Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 2nd day of April, 2015.

Well that snow did eventually stick as it snowed all day long.

We now have snow covering the deck once again.

It is that heavy wet snow …. the kind that is hard to shovel.

Great for snowmen or snow people.

Once the sun stays out it will melt.

We always seem to have a snow storm at the end of March ….. beginning of April.

This is quite normal.

I am grateful for the moisture as the ground was dry.

Should help clean things as well.

Well tomorrow our office is closed for Good Friday and also on Easter Monday.

Tomorrow and Saturday will be my last two shifts at the store.

As much as I will miss all of my friends there – I am so looking forward to having a life once again.

By that I mean …. coming home every night ….. walking with Alvin on a regular basis …. every night.

Having the weekends at home to do whatever I wish.

Last night after work my daughter and I stopped at West Edmonton Mall.

She wanted to use the last of her gift card at a store named DeSerres ( art supplies and more ).

I ended up picking up some coloured “fineliner” pens and a mini sketch pad.

I plan on getting back into making my own cards and also doing some sketching.

We did also at the start stop at the TARGET store just to take a walk through.

There is barely anything left but we did find some make-up.

We were both appalled by the damage customers had done to what remained of the products.

Like the makeup …. packages opened ….. powders all over ….. dirty kleenex’s thrown in with the products in the bins …… just very dirty and messy.

I feel so much for the employees …. they did not deserve such disrespect.

For the most part any of the staff that I saw seemed to be putting on a brave face.

I hope that they all found employment.

We also had a nice dinner together at FRESHI’s ( my favourite place to eat ).

Followed by a trip to the SKETCHERS store (where we each bought a pair of shoes).

Quick trip to CHAPTERS but they did not have what my daughter wanted.

After a stressful day at the office it was just what the doctor ordered.

Well time to leave for work.

I hope that you have a great day.

Wherever you go and whatever you do …. please show respect for the folks around you.

Also if you happen upon our four-legged friends please be kind to them as well.

We share this planet.

Special Hello to: all those folks who read my blog …. thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day……….

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 10th day of August, 2014.

It is overcast and cool this morning which is a nice way to begin the day.

I had the best “57th” Birthday one could ever ask for or even dream about ….

I was surrounded by those that I love.

I received many Birthday Wishes from near and far …

We shared good food ….. some of my favourites which I prepared.

My favourite dessert: fruit pizza covered in a zillion fruits.

Received some beautiful flowers in radiant shades of pink, and unexpected gifts.

We took all of the puppies for a walk after supper.

Just before the movie one of my neighbours dropped by with beautiful hand crafted gifts including the card.

Oh and I also received several beautiful and thoughtful cards.

Ending with a movie at home with my family.

It was the perfect day.

No stress ….. just love.

Just perfect.

I am so grateful that I am able to be home for one more day before returning to the regular routine.

Who knows perhaps I hold some winning lottery tickets …. that truly would be the icing on the cake.

Now off to feed Miss Aussie …. she is the cat of one of my neighbour’s.

Oh, I see the sun coming out.

Mmmm. Nice.

I hope that you all had a great weekend and that it continues on this peaceful glorious Sunday.

Thank you for reading my blog and bringing the number to now over 500.

How very cool …..

Special Hello to:  Happy Birthday to all those August babies.  I have more family and friends with birthdays in August.  I wished that I could celebrate with each and every one of you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Oh, I forgot to download some of my birthday photos ….. later …

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 21st day of December, 2013.

The only sounds that I can hear at this very moment are those of my fingers hitting the keyboard.

It seems so eerie ….

The sky is a pale blue as the sun begins to rise.

I can see out of my office window smoke rising from neighbouring chimneys.

Alvin slept over at his sister’s house so it is just me and it is so QUIET.

Do you ever have moments like these where it is so quiet you can hear your own breathing?

If I close my eyes I feel that peaceful solitude that comes with meditation.

Feels so good.

Furnace just cut in ….. (that is a good thing).

So on this last Saturday before Christmas ….. before all the excitement becomes so loud that you cannot think much less hear yourself breathe ….. take a few moments.

When you are in those moments ….. just sit in a comfy position, anywhere.

Close your eyes ….

Smile ….

Just breathe …. deeply …… deeply …..

Only concentrate of breathing ….. not of your TO DO list or how busy the mall is going to be.

I guarantee that the rest of the loud, crazy day will be so much easier to handle ……

I hope that you have an amazing Saturday.

WOW, it is so close now…….

YAY ……..

Special Hello to: my friend Linda …… thank you for the most beautiful card and we shall talk soon, I promise.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 9th day of December, 2013.

This is my “777th” THOUGHT FOR THE DAY and my LUCKY NUMBER SEQUENCE.

Wow, 16 sleeps till Christmas.

The mall was so busy yesterday …… I cannot believe how many people are out and about.

Just wondering if anyone makes anything anymore or just does something nice for someone.

Like cooking them a nice supper or perhaps offering to shovel their sidewalks for the winter.

So many wonderful things you can do for someone other than buying the stores out.

I think it is nice to buy something that someone would like but it is even better when someone puts thought and consideration into the gift.

Always good to mix it up ….

Buy things as it keeps me and so many others with employment.

Also make things ….. from the heart is always a good choice.

