Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 15th day of December, 2018.

I was quite lazy this morning so will now have to get to it.

The wind is howling outside.

Listening to Blake Shelter singing “Winter Wonderland.”

Alvin lying on his blue blanket beside me.

Sipping on almost cold coffee.

Visit to Dentist went well.

It has been a long time since I have had a tooth extracted.

So am taking it easy on the eating and drinking front.

Last night for supper after not eating since breakfast at 5:30 a.m., I feasted on scrambled eggs with a bit of cheese and followed by yogurt.

Perhaps that was a bit on the rich side as I felt a bit sick for a few hours.

After supper and once my stomach calmed down, I started making the sugar cookies for my friend.

I was happy when the last one was iced and placed in her container and into the fridge.

She was going to pick them up and then plans changed.

They are ready for pick up today.

All baked and iced.

They are her favourite.

Baking officially done.

I will be happy once 1:20 p.m. rolls around so that I can rinse my mouth.

I very carefully brushed my teeth last night and this morning but not a thorough job as I did not wish to disturb the extraction area.

Oddly enough today I am not really hungry and I am quite certain that the banana that I shared with Mr. Alvin earlier is not quite enough sustenance to get me through until supper.

I have some soup and that will be for supper.

Not feeling like chewing much.


I cannot believe that Christmas is a week away.

Where did the time go?


Today I must get laundry done, clean the bathrooms and regular cleaning.

Also at some point must get some grocery shopping done.

Which then begs the question?

What is the final menu for next Saturday’s Christmas party.

Normally I would not be so all over the place but it is co-workers.

Some of them are hard to please.

I know.

It really does not matter.

Do what I usually do and it will be wonderful.

I know.

Some people just have a way of playing with my confidence.

I guess if they say anything ….. it will just reflect poorly on them, right.


Tomorrow night, so excited as my daughter, son-in-law and I have tickets to take in the ZOO’s Festival of lights.

It has been years since we partook in a Christmas event.

I am so excited.

Years ago, when I used to visit them here in Edmonton – we would take in the Light Shows at different venues.


Well I guess that I had better get going.

Lots to do.

Alvin and I are both missing our walks.

So icy out here.

Now with the wind the sidewalks will be even more slick.


I hope that you all have a wonderful day.

Happy Saturday.

I am grateful to have a day at home with just regular stuff to do.

I did take a peek at the gifts that I have put together for this year.

Time to wrap.

I love to wrap gifts for Christmas.


Have an awesome day.

I am starting to feel recharged.


Special Hello to: my family and friends ….. Wishing you all Silver and Gold ……

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day……

Well Good Morning ….. today is Tuesday, January 31st, 2012.

What a gorgeous morning …. the sky is clear and the last of the morning stars were in view.

Once I am out of bed and up …. I really love the wee morning hours.

I enjoy those precious moments outside standing on the deck waiting for Alvin ….

Taking deep breathes and looking up into the early morning sky.

I take advantage of those moments by preparing for the day ahead.

Visualizing and focusing on positive energy flow.

Of course, I somedays get sidetracked  by taking in all that surrounds me like the stars in the sky,  or a neighbour’s dog barking.

But I think you get the idea.

Often times we rush around so much that we forget that we hold the power inside of us to create our days ….

Life is so much easier and fun if we work on creating our days ahead of time.

I am still working on the process, and somedays things work better than others.

But I will say this …. when I let something “get to me” ….. like doing a task less than perfect (I am learning a new job) …. it really can spiral out of control.

My confidence level drops.  My “ego” …. Yes, I have one…… we all do.  When it gets bruised ….. yikes.

It is so important to keep that positive energy and focus about you at all times.

Of course, there are times like when you are learning a new job ….. that you might as I do find it “not so easy” but I try.

We are all human …… we are perfect as us …… we hold the power ….

We can do whatever we need to do…….

So whenever you are feeling “human” and not that “super power” …… if you can remove yourself from the situation (go to the bathroom) …..

Be by yourself …. breathe deeply  for a few moments ….. plant a smile on your face …… and go back.

Sometimes we just need time to re-focus our thoughts.

Always important to feel “good” ……. no matter what is going on around you.

As it goes ….. all you need is practise……

Have a great day.

Special Hello: to all those folks out there starting or learning a new job.  We must remember to breathe.


Always, Carol

P.S. Alvin was feeling a bit left out so ……

Always, Carol and Alvin (my trusty side kick and confidant) ..


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