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Sunny Sunday!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

I was all geared up to head out the door this morning to help out at the fundraiser when I got a phone call to say that it has been postponed until a later date. Not sure why, but figured seeing as I was already to head out the door, I might as well do that! Ended up taking a nice hour long walk. So not a wasted morning at all!

Spent some time this afternoon sitting at the "seashore" and made a great start on the afghan that Shy wants. I had made one for her sister and brother and have just been waiting on Shy to let me know what color she wanted. Yesterday we went and picked out the wool. It's a lovely varigated wool in purples. It's the same brand that I used for the other two afghans. So soft and comfy. Shy is thrilled that she is now getting hers too. Give me about 6 weeks and I should have it done!

Garry should be home sometime this evening from his weekend of golfing and Kaeli should be flying in around 9pm from her weekend in Vancouver. My nest will be full again.

Positives:
Although I didn't go and help out at the fundraiser, I still made good use of the time....I walked instead.
Started on Shy's afghan.
A wonderfully warm sunny day.
Quiet time at the "seashore" (aka my back deck)
An email from my Granddaughter.
God's blessings.

Hope you all had a wonderful day too.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MARLA7 8/25/2008 3:18PM

    Wanda - I too wish I'd had learned to knit. Never did though. Now I don't know if my hands would let me. They cramp up so much anymore. Dialysis related. Well, I am glad you got your walk in. Aren't those early morning walks the best? I love that quiet time. Looking forward to that in the morning myself. Enjoy your family coming back to the nest!
Love ya, Marla

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MAURIZIA 8/25/2008 7:34AM

    Wanda, good for you taking that walk! Not sure if I would have done that, or just stayed home. Hope I'm gathering the tools to make the right decision!

A yarn store has opened in my town and as I walked by on Saturday, thought I might go back to knitting. As an 11 yo child, I began to make my own sweaters...and have made a number of afghans...but family members took them. I do have one (crocheted - could never get the hang of that) that my mom made for me...and she made valances & pillow pockets to match. I still love using it to cozy up in winter! I think you've inspired me in another way, Wanda!! :)

Hugs, Maurizia

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KSNICKER 8/24/2008 9:32PM

    Way to take advantage of the day by getting that walk in... I was wondering if you'll go back to aquasizes again when the weather gets cold. Not sure why, but I was thinking about that the other day... lol

Oh and I've made lots of afghans... I actually made one for me, after I did one for all the kids... lol I was proud that I actually remembered me... lol But I crochet them... Is that what you do or knit? I've never learned to knit.

The purple variegated sounds beautiful... She takes after her mom with the purple eh? lol

Well I know that she will enjoy it especially since it's made with your loving hands...

Enjoy your evening...

((hugs))

K
athy

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ALFREDIA 8/24/2008 8:07PM

  Wanda

You knit. I'll help you can and you teach me to knit. I always thought I would try that but probably need some one on one to learn. That may be a project I start when I get all these others done. LOL

Hope they get the fundraiser underway for the family but it was great you made great use of the time.

It's always great to get the family back under your roof.

Marie

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POLLY20 8/24/2008 7:54PM

    Lots going on for you.. I'm sure that by now Everyone has returned back to the Nest.. Your Afghan for Shy, sounds wonderful.. Very cuddly.. I bet it's great to have Garry back home along with Kaeli.. Lots of stories to listen to..
Glad that they caught you before you left for the Fundraiser.. Nice to find some Quiet time to meditate by the seashore.. Love Ya Polly

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Life is just plain great!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

What strange but peaceful day today. My house feels so empty with Garry and Kaeli gone for the weekend!
Had some wonderful meditation time this morning out at the seashore(my back deck lol). Listened to the waves crashing in on the beach (wind blowing through the leaves on the trees ). Basked in the warm sunshine shining down on me, just appreciating all the little sounds of nature. AHHHHH!

Shy dragged herself out of bed around 10 am and when she was ready we headed into the city to do some shopping and walking. Both of us bought jeans....yay! some that fit now!

Stopped at Boston Pizza on the way home this afternoon to have a late lunch. Taco salad for me (minus the shell and garlic bread), Spinach dip for Shy. We had a fun time together, lots of giggles and laughter over nothing!

Came home and tossed in a load of laundry, I'm saving the rest until tomorrow. I'll throw it in before I head out the door to the fundraiser. Thanks for the good wishes everyone...we are hoping that it will be a great success.

It's time to head out the door and get my walking in...I spent too much time reading after we got home this afternoon, now I need to get my exercise done! lol.

