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Serenity Sunday

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Such a blessed day, just being in the moment and enjoying the serenity that Sunday brings. Time to sit and meditate today, my "seashore" is still warm enough to sit at and the "ocean" is still active. Oh, I'm going to miss those leaves when they finally drop! lol.

We had a wonderful time at my brothers last night. Enjoyed visiting with both brothers and Sil's and with my aunt and uncle. My fruit dessert was a big hit, so glad and so healthy.

My Positives:
Serenity in my day.
Warm sunshine, meant I could sit at the "seashore" (for those of you who don't know...it's my back deck!)
Watching a busy little squirrel getting ready for winter.
Challenges posted.
My to do list for tomorrow all ready and I'm actually looking forward to getting it done....means I get my challenge underway also!
A day off work tomorrow...a day to look forward to.
God and friends who bless my life.

Have a wonderful evening everyone,
til tomorrow,

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NJMATTICE 9/29/2008 2:47PM

    Thanks for sharing some "seashore" Serenity! I am glad to be here on Motivation Monday to breathe in some serenity in the midst of my motivation. Have a wonderful "free" day.

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POLLY20 9/29/2008 8:56AM

    A nice peaceful day for today.. Feel the relaxation & meditation..I'm so glad that the fam dinner the other night went so well.. Love & Hugs Polly

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ALFREDIA 9/28/2008 8:13PM

  I know you'll miss your seashore this coming winter. The temperatures here are getting cooler and it won't be much longer til the leaves on the trees will start falling. But as fast time seems to fly it'll be summer and your ocean waves will start up again. LOl

Nice you got to spend time with family.


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KSNICKER 9/28/2008 6:57PM

    What beautiful view you have from your deck... hee hee
Hey we can all use our imagination... I do it all the time... lol

Glad your day was so nice...

Hope your tomorrow is as well my friend...

I'll send some more sunshine for you... emoticon Just in case you need to sit on the deck of the bay... Watching the tide roll away... lol



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Good Morning...

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Good Morning everyone, I didn't blog last night as I was so tired.

Today is off to a great start. I heard from a cousin that I haven't talked to in many years. She found me on Facebook and sent me a note. I'm thrilled as I am now in contact with her siblings also. What a great way to start the day.
We are off to my eldest brothers tonight for dinner. My other brother and his wife are driving up from where they live and my Aunt and Uncle will be there also. Garry has to work late, so told them to go ahead eat if we aren't there at meal time, we'll bring dessert so not to worry. I'm bringing a lovely edible arrangement (it's a fruit arrangement...see healthy!)
Shy and her friend went to see "Body Works" last night. She said it was great, some things she had a bit of trouble with but worth seeing. Kaeli had seen it in Germany and in Vancouver BC, I on the other hand will not go, I know it would greatly bother me.

So My positives for today (already!)

Contact from a cousin that I had lost contact with. So thrilled.
Invitation to dinner.
Healthy choice for dessert contribution.
Sunshine today!
Invitation to a baby shower next weekend.
A day off to look forward to on Monday.
Anticipation of the up coming challenge! emoticon
Finally got our passport renewal applications completed, just have to go to the passport office and get them handed in!
A happy attitude and a grateful heart.

Have an awesome day everyone,


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POLLY20 9/28/2008 11:04AM

    Wanda, So much going on.. But it sure is all positive.. So happy that you were found by your cousin & that your headed out to your Brothers for a visit & bring all of those great edibles.. Maybe by Monday you'll slow down & find some comfort with rest & relaxzation.. Love Ya Polly

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ALFREDIA 9/27/2008 11:29PM

  I understand about being too tired. Sometimes I start to log in and my eyes start burning and I'm done for.

Hope you enjoy your dinner.


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KSNICKER 9/27/2008 5:39PM

    Yep that fruit does sound good... It's funny now how somedays I crave it... lol Enjoy your dinner... Sounds like a nice time seeing relatives you haven't seen in a while...

Have fun!



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MARLA7 9/27/2008 4:05PM

    Wanda - I hope you enjoy your time tonight at your cousins...along with your aunt & uncle. Your dessert sounds yummy! Love fruit. Love you, Marla

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Thoughtful Thursday...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

What a lovely Thoughtful Thursday for me...I was the recipient of so many lovely thoughtful gestures today. I received "goodies", notes, emails and a big hug! Wow, what did I do, I'm going to have to see if I can do it again, whatever "it" is!

