WANDAH3   105,677
SparkPoints
100,000-149,999 SparkPoints
 
 
WANDAH3's Recent Blog Entries

Jan 20

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

January 20, 2009, a date that will be remembered forever more for it's world wide historical value. Congratulations America for electing a man, not based on his color, but based on his integrity. Amazing how the world has responded to your new President. May this be the turning point for all of you to a better future.

My positives:

Able to take time this morning at work to watch a historical event take place...the swearing in of President Obama.
Sunshine and warm weather...I'm still savoring it, as we are now heading into below normal temperatures again...-25 by Saturday!
My job, my home, food on my table and a family that supports me.
I am God's creation.

There are so many positives in my day, from the smile on faces of co-workers as they greet me to the hugs from my children as they say goodnight.

Have a blessed evening.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ALFREDIA 1/21/2009 7:38PM

  Wanda

I too hope that our new president will be able to conduct his role in office with integrity.

Thanks for sharing your positives with me.

Thanks for the welcome back. Sorry for the absence.

Marie

Report Inappropriate Comment
YOYONOMORE1 1/21/2009 3:01PM

    Hi Wanda, I thought we'd lost our sun for today, but lo and behold it came out this afternoon again, I am so glad our Creator placed that sun way up in the sky. Thank you for the congratulations on our President, I pray he can truly bring change and unite America. I do believe he has given America hope again. We have so much to be thankful for.

Hugs,
Shirl

Report Inappropriate Comment
MAURIZIA 1/21/2009 2:22PM

    Wanda, your comments on this historical event touch my heart and I say thank you for your congratulations. What an incredible moment in our history! The most poignant comment I heard in the all day coverage was from a black man who survived the civil rights movement, and the prejudice prior to that, when he said, "I woke up this morning to a black & white America and am going to bed to just America." Woooooo! Powerful words!

Mindfully happy and hope-filled,
Maurizia

Report Inappropriate Comment
NJMATTICE 1/21/2009 1:02PM

    Yesterday was a positive day. Much to celebrate and today will be the same because we choose to make it so, regardless of circumstance. Good Leadership is very valuable. Let me thank you for yours.
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
Love,
Nancy

Report Inappropriate Comment
KSNICKER 1/20/2009 9:49PM

    Hi my friend... I too believe that this is a special day to remember in history... While not everyone feels the same, I am glad that he was elected... And just hope that he can make some good changes for all of us...

Sorry I've been MIA with my Blogs... I miss it but can't seem to get back to it along with all the other things I know I should be doing... Like drinking my water...

But I did mention this morning that I NEED to find some positives...

Have a wonderful evening... Oh and This Mermaid is Cold... It' sdropping to 29 here tonight and tomorrow... Brrr... That's to cold for Mermaida ya know...

Stay safe and Warm my Polar Bear Friend... lol


Report Inappropriate Comment


Motivation Monday!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Well I had my motivation boosted today! A co-worker has joined Sparkpeople. I'm absolutely thrilled for her. She is very excited and thus her excitement has recharged my spark. She said that she is finally ready to give it a try. She feels that having watched me over the past year shed 75 pounds that she too wants to be able to be healthier and to not struggle every morning trying to find something that fits. YAY for Dawnelle. She's not ready to join any teams yet, but is tracking her food and exercise and has started reading nutrition labels....which by the way, have really opened her eyes!

My positives:
Dawnelle joining Sparkpeople...she is one of the nicest people you could ever meet, I'm so thrilled for her.
The sun is shining brightly....ahhhhh I love being by a window at work!
I got home on time from work today...which was a good thing, as Q's alarm didn't go off and he only had about 30 minutes before his ride came.
There's lots of leftovers from supper last night...I only have to heat things up!
The days are getting longer.
Just plain and simple...being alive!

