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December 4

Sunday, December 04, 2011

I had the motivation bug yesterday for tackling some baking. Decided that the only way I was going to keep the bug active was to stay away from my computer as much as possible. It is so easy to get caught up with emails, chats etc. I allowed myself to retrieve my recipes and make a quick hello to my team.

A very successful day in the kitchen. 4 loaves of cream cheese banana bread, 2 loaves of cinnamon apple sauce bread, 2 loaves of spicy apple sauce bread and 2 pans of creamy peppermint fudge made. As well as a crock pot of chili for dinner.
I did discover that I should have lined my fudge pans with either tin foil or waxy paper. It certainly would have made removing the fudge much easier! oh well, live and learn.

Today, Garry and I are going to head out to Cabella's to pick up a couple of gifts. Then make the rounds so that I can pick up the gift cards I need to get for our Library Christmas party next Saturday. I volunteered to pick them up and seeing as time is running out, I need to get that done. Then it's back home to work on the stairs and other reno and Christmas projects.

My positives:
I nice chunk of my Christams baking complete.
The fudge turned out fantastic. I have some batches to take to others.
Only had to shovel the driveway and sidewalk twice yesterday. It's stopped snowing again. YAY!
The girls stopped over for a quick visit yesterday.
A phone chat with Quin. He is working out of town for the next few days. Hopefully will be home for his birthday so we can celebrate it with him.
I have some holiday time coming up soon. I will be off work from the Dec. 22 to Jan 03. Yay.
Life...it is good, filled with blessings big and small.

Have a wonderful day, keep on finding your blessings.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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LEXIE63 12/5/2011 4:19AM

    Mmmm.... that baking sounds nommy! :-)



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SNUGLBUNIE 12/4/2011 9:44AM

    Have a great day Wanda!

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And the winter, she is a blowin'

Friday, December 02, 2011

Sometime during the night the winds hits. They are blowing pretty fierce out there. We have plus 2 temperatures right now but have been told they will drop during the day. I actually might have to bring my wind chimes indoors, they are blowing so hard that I'm concerned they might actually blow away!

On the plus side...all this wind should make it easier to lob my snowballs. Look out Estelle and Shirl.

It' our First Fabulous Friday in December. This has been a busy week at work and next week promises to be even crazier. Looking so forward to the end of the work day today. Not that I'm rushing time, but I have so many Christmas projects on the go and I want to get at them. I'm thinking that I might start some family baking this weekend and stick it all in the freezer.

My positives:
It's Fabulous Friday.
I'm looking forward to this month's challenge...a great way to get the Christmas spirit working overtime in my life.
Accomplished my November challenge. Yay Me!
A good night's sleep last night.
Books to read, always a bonus in my life. *grin*
Tentative "girl" time this weekend.
Life...it is so filled with opportunities.

Have a wonderful day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 12/2/2011 12:02PM

    Ohhhh, sn*w! Yuck. :) Don't get blown away with those winds!

Hope you get all your plans accomplished this weekend! I am thinking about baking the first batch of cookies on Sunday since I can no longer take the week before Christmas as vacation...

Stay warm! Hugs & love.

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SNUGLBUNIE 12/2/2011 7:46AM

    We got a little bit of snow during the night, but not enough for those snowballs Wanda, so got to wait some more, hee hee. Hope you have a great day!

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Happy December 2011

Thursday, December 01, 2011

One more month to the year 2011 and then we are looking at a new year. So much of the past couple of months have been spent already working with the date of 2012 that I have to keep reminding myself that we aren't there yet! My job revolves around publication dates and most things that I am acquiring are now working with 2012 or my budgets are moving into 2012 budgets. No wonder my days seem to fly by!
It's a great way though to remind myself that I need to live in the moment, as so much of my focus is on the future. The blessing...I have learned that the past is the past and although certain things are worth remembering...letting go of the past is vital also.

We didn't get the anticipated snowfall during the day yesterday, it moved south of us. YAY for us, not so yay for them. On the other hand, our temperatures are supposed to take a major nosedive by next Tuesday. We will be back down into the minus 26 range. I can deal with that as long as there isn't all that snow to accompany it!

My positives:
A brand new month ahead of me.
This month holds Christmas, my all time favorite time of the year.
December challenge will be posted shortly.
I've managed to hold off on baking, saving me the temptation of wanting to nibble.
Goals are set for December.
Having great role models in my life.

Have a wonderful day, be the blessing you want to be.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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CMR132 12/1/2011 1:29PM

    Hey wanda, long time no talk! Hope all is well, loved your blog!!!
-Cristina

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SNUGLBUNIE 12/1/2011 8:19AM

    It's not warm here either Wanda, but no snow yet :) I find the time is just flying by too. Have a great day

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Hi Ho Hi Ho, it's off to shovel snow , I go!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The predicted snow made it's appearance over night. It appears to have stopped falling this morning, but forecast is calling for more. Exercise time is at hand!

