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Sun is shining today and I'm loving it!

Friday, July 10, 2009

After three days of much needed rain, I was more than ready for some warm sunshine. Temperatures have been so cold in the mornings that I've had frost on my vehicle windows when I leave for work! It's July for heaven's sake!

The lawns around town though are looking so nice and green, instead of the burnt look they have had. My container gardening has been loving all the natural watering. My dill is about 8" high already and my zucchini plants are already beginning to produce the first signs of zucchini. Pepper plants and tomato plants are doing the same. YEAH!

Another weekend before me, one load of laundry already done. Floors are all swept and I'm ready to tackle the rest of the housework tomorrow.
Stopped on the way home from picking up Shy to get a lovely Greek salad for supper. Oh was it ever good! News is coming on in a couple of minutes so I'm off to see what has been happening in the world today!

My positives:
Sun, beautiful sunshine.
My garden that is producing some results.
Laundry started.
Greek salad for supper.
A weekend ahead of me.
Family coming over on Sunday for a BBQ.
God, who gives me challenges so that I can grow.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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ALFREDIA 7/14/2009 11:44AM

  Wanda

Can't imagine frost in July. Let me know what recipes you come up with for your Zuchhini. I used to make Zuchhini bread but it has so much oil and sugar in it I don't do it anymore.

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YOYONOMORE1 7/11/2009 2:17PM

    Glad you got the rain you needed, but isn't it so nice when the sun does come back out. Sounds like your container gardening is coming along nicely. We got a very brief shower this morning, could use more, but the sun came out and that ended that. Enjoy the family BBQ this weekend.

Keeping it positive
Shirl

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BUSYBRE 7/11/2009 9:22AM

    Container gardening seems to be a little less weed friendly than in ground gardening. I had foot high weeds to contend with in the allotment which are coming under control now after two visits. Hope your weekend is a good one. Greek salads are one of my favourites - nothing like it! YUM-O

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KSNICKER 7/10/2009 7:24PM

    So nice that your garden has enjoy the rain... You'll have fresh veggies soon. Once it started raining here they took off... Well the ones that had not died of heat stroke... lol Our garden is just about done... But Andy is starting to get ready to plant again...

Sounds like you have a big time of it coming this weekend... Enjoy...
We have a house full right now... Andy is having his step son help around the house a bit... Which is good both ways...Andy gets the help and Chopper gets some $$. lol

Enjoy your BBQ this weekend and that greek salad tonight.

Did you hear that Marla, Polly, Helen and Mama ( from another group) are all meeting today in Wheeling W.V. ? My Ears are burning right now... Are yours? LOL

Sorry ot have rambled on... I've been missing you... And needed to get by to say hello...

so Hello! LOL

((hugs))

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A quick stop in tonight...

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Just a quick stop in tonight so you know that I am around. I've got my plate full with some personal stuff at the moment and need to deal with it all. Prayers for calm and peace would be appreciated.



Hugs,
Wanda

  
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WANDAH3 7/10/2009 7:31AM

    Thank you all for the prayers and support. I'm rising to the top today!
Hugs,
Wanda

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SWIMGIRL 7/10/2009 1:55AM

    You got it emoticon

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JODANGEROUSLY 7/9/2009 8:49PM

    *huggles* emoticon

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YOYONOMORE1 7/9/2009 8:49PM

    You've got em!

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Shirl

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BUSYBRE 7/9/2009 8:43PM

    ... amen :|

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-DEBY- 7/9/2009 8:31PM

    emoticonyou got it...



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I almost logged off.....

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

I almost logged off again tonight before doing my blog!

Just finished watching "so you think you can dance" with Shyra. I absolutely loved Brandon and Janette's last routine. Flawless. They are all such talented dancers.

Rained all day again today, so grateful for the moisture. We are supposed to have a lovely sunny weekend though. Only scary part today was the fact that Enviroment Canada issued funnel cloud warnings for our area and well as storm warnings. Looks like it may have passed us over though. The skies seem to be trying to clear up.
My plants and the lawn have been really loving all this rain. I actually have a pot full of green onions growing now. Only had two for about a month! Now there is a couple of dozen!

