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On the road today...

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Garry's Mom is heading to Red Deer today via the Wanda express! Kaeli has today off work also, so she is coming with me as we take Pauline to meet up with Garry's brother, who will see that she gets back home.
We have enjoyed having her here to visit and are already looking forward to the next time she comes.

Very grateful that our winter has been very mild...we lost power in our area of the city yesterday for about 2.5 hours. Happy to say that my oil lamp is still working well and the candles were readily available. It was very dark by the time they got the power back on and just beginning to get cool in the house. We have a fireplace, but it really doesn't produce much in the way of heat.

My positives:
Kaeli having the day off work and able to travel with me for company on the way home.
Having been able to have Garry's Mom here for Christmas.
The power outage was restored fairly quickly.
A chance to chat with Quin via SKYPE yesterday. Although we kept getting disconnected, probably due to the power issue yesterday that was on the verge of going out.
Everything is up and running smoothly once again.
Be so blessed.

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 12/27/2011 4:48PM

    It's nice you'll have company on your road trip, glad you enjoyed the time your MIL could come and spend with you and your family, I bet she really enjoyed it too. So glad we didn't get snow till today and we had dry roads and good weather yesterday, as we ended up coming home last night instead of staying at youngest DD's. I have all the Christmas decorations down and put away for another year. Tomorrow will be doing some serious cleaning. Glad you got to chat with your son. It's almost time to say good-bye to 2011. My test results were good, it's just two small cysts, I am relieved.

Hugs,
Shirl

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MAURIZIA 12/27/2011 11:12AM

    Wanda, safe travels. Glad your power got restored. Enjoy your time with Kaeli.

Mild here...thought it is going down to the 20s*F tonight...but just fl*rries tomorrow night, they say. Hoping...

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SNUGLBUNIE 12/27/2011 8:51AM

    Our day is very mild here, so we better start that snowball fight before the snow melts, LOL. Have a great day Wanda!

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Happy Boxing Day

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas has come and gone and all the hoopla is taking a rest!

Today will be a day of just enjoying all the blessings that come our way.
Garry is taking his mom in to the city to see a friend of hers later this afternoon. I am hoping to get some time to try out the girls new Zumba fitness Wii program. Looking forward to having some "me " time.


My MIL, Pauline. It has been so wonderful to have her with us. Kaeli and I are going to drive her tomorrow to meet up with Garry's brother, who will see that she gets back home.


Shyra and her boyfriend Kyle...it was so nice to have Kyle join us for Christmas celebrations.

We all got moustaches in our stockings...now we can be just like Garry!

I just realized that we didn't take a family picture...probably because Quin wasn't home to be in it!

Have a wonderful and blessed day.
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 12/26/2011 2:10PM

    Happy Boxing Day to ya! Thanks for sharing a part of your day! Those young woman are as beautiful as their mom - and i bet, like you, the beauty flows from inside.

Enjoy your day! I on HOLIDAY! Woohoo!! Cleaned off the pantry counter this morning...and have reclaimed a lot of it back!! Decluttering is the word of the day!

Hugs and love.

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SNUGLBUNIE 12/26/2011 12:10PM

    What beautiful daughters you have Wanda! Glad you enjoyed.

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Merry Christmas Eve!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Garry and his Mom arrived safe and sound yesterday afternoon. All is well in my world now.

Today is our big day of celebrating, we celebrate with our big meal on Christmas eve. We follow the traditional Ukrainian meal, with a few of our own traditions that developed over the years.

My positives:

Having my family around me. Although we will miss having Quin home for Christmas this year we will celebrate with him via the phone and then when he is able to get home.
All Kaeli's help with the preparations for dinner this evening.
Having Garry's Mom with us.
Being able to freely celebrate our faith.

Have a wonderful and safe holiday.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 12/25/2011 7:28AM

    Merry Christmas, Wanda!

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MAURIZIA 12/25/2011 7:27AM

    Merry Christmas, Wanda!

