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A lazy day....

Monday, June 23, 2008

Started my morning off with my strength training routine, then logged on to the computer to catch up with SP friends and do my posting. As I had today off work, there was no rush to get things accomplished. Grabbed all the comforts off the beds and set them outside to get a good airing. Did a load of laundry.
Then the really fun part of my day began. Kaeli had today off also, we headed into the city to Whyte Avenue (it's an area of the city with lots of little shops). We had never been on the High Level Bridge trolley. We decided to purchase a couple of round trip tickets, hopped on the trolley and enjoyed the 20 minutes excursion. Back at Whyte avenue, we strolled up and down the street and little side streets looking in all the little shops. Giggled over silly things and generally enjoyed ourselves. Stopped for lunch, shared a plate of nachos and had our concession to health by drinking glasses of water. Kaeli tried on several dresses as she has been on the hunt for a dress to wear to a wedding in August. She found a really cute one....on Sale! She is very thrilled with her purchase. Headed home about 3:30pm so we would be in time to pick Shy up from work. All and all a very enjoyable lazy day!
Guess it wasn't really that lazy, as we did a lot of walking, just didn't feel like we had done much.
Tomorrow is back to work. I've had a great weekend, active and busy and most of all very enjoyable.

Hope you all take the time to enjoy the little things in life and at the same time continue to be active.

  
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ALFREDIA 6/24/2008 3:41PM

  Wanda

It didn't sound lazy at all to me it sounded relaxing and wonderful to spend time with Kaeli. Lots of walking and a bargain too.

I've said it before I love bedding hanging out in the fresh air. It's always nice to have a long and enjoyable weekend.

Marie

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DHARBBY 6/24/2008 8:25AM

    Sounds like a lovely day. Those are the types of days I dream about having. Just doing nothing in particular, just enjoying what is right there for you to enjoy. I think I need to move! LOL It's always nice to have that extra day to just sit back and do whatever you want to do. Glad you had such a nice day and got in some exercise to boot.
Hugs.

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REDCHICK5 6/24/2008 6:54AM

    woah, i am jealous of your daughter - when i go shopping for something particular i never find it, and if I do its never in the sale! So well done!!
Glad you had a lovely day off! :) and you got lots of walking in, which is always a SP bonus! :)

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KSNICKER 6/23/2008 9:44PM

    What a fun day... shopping with Kaeli... I always love it when I fine something that I'm looking for too... It usually doesn't work that way... lol
We have an area about an hour from me that sounds like where you went... It has a lot of little specialty and antiques shops... I loved going through all those little shops... I bet it was really special with your daughter... It's so nice that your daughter actually enjoys doing things with mom... lol

I'm glad that you enjoyed your weekend... Don't work to hard tomorrow...

Have a nice evening...

((HUGS))

K
athy



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Sometimes you just have to be implusive!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sometimes you just have to be implusive. Last night we decided that it's been far too long since we got together with members of Garry's family.
We phoned his Aunt and Uncle in Red Deer and said that we would like to meet them for lunch on Sunday, then phoned his brother and his wife and said the same thing. Early this morning we hopped in the vehicle, headed for the gas station and then on the road to Red Deer (it's about 1.5 hours away).
We dawdled our way there as we weren't meeting anyone until 1pm. We made side tours to some little towns along the way, finally arriving in RD about noon. We had agreed to meet at a little restraurant called "Rusty Pelican". Had to stop and ask for directions but found it with no difficulty. There was a mall close by, so we decided to spend the extra time wandering around the mall seeing as the weather was very damp outside...pouring to be exact!
Had a wonderful visit with Garry's family. Spent 2 hours over lunch catching up on news and family events. Why do we allow so much time to pass between visits?? We just get so busy in our own lives that before you know it, it's been months since you've seen each other.
Lovely restraurant...great food and inexpensive to boot! I had a great taco salad, which was low in calories as I never eat the taco shell and use the salsa and sour cream sparingly. Filling all the same.
Brunch was still being served and some had the omelet and roasted potatoes, I waffled over having it also...but 4 eggs! in the omelet...too much for me!
We enjoyed the trip home, despite all the rain and now I'm catching up with all of you.
Hope you all had a great day, I'm off work tomorrow too, another added bonus to this weekend.
Hugs,
Wand

  
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MEYCHEY 6/23/2008 8:42PM

    What a great idea, Wanda!

We also live in a big country (Texas) and forget that you can meet someone halfway and still have time for a great visit! Thanks for the idea!

Peace. Meychey

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KATHEE3 6/23/2008 7:58PM

  What a great idea. I'm glad it went so well for you!

