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Wednesday Nov 18

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Yay, it's the mid point of the work week! We are down to crunch time at work and trying to do our best "guesstimates" as to whether budgets will be completely spent or not before year end. This is always the hard time of the year as we have no control over when the items we have ordered will be shipped. Oh well, we do the best we can and trust!

My backsplash tile has now arrived at the store and will be delivered Thursday afternoon. If all goes well, we can make a start on getting it installed this coming weekend. I'm so excited. We are in the home stretch now. YAY.

My positives:

Backsplash tile has arrived.
New thermostat is working beautifully.
Got my walking in yesterday during my breaks. Aiming for the same today.
One more Christmas present selected and purchased....now I just have to wait for it to arrive.
Christmas oranges available in the stores...and they are so good right now! Unfortunately, by the time Christmas rolls around,,,they are usually not so good. I'm enjoying them now! My favorite oranges.
So many blessings in our lives.
I'm grateful for the guidance and strength I receive each day from God.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is as wonderful as you desire it to be.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 11/19/2009 7:12AM

    Wanda, so glad your tile is in...You've been working so hard that I'LL be excited for you when the kitchen is complete! :)

Hugs and blessings!



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CMR132 11/18/2009 10:46AM

    Love your blogs!!! Are you excited for the Holidays?!?! I cannot wait to spend time with my family! I haven't even started Christmas shopping yet, but I love doing it in December for some reason! Sounds like your house is coming together!!!



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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/18/2009 9:38AM

    Can't wait to see pics of your completed kitchen. Gotta love those Clementines. Delicious!!! Love your positives!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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STORMTMB 11/18/2009 9:22AM

    We are so blessed. Sure will be great when your backsplash is in and the kitchen entirely finished. Glad your heat is working properly now! Enjoy your oranges. We must enjoy the seasons (and the fruit thereof) as they come! Have a great day!

Tina

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LMSW55 11/18/2009 8:27AM

    OOH, WANDAH, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE A PICTURE OF YOUR BACK SPLASH! I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT ADDING BACK SPLASH TO MY KITCHEN, BUT WITH THE IMPENDING LAYOFF, I HAVE TO PUT IT ON HOLD. I CAN STILL DREAM THOUGH AND BE CREATIVE WITH MY THOUGHTS!
MARY


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YOYONOMORE1 11/18/2009 8:25AM

    Yipee, your tile is in. We love the Clemintime Oranges, we just got a 3 lb. bag the other day, oh yum. Have a great day.

Hugs,
Shirl

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CAROLYN0107 11/18/2009 8:01AM

    Just checking by your blog to say "hi". Keep blogging!

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Just learning to go with the flow!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Not sure what lesson we are supposed to be learning but once again we had furnace problems. Actually it turned out not to be the furnace so much as the thermostat that controls the furnace. Shy and I noticed that it was getting chillier in the house last evening, even though the furnace was running. Then we noticed that the furnace was only blowing cold air...hmmmm me thinks there's a problem.
Phoned Garry at work and let him know, unfortunately he couldn't get home right away so he phoned our lovely friend Dave to have someone come and look at it. They had just been out not even two weeks earlier and changed the thermo coupler. To make a long story short, it turns out that now our thermostat quick working...I never even knew they could quit! We now have a lovely new thermostat control on the wall and I can even set it in 1/2 degree increments! Woo Hoo. Works like a charm.
Once again we are grateful for:
Friends who rise to the occasion on a moments notice.
Temperatures outside taht are unusually warm for this time of year.
Minor repairs, which we can handle.
Heat!
Lessons that come our way that allow us to recognize how blessed we truly are.
Reminders to lift those less fortunate to God's throne.

It's Talking Tuesday, don't forget to take this opportunity to connect with those around you. Sometimes just a kind word is all they need to make their day. Cause a ripple effect of kindness.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my ramblings. Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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SHER2BE8 11/18/2009 5:35AM

    looks like you'll have a warm cozy christmas after all emoticon.

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sherry

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YOYONOMORE1 11/17/2009 3:57PM

    Glad it was a little fix and not a big one and that you can keep warm. Blessings do come in all sizes. Our temps have been a little on the cooler side this week, but hey, we're going into the middle on Nov. so am not complaining. This has been a very nice Tuesday, full of positives, hope your's has been good also.

Hugs,
Shirl

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/17/2009 1:31PM

    Glad it was an easy fix for you and you have handy and willing friends. Praise God. Blessings come in all shapes and sizes!!! Hope your week continues to be blessed.
Hugs,
Helen

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MAURIZIA 11/17/2009 11:50AM

    Such a WARM blog! Teehee...Glad that got fixed...

For me, it's the refrigerator...tho' I can't complain...it's given me 24 years...and I'm excited about choosing a frost free refrigerator today! :)

Hugs and blessings.

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CROBINGO 11/17/2009 11:09AM

    Love the blog and great reminder on little blessings that mean so much!

