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A nice long weekend ahead!

Saturday, September 03, 2011

I have a super nice long weekend ahead of me...I've been able to take Tuesday and Wednesday off as well. Woo Hoo...now I have lots of time to get all my garden harvested and things put up for the winter months.

Last evening, Garry and I were invited to the girls for supper. Kaeli had made a lovely pot of homemade veggie soup, a very yummy salad and she had fresh bread (which, as good as it looked, I didn't have). It was a very filling and tasty supper.

This morning, Shyra and I are heading out to some Mom and daughter time. She wants to go to West Edmonton Mall to do some fall clothes shopping, so that is our day. Lots of walking and lots of exercise. Yay.

My positives:

My children...such blessings.
Being invited out for dinner last night.
A good nights sleep.
A nice long weekend so accomplish all that I need to do.
Lots of great books to read.
Weather is supposed to be in the mid 20's for the next week and sunshine!
Spending time with Shyra today.
Being so blessed in so many ways.

Have a wonderful day, hug someone today and really mean it.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 9/4/2011 7:31AM

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NJMATTICE 9/3/2011 4:27PM

    Happy Holidays! Sounds like you will be enjoying your time off.
Love,
Nancy

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My September weekly goals are set .

Friday, September 02, 2011

I am committed to achieving the September weekly goals that I've set for myself.

I'm well on the way to a successful week this week. I'm glad that I had set the goal prior to last night supper time. I almost gave in to having a piece of pizza with my hubby for supper, then remembered my goal as I looked on the calendar! My alternative choice was much healthier and definitely wheat free. Rice and veggies.

I like the challenge of setting smaller goals for shorter periods of time. I don't get bored or overwhelmed with them and ultimately I will arrive at my long term goal, which is a healthier me

My positives:

Having my calendar attached to my fridge for easy viewing. Having my goals written in red ink...they stand out so much better.
Shyra wants some Mom time this weekend as she goes shopping.
I've been able to arrange to take Tuesday and Wednesday off next week as part of my holiday time...lots of time now to get the rest of my canning done!
Time to sit on my deck yesterday and enjoy some meditation time.
Going for dinner tonight at the girls...woo hoo, no cooking for me.
It's Friday and the long weekend is just around the corner.

Have a wonderfully blessed day, make choices that resonate with your healthy self.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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TURKEYCALLER 9/3/2011 7:03AM

    Enjoy your holiday with your family.

Keep on sparking. Life is just toooo darn good :))

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LEXIE63 9/2/2011 1:12PM

    I'm still not sure about September's challenges, and the first week is disappearing already. :-) Never mind, I'll keep thinking.
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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YOYONOMORE1 9/2/2011 10:09AM

    Sounds like you have a very nice long weekend ahead of you with some extended holiday time, woo hoo! Enjoy your time with DD and getting supper fixed for you, always a plus. I like the Sept. challenge, I had been thinking along those lines and was going to sparkmail you, but I was thinking of one thing to work on for the whole month, kind of like it takes 30 days to make a good habit, but your challenge is good as we get to work on different things throughout the month.

Hugs,
Shirl

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NJMATTICE 9/2/2011 10:08AM

    Sounds like you are going to have a nice little holiday! I'm off to accomplish this week's goal. Gotta sew up a blouse. I spent the morning choosing my fabrics for this month's goals. My next task is pre-shrinking the fabrics. While they are in the wash I'm setting up my space. I'm ready to roll. A nice long weekend to get things underway here. Enjoy your time and your family. Nice work on resisting the pizza temptation. Talk to you soon!
Love,
Nancy

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Happy September 1st!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

September...where did the other months go? It's hard to believe that we only have four months until the end of this year! Already Christmas things are appearing in the stores and my mind is shifting into the Christmas mode. Wow!

I had to turn the furnace on last night, the temperatures have dropped enough that the house was just a bit too cool! We have been promised warm weather though by Saturday. Our coldest day is supposed to be tomorrow.

My positives:

I have a furnace that I can turn on to warm the house up.
Weather person assures me that we are not done yet with summer weather and sunshine.
Quin's girlfriend offered us some apples from their tree, as they have too many. Yay...I will have apples to cut up and put into the freezer.
Shy wants Mom to come with her this weekend shopping. We haven't done that for awhile...should be fun.
I made it through another day with no wheat products.
I had a good day of staying on track yesterday. I've even pulled some carrots from the garden for snack at work today.
Blessed with another day of life.

Have a great day, choose to be healthy.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SNUGLBUNIE 9/1/2011 7:36AM

    Happy long weekend Wanda!!! Good for you for the apples and everything else that you have blessed with!

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NJMATTICE 9/1/2011 7:22AM

    Happy September 1st to you as well. I'm sorry that your furnace had to go on. We are getting cooler too. We are in the 90's instead of the 100's this week. Imagine that. I'm thinking about putting a garden in now. It was so hot this summer that everything just crisped as it bloomed. Have a great day, and a great September. I look forward to traveling with you.
Love,
Nancy

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Payday and mid week all rolled into one!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Yay, it's Hump day and it's payday! (and it's the last day of August)

The kids are all heading back to school today in our neck of the woods. Makes me happy that I head to work well before the streets get congested with all the kids and parents that are driving their kids to school. We live smack between a high school (one block away) and a junior high (three doors down). Congestion with traffic on our street is an understatement from 8-9 am and then when school lets out in the afternoon. On the plus side...I leave for work well before most people are even up in the mornings and then I'm home just before school lets out!

