Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 6th day of December, 2016.

Happy Birthday Cousin “J” on this COLD December day.

Alvin and I wish you a wonderful day and the best year ahead.

 

Yes, it is true, winter arrived in Edmonton – in most part of Canada late on Sunday.

I knew that there was something about winter that I did not particularly enjoy.

It was these frigid temperatures.

My poor Alvin ….. no walks in the immediate future.

Just too cold, especially after I gave him a hair trim on Saturday.

Last night as I was out shovelling the driveway and deck, I had him in the house and he watched out of our bay window in the kitchen/dining room and was not really happy.

He likes to be where I am at all times when I am at home.

I let him out here and there but it was / it is just too cold for our fur babies to be outside for more than a few minutes.

I realize that some of the bigger dogs need to get old but watch the time.

Their poor paws will freeze quickly.

When I was shovelling at the front of the house with the exception of the porch area and front part of the sidewalk, I was in his visual range and he was okay.

Poor guy.

Sure is nice that he misses me.

 

I am so blessed to have a ride to work this morning.

Another tea order arrived yesterday and it all goes to my co-workers who support my tea business.

I am so grateful for them.

My neighbour that is giving me a ride ….. so grateful for her.

She has been here since I moved in and is a great friend and neighbour.

 

Really hard to concentrate on words when you are thinking about how cold it is outside.

Even the house seems a bit colder.

Our furnaces are truly getting a work-out in this weather.

 

Well time to go and finish getting ready.

I hope that you are safe and warm.

Do not head out on the roads if you do not need.

If you do go anywhere be prepared.

Blankets, flashlights, safety equipment, flares, water, gas can with gas, some chocolate and breakfast bars and make sure if you have a cell phone it is charged.

Safety first.

Always make sure someone knows where you are …. when you leave and your estimated arrival time.

 

Have a great Tuesday.

Special Hello: to my cousin “J” ….. who is one of the most intelligent, kind, witty human beings I know.  Happy Birthday Cousin.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 1st day of March, 2014.

WOW, Happy March …… just a few weeks until it is officially spring.

It sounds like most of North America is experiencing frigid temperatures.

Here in the western Canadian prairie provinces we are more prepared for extreme temperature changes.

Although the minus 60 some windchill temperatures are near the norm.

I hope that on this very cold March 1st that everyone is safe and warm.

So important to also remember your pets – these are not the temperatures that they should be outside for more than a few minutes.

They can get frostbite and much worse.

Fur coats do not protect them at these temperatures.

Also your cows and horses and other farm animals should be in the barn or in some protected enclosure.

If you see a homeless person – get help.

No one should be outside for more than a few and I mean very few minutes in these temperatures.

So with more people staying indoors on this first day of March ….. use this time to have some fun.

Gather the family and play some board games.

Watch a movie together …… have a family meeting.

Find out what is new with everyone.

HAVE FUN.

This is a great opportunity ….

 

Also if you do not have to go out ….. stay home.

Do not chance your vehicle not starting as the tow truck companies will be hours behind being able to assist you for a boost.

If you must go out …. dress in layers …… cover your body ……  cover your head.

If you must go out in the car …. carry booster cables …… carry extra clothing and blankets …… water, candles, and chocolate (something to give you a quick boost).

If you have a cell phone keep it with you.

 

Take care on this Saturday and I hope that you all have a great March.

Special Hello to: all of the people who are staying home and having fun with their families.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 7th day of December, 2013.

There are 18 sleeps till Christmas morning.

Wow, how did that happen?

MAIN TOPIC OF CONVERSATION FOR US NOW:

The western Canadian provinces have been experiencing deep freeze temperatures for the past week.

I heard on the weather channel it is supposed to warm to – 16 degrees celsius, that will be so nice.

As I look out of my office window the smoke from the chimneys is slowly rising in the air.

Even too cold for the smoke from our furnaces.

Just above the horizon the sky is a pale coral whispering up to the soft blue hue.

Very beautiful.

It is so quiet …. no one is out …. too cold.

I must say that once I get my “butt” out of bed I do enjoy the mornings.

It is funny that when it is this cold …. all I want to do is EAT and SLEEP.

I feel like a polar bear and at this point if I am not careful I am going to look like one.

Now all your polar bears living on this planet please do not take offence as you are a beautiful creature.

I only meant “size” … and I am not supposed to be “BIG.”

Oh well, soon this shall pass.

Time to get going …..

I hope that if you are living somewhere with cold temperatures that you remember two things.

Both children and pets should stay indoors.

Play games with them but do not let them play outside.

Too easy to get hypothermia.

Last night on my way to work the bus was late and I waited for over 25 minutes outside in the minus 30’s.

I did dress for it so the only thing cold were my toes.

I guess two layers of socks was not the best idea ( perhaps too tight ).

Anyway, just be aware.

Don’t leave pets or children in your car now either or any time, actually.

Have a great Saturday.

Sorry I didn’t mean to scold but yesterday on my way to work I heard a dog howling outside …..

It may me “mad” and “cry” ……

We need to treat each living creature with respect starting with yourself.

Special Hello to: SANTA WHO MUST BE VERY BUSY AT THIS TIME.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Here we are at Thursday, January 26th, 2012.

Five days until the end of January …… we have been so blessed this winter ….. weather-wise.

Living in Canada, especially the western prairie provinces ….. well, I will just say this …… you can close your eyes and then open them to find the weather has changed.

Usually we are shoulder deep in snow, crazy bad ruts on the residential streets and frigid temperatures.  I should add here “strong gusting winds.”

But happy this year has been totally different.

I love a mild winter ……. the warm breeze with just a layer of snow covering the ground.

Having dry streets has made driving to and from work so wonderful.

Our residential streets sometimes are a bit icy but if you drive slowly …. it is okay.

Almost every night has been great for walking with Alvin.

I am very grateful for this mild winter.

I am very grateful for this mild winter.

I shall repeat this many times and hope that Mother Nature and the Universe agree ……

So wherever you may be …. I hope that you are enjoying your “winter” or perhaps it is “summer” ……

Have a great and blessed day.

Special Hello to: all of the Canadian Snow Birds relaxing in the warm southern States ….. One day I shall join you….

 

Always, Carol

 

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