Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 22nd day of November, 2016.

Another Tuesday, how about that?

Dark outside, here in Edmonton.

It is awhile yet before the sun comes up and then as of late it has been overcast.

Even when it is winter and cold outside with the sun shining it makes things better.

I wished that the sun would shine.

It brings back the energy and joy to life.

I notice how much the lack of sunlight drains my body, mind and soul.

Not to the point that I require medical attention of course, but enough that I notice.

Perhaps that is why I love the extra lighting during the holiday season.

Christmas lights and all.


Poor Mr. Alvin and his internal clock.

He was awake sometime around 3:00 a.m. and wanting to get up.

I managed to coax him to stay in bed until 4:30 a.m.; however then I did not get much sleep during that time.

He does not appear to be sick or in any kind of pain ( I always think about that ).

This is the time of year that it takes some adjusting to the time change.

Even for we two-legged creatures.

I know for sure with me.

Oh well …..


I also want to send out all the positive good energy and love to my eldest grand-pup Elton.

He has been a force to be reckoned with for over 13 years.

His way or not.

We love the little guy so much more than words can say, and hope that he will be with us for many more days, weeks and months.

Whatever he can handle, we will take.

I hope that he is pain free,and is able to enjoy his remaining time with all of his family.

This is always a hard thing for everyone.

Our fur babies are just as important as our human ones.

Please help keep the positive energy flowing to him, I hope that it helps and I thank you.

In our hearts and minds, little guy.


I wish everyone a good Tuesday, keep safe and warm and always surrounded by love and joy.

Special Hello to: Elton, my boy.  Hugs to you special boy.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 15th day of November, 2015.

Today is the Birthday of my nephew “J” ….. he will be out of the hospital today celebrating with family, friends and neighbours.

So happy for him.

He has come a long way since the accident of last year.


This morning as I look out of the office window the sky looks like a massive snowbank with a hint of dark blue throughout….

Alvin is patiently waiting for me to go downstairs.

But because the little one remains somewhere I am doing all that I can upstairs before going down.

Of course, we were up at 5:00 and he has had breakfast and went outside.

I wish that the only living breathing creatures in this house were me and Alvin.


The weekend has gone by at a reasonable pace, I think.

Yesterday I had several break through moments …… I cooked again the kitchen …..

I even walked in my sock feet in the kitchen.

There were two outings one to the grocery store for me and the other, Alvin and I went for a wonderful walk.

It was really nice out in the afternoon.

One of our neighbours was out putting up lights.

The neighbour is covered in lights.

Looks so pretty at night all lit up.


Well my thoughts today are to just grapple the anxiety and get on with my life.

Each day I get stronger.

I can do this.

Thank goodness for me Alvin …. he is my hero.

Lots to do ….. will be a fun day, I am thinking.

Recording the jewellery that we will take to the craft sale in a couple of weeks.

Making some calls and sending some emails to see who would like to order some tea for Christmas.


Special Hello to: all those doggies out there, thank you for your support and love.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 21st day of December, 2014.

The sky is beginning to clear as the sun starts to come up.

I had the most wonderful day yesterday.

Started out with having a Christmas party with my two best friends “G” and “S.”

It was glorious.

We had way too many treats and had so many laughs.

COFFEE, too.


I always love spending time with my friends.

I am so blessed to have great friends all over the planet.

Some live closer to me than others and I see them more but I hold each of them in my heart and mind all of the time.

Well the last shift at the store before Christmas…..

Next time I go back is Boxing Day (the day after Christmas).

So this day being the fourth last shopping day before Christmas will be BUSY as will the day after Christmas.

Funny how that works.

Back to yesterday.

I gave Alvin a well-deserved hair cut and bath.

He looks so handsome and SMELLS great.

After work tonight we are going for a walk ….. just me and him.

It has been awhile….. lately the kids have been taking the puppies for walks.

I miss that time with me Alvin.

Whoa he is standing on the bed looking out of the window.

Funny how the blind is up to just the right place so that he can stand up and look out with his paws on the window sill.

Yesterday my kids drove with friends to Rocky Mountain House, a community two hours away from Edmonton.

They went to see this house with all of it’s lights.

It is the last year this man is doing this and has done the light show for 23 years.

I saw photos … amazing ……. check on-line, it should be there somewhere.

I hope that you all have a wonderful day.

I did manage to get some other chores completed such a laundry.

Well time to fly ….. Happy Sunday ….

Special Hello to: my family and friends wherever you are on this day.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Wow, today is Thursday, October 20th.

The sky appears to be overcast but the air a bit warmer.

Our autumn, this October has been beautiful.

I noticed that during this warm weather folks are out putting up their Christmas lights (what a grand idea).

So much easier to do the lights when your hands are warm.

Some of my neighbours have their Halloween decorations up.

There is one place that has several big blow up Halloween characters …. one being a huge spider that moves.

When we were walking by the other night ….. Alvin stopped ……. starred for a moment and then planted his feet firmly in place and began to bark.

I think he was protecting me ….. but it was so cute.

I tried to explain to him that it was just a decoration and that spiders did not grow to be that big except in the movies.

But he really didn’t understand (LOL).

Made for a interesting walk, though.

Well from this computer to yours …..

Have a great Thursday.


Special hello today to:  Ingrid, Tyler & Family, Linda, Deanna & the Ladies Group, Lisa E, and Vicki.


Always, Carol


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