Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 23rd day of April, 2015.

Yikes, bad me ….. I forgot in my blog yesterday to mention “Earth Day.”

I think it is an important day and that we should all be doing our upmost best to look after this planet, we call home.

We truly live in an incredible environment when you really think about it.

Sometimes makes me think that someone created this just for us.

It is absolute perfection.

It depends on your beliefs whether scientific or religious.

That is about the creation aspect.

But …..

How important is it to show our appreciation to our planet by being great caretakers!

There are so many ways each of us can participate.

One simple way is to make sure all of your garbage goes into a garbage can …. not thrown to the side on the ground.

Another is to cut down on consumer spending …. meaning do not buy things unless you absolutely need them.

Recycle….. please

There are so many ways.

Let us continue to celebrate “Earth Day” …..

We only have one and that is all.

So please help me help our Earth be here for generations and generations to come.

Well time to go to work.

I hope that you all have a great day.

Remember one Earth …. our Earth …..

Special Hello to: my daughter, I miss you honey.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 17th day of August, 2014.

Another hot muggy summer day here in Edmonton.

Alvin and I went for a walk a bit ago while it was still somewhat cool.

There is still a cool breeze so that helps especially when you are wearing a “fur coat.”

I had a glorious weekend …… still coming off the afterglow of Friday.

Having a barbecue at work, off early, shopping at the mall and winning movie passes.

WOW.

I am so grateful for every single thing that I have ….. from the tip of my toes to the roof of my house.

It is mine and I am proud and grateful and happy.

Sipping on a hot cup of perked coffee and I am truly on top of the world.

Next a nice relaxing shower – get ready – working at the store.

I have a short shift today – Noon till 4:30.

I am okay with that …… means I will get home earlier.

So that will be nice.

I always look forward to my Sundays at the store …..

I work with the best people on the planet alongside my family and friends, of course.

This is a happy, grateful, thankful, positive, smily, hopeful day ….

It is a great day.

So polish off that SMILE ….. get out there and enjoy the moment.

Take your SMILE and present it to your family, friends, strangers ….. just get it out there.

Be kind …… do something nice for someone.

It can be anything really ….. from opening the door to mowing a elderly neighbour’s lawn to taking a friend who is feeling low out for lunch or coffee.

Just do something nice ….. also you could go into your neighbourhood and pick up the trash.

That is a big thing for me…… seems like so many people like to leave things behind ….. I guess to show that they were there but still really people ……

I picked up several items on my walk this morning with Alvin ….. hands full with keys, poop bags and dog on leash.

So you can do it.

Take care and see you tomorrow……

Special Hello to: MOTHER NATURE …… THANK YOU.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 31st day of May, 2014.

Well the day is finally here ….

The sun is shining and the sky is that perfect beautiful blue …. just right for …..

This afternoon from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – is our neighbourhood cleanup.

I have made plans for this day, dreamed about, agonized over, and procrastinated doing some things but in the end I am READY.

The bags, gloves and pickers and water have been purchased.

My daughter helped me with the posters.

One of my friends gave me some coloured paper.

Another friend is lending me her boy’s wagon.

Me and Alvin put up over 20 posters around the neighbourhood.

People have called and volunteered.

I only had to twist a few arms.

I am so excited to meet some new people.

All these volunteers want to have a clean neighbourhood and are not shy about helping.

My biggest goal in all of this was to make people aware.

It would appear that  people do not think when they toss that drink cup or the candy wrapper on the ground.

They just want to get rid of it.

I know part of the answer is having more garbage cans.

But really just carry the cup home …..

Sometimes they are lucky that people like me, and the volunteers, and others come behind them and pick up their trash.

Other places just get bogged down with trash.

Municipalities do not have the means (our tax dollars) to hire people to be out cleaning 24/7.

Not only is it the beauty of the neighbourhood but all this crap laying around brings unwanted “little critters” and is not good for our pets.

Sometimes our dogs and cats find things and eat them before we can get to them.

I just want people to be more responsible.

Okay, I guess I have said my piece ….. how can you tell I am just a “little” passionate about this …..

After five years of being the rep for our City’s volunteer group for this area and spending countless hours picking up a vast array of trash around my neighbourhood, I guess I can be.

I have to make this short so that I can go and get everything together, have breakfast and do some laundry before I head out.  AND COFFEE.

Please remember wherever you live ….. pick up after yourself.

It would be so nice to be able to go for a walk and not see a drink cup or styrofoam block on the ground.

Thank you for listening to my rants and rants.

Have a great Saturday.

Special Hello to: YOU

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

P.S. I do not know how I forgot but there was another very important person who played a key role in this effort and that is my friend “G” …. she laminated every poster so that if it rained they would not be damaged.

Thanks to her the signs are looking good….. 

I am so grateful for all my friends and my daughter who helped me pull this clean-up date together.

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 27th day of May, 2014.

Wow, four glorious days left in May, 2014.

It has been raining here off and on over the past couple of days.

We surely needed the moisture and the smell of rain is glorious.

I am very grateful for the much needed moisture.

Our grass most especially in the back yard is so nice and green.

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Well this morning has me thinking about the neighbourhood cleanup that I am organizing for this coming Saturday.