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ALFREDIA 6/23/2008 11:57AM

  A great night with family Yeah. I'm going to do that tonight. It seems when we get together in our family we always think we need to do this more often and then other things seem to get in the way. Maybe we appreciate it more because we don't get to do it that often.

Have a great day off.

Marie

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POLLY20 6/22/2008 7:59PM

    Your Impulse paid off Dear Sweet Thoughtful Caring Wanda.. I'm glad that you Along with Garry made the decision to take the trip.. I'm sure that the visit was so appreciated.. What a wonderful Day.. God Bless & Keep you Safe.. Enjoy your Day tomorrow as well.. Love & Hugs Always Polly

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KSNICKER 6/22/2008 7:41PM

    What a nice day... Andy keeps telling me that we should go down and visit my brother and his family ... But it's a 3 hours trip and not a one day trip easily... So we need to plan a weekend or something... I also want to get my grandson soon...
Thanks for that reminder... I will start planning that...

I'm glad that your trip worked out well... Sounds like an enjoyable time with the family and you got some exercise in by walking at the mall and a nice drive to boot with quality time with Garry... What more could you ask for... lol

I missed you yesterday... but figured you were taking some down time or that you were off busy having fun... lol
I always love hearing about your day and how you always put a positive spin on it...

Have a great evening...

((Hugs))


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DHARBBY 6/22/2008 7:30PM

    Yes, we do allow our busy lives to push the people we love to the back burner sometimes, but doing things like you did today is so nice. Not only did you reconnect with family, you had a nice drive (even if it was raining), you got in some exercise walking around the mall and you even ate well at the restaraunt!! Good for you!! You really have all this stuff down well. When I grow up I want to be just like you!! LOL
Well, you continue to have a wonderful evening to close out your wonderful day and enjoy that extra day off tomorrow. Love and hugs.

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MARLA7 6/22/2008 7:25PM

    Wanda - I see we posted our blogs almost at the same time! Great minds think alike!!!

So glad you got to enjoy Garry's family today. Family is everything & it seems like we do get so caught up in our daily lives that meeting them or just sharing some good old time together gets shoved to the back burner more than once. I'll bet Garry sure enjoyed himself too.

Look at you, getting some mall walking in while you waited! You're on the go (in a good way) all the time. I am so proud of you Wanda. You sure do set a good example for all of us to follow.

Enjoy your day off tomorrow. I'm sure you'll do something healthy for yourself!
(((((((((((((Hugs)))))
)))))) Marla

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Fabulous Friday....

Friday, June 20, 2008

Oh what a delight to log on and read all Kathy's "fabulous" statements. Kathy thank you for the giggles and sheer enjoyment you gave to me today.

I had a great day...started my day out feeling truly blessed and it's continued that way all day. It is definitely "fabulous" Friday.
I've got Monday off work, need to use up some of my overtime hours...yippee! What a treat to realize that I could have Monday off.
I've put in lots of extra steps today...well on the way to having burned my 500 calories by walking. Go Me! (I'm trying to burn 500 calories a day just with walking)
Nothing out of the ordinary happened in my day, just feeling very blessed and happy! Do you ever have those days, where you almost feel giddy with happiness, no special reason, just plain and simple happy and content with life? Well, that's me today!

Have a wonderful evening, take deep breathes and fill yourself up with the pure enjoyment of just being alive.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MEYCHEY 6/21/2008 8:23AM

    Friend Wanda, I agree.

Every day is one I am thankful for and I try to get as much enjoyment and pleasure out of the events of my day as I can.

Peace. Meychey

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ALFREDIA 6/20/2008 7:22PM

  Wanda

I always love reading your blogs. Your days are always filled with purpose. Today it's filled with happiness and contentment in just being the fabulous person you are.

Oh and by the way no win at bingo last night. I went out early and helped at the concession stand. Their group was a little short handed a lot of the farmers are getting crops in and another couple had to go to St. Louis for Dr. appt. I did play but it wasn't in the cards or should I say numbers.

Marie

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POLLY20 6/20/2008 7:04PM

    Wanda, Wanda, Wanda, You are feeling Fabulous, looking Fabulous, & you know why? Yes It's Fabulous Friday.. Fabulous, Fabulous Fabulous.. I'm so glad that you are enjoying being giddy & alive.. That's really Fabulous.. You know what I feel kind of Fabulous myself too.. Love to feel like you & Fabulous.. 500 cals burned away.. You got it, that's just Fabulous.. You know why because it's
Fabulous Friday, foe Fabulous Wanda Day.. & that's why we love you.. You are an amazingly Fabulous Woman.. Here Here.. Cheers Love & Fabulous Hugs Always, Fabulous Polly

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KSNICKER 6/20/2008 6:54PM

    Hi Fabulous Lady...
Glad you got some giggles from my blog... OK now where's your list of why you're Fabulous... lol
I remember that you were going to go by calories burned instead of minutes... I was doing that too before the back went out again... Meychey helped me figure it out... But I don't push that much now... Gotta know your limitations... But you go girl... Walk walk walk... lol
Enjoy your long weekend off...

