Living … One day at a time.

Good Morning and we are cruising toward November 1, 2019.

Where did the time go?

I cannot believe it is less than two months until Christmas and then the New Year.


That freaks me out just a little bit.

When I was a child I actually thought of this year and 2025.

What would be going on in the world?

Where would my family be?

Wondering if I fulfilled my dreams of being a Registered Nurse and a Writer.

Where would I be living?

Would I be happy?

The house with the white picket fence was that in my future?

Four children ….. two girls and two boys, of course.

That was my perfection.

Grandchildren possibly.

One never knows where life will take you.

I am perfectly happy with the way that things turned out.

I am okay with the choices that I made.

Perhaps I could / should have done things differently but then I would not have and be where I am today.

It is a package deal.

You cannot have one person, one thing without the other.

So if I zigged instead of zagged …. I could have been living on a farm in southeastern Saskatchewan or perhaps in the big City of Regina or in London or New York.

I may have been married with more than one child.

I may have become a nurse.

Who knows?

But I know that the choices I made at the time were right for me at that time.

I have the most exquisite daughter.

I have my best buddy Mr. Alvin.

I have a job that sometimes drives me crazy.

I have a house which I bought on my own.

I am healthy.

Life is good.

I am surrounded by great friends.

I have the best sister and brothers on the planet.

So that is that.

I have never spent much time worrying or thinking about what may have been …..

I believe in living in the present …..

You cannot change the past but you can change the present which changes the futures.

Now that is a lot of change….


Just living my life trying to be kind and respectful.


Always, Carol & Alvin



Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 18th day of October, 2016.

Wow, today is Tuesday.

Isn’t that great?

I love Tuesdays.

Day after Monday.

How often do you wish today was tomorrow?

That it was Friday already?

We always are wanting the next day or the next thing.

Too busy rushing the time to live in the moment.

I sometimes do.

We all do.

But we must take a deep breath and live in this minute, this moment.

Right now my life is perfect.

I feel great.

Alvin is cuddling on the end of the bed on one of his many special blankets.

Once I am done my blog and go downstairs he will follow.

Then I will don my outerwear and be off to work.

Animals live in the moment.

No thoughts of the future.

I am pretty sure that Alvin does not lay on his chair while I am gone “thinking maybe next year I can retire” or “what do I want for Christmas.”

That is why they are so happy to see you when you get home from work.

Now granted they have to pee and are hungry but they are still happy to see you.

All creatures just want love and respect.

Whether two-legged or four.

So if we live in the moment – be that better person – that great human being.

If you live that minute to the best of your ability then you are in the moment.

We should not compare ourselves to others.

Each of us is special.

Each of us has the ability to be the best that we can be.

We are unique.

So in this moment we are all amazing … keep up the great work.

Well here we are once again …. time to sign off and finish getting ready for work.

Today two of my friends are off to England for two weeks.

How exciting.

I wish them safe travels and a great visit with family.

Special Hello to: my friends “P” and “A” who are travelling.

Always, Carol and Alvin



Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 1st day of May, 2014.

Let the bells ring and the birds sing it is the first day of May.

So what are your thoughts this fine morning.

Well earlier I always go through everything that I am grateful for …….

Then for some odd reason and this is the strangest thing …. my thoughts were going to “George Clooney” ….

Yes, that George ….. not sure why.

I mean I think he is a great actor and certainly handsome.

But why would I keep thinking of him.

I was thinking wow he finally met the girl of his dreams.

Where did he met her?

She lives in London and doesn’t sound like they travel in the same circles.

But why does it matter?

My mind kept turning …

I didn’t know his BFF was Cindy Crawford and husband Randy (forget his last name).

Why would I know that anyway?   Laughing slightly aloud.

I then thought “Where is my George Clooney” or “Looking for my George Clooney” …. kind of has a ring to it.

This could be the mantra of all us single ladies …. that is if we are inclined to be looking for someone.

It could also work for the guys as well ….. perhaps not “George Clooney” ….

Anyway it is always funny the things that pop into one’s head.

Time to go to work and take my mind off George Clooney.

Ah, sad for most that he is off the marriage market …. oh, that sounds …. yikes.

Have a great Thursday and May 1st ….

Special Hello to: all those single gals looking for their George Clooney ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday, the 25th day of March, 2013.

Wow, another clear morning sky filled with bright shining stars and the MOON.

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend.

Mine was great.  I had coffee on two separate occasions with my daughter, did some laundry, grocery shopping, bit of housecleaning, walked with Alvin, worked at the store Friday night and Sunday.

Life is good.

I am so lucky to work for Bath & Body Works at West Edmonton Mall.

We meet people from all of the world.

Yesterday I met a young couple from Brasil, South America.

My Father visited Brazil when we were living on the farm in Saskatchewan.

One of the people that my Dad had met while there was a young man named Bill, and he even came to visit us on the farm.

The couple actually lived near one of the places my Dad visited often.

They were the sweetest, nicest people.  I helped them find gifts for family and friends.

I was able to secure a coupon for them towards their purchase and they both gave me a hug as they were about to pay for their items.

I truly love meeting people …… it is one of my many blessings.


We see people from all over Canada and the U.S. and the WORLD.

I have met people from Russia, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and all over North America.

Very cool.  So for now this is how I travel …… by meeting people while working in a store.

People from everywhere …..

Everyone loves our store ….. we all love things that smell good.

So if you are not able to travel and you want to get away by meeting new people just work in retail ….. especially in a city.

If you are in a small town and work in a store that does not necessarily have visitors from far away use your imagination …… just pretend they are someone from London or Paris or Peru.

So on this first day of my work week for the office ….. Have a great one.


Thought for the day…..

Good Wednesday May 30th, 2012.

WOW, looking out my office window the FOG has rolled in …… looks like we are in London or perhaps somewhere in Scotland (as my mind wanders).

I would love to travel to those places.  My ancestors came from England and Scotland.

How grand to walk on the same soil as those who have gone before me.

Do you ever wonder about where your “people” came from and what they did and how they felt?

I love watching that television show where they have “celebrities”  trace their ancestors.

How cool is that?  It would be grand to find out more about my family.

Here in the fog … it is almost time for me to go to work ….. seems like I just said that …. it was 24 hours ago.

I hope that you have a great day and that you are able to trace your roots and perhaps visit the places where your family before you walked and lived.

Have a grand day.

I also too wonder about my dog Alvin’s family ….. did he have brothers and sisters?  Where did he come from?

Perhaps someday I will be able to find out.

Special Hello to: all my family wherever you are ….. I hope that you are doing great.


Always, Carol and Alvin

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