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August 12

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A very quick blog tonight as I have much to get done before leaving on Thursday.

Hope everyone's day has been great, I'll do my blog and then head off to read all of yours! Backwards, maybe, but what the heck!

My positives:

Successful day at work today, I have gotten everything caught up so I won't be overloaded when I get back ( I'm claiming that anyway lol)
It's stopped raining...sunshine expected for the rest of the week and weekend.
Spending time after work today with our son, he'll be heading back up north shortly.
Received some new pictures of our granddaughter via email today. My goodness she is getting tall and looks so grown-up.
Gas prices have been going down slightly.
A healthy day with my eating. I'll on track and that's what's important.
My wonderful friends on SP
Life.

Have a great evening all.

Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 8/13/2008 6:37AM

    Wanda, sounds like you had a terrific Tuesday! Have a great time in Saskatchewan! It's the one place I've always wanted to visit in Canada...when I retire, maybe. Enjoy seeing all your old friends (and I don't mean age old!)...Be safe! ~~ Hugs, Mauri

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ALFREDIA 8/12/2008 10:00PM

  I know you are getting excited unless you are just too busy to think about it. LOL

Staying on track with your food you are one awesome lady.

Have a safe and fun trip.

Marie

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MARLA7 8/12/2008 10:00PM

    Wanda - I'll bet you're excited about your trip Thursday. I love trips. We haven't taken one this year & probably won't as the funds aren't there right now. But we enjoy our little day trips from time to time.

Are you driving or flying? I'm not sure how close it is to where you live now. Did I understand that you & Garry grew up where the reunion is? (I'm senile, please forgive!) LOL At any rate, enjoy!
Will miss you!
Love, Marla

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POLLY20 8/12/2008 9:00PM

    Positive, Positive, Positives.. They create Wonder & Joy... So you'll be off again.. I am wishing you a very nice time.. Where are you off too.. I don't know how everyone fits in a work day with the rest of their lifes schedule.. I'm a stay at home, Lady of Unleisur..
No matter what, there's always something going on, but that's the name of the game.. I would be very sad if it wasn't for the fact that we are always on the move.. Some day, I'll be wishing that I had more to do & Family to visit me...I don't think that will happen, but you never know.. Take all the Grace & Glory while you can.. God does make everything fit into place.. Love Ya Polly

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KSNICKER 8/12/2008 8:31PM

    Wanda,
Lots of positives today for you...
I know your son is leaving again soon, but he'll be back soon enough too... it will start getting too cold and he'll have to come back to civilization again... lol
I love how you get updates and pictures of your granddaughter... They sure grow fast...
And you are right Kyle has a wonderful grandmother... LOL

Enjoy your evening... Hope you found some great pictures to share with everyone...

psst... How'd you know that was you in my Mermaid picture? LOL

((HUGS))

Kathy


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2 blogs in one day!!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Another day of work has come and gone...I think that our 24 hours day has somehow been shortened!

Kathy, thank you for the sunshine...mornings are starting off on the dark side already for me. 5 am and the sun is only thinking of rising! What gives?

The reunion that we are going to is actually a "town" reunion. Garry and I both grew up in the north and we lived in a small isolated community. When the mine closed down, so did the town. Now every 2 years there is a Uranium City town reunion held in the southern part of Saskatchewan. Everyone who has ever lived there tries to attend. This is the first time in many, many years that we have lived close enough to be able to attend. Many of the people going we haven't seen since we got married 34 years ago! Many friends and school mates since we both graduated from high school. It's a remarkable experience growing up in an isolated place...everyone it seems forms a life long bond and it's rather exciting to catch up on where everyone is now across Canada, some are living overseas, some in USA and South America.
We are really getting excited to be going. We will see one of our bestmen and his wife as well as school mates.

A very cloudy and overcast day today, supposed to be like this until the weekend. That's okay though, the weekend is going to be great!

Must run now and get Shy from work, supper is in the oven and I have to hunt out some pictures to take with us.

