Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 28th day of June, 2018.

A beautiful morning with blue sky and sunshine.

There is a breeze which is keeping the temperature cool.

Perfection.

 

My last work day for the week going into an extra long weekend for me.

So excited.

Tonight I am going with two of my girl friends to a PAINT NIGHT.

Can hardly wait to try out my “painting skills.”

Or rather I should say to see if I have any “painting skills.”

It is one thing doing something abstract.

Time will tell.

I will take a photo and share my work with you.

It is a reminder for me to pick up some paint and get this room, my office painted.

I want to rearrange and redo things in here.

 

We are coming into the CANADA DAY weekend.

People will be travelling to OTTAWA this weekend to be in the nation’s capital for the festivities.

There will be music and fireworks and more.

I have never been to Ottawa and have only watched it from the comfort of my living room.

 

I am excited to be at home with Alvin.

The plan is to clean up my email, save photos outside of my hard drive and purge.

Somehow I find it hard to delete anything.

So I do not require ten shots of the same person.

I do not need a photo that is not in focus.

Time to get serious and get things done.

The other night I had a call from a charity organization who will be in the neighbourhood next weekend needing clothing and household goods.

Another reason to go through things.

Lots to do with gardening in between and walks with Alvin.

 

Have you ever been asleep and woke up speaking?

This morning we were up at 4:30 a.m. and because I have this bit of a scratchy throat I decided that we would not walk this morning.

After Alvin had his breakfast and had been outside, we hit the sofa for some extra zzz’s.

Just as the timer when off I woke up and was talking.

The only things that I remember was my Mom and sister were there.

I think we may have been shopping.

Anyway we were going to sit down at a table and my sister had been telling me she wanted to sit “there.”

Wherever there was, I am not sure.

I was telling her “sure, go ahead.”

So there must have been some history ….. but I do not remember ever having a thing about sitting in a certain spot.

Anyway I woke up and the dream fell away.

I was happy that both my Mom and my sister were there.

I do not remember having a dream with them for many years.

It is also funny at how quickly one can fall asleep and start to dream.

This is the timeline.

We laid down on the sofa at 4:40 a.m. and I set the timer for 5:20.

I woke up at one point and looked at my watch and it was 5:00, so sometime in twenty minutes I fell asleep and started to dream.

WOW.

 

Well almost time to hit the road.

I hope that you have a wonderful Thursday.

 

Special Hello to: my sister, I was dreaming of you.  We may have been shopping???

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 2nd day of July, 2017.

Bright sunny morning.

Appears that all Canada Day Celebrations went well.

I am grateful that my daughter is coming to visit us today.

Yesterday was hot and humid.

We did have a storm earlier but the evening turned out to be sunny.

Summer weather, right.

 

I managed to give Mr. Alvin a hair cut and bath.

Did some house work, laundry and mowed some grass.

Watched some of the Canada 150 Celebrations.

 

Well I have to get this show once again on the road.

Yesterday I did not get the rhubarb crisp baked as it was hot and I did not get to it early enough.

Even baking with air conditioning …..

So want to get it done this morning (promised my daughter).

Not only that …. the rhubarb will soften and better when it is firm.

 

Have a great Sunday everyone.

Special Hello to: my sister ….. not long now until you visit.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 26th day of June, 2017.

Cooled off overnight and sky is a bit overcast this morning.

Grateful for the breezes.

What an awesome weekend.

Alvin and I enjoyed our walks.

We even had two walks yesterday.

We worked and we played, does not get better than that.

My neighbour gave me:  patio set with umbrella and four chairs, garden hose and hand sprinkler (which I really really needed), small food processor (which is great because I lent my big one to my kids), two cookbooks, cast iron casserole dish with lid for the oven, Magic Bullet with all the attachments (now I have two which I love), Pampered Chef newer version of the chopper that I use for garlic.  How lucky am I?

Definitely was blessed this weekend.

Coming up weekend is Canada Day.

We celebrate our 150th Birthday this July 1st, 2017 – which is Saturday.

I remember Canada’s 100th Birthday back on July 1st, 1967.

We even had a song written to celebrate Canada’s 100th Birthday.

It was great as I was school age back then.

Looking forward to watching some festivities on television and looking to the sky for the fireworks.

It is a reminder on how blessed we are to live in such a great country.

We should never take it for granted.

I always try to give back to the country that has given me life …. a great place to be born and to live.

 

Well here we go again another work week.

Promises to be great.

Special Hello to: my sister …. getting closer to your visit.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday, July 1st, 2016.

Happy Canada Day.

