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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Not much to say today...it was another work day, a pleasant one none the less.

I have tomorrow off work...a long weekend ahead of me now and the same with next weekend...I will end up with a 4 day weekend as the first Monday in August is a holiday here, so with the Friday added in....Yippee!
My missing money has now been returned to my account, with all the interest back dated. So am very happy to continue banking with them. It only took 4 phone calls and a request for the branch manager's direct line! Did I mention that I got a little edgy by the time I had to make the 4th call????
A lovely walk after work today around Broadmore lake. It's not far from work. Seeing as I have to pick up Shy from work about 1.5 hours after I get off, being able to walk around the lake rather than driving home is rather nice.

Don't forget tomorrow is Fabulous Friday....let's toot those horns!


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ALFREDIA 7/24/2008 11:11PM


Glad the error was straightened out.

You may not have much to say but every time I read how you managed to get your walk in I think okay she holds a full time job and still manages to get it done. I'm here all day long and should be able to do it the three days a week in my plan and not have a problem increasing it. You continue to inspire me to put forth my best effort.


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MARLA7 7/24/2008 9:33PM

    Wanda - Glad you got your money back. Persistence pays off. Nice that you got your walk in also. Thanks for your wonderful comments on my blog... also for your sympathy & understanding how I felt about Doug's passing away. You're a great friend Dear Wanda. I love you.
(((((((((Hugs)))))))) Marla

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POLLY20 7/24/2008 8:58PM

    Wanda, Being persistant does pay off.. It's a pai but you made it happen & it worked for you.. I'm glad that you are having a few days off.. Tom is on Vacation for two weeks.. So it'll be slow sparking for me here.. He has a lot of plans & it really won't be on the computer..
Errands around the house & then maybe day trips.. Take care glad that you got your walk in.. Love & Hugs Polly

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KSNICKER 7/24/2008 8:51PM

So glad that your money plus interest made it back into your account. And I would have gotten a little edgy or maybe worse (lol) if it had been me... Whew... what a relief huh?

Your walk around the lake sounds great. I used to walk by our lake too... It was 2 miles up and back... but not sure I can do it anymore... Haven't tried... but I loved it when it wasn't to hot...
My doctor saw me walking one time when he was driving by in his sports car with the top down... He honked at me and Smiled and then told me how proud he was of me the next visit I had... lol
See what a nice memory you brought back... He was one of my favorite doctors... lol

Enjoy your long weekend...



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Cooler day....

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A bit cooler today, overcast and a nice breeze blowing...perfect weather for walking in. Got a nice half hour walk in right after work, then back home to have another phone call to my bank in BC as to where all my interest money has disappeared to on my term deposit! Received my statement and all my interest(not that it's much, but hey! to me it is) has been withdrawn and magically disappeared! This is the third phone call now and today, I asked to speak to a manager....who now is looking into the problem and has assured me that my money will be returned and interest will be back dated. Told him that I will be expecting it to be there by the end of this week. Let's see what happens now.

Deep breathes Wanda, release any negative energy and trust that whatever has happened will be corrected. emoticon

There now I feel better.

Got supper in the oven, Shy's favorite...hash brown casserole. Got some nice veggies to go with it and then an orange for dessert!

My positives:

A perfect day for a walk, cool breeze, wind in my hair and time to walk before coming home from work.
A pleasant conversation with the bank manager! Alright maybe a tad edgy!lol.
Supper in the oven. Shy's favorite.
Arranged to have this Friday and next Friday off work...yippee...2 long weekends in a row.
A cooler night for sleeping...last night was a killer!
SP friends who make me laugh and know that I am cared about.

Have a wonderful evening all, Walking Wednesday tomorrow....wiggle Wednesday for Marla (lol). Soon Marla, Soon you'll be walking.


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KSNICKER 7/24/2008 11:51AM

    Thanks for the recipe for the Hash brown casserole... Sounds good...

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DHARBBY 7/23/2008 7:19AM

    Bank errors are the worst!! They take forever sometimes to straighten them out and sometimes they manage to NOT get it fixed in your favor, but it sounds like your bank is not that way. Thank goodness!! Other than that you sound very content and happy as usual. I can't believe you almost lost your cool!!! That is almost impossible to even imagine! But, I'm NOT surprised you were able to get it under control and not let it ruin your entire day!! If I may ask, what exactly is hash brown casserole? I LOVE hash browns and would love to know that recipe. If you have a moment, please give it to me.
Have a wonderful day today and hopefully, your bank error will be cleared up today. Love and hugs.

