Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 14th day of April, 2015.

YAY, my last day of work for the week.

I am so excited to have the rest of the week off and also the weekend.

Five days in a row.

Sad, part of the week is that tomorrow night is the last night the kids will sleep in my house before moving into their brand new house.

We are all excited.

I am excited to see the house all done and they are excited to live in it.

The pups will be wondering what the heck is going on but we will all adjust.

So many last ones …. so many first ones.

Another chapter over another one beginning.

The sky is overcast this morning …..

I hope that it shines tomorrow and Thursday for the move.

The kids pick up the keys tomorrow and then we (me and the pups) get to see the new house.

We will move some of the smaller stuff and then Thursday the movers will arrive.

It will definitely seem strange without them here.

The past eight months have flown by …. seems like yesterday they were moving in with us.

Well time to go and tackle my last day at the office ….. lots to do there.

Busy place.

Special Hello to: to all those people confronted by change ….. just go right at it……. you can do it.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 24th day of October, 2014.

Dark outside ….. it does take awhile to get used to waking up to that …..

This is our reality for the next few months.

Shorter days …… longer nights.

I like the longer night part ….

Soon our clocks will be changed back one hour.

I always get a kick out of Alvin ……. because now we get up at 5:00 …… once the change happens it will be 4:00.

It does throw us off …..

Why is it that change plays such havoc with all of us living breathing beings.

Personally myself I do enjoy change …… preferably in small doses.

But change means growth.

Sometimes you just have to run with it and see where you can go.

I have had massive change in my life over the past about 7 years ….

Some of it was great and some not so.

But I did grow and learn and that is good.

So on this Friday ….

Be okay with change ….. sometimes it does take getting used to a new norm.

After all ….. whatever becomes routine is the new norm.

Well time to go to work.

I hope that you have a great Friday.

As will I.

Working at the store tonight …

Always enjoyable.

Special Hello to: people facing change ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 23rd day of October, 2014.

Do you ever wake up in the morning and just have that “feeling” that something off the charts “wonderful” is about to happen to you?

I feel that way this morning.

I just feel in my heart that things are about to change in a huge way, and my life will be even better than it is.

I am on every day grateful for my life ….

Of course, like every human being on the planet – I do have moments where I could scream.

I think that is healthy.

When that happens it makes me feel even more grateful for my health which is pretty great, for Alvin and my daughter (and her family), for all of my siblings, nephews, nieces, all my FAMILY and FRIENDS; for the air that we breathe, for my home and the list goes on and on.

I think that gratitude is a healthy way to look at your world.

So on this day “feel” gratitude in your heart for all that you have and you will attract even more.

I firmly believe this ….. like attracts like.

You know for certain that when you are mad or sad ….. things just keep spiralling until you think about something good.

I hope that you have an amazing day.

Always dream and think as many positive thoughts as you can in a day.

Always take the time to just be still and try for no thoughts to enter your busy mind.

Resting the mind is good …..

Happy Thursday.

Special Hello to: my sister and brothers ….. I love you more than words can say.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 19th day of September, 2014.

Happy Birthday to my other half ….. my duplex neighbour “S” …….

Me and Alvin hope you have a great day.

Well it is dark out …….. it is that time of year.

Rained overnight or earlier this morning.

There is something about the rain at this time of year…

It leaves a different smell than a summer rain.

We could use a bit of moisture.

Temperatures remain warm which is wonderful.

Well here we are back to Friday.

How did that happen?

Alvin is adjusting to his new “stool” the one that he has to use to get up onto our bed.

The other one was sold with the matching IKEA chair and just left a couple of days ago.

I did not think that he would fuss this much about it but truly it has thrown him for a loop.

He looks at it and walks away.

So I have been picking him up and then helping him off the bed, too.

I guess we all are a bit hesitant about change.

I know I am, for sure.

So on this fine Friday, I hope that if you are suddenly faced with change …. that you take a deep breathe (unlike my dear Mr. Alvin) and face it head on.

Some challenge is okay, right.

Time to go to work.

I hope that you have a great day.

Special Hello: to my sister

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 22nd day of July, 2014.

Another gorgeous morning here in Edmonton.

I love that we have a bit of coolness to the air before the sun warms everything.

There is a nice breeze.

Deep breath.

Feels so nice, as I imagine if I were outside standing on the deck drinking it the glory of the early morning.

Even though I am not really a morning person …… I love the feel of the morning.

If I could just convince my body that 5:00 is a good thing.

