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Nov 12

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Feels strange to be going back to work today after having yesterday off. Remembrance Day falling on a Wednesday meant a middle of the week "no work day". Felt like it was Saturday.
The idea of working two days, having a day off and then working two more days and having a weekend sounds rather appealing! How can I work this into my schedule! lol

I didn't do much of what I had planned to do with a day off work yesterday, but I'm okay with that...I did the important stuff and that was Remembering those who served and those who are still serving.

My positives:
a mid week day to be at home.
relaxation time
good books to read
most of my out of town Christmas parcels are ready to be wrapped and shipped (yay, ahead of schedule on this one!)
my blessed life.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll catch up with you all later today, Have a wonderfully blessed day,

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 11/13/2009 11:22AM

    always nice to be able to take pause - especially in the midst of all that goes on around us ... and I like it because it's food for thought (not body - for a change) heheh!

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SUSANSERENE 11/12/2009 10:24AM

    Glad you had a good day off, Wanda. Always a nice gift, huh!

For some reason this year it seemed here that there were many more acknowledgements of Veterans Day (and not just the silly sales in the stores). It's reassuring to see so many fellow Americans remembering and giving much-deserved thanks for the sacrifices and service of our military and their families.

Raining buckets here in Oregon, but that's what we're known for!

Make it a fabulous day, dear Wanda!
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STORMTMB 11/12/2009 9:34AM

    We had several remembrance services here in our area, but no one (except the banks and the post office) had the day off... It's nice that you did. Glad you were able to enjoy it and remember.

Tina

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Lest we Forget

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A day to Remember those who served, who still serve and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we might enjoy the life we enjoy today.

I am so grateful to all those are called to serve.

My positives:
Remembrance Day
My freedom
Life
My blessings.

May God watch over all of those who so willingly serve their country. May He bring peace and calm to those families whose loved ones have been called home.
May we all recognize that only through "being the change of peace" will we be able to create the "change of peace" we so desire in this world.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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LMSW55 11/12/2009 4:58AM

    I felt the reverence of your blog.
Mary


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STORMTMB 11/11/2009 10:56AM

    Well said.

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CINDYHOUGHTON 11/11/2009 10:19AM

    Amen sista!

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URNIGHTNURSE 11/11/2009 10:13AM

    Thank you. Good blog.

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Nothing much!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nothing much exciting to report from yesterday. It was once again a wonderfully blessed day. A calm day, a quiet day. I was busy with the usual work routine at work and the usual work routine at home.
I'm thinking that it must be the weather that has me feeling so tired, I was in bed by 9pm last night. Just couldn't stay awake. Of course, having a cup of "sleepytime" tea about 8pm probably didn't help the wakefulness much! lol

I have another busy day at work, my co-worker that comes in early is still awake on sick leave. I have a tele-conference meeting this morning and another again on Thursday. Tomorrow we are closed for Remembrance Day and I will take the opportunity to do some remembering and thankfulness.

My positives:

My freedom on so many levels.

God in my life who helps me and blesses me daily.

Friends and family.

Have a wonderful day, time for me to get going out the door. Thanks for stopping by,

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SUSANSERENE 11/10/2009 10:07AM

    I've always wondered if Sleepytime Tea really did make one sleepy...now I know!

Your Remembrance Day must be the same as Veterans Day here in the States. I echo your sentiments, being grateful for the freedoms that we enjoy and having our brave military, both past and present, to thank for those freedoms. In light of the tragedy at Ft. Hood last week, my prayers go up for all our military folks serving around this world of ours along with their families and friends who support them. So many sacrifices.

Enjoy another quiet day, Wanda, and hope your day off is wonderful as well.

Hugs and blessings to you!
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/10/2009 9:41AM

    Praise God for all our blessings especially those we honor and remember on Rememberance Day and the freedom they represent.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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STORMTMB 11/10/2009 9:24AM

    It's nice to have a "no-excitement" sort of day sometimes. I appreciate the quiet days whenever I get them. Have a great day!

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ME-ELIZABETH 11/10/2009 8:38AM

    Sounds good to me, maybe I should try that sleepy time tea, I'm not sleeping very well lately.

Have a really good day and enjoy your time off tomorrow.

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YOYONOMORE1 11/10/2009 8:33AM

    Wishing you a good day. Yes, tomorrow is a day of rememberance, we owe so much to so many. Thank God for our military men and women that protect our freedom and for the ones that went before.

Hugs,
Shirl

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Monday, Monday...

Monday, November 09, 2009

I didn't get on the computer at all yesterday, I took the day and freed myself from all obligations. I was even in bed last night at 8pm. For some reason, I've really done battle with fatigue this past few days.
Fresh start this morning though. I'm raring to go!
My co-worker that has been away sick, phoned me last night to let me know that he is still under the weather and won't be back yet. No problem, I'd rather he stayed away while he's still not feeling well. It does mean that I need to go in a bit earlier today as the recycle man will be arriving and needs to be let in.

