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May 10...Mother's Day and wonderful

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My Mother's day has been wonderful, very busy, lots of love, laughter and fun.

I had the opportunity to spend some quiet time this morning before the family rolled out of bed. Received some very funny cards, hugs and giggles.

Two phone calls from my son, first one, I was at the store and missed so he left a message and second one we got to talk. It was great that he even remembered that it was Mother's Day...he's away fishing with friends.

My girls made me an incredible supper....my favorite food...a mexican style salad that rivaled my favorite restaurant's Burrito in a bowl...It was so delicious.

Now what did I actually do today:
-went to the store to purchase 4 more bags of organic potting dirt.
-got my container gardening underway. I added more plants. Planted zuchinni, carrots, green onions, green pepper plant, two roma tomato plants, dill, two begonias and I have enough dirt left over to consider one more container veggie! My sincere thank you to our team mates who have inspired me to try again to grow a mini garden of fresh veggies (yes, I did toss in a couple of begonias for beauty!)
-sanded my cedar patio table and gave it three coats of oil...all ready now for the summer.
-spent some time sitting on my deck admiring all my handy work! lol
-got invited over to the neighbors for some ice cold lemonade and a visit. Came away with an invitation to help ourselves to a stack of cement slabs that they no longer required and were going to have to depose of....we'll use them as a walk path.
-Garry repaired and painted my laundry area...all baseboards are removed in preparation for the new cork flooring to go in. I then swept and washed all the floors...just didn't want to have new flooring laid over dirty floors...my mind wasn't even wanting to go there.
-I had a fabulous day...hope everyone else did too.

Thanks for stopping by and thank you for all the inspiration I receive.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 5/13/2009 11:05AM

    Glad your Mother's Day was a good one ...

and Wowee - you've gotten oodles of gardening done. Coddle your tomato plant if there's cold weather during evenings. They like warmth. I'm going to be putting in some squash seeds soon. I'm waiting until the 22-24th to put my plants in the ground - I won't have my weeding done until then. I also have a roof garden I want to do a little something with too ... and bags of dirt in my car to haul up there! Good exercise! emoticon

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KSNICKER 5/11/2009 9:38AM

    Wanda your Mothers Day sounded perfect... I love it that you have started a mini garden... And so happy that you choose to add a few flowers for beauty... My favorite part... lol

Enjoy your day at home working...

((hugs))

Kathy

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NJMATTICE 5/11/2009 8:25AM

    Sounds like you had a very lovely day! Hopefully it will buoy you up and help you sail through the work week! Have a great day!
Love,
Nancy

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What a busy day!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Yay, it's a Saturday, so I didn't crawl out of bed until 7 am...that's two hours of sleeping in for me!

Headed to the computer to check in with everyone, feeling light hearted and full of song, so figured it was a good day to have a "singing Saturday"!

Once that was all done, I headed for my monthly tune-up massage. Today's was very painful as I needed a lot of deep tissue work on my right shoulder. My upper spine and neck have been feeling lots of stress. Mostly due to the amount of computer work I've been tackling lately at work. Feeling better now though. Bless Wendy's magic fingers!

Home again after stopping at the store to purchase two more large bags of "Miracle Grow" dirt. Found some seeds for carrots, zuchinni, and red peppers that are supposed to be perfect for growing in pots. I've been very inspired this year to try again to grow some fresh veggies in containers on my deck. I have some roma tomato plants that the greenhouse assured me were great container plants, a green pepper and some romaine lettuce plants. So with all my plants and seeds, I headed out on the deck and assembled some pots and my dirt and had a fun day. Now if the weather just cooperates and the sun shines as needed...I hope to be eating some fresh veggies this summer.

