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What a crazy day....

Monday, May 05, 2008

What a crazy day today...Monday's are always a bit topsy turvy at work, today was a typical Monday in the fact that over the weekend papers magically appeared in my in box.
Today was different in the fact that we had 6 new summer students starting today. Things went very well though, as we tried a different way of instructing. Usually each department does their own training/orientation. Today they did the training/orientation as a group. I had the group for an hour this morning doing the safety orientation and tour. It certainly was much better than doing each person individually.
My lunch time was eventful also, not sure how I managed it, but I spilt my soup all over myself....the positive in this....my soup was clear soup with noodles so no staining! Boy was it hot though...had to rush off to the bathroom to cool my leg off! Positive ....no burn, just red. Rinsed my sweater front off in the sink, then washed my pant leg off. It really was quite funny as I came out of the washroom looking rather damp! (no dryer). Positive of wearing my clothes until they dried naturally....I work in an area where the public never sees us! Besides I provided my co-workers with a source of amusement. I did notice that as my clothes dried there was a distinct odor of "soup du jour". What a day!
Now I have had the opportunity to sit down and relax and read what everyone else has been up to today...find out that I've been to a virtual pool party! Woo hoo! much better swimming in clean water than in Soup! Thanks Kathy for the party, really enjoyed the fun and laughter....just a question though.....can I stand by Marla next time, rather than Polly? LOL. Polly says it was "iced tea" that she spilt but I'm not sure, I only saw lemonade at your party! Thanks guys for the laughter and fun. Your place tomorrow Kathy????
My positives today....no burn from the soup, provided my co-workers with some amusement, training session with new students went very well, a virtual pool party, friends who care for each other and encourage each other, health, happiness, and just plain being alive!
Hope your day was just as good.

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POLLY20 5/6/2008 7:48AM

    Wanda, Luckily it was clear broth & no serious burns sustained, or even stains sustained.. I'm glad that everyone found some humor in your spillage.. We all did have some fun, swimming with Kathy.. Just remember, no soup in the pool.. I sure hope that
today finds you filled with lots of fruits & veggies.. Enjoy the weather, get a nice walk in.. We all know how much you enjoy to walk.. I'll be walking shortly.. Getting Lexi to the Bus.. Take care for now, take this day with ease, no rushing to get things done..
They'll all get finished & there will always be more waiting for you to do.. Love & Hugs Always Polly Yes having a Positive Attitude works well for all of us here..

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MARLA7 5/6/2008 6:21AM

    Wanda - So you were in hot soup with your boss today? Or just the co-workers? I can see you now... walking around smelling like chicken noodle soup! I'm wondering if people had the urge for crackers around you? LOL

Glad you didn't get burnt! Leave it to you! LOL

Keep enjoying your positives... you're causing a ripple effect, you know?
(((((Hugs))))) Marla

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SWEETMANK 5/6/2008 4:51AM

    I love your summing up of the positives of your day, some days it is easy to forget that they are there - I am definitely going to follow your example and reflect on the positives of my day too!
Thanks for the inspiration!

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ALFREDIA 5/5/2008 11:44PM

Kathy was so nice to have us all playing in her pool.

Glad you weren't burnt. It's so nice we can laugh at ourselves and with others.

Mondays were always hectic when I worked too. It was nice that trying something different made your orientation easier for you.


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KSNICKER 5/5/2008 10:31PM

    Oh Wanda, What a day you had... And you still found the positives in there... lol You amaze me...
I'm glad you weren't burnt... We need to do something about that... I know... we need to find you a No Spill, Sippy Soup Cup... lol

Glad you enjoyed the virtual pool party... It was fun... And Polly brought along some Cinco de Mayo music and Lemonade... well not sure about that one... lol
Nothing like having some fun... Fun helps those positives be seen a little easier... by clearing out all the negative stuff... So Smile and enjoy the day as you did... Even if it's giving amusement to your co workers... lol

Have a great evening...



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MEYCHEY 5/5/2008 9:46PM

    I think the amusement you afforded your co-workers today was much less painful than the last giggle session when you had sooooo much trouble sitting down. I think that "eau de chicken soup" is preferable to 'ow de derriere' any day!

Glad you had a great one!

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DHARBBY 5/5/2008 8:45PM

    So, your day was rather soupy, huh? LOL Another positive for you is that you found the humor in all of it! What type of work do you do Wanda? I don't think I've ever asked.
Kathy's pool party was rather fun wasn't it? I'm hoping for another real soon, it made her so happy.
Well, I hope your evening is more relaxing and less hectic and spillproof than your day was. LOL
Have a good night. Sweet dreams. Hugs.

