Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 3rd day of July, 2017.

Nice breeze coming through the windows and cooling us off.

Yesterday was a warm day.

My air conditioner needs servicing.

I noticed that it was not keeping the house cool.

Did some reading and like most things air conditioning should be serviced annual.

Well I have not done that.

So we will keep the windows open when it is cool and keep the blinds closed when the sun shines.

I have done some reading and although air conditioning keeps us cool it can do harm as well as increase our carbon emissions.

As I do not have extra money to service the air conditioner we will make do without …..

My only concern is Alvin and I will do everything in my power to make sure he is comfortable.

A fond reminder about being a home owner.

I love having a house but it does cost lost to maintain.


Just had the phone ring and the caller ID said RHODE ISLAND and a non 888 or 800 number.



Well time to get this day on the way.

Alvin and I already went for a walk.

The breeze was so refreshing.


I was/need/should go and pick up trash but my heart is not in it …. I feel guilty.

Even though not one piece of said trash came from me.

Isn’t that awful?


Special Hello to:  all those Homeowners, it is a big job but so worth it.

Always, Carol & Alvin


Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 27th day of June, 2017.

Overcast this morning and a sweet cool breeze.

Quite the drop in temperature between 28 last night and about 14 this morning.

Well yesterday was hot.

Today is “hot” for another reason ….. Today is the 60th Birthday of my BEST FRIEND, “D” and her twin sister.

We have know each since we were toddlers.

So awesome to have the same friend(s) for most of your life.

Wishing the girls the best day ever.

Happy  Birthday My Dear Friends ….



We did not go for a walk last night as it was too warm.

To be cooler today.


Mr. Alvin did not sleep very well and therefore I did not.

Quite the change from Sunday night …… I guess two walks is the thing that he needs.

Oh well ……


I hope that you all have a wonderful Tuesday.

May you stay safe, cool, and happy wherever you may be on this planet.

Happy Tuesday.


Special Hello: to all those folks who take the time to read my blog, I so appreciate it.

Always, Carol & Alvin



Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 24th day of July, 2016.

WOW, how can it be?

The 24th day of July?

Crazy, hey.

Well on this bright and sunny Sunday morning I am enjoying the cool breeze that is wonderfully drifting into my windows.

The office feels delightful ….. cool and warm all at once.

My neighbour and I held a joint garage sale yesterday.

It was not successful by any means regarding amounts of things sold or money made but we had fun.

We ran it from 9 a.m. and closed it down at 2:20 p.m. – we met some nice folks.

Alvin stayed out with we girls all day.

It was not hot by any means and he had water and the house close by.

But he enjoyed with me and the girls.

One family from South America ….. they have only lived in Canada for two years.

The family’s favourite thing to do in our Canadian summers is to go camping.

They go to Banff because it is so beautiful.

After the garage sale the girls went home and I tidied up and had a bit to eat before we went out to run a few errands as I needed a few items for my TEA TASTING.

This afternoon I am hosting a TEA TASTING in my home.

We are going to have four different tea blends.

They are made into COLD / ICED tea beverages.

One with water and lemon, another with ginger ale, one with wine and the other with plain water.

I am not a wine drinker or a drinker period but my neighbour had this wine on Friday with the Citrus Mint Sangria and I knew it would be a good fit.

Will have to check the label and let you know.  It is a popular summer wine around here.

How do these tea blends sound:  Peaches & Cream which is a white tea; Jenna Cherry Jubilee, Citrus Mint Sangria and Summer Berry Sangria which are all fruit teas.

They are going to be yummy.

Will report more about the tea tasting with more details and some photos later on.

Mr. Alvin will be so happy to see his sister as she will be attending.

My leader is coming and he loves her.

We are hoping for a good turnout.

You never know …..

Some say yes.

Some say no.

Some say maybe.

Some say no and come anyway.

That’s okay.

Well I suppose I should hustle as I have a few things to do before the TEA TASTING begins.

There are a few hours but time always has a way of racing by …..

I hope that you are having a great summer weekend.

Looks like today is going to be warm.

Yesterday was a bit cool but refreshing after Friday’s 27 and higher with the humidity.

Take care.

Special Hello to: all my family and friends near and far.

Always, Carol and Alvin


Oh no, I hear some sirens blaring in the near distance.



Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 30th day of April, 2016.

Last day of April and to think that Mother’s Day is literally one week from tomorrow.

The sun is shining brightly and there is a slightly cool breeze at this time.

A bit later than I usually write this blog but we were up ultra late (after midnight) and first up at 6:00 (Alvin had to have breakfast).

Back to bed for a few more zzz’s as I have determined this to be a cold more than allergies.

My nose is red and dry ….. I would really like to just curl up on the sofa with my coffee and watch television all day but life goes on and there are things to do.

Isn’t that how it works?


We always need clean clothes and towels.

The floors need to be swept / vacuumed.

Things need to be dusted.

Paperwork to do …..

I really wanted to go and clean the walkway to 62nd Avenue for the fourth time this spring.

It is disgusting.

Each time I walk through I want to scream.

What is wrong with people?

I would love to find a way to make people more responsible for their throwaway stuff.


One piece of garbage at a time.

Alvin is getting restless.


We sure enjoyed our walk last night.

We walked on the grass all around our lakes in the park near our house, and it was so nice.

I saw from across the lake four teenage boys throwing rocks into the water near some geese.

We were walking in that direction anyway so I took the opportunity to impart some wisdom.

As we got nearer there was one boy on the sidewalk away from the others.

Alvin was growling at him as we approached.

Only the second time he has ever growled at a human being.

The kid was on his cell phone… so not sure what was going on with Alvin.

