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Gratefulness

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It's back to work this morning and I'm realizing just how much I enjoy being at home! I will suck it up and head out the door with a positive attitude and look forward to what the day will bring me.

This has been a very long winter and I've really been battling with SADS. The biggest factor for me is the lack of sunshine. We had a miserable summer last year, more rain than ever and then into a winter that has brought more snow than we have seen for many years. According to last night's weather forecast, we have more of it on it's way by this weekend. I really have to stop watching the weather forecasts.

On the bright side, my little seedlings are doing well. I may be shoveling a path to the garden shed to rescue several pots to do transplanting into, but I'm determined to have my veggies this year. I'll post some pictures later today of my lovely little seedlings as part of this week's challenge.

I enjoyed the day to myself yesterday. Spent time reading and working on the computer catching up with friends. Made a lovely crockpot of Tortilla soup for supper and just enjoyed being at home. Never even left the house to go and check the mail. A great day.

My positives:

I'm learning more about myself and what my triggers are. Now I'm just going to work on those triggers.
It's payday tomorrow...yay!
I had a good sleep last night.
I can see bare spots on the sidewalks and driveway, the street is clear of snow. A great sign that spring is coming!
I don't live at the north pole!
That I don't live in devastation such as what has happened in Japan and other countries.
That I have a place to lie my head at night knowing I will be safe.
So many blessings and a heart that is truly attempting to be grateful.

Have a wonderful Tuesday, thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 3/29/2011 9:56PM

    We do have much to be grateful for. Grumbling is a bad habit that has been acceptable humor in my circles. Not any more. I want no part of it. So I'm looking forward to your seedling pictures. I'm off to check them out.
Love,
Nancy

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YOYONOMORE1 3/29/2011 9:35AM

    I am so glad all our snow is gone and if we get anymore it shouldn't stick around. It's 27 this morning, each day it's gotten a little warmer, suppose to see 40 today. We have an 11:30 a.m. appointment for Clenton in Battle Creek this morning, the sun is shining and we have lovely blue skies. I hope your temps start warming up and the snow goes away soon. Have a great day.

Hugs,
Shirl

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This is what Spring looks like in Alberta!

Monday, March 28, 2011

As part of this week's challenge...I'm sharing what Spring is like in my part of the world *grin* These pictures were taken this morning.

My back yard!March 28, 2011



My Front yard...March 289, 2011....look...you can see the sidewalk and some of the driveway *grin*


Do you think I'll be planting in my garden in May????

I'll share some of my seedling pictures with you tomorrow. I'm ever the optimist, if I can't grow things outdoors...I'll do it indoors.

Enjoy your Spring.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 3/29/2011 9:53PM

    I took some pictures today with my phone. I have to load 'em onto the computer. Your Spring looks pretty wintery there! I have yet to pick up my seeds, but I know I'll get them before long. I'm off to catch up on your other offerings.
Love,
Nancy

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LEXIE63 3/28/2011 6:36PM

    Oh WoW! Words fail me! I do hope you get to see some greenery before too much longer! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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March 28...taking time for me.

Monday, March 28, 2011

I am blessed today to not have to go in to work. Instead, this will be a day for me.
We had a busy weekend and now I'm going to take the gift of today and make it into a day of doing good things for myself. Recharging my batteries.

Yesterday, we were blessed by the gift of free tickets to the home and garden show in the city. Afton (our son's girlfriend) was working at the show and dropped off the tickets for us to use. She also brought me a lovely bouquet of spring flowers, "just because". What a sweetheart. She heads back to Red Deer this morning as she is attending teacher's college there. One more month and then finals. It's hard to believe that a year has gone by so quickly for her.

Today, I will spend some time working on this week's challenge. Check out challenge to see the results of what I'll be working on. I haven't decided yet if I will do all of it at one time or if I will tease you and do a little each day! hmmmm.

My positives:
An extra day off in my weekend.
Today is my day to recharge and just be.
Being blessed with a lovely bouquet of spring flowers.
Having supportive and lovely family and friends.

Have a wonderful day, thank you for stopping by.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 3/28/2011 10:33AM

    Wanda, enjoy your "me" day!! Love those days...had one myself yesterday!

Worked on photos this morning on spring in RI...Will try to post this evening since I'm not working late today! YIPPEE!!!

Looking forward to spring in Alberta!! Tho' it feels like that here, I suspect, with 23*F and wind chills of 13*F!!! SPRING, you say????

