Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 21st day of September,2016.

It is getting close to the official first day of Autumn.

One more day.

The leaves are turning each and every day.

Wherever I walk they crunch under my feet.

In our neighbourhood we have rose bushes lining the entrance to the park.

They are still blooming.

Their fragrance is amazing.

If I could only bottle that exact fragrance.

We are in the transition period between summer and autumn.

Nature is preparing for the colder months ahead.

The bunnies are beginning to turn from brown to white.

I do love that colour change.

Birds are flying south.

Amazing how the pigeons for example stay all winter.

They have adapted.

Find a cozy warm chimney and don’t get too close.

Our walks in the evening are so enjoyable.

Alvin sniffing everywhere.

More so now.

I love fall.

Time to get things ready for fall / winter.

Argh not to say the “w-word.”

Although November 1st my Christmas Tree goes up.

I love that part.

Well here we go again ….. where does the time in the mornings go.

It evaporates.

Time to get those last things done before leaving for work.

I hope that you have an enjoyable Wednesday.

Take a walk and crunch some leaves.

I love to do that …

Happy Wednesday.

Special Hello to: all those folks who love autumn

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 29th day of August, 2016.

It remains dark out at 6:17 a.m. and a clear reminder that the days have become shorter.

My favourite season is right around the corner.

Just a few weeks away.

The leaves will turn, the brilliant green grass will fade and the flowers will no longer bloom.

It will be that time of year.

Our brown bunnies will slowly begin to turn white.

The air has already has that slight crispness.

Alas, autumn is on its’ way.

 

Mr. Alvin is snuggled up under his blanket at the foot of our bed.

I think he remains a little pooped after our company yesterday.

My friend brought her baby who is almost one year and she like Alvin.

He liked her but babies play us old toots out.

She sure was a cutie.

 

Well I cannot believe that is is Monday morning already where did the weekend go.

It was a great weekend, did lots of cleaning,  had dinner out and was able to take Mr. Alvin with me, and had a successful Steeped Tea ParTEA.

A fun weekend.

Labor Day weekend coming up.

An extra day off for us so that is nice.

 

Oh and the roses that line the walk by our park were so fragrant on our walks this weekend, they smell so incredible.

Take a few moments on this Monday morning and be with nature.

Smell those roses.

Walk on the grass.

Sit under a tree.

Be grateful that we have so much.

 

Happy Monday Everyone.

 

Special Hello to: my sister “C” ….. hope you are well.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 24th day of March, 2016.

This is my last day to work before the long weekend.

We are very lucky to have the next four days off from work.

What a wonderful break.

I believe that even Mother Nature is going to work with us for beautiful weather being warm and sunny.

The house is so very quiet this morning with my boy away at his sister’s.

I spoke to her last night and Alvin has settled in at her house.

She said he seems to be less stressed.

He does not like car rides and is adjusting to their new house.

He is not so much for change.

I can identify but sometimes it is a must.

So I am pleased that he is feeling better about his visit.

Whew.

Still seemed odd not to have him snuggled up beside me in bed.

He likes to cuddle which is nice.

I am not complaining as it is good for him to spend time with his sister and her family.

I am happy that we live close enough for visits.

 

This morning at work we have a Easter Hunt …… chocolate bunnies are hidden for us to find.

It is a nice way to start the day ……

CHOCOLATE.

Mmm, I hope that I find one.

In addition to the ones that are hidden we each have an EGG somewhere at our workspace and it is jammed packed with small delightful treats.

A win, win all round.

 

Well it is almost time for this cookie to put the finishing touches on before heading out to work.

I wish you a wonderful Thursday.

Whatever you do and wherever you go may the sun shine on you and may a happy song play in your heart.

Happy Thursday Everyone!

 

Special Hello to: my sister ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 1st day of March, 2016.

Hello March …… great to see you.

Can you believe it?

It is March.

Soon we will be forwarding our clocks by one hour  ….. spring forward.

Soon the ice and snow will be melted …….

Soon the bunnies will be brown ……..

Soon the trees will be budding …….

Soon ………

YAY …..

So close ….. so exciting.

My favourite time of year ……

Okay likely a close second to Christmas time ……

 

After reading so many horrific stories on  last night ….

I want to keep this blog …. happy and positive.

I would like us all …. every human being on this planet …..

To take pause ….. stop for a second.

How do you treat yourself?

How do you treat family and friends?

How do you treat animals?

How do you treat the environment?

I will say that when I was typing this I was asking the question like this:

How do you treat your family and friends?

As soon as I typed that line I knew there was something wrong.

The word “your” …… this makes everything seem like a possession.

So I removed the word and it feels better.

Stop making everything a possession.

We have to be better ….. we just have to.

One of these days there will be a “bigger threat to human beings than ourselves.”

I always look to the sky and think of how we would feel if another species would find themselves on our planet ….. would they eat us, beat us, torture us, throw us in cages, and kill us?

Just because one is “bigger” does not mean to say that we should be threatening all around us.

Come on people ……. can we please be better and treat all other beings with respect?

Well I guess it is almost time to finish getting ready for work.

I hope that everyone takes pause today ….. stops for a second and goes in a different direction.

 

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 24th day of February, 2016.

Appears to be another beautiful day weather wise.

Alvin and I sure enjoyed our walk last night to the park.

The ice is melting and it is easier and much less dangerous to be out walking the past few days.

So happy about that.

Spring is on the way ……

I did notice a couple of bunnies out and about yesterday morning on my walk to the bus stop AND wait for it …… drum roll please.

THEY ARE STARTING TO TURN BROWN.

That is always a great sign.

Spring is on the way …..

 

February sure seems to be a month for birthdays.

I seem to know a great many people celebrating birthdays this month.

Happy Birthday Everyone.

