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Thanksgiving Day and last day of holidays

Monday, October 12, 2009

So much to be thankful for. This past year has truly been a wonderfully blessed year.
From health to being able to accomplish so many renos. From reconnecting with family and old friends to making new friends. Sure we have had some challenges, but they have also been wonderful opportunities to learn and grow.

Yesterday, I managed to cook a Thanksgiving day meal in the limited facilities that I have in the kitchen at the moment. It was an adventure for sure, but fun as we found creative ways to have our meal. Paper plates worked just fine....it saved on the amount of washing up that needed to be done in the bathroom sink!

This evening we have been invited out for dinner, another blessing. My brother and his wife will be arriving also from Lloydminster and my aunt and uncle will be there too. Family time.

Positives:

Warm roof over our heads to protect us from the cold and snow.
Food on our table.
Family and friends.
A job to go back to tomorrow morning.
God in our lives.

Wishing all my fellow Canadians a Happy Thanksgiving, and to everyone a wonderfully blessed day. Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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CAROLYN0107 10/13/2009 4:06PM

    I'm glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!

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ALFREDIA 10/12/2009 11:33PM

  Necessity is the mother of invention. Maybe a little inconvenient but you are doing a great job of making due.

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving and that you are getting to visit with family.

Marie

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/12/2009 11:38AM

    Wanda, May your Thanksgiving be blessed as you enjoy your family and make some wonderful memories!!!!!
Hugs,
Helen

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NJMATTICE 10/12/2009 10:19AM

    Have a great day.
-Nancy

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STORMTMB 10/12/2009 10:08AM

    Wanda,

Have a great Thanksgiving Day and enjoy your time with family.

Tina

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YOYONOMORE1 10/12/2009 9:33AM

    Happy Thanksgiving my friend. Wonderful blessings and family time.

Hugs,
Shirl

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Day 5 holiday

Friday, October 09, 2009

I'm trying this again. I uploaded some pictures, but they weren't showing up.
Fabulous Friday, yep it sure is!

Garry had some time off today and we headed to the city to look for counter height chairs for my new island that is going to be going in. Found some and we love them, a tad on the expensive side, so we will have to really think about them. We would have to order them and they will take 4-6 weeks to arrive. But they are very comfy and we do a lot of our living and entertaining around the kitchen table...sooooooo!

Here's some pictures of the work in progress. My installers are now gone until next Tuesday. It's the Thanksgiving weekend here this weekend and that means a long weekend. But the guys were great enough to hook up my mircowave and stove again so at least I can cook a nice dinner on Sunday.

These will give you some idea of what it is shaping up to be. I have to go and choose the glass for the two cupboards that will have glass fronts.
My sink will go in the corner.


View from another angle


Part of my new island, it has my dishwasher installed in it and will have a counter on top that will extend almost 6 feet that will be the kitchen eating spot.


new under cabinet lights, they will be cover from view with a moulding in lovely chocolate brown.


I'll post the finished product next week....at least that is when I've been told my kitchen will be done! WOO HOO
My Positives:
The kitchen guys hooked up my stove and mircowave so I can make a meal for Thanksgiving.
We think we've found the island chairs, just have to decided if we are willing to pay the price.
So blessed.

Thanks for sharing your time with me and have a wonderful weekend. To my Canadian friends...Happy Thanksgiving filled with lots to be grateful for.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/12/2009 11:34AM

    Thanks for sharing pictures of you almost done kitchen. It is beautiful...I can see why you are so excited!!! Hope you had a great weekend...and had a delicious meal!!
God bless you.
Hugs,
Helen

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NJMATTICE 10/10/2009 4:29PM

    ooh, pictures! Looks wonderful. Worth the inconvenience for sure. Can't wait to see the "reveal" as they say.

Enjoy your family day. And your Canadian Thanksgiving. (coinciding with my "Columbus Day" holiday this year) I'll catch up with you in a day or two!
Love,
Nancy

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STORMTMB 10/9/2009 8:33PM

    Wanda,

Thanks for doing the work to upload the pics so we can get a glimpse of what's going on! How exciting! It looks great already. You must be so excited. Enjoy your weekend!

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Day 4 holidays

Thursday, October 08, 2009

I'm doing a count down just because I can! lol

Here is what I woke up to this morning, and it continued off and on all day.




Lots of accidents on the roads today...I just don't understand why people will not slow down in this kind of weather. I spent almost all day at home as I really didn't want to be on the roads unnecessarily.

My kitchen installers did not return today...they will be here at 8:30 am tomorrow(I hope)
I did venture out to get a hair cut and a new "blue" streak put in the front of my hair. I'm getting adventurous...branching off from "purple" lo.

My Positives:
Despite the cold and snow....I know that the ground really needs the moisture.
Safety driving to the hairdressers and home.
A great haircut and a fun blue streak.
Supper was cooking in the crockpot...so supper was ready when I got home.
Believing that Q will have a job for the winter months soon. He is at a job fair today, looking at he hopes a position on the ski slopes.
More books to read...
Growing Your own Fruits and Vegetables; Practical Guide to Solar electricity;
How to do Just about Anything on a Computer; 500 Quick and Easy Decorating Projects and Ideas and 500 Sensational Ways to Create Your Ideal home. (I told you, I have very eclectic tastes LOL)
Being blessed by God through the people I came into contact with today. Had a fascinating conversation with my Hairstylist.

Thank you for stopping by, Have a wonderful evening.

