Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 9th day of July, 2015.

It is another glorious morning here in Edmonton.

Me and Alvin hit the pavement/grass for a wonderful walk this morning.

Oh, it felt so great.

I think we should rework our morning routine and walk.

One man was about, and was wearing a down-filled jacket …. oh, that must have been warm.

I feel energized.

Mr. Alvin is napping…..

With the heat of the past few days a morning walk is perfect.

I love walking behind Mr. Alvin as he sniffs about ….

My favourite place to walk is by the lake….

So he had his nose into the grass as he walked about.

Walking behind him and watching his little wiggle made me smile.

Oh, he is so darn cute …… I love me Alvin.

I cannot think of a more perfect way to begin the day than to be out walking with me Alvin.

I love saying “me Alvin” …… it sounds musical to me.

Well it is almost time for me to leave for work……

Always fun trying to figure out what to wear on these hot days.

The office is generally cool/cold and then sweltering on the bus ride home.

Oh well ….. I am grateful to have air conditioning at work and grateful to have a ride home where I have air conditioning.

Tonight some friends are coming for iced tea ….. I am trying to replicate that drink from our tea party.

Wish me luck.

I hope that you all have an awesome day.

Remember to hydrate on these hot summer days.

Drink lots of water …….

Special Hello to: my friends all over the world …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 8th day of July, 2015.

Mid week ….. sunny with signs of fires still lingering in the air.

SMOKE ….. you can smell it everywhere.

Did you know most forest fires can be prevented?

There is a breeze this morning which is nice so the air feels refreshing.

Supposed to be plus 30 degrees celsius.

That is hot for me.

Definitely a day to turn on the air conditioning otherwise Mr. Alvin will hot.

News: Mr. Alvin is starting to use the new ottoman to get onto the bed but still not sure about coming down.  He is one funny guy.  Oh well, hopefully he will get used to it this century …. I sure hope.  Poor guy.

I am so grateful that I live where I live …. am surrounded by the best neighbours on the planet …… am in good health …… am part of a great family …… feeling very very blessed this Wednesday.

So am leaving the house in a “Happy State of Mind” ……..

I hope that happiness surrounds you this day and everyday.

Special Hello to: my friend “M” who keeps finding doggies and getting them home.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday, the 23rd day of September, 2014.

First off, I just want to say that Edmonton had +29 celsius yesterday and I had the air conditioning on for the puppies.

CRAZY …… a/c on and the leaves are turning colours …… seems odd…..

 

Well last night was the first night of “THE VOICE.”

Just when you think last year had great singers …..

You get blown away all over again.

There is a huge talent pool out there, and so great for them to have a forum such as The Voice.

It is my top show ….

I was wondering how the new “coaches” would do but they fit in as if they have always been on the show.

I always have loved the chemistry between Adam and Blake and nothing has changed.

However, I have added Gwen and Pharrell to on screen chemistry …… she is such a lady and Mr. Williams quite the gentleman.

They rocked the first show.

I was very impressed with them both.

This season could very well be the best one yet.

Definitely something to look forward to and thank goodness for the ability to record ….. just in case …

 

So on this Tuesday, I hope you are well and ready for another day.

Smile and always put your best foot forward so to speak ….. be happy …. it is the way to go.

When you have a time when things may not be going quite right …. think of something that makes you bend over laughing and makes you feel so good.

I often think of the song “HAPPY” by the new Voice Coach …… love it.

Happy Tuesday.

 

Special Hello to: my sister …….

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 4th day of August, 2014.

Funny story from last night.

As you know my daughter, son-in-law and grand-puppies are living with Alvin and I for a few months while their house is being built.

Also this weekend they were away looking after my son-in-law’s niece and nephew.

Only for two nights.

Saturday night it must have taken about one hour to get everyone settled.

This was the first time that the puppies would sleep in our new bedroom and the first time since they moved in without Mom and Dad.

They all came upstairs when I said bedtime and then both Elton and Penny went back downstairs so I played catch me if you can for a bit.

Then we were all in one room …… door closed.

Penny kept walking all over the bed not wanting to settle down.

Elton really was the only one that picked a spot and laid down.

Alvin up down looking out the window.

It felt like we were playing a board game.

Eventually we got to sleep.

Cut to last night.

I worked at the store until 6 and then caught the bus home.

