Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 27th day of February, 2018.

Almost the end of February.

Another beautiful day on the way.

My daughter gave me a ride home last night.

Home extra early which was nice.

Alvin had did his business, had supper and I got changed.

I have found a non-salted route for us to walk.

We had the best walk in a long time.

I think that Mr. Alvin was beginning to think we were not going to walk again.

Poor little guy.

 

When Teddy and his Aunt came for a visit and supper on Sunday, “J” brought us some beautiful Daffodils.

I wanted to share them with you.

Feeling like spring.

There is nothing like the yellowness of the Daffodils to get you wanting to do a HAPPY DANCE.

Adding this: the stems are the most perfect spring green.

I am dancing in my chair.

Swaying my body and feeling good.

I shall visualize these flowers all the way to work.

Enjoy.

 

I hope that you all have the most wonderful Tuesday.

One thing that I have learned to make certain that I do is to “keep an open mind.”

It is far to easy to get stuck in a mindset and not give people and situations a chance.

How about we try on this Tuesday to “keep an open mind.”

We will add this to our “kindness” and “respectful” philosophy.

We will grow each day.

No matter our age or status.

 

Happy Tuesday.

Special Hello to: all those people who continue to learn and to grow.

Always, Carol & Alvin

COUNTDOWN: 60 Days to 60

Well today is Sunday, June 11, 2017 and is the 60th day until my 60th Birthday.

I would say that this has been on my mind, as of late.

Not that I am stressing over this upcoming date.

Just pondering the path behind and the road ahead.

Over my lifetime to this point;  how I envisioned my life is not exactly how it has turned out.

In the early days I wanted the white picket fence, the house, the husband, the four children-two sons and two daughters, summer vacations and to be a nurse and writer.

However that is not exactly the course that my life has taken.

I do not have the white picket fence.

Fences are not all that necessary.

I finally got the house on my own just months before I turned 52.

I do have have a husband, and that is okay.

I was married and have been divorced for several decades.

I do not have four children.

I do however have ONE amazing, wonderful DAUGHTER and a great SON-IN-LAW and GRAND-PUPPIES.

I adopted my four-legged companion, Alvin in 2010.

He brings great joy to my days.

I am not able to take summer vacations.

I am not a nurse.

But I write ….. this I have done since I was 6 years old.

So life changes as the days and years pass.

Our dreams change over time.

I will say that I never thought that I would be single, take early retirement after 30 years with a company and then start another “career” and am now almost 6 years into it.

Time flies.

I kid with folks and say that I am “OLD” but truth is …. I feel young even though somedays my body reminds me otherwise.

I love to laugh and when I find that I am taking life too seriously I change directions and find the laughter once again.

 

I watched a video last night of James Corden doing an interview with Ed Sheeran in a car.

They were driving along ….. singing and talking ….. talking and singing.

Enjoying life.

I must say I love ED SHEERAN and pleasantly surprised by James Corden’s voice (he easily could have been a singer).

You may wonder what Ed and James have to do with 60 days to 60 but in actuality it is partly the choices we make about music and such that keeps us young.

Think young ….. act young ….. be young.

 

Well I guess if I am to write things for 60 days about turning 60, I should stop now.

Safe to say the next 59 days worth of posts will be shorter.

I hope that my journey to 60 will perhaps inspire you, make you laugh, maybe even bring a tear to your eye but most of all I hope that it brings some joy to your day(s).

Now yikes only 59 days till I turn 60……………

 

Always, Carol

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 10th day of February, 2017.

YAY, it is the weekend and the temperatures are warming up.

How perfect.

I spoke to the birthday boy er, I mean man, yesterday and that was nice.

My how time flies ….. still cannot believe my baby boy is 40 years old.

 

So I wonder, how do the milestone birthdays such as 40 of your first born nieces and nephews make you feel?

At first I thought oooh sixty but then I think wow I have a 40 year old nephew.

Actually I have an almost 37 year old daughter, too.

Sometimes I feel old and it has nothing to do with their birthdays.

Just because.

Sometimes your body feels older and some days not.

That is something that will not change – we all age.

Some of us age better than others.

Depends on gene pool and environment.

Perhaps the elixir of eternal life may be found in some future century but not now.

So we do not have to worry about living forever.

Just live your best life now.

If you have a moment where you feel old and truly you are not ….. live it and then carry on.

 

Well almost time to hit the road ….. to the bus.

Have an awesome Friday.

Special Hello to: my Sister, the Mother of my Nephew ….. a great person and I love her very much.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 23rd day of February, 2016.

Today is the Birthday of my sister and two of my girl friends.

We wish them all the most wonderful of days.

May this day be filled with love and laughter.

May your year be filled with good health and abundance.

Happy Birthday “C”, “D” and “A” ……

 

Our weather has been absolutely incredible as of late.

The next few days are to be seeing plus temperatures ….. single digits but that is okay.

Hard to believe that it is February.

The lack of snow is not a good sign for spring and the farmers.

Who knows maybe we will have a wet spring and then it would all work out great.

I do not remember if the groundhogs saw their shadows or not.

Only time can tell.

 

I just heard a huge sigh from Mr. Alvin as he lays curled up on the small piece of rug under my office chair (it is longer than it is wide so there is room for him at one end).

It is amazing that 99% of the time when I am at home ….. he is right there at my side.

Dogs are such loyal creatures.

I can see where some of them seek out their human friends when they pass on.

So sad as they can not articulate their feelings ……

So for our time together on this plane of existence …… I will continue to treat him with kindness, love and respect.

My buddy …… my pal.

He looks so small when he curls up in a ball.

He is so cute ……

 

Well here we go again can you believe ….. time for me to finish getting ready for work.

The nights sure seem to pass by so quickly.

Last night I slept right through …… that is definitely an accomplishment for someone of my age ….. LOL.

 

Happy Tuesday ……

Remember to express your kindness wherever you may go …..

Everyone deserves to be treated with kindness.

 

Special Hello to: ¬†Happy Birthday Ladies ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 4th day of December, 2013.

Oh my goodness ….. I sure hit the proverbial wall yesterday at work.

I just found that every little thing felt like every bit thing.

But somehow by the end of the day and in a few places in between I managed to get myself together and am now feeling great.

Just in time for bed, I felt my good old self.

It is funny how some days a brick wall could fall on you and you would shrug it off like nothing had happened and just carry on …

The next time ….. it was a brick wall the size of Fort Knox …. and hurt ….. and cry ….. and MAJOR …. thing.

We are funny beings … that is for sure.

So sometimes you just have to let yourself feel like you hit a brick wall and then wipe off the dust and carry on.

I think our hormones sometimes get the better of us and at my age …. that can be more often than not.

Although I do consider myself very blessed to have come through “menopause” pretty much unscathed.

I am so grateful.

I will take the odd thing ….. that is for sure.

Well on this Thursday …. I am grateful I have this day and am alive.

Special Hello to: those folks who never give up and dare to dream the BIG DREAMS.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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