COUNTDOWN: 60 days to 60

Today is Sunday, July 2, 2017 and it is the 39th day until my 60th Birthday.

I just realized that I had the wrong date on my Countdown yesterday …. it was July 1st ….. sorry about that.

Well only 39 days if I counted correctly.

 

You never know where life will take you.

Sometimes planning and dreaming takes you the farthest from where you were.

I was living a relatively comfortable life in Regina.

Some of my family lived/lives there and at that time most of my friends.

My daughter decided to move to Edmonton to go to NAIT (post-secondary school institution) back in 2002.

They (her boyfriend later they married) decided to stay in Edmonton …..

It made sense as the years went by for me to pack up and move.

She is my only child and I could not bear to see her perhaps once or twice a year, if I was lucky.

So in March of 2009 after retiring from a Company that I had worked for thirty years I moved to Edmonton.

It has been a crazy ride but I would not change it for the world.

Never thought I would be here.

Never thought I would be able to buy my own house.

Never thought after I retiring that I would be working full-time again.

Never thought that I would work at West Edmonton Mall.

Never thought I would work for several years in the highest volume of sales retail store, there.

Never thought that in my late 50’s I would have had the highest sales per hour in said retail store.

Never thought that I would once again be in direct sales.

Never thought that I would adopt a dog.

So many changes but all good.

So you see – you never know where life will take you.

Take that chance …… and go.

 

Always, Carol

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday. July 1st, 2017.

The sky is overcast on this 150th Birthday of this country known as Canada.

As with most countries on the planet our history has not been without bloodshed.

Our history has had the ENGLISH, FRENCH and SPANISH  coming over from across the ocean, and then laying claim to North America.

The U.S.A. and Canada share that part of history.

Over the past few hundred years people have left the United States and come to Canada.

People have also left Canada and moved to the United States.

There is so much we do not know and will never know.

It would be great on this 150th Birthday of CANADA that we could find a way to live together without debate or causing harm to one another.

We do live in relative peace, and I am so grateful that we do.

We need to find a way to move forward.

More and more people are leaving their homes all over the world for a multitude of reasons and coming to Canada.

It is so important that we find a way to live together in peace and harmony.

So on this 150th year …. this day that we celebrate Canada let us find a way to do the best for one another.

We all need to move on and make sure that all CANADIANS old and new are living good productive healthy lives.

We are all in this together.

We can do this …. we can.

Traditions over the last 150 years shows the peoples of this VAST country to be kind, generous, compassionate, and easy-going.

Please let us continue on this path and beyond.

Happy CANADA Day.

 

Special Hello: to my family and friends all over CANADA and the World.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 26th day of June, 2017.

Cooled off overnight and sky is a bit overcast this morning.

Grateful for the breezes.

What an awesome weekend.

Alvin and I enjoyed our walks.

We even had two walks yesterday.

We worked and we played, does not get better than that.

My neighbour gave me:  patio set with umbrella and four chairs, garden hose and hand sprinkler (which I really really needed), small food processor (which is great because I lent my big one to my kids), two cookbooks, cast iron casserole dish with lid for the oven, Magic Bullet with all the attachments (now I have two which I love), Pampered Chef newer version of the chopper that I use for garlic.  How lucky am I?

Definitely was blessed this weekend.

Coming up weekend is Canada Day.

We celebrate our 150th Birthday this July 1st, 2017 – which is Saturday.

I remember Canada’s 100th Birthday back on July 1st, 1967.

We even had a song written to celebrate Canada’s 100th Birthday.

It was great as I was school age back then.

Looking forward to watching some festivities on television and looking to the sky for the fireworks.

It is a reminder on how blessed we are to live in such a great country.

We should never take it for granted.

I always try to give back to the country that has given me life …. a great place to be born and to live.

 

Well here we go again another work week.

Promises to be great.

Special Hello to: my sister …. getting closer to your visit.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to 1st day of July, 2014.

Today we Canadians celebrate “CANADA DAY.”

                         ” CANADA”

TO BE BORN CANADIAN IS A HONOUR.

TO LIVE IN CANADA IS A BLESSING.

TO BE CANADIAN IS AMAZING.

WE ALL TO OFTEN FORGET THAT BEING A CANADIAN MEANS WE HAVE A LOT OF FREEDOMS.

WE LIVE IN A PEACE LOVING NATION.

WE HAVE FREEDOM OF CHOICE.

WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND EXPRESSION.

WE HAVE FREEDOM OF RELIGION.

WE CAN CELEBRATE OUR HERITAGE IN A COUNTRY THAT ENCOMPASSES ALL PEOPLES FROM EVERY CORNER OF THIS PLANET.

WE TRULY CARE ABOUT ONE AND ANOTHER.

CANADA IS BEAUTIFUL IN IT’S LANDSCAPES AND VISTAS.

CANADA IS FULL OF HOPES AND DREAMS.

CANADA IS THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE ON THE PLANET.

MY HOPE THAT EVERYONE WHO WAS BORN HERE OR COMES HERE APPRECIATES HOW LUCKY WE ARE TO HAVE CANADA AS OUR HOME.

HAPPY CANADA DAY EVERYONE.

C Lewis, July 1st, 2014 …..

TODAY:

We slept in this morning.

Last night after we went to bed some of our neighbours set off fireworks.

I guess they were starting early.

It is against the law to set off fireworks in a residential area (I am pretty sure).

Thank goodness part way through there was a downpour so any sparks would have been extinguished.

This morning with the bright sunshine and breeze I decided just after me and Alvin got up that we should go for a nice long walk.

I hadn’t realized before hand just how hot and muggy it is already …… so alas bad “Momma” did not take water.

Another lesson learned.

We had a great walk ….. saw lots of Canadian Flags displayed in yards …. which was great.

Lots of robins, ducks and ducklings, joggers and flowers.

It was fantastic.

Alvin seems to be feeling better now.

I heard somewhere to cool them down dampen a cloth with cool water and hold it by their hind quarters …. which I did ….. seemed to help.

Also I have air conditioning so that is amazing and I so appreciate it.

Time to have a shower and work on the wedding jewellery before going to work at the store.

Happy Canada Day.

Special Hello to: my sister …… wherever you are??  …….

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

Thought for the day….

Wow, here we are another Friday morning and today is June 29th, 2012.

Only a couple more days until July 1st, Canada Day.

The day that we celebrate our great country, our Canada.

We are so blessed to live in such an amazing country.

We have beautiful landscapes, fresh air, clean water, a diverse population from every corner of the planet, yummy food from all over the world, and most importantly PEACE  and FREEDOM.

We are peacekeepers….

What more could one ask for ….. I know that I have simplified how great Canada is…. as,  I could literally write all day about my beloved country.

I hope that you all have some great plans for the Canada Day weekend.

I will be at home (which is fine by me) …..

Saturday I will be catching up on the housework after last weekend’s three day garage sale.

On Sunday, I will be working at Bath & Body Works.

So that will be great – I will get to wish everyone a Happy Canada Day and see how people are celebrating.

When my shift is over at 6:00 …. I am invited to a friend’s birthday celebration.

Then on Monday my daughter and I are going to have a “jewelry making” day or at least part of the day.

So I will be busy starting today working both jobs.

Alvin gets to go to Amanda’s for a sleepover tonight and on Sunday….. so lucky him.

I hope that come Monday …. perhaps you will share some of your Canada Day Celebration stories with me.

Special Hello to:  all Canadians as we start our Canada Day weekend ….

Always Carol and Alvin

P.S. I was so excited that I published my blog and forgot to add my sign off …… oh well, it is Friday…..

See you all on Monday….. thanks for reading.

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