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First day of holidays!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Motivation Monday...hmmmm....first day of holidays....hmmmm.

Well I decided to be my own best friend today...I took myself out for a lovely brisk fresh aired walk this morning. Temperatures were on the brisk side...+3 this morning. With my brisk pace just to keep warm...I created some steamed up glasses..which made for an interesting hazy walk! lol
What a treat though to have the time to go for such a lovely walk. One that I plan on repeating if possible each day that I am off work this week.

My kitchen cabinets have arrived and are all now sitting in the kitchen. They will be back tomorrow afternoon to begin the installation. I have been assured though, that the chances of my kitchen being finished for Thanksgiving is slim. I'm okay with that though as we've been doing really well with finding alternative ways for making meals. Garry just might be doing a turkey on the BBQ! lol

I'm so excited about my new cupboards. After 10 days of a gutted kitchen, I'm more than ready to have the clutter put away.

My positives:

My cabinets are here.
A beautiful brisk walk this morning.
My SIL just phoned and my other brother is going to be in town on the 12th, so we've been invited to supper. YAY.
A fabulous honor of being the receipant of a long distance call yesterday. Nancy, what a joy to talk to you again.
My crockpot...made a wonderful chicken stew.

God for blessing this family.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Have a wonderful evening.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/12/2009 11:24AM

    Can't wait to see pictures of your new kitchen. Congrats on the brisk walk. WTG!
Hugs,
Helen

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MAURIZIA 10/6/2009 11:31AM

    Wanda, what fun to be able to take those wonderful walks! My work schedule is a bit nuts this week so I have to forego them...sob...

Can't wait to see photos of the new kitchen!

Speaking of BBQing the turkey...My cousins in Illinois had to do that the year I was there since their stove died the day before...Since then, they continue to cook it that way because they loved it so! You may start a new tradition...Hey, when IS Canadian Thanksgiving?

Hugs and blessings.

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CMR132 10/6/2009 10:47AM

    Wandah, isnt it a wonder what a nice brisk walk can do for you!? I did the same this morning and I feel great, I am going to try to work it into my weekly regimen :) Hope your kitchen looks fabulous when its done, BBQ turkey is REALLY GOOD@! lol

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BUGLET- 10/5/2009 9:47PM

    Sounds like excitement is in the air. I love improvements.. emoticon

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STORMTMB 10/5/2009 9:05PM

    Wanda,

Sounds like a good day. You are really going to appreciate and enjoy your new kitchen! Enjoy your walks this week and your time off.

Tina

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Making head way!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

The kitchen is making headway. The electrical wiring is all done, at least as much as can be done before the counters and the undermount lights on the cabinets go in. They will be back now on Monday to begin the initial installing of cabinets. Richard figures it may take most of next week to accomplish.
Chances are my lovely husband will be cooking Thanksgiving day dinner on the BBQ! This should be fun! lol

My positives:

It's cold enough to snow, but so far no white stuff.
Electrical work is coming along on schedule.
Picked up more great reading material at the library that was on hold for me....yep...I plan on some reading time!
I choose to create a wonderful day and that is precisely what occured.
Although tomorrow is serenity Sunday, we do have some prep work that needs to be finished on the walls before the cabinets go in. Not much to accomplish so shouldn't take too long.
God and friends in my life that continue to bless our family.

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

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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STORMTMB 10/4/2009 10:04AM

    Wanda,

Please tell us if you're reading something interesting! I keep a list of books to look for when I'm in need of something new. I'm currently working on "How Doctors Think." Excellent book, and very helpful.

Enjoy your Sunday. Hope it's peaceful and refreshing.

Tina

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MAURIZIA 10/4/2009 9:55AM

    Wanda, isn't progress wonderful? Have a wonderful holiday!! Enjoy the reading...what ARE you reading? I'm always looking for suggestions...teehee...I've just begun Senator Kennedy's memoir...So looking forward to reading this...

Have a somewhat serene Sunday!

Hugs!

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NJMATTICE 10/3/2009 8:51PM

    Moving right along! Enjoy your work. Enjoy your rest. I know you will. Have a good night.
Love,
Nancy

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GETTINGSERIOUS 10/3/2009 8:38PM

    Good post.

Phil

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Yay, it's Friday and now Holiday time!

Friday, October 02, 2009

No more work for a week. Holiday time! Yippeeeeee!

Don't get me wrong, I love my job and the people I work with, but I sure am looking forward to not having to be up at 5 am every morning.

