Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 13th day of July, 2017.

Rained some yesterday ….. but a beautiful day overall.

The house is cool to start this morning which will be great for Mr. Alvin.

Warming up again.

The smoke from the fires in British Columbia is slowly seeping into our city.

When you can see, smell and taste the smoke one can only imagine the density and severity of those fires for the residents of the affected areas.

To all the people and the animals whether domestic or wild you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Please rain.


On a more personal note:

Sometimes someone will make a remark that makes you think and take notice.

I will admit that somedays, okay perhaps a bit more often as of late,  I feel frustrated with/at “work.

My job can be stressful for sure.

I think that a great many people are under stress these days and I am not alone, for sure.

So as, with most people there is that frustration whether it is because the workload is daunting and never ending.

Or office politics.

Whatever it may be ….. it does have an effect on us all.


But at the end of the day it is the work that keeps one employed.

I have never turned away from work and most of my jobs over the years have carried a substantial workload and that is okay with me.

Sometimes it is just a combination of things.

So time to perhaps change things up a bit …..

This morning when I walk through the door at my employment; I will be me once again.

Back to the kinder, gentler, less stressed, less frustrated and more sympathetic ME.

Take things in stride and have patience.

Do not sweat the small stuff.

Remembering that it is okay not to be SUPER WOMAN each and everyday.


Outside of work I am that kind, gentle, easygoing, happy person.

I, as with everyone on the planet has bad days even at home but on a whole I am a good, happy, hard working gal.

Just somehow it changes when I go to work and not everyday for sure but somedays.


Special Hello to:  All those folks who work outside the home …..

Always, Carol & Alvin



Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 14th day of June, 2014.

Bright and sunny with a hint of a breeze that cools the early morning ….. it is almost Nine so not that early.

Well today is going to be a huge day for me …. I have a TO DO LIST about one mile long.

Have you ever had that day when you made out your list and it was almost scary the amount of chores and things you had to do?

Today is that day for me.

It is almost daunting as to where to start.

But all you can do is make that list.

Start at the top ( put something on the top that you can do quickly).

Once you have finished or completed a task – cross it off with a marker or highlighter – something that will stand out.

You will feel so much better that way.

It shows up as you complete the items.

If you get near the bottom or even half way and still too many things to do in the course of one day …. then see what you can do later.

We always get carried away thinking we are SUPER “WOMEN” or “MEN” …… sometimes we are.

So deep breath …… consult the list that I started and write that list.

I will tell you one thing ….. it feels so amazing to cross things off of a list and see what you have accomplished over the course of a day or two compared to just buzzing around trying to think of what you have to do.

Less stressful and I believe wholeheartedly that you accomplish more with a TO DO LIST.

So let’s take off ….. get things done ….. what you cannot easily accomplish today save for tomorrow or perhaps ask for help.

I know that Alvin has had his heart set on mowing the grass for his Momma … and who knows I might get his help.

Now wouldn’t that be a sight ….. watching a doggie pushing the lawn mower.

Which is a push one powered by “muscles” …..

Happy Saturday.

See you back here tomorrow.

Special Hello to: all those people who are looking around and seeing tasks to do and do not know where to start …… write your list ….. have fun.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

HGood Monday Morning and Welcome to the 18th day of March, 2013.

We received a bit more snow overnight but I am happy to announce that while I was working in the store yesterday afternoon …. the sun came out and the sky cleared up.

We had sunshine.  How wonderful.  That is the thing that I have missed the most this winter.

I hope that Mother Nature decides to give us a break with the snow and that the sun shines.

Okay enough about the weather!


How are you today?  Did you have a great weekend?  What did you do?  Do go out?  Do you stay home?  Do you work?

My answers:  I am feeling good.  I had a great weekend.  I had coffee with one of my girlfriends and also coffee with my daughter.  We also made jewellery.  I stayed at home.  Shovelled snow what seemed like every five minutes.  I watched television Saturday night with Alvin and I worked at the store yesterday afternoon.  Considering I had a three day weekend of sorts …. it seemed to zoom by.


I have been thinking.  What a concept hey!!  LOL.  Is it me or is it just so …. time seems to fly by.  I will say that there has been the odd day where the time has seemed to go at a moderate pace but for the most part it flies.

I guess if time goes by quickly that means that I am enjoying my time and want more?  Okay, sounds good.  It almost means that I, we need to be better in the time management field.  I used to be better at juggling and perhaps once you reach and go past 50 you just simply “slow down” and I don’t mean that in a bad way.  I still have energy most days and accomplish lots but perhaps the super woman juggling days of when I was in my 20/30’s when I was a single mom …are gone.  So just have to rethink my strategy.  Okay, it is time for me to go and my thoughts have been all over the place this morning.

Have a great day.  Remember to rethink things if it doesn’t seem to be going in the right direction.

Special Hello to: all my friends and family far away from me …. love you and miss you.


Always, Carol and Alvin



Thought for the day…..

Welcome to Wednesday, August 29th, 2012……

The sky is overcast and it has been raining off and on since last evening.

Not heavy rain but a nice rain.

I surely appreciate the moisture for the grass, flowers and shrubs.

It keeps everything so nice and green.

Wow, here we are at the third last day of August.

I am not sure where the summer went but we are almost entering the autumn stage of this year of 2012.

It has been a great summer ….. I stayed at home whenever I had days off from my jobs and that was great.

Spent time with my family and Alvin and friends, of course.

There are many things that I accomplished and some things that remain on my TO DO LIST and that is fine.

I have realized that as much as I like to think that I am SUPER WOMAN, and that I can do everything all of the time, sometimes it is not the case.

So I shall try, and always do my best and that is the way that I live my life.

Perfection in what I do for what I do (does that make sense) …..

I feel that today is going to be one of those landmark days ….

It is a great day …. I feel great …..

So I hope that you have a GREAT GREAT day …… filled with wondrous things and people.

Thank you to you all for coming with me on this journey ….. I appreciate the time that you take out of your day to read my words.

I am truly blessed.

Special Hello to:  of course, my blog readers ……. OMG, thank you a million times …..


Always, Carol and her Alvin ……

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