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Friday...Fabulous Friday

Friday, July 24, 2009

Went to work at my usual time this morning and then got to leave at 10 am for the rest of the day. Woo Hoo early start to the weekend.
I came home and got started on my weekend chores...you know, the laundry, cleaning etc.

Then I dug out all the painting supplies and made several different color test patches on a wall in the kitchen that I want to get painted before our new kitchen goes in. Now I will leave the patches up so the family can help me make a decision.
It is so hot out today, the paint was drying on the wall almost as soon as I put it there!

Spent the afternoon chillaxing. Didn't want to go anywhere that I would have to drive to. We are experiencing a gas shortage due to last Saturdays storm. Two of the refineries received some damage in the storm and had to be shut down for repairs. In the meantime, I will be limiting my traveling as we don't know how long this will last. Several of the gas stations in Edmonton are already experiencing "no gas".

Wishing you all a very wonderful weekend...tomorrow is Silly Saturday...get those giggles ready to share.

My Positives:

My whole day and all that it entailed!


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ALFREDIA 7/24/2009 11:51PM


If I had known you were getting off work early today you could have come help me with all these green beans. LOL

I know what you mean about painting to freshen up the kitchen before getting those new cabinets. I know you have to be getting excited.

Glad you got some down time. You deserve it.

Not looking for material right now. LOL Busy canning and painting. You never know though when I might come a deal I can't resist. LOL


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Not much to say today...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I woke up at 3:30 this morning and had a difficult time going back to sleep, only to have to get up at 5 am for work...so it's a sleepy day and low energy.

I did stand up in protest at work against an email that sent to all staff complaining about the actions of another co-worker. I felt it was inappropriate and the person was very humiliated to see the letter in circulation. Spoke to our supervisor about it and stated that if there was an issue between the two people that it should have been handled privately. I did not appreciate being dragged into their disagreement via an email sent to all staff. I'm glad and proud of myself for saying something as I'm usually the one the just keeps quiet.

My positives:
A very hot day today and I got to come home early from work.
Lunch with my husband.
A quiet evening ahead of me to relax and then head for bed early as I'm still very tired.

God who helps me to do the right thing.


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YOYONOMORE1 7/24/2009 11:33AM

    Wanda good for you for stepping up in this situation, sometimes it makes us uncomfortable to step forward and stand up for what we know is right when a wrong has been done, but you'll be blessed for it. I am hononed to have you as a friend.

Keeping it positve

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ALFREDIA 7/23/2009 11:10PM

  Congratulations for standing up for your beliefs and for expressing them. I know what you mean. It's very hard to be vocal in difficult situations.

Thank you for your reply and your thoughts.


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July 22

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Day 4 in a row of blogging! Woo Hoo.

Pay day today, so Shy and I are going to take ourselves out for a bite to eat. I've calculated and I have room in my calorie range for a nice salad...and possibly room to share a dessert with Shy. lol

Then it will be home to do the Writing Wednesday Challenge and watch "So you think you can dance". For someone, who watches very little tv, I can't believe how quickly I got hooked on that show! Still my favorites are in the running...actually almost all of the ones that are left are favorites...I'd make a terrible judge, cause I think they are all good. lol

Garry forgot his cell phone at home today, he thought he had lost it. When he phoned me from his work to tell me, I was happy to tell him..."you left it on the bed". Much relieved. Such an expense to have to replace and restore everything.

My Positives:
An awesome Wednesday challenge...thank you Mauri...I've got an answer, just have to get it written down.
Got to leave work early today as things have slowed down somewhat with selectors away on holidays.
Supper out with Shy.
A great tv program to watch tonight.
Having so many blessings occur in my day, creating within me a grateful heart.
Abundance of wonderful spark friends.

Thanks for stopping by, we'll have iced tea and mint the next time you drop by.


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KSNICKER 7/23/2009 8:02AM

    I'll have some iced tea... my favorite... but hold the mint please... lol

Your day sounds wonderful... So many positives...
Thanks for sharing them...



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MAURIZIA 7/23/2009 6:47AM

    Wanda, you're welcome...thank you for being a shining example that makes it easy for those of us who have volunteered to help!

Grateful heart - what a beautiful way to reflect your spirit, Wanda!

Now, my turn to say thanks to you for this week's challenge - Blogging everyday has made such a difference in my outlook...and I'm holding onto that upward spiral with much more confidence this morning! Now the challenge for me is to hold on when I encounter the boss & his family! :)

Hugs and blessings and gratitude and love,

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ALFREDIA 7/22/2009 9:29PM

  Love those paydays. Your day sounds peaceful and productive.


