Living … One day at a time.

Hello,

Feeling great this morning as the sun rises higher in the sky spreading its’ light and clearing the night.

The grass is the most brilliant green, my favourite shade of green.

I love Kelly Green and the grass seems to be just that shade …. that wonderful hue.

Makes me smile.

I am wearing my favourite light cardigan …. yes, you guessed it “KELLLY GREEN.”

It makes me happy and if I could wear it everyday or had multiple KELLY GREEN sweaters / tops I would wear them everyday.

This shade of green goes with absolutely everything.

In my mind, anyway.

It goes with Alvin as we stroll down the street.

It provides a good back drop to my navy pants and black ones.

It lights up my face and brings me joy.

Definitely makes me smile.

Isn’t it great that a colour can do all of that?

Absolutely, it is.

Perhaps your Kelly Green is Purple, Blue or Pink.

Whatever it is …. make sure that you wear that colour a good portion of the time.

Making us feel joy is a good thing.

 

Last night Alvin and I walked with our friend P.

We took the long route and it was glorious.

The rain drenched grass and trees are so GREEN right now.

So beautiful.

P counted the goslings that were out and out with their parents.

The total was “30.”

All sizes.

I must take my phone and snap some photos with the camera.

Just in case you have not seen goslings as of late.

Perhaps you have not seen them at so many different stages of growth.

 

Almost time to leave for work.

My carpool is back to work after a nice vacation to Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Yesterday after I arrived at the bus stop in the morning – my neighbour pulled up in her car.

I didn’t call her for a ride as I did not wish to be a bug.

So I was blessed to have had a ride to work.

Great way to start the work week.

 

There is a breeze blowing the divine trees as I look out of my office window.

I feel so blessed to live in my own home.

I feel so blessed to have eyes that I can see the trees swaying in the wind and to see the GREEN.

I feel so blessed to be surrounded by love and support of family and friends.

I feel truly blessed that Alvin chose me.

What a great way to start the day.

 

Remember to be kind.

Be grateful.

Feeling grateful brings you to a good place.

We all need to be there.

Follow your heart and your instincts.

Life is great.

Some small bumps along the way.

But that is life, isn’t it.

Happy Tuesday.

 

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 26th day of August, 2018.

Happy Birthday to a friend of ours who turns “12”today.

She is almost a teenager ….. hard to believe …. when we met as neighbours you were a little girl….not even in school.

The sky is partially cloud ….. a bit of smoke lingering in the air …. possibly some rain clouds.

Cooler than the average for this time of year but that is okay.

We had a little rain shower last night.

Today will be a quiet day just looking after the boys.

Putting away the laundry that has been drying in the laundry room.

Snuggling with pups and visiting with Humphrey the Cat.

 

I had a start last night.

I went to visit Humphrey and Cinder after 9:00 p.m. last night ….. Cinder was awake and when I turned on the light …. she was staring right at me.

Her eyes are so cool.

Round black with a sliver of lightness going through them.

Geckos are so unique.

I do not see her much when I look after them.

Again this morning she was laying on a stem of the plant that is her in home …. Not sure if she was sleeping or not.

Usually during the day she is in her sleeping pod.

So twice I have seen her in less than 12 hours.

Very unusual.

Well I have Master Teddy in my lap and it is not quite so easy to key with someone who wants you to hold him.

We have had a good few days together.

The boys have played, we have walked and just hung out.

 

Mr. Alvin has been eating grass the past couple of days.

Last night he threw up once and I thought he was going to do so again.

He has no problem eating or drinking.

Perhaps he has been eating too much.

I am watching that carefully today.

Teddy seems to like Alvin’s food AND Alvin will eat his and Teddy’s if given the chance.

 

Well time to go and have coffee.

Teddy is moving about and I do not wish to drop him.

 

His Aunt is picking him up tonight.

His Mom and Dad will remain away on vacation for an additional few days.

He will be excited to his Auntie “J.”

 

Life is good.