So on this Monday …… just remember to send a thoughtful card and letter to a friend or relative.

Cards and letters are so nice to receive.

I always look forward to them.

So on this Monday write that letter …..

Special Hello to: all my friends who live hundreds of miles away …. miss you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

So

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 27th day of November, 2013

Another Wednesday.

Mid week.

Nearing the end of another month.

Weeks before the big day.

Mouth is watering for those special treats.

Excitement is building.

What to do next?

Baking done, well almost (just some chocolate chip cookies for Steve).

No, everything is almost ready.

Christmas cards written, ready to mail.

Letter almost finished to enclose.

Finish a couple of gifts ( hand crafting ).

Wrap things.

With care and course.

Watch some more Christmas movies and listen to Christmas songs.

Whoops I forgot to change my voicemail (telephone) greeting.

Has to be for the holidays.

Time to go.

More thoughts ….

So exciting.

YAY ….. another Christmas just around the corner.

I feel like a kid in a candy shop ……

I have been a very good girl this year.

So perhaps Santa will drop by.

Special Hello: to SANTA Claus.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday November 29th, 2012.

One more day left of November.

WOW.

One more month left of 2012.

Have you been thinking about this past year?

I was thinking about it as I roll around in my head what to write in my Christmas letter.

Every year or at least for the last almost ten years I have written a letter highlighting my life for the past year, and putting a copy in with the Christmas cards that I mail.

This year seems to have passed so quickly that I barely remember back to January.

So that is when a journal comes in handy!

I write in one every morning.  It is mainly a “gratitude” journal but I also highlight the previous day’s activities (just in case I forget).

My vacation days were spent at home.

Anyway I will figure it out.

But just wondering if all of you found yourselves in a similar spot/place.

It was a good year ……

Now is a great time to recall your year.

Take note of what worked and what did not.

Always try to remember to “be in the moment” ….. the best in that time….. and all of your days will be great.

Be mindful of people during this holiday season …. be patient and kind.

Too many people rush and lose patience.

Let us just be plain old “kind” ……

I would love to see more of that at this time of year.

People are generous with gifts to the needy and such but when it comes to being out and about …. whether shopping or driving …… they lose IT!

So find it and be kind.

Thank you.

Have a great day.

Special Hello to:  PEOPLE WHO ARE ALWAYS KIND AND SHINE THEIR LIGHTS FOR ALL TO SEE, THANK YOU.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and welcome to Friday, August 10th, 2012…..

The sky is overcast in every direction but yet there are patches of clearness peering out from amongst the clouds.

It is a grand day.

A good day to be “55” …… WOW, did I ever have a great Birthday yesterday.

Actually it started on the 8th with flowers and birthday cake from my friend “G” and her boys and

ended on my actual day with flowers and birthday cake from my kids and grand-puppies ….. how absolutely grand.

I had the best day and the best birthday ever.

So incredibly spoiled.

I have to thank all of my FB family and friends for all their good wishes.

I have to thank my siblings for their phone calls.

I have to thank my dear friends from Quebec for their phone call.

I have to thank my co-workers for the thoughtful card and all their wishes.

I have to thank my friends from Regina for the cards and phone calls…. I will be calling soon.

I have to thank my Aunt & Uncle for their thoughtful card and for always remembering …

I have to thank my neighbours for I have the best ones.

I have to thank the sun for shining and my heart for beating.

I have to thank Mr. Alvin for his patience and unconditional love.

I have to thank of course my kids for supper and the best chocolate cake ever.

I have to thank my friend “G” and her boys for starting it all off …..

Thank you…… love my new books …….. mmm, I am in heaven.

So on this Friday I shall remain on cloud nine breathing in the air and dreaming of the next 55 years ……

I hope that you have the best Friday ever ….. you so deserve it.

Remember to always be grateful for what you have, and the more you are grateful the more you will have ……..

THANK YOU …………..

Special Hello:  to all those lucky people celebrating a birthday today …… and to my brother John who turns “50” tomorrow.  He will be away at work but in my thoughts.

 

Always and with gratitude, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Welcome to Thursday, August the 9th, 2012 …… almost 6:30 a.m.

Today is my 55th Birthday ….. yikes.

Where did the time go?

I know one thing with absolute certainty …

That is:  my dreams have changed every decade.

In fact, they have changed dramatically over the years.

When I was very young I wanted to have four children, be married, have a house with the white picket fence and be an awesome cook and also do some writing.

As I grew older I had dreams of becoming a nurse as I always loved to help people and write.

I would say that the one constant dream is to be a published WRITER.

So why not?

I am not sure.

This blog is a step in the right direction ….. to see if anyone would enjoy to read things that I have written.

I have started so many stories and have so many ideas …… just have to do it.

Yes, I can….

So on this day ….. I shall continue to dream as I hope you do.

Have an awesome day everyone and thank you so much for helping one of my dreams to come true (people reading what I have written).

Special Hello:  to all those people that share this day with me.  My cousin Michael and my friend Lisa’s son Justin.  Happy Birthday GUYS.

P.S.  a very special thank you to G and the boys for starting my birthday celebration a bit early and making it so special for me.  Love you guys.

I am the luckiest gal on the planet…….

Always, Carol

Whoops, Alvin thank you for laying on my lap this morning as I wrote in my journal….. love your cuddles.

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