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The big dinner is over for another few weeks...

Monday, October 10, 2011

We celebrated Thanksgiving dinner yesterday and had a wonderful time. Lots of veggies and low-cal items on the table. The girls brought over some "Twice cooked" baked potatoes that were very yummy. That was my big indulgence, the rest was very low in calories. Fresh baked carrots and onions, salads and no dressing!

Shyra's boyfriend came to join us also, which was very nice. We all headed outdoors to sit around the new firepit that we still hadn't christened. Garry and Quin kept the fire going and we eventually had to bundle up as the temperatures dropped, but stayed out there until about 11pm. It was so nice to sit around the fire. Quin brought out his guitar and did a bit of strumming. A very blessed and wonderful family time.

My positives:
The girls are coming over again today to help eat up the left-overs.
A wonderful evening of family time last night, and a great Thanksgiving.
It's a holiday Monday today, so that means a short work week.
So blessed with family and friends.

Have a wonderful Monday,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SNUGLBUNIE 10/10/2011 5:58PM

    You did great Wanda and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it!

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LEXIE63 10/10/2011 2:47PM

    I'm glad you had a good time and the firepit sounds great!
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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BUSYBRE 10/10/2011 12:21PM

    Wow - sitting around the fire outdoors - life is good!

And leftovers are as good - if not sometimes even better than the original meal (after having slaved and stressed) ... what a wonderful weekend of anticipating the gathering , then actually enjoying your meal, tonight's meal again with family and then a short workweek!

I can almost see your smile!

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KSNICKER 10/10/2011 10:44AM

    Your Day sounded Positively Wonderful!


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It's celebration day for my family today!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

We are celebrating Thanksgiving a day early so that we can all be together. Yay. Family time.

Yesterday I went for my monthly massage...ahhhhhhh. Wendy helped to get rid of a low grade headache that I had. Garry and I made a Costco run....now I'm stocked up on some items again. I need to make another major shop before Christmas, but otherwise...I'm good now.

I brought my "Angel's Trumpet" flowers in from outside and they are just about ready to flower. They were very late due to the yucky summer we had. I've never grown them before and want to see what they look like. One flower looks like it will be a dark purple color and one looks like it will be a yellowish color. Very interesting.

My positives:
Laundry is all done for another week.
Thanksgiving celebration today with the kids.
My Angel's trumpet flowers look about ready to pop open.
Costco run made and staples are replenished.
Love my new cold storage room...I need two more shelves yet and it will be just right. It's nice to go down there and see everything all organized and know what you have at a glance. A real blessing.
Two days left in my nice long weekend.
It looks like it might be a sunny day today...YAY.

Have a wonderful and blessed day. Remember that life is what you make it.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SNUGLBUNIE 10/9/2011 3:45PM

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving feast Wanda.

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Massage day today!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

I am so looking forward to my massage this morning. I missed my appointment last month as I had to cancel it and now have had to wait until today! Yay, for Wendy's blessed hands that work all the kinks and knots out of my back.

Yesterday Garry and I headed into the city to check out the new Crate and Barrel store that has opened. I think I have a new favorite store! It was fun to wander around and look at all the home stuff. Lots of great ideas for Christmas sprung to mind. We are excited to get one of only 4 stores in all of Canada. Did not buy anything as we were just looking, so much fun.

We got some cleaning up done in the garage and all the patio furniture put away for the winter. We still have to disassemble the table and store it, but that will happen today. Garry hopes to make a start on the baseboards today also.

My positives:
A lovely day spent in the company of my husband.
My kitchen counters are now clear of containers and clutter.
The wonders that my new favorite store contain...so much fun to go and look. They would like it, I'm sure, if I would buy...but I'm not an impulse buyer, so will wait until I need something.
Tomorrow, the kids will all be here and we will have Thanksgiving dinner together. Technically, Thanksgiving is on Monday, but we decided to celebrate it tomorrow and leave ourselves a day of relaxing before heading back to work.

Have a wonderfully blessed day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SNUGLBUNIE 10/8/2011 7:46PM

    Hope you enjoyed that well deserved massage Wanda!!!!

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My weekend has begun

Friday, October 07, 2011

Yay, I have today off work and this is going to be a great weekend! I got to sleep in until 7am this morning. What a nice treat.

Today we are hoping to get the baseboards ready for installation in the LR/DR. We have a new Crate and Barrel store that has opened up in the city and I would like to go and check that out this weekend. The patio furniture will be all put away for the winter, and the rest of my carrots will be pulled from the garden. Yep...a busy day!

My positives:

A four day weekend with many projects to finish and even some new one to start!
A new Crate and Barrel store to go and check out.
Hope to stop at the Rafters store this weekend sometime to check out the Stocking stuffer ideas they have. A possible time of added to the "Christmas done" list.
Thanks giving to celebrate with family.
Got to sleep in this morning.
It's Fabulous Friday...my favorite day of the week.
I've been blessed with another day of life.

Have a wonderful and exciting day.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 10/7/2011 4:29PM

    Never heard of a Crate & Barrel store, tell us if you find any good finds there. Enjoy your holiday weekend and time with family. Tonight I'll be surrounded by 3 doggies and probably covered in dog hair by bedtime, lol.

Hugs,
Shirl

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BUSYBRE 10/7/2011 12:18PM

    Crate & Barrel shopping sounds fun (maybe you'll find those sheers)! I'll bet those carrots will be good having had a little taste of the cold! Two extra days to get you into the holiday spirit ... emoticon Hope you have a wonderful weekend and Thanksgiving with family and friends!

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SNUGLBUNIE 10/7/2011 9:19AM

    Have a wonderful long weekend Wanda and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!

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A long weekend on the horizon

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Yay, today is the last work day this work...then a four day weekend. You just got to love when the Universe gives you what you need!

It is one of my co-workers birthday this Saturday and seeing as Andrea has tomorrow off also, I need to take treats in today. Her favorite thing is carrot cake from one of our local cafes. I went in yesterday and purchased what they had for slices as well as some banana cake ones. They are big pieces, so will cut them in half. I plan on staying on track and not having any, instead I have a nice big juicy apple that I intend on having for my snack.

We are going to celebrate Thanksgiving on Sunday instead of Monday as it works out best for everyone. I need to stop at the store today after work to see what they have for turkeys. Attempting to find the smallest one is hard...we aren't big turkey eaters, but the kids what the traditional, so traditional it will be. I have a nice healthy menu planned with lots of veggies from the garden and salads...so I will have a nice meal along with those who want turkey.

My positives:

Last work day of the work week for me.
My Thanksgiving menu is all planned.
Found two great Christmas gift ideas online yesterday and got them ordered. The bonus on one of them...one of our local high schools is doing a fundraiser with selling magazines. I could still order online and they will receive the credit. I found a great Archaeology magazine for Kaeli....so she will be getting a one year subscription, as well as a great wood working one for Garry. It is exciting when you find something that you know the person will enjoy.
I have gotten my stair workout in everyday so far this week at work.
I am being mindful of my eating.
So blessed with family and friends.

Have a great and wonderful day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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TURKEYCALLER 10/6/2011 3:54PM

    Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time off with family and friends.

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YOYONOMORE1 10/6/2011 10:24AM

    Have a good time celebrating and being thankful with your family and enjoy that long weekend. The movie was good, DD has read the book and is passing it on to me to read.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 10/6/2011 8:42AM

    Enjoy your long weekend Wanda and your family on Sunday!!!!

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