((HUGs))

Kathy

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DHARBBY 6/20/2008 6:47PM

    Wanda, what a fabulous day you had. I do remember in the oh so distant past, the joy you are speaking of. Of just being. I hope to find that again soon. What a nice dividend to your weekend having an extra day to relax and smell the roses. Good for you!! You have a fabulous weekend. Hugs.

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Thirsty Thursday

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Thirsty Thursday results for me....so far 12 glasses, I'll probably get 1 more in yet before bed!

Another busy day at work, but lots of silly laughter going on too. It's so nice to have the laughter back after such a rough beginning to the week. Spent the afternoon in a meeting that was very informative. We had a lawyer and legal aid representative in to give us a very informative session on wills, power of attorney, and personal directives. We have alot of inquiries at the library on these subjects. It was nice to get the information not only for our own benefit but also for our patrons. I was fairly familiar with all of it, due to being my Mother's legal guardian, executor for both parents and they both had living wills, but there have been changes and it's nice to know about them. I was pleased to learn that at the end of June there will be a nation wide Personal Directive Registry in place. This means that if you have your personal directive registered with them, should an emergency occur the hospitals or EMT's can access the registry to find out who is your representative and what your wishes are.

A beautiful sunshine day, fairly breezy, but a great day to go out walking, which is what I did after work and before having to pick up Shy from work.
We are having a gas line put in tomorrow to the back yard so that Garry can hopefully get a gas barbeque next year. We need to replace our BBQ and hoping that it last for this year. We still have to finish the deck expansiion so that we can all sit out there at the same time. But every time it makes it up to the top of the priority list...something else comes along the supercedes it! Oh well, that's life.
I'm reading two really good books at the moment...one I'm having a hard time reading more than a couple chapters at a time, as it is very emotionally for me. "Mistaken Identity" by Don & Susie Van Ryn and Newell, Colleen & Whitney Cerak. It is a very wonderful book filled with faith and miracles. I feel things so intensely that I have to keep putting the book down and leaving it for awhile, yet at the same time it is a very powerful book and well worth your time to read. The other book is "why is God Laughing? The path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism" by Deepak Chopra. I've just started it and am greatly enjoying it too. If you are looking for a couple of great reads this summer...I recommend both of them.

Almost bedtime for me, 5 am comes early, and I need to go and check up on the positive bloggers. Have a great evening, remember that tomorrow is Fabulous Friday.....there is your blogging topic for tomorrow. lol.

  
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POLLY20 6/20/2008 9:03AM

    Thirsty Thursday, was good for me.. I got my 8 in for yesterday.. We should have Wanda's Book Club.. Your deck will be so fulfilling to you.. We put up a cabana on ours & it protects us from the sun.. We have two areas on our decks for the sun.. Glad that you were able to get the laughter back at work..
Keep making it happen.. I went for my injection for my back yesterday.. After 3 attempts, the Dr called it quits.. Too dangerous to try more.. Need to return for 1st injection again on Wed.. Sob.. I just want some relief.. I'm sure in time.. Love & Hugs Always Polly

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ALFREDIA 6/19/2008 11:40PM

  Wanda

I know what you mean about other things taking priority. We had put back money for additional cabinets in the dining room portion to match the kitchen but alas God or the universe had other plans.

You do a great job of motivating others. You shouldn't be thirsty anymore. LOL

Good night and have a great nights sleep.

Marie

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KSNICKER 6/19/2008 9:44PM

    Hey Wanda Woman... Glad that the laughter is coming back for you at work... I know that you enjoy that...
Great job on the water... I bet your eyeballs are floating... lol
I know that you've been getting in your walks, but are you still in Aquasizes? ( water aerobics) You haven't mentioned that lately...

Enjoy your Fabulous Friday... and your evening...

((hugs))

K
athy

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KSNICKER 6/19/2008 9:44PM

    Hey Wanda Woman... Glad that the laughter is coming back for you at work... I know that you enjoy that...
Great job on the water... I bet your eyeballs are floating... lol
I know that you've been getting in your walks, but are you still in Aquasizes? ( water aerobics) You haven't mentioned that lately...