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MAURIZIA 7/23/2008 7:00AM

    Wanda, sounds like a wonderful 2 days...if you don't include the bank! :) Eventually they'll get it straight...Like Marie, I worked for a bank...glitches, glitches...bane of bankers! Thanks for the recipe...I'm trying it this weekend! ~~ Mauri

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ALFREDIA 7/23/2008 12:08AM


Having worked in a bank I'm sure they will have it straightened out for you. Doesn't mean they are unreliable. Occasionally programs would be updated and there would be a "glitch" that would happen causing a problem at our bank. Don't know what happened in their case. It is upsetting though and irritating. It makes me remember my aggravation with Bob's prescription last week. LOL

Your recipe sounds very good. Need to try it.

Oh I got my walk in today.


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WANDAH3 7/22/2008 8:24PM

    Recipe for Hash Brown casserole.

Not sure exactly how healthy it is, but it sure is good and if you only have a portion...not so bad!

1 package McCain frozen hash browns
1 tin Cream of celery, chicken or mushroom soup
1 cup sour cream
1 tin 1% milk
roasted garlic and peppers spice to taste ( I usually use a tablespoon, we like spice!)
Mix bottom 4 ingredients together and then pour over hash browns. Mix it all together so evenly coated. I usually do the mixing right in the casserole pan...less dishes to clean!
Sprinkle with grated cheese of choice.
Bake at 375 for about an hour. Makes at least 8/10 servings. Shy loves it the next day as left overs.

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KSNICKER 7/22/2008 7:16PM

I hope that you get that phone call and all will be well with your $$. I'm with you... Don't mess with my money, no matter how much it is...

Your hash brown casserole sounds good... What all goes in it?
I'm always looking for another good recipe. I get tired of the same old things... and most of it wasn't that healthy...

Enjoy your cooler evening my friend...



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POLLY20 7/22/2008 7:09PM

    Wanda, Walking & burning off some cals & steam as well.. What's your is yours. that's not supposed to happen in a reliable bank.. I'm glad that you noticed the missing money.. Now they better get it back where it belongs.. I'm right here with you on this one..Dinner
sounded great,Now for you to rest up or maybe read a good book & get cozy..Love to you Always Polly

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MARLA7 7/22/2008 7:05PM

    Wanda - Yes...soon I will be walking & I'll blow my pedometer away! Up Up & Away!!! Just watch me.

Glad you got your money thing straightened out... you think anyway. Good that you could calm down easily.

Love ya, ((((((((Hugs)))))))) Marla

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New roof....

Monday, July 21, 2008

It was a scorcher outside today...what a blessing that I work in a nice air conditioned environment!
Arrived home to see that the roofers had arrived and were well underway on putting our new shingles on. An expensive venture, but one that needed to be done. The poor guys, working all day long in the hot sun. I yelled up to them to see if they would like a jug of ice water...you bet they did. They polised off two big jugs, and I'm sure if they had to work any longer, I would have been out refilling them. Makes me feel even more blessed that I had a nice AC place to work today.
Managed to get a 30 minute walk in around Broadmoar Lake today. The sun was hot, but the nice cool breeze coming in off the little lake was very nice. It's a man made lake, so not so big, but it's in a park in the center of town, so a beautiful walk.

My positives:

Kathy's home!
A lovely fresh fruit salad for lunch today...yummm! cantaloup, honeydew melon, strawberries, raspberries, watermelon and grapes. So filling and very healthy!
An air conditioned work place.
A walk in, despite the heat of the day.
A new roof on my house...no chance of leaks now.
A nice fresh tomato and cheese sandwich for supper....didn't have to cook, as no one wanted anything hot!
Great friends on SP.
The best blessing....I'm alive and becoming a healthy person.

Hope you all had a great day, enjoy your evening and keep on finding those positives.


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KSNICKER 7/22/2008 5:10PM


Sorry I missed every one's blogs yesterday... They didn't notify me and I got very tired out... But I'm here now...

YAY on the new roof... Leaks are no fun. And congrats on getting in that walk... It sounded like a nice walk... breeze and all...

Now you've made me hungry with your fruit salad and all... Time to make some dinner...

Have a wonderful evening...

So nice to be home too... I missed you all...


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POLLY20 7/22/2008 4:56PM

    Wanda, You are an Angel giving the wonderful workers a nice refreshing cool drink..Being up on the roof is almost like being in heaven.. Love to you Dear Kind thoughtful one.. Love & Hugs Polly

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DHARBBY 7/22/2008 7:46AM

    That was so thoughtful of you to think of the roofers. It's must be awful to have to work in heat like that. Both my son's do construction and even though they're in air-conditioned trucks most of the day, it's still horrible for them. But, now you know your home is nice and toasty and leak-proof. LOL
That fruit salad sounded heavenly!!! I love fruit salads. And good for you getting in a walk in that heat. I have to admit heat keeps me indoors!! Unless I'm headed to my air-conditioned car to head to a air-conditioned store!! LOL
You have a wonderful day. Love and hugs.

