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Happy Hump Day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Not only is it mid way through my work week...it's payday today too! I love the satisfaction on sitting down on payday and getting any bills that are in paid! Such a feeling of accomplishment...makes working have a purpose *grin*

Our temperatures soared to plus six yesterday and are sitting at only minus two this morning. Roads will be very slippery, but at least when I head for work, there is very little traffic. We are supposed to get some major wind storms blowing through. British Columbia had them yesterday and there was some damage left behind in it's wake...trusting that by the time it blows over the mountains that separate us, it will have lost some of its potential for damage.

My positives:
Got three more boxes of Christmas stuff unpacked and placed. Bins are now stored in the basement.
One more Christmas gift done.
A busy day ahead at work again today. So much prefer the busy days...make the time at work go by fast.
It's a good day to be alive!

Have a great and wonderful day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 11/23/2011 7:24PM

    Hope you had a good hump day. This week is going by so quick, ready for tomorrow and turkey and all the fixings.

Hugs,
Shirl

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LEXIE63 11/23/2011 7:31AM

    It is plus 7 here today, and quite chilly enough for me. :-)
I've been thinking about places where I might like to work, and places that are busy are higher on my list. Boredom and work just don't mix well. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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SNUGLBUNIE 11/23/2011 7:17AM

    We had our first snow Wanda, so I will be ready for our snowball fight, hee hee. It's also pay day for me and like you, first thing I do is pay bills in the morning and it feels good. Have a great day!

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Moving right along.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I'm moving right along with my Christmas projects and with being mindful of my eating and exercise. It is becoming routine once again to start my morning off with some gentle exercise, building up to climbing the stairs at work at least a couple of times a day and then doing some wind down exercises as I watch the evening news. I always feel so much better when I exercise my body...why do I slowly drift away from doing it!

Garry and I were invited out to share dinner with the girls last evening. No special occasion, just a chance to share some family time. It was lovely. We always have such a good time when we are together. Quin was supposed to come, but had to go to Red Deer during the day and wasn't going to make it back in time.

My positives:
It's only -14 this morning...warming up!
Still no snow to shovel.
A great night's sleep last night. I think I could have continued sleeping rather than getting up for work this morning. But feeling much better with having had such a good sleep.
Payday tomorrow...yay bill paying time *grin*
An evening spent with the girls.
Family time, how blessed we are that our children enjoy spending time with us.
Family, friends and a life filled with blessings.

Have a great and wonderful day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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DIVEGODDESS 11/22/2011 7:45AM

    -14? Brrhhh!! I don't even know what that feels like!! Have a nice day!!

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SNUGLBUNIE 11/22/2011 7:11AM

    Glad you are getting back into exercise. I am looking forward to getting back to my exercises to in 3 weeks even though I know it will be difficult to get back into a routine. Have a great day!

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BIG_BEAR73 11/22/2011 6:58AM

    great blog

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November 21

Monday, November 21, 2011

It's back to work after a nice weekend off. Temperatures are a bit more human out there this morning...it has warmed up to -19 with highs expected of -9 during the daylight hours. Much better than the temperatures we had all weekend.

Garry is hoping to go to Saskatchewan this coming weekend to have a visit with his Mom. It will all depend on what the road conditions are like and how tired he is.

Quin arrived home for a few days off and has generously offered to help his Dad install the hardwood in the family room. Unless he gets called back early, that will be a great help to getting the flooring done before Christmas.

I decorated the Christmas tree early this year. Usually we don't decorate inside the house until the end of November. With the new flooring in the basement, we were hauling things back down to the basement and figured why are we hauling all the Christmas decorations back down when we will just have to haul them back up again in a couple of weeks! Over the next few days, I will get the rest of the decorations out of their boxes that we hauled into the LR and put them on display. This way I am also not going up and down the stairs that Garry is attempting to reno.

My Positives:

Temperatures are warmer up....yay!
I didn't have any shoveling to do on the weekend, which meant not having to be outdoors in the cold.
Christmas tree is all decorated.
Garry is making great progress with the stairs. He's learning as he goes and doing a great job of it.
I have my shopping list all prepared for the ingredients that need to do some baking to send along with Garry to his Mom. Just need to get to the store in the next couple of days.
Although I didn't have the best sleep last night, I had a nice warm bed and cozy bed to spend those "waking" moments in.
A busy week at work ahead of me...I much prefer being busy than attempting to look busy!
Being mindful of what I am eating and attempting to make healthy choices is a way of life for me now. Love it.
So blessed.

Have a wonderful Monday,Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SNUGLBUNIE 11/21/2011 2:11PM

    Hope you are having a great day Wanda!

