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Cautiously optimistic....

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Okay, I'm cautiously optimistic that winter might be over! We got up to +11 today! WOO HOO! The sun was shining this morning, but by this afternoon, it had hidden itself from view again...but not snowing so that is a plus! lol.

Very busy at work and thinking it is only going to get busier as we start gearing up the ordering for our new library. We move into our new premises November 1 2010, but we have to have the ordering all in place and received before then. It may sound like a ways away, but really it is not. Our budgets have been substantial increased and all must be spent. My little fingers are getting a terrific work out.

Our new carpet for the basement has been ordered, but got a phone call today to say that it will coming out of the states and won't be here until May 15th. What's the hold up you guys????lol. I'm so looking forward to having my basement all put back together. The plus side of things still being upstairs and all over...I have the opportunity to continue to go through things and determine if I really, really need to keep it. Amazing even how a week ago, I wasn't ready to get rid of somethings and now...they are just taking up space and not that important. Love the decluttering. I'm making room for new!

My positives:
No snow today....a very big plus.
More things hit my de-clutter list.
Although I'm very busy at work...I have a job and being useful...job security at it's best!
A fun day at work, lots of laughs and giggles. I love the people that I work with.
Time to connect with my son as I drove him to work today...he even bought Tim Horton's on the way to the city...aHHHHHHH...a Timmy's...got to love their French Vanilla.
A walk outdoors planned for this evening with my eldest daughter. Time for us to connect.
Life and answered prayer.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit...I'll off to check out what everyone else has been up to today.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 5/1/2009 1:07PM

    Wanda well now we are into May hoping more sunshine comes your way and those warmer temps you have been longing for. Sounds like you are really on a roll with the decluttering, good for you. Have a wonderful weekend starting with fabulous Friday.

Hugs,
Shirl

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BUSYBRE 4/30/2009 10:19PM

    ... finally some sunshine has come your way ... that's a huge reason to celebrate! I'm enjoying a little bit of cool weather to work in the garden - it means I can do so much more - though working up a sweat has it's advantages too.

You have a job that requires planning ahead as well - it keeps you on your toes doesn't it!

Enjoy the warmer weather.

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April 28

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I'm blogging first thing this morning, going to make sure I get my blog in, I will possibly add to it at the end of the day.

It's -8 out this morning...I will be gratefully accepting any and all sunshine ! lol.

I'm heading out the door early for work this morning. I have so much to do at work that it's almost overwhelming...but I have said a prayer and asked God to provide me with all the time that I need to accomplish all that must be done today. I know He will provide.

Check out "time Tuesday"....by accepting today's challenge, you'll be blessed.

My Positives:
I had a great sleep last night...the first in many nights.
Peace within my spirit.
Time to accomplish all that needs to be done.
God who answers prayer and shows me what is important.
Friends who encourage and support me.
My family.
and most importantly...another day to be creative.

Have a wonderful day,

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 4/28/2009 11:15AM

    Wanda, brrrr sending some emoticon emoticon emoticon your way, I think you could use it. Here I was all set for talking Tuesday and you threw me a curve with time Tuesday, you little dickens, keeping me on my toes, lol. You have a great day.

Hugs,
Shirl

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MARLA7 4/28/2009 7:53AM

    Wanda - I know that I have been Blessed many times over since meeting you... since you started our positive bloggers team.... even though I don't or can't always blog.... I love just knowing you're all here for me as I am for you. Have a wonderful day today. Love, Marla

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April 27

Monday, April 27, 2009

Just a very brief blog tonight to let you know that all is well in my world. We had hail, sleet, snow and finally just dark clouds! Who's hogging all the sunshine!

Extremely busy at work, spent all day on the computer,so my eyes are very tired, hence the short blog and early night.

My positives.

Life ...it all a blessing and I'm grateful for every moment.

Thanks for stopping by...I'll post more tomorrow after a good nights sleep. YAAAWWWWWNNNN!

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 4/27/2009 11:20PM

    ... here's some of what we got today emoticon ... I think I'll have some for tomorrow for you too!

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KSNICKER 4/27/2009 8:30PM

    Pssst...
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So sorry... I forgot to share... lol

Rest them eyes my friend...

