Monday, December 29, 2008
The countdown is on now to the end of the year, wow, where did it go!
I discovered that I have a hidden talent today! I was doing my ironing (not my most favorite chore), I decided to turn on some very up beat music and lo and behold...I can dance and iron at the same time! lol. What a difference in my attitude and enjoyment of ironing with just a little shimmying and shaking. !LOL. Good thing I was in the family room, no one could see me!
I'm really enjoying having this week off work, so many things that I plan on getting done. Although, Kaeli is home still (looking for work) so we decided to head to the city to walk around Edmonton South Common. We got some exercise in as well as being outdoors. Yay us!
I was super motivated today...I even got Writing Wednesday assignment posted. Of course, I had major help, all I had to do was cut and paste, so certainly can't take all the credit!
Exercise done. Both walking and dancing LOL.
Ironing all complete.
Another load of laundry on the go today, I got mud splatters all over my coat while outdoors today.
Shepherd's pie (minus the crust) baking in the oven.
Dusting all done.
A start made on my New Year's letter!
What a great day, so many blessings, from a cheery hello to chores complete! Woo Hoo!
Have a wonderful evening everyone,
Tomorrow is Talking Tuesday, so get those fingers primed for typing and those jaw muscles lubricated for talking! LOL.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Oh boy, serenity Sunday, was not what you would normally describe as serene around here today, but it was fun! We spent the day today being very busy making sure all those year-end chores and unfinished tasks were complete before the New Year rolls around. Seeing as I am the only one that doesn't need to go to work tomorrow, we all chipped in and now the bulk of list is complete! YAY, New Year here we come! lol.
I still have a few things that need to be done, but they are sort of last minute items, like making sure all the laundry is done, dusting and vacuuming will need to be done again and bathrooms cleaned. Rooms tidied up again. Nothing major. All bills are now paid, yippee, nothing outstanding! I love the start of a new year. Such a wonderful opportunity to start fresh and be excited about what the year will hold.
Family helped out and we made a bit dent in the "to do" list.
De-cluttered some more. The Goodwill people are going to know us by name soon!
My trucking brother phoned as he was heading through town and we met up with him for a wee visit at the truck stop.
Life is just plain exciting and I'm filled with anticipation.
Tomorrow will be the day that I write out all my intentions for 2009, put it away and then bring it out next year end to see what was accomplished.
I will also create my New Year's letter.
Have a wonderful evening all,
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I spent the day tromping around City Center mall with Garry and Shyra. Burned lots of calories and just generally looked at things. We had gone just to get out of the house and have the opportunity to do some walking. Mission accomplished!
As promised, a picture of the afghan that I knit for Shyra. Her favorite colors and she is so pleased with her new warm and comfy afghan.
Quin is not the most accomplished of gift wrappers! We laughed so hard, he took it all in good spirit. His gifts didn't even need name tags as we knew just by looking which ones he had "wrapped".lol
Garry was thrilled with the rod and reel case that Quin had made for him. The case will keep his fishing equipment safe and sound!
Garry phoned a wee bit ago to say that he would be late for supper. A computer
chip of some sort went on his car and he had to get it fixed....ouch! $1500.oo was what it would have cost, but fortunately one of the repair persons where Garry works offered to fix it for free. He said these parts rarely go, so he was interested in seeing how it was fixed. Garry is getting the part for cost, still a hefty bill at just over $500.00 dollars. Thank you Lord for taking care of the little details.
Being able to get the car fixed quickly and relatively inexpensively! Not the greatest bill to receive right after Christmas, but the plus side is that it is not costing us what it could!
A day spent walking a burning calories.
I'm getting better at uploading pictures to my computer and then to SP! lol
A beautiful day weather wise today, a balmy -6. Woo Hoo!
God who blesses us and is teaching us to let go and let God.
Have a wonderful evening,
Friday, December 26, 2008
The past few days have been busy, fun and filled with family time.
We had our big celebration supper on Christmas eve and I'm thrilled to say, not only was the meal great, so was I! I mindfully ate and what I did eat, I enjoyed without any feelings of disaster!
Kaeli's boyfriend joined us for Christmas eve supper. After supper Matt hooked up the Wii for us to the TV in the family room (Shy and I hadn't been able to!) and out came the bowling and the guitar hero. We had such a fun time. As Garry said, it was more fun watching the faces of the guitar hero players than it was watching the TV! They were so serious about it and very talented.
Christmas day was wonderful, talked to my two brothers briefly and exchanged greetings. Then off to open stockings and gifts. Garry and I received Wii Fit, so no excuses now for either of us to not have fun and exercise at the same time.
We all received very thoughtful and wonderful gifts. We giggled and laughed over Q's lack of talent for wrapping gifts...lot's of packing tape was used! At least it wasn't "duct tape"! lol.
Today we have been invited out for dinner and an evening of visiting. Boxing day sales are on, and we are heading out to the Christmas store to see what new ornaments we might be able to pick up on sale for next year!
Enjoy your day, count your many blessings, don't fret if you ate more than you should have over the holidays, just make the choice to get back on track!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Yesterday I never made it on to the computer until evening time and then I discovered that for some reason I was not able to log onto a couple of sites that I usually check each day. If I use a different browser (firefox) I could access them, but the page would not display when I used Internet Explorer. Yet my daughter could access the sites using her computer and IE. I've tried everything I can think of, scans, defrags etc, have no clue why my computer is denying access. Something must have changed overnight as I was able to access them the previous day.
Today I tried again...no luck. If anyone has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated!
I had a busy day yesterday. Finally got all my homemade gifts finished, wrapped and some of the ones that need to be sent are all ready for Garry to deliver them to the person that is going where we want the gifts to go. They have offered to take Garry's parents gifts with them rather than us having to mail them. What a blessing.
Shy has been patiently waiting for me to finish the promised fringe on her afghan that I made for her. I will finish that today and take a picture so you can see the finished result. It ended up taking a back seat while I accomplished all the other homemade gifts I was making as well as the birthday celebrations that present themselves in December.
My gifts that I was making are all done. I only have a couple of things to buy now!
Shy's afghan will truly be finished when I get the last of the fringe added to one end.
It's a snuggle indoors day today...the temperature is -32 and a wind chill on top of that! Hot tea and homemade soup kind of day!
Laundry is all done, only the ironing to complete.
Garry and I took some time yesterday to run some errands and have a lunch out together. We tried a new restaurant called Burrito Libre and WOW! What an enjoyable experience. We both had the vegetarian burrito bowl (very inexpensive) very filling. You basically went down the line and pointed to all the things you wanted in your bowl. It was like a nice big salad with rice on the bottom and spicy salsa and lettuce on top. Various choices of veggies layer in between. We will definitely head back there at some time. I figured that the calorie count was likely around 200 calories, mostly due to the rice and dab of sour cream on top.
Time today to finally make a start on my yearly Christmas/New Year letter to family.
Phone call last night from Kaeli's best friend. Julie is like another daughter, she has been in our lives since she was 8 years old. She calls us Mom and Dad and always starts her call off with "Hi Mom, it's your favorite of the daughters!" Makes me giggle every time. So nice to hear that she and her husband are doing well .
Finally a good sleep last night. My nights lately have been very up and down sleepwise. Too much going on in my mind I guess!
God, who loves me unconditionally.
Take time today to reconnect with your inner self. Remind yourself of your beauty as one of God's creations and that you are right where you are meant to be.
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