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A great day!

Monday, September 08, 2008

I'm on holidays for this week, I got to sleep in...yippee! I was up at 7am though as that is a real sleep in for me!lol.

A bit on the nippy side out first thing this morning, but a great day for a nice walk. Managed to get in a 45 minute walk this morning and then another 30 minute one this afternoon.
Dropped Shy off at work and headed for groceries. It was fun to wander up and down the aisles looking at all the stuff that was on the shelves. Usually I'm in and out quickly, today was a nice leisurely grocery shop. Spent lots of time reading nutrition labels of items that caught my eye. Lots of very "unhealthy" items on the shelves!
Came home, put groceries away and had some lunch. Sat down and started reading a new book. But got antsy....I'm not used to not being busy. lol. Decided that I needed to be doing something, so that's where the 2nd walk came in. I I think I need a schedule of some sort, going cold turkey from a busy work schedule to doing nothing just boggles my mind. Decided that tomorrow I'm going to go and buy some potting soil and transplant some of my plants to bigger pots. I'm thrilled with how well the Apricot tomato plants are doing. Have no idea what the fruit will be like. The plants are some of the ones that I started from seed. I sure hope the fruit is great as I have a dozen of the lovely little things growing! lol. Think I'll take a couple of them to work and see how they do in my office.
After the plants, I'm going to sit down and figure out how to transfer pictures from my camera to the computer so that I can share some pictures with you all. So at least part of my day is planned...I'll see how the rest of the day goes.
My scrapbooking has been calling to me also. I even dreamed about it last night! Might just have to haul everything out and get busy with that.

My positives:

Nancy Jane is working hard at getting back on track. Yippee. Sure have missed her.
Walking and meditating first thing this morning.
I'm on holidays! (even though I don't know what to do with myself! lol)
A fun time grocery shopping.
Food in the house! a big plus!
New book to read.
Life, it's just so filled with wonderful things and blessings.
All of you.

Have a wonderful evening, I'm off to see what everyone else has been up to .


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POLLY20 9/8/2008 7:49PM

    Wanda, You have all the necessities to enjoy some peace & quiete.. A nice place to sit out & listen, read, rest & relax..Which ever it is that youy want to do for you.. I wish you much Joy on your Holiday.. Shopping & not rushing through the stores.. Just you & plenty of extra time.. Enjoy the Freedom & comfort.. Love Ya Always Polly

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KSNICKER 9/8/2008 7:31PM

    Sounds like you need to sit out on that deck and listen to the waves and relax a bit... It may take you a few days to unwind...
You have some fun things planned... I've been meaning to do a photo album fro me and haven't gotten to it... always something else that comes first...
I can't wait to hear how your Apricot tomato plants do... I remember when you planted them this past year...
Will you be bringing all your plants in soon? Not sure how cold it has to be to bring them in... But I remember that you took some out when spring came...
I can't imagine it being cold yet... It was 90 here today... lol And will be for a couple more months...

Enjoy your holiday my friend...


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Saturday Sept 06

Saturday, September 06, 2008

A busy day yesterday with lots happening.
Garry arrived home safe and sound from his week long fishing trip. I'll try and figure out how to transfer pictures from the camera to the computer later! He had a fantastic time, called it "his trip of a life time". Did manage to come home with a cold though.
Got to work yesterday and saw I had a message on my phone. I had just missed a call from Kaeli in Greece. How sad! But on the other hand, it was great to hear from her and I now have a number that I can call her at!

Shy kicked my butt at playing the Wii.....I think she's practicing at night after I've gone to bed. LOL.

My positives:
Garry's home.
Kaeli called.
Shy and I are enjoying the Wii.
I'm now officially on a week's holidays.
Almost finished the laundry, might even get the ironing done today too!
My plants that I started from seed are doing very well, I'll be doing some transplanting in the next couple of days.
A new member has joined our extended family. My nephew and his wife had their baby yesterday.
I'm on track and ready to shake things up abit as I decide what classes I'm joining for exercise this fall and winter.

Have an awesome day everyone....keep a smile on your face, make others wonder what you are up too!


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MAURIZIA 9/7/2008 7:10AM

    Wanda, sounds like it was a wonderful day! So happy for you! Have fun choosing classes!! ~~ Hugs, Mauri

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ALFREDIA 9/6/2008 9:23PM


Your holiday week is here. Woo Hoo. I don't know about you but when I worked I loved just being home. I didn't need to go anywhere.

I bet Shy is practicing when your asleep too. LOL That used to happen to me with the kids when we would play pool or those nintendo games when they first came out. It has nothing to do with being quicker or younger.

I know you must be glad Garry is home. You do miss them.

Another new addition to the family. You have lots of positives emoticon

Yes I feel that same kindred spirit with you.

Hugs my friend


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KSNICKER 9/6/2008 5:26PM

    I agree... Love you positives... Thanks for sharing them...

So happy that Garry enjoyed himself on his fishing trip... Can't wait to see the pictures... I bet he loved spending time with Quinn too...

