COUNTDOWN: 60 Days to 60

Today is Saturday, July 15, 2017 and it is the 26th day until my 60th Birthday.

I will say that it is a bit difficult putting a year to certain events.

Now were are at:

1988:  Just a good year with my girl.

1989: Beginning of year a long term relationship ended which brought on a year of getting my life back in order.

1990: We both went to Calgary with friends and had a great visit with my brother and his family.  Went to Banff and Heritage Park … so beautiful.

1991:  Went to Montana with friends and had one of the best vacations ever …. this was an adult only trip.  The weather was great.

1992: In the summer of this year we had a great visit with my Mom and all siblings and children in Alberta.

1993:  This year was filled with incredible highs and lows; births and the passing of family members.

1994:  Visited New York City while in area on business.  What an incredible city.  One of my fondest memories was to the World Trade Centre.  So grateful for that memory.

1995: Joined the computer project which would take me away from my regular job until 1998.

1996: Lots of overtime during this time not much time for anything extra.

1997: Continuing with the overtime but the extra money allowed some flexibility and we even bought a new television set, a bigger one.


Oh, how I wished that I had all of my journals summarized and in front of me at this time.  My life has been filled with so many amazing people, places and things.  Often times things run all together and the years seem like yesterday.  So much I have missed.  During this decade I travelled through work to Calgary, Vancouver (visited Victoria while in Vancouver), Toronto (visited Niagara Falls while in Toronto), Winston Salem, North Carolina and of course New York City.  Each of these trips held a special memory.

My daughter attended the Bon Jovi Concert in Saskatoon in 1993.  We increased our family by two nephews and a niece.  I

I was thinking the other day that wouldn’t it be great to keep a journal from say your earlier adult years, and just summarize each year on December 31st, 2017.  It would be something that you could hand down to each generation.  What a treasure.  I am hoping that my blog will also give my daughter some extra information and an on-line journal as such about her Momma and her life.


Always, Carol

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 10th day of September, 2014.

Today is the day that I say thank you for this venue or medium or platform or however you wish to describe.

Thank you for this platform so that I can meet new people from all over the world.

Thank you for this medium so that I can write my words for me and the world to read.

It was only a few years ago that I wrote my words in notebooks and in my heart.

It was only a few years ago that the only people who read them were a select few family and friends.

Now I can write them one second and the next someone in North Carolina can read them.

We have closed the gap, I hope on all of the things that were a mystery between us all.

By that I mean ….. where we live …. how we live and so on.

Maybe it was not a real mystery but perhaps just things we did not readily know.

So today I am grateful that I can turn on my computer and read the words others have written and learn about them.

We have made it easier to be closer together.

After all we share this beautiful planet together and we should know about one another.

Happy Wednesday.

Happy Sharing Day.

Take a moment and perhaps read a story written by someone from another part of the world.

Get to know them and their little piece of this earth.

P.S. I still use notebooks ….. nice to have a choice.

Special Hello to: my friends all over this EARTH.

Always, Carol and Alvin



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