On the plus side...our son is home with is vehicle and with both vehicles (ours and his) parked in the driveway, there is not as much snow to shovel. Of course it will be much easier to shovel when the driveway is empty, but who's complaining. *grin*

This morning and tomorrow morning, I have meetings in the morning at work. I am on the 35th Anniversary committee. We are celebrating 35 years in existance this coming Feb. 14, 2012. We have decided that one of the projects we will be working on is a Memory book. At the moment, Louise and I are going through all the old pictures and sorting them into categories, which we will then go through again and either keep for the book or eliminate. We have a patron who does Creative Memories and has offered to help us make up the book at a very reasonable cost. It's rather interesting to go through the history and learn things I didn't know before joining the staff 10 years ago.

My positives:
Snow to shovel...but really only the sidewalk for now. The vehicles have kept most of it off the driveway.
An interesting project to work on through work.
Mild weather conditions for shoveling snow.
I am blessed with health...as are my family members.
Waking up this morning with a new day ahead of me. Nothing better than knowing you have another day of life!

Have a wonderful and happy day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 11/30/2011 11:02AM

    Our rain turned to snow last evening, we got about 10", but there is ice under it, so walked very carefully over to the gym this morning, but it was so pretty out, like walking in a winter wonderland. Schools are closed today, so DD got a snow day. Yay for the vehicles keeping the snow off the driveway and less shoveling for you. I wanted to go out to Wal-Mart after the gym but they lost their power so will have to wait till they open to get my baking supplies. Well as soon as Estelle gets snow we can begin our snowball fight, this was a very wet snow so will be great for packing snowballs. Wow, 35 yrs. of being in business that is great, good luck with putting the book together, that'll probably be very interesting to see. Have a great hump day!

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 11/30/2011 8:21AM

    Oh, oh, that means our snow may be coming soon too then, hee hee. Have a great day Wanda!

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November 29

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mental block this morning. Actually to be honest...it's been a mental block for the past few days. I have been attempting to get around it in several different ways. It's one of those challenges that you know has been placed in front of you for you to learn something from, but at the moment, I'm still trying to figure out what, why and how.
It's a funny one. There is no frustration associated with it, it's just like I've reached a block in my path that I need to figure out how to get around, go over top of, generally just get pass. Something that is blocking my flow of energy. It is interesting that while at my massage treatment last Saturday, my therapist (who is also a Reiki practioner) asked me what was going on with my right wrist and hand. She mentioned that I seemed to have a blockage. I had not mentioned to her how I was feeling. It is like I have a disconnect somewhere and I need to figure out where it is and correct it.

Despite feeling like I have a blockage in my path, I'm still feeling happy, content, blessed and positive. Interesting contradiction!

My positives:
No snow to shovel, although we have been forecasted to receive some over the next couple of days. Temps are supposed to remain around zero though, so not sure if it will be more rain or snow!
My family and friends.
I'm working my way slowly through the blockage in my path. I've gone from just a general feeling of something isn't right, to recognizing that there is a block to attempting to figure out what it is and how to move forward. Progress!
Christmas oranges...otherwise known as an abundance of mandarines. My favorite orange and I'm enjoying them.
Being able to count my blessings each day.

Have a wonderful day, keep on moving forward and if you can't move forward at least keep on moving!

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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LEXIE63 12/3/2011 9:38AM

    I daresay the reason for the blockage will become clear in time. As you aren't feeling anything untoward because of the blockage, I'm thinking it is external. Sometimes it is a protection, to keep you safe, suggesting to me that it is possible that something you may have 'reached out to' (I say this because of the position of the block) wouldn't be good for you if you did, so you are being protected from it. This would explain why you are feeling fine, rather than feeling the block in a worrisome way. :-)

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YOYONOMORE1 11/29/2011 6:03PM

    I am sure in time you'll figure it out and move on. The white stuff arrived this evening and we had winds out of the north, north east today, did you have anything to do with that, lol. There maybe snowballs coming yours and Estelle's way, DUCK! Enjoy the rest of your week.

Hugs,
Shirl

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MAURIZIA 11/29/2011 3:42PM

    Wanda, this is a case of the turtle winning the race! :) I'm having reiki this evening. A group of practitioners who come aboard the RV to offer it to visitors have a reiki share that meets about 6 miles from my apartment. They've invited me to participate.

Hugs and love...and unblocking...

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SNUGLBUNIE 11/29/2011 8:11AM

    That's very interesting Wanda and when you figure it out, please let us know. Have a great day!

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