Hugs.

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NJMATTICE 3/28/2011 10:10AM

    Good Morning, Wanda. I'm just fitting in one more visit to the team pages before I get back to work. I am glad that I only have to work for four hours this afternoon. I still have much to do around here. Have fun on your day for you and I look forward to your photos of "spring" in Alberta! (I am certain they will look snowier than winter in Houston, Texas.)
Thanks for the support.
Love you.
Nancy

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Where is the sunshine???

Sunday, March 27, 2011

This has been a very long winter...the hardest part for me is the fact that we have had so little sunshine...where is the sunshine???

Woke up this morning to another grey and overcast day, wind is blowing hard. I can see the flag in the school yard whipping around like crazy. ssssiiiggghhh.

The kids were all over for a great visit last night. We decided to order pizza in for supper. I remember now, why I seldom eat pizza anymore. It is so heavy in my stomach! We sent most of the left over pizza home with the kids, Garry just kept a couple of pieces for himself.
Today, Garry and I are planning on taking in the Home and Garden show in the city. That will give us both lots of exercise, as the show covers a huge area. Should be a great day.

I need to also go and purchase my income tax software "turbo tax" so that I can get the income taxes all done. My one thing that I always procrastinate over. My least favorite thing to do...but they need to be done, so get done they will.

My positives:
My lovely little seeds are all doing well, with the exception of a couple of little pots that although the seeds grew, they look poorly. As the seedlings all around them are doing well, I'm thinking that these were just not great seeds in the first place.
A great evening last night with the kids.
An extra day off work tomorrow.
A new awareness about myself that has given me lots to think about and work on.

Life...how blessed we are.


Have a wonderful Sunday,
hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 3/27/2011 11:05AM

    I'm taking a trip to the store to pick up some seeds. Last week's challenge was one that I really wanted to participate in. Got too caught up in my trial duties, but that is over and I'll just have to be behind you one week. I think I can do that. I hope that you get to go and then have fun at the Home and Garden show. That will get you in a Spring mood. Have a great Sunday!
Love,
Nancy

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March 25, the last Friday in March!

Friday, March 25, 2011

How does time both go slowly and rapidly at the same time? It seems like some days just drag by, but when you look at the over all picture, the month has slipped by rather quickly. Amazing concept that we call "time".

A co-worker told Shy and I about a store in her town that is closing out of the location they are at and moving and having a fantastic sale. Shy and I are going to try and go after she is off work today, at the very least tomorrow. Shy needs some new jeans.

Family gathering at our place tomorrow evening. The kids are all in town and they decided it's time to get together again. YAY! I love that our kids like getting together with Mom and Dad. Q's girlfriend is working at the Home and Garden show this weekend in Edmonton and gave tickets to Garry and I for Sunday. Another YAY! So what started out like a weekend with no plans, has suddenly become a weekend with plans.

My Positives:

My children and their friends.
Garry.
A three day weekend ahead of me.
It's Fabulous Friday.
My little seedlings are all sprouting and I'm excited to see them all doing so well.
Julie, Sharon and baby Jaidyn are arriving next weekend for a quick visit. Julie is like another one of our children...she and Kaeli have been best friends since they were 8 years old. Sharon is Julie's mom. We are looking so forward to seeing the baby.
It is supposed to be a sunny weekend this weekend....PLLLEEEEASSSE! I need some sunshine!

Have a wonderful Fabulous Friday. Let the world know just how wonderful you are....no I'm not saying to brag, rather to recognize your gifts of who you are as a person.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 3/26/2011 10:59AM

    Hi Wanda, yes I actually got connected this moring, will wonders never cease, lol. I believe this is the coldest March we've had in a long time, only in the teens this morning, but I know warmer weather is on it's way. I have not been able to get back on here since last Friday. I know I don't pay for my wireless internet but it would be nice if it gave good service. I am going to look into AT&T internet. It sounds like you have a full weekend, enjoy family and friends.

Hugs,
Shirl

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MAURIZIA 3/25/2011 10:26AM

    Wanda, have lots of fun with all your weekend activities! For me, after grocery shopping, I have no plans...HOORAY!!! I was supposed to work on Sunday but they've decided not to open the RV to the public so I get a 2 day weekend for the first time this month. HOORAY!!

Enjoy your shopping!!! Hugs.

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