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MARLA7 7/21/2008 8:25PM

    Wanda - So nice you're getting a new roof. I'll bet those workers appreciated that drink more than you'll know. How thoughtful of you. I'm so tired tonight. I always look forward to your blogs though. Love them. Love you. Later my friend.
)))))))))) Marla

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ALFREDIA 7/21/2008 8:18PM


I love reading your blogs. They are so positive.

What a thoughtful thing to do in giving them something to drink. It's been a scorcher her too. I think it hit96 yesterday with a heat index of 100. Haven't had time to watch the weather today..........been gone. It doesn't feel one degree cooler though I assure you. So I can't even start to imagine how hot it is up on top of roofs.


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Almost didn't blog....

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I almost didn't do a blog today, as I couldn't think of anything to say. Then I decided to check out the posts and blogs of our positive bloggers...well now I'm inspired to do my daily blog! lol.

Just can't be the only one who doesn't blog today!lol.

My positives:

A lovely long walk after breakfast. The sun was already making the day hot by the time I got home, but my walk was great.

Garry made a wonderful breakfast again this morning....Sunday's are Garry's day to cook breakfast...He loves to do breakfasts on Sundays, actually gets a little upset if anyone eats before he has breakfast made! We have all learned to wait, even me, who is usually up a couple of hours before anyone else!

A trip to Costco and now we are loaded down with lots of fresh fruit for the week.

Emails from friends, a lovely new pedometer goodie from Marla...I'm looking forward to sharing it with Marla on our virtual walks!

Lazing out on the back deck after the sun went around to the other side of the house...it was too hot to sit out there earlier.

Laundry all done, bathroom cleaned and kitchen all tidied up after supper.

A phone call from my Aunt, sharing the highlights of her holiday.

Having my family around to share giggles and laughs with.

Reading all the positiveness in friends lives.

Life is great!

Lots for hugs,

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MAURIZIA 7/21/2008 8:00AM

    Oh, Wanda, I'm so glad you listed your positives at least! They help me to find the blessings in my life! Remind me to think about those who are important to me! Thank you! ~~ Maurizia

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POLLY20 7/20/2008 11:57PM

    Wanda, Cruising on a Sunday Afternoon.To Costco's. Garry making your favorite breakfast.. I have a friend that makes her breakfast almost everyday.. He loves to make blueberry pancakes.. He makes
them for us when we visit them at the Cape.. Cape Cod.. I'm glad that you found something to blog about.. I was just pretty silly in mine, but I blogged.. LOL Take care until we blog again.. Love Ya Polly

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GOLDENDAZ 7/20/2008 10:23PM

    For not thinking there was anything to write about, you had quite a few positives today! Just shows that a bunch of little good things makes for a nice day! Thanks for the reminder to always look to the positve in life.

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"Girls time"...

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.

My positives....

My girls
An all day spa session,
Awesome friends
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.


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MAURIZIA 7/20/2008 8:14AM

    Wanda, what a lovely day the "girls" had! Sounds delightful! And how wonderful to get an affirmation - tho' any of us could have told you! :) Makes me wish I had daughters or sisters! What an appropriate nail color! ~~ Hugs, Mauri

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DHARBBY 7/20/2008 8:07AM

    What a wonderful, exciting day Wanda!!!! Aren't pedicures just the best? I get one whenever the budget allows and thoroughly enjoy it each time. It sounds like you and the girl's just had a marvelous time. I'm so happy for you all. Sounds like a good time was had by all. You're right, the angel cloud story gave me goosebumps too!!! What a great affirmation. Glad you're day was so good. Have a great day today too. Love and hugs.

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ALFREDIA 7/19/2008 10:59PM

I wish you could take us too. It sounds so relaxing. I've never went for a massage or pedicure or manicure. Getting pampered and you deserved it!! One day I may just do that.

What do they do at an angel reading? An angel cloud how awesome! I don't know what your reading said but I know you are doing wonderful things for us.

Rest well and dream sweet dreams.


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MARLA7 7/19/2008 10:59PM

    Wanda - Your day sounded like so much fun! It's nice that you & your girls get out for a girl's day once a year. That bonds you closer & builds great memories! You were pampered today & you so deserved it! I got goose bumps reading about your angel cloud!!! Wow. So glad you enjoyed your day.

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