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Another Celebration day!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy Birthday to my hubby today! We have celebrated so many birthdays together, I hope there are still many more for us to celebrate together in the coming years. It's hard to believe that we have known each other for almost our entire lives. This year will also see us celebrating 39 years as a married couple. Wow! We have been through many highs and lows. We have grown up together and grown stronger together. Thank you for blessing my life in so many ways. Wishing you a wonderful birthday today. Hugs.

My Blessings:
1. A hubby who knows me better than anyone else on earth and who shares this life journey with me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
2. Seeing Quin this weekend even if only for a couple of hours. He's off on another 2 week stint and we have the blessing of Sage to keep us occupied during that time. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
3. The girls are joining us for birthday supper tonight. Garry's favorite...ribs are in the slower cooker as I write. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
4. My slow cooker has become one of the most useful items in my kitchen. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the blessing of having one.
5. Thank you for hot water that flows effortlessly out of my taps each morning, allowing me to have a hot shower. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
6. Thank you for fresh fruit and veggies to eat. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
7. Having coconut milk available to me to replace the dairy. So healthy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
8. Although I haven't eliminated any more weight of late, I have lost the bloated look and feeling since cutting out gluten, sugar and dairy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
9. I am blessed with wonderful friends in my life that give me encouragement and support as I journey towards a healthier lifestyle. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
10. Although some days I feel very much like it's one step forward and two steps back, I'm at least moving forward. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


Have a blessed and wonderful day, it is your choice.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 1/28/2013 4:40PM

    A big happy birthday to Garry, hope he thoroughly enjoys his birthday. Even when you are retired crock pots are nice, I have our supper cooking in mine, trying a new recipe braised pork chops, onions, apples and sweet potatoes, made pumpkin custard for dessert, there will be enough leftovers for lunch tomorrow, which is nice as in the afternoon I will be leaving for the church for another funeral dinner, so our lunch will be easy and quick, DH will be on his own for supper tomorrow as I'll be staying to help serve this time. It's been a dreary, gray day all day long, we might have fog this evening, glad we don't have to go anywhere. Also tomorrow it might get up to 60, then from Wed. on back to winter, crazy weather. I was cleaning out and straightening up the linen closet in the hall today and Mario found an empty shelf and climbed up into it and laid down, then later when I got the crock pot out of the hutch and forgot to shut the door he got in there and curled up, silly cat. Hope your day has been a good one and that you have a lovely evening celebrating Garry's birthday.

Hugs,
Shirl

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Loving the sunshne!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

We have had sunshine for the past three days...I'm loving it! I think that is one of the parts of winter that causes me the most grief...the lack of sunshine. I'm enjoying having it flood in through the windows and giving me the feeling of all is right in my world.

Yesterday, Garry's buddy picked him up and they went out for lunch. I had some me time! I got all my household chores done and had a few minutes to just sit and meditate.
Quin made a surprise visit back home to see his dog. Sage was beside herself when she heard him. He took her home for overnight and then we will have her back again for a couple of weeks as he finishes out this job site. She is going to be one disappointed puppy to know that she is not going with him, but rather having to stay with us again. We will be listening to whimpers for the next couple of days again.

My Blessings:
1. Some "me" time yesterday when Dennis picked up Garry and took him out for awhile. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
2. Quin arrived home for a wee visit and seeing Sages' excitement at seeing him. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
3. The girls came over last evening for a visit and celebrate Garry's up coming birthday with him. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
4. All the beautiful sunshine we have been having. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
5. The girls are going to help me go through things and prepare for a spring garage sale. It's time to simplify and downsize some what. They have some things they want to put in a garage sale too. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
6. Although I did not get in a lot of steps yesterday, I was under my calories at the same time. So hopefully they balanced each other out. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the staying under in my nutrition intake.
7. Garry's birthday tomorrow, I'm so blessed to have him in my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
8. With Garry not being able to get out and about so freely with his broken leg, we have actually saved money during this time. Always a plus. Now if I can only persuade him that we should throw that extra left over onto the mortgage. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the blessing.
9. Our neighbor was very kind and cleared the sidewalk in front of our place. The weather was nice enough yesterday that he was able to scrape down to the cement. Bless his heart. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
10. We are one month closer to spring. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


Have a wonderful and peaceful Sunday.
Hugs,
Wanda

  


Beautiful Full Moon lighting up the sky

Saturday, January 26, 2013

I get to take advantage of the beautiful full moon this morning as it's still pitch black outside. It's so bright that it is lighting up the Living room as it shines in the window.

Not much on my agenda for today other than house hold chores and enjoying not having to be at work.
I'm up early this morning despite not having to go to work. Sage has her own agenda of when I am supposed to get up, her back up is Kismet!.

My Positives:
1. It blesses my heart to hear that my simply exercise of listing my positives/blessings in the mornings is blessing others day and giving them encouragement. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
2. There is sunshine predicted again for today....ahhh how I love the sunshine in the winter months. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
3. I have a weekend free to do my own schedule of things. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
4. Garry and I went out for supper last evening, I had a nice big salad. I love salads, just hate making them *grin*. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
5. We have one more payday this month, it's a 3 payday month...got to love those! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
6. A good day at work yesterday, I managed to get all my in basket cleared away as well as my email. A fresh start next week. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
7. I am back on track with keeping gluten, dairy and sugar out of my diet. It's interesting to see how much they are affecting my body. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
8. It's a great day to be alive! Opportunities as yet unknown, but exciting to look forward to. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
9. I have a partner that I can share laughter, tears and hugs with it. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
10. Garry and I are on the same page with our list of goals for this year. Always a plus! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Have a wonderful fun filled Saturday.
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MISSUSRIVERRAT 1/26/2013 12:28PM

    Great way to start your day!!!
I was up with the moon today too!
Sat and sparked and watched it set into the horizon. Funny that it turned kind of a peach color when it was at the horizon. Yes, today is sunny.
It is a good day to be alive!!!!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/26/2013 12:19PM

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I always love reading your gratitude lists! They remind me of the things I left off my list!



