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The first long weekend of summer is gone!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

For Canadians, the first long weekend of summer is done, it's back to work and looking forward to the next one in August!

The days are definitely getting shorter. I get up in the morning and have to turn lights on once again. Even the solar lights outside are still shining! Siggghhh. Why is it that the short days seem to last longer than the long days???

I have enjoyed my lovely 4 day weekend, but it is definitely time to get back into a routine once again. Even though I sit at a desk for my work day, I still get in more steps than when I am at home. Especially this past weekend...we had lots of visiting time and that means lots of sitting. I'm actually looking forward to getting my steps in once again.

My positives:
Lots of time spent outdoors.
We finally got the tree removed out of the corner of the yard and the fence all fixed. Sure hated to cut down that tree, but seeing as it was creating problems with the fence, we had no choice. That corner looks so bare now, we need to have another tree there, just moved into the yard further.
Keeping a positive attitude.
Blessed with family and friends.
Blessed with life and all that I need.

Have a wonderful and happy day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SNUGLBUNIE 7/3/2012 7:21AM

    I'm looking forward to getting my steps in also. I'll be estimating at 4 miles during the week until I get my complimentary Fitbit :) Yes, they have offered to send me a new one, woohoo. I'm so happy. Have a great day!

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Time to get organized...

Monday, July 02, 2012

The last day of a nice long weekend and it's time to get organized for heading back to work tomorrow.

We had a major down pour of rain yesterday morning. We did not take in the parade and other activities going on in the morning. Not my idea of fun, standing around in the rain. Garry and I did decide to head out to one of the malls in the city for some exercise though. It was our lucky day that we chose to go...some good bargains to be had. I got 2 new pairs of sandals, my old ones were on their last legs and Garry got himself a new pair of shoes for work.
By the time we got home again it was mid afternoon and the sun was shining. Spent some time doing some chores and just enjoying each others company.

My positives:
Great bargains on some new shoes for both Garry and I.
Sunny morning this morning.
A very short work week ahead...only Tues, Wed and Thurs! I could get used to this *grin*.
Blessed with so much including a new day of life.

Have a wonderful day, don't forget that the choices are yours to make!

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/2/2012 10:15PM

    Great positives!!! Enjoy your short work week.
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SNUGLBUNIE 7/2/2012 12:52PM

    I wish we could get a bit of rain as I got home and my grass is turning yellow. I will have to put the sprinkler system on tomorrow (Mondays are banned here) to try and get it green again. I love bargains :) Have a great day!

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ELRIDDICK 7/2/2012 9:20AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Happy Birthday Canada!

Sunday, July 01, 2012

July first and it's Canada's birthday...time to celebrate. We have had two absolutely gorgeous days with sunshine and this morning things are a bit overcast and the it looks like we might get some rain. Hope the parade doesn't get rained on, nor all the festivities that are planned for the day here in town. If we can stay awake long enough, we might take in the fireworks tonight. Haven't been to watch fireworks for a long time.

This has been a relatively lazy weekend. My steps are about half of what they normally are, but I'm okay with that...we have had some great company and visiting in it's place.

My positives:
Beautiful weather weekend so far.
I see some carrots beginning to poke up through the ground finally in my garden.

A lovely time sitting around the firepit in the back yard last night with Garry and Kaeli.

Garry is onboard with building a vertical garden wall that will act as a privacy fence in the yard. Now that we have neighbors on both sides that like to use their backyards too, we thought it would considerate to have something that offers all of us a bit of privacy when we are out there. We spend most of our time in the good weather living outdoors. I have wanted a vertical garden for awhile, so we figured this is a good way and reason for doing one. I can then plant all my herbs, lettuce, radishes, cucumbers (they will hang), and such on the wall. I just found out that kiwis can be ground in this zone, so the opposite wall would be good for acting a a trellis for growing some grapes and kiwis. (I'm already planning next years garden lol)

Blessed to have the opportunity to experience another new day of life.

