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Oh what a day....

Thursday, October 30, 2008

What a crazy, fun and silly day we had at work today. Seemed like everytime something was said, there was a snappy come back or a burst of song involving what was said ! So much fun and laughter. Love where I work.
Then to top off my day...this morning I received a phone call from Greece, my beautiful daughter phoned me at work. She is counting the days until she is finished school and on her way home. Very excited as the burial site she is working on, appears to be an untouched one and it looks like they might actually find a couple of bodies! ( I know, sounds morbid...but hey it's Halloween! lol) You should have heard the burst of laughter at work, when I asked the question " Did you find a body yet?" Seeing as they were only getting my side of the conversation...it did come across as very strange!

My Positives:
Phoned my husband and he was able to meet me for lunch...I haven't seen him since Sunday!
Phone call from my daughter.
Contact on facebook from a penpal I had when I was about 12. Fay and I corresponded for several years, and then just lost contact with our moves and life getting in the way. We have now had the opportunity to reconnect and that's a fun thing. She is in New Zealand.
A wonderfully fun and crazy day at work.
A sneaky neighbor challenge to complete tonight....I'm so excited...just like a little kid.
Life...it is filled with so many blessings.
The amazing response of this team to the challenges and to each other.
Love you guys!

God who continually challenges me to grow and be all that He created me to be.


PS...stop by my page...I finally did an update! lol

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POLLY20 10/31/2008 10:39AM

    Wanda, WooHoo for all of your positives.. You are on top of the world.. Glad that everything went your way.. I am going to ck out your page.. You are so Inspirational to everyone.. Glad that Your Gorgeous Daughter found a full lot
You have such a Lovely Family.. You & Garry too.. Love You & all of your Positive excitement.. Pass out your treats.. I know thta this will be such a treat to you as well.. Love & hugs Always Polly xxo Happy Halloween Chills

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ALFREDIA 10/31/2008 12:03AM


Have you sent for CSI to help examine the body yet? LOL Someone has to do those things I'm just glad it's not me. LOL

You are very fortunate to work in a place you enjoy so much and with people who are just as fun loving as yourself.


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KSNICKER 10/30/2008 8:49PM

    What a fun day you had... And getting to talk to you DD too... And that is pretty funny talking about bodies... with it being Halloween and all...

Enjoy your Sneaky Neighbor thing tonight... I can hear you and Shy giggling already... LOL

Thanks for the fun Challenges... ((hugs))


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NJMATTICE 10/30/2008 8:43PM

    Hope DD unearths a body for Halloween. That would be seasonally appropriate. I am glad that you had a lovely day and how nice of you to have a luncheon date. Have a great evening with your espionage escapades.
Love, Nancy

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What a blessing my day has been.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My day started off in the dark as usual now that the winter season is bearing down on us. It doesn't begin to get light now until close to 8 am.
With my day starting at 5 am, I've 3 hours of being in the dark to get through before the world starts to wake up! Of course, my family says that I usually operate in the "dark" no matter whether the sun is shining of not! lol. Love my family!

The morning was very crazy, seemed like everything that needed to be done, needed to be done yesterday! It did make the morning pass very quickly. Now that those projects are complete, I now have a new vendor set up in our system and can now order electronically from them...YAY!
Our proposed processing designs for AV material finally came together and I was able to get them scanned and emailed to Midwest Tapes our AV supplier in Ohio. Jody...our wonderful techie person, finally got my new vendor added into the FTP program, and I only had to bribe him once with a kit kat chocolate bar!
I greatly enjoyed my free hour session of Yoga today. I think I will feel muscles that I didn't know I had tomorrow though! I even signed up to do an 8 weeks session starting Nov 8...and get this...my day off work will find me going to Yoga class at 8:30 am! Now that is what I call motivated to exercise! lol.
Shy and I went out for supper tonight and had ourselves some girl time. She cracked me up though when we were driving to the Boston Pizza. I'm driving and she says (the girl who just got her driver's at age 20) "It's so nice to be driven somewhere again!" I started laughing and said to her, "You've only had your driver's for a week, and already you miss being the passenger?"....her response " Yes, when I'm driving, I have to think, that's very stressful you know!" Yep, that's my girl! lol.

My positives:
So much accomplished at work today....YAY! I've finally found clear space on my desk!
Shy, who bless her heart makes me laugh.
Spending time with Shy.
Finding that I enjoy Yoga and am now registered for an 8 week session.
This is the best one.....I was nominated as a "spark people motivator" WOO HOO, how special is that. To me that is such an honor and I'm very blessed and excited about it. A big thank you to all who had a hand in this wonderful tribute.

God blesses us all each day, we just have to be willing and open to receiving those blesses. They come in all sizes and manner, even the daily things, like a smile from a stranger is a blessing. Let's continue to cause ripple effects of positiveness that radiate out from our centers.
Have a wonderful evening,
Lots of hugs,

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NJMATTICE 10/30/2008 12:44PM

    It's about time that motivator thing clicked in! You've been motivating me from the get go!
Glad that you have found yourself in a yoga class. Flexibility! Ahh. .
Have a great Thursday!
Love, Nancy

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MAURIZIA 10/30/2008 10:35AM

    Congrats, Wanda, on being SP Motivator! WooHoo! You should be Motivator of the Year for all you do to keep us positive!