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STORMTMB 11/17/2009 10:45AM

    Glad it worked out so well for you. We thank God for our friends who are wililng to help out whenever needed - and for seemingly easy fixes (or at least knowledgeable people who make them seem easy).

Have a great day!
Tina

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NJMATTICE 11/17/2009 9:03AM

    Have a warm and comfortable Tuesday, Wanda.
Love,
Nancy

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One more year under my belt!

Monday, November 16, 2009

I had a wonderful day yesterday celebrating my birthday with my kids and hubby. I got a lovely long phone call from Kaeli, Quin called me to say Happy Birthday and that he would be joining us at dinner time. Garry and Shy were home to give me wishes first thing in the morning. Although I had said I would be happy to have them cook me dinner to celebrate, they decided that taking me out for dinner was a better option. We headed to Boston Pizza for our meal, where I had the Baja Salad and then Shy and I shared a dessert.
I had emails and phone calls from friends that made my day. So blessed.

My positives:

My family...how blessed I truly am.
God's strength and support through the past year and the knowledge that He is only a chat away.
My backsplash tiles did not show up yet, but then that allowed us to have a nice free weekend from any renos!
My exercises are all done. I will try to get some walking in again on my breaks at work.
I remembered to write down the measurements for the size of box I need to parcel up Garry's parents Christmas parcels so we can get them sent. (They didn't fit into the box I brough home...missed by 1 inch!_
A new year that lies before me to set some goals and work towards them.

Thank you for stopping by, hope you are enjoying your day and looking for your blessings. Don't forget that even a smile is a blessing.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/18/2009 9:57AM

    Belated happy birthday wishes coming your way. So glad you had a great time with your family celebrating. May God continue to bless you with many more happy and healthy ones.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen
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LMSW55 11/18/2009 8:29AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! MY LITTLE ONLY BROTHER'S BIRTHDAY IS NOV 16TH. SOUNDS AS IF YOU ENJOYED YOUR DAY WITH FAMILY.
MARY


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SHER2BE8 11/16/2009 11:26PM

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happy belated birthday, it's really nice that your family and friends were able to be there to make your day.

Were not getting older, were like fine wine that gets better with age emoticon emoticon

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ALFREDIA 11/16/2009 7:16PM

  Happy belated birthday

I too am happy you were born and are here to help encourage all of us.

Still praying for Kaeli that she continues to have work.

Know I haven't been around lately but I am still thinking about all of you.

Marie

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STORMTMB 11/16/2009 10:49AM

    Happy Belated Birthday!!

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Best wishes for the coming year!

Tina

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YOYONOMORE1 11/16/2009 8:55AM

    emoticon emoticon and a belated birthday wish. Our SIL's is Nov. 15, and every year he's out in the woods trying to get a deer, he didn't get one this opening day but has the rest of the week off so still has time. Our new SIL's is Tuesday, also my sis. It sounds like you had a very nice birthday and may you celebrate many more. Our American Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 26, we are going to our youngest DD's, this is a hard month for them as Nov. 25, it will be a year since Aaron's death, but they wanted to do Thanksgiving as they wanted family around them. Have a great week.

Hugs,
Shirl

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NJMATTICE 11/16/2009 8:19AM

    Belated Happy Birthday. Shows you where I'm at. You know that I just made sure that I knew the date! So I will take a minute to celebrate you right now. . .
Wanda, I am so happy that you were born and even happier that our paths have crossed. You have shown me how important attitude is for good health. I knew it, you reinforced it. And you continue to reinforce it by example everyday. Thank you for being you. And I am glad that you had a nice celebration on your birthday. Happy Birthday and many more.
Love,
Nancy
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KKKAREN 11/16/2009 7:51AM

    Happy Birthday!

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Nov 14

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A lovely Saturday lies before me. I've pulled my list of chores that need to be accomplished today and am preparing to get some things crossed off that list. First and foremost is getting my online scrapbooks completed today so that I will have them in time for Christmas gifts.

Today is also my favorite day of the month...it's my monthly theraputic massage day and boy am I feeling the need for it. My muscles have been inflamed for the past few days and are really in need of some work. I am so blessed that I have a wonderful spirit filled massage lady to go to. She not only does theraputic massage, she does Reiki and cranal massage also. Some times she ends up doing all three on me during a session.

Prayers would appreciated for Kaeli as once again she is looking at no work in her field for the next few weeks as things have slowed down considerably. She has a line on a couple of other jobs to tide her over. Prayers would be appreciated for the right job for her and to start immediately. I'm thrilled to say that after several weeks of being back home, Quin finally has a job for the winter months. He was beginning to get very concerned about finding something to fill in the winter months before heading back up north for his May to October job.

I'm hopeful that my tile for the kitchen backsplash will arrive this weekend. We then should be able to being installing it next weekend. I'm looking so forward to getting the kitchen completely finished. Then it will be getting Christmas over with and on to the next project! Life is never dull at our house.

