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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Life is good. I have so much to be grateful for. Big things and little things, my life is truly blessed.
To wake up each morning and know that I have a day spread before me filled with all sorts of possibilities is really wonderful. How I choose to approach my day and all that occurs is entirely up to me. Wow.

Yesterday, I over did things a bit with having to walk home from work. Although I'm used to walking and the walking is good for me. My knee yesterday was not feeling like it enjoyed it much. I wasn't able to meet my goal of 10,000 steps for the day. I'm sad about that, but felt it was better to rest my knee and pamper it a bit last night. This morning, I'm still feeling it, but will take things easy once again. Shorter walks, just more frequent.

We have a workshop to attend today at work. Some of the staff attended yesterday's session and said it was really worth it, so I'm looking forward to attending today. This has been a week filled with meetings and workshops. Things should settle down somewhat next week.

My positives:
I'm blessed with a new day of life.
An interesting workshop to look forward to this morning.
Although my knee is a bit sore this morning still, it still enables me to get about with some adjustments.
Life, friends and family...the best things in the world.

have a great and wonderful day,



Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Here is another example of how God blesses our family in unexpected ways.

Our son is a professional fishing guide in the north. He has been doing this for the past 6 years and over that time has built a steady cliental for himself as well as for the lodge he works at. This month we were excited to see that he has his picture (with client and fish) in two magazines: Outdoor Canada and Alberta Outdoorsman. What a blessing for him. God is good.
He works very hard to ensure that his clients leave having had a great time and this is a real bonus for him.

Thunderstorms are the expected for today. We had a beautiful day once again yesterday. Lots of sunshine. More expected for this weekend, which makes me happy. We have made plans to head to one of the National Parks for a Mother's Day picnic. We haven't been on a picnic for a long time. Should be a lot of fun.

My positives:
So thrilled for our son that all his hard work is paying off.
A Mother's Day picnic to look forward to.
One workshop down, one to go at work.
God has been blessing Garry at his work also. He has been exceptionally busy. Yay!
We are blessed with three of the most wonderful children.
Friends and family.
A new day of life, even if I'm dragging a bit this morning from lack of sleep *grin*

Have a wonderful day, count your blessings and see how they add up!


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KSNICKER 5/9/2012 4:38PM

    Congratulations Wanda on your Son's success! How exciting for him and you too Mom! We love to brag don't we. hehehe

Your Mother's day sounds very nice. Can't remember the last time I went on a picnic much less having my kids along. Enjoy your special day.

Looks like I will be celebrating with Andy. Maybe a nice dinner out. Works for me. hehehe

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YOYONOMORE1 5/9/2012 11:23AM

    Quin sounds like a very good guide and how wonderful to get his picture in two magazines, hopefully it'll bring more business to him and the lodge.

Hope the weather is agreeable this weekend so you can have that picnic.

Me and my girls are going out to eat on Sat. and then back to DD's house for a movie.


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SNUGLBUNIE 5/9/2012 7:27AM

    Picnic sounds wonderful and make sure to share that sunshine with me :) Have a great hump and pay day :)

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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

What a beautiful day of sunshine we had yesterday and more is in store for today. We reached a high of 20 degrees! It was fabulous.

I had rather a wasted trip to see my doctor yesterday. She looked at my knee, listened to me and then said she "thought" it was just arthritis and that I would just have to learn to live with it. The sharp pain that I get when I kneel on it or put pressure on it, is probably a bone spur and it will eventually calcify and attach itself to something. Okay...then. The swelling is just fluid and probably caused by irritation from the bone spur. Take pain killers if it gets too bad. On the plus side...all the walking that I'm doing is good for it, helping to keep is limber.

This is a busy week at work. Catching up from being off for a week and today I have a workshop that is mandatory to attend as well as one on Thursday. Yesterday's birthday celebrations for Geff were great. We also found out that two other co-workers have the same birthday. How unusual is that! 3 people in the same work place.

