feeling renewed and ready to continue to move forward.

Have a wonderfully blessed day, thank your body for being of service to you. Let it know that you appreciate all that is does to keep you alive.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 2/7/2011 6:38PM

    Happy Monday. Welcome back to your routine.
Love,
Nancy

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LEXIE63 2/7/2011 12:13PM

    Funny. As soon as I saw the blog title I had the exact same song in mine, even before you mentioned it. LOL
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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MAURIZIA 2/7/2011 11:12AM

    Welcome back, Wanda. Be careful out there with the icy roads...Looking forward to them for tomorrow here...but today I'm enjoying the sunshine!!!

Hugs

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YOYONOMORE1 2/7/2011 10:56AM

    So glad you are back and that your time off was enjoyable.

Hugs,
Shirl

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DORENC 2/7/2011 7:26AM

    Hope that you have a great day back to work. I have been given Wednesday's off during our slow time and I wouldn't mind setting my own hours. emoticon

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Catching up and plugging along.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

I spent most of the day yesterday catching up on computer related things, I got the weekly challenge posted finally and now I'm ready to face the new week.
Not necessarily ready to head back to work tomorrow, but ready for the new week anyway.
Laundry is all done, things are organized for work, just have to head out at some point today to get some groceries. It was raining and snowing most of the day yesterday and I didn't want to chance the roads. Hopefully today they will be a bit better.
I'm taking today and turning it into a serenity day, a day to just focus on relaxing and enjoying my last day of holidays. Garry is heading off to a "superbowl" watching event with the guys and I'm looking forward to some nice quiet time.

My Positives:
Made it through almost all of my emails.
Got this week's challenge posted.
Laundry is all done and I'm ready for the work week ahead.
I'll have time for "me" today.
I'm looking foward to some reading time today.
Being so blessed.

Have a wonderful Serenity Sunday,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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WANDAH3 2/6/2011 1:46PM

  I'm one of those rare people that have no interest in watching the Superbowl...Yay...I'm exempt! *grin*

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LEXIE63 2/6/2011 12:36PM

    Lucky you, not having to watch the Superbowl. Or will you be watching it anyway?
Enjoy your 'me' time! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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I'm back from a great holiday!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Yay, I'm back. I missed not being in touch with everyone. I took my laptop with me and had great intentions of at least staying in touch, but was unable to connect to the internet at the hotel. I was apparently missing a cord (which I don't need at home) and wasn't prepared to pay $22.00 for one from the hotel!

What a beautiful hotel though, meals were very expensive, so we didn't do a lot of eating there. We spent most of our time outdoors walking everywhere possible. Most days we put in a minimum of 4 hours of solid walking.
Loved all the architecture and replicas. There were lots of Chinese New Year displays and at times with all the Asian tourists, you almost felt that you were overseas! Very interesting to see the huge tour groups. As it must be the year of the rabbit...there were rabbits everywhere. I felt a bit like "Alice" in Wonderland...which rabbit did I follow down the rabbit hole. *grin*



We have gotten so used to "smoking" not being allowed in any public areas in most parts of Canada that the amount of smoke (and perfumes) in many places in Vegas was pretty overwhelming. Part of the reason that we spent most of our time out of doors. Besides the weather was beautiful compared to home, although apparently for people in Vegas it was cold!

The fountains at Bellagio were absolutely beautiful to watch. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera with me at night when the lights really showed up the display. When I took this picture we were just walking by and the music and water display was not happening.

The Eiffel tower Vegas style...we visited Paris, Rome and Venice all in one day! *grin*

I didn't get pictures of the gondalas and the canal runnng through the Venetian Hotel, but I did get a picture of the Venetian glass ceiling, although it doesn't do it justice.


Of course, who goes to Vegas with out "Elvis" being a part of it! We took in the "Viva Elvis" production by Cirque Du Solelei...well worth attending. We really enjoyed the performance. The next night we managed to get half price tickets to see the "Blue Man" performance...again very well done and lots of laughter.

And of course, who goes to Vegas without visiting the old strip...Freemont Street. Loved the overhead lights displays and all the lively music being played. For those of you who don't know about the overhead light displays on Freemont Street in Vegas...my pictures don't do it justice, but I'm sure you can google it!


Hope you enjoyed my brief picture display...I have more, but need to sort through them yet.
We really enjoyed our time there, but were glad to get home again. We ended up getting home a day later than expected as our flight from Vegas was delayed, which in turn meant that we missed out connections in Calgary to get home. Had to overnight in Calgary. It had rained over night here and the roads were absolutely deadly...so the drive home was a bit scary. We were so wiped by the time we actually got home that we dumped the suitcases and headed for bed. Slept a large part of the day yesterday. Even though we had a hotel room(supplied by the Airline...we only had 3 hours of sleep before needing to be back at the airport!) A very long day, we hadn't eaten since noon and no restaurants were open at the hotel to grab something and no time in the morning to grab anything other than a coffee. By the time we got home we were too tired to even think about eating. A bowl of soup for supper last night and a quick visit with the girls and back to bed.

My positives:
A lovely holiday.
Lots of exercise. I stayed on track with my nutrition. (I seldom cleared my plate as the portions we were served were "Huge")
Safe trip home from the airport on the icy roads.
Laundry is almost finished.
Suitcases all unpacked and I'm almost organized again.
Great time with our friends.
Not sure that I would go to Vegas again, but we have definitely decided that we need to actually take holidays...just for the relaxation.
Happy to be back in touch with you all.

