Thought for the day…..

Good Monday Morning and today is April 16th, 2012.

I had a wonderful weekend.  Did laundry and worked on my census taking.

I went to the remaining residences and handed out call back cards.

So almost finished.

Trudging through the snow was interesting as underneath there is water.

So my feet were a bit on the wet side by the time that I got home.

Alvin got a hair cut yesterday while I was out.

Thanks to his sister and brother-in-law ….. I am forever grateful for their help and love.

This is the day ….. where all dreams come true.

So how about jumping up and down ……. do your happy, elated, so excited that you could pee your pants “dance” ……

Are you with me?

I am jumping up and down in my mind because otherwise how could I type this …. to you ……

Anyway, today is my early day to start work so have to sign off …

Have a great one.

Special Hello to:  all those dreamers …… today is the DAY …….. YAHOO…….YAHOO…..YAHOOOOOOOOOOOO

Always, Carol and Alvin

P.S. Amanda walked with me on the first part of my census taking yesterday ….. to keep me company ….. thank you my darling.

Thought for the day….

Today is Monday, Easter Monday, April the 9th, 2012.

The sun is shining here in Edmonton and the sky is a pretty pale blue.

Our office was closed on Good Friday and also today.

I hope that you had a wonderful Easter weekend.

Today I am going to go out and work on collecting the information for the Census.

I hope to get lots of people still at home.

I guess I should share my experience from Friday.

On the very last home for the day ….. I took a tumble from the step.

Not sure what exactly happened.

All I know is one minute I was looking at my clipboard and putting the pages in order and the next I was lying on the cement.

I landed on my right hand.  My clothes were dirty, the knuckles on my left hand were cut and my pinkie finger on my right hand was cut.

At that point in time, it was more pride than anything that hurt.  So I got up, dusted myself off and continued home.

It wasn’t until much later in the evening that my right hand began to swell up and become very painful.

When I went to bed it was almost unbearable, my pain tolerance is quite high so I knew it was bad.

I did not have any “painkillers” of any sort in my home.

So I sucked it up and tried to get a bit of sleep.

In the morning, I found a sling and rested my arm in it.

By doing that …. it helped.  A bit later my daughter came over and brought me some ADVIL.

After taking a couple of them ….. things were better.

So by time I got up Sunday morning the swelling was gone and I felt so much better.

But I did not do anything on Saturday ….. just had my arm in a sling and laid on the sofa and watched t.v.

Yesterday it felt much better but I figured better not push things.

So today I am all ready to go and work on the Census.  I sure hope that people are home.

So it was a crazy, strange weekend for me.

I did get some rest but not quite in the way that I had imagined.

I think Alvin was happy that I was at home despite no walks.

So that was my Easter weekend.

Oh, I forgot my daughter bought me the most exquisite pink carnations, took me grocery shopping and bought me coffee and we even took a couple of moments to check out a couple of showhomes.

I hope that you had a great Easter weekend ….. no spills ….. just fun.

Time to have a shower and get the show on the road.

Have a great day whether you are at home or going to work.

Special Hello to:  Aunt Helen and cousin Teddy …..  you are in our thoughts and prayers.   We love you guys.


Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Thursday morning …… today is April the 5th, 2012.

When I awoke this morning and looked out the window I was “semi surprised” to see a heavy white blanket of snow covering everything in sight.

We were forewarned of the snowfall but I was keeping the sunshine and clear skies in my thoughts but alas we got the snow.

Oh well, as it happened on Sunday ….. it soon melted once the sun came out.

Moisture is good.  It will also freshen up the ground …… 🙂

Today is the last day of the work week for me and so many others.

I am going to spend the weekend working on and “completing” my route for the Census.

I enjoy meeting more of my neighbours.

Also it will be great to sleep in a bit each morning …..

I WISHED that Alvin would wake up at 7:00 (he is an early bird usually before 5:00 most mornings).

Oh well, early is good, too.  I have a great life even with the early starts…. 🙂

I wish for the days ahead that you are surrounded by those you love, magic and laughter.

Take care ….. if you are travelling ….. slow down ….. keep your cell phone in the glove box (compartment) or in your pocket/purse and have a wonderful long Easter weekend.

Happy Easter (early) …..

Special Hello:  to YOU

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Welcome to Monday, April 2nd, 2012 ……

Well I must say usually if we are going to get snow it would happen on the last day of March, you know the old adage….. “out like a lion” …..

When Alvin and I got up for the first time on Sunday morning (5:30) it was raining and the next time about 8:00 it was snowing, and there was a thick blanket covering the ground.

So for the morning and most of the afternoon it was snowing and blowing (just a bit).

The sun came out later in the afternoon, and now most of the snow has melted.

It was an interesting way to start the first day of Census taking.

But I managed to get to a few of my neighbours.

My first time doing the Census.

So I shall be busy for the next bit collecting information for the Census.

Also one of my favourite television celebrities is Kelly Ripa and they are doing their show “LIVE WITH KELLY” (used to be Live with Regis & Kelly) from Banff.

How exciting.  I sure wished that I could have been there.  Oh well, perhaps next time.

Well I have to be at work extra early today so will have to sign off and finish getting ready as my ride will be here shortly.

So I hope that you have an interesting, fun and safe and happy week wherever life has you.

Special Hello:  Kelly Ripa and the Staff of Live.  I hope that you enjoy your stay in Banff.


Always, Carol and Alvin



Thought for the day……

Today is Friday, March 23rd, 2012 and I have one word that most describes today

” S N O W”  ……

Yesterday morning when I left for work the ground was pretty much bare ….

They were forecasting a bit of snow but by the time I left work the ground was covered by a thick, thick blanket …… a very fluffy (wet) duvet, if you will.

Perhaps even two or three of them or five …..

There was a bit of a wind which made being outside for any extended period of time ….. not the most pleasant of experiences.

One good thing was that it was quite mild.

The snow was heavy and wet.

It took us two hours to get home.

The traffic slowed right down and there were several major accidents one involving fifteen vehicles.

We passed by one three car accident.

Poor Alvin, Elton and Penny and all of the other puppies that were patiently waiting for their “Moms” and “Dads” to get home to them.

When I opened the door for Alvin to go outside …. he hesitated for a moment as he look at the snow on the deck and the snow coming down and then ran for it.

By the time he figured out where he could go …. he was covered by a white blanket of snow.

When he came into the house ….. I wiped off his paws and body …. the snow just packed onto his feet and belly.

Such an experience.  I shovelled a bit of the deck and thanks to my amazing neighbours the snow out front was shovelled and blown away.

So that was so nice and I am eternally grateful.

Well here it is Friday morning and now back outside ….. into it.

Thank goodness that the roads were bare before the snowfall so our street isn’t full of ruts.

I hope that wherever you are ….. you are enjoying whatever weather Mother Nature has decided to send your way.

Have a great Friday and weekend.

I am looking forward to my day off (tomorrow) but have lots to do.

Soon will be starting to do the Census taking for our city.

I wonder how much our population has grown as of late.

There sure seem to be a bunch of babies born or being born …. hope they are born by April 1st so they can be counted.

Otherwise I guess it will be next time.

Special Hello: to my sister and her boyfriend who are travelling in the U.S. …… they will be in San Francisco right now.  Have a blast and safe travels.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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