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Yay, it's Fabulous Friday

Friday, July 15, 2011

This week has gone by so quickly on one hand, yet on the other it felt like Friday would never get here!

We started to see a peek of the sun yesterday, then it disappeared again, but at least even though the skies were overcast, we did not receive more rain!

Edmonton, on the other hand is now got the distinction of being Canada's mosquito capital! It is just horrid when you walk out doors. I tried to take a look at my garden yesterday and the swarming of mosquitoes was so bad I had to head back indoors. Attempting to get back in the house without letting hundreds of mosquitoes in with me was crazy! All I can say is "where are the bats???"

It looks like our restoration for our basement is finally going to happen. YAY! I had the guy that is going to do the restoration over last evening to get all his measurements and to figure out what he is going to need. He hopes to start on Monday or Tuesday of next week. I also had a phone call from the carpet store to come in and choose my carpet. I am so thrilled to finally have this happening. Although the carpet may not be able to go down yet for awhile as the restoration guy agreed with me that there is still moisture in the basement cement floor. Not sure what they are going to do about that.

My positives:

It's Friday! Woo Hoo.
Although it's very overcast outdoors at the moment, we have been promised by the weather forecasters a sunny weekend.
My garden seems to have survived fairly well all of the rain. I think it's going to take some time before it needs watering again though. My watermelons don't seem to have grown much at all in the past few weeks, so not sure if I will get any fruit off of them this year. But I do have one lovely zucchini in my garden!
My cucumbers are all in flower, lots of flowers on the tomato and potato plants too.
Garry hopes to be at home this weekend. He will probably head to Saskatchewan again next week.
I have a new day ahead of me to be all that I have been created to be. I love that each day, I start with a clean slate.

Have a fabulously wonderful Friday,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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LEXIE63 7/15/2011 12:25PM

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Here's some! :-)
Must be awful, all those mozzies! But hooray to the moving forward with everything, and wishing you a delightfully sunny weekend.
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Hugs,
Lex xxx

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YOYONOMORE1 7/15/2011 10:41AM

    With all the rain you've had you probably could have had a rice patty in your back yard, lol. Enjoy your weekend. I finally got to sit down last night and play with the cuddle bug, I made some cute birthday cards.

Hugs,
Shirl

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KOREENREGIS 7/15/2011 7:13AM

  You do the same.

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Sunshine has been promised for the weekend!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

YAy, sunshine has been promised for the weekend. I'm so excited about that. We have had rain for the past seven days straight! It is supposed to start clearing up today with possible thunder showers late this afternoon, but sunshine by Saturday. YAY.

My Positives:

A lovely long chat on the phone last evening with number one daughter Kaeli.
A lunch treat with number two daughter, Shyra, yesterday.
Dreams that included my Mom for the past couple of nights...interesting and comforting.
The promise of sunshine for the weekend...which means outdoors as much as possible.
Being blessed with another day of life.

Have a wonderful day,

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SRHALLIN 7/14/2011 5:34PM

    YOU are the ray of sunshine in our day today. So much light and happiness in your blog. Thank you very much for sharing these things with us.

Best wishes to you on your journey to good health and personal happiness!

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YOYONOMORE1 7/14/2011 11:39AM

    Come on sunshine, bless Wanda with warm rays of beautiful sunshine so she can sit on her deck and relax. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Shirl

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Think I'm going to plant rice!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I've switched countries and I'm going to plant rice! We have had so much rain that the ground is having trouble absorbing any more. No sunshine in sight until, we've been told, the weekend! The town of Eckville, just south of where we are has received flooding. So sad to see on the news all the water that is in the homes. Thigh high in some of the homes. At least I can't complain about that where we are, so far our new sump pumps have been able to keep up.

On to more pleasant things....I had a lovely glass full of nectarine/peach/kiwi juice this morning for breakfast. So tasty! I'm having fun with my new juicer. It's nice to be able to use up all the fruit so that it doesn't spoil on me. The pulp goes into packages in the fridge and I will use it in baking at a later date. I have a great spinach salad with strawberries/blueberries and cranberries tossed in for lunch. My day is off to a great start. I will probably make a nice pot of homemade soup for supper tonight for me and add a sandwich to the meal for hubby. This kind of weather calls for warm stuff!

