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Wednesday, November 19, 2008



I've been having a few minors issues with my computer. It's been running very slow and just generally not working correctly. If I click to a new screen before everything has loaded completely, I get booted out. Decided to do a defrag, virus scan, spyware scan and a registry mechanic on my computer. Fixed what ever they told me to fix...voila...assumed my computer would now work correctly.....nope! Now my computer will not save my login's, even when I click on the "remember me" button, and today...getting on to the internet was none existant until this evening...I'm Here Now!, but it's slow going.
Such is the life of a person who uses the computer for everything! Think I need to take some computer repair classes! lol

I've had a very busy day, work was very busy, trying to get all those last minute budget orders in and praying that they all arrive before year end. After work, I had to drive into the city to the Shaw Cable company to get some answers to many questions we had. I came away with lots of food for thought as to what we really need in the way of internet, phone and cable tv. Everyone's deal is the best! lol. Headed back home and on the way stopped at the insurance office. We got the bill for adding Shyra to Kaeli's car insurance and it was more than we were lead to believe it would be. They were so nice at the office. The agent looked at the bill and even she said it didn't look right. Turns out that the head office or who ever sends the bills, had not taken into account Shyra's driver's training. That reduced the bill by $100.00. YAY! I was very impressed with the service...something that often times seems to be missing in the service industry now adays. Just might have to get them to give Garry and I a quote for car and house insurance in the new year!

Poor Shyra has a bad cold...she's all stuffed up and achy. Off to bed she's gone after a nice bowl of soup.

My positives:
A busy day at work, lots accomplished.
Still no snow, so driving into the city after work was a breeze.
Lots of questions anwered with Shaw.
Insurance office was great, Shyra's bill was reduced by $100.00. YAY!
A great evening to relax. My jammies are on and soon my feet will be up and I have a great book to read! My favorite pass time.
All of you, you keep me focused and enthused about my lifestyle journey.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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POLLY20 11/20/2008 2:33PM

    Wanda, Pack up all of your computer woes.. I'm glad that you are back in action.. I had a few bad comp days.. Keep your positives flowing & they'll keep on growing & growing.. ((HUGS))Polly

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MARLA7 11/19/2008 9:13PM

    Wanda - Nice hearing about your day... but sorry for your computer issues. I hate when computers and cars "act up"! I hope Shy feels better soon. I've had my cold for two weeks now since I got the flu shot. *grumble grumble*

Stay warm. I'm in my jammies too, warm socks, slippers on & a nice comfy blanky... been reading a good book all evening. Going back to it soon. Enjoy. Love ya, Marla

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NJMATTICE 11/19/2008 9:03PM

    How come when you talk about your computer I can't hear the same whine? Do you have a whine filter or something. Just sounded like facts to me. I'm taking notes. Hmmmmmm. . .
Enjoy your jammies! Are you having some warm milk with that?
Love you,
Nancy

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KSNICKER 11/19/2008 8:55PM

    Love your positives. Glad that Shaw could help with all the questions... Hope you get your computer issues worked out... I was having all kinds of problems too last week and did everything that you mentioned.. Then decided that it was my Internet Explorer... for lack of anything else... It was freezing up or just shutting down... it was very difficult to post to any of the blogs and even the team threads... So that's when I downloaded The Firefox browser to try... And I haven't had any problems since... Just kept IE but made Firefox my default browser...
Good Luck with yours...

((hugs)) for Shy... Hope she feels better...

Thanks for all your support my friend...

((hugs))

Kathy

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ALFREDIA 11/19/2008 8:54PM

  Wanda

Computers make our life easier but are sooooooo frustrating when they don't move or work properly. Glad you finally got it working. It's always good to save those dollars. Woo Hoo. Hope Shy gets to feeling better.

I love snuggling up in my warm bathrobe in the evening.

Marie

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Tuesday November 18

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It was nice to get back into a regular routine again as I headed back to work. I like having a schedule, not that I'm not flexible within that schedule, I just like the organization of a routine.

Snow has still held off, but we did have some freezing rain today. Snow is predicated now for the next 3 days, but the temperatures are still above zero, so not sure if we will actually get snow or if we will get rain. I'd rather the snow that the rain. When the temperatures drop then there is always the risk of black ice forming on the roads. Oh well, I'm not in control of the weather, so we'll take what we get and use common sense!

