Second Half of the NEW YEAR.

Good Morning and it is Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.

Happy Birthday to all those folks born on this day.

I am grateful that I remain able to work from home.

Yesterday I turned on the heat.

Both Alvin and I are just too old to be cold.

Well more the reason was that Mr. Alvin was shivering in his new haircut.


Guess what I spent a few hours yesterday afternoon deleting emails and went from 2020 to 2011.

I filed the ones that I wanted to keep into folders.

Made some new folders along the way and deleted others.

Felt so good.

I have so idea how many I deleted (forgot to check the numbers).

Also worked on my book …..

Did you start the FALL CLEANUP 2020?

Come on, you can do it?

I know that you can.

Start small and build.


Also finished the laundry, switched our bedroom back to the usual way as the other way blocked the heat registers.

So it was a busy productive day despite our late start.


We had a off and on day yesterday weatherwise.

Sun would shine brightly and then a massive deep dark cloud would roll in and it would RAIN.

We even had pea sized hail twice.

Luckily my flowers and plants seemed to have survived without being moved.

The hail came on quickly.

I guess I should have thought of it as it would get warm and then cool fast.

Oh well, it is September 8th.

My sister texted that Calgary got snow yesterday and it was in the single digit minus temperatures in Regina last night.

I was not the only one that turned on the heat.

This week is supposed to be not bad, I think that I even saw one day at 24 degrees celsius.

Time will tell.


Well this is going to be a short post this morning.

I really need coffee.

Funny how some “Sunday” nights – yes, I know it was Monday but felt like a Sunday night as I could not go to sleep.

We were up at three, Alvin had to go pee, the joys of being older.

Then up at 5:00 for breakfast and then up at 6:30 to stay up.

I am so grateful that we had a great long weekend.

Productive for the most part …. time for relaxation ….. time with our girl ….

Life is great.

Well time for coffee and to get this work day started.


I hope that you are in good health.

I hope that you are keeping safe.

I hope that you wear a mask in public.

Limit your time in public whenever you are able.

Wash your hands often.

Social Distance.

Life is too precious not to follow the rules.

It does not guarantee 100% that you will not contract the virus but certainly ups your chances considerably.

Be safe my friends, be safe.

Take Care.

Happy Tuesday.

Remember to smile.

Perhaps another challenge.

For 5 minutes each day …. just smile.

Eventually it will become a thing !!


Living with Kindness and Respect.

Learning to be more patient.

I/We shall remain,

As Always, Carol & Alvin


COUNTDOWN: 60 Days to 60

Today is Wednesday, July 5, 2017 and it is the 36th day until my 60th Birthday.

Okay, perhaps I am showing my age, just ever so slightly as I do not remember everything that I have written thus far.

Mm, what I have done over the past 59+ years ….. check.

Mm,  things that are important to living a great life ….. check.

Mm, places visited ….. check

What else did I write?


I guess one more thing I can think of at this very moment is:





I say these words over and over and practice and practice.

I try everyday to live in the moment.

Some moments are successful and others are not.

But I keep trying.

Trying being the operative word.


Have fun …. be yourself.


Always, Carol


Thought for the day…….

On this wonderful Wednesday morning ….

The moon was partially hidden by some eerie clouds earlier this morning.

I imagine that the moon is practicing for Halloween.

Just wanting to get it right.

You know how “HE” is ….

Remember it is okay to practice …..

Practice makes perfect.

Every day I practice ….

To say and do the right things.

To be a better human being.

To be less harsh on my myself and have more patience with others.

To be a better me.

Happy Wednesday.

Have a great great day everyone.

A special hello this morning to:  Sara & the boys…. and Happy Anniversary to Amanda & Steven…..

Always, Carol

Thought for the day……

Well, I had a slip up.  My patience and understanding fell to the floor, and it took me some time to pick it back up.  Even though we are all PERFECT beings somedays our practice of optimism and positivity just  “falls to the floor”.  So I got it off my chest and as my son-in-law said “be in the moment”.  So after several hours of “moments”  spent tossing those impatient and not so understanding thoughts around in my brain, (and sleeping on them), I finally have got back to being in the moment.  Really, that is where the best life you can live is located.  If at every single moment we “lived the best life” in that moment – our world would be crazy amazing and wonderful.  Can you imagine?  I can.  Birds singing, puppies playing in the grass, the laughter of small children, Moms and Dads having an ice-cream cone on the front porch, music playing in the distance, flowers blooming and the scent carrying us away under the warm glow of the sunshine.  What a life?  Is this your life?  It should be all of our lives.

So back to being me.  I love my life.  Alvin is waiting (lying down on the hallway floor) for me to take him for a walk.  I love our walks.  We check out the ducks and geese and see how big the babies are getting each day.  They are so so cute.  I am preparing for our “Dear Stella” open house this Saturday (here in Edmonton).  We (me and Amanda) are excited.  I hope that we sell all of our inventory so that we can start all over…… and we will.  Today is my day off so there is the traditional things to do, like laundry and cleaning.  So another busy day.  But that is great.  Better to have a life and live it than to just have a life….

Have a great, great day.


Always, Carol

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