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BUSYBRE 12/24/2011 3:15PM

    Have an absolutely WONDERFUL dinner and holiday celebrations and a most Healthy Peaceful New Year for you & all yours.

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SNUGLBUNIE 12/24/2011 10:53AM

    Have a Wonderful Christmas Eve Wanda!

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LEXIE63 12/24/2011 10:33AM

    You too Honey! I'm about to go clean the kitchen after wrecking it to make tonight's meal. :-)
Bry and Rob will be here in a couple of hours, all being well.
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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MIL arrives today...YAY!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Garry drove to Saskatchewan yesterday and will be bringing his mom back home with him today. I am looking forward to having his mom here for a visit and for Christmas.

Shyra and I had a great day yesterday. I completed all my shopping and even got my presents wrapped! Today I will make up some scalloped potatoes in the crock pot for dinner tonight and might even make an attempt to get my nutmeg logs made. I'm tossing about recipes for Christmas morning breakfast too.

My house is all clean, my laundry is done, all my parcels that I needed to send are gone, supplies for Christmas eve supper are ready, all bills are paid...yep, I'm as ready as I'm going to get!

My positives:

Garry had safe travels yesterday and trusting the Lord to grant him and his Mom the same today.
Shy and I had a wonderful day together yesterday, almost everything on the to do list was completed.
Time today to do a bit of relaxing.
I'm excited about having some time off work to enjoy being at home.

Have a wonderfully blessed day, if travels are in your forecast, wishing you safe travels.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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LEXIE63 12/23/2011 1:45PM

    It is the time to be getting very excited! :-) I know I am. This time tomorrow, with a little luck and a following wind, Bryony and Rob should be here, ready to start our festivities. :-)
I can't wait!
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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MAURIZIA 12/23/2011 12:22PM

    Enjoy time with your MIL! (BTW, Saskatchewan is on my bucket list! Loved saying that word when I was a little girl...) Sounds like you are ready to have a wonderful Christmas!

Tonight I start baking! emoticon

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SNUGLBUNIE 12/23/2011 9:52AM

    Enjoy your time with your MIL :) xoxoxoxo

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USMAWIFE 12/23/2011 9:20AM

    Merry Christmas to you..

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Ahhhh, holiday time.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

I am officially celebrating some holiday time now. I don't have to go back to work until Jan 04.

Garry will be leaving soon to head to Saskatchewan to pick up his Mom. I have been relieved of that duty. Now I can concentrate on finishing off my to do list. Shy is coming over later this morning to pick me up and we will head into the city to pick up a few things and then for groceries.

Had a nice chat with my son on the phone last evening. I think he is really struggling with not be able to be at home for Christmas too. He is hoping to have some time off starting the 28. I can hardly wait.

Also had a lovely phone call from family in BC. I was able to let them know that their parcel is now on it's way. Now I just need to remember to call my aunt at some point today to see how she is doing.

My positives:

Time to do things on my to do list.
I'm almost ready for Christmas.
Hearing from Quin last night.
Got my e-card done.
The blessing of a mild winter so far.
We are now on the other side of short days...the days are going to start getting longer. Yay...8 seconds longer today *grin*
Having a new day ahead of me to live to the best that I can.
Spending time with Shyra today, always fun and a blessing.

Have a wonderful day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 12/22/2011 1:13PM

    Wanda, I am on holiday next week...CANNOT WAIT! Though it will be trying to dig out my apartment after the crazy RV schedule I've worked.

I love Christmas morning...I make/get calls from family in Italy...and my cousin Rina and I have our coffee "together" by phone. It just gives me a sense of celebrating with them.

Wishing you a blessed Christmas! (Never did get cards written)

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SNUGLBUNIE 12/22/2011 10:01AM

    Have a great holiday lucky you. I was wondering where your blog was, but now I remember that you were off, hee hee.

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LVBIKER 12/22/2011 9:52AM

  Merry Christmas....

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