Positives:
Meditation time at the "seashore" (aka my back deck)
Warm sunshine.
A fun day spent with Shy.
Happiness reading everyone's positive blogs.
Mauri's awesome project.
Marla getting her walk in today.
Kathy's upbeat attitude.
Polly's friendship...such a blessing. Actually....everyone's friendship...you are all a blessing in my life.
I'm still on track and believing that my ticker is going to start moving again!



Have a wonderful evening,
Wanda

  
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POLLY20 8/24/2008 7:51PM

    Wanda, I missed your blog.. I've been running in too many different directions.. Mostly with the Kids & GK's No empty nest here.. Home Sweet Home, with Mom & Dad.. Baby sat for Bailey & Braiden last night & it turned out to be a wonderful time.. DIL Jenny won $450. playing Keno.. Glad that you were able to spend time at the shore.. Love Ya Polly

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KSNICKER 8/24/2008 10:07AM

    Wanda...

ok ok... I'm borrowing your last comment ( which you put there for me anyway didn't you...lol) You are sneaky that way ya know... lol

~~I'm still on track and believing that my ticker is going to start moving again! ~~

I will repeat this daily... Thanks...

So glad you had such a great day with Shy... And new jeans Woo Hoo!!!

I too spent some quiet time yesterday... by the pool... I vacuumed it and cleaned up what Fay had left for us... ( lol) Not quite the same as your day by the ocean, but still quiet and enjoyable...

Thanks for all your support my friend... ((HUGS))

Hope your Sunday is a good one...

((hugs))

Kathy




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ALFREDIA 8/24/2008 8:26AM

  Wanda

Your day sounded so wonderful all the way around.

When all of children left home it really seemed quiet around here. That may be why all of you say my blogs sound peaceful. LOL Now when they come I am ready for the peace and tranquility to find it's way back after all day. LOL I do enjoy it but it seems it's all in what we get used to.

Jeans that fit. Woo Hoo! Congratulations.

Marie

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MARLA7 8/24/2008 8:00AM

    Oh, now I see how I missed your blog... You're no longer a member of the 50+ team... that's where I'd usually see it... at the bottom of that page. I'll just have to come to your spark page now & look for it!

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MARLA7 8/24/2008 7:59AM

    Wanda - Somehow I missed your blog.. Had to go to your spark page to find it! Sure sounds like you had a good old time with your daughter... shopping... new jeans... taco salad! Woo hoo! Hope you enjoyed that walk. Now that's what I'm getting ready to do. See ya around the bend! Love ya, Marla

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MAURIZIA 8/24/2008 12:45AM

    Sounds like a wonderful day, Wanda! Love those "ocean" sounds, don't we? Tomorrow I will again walk along the ocean...No more being lazy!! :) See you tomorrow!!! And WOOHOO on jeans that fit!! ~~ Hugs, Maurizia

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August 22

Friday, August 22, 2008

Just got back from making myself go for a long walk. I was feeling so tired right after supper and needed to really get myself motivated. Went for a short walk that turned into an hour walk. Yay! burned 500 calories today with all the walking I have done.
Garry left to go golfing for the weekend with his BIL. I'm sure he will come back Sunday night tired but happy.
Kaeli is in Vancouver attending a friend's wedding this weekend and Shy and I are hitting Edmonton South Common to do some walking and shopping tomorrow. On Sunday, I'm helping out at a fundraiser for one of the families that lost their home last Sunday night due to a lightening strike. Sure hope that it is a good fundraiser as the family can really use the help.

My Positives:

Being fabulous and motivating myself to get my walking in for the day!
People in my life that care for one another.
It's Friday....need I say more! lol
Reading in the newspaper that next Saturday will be a day that the public can go and try out for free different Yoga classes. On my list of things to do!
Being alive.

Have a wonderful evening, keep smiling.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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POLLY20 8/23/2008 9:50PM

    Dear Sweet Friend.. You always have some fun steps that you are taking with your family..Walking & shopping sounded like a fun trip for you & Shy.
Helping out with a fundraiser is such a fulfilling task.. So much gratitude is shared by all.. You even feel so very happy to be part of doing something really special for others that will surley make a difference.. I just got back from Watching our GC.. Lots of fun, spent some quaility time with them.. Our Oldest just ggot his licience this morning.. He stopped over here to have us share in his joy.. Yesterday & today were really a joy for me.. GK's came over both days for a swim & so much fun was had by all.. Good Night
Sweet Friend Good night.. Always Polly