 

I heard somewhere the following and it makes sense to me:

“The age that is one’s highest self esteem is “60.”

I definitely can see that.

It has taken me to age 60 to be better in my own skin, to know what I like, and to be confident in myself.

Life is better as we age.

 

Have an awesome day.

Special Hello to: my all my girls ….. each year you get better and better.

Always, Carol, Alvin and Master Teddy.

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 23rd day of September, 2016.

Second day of Autumn for 2016.

We had a bit of rain overnight and this morning.

I will be taking my umbrella just in case.

So grateful for such wonderful neighbours.

One of my neighbours was home yesterday so she came over and let Mr. Alvin outside into the back yard for a bathroom break, visited with him and gave him a couple of treats.

Thank you “S” ….. we are so grateful to have you as a neighbour.

Sometimes when you are having a bit of a pity party.

Sit down, lay down or just stand there and close your eyes.

If you gave it even a second of thought you would realize that you have so much to be grateful for …..

 

Well I am running late and the bus will not wait.

I hope that you all have a great Friday.

Keep dry, warm, cool and happy – wherever you reside on this beautiful amazing planet of ours.

Happy Friday.

Thank you.

Special Hello to: my friends back home.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 23rd day of April, 2016.

It is cool overcast and calm at this moment here in Edmonton.

Forecast is for cooler temperatures over the next few days and RAIN.

We do need the moisture so very badly so I WISH it happens.

A nice steady rain for a couple of days will do wonders.

 

This past month or so has been filled with so many ups and downs.

More downs than ups for sure.

I am trying to wrap my head around and bring myself back to the positive place I usually reside.

But it is difficult.

It seems that tragedy happens in bulk form.

Not bad enough that something terrible happens to someone but does it have to happen more than once in  such a short time?

We hope …… We WISH ….. We Pray.

I know that when you are in that place and cannot bring yourself up into the light that sometimes the darkness takes over.

Now I am not saying that my life is ridden deep in misery because it is not.

I really have a good life …..

Sometimes I could throw the financial aspect of my life at the door if that was possible ….

Sometimes I feel as though I went through the wrong door…. and yet..

Sometimes I just feel drained …..

But mostly I am good.

I have wonderful family and great friends.

I have Mr. Alvin ….. one of the loves of my life.

So I am going to think good thoughts and breathe.

Bring myself to the light and know that things will again work out.

Darkness always brings opportunity for light.

I will stick to that thought ….

Oh life ……

Today I send good energy and love to my grand-puppy “Elton” and to two of my friends “I” and “S” …..

Heal them and make them well again.

Time for a nice hot shower to rid me of this “feeling” …..

Take care everyone.

Things will always get better ….

We have to go there …. we must.

 

I hope that your life is good.

Have a great day and surround yourself with love, joy and laughter.

Also take photos either with a camera, your phone or your EYES ….

Photos are good to have remind us of those joyous times.

Because sometimes it is hard to bring those thoughts without the images.

 

Special Hello to: my family and my friends ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 31st day of August, 2015.

The last day of August ….. coming into my favourite season.

Just a few weeks until it is official.

The weather is changing although the weekend was warm.

Great time to be outside.

Alvin and I spent quite a bit of time outside ….

I am so grateful that my guy is feeling better.

The morning sky to the south as I gaze out the office window is a beautiful hue of mixed blue, pink and white.

Or at least that is what my eyes are seeing ….

How wonderful.

This week is supposed to be a bit more seasonal but still beautiful.

Almost forgot to pick up my bus pass …. better do that after work.

We had a great Saturday and Sunday despite the tree deal.

I am so sad that I will have to chop down my tree in the front yard.

It is so beautiful but alas cannot have the roots going into the basement or that will be another set of problems.

We chopped the roots that were getting near to the house and then will decide in spring the next course of action.

I am sad …. never nice to have to do something like this.

Breaks my heart …..

I love trees …. I love my tree.

Soon the leaves will begin to turn yellow …. they are such a pretty yellow.

