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Happy Hump Day!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Seeing as it is a short work week, we are more than half way through this one. Friday is Remembrance Day in Canada and we are closed. The girls and I have a lunch date planned for after the services. Yay, Girl time.

Payday today and I spent a few minutes this morning paying all my bills online. Love the convenience of being able to do that. Now I'm looking forward to the next payday *grin*. At least everything is all paid and I don't have bills hanging over my head. I hate owing money for anything.

Garry picked me up from work yesterday when I was done and stopped for something to eat before heading home. He had to go back to work so knew he wouldn't be home for supper. We stopped a Burrito Libre and I had a lovely veggie burrito in a bowl. (rice, beans, lots of cooked veggies, lettuce and chipolte (?) sauce.) It was nice not to have to make supper. I haven't had a burrito in a bowl for a long time. I love them as they don't have wraps around them, which to me always taste like cardboard.

My positives:
Payday...bills are paid. YAY.
Short work week and a lunch date to look forward to on Friday after services.
One more snow free day.
Being blessed with family and friends.
A warm home to live in, food on my table and an abundance of blessings.

Have a wonderful day,

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YOYONOMORE1 11/9/2011 10:36AM

    Enjoy your time with your girls on Friday. This week is going by very quickly. DD and I got our Thanksgiving invites done last night, they turned out cute. Sat. is the Christmas stack'n stamp, that's always a fun time, we have 14 ladies attending. Enjoy your hump day.


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Another day another dollar.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Another working day lies ahead and from what I know I left on my desk when I went home yesterday, it should be a busy day.

Not much in the way of anything news worthy in my life these past few hours. Love my crock pot as it had a nice veggie stew bubbling away and ready for me to serve for dinner last night. My brother in law spent the night and may possibly be spending the weekend also. They are opening a new store here in town on November 16th and he needs to be here to get things finalized.

I left the two brothers chatting away and headed for bed very early last night. I had a touch of stomach upset and was very tired. Feeling much better this morning.

My positives:

My crock pot...what a wonderful invention.
No snow as yet, but possibly tomorrow evening and again on the weekend. The weather forecast keeps changing so not sure what we are really in for.
Having the opportunity to offer Brian some home comforts while he is here. So much better than a hotel room.
Payday tomorrow...yay!
How blessed this family truly is.

Have a wonderful and blessed day.


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TURKEYCALLER 11/8/2011 7:14PM

    Love crockpots and a family is truly a blessing.

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The reno projects are once again underway!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Garry has the reno bug! Yesterday we went to the flooring place that we frequent "just" to get some quotes. We ended up walking out of the store with having paid for more hardwood to install in the family room. We had almost 4 boxes left over from the LR/DR project and the price dropped on the wood left at the store. It has been discontinued so Garry decided to jump in with both feet and purchase what we needed to do the family room. We also got some carpet sample to bring home to determine what color we want in the bedrooms and hallway (with a price quote included on that one!). We will get the family room done before Christmas, but probably not the bedrooms, but who knows. *grin* I'm just hoping that we get the painting done in the hallway and Master bedroom first.

The girls landlord came over yesterday to have a look at our hardwood floors and ask some questions. (They are friends of ours, besides the girls landlords). We were able to get them the same deal as us on the hardwood if they choose to go that route. After the visit, it appears that the girls too will be getting hardwood in the living area of their condo. We are spreading the reno bug...anyone else what it???

I got up a few minutes earlier this morning to get a crock pot of veggie stew on the go. Garry's brother will be spending tonight with us. I will just get some nice fresh buns and make a salad and supper will be ready without any trouble.

My positives:

Being able to compromise with my hubby. It's funny how we end up convincing each other that our point of view is best and then we have to come at things from another angle. Suddenly I'm convinced what he wants is best and vice versa. Then we start all over. Eventually we arrive at a compromise. *grin*. I get hardwood in the family room, he gets to keep carpet in the bedrooms on the condition that the vacuum remains upstairs and I don't have to haul it up and down.
No snow in the forecast for this week. YAY another week without snow!
A lovely crock pot simmering away with supper in it for tonight.
How blessed our family is.

Have a great and wonderful day,

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WORKINGSTIFF 11/7/2011 9:28PM

    Oh those house projects! Eek until they're done...enjoy!

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TURKEYCALLER 11/7/2011 6:24PM

    Always looking at the sunny side of life. This is your gift. Thanks for sharing!