Garry picked me up from work yesterday and we headed into the city to check out a couple of counter top places. Found some lovely counter tops, but not prepared to pay those prices. I think we will end up either re-thinking some ideas or going with a maple wood counter top, which Garry would have to make.

Temps must have dropped a fair amount during the night as the house is on the cool side this morning. I hesitate to turn the furnace back on as I know it will warm up during the day as well as by the weekend the temps are supposed to be warm again. We didn't get the rain that was supposed to happen. That is a plus and the cold rain might have hurt my tomatoes still ripening on the vine.

My positives:

A nice long weekend this weekend, and hopefully my tomatoes will be ready to pick.
The ginger preserves turned out great. I have lots of ginger flavored liquid left over for making tea and adding to club soda for a gingerale mix. (No, I didn't grow my own ginger, but it's something that I'm going to look into )
It's payday today...I love being able to sit down at the computer and pay all my bills online. Such a feeling of satisfaction.
Hopefully after this weekend, my kitchen will once again be clean and tidy...no canning things on the counters. Almost done for this season.
Kaeli stopped in for a visit and to share supper with me last evening. Garry had to work late, so it was nice to have Kaeli here.
I'm doing good on staying away from wheat products.
Fresh tomatoes from my garden for my snack at work today. I have the perfect sized tomatoes to take...they are about the size of a golf ball.
Just being alive.

Have a wonderful day, keep your goals in view on your calendar and then just focus on achieving them.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 8/31/2011 2:51PM

    I am sharing in the excitement of the Wednesday payday and we have extra money this month. Time to get all caught up. Woo hoo! We made it through a tough financial August! Whoopee! I am also looking forward to a long and enjoyable weekend with a Monday holiday for all! Yippee. Life is particularly good today. Have a great Wednesday.
Love,
Nancy
ps I'm still rooting for that tomato crop!

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YOYONOMORE1 8/31/2011 10:31AM

    Well it's Wed. and I did weigh myself, up 2, so will look back at what I've been eating, I think I may have too much ww bread in my diet, I've increased my exercise ativity, had hoped that would help keep me down, I'll see what adjustments I can make and see where I am at Sunday, it's certainly a learning process, sort of trail and error. I did a Wanda today and shook things up on the daily challenge, I hope everyone will just have fune with it. We are low on fresh fruits and veggies so need to get to the store today. That's nice you had a DD to share supper with, I am going to see two of my DD's this Friday and Sat. I always enjoy being with them. We must of got your rain last night, but it was just a gentle, straight down rain, didn't even have to close windows. Have a great evening.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 8/31/2011 7:28AM

    Wanda, we seem to be on the same track. Like you, I love pay day Wednesdays and paying my bills online. It's such a good satisfying feeling emoticon Have a great day!!!!!!!

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I need to go for groceries!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's one of those mornings that I'm hunting for something to eat. Not that we don't have anything, but all the fruit is gone, all the yogurt is gone and I've been attempting to stay away from wheat products. I had to break down and have a small bowl of fiber one cereal. On the plus side, it's first thing in the morning and I have a whole day to adjust my intake!

Went out after work yesterday to check on my tomatoes. I have lots and with a bit more sunshine, many of them should be ready this coming weekend. It's a long weekend, so the timing couldn't be better.

My positives:

Although the ginger didn't turn out exactly like we had thought, it's still very good and the liquid that was left over will be perfect to add to tea or to add with soda water to make a gingerale. It smells so yummy and tastes that way too.
A lovely long weekend coming up. We hope to be able to make a quick trip to Saskatchewan to see Garry's Mom.
Although the temps are supposed to dip for the next couple of days and rain present itself, they are supposed to go back up again by the weekend. YAY.
Once all my tomatoes are done, I'm pretty much done with the canning. I might have enough carrots to do some carrots yet, but that all depends on how many we eat right out of the garden!
It's a new day and another opportunity to grow in learning.

Have a wonderful day.
hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 8/30/2011 1:35PM

    Well we're almost half way through our week, tomorrow I'll weigh myself just to see where I am at and if I need to make any changes to what I eat the rest of the week, then I'll weigh myself again on Sunday and see where I end up at the end of the week. Glad to hear those tomatoes are coming along nicely and that you'll soon be done with all the canning. I am going out for my walk pretty soon, it' another nice day, they are calling for rain maybe later Friday, into Saturday. Enjoy your long weekend, I can remember when I was working how I always looked forward to those long holiday weekends.

Hugs,
Shirl

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NJMATTICE 8/30/2011 11:47AM

    It's tough to plan those healthy meals when the produce supply gets low. I'm relying on some frozen veggies to get me to shopping day. (tomorrow) It is interesting to see how far changes in shopping and supplying the pantry have come. I usually have some good healthy options around. It's nice to be able to see that growth. It speaks of progress and is very encouraging. Enjoy your Tuesday. And hope the sun gets on those tomatoes before it gets too cold!
Love,
Nancy

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/30/2011 7:37AM

    I never had homemade ginger ale, but it sounds delicious!!! Hope your tomatoes are ready for the weekend when you have time to do them. Enjoy your trip to the grocery store. Have a super week!!
Hugs,
Helen

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SNUGLBUNIE 8/30/2011 7:25AM

    Have a great day Wanda!

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MARLA7 8/30/2011 7:23AM

    Wanda - Homemade ginger ale? Sounds yummy! Did you grow your own ginger? Enjoy your long weekend & your trip to Garry's Mom's house.
Love ya, Marla
Oh, by the way, pick up some grub for me, will ya? LOL

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