It is a NEW YEAR.

Good Tuesday Morning.

The sky is odd this morning with a mix of shine and cloud.

It is warm already in the house OR perhaps it never really cooled down.

We have a few really good fans that kept us cool during the night so that we could sleep.

It is another reminder to get the Central Air Conditioning serviced.

I have to make that call.

But for now we are comfortable with the fans.

Yesterday we squeaked in a walk before the temperature was too warm.

By after work it was too warm for us to go.

We decided to work in the backyard for our exercise and additional fresh air.

Alvin loves to sit outside.

In fact, earlier this morning he just sat outside for a few minutes before we had to return upstairs for his Momma to get ready for work.

Wow, that was a mouth full.

Anyway, he does loves to relax on the deck.

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How are you doing today?

I hope that you are well.

Question for you?

Do you choose your outfit the night before bed for the next day?

Or are you a let’s see what strikes me kind of person in the morning?

Well generally I am the first.

I like to be organized.

In the morning our routine was pretty much set before COVID19 hit.

Since being home it has changed somewhat but I still choose my clothing right down to the underwear the night before bed.

Okay, when you get dressed ….

Is there sometimes and I have found now that I am home that I just cannot make a decision?

Nothing seems to fit right?

Nothing seems comfortable?

Nothing works?

I know that I have put on some weight.

Yup, another thing we can blame on COVID19 which is a lot easier than blaming oneself.

Okay, I know it is not COVID19’s fault (and here I am speaking about it as if it is a person, oh my goodness sake).

But then the sun comes out and you put on something that makes you feel like a million dollars even with the extra weight.

The colour suits you and the cut is amazing.

It is that little top in your closet or perhaps a pair of pants.

That you always feel good wearing.

For some reason it does not hit the top of the list often enough.

I have that top on this morning.

The colour is good on me.

Turquoise blue.

It has an embossed dragonfly with some gold sequins and other coloured ones.

The cut is good.

My buddha belly is semi disguised although not entirely.

It is just a top that was well made.

Short sleeves.

Has the right amount of stretch to be flattering.

I love this top.

I was just thinking that it would be fantastic to have more of this top.

But alas it was a hand me down and I have no idea of where it came from and most likely they don’t make this anymore.

But for this moment, for this day, I shall run with the feeling of a $million dollars$$.

 

Mr. Alvin has a vet appointment at lunchtime to check his ears.

I believe that he has an infection in his left one.

Better to be safe than sorry.

He has been uncomfortable the past couple of days and I surely do not wish him to suffer.

 

Okay, time to start drinking that “to go” mug of coffee.

Have an awesome day.

I hope that you have that “turquoise top with the dragonflies.”

Something that makes you feel special.

Cause you are, you know.

 

Living my life with kindness and respect and of course a tinch of fun.

I/We, shall remain,

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 3rd day of August, 2018.

Well it is a much cooler morning and it is RAINING.

Our house is cooler and more comfortable.

No need to run fans or have windows open.

Nice break from the heat.

 

Last night / late afternoon, my sister, Alvin and I went for a nice walk.

It was raining just slightly when we started our walk.

But it was so refreshing.

 

My sister and I are getting ready as at some point we are going to West Edmonton Mall with her grandson/my great nephew to do some shopping.

He would like to look around as he has not been there lately.

Our ride will arrive sometime during the next hour or so.

 

Last night I made a rhubarb crisp from the rhubarb that one of my coworkers gave me.

OMG, so good.

Nothing like fresh from the garden.

 

Well this will be short.

Life is good.

Keeping busy with company and trying to keep cool (loving it today).

 

Happy Vacation.

 

I hope that you all have a great day.

Special Hello to: my friends near and far.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 17th day of July, 2018.

What a gorgeous morning, clear blue skies.

This morning when Al and I went for a walk at 5:15 a.m. – there was quite a lot of activity at our lakes/park.

The birds everything from ducks, geese, robins and more where chirping, quacking, singing and communicating.

There were frogs and crickets.

The ponds (not actually lakes) were alive with all sorts of wild and wonderful creatures.