Have a wonderful evening,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MRSHONEYCOMB 1/25/2009 5:36PM

    I love reading you blogs! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
YOYONOMORE1 1/20/2009 8:18PM

    Wanda that's so good about Dawnelle, I hope as she gets use to the site she'll join one of our teams, the positive bloggers would be a good one. We have had 3 sunny days and just seeing that sun makes me feels so good. Did some card making later today, one bridal shower card and a birthday card. We can lead by example and people do watch and pay attention even when we think nobody is, so good for you for being that good example.

Hugs,
Shirl

Report Inappropriate Comment
WANDAH3 1/20/2009 8:00AM

    I'll share Dawnelle's page if she sets one up. Right now, she is just getting her feet wet. She is at the stage of "hoping" this will work, but not sure it will. She really wants to be successful, but her past experiences with eliminating weight have been like so many of ours...up and down.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TERSIEFROG 1/19/2009 8:52PM

    Yay!! It's wonderful to spread that spark!! I got my mom to join, who in turn has convinced my sister-in-law to join .... and it just spreads like wildfire!!


Report Inappropriate Comment
NUPATH 1/19/2009 6:32PM

    How great that your coworker will be on Sparks. She will have lots of positive reinforcement from you. How about sharing her page so I can welcome her?

Have a great evening, emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Sunshine!

Friday, January 16, 2009



What a wonderful day today. The sun was shining, the snow was melting (unheard of in our area at this time of year!), and my desk is now sitting directly beside a huge window! I am aware that in the cold weather I will need to wear a sweater and in the summer heat, I may need to close the blinds, but to be sitting beside a window for someone who has seasonal disorder...it's nirvana!

A very busy day, almost too busy and overwhelming. We are short staffed right now so the work load is huge. The plus side...it's Friday!

My Positives:
my desk is beside a window, thank you Lord!
the sun is shining and the temperatures are on the plus side, barely, but still on the plus side.
it's Fabulous Friday, a day to remind ourselves of how fabulous we really are.
a weekend ahead of me, with my monthly massage scheduled for tomorrow morning, ahhhhhhhhhhhh!
my laundry is almost done.
a wonderful visit and evening out last night with relatives visiting from out of town.
nothing planned for the weekend except household chores.
God, who when I give my cares to him, blesses me with love and understanding.

Have a wonderfully blessed evening.
It's Silly Saturday tomorrow, get out your sillies and share some smiles.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TERSIEFROG 1/19/2009 11:42AM

    I should be much more thankful for my window seat here at work! Thanks for this post because it serves as a very nice reminder. Instead of cringing from the cold, I should be singing in the sunshine (which it is finally very sunny and beautiful today! yay!).

I hope you're enjoying your window seat today!!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MAURIZIA 1/18/2009 7:36AM

    Wanda, windows are so important for SAD! I have two big ones in my office...now, the only problem is getting Mother Nature to let the sun out so it shines and lights my day!! Artificial light just doesn't do it!! Enjoy the sun's warmth on you!! See, I told you there would be reasons for shaking things up at work! Here's the first plus - a WINDOW!

Mindful hugs,
Maurizia

P.S. Canada IS going to send the plus temps down to us, right? 'Cuz you've sent us enough negative temps! :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARLA7 1/17/2009 6:19PM

    Wanda - My computer is right beside my window.... although right now the curtains are closed as the cold air comes in. Brrr! Love, Marla

Report Inappropriate Comment
YOYONOMORE1 1/17/2009 1:31PM

    Hey a desk by a window is a nice thing, did that come from all that rearranging the office. Glad you got some sunshine, it sure helps. Enjoy your weekend.

Hugs,
Shirl

Report Inappropriate Comment
NJMATTICE 1/16/2009 8:34PM

    I'm jealous. I want the massage. Why didn't I think of that? I guess I'll just stretch a lot instead. Enjoy yourself tomorrow. You certainly deserve some nurturing. Have a great weekend.
Love,
Nancy

Report Inappropriate Comment


Jan 15

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I'm trying to get my blog done this morning as I missed last night. I went to bed very early...just plain tired.

