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I'm done, I'm done, I'm well almost done!

Monday, March 16, 2009




Okay after spending the past three hours working on the computer doing income taxes for this year...I can finally say that I'm "almost" done. I did get mine and Garry's filed using netfile...but poor Shy is missing a T4 that she should have had by the end of Feb. I've spent time this morning trying to track it done and it seems that "pass the buck" is the game of the day with this company she used to work for. I have asked them if they could please look into it and if nothing else today, at least get me the numbers I need and then put a copy of her T4 into the mail. I netfile our taxes so will still be able to do that without having the physical piece of paper...although I do need that for the records.

Now I need to go and take care of some other financial things, such as getting the optomitrist's office to sign my claims forms for my glasses. Garry's company has changed their policy and now have new forms...but hey, I'll do what is necessary...getting back $250.00 of the $800.00 that my glasses cost is a huge help! I also have to check into whether I claim a portion ($300.00) against the "wellness" fund that we have at my place of work.

But before I can do that....I need to get outside and shovel ....yep, you got it, more snow! Thank you Lord, for providing me with a means of working off my income tax frustration and burning some calories. Life is good.

My positives:
Income taxes are "almost" all done, two at least are filed.
I live in a country where it's possible to make medical claims for ones glasses.
I have a means of burning calories and getting exercise after sitting all morning.
That being said...I am out the door.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 3/17/2009 1:39PM

    Wanda, thank you for taking the snow so I don't get it...quite generous of you!! :)

Hoping by now those taxes are done...Shy has her T4...the snow is melted...and you are relaxing!!

Blessings,
Mau
ri

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BUSYBRE 3/17/2009 8:55AM

    By the time you read this - you will have done it all! emoticon Slow but sure wins the race!!! I'm seeing it in this weight elimination journey. And it really does sound like the snow is a good thing - exercise-wise! Give yourself a great big pat on the back! Cheers! emoticon

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SWIMGIRL 3/16/2009 11:40PM

    I think I'd rather shovel snow all day than work through taxes. LOL Glad you're almost done with those taxes.
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KSNICKER 3/16/2009 9:25PM

    Oh you poor thing you... but YAY they are ALMOST done... lol
I can so relate... I used to do our taxes and anyone elses that happened along until I finally put my foot down and learned to say NO WAY! lol I hate hate hate them... sorry... We now have an accountant that does them... But that is because we have so many properties and the business, so they got very difficult...
So all I can say is ...Thank goodness for SNOW!!!! LOL

Have a good evening my friend...

((Hugs))

Ka
thy

psst DWTS is on ... can you tell by my outfit... yippee... lol

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YOYONOMORE1 3/16/2009 2:53PM

    We are forunate, being retired we only file for property taxes and this year for the very first time we qualifed for a heating credit, we have a couple ladies from AARP that come right here to our building and fill out peoples taxes, can't hardly beat that and it's a free service, a perk to being a senior citizen. We are going to have a few carry out dinners tonight due to people being sick, we'll be taking them their dinner. Been seeing lots of nice fat Robins out in the yard, can't imagine it still shoveling and snowing more. I'll try and find a warm breeze and send it your way. lol.

Hugs,
Shirl

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LACEEJO11 3/16/2009 2:08PM

    You sound so organized!! I got tired just reading all you are doing!! Take some time for YOU!! GOD BLESS YOU & ALL YOU DO FOR ALL OF US POSITIVE BLOGGERS!!! I appreciate you so very much!! That team is a BLESSING from HEAVEN for me!! LaceEjo11 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NJMATTICE 3/16/2009 2:02PM

    Good luck getting that last detail out of the way! Have a great Monday.
Love,
Nancy

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Silly Saturday....

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Silly Saturday has begun...now to find and watch for some sillies in my day. I will have to post something on the Silly Saturday post later.

I had such a good sleep last night. Went to bed at 10pm and woke up this morning at 8am...for me, that is amazing. I rarely sleep that long. My body must have really needed the rest. YAY, not a work day today, so was nice to provide my body with what it needed.

No major plans for the day other than household chores. I've decided it going to be a "whatever comes up" kind of day. A day of just enjoying going with the flow! No plans, no obligations, just pure enjoyment of whatever comes alone. I cherish these kinds of days.
Nancy have a great mini vacation...looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back.

My Positives:

A great sleep last night, feeling really restored.
It's Silly Saturday...keeping my eyes wide open for some silliness!
No obligations or plans ...a day for "whatever".
My angels who remind me that I am a"powerful, loving and creative child of God".
God who provides me with a new day to be that powerful, loving and creative child.

Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful, blessed and silly day.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 3/16/2009 11:36AM

    Sounds like you had a mini vacation on Saturday! I'll get back to you after I walk off my weekend. Happy tax preparations!
Love,
Nancy

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MAURIZIA 3/16/2009 6:55AM

    Wanda, don't you love having these kinds of days - no obligations...just take the day as it comes? Ahhhhh....