My positives:

Rain.
A safe home to reside in.
A vehicle that gets me to and from work safe and dry.
A very busy day at work....making head way into my "in" basket.
Long phone conversation with my sister in law.
Watching "so you think you can dance" with Shy.
So many blessings in my life.
Just being alive.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful evening.
Hugs,
wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 7/9/2009 3:46PM

    Wanda, yummmm, onions! When I was a kid, I used to eat yellow onions like a piece of fruit - peel them and then just chomp on 'em!

We, too, have been having lots of rain here in RI...tho' there's this funny color sky out there this afternoon...I think someone said it was blue! Hmmmm...Don't recall seeing it ever before! :)

Hugs,
Mauri

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1HAPPYSUSAN 7/9/2009 10:49AM

    Onions in a pot...what a marvelous idea! I have chives growing but never thought about the onions. Thanks for the idea!

I've not been taking as good of care of my Self as I should have been and so I'm back today reading posts from the people who most inspire me.

Thank you for your positives! Have a blessed day!
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CMR132 7/9/2009 8:20AM

    The dancers on there are like absolutley fabulous!! its so awesome to watch them! I hope the sun shines your way, as well as mine, this weekend, its been a dark, cool summer in New England and id like some sunshine!! Have a wonderful day!

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-DEBY- 7/8/2009 10:12PM

    We are watching So you think you can dance now... (we have dvr, like to cut out the commercials)

have a good night Wanda...

~~BLESSings~~ This WEIRDnWILD Wednesday~~0:)


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I'm Back!

Monday, July 06, 2009

First off a huge thank you to Shirl, Bre, Karen and Deby for keeping the team up and running while I took some much needed time off to spend with our company.
You all did a fabulous job....any takers on continuing??????

Our company arrived safe and sound. We had a marvelous time. Lots of laughs and giggles and catching up on the news from our old home town. Garry got to try out his new BBQ and it works wonderfully. Roasted potatoes, veggies and steaks for the everyone except me. We sat up late in the evenings just enjoying being together again.

Thursday evening, I got a phone call from my uncle in British Columbia telling me that he and two of his daughters were going to be in Wainwright Alberta on the weekend for a mini family reunion with his son. Garry and drove down on Sunday to spend the day with them, as did my brother and his wife from Lloydminster. Had a great time. It's been far too many years since we have seen each other and as Lee (the son) is being deployed again to Afghanistan in September, we were grateful to have the opportunity to visit. Lee is only home for 3 weeks before heading back to more training in Shiloh Manitoba. They just built a lovely new home in Wainwright. His wife and girls have been in the house now for 4 months, Lee 1 week!
My uncle wants to come and spend the night with us here in the Park. I'm trying to figure out the logistics of it right now. I've contacted my eldest brother to see if he will be available any night this week and I'm trying to get a hold of my aunt and uncle from Edmonton to see if they are available. It would give everyone else a chance to visit too.

We had great weather while I was off. It started raining last night, quit and is supposed to start again tonight and rain all day tomorrow. Sure hope it does, we really need the rain. My garden loves the rain water much better than me filling the watering can with tap water and watering them. Since they have had some rain, they have really shot up. Instead of the lonely little two green onions that had sprouted, I now have almost 2 dozen. Woo Hoo!

My blessings:

Team mates who are absolutely the best.
Terrific visit with old friends and with family. Friends are coming back this way and stopping again over night on the 15th as they head back home to BC.
Rain, blessed rain!
Opportunity to see my brother and sister in law from Lloydminster.
A desk at work that wasn't piled too high with things for me to do.
God, who blesses this family is so many remarkable ways.

Thank you being such a wonderful team, for your support and encouragement.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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WANDAH3 7/7/2009 7:59PM

    Shirl....I'd be honored to share with you any part that you feel God directing you to undertake.

Hugs,
Wanda

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YOYONOMORE1 7/7/2009 6:36PM

    Welcome back Wanda. It sounds like you had a very enjoyable time with your company. I am glad you could have this break. It sounds like you are going to have more visiting in the near future here. I wish our military people didn't have to keep going back over there. Your absence sure makes me appreciate even more all you do for our team, I wouldn't mind taking on one of the daily challenges, but I'll be honest it'd have to be an easy one, as I am just not a very creative person, maybe some of the others would like to take on one of the daily challenges and then there wouldn't be so much being left up to you, you do, do a lot.
We have such a great team here. Enjoy the rest of your week and glad you are getting some of the much needed rain.

