Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 16th day of March, 2019.

Now officially more than halfway into the third month of 2019.

The sun is shining brightly to the east and soon it shall fill the entire sky.

Warm temperatures forecasted for the weekend.

I took Monday as a vacation day to have an extra long weekend.

Just sneezing and keeping positive thoughts of feeling well.

My neighbour is feeling so much better and I am grateful.

Last night I shovelled a path across the snowbank from my house to my neighbours.

The sidewalks are a mess of ice and water.

Alvin has his regular vet appointment this morning.

Thankfully we will have a ride this morning.

The streets and sidewalks are so full of icy ruts and in a few hours will be melting and mixed with water.


I love spring but could take less of the ice part.

I also am going to pick up some groceries after Alvin’s appointment.

Making a fruit pizza for my daughter’s birthday party tomorrow.

Love fruit pizza ….. not something one would make every weekend but it is a great treat.



I was thinking over the past few days about what it has been like to be a single woman in her 60’s.

Crazy that I can say ’60’s” ….. when did that happen?

In August I will turn 62.

The years, the decades have blurred together to bring me to this place.

I am more than grateful to be in good health, to be surrounded by loving family and friends, to have my own home, to be employed.

I am grateful to be learning every day from Mr. Alvin who really has taught me so much.

I am grateful to live in a wonderful community filled with so many wonderful people of all ages.

There is something to be said about being in your sixties.

I have reached a point where I am comfortable in my own skin.

Now there are days when I look at my body and wish that a couple of things were different.

The tummy area for sure.

Those things can change with a bit more exercise.

I look in the mirror and I am happy with the face that smiles back at me.

There is no moaning and groaning about droopy eye lids or wrinkles.

Every decade things change.

Part of getting older is just that …. things change.

Your body changes.

Your mindset changes.

Your sense of worth and desires changes.

You just keep changing.

No longer do I worry on a moment to moment basis about what others think.

I of course, do care about what others think but it no longer defines me.

It no longer is the driving force in my thoughts and actions.

All in all, I love being in my sixties.


Well looks like I must hit the shower as Mr. Alvin has his appointment in a little while.

The blue sky and sunshine out of my window makes me happy.

Happy Saturday.


Special Hello to: all those folks out there who are in their sixties …. you rock.

Always, Carol & Alvin






Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 27th day of September, 2014.

Thank you to all those folks who read my blog and to those of you who leave me such wonderful comments.

I love hearing back from you.

I know from experience that writing a blog and then trying to read others is a feat all in of itself.

So thank you ….. I do appreciate all of the time you spend with me……

I love to write down what I see and hear.

Just my take on life.

If I can generate laughter, then I have been successful.

If I can generate you to ponder and think of something new, then I have been successful.

If I can generate emotions and have you feel, then I have been successful.

If I can write and you read my words, then I have been successful.

I am so blessed, thank you.

I hope that you all have a great weekend.

I am off to do laundry, give Mr. Alvin a much needed hair cut and then bath, some house cleaning and a few odd jobs followed by supper with family and friends to celebrate the son-in-law’s 40th Birthday.

What a great Saturday.

Take Care.

Special Hello to: all those folks turning a new decade it is all good.  Just remember every time you celebrate a birthday you are alive and that is a good thing.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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