Shy's needing to be a passenger is so funny! People in my office were wondering what I found to be so funny!!

Hugs, Mauri

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POLLY20 10/30/2008 10:30AM

    Congrats Wanda..SP Motivator.. Now you have your photo on the area of fame.. I'm going to ck it out.. I think that it's under Spark Page.. .Hugs emoticon emoticon emoticonWTG~
Shy does make you laugh.. She is just so sweet like Her Mom.. Cheers
Glad that things are going your way.. You are one of the Greatest Motivators Ever.. Love Ya Always Polly xxo
It's Under Positive Attitude (((HUGS))) Cheers~How Positive~

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MARLA7 10/30/2008 9:41AM

    Wanda - I had to giggle at Shy's comment about being a passenger.... LOL Words of wisdom from a "seasoned" old driver such as she!!!

Congrats on the Spark Motivator Nomination!!! If anyone deserves it, YOU DO! Love you, Marla

Pssst... Where in Ohio is AV from? We had AV Food Services filling our vending machines where I work. Is that the same?

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KSNICKER 10/30/2008 7:06AM

    WOW a Busy but very Positive day you had...

I'm glad that you found that you enjoy Yoga... I do too... I have several tapes I used to do at home... Rodney Yee is my favorite... His voice is so calming...

Love Shy's Spirit... Wonder where she got that, my "spark people motivator" Friend...lol Woo Hoo So happy for you... And you well deserve that too...

Enjoy your day my friend...



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REDCHICK5 10/30/2008 6:48AM

    I know exactly how shy feels! I only ever drive when i go home to see my family, but it takes a lot of thinking.....so nice to be the passenger and not have to think about things! :) just entertain the driver! :)
Wohooooooooo Spark Motivator!! :) You have the recognition you deserve! you have always motivated me and kept me going! :) Thanks for your positive attitude and continued support! :) means so much to me! :)

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A day of accomplishing...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Yay, I finally got the huge order I've been working on since last Friday completed and sent. Even managed to have time to get some smaller ones finished today too!
I made my tags and little bags up to deliver to my neighbors on Halloween. Once I sat down and began doing it, it not only went quickly, but was fun too. Shy says she'll come with me to deliver them. I think we are going to do it on the sly, just seems like it will be more fun. I'll let you know how it turns out.

My Positives:

Checked off two items today on my weekly challenge...YAY!
Fun making up the Halloween bags.
Got the huge order I've been working on completed and sent.
Costume for work is almost ready.
Got off work at 2pm today, mostly because I had already put in a 7 hour shift and my eyes were sore from looking at a computer screen for most of that time!
Dive joining the team, nice to re-connect.
My SP family that makes life so filled with blessings.
My guiding angels who help me to see the blessings in my day and to extend those blessings on to others.
A lovely steamed milk treat.

Quote of the day:
Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had
wonderful things happen to you.

-- Mary Tyler Moore (1937-) American Actress

Have a wonderful evening tonight, keep on growing healthy.


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NJMATTICE 10/29/2008 11:38AM


emoticontrick or treat!

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POLLY20 10/29/2008 8:45AM

    Wanda, I am going to pass my treats along to thos I see in my neighborhood
during the next few days..I see just about everyone & I will let you know how that goes.. We are not giving out treats at home this year.. First one ever..We are finally going over to our Son's Fam with everyone else & see the kids having some fun.. I might even walk a ways with them if I can.. We get very few to stop by anymore.. I will give out my treats at the bus stop..I'll
make sure that they run it back to the house after school.. That's when I will pass out their treats.. You had a full day & got so much accomplished.. I bet Shy will get a kicj out of dropping off some treats to the neighbors.. This
should bring bck some warm memories for her.. Love & Hugs Always Polly xxo

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LMSW55 10/29/2008 7:07AM

    Wandah, thank you for your message on my Spark Page. I will look in on your blog now too. Sounds like you mixed pleasure with completing your tasks. Happy Halloween!

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MARLA7 10/29/2008 4:59AM

    Wanda - Glad you got that big order out. One less thing on your list of many tasks! I have the bags but haven't made them up yet. I'll probably do that tomorrow when I'm better rested. Enjoy your time handing them out anonymously. I think that's how I'll do it too. Love ya, Marla

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KSNICKER 10/28/2008 11:02PM

    WTG on getting that large order in... What a relief huh?

Glad that you are getting your halloween bags all ready to go... I've been so busy that I haven't thought much on it... I seem to be procrastinating on a few things lately... should have added that one to my list this week... I may make a few up tomorrow and bring them to the closest neighbors... we'll see how this back is... lol Thanks for the reminder...

Have a great evening my friend...


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ALFREDIA 10/28/2008 10:58PM

  My you accomplished so many things on your list. Hope your neighbors enjoy your treats.


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Motivation Monday

Monday, October 27, 2008

Well after coming home from work and reading all the great words on the Motivational Monday chat...I'm motivated! I'm motivated to get all my emails answered and to let you all know how much I appreciate all that you do each day to keep me motivated! THANKS.

