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Monday, Monday...

Monday, June 04, 2012

It's back to work after my first 3 day weekend for the summer months. It felt good to have the time to begin on one of the projects that I have been putting off starting due to lack of time.
I have made some progress on getting my recipes all organized.
I will need a couple of larger binders though as there are more recipes than I thought that I would like to keep on hand.
I'm also doing a binder on DIY products that I have been collecting. Such as making my laundry soap and other cleaners as well as a section for DIY gifts that involve a recipe. The fun part about getting these all organized is that I will have a great go to place for making gifts for birthdays or Christmas!

My washing machine decided to start making a lovely grinding noise. Thankfully it is still on extended warranty, so the repair person is coming out on Tuesday to look at it. Unfortunately it will mean I have to leave work a bit early as well as miss a meeting that I am supposed to attend. But I would rather not miss the repair man and I need to get my washer fixed so that I can do some laundry. Washing by hand is okay if it is just a couple of things, but washing everything would take some work.

My positives:
My washing machine in still under extended warranty.
I've made some progress on organizing all my recipes as well as getting all my DIY recipes organized in one place.
It looks like it might be a nice sunny day out there today, hard to tell at the moment as the sky is still on the dark side at this time in the morning, but the birds are waking and beginning to make some noise.
I've been blessed with a new day of life and another opportunity to be as healthy as I can be.
Blessed with family, friends and love.

Have a great and wonderful day. Make this a day that you appreciate yourself.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 6/4/2012 6:25PM

    A good positive Monday. Hope it's not anything to hard to fix with your washing machine. Have a great evening. Thanks for Monday's challenge, I needed that, made it to the gym and had a good workout.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 6/4/2012 8:03AM

    Have a great Monday :)

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Day of rest...

Sunday, June 03, 2012

I had to make myself get out of bed early this morning, just so that I would hopefully be able to get to sleep early tonight. It's a 4:30 am wake up again tomorrow. Where did the weekend go???

Garry and I were invited out last evening to Shyra's boyfriend Kyle's place. It was a lovely invite and we got to help him break in his new "man cave". We didn't stay that late as Kyle needed to be up early this morning to head for the airport with his Dad. They are off to Winnipeg to see his grandfather.

Garry and I spent the day yesterday hunting for a the best deal on a new front door. The one we have has no window in it and I hate not being able to see who is on the other side before opening the door. The are certainly pricey! May be waiting yet a bit on that choice.

Today we are going to just spend the day relaxing. Garry has to head to Saskatchewan next weekend with his brother to check on their Mom and do some outdoor work for her. He needs a day of just relaxing.

My positives:
We didn't get the thunder storms that were forecast. Got the clouds, but no rain.
My garden is coming along nicely.
Visits with the girls and Kyle.
Making some progress on my recipe project.
A day with Garry relaxing today.

Have a wonderful day, enjoy being alive.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/4/2012 1:45AM

    What a great way to spend your Sunday. emoticon emoticon

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SNUGLBUNIE 6/3/2012 9:15AM

    Sounds like a great day! Enjoy!!

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Project is underway!

Saturday, June 02, 2012

I set a goal for myself. Because I have been blessed with Fridays off for the next 3 months, I was determined that they wouldn't be wasted. I set the goal of each Friday being spent working on a project.
Yesterday morning I went and got the supplies that I would need to begin working on the project of organizing and transferring my recipes into binders. I have so many bits and pieces of paper with recipes on them that finding the one I wanted was no longer an easy chore. It is long past time to do something about it.

I made that start yesterday. It's a daunting task, but will only get better and less daunting by beginning! I have begun *grin*

The girls stopped by at dinner time and shared a meal with me. Garry had to work late, so was very nice to have the company. It was such a nice evening that we sat out of the deck and enjoyed the weather.

I took all the paperwork into the County office to obtain our permits for building the veranda. This time I had a different lady who hardly glanced at the papers, said they were perfect and stamped and filled out what she needed, told me how much it was going to cost for the permits and said it would be about a month before they were issued. I hadn't expected the delay of so much time, but oh well, at least the permits are paid for and that is a good thing.
We will still have time to build the veranda and enjoy it this summer.

My positives:
A productive Friday.
Time with the girls.
Permits are applied for and paid for.
Beautiful day yesterday, I was able to sit outdoors and do some of my work on my project.
A nice sleep in again this morning.
Garry has today off work, so we will have time together.
Blessed with a new day of life.

