Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 19th day of March, 2015.

One day closer to SPRING.

Are you getting excited?

Perhaps for some folks you may still have a ton of snow but with the sun higher in the sky it is warmer, and it will melt more quickly.

Not to worry.

Spring is right around the corner.

We are so blessed as our sidewalks are almost clear of the ice.

The streets and sidewalks are now topped with tiny bits of gravel from the City dusting the ice over the winter months.

There is dirt in the air ….

I am so excited for some rain …… just a nice shower would do.

I am so grateful that Mr. Alvin and I have been able to walk every night after work.

I can feel our “winter weight” slowly beginning to disappear.

Mr. Alvin still has not “taken the steps” up to the bed.

Perhaps in time.

Either that or I am going to purchase another stool from IKEA (the one that has a gradual incline, perfect width and doesn’t look like stairs).

Perhaps he just doesn’t like stairs.

Oh well, time will tell.

I feel like a million dollars this morning.

Like someone removed a hundred pounds from my shoulders.

Sometimes just little decisions make the world of difference.

So on this Thursday I feel like a million dollars.

I just have to remember, we all do that when doors close more open.

Fact of life.

Take that step …… go for it.

I am.

Have a wonderful day.

It is payday at the office …… how great is that.

Another thing to be grateful for and I surely am.

Well time to go and put the finishing touches on …

I want to wear my shoes that lace up today …..

My new laces are slippery so sometimes they do not stay done up ….

Note to self: go and look for new ones.

Happy Thursday …..

Special Hello to: all those folks who read my blog.

Thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day….

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

I almost keyed January …. I guess that means it flew by.

Winter has come again to our City and Province and most of Canada.

Yesterday was blustery and quite a lot of snow accumulated over the course of the day.

The forecast is for more today, as well.

Waiting for the bus after work was an unwelcome treat ….. just a hint of sarcasm.

Really it was not too bad but not great.

Thank goodness for the bus shelters.

I gave up standing in the blowing snow after 15 minutes and popped inside.

Nothing like stinging snow to brighten your afternoon.

Okay enough complaining.

I was quite happy when the bus did arrive only to find that it was stuffed literally to the rafters ….

there was only enough for one person to enter via the back door and three people got on board…

then the doors wouldn’t close.

I did ask if anyone could wait as I was on my way to my other job but they all ignored me.

How nice is that?

If someone would have asked that of me ….. I certainly would have let them.

Really what is happening to our society that our manners have totally fallen by the wayside.

Food for thought.

Even a woman in the bus shelter commented on how she noticed no one will move for an elderly person or someone that needs a seat.

To wrapped up in their own selves and comfort that they do not help or sometimes likely even notice.

Well that is my rant for the day ….. all out of my system ….. so I can get on with my day.

I know that all of you would give up your seat to an elderly person or someone in need of the seat or standing room at the back.

I guess the high point was that the next bus which was late ( they were all late ) had room for all of us to sit.

I got to the mall with just enough time to grab something to eat for supper and eat before starting work.

The manager was kind enough to let me start a couple of minutes late …..

I am one of those people who always likes to be early ……

Next time word to self …. CHILL….

It always works out …… being late once in a lifetime is okay …… only thing was supper ….

I just thought might be a good idea to eat before working until 10:00 p.m.

I hope that you have a great day.

I hope that anyone you encounter will have manners.

Kindness goes a long way in the world.

Special Hello to: all those folks who give up their seat on the bus, who hold open a door, who help someone carry heavy bags up the stairs …

Thank you as well.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 17th day of October, 2014.

Ah, darkness outside marks this time of year.

But alas when the sun rises it unveils the most beautiful hues in Mother Nature’s colour wheel.

We are so thankful to have a marked change in the season.

This year because it has been such a beautiful October so far we are hoping to have the same long into November.

Hard to believe that Halloween is only two weeks away from tomorrow.

Where did the time go?

Are you ready for the little treaters.

Alas, (my favourite word, today) I have to work at the store that night.

I will miss my first Halloween since my daughter was small.

I have dressed up and even gone out with the younger ones.

But the part that I love the most is being at the door when the little treaters arrive.

Some of the costumes are so unbelievably good.

So I shall miss that part but I think that I may dress up for work (the office).

Well here we are at Friday ……

I hope that you are feeling great going into the weekend and have a wonderful one.

I will be back here tomorrow morning.

Update on my nephew …. still progressing and that is all that anyone can hope for and thank you for your thoughts.

It is amazing how much positive energy I have been feeling as of late.

There was a spring in my step as I actually ran up the stairs this morning.

Have a great great day my friends.

Special Hello to: all those people who love seeing the little treaters on Halloween.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 12th day of September, 2014.

WOW, ’tis Friday …… weekend.

I think it is going to be a great weekend.

Starting off with coffee with my friend “G” at her house.

Followed by laundry, cleaning up both indoors and outdoors.

Time to pull the annuals and reorganize the garage to put away the pots and patio furniture.

I love seeing the deck bare …. it just has that look, you know.

I love seeing spring and the patio furniture and the flowers once again.

But for now will concentrate on the present time.

It is almost officially fall …..

