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July 6

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Another day where I draw a blank on a blog entry title. *grin* Not sure why I find this such a difficult thing to do, but it is what it is.

Another gorgeous day yesterday with the sun shining. The only major downside to all the sunshine after all the rain we have had.....mosquitoes! This is the worst season we have ever seen. The moment you step out onto the grass in the back yard, it's like a swarm..."hey guys, it's fresh blood!" It's not bad if you stay off the grass and away from watering the garden, but in order to water the garden, you have to step on the grass...great dilemma!

My positives:

It's Payday today!
Half way through the work week.
One more sunny day in the works...then rain again...then more sun!
Love that God waters my garden more than I have to.
My Juicer is in and I get to go pick it up today. It is great that my points from the grocery store I shop at cover the cost...nothing like a useful "freebie".
Farmer's market tonight and tomorrow night.
Blessed with another day to be all that I have been created to be.

Have a wonderful day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 7/6/2011 12:13PM

  Hi, Wanda. I think you need some Wellies for watering the garden. Mosquitos - yikes! All my *squite* bites swell enormously...so uncomfortable! Enjoy the sunshine!

Hugs and blessings.

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My long weekend is over and it's back to work I go.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

What a beautiful day yesterday was. A day spent all by myself and lots of meditation time in the sun. It was so nice to have just quiet around me and feel reconnected to the earth.

I spent some time also working in the garden and then on the internet looking for some new recipes. I found one that I decided to give a try. I had purchased some pears and was looking for ways to use them up. Came across a recipe called "Creamy Pear Pie". It sounds great, but I wanted to make sure that I cut some calories in it, so of course adjusted it to reflect that. Instead of using a pie crust, I left that out all together and just made it in a deep dish. Instead of sugar, I substituted agave and less that what was called for with the sugar. I must say, it turned out great! A dessert I will definitely make again.
I also used up the last of my eggplant and made eggplant parmasean, and as usual, made my own substitutions. I am so bad when it comes to recipes. I find something that looks great and sounds great and then I modify it using what I have on hand. I'm not sure if I've ever followed a recipe completely *grin*

My Positives:

A wonderful day yesterday just recharging and preparing for the up coming work week.
Short work week.
Sunshine... ahhhhhhh
My garden and all the ideas for harvesting that run through my mind.
It's a new day and I'm ready to face it.


Have a wonderful day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 7/5/2011 8:18AM

  Wanda, I agree on what a nice day yesterday was. Spent it alone (well, with the girls)...and meditated, read some mags that had piled up, did all my PT exercises, watched some things I had taped...and searched instead for a baby shower gift, a new cover for my iPad (since my boss sent me a 20% off coupon), then watched the national 4th of July celebration on PBS.

I do the same thing wit recipes!! All except my mom's cookie recipes...one year I didn't and several giftees told me they didn't taste right! :)

Have a lovely day...I've a short return-to-work day - PT at 9:30 and the orthopedic surgeon at 2 PM (which means I'll finally see him about 4 PM!!).

Hugs and love.

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Happy July 4th

Monday, July 04, 2011

To all my American friends...Happy July 4th! Hope you all have a wonderful celebration day.

I have today off work and plan on making it a wonderful day. It appears that the sun will be shining, although the wind is still blowing like crazy, I'm thinking it will be a nice day to be outdoors.

It was a lazy day yesterday. Garry and I tackled a short "to do" list and then spent the rest of the day just enjoying the day. It was beautiful outside, so much of the day was spent out of doors.

I spent some time dreaming and envisioning a greenhouse in my back yard. First you think it, then you dream it and eventually it becomes the reality *grin*

My positives:
A lovely day off work today.
Sunshine.
Having had Garry home all weekend.
A good night's sleep last night.
I have a Juicer coming. Was able to get one for free through using some of the points I have saved up by shopping at Save-on-Foods grocery store. I'm looking forward to utilizing even more fruits and veggies.
How incredibly blessed I am.

Have a wonderful day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  


Surprise visits

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Yesterday morning started off bright and early and getting yard work done. Thought we would get all the tasks on yesterday's "to do" done early so that we could head out to the local nursery to check out pear trees.
We got a call from an aunt and uncle of Garry's wondering if we were available to get together for lunch as they were going to come for a visit. Yay, they are some of our favorite people, so of course we would be available. Told them though that we would have lunch at home so we could enjoy the back yard and a nice long visit. Called the girls to see if they wanted to join us and they did. Ended up visiting all afternoon before they had to head back home to Red Deer and then the girls decided to bring their fixings over for Dad to BBQ and we shared supper together along with our neighbors who had just arrived home from their vacation. It was another delightful evening spent with people we enjoy spending time with. We haven't done so much socializing all at one time for years!

My Positives:

A wonderful surprise visit with Pat and Friday.
Our girls.
Great neighbors.
A gorgeous sunny day yesterday, and we even managed to get most of the "to do" list accomplished.
I still have tomorrow off of work, so am going to enjoy some nice meditation time all alone on my deck.
Learned some first hand information about juicer machines and seeing as I have enough points to get one for free through my local grocery store, that is just what I am going to do.
No plans for today...perhaps we will just relax.

Have a wonderful Sunday,
\Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 7/3/2011 7:58PM

    You have really been blessed with lots of visiting with family and friends, sounds like a good time was had by all. Enjoy tomorrow with some me time. It has been a nice weekend for us too, it was so much fun watching the kids play in the pool yesterday, I posted some pics on my blog today.

Hugs,
Shirl

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KSNICKER 7/3/2011 6:07PM

    How nice that your day came together like it did... Some Surprises are good ones...

Your Deck and Quiet Meditation sounds wonderful... Enjoy and sit there for a couple extra minutes for your Mermaid Friend... I need all the meditation I can get these days. lol
Hope your day has been a nice one my friend...

((hugs))

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July 2nd and all is well.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

What a lovely day we had yesterday. The morning started off looking like we were in for yet more rain, but it cleared off and we had a lovely day of sunshine.
It was a great day to get things done outdoors and to even spend some time just relaxing on the back deck.

Garry and I headed off to the store to price out some cabinets for our newly created area in the LR/DR. We decided that the price we received from the place we got our kitchen cabinets was too rich for our blood. We figured we would do some gathering of prices from other sources before making a decision.

Today we will spend finishing up some outdoor chores and then take some time to just relax.

Have a wonderful day, I know that I am choosing to.
Garry is calling for my assistance so must run.

Hugs,
Wanda

  


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