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Bundling up is now the norm!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

It's cold outside! Last night we dipped even further than yesterday. This morning it is still -25 with wind chill of -37. Anyone what to join me in a walk outside????
(It's okay, I just wanted to know who the crazy people in my life are*grin*)

I strange thing about this Arctic cold front that has moved in...by Tuesday the weather forecast is calling for possible plus side temps! That never happens at this time of year.

Had a great day shopping with Kaeli. I didn't get much of what I wanted to get done, but on the plus side, we had a great time and Kaeli was able to get her stuff done. We did end up going together on Shy's up coming birthday present. We decided to get a beautiful piece of art work professionally framed. It should be ready in about two weeks, just in time for her birthday. It was a picture that Shy saw on Pinterest and we were able to order for her. When it arrived (as a poster) we were so impressed with the quality we figured it deserved to be properly displayed. We are pretty excited about it.
Kaeli was also able to find all the beads and supplies that she needed to recreate a bracelet for Shy for Christmas that Shy had fallen in love with on the internet.

I did manage to find some mini muffins baking tins and some pure peppermint extract at a great price. I need to make a start on my Christmas baking that I want to do for gifts.

My positives:
Quin arrived home for a few days yesterday. It's great to have him around again, even if it is only for a few days.
Wonderful day with Kaeli shopping and sharing lunch.
Garry is making great headway with the stairs. They are going to look great when he is done.
Crazy cold temperatures....mean I get to stay in all day!
Blessed with another day of life.

Have a wonderful Sunday,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 11/20/2011 6:39PM

    I wonder how peppermint extract is actually made (you see where I'm going with this) ... grow the mint add vodka - wouldn't thAt just impress everyone ... I wonder wonder wonder wonder ... hmmm

FOUND IT
http://www.ehow.com/how_54141
19_make-peppermint-extract-leav
es.html

notice I'm not saying AnyThing about the cold weather ...

Comment edited on: 11/20/2011 6:42:13 PM

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SNUGLBUNIE 11/20/2011 11:16AM

    WOW, no walk for me for sure, heehee. The weather is definitely different this year. Have a great day Wanda!

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LEXIE63 11/20/2011 10:04AM

    If I can borrow some appropriate clothing and footwear I'll join you for a walk. :-)
We get a few degrees below freezing sometimes, but that kind of low temp would be extreme plus for us. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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NOW2DAY 11/20/2011 9:18AM

    At first I thought bundling up was a new term for multi tasking. lol Wow it's cold up there for s u r e. Do you use snow blowers with that much snow all winter? I like that you count your positives.

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Minus 20 this morning with wind chill -30 Brrrrr

Saturday, November 19, 2011

It's a frosty one out there this morning. I'm just happy that it is a Saturday and I don't have to go to work.

Up early as I wasn't able to sleep in this morning...hate when that happens! I don't mind waking up early on a Sunday morning as it means I get to sleep earlier and am prepared for a Monday workday...but Saturday is my day to get to sleep in past 4:30 am! My body is so used to waking up at that time, that it does it regardless of the day.

Kaeli wants me to go with her shopping today. She wants a second opinion on some creative ideas she is working on. I have some shopping of my own to do in the way of picking up creation supplies too. Works great for both of us.

Garry has the day off today and plans on figuring out how he is going to do the stairs with the new maple. Probably best that I will be out *grin*

My positives:
It's the weekend.
Christmas decorations will probably get done this weekend. (About 2 weeks earlier than normally, but we have been moving things around and we might as well get the decorating done at the same time.
Temperatures are supposed to warm up somewhat next week. YAY.
My Christmas projects are coming along.
A positive attitude and feeling excited today....hmmmm wonder what is up!

Have a great and fun filled day.
Hugs,Wanda

  
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SNUGLBUNIE 11/20/2011 5:09AM

    Ouch, that is mighty cold. Your blog got unsubscribed for some reason and I so misssed them. I should be good for a while now, hee hee.

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LEXIE63 11/19/2011 11:42AM

    Sending warm hugs to counteract that lazy wind chill! (I'm from Cornwall originally, and down there a lazy wind is said to be one that can't be bothered to go round you, so it goes right through you) :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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BUSYBRE 11/19/2011 11:24AM

    can't believe how much colder it is where you are - I'm going to pop by the Garden tomorrow to tweak a few things - 11C or so w rain (hoping to do this between raindrops) ... have a wonderful weekend - sounds like you're going to get things done AND have fun! emoticon

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MAURIZIA 11/19/2011 10:38AM

    Enjoy your creative time with Kaeli! Nice to know that man thing is universal and not just John. ;)

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YOYONOMORE1 11/19/2011 9:19AM

    Enjoy your time with Kaeli, hope you both find some great buys. Yes, whenever my DH was working on a project sometimes it was better if I wasn't around, just leave them to their own devices. I sure don't like your temps, ours are mild compared to yours, brrrrrrr! Enjoy your weekend.

Hugs,
Shirl

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