Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 1st day of March, 2018.

No additional snow as yet this morning, thank goodness.

Feels a bit cooler than yesterday morning but not FRIGID.

Alvin and I have been so enjoying our walks on our new temporary route.

So good to get out and be able to walk without worrying about the ice and the salt.

They are forecasting snow.

On the first day of March, it gives us all hope that spring is close by.

Next weekend our time changes, we spring forward one hour.

The days are noticeably longer.

It is actually light on my bus ride to work.

 

I am inspired by reading.

Reading gives me insight into other places, peoples and situations.

Whether fiction or non-fiction.

Reading builds up my vocabulary.

Gives me food for thought.

Reading has to be one of my favourite things.

Pick up a book today or even a magazine or newspaper and read.

It will open doors and help you in so many ways.

Let me know what you are reading this day.

I am reading The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series by James McCall Smith.

If you have not read any of his books, now would be a good time.

He writes about this woman and she is the best, charming and funny.

A must read.

 

Well time for this gal to hit the road to catch the bus for work.

Have an awesome first day of March.

Remember read something today.

Even,  a newspaper article.

 

Special Hello to:  all those people who love to read.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 23rd day of February, 2017.

Yesterday I woke up with a raging headache that knocked the socks right off of me.

I stayed home from work and slept virtually all day.

Finally headache is gone and I feel so much better.

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Today belongs to two special women in my life.

The first being my one and only sister “C.”

My sister is an awesome Mother and Grandmother and Sister and Aunt.

We have been through life together.

Been single Moms together.

We have laughed and cried together.

Danced together.

Been mad at each other.

Travelled together.

Partied together.

But will, and have always been there for each other.

She is funny, smart, nice and cool, and I am grateful that she is my sister.

No matter how far we are apart; we are always together.

Happy Birthday my Darling …..

Me and My Sister Christmas in the little house.

Me and My Sister
Christmas in the little house.

Me and my sister from a Christmas long ago .... I think about 1960...

Me and my sister from a Christmas long ago …. I think about 1960…

My first BF ..... SISTERS Happy Easter Sista .....

My first BF ….. SISTERS
Happy Easter Sista …..

Me and my sister .... the good old days. I am on the left holding a dolly

Me and my sister …. the good old days. I am on the left holding a dolly

One of my favourites...1980's

One of my favourites…1980’s

Professional photo....

Professional photo…. 1990’s

Me and My Sister .....

Me and My Sister ….. 2009 …. first visit at my new house in Edmonton.

 

The other special woman that shares a birthday with my beloved sister is my dear friend, “D.”

We met about thirty-five years ago.

We were both single Moms at the time, and had so much in common.

She is the most fashionable person I know.

Not only does she dress crazy well but she can decorate like no one else I know.

Not only does she always look amazing but she is smart and funny as well.

Happy Birthday my Friend.

 

Happy Birthday Ladies and I hope that life continues to treat you with great regard.

Thank you for being a part of my life and of my heart.

These are for you both.

Flowers and Chocolate Macaroons.

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Wow, what a day this is ….

Special Hello to: my sister and my friend “D” …… Happy Birthday Ladies.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 16th day of February, 2017.

Another gorgeous morning here in Edmonton.

OH my goodness, the temperature was +16 degrees celsius here in Edmonton yesterday, reminiscent of a summer’s day.

Forecast for today +10 degrees celsius which is still wonderful for February.

Pinch me, pinch again.

Really and it is mid February not June???

Well we have had another odd winter to say the least.

Off and on.

One week -25 or so and the next plus temperatures.

Gotta love this neck of the woods so to speak.

 

Oh and the sunrise yesterday morning was gorgeous …..

 

Well I am also glad that today is payday.

Also a good day.

 

Alvin and I enjoyed a walk last night although getting to the park was kind of …. well it was icy…. I will leave it at that.

Even Mr. Alvin was slipping as he ran along pulling his Momma behind him.

Somedays he reminds me of one of the huskies pulling a sled.

 

Well almost time to leave once again for the bus.

Tossing around what to wear.

More ice than snow.

More ice than clear sidewalk.

Some water ….

No rubber boots.

Shoes or winter boots.

Yesterday on the bus my feet were so HOT.

Remember it was +16 ….. down to 15+ by the time I caught the bus but still hot.

Winter coat, winter coat with no liner or spring jacket.

What to do.

Have to decide before I get downstairs – I have less than 10 minutes before out the door.

 

Have a great Thursday.

Enjoy the day…..

 

Special Hello to: All those folks who read my blog, thank you.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the Day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 16th day of January, 2017.

Our weather feels like spring ….. a reprieve from the deep freeze of the past couple of weeks.

So grateful.

Yesterday Alvin and I enjoyed yet another wonderful extra long walk.

Sun shine ….. so great.

There was a bit of a breeze.

I have not had the “creative feeling” for making jewellery in a long while and when it started to flow yesterday; well I sat right down, and started to make some new pieces.

At one point Mr. Alvin jumped up on the sofa (had to be beside me) and stuck his head in a bowl filled with coloured beads.

(Normally I do not sit on the sofa and make jewellery but the coffee table made the perfect spot to set my things).

When he brought his nose out along came several small seed beads.

There were seed beads flying through the air and all over the floor.

It was so funny … I could not be mad.

I don’t think he inhaled any as he did not sneeze or appear out of sorts afterward.

