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Buried at my desk!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Well my selectors were busy while I was on holidays...my desk is buried under papers, selectors magazines and re-orders! I will busy for the next while as I clear up the back log. Even my email is filled with orders from them. I'm not complaining though as I don't like not having work to do.
I'll clear up the email orders first as they tend to accumulate the most and are the easiest to forget about...out of sight, out of mind. The rest is visible on my desk, so you know it's there.

A lovely day outdoors yesterday. Sun was shining although it was still a bit cool with the wind blowing. Still so nice to be able to be outside.

My Positives:
Lots of work to keep me busy.
A pretty good sleep last night.
Daylight as I head to work in the morning now.
Phone chat with my aunt last evening.
Being alive to appreciate all the blessings that come my way.
Friends, family and God in my life.

Have a wonderful Tuesday...be your own best friend. Love yourself.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 5/10/2011 6:27PM

    Nice blog Wanda. Have fun catching up with everything that was waiting for you when you got back to work. We are suppose to be getting some 80 degree weather coming our way and humid, I guess maybe I shoul haul out my summer clothes, hadn't done it as it's been too cool. Have a good evening.

Hugs,
Shirl

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BUSYBRE 5/10/2011 9:25AM

    Hope you are getting some good outdoor gardening weather so you can get out and enjoy! We've just turned the corner finally and have had a four day patch of sunshine! Oh my aching fingers & arms! emoticon

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BILL60 5/10/2011 7:30AM

    Didn't see fitness mentioned. Perhaps you forgot.

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Back to working world today...

Monday, May 09, 2011

Well holidays are over and it's now back to the working world once again. Part of me is going "oh yay, a routine once again" and the other part is going " oh fudge...I still have much to do at home" *grin*

Mother's day was great. The girls came over for supper. We had roasted veggies, roasted corn on the cob and they tried out some new "hot dogs" that were gluten and lactose free, so the label said. Apparently they weren't too bad.

I'm attempting to change up our diet, seeing if getting rid of gluten and lactose will make a difference with these headaches. At this point, I'm willing to try anything. I have more reading to do in regards to this, but if anyone has any suggestions or ideas, I'm a willing listener.

It's nice to see the morning is actually attempting to make itself known now at 4:30 am. I can just see the beginning of light in the eastern sky. Yay, no more heading to work in the dark.

My goal this week...to ensure that I take my break at lunch time each day and take myself for a walk. We have some great walking paths around where I work, so it's time to start making use of them. I'm hoping that not only will the exercise be good for me, but just being outdoors in the sun shine help to keep me motivated.

My positives:

I've had a good and productive time off work.
Warmer weather and sun shine.
Almost time to reclaim my house space with getting all my seedlings out doors and planted into their new home.
A nice visit with our neighbors yesterday.
Our girls.
Phone call from Quin.
Positive people in my life.
Being able to count my blessings.

Have a great and wonderful Monday,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 5/9/2011 8:10AM

    Wanda - my heart goes out to you and I hope you can get on the other side of those headaches very soon! I'm just now getting some pain free days myself. It takes a lot of energy to keep moving forward - smiling helps. I know you know this. Glad to see you had a wonderful Mother's Day. emoticon

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Happy Mother's Day

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mother's in Sparkland.

We had a good rain storm move through here yesterday and last night. Looks like the sun will be shining though today. Once things dry off, we will put out the patio furniture and enjoy the day.

The girls are joining us for supper tonight. I'm heading out to the grocery store this morning to get groceries. It was raining so hard yesterday that I decided to wait until today to do this much needed chore.

Yesterday, Garry and I took advantage of the rain and took the day off of working on the "to do" list. We headed into the city and made the rounds of the various stores that carried office furniture. I'm looking for a lateral filing cabinet and so fare haven't found one that I think is worth the price that they are asking. Besides...I don't want a dark wood one...light wood or white seems to be non-existant. Oh well, eventually I'll find what I want at a price that I am willing to pay.

The furnance has stopped working properly once again. On the chilly side in here this morning. Good thing we have the spring/summer to get it working properly again. Not sure what the problem is this time. Could be as a result of the basement flooding, we have to get it checked out.

I'm taking the day and going to enjoy what ever it brings to me. Hope that you will do the same.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 5/8/2011 5:28PM

    Hope your Mother's day is a very peaceful and happy one.
Love,
Nancy

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LILE4ME4EVER 5/8/2011 8:39AM

  Enjoy your Mother's Day. Mornings are always a good time to grocery shop, less busy.

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So sad...holidays are almost over.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

It's hard to believe that my holidays are almost over. The good part is that although we had a "staycation", we got alot accomplished. There is still lots to do on the list, but some of the very big projects are now done...yay..Thanks Garry for all your hard work.

