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Monday, March 23, 2009

Someone is being so wonderful and sending us warming thoughts and sunsine!


We have lovely sunshine today, still -3, but I'm happy...no snow! The sidewalks are even making a valiant effort to melt! Yay...that means a couple more days of this and I should be able to get out there and do some power walking!

A very busy day at work today...but I must admit, I like those days of being busy and not trying to find something to look busy doing so that the boss wonders why they are paying me! lol.

We switched insurance companies because of some major savings...I've been waiting for the first payment to come out of my bank account. That was supposed to occur on the 15th...so far nothing has come out. I got Garry to phone about it today, as I was a bit concerned....according to them...they took it out on that date and they have their money! Tomorrow I will need to go to the bank to see what up on my end. Because I don't write checks, I pay either with cash or by debit card...I don't have my account number written down anywhere (by preference). I had gone to the bank originally and the young teller wrote out my account number for me and we faxed that to the company. Now I'm concerned as to whether the correct account number was written down and maybe my payment has come out of someone else's account! So off to the bank I will go tomorrow and obtain my number, phone the accounts department of the insurance company and compare numbers. How weird!

My positives:
My insurance is paid for this month...just not sure who paid it! lol.
Life has lots of built in opportunities to provide either a laugh (which is positive) or anger (which is negative). I personally like laugh.
Sunshine and only -3 today! Woo Hoo...my spring flowers for an emoticon this morning must be working.
Busy day at work.
Reading everyones blogs and being so encouraged.
Marla, who inspires me everyday in so many ways.
God who loves me.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.


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YOYONOMORE1 3/24/2009 8:34PM

    Wanda spring will eventually make it's appearance there where you live. Hope you get your account/payment figured out. Wishing you warmer days.


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MAURIZIA 3/24/2009 1:28PM

    Wanda, emoticon emoticon to melt the snow and warm you!


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NJMATTICE 3/24/2009 11:14AM

    Hope that you are having a very lovely Tuesday! More sunshine on it's way!

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Mar 22

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Well the snow that didn't start last night has been falling all day. Heavy wet stuff!
Garry has been out to shovel twice already. Nice man, he decided to try and keep on top of it so I wouldn't have so much to try and clear before work tomorrow.

A lovely Serenity Sunday...spend most of the day relaxing and taking care of my inner being.

A day filled with blessings .

My positives:

chatted with my Mother in law this morning...she hadn't heard from us for a couple of weeks and was worried. She knows that my husband works in the automotive business and was worried he might not have a job. Sweet of her to be concerned.
Garry did the shoveling that was required today.
Kaeli finished her two day course on emergency response, so is now certified. Mine is due for renewal next year.
A relaxing day. Time to read, make a nice supper and catch up on the computer.
It's almost the end of March...surely spring must be coming!!!!
Challenges all posted...if you haven't already checked them...now's your chance!
A blessed day, after all, I woke up!

Have a wonderful evening. Thanks for stopping by...it's Motivation Monday tomorrow...are you motivated?


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BUSYBRE 3/23/2009 5:37PM

    I heard on the news about the snow and thought of you. Snow is made up of beautiful snowflakes - you have to love it! emoticon

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NJMATTICE 3/23/2009 10:48AM

    I am motivated and working on fine tuning my focus. (setting priorities) Speaking of priorities. . .checking in with you is one of them. Have a wonderful Motivation Monday.

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MAURIZIA 3/23/2009 7:22AM

    Wanda, snow!!! It's spring!!!! What a nightmare it would be for me! Can't wait to get to the warmth of California on Thursday (well, Las Vegas on Thursday & CA on Friday).


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Mar 19

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Finally got the picture of Shy uploaded. She was cold, but wanted to eat her ice cream...hence the jacket with the hood pulled up, the mittened hand and the spoon.
She does keep me entertained.

A beautiful Sunshine day...thanks Kathy and Nancy for sending the sunshine up north. Much appreciated! I'll have more please!

