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Still on track...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I'm still on track with my blogging. Almost didn't do one today, as we've been busy with yard work, more painting and just plain exhausted from the heat...but then as I went to sit down, I thought about the fact that I hadn't been on SP today and that my choice was to just ignore it for today or just get my backside to the computer and do it. Well here I am!

I'm off to post this weeks challenge also when I've finished my blogging, so pop on over and check it out...even participate...it is all about choices!

We had another very warm day today...thankfully not quite as warm as yesterday. Sleeping last night was pretty much non-existant...but the plus side to that...it's cooler in the house tonight...I'm sure I will sleep and be rested and ready for a work week tomorrow.

My positives:

Pretty much got all the painting done in the kitche...just that small section that I need Garry with his height to reach for me...rest is done.
After all the yard work was complete...we headed to the hardware store to check out some possible backsplash options.
Good choices today.
I know that sleeping will be much easier tonight.
My last Auntie's birthday today...had a lovely conversation with her.
Life...it's just plain wonderful.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting. Have a wonderful new week, Motivation Monday tomorrow, so kick off your week on a great note!

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SWIMGIRL 7/27/2009 12:50AM

    Sounds like you had a busy day. Keep making those good choices.

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ALFREDIA 7/27/2009 12:02AM

  Wanda

I was on my way to your house when I was detoured. LOL How neat to have a green house.

You are beginning to give me the bug to paint our house. It's been about five years since it's last paint job. It will probably not get done until fall and possibly after Christmas. With the canning some other things get pushed to the side.

I too was entertaining the thought not to blog. Now you've made me have second thoughts.

Marie



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Silly Saturday's blog

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Started my day off with some giggles and the day just continued to get better from there.

Very hot here today, in the plus 30's...all I know is that moving created sweat! lol
I did managed to get part of my kitchen (the parts I could reach) painted. Not too thrilled though with the paint...at certain angles you can see the roller marks. May have been the roller I was using, or perhaps because it was so hot. I'll give it another coat tomorrow using a different roller and see if that makes a difference. I'm pleased with the colors. We wanted to get the painting done before the new floors and kitchen go in at the end of September.

By painting them now, I'll have a chance to live with the colors for awhile to be sure I really like them. Besides now, I'll be able to start looking for backsplash tile.

My positives:

Money to purchase the paint, and the energy today to do the painting!
Silly Saturday...lots of giggles.
Lots of exercising...up and down from the chairs that I was using...even my butt muscles are sore now!
The kitchen painting is almost finished...at least all the parts that I could reach are done.
A very nice sunny day.
God, friends and family, who support and encourage me.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Have a wonderful Serenity Sunday tomorrow and a lovely relaxing evening tonight.

Hugs,
Wanda

  


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!

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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ALFREDIA 7/24/2009 11:51PM

  Wanda

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

Marie

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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.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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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
Shirl

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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.

Marie

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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.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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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...

((hugs))

Kath
y

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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,
Mauri

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ALFREDIA 7/22/2009 9:29PM

  Love those paydays. Your day sounds peaceful and productive.

Marie

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