Thought for the day …..

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

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 7th day of May, 2015.

WOW, here we are seven days into May with about a foot of snow on the deck.

The rooftops are covered with snow.

The lawns are covered with snow.

The tiny beautiful leaves that were coming out on the trees are covered with snow.

Every nook and crevice is covered.

WIth the exception (there is always one of them) ….. sidewalks that were shovelled and the streets.

They are forecasting +9 today so the snow will melt.

The sky is cool …..

The sky to the east is light as the sun begins to makes it appearance.

The sky to the west looks like is does in winter.

Spring or winter …..

We are confused.

Oh well within a couple of days the snow will be a distant memory.

Well looks like I am running a bit late.

Time for Miss Aussie to have her breakfast.

I hope that wherever you are the weather is good and you are ready for this day.

May it be filled with love and laughter.

Lots of laughter.

Special Hello to: my fellow Albertans ….. hope you have great weather today.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 18th day of February, 2015.

It is dark out at the moment.

Looking forward to waking up to a sunrise.

Last night after work I canvassed for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

I was reminded by the one donation that was made that it is a good thing we are doing when we volunteer.

She thanked me for volunteering my time.

Such a nice young Mom.

There were several people not at home, some said flat out “NO” and others said they would make their donations at a later date (maybe on-line).

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect so I thought that all went well.

I will pick another night to go out and see the others who were not at home.

Everyone should volunteer.

It is not only good for the organization that you are canvassing for but also for your own “heart” and well being.

Anyway ….. I think that I am going to do this again next year.

I used to canvas for various charities when I lived in Regina but this is the first other than Capital City Clean-up since I moved to Edmonton.

Which reminds me I need to sign up for the CCC-UP ……

Well almost time to leave for the office.

I hope that you all have a great day.

If given the opportunity …. go forth and volunteer.

There are always organizations that need your help whether at your local animal shelter or at a homeless shelter.

Someone can always use your help.

Special Hello to: all those folks who volunteer every day.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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