Thought for the day…..

Good Friday Morning and Welcome to the 10th day of May 2013.

I must apologize as I did not write on my blog yesterday morning.

On Wednesday afternoon at the office, I noticed that my left foot was swollen.

This was due in part to the injury I sustained from falling on the ice near my front flower bed two weeks ago today.

I thought it was getting better until that moment.

So it raised concerns and I took yesterday off from the office to go and see the Doctor.

Wednesday night my neighbour was over (she happens to be a registered nurse) and she checked it and told me to keep it elevated and iced.

So I did that.

The Doctor said there did not appear to be fluid built up on my knee, and seemed to be soft tissue / ligament damage so he is sending me for physiotherapy / to see a physiotherapist.

That is a first for me.

So two weeks of therapy – hopefully less and I should be as good as new.

Honestly it doesn’t bother me for the most part ….

Anyway it changed some of my plans …. I was going to work an extra long shift today at the store as it is my day off from the office but the Doctor said “only work half of the shift.”

So as always they are so accommodating at the store, I love those guys.

Yesterday my grand-puppies spent the day with me and Alvin as they had out of town company in for a visit.

So it all worked out.

It was gorgeous outside and I left the door open so that the puppies could run in and out more easily (saved me getting up).

Today promises to be beautiful as well.

I know that perhaps I have taken my health for granted and that is about to change.

We only have one chance at this and in order for me to reach “100” – I need to remain in perfect health.

That is my goal so to speak …. I want to be healthy, happy, abundant and surrounded by great people all through my years on this planet.

I hope that you are enjoying this spring weather if it is spring where you are …..

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and I enjoy reading others when possible.

That is another goal of mine …. to read more and more blogs.

I love to read …. I just need to be slightly more organized.

So have the best day everyone.

This is a good day for some exercise.


Take Care.

Special Hello to: all my fellow bloggers …. you truly rock… keep up the great work.

Always, Carol and Alvin …..


Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to “FRIDAY” the 19th day of April 2013.

I love Fridays because one Friday in a two week period I work at the office and then go to work at the store and

the other Friday I have off from the office but work at the store.

I love going to work at Bath & Body Works ….. my favourite part is meeting people and my co-workers.

The smells are pretty great, too.

I want to ask you something this morning?

What are your favourite scents and smells from your childhood?

What are your favourite sights and sounds from your childhood?

What are your favourite scents and smells now?

What are your favourite sights and sounds now?

My favourite scents and smells from my childhood are:

-Fields of crocuses in the spring ….. just a blanket of purple covering the ground….so beautiful.

-Mom making french fries and fish ….. OMG…. loved smell and the vinegar….

-Spring, used to have a scent ….. fresh and clean…

-Lilac bushes …… the aroma …

My favourite sights and sounds from my childhood are:

-baby calves

-school bus picking us up for school

-playing in one of the clean sloughs and catching tadpoles

-Grandma’s flower garden

-playing with my siblings ….. hide and go seek most especially ….

Now here are some of my favourite smells, sights and sounds:







There are so many things that I love as an adult but it is funny how refined my list was from my childhood.

I did and do still love the simple things in life …..

Better add “COFFEE” to the list ….. I love the smell of coffee.

So as you are thinking back remembering those sights and sounds and smells …… smile and have a great day.

Happy Friday.

Thank you.

Special Hello to: all my childhood friends ……. you rock.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Thursday morning and Welcome to the 11th day of April 2013.

I am so grateful that we are in April and that it is getting light out about 6:00 these days.

So nice to start your day with the sun coming up.

When the sun shines, I shine.

I know that I get a good portion of my energy from the sunshine.

When the skies are overcast ….. I feel “overcast.” ….. not quite as “bubbly” as usual.

I am so grateful for sunshine.

The sun is higher in our sky now so it feels warmer than what the temperatures reflect by the forecasts.

Spring ….. oh, it rained last night.

Poor Mr. Alvin ….. he wants to go out ….. he doesn’t want to go out.

I guess he thinks his Momma should have an umbrella and perhaps rain booties for him ….

Once he gets out ….. he loves it ….. just the first steps.

Well this is my Friday for the week at the office with tomorrow being my day off.

So I am looking forward to that ….. I do work at the store tomorrow night …. always great meeting new people and seeing regular customers.

Tomorrow is coffee with one of my friends, and skyping with my sister in the morning followed by Alvin’s appointment with the Vet to have his nails trimmed.

Guess that is his “SPA” date….  sorry Alvin….

So a busy day and then I am working at the store on Saturday for a special event and then Sunday is day at home.


I am looking forward to this day and the ones to follow.

I hope that you all have a great day.

Thanks for reading my blog.


Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday, December 28th, 2012 ……

I hope that if you were back to work yesterday everything went well, and if you were still on Christmas break ….. that it was great, too.

Alvin went for a play-date and is going to his sister’s house today as well.

Today is my double-work day…… follow up working at the office by going to the store.

They are into the third day of the semi-annual sale so it should be busy and fun.

I enjoy meeting all the people that visit the store and also seeing the familiar faces.

Should be fun.

Guess what ….. we are out of the deep freezer …. supposed to be -7 celsius…. so great.

Last night I walked Alvin home from his sister’s house after work …. so at least he got a bit of a walk.

It has been way too cold for the little guy the past few days.

So we are always happy when we can get outside for some fresh air and exercise.

So what is on the agenda for this weekend?

Tomorrow bright and early I am skyping with my sister and then catch up on housework and laundry.

Sunday I work at the store (not sure what the shift will be).

Well almost time to get into the final gear here.

I hope that you have a great day and that you are able to enjoy the great outdoors.

Fresh air and exercise are always good for the body, mind and soul.


Special Hello to:  friends and family.


Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

I was pleasantly reminded yesterday to do what I am passionate about …… somewhere along my journey of recent …. I was sidetracked.  While looking for employment, I forgot to take a few minutes to write on my blog and to work on my jewelry.  So thank you so much to MY  girls (Amanda, Gillian and Anick) who helped me see the light of day.  After all, how can you succeed in life if you are not working on something that you are passionate about ….. right??  It was really a case of too many things and going in multiple directions at the same time.  I feel more calm, and ready to take on the world.  I did secure a part-time job at Bath and Body Works in West Ed Mall, and I love my new co-workers.  My first shift is at the end of this week.  I think this position will show case my people skills, and I look forward to that.  If you are ever in the mall …. stop by and perhaps I will be in the store at that time.

Oh, today is the 500th day of life shared with Alvin.  Can you  believe it?  500 days with him.  WOW.  Happy 500th Alvin (who is curled up beside my computer chair) ….  ah….so cute….  🙂

So thought for the day is this ….. always, and I mean always follow your passion  ….. no matter what is going on in your life.

We all need to follow our dreams and our passions.  I hope for both you and me that our “passions” and “dreams” are realized.

Thank you so much for following my blog.  I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read my words.

Have a great great day.

Always Carol…..

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