Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 22nd day of November, 2018.

Another beautiful day on the way.

 

Last night I went with my friend and her daughter to the Guides Christmas Cookie Sale.

I bought an assortment of cookies and baking.

We arrived with perfect timing as we were about 5 people from the front of the line.

We got in picked our cookies and such, there were crafts and games.

Had some refreshments and were back home before 7:30 p.m.

Which was so nice to have some time before going to bed.

It was a lovely nice and so great to beat the crowds.

 

Mr. Alvin was up off and on last night.

He did reluctantly let me clean his ears this morning.

I would not say that it was a perfect job but at least something.

He has always been sensitive about his ears and feet.

I have a feeling he may have an infection.

Hopefully not.

I could not smell anything bad ( yes, I am the infection smeller ).

Thankfully his appointment is this Saturday morning bright and early.

If there is no improvement tonight we might go tomorrow after work.

Poor little guy and poor mama, for reduced quality sleep.

 

We should be able to take in another nice walk right after work tonight.

Just let Mr. Alvin outside and then harness him up and away we go.

I am going to go on a walk at work as well.

I need to get up from my desk and go for a 15 minute walk at lunch.

Sitting on my butt all day with only getting up to go to the printer and bathroom is not nearly enough.

Also have to drink MORE water.

 

I hope that you are doing great.

Are you drinking enough water?

So important.

Are you getting some exercise?

Fresh air and moving your body is so important.

Good for body, mind and soul.

 

Well almost time to go.

Running a tad bit late.

Have a wonderful Thursday.

Special Hello: to my sister …. miss you little one.

 

 

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 26th day of January, 2016.

Well it is a fine morning here in Edmonton.

I imagine if there birds other than crows/magpies they would be singing a merry tune.

My experience from crows/magpies they sound like they are talking in a gruff tone not really singing a merry tune.

But they are all part of our ecosystem and I respect that.

 

January seems to be zipping along.

Did you make resolutions this New Year?

I did not …..

When I was much younger I used to get on that bandwagon and come up with a list usually small but one nonetheless.

Sometimes I was successful and sometimes not.

I have found it is much better to just resolve to live your life each day to the fullest and be your best.

Whether it is how you eat, sleep or exercise.

Or whether it is how you treat yourself and others.

Just do your best.

That is all any of us can do, really.

I have found in my going on 59 years on this planet that there are just some things that happen that you have no control over.

So you assess the situation and take it from there.

It is all in how you handle yourself and each situation that makes life great or not so great.

Better to go easier on yourself ….. be the best YOU.

 

Well almost time to get this show on the road.

I love Tuesdays ….. I love any day that I get out of bed, my feet touch the floor and I am ALIVE.

Now some of those days may turn out less than perfect but there again perfection is in the eye of the beholder.

My perfect is not your perfect.

Right.

So today I feel great, I think that I look pretty great and today is a great day.

 

Take care.

Have a wonderful Tuesday.

 

Special Hello to: my fellow human beings …… today is a great day.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 8th day of December, 2016.

Do you ever or often awake from dreaming all night and only remember a few flashes from those dreams?

Last night was one of those nights.

It felt like dreams from a fantasy world.

So hard to articulate for sure.

The one thing that I remember and this is so strange is this:  I was peeling away layers of what seemed to be my feet but looked like felt and glue.

There was no pain or joy associated with this flash.

Very strange.

Now at this time I have forgotten everything but the felt and glue.

Perhaps I should have placed a notepad and pen on my nightstand.

It always makes me wonder how our brain brings forth such imaginative tales.

Anyway back to reality.

 

It has been lightly snowing since yesterday.

I love to look out the window and see big flakes slowly coming down.

Always reminds me of a snow globe and I love them.

Alvin and I did a bit of shovelling last night ….

It was so easy as the snow is light and fluffy.

The best kind for shovelling.

So easy to move about.

 

I am excited about tomorrow as my daughter is coming late morning and we are going to have pancakes for “brunch” followed by an afternoon of making jewellery.