Enjoy your weekend and you week of Holiday... Woo HOO...



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MEYCHEY 9/6/2008 3:15PM

    All great to hear! Your positive blogs are uplifting to read. Thanks again for sharing.

Now...you do have some special events planned for your holiday, right? Not just wash, iron and Wii, hmmm?


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POLLY20 9/6/2008 12:28PM

    Wanda, so many positives, & that's what it all should always be about.. I'm so glad that Garry had the trip of his lifetime.. I bet that you heard all about it
Looking forward to seeing photos.. Kaeli phone message, so good to have her phone #.. Shy & tennise, If you had time to practice there'd be no beating you.. Well maybe if it's Shy.. You could take Garry on.. LOL A new baby in the family, how wonderful.. You've got a lot done & now maybe this will be your week-end to enjoy & relax.. Love Ya Polly

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weeeeee Wii!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Okay, having a Wii is just plain fun! Never thought I would say that about a silly game console, but Shy and I have been having a blast.

We've been playing tennis (never played the game for real) and we have been laughing so much, we've had to take 'potty' breaks! My poor arm is sore now, but what a great work out. Least ways I get a good one as I'm really swinging and moving around. I get so involved in the match that Shy starts laughing at me and then misses her shots! I'll win how ever I can! LOL.

Definitely going to have to look at getting the Wii fit as a family Christmas gift. If it's have as much fun as the tennis, we'll all get out exercise!

A great day at work, lots of laughs, busy and I'm counting down until the end of tomorrow....then a week's holidays. Yippee! Looking forward to having time to get in some walking during the mornings and maybe some reading and relaxing in the afternoons...might even sneak in a nap or two.

My positives.

Finding out how much fun and how entertaining owning a Wii really is!
Shy, who enjoys seeing her Mom in action!
Got my strength training all in before work this morning.
Found Shavon's birthday present today, and now all I have to do is wrap it and get it in the mail. She got a Wii for her birthday, so I was able to pick up a game for it.
Garry will be home tomorrow night...yippee! Hopefully he'll have some great pictures that I will be able to share.
A pure and simple very blessed day.


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POLLY20 9/5/2008 3:38PM

    Wanda, Glad that you & Shy are having so much fun with WII.. You never realized that you had it in you.. So much fun & laughs too.. Keep feeling the fun & laughter at work as well.. Glad that Garry will be home.. Enjoy the moment.. Love Ya Polly

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MAURIZIA 9/5/2008 11:42AM

    Wanda, what fun you are having! Glad about that...Have a great holiday! Mine starts next Wednesday...I'm off to Nashville to see my adopted sister & my nephews! Can't wait! ~~ Hugs, Mauri

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ALFREDIA 9/5/2008 12:45AM


I'm with Kathy. I'm going to have to check out those Wii's. Several of you have them and it seems to be all the rage. I always used to like playing the kids ninendo games.

Great positives.


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KSNICKER 9/4/2008 7:27PM

    Okay now everyone that has a Wii says the same thing... I may have to look into getting one of those... I think I would like the bowling one... I love to bowl... Don't you just love being a kid again and playing... lol

Oh boy a whole week holiday... Awesome for you...

Enjoy your evening...

Oh and so glad you enjoyed todays Virtual tour... lol
It's been fun creating them...



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MEYCHEY 9/4/2008 7:26PM

    Yes, you can absolutely get tennis elbow playing Wii. Take it easy!




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DONNAG123 9/4/2008 7:25PM

    OMG!!! you have to get the Wii FIt....It is awesome......my family got it for me for my 50th birthday and I have not been able to stay off it! You will certainly feel all the muscles you never thought you had by doing some of the yoga poses and the strength training! You will love the way you look when you are "hoola-hooping"...stay close to the potty!!!! I have been wii-ing for 12 days and can feel my body toning up, though i do have a few more pounds to go to get to my goal. Who ever thought that exercising could be soooo much fun!! I love the fact that you can make yourself into any character you would like!! I don't like the fact that when you gain a couple pounds your character on the screen "gains" too!! That's motivation right there to keep going!! Thanks for motivating me even more!! emoticon

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September 03

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Yippee! it's payday today! Bills are paid and Shy and I have enough between us to get a Wii. We've been saving for one, now when she gets off work, we are going shopping! I'm hoping that sometime between now and Christmas we might be able to snag one of the Wii fit programs. They only bring out a few at a time, and they are usually sold within the fiirst 10 minutes!
I just realised that next month is a 3 payday month....love those months, you always feel so much wealthier. lol.

Very cool temperatures outside today, it's overcast and threatening rain. I'll take the rain though, I'm just not ready for the snow!

My positives :

It's payday!
Shy and I have enough saved up to get a Wii.
My sister in law called last night and they want to do a family get together with my Aunt and Uncle in a couple of weeks.
Just Shy and I for supper tonight, so we are having our favorite....grilled cheese sandwiches!
We have a full staff back at work...until I go on holidays for a week, next week!
Just plain and simple a wonderful day.


