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October 26

Monday, October 26, 2009

It's Motivational Monday and I'm ready for the week ahead. I had a busy, but also relaxing weekend. The kitchen is about 99% finished, so spent the weekend organizing the cupboards and putting things away. I'll probably end up changing things around as I find better possible locations for items, but that is okay too! Got my dining room and living room looking like the rooms that they should be again, instead of storage rooms.
Even got down on my hands and knees and washed all my floors. Boy did they need it. I had been holding off doing them until the guys were finished walking in and out and tracking saw dust etc back and forth.
Garry and I finally settled on tile for the back splash, so we now need to get that ordered so we can finish that portion of the kitchen. YAY!

I need to go in early this morning to work as my co-worker that comes in early too, won't be in today and I'll need to get all the computers up and going.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Nancy! It was good to talk to you on Saturday. Have a wonderfully blessed day today.

My positives:

I woke up this morning! Love that positive!
Although I have a busy week at work ahead, I'm much more relaxed at home now that some of the chaos has been taken care of.
Being so blessed. A warm bed, a roof over our heads and food on our table.

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!


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1HAPPYSUSAN 10/26/2009 10:47PM

    I always finish reading your posts with a smile on my face, Wanda.

Thank you for the happy thoughts and positives.

Bless you and have a wonderful week ahead.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/26/2009 10:06PM

    Glad to see that things are "coming together" for you. Great positives!!!
Blessings and hugs,

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YOYONOMORE1 10/26/2009 9:38PM

    Wanda sounds like your kitchen is shaping up very well and it sounds like you have an abundance of energy, maybe it's from those early morning exercises, hmmmm. Love all your positives. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your encouragement. I had a good day, accomplished the changing of the clothes for the seasons and have a bag of clothes to take to the clothing bank tomorrow. Misson meeting went well tonight, I think everything is falling in place for the Nov. bazaar, which will be here before I know it, thank goodness God's hand will guide our bazaar. Have a great week. I am looking forward to Saturday evening and all the little trick or treaters, amongest them will be two of our great grandchildren.


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STORMTMB 10/26/2009 9:14AM


Glad you had such a good weekend. You must feel great about having your kitchen and the rest of the house put back together again. Now, you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor!

Have a great week!


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CAROLYN0107 10/26/2009 7:55AM

    Have a great week!

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BUSYBRE 10/26/2009 7:54AM

    What a way to begin your week ... you got so much done over the weekend & still sound like there's energy to spare for more of the same! Cheers ...

PS - the greenhouse idea sounds really great (did you know there is something called 'winter gardening' ... people actually build cold frame structures and grow veggies during winter here in Toronto - I attended a workshop on it - a fascinating idea)! ... here's a little teaser


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MAURIZIA 10/26/2009 7:26AM

    Wanda, hope you have a great day at work! It always feels so good to get organized and back to "normal!"

Blessings and hugs.

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Yay...it's Fabulous Friday!

Friday, October 23, 2009

I love Fridays...it's a celebration of the end of a busy work week and the beginning of a lovely weekend. It's a day to celebrate how fabulous we each are as individuals.

I had an exciting moment at work today. As I was ordering materials, I noticed that the selector had marked to order a copy of the new SPARK book to be published in January 2010. What...only one copy! Went to see the selector and had a chat with her about Sparkpeople and how I felt that this book would need to be ordered at the very least a couple more copies....yay she agreed and in fact order one copy for our Best Sellers Express location and three copies for regular circulation. I just know that I will be ordering more in the next while...but was excited to have her order 4 copies anyway. When I approve a title for ordering, that means that our patrons are able to place holds against the title.....I checked before leaving home and already there is a hold against the title....woo hoo! People are hearing about Sparkpeople. I have ordered my own personal copy through Chapters, so wasn't me that placed the hold! lol

My positives:

It's Friday!
I am blessed with health and the ability to make good choices for myself.
The weather prediction for snow for the weekend has been changed to NO SNOW!
My kitchen is 99% done. Only the backsplash needs to be completed, the pedastal under the eating island and the one door put back on. I love my new kitchen....I promise to take some pictures real soon.