Tomorrow morning the electrician and the plumber at supposed to by here by 8 am to start work on what they need to do in the kitchen. Hopefully after that the cupboards go back in. I'm looking forward to getting things organized again...the clutter is getting to me! lol

My positives


It's Friday.
Holidays.
Getting to sleep in, at least until 7am
Decluttering my house over the next few days.
Stayed on track very well today.
Life...it sure is good to us.

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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CAROLYN0107 10/3/2009 7:37AM

    Enjoy your time off. Everyone needs it from time to time!
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ESSEXCHICKIE 10/3/2009 12:35AM

    Yes, the holidays are about to begin, where did this year go ??

Enjoy a little more rest today ! It is 5:34am and I am still awake.

But we are off to lovely Brighton today, so I am feeling good, even though tired out a bit. emoticon

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STORMTMB 10/2/2009 8:46PM

    Enjoy your time off. I hope it's relaxing for you. I'll look forward to seeing pictures of the finished kitchen!

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NJMATTICE 10/2/2009 6:59PM

    I look forward to the reno progress updates to follow. Enjoy your freedom to choose your own schedule this upcoming week. And by the way please feel free to fit time in your schedule to receive a call on Sunday. Anytime you choose. Overconfident? I don't think so. I want my reward. (sticker) Have a great evening.
Love,
Nancy

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A long day today!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

It's nice to be home after a 9.5 hour work day that started at 6 am.
I am so looking forward to having next week off. Not that I'll be doing a lot of relaxing, hope to fit some in though. I'm hopeful that my new kitchen will be installed and I will have time to organize it and still be able to create a Thanksgiving supper.

My positives:
Had a nice chat with Kaeli last night...she's sure struggling with her job right now, so prayers on her behave would be appreciated. Her hours have been cut, so making ends meet is a struggle.
My work day is over.
Despite heave frost over night, we did not have any snow as yet. Windows needed to be scrapped though this morning.
Garry did my container garden clean up for me...unfortunately...he discarded my green onions, thinking that they weren't likely to develop into regular size onions. He didn't realize that they were green onions!
I have holidays arriving very soon! YAY.
So blessed in so many ways.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your evening is wonderfully relaxing....I'm going to try to make mine relaxing. lol

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 10/2/2009 11:41AM

    Wanda, Kaeli's in my prayers...I know how that is...my hours are increased but we received pay decreases...and vacation decreases...and 403(b) eliminated...BUT I have a roof, my "girls," John, and my Spark Family!

Blessings!

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ALFREDIA 10/1/2009 10:41PM

  Prayers for Kaeli being said. Can't wait to see the photos of the new kitchen.

Sleep well.

Marie

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NJMATTICE 10/1/2009 9:22PM

    So your husband gardens like mine, eh? I have to watch him every minute. You are working hard and creating a lot of good healthy positivity. Keep up the good work.
Love,
Nancy

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STORMTMB 10/1/2009 8:28PM

    Enjoy your time off next week. Hopefully it will be relaxing and productive both.

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NEWEVERYDAY 10/1/2009 7:58PM

    Wanda,

Thank you for being such a good & positive leader for the Positive Blogging team.

I look forward to reading your posts each day

Take good care of yourself tonight.

Jackie
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I'm whimping out tonight....

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Okay...this may by some standards not really be a blog....but my tiredness is really catching up with me tonight. Had a very busy day today at work, lot's of looking at a computer screen, which may explain the tired eyes.
Tomorrow I will have a long day again...mandatory meeting which they say could last until 4pm....that's a long day for me when I have to be at work at 6am. Oh well....I'm blessed...I have a job.

My positives:

Hot water tank is fixed...I have hot water again....was a very cold shower this morning.
A job that I enjoy and woo hoo...payday today.
All of you, You all help me to keep on going with your support and encouragement.

Now I'm off for a wee relaxing before hitting the bed.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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STORMTMB 10/1/2009 10:28AM

    Hang in there through the long days at work. Be good to yourself and as you said, we can be thankful for having a job! Me too!

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CHAIMANN 9/30/2009 11:43PM

    Oh my gosh, that sounds like a long day coming up. Hang in there, and take care of yourself as best you can.

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YOYONOMORE1 9/30/2009 9:36PM

    If I remember correctly, you said to blog even if it was only a line or two, so I'd say you fit that bill very nicely. Relax and enjoy your evening before retiring.

Hugs,
Shirl

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NJMATTICE 9/30/2009 8:51PM

    You showed up. That is all that is required in my book.
Thanks for the effort. Rest well and refresh yourself.
Love,
Nancy

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