When Garry got home, we disassembled the old vanity and toilet in the half bath and install the vanity portion of the new vanity. The toilet we will install once the new flooring has been laid on Monday and we will install the vanity sink/counter we it arrives sometime after the 12th. I am so excited about my floors finally going in the entryways/laundry area and half bath. I will be estatic when the floors go in my kitchen also...they have to wait until the new kitchen goes in though. In the meantime, Garry is looking forward to finally getting the deck extended this summer. This is the year for major renos! lol.

My positives:
Talked to Nancy today...caught her in the produce aisle shopping for veggies...way to go Nancy!
Half bathroom all ready now for the flooring.
New floors on Monday! YAY!
Some containers seeded and planted...still more to do.
Got my big tree transplanted into a new pot and it is loving being outside again.
Mother's day tomorrow and the girls are cooking.
So many blessings in my life that help to keep me focusing on the positives.

Thanks for stopping by to say hello.

Have a wonderful Mothers Day tomorrow.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SWIMGIRL 5/10/2009 3:01AM

    Sounds like you had a busy day. Have a great Mother's Day and enjoy being cooked for..

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NJMATTICE 5/9/2009 9:51PM

    Thanks for the call. What a boost you gave me. It was like a surfer dude that caught a killer wave and had a terrific ride. Totally tubular!
Sounds like your day was very productive! I owe you a song. I'll see what I can find.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day.
Lots of blessings to you!
Love,
Nancy

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So I was whining this morning....

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Thank you to all of you who have responded to my frustrated post this morning...it was a moment in time for me and I just voiced what was inside. I'm really all better now and apologize if I made anyone feel bad...was not my intention. Like all of you, I find this team my rock. The positiveness keeps me going and even if only one person participates in the challenges...I will still keep on doing them, because I believe they are important. Besides when I try to not do them, I get nudged very purposely by my guides...this is what I am meant to be doing at this time in my life...life goes along much more smoothly when I am obedient to God's voice. lol

So thank you for all your support and encouragement.

It's been a very busy time at work, I've been putting in 9 hour days with having to eat my lunch at my desk while I keep on working. I am so looking forward to having some time off next week. I found out today that I also need to take Monday off as the person that was supposed to be here tomorrow to start on our floors can't come until Monday now. Garry had tomorrow off work and isn't able to get Monday off. I will be working from home though.
The positive about the delay in the flooring....I don't have to help to tear out the old vanity in the half bath and the toilet tonight, or move the washer and dryer from the laundry room or the many other little tasks like removing baseboards and numbering them so we know where to put them back before tomorrow morning. I have all weekend now to help Garry with these tasks. I even get to make sure all the laundry is done as I will not have my machines back in operation for a couple of days after the flooring is laid as we have some added renos to do to the laundry area.

My positives:

The support and encouragement I receive from so many on this team...thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for allowing me to be human and whine once in awhile!
Time to complete all the necessary tasks before the new flooring goes in.
Only an 8.5 hour day today at work...woo hoo.
It's almost Friday and the weekend....sleeeppppzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
God, who when I turn things over to Him because I can no longer do it all by myself, lifts me up and provides me with time and energy and a fresh outlook. Thank You.

Thanks for stopping by, positive really does change your outlook. I had a wonderful day.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 5/7/2009 9:45PM

    Have you seen my blog today ... it's about 4 lines long (either that or I might have started to say what I was feeling too ... ) heheh

We all get to take a deep breath and relax even more on days like this! Glad to know you're feeling better.

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I am too - I decided to not let it get to me and I flew out the door after I put a scarf on my head so I'd get my walk in before the sun went down (after I'd decided there was no way I was going out for my walk today)
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KSNICKER 5/7/2009 9:14PM

    Wanda...

All I can say is (((HUGS))) my friend... You can whine all you need to and get frustrated too... Just like the rest of us...
All I know is that it is very hard to stay positive when I've had so much negative in my life lately... But I am slowly trying to climb out and find something positive...
It may not mean much... But, you have always been my shining positive STAR... Always shining bright... Leading and lighting the way for "when" I can follow...

