Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 11th day of January, 2019.

YAY, today is last day of the work week and the temperatures are WARMING UP.

Definitely not quite bathing suit weather but warm enough for walks.

Tomorrow morning Master Teddy will be spending the day with us while his parents go to their farm.

YAY, Alvin will be happy about his BEST FRIEND visiting.

I dare not say too loud about him coming or he will be watching for him to arrive.

They are so cute together.

Teddy’s Mom & Dad cannot utter the world A-L-V-I-N, even just one minute before they leave to bring him over otherwise he runs and runs and gets so excited.

When they pull up and Alvin knows their vehicles and they have four including the work van.

Alvin starts to bark and runs to the door squeaking in delight and impatience.

So once they are coming up the front walk – I open the door so Alvin can go and greet Teddy.

Just like in the movies but with four-legged friends they run to each other – say hello and into the house.

Alvin runs to get Teddy one of his toys or one of his many chew treats scattered throughout the house and Teddy runs and runs.

When Teddy arrives I just know that our day will be great.

He makes us feel wonderful.

We are so grateful to have Teddy and his parents in our lives.

Alvin has his second treatment for his ear tomorrow, so Teddy will come with us.

Teddy has gone with us on several occasions so nothing new.

Nice for Alvin to have his support.

Last night we managed to get out for a walk.

The temperature was nice enough for Alvin not to freeze his paws so we went.

 

Yesterday I was at the dentist once again for state 1 of my CROWN.

The temporary one before the permanent one on January 31st.

It is quite the process.

This is my first one.

Not painful and my dentist and his assistant are so GREAT.

Actually he has many dental assistants and quite by luck of the draw; I always get the same one.

I love her …. we get along great.

Hers to hoping that the Universe always assigns her to me.

So now I am “royalty” ……. laughing aloud.

 

Well almost time to finish here and go back downstairs and get things together.

Final day of work for this week.

Then just doing a different type of work:  housework.

Looking forward to the company.

 

Have a great Friday.

Special Hello to: all my friends, whether four-legged or two – we all need FRIENDS.  Thank you to all of our friends.

Always, Carol & Alvin

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Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 14th day of December, 2018.

Another beautiful day on the way.

Almost forgot Mr. Alvin’s blanket for the floor.

Too  much on my mind.

Poor little guy is being “neglected.”

Not really but perhaps his Momma is a little bit absentminded or just mind wanders to other things.

 

How old do you have to be before you realize that you cannot please all of the people all of the time?

10? 35? 50? 66? 92?

Perhaps we always think the best of people before they whip the wind out of our sales.

I don’t know.

Just pondering people this morning.

Thankfully I am surrounded by mostly wonderful, kind, generous, loving, compassionate and supportive people.

The ones that are on the other side of the spectrum ….. they are in the minorities.

Perhaps it is those people, the negative ones that truly make us grateful for all of the others?

Thankfully the positive energy outweighs the negative energy.

But somedays that negative energy is very powerful and eats at you.

Food for thought.

 

Well this afternoon it is back to the dentist.

ARGH, having a tooth removed.

Oh well that is not so bad.

I am going to bake and ice the sugar cookies for my friend, as she loves them so much.

She buys the supplies and make/bake them with love.

 

Was able to deliver some baking to two neighbours last night and the third one wasn’t home but she came and picked up the package later.

It was so ICY, we walked on the street beside the sidewalk.

Alvin pulled and I pulled him back.

Not exactly a relaxing walk but we got some fresh air and delivered some cookies….

At my friend’s house ….. they are the ones who always come to my rescue ….. the four-legged visitor from last weekend …. anyway I said that her sister

thought it was a VOLE and  not a mouse due to size and colouring and the fact it did not make a sound.

Did that make me feel better?

Yes and No.

 

Anyway almost time to get this show on the road.

Life is crazy, crazy busy and at the end of the day “most interesting.”

I am eternally grateful to my kids for gently persuading me to adopt a pup.

Alvin has been such a blessing.

I can come home at night to this amazing creature who is so happy to see me.

He doesn’t judge.

He doesn’t suck the love out of your heart ….. he fills me up.

He keeps me on my toes.

He is my boy.

 

Okay, time to go.

I hope that you have a great Friday.

Sorry for being all over the place.

It is just that kind of morning.

There are days.

 

Where are we days to Christmas?

I have lost count.

Less than two weeks now.

 

Special Hello to:  my sister ….. my brothers …… my friends …., thank you.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 6th day of December, 2018.

Well I guess we had better start the countdown.

Right!

18 Sleeps until Christmas Eve Day

That means 19 sleeps until Christmas morning.

YAY …..

I have been a pretty good girl this year so I think that Santa will swing by our place.

Now I cannot be so sure of Mr. Alvin.

“Alvin, have you been a good boy this year?”

Nothing, no sound.

I will take that as a resounding “Yes.”

That means the jolly old elf will be stopping by.

I will have some of my world famous, okay Western Canada famous SUGAR COOKIES ready for him to snack on, along with a glass of “milk.”

Can hardly wait.

I could set up a camera and take some photos of his arrival?

Surprise, Santa.

 

Well today is payday, a dental checkup and mail Christmas cards day and work, of course.

A short work day as I have a visit to the dentist in between it all.

 

Well the carpool is coming early again today and then tomorrow.

So better sign off and get downstairs.

Cannot go outside without a coat and boots and stuff.

I saw a recreational vehicle with a snow blade on it go by.

It actually looked like a supped up golf cart with a blade to push snow on the front.

He was steaming down the road.

Wondering where he was going?

Our roads are a mess.

It will likely be awhile before the City plows them.

