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Wrapping up September

Friday, September 30, 2011

September 30th...fall is in the air and so are all the blustery winds! This is definitely no "good hair-do" weather! Step out the door and you are libel to be blown away! When I'm not going to work and need to look presentable...I love this weather. Nothing like a good strong wind to clear the cobwebs.

One more big batch of tomatoes are ready for the freezer today. Tomorrow, I will haul all of them out again and begin making tomato sauce. I need to finish off moving things around in my LR/DR and accomplishing my goal for this week also.

My positives:
Although the winds are blowing strongly, I don't mind them, they blow all the leaves out of my yard *grin*
Canning season is almost complete, a bit behind schedule, but that is okay as I look as all the results of canning and gardening.
A new month tomorrow.
Countdown starts tomorrow (for me) for Christmas. I have projects that need to be started and completed.
Blessed to have my children so close. Not only are they close in their relationships with each other, they think "the parents" are worth spending time with also.
It's Fabulous Friday, end of the work week and beginning of a couple of "my schedule" days.

Have a wonderful day, enjoy and be open to all the opportunities that present themselves to you today.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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TURKEYCALLER 9/30/2011 2:24PM

    The wind is wild and wonderful. Enjoy it all that you can. You are a blessing!
Linda

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BUSYBRE 9/30/2011 10:45AM

    can't believe the month has just today left in it ... have fun this weekend canning ... I'm hoping to finish the painting by Sunday evening (I'm freelancing for a musician who wants to use my work to approach publishers with) ... here's to Monday & having completed projects on our shelves. emoticon

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SNUGLBUNIE 9/30/2011 7:46AM

    WOOHOO for the wind and blowing away the leaves, hee hee. Enjoy your weekend! I've answered your question on my blog :)

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CIVIAV 9/30/2011 7:14AM

    you too!

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There's frost in the air this morning...brrrrr!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Frost is heavy in the air this morning. I need to start the vehicle and get the windshield cleared before leaving for work this morning!

I have put one big bag of tomatoes into the freezer yesterday and it looks like another one will be ready to go in today. This weekend, I will take them out and process them into sauce. Yay, they are almost all done. Only one big container of green tomatoes left!

My telephone (land line) is still not working. They attempted to fix over the phone (using my cell for communication), but that didn't work, so now they have to send some out. I will have leave work early today as the only time they could schedule someone to come this week was today between 1 and 3. I'm thinking that they must have had some major problems as my cousin in BC mentioned on Facebook that they were having problems with Shaw also. Technology...can't live with it, but we can't live without it either *grin*

My positives:

I have been able to drive myself to work this week. Garry has had a vehicle from work to drive. Next week he will have to go back to driving me to work though. But then it's a short week for me as I have next Friday off. Woo Hoo!
My phone will hopefully be fixed today. With the scheduled appointment for the repair person, I get to come home early from work. Not necessarily a bad thing *grin*
My tomatoes are ripening quickly now. Yay...tomato sauce making this weekend.
Blessed with life, friends, family and great things.

Have a wonderful day...be a positive person...cause a ripple effect of positiveness.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SNUGLBUNIE 9/29/2011 7:16AM

    WOW, frost already and having to clean the windshield emoticon. It is raining here this morning, but very warm. Yep, you need that phone. Have a great day Wanda!!!!

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Happy Hump Day!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Yay, payday today, last one of the month. I love starting out a new month with all the bills paid.

I'm going to try a tip from Bre today. Putting all the ripe tomatoes into the freezer. Then on the weekend, I will finish off the canning. I loved that she let me know that the skins come off really easy when they have been frozen. Saves me a step in the processing.

Lost our land line phone service yesterday afternoon. Garry phoned once and it was working, then the next time he phoned, it rang twice on my end, when I answered it, you could hear that it was connected but no communication. Garry said on his end it never rang and then when he tried again it just went directly to voice mail. I'm thinking that the phone company must have had some problems. When I tried to call them on the cell phone, there was a minimum 2 hours wait time to be connected to help. Tried the phone again this morning, still no service. Garry will have to see if he can call them from work today.
We have been debating getting rid of the land line now that we both have cell phone numbers. Pros and cons to that, still undecided.