Thank you for all that you do for the Positive Bloggers team and for me...

Thank you for sharing your positives.

((hugs))

Kathy

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YAY! Much needed Rain!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Finally late this afternoon we started to get some much needed rain. We have an out of control fire just north of us. It has increased in size from yesterday burning just over 3000 hectacres to now almost tripled in size. Several small communities have been mandatorially evacuated and we are breathing in smoke fumes here where we live. The ground is remarkably dry and much of the area that is under fire is muskeg, which means the fire goes underground and bursts up again where ever. Some homes have been lost. Your prayers are appreciated for those directly affected by the fire. The rain that is making it's was through is not a drenching type, but wet none the less. Unfortunately it also contains lightning.
The weather forecasts are predicting rain for the next several days...a welcome. I will miss the sunshine...but the ground really needs moisture in many areas.

My positives:
Our kitchen design is even better than we had hoped for. We have a very odd shaped and poorly designed kitchen at present that only allows one person to really work in it comfortable. The new design adds an island which will house my sink and dishwasher...giving me more actual counterspace. Not sure when it will all come into place...I'm believing that the money will be there for it when we need it.
My cork flooring for the entryways/laundry area and half bath are being put in on Friday. I get to come home from work to some new floors! We will wait on the kitchen flooring until we get the kitchen in.
My replacement carpets for the basement should be here by the long weekend and hopefully installed shortly there after. It will be nice to get the bedrooms in the basement all put back together after the flood.
Rain, blessed rain.
I've been putting in some very long hours at work lately...the light at the end of the tunnel...I will have some days off from the 14 to the 20th. We were hoping to get away to see family...but not sure if we can now...but the days off will be nice regardless.
God, who is teaching me to dream and go for it.

Thank you for stopping by to share some of my day with me. May your eveing be a peaceful and relaxing one.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 5/7/2009 11:40AM

    had to push the button 2 X before it worked - it took about 2 minutes ... I also lost my blog the same day you did ... mine was because I put a sideways one of these ^ signs in mine

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BUSYBRE 5/7/2009 11:39AM

    Your neck of the woods really seems to get extreme weather ... wow ... hope it's just the transformation to spring/summer thats causing all the ruckus and that it is over for everyone out your way very soon. Our weather was supposed to be warm yesterday but it was a lot cooler than anticipated - which was great because I was able to garden without too much sweating. It really does look like a 2 ton gopher has been let loose in my allotment right now - heheh. It's embarrassing. But it's the way I work. Oh there's big weed - go get it - attack ... etc. emoticon

I am so glad to know you are going to enjoy some gardening. It is such a bright spot in my life. This year, I am going to try throwing a few sprouting potatoes into a bag of dirt to see what happens ... basically I just went to our local store and got some that had started to sprout and I'm putting a little dirt into a bag (with holes) to cover them ... when the vine begins to grow I'll cover it some more and then some more and some more, etc ... at the end of the summer I am told there will be a bag of potatoes! My friend just told me she'd been storing her sprouting potatoes upstairs in her storage room and she noticed she's got 8 little potatoes growing!

Your kitchen sounds great. emoticon

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NJMATTICE 5/7/2009 11:05AM

    I hope those fires get under control. You have been BUSY! All the home improvements! You are doing a lot! And keeping a lagging team going to boot! I am happy to "see" you again. Sorry that I have been gone so long. I hope to be able to pitch in and give you a hand. I read your status "I'm tired and am going to bed." Good choice. Got to keep your energy up for your busy schedule. Thanks for all that you do to keep the Positive Bloggers afloat. Just need to let you know that your work is appreciated.
Love,
Nancy

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KSNICKER 5/6/2009 9:44PM

    Wanda, So happy that you are getting that rain. I hope that it is enough to help with the fires. We are so dry too and no rain in sight... But no fires either...

Woo Hoo on all your positives... Lots of good things happening...