We have been moving furniture, filing cabinets, basically the entire department around all this week and although I did burn calories and am happy about the extra exercise...I'm pooped!

I also spent time on the phone last night with a friend and co-worker. Deanne phoned in yesterday morning to say she wouldn't be in to work. Her husband rolled his truck the night before and was in rough shape. He works out of town on the oil rigs and where he was working was about 3 hours away further west and north. He caught black ice coming around a corner and rolled his truck twice. Luckily there was a semi-driver close and he was a first responder. Shane was pulled from the truck and taken by ambulance to the nearest hospital. Deanne drove up to the Mayerthorpe to get him. He's pretty banged up and bruised as well as a severe head wound. As Deanne says, "he came home scalped".
She won't be in the rest of the week as Shane needs assistance at home. Due to all the pulled muscles and soreness, he has difficulty getting up or down from a sitting position or lying position.
Thank God for it not being Shane's time to go and for granting Deanne safety while driving to get him.

My Positives:
We are almost finished moving things around at work, no more big stuff!
Shane will be okay.
Although our roads are dangerous, I don't have to drive on freeways or main highways.
The sun is supposed to shine today...yay!
I am fitting exercise into my days.
It's thoughtful Thursday....I have a whole day ahead of me to see what I can do.
My faith.

Have an awesome day, make this a day that fills you with the warm fuzzy's.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NUPATH 1/15/2009 8:42PM

    Wanda - how fortunate for your coworker's husband to be ok. This has been a terrible winter - not getting around much do to the bad roads here too, I had to turn around last night due to black ice.

Hope you have a Positively Perfect Friday!

Report Inappropriate Comment
YOYONOMORE1 1/15/2009 8:18PM

    Wanda I am so glad your co-worker's husband wasn't killed when he rolled his truck, thank God for the semi-driver being there. Closed head injuries aren't funny, I know first hand about that when DH was in his accident 12 yrs. ago. Well, you certainly have been getting your share of exercise, but I can imagine you are glad to see it coming to an end. This week is almost over, it seems like it went by kind of quick. Hope you had a thoughtful Thursday.

Hugs,
Shirl

Report Inappropriate Comment


Jan 13...moving forward and marching to a better beat.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Okay, I admit the past few days have been a real struggle to be positive and upbeat. I allowed some challenges at work to take the upper hand. I knew it was not something that I could ignore, but allowed it to reduce me to tears at home.
I'm on top of things again, so thank you for all your support and encouragement.
I keep reminding myself that I am only responsible for my own actions and reactions, and how I view a situation is up to me. I've taken a stand once again and I'm moving forward and with a better attitude of positiveness.

My positives:
Acknowledging that my had the right to be frustrated, but that I also had the responsibility to make the situation a negative one or a positive one. I am choosing positive...it just works better!
A much better day today.
Burned lots of calories shoveling snow.
Safety while driving on our terrible roads.
A nice warm vehicle to drive.
A family that cares and supports me.
Friends who care and support me.
Stretching...even when I am tired and don't feel like it!
Taking control of my reactions.

Life is just too short to live it miserably.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

INNERPUPPIE 1/15/2009 1:15AM

    No matter how gloomy and dark a day may be, there are always blessings to be found if we only take the time to look! I'm so happy that you took the time to find yours.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NJMATTICE 1/14/2009 10:37AM

    You are setting a great example of how to constructively deal with negativity in our lives. Thank you. And thanks for the adding the stretching goal to the team goal. I will do my part to help the team meet that goal. Stay warm. And have a wonderful day.
Love,
Nancy
emoticon

Comment edited on: 1/14/2009 10:39:11 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
MAURIZIA 1/14/2009 6:20AM

    Wanda, I always remember hearing my friend Peter preach that Easter is nothing without the Crucifixion. We can't be positive without some negative events in our lives - the growing comes in finding the positive within them...or turning them around. You are such a perfect example of that for all of us. Thank you.

Mindful hugs,
Mauri

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 Last Page