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TURTLETALK 1/26/2013 10:02AM

    What an uplifting blog to start my morning. emoticon I love the "big salad" also. I wrote a whole blog on it a couple of years ago.

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JOHNTJ1 1/26/2013 9:07AM

    I am learning to cherish the days most that have no agenda.

Enjoy your Saturday

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CAT609 1/26/2013 9:07AM

    Awesome, have a great weekend!

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LANNIEMANUEL 1/26/2013 8:50AM

    It is always good to see things on the brighter side

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Another work week draws to a close.

Friday, January 25, 2013

This has been a very long work week. I'm so looking forward to the weekend.

Weather patterns have changed again and we are supposed to have sunshine during part of the day right through the weekend and temps of only minus 4 during the day. Woo Hoo! I could use a weekend of not having to shovel snow.

I blew my diet last evening. I had some pizza for supper. I was so tired that nothing really appealed to me and Garry wanted homemade pizza for supper. I'm sure that it contained all three of the categories that I have been attempting to cut from my intake. (gluten, dairy and sugar). Oh well, what's done is done and I need to move on. Today will be back on track.

My positives:

1. My meeting for late in the day got rescheduled at the last minute and was held earlier, which meant that my work day did not extent as long as it was originally supposed to. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
2. Sunshine yesterday (need I say more) Thank you, thank you, thank you.
3. It's Friday (again need I say more) Thank you, thank you, thank you.
4. Although I didn't stick to my gluten, dairy and sugar free diet yesterday, I am not beating myself up over it. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
5. I have learned by eliminating (even temporarily) the above from my diet, that the week of not eating them has allowed some healing in my body. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
6. No snow predicted for the next couple of days. Snow...No, Sunshine...yes. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
7. I have set some financial goals for myself this year...to make at least 6 extra mortgage payments this year. I would like to have my mortgage paid off within the next 5 years. I want to be mortgage free when I consider retirement. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
8. Garry is going to attempt a full day at work today. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the healing that is happening in his leg.
9. I had a positive meeting yesterday with my selectors. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
10. I have been blessed with a new day of life, bring on the opportunities for growth and learning. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Have a wonderful Friday.
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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DOLLY1259 1/25/2013 9:00AM

    Thank you, thank you ,thank you! Love the positive attitude it lifts me up also!

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JOHNTJ1 1/25/2013 8:13AM

    We had a minor ice storm last night. I went out a bit earlier to test the roads and saw a young lady on a bike take a really big spill. Fortunately she was ok, but she was shook up. She spoke broken English but I knew where she was going because a family from India owns the Dunkin' Donuts up the road and she kept pointing that way.

Along with another wonderful couple we loaded her bike into a truck and they took her on to work. I couldn't get the fear in her eyes out of my mind. She lives in a land she is not familiar with and doesn't speak the language very well and had to navigate ice covered roads with little or no help. It crossed my mind how fortunate I am and how much I moan about the little things in my life.

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PAHOOT 1/25/2013 7:09AM

    Love your thank you list. Yes, life is never what we plan but being thankful for what's there sure helps you get through the day. Keep it up!

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I'm in for a long day...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

It's going to be a very long day today. At minimum a 10 hour work day, and that is providing that we stay on track at our meetings and don't get bogged down in needing all the i's dotted and the t's crossed. There are some very annal attendees. On the plus side...Shyra and her boyfriend are coming over this evening to help out with the shoveling of snow. We are expected between 5 to 10 cm of snow today. Bless their hearts.

Garry is going to hobble off to work this morning too. One of his co-workers has offered to pick him and take him and then he will either wait for me to be done work or catch a ride home with someone else. Life has a way of working things out so everyone gets what they need.

My Positives:
1. I don't need to shovel snow this morning, the shoveling that I did yesterday after work is still holding! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
2. Shyra and Kyle are going to come over this evening and shovel snow if we get the dump of snow that is predicted. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
3. So grateful that the snow plows cleared our street a couple of days ago. At least we can get out of our street. With the snow that has fallen since they cleared, it would have been really bad. Thank you, thank you., thank you.
4. What a blessing having Kristy picking Garry up for work this morning so that I don't have leave work to take him. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
5. We had a phone call from Quin yesterday. It was good to hear that he is doing good in all this freezing weather and snow. His job is an outside job. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
6. Garry enjoyed the white rice pasta that I made last night. It's nice that he is willing to try the gluten-free things with me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
7. I was able to get to the grocery store yesterday after work and pick up some more fruit, veggies and some coconut milk. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
8. I'm doing well on keeping gluten, dairy and sugar out of my diet. I must admit it is not that easy. When you start looking at labels really closely and see how much sugar and dairy is some things, it's really amazing. Salt is another big culprit. Thank you, thank you, thank you that I'm doing as well as I can.
9. Tomorrow is Friday...in my books that is awesome! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
10. I have a new day to be all that I have been created to be. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 1/24/2013 10:48AM

    Glad you had a little break from the shoveling and that your kids are so willing to help mom and dad out. Jan. is not being a good month for me I am having a real hard time, eating all the wrong things, way too much sugar and not getting back into my exercise like I was before I got sick, I set a goal for next week to get to the gym at least 3 times, got to start somewhere. You do have a long day in front of you, hope it goes well and what needs to be accomplished gets accomplished. Hope you can have a relaxing evening.

Hugs,
Shirl

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JOHNTJ1 1/24/2013 8:21AM

    And........... you have amazingly wonderful Spark friends emoticon

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