Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 28th day of April, 2018.

The sun is shining brightly as it is almost 7:30 a.m.

Alvin and I have been up for awhile now.

I switched my winter clothes with my summer clothes – one closet to the other.

DONE.

I had the most productive evening last night after work:  Alvin had his supper, raked the back yard, spray washed the deck, washed two loads of laundry, moved my winter coats and boots to the basement

and moved summer jackets to the front closet, brought out most of the patio/deck furniture, made coffee for me and my neighbour, supper, submitted a tea order, did dishes by hand, cleaned the house a bit and was

in bed by 10:10 p.m.

With the cleaning of the deck last night – managed to spray wash myself.

The end on the garden hose is slightly cracked making it impossible to connect the sprayer properly.

So I got wet along with my neighbour who was in her yard.

She came over to help me and I ended up using her hose to clean the deck.

What a night …. thankfully it was really warm so after the initial blast of cold water, I was fine and dried quickly.

 

This morning our little friend TEDDY is coming to spend the day with us as his parents travel outside the City of Edmonton to their farm.

I wanted to have most of my chores completed so that I had time to spend quality time with Alvin and Teddy.

The deck and back yard are all cleaned up so they can play before it gets to hot.

Supposed to be +27 degrees celsius today.

My neighbour is going to help me put out the base for the one patio table and lift the other table down to the deck area closest to the house.

Then we will be ready for sitting outside.

I have an idea for a short story so am making notes.

Time to have breakfast before our company arrives.

Tomorrow I am going to clean up the trash in the neighbourhood and pick up a few things at the grocery store.

Also rake the front lawn.

Always lots to do.

Soon the perennials will begin to grow, I sure hope so, anyway.

Looking forward to the buds on the trees.

 

I am inspired by the sunlight and Teddy’s arrival.

He is a little bundle of energy that makes you want to get up and go.

 

I hope that you all have an awesome weekend.

May the “sunlight” be with you.

Happy Saturday.

 

Special Hello to: my family and friends, who are my “sunlight.”
Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

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Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 30th day of March, 2015.

Well we are well into spring and not unlike past ones we always seem to be surprised when we get moisture.

Not today though.

But the last couple of days you never know.

Some rain would be nice …. clean things up a bit.

I am excited to see the street cleaners come down the street dusting and washing away the gravel and bits from winter.

I will be out soon cleaning up the neighbourhood.

Two more shifts left at the store.

I am excited and sad.

Spring is renewal and I plan to renew my lease on life.

Getting out there and doing things.

Keeping busy.

Me and Alvin both need to pursue evening walks with no hesitation or cancellation.

Soon the buds will turn into leaves ( I am thinking there are buds even though I haven’t really seen any ) and the robins will start to return.

I love robins.

Reminds me of my youth.

Just for some reason.

I do remember seeing many a robin’s egg and to this day I love that turquoise colour.

On this second last day of March, I wish you a pleasant reminder of your youth.

Happy Monday.

Special Hello to: all of my neighbours around the world ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 27th day of March, 2015.

Wow, is it really that close to April already?

Easter weekend is right around the corner ……

Spring has definitely sprung here in Edmonton.

The snow is melting faster than a marshmallow over a campfire.

The buds on the trees are beginning to show.

The bunnies are already turning brown.

The birds are starting to return.

There are blades of grass green amidst the melting snow.

Soon ….. very soon, one morning I shall awake and there will be leaves on the trees.

I am very happy.

As I mentioned to a friend yesterday it is the little things in life that are the most sweet.

Oh, did I tell you that I was going on an adventure?

I did mention yesterday about taking a trip on our train public transit with a friend I met on the bus who happens to be one of my neighbours.

How cool is that?

Small world.

FOCUS CAROL FOCUS.

Anyway back to yesterday.

After I left the office I high tailed it to my friend’s work where we proceeded to walk to the train station.

It was a few blocks from where she works so it was a nice walk.

When we arrived …. we went down four “steep” flights of steps to the station.

There I scanned my bus ticket and we were on our way.

Walked to the platform and waited about 30 seconds before a train arrived.

It stopped and we proceeded to climb aboard.

I was not surprised on how full it was and of course we had to stand.

Thank goodness it was a quick trip but the train was hot.

The heater was still blowing hot air ….. perhaps the engineer had not walked outside to know just how warm it was ….. oh well.

By the time the ten minutes had passed and we arrived at our stop; I was having a meltdown.

So relieved to get off the train and be outside where we waited a few minutes for the bus; the bus that would take us home.

So in the end it was a few minutes faster and less time on the bus.

The walk to the station and the steps would be good exercise so definitely something to consider.

Now going down was okay but going up in the morning ……. yikes.

Anyway it was a pleasant experience and I am grateful that I had the opportunity.

Thank you to my new friend and neighbour.

Well almost time to go as I hear my ride is near ready.

I hope that you have an awesome Friday.

I wish you an amazing weekend.

Special Hello to: to all folks who take a chance and try something new.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 5th day of March, 2015.

Happy Birthday to my Aunt “L.”

Wishing you a great day Aunt.

She lives on Vancouver Island where the spring flowers are already blooming.

Ah, how lucky is she.

 

Well on Sunday our clocks go ahead one hour so that is a sure fired sign of spring.

The weather over the next week looks like single digit plus degrees so that is good.

I have not seen any rabbits so not sure if they are beginning to change colour or not.

How cool is Mother Nature?

I always think it is amazing that some animals actual change the colour of their fur between the seasons.

Soon the leaves will begin to bud on the trees.

I love the smell of spring.

 

Working at the store tonight.

I wonder who I shall meet this evening.

There are always interesting people that come into the store.

They come from all over the world.

 

Well I hope that you are having a great week.

Enjoying the day wherever you may be.

I am going to have an awesome day.

 

Special Hello to: everyone celebrating a birthday and life today.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

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