Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 27th day of March, 2015.

Wow, is it really that close to April already?

Easter weekend is right around the corner ……

Spring has definitely sprung here in Edmonton.

The snow is melting faster than a marshmallow over a campfire.

The buds on the trees are beginning to show.

The bunnies are already turning brown.

The birds are starting to return.

There are blades of grass green amidst the melting snow.

Soon ….. very soon, one morning I shall awake and there will be leaves on the trees.

I am very happy.

As I mentioned to a friend yesterday it is the little things in life that are the most sweet.

Oh, did I tell you that I was going on an adventure?

I did mention yesterday about taking a trip on our train public transit with a friend I met on the bus who happens to be one of my neighbours.

How cool is that?

Small world.

FOCUS CAROL FOCUS.

Anyway back to yesterday.

After I left the office I high tailed it to my friend’s work where we proceeded to walk to the train station.

It was a few blocks from where she works so it was a nice walk.

When we arrived …. we went down four “steep” flights of steps to the station.

There I scanned my bus ticket and we were on our way.

Walked to the platform and waited about 30 seconds before a train arrived.

It stopped and we proceeded to climb aboard.

I was not surprised on how full it was and of course we had to stand.

Thank goodness it was a quick trip but the train was hot.

The heater was still blowing hot air ….. perhaps the engineer had not walked outside to know just how warm it was ….. oh well.

By the time the ten minutes had passed and we arrived at our stop; I was having a meltdown.

So relieved to get off the train and be outside where we waited a few minutes for the bus; the bus that would take us home.

So in the end it was a few minutes faster and less time on the bus.

The walk to the station and the steps would be good exercise so definitely something to consider.

Now going down was okay but going up in the morning ……. yikes.

Anyway it was a pleasant experience and I am grateful that I had the opportunity.

Thank you to my new friend and neighbour.

Well almost time to go as I hear my ride is near ready.

I hope that you have an awesome Friday.

I wish you an amazing weekend.

Special Hello to: to all folks who take a chance and try something new.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 26th day of March, 2015.

How are you doing this fine morning?

I am doing great.

Today I am learning something new.

One of my new friends is taking me on the “train.”

It is one of the means of transportation in our city.

It is above ground and there are only a few trains in certain areas at this time.

I am excited and nervous.

I will meet her at her “work” and then we will walk to the train catching it to a central location where we will hop on a bus home.

Apparently it is much faster.

Should be interesting.

So that is my new thing for this day.

Well the temperatures are rising and with the sun higher in the sky the snow is melting quickly.

Wow can you believe it almost the end of March …… April is right around the corner.

Easter a week away.

My last shift at the store is one week from this Saturday.

I am so looking forward to this next chapter.

Well time to go to the office.

I can hear my ride ….

Have an awesome day.

Remember to learn something new everyday that is what keeps our brains “firing.”

Learning.

Special Hello to: all those folks who try to learn something new each day.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 18th day of April, 2014.

Today is “GOOD FRIDAY.”

Happy Easter to those who celebrate with church and chocolate.

Enjoy.

As I look out of my office window I see snow and more snow.

Looks like winter again …..

Nice and white …. the covering is hiding the mud and muck from the melt.

Oh well it is April after all and I think it is one of those months that is very unpredictable.

It seems so quiet.

Part of that is due to the cold that I have and my head and ears being plugged.

It has been an interesting week being in this condition.

Definitely better now than earlier in the week.

Oh well …..

Perhaps the ground is covered with snow or maybe you have green grass where you are, no matter I hope that your day is wonderful.

Make a snow man or lay on the grass and gaze up at the sky.

Today is the beginning of the weekend, so enjoy.

I work at the store today so it will be interesting to see who is out and about.

Take care …..

Special Hello to: EVERYONE …… you are special.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

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

OMG, it is still snowing and it is STICKING to the ground.

Oh, no….

Now what ……

Winter coat and boots again!

What to do!

I guess winter coat but I will do shoes today and hope for the best.

Have you already put away all of your winter apparel?

Luckily for me I left out most things ……  my closet is bursting at the seams between spring and winter coats.