((hugs))

Kathy

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Yippee! it's Saturday

Saturday, April 25, 2009

This has been a long and exhausting week. With being at work earlier than usual every day this week, running back home to be here for repairmen and then working from home until my work day ended and trying to stay on top of all the decisions that had to be made, I'm definitely ready for the weekend.
Not complaining, because I've been blessed with be able to continue to work from home, you justdont't have everything at your finger tips, then our phones went out, which meant relying on email with the office to get certain things completed. It's been a crazy week.

Yesterday the person doing all the repairs to the walls finished, he even painted the walls, which at some point I will need to repaint as he used the standard "pinky beige" that homebuilders use...it's really not a nice color...but at least the walls are finished and look nice and clean. After work Garry and I headed to the city to place our order for the new carpet. Blessing...we will be able to have the same carpet throughout the basement instead of different types and colors. We chose a "carmel" color (that's Garry's name for it) It's actually called "brass". Eventually the walls will be a cream color, so it should look very nice.
Today we are going to see if we can find the same or similar replacement furniture and then let the insurance company know. Things look good for being returned to normal around here by mid May at the latest.

I woke up to snow again yesterday morning and we are supposed to get more yet again on Sunday. Temperatures have dropped down to below zero again. Next week is warmer though, so am hanging onto the thought of warmer weather and sunshine. Anyone want to trade weather systems?????

My postives:
Things are progressing repair wise at the house.
Being able to take off from work and continue to work from home.
Understanding co-workers and bosses.
Choosing new carpets and color.
Knowing that the chaos in my house is only temporary.
God who teaches me patience and tolerance.

Have a wonderfully blessed weekend. It's silly Saturday, so share some humor and thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 4/26/2009 3:24PM

    Wanda, no way I do not want to exchange our rain for your snow, had enough of that stuff, lol. But will try and send warmer air your way, I'll think it towards your direction. Sounds like things are coming right along with the repairs. You are doing such a good job of staying postive through all this. Have a blessed Sunday and a good week.

Hugs,
Shirl

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BUSYBRE 4/25/2009 9:30PM

    I don't want to trade weather systems - but - it was so hot here this afternoon I could barely work in the heat! Hard to believe after such a cold winter. I hope you get some of this very soon. I got out of the garden just on time ... there was such a thunderstorm that it felt like a hurricane! Lucky for me because I brought half the house with me not knowing what I'd need and what i didn't (of course I forgot some crucial things) ... I made a list of what not to bring and some things I really do need.

From the sounds of it you'll have some nice new things soon ... maybe in the end it will be even more positive than you thought? Hope so.

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Things are moving right along...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Went to work early this morning as I knew that I would need to leave when the repair person called me to let me know that he was ready to do the gyprocking repair at the house. I worked until 9 am at the office and then came home and spent the rest of the day until 2:30 working from home and entering orders. I'm so blessed that my work okayed our office program to be installed on my home computer. The initially reasoning was so that I could still continue to work when there were repairs and chemical fumes going on at work. Today was a bonus. I managed to get three large orders completed and sent on their way.
The gyprock repair man was able to work all day and replace the sheeting that had been cut away due to the flood. First coat of mud is on and he will call me again tomorrow at work if he is able to come tomorrow to check on it and perhaps put on a second coat.
The carpet people are coming tomorrow at 3pm to measure the basement so they can install the new carpet. Yippee! I get to choose colors and kind! Woo Hoo!
The repair man from today, also told me that he would be painting the one bedroom completely seeing as all four walls had repair work done to them. Bonus!

The basement is dried out and if things continue to move along at this speed we should be able to move things back into place by mid May.

My positives:

Marla is back! Huge bonus!
Repair work coming along wonderfully.
New carpet and I get to choose color and kind.
No snow (yet). It's been predicted, but I'm very hopeful that it won't appear.
God who continues to bless us so immensely.

Thank you to all who stop by and leave such encouraging comments. I really appreciate all of you.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 4/22/2009 11:46PM

    Wanda - I didn't realize how dire the basement issues were - you have been so positive. What a blessing that you can incorporate work into your home repairs now. It sounds like it will be great fun choosing flooring & carpet colours!

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KNAUGHT61 4/22/2009 7:16PM

    Wanda, it does sound like things are moving right along. Thank goodness! And you were able to get some work done too! I had to come home today for the piano tuner, but will have to take vacation time -- no working from home for me, unfortunately. I'm so glad you are able to see things take shape in your basement and make some positive choices about what you want done. WooHoo! Kathleen

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