My daughter and son-in-law had brought the kids over to see the dogs so they had a break in the afternoon.

I took Alvin for a walk first and then Elton and Penny before bed.

Thinking it would tire them out.

WE did our regular bedtime routine.

I then call them upstairs to bed.

One, two and three all upstairs.

I had turned off the air conditioning because I really don’t like to run it all day and all night.

It was warm upstairs.

Penny and Alvin went into my daughter’s room and jumped up onto the bed.

Elton then went in and of course needed a hand getting up onto the bed, so I helped him up.

Thinking it would keep them calm until I had a chance to get ready for bed.

So I did my thing ….. Alvin in the meantime was bored and as I was in the bathroom came and laid outside the bathroom on the rug.

Once I was ready I called them to come to bed …… Alvin came and jumped up on the bed.

The other two no ….

So I decided to borrow their fan as it helps keep Penny from being distracted from any outside noises and also would keep us cool without the air conditioning being turned on.

I went and got the fan and rearranged things and plugged in the fan.

It felt so good.

Then I went to get the other two and Alvin went and jumped up on the bed.

I took that as clear sign that everyone wanted to sleep in the other room.

So I unplugged the fan and moved it back to the other room.

Grabbed a loose cotton sheet from the closet and closed the door to the bedroom.

Everyone seemed to settle down right away.

I read for a couple of minutes.

We had a great night’s sleep …… the phone rang once during the night and made us all jump.

Note to self: always listen to the dogs.

At this very moment: Elton is laying on his bed, Penny on the rug outside the office door and Alvin is in our bedroom with me and he is looking out the window.

There is a coolness to the air and it feels good ….

Special Hello to: owners of dogs ….. make sure you listen.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Here are the three amigos.

Note: Alvin at the window (a different day and now has a smart looking hair cut);  Miss Penny laying on a chair from another day and Mr. Elton definitely another day because he too is sporting a wicked good haircut.

But just wanted to share photos of them.  Of course, you know that if I went downstairs to grab my camera they would all jump up from their spots and I was not on the ball enough to think I would need it.

Woo, time for coffee …… wow 10:30 already ……. where did the morning go…. Have a great Monday everyone. 🙂

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 9th day of July, 2014.

I hope this morning greets you with great joy and happiness.

May you feel full of love and compassion.

May you always be surrounded by laughter and kindness.

May you always show love, compassion and kindness to all you meet.

Let us practice simple kindness today.

Make this “KIND WEDNESDAY” ……

The beginning of something extra special.

I wish kindness would take over the world.

The sun is shining here in Edmonton and there is a nice cool breeze.

Another hot day is in our forecast.

Alvin and I waited until late last night to go for a walk.

It was after 9:00 (late for those of us who go to bed usually just about that time).

Anyway there was a bit of a breeze so made our walk comfortable.

My friend “P” was in her yard watering flowers when we came around her side of the lake.

We stopped to visit.

She has a gorgeous yard …… every year it grows more beautiful.

Well comes the time to prepare for the puppies arrival.

Too hot for them to be without air conditioning.

So my grand-puppies are on their way over to spend the day with Alvin.

Good company.

Soon they shall be here everyday.

That will be extra lovely.

Have a kind Wednesday everyone.

Peace to you all.

Special Hello to: all those folks who practice kindness on a regular basis.  Thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to 1st day of July, 2014.

Today we Canadians celebrate “CANADA DAY.”

                         ” CANADA”

TO BE BORN CANADIAN IS A HONOUR.

TO LIVE IN CANADA IS A BLESSING.

TO BE CANADIAN IS AMAZING.

WE ALL TO OFTEN FORGET THAT BEING A CANADIAN MEANS WE HAVE A LOT OF FREEDOMS.

WE LIVE IN A PEACE LOVING NATION.

WE HAVE FREEDOM OF CHOICE.

WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND EXPRESSION.

WE HAVE FREEDOM OF RELIGION.

WE CAN CELEBRATE OUR HERITAGE IN A COUNTRY THAT ENCOMPASSES ALL PEOPLES FROM EVERY CORNER OF THIS PLANET.

WE TRULY CARE ABOUT ONE AND ANOTHER.

CANADA IS BEAUTIFUL IN IT’S LANDSCAPES AND VISTAS.

CANADA IS FULL OF HOPES AND DREAMS.