My positives:
It's Hump day and payday!
After today, I should be down to about 1 and a half containers of ripening tomatoes on my counters. The ripe ones are going into the freezer when I get home from work.
Very cool temperatures in the mornings, but still sunshine during the daytime. (only plus 2 this morning)
Great night`s sleep last night. Two nights in a row now! Woo Hoo.
I'm excited about getting all my canning completed this weekend. My counters will be tidy once again. I hate clutter on the kitchen counters and right now they are cluttered.
New goals for the month of October are being worked on.
My family, friends and guidance.

Have a wonderful and successful day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 9/28/2011 11:23PM

    I am looking forward to hearing how your frozen tomato adventures go - to me the seeds are part of the tomato and I like the taste of them. I had someone on Twitter help me after i tweeted that I had to wait 40 minutes for my pressure canner to cool - they told me I could probably take the lid off after about 20 minutes so I saved myself some time and was able to go to bed! Social media is really something isn't it.

I have a cell phone and a landline but was able to get a plan with 10 people who can call me from all over Canada at anytime (for others I have 200 minutes) and weekends and after 6pm to 6am it's free - through Rogers so it seems doable if you don't need to call the States. I call my parents for about 5 months of the year pretty regularly so I need to keep my landline.

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YOYONOMORE1 9/28/2011 9:54AM

    Yes, I also have considered just having my cell as my only phone, but haven't decided yet to get rid of the land line, though I know lots of people who do just that. Your canning is almost done for this season but I am sure you all ready have projects lined up to take it's place. I'll be going for my first workout session today, I'll let you know how it goes. Enjoy your hump day.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 9/28/2011 7:51AM

    I love pay day too and bills all paid. I know what you are going through about getting rid of the land line. I debated too, but because my hubby always works nights, I feel like I still need the land line. Have a great day emoticon

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All is well in my world

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Living life and enjoying living. Life is good.

Headed home from work yesterday without having to put in any overtime. It was nice to get home early. Had time for a nice visit with son before he headed out the door. Made an attempt to do some quiet time out on the back deck, but it got a little chilly. The sun is no longer shining on the deck by the time I get home from work and with the breeze we had yesterday, there was chill in the air.

It looks like I will have another container of tomatoes ready very quickly. Thank you Bre for your suggestions.

Not much happening here other than just the daily living things, so not much for news.

My positives:

Blessed with time to accomplish the things that need to get done.
Tomatoes are coming along nicely.
The basement floor looks like it's almost dried completely...yay, we should be able to get the new flooring in soon. It will be so nice to have that project all done.
A good night's sleep last night.
Payday tomorrow. Something to look forward to. *grin*

Have a wonderfully blessed day. Enjoy each moment.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 9/27/2011 5:22PM

    Ah, routine is so underrated!! Glad you got home and even had some quiet time...working on finding a way to include some quiet time in my days.

Hugs and blessings.

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SNUGLBUNIE 9/27/2011 7:42AM

    Enjoy your day Wanda and hope you get home early tonight again!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 9/27/2011 7:14AM

    Accentuate the positive and you will by default eliminate the negative.

Any by the way, don't mess with Mr. In Between.

Make it a great day!

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Last week of September...

Monday, September 26, 2011

It's the last week of September already. Garry and Kaeli made it home safe and sound from Saskatchewan and our son is now home for the winter months from up north. Yay, my family is all back in one location!

Shy and I had a great time yesterday hunting around for some bargains. I managed to find two shadow box picture frames (a start on a Christmas project) and a gift for Afton's birthday. Shyra made a start on some stocking stuffers for Christmas. Yes, I know it's early, but we have found that by shopping and purchasing little things all year long, that when Christmas rolls around, it's not so expensive or stressful. Besides...in our experience, prices always seem to go up at Christmas and you can't always find that "perfect" gift.

We had another beautiful day weather wise yesterday, and the forecast for this week looks like much the same. YAY!

My positives:
My family is all together in one location once again.
Garry's visit with his Mom was great. Kaeli and Garry took her to the annual "Goose Festival", garage sales, and just generally out and about. They had a great time.
Some of the nicest weather that we have had this year!
Although I didn't complete my goal for last week, there has been lots of progress in organizing the basement. It's coming together nicely. If all goes well, we should be able to get the new flooring installed in the next couple of weeks.
Just being alive.

Have a wonderful Monday. Give your health top priority this week.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 9/26/2011 10:59AM

    Happy Monday, Wanda. Time to think about the goals for October already. Have a great day back at work and here's to a wonderful week.
Love,
Nancy

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SNUGLBUNIE 9/26/2011 8:12AM

    The month of September has gone by so quickly! Hope you have a great day!

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