Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 10th day of October, 2015.

YAY, it is Saturday ….. WHOO HOO ……

Sun was shining and now is clouding up a bit but the temperature is warm.

It is this weekend that we celebrate the Canadian Thanksgiving.

On this weekend, I am grateful to live in my neighbourhood surrounded by wonderful people; grateful for a wonderful City, Province and Country.

Grateful for my family and friends.

Grateful to live in peace.

Grateful that I have Alvin to see before I close my eyes and when I open them in the morning.

Grateful for good food and words.

Grateful for the medicines and the technologies that have got us to this place.

It is a great weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadians.

May we continue to grow and prosper.

May we continue to be kind and generous, respectful and compassionate.

This is the weekend to reflect and remember how we got to this place.

To be grateful …..

 

Time to get this show on the road.

Lots to do ….. VOTE (advance polls), Scentsy party, Alvin’s bath, computer stuff, perhaps rake the leaves again (did yesterday, too) …… the list is much longer.

Special Hello to: family and friends, Happy Thanksgiving.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 15th day of August, 2015.

It is overcast here in Edmonton and the deck remains wet from the rain, overnight.

We could use some moisture so it is all good.

At least here in the city.

Farmers well that will be another story.

I am so excited to be back and as always it was something so simple.

Doesn’t it just figure.

Something I could have done myself …. something I did do myself.

When plugging the computer and equipment back in I plugged it into the wrong “jack.”

Can you imagine?

The young man “Abdul” was very sweet and did not make me feel “stupid.”

I did write a few lines on FB yesterday just after I was “live” again after one week.

The troubleshooters for our cable/communications company are in a country on the other side of the world from us.

They do not know the setups (this was from the tech that came to my house).

These people just read from a script so not their fault.

He said they do not usually mention the “jack” in the script ….

If they had – I would have tried putting it in the other jack.

It is very sad that it is always about the money.

Companies having to make more and more money.

Anyway I am very grateful to have television once again and the internet.

So on with life.

I found during the week …. the house to be quiet.

So we listened to more music.

Spent more time outside.

Watched movies on DVD.

Snuggled more.

I think it was a good thing at the end of the day.

I did miss writing my blog, watching my recorded shows and going on FB.

But it was a good thing all in all.

Today I am hosting my second “Steeped Tea” party and am so excited to announce that I am now a Consultant for Steeped Tea.

I love the product and look forward to learning more as time goes on.

Well I have a bunch of things to do before my guests start arriving and thank goodness my “leader” will be leading the party and I will be watching and learning.

I had a wonderful Friday …. my daughter and grand-pups spent the day and slept over.

She helped me put together the second desk for my office and it looks great.

I will post some photos once I get the room in order (not today).

We walked with the pups in the rain.

I won a big prize at our company barbecue on Wednesday.

It was all about popcorn (hot air popcorn maker, ceramic popcorn container, popcorn to pop and Chicago mix popcorn, liquorice, M&Ms and two movies).

The popcorn tasted so yummy as we watched a movie.

Well I had better get this show on the road.

So good to be back.

I hope that you are all well and enjoying your Saturday.

Take Care.

Special Hello to: all of my friends and family who sent me wonderful Birthday wishes … it was a wonderful day.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 25th day of June, 2015.

It is an unusual morning here in Edmonton …. well compared to the past few mornings.

Started out with sunny skies and a few clouds and to the south the sky is clouded over.

Now if I look out the bedroom window that faces north I can see the sun coming up and there are clouds.

The forecast was for sunny skies and 27 degrees celsius today.

We will see.

Well I do know one thing for absolute certainty – Mr. Alvin loves blueberries and bananas.

Actually I knew he liked them a lot but there is no doubt now.

I was running a bit late ….. started to read a book and staying up a bit later reading.

The book is called ” I Am MALALA” written by the young girl that was shot because of her belief.

So interesting and very hard to put down.

Anyway I had to make a bathroom break before breakfast (too much info, sorry) and Mr. Alvin sat there and whined and the odd little bark.  Oh how he loves his routine and especially when blueberries are added to the banana.

Well there is nothing wrong with routine.

He is so cute ….. me Alvin.

There are three sleeps now until I see my beloved (my only) sister.

I miss our talks and our get togethers.

Not quite as easy to see each other regularly when we live in different cities.

Although since the advent of SKYPE – it does make the actual seeing one another easier.

Sunday I get to see her in the flesh ….. that will be great.

My youngest brother will be there, too.  He also lives in another city.

Yes, we are all spread out.  But three out of the four of us will be together on Sunday for a visit.

The brother of the nephew in the hospital might be there too …. family reunion.

We also will be seeing my nephew (he was in an accident last October and was in a coma) and it will be great to see how far he has come since arriving at the Brain Injury Facility in Ponoka.

Well the clock on the wall …. says time to get going …..

I hope that you have an awesome day.

Keep cool and safe today.

Be kind and generous ….. always try to do at least one thing for someone else each day.

It does make you feel like a million dollars when someone is thanking you instead of yelling at you.

Special Hello to: my sister and brother ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 26th day of May, 2015.

