Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 11th day of June, 2017.

Rain clouds are scattered throughout the sky as the sun desperately tried to peek out.

Another breezy day.

Yesterday I finally was able to purchase some flowers.

My daughter and I went to COSTCO in the morning to pick up groceries and I found some beautiful flowers in their garden centre.

YAY, finally some colour in the back and front yard.

I do have lots of green awaiting blooms.

We had a great visit with my daughter and Aspen and even walked with them to our Vet (who is less than a 10 minute walk from our house).

We had a quiet Saturday ….. putting away groceries ….. so happy that fridge is full of fruits and vegetables.

We were on the extreme low side prior to the grocery shop.

Always is a great feeling to plant flowers.

Flowers make me happy and I love having them in my flower beds, on the deck in pots and in my house.

I would never turn down flowers.

So today is low key …… just finish off the laundry and prepare for the week.

Today marks the first post for the Countdown:  60 Days to 60.

Yikes ……. 60.

How did that happen?

 

Time to get this show on the road as I was up late and then slept in late.

Lots to do and need time to just relax later.

Special Hello to: my friends and family.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 25th day of May, 2017.

It is a BREEZY one here in Edmonton with clear blue skies.

The sun is SHINING.

Makes me happy.

 

Yesterday it rained all day and was so WINDY.

I was soaked through and through by the time I arrived home to find my summer door wreath laying face down on the porch.

Thankfully it did not blow away but it was soaked through and through.

Have you ever seen silk/artificial flowers WET?

Not me.

But this morning they are dry again …..

Also when I arrived home I found that the electricity was out.

Not certain how long it had been out and I could tell that Alvin was a bit “freaked.”

So outside he went quickly to do his thing.

I gave him his supper while I ran upstairs to get out of my wet clothes and into something WARM.

When I got back downstairs, Mr. Alvin had not eaten as yet.

STRANGE (he loves to eat).

I ended up hand feeding him his supper.

But at that point I had nothing to do ….. because it was raining and overcast it was actually quite dark in the house.

So we just cuddled on the sofa debating what to do.

I decided to get things ready for today just in case the power did not come on before it was totally dark in the house.

So had clothes ready and stuff.

Also not knowing how long it would take the power to come on I decided that I would only open the fridge twice.

Once to grab my leftover quinoa dish that I had made on the weekend and decided it was better to have something cold than nothing at all.

The second time I opened the fridge was to grab the Black Cherry Greek Yogurt (which by the way I am in love with).

I do not remember the brand but it was so good.

It was thankfully on sale as it is the most expensive one in the store (of course).

Poor Alvin ….. I caved and gave him a treat of a bit of yogurt off my finger.

Just a little.

We just sat and looked out the window.

We were lucky the only things damaged in the wind were some of my flowers from the front flower bed and the wreath which has fully recovered.

Finally I lit a candle ( had one left from my Bath & Body Works Days ).

It gave off a warm glow or at least felt like it.

Just as we were getting settled I heard a noise …. the power was finally on.

It was just over 1.5 hours.

Which seemed like an eternity but a good one.

It was refreshing to just sit there with only Alvin and my thoughts for company.

No sounds other than the wind blowing outside and our breathing inside.

Well time to get this show on the road.

I was grateful when the power came on so that I could have a cup of hot tea.

I did drink some hot water from the kitchen tap but it was not really the same.

 

Happy Thursday.

Be safe.

Be kind.

Have fun.

 

Special Hello to: all those lovers of life …. rock on.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 8th day of July, 2016.

It is partially overcast and breezy here in the City of Edmonton this morning.

YAY, it is the weekend.

So excited for this one.

Time with Alvin, tea tasting with my team leader and team mates, coffee with my girls and a visit from my daughter.

Does not get better than that.

In between I had better get some laundry and cleaning done, ah, do I have to???

Last night one of my neighbours have me a hair cut.

It has been awhile since I actually paid for a hair cut.

Normally I do it myself.

But I was feeling like I needed to treat myself and so I did.

She was going to charge me $25.00 (came to my house) but was late getting here so only charged me $20.00.

Close to being FREE, gotta love that.

I feel so refreshed and free and NEW.

So today I am going to present a new me and a cheery fresh outlook …. get back to me.

Sometimes all it takes is a hair cut to get you back on track.

I feel GREAT this morning.

So that is my thought for the day ….. try something new or just do something you have not done for awhile to refresh your outlook.

Something that will give you that little boost to get going.

I honestly have felt blah, not sick or anything, just that my get up and go had got up and left.

Now is that not a mouth full.

But so true.

If you do not have that get up and go ….. it is hard to do anything other than what you immediately have to do and even that is a strain.

But I am back ….. better than usual.

I feel GREAT.

So here we are once again ….. almost time to leave for work.

Oh, great news.