My biggest positive and blessing is God in my life who walks with me each day.

Have an awesome weekend.

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MAURIZIA 10/25/2009 9:00AM

    Wanda, woohoo on ordering more books! I can't wait to receive it! Since I bought it I used the gift ctf to buy a SP mug...and a tee shirt that says my life is an adventure...and it is! :)

Double woohoo on 99% of the kitchen being done!! Can't wait to see it...have you selected new tile for backspash yet??

Triple woohoo on no snow! Yuck! Yesterday the heavens opened and poured its refreshing water on us here in RI, but today it is sunny...and I can't wait to head out to the Warren Walkabout!

Blessings and hugs...and thanks!

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CAROLYN0107 10/24/2009 9:05AM

    That's great that you were able to get extra Spark books ordered! And that someone has also put a copy "on hold"!

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STORMTMB 10/23/2009 11:11PM

    It was a fabulous Friday. Now have a wonderful weekend!!!


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BUSYBRE 10/23/2009 8:54PM

    Glad to know about the new book - I'll have to look into this!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/23/2009 7:51PM

    WOOHOO!! It is wonderful to know how the Spark is spreading and how great it is for so many...Congrats on your positives!!! Can't wait to see pictures of your new kitchen.
Blessings and hugs being sent directly to you.

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Thought provoking....

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thank you Shirl for sending this to me. I thought it was so well done that it was worth sharing on a larger scale.

Used vs. Loved

While a man was polishing his new car, his 4 yr old son picked up a
stone and scratched lines on the side of the car.

In anger, the man took the child's hand and hit it many times; not
realizing he was using a wrench.

At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures.

When the child saw his father.....with painful eyes he asked, 'Dad, when will my fingers grow back?'

The man was so hurt and speechless; he went back to his car and kicked
it a lot of times. Devastated by his own actions.......sitting in front of
that car he looked at the scratches; the child had written 'LOVE YOU DAD'.

The next day that man committed suicide......

Anger and Love have no limits; choose the latter to have a beautiful, lovely
life..... Things are to be used and people are to be loved, but
the problem in today's world is that people are used and things are

During the day, be careful to keep this thought in mind: Things are to be used, but People are to be loved ... Be yourself....This is the only day we HAVE.

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watchyour words; they become actions.

Watch your actions; they become habits.

Watch your habits; they become character.

Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

I'm glad a friend forwarded this to me as a reminder..
If you don't pass this on to anybody, nothing
bad will happen; if you do, you will have ministered to someone.


What a powerful message, I hope you all appreciate it as much as I do.

My positives:

My kitchen is almost done! WOO HOO. Pictures soon, I promise.
I have a job I enjoy doing, even though at times it is stressful.
My family is safe....how often we take that fact as a given. Today in Edmonton, some family members are not so safe...there is a hostage situation at the WCB building in Edmonton. A disgruntled former claimient walked in to the building this morning at about 8:30 am with a rifle and has been holding people hostage. The last news report at 3pm today, said that all but two hostages have been released by the gun man. Very scary situation. My prayers go out to all in involved including the gunman...how incredibly despondent and stressed he must be to have reached this point.
Friends who send me such wonderful heart warming emails. Thank you to all of you.

Have a wonderful evening.


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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/22/2009 11:27AM

    Thank you for sharing, Wanda. I hope you don't mind, I am copying and sharing it too.
Praying for all involved in the Edmonton situation and giving thanks that it is over now with no one getting hurt physically.
Blessings and hugs,

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YOYONOMORE1 10/22/2009 10:11AM

    Thankful that the situation with the gunman ended without anyone getting physically hurt, but it's questionably about their mental state, that could certainly be a life changing experience. I am glad you shared the e-mail with others. It sounds like things will all be done and put back together before the holidays, looking forward to seeing the pictures.


