COUNTDOWN: 60 Days to 60

Today is Monday, August 7th, 2017 and it is the 3rd day until my 60th Birthday.

How exciting is this?

I am preparing my blog in advance for Wednesday as entails quite a lot of prep work.

But has been a fun process for sure.

This whole turning 60 has been both a learning and memory process.

Sometimes looking back on a lifetime brings some challenges.

For one thing it is not easy to remember what you did at say age 4 or 5.

There are always the not so pleasant memories that stick fast to your memory banks while if you are extra blessed there are way more on the average/joyful side that you may or may not remember.

I think if I have a handful or two of unpleasant ones over this many years I have done well, to be honest.

But during my lifetime the good have far outweighed the bad.

So for that I am truly blessed.

Well two more blogs …….

Thank you for coming along with me on this Countdown to my 60th Birthday.


Always, Carol



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…..

Well, here we are at Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 …..

The night air still hangs on as I look out of my office window.

It is that time of year when the night lingers until after 7:00 a.m. and then over the next few weeks it stays even longer.

I know at this time of year …. I find it a little bit tough to get “me” up and about.

I guess it is part of the “preparing for winter” that makes us want to sleep longer.

I feel like the squirrel that has been eating nuts all late summer/fall in anticipation of the winter.

It is one of those mornings …… ah……

I just want to  know one thing?

Why is it that most manufactures of women’s clothing “make the waist to fit just below your natural waist” …… why, oh why.

Okay, enough of that.

Just wondering did you get all of your outdoor prep work done for winter?

Cover the a/c unit?

Put away all of your pots, tools and patio furniture?

Trim your shrubs and plants?

Clean the gutters and windows one last time?

Cut the grass and rake the leaves?

Drain outdoor tap if necessary?

I am always amazed at how many things there are to do around a house …. I spent more than 30 years living in apartments.

The most yard work I had to do was put the pots away from the patio.

So it has definitely been a learning curve ….

Well here it is almost time to leave for yet another day of work.

Work is going well.

So I hope that you have a grand day and remember to enjoy nature …. take a walk …. breathe …..

Special Hello to all those new homeowners….. enjoy …. it does take work.


Always, Carol and Alvin

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