Have a wonderful Saturday. Don't forget to add smiles and humour into your day.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/4/2012 1:43AM

    WAY TO Go on tackling that project. I know it would take me a month of Fridays to get mine together. Great positives. Hope you will share a picture of your veranda when it is finished. I know you will all enjoy it!!!
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YOYONOMORE1 6/2/2012 9:42AM

    Good for you for tackling the recipes, would you like to come help me with all mine after you get yours all done, lol, seriously this is something I need to do also. Yay on the permits, Estelle's right those 30 days will be gone by before you know it. I am glad we have sun today. Enjoy your long weekend. Wouldn't it be wonderful if Marla could get a kidney, but sad for her friend and their family.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 6/2/2012 9:25AM

    You have a great plan for your Fridays and one month will pass so quickly before you know you will be starting to build that veranda. :) Have a great day!

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Happy June 1st!

Friday, June 01, 2012

A new month and what a great start for me....my first Friday off in my reduced work schedule! Woo Hoo.

I got to sleep in until almost 7am, so nice from getting up each morning at 4:30 am for work.
The cat didn't understand though that her breakfast was not forthcoming at 4:30 am!

So far this morning I have had a shower, gotten dressed, just made a nice kefir milk smoothie for breakfast, got all the bottles out for WINN to pick up. (we donate all out returnable bottles/containers to a charity.) Re-drew the veranda diagram that didn't meet all the expectations of the person at the County hall I talked to yesterday. Hope I get someone different today as I'm not an architect, the measurements are accurate and hopefully this person will be able to figure out the direction that beams and joists are going as I added in a directional arrow in the middle of the line. The person that I saw yesterday was having a very hard time understanding what arrows at the ends of the lines meant, so she used her pen all over my drawing which then made it impossible to read! Oh well, if I want my permits I have to please the person waiting on me.

Once Garry returns with the truck for me, I will head out to the County once again, then over to the store to pick up some index cards and plastic pockets to slide them into for my binder, come home and start working on my project of transferring all my recipes from pieces of paper and well used index cards to new cards that I will have protected in plastic and in a binder.

My positives:
I have Fridays off for the next 3 months as I attempt to use up my overtime hours at work.
I have set a goal for myself that I will spend my Fridays working on my projects at home that need to be completed or organized.
Life...what a blessing to have a new day to be creative in and enjoy all that the day has to offer.


Have a great and wonderful day,
Hugs,Wanda

  
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SNUGLBUNIE 6/1/2012 12:23PM

    Have a great day Wanda!

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May 31st

Thursday, May 31, 2012

One more month has come and gone...and I am slowly making progress. I'll take any kind of progress slow or fast!

Yesterday for the first time, I forgot my Fitbit at home and didn't even realize until part way through the my morning when I went to check on my progress. Arrrgggh. I manually counted my steps from that point on and when I got home I made a good attempt to get as many recorded steps as possible on my Fitbit. I will record my steps for yesterday using what shows up on the Fitbit and what I manually recorded. Manually 2076 steps plus Fitbit 7051 for a total of steps that I know for sure yesterday of 9127. On the plus side of having forgotten my Fitbit at home...I'm pretty sure that I would have managed to get my 10,000 steps plus in if I take into consideration those steps that didn't get counted! Go Me!

Garry's brother stopped in last night to have dinner and spend the night. He lives in Red Deer, Alberta and is often in the area for business. We are always happy to have him spend time with us. I went to bed at my usual time, but I know the two brothers didn't get to bed until after midnight...I'm thinking there are going to be a couple of tired guys today!

My positives:
How mindful I have become of steps and how easy it was to slip back into counting them manually.
A nice visit with Brian.
Kaeli's surprise call and visit after work yesterday. We usually don't get together until the weekend, so was great to have a visit with her midweek.
Being granted a new day of life and the opportunity to be all that I can be.
Blessings and a grateful heart.

Have a wonderful and mindful day.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 5/31/2012 9:24AM

    Wishing you a terrific Thursday. Tomorrow begins a new month, hard to believe we are going into June.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 5/31/2012 8:19AM

    Isn't that Fitbit a blessing and I'm also lost when I forget it on my nightstand in the morning. Thank God I've never forgotten it for a whole day though, hee hee. Have a great day!

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