 

I kind of twisted the muscles in my neck when I was going to bed last night.

Wouldn’t you know it.

Anyway it was difficult to get comfortable and certainly is a bit painful this morning.

Unfortunately I do not have anything to take …. I did find one bottle with one tablet ….. but the bottle had an expiry date of 2014 …..

Not sure if the one tablet was that old but did not wish to take a chance.

Oh well ….. hopefully throughout the day it will work it’s way out.

It is truly funny/sad/strange how easy it is to hurt one’s body with no malice intended.

Age …. likely …… probably ….. maybe not.

Oh well ……. I will just suck it up and get on with the day ….

 

I hope that you enjoy this Wednesday …. middle of the week.

 

Special Hello to: all those folks out there celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, finding a job, finishing school ….. anything that makes you feel happy.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 18th day of February, 2016.

Wow, here we go ….. more than halfway through the Heart month.

Valentine’s Day is a recent memory.

I have completed my route canvassing for the Heart and Stroke.

March is just around the corner.

I love March because my daughter was born in that month.

March for me marks the beginning of spring ….

Although this year February feels more like spring.

The ice is melting on our street in the neighbourhood which is great.

The forecast is for snow so less ice underneath is always a good thing.

Today I was just thinking that sometimes you just have to let go ….

There are some things that come up in your day to day life, and although you would like to change them – they are just not worth the fight …. the energy.

So life carries on …..

Put it out of your mind and get back to living life without that crap.

 

I have not seen a bunny as of late …. wondering if they are starting to turn brown.

I know that some of the birds were confused with this weather.

I guess even Mother Nature gets things mixed up.

After all she is getting to be of an age …. like me …. only older … much but she is so graceful …..

Sometimes when I look around at the young stuff that surrounds me I do feel incredibly not with it and old.

Other times I feel young and alive and “with it.”

I guess that is life ….. do the best that you can in every moment and for the ones that lack your best ….. well there has to be a few of those around to keep things “interesting.”

 

Okay almost time to get this show on the road.

I seem to say that several times in the morning.

I guess I am the “show.”

Pretty funny …. don’t you think?

 

I am grateful for me Alvin, my daughter, my son-in-law, my grand-puppies, my family and friends, for my home, to be employed and to be healthy.

All the basics are covered ….. so life is good.

Have a great Thursday ….

& oh, today is payday so that is always a good day.

 

Special Hello to: my sister back in Regina ……and to my brothers in Alberta.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 10th day of February, 2016.

Yesterday was about + 10 degrees celsius ….. crazy.

WOW, how did that happen?

I am pretty sure it was February 1st the day before yesterday ….

Oh well ….. winter is passing and with it comes the arrival of spring.

My favourite season.

I did note the other day that the bunnies are starting to turn brown.

How lovely …..

Sure have not seen as many of them as we used to when I first moved here from Regina.

That being said ….. there has been so much construction in this area I can see why.

All of the poor animals displaced because we keeping encroaching on their homes.

Sure wished that we could live together without displacing them.

Everyday you hear of another species that is now extinct.

I feel for all of these creatures.

 

Perhaps it is a dream of mine and some others that PEACE will reign someday over this planet.

Is it possible to happen in my lifetime?

I do not know.

Sure would be nice.

 

When you hear of people starving and living in absolute poverty and then the billions countries spend on war ….. what is wrong with that?

If all of the money was put into finding cures for diseases, spent on the environment and such ….. well that would be great.

 

We can make a difference …. one person at a time.

Be good to your environment ….. small things make a big difference.

Turn off the lights …… walk instead of driving ….. don’t toss that coffee cup…

Please ….

 

Well it is time to put the finishing touches on before I head out to work.

I hope that you have an awesome day.

 

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 Wednesday the 18th day of March, 2015.

I hope that you had a great St. Patrick’s Day ….

Enjoyed the colour green in perhaps a drink, food item or maybe sitting on a patch of grass.

My coffee date of last night was pushed to tonight as my friend had a migraine.

They sure are wicked things … I hope that she is feeling much better and can come over tonight.

I miss her.

 

Well we are just a few days away from the official day of spring.

I am so excited.

The snow is melting.

The ice is beginning to disappear even out front of my house.

My house faces the north so it takes a bit for it to go completely.

The bunnies that I have seen are already mostly brown.

The sun is rising earlier and earlier.

YAY ….. spring is on it’s way.

Did I tell you that I L-O-V-E spring?

I guess you likely guessed that several blogs ago.

Well I am a bit late out of the gate this morning …..

My thoughts are about spring …. the warmer days ….. the sun coming up earlier ….. the birds chirping their songs.

Great great spring.

Oh, I even noticed a few blades of green grass.

Perhaps they are just left over from winter …..

But they are green nonetheless and that makes me so happy.

Happy is this day.

Happy is this day.

Hooray …… Happiness is ……

Have an awesome day everyone.

Special Hello to: all my friends ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 26th day of February, 2015.

Did I not just say Good Morning and Welcome to the 1st day of February, 2015 …. like a few days ago.

Oh how the days zip by.

It is very cold here in Edmonton.

The temperatures fluctuate from plus to minus on a regular basis.

I am going to close my eyes and visualize that spring is here.

The snow and ice has all melted.

The streets and sidewalks are bare but wet.

There is only a bit of snow on the north side of my house.

The bunnies are beginning to turn brown (always a good sign).

The birds are starting to return and so great to hear their songs.

There is a sense of birth and renewal in the air.

This is what I am going to concentrate on during breaks today.

SPRING.

I would like spring to come, please.

 

Find what you love and visualize ….. just a few moments everyday and make your “dreams” a reality.

Have a wonderful Thursday.

Time to go…… to work.

 

Special Hello to: my sister

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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