Living … One day at a time.

Hello,

Well what is there to say about the weather.

Really it has been sunshine then overcast ….. overcast then break with bit of sunshine.

Repeat …. repeat and repeat.

On the upside ALL is green but now we do require some of that bright lovely sunshine.

Alvin and I had a glorious long weekend.

Most of it was spent with each other however there was a sprinkling of family and friends at times.

Despite Mother Nature’s many attempts we did manage to walk at least once each day.

 

I must admit that I spent quite a lot of time this weekend thinking about life.

Thinking about where I am at this point in time.

So where is that exactly?

Well I am good in my own skin so to speak.

Comfortable with the day to day decisions.

Comfortable with my voice.

Comfortable knowing that I do the best that I can most days.

 

I feel relatively good.

Sometimes with all of the rain, I feel a bit drained not as energetic.

 

I work full-time.

I write part-time.

I am surrounded by great people.

 

But somehow there seems to be something missing.

Something is not quite right.

Quickly approaching 62, next month.

 

I remind myself not to compare myself to others my age.

Because we do not all have the same stepping off place.

Life is not the same for us all.

Food for thought.

 

So where do I want to be?

What do I want to be doing?

Good, no great questions.

Definitely I need to be doing some hard thinking to uncover that piece of something in my life that seems to be missing.

 

I shall do just that.

 

Well my carpool is on vacation so will be catching the bus today.

As it is cooler, I am wearing long pants, shoes and socks.

Yes and a top, you silly.

Coat and carrying an umbrella.

The house is cool this morning so I feel the need to bundle up.

Temperature to be only 17 degrees today.

 

Happy Tuesday.

I hope that wherever you are and whatever you are doing that you know what you want at this stage of your life.

Life is complicated …

Better to simplify.

That is for sure.

 

I love this planter from outside my office.

Sometimes you just need to see something beautiful…….

 

 

 

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 10th day of September, 2018.

We did not receive any RAIN overnight and it was dry when we first were up at 4:45 AM.

When we arose from the sofa at 5:25 a.m. it was wet outside.

It is dark and raining.

What a great way to begin the work week.

I am glad that I started to do the fall cleanup yesterday.

Alvin enjoyed a nice long massage this morning.

This is begin to be a “thing.”

Something that we do almost each and every morning.

 

How was your weekend?

Did you have time to relax?

Did you go out?

Did you walk?

Did you cook?

Did you spend time with your loved ones?

 

My weekend was GREAT.

Yes, I snuggled with Alvin and Teddy on Saturday and played JENGA with myself.

I went outside.

Yes, we walked everyday.

Yes, I did.

Yes, I spent the weekend with Mr. Alvin and saw my neighbour S, and friends Teddy, his Momma and his Papa.

 

So happy this Monday as my carpool is back to work from vacation.

I enjoyed our conversations and her company.

Nice not to have to catch the bus.

 

I guess you could say life is pretty good.

No complaints.

 

Mr. Alvin is snoring on this blue blanket.

Fifteen minutes until I leave for work.

Mr. Alvin is up.

 

Well it is a Monday.

First day of my work week.

 

I hope that you had a great weekend.

That you did have fun, relaxed and all of that.

Enjoy this day as September 10, 2018 will not come this way again …. unless we get caught up in a time loop.

Well that would be scary.

Perhaps we are in a time loop.

Maybe that is why every so often things just feel the same.

Food for thought.

Enjoy.

 

Special Hello to: my son-in-law …. have a great day.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

PS:  Hello Daughter …… Miss Aspen and Baby Milo…..

 

 

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 5th day of January, 2018.

YAY, it is the last day of the work week and then the weekend begins.

So excited for the weekend.

We are expecting a beautiful weekend weather wise so that means good for our walks.

Nice to be able to go out during the day light hours.

Perhaps Alvin won’t have such aversion to walking.

Who knows.

 

Do you ever dream about people from your past but in different circumstances?

Odd circumstances.

Very odd.

Anyway that was last night’s dreams.

Cool but strange, very strange.

Cannot mention names to protect the innocent, of course.

Just food for thought, dreaming??

 

My favourite part of our morning routine is our snuggling on the sofa.

Most comfortable place to “s nap”  (snuggling while napping).

I love it when Alvin stands up and then moves to the pillow and then drops his body with his head landing on the pillow right beside mine.

He never misses.

He is good at cuddling.

 

Well here we go.

Time to leave again.

I wish you a wonderful day filled with kindness and respect.

 

Special Hello to: my friend “I” who lives in Sweden.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 10th day of April, 2014.

How are you this fine morning?

I am doing great.

Alvin even sat on my lap as I wrote in my “gratitude” journal.

He hasn’t done that in awhile.

Was nice.

How did you do yesterday at remaining positive and upbeat?

Did you take a misstep?

I did …. and I apologized.

Was a bit stressed and didn’t take into account that my co-worker might have been too.

Wasn’t serious but I felt bad.

Always learning.

Every word that comes out of your mouth you have to take responsibility.

Every thought that comes into your mind you have to take responsibility.

It would seem that if we all took more responsibility for our words and actions that perhaps the earth would be a much better place to live.

A place we would be proud to leave to the next generations.

A place we would proudly call “Planet Earth, Our Home.”

Just thinking ….. you know ….. on a Thursday morning.

I just want to be a better person.

Not just for others but for me.

If I am that better person then I will give that to others.

They will see that and perhaps it will give them the push they need to be better people.

Just thoughts on a Thursday morning.

It is all you can do and all you should do.

To strive to be better in that moment.

This moment.

To live in the Now ….. not behind or ahead.

Food for thought.

I hope that you are energized and have the most spectacular day.

Thank you for reading.

Special Hello to: my fellow inhabitants of planet Earth …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 10th day of January, 2014.

YAY, another gorgeous morning ….. we are so lucky ….. so blessed.

Alvin and I have been enjoying walks every night ….. so great.

“FOOD FOR THOUGHT”- FRIENDS

How are you on the friends front?

What kind of friends do you have?

What kind of friend are you?

Do you listen?

Are you needy?

It makes a difference.

Do you talk to your friend(s) every day?

Do you see them on a regular basis?

Do they live close to you?

Just remember always to “give” and you will receive back.

We the best friend you can possibly be.

Friends are a true blessing.

I hope that you and your friends are doing great.

Take the time to see a special friend today, if possible.

Special Hello to: my sister ….. SKYPE this weekend?

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Wednesday morning, and today is March 14th, 2012.

What do you think about “intelligence” and “imagination?”

Do you think that intelligence could be limiting?

While imagination could be endless?

I started to listen to a well respected man speak last night on television about just this ….. while I did not listen to the whole program as it was near bed-time, what he said made sense.

Really when you think about it …. our imaginations are what built skyscrapers, created computers,  and put man on the moon ….. the ability to think outside the box (outside our brain, our intelligence …. is using our imagination).

Definitely food for thought ….. having a great imagination is definitely a good thing.

So take five minutes everyday and imagine …. imagine yourself, your perfect self …. imagine your life, your perfect life …… SEE ….. so easy..

Whatever you want to create …. use your imagination …. that is why we have one …. so USE IT.

Have a great day.

Special Hello: to all those creative folk and to all those who are beginning to see the light ….. you are a creative genius… YAY. Congratulations.

Always, Carol and Alvin (who has decided this morning to sit on my lap as I am typing my “thought for the day”….. not easy to type with a dog on your lap but definitely comforting….. I love my Alvin….  🙂

P.S.  I am going to make sure that I use my imagination more …… like everyday…. let us see what we can create….

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