It was definitely a sight for sure.

It is always nice to be creative.

I love to write, make jewellery and from time to time do craft projects.

Nothing better than creating something.

That was my Sunday …… exercise, laughter and a creative mindset.

 

Also I received a surprise phone call from one of my friends back home.

It was so great to catch up with her.

 

P.S. Forgot to mention I found out where the missing bus shelter went, did I mention that “my” bus shelter went missing.

Apparently a young woman took it out with her car.

They have replaced it with an old one but something is better than nothing (especially when it is windy or snowing).

 

Happy Monday Everyone.

Special Hello to: all those people in the world who like to make things.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 1st day of September, 2015.

WOW, it is September ….. yikes.

How many days until Christmas?

I guess first I had better look at Thanksgiving and Halloween and Remembrance Day.

All special days in their own right.

How is it that Christmas shines over all of the rest?

Perhaps maybe because of all the lights!

Okay, being silly here …..

Crazy, being funny at 6:30 in the morning.

I guess the “Matcha” must be working (green tea powder).

I don’t think that it makes one funny ….. just feeling better.

Well it is beginning to lighten outside.

Argh …. it is dark now when we get up in the morning.

The sun rises about 7:00 a.m.

Do you have plans for September?

Oh, and how could I possibly forget this weekend.

It is Labour Day.

One of my dear and long-time friends from Regina is coming to visit this weekend.

I am so excited …. can barely sleep or think.

I guess that is why I have not been sleeping proper.

It is always great when I have a chance to visit friends.

The years pass by and sometimes it can be a few in between visits.

Thank goodness for technology other than the telephone.

We can email and SKYPE.

Wishing you the best first day of September.

My favourite season is officially only a few weeks away.

I love everything about fall /autumn (depending on where you live).

The colours / the temperatures / the air / the scents.

Just the perfect time of year.

Well almost time to hit the road to work once again.

I hope that this day brings you closer to realizing your dreams.

Happy Tuesday.

Special Hello to: all those folks out there who love the fall.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 26th day of May, 2015.

Sun coming up …. forecast is for 27 degrees today.

We almost had a rain shower last night.

The sky was filled with rain clouds …. wind got up but then they moved away.

Someone else got some much needed rain in our city.

I hope that we get some rain soon.

Try to spread some kindness today as you go about your business.

We sometimes forget to be kind in our daily doings.

People say things without thinking about how the other person may feel.

We should always be aware of what we say.

Accidents of course do happen but for the most part think before you speak.

It is something that I try to do each day ….. most days success …. some not.

We all have feelings and what might be funny to you may not be to someone else.

Be respectful.

Time to go to work ….. running late ….. what is up with this …..

Special Hello to: my sister ….. hey sis.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 5th day of May, 2014.

WOW, it is incredibly “foggy” outside this morning.

I can barely see the houses behind my garage.

It seems so eerie ….. so unearthly quiet whenever it is foggy.

I guess we will be getting rain in ninety days or so the stories go.

 

Quick, cute story.

I was in the bathroom …… applying my face this morning ….. when Alvin walked in and was sniffing around …….he walked over to the shower door and looked up.

He growled once ….. small and sharp …… I told him ……”Alvin,  that is you” …… He looked for a few seconds longer and then walked away…….So cute.

Alvin is absolutely a darling …… he keeps me smiling and my heart full of love.

 

Well I guess I better start the trek downstairs and put the finishing touches on getting ready for work.

You know grab the lunch and pack my bag.

Go out and pick up the “poop.” ……. always good to keep the backyard clean.

Someone lunch and poop in the same thought ….. not so much.

 

Have a great …. awesome ….. fantastic Monday.

As you go through your day remind yourself of something “cute” like my story about Alvin and surely a smile shall adorn your face.

Happy Monday.

 

Special Hello to: my grand-puppies … I know if they could read … they would read Grandma’s blog.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

So I wonder ……

At this very moment, I am alone with my thoughts and body as Alvin is away for a sleepover.

There are times and this is one of them – that I wonder.  Why, is there no man in my life?

I am a great gal, girl, woman, human being.

I  am loving, giving, considerate, funny, artistic, attractive and a lot more.

People have asked me over the years, “how come you are single” – some probably are thinking that there is a major flaw or something.

I always repeat the same mantra …… “just haven’t found the right guy” ….. he’s out there….. somewhere.

I finish by saying that “who knows someday he might just walk up to my door”  ….. and that will be that.

I do miss having someone to talk to daily.

Up until a couple of years ago I was working (not from home), so I had the carpool guys and co-workers.

So on a daily basis I was able to connect with a human being.

These days, it is me and Alvin.

I see my daughter as often as possible (but she works full-time).

I have new friends here and do see them often.

I am grateful for this life.

I love being at home.

It is a dream of mine come true.

But somedays and I guess this is one of them, it  would be great to have someone to cook supper for ….. to chat about our days …… cuddle on the sofa …… go out for dinner…. take a walk in the neighbourhood…

So this is the moment I am currently in ……

I am very grateful for all that I have …… for my dear family and friends…….

I am happy as they say “in my own skin” ….. which is a good thing……. cause who else would be??  LOL

But a girl can “wish” right……

So for now ……. I will just be grateful to have this wonderful life and maybe, just maybe someday soon…… someone to share it with……

 

Alvin ......

 

 

P.S. they will have to LOVE Alvin …….

Always, Carol

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