Last night it was snowing when Alvin and I went for our walk.

It wasn’t a gentle snow.

It was wet and the wind was blowing so it kind of hurt when it hit your face.

I figured a short walk was better than none.

Poor Alvin ….. I watch the wind with his eyes.

He has big eyes …… he needs protective goggles when we go out in less than perfect weather.

That would be cute.

Well weather …. it is always a surprise.

I guess it always storms around Easter ….. hopefully Mother Nature will get it out of her system and we will have green grass and flowers blooming soon.

Have a great Thursday everyone.

I will be back tomorrow…..if you are not “Happy Easter.”

I hope that the Easter Bunny finds me again.

I was a pretty good girl.

Also I am going off “sweets” once Easter is over.

There it is in print ….. I said it.

Have to cleanse my body ……

Happy Thursday.

Special Hello to: my sister …. miss you, too.  We should SKYPE ……

Always, Carol

Thought for the day….

Today is Monday, Easter Monday, April the 9th, 2012.

The sun is shining here in Edmonton and the sky is a pretty pale blue.

Our office was closed on Good Friday and also today.

I hope that you had a wonderful Easter weekend.

Today I am going to go out and work on collecting the information for the Census.

I hope to get lots of people still at home.

I guess I should share my experience from Friday.

On the very last home for the day ….. I took a tumble from the step.

Not sure what exactly happened.

All I know is one minute I was looking at my clipboard and putting the pages in order and the next I was lying on the cement.

I landed on my right hand.  My clothes were dirty, the knuckles on my left hand were cut and my pinkie finger on my right hand was cut.

At that point in time, it was more pride than anything that hurt.  So I got up, dusted myself off and continued home.

It wasn’t until much later in the evening that my right hand began to swell up and become very painful.

When I went to bed it was almost unbearable, my pain tolerance is quite high so I knew it was bad.

I did not have any “painkillers” of any sort in my home.

So I sucked it up and tried to get a bit of sleep.

In the morning, I found a sling and rested my arm in it.

By doing that …. it helped.  A bit later my daughter came over and brought me some ADVIL.

After taking a couple of them ….. things were better.

So by time I got up Sunday morning the swelling was gone and I felt so much better.

But I did not do anything on Saturday ….. just had my arm in a sling and laid on the sofa and watched t.v.

Yesterday it felt much better but I figured better not push things.

So today I am all ready to go and work on the Census.  I sure hope that people are home.

So it was a crazy, strange weekend for me.

I did get some rest but not quite in the way that I had imagined.

I think Alvin was happy that I was at home despite no walks.

So that was my Easter weekend.

Oh, I forgot my daughter bought me the most exquisite pink carnations, took me grocery shopping and bought me coffee and we even took a couple of moments to check out a couple of showhomes.

I hope that you had a great Easter weekend ….. no spills ….. just fun.

Time to have a shower and get the show on the road.

Have a great day whether you are at home or going to work.

Special Hello to:  Aunt Helen and cousin Teddy …..  you are in our thoughts and prayers.   We love you guys.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Today is Good Friday …. April 6th, 2012.

The sun is shining and the air is calm which is quite refreshing from the heavy snowfall of yesterday at this time.

When I arrived at work yesterday the power was off so we sat in the lobby until the lights were restored, then it was a few hours before our computers were back up and running.

There were huge branches down all over the area where our office is located.  Some had fallen on vehicles and others were blocking sidewalks and streets.

It was quite the spring storm.  At home, the deck and back yard look like the middle of winter….  When I was shovelling on the deck last night it was like shovels full of water, so heavy.

As I pushed the snow off the deck it rolled into balls of sort.  Perfect snowmen weather.

Well it was interesting, and now that the air has cleared the temperatures should warm up and the snow will melt and we shall have spring flowers blooming and the grass and the trees…. YAY.

I have to get into gear as I am going out in a little bit to work on the Census ….. I want to get finished by the end of this weekend.

So from our home to yours …..  I hope that you have a happy, safe and wonderful Easter Weekend…

Special Hello: to my sister who has returned home from a vacation to the U.S.

Always, Carol and Alvin ….

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