We are so lucky most of the trees in our neighbourhood are still very much green.

Despite the harsh frost we had a couple of nights ago.

Anyway, I love that slight coolness to the air …..

Walks are more enjoyable …..

Oh and time to start putting away summer clothing and bring out fall/winter.

Check to see if you have mittens, scarves, boots and coats.

I need to go shopping soon for new winter boots.

I have some that will work for now but really would like new ones.

Well almost time to head out the door ….

I hope that you all have a fantastic Friday.

Take care.

Special Hello to: all those people who are getting ready for the change in seasons.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 4th day of August, 2014.

Funny story from last night.

As you know my daughter, son-in-law and grand-puppies are living with Alvin and I for a few months while their house is being built.

Also this weekend they were away looking after my son-in-law’s niece and nephew.

Only for two nights.

Saturday night it must have taken about one hour to get everyone settled.

This was the first time that the puppies would sleep in our new bedroom and the first time since they moved in without Mom and Dad.

They all came upstairs when I said bedtime and then both Elton and Penny went back downstairs so I played catch me if you can for a bit.

Then we were all in one room …… door closed.

Penny kept walking all over the bed not wanting to settle down.

Elton really was the only one that picked a spot and laid down.

Alvin up down looking out the window.

It felt like we were playing a board game.

Eventually we got to sleep.

Cut to last night.

I worked at the store until 6 and then caught the bus home.

My daughter and son-in-law had brought the kids over to see the dogs so they had a break in the afternoon.

I took Alvin for a walk first and then Elton and Penny before bed.

Thinking it would tire them out.

WE did our regular bedtime routine.

I then call them upstairs to bed.

One, two and three all upstairs.

I had turned off the air conditioning because I really don’t like to run it all day and all night.

It was warm upstairs.

Penny and Alvin went into my daughter’s room and jumped up onto the bed.

Elton then went in and of course needed a hand getting up onto the bed, so I helped him up.

Thinking it would keep them calm until I had a chance to get ready for bed.

So I did my thing ….. Alvin in the meantime was bored and as I was in the bathroom came and laid outside the bathroom on the rug.

Once I was ready I called them to come to bed …… Alvin came and jumped up on the bed.

The other two no ….

So I decided to borrow their fan as it helps keep Penny from being distracted from any outside noises and also would keep us cool without the air conditioning being turned on.

I went and got the fan and rearranged things and plugged in the fan.

It felt so good.

Then I went to get the other two and Alvin went and jumped up on the bed.

I took that as clear sign that everyone wanted to sleep in the other room.

So I unplugged the fan and moved it back to the other room.

Grabbed a loose cotton sheet from the closet and closed the door to the bedroom.

Everyone seemed to settle down right away.

I read for a couple of minutes.

We had a great night’s sleep …… the phone rang once during the night and made us all jump.

Note to self: always listen to the dogs.

At this very moment: Elton is laying on his bed, Penny on the rug outside the office door and Alvin is in our bedroom with me and he is looking out the window.

There is a coolness to the air and it feels good ….

Special Hello to: owners of dogs ….. make sure you listen.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Here are the three amigos.

Note: Alvin at the window (a different day and now has a smart looking hair cut);  Miss Penny laying on a chair from another day and Mr. Elton definitely another day because he too is sporting a wicked good haircut.

But just wanted to share photos of them.  Of course, you know that if I went downstairs to grab my camera they would all jump up from their spots and I was not on the ball enough to think I would need it.

Woo, time for coffee …… wow 10:30 already ……. where did the morning go…. Have a great Monday everyone. 🙂

 

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 3rd day of March, 2014.

Happy March ….. how are things going on the third morning of this March?

Did you watch the “Oscars” last night?

I recorded them as I worked until 6:00 p.m. and upon arrival at home …… well a little outside creature decided to make an appearance.

This little thing has been loose in my house seemingly on the main floor only since last Wednesday.

I have prayed that when the door opens that it would run back outside but alas it has not happened.

Thank goodness for great neighbours as they came in with me and it was my friend “T” who found it sitting in my pantry.

I guess with the house being empty all day and dark it was out and about …..

Anyway we meaning my friends were unable to capture it so alas it remains somewhere in my house.

I am going to visualize it leaving ….. and soon.

Back to the OSCARS …… I did manage to watch some of them and I am glad that I recorded them.

Oh well, not exactly the evening that I had planned but what can you do.

Alvin is sleeping over at his sister’s house so he wasn’t here to protect his Momma.

Oh well ….. not something that I want to do but more that I needed to do and that was have traps set ….. they have been set since he first arrived.

Hopefully soon he has gone to “little creature heaven” ……  I am afraid to look.

I have been debating about borrowing a friend’s cat.

Oh what to do.

I am sorry for taking the life of another breathing being.

Back to the OSCAR’s ….. I saw the young lady win for Best Supporting Actor …… her speech was inspiring and heartfelt.

So perhaps tonight I can watch the rest of the awards.

Please help me visualize several cats guarding my house inside and out.

Perhaps this will help.

Thank you.

Special Hello to: Dave and Baby …..  my sister’s cats …. oh, how I wished that they were here.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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