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An interesting day yesterday for sure

Friday, August 19, 2011

My day was progressing as usual yesterday until I got home from work. As I came home I could here someone's house alarm going . Apparently it had already been going for some time. There didn't appear to be any unusual activity going on in the area, so I went indoors.
At first I thought that perhaps there had been a break-in, but figured if it's been going for awhile, that surely there would have been a response by the police or perhaps they were on their way. I had planned on spending some time out on my back deck doing mediation, but the noise was not going to be too helpful in the area, so I stayed in the house.
Slowly it began to register with me that this was going on far too long and that niggly little thought started working it's way into my mind..."what if the home owner is in distress and setting the alarm off was the only way they could think to get assistance". I hate it when I get those kind of thoughts that just won't leave you alone and you know that you have to make a decision to act on them. The thought was very presistant and I just couldn't shake it. I put my shoes back on and as I couldn't see from my house, where exactly the sound was coming from, I took a walk down the street. By now it's getting close to the supper hour and still no one else seemed to be concerned about the noise. I wandered down to where I was certain the house alarm was going off. There was a car in the driveway, was someone at home?
Just then the neighbor drove up into his driveway, got out of his vehicle and asked what was happening? I filled him on the alarm ringing by now for about 3 hours, asked if he knew his neighbors, were they home. He went to look in the windows and knock on the door, but couldn't see anything or get a response. At that point, I said I was going to phone 911 on my cell, as I was concerned that perhaps someone was inside and needed assistance or that perhaps there had been a break-in.
I called while outside the home and 911 could hear the alarm over the phone, said they would send the police, asked for my number etc. While on the phone the alarm stopped...go figure!
I went home and about 20 minutes later I got a phone call from the police to ask some questions. I really didn't have much I could tell him other than I had called because I was concerned about the possibility of someone needing assistance. He said there were no signs of a break-in, but that as he couldn't get a response at the door, he had called for a locksmith to come and help him get in.
About 15 minutes later I heard the alarm go off again and went outside to see if I could see anything. Not much, other than the police car in front of the house, and what I assume, may have been the owners walking around on their driveway.
What happened...I still don't know, but at least I feel good about following my instincts and calling. I would rather that nothing was wrong, than to have done nothing and found out that someone needed help and they were ignored.
It just brought home to me once again, how as a society, we choose not to get involved more often than reaching out and how alarms seem to be so common place in our daily lives that we tune them out. I see both sides of the issue...get involved and you might get hurt, ignore what is happening because surely someone else will step up to the plate or trust your instincts and get involved and perhaps be of assistance to someone.

My positives:

I followed the nudges of spirit and regardless of knowing the results, I know that I did what needed to be done.
I've made it through Day 4 of my eating plan. Day 5 calls for meat, so not sure yet what I will do as I am not a meat eater by choice. I think I might substitute vegetarian meat for the beef that is called for. I assume it is the protein that is being called for...hmmmm.
Blessed with another day of life...awesome!

Have a wonderful Fabulous Friday...it's the weekend!

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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GOOSIEMOON 8/21/2011 9:55AM

    Better to follow your instincts and act, than ignore what could have been a bad situation for someone.

Good for you!

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YOYONOMORE1 8/19/2011 2:51PM

    You did the right thing by not ignoring the alarm. WTG on the plan, I kind of wondered how'd you handle the beef days, and yes it's the high protein they want you to get. Hubby and I had a wonderful lunch at Turkeyville today and our two girls are stopping by sometime later today. You have a wonderful evening.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 8/19/2011 7:36AM

    WOW, good for you Wanda for going on your instincts and stepping up. More people should definitely be like you. Have a great weekend!!!!

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NUTRON3 8/19/2011 7:34AM

    Have a great day!

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Continuing to work on busting through my plateau.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I started a new eating plan three days ago and am now entering day four. I'm doing good and feeling good. I will weigh myself at the end of the week and see if I've managed at last to break through this plateau that I've been stuck on for ever. I feel like I have at least shifted things around, if not eliminated some as my clothes are fitting a little differently. Perhaps that wishful thinking, but even wishes come true in their time. *grin*

I pulled some pickling onions and gathered the few cucumbers that managed to be produced in my garden and bought some cauliflower yesterday. Canning sweet mixed pickles on the agenda for this week. I noticed that more of my beets are ready to be pulled from the garden too. I think I will freeze this batch.

My positives:

Doing well on my new eating plan. Last night is the first time that I cheated on it. We purchased a lovely large box of blueberries and although I was allowed the fruit, I'm thinking that the milk that I had with them was extra. Blueberries just need milk to go with them. I did keep the milk to a minimum, so hopefully didn't mess things up badly.
I'm excited to see the produce from my garden finally at the stage where I am able to harvest some of it. Yummm....fresh carrots.
Had a better sleep last night, woke up with a bit of a crink in my neck...so must have been sleeping hard in a crazy position.
Rain through the night, no need to water the garden manually today.
A hubby, who still willingly, gets up to drive me to work. I have noticed that he is going to bed as early as I do now too!
Being alive...what a blessing.

Have an awesome day. Life is too short to let the little things control you, enjoy being alive.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 8/18/2011 1:17PM

    Wanda I am proud of you for sticking with the plan and that little bit of milk won't make a difference, there were a couple times I had to eat some bran bud cereal with skim milk to get things moving and it did not make any difference. Sunday I am going to have to make a batch of the soup as Monday I'll start back on the plan for another 2 wks., I am curious to see what my scale says on Sunday morning after being off the plan for a week, I've been pretty careful with my food choices. Tomorrow I am taking DH out to eat for lunch for his birthday, but will be careful. Well lunch dishes are calling to me so guess I'd better go get them done. Have a wonderful evening.

