Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 14th day of October, 2017.

It is dark out as it is still early – about 7:15 a.m.

We are preparing for our little visitor coming at 8:30 a.m. this morning.

It will be great for Alvin to have company for the day.

Two boys ….. Teddy and Alvin ……

Teddy is a young un and Alvin, well he has a few seasons under his “belt.”

They will do just fine.

 

So on this Saturday with it looking like deepest of night outside, I write this blog.

I do love having the sun rising when I get up in the morning but will have to wait for next year now.

Yikes I have the sneezes, bit of a sore throat and running nose (people are sick at work).

I have been drinking lots of hot tea (last night).

Will keep the liquids flowing today.

Perhaps throw in some honey.

 

Well better get this show on the road.

Happy Saturday.

Have some fun, do some work and then relax.

The perfect day.

 

Special Hello to:  all those folks that I have never met.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

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Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 25th day of May, 2017.

It is a BREEZY one here in Edmonton with clear blue skies.

The sun is SHINING.

Makes me happy.

 

Yesterday it rained all day and was so WINDY.

I was soaked through and through by the time I arrived home to find my summer door wreath laying face down on the porch.

Thankfully it did not blow away but it was soaked through and through.

Have you ever seen silk/artificial flowers WET?

Not me.

But this morning they are dry again …..

Also when I arrived home I found that the electricity was out.

Not certain how long it had been out and I could tell that Alvin was a bit “freaked.”

So outside he went quickly to do his thing.

I gave him his supper while I ran upstairs to get out of my wet clothes and into something WARM.

When I got back downstairs, Mr. Alvin had not eaten as yet.

STRANGE (he loves to eat).

I ended up hand feeding him his supper.

But at that point I had nothing to do ….. because it was raining and overcast it was actually quite dark in the house.

So we just cuddled on the sofa debating what to do.

I decided to get things ready for today just in case the power did not come on before it was totally dark in the house.

So had clothes ready and stuff.

Also not knowing how long it would take the power to come on I decided that I would only open the fridge twice.

Once to grab my leftover quinoa dish that I had made on the weekend and decided it was better to have something cold than nothing at all.

The second time I opened the fridge was to grab the Black Cherry Greek Yogurt (which by the way I am in love with).

I do not remember the brand but it was so good.

It was thankfully on sale as it is the most expensive one in the store (of course).

Poor Alvin ….. I caved and gave him a treat of a bit of yogurt off my finger.

Just a little.

We just sat and looked out the window.

We were lucky the only things damaged in the wind were some of my flowers from the front flower bed and the wreath which has fully recovered.

Finally I lit a candle ( had one left from my Bath & Body Works Days ).

It gave off a warm glow or at least felt like it.

Just as we were getting settled I heard a noise …. the power was finally on.

It was just over 1.5 hours.

Which seemed like an eternity but a good one.

It was refreshing to just sit there with only Alvin and my thoughts for company.

No sounds other than the wind blowing outside and our breathing inside.

Well time to get this show on the road.

I was grateful when the power came on so that I could have a cup of hot tea.

I did drink some hot water from the kitchen tap but it was not really the same.

 

Happy Thursday.

Be safe.

Be kind.

Have fun.

 

Special Hello to: all those lovers of life …. rock on.

Always, Carol & Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 21st day of August, 2016.

There is a delightfully cool breeze coming in through the open upstairs windows in my house.

My skin is drinking it in ….. it feels so good.

We had some rain before we went to bed and some overnight but by morning only the cloudy sky and damp deck remained.

The sun is shining now but definitely a change in the temperature at least at this time.

 

I wanted to share something with you.

A few days ago Alvin and I were out for our evening stroll.

We happened across several people out walking with their pups.

We ended up walking with a man and his dog named Scout.

A nice younger man and even though his dog was slightly bigger than Alvin – he sniffed and they socialized.

We talked about a recent situation he had while they were out walking.

He said it was later in the evening and it was dark.

He noticed two young guys walking.

Then he noticed two dogs with no apparent humans.

At first he thought they belonged together and they had the dogs off leash.

But it was not the case.

The dogs went after Scout.

He rescued Scout and suffered injuries.

Both the man and Scout ended up with minor injuries.

I will not mention the breed of dogs.

They get enough of a bad rap.

He reported the incident to the Police and found out that the dogs had escaped from their back yard once again.

Just so happy that the man and his dog named Scout were okay.

Alvin and Scout just walked along okay with each other.

I reason that I relay this story was because while we were walking I happened to look down and see this huge DRAGONFLY.

It did not appear to be alive.

Just to give you a reference it was larger than the one in these photos.

 

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I bent down and gingerly picked it up and it filled my hand.

