Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday, the 19th day of December, 2013

WOW, it is getting close.

I am excited.

Just finishing up last minute details and I think that I am pretty much ready for the big day.

REMINDER: any prep work you can do regarding the food …. DO IT.

Day before chop veggies and place in zip lock bags and into the fridge.

Consult that LIST ….. you do not want to forget anyone or anything.

Something else I always do and it sure helps.

As you wrap all of the gifts ….. write them down in a notebook.

I list each person’s name and beside it, I write the gifts that I have for them.

This way I ensure that no one gets ten times more than the other and also that no one is forgotten.

Even before I wrap …. usually I carry a small notebook in my purse and as I come across a gift for someone …. it gets entered.

So on this blessed Thursday and I say that because truly I am blessed.

I have so much and am so very grateful.

Please remember to leave your dogs and cats in the house if it is cold.

They deserve to be warm….

Have a great Thursday.

P.S. if you have a chance send a card and personally written note to someone special.  Everyone loves to receive a card in the mail.  Little kids and older ones, too.  I SURE DO.

Thank you.

Special Hello to: my friends who have remained my friends through all these years….. I love you, all.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Christmas Sugar Cookies, anyone ....

Christmas Sugar Cookies, anyone ….

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 24th day of July, 2013.

Royal baby made his grand entrance with Mom and Dad to the world yesterday.

His sure is cute but then again are not all babies cute?  YES.

Now we are just waiting for his name.

I have some ideas …..

I think “James Henry William Charles Spencer Michael” …. has a nice ring to it.

It takes in names from Kings of days gone by, includes William, Charles, Diana’s maiden name and Kate’s Father.

So we shall see.  Probably with them being ahead of us the name has already been decided and announced.

I love names …

When I was a young girl I would fill books with names …. I would always try to find names that sounded good together.

I always felt that names were important.

I loved putting them together.

Over the years I have had a hand in helping name a few babies…. which was great.

When I was expecting my daughter over thirty-three years ago – I thought, considered, pondered and filled many a page of names.

At the end …. he was a she and then her Dad decided he wanted to name her after a country song so all that preparation went out the window.

I did however manage to select her middle names and that made me proud.

So I hope that they consider this new baby’s name carefully and give him something that is both old and new ….

Well time to go to work ….

Today is a perfectly wonderful day and I have an idea ….

Let me know what you think.

I am going to write “a story one line at a time” ….. starting tomorrow and on this blog.

I figure I have been filling notebooks with beginnings, middles and endings of books for years and that maybe this will be an easier way to do things.

Have a great day.

Special Hello to: all the new babies born …. you are so cute.


Always, Carol and Alvin


Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 …..

Well, I did it ….. the tree came down and most of the indoor decorations.

Outside still up and also the ornaments that line the top of my kitchen cabinets and a few other things.

The majority is done and the house looks bare.

Isn’t it funny that once all of our Christmas treasures come down that the house looks bare …. actually more of a feeling.

I guess it is just saying good-bye to yet another Christmas.

It was great and I am grateful that I was in great health and surrounded by my family and friends.


I am taking one of writing notebooks to work with me today and will spend my breaks writing.

I have lots of ideas and I figure that I should use each opportunity to get my thoughts down on paper.

No lost opportunities this year.

I will carry my notebook with me wherever I go so that I am always prepared.


So as we begin another New Year …. how are you feeling?

Are you excited for what is to come?  I am.

I just as previous years want to live my very best life.

I am going to add something and that is taking each opportunity as it comes my way.

Part of that is recognizing them, as well.


So on this mid week day let us enjoy what we have and promise to work towards our goals and dreams.

Special Hello to:  all those people who have decided to live a more positive life …. it truly is the best way.

Live in the moment and be the best person you can be.

Till tomorrow…….

Have a great day.


Always, Carol and Alvin


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