Hugs,
Mauri

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/15/2009 11:38PM

    Wanda, It sounds like you had a great day just to enjoy. We all need more days like that. Thank you for always being so encouraging to me and leaving comments on my blogs.
May God continue to bless you.
Hugs,
Helen

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KSNICKER 3/15/2009 1:51PM

    Oops... Day late and dollar short they say... lol But I'm here now... lol
That was a little belated silliness for you... lol

I too love those kinda days... Hope it turned out to be a good day for you my friend...

I hope that your Sunday is as Serene as it gets for you... ( if that is what is your plan)

It has been that way for me today... We saw our first Blue Bird today and it was a Beautiful Male... so full of color... he was waiting his turn at the bird bath... The Blue Jay was hogging all the nice fresh water... hee hee
And I wish I could share the 2 rose blooms that appeared yesterday... They are a bright Red and so fragrant and Full... Awwwww Spring is finally here...

Now quit looking at all the snow Wanda... Close your eyes and pretend you are on your deck listening to those waves... lol

Enjoy my friend... lol

((hugs))




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YOYONOMORE1 3/14/2009 10:11PM

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Shirl

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BUSYBRE 3/14/2009 8:32PM

    Wanda - I think we're all catching up on some well deserved rest these days! Glad we have the chance to catch those few extra winks we need! Hope your day is all you want it to be & more! emoticon

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REDISCOVERINGME 3/14/2009 12:56PM

    Sounds like a blessed day! Enjoy it!
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March 12

Thursday, March 12, 2009

We ended up with a beautiful sun shining day. Even the temperatures made it up to +2...woo hoo, some snow beginning to melt...just in time for the predicted snow fall every day next week! ARGGGG! when will winter end! lol.
Does anyone have a lovely piece of beach front property that I can pitch a tent on???? lol.
All I can say is the ground better really appreciate all this snow turning to moisture as it melts and helping the earth to come back to life whenever spring decides to make an appearance.

I'm in the middle of week two of the course in Artist's way and finding it rather interesting. I am still struggling to fill three pages in the morning before heading out the door for work, but I'm beginning to see some insights into things. I'm enjoying the program, even if I have had to modify slightly so that I'm enjoying the process and not feeling stressed by it. So what if I complete the twelve weeks and then decide to start at the beginning again and do it all over. I will have at least made steps forward and had a great learning experience while doing it. So thank you Nancy for encouraging me to take it along with you. I have so gotten a giggle out of identifying the "crazymakers" in my life! lol.

My positives:
I'm proud of finding a way to participate in the Artist's Way exercises in a way that I can enjoy without feeling stressed and having taken on more than I can handle right now.
SUNSHINE...MELTING...+2 TEMPERATURES ....okay, so in your world, that might not be exciting, but in my world, it's huge! lol
Tomorrow is Friday...another work week draws to a close.
Team mates who bless my day in ways they don't even realize.
God who helps me to see that life is meant to be lived and enjoyed, and that I don't need to do things the same way everyone else might to receive learning and spiritual growth.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderfully blessed evening.

Fabulous Friday tomorrow...let's toot our horns and let the world know how Fabulous we are.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 3/13/2009 11:31AM

    Wanda, so glad your temp made its way up, up, up!! I remember my first visit to my cousins' home in Illinois in December...What was I thinking? It was -17 F with a wind chill of -72 F! Literally my breath was turning to ice! Three days later it was a whole 3 F out and we went to downtown Chicago - It felt like a heat wave!!

Good for you in adapting The Artist's Way to fit into your schedule and still be able to do it. That's what life seems to be about - adapting.

Hugs,
Mauri

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NJMATTICE 3/13/2009 10:39AM

    Come on down and pitch your tent in my back yard and we'll float in the pool. Although it's raining right now and we're having a cold snap. (must be one of those cold fronts out of Canada) I can't believe that I missed your blog yesterday. We are just on opposite ends of the day and in different time zones with our Sparking. I had some difficulty the other day getting my morning pages done and it will be tricky this weekend with travel and attention to my friend. But, it is going a long way to help work on that perfectionism problem! I was thinking that I would share a weekly "check in" with you. That would be like meeting in "class". I'll be doing that on Sunday and perhaps I'll e-mail it along. Enjoy the above freezing temps. +2 is pretty good. Doesn't look so good at a glance to us Farenheiters but when I convert I'm like "Oooh. That's almost warm. Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend.
Love,
Nancy

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LMSW55 3/13/2009 7:27AM

    Wandah, I so love the way you look at the world in a positive light. Now Arizona may not have beach front property, unless you mean lake front property, but you are always welcome to come visit to escape the cold.
Mary


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FATCATTN 3/13/2009 12:25AM

    Heat wave is still raging! We've dropped back down into the 30's and saw some sleet today but I think we will rebound quicker than it seems you are going to - more snow! Craziness! Do y'all always get this much snow?