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MAURIZIA 8/23/2008 8:16AM

    Wanda, you ARE fabulous!!! Hope the fundraiser is very successful! So devastating...I think about how I may lose one thing in my house (like my charger card for my mobile phone's earpiece) and I think it's disastrous...but this sure puts it into perspective, doesn't it? ~~ Hugs, Mauri

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MARLA7 8/23/2008 6:42AM

    Wanda - You sound like me the other day... I started out to take a small walk & ended up walking 45 minutes! I'm also glad you could help with the fundraiser for the family. Good luck on that. Have fun shopping tomorrow with Shy. Love ya, Marla

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ALFREDIA 8/22/2008 11:12PM

  Wanda

You truly are FABULOUS.............especially for getting that walk. I don't feel guilty because I didn't but it sure makes me think I need to become more motivated.

I hope the fund raiser does well. I can only imagine losing everything. It always gives me a sense of accomplishment when I help someone or do something for charity. I love being with the people that work and can not recall even once when I didn't enjoy it. I hate that devastation has to be the reason but I believe it's our opportunity to come together in God's spirit.

Don't know much about golf but hope Garry enjoys the game and his time with his BIL.

I'm glad Friday is here for you ..............always loved those weekends myself.

Marie

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KSNICKER 8/22/2008 10:19PM

    Hi you Fabulous person... lol
WTG on getting that very long walk in... Awesome...
Your weekend sounds nice... Especially sunday... hope you get lots of donations to help the family...
Oh and I'm glad that you are trying out the Yoga... I love Yoga... I have a"A.M." tape that is for beginners... with Rodney Yee... I just love to hear his voice when I would do yoga... He has such a peacefulness in his voice... I hope that you enjoy it... And I hope that I can get back to it someday... I just love the stretches...

Enjoy your evening... Think it's time for me to turn in...

Good Night my friend...

((hugs))


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August 21

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Interesting day at work today. Our department has wonderful large windows that look out over the parking lot. They provide us with lots of amusement as they are mirrored windows on the outside. It is so funny watching people as they primp and preen in the windows, not thinking that we can see everything they are doing. Somethings, we would rather not see!
Today was one of those days, but it involved a huge crane that parked right up close to the windows and proceeded to lift giganitc air conditioner units to the top of the roof. Much of the parking lot in our area was closed off to traffic and parking, but those of us who arrive very early (me) had parked close. So watching the crane lifting things that hovered above my vehicle was rather intense! When I arrived at work at 6am, the area was not blocked off and we had had no warning that it would be, about 10 minutes after I arrived I happened to glance out the window and see barricades being set up and the caution tape being strung around. A little disconcerning when it's still dark outside and you are wondering what has happened! Seeing as their were no police cars, I knew it couldn't be anything too bad. lol
By the time others started arriving to work around 8 am, they were having to park further away and cross through the barricades to get inside. About 9:30 we were finally told why it was all barricaded off, but no requests to move vehicles which was good. Unfortunately it did mean that our delivery entrance was inaccessible all day as well as our Bookmobile parking access.
Life is never boring at our library! lol.
Watching that crane and all those units being lifted up to the top of the building was rather awe inspiring when you realized just how heavy they were and how tall that crane was.

My positives today:

My vehicle was not crushed under a heavy unit! lol
My performance review was great...an increase in pay is coming! Yippee!
A husband who cares, he phoned to make sure I was okay after he dropped Shy at work and saw all the tape and barricades! (awwww, he likes me!)
Summer is supposed t0 return tomorrow!
Books to read!
Bringing up the complete computer system this morning went very well....everything behaved and cooperated! (Major blessing)
Sharing laughter with co-workers.
Wonderful emails from my sp friends.
Marla's awesome walking and being able to get rid of the walker!
Kathy and Andy only feeling the rain effects from Fay.
Just being alive to enjoy this day.

Have a Fabulous Friday tomorrow, looking forward to hearing all about your fabulousness.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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ALFREDIA 8/21/2008 10:47PM

  Wanda

An increase in the paycheck. Have you started that kitchen yet?

Great guy that Garry for checking on you.

Always nice to know your vehichle wasn't smashed. Makes you wonder when you see that kind of activity. It's pretty awesome how they can manipulate things and get them on top of buildings and whereever they need.

Marie

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GERRYD8784 8/21/2008 10:32PM

    emoticon Wanda! A stellar performance review and a raise in pay on the way! That's great!

You must have been nervous watching that huge equipment working so close to your car. And how sweet that your husband called to check on you!