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YOYONOMORE1 11/7/2011 1:02PM

    It's nice Gary is so willing to take on these projects one after the other, but wow your place is really coming together with all the renos. When spring comes around again you'll be ready for all the outside stuff that'll need doing. Aren't crock pots wonderful and when you come home from work it'll smell so good in your kitchen and supper will be almost ready. Hope your Monday is a marvelous one.


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JOHNTJ1 11/7/2011 8:06AM

    Ah I love it when a project begins to take shape!!!

Three weeks ago the boys came to town to help me replace a section of fence that had rotted. After further review they decided to replace four sections and to use individual staves rather than a pre formed eight foot piece.

Reno projects are fun

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Time change once again.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Fall back an hour this morning...an extra hour of sleeping in, but seriously, I'm still awake at the usual time!

It was a busy day for me yesterday. I got all my floors washed, and I do them the old fashion way...on my hands and knees. I never feel like my floors are really clean unless I do get down to do them. Laundry all done, then I found a bunch more of my son's that he had left in the bedroom closet. That's done now too. My cold store room is finally all organized. I even put out a couple of my snowmen decorations.
I headed out to the registry office to renew my driver's license, only to find out that their computer system was down all across Alberta and they had no idea when it would come back up. I'll have to try again next week.

Today we are heading out to the flooring store to price out what it is going to cost us to replace the carpet in the bedrooms, hallway and stairs and to buy some additional hardwood to match the left over we have and do the family room. I was really pushing for hardwood everywhere, but the stairs are a real issue and Garry really wants to keep them carpeted, so we will. He is still in Reno mode and raring to go, so maybe we will get these projects completed over the winter months. We are going to try to get the rest of the painting done while we can still open up windows temporarily to air the house. Not much left to do, the stairwell, hall, master bedroom and bath. We would like to at least get the horrible old carpets pulled up in the bedrooms before Christmas, even if I have to paint the plywood underneath so it is clean looking over Christmas that will work for me. The carpets are in bad shape and really not worth cleaning again.
Still some fun times ahead. *grin*

My positives:

A hubby who is willing to take on the reno projects with my help. Certainly cuts costs considerably.
No snow as yet.
Extra hour to my day today.
Moving ahead with getting some pricing for things relating to yet more renos.
Life...it is just plain wonderful to be alive.

Have a wonderfully blessed day,

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    Someone posted yesterday that daylight savings time is like cutting a foot off the bottom of the blanket and sewing ot to the top.

That having been said, it was nice to get up at the regular time this morning and have an extra hour

Have a great Sunday and make it a great week!

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Minus 11 this morning....brrrr

Saturday, November 05, 2011

It's frosty outside this morning! Yesterday we had snow all around us, but managed to avoid getting any here. Not so sure about from now on though. The temperature took a major nosedive last night and our high isn't supposed to get up much past the minus 11 that it is right now.

I have a busy day at home today anyway. Floors to be washed, laundry to be finished, cleaning of bathrooms etc. the usual weekly household chores that get left until the weekend cause I'm too tired during the week to tackle them *grin*

It's a good day for staying indoors...although I do need to go out to the registry office today to renew my driver's license. It expires this month and I need to renew it to the tune of $85.oo . On the plus side...yesterday was a bonus day for me. I didn't know that I would be one of the long service award recipients at our PD day. Ten years of service earned me a lovely unexpected $100.00 cheque...enough to pay for my license renewal. YAY.
I also got a lovely birthday card from Shirl...thank you Shirl...it's beautiful and arrived in lots of time and I enjoyed the letter. My MIL also sent me a card with a scratch ticket in it that revealed a winning of $5.00. I must say, yesterday was an awesome day! I am thinking that November is off to a great start.

Clocks roll back this Sunday also...another bonus...an extra hour of sleeping.

So many bonuses and so much to be grateful for. My personal goal for this month is to find one thing each day to give thanks for and I'm right on schedule. Most days I am finding multiple things to be thankful for.

Hope your day is wonderful too.

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MAURIZIA 11/5/2011 8:03PM

    Brrrrrrrr...we are having low 30s*F these nights and I am in pain. Yikes.

Hope you got all your chores done today. Nice day for me...spent it with John again. Seemed like it has been forever. Working tomorrow, tho.


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SNUGLBUNIE 11/5/2011 10:59AM

    WOW, that is cold. We are still on the positive side. Have a great day Wanda!

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