My friend “V” from Regina …. the one that bakes a wicked biscotti and I mean the most delectable creation on this planet and her treats for Valentine’s and Easter were to die for ..

Well anyway she is coming to  Edmonton to see her brother and she is going to spend some nights with me.

I am so excited.

A visitor.

Well gotta run.

Life is so good.

Something even more wonderful is coming, I can feel it.

I could not before but it is coming …. a dream fulfilled, I think, I know.

Happy Friday.

Special Hello to: my friend “V” so grateful that you are coming to stay with me during your trip to our city.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 18th day of May, 2015.

YAY, bright and sunny ….. perfect for planting my flowers.

They have been patiently waiting since Friday to be planted.

These pretty flowers have enjoyed the sunshine on the deck during the day and kept warm at night in the garage.

Another windy day …. seems like another breezy spring day.

Me and Alvin are enjoying our time together.

My daughter and grand-puppies came yesterday for a visit.

Both Alvin and I felt as if we were on cloud nine ….. family ….. felt so great.

It is funny that with her presence I felt light and incredibly good.

Some people just have that effect on us, and my daughter always gives me energy and lightness.

Sunday was a great day.

Today planting flowers …. water the lawn later ……

Enjoying this last day of our long weekend.

Just actually sat on the sofa and drank a cup of coffee while it was still “hot” ….. what a concept.

It was so good.

P.S. reminder to all those folks who turned off the “thermostat” or furnace, and have been cold …. just turn it on. I turned it back on in the early evening last night ….. the coolness was making me feel stiff …… not good.  Soon the temperatures overnight will be what our daytime temps are, and then the thermostat can be turned off.  But for now this gal is leaving it on and keeping warm and limber.

Okay time to get this day on the go…..

Starting with an energizing shower …….

Special Hello to: family and friends everywhere.  Miss you all.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 9th day of May, 2015.

This morning is bright and sunny and breezy.

Three mornings ago that was not the case.  Just got my photos downloaded, so thought I would share.

Makes me so grateful that the snow came at this time of year when the sun is higher in the sky, and feels so much warmer …. melts that snow so fast.  We needed the moisture so we, I am most happy.

In photos over the course of the day on Wednesday, May 6th – starting at 5:00 a.m. until I arrived at home just after 5:00 p.m.

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I could not believe how much wet heavy snow had accumulated over the course of the day.

Wished that I would have taken a photo of the trees…… green new leaves peeking out from a cover of snow.

The snow was so heavy it felt like lifting a load of bricks.

It was so much fun shovelling. AS you can tell I could only manage a small amount of shovelling on the deck.

Poor Mr. Alvin did not know what to do.  Thank goodness he is great at jumping.

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The photos above with the ice cream truck were the next day.  Not much snow left.  I thought it was so funny that we had snow on the ground when I heard that magical music that could only be the ice cream truck.  I was shocked.  They only have a short season to earn some money so I totally understood.

Happy Saturday to everyone.

Now better get to things …….

Special Hello to: all my friends and family …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to the 14th day of July, 2014.

WOW, July 14th.

I hope that you are having a great summer thus far.

Mine has been pretty good and is going to get even better in just over one week.

My daughter and son-in-law and grand-puppies will be moving with me and Alvin.

So excited.

I look forward to seeing the progress and final product of their new house.

Always fun to be a part of the building process.

Mr. Alvin is loving having the bed by the window and spend a lot of time looking out admiring the back yard.

Well perhaps it is only wishful thinking.

Actually he is checking things out as he always likes to know what is going on around him.

Now that is a good thing.

We have been having some hot days but lucky for us it has been cooling down by bedtime.

There is a breeze this morning which is also a great way to begin the day.

I am looking forward to the changes ahead.

There are always changes in life …… if there are no changes then you are not living your life.

Life and circumstances change all the time.

That is a good thing.

Keeps us learning and on our toes so that we actually live our lives.

One moment at a time.

Each moment the best you can.

I hope that you have a great Monday.

Special Hello to: my sister …… soon …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 27th day of June, 2014.

Bright, sunny with a bit of a breeze, the perfect morning.

Well I am on my way to the dentist for a checkup.

Reminder to all, do not put off going to the dentist because you are busy at work.

Your health is more important.

My daughter will come over in a little bit to pick up Mr. Alvin and he will spend the day and overnight with them.

He loves to visit.

We had a glorious walk last night …..

Oh my goodness …. the ROSES were so heavy on the branches ….. that they were leaning onto the ground.

So pretty ….. the pinks and the SMELL …… heavenly.

I wish that they could bottle that fragrance.

It would sell a billion bottles for sure.

Well time to get this show on the road.

With this being the long weekend – the roads will be busy.

So drive carefully.

Enjoy.

Catch up with you tomorrow.

Have a great Friday.

Special Hello to: my sister …… SKYPE this weekend?  I should be home all day tomorrow.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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