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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,

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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.
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,


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,

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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.


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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...


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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.



We survived a full house last evening.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Probably better put, would be to say we survived the day yesterday! (and we managed to do it with a positive attitude)
I was at work when I got a call from my co-worker asking me if I realized that my parking pass was not displayed in my vehicle. Yikes! The fine for parking where I have to park at work is hefty if you don't have the parking pass. I had exchanged vehicles with Garry and forgot to transfer my pass...Dilemma, cause if I leave to go home to get it, I will loose my parking spot due to lack of parking for staff. So as much as I hated to do it, I phoned Garry and woke him up to ask him to bring it to me. I hated to phone at that hour of the morning as I knew 1) he would be still asleep 2) getting a call at that hour of the mornng, he would automatically think "his Dad". Bless his heart, he survived the rude awakening and willingly brought down the parking pass and installed in for me. Yay, one disaster averted.
Once I got home from work to several messages. 3 people cancelling out and in their place I was gaining 3 more people that I didn't know! Apparently the visiting relatives decided to invite some other that they knew so they could get a visit in with them also. Such a strange evening. Then my aunt and uncle got lost trying to find our place...so a slight touch of panic there. Thank you angels for helping out.
Because I have limited space inside my house due to renovations happening and all the stuff from my basement flood still upstairs everywhere, we had decided to have everything out in the back yard. No problem...except that it decided to rain just as we were getting ready to start the BBQ stuff! Once again, bless Garry's heart for standing out in the rain cooking. Regardless, by keeping a positive attitude and just going with the flow...the evening was a success. Perhaps even more so as everyone was in such close proximity to each other *grin*
We shared some interesting family stories and had as many had to leave to head back home early this morning, it was not a late night. With having had to be up at 4:30 am for work yesterday morning, I was happy to have my day over fairly early. Once again Thank you Universe for helping out.

My positives:
A successful evening getting to know distant relatives a little bit better.
A confirmation once again, of how working to keep a positive attitude make things flow so much nicer.
Garry....bless his heart...these were all relatives from my side of the family and he pitched right in and helped out.
A nice chat with Garry's Mom last evening. She is an amazing woman.
I don't have to water my garden again today! I'll just do some thinning and weeding.
A long weekend ahead of me.
Garry just offered to go and get Timmies for us . YAYAYAYAYAYAY!

Have a wonderful day, Happy Canada Day to all our Canadian friends.


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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/1/2011 10:59AM

    So glad you had a great evening visiting with everyone and they went home early. Wonderful positives!! Enjoy your Fourth of July weekend and make is a safe holiday.
Bless Garry for getting your parking pass installed!!!

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