My positives:

My sump pumps are keeping up with all the rain and no more flooding in my basement.
Good sleep last night.
The promise of sunshine on the weekend has me excited!
I have a nice warm vehicle to get me back and forth to work. The mosquitoes can't get me inside my vehicle. *they try, but so far the vehicle is holding up *grin*
Friends, family and a life filled with fun, love and laughter.

Have a wonderful day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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LAURIEANNIE1 7/13/2011 7:17AM

    I wish we could take some of the rain that you have too much of, and bring it here. We are dry, but not that many mosquitoes, that is the good thing.

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Tried optimism yesterday...it didn't work!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Grin*...I tried optimism yesterday about the weather and it didn't work. I was very hopeful that we would have sunshine and perhaps no rain...sadly we did not. According to the weather forecast last evening, we will not see sunshine yet until perhaps the weekend. After a summer last year that was non existent, a very long and dark winter and so far this summer has been scarce to say the least, I am struggling with SADS. I need sunshine!
I scared myself this morning as I looked out my front window and saw what appeared to be "yellow" leaves on the bushes in our front yard and across the street in the neighbors. I was thinking OMG...even the trees think it's fall time! I got up and walked to the window to have a closer look....thankfully those yellow leaves were actually small yellow flowers that have bloomed with all this rain! *grin* Talk about relief!

My positives:
I had a nice busy day at work yesterday, made the day go by fast.
Managed to get rid of the headache that has been plaguing me the past couple of days.
Ready to face the day with a positive attitude.
Grateful for all the blessings in my life and open to receiving guidance from my higher source.
Blessed with another day of life and plan on making it a great day.

Have a wonderful Tuesday,
\Hugs,
Wanda

  
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LEXIE63 7/14/2011 5:40PM

    Our summer is missing presumed over as well. I'm sat here in a jumper and shivering in mid July, and we have had a lot of rain too, though we have seen the sun in between, unlike you! Crackers, the weather is. Crackers!! I don't like too much heat to be honest, but this is ridiculous!
Hope the weekend forecast for you turns out to be accurate!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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YOYONOMORE1 7/12/2011 8:31PM

    The weather has been crazy this year, some places have way too much water and other places are so dry and fires going on, it's just been crazy. Sunday and Monday we are suppose to be in the 90's and high humidity, pretty sure our AC will be on if it does. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Hugs,
Shirl

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RACINGSLUG 7/12/2011 5:52PM

    Well I wish I could give you a bit of our sunshine... we've got a bit too much lately if you catch my drift!

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MAURIZIA 7/12/2011 9:18AM

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My fingers are crossed that sun arrives sooner than the weekend! I'd be happy to share some of the warmth and sun!

Hugs!

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Optismism.

Monday, July 11, 2011

I am being very optimistic this morning...we didn't have any rain overnight and although it is still overcast, there appears to be some small breaks in the clouds. Perhaps we will finally have some sunshine today!
I am anxious to get out into the garden to see how things are growing. With any luck the weeds that have managed to make an appearance will be easy to pull. The ground is so saturated that they might have even drown *grin*.

We had friends over to share a lunch with us yesterday. What a lovely visit. It was so nice to catch up on all our family news. Complete change of menu from what we had hoped to have. Due to the cold and rain, BBQing was not an option, so instead, soup and sandwiches became the order of the day.

We didn't get the ceiling finished as planned, so it will carry over until possibly this weekend. Garry is heading out today for Saskatchewan and hopes to be back by the weekend. If I get brave enough, I might try to tackle the ladder and painting the ceiling myself. I'm looking so forward to getting my house back in order.

My positives:
A great night's sleep last night. No storms to keep me awake.
Feeling optimistic about possible sunshine today *grin*
Only a couple more weeks until my holidays.
Trusting that all the flowers I see on my cucumbers, potatoes and tomatoes will translate into a bountiful harvest.
Having fun with my new juicer.
Email from Quin...he is safe and sound and busy. Says the fishing is awesome.
Blesses that flow into my life each and every day. Guidance from above.

Have a wonderful day,
hugs,
Wanda

  


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