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March 11

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Just a brief blog tonight to say all is well in my world. Busy day at work and I have some family time scheduled for tonight so want to get off the computer.

My positives:
Sunshine, beautiful sunshine...shining in my window at work for most of the day!
Warmer temperatures...-34 this morning but warmed up to -12 by this afternoon!
Shyra, who makes me laugh...she went and got her coat and mittens on, then pulled up her hood and sat down in the chair eating some ice cream! She really cracks me up.
Family time tonight with my girls and Garry.


Have a wonderful evening tonight.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 3/12/2009 3:16PM

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Teehee.

Sounds like a perfect evening, Wanda! I know you enjoyed it!! Must have been the night to stay off the computer...I did the same thing last evening. Just relaxed when I got home after dinner with my friend Carol.

Hugs,
Mauri

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KATHEE3 3/11/2009 10:40PM

  Sounds like you have a wonderful night ahead of you. Enjoy!

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YOYONOMORE1 3/11/2009 9:46PM

    Aww, sweet family time, making those precious memories. We can't always be on the computer, sometimes we just get too busy with other things, that doesn't mean we aren't thinking of each other, it just means we had other things we had to or wanted to do. Enjoy your family time. I enjoyed my time today with DD and GS. Have a great thoughtful Thursday.

Hugs,
Shirl

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FATCATTN 3/11/2009 9:36PM

    Enjoy that heat wave!

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BUSYBRE 3/11/2009 9:25PM

    WOW - 11 (take a sweater off)! emoticon heheh

I'm glad we're not the only ones who see the value in not being on the computer 24/7 ... there are times it's a lifesaver to stay in close contact and other times when other aspects of life need to come into the foreground. What a great group we have. Glad I'm part of it. And always enjoy hearing what's going on with you.

Enjoy your family time!



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March 09

Monday, March 09, 2009

Brrrrrrr, sure glad that shivering burns calories...at the rate I'm going, I should be skinny by night fall. Boy is it cold outside. -30's all day. When that wind starts blowing it's even colder. My poor vehicle despite being plugged in all night, really had a hard time turning over this morning.

Good day at work today, busy, just the kind I like. Hope you all had a good day too.

My positives:
A warm vehicle to drive to work in.
A warm home to sleep in and food on our table.
A warm jacket, mittens and boots.
A renewed appreciation of all that I have.
A wonderful daughter, who surprised me at lunch time with a "london fog" tea. She had gone to get herself one and thought of me! Bless her heart.
Garry who does so many running around errands for me, making my life easier.
A lovely long conversation yesterday evening with my aunt.
Facebook...so that I can see the lovely pictures that my sister-in-law is taking while working in Brussels.
Friends who motivate me and help to keep me grounded.

Have an awesome evening, thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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NJMATTICE 3/11/2009 1:35PM

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MAURIZIA 3/11/2009 10:15AM

    Wanda, compared to you we are having a heat wave at 36 F! Brrrr...doesn't quite say it! My brain is freezing just thinking of it...

Hugs,
Mauri

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LACEEJO11 3/10/2009 10:18PM

    HI!! Sending warm thoughts your way...also sent you a goodie..please read the note enclosed!! Have a BLESSED NIGHT!! LaceEjo11 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KATHEE3 3/10/2009 8:54AM

  Sure hope it warms up for you soon. I'll never again complain about -4..lol
Keep Warm!

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FATCATTN 3/10/2009 1:19AM

    -30 is that Celcius or Farenheit? When DH and I walked @7:00AM this morning (Day 1) it was a 'balmy' 41 degrees F (in comparison!) - a heat wave for you!

My positive for today is our walk & I'm down 5lbs with all the better choices I've been making, yay!

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YOYONOMORE1 3/9/2009 8:29PM

    Wanda, it is just toooooo cold where you live. Do you really have spring? That was very thoughtful of your daughter. We had some deviled eggs leftover so DH will have something to snack on, we love egg salad sandwiches to, they are good. I didn't do so well with my eating at the potluck tonight, like I told Nancy, it's only one meal and I did come home and ride my bike for 15 min. Have a good Monday evening.

Hugs,
Shirl

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BUSYBRE 3/9/2009 8:28PM

    ... morning pages - ah yes - sometimes they get pushed to the side and sometimes I have to write REALLY BIG to get to the end of my 3 pages & race out the door (heheh) ... they are what they are - aren't they!

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KSNICKER 3/9/2009 6:21PM

    Wanda - when you say your car is plugged in what do you mean? Do you have a heater that runs all night in it or do you have an electric car? Just curious.

How wonderful that your daughter thought of you when getting tea... Sounds delicious.

Stay warm my friend... Spring is just around the corner...But it may take a little longer to get all the way up to you... Start shoveling this way and I will keep pushing sunshine your way... lol

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Me...Pushing more sunshine your way... And I will keep at it until you start to thaw... lol

((hugs))

Kathy

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