I won a ticket in a draw today at work. It gives me a free pass to go to the Festival of trees this weekend being held here in town. I'm excited about going, it will help get me into the Christmas spirit. Organizations decorate trees, wreaths, gingerbread houses etc and they are in turn put up for auction to help raise money for charity. I'm looking forward to seeing all the delights that are being offered. Maybe I'll even have the opportunity to bid on something! Woo Hoo!

19 more days until our Kaeli comes home from Greece. Just in time for her brother and her sisters birthdays, both of which are just before Christmas. Hard to believe that our baby will be 21 this year! Where has the time gone.

My positives:
Life is back into a routine again, always much easier to stay on track.
Winning a free pass to the Festival of Trees event.
Opportunity to chat with people today that I don't normally get a chance to chat with.
No snow as yet! Although that means I'm not burning calories with shoveling.
Friends and family.
God who gives me eternaly love.

Have a wonderful evening, keep on smiling and brightening the world around you.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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ALFREDIA 11/19/2008 6:52PM

  Wanda

I like routine too. You are getting some cold weather up there but I know you get more snow and colder temperatures up there.

Congratulations on winning. Enjoy the festival of trees. I know you are looking forward to Kaeli coming home..........gathering all the babes back to the nest.

Marie

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MARLA7 11/19/2008 5:10AM

    Wanda - Enjoy your Festival of the Trees. Sounds like fun. I know you're really looking forward to your daughter coming home. Enjoy. Love, Marla

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POLLY20 11/19/2008 12:47AM

    Wanda, Get those Gatchies & Long Johns ready.. The cold is clearly here.. I am so glad that you are getting the Holiday Spirit & that Kaeli will be home sweet home soon.. I know how much you all miss each other.. Just in time for Shy & Q's Birthdays.. Sounds like Mom will be pretty busy soon but a great kind os Positive Busy.. Yippee for all the fun which is just about getting ready & has already begun.. (((HUGS))) Always Polly & A pass to the Festivities.. Foy Joy..

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NJMATTICE 11/18/2008 10:22PM

    Thanks for triggering some good memories of tree festivals of Christmases past. Always fun. Have a wonderful day tomorrow and thanks for your faithful support and your "magic wand(a) "! I feel spoiled rotten!
Love,
Nancy

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KSNICKER 11/18/2008 8:30PM

    WTG on winning that draw... going to the Festival of trees sounds like fun... I should try something like that... to get me in the Holiday mood... Hmmm wonder if the mall is set up yet... lol

How exciting... let the count down begin for when Kaeli comes home... woo hoo And those Birthdays... Wow... December is a very exciting month for your family... Lots of wonderful celebrating...

Enjoy your evening...

((hugs))

K
athy

psst...Thanks my friend for you wise words on my blog...

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My To Do list is complete!

Monday, November 17, 2008



I'm enjoying my last day off before heading back to work tomorrow. I even got myself together and tackled one closet in the hallway that needed to be primed yet before the new paint could go on. Boy, talk about being glad to get out of that closet....small space, paint fumes....hack, hack, hack, sniffle ,sniffle. Does look much better though. Feels like more progress is being made!
Decided to stay home today rather than heading into the city to do some Christmas looking. The roads were very icy today...freezing rain. Not my kind of comfortable driving weather, especially as it wasn't necessary driving that I would be doing. In stead...I'm sitting at the computer, catching up on emails, creating emails and playing a card game....oh so ambitious! lol.
Garry and Q wanted pork ribs for supper, so started those early this morning in the oven on very low, lots of BBQ sauce on them, and I've just put in some lovely big baking potatoes. Will make a salad and throw some veggies on to cook in awhile. A lazy day, but still managed to do all the things on my to do list. Mauri...I'm a list maker at heart...so love making those lists. Glad you got me started again!
I've decided to make some homemade bath products for the girls for Christmas. Going to the dollar store to see if they have any cannister type clear jars with tight fitting lids. Picking up some powder milk, epson salts and going to the aromatherapy store to get some nice smellies to add and voila! I will make some gifts! I'm thinking of some theme baskets to give to Garry's family. We usually just exchange "from our house to yours" type gifts...so made a movie night one, or for his one sister, perhaps a spa type one. More thought is needed.