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JUJUBEAN122 5/5/2008 8:24PM

    Hey! Glad you ended up having a good day even if it was slightly insane!

You do the exact same thing I do! You always try to end your blog on a positive note! I think it really sets the tone for the next one don't you? Glad you didn't burn yourself! Hope you weren't hungry the rest of the day! :) emoticon

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Sunday, May 04, 2008

A beautiful day.....
Not only was it our anniversary today, we spent it with family and had a beautiful sunshining day.
Spent part of the afternoon sitting out on the back deck in the lovely warm sunshine. Feet propped up on a stool, eyes closed and just listening to the sound of the wind rustling through the trees. Sounds just like you are at the ocean with the waves coming in to shore....Ahhhhhh, one of my favorite sounds. A very mellow day just being.
Had a lovely meal tonight, a veggie burger and lots of steamed vegetables to go with it.
The rest of the evening will be spent not on the computer but with my husband and children.
'Til tomorrow,

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HADYDADUBR 5/5/2008 5:49PM

    Happy Anniversary Wanda. Glad you had a nice day with you family. Mary :)

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POLLY20 5/4/2008 11:59PM

    HAPPY ANIVERSARY WANDA & HUBBY! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon TODAY! Many more to come.. So sweet the sounds, that fill our heads with relaxation..
Spending time with Family is always a dream come true.. Glad that you found so much Peace & tranquility on your deck, just listening to the winds blowing through the trees.. Yes tomorrow is another day.. I'm glad that today was a great one for you & Your Family.. Cheers.. Love & Hugs, Always Polly

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KSNICKER 5/4/2008 10:36PM

    Happy Anniversary my friend...

Enjoy your evening...



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ALFREDIA 5/4/2008 9:08PM


Sounds so relaxing. I can't think of a better way to spend your anniversary than with family and your husband just taking it easy and listening to the leaves rustling in the wind.

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MARLA7 5/4/2008 8:42PM

    Happy Anniversary Wanda & Mr. Wanda! Hope you two really enjoyed your day. I've never tried a veggie burger though... don't know if I want to! LOL Sounds kinda gross!

May you two have many many more Happy Anniversarys!!! emoticon

((((((Hugs)))))) Marla

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DHARBBY 5/4/2008 8:27PM

    Sounds like the perfect day Wanda. Again, Happy Anniversary! I couldn't think of a better way to spend it than with friends and family. Sitting on the back porch with feet propped up, enjoying the sunshine and breeze! Ahhhhhh is right! Good for you!!
Well, enjoy and have a wonderful evening. Hugs.

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BootCamp challenge #1

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Start May 04/08

Weight - 191
Waist - 38
Hips - 45


What a great evening...

Saturday, May 03, 2008

We had a wonderful evening last night. Our children treated us to an evening at dinner theatre. We watched "Buddy Holly Birthday Bash". Two other couples joined us and we had such an enjoyable time listening to the music and watching the performance. To top it all off, we spent the night at FantasyLand Hotel. It is part of West Edmonton Mall and it meant we didn't have to drive home after the evening celebrations. A perfect anniversary celebration.
I was able to get up bright and early this morning and walk the entire mall, both levels, before any stores opened, it took 61 minutes to do the complete circuit. Then after the stores opened I walked at a mall walk pace due to so many people already out and about for another 70 minutes. Finally found a new bathing suit! My daughter kept telling me I needed to get one that fit!
A wonderful day was had. Sun has been shining today. Just a perfect day.

I'm reading a book right now that I recommend as a great read.
"Happier than God" by Neale Donald Walsch. He is also the author of the series "Conversations with God". If you get a chance see if your library has it and check it out, well worth reading.

Well, I must go and see what everyone else has been up to yesterday and today,
Have a wonderful evening,

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ALFREDIA 5/3/2008 11:58PM

Your evening sounds wonderful. Happy Anniversary and bravo for the motivation to walk. Wow I don't know if I'll ever get to where I walk as much as you. Thanks for the book recommendation. I need to check it out. You always have such good suggestions.


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POLLY20 5/3/2008 11:37PM

    Hi Wanda, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
What a fantastic night of enjoyment.. That was great that your Children treated you both so special, making memories Well worth while.. The stay at the Hotel, gees how romantic.. Your walking is astounding.. You are in the Best shape ever & it shows..
New baithing suit.. Great you will be looking very flattering in your aquasize classes.. Life does give us so many added pleasures
When that happens, you just have to run with it like a young school girl filled with so many positive energies.. Here's Wishing
You & Hubby Dear, many more long lasting memories.. Love & Hugs Always Polly

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DHARBBY 5/3/2008 10:17PM

    Well, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY WANDA!!! I didn't know it was your anniversary. But it sounds like you celebrated in style. Wow and I'm impressed with all the walking you got in, that is terrific, good for you!!
I'm glad you had such a wonderful time and what a thoughtful gift from your children.
We had a beautiful day here also. The temp was in the 80's and there was a nice breeze. Took the kids to the park. Really good day for us too.
Well, have a great night, sleep tight and talk to you tomorrow. Hugs.