We completed the computer/craft room yesterday. All the flooring, painting, and baseboards are in. I'm pleased with it. I've sorted, tossed, recycled and cleaned as I've put things back into the room. The closet and shelves are all organized and ready for me to easily grab things as the urge to be creative kicks in. *grin*

The back deck looks great, all dry now, so we can put out the patio furniture today. It is supposed to rain this afternoon, so we'll see if we get to enjoy sitting out there today or not. We noticed that now the fence doesn't look as nice as the deck, so guess what's been added to the "to do" list!!

I've told Garry that in my books the next priority is getting the garden areas ready. We have until the end of this month to get them prepared as planting needs to occur at that point. We are both so sore and tired from all we have been doing that container planting is looking better each day *grin*

Mother's Day tomorrow and I'm looking forward to the girls coming over for supper. Quin is off fishing this week with a couple of his buddies.

Today's chores include garden work, then off to the grocery store to stock up on food, finish putting the furniture back into the computer/craft room and possibly enjoy some sitting on the back deck.

My Positives:

A hubby who gives up his holiday time to help me tackle the "to do" list. We have made such progress with it. Unfortunately as we've accomplished things, it seems that more has been added! Oh well, those items too will eventually get done. Only two major projects for indoors...install the new flooring in the LR/DR and turn the closet into a built in buffet and hutch area.

Mother's day tomorrow.

Girls are coming over tomorrow.

My cucumber plants are doing great as are the tomato plants. Once they are transferred outdoors and placed in their permanent growing locations, they should really beginning growing and producing.

Although it's back to work on Monday, I have had a good time off.

Have a great day, enjoy the opportunities that present themselves to you to learn and grow.
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 5/7/2011 8:44PM

    Congrats on all the great things you and Gary accomplished during your time off, a job well done. Enjoy your Mother's Day. Me and the girls had a great time today. It looks like we may get rain tonight, but that's ok maybe it'll be nice again during the day like today.

Hugs,
Shirl
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NJMATTICE 5/7/2011 10:49AM

    They say that all good things must come to an end. It's a darn shame, but at least you have an exciting preview of what retirement could be like. Something to work toward. Enjoy your day and Happy Mother's Day to you.
Love,
Nancy

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CINDYHOUGHTON 5/7/2011 9:21AM

    Wow sounds exhausting but rewarding!

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CINDYHOUGHTON 5/7/2011 9:21AM

    Wow sounds exhausting but rewarding!

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CINDYHOUGHTON 5/7/2011 9:20AM

    Wow sounds exhausting but rewarding!

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Yay, it's Fabulous Friday!

Friday, May 06, 2011

I woke up this morning to the sun shining and the promise of another wonderful day.

Yesterday was more items crossed off the "to do" list. We got the deck all complete now except for the corner that we moved the BBQ to. Now that the rest of the deck is all dry, we can move the BBQ back to it's original location and finish off the small section where we had to move it to. It was too heavy to move off of the deck, so figured doing it this way was the easiest option.

We weren't able to start anything with the garden beds, as the deck was (is) still not completely dried from the coating we put on it. All we needed was to create dust that would stick to the newly coated deck after working so hard to get it cleaned and preped for the new sealant. I noticed that it is still a bit tacky to touch this morning. Hopefully once the sun hits the deck that will help to dry it completely. Kismet (cat) was not too impressed to go out the back door this morning and find that her little feet were sticking slightly as she ran across the deck.

The painting is all complete in the computer/craft room. All that remains is re-installing the baseboards. I've been sorting through all the items that used to be in that room and only those things that I know I want to keep are going back in there. I have lots of bits and pieces of craft materials that I am going to take to work with me and donate to our bookmobile staff for their use with the children.
Lots of things that just hit the dustbin. All my scrapbook things are now organized and ready for me to start tackling those projects once again. I now have easy access to all the old pictures, so should make getting them put into scrapbooks much easier.

Today's projects: getting the new baseboards painted and installed in the computer/craft room so that we can say that room is completed! Getting my two new apple trees planted. Making a start on the new garden beds...those need to be complete within the next couple of weeks as my garden needs to get planted by the end of May.

Once the priority outside work is done, it will be back indoors to get the closet in the LR/Dr turned into a built in buffet and hutch, get the painting done in there and install the new hardwood flooring. We want to replace the front door this year also with one that has glass in it. I hate not being able to see who is on the other side of the door before opening it. We have 3 windows that need to be replaced this year also. And the list goes on *grin*

My Positives:
My computer/craft room is almost completely organized and ready for use.
We will be able to put the patio furniture out on the deck and begin using it this weekend.
Quin will be away this weekend, but the girls will be coming over for Mother's day supper.
Tremendous head way on our "to do" list. As each item gets crossed off and we look at the list, it's like a huge weight has been lifted.
Being blessed with time to accomplish all that we need to accomplish.
My family, my friends and God.

Have a fabulous Friday.
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 5/6/2011 7:51PM

    What a great blog full of so many good things.

Hugs,
Shirl

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NJMATTICE 5/6/2011 10:25AM

    You have a Fabulous Friday as well.
Love,
Nancy

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