Saturday, July 19, 2008
What an incredible and wonderful day we had today as we celebrated this years "girl time".
9:15 this morning saw my daughters and I stepping in the door ready to enjoy our all day spa day. My first experience having a pedicure! I am now sporting "Salt of the Earth" (a bronzy colored) nail polish on my 10 little toes. I've always been embarassed by my feet, today, I understand why people gush over having a pedicure....this will not be my last one! After the pedicure, off I went to have a heavenly relaxing 1 hour massage, each of the girls went off in different directions to have manicures done. We had a wonderfully delicious vegan lunch provided for us, so much more than we had anticipated. I even had a piece of chocolate cake, don't even feel guilty about! After lunch, I had a manicure, then a session on the sound therapy bed and to round off the day, a session in the infra red sauna. In between those sessions, Pam, the owner ( a friend) wanted to do an angel card reading for me. What a delight. The best part about it was that reading not only confirmed that I am doing what my purpose in life is, but as Pam looked up and out the window she told me to look at the cloud that was forming in the sky....we both looked at the cloud and exclaimed at the same time..."it looks like an angel". It was so awe inspiring...we both got goosebumps. Talk about a blessing!
The girls and I came home and got ready to go out for supper. We had a lovely meal at Earl's. Went for a walk after we got home to burn off some of those calories. Now we are all tuckered and ready for an early night tonight. Another successfully "girls time" has been had. Next years "girl time" is Shyra's to plan. Not sure what or where we will go, but I do know it will be fun.
An all day spa session,
An unexpected Angel card reading,
An angel cloud
A nice evening to go for a walk to help contract those calories in the cake!
The confirmtion that I am doing what I am supposed to be doing.
Yep, life is definitely great! I just wish I could have taken all of you with me today.
Friday, July 18, 2008
I received this as an email today and thought how very appropriate for all of us. Children are able to break things down to the very basics and teach us great lessons.
Enjoy and reflect.
'A Child's View of Thunderstorms'
A little girl walked to and from school daily.
Though the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to the elementary school.
As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with lightning.
The mother of the little girl felt concerned that her daughter would be frightened as she walked home from school and she feared the electrical storm might harm her child.
Full of concern, the mother quickly got into her car and drove along the route to her child's school.
As she did she saw her little girl walking along. At each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look up, and smile. Another and another flash of lighting followed quickly and with each the little girl would look at the streak of light and smile.
When the mother asked her 'What are you doing?'
The child answered 'I am trying to look pretty because God keeps taking my picture.'
May God bless you today and everyday as you face the storms that come your way...
Sometimes everything we need is right in front of us.
Take the time to put aside your worries and concerns and acknowledge that God is right there keeping you safe and watching over you. He doesn't promise us clear skies, but He does promise to be with us always.
Have a wonderful spirit filled day and evening,
PS Fabulous Friday....I'm fabulous because I am learning and listening to God's voice daily.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
What a beautiful sun shine day today, just perfect for our Capital Exhibition Parade. 1000's of people lined the streets of Edmonton to watch the parade....I on the other hand was at work!
As much as I would one day like to be watching the parade live, I must admit that I enjoy watching on TV better! Mostly because I really have a difficult time with all the crowds that get into their vehicles after and all try to get to the where ever they are going at the same time! LOL.
The exhibition will continue now for the 10 days. I'd love to go to see all the exhibits, but we'll see if we actually get there or not. I'm not into the rides as I like my feet firmly planted on the ground...fast rides leave me feel a tad unwell!
Not much happening for news today. A nice peaceful day, work to keep me busy, meetings that didn't go on forever, sun shine, emails from friends, well within my calorie range, lots of water has been drunk, walking done, now it's time to put my feet up and enjoy the evening.
Thinking of you all and trusting that your evening will be just as enjoyable.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
You may have seen this before, but a reminder is always a good thing! Even if you can't do everything on this list, doing one thing if a start!
Tips for an exceptional, superb & powerful life!
This is long but so worth the read and so refreshing.
1.) Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It
is the ultimate antidepressant.
2.) Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if necessary.
3.) Buy a TIVO (DVR), to tape your late night shows and therefore get more sleep.
4.) When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement,
'My purpose is to________ today.'
5.) Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
6.) Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did last year.
7.) Always pray and make time to exercise.
8.) Spend more time with people over the age of 70, and under the age of 6.
9.) Dream more while you are awake.
10.) Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat fewer foods that are manufactured in plants.
11.) Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.
12.) Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13.) Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
14.) Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires,
issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead, invest your energy in the positive present moment.
15.) Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class....... but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
16.) Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
17.) Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.
18.) Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
19.) Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
20.) Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
21.) You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
22.) Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
23.) Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
24.) Ladies - Go on and burn those 'special' scented candles, use the 600 thread count sheets, the good china and wear our fancy lingerie now. Stop waiting for a special occasion. Everyday is special.
25.) No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26.) Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will all this matter?'
27.) Forgive everyone for everything.
28.) What other people think of you is none of your business.
29.) Time heals almost everything. Give time, time!
30.) However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
31.) Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch with them.
32.) Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
33.) Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. God
34.) The best is yet to come...........in Heaven!
35.) No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
36.) Do the right thing!
37.) Call your family often.
38.) Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:
'I am thankful for __________.' And Today, I accomplished _________.
39.) Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
40.) Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World, and you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life, so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.
LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH. LIFE'S A GIFT ... UNWRAP IT!
Have a Blessed day.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
A very chilly morning this morning as I headed out the door to work. Only 11 degrees C. (51.8F). Where did summer go???
Weather forecast is for continued thunderstorms and very little sunshine until the weekend, when it should get back up to about 25. Our Capital X days start this Thursday, they kick off with a big parade Thursday morning. Alas, I have to work, so will miss the actual parade, but I think they are going to be telecasting it on one of the local channels later. It lasts for 10 days, and if I can persuade my hubby that we should go to walk around the grounds and see all the exhibits, I may have accomplished a minor miracle. He hates the crowds and noise!
A good day today, got in some walking on both my breaks and then when I came home, I went for another much longer walk before having to pick up Shy from work. Managed to burn those 500 extra calories today with walking...yippee! I am focusing on reaching the 170's by the end of this month. I'm so close now...I can see them peeking over the hill! lol.
My girls and I are getting excited about our annual girls time. Last year Shy and I flew to Vancouver to meet Kaeli and then headed to Victoria for a weekend of fun and girl time. This year, we decided that seeing as Shy is low on funds after her Australia trip and Kaeli will be heading to Greece to complete her final semester in September that we would make our girls time just a day long event here at home. We booked ourselves in to an all day session at a spa. What a treat, we are really looking forward to it. Saturday is our big day! Next year, it will be Shy's turn to plan where we go, and what we do. We made the decision that no matter what, once a year we three get together and spend girl time together. With everyone going in different directions, we wanted to place a priority on staying connected to each other.
I love that the girls want to stay connected in this way.
Not much news in my day today, it was just a great day, lots of giggles and laughs at work.
Shy just came into the computer room and wanted to know if I wanted to walk to the store with her....why not, more exercise and another 30 walk in for the day.
Have a wonderful evening, find ways to stay connected to those that matter to you...the pay off is awesome.
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