The man looked over at the dragonfly and we both remarked about how beautiful it was.

Just then the dragonfly moved it’s head and I breathed a sigh of relief to know it was alive.

The man said “Let me take a photo of it,” and drew out his cell phone from his pocket.

He snapped a couple of photos of the dragonfly laying on my hand.

We had to step off the sidewalk as people were coming up the walk.

I held the dragonfly for a minute longer and then went to set it down on the grass when it got it’s bearings and slowly flew away.

Happy ending to this story for everyone.

I so enjoyed meeting this man and Scout.

Funny you never know who you will meet when you are out for a walk.

I love meeting people and so love dragonflies.

I am so pleased that we went out at that exact time or we would not have met the Man, Scout or the Dragonfly.

Well the sky is beginning to cloud up.

I can hear breakfast calling and COFFEE.

We slept in this morning …… because we can.

Happy Sunday everyone.

Special Hello to: my sister – glad to hear all is well.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 20th day of August, 2016.

The sun was coming up a little bit ago but now the sky is filling in with possible rain clouds.

Yesterday after returning home from work, we did our normal routine only it was one hour early as we are dismissed one hour early from work on Fridays during the summer.

I was really hungry so decided to have supper early.

I had some homemade chilli topped with cheddar cheese and lots of raw vegetables (Alvin’s favourites) and for dessert some of my birthday cake from last weekend.

When supper was finished, I cleaned up.

Then decided to sip on tea and watch a bit of television – something I have not done much of as of late.

Somewhere around 6:30, I became so tired that I could not keep my eyes open so I laid down on the sofa.

Alvin curled up beside me.

The next thing I know I wake up and it is dark.

Oh, my poor Alvin – no walk.

It was too late and I do not like to walk in the dark anymore.

Too many things have happened later in the evening.

I apologized to Alvin, poor guy.

Instead we went onto the deck for a bit so he could enjoy the cool night air.

Then went to bed.

So before it gets hot or rains we are going for a walk.

I owe him a wonderful walk.

So this will be short this morning.

I hope that you all have a wonderful Saturday.

We are going for a nice refreshing relatively early morning walk.

It is just 8:00 a.m.

Special Hello to: YOU, have a wonderful day.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 9th day of January, 2016.

Kind of rolls off your tongue …. Saturday the 9th day of January, 2016….. with a bit of a ring to it.

It is quiet here in my house at 8:27 a.m.

Looking out the office window the sky looks like dark and looming as it is overcast.

No sight of a sunrise.

None to be found.

We were up earlier at 5:40 a.m. (which is even late for Mr. Alvin) for Alvin’s breakfast.

It just did not seem like the time to be getting up to start this day.

I love just laying in bed … pondering things ….. dozing off …. waking up and then the “light comes on” and it feels like it is time to get up.

Alvin felt that way because when I made the move to get up a few minutes ago …. he literally did a couple of little jump hops before jumping off the bed.

A shower will be welcome this morning …. they help get the day going.

With no hint of sunshine it feels like bedtime not time to get up.

I find in the winter time it is hard to get going early in the morning or even at this time when the sky is overcast.

We have not had much sunshine this winter …..

 

My daughter will be coming in a couple of hours or so and that does make me want to get up and get going.

I have lots to do before her arrival.

I guess the lights in the house will mimic sunshine for now.

The warmth of the shower will feel somewhat like the warmth of the sun.

I will trick the energy into my body.

 

Perhaps wherever you are there is sunshine and the above is not an issue.

I hope there is sunshine where you are this very moment.

But for me and the one million plus people living in Edmonton …. lights and showers will have to do.

 

Have a Happy Saturday.

Be kind …. be respectful ….

Let’s show the Universe that the people of Earth are caring, compassionate and kind.

Let’s show the Universe that we deserve this beautiful planet.

Let’s show the Universe that we can.

 

Special Hello to: my fellow people of Earth …. have a great day.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 11th day of December, 2015.

Exactly two weeks until Christmas.

I am so excited …..

This year I will Christmas at my daughter and son-in-law’s NEW house.

How exciting is that?

VERY.

The kids have decided to have our first Christmas in the new house, catered.

I am feeling so pampered ….

I believe this is the first for me.

So exciting.

I will miss “cooking” but I did “bake” so I think that satisfies that need.

Well Friday …. we are busy at the office.

We are always busy at the office.

Tomorrow my daughter is coming to work on some jewellery and for a visit.

I miss having them with us and miss having them a quick walk away.

Oh well …. life continues to change and that is good.

Mr. Alvin …. thank goodness for him…. he keeps me company and ENTERTAINED.