Hugs,
Shirl

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REDROSEMARIE 8/18/2011 7:56AM

    Personally when I have reached a plateau I find that it helps to change something up. I either change a routine food or a routine exercise. Think of it as rebooting your computer when it slows down.

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SNUGLBUNIE 8/18/2011 7:44AM

    Have an awesome day Wanda.

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Entering into day 3

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Yay, I'm entering into Day 3 of my new eating plan. I'm not hungry, but boy did I miss my fruit yesterday, today though...fruit is back on the menu and I am much happier *grin*

Temperatures are cool in the mornings now as I leave for work. The windows on the vehicle are all covered in dew and a jacket is necessary once again. Although, this year, a jacket seems to have been necessary everyday!

Dug some fresh potatoes for dinner last night...they tasted so good baked in the oven with salsa sauce on them. I'm hoping to set up a bin to store potatoes. I plan on planting even more next year and will likely need storage for them. I will have to google information. I sure love the internet...when I have a question, it helps me to find the answers. Gotta love that!

My positives:
Pay day today...yay.
Garry and I have a date tonight to go grocery shopping together. Now that we are down to one vehicle again, I've roped him into coming with me.
Chatted with my SIL yesterday and wished her a happy birthday.
We have the upper cabinets purchased now for the new built in area in the LR/DR. Garry just needs to put them together and then we can get those in place.
Love how you first dream the idea and then express it and then watch it unfold. The Law of Attraction at work in our lives on a daily basis is an amazing thing.

Have a wonderful and awesome Wednesday. Keep your dreams alive and don't be afraid to reach for them.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SNUGLBUNIE 8/17/2011 7:40AM

    Have a great day Wanda. It is also pay day for me, WOOHOO emoticon

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TURKEYCALLER 8/17/2011 7:26AM

    Wow...how refreshing is your positive attitude. I love it. You are absolutely right about the law of attraction. If you can see it--you can be it.

Stay sparked...the best is yet to come. emoticon

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Holiday time is done until December now...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

It's back to work and the next few weeks will be busy with keeping on top of having this years budgets spent.

I made it through Day 1 yesterday of my new eating plan. Some aspects were a struggle, but all in all it went well. I met the daily challenge from the team "just do it" and feel good about my healthy day.

Today is Day 2 and will likely be much easier as I will be at work and not at home where temptation would be greater. I'm so used to having fruit and veggies everyday that is my struggle to have only one or the other. Today is an all veggie day.

My positives:

I made it through Day 1 with no cheating what so ever.
Made it through the "Monday Challenge" on the team by reminding myself that I could "just do it".
Claiming success for today.
I have a goal and I'm going for it.
Being alive to enjoy the blessings of the day.

Have an awesome day all, thanks for stopping by. Be the change you desire to see.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 8/16/2011 3:59PM

    Yay, you made day 1 and are now tackling day 2, there are days were you have both the fruit and veggies and the soup will help you feel filled up. I haven't got my walk in yet today, but plan on going for one after super tonight. Tomorrow going to visit youngest DD, my other DD and GS are also going with me, will be a fun day. Have a great evening.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 8/16/2011 7:42AM

    Have a great day at work Wanda and breathe. The work will still be there as you go along and the budget will get spent, hee hee.

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It's a cool one today!

Monday, August 15, 2011

The temperature really dropped overnight. Things are looking a bit frosty out there! The temp is 12 degrees, overcast and windy. A real "Winnie the Pooh" sort of day.

I still need some hot weather and sun to ripen all the tomatoes on the vines. I'm looking forward to having some ripe tomatoes this year, not all green like last year!

Garry and I found a new Farmer's Market in the city yesterday. They are open all day Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 4pm. When talking to one of the venders, they mentioned that the plans are to eventually become year-round. They are working in partnership with Servus Credit Union and looking at getting a facility that will allow them to be indoors during the winter months. Yay...the plus side to their location...lots of parking!
We bought some kolorabi, some sweet onions and some dill. I'm hoping that our local market will have pickling cucumbers ready this week as I would like to get my pickles done. My cucumbers didn't do so well with all the rain that we have had this year. I am going to try a different brand for next year and hope for better results.

My positives:
An extra day off work.

Me time today.

Found two more floor vent covers to match the ones that we have in the LR/DR. We were short two and now they are all the same and looking nice.

I'm all ready for the little "goblins and witches" that will be coming to our door on Halloween. We were in Costco yesterday and they have treat sized containers of play dough. Yay...I hate giving out so much candy and so decided that I would be the one that gives out something different. They will get a treat size chocolate bar and a treat size play dough container. It's crazy how we teach our kids not to talk to strangers or take candy from strangers and then October 31, we send them out to knock on strangers doors and ask for candy! It bothers me when I see so many children running here and there with no adults accompanying them.

Having a new day to be excited about.

Enjoy your day, make the most of all the opportunities that come your way. Be aware of how great being alive is.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SNUGLBUNIE 8/15/2011 9:41AM

    Have a great day Wanda!!!!

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CAM2438 8/15/2011 9:29AM

    You have a great day as well.

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