Have a wonderful evening. Marla...way to go on the walking today...just don't overdo it okay.

Hugs,
Wanda

PS...Marvelous Monday...It's marvelous, because it's a new day and a new week beginning...a new opportunity to be the best I can be.

  
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MAURIZIA 8/12/2008 5:58AM

    Wanda, how wonderful to have a town reunion!! I grew up in the "big" city of Providence and most of my neighbors were older so they are mostly gone - the neighborhood has changed completely from an Italian neighborhood to a Latino neighborhood. Very few places left that I remember other than our parish church and a local market - but so strange to go into it and see so much in Spanish instead of Italian...Have fun!

Here, too, it is dark at 5 AM...the sun still hasn't shown its face...and from all I hear, it's not going to pop out until tomorrow. Fall is so close... ~~ Hugs, Mauri

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ALFREDIA 8/11/2008 11:29PM

  Wanda

I haven't heard of a town reunion before. That's wonderful! I know how great it is to see classmates at a school reunion ......you get to see everyone you grew up with.

It does seem when we have so much to do the days just aren't long enough. Have a safe journey.

Marie

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POLLY20 8/11/2008 9:02PM

    Marvelous Monday.. You said it Wanda.. Keep the sun shinning no matter what.. Your reunion sounds Lovely.. You will really surprise them all.. Garry will proudly escourt His Lovely Lady on His ever loving Arm.. Hearts A Glow.. Always Polly

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MARLA7 8/11/2008 8:38PM

    Wanda - Your reunion sounds like lots of fun. Enjoy reminiscing. I love viewing old photos!

I won't overdo the walking. Thanks for your concern. I push myself but not to the point of pain or excursion. Thanks for caring. Before you know it, we'll be out there for our daily walks once again!
((((((((Hugs)))))))))))) Marla

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KSNICKER 8/11/2008 7:10PM

    Wanda,
That must be really something to grow up in a small town like that and get to know everyone so well... And then to have a town reunion... Now that is something I'd not heard of... That is too cool... I just know that you will enjoy yourself...

Happy to send that Sunshine... Sorry yours is disappearing so fast.. We still have plenty... ugh! Not sure what I'd do without the sunshine... It's a year round thing here... lots of it too...

Enjoy hunting for pictures... That always sparks such good memories...

((HUGS))


Kathy

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It's Marvelous Monday...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Good Morning everyone...it's a marvelous Monday and I'm ready for whatever comes my way! The days are starting off in the dark already, where did the longer days go??? Oh well, I just have to work harder at starting my day in a great mood!

Yesterday was a beautiful day, sun shining, family time and just enjoying life.

This week will be a topsy turvy week as far as getting on the computer and doing things...we are leaving on Thursday right after work. Just letting you know that I will be gone from the afternoon of the 14th until either the 18th or 19th before I get back on again. I'm so excited about going to the reunion. Have much to get done before going, but what doesn't get done, will not have been that important!

I'll touch base later today,
Have a spectacular day, keep moving forward and keep your hearts and eyes open to see the blessings in your day.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MARLA7 8/11/2008 4:56PM

    Wanda - Monday WAS Marvelous for me too! Thanks for the reminder! I always look for the positive, pleasant side of life anymore, especially since you have us doing our blogging... which I've missed by the way. Along with you all.

I hope you enjoy your reunion. Where's it going to be? Lots of family? I enjoyed mine in July. Time sure does fly. It was daylight when I'd leave in the mornings, now it's dark again. Didn't last long.

Marvelous Wanda on Monday.... keep smiling!
((((((((((Hugs)))))))))
)) Marla

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ALFREDIA 8/11/2008 10:30AM

  Wanda

I know what you mean about the time flying. This morning I got up about 5:30 ...........there was light but I went out on the patio and the morning was very cool making me think of fall already. Seems like spring just started and we are already looking at September. I can't believe 10 day of August have already passed!