My positives:

I woke up feeling much refreshed and ready to face whatever challenges come my way today as well as blessings.
I've got my exercises all done and now my blog, no pressures now!
My family remains healthy.
Kaeli has work this work, even if it means trudging thru lots of snow!
We don't have any snow here, YAY! I'm sure it will be arriving soon though.
I have my vehicle back, although the heated seat on the driver's side is still not working, it will be in a couple of weeks. A part needed to be ordered.
Time for morning meditation and affirmations this morning...no rushing!

Thank you for stopping by and making me a part of your day, I will be visiting you all later in the day.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 11/9/2009 9:40AM

    ... isn't that a great thing to do - taking a day - and it just does wonders!

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STORMTMB 11/9/2009 9:15AM

    Sometimes we have to just take a day off of the computer to feel more refreshed. Sounds like you needed it and got to bed early too. Great. It sure helps me when I wake on Monday ready for the week. Make it a great one!

Tina

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Great day!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Nov 7 - Silly Saturday - Girls Time

Shy and I had a great day together today. We headed out to do some Christmas shopping at one of the malls in the city. It was so nice just spending time together, laughing and connecting. I am so blessed that my girls want to spend time with Mom. We managed to get a couple of Christmas purchases made and got some great ideas to mull over on others.

Phone call from Kaeli to let me know that she had received my message yesterday and will be in camp for another weeks worth of work....YAY...thank you Lord for blessing her with much needed hours of work.

People that Kaeli stayed with for her first couple of weeks when she moved to Fort St. John are in town this weekend. Carolyn and Jim are actually relatives of one of my co-workers. They have been kind enough to take a pet carrier back with them for Kaeli. Now Kaeli will be able to bring her much loved "bunny" home with her at Christmas time. Not sure how the cats are going to like having Nevi here visiting, but I'll have a chat with them about manners and how to treat guest nicely! lol

I stopped at Burrito Libra to pick up a couple of burrito in a bowl salads for Shy and I for supper tonight. For some reason that I can't quite figure out, the staff in there have decided that I'm "Mommy". As soon as I walk in, I'm greeted on all sides by "Mommy!" Hi how are you's and We've missed you, where have you been". I really must ask one day, where their homeland is, as I haven't been able to figure out if they are from the Mexico or Latin America. They are such a lovely group of young people and today I got several hugs from them as well as they filled me in on things that have been happening in their lives. One young gentleman and one of the other young girls that works there were in a very serious car accident. They were traveling to Vancouver BC to do something with their visas and passports. On the way they hit black ice and ended up barely making it out alive as the car exploded. The young man is just come back to work and still looks a bit tender and the young girl is now home, but has had some spinal injuries and is in a brace. She will be out of commission for another few months. I'm not sure why these young people and I have created this very interesting bond, but I consider myself very blessed that they have adopted me. Our relationship is an odd one, but each time I walk into the store, my heart is blessed by them.

My positives:
Time spent with Shyra and having fun.
Some more Christmas gifts purchased...Yay and they are ones that need to be mailed soon.
Special people that God has placed in my life.
Meeting someone in Chapters store today that has been crossing my mind several times in the past few weeks. I need to follow up on this meeting now.
Carolyn and Jim and their willingness to take the pet carrier back with them for Kaeli to have.
Phone call from Kaeli.
Talked to Laney today and let her know what we (Grandma and Bapa) have purchased for Shavon for Christmas. Got an update on all the happenings in their world.
Amazing blessings in my life...sometimes the blessings almost overwhelm me, I find it so incredible how blessed I am.

Thanks for listening to my ramblings, Have a wonderful evening.
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 11/8/2009 6:22AM

    Wanda, I totally understand why these folks like you so much!! Not a mystery to me!

Racing described the use of Mami exactly as I know it to be...It is a term of endearment...My "sister" Rebeca's family will address me that way some times...so I asked her since I knew it meant "Mommy." Racing's explanation matches Rebeca's exactly...

Have a lovely Sunday...

Blessings.

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RACINGSLUG 11/7/2009 9:15PM

    Wow, it sounds like you've done all sorts of social networking today. I'm glad you got to spend such wonderful time with your daughters.

Mamita is a term of endearment for many Latinos; directly translated it means ''little mama'' and is often shortened to ''Mami'' in casual settings. Depending on the context it could mean ''sister'' (among girlfriends) or ''baby'' (in a flirtatious way.) Either way it means they like you!

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STORMTMB 11/7/2009 7:50PM

    Sounds like just a wonderful day, surrounded with the love of family and friends. God always brings people into our lives for a reason. Maybe for us, maybe for them, maybe both! It is a joy to read of your encounters. Thank you for sharing them with us!

Tina

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