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Another day another dollar for the government...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Some days I wonder if I will ever see the day when I am not working to support not only my family but the government too!. I don't think it would be so bad if I was also being able to get the same retirement pension that our members of government will get, but alas, that is not ever going to happen. There, I've groaned and complained for the day, now I will do an attitude adjustment and just move forward.

It promises to be another beautiful day out today. Rain for tomorrow, but that is badly needed. There are already 4 out of control fires burning in the province. Things are very dry. There is a province wide fire ban in place. We aren't even allowed to use our fire pits in our back yards in case any sparks ignite something. I'm okay with the ban. What is really sad is that you know that the fires that are already burning have been caused by man as there have been no lightening strikes anywhere.

I have a busy day at work ahead of me, in fact the whole week promises to be a busy one. Time to get myself going here.

My positives:
I'm blessed with a loving family and friends.
A new day to grow and learn in .
Work, thus I get a paycheck.
The ability to move my body.
Food in my home.
So many blessings...makes a person feel really humble.

Have a great and wonderful day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 5/15/2012 1:42PM

    Have a terrific Tuesday, I've got to look over recipes to see which ones I am going to make then tomorrow go shopping for supplies.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 5/15/2012 8:09AM

    We are also having beautiful weather here and calling for rain tomorrow. We don't have no forest fires though (yet). Hope you have a wonderful day!

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CELIAMINER 5/15/2012 7:39AM

    I do work for the government, and Congress is making sure I won't get the retirement you think I will get. I also pay taxes to support the government and have a 3.5 - 4.5 hour round-trip commute. My positives: DH, my cat, and almost 75 pounds gone with SP.

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SUZBOISANNE 5/15/2012 7:10AM

    Thanks for a great blog.... and a great way to look at the positives. You are indeed blessed. Enjoy your busy week. Suzanne emoticon

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Weekend is over and it's back to work

Monday, May 14, 2012

I had a lovely Mother's day yesterday. The weather couldn't have been better and family time was fantastic as always. I was so incredibly lazy though, there certainly wasn't much happening in the way of burning calories. On the other hand, I did stick pretty well to being mindful of what I was eating.

Got some of my garden planted over the weekend. Garry got some of the flowers we bought at the greenhouse transplanted. He does the flower pots and I do the veggies. I did break down though and plant some flowers seeds in some areas of my garden just for color. Yesterday's warm weather brought all the leaves out on the trees(my ocean is back!). I have noticed that my pear tree that I planted last years if even bursting with blooms. My apples trees are not far behind. Yay. Not sure if I will get fruit this year from them as they are so newly transplanted, but we will see.

My positives:
My family.
It's a new day and new week.
I start my reduced work schedule technically in June, but as I had already booked off an extra day for this up coming long weekend, basically it has started now! So blessed to work at a place where there is willingness to allow me to use up all my overtime in this manner. Four day work weeks for the summer!
Love, laughter and being alive.

Have a great and wonderful day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 5/15/2012 3:53PM

    Yeah - nice to see you got some gardening time in on Mother's Day and that things are beginning to blossom. I am really looking forward to getting into the garden when I return home ... my kefir was ready and waiting for me in the fridge after 10 days (I am surprised at how good it still tastes). I need to make another batch or two before I begin to pack for home. What a wonderful addition to the daily routine - taking care of kefirs - heheh



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SNUGLBUNIE 5/14/2012 2:22PM

    Your garden sounds absolutely beautiful :) Yum, fresh pares and apples. Wouldn't that be great :)

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YOYONOMORE1 5/14/2012 9:45AM

    Glad the weather cooperated for your weekend. Sat. here was a wet one all day and evening, but yesterday the clouds rolled away and the sun came out early afternoon. It's suppose to be lovely all week. I am glad you had such a relaxing day yesterday with your lovely family. It was a good weekend here too. Have a marvelous Monday.

Hugs,
Shirl

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May 12 and the sun is shining

Saturday, May 12, 2012

It appears that we are going to be in for a fabulous day today with sunshine, birds singing, and just being alive!

I have my monthly massage this morning to look forward to in a about an hour and then the rest of the day is will be spent doing chores around the house and spending as much time out in the yard as possible.

Garry has today off work so we will be spending time together which will be nice. I'm looking forward to Mother's day tomorrow as we are all going on a picnic. Haven't done that for a very long time.

My positives:
Sunshine.
It's the weekend.
Massage this morning.
Family time this weekend.
Looking forward to getting some things into the garden.
Daily blessings.

Have a great day, put laughter and fun into your day.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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LEXIE63 5/14/2012 5:56AM

    Hope you had a lovely Mothers Day!
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When you choose to be positive...

Friday, May 11, 2012

When you choose to have a positive attitude and choose to be open to all that God has in store for you each day, the blessings flow.

Yesterday we had a seminar to attend...a Support and Staff Seminar for all the County employees. (actually, all the female county employees to be precise). It was a way for our employer to show appreciation for all the hard work the women do. We were blessed with a great keynote speaker who spoke about nutrition and health. Followed by a really fun Drumming session, what a lot of fun that was, then a brief fashion show to wind things up. We were served a lovely lunch to boot! Yep is was a great "work" day *grin*. They had all kinds of door prizes and I was blessed with winning a gift card to Greenlands Garden Center...how appropriate is that for me! And Yes, I did actually get some real work done too.

My positives:

God has also been providing Garry with a busy last few days at his work. Because Garry works strictly on commissions...this is a very lovely bonus.
Blessings of a gift card to go and spend at Greenlands. Woo Hoo, more garden stuff.
I got my goal of steps in yesterday despite a large chunk of my day sitting.
Fun experience of drumming. I am interested in looking into attending some more drumming sessions, as is Shyra. She really enjoyed it also.
Being blessed with a new day of life.

Have a great and fantastic Friday...it's your choice!

Hugs,
Wanda

  


Life is good!

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,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 5/10/2012 2:19PM

    You have had a pretty busy week, but hang on the weekend is almost here. Hope we all have nice weather for this Mother's Day weekend.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 5/10/2012 7:47AM

    Take care of that knee for sure. I will be tracking my steps for sure and putting them down on paper this weekend so that I can put them in our challenge. Have a great day and weekend!

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