COUNTDOWN: 60 Days to 60

Today is Thursday June 22, 2017 and it is the 49 day until my 60th Birthday.

The list continues:

24.   My kelly green cardigan

23.   Walking barefoot in lush green grass

22.   Walking barefoot in warm soft sand at the ocean

21.   Smell of babies

20.   Being in my very own house/home

19.   Picking berries the summer of 1971 with my Sister and my Mom

18.   Learning to how dance with my Grandma Stella

17.    Walking down the back way to the Sherwood Village Mall with my daughter on our way to have lunch on my Fridays off from work.

16.   Memories of adventures / sleepovers with the little ones

15.  Memories of playing cards with my Grandpa Jim.

14.   My Grandma Stella’s homemade jelly rolls, cookies …. anything she baked.

13.   My Mom’s homemade fudge

12.   Coffee dates with girl friends


Always, Carol

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 2nd day of May, 2015.

What a strange morning it has been weather wise.

When Alvin and I first got up at 5:30 – the sky was overcast, I could see rain clouds lining up.

Then we hit the sofa for some extra zzz’s and got up just after 8:00 to find bright sunshine.

Now it is just a few minutes after 9:00 and the sky is beginning to fill with clouds.

So I must get this show on the road as my plan was to go and vote in the advance polls for our provincial election followed by a little trip to the grocery store.

Oh and it is windy.

We sure seem to have been experiencing more wind the past weeks.

Not sure what is going on there or maybe it is just this gal’s memory playing tricks.

As I sip on a hot cup of coffee or rather a warm cup of coffee as you see I turned off the heat figuring not necessary and it is rather cool in the house.

But we are tough, and it is in the low 60’s (F) in the house so really that is not cold.

After all, Mr. Alvin is wearing his coat and I can always don a sweater to help.

So another busy Saturday and oh how I am loving having Saturdays at home.

Cleaning …… extra walks with Alvin …… doing whatever I chose and whatever needs to be done.

I miss my friends at the store but love having my time at home.

My thoughts are of them and also of the people of Nepal.

One of my co-workers from the office is from Nepal and just so happens she is visiting her family.

They are safe.

I keep them safe in my thoughts.

So on this Saturday think of how lucky we are and if you can lend a helping hand ….

Some people can go to Nepal and help but most of us can only send money or much needed items.

We should always do what we can to help others.

It does not matter where they live whether next door or across the ocean …. we are here to help each other.

I hope that you all have an awesome Saturday.

Stay warm, keep safe and treat the world with kindness and respect.

Special Hello to: my friend in Nepal and to her family …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday, the 5th day of July, 2013.

Another bright sunny gorgeous morning here in Edmonton.

I think this warrants a reminder to us all.


Last night one of my friends came over for coffee and a visit.

She, “G” always makes me laugh, and laugh we did.

Throughout her visit, I started feeling better and better.

Last night I slept through the night.  First night in a week.

Now I know that the antibiotics have kicked in and they are doing what they are supposed to do to alleviate the infection from my tooth.

But good old fashioned laughter is one of the best medicines.

I love my friend ….. she counsels me well and always is true to our friendship.

I think the best thing about my friend is that she makes me laugh …. not just a giggle or fake little laugh but laughter that comes from the tips of my toes and travels all through my being.

Thank goodness for friends.

I think today and everyday should be friend day.

Never never take them for granted.

I am so blessed to have a great many friends.

My daughter is my best friend.  Now I know she is family but we are best buds.

We enjoy the same things and have the same mindset (only difference is she is not technology challenged, I am).

I have friends in Saskatchewan and in Alberta, across the ocean and across the street.

How lucky am I.

I do know it, and even though having no voice followed by an infected tooth filling me with pain and misery; I have found my way back.

I am truly grateful.

Now today I am hosting a garage sale and can enjoy it.

There will be lots of people and they will buy our treasures and we will be giving lots of things away as well.

It is a great day.

So on this Friday …. enjoy your friends and be grateful.

I sure am.

Special Hello: to all the friends in the world …. that means everyone on the planet.  We are all friends to someone…….most importantly to ourselves.


Always, Carol and Alvin




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