Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 9th day of September, 2015.

Wow, guess what?

It was raining overnight.

Yesterday was warm, and the most perfect evening for our walk.

To be followed by some rain.

Well doesn’t get much better than that.

My flowers are still blooming like crazy.

Sure would be nice if they bloomed until the end of September …. guess it all depends on Mr. Jack Frost.

If he decides to visit us sooner or later.

I love his arrival about mid December or so.

Who knows at this point.

We shall see.

Well another day of work ….. almost ready at this end.

I hope that everyone has an awesome Wednesday.

Are you ready for this mid week day?

It is all down here from here …. just gets better, right?

Of course,

always gets better.

I am always grateful to open my eyes and be awake, to sit up and then swing my feet to the floor.

That is always a great day.

Being alive is good.

Right.

Well, of course.

I am grateful to be alive.

I am grateful to have Mr. Alvin here each and everyday with me.

I am grateful to have awesome family and friends.

I am grateful to have a job so that I can have a house, my home.

I am grateful to be in good health and to be happy.

I am grateful for this day and each one that follows.

Well time to hit the “damp” trail to the bus.

Jacket and shoes and perhaps a scarf and definitely mini gloves.

My hands are already starting to crack (winter eczema).

Have a good great W-day.

Special Hello to: my daughter who is the best ….. excited to hear all about your trip.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 25th day of August, 2015.

Today was my Mom’s Birthday …… Happy Birthday Mom.

We miss you.

The sky is overcast this morning much the way it was yesterday morning.

The sun will come out.

Supposed to be 25.

What gorgeous weather.

Too bad we could not regulate our inside temperatures at work …. I froze yesterday.

Funny, because I am usually warm.

Oh well ….. what can you do.

Put on another layer.

I opted for long pants today instead of capris or a skirt.

I love my walk to the bus stop ….. it is quiet and I can just take in the view.

The roses are blooming again and the fragrance just makes my day.

There is nothing quite like the smell of roses in the morning….

Well here we go again ….. running a bit behind only because I could not get my “behind” out of bed earlier.

Should give me more incentive to get to bed earlier….. but there were things to do …..

I hope that you have an awesome day.

Remember to stop and “smell the roses” …….

I think that today is going to be your best one yet.

Special Hello to: my friend “V” who is so thoughtful and kind.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 7th day of September, 2014.

The sky is a bit overcast but the sun keeps peeking out from time to time and there is a bit of a breeze.

There is that coolness to the air that this time of year brings but yet it is warm and comfortable.

I think this is the favourite season for women over a certain age.

Well at least it is for me.

I love the change in temperature, the colour changes to the trees and foliage.

I love that in between time …..

The time we go from flowers in bloom with all the patio/deck furniture out and enjoying that cup of coffee in the sunshine on a weekend morning to a bare deck but sitting on the chair no flowers still enjoying that cup of coffee.

From wearing shorts and a t-shirt to wearing long pants, t-shirt and sweater.

From sandals to sandals because there is no snow yet….

I love summer do not get me wrong but there is something about cleaning out the flower pots and putting away the patio furniture and putting away the summer things.

There just is.

I cannot place my finger on it …… but I guess maybe if I had to guess it would be a strange clean/tidy as Mother Nature prepares us for winter …..

Anyway now most of my flowers not all are ready to have the pots cleaned out ….. I have a few that are still blooming nicely …. might as well keep them out as long as they are looking good.

Even Alvin is preparing for winter …. I can tell his coat is getting thicker … if that is possible.

Well all thoughts today are to preparing for the next season …..

All thoughts are looking forward to the colour scheme that is coming and in some cases arrived.

I hope that you had a great weekend.

Mine was excellent.

Got lots done with the help of my kids …..

I spoke to a close friend of mine and although she had some bad news I just know in my heart that everything will work out.

Keep her in your prayers.

I am surrounding her with good and positive healing energy …. cannot hurt.

AS I do with  all family and friends and anyone I know that needs some extra goodness ….. good thoughts always.

Special Hello to: all my girlfriends back in Regina …. sure do miss you all and our getting together for coffee…… hopefully one of these times soon I can come and we can all get together for COFFEE.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 31st and last day of August, 2014.

This has been a spectacular month for me.