My positives:
I am not doing my knee any harm by all the walking that I'm doing.
It was a struggle, but I kept up the level of my steps yesterday to holiday level.
I met yesterday's goal challenge of getting all my stairs in.
Quin and his puppy will be home on Wednesday night. They will be here a couple of weeks before heading off up north.
Blessed with a new day to be all that I've been created to be.

Have a great and wonderful day,

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YOYONOMORE1 5/8/2012 9:25AM

    Hope your knee straightens up. We are having a mixed week of weather, some sun and some rain. Waiting for the one load of laundry to get dry. You are doing real good with your steps. Have a terrific Tuesday.


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SNUGLBUNIE 5/8/2012 7:21AM

    Please send me that sunshine for the weekend :) Going camping and would love to have sunshine as we are planning on also to golf. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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It's still dark this morning!

Monday, May 07, 2012

Arrggg! I thought for sure it would be light in the sky when I got up for work this morning, but alas another few days before that happens I guess. It's still dark out there, but I can see a glimmer of dawn approaching.
It will most likely be light by the time I actually head out the door in about 30 minutes.

Well holiday time is over for awhile. It has bee a great week off work. I will have an extra day on the May long weekend and then in June I will start my reduced work schedule for the summer months. I'm really looking forward to that.

I see the doctor this morning about my knee and hope to get some answers.

The girls came over yesterday afternoon to enjoy the sunshine on the back deck and a bbq. It was great to sit back and enjoy company. Unfortunately, I was no careful enough and have a slight case of sunburn on my nose and legs. I really need to pay more attention to the sun and the fact that sunscreen is invented for a reason!

My Positives:
A gorgeous last day of holidays.
A visit with the girls. Kyle even stopped by and joined us for bbq.
Seeing the doctor this morning about my knee, and as Murphy's Law once again proves itself, it is not bothering me much at all this morning!
Looking forward to seeing my co-workers and catching up on all the office news.
Co-worker Geff's 65th birthday today, I will be there to help celebrate.
Blessed with a new day of life and a heart filled with gratefulness.

Have a great day,

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SNUGLBUNIE 5/7/2012 8:07AM

    Wanda, I didn't know you had problems with you knee? Especially with all the walking you do :) I hope that you get doctors. It will be light earlier very soon. Have a great day back to work.

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Holiday time is almost at an end.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

It's been a great week off work, now it's time to gear up for going back to work. Up early this morning in hopes that it will be easier to head to bed earlier tonight. 4:30 am will come too soon tomorrow. On the plus side...it is no longer dark out when I have to get up.

It has been a great week of getting in steps. It is so much easier to get my exercise in and eat healthier when I don't have be at work. I love to get as much of my exercising done first thing in the morning when I have lots of energy. My long morning walks will have to done in shorter amounts and most likely topped up after my work day is over. It can be done though, because I choose to make it happen.

It looks like it's finally going to be a lovely sunny day again. I'm looking forward to time outdoors. Possibly even working in the garden.

My positives:

I've had a great week off work.
Promise of a sunny day today.
Met and surpassed my daily goal in steps 6 out of 7 days this week.
Blessed with a new day of life.
There are so many daily blessings that occur in my life that I'm sometimes overwhelmed at how blessed my life really is.

Have a wonderful day. Don't forget to say "thank you" for all the blessings in your life.


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YOYONOMORE1 5/6/2012 6:32PM

    I am thankful for you, my dear spark friend and this site where we met almost 5 yrs. ago, wow, where did all that time go. Glad you enjoyed your week off.


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SNUGLBUNIE 5/6/2012 9:35AM

    You've been doing so good on your steps. I'm so proud of myself...I reached 6 miles yesterday, woohoo. Have a great last day of vacation.

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FLORIDAJOE1 5/6/2012 8:27AM

    Sounds like you had a great time off. It is so nice to experience life without the daily grind but it is so hard to go back to work after time off. I'm thankful to have a job and really thankful for the time I can be away from it. Have a great last day of vacation. Way to go on your exercise goals.

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