My positives:
A great day off work.
My To Do list is done.
Primed the broom closet, still living to tell about it! lol
Finally decided on some Christmas presents....more decisions yet to come.
Supper in the oven and smelling good.
God, who despite me dragging my feet and occasionally questioning His judgement, still continues to surround me and encourage me.
Family and friends who bless my day in so many ways.

Have a wonderful evening,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 11/18/2008 11:58AM

    Thanks for the trip to the positivity oasis. Hope that you have a great day at work. And I hope to catch up with you later today.
Homemade bath products. Mmmmmm let me put that on my list!
Love you.
Nancy

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MARLA7 11/17/2008 8:02PM

    Wanda - I've been ordering small Avon products here & there and am going to the dollar store to throw some baskets or bags together as gifts... not much money this year so I have to be creative. I got Jessie a Sponge Bob Square Pants lunch pail at a yard sale (brand new) and I'll put in some Slim Jims, M&M's, Sunflower Seeds, Peanuts... things she likes... that'll make one gift for her. For the girls, I'm getting construction paper, tape, glue, scissors, paint, crayons, markers, glitter, etc... putting together a craft box for them. They love being creative. Oh, and I'm glad you've come out of the closet! Love ya, Marla emoticon

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ALFREDIA 11/17/2008 7:14PM

  Wanda

You are making me well aware we could use some face lifting here. I don't mind painting just getting me started seems to be the problem. I can't even claim allergies.

Already getting your Christmas under way you are awesome. We pretty well go "green" for Christmas. LOL Making lists does seem to make things progress better and give a sense of satisfaction at the end of the day.

Marie

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MAURIZIA 11/17/2008 5:03PM

    Wanda, I know about those lists! Make all the difference in my getting things done! I, too, worked on my Christmas list today...since our office closed early because there was no heat in the building. Even I was cold...and that NEVER happens until it's in the teens! Now I'm working on my clean out shoes closet! Ah...feels so good to get that list done!

Hugs and blessings, Mauri

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My Delightful Day

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I had such a wonderful and delightful day yesterday. Yep, my birthday and I woke up in the morning excited to meet a new day and already feeling blessed because I woke up!
I had some quiet time first thing in the morning, then headed for the computer to touch base with everyone, then off to Yoga class. I'm really enjoying the yoga, despite the fact that the next day ...I'm very sore! At least I know that my body is gettin a good stretch and it will become much more strengthened. Not so sure about the possibility of accomplishing a head stand in week six! That should be fun, definitely worth a great laugh anyway.
After Yoga came home to phone calls from Kaeli(in Greece), our granddaughter and then my brother and SIL. Garry and I then headed out the door to do some reno shopping and getting more ideas...a pass time that we both enjoy. Later Shy and I headed out to Greenland Nursery to see all the Christams decorations and enjoy some time wandering their big nursery. Love this time of year when people get the decorations out and all looks bright and happy.
My family took me out for supper to EastSide Marios where I enjoyed the Chicken Caesar salad with light dressing and piece of the nice hot bread they bring to the table. After supper we headed off to the grocery store to buy a Mousee cake for dessert. I had a small piece of that when we got home. Stayed within my calorie range nicely and with all the walking that I did during the day, got my exercise in too. Spent the rest of the evening just visiting with each other and enjoying our time together.

My Positives:
Although my body is sore this morning, it's a good sore from stretching muscles and working them.
Quiet time this morning to meditate.
A whole new day to look forward to, being opening to what ever blessings God has in store for me today.
My spark family who blesses me so incredibly.
My health and the spiritual lessons I've learned and still learning.


It's Serenity Sunday today and my wish for you is that you find that serenity within yourself and open yourself up to the wonderfully blessings that God brings into your life.