 

Keep warm and stay safe.

Be kind to others and to yourself.

 

Special Hello to: my sister ….. hope you are warm, my darling sis.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 17th day of July, 2014.

It is raining softly here in Edmonton slowly cleaning away the smoke and ashes from the air.

We need the moisture and a cooler day so win-win for us today.

What a different summer this has been for different parts of the country …. for all of North America.

Flooding, drought, fires, hurricanes and tornadoes.

I wish all my fellow beings safe passage from one day to the next.

Well I am just enjoying a quick cup of coffee before I head out to the dentist and then to work.

I am so grateful for this moment and to be here with Alvin.

Every extra moment I have with him is special.

He is my boy.

He now knows how to ask “please” when getting a treat.

So cute …..

I say to him “Ask nice.” and he lifts up his paw and gently paws against my leg and sometimes just in mid air …. if I am not standing right next to him.

I think if our precious four legged friends can ask why is it so hard for the two-legged ones to do so?

I think it is important to teach our young ones to be polite and have manners.

Asking please and acknowledging thank you is a must.

So on this great Thursday let’s use our manners …… people including myself really appreciate them.

I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Special Hello to: all my family and friends back in Saskatchewan, I hope that you are doing okay after all the flooding.  Thoughts with you all.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Monday Morning and Welcome to the last day of June, 2014.

Wow, thirty days have gone by already …… where did they go.

June has been an interesting month.

June brought some flowers to our yard (a wonderful trip to Dunvegan with my daughter).

June brought designing and creating wedding jewellery for an August wedding in Vegas.

June brought some beautiful weather ….. lots of sunshine.

June brought switching bedrooms (we moved into the office that used to be a bedroom) in preparation for my daughter and son-in-law moving in with us while their new house is being built (they move in near the end of July).

June brought meeting new people and their dogs while walking with Alvin.

June brought having coffee visits with my friends.

June brought thinking about and preparing for a garage sale in July.

June brought the beginning of the semi-annual sale at Bath and Body Works (that is always a crazy time).

June brought a visit or two to the dentist.

June brought continued writing on my blog with 496 (last count) followers. (I am working to one million and am grateful for every single person who reads my blog)

June brought the roses blooming all over my neighbourhood (they smell amazing).

June brought a realization that if I just continue to do my best, to work my hardest …. that is enough (even though I like to think I am superwoman I am only a woman that is super, and that is okay).

So that is / that was my June, 2014.

Take care and Happy end of June …. tomorrow we celebrate Canada Day.

I am one proud Canadian.

Special Hello to: all those wonderful people who follow my blog, I really appreciate your support.  Thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 26th day of June, 2014.

A bright and sunny breezy morning here in Edmonton.

Alvin is wondering what is going on as I have been at home for the past few days and now out of the blue I am back to the regular routine.

He will have a surprise a bit later as his sister told me she was going to come and pick him up.

She is on vacation this week.

Well, I am so happy to be feeling much better …… my mouth is healing properly.

I am going for a checkup with the dentist tomorrow ( I have a bunch of old fillings that likely will need to be replaced ).

I wished that dental work was less expensive …… even with benefits we still have to pay.

But I am very grateful to have benefits and a dentist nearby.

So on this Thursday I am just grateful to be feeling great ….

Alvin and I went for a walk yesterday with my daughter and her puppies so nice to get out and get some fresh air.

The roses line the walks with blooms so heavy they nearly reach the ground.

The fragrances so magnificent there are no words.

Mmmmmmmmmmmm.

Well time to get downstairs as my ride will be here soon (catching one with a neighbour).

I hope that you all have an awesome Thursday.

Enjoy Mother Nature whenever and wherever possible.

Thank you.

Special Hello to: Nature lovers ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 24th day of June, 2014.

Bright, sunny with a bit of a breeze.

Just enough to make it comfortable to be outside for any length of time.

Well looks like I am home today as I had an unexpected trip to the dentist yesterday afternoon.

Had some work done and with the after care no way to go to work.

They told me to “watch television and rest” ……..

I guess that is good but I have so much to do.

The appointment kind of put a damper on my plans yesterday …..

Oh well, what can you do.

Perhaps me and Alvin will go for a little walk before it gets too warm.

Then I will just do the “after care” and rest.

Not everyday you get instructions to rest.

Kind of nice for a change.

I hope that you are all having a wonderful day and remember to take time for yourself.

Special Hello to: all those people who work hard and put themselves second ….. put yourself first ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Monday morning and welcome to the 8th day of April 2013.

Here we are ….. I hope that you had an awesome weekend.

Are you in spring mode?

What does spring mean for you and to you?

Do you think renewal?

Do you think “gotta” clean the closets and retrieve your summer clothing from the rubbermaid containers tucked away in the basement?

Do you think time to go through all of those clothes and give away the pieces that no longer fit because you have recently lost weight?

Do you think time to clean the linen closet, drawers and the basement?

Do you think time to go and have your teeth cleaned, eyes checked and annual check-up?

Do you think about babies being born?

Do you think about vacation?

Do you think almost the end of the first quarter of the new year and I still haven’t lost that 25 pounds?

Do you plan for summer?

Do you make a TO DO list for outdoor preparations for the yard and garden?

Do you imagine your flower garden?

Spring carries a lot for most of us.

I think we all think and do most of the above.

So on this 8th day of April …. with the night fading away and the sun now thinking about showing it’s beautiful glow…. we start our day.

I hope that you have the best Monday ever ….. filled with love and laughter, joy and abundance and FUN.

Have a great day.

ENJOY SPRING !!

Special Hello to: my sister …. time to SKYPE …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

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