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Unexpected me time!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I had some unexpected me time today. It was not busy at work and I really didn't have much to keep me busy. Went in at my usual time and then got to come home at 9:30 after only 3.5 hours of work! What a lovely bonus. The sun was shining and I was able to spend a large portion of my day out on my deck enjoying the solitude.

I did head out to the grocery store to replenish the cupboards. Our local Sobeys store is doing so renos and I'm loving what they are doing. The fresh fruit and veggies looked fantastic. It was very easy to pick up lots!

A nice veggie salad is on the go for suppertime as well as a fruit salad for dessert.

My positives:

unexpected me time.
sunny day and a back deck that is perfect for relaxing.
a nap!
grocery shopping and lots of wonderful fresh fruit and veggies.
a wonderful day of recharging my batteries.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you all had as wonderful a day as I did.


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ALFREDIA 8/21/2009 11:50AM

  An unexpected bonus some me time. I think we all know how precious that time has become. I can see you sitting and listening to the waves on your deck. LOL Getting to leave early from work is great anytime even when you enjoy your job as much as you do.


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NJMATTICE 8/21/2009 9:02AM

    I drove about 700 miles but I arrived safely so I am certain that was an awesome day. I think I'm all caught up in Wandaland for now. I imagine that you got my phone message. Every time I miss you I save a nickel or two and at least I get to hear your dulcet tones on the machine message. Happy belated Sparkiversary to you and have a Fabulous Friday!

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Fun day at work.

Monday, August 17, 2009

We had lots of giggles and laughs at work today. In anticipation of one of our co-workers getting back from holidays today, our summer page brought to work a large cardboard Tom Cruise figure. Now this cardboard look a like is much taller than Tom Cruise actually is but he fits just perfect in Gail's office chair. He must have been an advertisement at some point for one of TC's movies as he has a cell phone to his ear and everyone seems to commenting "Show me the money". (as I don't watch movies, I have no idea, but it apparently relates to the movie that this cutout is from!) We have spent the past few days giggling about Gail's reaction when she would come to work today. She did not disappoint! Gail did a great double-take when she saw TC sitting at her desk and then burst out laughing. Dear TC has now been moved to Geff's desk in anticipation of Geff's return to work at the end of the month.
Ashyley (Summer page) says she has had the cutout for a long time and proceeded to let us know how she and her friends would take TC for a ride with them, to stores, to malls and everywhere they went they would take their picture with him. He has even been to one of her friends weddings. What a hoot!
We are just glad that she decided to share him with us for awhile so we could have some great laughs.

My positives:

Lots of giggles at work, it is so nice to work with people who have a sense of humour.
Marla's awesome news. When I read her post today...I got goosebumps. I am so thrilled for her.
Warm weather is on it's way to us again. My poor plants have been shivering in the night time!
Garry just phoned and he's on his way home to put supper on the BBQ! Yay, he's cooking tonight.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and having a visit. Hope you've had a wonderful day.


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NJMATTICE 8/21/2009 8:58AM


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ALFREDIA 8/20/2009 1:19AM


You gave me a giggle too. It is so nice to work with people that have a sense of humor.

Thanks for sharing your day.


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VEEJAY3 8/19/2009 6:38PM

    I want to work in your office!!! How refreshing to hear a group of workers having such a blast.
We used to attend an annual Christmas party where everyone brought gag gifts and then drew numbers and opened gifts. Each subsequent number could either open a new gift or "steal" one of the gifts already opened by someone else. The one gift that kept getting stolen -- over and over and over -- for about 5 years?
An Arnold Schwartzeneger cutout.
Those things are a riot!

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MAURIZIA 8/18/2009 2:14PM

    It's nice to be able to giggle at work! Makes the day go quickly...and relaxes us!


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Yippee it's Friday!

Friday, August 14, 2009

What can I say, I love Fridays. Today is even a greater one...Shy and I both have today off work. I got to sleep in for a bit and once Shy surfaces from the land of sleeping, we are spending the day together. We plan on checking out the new expansion to one of the bigger malls in the city. Having lunch out and just sharing some girl time. I love spending time with my girls.
I can hardly wait for the Sept. long weekend, as Shy and I are heading to see Kaeli for our annual girls weekend. Not looking really forward to the eight hour drive to get there, but once we are there all will be great.