Many hugs,
Wanda

  
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POLLY20 11/17/2008 8:44AM

    Wanda, Your Birthday, sounded so Wonderful, with all of your birthday greetings & spending time with your Family.. I know that you spent your day, as if it were a Wonderland.. Filled with so much Love & TLC.. OK so when you finally
get up on your head, a picture would be nice.. When I was younger, I could put my legs behind my head.. I think that was called a Plow Cow.. You are finding so many areas that you never imagined that you had in your body.. There's a name for each & every move.. Watch out for the Flying Chicken.. Just kidding I made that up.. Love & Hugs Always Polly Wanda, glad that you are a part of my life..

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ALFREDIA 11/16/2008 11:13PM

  Wanda

I'm getting tickled at the prospect of standing on your head. I couldn't do that when I was a kid and believe me I tried. I've never tried yoga but have heard good things about it.

The best times are sharing those special times with family.

Marie

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NJMATTICE 11/16/2008 9:17PM

    And now I would like to wish you a very merry UNbirthday. You get 364 of those babies! Woo Hoo. Enjoy what's left of today and best wishes for another wonderful UNbirthday tomorrow!
Love,
Nancy

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WANDAH3 11/16/2008 6:33PM

    Mauri, thank you for the birthday greetings in Italian. Yesterday I received birthday greetings in Greek and Ukrainian. Talk about a wonderful multicultural experience!
How wonderful that you hadn't realized it was my birthday when you decided to honor me in your blog. It was that inner guidance at work in you.



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MARLA7 11/16/2008 1:10PM

    Wanda - What a grand time you had on your birthday. I'm so glad your family was there right beside you to celebrate... as well as your spark family! Love you, Marla

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KSNICKER 11/16/2008 11:40AM

    So happy that you had such a wonderful day my friend...

Enjoy your Sunday...

((hugs))

Ka
thy

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MAURIZIA 11/16/2008 11:19AM

    Belated BUON COMPLEANNO! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA! WOOHOO! I'm so glad I decided to be grateful for you yesterday...what better day when everyone else was celebrating you as well! Sounds like a perfect birthday celebration! Cent'anni! (100 more years)

Hugs, Maurizia


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Life is good!

Friday, November 14, 2008



Yep, life is really good! Enjoyed my day off work today, got so much accomplished despite spending time on emoticon .

My positives:

A lovely day off
I'm so excited that Kathy's calendar arrived and she is happy with it!
A nice healthy Sonama Chicken salad at lunch time, shared with my husband.
The lovely hall tree bench that I found yesterday, well Garry said that we could get it. He gave me some money to use as a down payment, and I'll just pay the rest off over the next 6 weeks until it arrives! I'm so thrilled...an early birthday present! We had to order it as I wanted the "mascara" (black) stain on maple wood, and we got the sale price!
All the laundry and ironing is complete.
A God who blesses me every day and helps me to grow spiritually.


Life is just so good when you look for the goodness in life.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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ALFREDIA 11/16/2008 12:17AM

  Happy Birthday

Have a wonderful day.

Marie

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POLLY20 11/15/2008 12:58PM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAREST WANDA..I'M GLAD THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO GET SOMETHING THAT YOU WILL BE SO VERY HAPPY WITH..BIRTHDAY HUGS & WISHES BEING SENT YOUR WAY~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
LOVE ALWAYS BIRTHDAY GIRL.. POLLY
Lost part of my post..
Just so happy that you got just what you wanted..

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MAURIZIA 11/14/2008 9:46PM

    Wanda, you set such a good example for us all! How blessed are we that G-d brought you to this...and to us!

Have to go see what a tree bench is...

Hugs and blessings,
Mauri

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ALFREDIA 11/14/2008 9:05PM

  An early birthday present. Glad you got something you wanted. Your house is all painted and Garry is going to replace floors. A new piece of furniture. You'll thing you have a new home.

Your day sounds FABULOUS.

Marie

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NJMATTICE 11/14/2008 8:14PM

    A Fabulous Friday! Wonderful. Life is good!
Enjoy your evening.
Love, Nancy

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KSNICKER 11/14/2008 7:19PM

    Wanda thank you again my friend... I just love my new calendar... Can't wait to hang it and ENOY it in my new office... I'll be Smiling daily for months to come... lol

So happy for you that you found that tree bench you wanted... I had to google it to see what you were talking about... I live a sheltered life I guess... lol

Thanks for the reminder to look for the good...

Enjoy your weekend...

((hugs))

K
athy


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