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MAURIZIA 9/4/2008 6:54AM

    WANDA, sounds like such a wonderful day for you and Shy! Have fun with your Wii!! ~~ Hugs, Maurizia

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ALFREDIA 9/3/2008 9:46PM

  I keep hearing about these Wii thingies. I'm going to have to check it out. Sounds like it takes the work out of exercising. LOL Right up my alley. Hope you and Shy have a good time with it.

Vacation time coming up YEAH!!!!!


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MEYCHEY 9/3/2008 9:30PM

    You will love your Wii! We haven't gotten the Fit game but even tennis and baseball give you a bit of a workout so have fun with the game disk that it comes with.

Peace. Meychey

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KSNICKER 9/3/2008 8:44PM

    Oh how exciting... You're getting a Wii... There's a couple people that just got them, Cheryl and Lindie from the team and they just love it... Cheryl just got the Wii fit last week and is already loving that too... You'll have to keep us posted on how you do with it... I'm not sure that I could do it, so I'll enjoy it through you and the others... lol

Yummmm Grilled Cheese...

Enjoy your evening my friend.



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POLLY20 9/3/2008 7:09PM

    Wanda, A Wii.. I'm so excited for the both of you...Jennifer & I have the option to go to our Grandson's, but it would be better to have one close to home.. Jennifer & I just finnished our Grilled Cheese sanwich on Whole wheat.. Lola even got a taste.. Tom is out at T2Green it's a guys thing tonight
Fantasy Football.. Jen & I were supposed to go, but Tom will get everything set up for Jen & himself..I talked to Marla today & mentioned Grilled Cheese
Sandwiches.. Too Funny.. Get some well deserved rest Dear Wanda & enjoy your Positives & pay day along with Shy.. Love Ya Polly

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September 2

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Today is my Aunt and Uncle's 58th anniversary. Aunt Muriel is the last surviving sibling of my Mom's. I am so blessed that she lives close by. I phoned to talk to her today and pass along greetings, but she was out for "tea". Instead, I had a great opportunity to speak with her daughter, whom I haven't spoken to in for ever! It was great to touch base again with Kelly.
A busy day at work, then home to read all the blogs that keep me motivated and on track. I am really enjoying the virtual tours that some of your are blogging about, I get to "see" a whole new part of the world through your blogs. Thank you. It's a great and inexpensive way to travel. lol.
Had an email from Kaeli this morning...she arrived in Athens safe and sound. They have 4 days of intense touring, then they all fly to Keflonia and make their way to the small fishing village of Poros, where they will spend the next 4 months, digging and having fun!.

I have almost a foot of Shy's afghan done now! Only 5 more feet to go! lol.

My positives:
An email from Kaeli.
Shy's afghan is coming along nicely.
Wonderful virtual tours that I've been taking as I read the blogs.
Cooler weather, just right for walking in.
Two emails from friends today that I haven't heard from in awhile.
Finally found suppliers for a couple of books I've been trying to locate for the library. Yippee...they are ordered now and off my to do list!
A lovely compliment from a co-worker that not only surprised me, but made me feel good inside. You just never know what others are observing about you!
Marla, who is walking up a storm! You rock Marla.
Positive bloggers.

Have a wonderful evening, Hugs the ones your with and give them a word of encouragement.


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MAURIZIA 9/3/2008 7:36AM

    Happy Anniversary to your aunt and uncle! They were married the year I was born! :)

Glad you heard from Kaeli and what a wonderful experience for her! I always say the best part of email is keeping in touch with my family in Italy - lots cheaper than phoning and so we tend to communicate more often!

Isn't it great when you can locate someone who has access to the books you want?!!

~~ Hugs, Mauri

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ALFREDIA 9/2/2008 10:22PM


It's so nice you heard from Kaeli. Being able to receive e-mails and communicate is such a blessing.

Happy Anniversary Aunt Muriel. 58 years is phenomenal.


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POLLY20 9/2/2008 8:03PM

    Wanda, Life is such an enormous treat, when you live life the right way.. 58 years.. God Bless them.. Glad that Kaeli e-mailed you.. I know that you will now have that to look forward to..Nice to talk with Kelly, family is so very important, but with our own families, it's so hard to keep up with everyone..
Yes Marla is our Super Star.. Glad that her life is following in a Positive direction.. Keep the Happiness & Positives Flowing.. You are absolutely Glowing.. Love Ya Polly

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KSNICKER 9/2/2008 7:12PM

    Hi Wanda... Happy Anniversary to your Aunt and Uncle... 58 years... wow... That is something to celebrate. I hope that she enjoyed her tea...
Glad that you hear from Kaeli. And her adventure begins... I so envy her... to be young again... lol

I'm glad that you are enjoying all the virtual tours... I'm enjoying them as well... it's fun coming up with the next days adventure too... lol If I kept on track we'd be looking at more cows... hee hee so veered off the path today... lol

Enjoy your evening...


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