Kaeli phoned me at work today and we arranged to meet for lunch. It's been awhile since she and I had time with just the two of us. It was great to have a reconnection time. She is excited about two possible jobs starting in May in her field of archeology. Both positions are in British Columbia, but in areas that she is familiar with. She is also looking into finishing her Masters at the University of Adelaide in Queensland Australia. She hopes to have enough money set aside to go in a year. Shy is talking about getting a work visa and going with her. I've told them...I want to run away too and come with them!
Q is anxiously counting the weeks now until he heads back up north for his work. He loves being outdoors with a fishing rod in his hands. It appears that his season will start at the end of May.

My positives:
Sunshine, sunshine, sunshine.
Tomorrow is Friday...and Fabulous Friday to boot.
A lunch date with my eldest.
Supper in the oven.
So many more of you are blogging, which makes my day...I get to find out how everyones day is.
Grey's Anatomy is on TV tonight! Lost was last night!
Great books to read.
God, who supplies my needs.

Thanks for taking the time out of your day to spend with me.


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NJMATTICE 3/23/2009 10:45AM

    catching up! emoticon

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BUSYBRE 3/20/2009 12:15PM

    I really appreciate your blog visits & comments. Thanks for the guidance about their importance in the 'scheme of things' - I've been juggling and trying to prioritize Spark activities without totally dropping all balls in the air right now. You are really getting 'weather' - hope the word, 'Spring', at least puts some sunshine into your life! We've had a bout of warmth but last night as I left work, I stepped out into another deep chill - just to remind us that the tail end of it is still whipping about!

Cute photo!

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MAURIZIA 3/20/2009 11:34AM

    Wanda, if we had emoticon, I'd share it with you...but all we have is emoticon.

Have fun with Kaeli!! So, are you thinking about adopting me...but only for the summer? What a great family you have!!! Your love and pride just shine through your blogs!

Hugs and blessings,

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KATHEE3 3/19/2009 8:44PM

  I'm sending you some more sunshine! enjoy emoticon

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Mar 18

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A beautiful sun shiny day day...but with 25km winds, not so warm!

It's been a good day, I've been able to accomplish my journaling before going to work as well as checking in on SP. My day just doesn't feel right until I've at least said good morning to everyone. I even had time this morning to do an Angel Card reading. A habit that I had gotten out of for awhile and lately have felt the need to re-introduce it into my life. My reading this morning was a confirmation to me of several things I have sensed in my life. I truly appreciate God's wisdom and am so grateful that He has chosen to bless me with this way of communicating.

I'm reading a very interesting book right now called " The Wisdom of Your Face" by Jean Haner. It is a very thought provoking book. According to ancient Chinese practice, you can tell alot about a person by observing their face. Your face tells a story about your life experiences. I like the fact that the book is written in layman's terms, with diagrams that help you to have a visual of what they are attempting to explain.
I did manage to pick up my own copy of The Artist's Way and look forward to continuing my journey through the 12 week course.
I have a mug that I love with a saying "So many books, so little time". It rather says it all for me!

My positives:
Sun...yes, I truly love having sunshine surrounding me.
Kathy's birthday....Happy Birthday Miss Mermaid!
Just enough work to keep me busy today.
It's payday! always a plus.
God and my surrounding Angels who help me to see that I'm exactly where I'm meant to be and that the future is what I create it to be.

Thanks for dropping by...have a wonderful evening,

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MAURIZIA 3/19/2009 11:38AM

    Wanda, so true, so true about books! I say that to John all the time! Enjoy your books!

Hugs, Mauri

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NJMATTICE 3/19/2009 10:34AM

    Busy active lives! Rebecca Wood had the face reading article this month. Must be face reading month. There is so much to be interested in. Kids in the candy store! I get overstimulated at times. But I just want to learn, learn, learn. It makes life a real adventure. Never a shortage of information. Have a great Thoughtful Thursday.

