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Winding down a great weekend.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

This has been a lovely weekend, not quite over but it's Sunday and I needed to get up early this morning so that I can head to bed early tonight in preparation for an early rise tomorrow morning.
We had unexpected company stop in yesterday for a wee visit. It was great and we now have plans with them for a get together this coming Friday evening. The girls dropped over to join us for supper and an evening of sitting on the deck and visiting. With all the sitting going on yesterday, I really bombed out on getting my steps in. Not necessarily a bad thing as I had been for my massage yesterday morning and Wendy spent some time working on the swelling on my right knee. This gave my knee some time to recover a bit.

We had a beautiful day yesterday, temperatures were a bit too hot for me out in the sunshine, but it cooled off nice last night with the rain that we got.

My ant problem in my two raised garden beds seems to be clearing up thanks to the liberal sprinkling of cornmeal in the beds. I will check them again today to see if there are any little critters left and if need be will re-sprinkle cornmeal to get rid of any that are left. I spotted one of my peanut plants breaking the surface yesterday, YAY. Perhaps there is hope yet for the other ones that I planted. I'm also trying to grow some green onions by planting the cut-off end with the roots from some green onions I bought at the store. Apparently you can plant the cut off ends and they will re grow...supposedly you can do the same thing with celery. When you buy a celery bunch and cut off the old root end and place it in water to root then replant it, it will produce more celery. I plan on giving it a try. www.gardenswag.com/2011/12/5-foods-y

My positives:

The interesting things I can learn from the Pinterest.com
Finding natural and healthy ways to solve problems.
Spending time with our girls.
Unexpected company.
A gorgeous day yesterday and then a nice rain at night to cool things down.
Blessed with a new day of life and joy.

Have a wonderful Sunday, be grateful and give thanks for all the blessings in your life.


I did get some pictures taken of our new veranda, now I need to find my cords in order to upload them to the computer. I put them away so I would know where they are!!!

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HONEYPOT319 6/24/2012 10:59AM

    Looking forward to seeing the pictures! Have a super Sunday! :)

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Massage day

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Yay, it's my massage appointment this morning. I am so in need of a massage this month.

Yesterday I managed to walk to my bank appointment but had to get Garry come and pick me up as I knew there was no way that my knee was going to allow me to get home. Definitely a confirmation that I can no do long walks at the moment. I will still need to break up my walking into much shorter stints, which unfortunately does little towards getting my heart rate up, but it is what it is at this time. At least I am walking and getting steps in. I didn't quite make my goal for steps yesterday as my knee was not cooperating, but I came close, so I don't feel too bad.

I discovered that two of my raised garden beds have become home for ants, probably why those two garden beds have not been producing much. I googled how to get rid of ants naturally and have now tried two of the methods to see if they work. The vinegar and water spray didn't do much of anything, so then I sprinkled cornmeal over the entire beds. Apparently the ants will eat it and because they can't digest it they die! (Now that I feel really bad about, but I need to have a producing garden bed!). Hopefully the cornmeal method works, if not I guess it's back to the internet to see what else works.

My positives:
The internet, which supplies me with organic and natural ways of doing things.
I got my hair cut yesterday and because Kaeli offered to pick me up, got in a nice visit with Kaeli also.
I get to have my massage this morning.
Blessed with a new day and awaking up this morning.

Hope your Saturday is filled with smiles and laughter.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/23/2012 6:41PM

    Hope your enjoyed your message this morning. Praying for your problems with you knee. Have a wonderful weekend.

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WALIDGAZALA 6/23/2012 9:23AM

    it is nice
organised and
very tender

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CSDAYS 6/23/2012 9:21AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I usually get a massage when I'm hurting. Wonder what it is like to just get one?
I just looked at your positive team and decided to try it. Glad I stopped by today.

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Yay, sunshine (finally!)

Friday, June 22, 2012

We ended up with a gorgeous day yesterday, more sun than clouds and today is supposed to be even better! YAY.

The new veranda is finished and Garry and I took a few minutes before bedtime last night to sit out on if and break it in *grin*. One more project off our list of things we would like to get done. All I have to do now is decided what kinds of plants I would like to dress the area up and then it's on to the backyard and more work that awaits us there.

This morning I am going to get some of my steps in by walking to my appointment at the bank and home again. I'm hoping that my knee is going to hold up, if not, I will give Garry a call to come and pick me up. Then late this afternoon, I have an appointment to take care of my shaggy dog look. My hair grows so fast, I can hardly wait to get it cut.

My positives:
It's the beginning of my long weekend.
The last piece to a baby gift that I ordered has finally arrived and I can get the parcel off in the mail.
I discovered why my one garden area is not doing so well...it's become an ant hill! Now I am trying to naturally get rid of them with vinegar and water, but if that doesn't work, out will come the cornmeal.
Blessed with sunshine today.
Blessed with a new day of life...going to make great choices today to be the healthiest I can be.

Have a wonderful Friday,


Count down on to the end of this month already!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

First day of summer yesterday, longest day of the year and now we are headed back into the time of shorter daylight. It just doesn't seem possible that half the year is almost gone already.
Next weekend is the July long weekend for us...JULY!!!

I worked from home part of Tuesday and all of yesterday. I'm ready to get back to the office and start tackling the things that I have been unable to do from home...like actually getting my orders sent. They are input into the system, just can't send them electronically from home. Many things are not quite finished as I could only do so much on them from home. Today, I will tidy up all those loose ends, see what accumulated in my in basket and spend the day attempting to get on top of the list. Tomorrow, I'm off again...love having my Fridays off. It feels odd on one hand, but I know once I start back to working Friday again, it's going to be a transition once more.

Our front veranda now has all the railing up and it's almost ready to use. I will take some pictures this weekend and post so you can see. I need to figure out what greenery to plant around and in pots for full sun and get that done too.

My positives:
Being able to work from home when necessary.
Some time to enjoy a bit of sunshine on the deck.
This coming weekend and getting out into the garden to check on things.
Being blessed with a new day of life and untold opportunities to be as healthy as I can be.

Have a great and wonderful day,

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SNUGLBUNIE 6/21/2012 7:13AM

    It is amazing how time/life goes by quickly. It seems it goes faster as we get older. Hope you have a great day in the office. Last day till your long weekend :)

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Working from home today

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I ended up coming home yesterday morning to work from home. The painters arrived and things got too much for me. Our director came in to work and came to see me and informed me that I was to go home. Thankfully our possible solution to getting my home computer to remotely connect to work was the right one! I have to leave my computer on at work in order for my home computer to work...such a simple solution.
My manager informed me yesterday afternoon that I might as well continue to work from home today as the painters apparently painted the wrong color and will have to come in and repaint this morning. Works for me *grin*.

I have lots of work to do, and as soon as my co-worker turns on my computer at work, I can get started.

My positives:
My scratchy throat from yesterday is better as is my nose bleed. Although my nose is a bit tender this morning.
Blessed with a great work situation and director.
Railing is starting to go up on the new veranda...only one small piece got installed yesterday before the rains started again.
Blessed with health, happiness and working on keeping a positive attitude.

Have a great day....it's payday here!


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SNUGLBUNIE 6/20/2012 7:55AM

    That is definitely a bonus for you :)

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