CANADA IS THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE ON THE PLANET.

MY HOPE THAT EVERYONE WHO WAS BORN HERE OR COMES HERE APPRECIATES HOW LUCKY WE ARE TO HAVE CANADA AS OUR HOME.

HAPPY CANADA DAY EVERYONE.

C Lewis, July 1st, 2014 …..

TODAY:

We slept in this morning.

Last night after we went to bed some of our neighbours set off fireworks.

I guess they were starting early.

It is against the law to set off fireworks in a residential area (I am pretty sure).

Thank goodness part way through there was a downpour so any sparks would have been extinguished.

This morning with the bright sunshine and breeze I decided just after me and Alvin got up that we should go for a nice long walk.

I hadn’t realized before hand just how hot and muggy it is already …… so alas bad “Momma” did not take water.

Another lesson learned.

We had a great walk ….. saw lots of Canadian Flags displayed in yards …. which was great.

Lots of robins, ducks and ducklings, joggers and flowers.

It was fantastic.

Alvin seems to be feeling better now.

I heard somewhere to cool them down dampen a cloth with cool water and hold it by their hind quarters …. which I did ….. seemed to help.

Also I have air conditioning so that is amazing and I so appreciate it.

Time to have a shower and work on the wedding jewellery before going to work at the store.

Happy Canada Day.

Special Hello to: my sister …… wherever you are??  …….

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

Thought for the day…..

Wow, here we are, another Thursday, today is September 27th, 2012.

The air is crisp this morning and the thermostat reads 68 in the house this morning.

Although that number is higher than it has been some mornings in the house, I am determined to wait a bit longer before turning on the heat.

During the day it warms up so much that it really doesn’t need to be on.  I am sure that Alvin is warm between his fur coat and his blankets.

How long do you wait before turning on the heat?  Perhaps you live somewhere that a furnace is not required?

Wherever you are ….. we always look for one of two things:  heat or cool air.

We in this country usually have both, a furnace to keep us warm in the winter and air conditioning to keep us cool in the summer.

How funny is that?

I would say that most people in this country do not have air conditioning although we do need it during the summer months.

Actually it is only a few weeks, sometimes even only days that we REALLY need a/c but I am blessed to have it in this house.

I remember pre air-conditioning days.

My days in the apartment …. well actually years….. 25 years in that same one back in Regina….

No a/c …. some of those summer days and nights were unbearable but I am here so I made it as do so many others.

Anyway, it is fall ….. are you gearing up for winter yet?

Have you started your fall clean-up?

I was just going over the list in my head and realized that I have more to do than first blush.

So guess I had better write up that list so that I do not miss anything.

So on this day before my day off from the office (I do work tomorrow night at the store) ….. I would say have a great weekend.

Lots on my TO DO LIST for this weekend as I have two days off in a row.

Friday, HOUSE AND YARD and, Saturday will be spent getting reorganized with our jewelry and hopefully making a few pieces (and fixing some for a gal at work).

Back to work at the store on Sunday …. so a full weekend.

Have a great day today, tomorrow and on the weekend.

Take Care.

Special Hello to:  everyone who is going to tackle their TO DO LIST this weekend.  Enjoy.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day…..

Welcome to Tuesday, July 10th, 2012.

Forecast is for another hot day but this morning is absolutely gorgeous.

I love the mornings with that tinge of coolness to the air.

Hey but hot is good, too.  Just have to temperate it with coolness.

Last night my Amanda had supper with me as her hubby had a boys night out supper.

So we had fun with the puppies and relaxing.

The puppies spent the night.

Thank goodness for A.C.  (air conditioning).

We, me and the puppies: Alvin, Elton and Penny were comfortable.

I thought that perhaps they would have me up but it was me that was wide awake at 4:45 a.m. this morning.

So that is the thought for the day….. if it is hot and you have air conditioning ….make certain that you share the “coolness” with others.

The sky is that breathtaking blue as the sun rises in the east.

OMG, so beautiful.  I love mornings.

Well the troops are getting restless …. so I should sign off and go tend to the “puppies” …..

I hope that you have a great day ….. keep cool….. no matter what you are doing.

Special Hello to:  my family both near and far….. LOVE YOU MUCH …….

Always, Carol, Alvin, Elton and Miss Penny (have to include everyone in the house) …..    🙂

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