My positives:
Quin has a job that starts today.
Kaeli has made it through a few more weeks or work and although they have been told they will receive lay off notices in two weeks, the company has stated that they will keep on providing all their health benefits during the lay off. She has a line on a couple of jobs...praying that she gets the one that is right for her.
Massage today.
I will complete my online Christmas gift project today and be able to get it here for Christmas.
I have all my out of town gifts ready to wrap and get shipped this weekend.
Life...it is beautiful and it is what I choose to make it.

Have a wonderfully blessed Silly Saturday. Allow that inner child time to express it's self today. Enjoy the moment.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 11/15/2009 9:38PM

    A massage sounds nice, something I've never tried. Will pray for Kaeli that she will be placed in the right job, praying that for our SIL also, he lost his job the first part of August, he did have an interview with a company here in MI and not to far from us if he went to work there and they moved there, but they have other interviews to do so it may be a little while before he hears anything. I sure wish the economy would get better for everyone. It sounds like you are getting closer to being finished with the redo, that'll be so nice. Have a great week.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SUSANSERENE 11/15/2009 2:26PM

    Dear, dear Wanda...
Thank you so very much for the kind words on my blogpost. I never dreamed I'd end up with FM on top of the cervical dystonia. The little bit I've read about it so far indicates that stress-reduction and meditation help and I'm listening to my iTunes music that offer just that.
I've also learned that exercise does help so my intention is to begin doing more of that. A big step for me considering I do none at this point.
I take Cymbalta for my CD and it helps and knowing that it's helping the FM makes me feel better about it. I feel I take so many meds, now, that I'm hoping to not have to increase those.
Thanks for the tip about the massage. I'll have to check into that!
Have a blessed Sunday, my friend. Prayers going up for Kaeli, of course. Faith that it will all work out.
Gentle hugs to you!
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BUSYBRE 11/15/2009 12:46PM

    have a good massage (I've been enjoying the benefits of this from someone who is very gifted as well - she has just sold her practice though and is heading off to Australia to travel - so I'll need to find someone else - hers will be big shoes to fill) - also hoping jobs become abundant very very soon! (we need to be thankful for the jobs we do have - we just heard that we probably won't be going on strike ... management and union have come together-ish so that we can move forward without too much angst!)

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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SHER2BE8 11/15/2009 1:31AM

    Sounds like a wonderful massage lady, I always find that massage people who do alternative therapies like Reiki, or craniol have a better success rate with patients in helping us heal.

Hope you had a fantastic relaxing message and all your prayers are answered.

Thank you for you encouraging words to me as well.

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STORMTMB 11/14/2009 11:56AM

    Wanda,

Will definitely offer prayers that Kaeli will find the job that God has for her. We know that He will provide. We will ask on her behalf. Glad that Quinn has something.

I hope that the massage is both helpful and relaxing for you.

Have a great weekend. I know you will make it so.

Tina

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Yay, it's Friday!

Friday, November 13, 2009

What a strange week with having Wednesday off. I can't decide if it's been great or if it's made the week seem longer! lol

Regardless, today is Fabulous Friday...a day to celebrate. Not that every day isn't a day to celebrate, just being alive is reason enough to celebrate.

I'm looking forward to hearing if our tile for the backsplash in the kitchen has arrived and getting that done. Then my kitchen is complete. We are loving having the eating counter in the kitchen. Already I think it's been used more by everyone than the old table and chairs ever were. It's such a great place to spread out the newspaper for a nice leisurely read as well as sit and visit around while you are eating your meal.

My co-worker that has been off sick came back to work yesterday. It's great to have him back and feeling well. Means I'm back to not having to go in quite so earlier. Even though I'm up and ready to go in at that time, it means I have time to meditate and just gather and center myself more in the morning.

My Positives:
It's Friday! lol
Geff is back and feeling better.
No one else from our department has come down with the flu.
I have time this weekend to get the out of town parcels ready for shipping.
I'm blessed in so many ways.
Knowing that I am not alone, that I have support, encouragement and comfort in all that I do.

Have a wonderful day, keep on moving forward.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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BUSYBRE 11/13/2009 11:25AM

    Glad it's Friday too - we'll see how it goes being the 13th and all! Glad you are enjoying your new kitchen area so much now that it's been designed to be so inviting for everyone. Amazing how design can create people-friendly places!

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MAURIZIA 11/13/2009 10:58AM

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STORMTMB 11/13/2009 9:51AM

    I'm glad to hear that your co-worker is back and well again. It obviously put extra responsibilities on you. I'm sure he and your boss appreciate your willingness to help out for the good of everyone! It's good that no one else is sick.

I work in a college and I fear for an outbreak here. My staff has direct interaction with the students and it could so easily and quickly pass through the department. We're all getting shots and trying to take care of ourselves to prevent it as best we can.

I'm glad that your "new" kitchen has brought such joy to you and your family. It is beautiful and functional and bringing you even closer together. How wonderful!

Have a great day and great weekend.
Tina

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STONENL 11/13/2009 7:29AM

    I Love Fridays. I have a great job but it's still a job.

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