I've been meaning to blog but have had company and been busy... But wanted to share that BIL is on his way out of Florida... Left yesterday... YIPPEE... I'm praying that all the negatives go with him... lol

Enjoy that time off when it gets here...

((hugs))

Kath
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My blog disappeared!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

I had created a "great" blog this morning, and it's disappeared! I checked on my page also and for some reason I can't update my status. It allows me to change status, but then won't save it, that's when I noticed that the blog I did this morning is also missing. ARRRRGGGHHH!

I was so pleased with my blog too. lol. So I guess I will at least briefly tell you about my great blog from this morning. It was one of those blogs that you just can't re-create...darn, I was actually very creative today too! lol.

Okay, Here goes:

I'm exhilarated....I got up bright and early...mainly because the dumb cats don't understand that on Saturday mornings I do not have to get up at 4:30 am for work. Just because they are hungry doesn't mean I should have to get up to feed them! Stupid cats! lol.

Anyway, I decided that seeing as I was up, I might as well get dress and lace up my shoes and head out the door for a good walk. That's just what I did. Only I added a twist to my morning walking routine...I put to rest the notion that I wasn't able to do something. (In my original blog I recited the entire conversation that went on in my head as I was walking, you know the one where that little voice comes along and snickers at you and tells you how dumb you are and who do you really think you are trying to fool)
This morning I overcame a huge hurdle in my mind set and I JOGGED! WOO HOO...this middle-aged, grey haired lady (okay so I also have some purple in my hair) actually jogged in public! I DID IT! Of course, I didn't jog the whole 50 minutes that I was out there, but I did manage to actually jog in spurts. Yes, my heart thought I was trying to kill it, and let me know that it was not prepared for such a harsh jump start to the morning, but after it settled down and I reconfirmed to it that it was not going to die it valiantly pumped along. Besides, I told it, if it did give out, I was sure that eventually I would be rescued by some other nice person out doing their daily walk/jog.
I'm so thrilled with myself. Can you tell????
After getting home, I was so reveved up that I decided that some major mall walking was also in the cards. Off I went to the city to spend 70 minutes walking around West Edmonton Mall. A great place to get some exercise in, although at a slower pace due to the number of people out doing their Saturday shopping and of course the detours into the stores to have a look see. No, I did not buy anything.

My positives:

ME!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my amazing day.

Have a wonderful evening.

Hugs,
Wanda
(Darn, sure wish the first blog hadn't disappeared, I was so creative with it! lol)

  
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YOYONOMORE1 5/3/2009 2:25PM

    Wanda I am sure your first blog was very lovely, but this one made me laugh. Cats don't understand humans desire to sleep in on their days off, as cats have no days off, all their days are on, lol. WTG with the jogging, you're a much braver and bolder person than I, I know my feet and knee would not take it, so I'll stick with my stationary bike and walking, no matter what at least we are moving one way or another. Hope you have a good week, enjoy this serene Sunday.

Hugs,
Shirl

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BUSYBRE 5/2/2009 10:28PM

    heheh - you JoGGed! heheh (I know what you're talking about too - the first time I got on a treadmill I thought I was going to die before I got off ... people were looking and I wasn't going only do a few minutes and I tried running ... lasted less than a minute heheh

OH YEAH & I lost my whole blog this morning too (and tonight) ... I can't get it to post ... I saved it but I can't get it to work HHhhhHmmmff

POSITIVE ... I have saved it and will post it once I can ...

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KSNICKER 5/2/2009 8:11PM

    Hi there you jogger you... lol WTG... And Leslie Sansone does those spirts of jogging in her DVD's. I think that is how I hurt myself last year... lol This body did not like it one bit... But I was so proud that I actually did it... So I know how you feel... Woo Hoo good for you...

Sorry your blog disappeared... Sorry that I've disappeared too... lol I'm working my way back...

Enjoyed your Positives...

((hugs))

Little lost Mermaid...
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