Now does answering all my emails count towards Talking Tuesday....LOL.


Got my "to do" list all made up, might even find that I can add more to it as the week goes by.
Almost completed a very huge order that I have been working on since Friday of last week. It's taking forever to get into the system, but only about 30 more titles to add and then I can send it on it's way. YAY.
Got some outdoor walking in, by walking to the meeting/demo that I had to go to this morning.
My scale emoticon...gave me added motivation to burn more calories today! YAY for emoticons!
This team that just keeps on providing me with such encouragement and so many blessings. Thank You.
God, who helps me to see humor in my life. Life is too long to be miserable!

For those of you working on the surprise challenge...just a reminder that October 30th is coming up fast. For new members, you'll find the challenge posted in amongst the chit chat lounge and healthy choices headlines. Please join in for the fun if you can.

Have a spectacular evening, remember...if you aren't moving forward, you are likely standing still.


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MAURIZIA 10/28/2008 6:08AM

    Wanda, you're welcome! And thank YOU for keeping us all motivated and reminding us how much more it is worth putting effort into being positive!

LOVE the kitties!!! It started my Talking Tuesday with a smile...and btw, the girls must know it's Talking Tuesday...they are so noisy this morning...just singing (meowing) up a storm!

Hugs, Maurizia

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KSNICKER 10/27/2008 10:13PM

    Love that Motivation... lol
And that's what you did for me today with the new challenge...

As for that special challenge... not sure I will get to that one... But will think on it... Maybe I can make tit to a couple houses... we'll see... This darn back is at it again... But not givin in yet... lol

Have a great evening...

Oh and Thanks... I knew you would understand about my daughter.
I feel good... do do do do do do do... I DIDN'T know that I would... hee hee



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MARLA7 10/27/2008 8:44PM

    Wanda - Love the kitties in the picture! I wasn't very motivated today... hardly ever am on a Monday. I guess it's the weekend of gaining fluids that gets me... tires me out. Sounds like you should be tired after all you do in a day! LOL Love ya, Marla

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A lazy day that required some effort!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I had a very lazy day today, a lovely serenity Sunday. Spent some time having a chat with God and then reading some internet research items, and played a couple of rounds of a word game.

Garry and I went out to the hardware store to price out and look for ideas for doing some further finishing in the family room. We'd like to reface the fireplace. It's red brick and very unattractive...we'd like to reface with a nice stone of some sort.

Worked a bit on Shy's afghan and then sat and ate a whole bowl of microwave popcorn...which made me feel unhappy with myself. I don't usually crave snacks like this, but guess it was just my guides way of getting me up off my duff and motivating me to go for a nice walk. Which is exactly what Shy and I did. We went for a lovely brisk walk for 30 minutes. Temperature is dropping so it was on the nippy side....a good thing, cause it made us walk a wee bit faster! lol.

My positives:
A lovely day to just be and appreciate the blessings in my life.
An opportunity to share some positives with someone else.
Working on Shy's afghan...almost done. I'm on the last ball of wool now!
A beautiful brisk walk, helped me to re-connect with nature and got me moving.
Garry and I spending some time together, even if it was at the hardware store! lol.

Have a blessed and wonderful evening. Don't forget to do your challenges and keep on focusing on all those positives.


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NJMATTICE 10/27/2008 8:16PM

    Popcorn. It calls to some people. Sorry that it messed with your serenity.
Onward and upward.

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POLLY20 10/27/2008 12:30PM

    Wanda, it sure was a glorious day My Dearest Wanda.. I am so glad that you enjoyed the pleasures of this week-end.. Enjoy this day as well.. Love Ya Always Polly xxo

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KSNICKER 10/27/2008 7:53AM

    Good Morning my friend...

I'm a bit behind on my blogs... but I'm here... lol

Your day sounded wonderful... And no beating yourself up over that popcorn... unless there was lots of butter... lol then I'll help... LOL

Now about this weather... Are you sending the cold stuff down here? It's 55 this morning here and getting down to 48 F tomorrow... BRRRRR I guess I will turn the AC off today...
enjoy your day my friend...


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MAURIZIA 10/27/2008 6:57AM

    Wanda, what a lovely day! I hope we get to see a photo of Shy's afghan! I love knitting and really miss it...realized that yesterday when I watch a young man spinning yarn at a crafts fair. The nip in the air...It's chilly here, too, this a.m. but I'm planning on getting a walk in sometime today...not sure if it will be this a.m., but at least when I get home!

Hugs, Mauri

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MARLA7 10/27/2008 5:16AM

    Wanda - Your choice of snacks could've been much worse. Microwave popcorn isn't that horrible! Unless it was saturated with butter & salt.

I had the "urge" to walk last night kind of late so got my shoes on & out the door I went. After a nice 45 min. walk I felt refreshed so I know the feeling you had.

Can't wait to see your finished project on the fireplace someday! Love ya, Marla

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ALFREDIA 10/26/2008 9:32PM

  Glad you had a very serene day.

You always make the best of everything even eating a bowl of popcorn.

Got to go start making that list.


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