COUNTDOWN: 60 Days to 60

Today is Saturday, July 15, 2017 and it is the 26th day until my 60th Birthday.

I will say that it is a bit difficult putting a year to certain events.

Now were are at:

1988:  Just a good year with my girl.

1989: Beginning of year a long term relationship ended which brought on a year of getting my life back in order.

1990: We both went to Calgary with friends and had a great visit with my brother and his family.  Went to Banff and Heritage Park … so beautiful.

1991:  Went to Montana with friends and had one of the best vacations ever …. this was an adult only trip.  The weather was great.

1992: In the summer of this year we had a great visit with my Mom and all siblings and children in Alberta.

1993:  This year was filled with incredible highs and lows; births and the passing of family members.

1994:  Visited New York City while in area on business.  What an incredible city.  One of my fondest memories was to the World Trade Centre.  So grateful for that memory.

1995: Joined the computer project which would take me away from my regular job until 1998.

1996: Lots of overtime during this time not much time for anything extra.

1997: Continuing with the overtime but the extra money allowed some flexibility and we even bought a new television set, a bigger one.


Oh, how I wished that I had all of my journals summarized and in front of me at this time.  My life has been filled with so many amazing people, places and things.  Often times things run all together and the years seem like yesterday.  So much I have missed.  During this decade I travelled through work to Calgary, Vancouver (visited Victoria while in Vancouver), Toronto (visited Niagara Falls while in Toronto), Winston Salem, North Carolina and of course New York City.  Each of these trips held a special memory.

My daughter attended the Bon Jovi Concert in Saskatoon in 1993.  We increased our family by two nephews and a niece.  I

I was thinking the other day that wouldn’t it be great to keep a journal from say your earlier adult years, and just summarize each year on December 31st, 2017.  It would be something that you could hand down to each generation.  What a treasure.  I am hoping that my blog will also give my daughter some extra information and an on-line journal as such about her Momma and her life.


Always, Carol

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 5th day of January, 2017.

Another warmer day …. YAHOO.

Alvin and I enjoyed a nice walk although not as long as our regular one it was still nice.

He sniffed the ground and I smelled the early evening air.

Always a bonus to have walking weather in the winter.

Another morning on the sofa for a few minutes and Alvin as if on queue laid down beside me on the pillow with no wiggle room.

Thank goodness for longer pillows.

So nice to have that snuggle in the early morning.

Great way to begin the day.

He certainly has a way of melting one’s heart.

He is my buddy and I appreciate him.

Sometimes we annoy each other but that is to be said for most relationships.

The good times certainly out way the less than perfect ones.

Isn’t that the way with us all.

Does not matter if it is with a two-legged or four-legged relationship.

I wish you all a great Thursday.

May you be surrounded by snuggles, warmth and love.

Special Hello to:  All those celebrating a birthday today.  Happy Birthday.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Wow, it is Friday, October 19th, 2012 and today marks the 4th year wedding anniversary of my daughter and her husband.

I want to wish them all the best of everything on this day, and in the years to follow.

May they continue to grow and blossom in their relationship.

May good health, great joy, love, laughter, abundance and wealth catch up with them and be with them all the days of their lives.

Alvin and I have the best family;  their love and support guides us and protects us, and keeps us warm in our hearts each and every day.

Cheers my darlings ….. you deserve always the very best that life has to offer ……

Love Momma and Alvin ….

You might wonder what happened to me yesterday and why I am writing this so late in the morning but I actually took a couple of days vacation.

I do work tonight at the store but I really do not consider it work.  I love the store ….. the smells and the people….. most especially the people.

Yesterday I did housework and had a pleasant surprise when my daughter stopped by with a Starbucks pumpkin spice coffee and the offer to go out shopping.

So I took a break from the house and laundry and we went out for a bit.

We stopped by our favourite neighbourhood store “Upperlane Living”  …… they have such wonderful items.

Then after groceries she dropped me off at home to continue my day.

Alvin and I had a lovely walk.  The weather has been absolutely gorgeous.

Looks like another one today.

Well the garage is calling my name.  Have to finish putting things in order.

Then the basement (have to pull out the Christmas stuff) and get organized.  Less than two weeks till operation “DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS.”

I am so grateful to have these days off and to be at home.

I moved a lamp, end tables and changed the look of my living room.

I absolutely love my house ….. it is so beautiful, and I am so grateful that I have been blessed to live here, and call it my own.

Wow, what a great day.

Also I want to wish my cousin “B” a speedy recovery ….. I am thinking of you my dear.

I want to wish everyone an awesome day ……

Just remember to smile, feel good positive energy flow through your mind and body ….. live your life the best that you can …

Be the best that you can.

Take care …… have a great weekend.

Special Hello to:  YOU ALL  ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

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