Perhaps if I give it the talk on a regular basis I could change things.

I shall do that.

Well one more sleep until our home of two increases to six.

I am excited.

Not sure about Alvin ….. guess we will find out.

It will be interesting to see Elton and Penny’s reactions when they find out they are not going “home” ….. kind of sad for them.

But they will have their Mom and Dad here so that will help.

It is a good thing for Alvin to have the company everyday.

Change is always good.

I am excited to have someone to cook for  ……. always nice.

Well time to go and finish getting ready for work.

I wish you all a great day filled with love and laughter and warmth.

Special Hello to: Hello friends all over the world.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 4th day of March, 2014.

I feel out of sorts this morning and I will be honest.

My full-time job has changed and after two years of in the position I was just getting comfortable and settled.

The office has restructured and I find myself not dealing with the changes as well as I should and perhaps I should not even be writing about this but writing is my way …. I am a writer.

Also our unwanted house visitor was not found last night so that causes me much anxiety.

I feel like my life is unravelling before my eyes.

I know that is a bit of an exaggeration.

I have not felt like this in many years ….. perhaps it is also because my Alvin is not here.

He slept over at his sister’s house.

Because we have traps out by the dishwasher I did not want to have him in the house.

Anyway …. I need to wipe my tears and suck it up and get on with it.

I thank you for “listening” to my early morning “whining” and I am not even sure if you can call it that …..

So I will keep this short as I need and want to get myself together before I go downstairs.

Maybe it found it’s way inside the trap and that part of my anxiety will be over.

I can only hope.

With regard to the office ….. well all I can do is take it one day at a time.

I am not the only one ….. big changes and it always takes a while to get things back to normal ….. a new normal.

Thank you my friends …..

Have a wonderful day.

Special Hello to: all my friends and family ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Welcome to Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 …..

So I hope that this finds you feeling great this morning.

The wind is blowing here in Edmonton.

I always think that whenever the wind blows in the morning that it is bringing change.

Usually that is true for the weather and other things.

I hope that whatever it is that it is WONDERFUL.

Positive change, that would be good.

 

How are you with change?

Does it always take you by surprise?

Or are you always ready and up for the challenge that change so often brings?

 

I will say that likely the last five years have brought about the most change that I have experienced over my lifetime thus far.

For the most part, it has been all good ….. only a couple of things that I would have perhaps done a bit differently …..

 

Well I guess we can ponder “how we deal with change” for this “windy” day ……

I hope that you all have a wonderful day and that whatever life brings your way this day …. that it is GREAT.

Take Care.

 

Special Hello to: all those people who have recently retired from their long-time jobs ….. ENJOY.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

I ran across these words spoke by “Gandhi” and I thought they would make an excellent choice for

the Thought for the day …….

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.

Remember that you must also be the change you want to see in you.”

 

My tag on thought is …… “it all begins with ourselves” …

Have a wonderful Sunday.

 

Always, Carol

Thought for the day…..

This afternoon my friend Lea accompanied me on a walk with Alvin.

It is mushy, slushy, icy and wet out there.

But we all need the exercise, so we braved the elements.

Lea wanted to take the reins so to speak (Alvin’s leash) and so she did.

It was so cute, they would get a bit ahead of me and then Alvin would stop, turn around and make sure that I was there.

He did that on the whole walk.  Guess there is a guy who wants “me” around.  LOL.

We had a great visit.  I sure am going to miss her.  They leave for Quebec on Sunday.  I am going to miss the whole family.

So the thought for the day is this …… always spend time with those you love ….. because you never know what tomorrow will bring.

A month or so ago, I never would have  dreamt that the Enchill family would be moving away.

So remember, take the time when you can and spend it with family and friends.

I am so happy, deep down in my heart that I had another opportunity to spend some time with my friend Lea.

After the walk she came in for a little while.  We were planning some crafts for Friday afternoon.

Friday I am babysitting a couple of little ones, and then the Enchill children will join us for crafts.

Party time ……

Before Lea left, she had to try the treadmill.  She did very well.

All I can say is this ….. Quebec will be so blessed to have this wonderful young lady join their population and Alberta, well, we will be missing her.

OMG, the sun just came out….. YAY……  Big smile….

So remember ….. VISIT …. PLAY …… SMILE …… LAUGH …… ENJOY LIFE …… cause you never know when things will change.

Change is good but just different.

Someone is barking and wanting my attention as he plunked down on his tummy …. nope he is up ….. I know it is suppertime.

Gotta go.

Always, Carol

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