Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 12th day of March, 2015.

Today is the 35th Birthday of my darling daughter …..

Wow, I cannot believe that she is thirty-five, where have the years gone?

It really seems like only yesterday she was in high school and now it has been 17 years since she graduated.

There are so many wonderful things to say about this girl of mine.

She is kind-hearted, kind of shy in a way but not, smart and funny and super talented.

As far back as I can remember she excelled in the arts.

Didn’t matter if it was drawing, painting or taking photos …. she was really good.

I could tell at an early age that she had the “eye.”

She just could visualize ….

After taking some courses through the City of Regina in photography and art classes in High School she entered the Arts Program majoring in film at the University of Regina.

Two years later she decided to take a break and regroup.

All this time she worked at least one job sometimes two.

One day she called me at work to “say that she had figured out what she wanted to do.”

I was elated …. she knew.

She applied to NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) in Edmonton for their photography program.

They only took a handful of applicants from all over the country and the likelihood of her getting in would be tough.

But she put together her portfolio with everything they asked for and was ACCEPTED.

The only student from Saskatchewan accepted that year.

Quite the feat.

During the two year program she took photos of “Buzz the Owl” at the Edmonton Zoo, photos at a cemetery, had friends model …. all for projects.

She even set up a cover for a magazine ….

Over the years she has taken photos of pets, children, families, weddings and nature.

In between we started our own “jewellery line” ….. Dear Stella Jewellery.

Now she takes photos of our jewellery ….

I could write for days of her accomplishments.

Today I found out that an art project she was working on with an artist and others will go to China to be displayed in a museum.

I am so very proud.

She has always been my special girl.

So today on her 35th Birthday I celebrate her life thus far.

Happy Birthday my Darling ……

May the next 35 be just as exciting and incredible as the first.

Special Hello to: my daughter on her 35th Birthday.

Always, Carol and Alvin

IMG_2856 IMG_2857

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday and the first day of September, 2013.

Wow, it is a beautiful “summer” day here in Edmonton.

Yesterday morning when my daughter was over for coffee I had a “light bulb” moment of sorts.

It is funny how different generations use things differently.

Here are our different methods of keeping track of appointments and to do lists.

My day planner .... keeper of the lists.

My day planner …. keeper of the lists.

IMG_0430

        The modern method, the trusted “I PHONE”

I have found that when you write down everything that you wish to do in a day or a specific time frame and then as each task is completed you cross them off of the list; it gives you a sense of accomplishment.

So try it and see what happens.

You will feel so great.

My daughter noted that on my “to do list” that I even had “coffee with her” and why not.

Then at the end of the day you are reminded that in between all of the work you had a lovely break with your special girl.

So I invite you to try the “list thing out” … doesn’t matter whether it is on paper or on your I PHONE.

Have a great Sunday.

I am going to go and enjoy coffee with my daughter before going to work at the mall.

Thank you for reading my blog.

I hope that you are also enjoying my story – one line at a time.

Special Hello to: all those bloggers you rock and thank you for sharing your stories.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

Follow My New Life @ 51 on WordPress.com