I'm off to do some reading of posts and catch up on all my emails.

Have a great silly Saturday.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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KSNICKER 2/10/2011 5:37PM

    Wow what a wonderful trip. Glad you enjoyed it. I've never been to Vegas and would love to go to those show you mentioned. WE have Blue Man here at Universal Studios but it's just so expensive and we've decided Not to go yet... Waiting for a good deal like you got...
Glad you made it home safe and sound.

Now back to the healthy journey...
Hugs,

Kathy

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MARLA7 2/10/2011 1:45PM

    Very nice! Thank you for sharing. So glad you enjoyed your Holiday! Love ya, Marla p.s. Welcome Back. You were missed!

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NJMATTICE 2/7/2011 6:37PM

    Nice pictures! Thanks for sharing them.
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MAURIZIA 2/7/2011 11:17AM

    Wanda, I agree with you on the smoke, for sure...and the perfume. Even here in RI, though smoking indoors at public places is not allowed, they do allow it in the casinos...Part that gets to me is if you are headed to the "no smoking" area, you have to walk through the "smoking allowed" sections. Makes no sense t me!! There must be a link between tobacco and gambling!

Photos bring back memories...When visiting my family in CA, I fly into Vegas to visit his son's family...then we drive through the mountains back to CA...

Enjoy your memories...and like you, I spend NO time in the casino...My cousin and I pick a place that is nearby - like Lake Mead or the Hoover Dam...and do our walking there...tho' I must admit I love the lights of old Vegas!!

Hugs!

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YOYONOMORE1 2/7/2011 11:02AM

    Thanks for sharing the pictures with us, it sounds like you had a wonderful time in Vegas. Glad to have you back home and with us again.

Hugs,
Shirl

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LEXIE63 2/5/2011 1:27PM

    Loved the photos! I'm so glad you and Garry had such a great time, and I'm actually glad you didn't waste precious holiday time on SP. (I suspect the cable thing was the Universe telling you to enjoy your break unencumbered *smile*) I think you deserved a break, and the lovely ladies on Positive Bloggers looked after things beautifully while you were away. :-)
Having said all that, it is great to have you back though! :-) We missed you!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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What a day yesterday!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

It was so much fun finally being able to tell Garry what his surprise was. He is totally thrilled and ecstatic. Now the rush is on to get everything packed and ready to leave tomorrow morning bright and early. He has to work today, so most of the errands etc will be up to me, but that is okay.

I waited until the girls had arrived for dinner before giving Garry his birthday card with all the nice new American money tucked inside. At first he didn't know what it was, as the money has become very "Canadianized" since the last time we took out any. It's now all lovely and colored like our money is. Then his next question was...where are we going? He is thrilled. I did end up having to tell him that our friends will be joining us, as John wants to go golfing and had wanted me to pack Garry's golf shoes. We tried in a round about way to convince him that he "really" should pack the shoes, but he was adamant that it wouldn't be necessary as he wasn't going to go golfing and leave me on my own. So I finally had to come clean on that part also. Now we have to figure out what we can pack into our "carry-ons" as we don't want to check our baggage through seeing as our flights our taking us on the scenic route to get to Vegas. I couldn't get us on the direct flights so we are going via Calgary and Vancouver to get there! Oh what fun we will have *grin* This will also be our first experience traveling with all the new restrictions that are in place at the airports...should be an interesting experience.

I most likely won't have time to check in tomorrow, but will give it a go on Monday.

Positives:
Finally, I don't have to keep a secret any longer.
Garry is thrilled with his surprise.
Kaeli is coming to stay at the house and cat sit, so don't need to worry about the cat.
Bills are all paid.
Dinner was great last night, Garry got to BBQ on his birthday and it wasn't snowing on the his newly cleared deck and BBQ!
We leave tomorrow on our fun adventure.


Have a wonderful Silly Saturday...let your inner child out to play.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 1/30/2011 2:22PM

    Have a safe trip and lots of fun! I look forward to the reports!
Love,
Nancy

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RACINGSLUG 1/30/2011 12:08PM

    Aww, surprising other people is the BEST! I once surprised Dom with a Playstation 2 wrapped in an old lamp box after he returned from a summer away. Me, his Mom and sister all pitched in and I hid upstairs until everyone was settled in the living room. Then I snuck up behind him and gave him his present. What a great memory.

So happy you guys will get to make your own memories in Vegas soon! Have a wonderful trip!

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LEXIE63 1/29/2011 5:19PM

    YES!!!
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MARLA7 1/29/2011 2:34PM

    Wanda - What a thrill it must have been, not only for you to present Garry his surprise but for him getting it! Have so much fun! I'm thrilled for you that you get to go on a vacation! Vegas! Wow! Good luck to you all! Fill us in on the details when you get back. Will miss you. Love, Marla

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MAURIZIA 1/29/2011 12:15PM

    Oh, WANDA! Thanks for sharing how the "secret" was revealed! I thought about you all day yesterday...with excitement for you and Garry! Have fun!!! Watch ut for those one-arm bandits! Hehehehehe....

Hugs and safe travels...and I LOVE scenic routes...okay, well, maybe not when I'm flying! :)


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