Living … One day at a time

Good Morning and we are nearing Christmas and the end of 2019.

Thursday today.


Yesterday we had our Christmas Brunch at work, it was good.

We also toured our newly renovated old office space.

There were mixed comments and feelings as per usual.

Not everyone is going to be happy.

Me, well although our workstations are just that a place to work.

Mine is located by a window which is great.

Most businesses are going to small non-personal work spaces.

Some folks are feeling like a hamster on a wheel with nowhere to go.

At this point it is difficult to say what it will be like without actually spending time on a daily basis in our regular routine.

Will there be changes, yes, definitely.

We are going paperless and I think that “they” believe we should work with no paper at all.

Unfortunately it does not quite work that way but it will iron itself out as it always does.

I look forward to the New Year and will adapt as I always have.

There is no point “crying” or “stressing” or “losing sleep” over a situation that is not within your control to change.

Although we have control, we really do not.

There is always someone or something pulling at those strings.

You can change things to be more suitable.

I am not trying to be negative as mostly I am positive.

We have to find a way to pay the bills doing something that we love.

Now that may be doing a job that pays the bills but affords you a home life that you love.

I think that is acceptable.

Now that job has to be something that you can live with, of course.

You cannot or should not spend hours, days, months or years at a toxic environment just because it pays the bills.

I am not saying that ….

There has to be a happy mix.

Anyway I am listening to a BLAKE SHELTON Christmas song as I am keying these words.

Alvin laying on his blue blanket and the world is good.

One of my friends called last night to invite me to go with her next Monday (I am off work) to see the movie CATS, her treat.

How wonderful!


Well here we are …. almost time for me, for us to head back downstairs.

I had a hard time going to sleep last night and then Alvin was awake at 1:13 and finally after trying to convince him to go back to bed …. we went downstairs.

I gave him his glucosamine chew and he went outside to pee, which he did.

Then we laid down on the sofa and slept until about 4:30 and then up for him to eat and go outside, again.

Then back to the sofa and then up at 5:15 a.m. …… argh.

Might be a long day but I am going to stay positive.

I, we are going to have an awesome day.

Quiet in the office (meaning few phone calls) and my appointments on time.

That would be nice.


Happy Thursday.

Thank you Blake Shelton …. love your voice.


Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day……

Welcome to Monday,February 6th, 2012.

Happy Birthday to everyone born on this 6th day of February.

When I was performing a clean sweep of my office yesterday …. I came across pictures painted by my great niece, great nephew and some dear family friends and neighbours (who have moved away almost one year ago).

These are my treasures and although I physically cannot keep them all …… I selected one from each child to treasure for all time.

They were proudly displayed on my office walls for “years”.

I think that items such as these are the hardest to throw away.

I also restarted my “vision board” (from the Secret).

One of my stocking items this past Christmas was a package of napkins that are replicas of one hundred dollar bills only thicker and softer.

Anyway, I covered my vision board with one hundred dollar bills and now every time I look up when I am sitting at the computer, I see hundred dollar bills.

Also displayed proudly in the centre of the board is a photo taken during my last trip to Regina of my family.

Oh, I also changed the closing balance on my bank statement to read:  $1,170,000.  (I should email my bank not to send out the paper copy as I am almost paperless).

That has a nice ring to it ….. over one million dollars in my checking account.  ( I can afford to go shopping ) ……. 🙂

As time goes by I shall add items to this board and every time I see them, I shall feel even more great.

It is funny how cleaning out a room can fire up old ideas, and get you on the path once again.

So that is what I did on my Sunday off from BBW (Bath & Body Works).

I was pleasantly surprised when I got to work Friday night to see that I had Sunday off.

This coming Friday night I will have off as well as I am working on Saturday for another Fragrance Launch.

I really enjoyed doing the last couple ….. especially the first one for “Paris Amour” back in the summer.

So that’s it for this morning.

Accomplished quite a lot this weekend and also got to relax and sleep in.

Ready to start the week.

Special Hello to: all those folks who did “clean sweeps” this weekend.

Happy Early Spring………always good to get a jump on things…

Have a great day.

Always, Carol and of course, my treasured sidekick “Mr. Alvin”.

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