Good Morning All! How are you doing this Friday morning? We are well. Third day in a row that we were up and stayed up at 6:30 a.m. – no turning on the snooze button.


Up we are,

Listening to the hum,

of cars in the distance.

As I write these words.

Looking around,

this room,

I see hints of my life,

Photos, cards, books, plants, art and stuff.

All things that one would collect over time.

Alvin moans, then whines,

afraid to cross the floor.

Words of encouragement to help him,

cross to the hallway.

Silly boy …. but that’s okay.

Life has always been interesting,

full of surprises and not,

Mostly just the regular everyday.

Living each day as best that I can,

What else is my lot?

I fill my days with work,

happy to be employed,

working from home these days,

So happy about that.

Writing each day makes me happy.

Perhaps one day I will get my ducks,

in a row,

maybe they will fly and soar,

I will get to those heights.

As I put together my words, the writings into a book.

That is my dream.

What is yours?

Does everyone dream of something better?

Of a passion?

Of a different life?

I guess so, we are human,

of that I am certain.

Well as the minutes pass away,

it comes closer to the time,

to start work for the last day this week.

Then my work at home begins,

you know laundry and cleaning.

In between we shall enjoy our walks,

me and Alvin,

our time together.

We do not know how long it will be,

so enjoying each moment, each minute,

each day is important.

Have a wonderful Friday.

Do something that you love?

Something that you love with your whole heart?

Take that chance,

take it now.

We will continue to live each day,

with kindness, respect, compassion

and of course patience,

always working on patience.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Written this day Friday, March 19, 2021


Good Morning ALL. How are you doing this morning? We are great. Alvin slept pretty much until 3:00 a.m. or at least I was able to get him to lay back down on the bed until then…..up and has his glucosamine chew and outside for a “bathroom break.” On the sofa ….. until 5:00 a.m. although I think I remember him wanting to get up before then but again I coaxed him to lay back down. So at least this morning although choppy – I do feel like I had a decent night sleep. I guess for the most part I am so used to this routine of get up in the middle of the night although I understand why. We are both getting older. I have been getting up and going to the washroom for years and he just started maybe in the last year or so PLUS he dozes from about 7:30 p.m. until we go to bed at 9:00 ish. So by 3:00 a.m. he has slept long enough. Anyway, this is not breaking news and likely not interesting to anyone but me. I am sure that actually a lot of people can sympathize with me. If you are getting older, if you have a pet or children?

We are back into a deep freeze. We had quite a bit of snow yesterday morning but by the time I shovelled snow which was at a late lunch break for me; the falling snow had stopped. No more snow has accumulated. YAY. I still have to shovel the driveway. That is one thing about having the garage detached from the house and not having a car – I sometimes do not think of it right away. I will say that shovelling is a good source of exercise when one cannot walk. I did start walking in the house ….. on the spot ….. using weights but that lasted three days and then I stopped. For no real reason. It would seem that I cannot seem to do anything consistently as of late. Are you feeling this way as well? I think it is the WINTER TIME BLUES. Really all I want to do is to snuggle up on the sofa with Mr. Alvin. Hibernation. Hibernate. Sleepy time. Yup, that sounds good to me. I have to find something to perk me up and get me out of this funk. I am so grateful that I do not have to go to work and can get up and stay warm in the house. Although I do have to go outside from time to time each day. Once the cold weather subsides a bit and we can get back outside and walk ….. that should help. I have also been thinking and thinking and pondering the reasons why I cannot seem to get a “book written.” For many many years I have been wanting to and saying and wanting and saying that I want to be a published writer and then I do not go anywhere with that ….. I have more than enough ideas and actual data to write several books but somehow I cannot seem to get any further than that. Well I guess that is not quite true as I have started the first chapter of a book about Alvin and me. I have to get my butt in gear. Perhaps I am afraid. Of what exactly I do not know but likely that is the reason. Fear of failure, perhaps. Fear of the unknown, although that is never really bothered me before ….. I honestly do not know. So please bear with me as I navigate this dream of mine. I know that I will get it done ….. sometimes procrastination gets the better of me. Isn’t it always easier to say that I will start tomorrow and that I have lots of time. Well at this point in my life …. even though I feel that I have a great many years left to live …. one never knows. After all, I somehow write this post almost everyday. In the almost 11 years that I have been writing this, I have only missed a few days.

Okay time to head on downstairs and get this work day going. Coffee sounds like a plan. Maybe I will listen to hits from the 80’s again as the soundtrack of the 70’s seemed to be repeating. I have been listening to the Stingray Music (Telus) on the television. T.V. Such a great selection. Every type of music imaginable. Perhaps it is time to try something new???

Continuing to live each day with kindness, respect, compassion and learning to be more patient.

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday, yes it is mid week already.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 2nd of October, 2013.

I hope you are doing great this morning. 

I am feeling wonderful.


Last night I moved all of my outdoor furniture and plants into the garage.

They were forecasting the “wet white stuff” but it looks like only rain this morning, YAY.


One thing I am curious about ….. how often do you over think things?

Do you play things over and over in your head before acting?

It is different to think about what you are going to say in a situation.

I know sometimes I wished that I had thought things through a bit more before opening my mouth.

I think that for most people there are situations that we are comfortable with making a quick decision, and not over thinking things.

I think that when it is something we are uncomfortable with we hesitate and mull things over and over.

I do believe that most people do not like confrontation.

We as a race I think tend to be passive more than aggressive.

That being said I think our emotions might drive us to be aggressive in situations.

Emotions like fear, anger and greed.

I know when I am uncertain about something I tend to play it over and over in my head.

If I had just thought about it and acted upon it sooner than later, I would have saved myself some agony.

Well something to think about…..

Where do you fall?

I hope this makes sense ……. early morning thoughts ……. ah, my comfy bed……

Special Hello to: THINKERS

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ……

OMG, here it is Monday, January 23rd, 2012.

I am so happy to be back at home.

Slept back home on Friday night and since that day me and Alvin have not had an unwanted visitors.

Thank goodness.

My beautiful home …… the smell of bleach is starting to dissipate, thank goodness.

I am so thankful and grateful to my family and friends who came to my rescue.

I would tell you the long drawn out story, and I know it would be good reading but I have decided better to move on.

It happened last Wednesday morning and I have already shared a bit of the story over the weekend.

So time to get back to normal.

I missed writing on my blog and being at my house.

Our weather has taken a complete 360 over the weekend …. such a beautiful morning.

I believe we were in the plus single digits yesterday.

WOW, crazy.  But I love it.

I hope that everyone had an awesome weekend.

Thank you to all my friends for their helpful hints and their support (FB & emails).

I appreciate it so much.

Tonight finally me and Alvin can continue our evening walks.

We missed all last week due to the bitter cold temperatures and …….

So have a great day.

Special Hellos: to all those people who have a fear, a phobia or nervous ……. you can lessen that heart palpitating feeling by surrounding yourself with the people that you love and having them with you every step of the way….. after over fifty years, I think that I can breathe and not run for the hills.  Not to say that I am not “a bit scared” but so much better than before …… take the first step…… baby steps…. you can do it…

Gotta go…..

Always, Carol

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