It was glorious to listen to it all as we made our way through the park.

 

Another HOT HOT one on the way.

OMG, yesterday was so hot.

The fans and air conditioning barely keeping things cool.

 

Somedays you just need to share some photos.

Here are some photos from my “61” BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION.

The partying beings ….. a tad early but who am I to rain on my parade.

Why not celebrate for a month?

Right.

Party complete with Birthday Banner and Balloons.

Nothing like FRESH GLORIOUS FRUIT

Homemade CARROT CAKE to die for ….

The Birthday Girl hiding behind your PRESENTS.

Oh, I love presents.

So blessed …. received yoga pants & top and sweater and long no-sleeved fancy tank top.

I had so much fun with my girl friends …. we laughed and laughed.

 

AFTER the birthday party my daughter and grand-pups came for the afternoon & stayed for supper.

Both Aspen and Milo looked out the window pretty much the whole time that my daughter was out.

She slipped out for a few minutes.

Oh the babies.

My LILIES be blooming.

They are the most gorgeous shade of red, the ferns are taking over the front flower bed.

Who does not like impatiens?  I kind of missed most of the flowers.

They are filling up two pots on the front step.

What a glorious Sunday I had.

Absolute perfection.

 

Well here we are at Tuesday.

Will be trying to keep cool.

Thank goodness it is cool at 5:15 am when we go for a walk.

 

Special Hello to:  YOU, thank you for reading my blog.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

 

 

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 25th day of November, 2013.

Two things to celebrate on this beautiful Monday.

One being the 29th Birthday of my niece “D” and the other being the WIN for the SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS … THEY WON THE GREY CUP.

How exciting on both counts.

So on this day, I am grateful that the Riders won and that my beautiful niece was born this day 29 years ago.

Jumping for joy.

I feel so awesome.

Today is going to be the best day ever.

Special Hello: to  my niece ….. wishing you the best day …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

I believe that everyone on the planet should receive an unexpected wonderful warm HUG every single day of their life.

Can you imagine how much better our world would be?

I have to tell you a little story.

Over the past few days I have been working at my job at the mall.

For a little background.

The multi-talented young megastar Taylor Swift was in town for two sold-out concerts (one Thursday night and one Friday night).

So our store was visited by many of her fans who stopped by with their Grandmas, Mothers, and Fathers for some soaps and stuff.

There was one particular young lady who stood out.  She asked me if we sold shampoo for children.

I told her that we sold shampoo & conditioner although not specially made for children; it was great and that I used it.

So while we were discussing shampoo – I noticed that she was wearing a Taylor Swift t-shirt and asked her about the concert.

She told me about all the set changes and all the different instruments Taylor played and that she was amazing.

We chatted about school and she told me she was going into Grade 5.  We formally introduced ourselves and she told me where she was from …..

Then out of the blue …… she reached over and gave me a big hug around the waist because that is where her arms reached.

How incredibly generous.  Especially these days.

I was so taken aback but so grateful for the hug.

We chatted for a few more seconds before she was on her way.

In a world that is so full of mistrust and malice it was wonderful to find such a warm hearted soul in one so young.

I had a strange but wonderful feeling envelope me.    A feeling that I had come across a very special human being.

It seemed like for the rest of the day everyone in our store (all the staff) were in the hugging mood.

How great is that?

Each hug feels like a million dollars and by the end of the day ….. I had about 40 million of them.

How blessed am I?  Very.

Thought for this day …… pass out HUGS.

They are FREE ….. give your each member of your family a big HUG.

See the smiles on their faces.

Thank you for all of the hugs.

I am eternally grateful for the little girl who brought warmth into my life in a quick minute, and then was gone.

Happy Saturday everyone.

Today,  I am surrounded by puppies.  Elton laying on the hall floor, Penny on one side of me and Alvin on the other.

(they are pooped out because we just came back from a morning walk and it is already beginning to get hot, supposed to be 30 today)

Truly I feel like the luckiest human being on the planet.

To be surrounded by so much love on a daily basis.

Always, Carol

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