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Day 3

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Three days in a row of blogging. Seems silly to get excited about that, but after so long of faithfully blogging every day, then taking off a day here and day there...I really noticed the difference in how I felt and how much the blogging helped me to put my day into perspective. So I've recommitted to blogging, even if it's only a brief message, every day. This weeks challenge was as much for me as it has been for the rest of you.

Target Tuesday...shaking things up on you Shirl, lol. I set my targets for today and I'm pleased to say...I've met them. Although getting my 30 minutes of exercise in ended up being done in chunks...I did get them in. In fact, I did more. woo hoo! Stayed within my calorie allotment also.

My positives:
Met my goals ....blogging, staying within my calorie allotment, and 30 minutes of exercise.
A beautiful sunny day.
Listened to my own pep talk this morning and had a great day!
Answered emails that have been stacking up over the past few days.
Touched base with many on the team today.
Let go of some negativity and gave myself an attitude adjustment....YAY!

Thanks for stopping by....tomorrow our wonderful Mauri is taking over Wednesday and Thursday Daily challenges, so be sure and check out what she has in store for us.

Have a fabulously wonderful evening.


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MAURIZIA 7/22/2009 11:42AM

    emoticon Wanda! I know exactly what you mean about putting your day in perspective...which I why I get angry with myself for being lazy about blogging...makes such a difference in my life!!! Just can't decide if I like doing it at the end of the day...to make my evening pleasant...or first thing in the a.m. 'cuz it starts my day on a positive note...hmmmm...

Happy to help out with the daily challenges...hope I can live up to expectations...but grateful for the inspiration it will give to me!

Hugs and blessings,

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ALFREDIA 7/21/2009 8:40PM


You always seem to come up with good challenges for us to all learn from. Congratulations on meeting your targets.


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Day two of meeting the weekly challenge!

Monday, July 20, 2009

I'm going to stop being lazy and get my blogs done daily. I've gotten complacent at doing them, lots of excuses...but not good enough ones...I'm just getting it done!

Heard from our friends in Kelowna again today...the flames are about 5 kms away from them so they are still on evacuation alert. They can see the flames from their front window. Prayers for all those in this situation are appreciated.

Lots of storm damage done in Edmonton and the county. So many old trees literally uprooted. Broken branches everywhere. In Edmonton they had a part of one of the high rise buildings collapse onto the sidewalk and vehicles. Thankfully only one reported injury and not serious. A couple of semi-trailers blown over on the highway...again, no one seriously injured. One of our co-workers showed us pictures of her yard (Acreage). They definitely had a tornado touch down at their place. It cut a swathe through a stand of trees and leveled them. Her greenhouse was demolished as it was lifted up and deposited on her front porch. Again, thankfully no one was injured.
The power of Mother Nature is mind boggling.

Makes one wonder, how much does this strange weather really have to do with "global warming" and how much might be as a result of Mars coming so close to Earth over the next few weeks. (If you haven't seen anything about Mars being close to Earth and August 27th being the closest, let me know and I'll send you some info.)

God, who is loving and protects our family.
My blogging done for today! lol
I don't have to pick up Shy from work anymore...she has her own car.
Well within my calorie allotment for the day.
Completed a task at work that I was putting off.
Family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit....bring a cup of tea next time and we'll sit down and chat!


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MAURIZIA 7/21/2009 11:22AM

    Wanda, I am holding all those affected by these crazy storms & fires in my prayers and heart...and as I write that, I need to check out the flames in San Bernardino, where my cousins have a home...that cabin is my plan for writing my book when I retire!!! Truly hoping lives are spared...

Now, as for Mother Nature, she needs massive doses of estrogen 'cuz the only explanation other than global warning is menopause!

What amazes me is how many people will state they think global warning is a concocted idea for the liberals among us...I think some of the mud all this rain is bringing needs to be put on their eyes so they can see again.

Hugs...be safe...thank you for being such an inspiration and BLESSING to me...G-d certainly has given you a role in my life...and it's helping me build that muscle to the upward spiral!

Love you!

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ALFREDIA 7/20/2009 11:44PM

  Congratulations to Shy since she now has her own vehicle. I'm trying to fulfill this weeks assignment too. Glad to hear mother nature only destroyed objects and human life was spared. Hope your container garden is doing well and you have some excess to can for this winter.


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