We'll miss you while you are gone. I know you are excited to see family members you haven't seen for awhile (I think that's where you are going if I remember right senior moments LOL) You are right what needs to be done will get done and the rest will be okay. Have a great time and tell us all about it when you get back. Be safe and may your angels surround you.

Marie


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KSNICKER 8/11/2008 8:18AM

    Good Day my friend...

So glad you enjoyed your weekend... And thanks for reminding me that you will be gone... lol...now I won't worry about you... Isn't that funny... I've never actually met you, but I worried about you last time you took off and I didn't remember that you were going... hee hee silly me... But just goes to show you that I count you as an important person in my life...
Enjoy your Marvelous Monday...
Oh and here's a little something special for you this morning... It will light up you morning a little more... emoticon

((hugs))

Kathy

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2 day blog entry

Saturday, August 09, 2008

A very hot day yesterday. I got some walking in early in the morning, but it was just too hot to be walking outside after work.

Spent the dinner hour and evening until bedtime sitting outside on the back deck in the shade. We BBQ'd supper, had company over to join us, they all had steaks, but I enjoyed the Greek salad and potato salad. Kept well within my calorie range.

Today, I went for a 40 minute walk early this morning and then waited for the girls to get ready so we could go and do some mall walking and hunting for shoes for Kaeli. Successful day, more walking and shoes were found and purchased!

This afternoon, once again was spent reading a book in the shade of the back deck. There is a nice breeze today, so listened to my "ocean" sounds in the background while reading my book.LOL
Had a nice visit over the fence with the neighbor.

We are supposed to be getting a thunder boomer tonight. Hope it cools things down a bit.

All I can say about my day....it was a wonderfully, positive, great day!

Have no idea what tomorrow will bring, but regardless, I do know it will be a great day too!

Have a lovely evening, keep smiling.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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ALFREDIA 8/10/2008 3:15PM

  Wanda

I'm a little behind in responding to blogs.

Your day sounds wonderful. Spending time with family. You got some walking in and that's something I've not been able to do lately with the canning and jelly making.

Nice to be able to sit on your deck and read.

Marie

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KSNICKER 8/10/2008 9:42AM

    I love how you sit on your deck and read... I wish we could do that here... it's just to hot... even in the shade... we have such high humidity that we have to run inside to the AC... lol But your days sound like our spring... it's so nice that time of year... So that's what I imagine when you talk about sitting on your deck... lol
I'm glad that you got some walking in... And that shopping for your DD... She should be leaving soon huh?

Enjoy your Sunday my friend...

((hugs))

Kathy

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Yippee!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Great day today...the computers all functioned the way they were supposed to! Yippee! no computer problems today!

A very hot day, although I got in a short 20 minute walk this morning, I'm still hoping to get out and do an longer walk this evening when things cool down somewhat. It's supposed to be even warmer tomorrow. Yikes!

I'm way under my calorie range today...just too hot to eat much, been eating fruit and drinking lots of water though. Rice cakes have been on the menu also and a salad for supper tonight.

My positives:

Did I mention that the computers worked, no problems with them today????
Did manage a short walk this morning before work.
Way under my calorie range....that could be a positive!
Friends who care.
Life in general....hey I'm alive, can't get better than that!

Have a wonderful evening all...tomorrow is Fabulous Friday, I'll be checking up on who's tooting their horn tomorrow. LOL.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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ALFREDIA 8/7/2008 11:05PM

  Wanda

Nice to have things working normally. Sure makes things easier.

You are right .......it is so nice to be alive

Marie

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MARLA7 8/7/2008 8:15PM

    Wanda - Couldn't end my day without searching for your blog. You always cheer me up. Miss you. emoticon

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KSNICKER 8/7/2008 8:05PM

    YAY the computers worked to day... Hee hee
I'm happy for you...
Hope you get your walk in...

I'll work on that fabulous friday thing... toot toot... is that how it goes? lol

((HUGS))



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