Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 19th day of October, 2017.

Another gorgeous day on the way and with luck with a tad less wind.

Have to share my Wednesday story as this all happened after I left from home and after I wrote my blog.

As I walk up to the entrance to our office building, I come across one of my co-workers with her travel mug in one hand and a Tim Horton’s coffee in the other.

She smiled and handed my the Tim Horton’s coffee and said “this is for you.”

For no reason ….. not my birthday ….. no special occasion ….. just because she is thoughtful.

I was so touched …..

Now this would have been the best way to start a work day BUT then after almost reaching my desk …. another co-worker … held out his hand with a bagged “apple danish” from McDonald’s…. Would you like this?

I said sure …. as I had my hands full …. he placed it on my desk.

Could not have been a better start to the work day to be sure.

Our office was closed to the public and I was to attend along with some of my immediate co-workers a training seminar on “deescalating situations.”

I was a bit intimidated by the whole role playing and the fact that I was missing quiet time at my desk.

To have no phones and no interruptions at work is always a good way to get work completed.

But into the training I realized that this was in fact most valuable.

I learned two things:

  1. that at 60, I had learned and knew how to react to escalated situations.
  2. and that at 60, I still had room to learn new ways to react to escalated situations.

No matter your age – there is always something new to learn, and we can always be taught something new.

After a long day of role playing and waiting around while our team-mates took their turns …. the day was over.

I walked to the bus – happy to get home to me Alvin.

Shortly after I made it to the bus stop …. my new friend E.Z. arrived at the stop.

It was not long after that when two of the buses that we can catch, pulled up….

The first bus appeared to be full so we walked to the second bus and that is when I heard “Carol” ….. hey that was my name.

As I looked a couple of vehicles behind the bus there were the OILERS FLAGS blowing the wind and my friend in the red vehicle.

I said good night to my other friend and ran over to the red vehicle.

Surprised to see her – she explained that her son was working late and she thought as she had to go right here anyway …. she would take the chance.

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

What a lucky day.

Unbelievable.

Coffee / Apple Danish / Learn New Things / Ride Home

Great Day.

 

Now this Thursday is going to be amazing.  I can just tell.

Perhaps I should check my LOTTO Ticket ???

OMG.

 

Special Hello to:  all those folks over 60 – still learning new things.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

 

Thought for the day…

Good Evening and it has been Saturday the 10th day of January, 2015 all day!

Slept in ….

Good sleep….

Quick breakfast …..

Doggies shared banana …..

Shower….

Dressed …..

Wrote up Birthday card(s) for my youngest brother who turns “50” on the 13th.

Yes, I know …. may not reach him by birthday.

YIKES.

Bad sister.

Grabbed bags of clothing for goodwill.

Out the door …..

To Doctor’s office where my daughter and I waited for over one hour to see Doctor.

Nothing serious.

Now I can hear again out of my left ear….

Oh …. that wax build-up …… “AGE”

Out the door ….

To Shopper’s to mail said Birthday cards and some late Christmas cards.

Mailed cards.

Out door ….

To Safeway ….

picked up few groceries ….

HAD CUP OF COFFEE AT TIM HORTON’s IN Safeway.

OH, how we needed that coffee….

Out the door …..

Dropped off bags at drop off boxes for goodwill….

Back to Shoppers where I picked up a few more things….

Then home …..

Only to find we still needed more things at the grocery store ….

This time to Save-On …

It is closer to home.

Out the door again ….

This time by myself….

“Did you notice all of the name dropping?

In between started laundry.

Home ….

Walked the puppies….

Few things done ….

Now time to start supper at 6:10 p.m.

Time to relax after supper …

Wow …. that day sure flew by.

I hope that you had a HAPPY SATURDAY.

Special Hello to: YOU.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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