This morning the sun is shining brightly and there is a coolness to the breeze that is blowing in through the office window.

Canada Day is on a Friday this year which makes for a nice long weekend.

Me and Alvin are just going to lounge and enjoy the day and evening.

I might do a few things around the house but today will be a fun day.

After all we are celebrating CANADA on this day.

Memories linger in my mind of all the places that I have visited in Canada and to all of the others places I wish to visit someday.

We truly have a beautiful place on this planet.

I was curious what Canada Day was like last year and here is my post from last Canada Day.

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 1st day of July, 2015.

Today also is the day that we Canadians celebrate “CANADA” …..

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians.

I am so grateful to live in such a beautiful, wondrous country.

From coast to coast …. the prairies and the mountains and all in between.

I see new photos everyday that remind me of the beauty.

I am grateful to live in a country that is free.

I am grateful that I have choices, and can make my own decisions.

Just on my way out the door to go, and have coffee with my neighbour.

I hope that you have a great day.

It is overcast and raining off and on here in Edmonton but we need the rain, so no complaints.

Happy Canada Day…..

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I smell coffee in my near future.

Time to turn it on ….. relax on the deck and drink in the sunshine.

Special Hello to: all of my family and friends.

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 30th and last day of June, 2016.

The end of the first half of 2016.

Where did it go?

Did you accomplish what you set out to do?

Did you set goals?

Did you just enjoy the first six months and not worry about goals and such?

We all do things differently.

You might set short term goals of things to do in a short period of time.

No matter what course of action or inaction might have been we are heading into July.

I usually do small chunks of goals and mainly they revolve around finances.

I guess that might be par for the course.

In this economy or any economy finances are important.

Some months are easier than others for sure.

That can be held true for most of us these days.

But at the end of it all it has been a great first half of 2016.

We did suffer a loss in our family and some near misses.

But we know that life goes on and you must, too.

I am looking forward to July, August, September, October, November and DECEMBER.

We are fast approaching my favourite part of the year.

Any clues there ……

Well I decided as I just could not haul my “fanny farkle” off the sofa this morning after firstly rising with Alvin at 4:30 a.m. that I would just take the later bus.

I still arrive at work on time just not ultra early but I am okay with it for today.

Next week will be off to a fresh start.

Hard to change your schedule overnight ….. it is.

Well tomorrow we celebrate CANADA DAY, the 1st day of July.

There will be fireworks for sure.

Alvin and I will enjoy the day together.

On this beautiful (already 18 degress celsius) morning ….. I am so happy.

Have a great Thursday wherever you are and whatever you are doing …. just be joyful.

Feeling badly really does not help ….. I understand…..totally.

Special Hello:  to my friend “V” who might be coming for a visit ….. sure hope so.

Always, Carol and Alvin

P.S.  my “leader” for the Heart & Stroke Campaign picked up my packets last night.  I am proud to say I collected $85.00.  Pretty good for this economy.

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 1st day of July, 2015.

Today also is the day that we Canadians celebrate “CANADA” …..

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians.

I am so grateful to live in such a beautiful, wondrous country.

From coast to coast …. the prairies and the mountains and all in between.

I see new photos everyday that remind me of the beauty.

I am grateful to live in a country that is free.

I am grateful that I have choices, and can make my own decisions.

Just on my way out the door to go, and have coffee with my neighbour.

I hope that you have a great day.

It is overcast and raining off and on here in Edmonton but we need the rain, so no complaints.

Happy Canada Day…..

Special Hello to: all of my family and friends.

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 30th day of June, 2015.

Wow, the last day of June ….. officially summer now for almost ten days.

That has gone by quickly.

It has been raining here since yesterday afternoon.

It was a wet walk home after work even with an umbrella.

I never mind getting wet on the way home …..

Came home to my “Steeped Tea Party” delivery.

Three boxes of tea and accessories.

I worked on separating and packing the orders from the time I got home until 10:30 a.m.

There still are three orders to finish.

Had to get to bed.

I have never seen so much tea in my life.

Well today is my last day this work week.

I am so excited to have some days off.

Spend some quality time with Mr. Alvin.

It was a good thing that we got up extra early …. correction good thing I stayed up yesterday morning as we had our walk in the early morning hours before all of this rain.

Alvin does not so much enjoy being out in the rain.

That is always evident when it is time to out to do his business.

But his Momma always encourages him and waits at the door with his towel to dry his paws.

Well almost time to leave …. lucky to catch a ride with my neighbour.

Lugging a big bag to work would be difficult.

Have an awesome day.