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1HAPPYSUSAN 10/21/2009 9:59PM

    Prayers for the Edmonton situation, Wanda.

Thanks for sharing the inspiring and unforgettable story. A very good reminder.

Hugs and blessings to you!

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STORMTMB 10/21/2009 5:40PM

    Powerful message, Wanda. Thanks for sharing.

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Much refreshed today!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ahhhh, a much better night's sleep last night left me feeling like I had some energy today!

Spoke with our kitchen people today and they hope to be here tomorrow to almost complete the kitchen. The only thing that might not get finished is the eating island, but we are getting there. Garry and I then have the wonderful job of learning how to tile! This should be fun, we have not done any tiling before and decided that we'd like to tackle the back splash ourselves as it will save us a nice bit of change. We had some tile chosen, but Garry is not so sure he likes it now, so back to hunting we go.

My goal this week is to get all the floors washed. There has been no sense doing them while tradespeople are tracking back and forth. By the weekend, they should be done and I can once again have clean floors. YAY!

My positives:

A wonderfully supportive team.
An almost completed kitchen.
Hot water...even if we still don't know why it keeps going out...but at least we have hot water.
A good night's sleep last night.
I've almost completed the online scrapbooking project that I'm doing for Christmas. I need to get it done in the next few days in order to take advantage of a special they are offering.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit and for all your encouragement.


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BUSYBRE 10/21/2009 9:26AM

    Sleep and hot water - just two of life's little necessities - and you have them both back now! Good to hear.

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MAURIZIA 10/21/2009 6:40AM

    Wanda, yea! Progress!!! Glad you got a good night's rest...it makes such a difference in "seeing clearly."

Hope you have some hot water today!!!

Hugs and blessings.

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STORMTMB 10/20/2009 9:00PM

    Sounds like a good day! Then again, in my opinion, everything is better when you have a good night's sleep. The kitchen is almost done. WooHoo! We tiled the kitchen floor several years ago. Never done it before, but it turned out well and we were proud. We still like to tell the story.

Have a great evening.

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A brief blog

Monday, October 19, 2009

Just a brief blog tonight. I'm so tired, I'm having trouble staying awake. Didn't have a good sleep last night for some reason and having to be up for work at 5am has left me super tired tonight. So I'm off to bed very early!

Woke up this morning to once again having no hot water. Our water heater is less than 3 years old and we've been having nothing but problems with it. The thermo coupler was changed about 2 weeks ago, but again this morning it was out and Garry wasn't able to get it re-lit. Phoned our plumber friend to come and look at it. It's re-lit now, but Dave is going to come back later this week and see if he can't figure out what is going on.

My positives:

Busy day at work, so was able to focus on work as opposed to feeling so sleepy!
Just plain and simple a wonderful day...I've been blessed with another day of life, you just can't get better than that!

I will bid you all a good night, see you tomorrow.


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BUSYBRE 10/20/2009 9:03AM

    Wanda - Thanks for your warm welcome back - sending you warmth back in return to use on your hot water tank!

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LMSW55 10/20/2009 8:17AM

    Wow! I sure hope you get things worked out with the water heater. I have been thinking about getting one of those tankless water heaters. I don't know if they would be less trouble or not.
You know I am the queen of "the art of sleeping"! I changed my sleep schedule around for a whole week during vacation week before last and it took me an entire week to turn it back around again! Sweet dreams Wanda! emoticon

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MAURIZIA 10/20/2009 8:07AM

    Wanda, hope you got a good night's rest!

Some sun to warm your water...just in case!


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NJMATTICE 10/19/2009 10:13PM

    Sleep well!

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STORMTMB 10/19/2009 9:29PM

    Hopefully you'll be able to get some good rest tonight and have hot water reliably! Have a good Tuesday.


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