My positives:
Day off work to spend with Shy.
Although it's a rainy and cool day, our plans aren't spoiled because they involved mostly indoor activities.
Chance to sleep in.
A couple of good books lined up for reading this weekend.
A haircut yesterday, I no longer feel like the shaggy dog! lol
God, who has blessed me with life.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a wonderful day.


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NJMATTICE 8/21/2009 8:56AM

    Hi Wanda.
I'm catching up. I like those girl outings too!

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KSNICKER 8/14/2009 11:29AM

    Hey my friend... just stopped in for my Positive Fix... hee hee I can always get one here...
I love how you look at life my friend... And wish you a wonderful day with Shy...
I know it will be all that you choose it to be... LOL

Thanks for stopping in on me earlier... I always enjoy hearing from you.

Love and big ole Hugs for you...

Kathy - beep beep... just passing through in my new car... LOL emoticon

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August 12

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ended up at work this morning at 5:40am, I went to log on to my home computer this morning and had forgotten that I'd received an email from our internet/cable/phone provider saying that they would be doing maintenance on the services and not be available until 6am. Well, by 6 am I am at work! Left early seeing as I was ready to go, had time to briefly log on from work before my work day started. Now that I am home, I'm trying to catch up on the posts, blogs and Wednesday Challenge.Phewwwww!

Headed out for some much needed groceries right after work. Now my fridge is stocked with some healthy choices again. I really hate not having fresh fruit in the house. Tonight is also farmers market, so will try and head out for that so I will have some fresh veggies too.

My positives:
The ability to purchase fresh fruit and veggies.
Busy day at work.
Being able to log on from work this morning and well as seeing that everything is up and running smoothly (as far as I can tell) at home.
Stayed on track every day so far this week.
My family. (Just so you all know....I have the BEST! lol)
God, who in His infinite wisdom provides me with learning opportunities and the strength and desire to grow from them.

Thanks for stopping by, I'm off to check out all the posts, blogs and challenges now.
Have a wonderful evening.


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MAURIZIA 8/13/2009 7:34AM

    Wanda, I'm so envious of those fresh fruits/veggies. Have to make time to get to a local farmers' market - maybe tomorrow - there's one in the next town on Fridays from 2 to 6 pm...not very convenient for those of us who work..but maybe I'll leave early! :)

Glad your home computer is back up & running...amazing how dependent we've become on them...which is why I'm giving myself 2 days off/week at home.

Hugs and blessings,

P.S. And I have the BEST cats in the world! :)

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August 11

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I didn't get to my computer last night as Garry arrived home from a week's trip and we spent the evening catching up on each others time. He had a fabulous time fishing and spending time with Quin. He's already making plans to go back next year!

Quin was going to come back with him for a week's holiday, but they had a larger group of clients arriving and were short one guide so Quin stayed to help out. We probably won't see him now until the end of October, but that is okay...he's earning money! Hopefully when he gets back this fall, he will have enough saved to pay for a course he has been wanting to take. It's a 3 month course on search and rescue.

My positives:
Garry is home.
I mastered my munchies yesterday and I'm going to do the same again today.
Busy at work, which makes the day fly by.
I had a good nights sleep last night, so feeling ready to face the day today.
God who watches over my family and keeps them safe.

It's a great day to be alive, enjoy it!


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MAURIZIA 8/12/2009 2:15PM

    Glad Garry is home safe & sound...and that Quin has an opportunity to earn money for his class.

Enjoy your Wednesday!

Hugs, Mauri

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KSNICKER 8/11/2009 12:01PM

    What a life Quin has chosen for himself... I'm glad that Garry is back safe and sound... Did he bring pictures again this year?

Thanks for the positives... I always need a good dose of them.
And this is where I come for my fix...



Oh... hope they didn't catch any of my relatives... They still do catch and release right? lol

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NJMATTICE 8/11/2009 12:00PM

    I did have a great day, thanks. Went to the mall and spent some money. I have to go back to day on an errand for my sister. I told her that I was able to replace one of my broken glass covers to my casserole dish at the Corningware outlet and she said she needs one for her 1 1/2 qt. dish. So be it. I will be travelling to see her this weekend. I have to pick up Mary, so it will be a nice exchange. (a dish cover for a daughter) Have a terrific Tuesday and I look forward to hearing how your day went.

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BUNNIE1999 8/11/2009 7:55AM

    Mastering the munchies is a big step!! Good for you!!

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