Anyway I politely checked out the situation by slowly moving toward them.

They said they were throwing rocks into the water but not at the geese.

I politely returned by saying “If you were the geese would you like someone throwing rocks near you.”

I also pointed out that the lake was their home, and should be treated with respect.

The young man that was doing all the talking did not quite not what to say.

I did not continue further as they had stopped, and moved away from the water, rocks and the geese.

As they got nearer to the boy on the sidewalk – one asked what kind of dog Alvin was, and they smiled when I told them his name.

It ended up “friendly” but I could not resist making sure these kids knew it was not acceptable to treat wildlife in this manner.

I honestly do not think they were bad – just nothing better to do.

Well I guess I had better get going …. my clothes will not be climb into the washer on their own.

Laundry time.

I hope that you have an awesome Saturday …. last day of April, 2016.


I also want to thank my daughter for driving her Momma home from work yesterday, following that drove me to the grocery store, and to the Vet’s to grab some food for her brother.

Yes, I used my $50.00 gift card.


What would I do without my girl.

She is the most gracious, thoughtful, kind-hearted human being, and I cannot believe that she has some of my genes floating around inside her.

Everyday I am so proud of the most wonderful person she has become, and continues to be.

She is simply the best.

We love her very very much.


Happy Saturday Everyone …..

Special Hello to: all those folks who take the time to read my blog – it is so appreciated.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 5th day of August, 2015.

The skies are overcast this morning and there blows a cool breeze.

Sounds nice ….. perfect for a walk to the bus.

Just about that time once again.

Mr. Alvin is laying just outside the office in all his cuteness.

Just as I type the words he jumps up and walks into the office.

Back and forth.

Smelling things.

Now he sits on his hind quarters facing outwards as if to guard me ….

Just me and Alvin in the house.

He always does this ….. makes me feel safe.

I missed me Alvin when I was away for a few days.

Good to see everyone and to get away but I always love coming home.

Home is the best place on earth.

Me Alvin:

He is my quiet guard, my steadfast companion.

He is my boy …. who loves everyone …..

He is still recovering from his adventures at his sister’s house on the weekend and then our company.

He sure loved my sister and brother.

Most especially my sister but he always has been for the ladies.

Well looks like time to head out.

I could not help but to head back to the sofa for some extra zzz’s this morning.

Mr. Alvin wanted to go downstairs at 4:30 a.m. …… back to normal.

I guess he only sleeps until the alarm goes off when we have company.

Pretty thoughtful ……

Oh, no word about the dog from Sunday so I guess he had a chip and went back to his home.

We miss her.

I hope that you all have a wonderful Wednesday.

May the sun shine down upon you.

May a cool breeze fall upon your shoulders.

May you always be surrounded by love and laughter.

Special Hello to: all those folks who rescue our furry friends and others …. thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 2nd day of August, 2014.

Just remembered today is the 6th Anniversary of my nephew “T” and his wife “S” ….. Happy Anniversary Guys.

Just a few minutes ago my daughter and son-in-law left for the weekend.

They are going to look after his niece and nephew while their parents go away for a mini break.

MMM, just me and the puppies left in the house ….. it is quiet.

I have a “TO DO” list of things that I would like to accomplish over the weekend and also I work on Sunday.

Today is get the kitchen and spare bedroom upstairs in order.

The air feels cool as I sit here in the office typing away with the window opened slightly.

When I got home from work last night just after ten – I took Alvin for a walk.

AM thinking that I will take Elton and Penny after I have breakfast before it gets hot.

Then everyone will have had some recent exercise.

All of the puppies received haircuts and baths yesterday.

They all look handsome and beautiful for Miss Penny.

Alvin needed it and looks so good …. like a new doggie.

Well I guess I had better get this day going ….. it is almost nine already.

My how the time flies.

I hope that you are having a great weekend thus far.

Take care.

Special Hello to: all my family back in Regina …… have a great long weekend.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 3rd day of July, 2014.

This moment shall not pass by my way again!

Isn’t that a fun/strange thought.

Just popped into my head.

So why not with that thought.

All to often we wish our lives away.

“Oh, I wish it were Friday.”

“Or, I wished it was lunchtime.”

“I wished I was on vacation.”

But if we take advantage of every single moment …… then you will always be right where you are to be ….

So on this slightly overcast morning …. by the way I am so grateful for the cool breeze last night ….. me and Alvin slept so comfortably with the window open.

I see the sun peeking through the clouds.

It is time to put the finishing touches on getting ready for work.

I hope that you have a safe, dry, warm, sunny, happy Thursday in this moment and on.

Happy Thursday.

Special Hello to: my fellow human beings.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 15th day of June of 2014.

WOW …. we are at the halfway point.

So excited I got so much accomplished this weekend between yesterday and this morning.

I am now enjoying a cup of coffee and writing (two of my favourite things).

It feels to so good to get things done before I go to work.

Alvin and I enjoyed a fantastic walk by our lake and on the way home bumped into one of my neighbours out working in her garden.

She has the most gorgeous garden and lawn …. so beautiful.

We had a great visit and then home ……

Mr. Alvin is pooped …… nothing like exercise to start your day.

I work at the store as per usual and it is the end of the first week of Semi-Annual Sale.

Lots of people looking for bargains.

So always interesting.

There is the most glorious cool breeze blowing this morning making walking and being outside …. heavenly.

I feel so energized and I am sure that the walk had everything to do with it.

Well on this glorious Sunday morning I hope this finds you energized and happy.

I am happy …. it was the best weekend.

Special Hello to:  YOU.

Always, Carol and Alvin


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