Enjoy your Fabulous Friday... and your evening...

((hugs))

K
athy

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MARLA7 6/19/2008 9:17PM

    Wanda - I have "Mistaken Identity" reserved at the library. I can't wait to get it. I've heard the family & young girl talk about the ordeal she & they went through, plus the family of the girl who really died. How tragic that story is. My heart goes out to them all.

It's so nice that you can get your walks in. I miss them so much but am building up on my bike riding ... slowly. I don't want to hurt my knee.

You'll have to post a picture of your finished deck when you get it finished! Am I invited to the BBQ? LOL Take care... Enjoy your day tomorrow.

((((((((((((Hugs))
)))))))))) Marla

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BERTHA1947 6/19/2008 9:10PM

    Wanda, I made it to 9 glasses of water today..which is good for me! I am ready for fabulous Friday!! I think Fergie has a song entitled Fabulous which always makes me smile..I think I will play that tomorrow..Have a great Day on your fabulous Friday..... emoticon emoticonSadie

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What a great day!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

What a great day!
Logged on after a day at work, to find that so many positive things have been occurring today with SP friends. God certainly has been working overtime with all the blessings!
Had a great email from Nancy Jane. That is always such a treat.
Remembered that today was Farmers Market and made it there and almost all through my veggie shopping before the heavens opened up! Got a little damp around the edges, but I got my wonderful farm fresh produce.
Tomato and cucumber salad for tomorrow's lunch...can hardly wait!
My computer has been behaving...or I should say my connection to the internet. I had booked a tech to come out and look at our lines, as I kept getting bumped out. Murphy's law...appointment booked....internet connection now working! It has worked perfectly for the past 2 days! go figure. So I took a chance and cancelled the appointment for tomorrow!

Okay, positive bloggers...tomorrow is "thirsty Thursday", Marla, I know that you have to limit the amount that you are allowed to drink, so you are exempt! The rest...let's see if you can get 10 glasses in! I want to hear the sloshing all the way up here! LOL.

Have a wonderful evening...keep moving forward.

Wanda

  
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POLLY20 6/19/2008 12:14PM

    Wanda, All those fresh veggies.. We have a great veggie fest here in July.. Every veggie imaginable.. It's put on by the Corn King here in my town.. I wonder if they are still picking strawberries.. We used to pick a bunch & eat a bunch.. My Dad always paid extra for the ones that he ate while picking.. Glad that have your computer working for you now.. NJ is so much fun to chat with.. LOL I bet that you will get some walking in for today.. It seems nice out for today.. Maybe some showers here later on.. Go forth & keep yourself motivated.. It does pay off in a long run.. I am sloshing over here for today Wanda.. Still lots more to come.. Thanks for always being here for all of us.. We know that we can always count on you Dearest Friend.. Love & Hugs Always Polly

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ALFREDIA 6/18/2008 11:07PM

  Wanda

I'll do my best on the water. I was doing very well for awhile and then it really became a chore. Like Kathy I think I can get 8 down don't know about 10 we'll see. Probably won't hear me sloshing ...........be spending my time in the bathroom. LOL

That Murphy's law...........seems that's the way it always happens. Glad your computer is working now though.


I always love to hear the way God moves in others lives. Each day is a miracle in itself.

Marie

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KSNICKER 6/18/2008 9:49PM

    Looks like Nancy Jane made the rounds... I miss her and can't wait until she comes back in August.

Good Luck with your internet cable... Mine was acting up not to long ago as well and they came out and found it was just a small nick in the cable so it wasn't getting a good enough signal... They got it working good now...

On the water I will commit to 8 glasses... There is no way I can do 10. My eyeballs would be floating... 8 is tough for me these days... But I'm doing it... lol

Enjoy your evening...

((HUGS))

Kathy

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BERTHA1947 6/18/2008 9:33PM

    I have been slacking off on my water so I will definitely take your water challenge!! Glad your day was good..Have a great evening!

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MARLA7 6/18/2008 9:15PM

    Oh Wanda.... If only I could.... I'd be the winner for sure with your Thirsty Thursday. I could easily drink a gallon and a half of water if not more in a day. I used to all the time.

I hope your computer doesn't misbehave again! Just like the car when you take it to the mechanic....purrs like a kitten, ever notice? LOL

Love your positive outlook on life & love reading your comments to everyone on their blogs. I always go back & reread them all to see what others have to say.

Keep on keeping on! Love hearing from you.
((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))
) Marla
p.s. I also got an email from Nancy Jane. Cannot wait for her return in August! Miss her lots.

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