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KSNICKER 3/19/2009 10:34AM

    Wanda...So happy that the Sunshine finally made it up there to the GWN for you... I hope that today will be much the same...
Thanks for the birthday wishes my friend... I am feeling so blessed to have all of you in my life and like you said my day doesn't feel right if I don't get to check in with my Spark friends... I too am so thankful for all of you...

Thanks so much for sharing your positives with me... And once again I had the opportunity to share HOW I got started blogging my positives with a new sparkfriend when she commented on my positive blogging... So just look what YOU started my friend... it is still working ... I'm thinking this positive stuff is contagious... LOL

Oh and something I've been meaning to tell you... If you want your Orchid to REALLY love you... get one of those little spray bottles and fill it with water... And spray your Orchid everyday... They love it... Then water it and let it drain weekly... Oh and don't forget to give it a little fertilizer every now and then too...
But I think the daily spraying is their favorite... lol

Have a wonderful day my Positive Friend...

Love and big hugs...

The mermaid... S... P... L... A... S... H oops just helping that orchid out... lol

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BUSYBRE 3/19/2009 9:19AM

    I'm going to try to find the The Wisdom of Your Face - it sounds very interesting - especially as we age, our lines say so much about us - a nice map of our experiences!

I just saw this quote on Twitter last night:

"The book you don't read won't help.~Jim Rohn ~ So read 20 pages of a good book everyday"

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YOYONOMORE1 3/18/2009 9:49PM

    Hi Wanda, it's been one busy day again. I did conquer some of the dust bunnies this morning and hope to catch the rest tomorrow. Joyce had almost gone into phneumoia, they did an x-ray and breathing treatment at the doctor's office and he wrote her two prescriptions, he also told her to quit smoking, she doesn't listen. I am excited Friday Clenton (DH) and I are going down to youngest daughters for a visit, she's the one that lost the step-son in Nov., her and DH have been having a real hard time dealing with Aaron's death, I keep them in my prayers. We might get some rain showers tonight and it's cooling back down some, but by weekend is suppose to warm up again. It sounds like you had a good day and hope you have the same tomorrow.


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St. Patty's Day.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I love St. Patrick's Day...a day when everyone wants to claim Irish heritage! It's so much fun to see everyone with their bit of green on and in a cheerful mood.

My grandfather on my Mom's side was Irish, or least he claimed an Irish heritage, the only thing that I do know for certain is he was definitely filled with "blarney" and with a last name of "Kirkland" I would have thought there would have been more Scots than Irish...but have been told that all depends on how close to the border of Ireland and Scotland he was!

My positives:

A good day at work...not too busy, just the right amount of work.
Talking Tuesday...had lot's of opportunities to chat with various different people.
Got my claims forms all filled out and submitted...hopefully I will get a rebate of some sort on my glasses.
YES! the taxes are all done and filed! WOOOOOO HOOOOOO!
-12 today....but the sun was shining...always a plus.
Thursday is the "first day of Spring"....even though the weather forecast is calling for more snow on Thursday and Friday. It's a light at the end of a tunnel!
I'm just plain feeling great...mostly because I choose to feel great.
Life is wonderful and God always brings me blessings each day.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful evening. Don't forget tomorrow is Writing Wednesday. Take up the challenge.


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MAURIZIA 3/18/2009 12:12PM

    emoticon on getting those taxes done...and on getting those claims forms filled!

Hope you got to celebrate St. Paddy's Day!!

Erin go bragh!


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KSNICKER 3/17/2009 9:45PM

I've taken your approach (Most days) to choose to have a good day... While it doesn't always work that way... I bounce back from the negative so fast now it amazes me... lol Thanks for your continued leadership on being positive... What a change it has made in my life...
And I'm glad that you are enjoying my flowers... I love sharing them with you especially because you still have snow... it's the least I can do for my GWN friend... lol
Oh and My Birthday is the 18ht of March... I'm a Pisces... LOL But I have decided that I'm not sure I want them to continue coming... I'm good at this age... hee hee

Have a great evening my friend... COME ON SPRING!!! emoticon



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