1.  I spent a whole weekend with my siblings (last weekend).

2. My dear friend and “Sister D” and her daughter and grand-daughter came to Edmonton for this long weekend (this one)…. we went for supper to Famoso, and then back home to visit.

3.  My kids and grand-puppies got moved in and settled.

4.  I made some wedding jewellery and it was a hit (wedding was in Vegas).

5.  We had beautiful weather.

6.  I had some vacation days off from both jobs.

7.  The roses bloomed in our neighbourhood.

8.  I was invited out for birthday dinner by two of my friends from the store and then a movie (was so great).

9.  I won free product from the store.

10.  Met even more people.

11.  Went to a movie.

12.  Reached 500 followers on my blog.

13.  Had more ideas for stories.

14.  Enjoyed time with family and friends.

15.  I turned 57 ….. imagine that …… 57.

16.  So grateful for my friend “L’s” phone call yesterday afternoon and for my nephew “T’s” call on my birthday.

WHAT A MONTH.

I am so grateful for everything in my life.

Each day is a blessing.

I am surrounded by love and laughter.

I hope that life is good for you, as well.

When you are feeling a bit low ….. just start listing all of the things that you are grateful for …… you will be surprised by the list.  My list above is not just great things that happened this month but rather a gratitude list.

Maybe trying making that list at the end of each day, week or month.

I am so lucky.

Please do not be discouraged when you have moments where you are less than positive …. trust me we all have those.

If we did not have those moments how could we strive to make things better.

I hope that you have a great Sunday and rest of the long weekend.

I have tomorrow off and will enjoy it with the puppies by taking each of them for an extra long walk.

We will be walking tonight after I get home from work.

Special Hello to: family and friends, I have the best.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 17th day of June, 2014.

It is slightly overcast here in Edmonton but quite mild.

I am excited because I took a day of vacation next Monday and will have an extra long weekend.

This is my last “Friday” off as we are changing our scheduling at the office.

So to have an extra long weekend is awesome.

To be grateful for all that you have on an ongoing basis is so important.

You never know when it could disappear.

 

Every morning when I look out the back door / kitchen window / office window – I see gorgeous flowers that are filling up and out.

So pretty.

Last night when Alvin and I went for a walk by our park we noticed that all of the “wild roses” are budding.

One of the roses decided to give us a sneak peek at it’s gloriousness …. by unfurling a few petals.

OMG, so beautiful.

I could just imagine all of the pink flowers and their glorious fragrance.

Soon it shall be our reality.

 

Time to go …..

I hope that you use your imagination and that you all have a wonderful reality.

Special Hello to: lovers of roses ….. mmmmm

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 16th day of October, 2013.

Last night it rained …. seems strange to be raining mid October.

While I was waiting for Alvin to come in from outside I noticed that the moon looked full behind a veil of clouds.

It looked like something you would see on a Halloween show.

Very mysterious.

I so love this time of year.

Last night while it was still light out …. I noticed that one of my other rose bushes had a “red” rose bud.

Usually my roses are done in September or even August but mid October and still blooming and budding.

How glorious.

I did manage to grab some photos but alas the camera is downstairs and I am too “lazy” to run get it and download the proof of these magical roses.

My “Gran” would be tickled pink.

Life never ceases to amaze me …

I never know what to expect.

I hope that you have an exciting day.

Perhaps one of our dreams will come true today.

Wouldn’t that be lovely.

Special Hello to: all those lovers of roses …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 4th day of October, 2013.

Can you say “IT IS GOING TO BE THE BEST DAY EVER” ….

Well today is the day that dreams will be coming true.

I can feel it in my bones.

I can smell it in the air.

Last night on our walk there were roses blooming and the fragrance.

Can you believe it?

The third of October and the roses are still blooming.

Well it just means that spectacular things are about to happen.

I just know it.

The ducks are in a row.

The stars are aligned.

So on this GREAT FRIDAY …. ENJOY.

I know my wildest dreams are about to come true and then I shall be even more happy than I am at this very moment.

By the way, I am pretty HAPPY.

There is only one way to live your life and I think it is by being happy.

So get out there …

SAY “YES” to dreaming …..

GO FOR IT.

Happy Friday and Happy Life.

Special HEllo to all my fellow bloggers ….. thank you ….. love your stories …. keep up the great work.

Always, Carol and Mr. Alvin (who keeps me on my toes)

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