Hugs,
Wanda
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/12/2009 11:31AM

    Your snow looks beautiful...hope you keep it. It's to early to send down our way. lol
Love your positives and your hair!
Hugs,
Helen

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MAURIZIA 10/9/2009 11:29AM

    Wanda, this is POSITIVE blogging...sn*w...a four letter word that I really don't like. Yuck!

Hope your cabinets are being installed as I write you! Be safe in that weather.

Thanks for sharing your reading list...I read ANYTHING except romance novels...so may check out a couple of those books...

Hugs and blessings! (Prayers still going for Kaeli and now for Q)

M.

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CHAIMANN 10/9/2009 8:04AM

    Your snow is supposed to find its way down to my house on Saturday. You are correct about people losing their winter driving skills every year. Dinner from the crockpot sounds like a good idea for a snowy day. I'll have to do that.

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NJMATTICE 10/9/2009 7:39AM

    Yikes with the snow! I'm off to work. I'll check back and see how day 5 of the holidays are going. Have a great day.
Love,
Nancy

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ALFREDIA 10/8/2009 8:31PM

  Brrrrrrrrr!!!

Your list of books sounds like it should keep you busy. How long will it take you to get through that list? I would be reading for awhile.

Hope your Cabinet people show up. I know you go with the flow but it is just a tad inconvenient.

Marie

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STORMTMB 10/8/2009 8:13PM

    Sounds like another good day! Love the "blue streak" idea. I had never colored my hair in any form until about a year ago and that's only because I didn't want to look at the grey!! I've had it streaked just lightly with red but not enough that it was terribly noticeable. Maybe I'll get more bold one day.

I love snow - in someone else's pictures!! lol. I'm sure I'll have plenty of it here soon enough.

Thinking that I'll use my crock pot for tomorrow night's dinner.

Have a great holiday #5!

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Day 3 Holidays

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

A busy day, started at 8 am with the kitchen installers arriving. Base cabinets and uppers are now in place. No doors or finishing as yet and no countertop, but hopefully it will be complete by the weekends end.

Because everyone arrived so early this morning, I wasn't able to get out doors for my walking today. I'm going to have to get creative about getting some extra calories burnt this evening. Thinking some time spend walking on the spot while I watch a program on tv just might do it.

Positives :
Kitchen is beginning to resemble a kitchen again. Microwave is back on the wall, not connected to power yet, but looking good.
Invited out to supper on Monday evening...YAY
I've made a great start on a scrapebook I'm creating online through Heritage makers. I'm so thrilled...I have been wanting to get this done for a few weeks now. Christmas presents!
Lots of stair walking again today.
Opportunity to chat for a couple of minutes with Nancy...love ya my friend.
So excited about Marla's test results....here comes that kidney for you Marla.
God, who blesses this family in so many remarkable ways. Thank you.

Have a great evening...hugs,
Wanda

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/12/2009 11:28AM

    Sounds like your kitchen is finally shaping up...just like you! WOOHOO!!! Your positives always lift my spirits!!! Thank you!
Hugs,
Helen

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MAURIZIA 10/8/2009 4:51PM

    Wanda, good way to get that walk into your day! I keep my hand weights in the living room to use while I watch TV...as well as some lower body exercises I learned on SP!

Can't wait to see the kitchen!
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ALFREDIA 10/7/2009 9:21PM

  Sounds like the kitchen is coming along.

Have a good evening and sleep well.

Marie

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NJMATTICE 10/7/2009 9:00PM

    It won't be long now before your kitchen is all put together and the inconvenience is just a funny memory. Way to find a way to move. That adaptability is the going to be the key to staying healthy!
Sleep well and nice chatting with you.
Love,
Nancy

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STORMTMB 10/7/2009 8:52PM

    Can't wait to see the finished kitchen! Hope you're getting in some relaxing time too. Have a great Thursday!

Tina

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Day 2 of holidays

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Woke up to a very cold blustery day, raining off and on. The winds were gusting from 50 to 90 km an hour. Definitely hold on to your hat sort of day.

I did manage to get my outdoor walk in...30 minutes between rain showers. Then another round of walking at IKEA.

Kitchen guys weren't able to show up today...say they will be here tomorrow morning at 8am...here's hoping.

Lots of running up and down my stairs today...everytime you want to wash something or get a drink, or fill the kettle it involves stairs! My house is a 4 level split, so there is really no where that you go that does not involve stairs. I must have made a couple dozen trips up and down those stairs today....great exercise.

My positives:

Got my outdoor walk in.
Extra walking at IKEA
Day for myself.
Lots of stairs to burn calories today.
Blessed to have running water to wash dishes etc...even if it involves stairs!
Able to use my stove to make meals as well as the crockpot. The fridge is still accessible too.
A wonderful day...time to sit down and start another new book.

Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful evening.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/12/2009 11:26AM

    Way to go on running all those stairs!!! Love your positives!!!
Hugs,
Helen

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MAURIZIA 10/7/2009 1:32PM

    Wanda, the end is near!! :)

So, whatcha reading?

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STORMTMB 10/6/2009 10:18PM

    Walking at IKEA - now that's exercise that I could handle!

Tell us what you're reading...

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NJMATTICE 10/6/2009 9:19PM

    Love the "stair stepper machine". Nice positives! Thanks for all your positive thoughts. I am sure that is why my day was so enjoyable! Sleep well and more fun on holidays tomorrow! WooHoo!
Lots of Love,
Nancy

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ALFREDIA 10/6/2009 8:57PM

  Great positives. How long before running water in the kitchen?

Great way for added exercise. LOL

Marie

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