Keeping it positive
Shirl

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MAURIZIA 7/7/2009 4:17PM

    Sounds like you had lots of fun...and may I add my thanks to our team members as well!

Hugs,
Mauri

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-DEBY- 7/6/2009 5:11PM

    Sounds like great fun Wanda...

and emoticon for all you do...


~~BLESSings~~ this Motivating Monday ~~0:)


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Things are beginning to grow....

Monday, June 29, 2009

My containers garden is beginning to take on some resemblance of new things! Like me, each container is a work in progress. From preparing the soil, to planting healthy seeds to seeing some results as they are cared for and tended to, my body too is experiencing these changes. Healthiness is becoming a way of life.


My zucchini and tomato plants....I'm so proud, I have 17 tiny little tomatoes beginning.


My carrots are coming up in the big blue container, romaine lettuce is thriving and my dill is producing about 4 plants...not sure what happened to all the other seeds in that pot! And my "guard" car Kismet is making sure they all do what they are supposed to!



Here I have a couple of pepper plants in the long green container and more lettuce and some geraniums.



More lovely flowers beginning to recover from the heavy frost we had earlier.

I'm enjoying the opportunity to grow some fresh veggies and am even planning an extension on my container gardening for next year! Who would have ever thought, I'd be an outdoor gardener! lol

My positives:

Although a frosty start to the morning, we had a beautiful day.
A great lunch out at the Pasta Pantry....compliments of Geff (the asst. supervisor)
A very healthy supper, decided to save my fruit salad for tomorrows lunch and instead Shy and I fixed ourselves taco salad for supper...me minus the tacos and sour cream.
Positive Bloggers members who are wonderful supporters and give me encouragement to be the best that I can be each day.
God, who blesses me daily.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Have a wonderful evening. Tomorrow is Talking Tuesday...get those typing fingers ready and the chatty voice.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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-DEBY- 7/1/2009 9:07AM

    Wanda .... How exciting... I get so excited when I see my plant life growing and blooming...

it ALmost makes waiting through winter worth it (I am in MN... so winter lasts over 6 months here LOL)

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MAURIZIA 6/30/2009 4:32PM

    Wanda, I've always wanted a garden...but if I put them outside, they'll become my landlady's! :) So I guess I have to stick with the local farmers' market!

Look great...but you can guess what I think looks the most beautiful! Well, it's a who, not a what...KISMET!

Hugs and happy gardening,
Mauri

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KATHEE3 6/30/2009 8:21AM

  What a grat idea!

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YOYONOMORE1 6/29/2009 9:37PM

    What lovely pictures of your deck and your container gardening, very, very nice. Our youngest DD got her dad a tomato kit for Father's Day, and we saw her on Friday and she gave it to her dad, he came home that very afternoon and planted them, this is from seeds, so I don't know if they'll make it or not. One of our upstairs neighbors has those hanging upside down tomato planters, maybe we'll try something like that next year. I see kitty is standing guard over your plants. We are having a much cooler week, it's going down in the 50's tonight and tomorrow and Wed. it's only going to be in the 50's to low 60's, quite a change from last week and the 91 and 98 degree days, it is suppose to be in the 80's for the 4th of July. Enjoy the rest of your evening and have a good day tomorow.

Keeping it positive
Shirl

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BUSYBRE 6/29/2009 8:48PM

    Wanda ... your deck looks awesome! I just noticed that some women on the website I go to for gardening (http://www.yougrowgirl.com) help have been planting potatoes in bags - some in fabric grocery bags! I might try this out at the allotment next year!

I am about to soak some beans and put them into the soil as soon as I can get back out the allotment (it's raining for 3-4 more days here) ... the thing with beans I just found out is that you have to pick them in order for them to produce more ... if you don't pick them for a week they stop producing! One year about a decade ago I think I bought a bean plant and it didn't seem to do anything - then at the end of the summer the neighbour said there was a bean about a foot long on their side of the fence - that's all it produced was one bean! ... but it was a big one heheh

Thanks for sharing all the photos ... it'll be fun to see them again further along in the season too.




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