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MARLA7 5/3/2008 9:27PM

    Wanda - Sure sounds like you really enjoyed yourselves last night. Good for you. Anniversary's only come once a year, might as well "do it up right"! I'm not much for mall walking... but when it's the only thing available, it's great! Especially cause it's indoors out of the weather. Glad you got some added steps in there!

I just finished Valerie Bertinelli's book. It was very good. Her biography... struggles with weight issues & ex hubby Eddie Van Halen. Pretty interesting to see how the jet set lives!

Enjoy your evening. Hopefully be seeing you around tomorrow! (((((Hugs))))) Marla

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MEYCHEY 5/3/2008 9:21PM

    It sounds wonderful!

And I'm glad you were able to spend a night in a hotel and not drive home overstimulated and overtired.

I'm envious, too! A new suit that fits! Way to go!

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KSNICKER 5/3/2008 9:04PM

So glad you enjoyed your evening with your hubby and friends... That dinner show sounded like fun... We have one near us called Capone's... as in Al Capone the famous gangster and the servers are the entertainers as well... They kept calling Andy's dad "Godfather" lol ... So I can imagine the fun... But more so with the Buddy Holly Theme... Music! What Fun...
WTG on the mall walking too... You are so motivated!

Hope you have a wonder evening my friend... Thanks for your email as well... Thinking Positive! LOL ((HUGS))

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Missed my blog yesterday....

Thursday, May 01, 2008

I missed doing my blog yesterday, but all is okay. I had sleep instead!
Rain has finally stopped today and wow, the difference in the color of the grass is great. Green grass is beginning to appear. Daffodiles and spring bulbs are starting to appear also.

I need to purchase a new battery for my pedometer, it died today, over use you think? LOL I'm surprised at how lost I have been today without being able to track my walking and calories used.
I definitely need a new battery before the weekend.

I have tomorrow off work, hooray...time to do some chores at home. Tomorrow evening my husband and I are going to a dinner theatre. Its musical making use of Buddy Holly's music. There are 2 other couples coming with us, should be a great time. We are going to spend the night in the city. The girls are giving us the treat as our anniversary present!

Today has been a wonderful day, I love coming home from work and logging on to SP to catch up with everyone else's day. It's my time to unwind from work and just enjoy. So thank you to those of you who blog....I'm sure its done just for my entertainment and pleasure LOL.
It sounds like a great day, glasses are 1/2 full, positiveness abounds, deep thoughts and caring prevalent.

Keep moving forward, counting your many blessings and sharing your thoughts and day.


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MEYCHEY 5/2/2008 2:15PM

    Happy anniversay!

Have a great time with your hubby and friends!

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KSNICKER 5/2/2008 11:34AM

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!

I love Buddy Holly music... Oh your evening sounds wonderful...
Don't forget to get a battery for your pedometer... Does it count Dance steps too?

What great girls you have to do this for you and hubby ( Garry right?)...

Thanks for keeping up the "glass 1/2 full" going and the reminder of it... I for one really appreciate it, since my glass spilled out a little... LOL

Hey do a little dancing for me tonight... LOL

ENJOY!!!!!! And tell us all about it... I love music....



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MARLA7 5/2/2008 6:06AM

    Wanda - Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your time at the dinner theater. What a great gift from your kids!
Marie mentioned thanks to you for the tips on earth-friendly solutions.... did I miss that? Where was it? I'm always interested in going green. Knowing me, I've read it on your blog & completely forgot I did! LOL I'm so senile it's not funny. (so don't laugh!) LOL
I missed blogging yesterday...just too tired after Pittsburgh.
Thanks for always being here & sharing your ideas & day. Love it. ((((((Hugs))))) Marla

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ALFREDIA 5/2/2008 12:18AM

Happy Anniversary!!! That was a nice gift from the girls.

You always have such wonderful ideas and give us support. Glad the rain stopped. I hope you are getting some sunshine. Oh and thanks for the tips on earth-friendly solutions. I shared that info with my neighbor and she was going to try it. She doesn't like all those chemicals. I always get the impression your glass in half full most of the time also.


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