Thought for the day……

Happy Thursday, January 5th, 2012 ….

At this very moment Alvin is lying on the hallway floor (he moved from the foot of my bed).

We have a routine ……. he always lays on the foot of my bed while I am putting on my “face” and getting dressed….

Once I have moved from that part of getting ready …. I sit down at the computer and write this blog and check out Facebook.

It is at this time that he either follows me into the office or else just plops down on the hallway floor.

I guess he likes to mix things up just slightly.

Every few moments he opens his eyes and checks things out and then closes them again.

He even knows when I am turning off the computer to go back downstairs.

I love our morning routine….. it is easy and fun (perhaps the 5:00 a.m. part not so much LOL).

Although I think it is good to leave your comfort zone and go for those dreams (try something new) …. I love my routine …..

Upon my return from work we have our little “thing” (oh, the wind is blowing the vents and stuff outside so Mr. Alvin has moved into the office) …

I immediately take him out to the back so that he can “pee” …… followed by his supper …… on our way upstairs when we reach the hallway we stop for our “belly rub routine” ….. I talk silly and rub his belly and he rolls around on the floor …. we play this little game and then once over I get changed out of my work clothes and take him for a walk.  I also love this part of my day.  We laugh, well I laugh ….. but I know it makes him happy and it also makes me feel great.  Something very simple but so relaxing and it just takes away stress that I might be carrying…

So that’s our thing(s) …. oops I better get going here ….. my ride will be here soon.

Have a great day.

Special Hello to:  YOU ALL …… to everyone who reads my BLOG, I appreciate you taking the time to be a part of my world.  Have a spectacular day…….


Always, Carol


Thought for the day…..perhaps the NEW YEAR !!

Well, here we are …. December 31st, 2011 ….. winding down the last few hours of this year.  I wonder where did the time go?  It has been a crazy year for me, Alvin and my family.  Upon reflection, the events of this past year have made through conversations; me realize that yes in fact, I do have something worthwhile to write, and have published into a book.  It has been a dream on mine as you all know …. to be a published writer in my life-time.  I have been writing since I was a child.  There has been many a poem, short story, lyrics for songs and starts to novels …. more than I can say.  But it has been this last year ….. that has really awaken the “writer” in me and made me realize that yes, I have the stuff that is required to be an author.  I love words and love putting them together in whatever form may “hit” me at whatever time.  So with the love and support of family and friends I boldly enter my next chapter …… 2012 will be my biggest and best year ever.  Forgive all the “I’s” ….. but I know it to be true and I believe it to be true….. this is MY YEAR ….. 2012.  I am going to make all of my dreams come true.

Instead of making New Year’s Resolutions ….. I am going to make a few statements, and work on them throughout the year.

1.  Every week I shall endeavour to go though a drawer, box or cupboard …. the HOUSE, and make certain that each and every single item in my house is something that I will continue to use for the next year.  If an item is not being used … it will be given to someone who would value it , sold or recycled.  A portion of any sales will be given to charity.

2.  I will walk with Alvin at least six nights each week.  (every night I will give Alvin a belly rub as has become our nightly ritual)

3.  I shall begin and finish my first book during this year being 2012.

4.  I shall be the best person that I could ever be ….

5.  I shall continue to be a positive energy …. a beaming light …… a grateful human being to all my family and friends and to all that I encounter ….. whether two or four-legged (or perhaps one with a fin)……

6.  I shall remember to laugh each day.

7.  I shall smile for no apparent reason.

8.  That is all …. I was going to write ten things but have decided that seven is enough.

I hope that love, joy, laughter, abundance, perfect health and wealth rain down upon you this day and for the coming year.

May you treasure the moments with yourself and loved ones.

May you smile for no reason and laugh till it hurts.

May you continue to be the best you.

May all your yesterdays highlight your todays, and bring promise to tomorrow.


Special Hello to:  my family and friends who I could not have sustained any kind of “sanity” this past year….. details to follow in my book ……

Always, Carol

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