I will enjoy them even more this year.

Well I guess it is time to get downstairs and gather my lunch and put on my shoes.

Get on my way to work.

I hope that you have an amazing Monday.

Enjoy this last day of August, 2015 …..

Special Hello to: my friend “P” who is coming to visit in just a few sleeps …. so excited.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to the 3rd day of April, 2015.

Today is “Good Friday.”

The office I work in is closed for today and Easter Monday but the store remains open.

Today is my second last day of work at the store for me.

Today and tomorrow will be hard as I will truly miss all of the people that I work with at the store.

The young ones all call me “Mom” or “Carol” which is nice.

There is only one employee who around my age.

Being surrounded by youth is a great thing.

Keeps you up to date with all the happenings of the world through their eyes.

I love it.

There are some of us girls who have become good friends, and we get together, and that will remain.

Some of them have moved on to other employments and such but friendship remains.

The sun is shining today and that is wonderful.

We received more of the white stuff yesterday and it is fast melting.

I wonder if the store will be busy today.

Hard to say, I guess.

Only time will tell.

Well time to hop into the shower.

I am so excited to soon have all of my evenings and weekends for my own.

Me and Alvin will be out walking in the neighbourhood catching up on the latest.

Have a great day everyone.

Special Hello to: all of my friends at the store …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 9th day of November, 2014.

Well we have snow …..

My sister and her guy were here for the day yesterday.

We had a great visit and spent most of the day in and out of the car.

But it was a very great one.

I got up early and started laundry, gave Mr. Alvin a hair cut, fed Aussie (neighbour’s cat), gave Alvin a bath, visited with my sister when they arrived, then to the Vet, then home shortly, then to the hospital, then home shortly to feed all of the babies and then out for supper at West Edmonton Mall and then did some window shopping as we did not find anything that caught our eyes and then back home where we visited for a bit and then they were gone to the hotel by 9:30.

So busy day but I would not trade it for anything.

My nephew improves with each visit and I know one of these days he is just going to open his eyes and give us a look.

I am just enjoying a cup of coffee before heading out to the store to work for the day.

I am so grateful that the kids are here for Mr. Alvin or I would not be able to work these crazy hours.

I hope that you had a great weekend.

Special Hello to: my family all over the country …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

P.S. thank you for reading my blog …… it means the world to me.

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 25th day of February, 2014.

WOW, almost the end of yet another month.

One month closer to spring and I am extremely happy for that …..

 

This morning when I was having a shower – I moved the shower curtain to see Mr. Alvin lying on the mat in front of the tub.

Just lying there.

I felt a tear well up in my eyes as I felt so perfectly loved and protected at that very moment.

He truly is my “best friend.”

What a cute little guy.

He spent a couple of days with his sister Sunday and Monday (and slept over Sunday night).

When I was finished work and had stopped by to drop off the car – he was up at the window looking out.

My daughter had planned that she would just come out and drive me home (very cold for walking).

I could see him jump off the sofa and I knew he saw me.

He barked that shrill bark of his and it broke my heart.

I felt like I was abandoning him.

He spent the night because the kids were off yesterday and I worked.

Always better for him to have company than not.

When I stopped by at their house after work last night to pick him up ….. he was again up at the window.

Looking out and when he saw me ….. he looked twice and then headed for the door ….. oh, my boy.

But I did feel guilty even though he was in the best hands possible.

The kids always tease me and I know it to be true that Mr. Alvin is truly a “Momma’s Boy.”

He is the son that I never had …..

Well time to zip off to work …..

Just wanted to share that with all of you ….. I think that sometimes people forget just how attached our pets get to us.

I know they are part of our family and after all we are all “animals” …… we just happen to be on two legs instead of four.

They definitely love us unconditionally …..

I wish for this Tuesday that everyone would love and show respect to the their pets and the animals around them.

Special Hello to: all those special pets in the world and my Alvin…. love you buddy….. you are the best.

Always, Carol and “me” Alvin …..

 

 

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