94% Jump at the Pumps!

Thanks to Rachel Notley and her wrecking crew, this is what we’re pay at the pumps since they took over.

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Friday Funnies

The blog I had before every Friday was “Friday Funnies.”   I thought I would bring it back.  There are so many serious things happening in the world today, sometimes in order to keep our sanity we need to lighten up a bit.  Since we just entered a new year, the first one will be about New Years.  Enjoy!

Just heard that in 2016 there will be a new device that can turn thoughts into speech. I have had that for years, it’s called alcohol.
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Women get a little more excited about New Years Eve than men do. It’s like an excuse: you drink too much, you make a lot of promises you’re not going to keep; the next morning as soon as you wake up you start breaking them. For men, we just call that a date.
Jay Leno

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This New Years I was going to make a resolution never to be late again, but I didn’t wake up until January 2nd.
Melanie White

 

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The Alberta Carbon Tax

We are day 5 into our new carbon tax in Alberta that the NDP Notley government has imposed on us where everything is costing more.  It’s hitting every pocket book in the province. Sure there will some rebates but overall it will be bad for our economy.   Won’t be much help if you ask me.

cbrThey claim the cost of indirect goods and services will only cost around $50-$70 per household.

The government pegs the indirect costs for higher prices on goods and services at around $50 to $70 per household this year. Already some companies have alerted clients of higher prices due to the carbon tax.

NDP do not know how to do math very well. I think  goods and services will cost much more.

They also claim that we will soon see benefits.  Benefits?  Yeah right!  Benefits to Notley and her wrecking crew. Like more job losses, more money leaving the province and poverty?  The devastation of the oil and gas industry?  It’s exactly what they’re looking for, to shut down the oil and gas industry.

According to Sheila Gun Reid from the Rebel Media, Greenhouses and farmers are really going to feel the pinch even with a little tax relief.

This not about reducing emissions. This is about idealogy.  They are socialists who want to take your money, make you poor so that you have to depend on government to take care of you. They are anti-oil even the Premier herself is anti-oil.nlyantol This tax along with all the other things that Notley and her wrecking crew are doing is hurting Alberta.  There already is high unemployment even before the tax. They have been racking up our debt and deficit to where very soon, it will be unmanageable. Investment is leaving and going else where.  Who in their right mind is going to invest in Alberta right now? There will a lot of bankruptcies.  Businesses and industry will be moving out.   Not good for a province who just a few short years ago was keeping the whole country afloat.   But then again it’s socialists in charge.  It’s what you expect.   The next election can’t come soon enough.

Update: Calgary community center turning off  heat to save money.

 

New Years Resolutions

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Being the New Year and all, most of us make New Years resolutions.  You know the usual.  Resolutions to lose weight, stop smoking, eat healthier, get fit etc.  You name it.  The first few days go great then gradually we fall of the wagon and go back to our old habits.  For instance, your resolution may be to start exercising.  Ok, that’s a good thing. We all should be getting off our backsides and exercise more.  The thing is with most of these resolutions is that because we live in an instant world and expect to see instant results and that is just no the case.

You can keep those resolutions but you have to have a goal and specific plan on how to get there.   You have to realize you will not have results immediately.  You will not see changes overnight. Take small steps and you will gradually get there   It takes time, work and commitment.  They say that to change any habit you have to give it about 21 days. I believe that to be true.  When I started out in my running program, it was hard at first.  There were some days I didn’t feel like going out.  In fact after the first day that I started, the next day my leg muscles were sore.  I felt it.  I felt like quitting.  I thought well maybe this isn’t for me, I can’t do this but I made myself do it!   You know what?  I was glad I did because I actually felt better for it.  I gave myself time.  After three weeks of arguing with myself and my body it wasn’t a struggle any more to get my running gear on and go out.  I grew to really love it and felt it when I wasn’t able to go out on my runs like right now.  I haven’t been able to go on my runs since last summer when I injured my knee that I am still recovering from.  It’s getting better and I am gradually working myself so that I can run again. I’m taking slow and easy but I will run again.  I know that.

Be committed and don’t give up.  Like I said before, even though your goal may seem hard at first and you want to quit, don’t.   When I first decided I wanted to run, I knew I wasn’t able to run 5 or 10ks without some training. I found an excellent mp3 program that I downloaded on to my player, developed by a pastor that that no matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned runner, you can follow quite easily and he talks you right through it through out the whole run.  It’s like you have a coach right there with you. It kept me motivated.  It starts out slow and gradually with every passing week you can do more. I was making good progress when I injured my knee  that was unrelated to the running program.

Sometimes it may seem you’re getting no where and everything just seems to go wrong, you fall off the wagon and you find yourself back into your habits. You’re not a failure. Stressing out is not going to help. Don’t dwell on it, forget it, have patience, put it in the past and continue on.  There’s nothing you can do about yesterday anyway.  Keep telling yourself you can do it.  You can succeed.  Stick with it. Give it time. Take one day at a time and you will soon see results, I promise you.  Keep a positive attitude and have fun.

Find a mentor, a coach, or someone who wants to achieve or has achieved the same goal as you such as losing weight.  You have someone to support, encourage and motivate you.  It may help you reach your goal a lot sooner too.  If you fall off the wagon, that other person can help you get back on.  If you find someone else who is doing the same as you, you can motivate each other and keep each other on course.

Above all enjoy life whether  or not you are into New Years resolutions. Remember this life is not a dress rehearsal.    We only have one life, make the best of it as you can.   You are the author of your own life.  It’s up to you what you do with the circumstances that you may encounter.   It’s a decision we make about how we react.  We can decide to make a bad circumstance into a positive one, it’s up to us.   It’s up to each individual to decide whether or not they want make 2017 a good one or bad one..  As for me?  I choose to make 2017 a good one!   I encourage you to too!   It’s up to you.  You choose!

 

 

 

 

New Year, New Blog

 

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A New Year is upon us. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year!   2016 is gone, 2017 is here.  Usually a New Year signifies a new start, new beginnings. One of my new beginnings is to start a new blog.  I had a blog going last year but it wasn’t working out as I had hoped.  I found that I didn’t have the time to devote to it as I would have liked. I found I wasn’t managing my time efficiently therefore I got behind in my postings.  I deleted that site and decided to start fresh managing my time a lot better this year.

My previous blog started out focusing on my dental journey.  At first there was a lot to write about but then I really had nothing to update because nothing really was happening dental wise.  On this blog I will touch somewhat on my dental issues but will also post on a whole range of topics from faith to health to music and entertainment to politics etc. from a common sense point of view.  When an update on my dental situation  warrants I will update.

Here is my predictions for 2017.   I think geopolitically there will a lot happening worldwide. Russia, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the Middle East for example  US politics will be interesting to watch with the new President Trump in the White House.  In Canada, I think politics is going to get rather ugly and the public will start to wake up from the antics of our politicians.  Economically could be a roller coaster, buckle up your seat belts.  I do have hope though.  I see light at the end of the tunnel but we the people have to get up from our backsides and work hard to make that happen.

Personally, I plan on keeping improving myself, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually and reach out to those who need a helping hand.

What are your predictions for 2017?  What are you doing personally to improve yourself this New Year?  Share with me.  Don’t be afraid to leave a comment.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!