Glad you had a good day -- you certainly deserve it!
Gerry

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MARLA7 8/21/2008 7:15PM

    Wanda - Wow. A scary day for you wondering (hoping) that your vehicle didn't get crushed! Yikes! So glad your review went well & you'll have some big $$$ coming your way soon. You deserve it. Thanks for the nice words about my walks. Love ya, Marla

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POLLY20 8/21/2008 7:01PM

    Wanda, You sounded like an excited younger kid.. LOL.. Our GS BAiley has some construction going on behind his home.. They are building 16 new homes there right at the end of my street.. He was so excited to see the excavator & proceeded to let everyone know of his adventure.. Yep that's you Wanda..All the wonderful excitement & enthusiasm.. Congratilations on your great review.
WTG! You've proved yourself & it pays off.. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Love Ya Polly

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KSNICKER 8/21/2008 6:51PM

    Wow... That was intense... I'm not sure I could have watched it all... Especially when it was hovering over my car... lol What a day... lol
Never a dull moment at the Library... hee hee good one...

WTG!!! on your performance review!!! Awesome!!! Cha Ching Cha Ching!!! lol
Love your positives... Fuel for our soul... lol

((hugs))

Kathy
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Some sunshine to extend your summer... lol

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Cool weather.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A much cooler day today...okay...dark skies and rain! It's been so hot that the rain feels down right great! No thunder boomers, so that is good also.

Spent time at work this morning working on my performance review, I have a review tomorrow. We have them once a year, they are actually rather helpful, but so long to fill out. They do give you very good feed back on all aspects of your work, all very helpful. I struggled some with setting 3 goals to be accomplished over the next year, but finally came up with some, once I understood that they didn't all have to be work related, they could also be personal.

Shy has been starting work early this week, so decided to take my lunch break when she got off work so that I could give her a ride home (raining). Was nice to get completely away from work and have a really quick lunch break at home. We live close enough that I was able to do this during the time alloted.

Garry is going fishing up north with Quin, so he is getting rather excited about that....Marla....I'll ask him to catch a fish for Kevin and take a picture! LOL.

Not much for news today but here's my positives:

A nice cool day, just perfect for doing some walking indoors (lol)
Wonderful friends on SP who think of me.
Mauri...thank you so much for the encouragement you gave me today.
A great day at work. Shared laughter.
Talked to one of my brothers today. It's been awhile since we last conversed.
A husband who cares and loves me.
God's direction in my life and the time He allows me to come to decisions.
Kathy and Andy being safe from Fay (the hurricane for those of you who may not know!)
Marla up and walking.

There are so many daily blessings, some so small but blessings none the less.

Have a great evening, hug someone and tell them you love them for being who they are.

Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 8/21/2008 6:53AM

    You're welcome, Wanda. Sometimes we don't realize the effect we may have on another...how they may be words that are needed or uplifting to people. This positive blogging has helped me learn that! Lovely blessings in your Thursday! ~~ Hugs, Mauri

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ALFREDIA 8/20/2008 10:48PM

  Wanda

I'm sure you'll do well on your review. We had those when I worked ..........having to set goals and we had to evaluate ourselves that was hard. I should have known you all then .........you make me see some of my strong points ........that was hard. LOL

You always have wonderful positives.

Marie

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KSNICKER 8/20/2008 7:17PM

    Wanda...
You have a ...
Wonderful day,
Wonderful outlook, and
Wonderful Positives...

Oh and .... (((((HUGS))))) Love you for being who YOU are... LOL

So glad you're back...

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MARLA7 8/20/2008 6:44PM

    Wanda - I love cooler weather and can hardly wait. Glad you came up with your 3 goals and I'm sure they're good ones. Oh yes, please tell Garry to post a picture... or you post it for him! LOL

Nice that you could talk to your brother too. Life's too short, ya know? I love keeping in touch with my family.

Thanks for counting me in on your positives today. I do feel much better walking now! Love ya, Marla

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POLLY20 8/20/2008 6:29PM

    Wanda, Cooler days are ahead of us & the long hot days of Summer soon will be gone.. I really didn't have many complaints about the Weather.. It was a little mix of everything..
Nice that you will be able to give Sky a ride home,especially with the bad weather.. Performance review, I know that you will be on the top of your game.. You always have so much to offer.. Garry going fishing.. I know that he can't wait.. What a fun time he'll be having.. Yes make sure you get a few pictures to share with us. Marla & Kevin.. Take care & enjoy your evening.. Good Night & God Bless Love Ya Polly

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