What a goof ball …..

I love when he hides his chew treats in the snow.

They are a beige colour.

Makes me laugh.

Such a great personality …. Mr. Alvin.

Well it remains warm here in our City but it is snowing at the moment.

There was a thin blanket of crunchy snow on the deck this morning when we first went outside.

I started going out with him and “cleaning” up right away instead of trying to find his precious bundles after work in the dark.

For some reason the snow makes a lighter reflection in the early morning than after work.

Not sure why.

Well time to get this show on the road.

End of the week …. so looking forward to time with my daughter ….. I am so blessed to have so many bright lights in my life.

Have a wonderful Friday.

Enjoy the moments …. they do not come again.

Special Hello to: my sister … SKYPE on Sunday …. I shall remember. 7:30 p.m.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 6th day of November, 2015.

Dark outside at this time just as I am about to leave for work.

It will be this way until after Christmas when it will begin to lighten just a few minutes each day.

YAY…

Although I will admit that I like it dark early in the evening as it is easier to go to sleep.

But then I am going to bed at 9:00 p.m.

ARGH.

Not so many hours spent at home during the week – at least not many WAKING hours.

That is the way with most of us – working folk.

Oh well …. such as life.

Well this is short as I am running a bit late …..

I think it may be a tad icy outside so I want to leave in plenty of time ……

I hope that you have an awesome Friday.

“Always give yourself enough time.”

This can be said for everything.

P.S. I am disappointed that Blake Shelton is “not single” ….. no chance for me now.

I do like Gwen, though.

Happy Friday.

Special Hello to: Blake and Gwen ….. (please no nick names)

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 30th day of September, 2015.

Wow, the last day of September ….. just a few hours until October.

Crazy …. hey.

Well I got ahead of myself thinking my co-worker’s birthday was yesterday alas it is today.

Oh, well everyone enjoyed an early birthday celebration complete with cupcakes.

This being dark out really plays havoc with me in the mornings.

I am racing against time once again…

Here it is like five minutes until I have to leave to catch the bus.

Gotta quit heading back to the sofa for extra zzz’s.

I hope that today brings you some good excitement, love and laughter.

Reach out to someone and bring them a surprise of something kind.

A kind act goes a long way.

Just something small …. doesn’t have to be paying off someone’s mortgage.

Be kind.

Time to flee this area …… okay …. better choice of words …. time to leave.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Special Hello to: my family back in Regina.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 22nd day of September, 2015.

It is dark out but not raining …. always a good sign in the morning (not raining for walking to the bus).

I think that we have had enough rain for a bit.

Well this morning I am running behind the clock …..

Would that not be a funny sight ….. me running behind this big old Grandfather clock??

Mornings always seem to come fast.

One thing this morning that warrants a quick note before I dash out the door.

Mr. Alvin wanted to sit upon my lap.

He doesn’t always ask every day so when he does it is a treat.

I love snuggling with him as I write in my gratitude journal.

Funny story before I sign off :  I grabbed the tube of toothpaste to brush my teeth.

Just as I was almost done I thought this doesn’t taste right.

OMG, I then realized that I had grabbed Mr. Alvin’s “chicken” flavoured toothpaste.

Baaa ….. blah ….. yuck (actually it was not that bad).

Time to go.

P.S. I did brush them with my toothpaste…. LOL

Have a super duper great “toosday.”

Special Hello to: my sister C.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 10th day of September, 2015.

Dark outside …. I believe that I am starting to adjust to the darkness.

It starts to get light around 7:00 a.m. but wait it will be later as we approach the shortest day later in the year.

Oh, the fun of it all.

On the flip side the leaves are beginning to change colour as they prepare for winter.

I love the colours all mixes of yellows, oranges, red and browns.

So happy that my flowers are doing well and should be another couple of weeks or more.

All depends on Mr. Jack Frost.

I believe that you know this character.

He likes to make an appearance sometime usually in September …. maybe he will wait until October this year.

I sure would appreciate it …. if he is listening…. fingers crossed.

The air even smells different.

Oh and guess what has decided to make an appearance last night.

We found them on our walk ….. MOSQUITOES….. yup a bit of rain and they are here.

With the next few days warming up ….. yikes.

We were so lucky that they were few and far between this summer.

Well here we go again …. time to leave for work.

Supposed to be around 20 C today, jacket or no jacket that is the question.

Might need it now but will not need it later.

Maybe I will just bite the straw and not wear one.

Live dangerously.

Okay … gotta go.

I hope that you have a crazy WONDERFUL Thursday.

Is it almost the weekend again….. YES.

Special Hello to: all those folks who take the time to read my blog … thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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