I tried phoning my Granddaughter, but the line is busy, so will try again. I'm sure she is having a great birthday.
A busy day at work, but lots of laughter as usual. Tomorrow our resident
"guy" is off, so I will end up going in earlier to get things up and running, but then I'm having a day off on Monday! Yippee! I have so many overtime hours I need to use some of them up.

Not much happening in my world today, rather a mellow day despite all the laughter at work.

My Positives:
A wonderful job that I love, co-workers that make me laugh. We are planning a group halloween dress-up for our dept. I will try to take pictures to post for you.
A granddaughter who is so special.
Shy who told her Dad last night, that she thinks she might be ready to take her driver's! Now she just has to make the appointment...that could be awhile! lol
Having fun planning a surprise challenge for our team....get ready....it's coming! emoticon
God who surprises me each day with so many blessings.
That I work in the back offices and didn't have to deal with a sewage leak in the teenzone area of the library today. The retail store above, once again had a problem with their washroom! Needless to same we are reeeeaaalllly looking forward to moving to our new facilities.
That I never know what each day will bring, I'm learning to enjoy living in the moment!

Have a very wonderful evening, thanks for stopping by and seeing what I've been up to today!


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POLLY20 9/26/2008 9:47PM

    Wanda, I'm here.. Just running on empty for now.. I'll be hitting the sheets soon & will be ready to go again first thing.. Change is good.. Challenges are Terific.. Love Ya Polly

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WANDAH3 9/26/2008 9:42PM

    Thank you for the roses, they will look so nice on my dining table!

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ALFREDIA 9/26/2008 8:56PM


I'm glad you had such a wonderful day. I didn't send anything but I appreciate you and all the time and thought you extend to this team. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Thought I'd send you a dozen red roses.

Oh and about that challenge. You have my curiousity aroused.



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TERSIEFROG 9/26/2008 3:37PM

    I can't wait to see what this surprise challenge might be. I'm always up for a challenge!!
I hope you enjoy your long weekend once you get through your Fabulous Friday!

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NJMATTICE 9/26/2008 9:34AM

    Better not build up that surprise challenge too much. I got in trouble yesterday for raising expectations with clean, but used socks in a pretty package. Nonetheless, it will be a learning experience regardless and a challenge to deal with any letdown. An exercise in finding the positive. Okay I'm ready for it. Bring it on. And if this is an exercise in patience, very clever. Very clever indeed!
-Nancy emoticon

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MAURIZIA 9/26/2008 6:57AM

    Okay, Wanda, you've whetted my appetite...now I can't wait for the surprise challenge! Where is it? Huh?? Just kidding about the rush. Pretty ordinary days are really gifts from G-d, don't you think? Thanks for all you do! ~~ Hugs, Maurizia

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KSNICKER 9/25/2008 11:07PM

    Wanda... Another day with some great positives... I sure hope you get moved to the new place soon... I'd stay in the back too... hee hee

Ok What do you have up your sleeve for the challenge? huh? lol

Have a grea evening...



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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Garry and Quin with one of Garry's catches. (They only do catch and release)

Boy, was it cold out this morning...I had to scrape frost off the windows before I could drive to work! Supposed to be even colder tomorrow, but then God is going to bless us with some warmer weather on the weekend and next week. It's supposed to go back up to the high teens, low 20's. We'll take it!

Busy day at work today. I also had a safety meeting that ran on overtime, meant I didn't get off work at my usual time, but that's okay, now I have more banked time!

Garry has taken Shy out to practice more driving. I'm hoping that she will make arrangements to do her driver's test by the end of this month. It's getting to the time of very cold weather and it will be too cold to walk the distance she will have to walk to get to work. Prayers for her would be appreciated.

My positives:
This wonderful group who really get into the challenges that are posed to them. It's such an enjoyment to come home and find out what they have been up to.
A warm vehicle (that has heated seats) to drive to work in.
No more Muskrats paying us early morning visits!
Garry, who willingly takes Shy out to practice.
Kathy and Andy, who got their house.
God who lifts me up each day and reminds me that I am worthy.

A Creed to Live By

Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself to others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Don't set your goals by what other people deem important.
Only you know what is best for you.

Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless.

Don't let life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live up all the days of your life.

Don't give up when you still have something left to give,
Nothing is really over . . . till the moment you stop trying.

Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect.
It is this fragile thread that binds us together.

Don't be afraid to encounter risks.
It is by taking chances, that we learn to be brave.

Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find.
The quickest way to receive love is to give love;
the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly;
and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don't dismiss your dreams.
To be without dreams is to be without hope;
to be without hope is to be without purpose.

Don't run through life so fast
that you forget not only where you've been,
but where you are going.

Life is not a race,
but a journey to be savored every step of the way.


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NJMATTICE 9/25/2008 6:31PM

    Thanks for sharing the good stuff. And I'll pray for Shy if you pray for Mary.
Love you.

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MAURIZIA 9/25/2008 7:07AM

    Wanda, heated seats! You sure do need them up there! :) Compared to you, RI is having a heat wave at 41 this a.m.! Hehehe...

Shy (and Garry) are in my prayers that she gets her driving license safely and soon!

That fish is incredible! So beautiful!

Hugs, Maurizia

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POLLY20 9/24/2008 10:46PM

    Wanda, You are Spiratually led & are leading us all in the right direction as well.. Best Wishes to Shy.. Much Love Always Polly

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MARLA7 9/24/2008 9:42PM

    Wanda - Kevin wanted to know what part of Canada you're from or where did they catch that big fish at? Aww... heated seats. My Saturn had them. I miss that. Helped my back to feel better. Thanks for the memory! Love ya, Marla

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TERSIEFROG 9/24/2008 9:31PM

    Hi Wanda! That's one big fish!

Boy it's awfully early to be scraping ice already. I'm glad we haven't had our first frost yet. I will miss the warm, sunny days. My oldest daughter will be getting her learner's permit tomorrow! I can't believe how fast they grow up.

Thank you so much for the creed! That definitely is worth remembering.

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KSNICKER 9/24/2008 9:27PM

I've heard about those heated seats, but have never tried one... Glad you have one... You would need it for sure...

Thanks for all your prayers for our new home and for today's assignment... I enjoyed remembering a good time in my life and reading about others times as well...

Good Luck to Shy...



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A much less exciting day!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I love this picture of my girl. She is having such a great time this semester.

A much less exciting day at work today, no sign of any muskrats or other would be interesting patrons!

We did get a massive book delivery today though. The person who normals receives them is away on holidays so Gail and I dived in and had a good time receiving them into the computer system as well as already getting some of them processed and ready for our cataloger "Geff".
Mostly childrens and teen books today, but I'm sure before the week is out we'll be seeing a load of adult material arriving.

My positives:
No muskrats to catch and release!
A busy day at work, the days always go by so fast then.
Put on a pair of slacks for work this morning that I haven't worn all summer...I need to get some smaller ones! Yea Me!
I'm almost 2/3 of the way finished with Shy's afghan.
Dinner invitation for this Saturday evening with family. My brother and SIL from out of town are coming also. Haven't seen them in awhile, only talked on the phone.
God's direction in my life.
A slightly warmer day today than yesterday, it's teasing us, is it summer still, isn't it summer!

I liked this prayer of blessing and wanted to share it with you all.
Count Your Blessings

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;

Count your gains instead of your losses.

Count your joys instead of your woes;

Count your friends instead of your foes.

Count your smiles instead of your tears;

Count your courage instead of your fears.

Count your full years instead of your lean;

Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.

Count your health instead of your wealth;

Love your neighbor as much as yourself.

Author unknown

Have a wonderful evening.

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KSNICKER 9/24/2008 12:07AM

    Wanda your DD sure is a beauty... She should model with those eyes and smile of hers... She must take after her mom... hee hee

Glad you got some help getting those books received today...

Love the prayer of blessing... Thank you...



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NJMATTICE 9/23/2008 11:15PM

    Boy if I had a sticker for every blessing! Oh wait. . . I think I do! Thanks for the reminder to keep positive. Have a restful sleep and I look forward to reading some memories tomorrow. Good Night.

-Nancy emoticon

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TERSIEFROG 9/23/2008 8:58PM

    I used to work in a library. I loved when I got to help process new books. Heck, I loved doing just about anything with the books. I was only part time and needed a full time pay check, so it wasn't a very long lived job. Sounds like you had a good day!


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MS-CEE 9/23/2008 6:31PM

    Hurray for smaller slacks and a child's wide smiles .. no matter how grown she is.

My guys flash between babies and grown men. Incredible!

Begone, muskrat! Begone! emoticon

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MAURIZIA 9/23/2008 5:48PM

    Wanda, I love that prayer so thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Your daughter sure does look like she's enjoying herself at the dig. How proud you must be of your children!

WOOHOO on needing smaller slacks! HOORAY!

Hugs, Maurizia

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