Monday, October 13, 2008
Wow, 2200 km in less than 72 hours....I have a numb bum from all that sitting! lol
We had a fabulous time though. We spent overnight in Valemount BC after traveling through a white out snow storm for about 20 minutes near Edson Alberta, and then some rain. Got up in the morning to -7 degrees, scraped frost off the windows and headed through peasoup fog for Kamloops(3 more hours of driving) and spent a very short couple of hours visiting with Garry's aunt and uncle...who really are our good friends not just relatives. Sure do miss those more frequent visits with them now that we aren't living in BC. It was great to see them and catch up on each others lives. I invited Jeannie to stop by SP and our team. Told her I was going to looking for her, so if she takes up the offer, I know you guys will make her welcome. Our trip from Kamloops to Williams Lake was much nicer weather wise and we didn't encounter any freezing rain/snow until just before Williams Lake. Got there about 4pm Saturday afternoon.
Hazel and Rod are thrilled with their new vehicle that we delivered to them. They had purchased a new vehicle through Garry. Hazel made a marvelous Thanksgiving supper (yes, turkey and all the trimmings). Other friends of our joined us for supper and a great time of playing cards and visiting. It was great timing as Terry and Carol had just sold their home and are moving to Kelowna BC. We played cards and a crazy game called "Mexican train". Had a blast...just like old times where we got together almost every weekend to play cards or board games.
After an early morning of breakfast, we were on the road again heading back home. Almost 11 hours of straight driving saw us home late last night. A whirl wind trip for sure, but so worth all the aches and numb bum today!
Missed you guys, so I'm off now to check out the blogs and posts and find out what you have all been up to the past couple of days.
An opportunity to share SP with Jeannie, Hazel and Carol.
Visiting with friends.
Singing along in the vehicle with Garry and just sharing and chatting. It was either that or silence....when you are driving through the mountains the radio reception is non-existant!
Getting back home again.
Knowing that God has us exactly where we are supposed to be...seeing Williams Lake again after 8 years of being away just confirmed we are glad that we moved! Other than missing our friends...there are no emotional ties to the place at all. And that's a good thing.
Have an awesome day.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
This is where we are going tomorrow. It will take us about 12 hours of driving to get there.
Well, it's been a long, long work day today. A 10 hour day, but now I'm on holidays! Yippee!.
What a great and crazy day at work. Seemed like everyone in our department had got the singing bug and were filled with crazy antics. We were even singing Christmas songs! Fridays are usually the day that craziness happens in our department, but today was the new Friday!
Tomorrow Garry and I are heading out to Williams lake, BC. Friends of ours purchased a new vehicle through Garry and we are delivering it to them and bringing back their trade-in. We'll make a detour through Kamloops to see family then head to Williams Lake on Saturday afternoon. Because it's where we used to live, we will hopefully see lots of friends. Hazel is planning a dinner party for several Saturday night so that will be fun.
We hope to be back late, late Sunday night. On the off chance that we don't get back until Monday, I'm going to try to post next week's challenges early. I probably won't have access to a computer while away, but I'll be thinking of you. I'm even planning on wearing my elastic band and ping and sing while gone! Now that's dedication for you! lol.
A fabulous day at work, so many laughs and so much craziness.
Managed to get the mole hill on my desk reduced sufficiently.
Email from Kaeli.
Phone call tonight from Hazel wishing us a safe trip.
Knowing that we'll be seeing family and friends this weekend. What a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend (it's Canada's)
This team that brightens my day with their enthusiasm and support.
God who blesses my life.
My garage door is finally fixed.
Have an awesome evening, and weekend. I'll post the challenges tomorrow before leaving.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
I just had to post these two items from Daily OM. They certainly fit right into my day. On top of the that I received today as my sticker...I'm thinking the good Lord has been trying to communicate with me!!
October 7, 2008
Avoiding Negative Vibrations
Taking on the Energy of Others
There are times when you may find that being around certain individuals or groups of people leaves you with feelings of discomfort. It may be that spending time with a particular friend feels draining or that dealing with a specific coworker exhausts you. Being around toxic or angry people is also draining. And you may even find that being surrounded by a crowd of people lowers your energy levels rather than perks you up. This is not that unusual. Each of us radiates energy and is capable of being influenced by the energy of other people. It is important to learn how to shield yourself, so you donít unknowingly take on someone elseís energy. While some people know how to instinctively protect themselves from being adversely affected by energy, most of us need to discover and practice the technique that works best.
There are a number of ways to avoid being affected by peopleís energy. Shielding is one preventative technique you can use. Center yourself and envision being enveloped in a cocoon of loving and protective light. This protective layer should allow you to consciously regulate the energy around you. The intent to shield oneself is all you need for this technique to work. You can even create a trigger word to assist you in quickly creating a shield. Say this word each time you create a new shield, until the word and the shield become automatically associated in your mind. If you run into a person whose energy you find draining, you may want to cleanse your own energy field after your encounter. Sage, cold showers, singing, mineral water baths, spending time in nature, and a simple break to recharge are all ways to accomplish this.
