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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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What a day!

Monday, September 22, 2008

So glad that yesterday was Serenity Sunday, cause Motivational Monday got off to a roaring start!

One of the funniest day's I have ever had! This morning while Geff and I were the only ones at work, (we are the two that are there for a couple of hours before anyone else even rolls out of bed!) we had an exciting morning.
I was out in the main library doing magazines, Geff comes out and says, "You might want to stay out here for awhile". I'm thinking there' been a chemical leak or something chemical smelling (which I'm highly allergic too). Me.. "why, what's happened". Geff..." Ummmhhh, we have a visitor in TS (our dept). Now I'm on high alert..."what kind of visitor?" Geff..." a muskrat". Me..."we have a what in TS????" At this point I begin to laugh, as I know Geff wouldn't be trying to pull my leg, if it was something serious. Geff..."a muskrat". Me..." okay, I'm not afraid of a little muskrat, I'll come and help."
Needless to say, as we make our way back to TS dept, we are closing off doors to ensure we have a smaller area to try and trap this little critter. Geff says he saw him in our dept, so we close the door there and begin searching for him. Geff has a tall blue recycle bucket that he is going to try and catch him in, I'm cautiously walking around checking under everything, knowing that the poor little critter is probably scared, and I don't want to scare him even more. Well, we can't find him, then both of us at the same time thought...oh no, he wouldn't crawl into the compact shelving would he??? So very carefully we begin moving the shelves (they run on steel runners on the floor and slide back and forth), hoping like crazy that if he darted in there, that we wouldn't squish him by moving the shelves. Nope we can't find him there. Me..."Geff, he wouldn't have gone out into the hall would he?" Geff " I don't think so, but maybe". Okay time to broaden our search. I carefully open the door to TS and check out the hall, moving slowly as I don't want to scare him if that's where he is. Then out of the corner of my eye, I see him darting behind a chair in the staff room. "Geff, he's in the staff room" Quickly I close the door to the staff room, Yeah, it's a smaller confinement area. Well, I'm sure anyone that would have been watching, would have been rolling on the floor with laughter as Geff and I made attempts to scoop this little critter up in the recycle container. We did succeed, but he was one unhappy and scared little guy. We quickly opened doors and Geff tipped the container and released him into the very wet outside. By this time the two of us are hysterically laughing and trying to figure out how on earth he got into the library in the first place.

Let me assure you, although we pride ourselves on having an open door policy for families, we couldn't quite figure out how we could sign up as patrons, family of muskrats!

Our library is never boring!

My positives:
A great Monday morning, lots of laughter and fun.
A phone call from Kaeli at work, how nice to answer my phone and hear my daughter's voice.
Enthusiasm from this team for the challenges I think up.
God in my life.
A very blessed day.

Now, who can top this one for a Monday morning starter?????


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WANDAH3 9/23/2008 5:17PM

    Kathy, that's too funny, Sharon played that same song yesterday when she found out about Geff's and my little adventure. LOL

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POLLY20 9/23/2008 4:25PM

    Wanda & Geff, Muskrat Hunters.. I am just picturing the two of you.. So funny, but I'm sure that it was a little frightening as well.. Good job.. Saved the day.. Can you imagine the excitement & the screams if others were involved.. The Poor little thing would have just died from all of the ruckus..
lol I'm glad that you enjoyed your phone call with Kaeli.. Now that doesn't happen everyday & I commend the both of you for pulling it off & safely removing the little critter.. They say that they sometimes return.. Keep your watchful eyes opened Wanda & Geff... lol Love Ya Polly

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KSNICKER 9/23/2008 3:04PM

    Hee Hee... I dedicate this song to you my friend...

Muskrat Love... by Captain & Tennille

Muskrat, Muskrat, candle light Doing the town
and doing it right in the evening
It's pretty pleasing Muskrat Suzie, Muskrat Sam do the jitterbug
out in Muskrat Land And they shimmy...
Sam is so skinny And they whirl and they twirl and they tango
Singing and jinging a jango
Floating like the heavens above
Looks like Muskrat Love.
Nibbling on bacon, chewing on cheese Sam says to Suzie,
Honey, would you please be my Mrs?
Suzie says yes with her kisses
Now he's tickling her fancy,
rubbing her toes muzzle to muzzle now,
anything goes as they wriggle,
Sue starts to giggle

And BTW... there is no way I would have helped get that critter out of there... I don't do any kind of RAT... lol

Thanks for the giggles...



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MAURIZIA 9/23/2008 6:39AM

    Wanda, emoticon for getting the muskrat out safely! Our little mouse hasn't shown itself since Katie carried it around my apt. Hoping it means s/he made it safely out of the apt. It's probably in the attic!! My landlady gave me a trap, but I just couldn't do it.

Thanks for starting my Tuesday off with smiles! ~~ Hugs, Maurizia

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NJMATTICE 9/22/2008 9:10PM

    You win.
emoticon (proudly representing all rodent type creatures)

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TERSIEFROG 9/22/2008 8:38PM

    Oh!! I'm glad he got back outside safely! Poor little guy probably was terrified with these two humans hunting him down! hehe. No, my morning definitely was not anywhere near as fun or exciting!

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ALFREDIA 9/22/2008 8:05PM

  What fun you had and all those additional calories you burned trying to find a muskrat.

My question is did he find something he could read? LOL Perhaps he needs to enroll in a special reading class.

Glad you heard from Kaeli.


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MARLA7 9/22/2008 7:09PM

    Not me.... no muskrats in my place! Too funny Wanda. I visualized you two on your Muskrat search... spy glasses in hand! LOL Glad you got your 'visitor' and showed him the door! Love ya, Marla

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