Special Hello to: all those tea drinkers out there …. try Steeped Tea …. it is awesome…..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 27th day of June, 2015.

It is already very warm …. bordering on hot already and not quite 10:00 a.m.

Alvin and I left for a walk about 9:30 a.m. and cut it short because it was already warmer than the weather channel is posting at this time.

Back home closed the windows and turned on the air conditioning.

I am so so grateful to have central air.

It definitely ranks in my top ten of things I hold in high gratitude.

Tomorrow is to be 36 with the humidity.

At the moment there is a slight breeze and it bright clear sunny skies.

Well today is going to be a quiet day.

I have a few things that have to be done and other than that …. quiet …..

Regardless of a/c the heat just does me in …..

Poor Mr. Alvin needs a hair cut …. top of my list when I have a few days off from work after Canada Day next week.

Today I am wishing that wherever you are that you are not too hot or not too cold.

That you are safe from others and the elements.

That you have enough to eat.

That you are surrounded by love and laughter.

That you have and show respect for yourself and for others.

Happy Happy Saturday.

I am also very grateful to be visiting with some of my family tomorrow.

YAY.

Special Hello to: my sister ….. only one more sleep.  I hope that Canmore is not too hot today.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 2nd day of July, 2014.

Another gorgeous morning here in Edmonton.

I had a great long weekend and trust you did as well.

Alvin and I are settling into our new bedroom.

The store was slow with a few bursts of customers.

So I would like to think that people were out enjoying the beautiful day and all of the Canada Day celebrations.

I love watching Alvin as he looks out of our bedroom window.

He can now stand on the bed and look out.

So sometimes he rest his “chin” on the window ledge.

Sometimes he jumps up on his hind legs and rests his front paws on the window ledge.

He definitely likes to see what is going on in the neighbourhood.

He is my neighbourhood “watch dog.”

Nothing gets by him.

Looks like neighbours are back home from the long weekend.

I see trailers back in their spots.

So on this beautiful Wednesday morning, I am so grateful for Alvin, all of my family and friends.

Grateful for the sunshine.

I wish you all a happy day.

Take care.

Special Hello to: Hi sister ….. guess we are playing tag…… I worked yesterday …… talk to you soon…

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to 1st day of July, 2014.

Today we Canadians celebrate “CANADA DAY.”

                         ” CANADA”

TO BE BORN CANADIAN IS A HONOUR.

TO LIVE IN CANADA IS A BLESSING.

TO BE CANADIAN IS AMAZING.

WE ALL TO OFTEN FORGET THAT BEING A CANADIAN MEANS WE HAVE A LOT OF FREEDOMS.

WE LIVE IN A PEACE LOVING NATION.

WE HAVE FREEDOM OF CHOICE.

WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND EXPRESSION.

WE HAVE FREEDOM OF RELIGION.

WE CAN CELEBRATE OUR HERITAGE IN A COUNTRY THAT ENCOMPASSES ALL PEOPLES FROM EVERY CORNER OF THIS PLANET.

WE TRULY CARE ABOUT ONE AND ANOTHER.

CANADA IS BEAUTIFUL IN IT’S LANDSCAPES AND VISTAS.

CANADA IS FULL OF HOPES AND DREAMS.

CANADA IS THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE ON THE PLANET.

MY HOPE THAT EVERYONE WHO WAS BORN HERE OR COMES HERE APPRECIATES HOW LUCKY WE ARE TO HAVE CANADA AS OUR HOME.

HAPPY CANADA DAY EVERYONE.

C Lewis, July 1st, 2014 …..

TODAY:

We slept in this morning.

Last night after we went to bed some of our neighbours set off fireworks.

I guess they were starting early.

It is against the law to set off fireworks in a residential area (I am pretty sure).

Thank goodness part way through there was a downpour so any sparks would have been extinguished.

This morning with the bright sunshine and breeze I decided just after me and Alvin got up that we should go for a nice long walk.

I hadn’t realized before hand just how hot and muggy it is already …… so alas bad “Momma” did not take water.

Another lesson learned.

We had a great walk ….. saw lots of Canadian Flags displayed in yards …. which was great.

Lots of robins, ducks and ducklings, joggers and flowers.

It was fantastic.

Alvin seems to be feeling better now.

I heard somewhere to cool them down dampen a cloth with cool water and hold it by their hind quarters …. which I did ….. seemed to help.

Also I have air conditioning so that is amazing and I so appreciate it.

Time to have a shower and work on the wedding jewellery before going to work at the store.

Happy Canada Day.

Special Hello to: my sister …… wherever you are??  …….

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

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