We are using polymer clay and I have been dreaming/thinking of making flowers.

So will have to sketch some designs and then figure best way to go about making them.

 

I hope that you are doing great.

Thinking and dreaming …. Dreaming and thinking.

Always the best combination.

You cannot do one without the other.

Have the best Friday ever.

Filled with laughter, kind deeds and respectful actions.

Happy Friday Everyone.

 

Special Hello to: all those folks who read my blog ….. I so appreciate your time.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

P.S. Funny thing this morning …. I was leaving the bathroom and happened to glance down as I took a step and saw a black ball (my work socks) laying in the middle of the doorway.  Mm, I thought do not think that I put them there.  Guess Mr. Alvin was trying to help me get dressed.  I always lay out my clothes on the bed before I wash, put on makeup and brush my teeth.  First time he has done this although I know he loves socks as usually when they are in the laundry basket he wrestles to get them through the openings in the weave on the basket.  To bring a smile to your face.  Then he tried to look all innocent when I said “Mr. Alvin.”

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 11th day of September, 2015.

Still getting used to it being dark but soon it will be light.

Oh, Mr. Alvin just let out a huge sigh.

I wished that I could spend my days at home with him.

We would take long walks like we used to …. go exploring.

We would snuggle more….

We would just be.

We do the best that we can for now.

Ever opportunity for a belly rub or to snuggle.

The one thing that I could do more is “play” …. throw the ball.

We do have one game that he loves …

Out on the deck.

I pretend to be a “monster” for lack of a better word … only by raising my hands above my head and taking a wider stance with my feet placement and growling.

He then takes his nose down posture a little bark ….. bit of a jump in the air and off he runs.

Up and down the stairs and across the deck.

He is so cute to watch.

It is my favourite time with him other than when we are snuggled at night time.

On the deck he runs and that little hop jump thing that he does …. honestly I laugh it is so darn cute.

Well I opted to stay on the sofa until 5:50 a.m. this morning which gave me 50 minutes to: write in my gratitude journal, make and eat breakfast, makeup and dressed, and my blog ……

YAY …. I did it.

Well time to put in one last day at the office before the weekend.

It is a great day.

I am so grateful for everyone and everything in my life.

For every door that is opened and every one that is closed.

For every giggle and every tear.

For every bit of food and for every meal.

For living in a country that is peaceful.

For my life …. it is a great one ….

Well time to run to catch the bus and let Mr. Alvin out one last time.

Have an awesome Friday.

Remember everything that happens is an opportunity to do better.

That is what I think and work on doing.

Someone once said if you say “work on” instead of “try” you will do it.

Special Hello to: my sister “C” …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Something that I learned today ……  I went out for a bit this morning with my neighbour and two of her three children.  Alvin as always, upon my return, is happy to see me for about 20 seconds, LOL   before he starts biting at my toes and pulling on my pant legs (not bad if you have pants on) LOL but …..   After we had lunch we came upstairs (yes, he had to have his carrots, broccoli and cauliflower) to check my email.  As I was trying to put away a couple of things he continued to try and bite at my feet and pull on my pant legs.  When I sat down at the computer,  Alvin went into my bedroom and jumped up onto the bed (I thought that I heard his thud) and grabbed the stuffed FROG that I have sitting on my bed and started to make his getaway, but Mom was faster.  I grabbed the frog.  Put it back onto the bed.  As he was tugging on my pant leg, I took his face in my hand (gently, of course) and looked him right in the eyes and said in a stern voice, “enough, Alvin, no biting” and lo and behold, he stopped and went and laid on the office floor.  Sure hope this works the next time.  Or maybe that will be the last time that he grabs my pants or my feet.  One can only hope….. ….  🙂

So in case you haven’t figured out “what the thought for the day” is, it is this:  always look someone in the eyes when you are trying to get a point across or just telling them that you love them.  They will take you definitely take you seriously.

Have a great day.

Always, Carol

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