Have a wonderful Sunday,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/2/2012 10:14PM

    Happy belated Canada Day. The vertical garden wall sounds AWESOME!!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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YOYONOMORE1 7/1/2012 1:34PM

    Your back yard is really turning into quite the garden area, good for you and all the fresh produce you'll be able to harvest and feast on. Happy Canada Day! My niece who now lives in Alabama will be arriving sometime this afternoon, looking forward to her visit, it's been 2 yrs. since the last time she was able to get to MI. Thanks for starting yesterday's challenge off for me, I was busy in the morning and time just slipped away from me. My arthritis is doing some better today, made it to church after missing the last 2 Sundays. Enjoy your long weekend.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 7/1/2012 10:54AM

    Happy Canada Day...I'm not getting in as many steps as I would like either, but that's okay :)

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SNUGLBUNIE 7/1/2012 10:54AM

    Happy Canada Day...I'm not getting in as many steps as I would like either, but that's okay :)

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SNUGLBUNIE 7/1/2012 10:54AM

    Happy Canada Day...I'm not getting in as many steps as I would like either, but that's okay :)

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June 30

Saturday, June 30, 2012

We had such a late night last night with our company (lots of fun), that I never got to bed until after 1am. Then I tossed and turned for awhile as my body tried to wind down. On the plus side, it was a very enjoyable evening and I slept in until 8am this morning. Woke up to a brilliant sunshine morning. Ahhh, such a blessing to see all this sunshine.

I'm still operating in lazy mode. Will have to change that though, as I need to get some steps in today. Yesterday was not a "high" step day.

Our friends brought a lovely HUGE flower arrangement of peonies from their garden. Such a beautiful light pink color, my favorite shade of pink. The rain that had been threatening and sending little sprinkle warnings cleared off just in time and we were able to spend the entire evening sitting outside eating and visiting. So nice when the weather accomodates.

My positives:
A wonderful evening with friends.
Sunshine this morning.
Birds are chirping away to beat the band.
No major plans for the rest of the weekend, we are going with the flow.
Blessed with life, love and contentment.

Have a fun filled Saturday.
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SNUGLBUNIE 6/30/2012 12:05PM

    I will try to get my 3 miles in at least before I go to bed tonight. Way too hot right now to do a long walk. I did a one mile walk and that was enough for me :) emoticon Enjoy your day

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Friends and family...what treasured blessings.

Friday, June 29, 2012

We had a lovely day yesterday. The sun was shining and the temperatures were just right.
I got home from work and had time to catch a small cat nap before Pat and Friday arrived. We hadn't seen them for over a year, although we have been in touch through out that time.
We were able to spend some time sitting out on the deck and catching up before the decision was made that we would go out for supper rather than cook.
Today I have some errands to run and then we are having friends over for a bbq. I will get the back ribs into the oven to slow cook and then Garry will toss them on to the bbq this evening. Some garlic roasted potatoes, watermelon and feta salad and another yet undecided salad and we are good to go.Something for everyone.

My goodness...something must be going on outside...this is the third time in the past few minutes that helicopters have gone over. Either it's the same one circling or there are 3 of them out there!

My positives:
A wonderful visit with Pat and Friday (and yes, that is his name).
Looking forward to a great evening tonight, even if it does look like rain right now.
A four day weekend ahead of me.
Blessed with wonderful friends and family.
Blessed with a new day before me.

Have a wonderful Friday, be safe out there as you travel the roads on this long weekend.

Hugs,
Wanda
Wow, those helicopters are still flying around!

  
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HONEYPOT319 6/30/2012 9:26AM

    Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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MAURIZIA 6/30/2012 5:47AM

    Enjoy your visit!

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YOYONOMORE1 6/29/2012 1:23PM

    Enjoy all the visiting with friends and family and your long weekend.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 6/29/2012 12:53PM

    Probably the same one, hee hee. Enjoy your weekend!

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BAHAMADIP 6/29/2012 9:30AM

    Keep at it :)!

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