Sun coming up …. forecast is for 27 degrees today.

We almost had a rain shower last night.

The sky was filled with rain clouds …. wind got up but then they moved away.

Someone else got some much needed rain in our city.

I hope that we get some rain soon.

Try to spread some kindness today as you go about your business.

We sometimes forget to be kind in our daily doings.

People say things without thinking about how the other person may feel.

We should always be aware of what we say.

Accidents of course do happen but for the most part think before you speak.

It is something that I try to do each day ….. most days success …. some not.

We all have feelings and what might be funny to you may not be to someone else.

Be respectful.

Time to go to work ….. running late ….. what is up with this …..

Special Hello to: my sister ….. hey sis.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 8th day of September, 2013.

I am surrounded at this very moment by so many “beings’ that I love more than words can say.

My daughter, my grand-puppies Elton and Miss Penny and my Alvin.

How lucky am I?

We are having coffee while I am writing my blog.

I hope that you are having a great start to your Sunday.

Today I work at the store.

Sundays are always interesting.

We always have a mixture of personalities coming into the store.

Some people fly in and grab what they need and leave … with very little contact.

Others like the small talk.

It is always quite the challenge to determine which is which.

But I love being around people and for the most part they are great.

We have people coming into the store from all over the world.

Lately there have been people from Holland, England, South America and Japan.

I feel like an Ambassador of sorts.

Always a fun way to spend a Sunday.

Well time to see what else this day will hold in store for us.

I will leave this thought with you ….. always “better to be an Ambassador” …… leading the way.

Have a great great Sunday.

Thanks for reading my blog.

Special Hello to: all those people visiting my country, my city and my store “Bath & Body Works.”

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Thought for the day….

Welcome to Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012.

I was away from my blog and work yesterday as I was not feeling well.

Feeling quite a bit better today.

I am always amazed at how you can be feeling great one minute and not so much the next.

I am grateful this morning that I awoke to dry ground (had forecasted some of the white stuff for overnight).

I am grateful to be feeling better this morning.

I am grateful that I had Alvin to snuggle next to yesterday when I wasn’t feeling well.

I am grateful to have a beautiful home and to live in such an incredible city and neighbourhood.

I am grateful to be Canadian.

I am grateful that I have this forum to write my words and thoughts on a daily basis.

I am grateful to have notebooks and pens to write with each morning.

I am grateful to always have more than enough money.

I am grateful for all my family and friends.

I am grateful that these thoughts of gratitude are not in any particular order.

I am grateful for my favourite season.

I am grateful to have the best daughter on the planet.

I am grateful to have the best son-in-law on the planet.

I am grateful to have grand-puppies.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am so grateful to all of you for reading my blog and being my inspiration for continuing to write.

Thank you.

I hope that you all have a crazy wonderful day.

Special Hello to:  anyone who is not feeling well ……. we send you good healing energy ….. to feel better.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Wonderful Wednesday morning and today is April 18th, 2012…..

Just in case you had lost track.

Can you believe it?

I know that I say that on a regular basis but each day when I see where it falls on the calendar, I am so surprised.

Because it seems like only yesterday it was April 1st, 2009 and I was just settling into my new home …. my first house, and I was all by myself with three bathrooms.

I had left the city that I had called home for over thirty years, and was moving hundreds of miles away from that life …. to start anew, and be near my darling daughter and her family.

Going from an apartment which was all on one floor with a shared laundry room to a three floor (including the basement) house with those “three bathrooms” was OUT OF THIS WORLD.

To be over “50” and buying your first home was incredible ….. it was one of my biggest dreams realized, and I am forever grateful.

Today the house seems a bit more full, and all of the boxes are unpacked ….. I now have my Alvin, who is great company.  So no more “alone” nights unless he goes for a sleepover at his sister’s house.

But I am okay with that …. once in awhile.  🙂

It is great having my own yard to fiddle with and have as many flowers as I want …. mowing the lawn ….. having a garage sale now and again (time for one this summer)…

I love my life…..

Sometimes you never know when one of those “near impossible” feeling dreams comes true / is realized ……

So from a forever dreamer of things and feelings to you … have the best day and I hope that all of your dreams come true.

Special Hello to: all those dreamers …. it will happen ….. just keep dreaming and dream BIG.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day……

It was almost 11:30 p.m. when I got to bed last night and up at 7:20 as Alvin had to go outside.

The sun was already up ( OMG ) and the sky a beautiful blue.

I am happy, happy, happy to say the least.

So grateful first off that Alvin slept past his usual 4:20 a.m..

Secondly that the sky is blue and the sun is shining.

Thirdly I just feel GREAT.

Ready to take on the world.

So the thought for this day …..

FEEL GREAT AND TAKE ON THE WORLD.

The World can be within your household, neighbourhood, city, country or global.

We are after all – all connected.

So on this Thanksgiving weekend for us Canadians and for you all everywhere.

Have a safe, happy, healthy, wondrous weekend.

Be thankful for all that you have and all that you are.

You are amazing, always remember that!

Take Care.

Always, Carol

P.S. –  A very special Happy Thanksgiving to my dear family and friends all over the globe.

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