While it is important to know how to shield yourself from energy, there are those energies that you may not want to shut out. The energy of laughter from a newborn baby, the feeling of joy radiating from someone in love, and the frequency of calm emanating from an enlightened teacher are just some of the energies coming from others that you may want to have around you.
October 7, 2008
Take Relaxation Breaks
Scorpio Daily Horoscope
You could have a full schedule of appointments and meetings, which may mean that you feel busy today. Although it may be stimulating and interesting to engage in so many activities throughout the day, you might wish to take breaks and allow yourself time to slow down, rest, and relax. Making room in your schedule for yourself today can help you to not only feel better about your own well-being but can also give you an additional boost of energy to meet the demands of your day. Even something as simple as taking a walk through the park during lunch or meditating for a few minutes during your break could make it easier for you to get through your tasks in way that is healthy, calm, and peaceful.
Creating relaxation breaks for ourselves infuses our tasks with fresh energy. There are always times when we have so much on our plates that it feels almost energizing. If we can recognize that during these times our energy doesnít come from running around but from slowing down and taking care of ourselves, we will be more able to take our responsibilities in stride. Meditation breaks or silent walks in which we listen to the sounds that surround us are ways in which we can balance the things we must do with our well-being. By taking relaxation breaks today you will become more effective at what you need to do for you will be able to step back and see things from a more relaxed perspective.
Sorry for the long blog, but there are just those days that the messages you receive are just so appropriate.
A God who cares so much for me, that He keeps on repeating His message until I get it.
Finally getting a very difficult order sent and off my desk and do list!
Meeting that went well.
My SP friends who make all this so worth while. Thanks for all your support and encouragement.
Knowing that I only have two more working days until I am once again on holidays! Yay...I'm on holidays from Oct 10 to the 21st.
Being so blessed.
Have a wonderful evening ,
Monday, October 06, 2008
Motivational Monday...think I needed some help in the motivation department today...sigggghhhh. Must have been all the work we accomplished on the weekend. Even our garage was in protest! When I went to leave for work this morning, the garage door wouldn't open, a spring snapped and broke. Good thing my car was parked outside and I was able to get to work. Unfortunately the repair people can't come for a couple of days, so now we need to use the front door (like normal people would lol),
Busy day at work, poor Geff ended up going home sick, a good indication that flu season is beginning. Tomorrow we have meetings all morning and then I need to get an excel sheet updated and sent to a vendor so they can finish doing the computer connections on their end. This is a new vendor we are adding, so want to get everything done right the first time.
Quin made it home late last night, and will take a couple of days to relax before heading out the door again to his winter job.
Quin is home, even if only for a couple of days.
My car was parked outside the garage instead on inside like last time!
Geff took his sick self home so he didn't spread the germs.
Managed to pick up some groceries on the way home today, so I don't have to go out again.
Life is a positive, at least I choose to make it so!
Have a wonderful evening all,
Sunday, October 05, 2008
I was so tired last night that I just went to bed. Garry and I got a fair amount accomplished yesterday in the de-clutter department. Still lots to go, amazing where all this "stuff" comes from. You don't notice it as you gradually put stuff here or put stuff there over the years and then when you start to actually deal with it....wow...there is lots!
We basically concentrated on the garage yesterday, with just some minor things brought up from the basement. The basement is going to be another marathon weekend of cleaning out. At least the garage is now useable again for parking a vehicle in. I spent a couple hours yesterday just shredding old papers. Boxes of old personal papers/income taxes files that are now over 10 years old and can safely be shredded. What a great feeling to finally be able to clear that out. Because winter is coming, we decided that doing the garage first was a wise idea. Tackling one room at a time makes more sense to us, than trying to do it all at once.
The previous owners of the house had left stuff here that they have never come and gotten, even after repeated calls to them, so yesterday all the bottles that they had cleaned and saved for bottling their own beer got hauled to the bottle recycle depot and the bench seat from their vehicle, Garry is going to take to the auto wreckers to sell. They also left a really nice old trunk, which we decided we would keep and use.
Sorry, I got interrupted, but in a good way...Kaeli just phoned! I've have now passed the phone off to her Dad and sister. She is enjoying Greece and the excavation, but missing everyone. Only a couple more months and she will be home again...how time passes.
Quin will be home today also. He phoned last night to say that he should be here sometime late today. The lodge is now closed until next May. The ice is beginning to form on the lake already!
More de-cluttering accomplished.
Feeling like we are making head way in becoming more organized.
Kaeli's phone call, always a huge positive!
Quin will be home today.
Serenity Sunday today.
God's many blessing in my life.
Have a wonderful serenity Sunday everyone.
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