My mind is running amuck with things to do and hoping that I have everything in order.

There is a good group and some new faces coming out for the event.

I am drawing the map of the cleanup area this evening so I can assign areas.

At least that way nothing gets missed and I know where everyone is located.

The new faces: these great volunteers are pretty much all new to this area, and isn’t that wonderful that they are the first to volunteer, just as I was when I moved to this neighbourhood.

So exciting ….. meet new people and have the area cleaned …… perfect combination.

My goal in all of this was to make people aware and hopefully we will get noticed on Saturday and bring attention to the garbage that litters our streets and parks.

This is something for everyone to take note of ……

I want people to take pride in their neighbourhoods and if we all help out what a gorgeous planet we will have …..

I keep thinking one drink can, one coffee cup, one cigarette package at a time ……

Maybe you can go out and organize a neighbourhood cleanup in your area.

It is a great way to meet new people and get exercise and keep your “hood” clean.

Even if you are not in an organized cleanup ….. always carry a small bag with you and pick up those unwanted items.

Better yet do not throw anything on the ground …. that is what garbage cans are made for ……

Special Hello to: all those people out there who take the time to make this planet a better place for us, for our pets, for all the flora and fauna.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 18th day of May, 2014.

It started out being bright and sunny but now the sky is beginning to overcast with dark clouds.

Well yesterday was a huge success.

Me and Alvin spent 2.5 hours out and about in our neighbourhood putting up posters for the big neighbourhood cleanup on May 31st.

We spoke or rather I spoke and Mr. Alvin did his thing ….. engaging everyone we met.

He should really run to be Mayor or Prime Minister.

I would vote for him.

It was so great to be outside for a nice long period of time.

It was warm and I was glad that I took water for Alvin to drink.

We enjoyed our afternoon immensely.

Visiting and playing with the tape dispenser.

That packing tape is always so much fun to use. …… not …..

Well time to go and feed Miss Aussie …… she enjoyed having the window open yesterday, and having some fresh air.

Oh, so exciting there have been so many robins in our area.

They make me happy …. I love their song ….. their chirping ….. so lovely.

So on this fine Sunday …. maybe take a walk in your neighbourhood ….

You can always take along a little bag just in case you see some trash blowing about ….

Thank you in advance.

Have a wonderful Sunday…..

Special Hello to: all those people who do volunteer work …. you rock.

Thank you

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 9th day of April , 2014.

 

POEM FOR SPRING by Me

Last night it was RAINING.

YUP, actually raining …… I think SPRING is here.

I saw a rabbit ….. on the weekend ….. it had huge patches of BROWN.

I think SPRING is here.

Sunrise earlier and sunset LATER ……

Oh how wonderful …..

I think SPRING is here.

During our walk last night …. picked up trash along the way.

Time to get our neighbourhood clean and shiny once again.

I think SPRING is here.

Snow is almost melted …… muddy everywhere.

If we follow the signs …. guess what?

I think SPRING is here.

 

Have a great great day.

Special Hello to: all those lovers of Spring ….. it’s here.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Tuesday Morning and Welcome to the 7th day of May, 2013.

It was about midnight when the wind got up with a vengeance – I had the window open so it woke me with a start.

I jumped (carefully) out of bed to close the window.

It is still windy as the garbage is all over the place.

I just went out and picked up a blue bag that had blown in front of my house from some other location.

It was overcast and cooler earlier but the sun is coming up and the temperature seems to have gone up.

But that could be because I have made about 20 trips up and down the stairs in the last 15 minutes.

Well I am definitely running behind so please forgive me.

I hope that you all have a great day.

I had an awesome visit with my nephew on Sunday.

Take care.

Special Hello to: YOU

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

Who would have thought !

Last week when Amanda was over for a visit she took Alvin outside to go to the bathroom.  To the backyard.  There was a small plastic storage bag lying on the ground.  Alvin ran over to the bag, and picked it up before Amanda could reach him.  To her surprise, he ran over, and gave her the bag.  I guess the “apple” doesn’t fall far from the tree.  LOL. Sounds like Alvin’s neighbourhood watching has paid off.  I have a puppy that picks up garbage.  YAY.  Now if I can only get all of the two legged animals to follow suit, I will be most grateful.  Hard to believe, but it is true.  Sure wished that I would have had a camera handy.  That would have made for a good submission to America’s Funniest Videos……

Thought for the day

This morning my daughter Amanda and I took a walk around our neighbourhood and picked up the trash.  Four bags and two hours later we cleaned up our area.  It still amazes me the amount of litter that is “disgracing” our neighbourhood.  People seem to just walk by the same empty milk jug day after day.  Also the community mailboxes are a drop off zone for flyers and unwanted mail.  I wish that people would take more pride in their community.  It is so easy to do.  Just bend over and pick up that piece of paper and put it in your trash can.  Not difficult.  Not at all.  Do we really want our children and pets possibly eating something off the ground or handling something dirty?   Remember to recycle.  Also I would mention that the blue bins that are used in your home to contain the recycling are not meant to house those items waiting outside on the curb for the garbage guys.  The wind comes up and blows and blows.  Suddenly those papers and cardboard bits are all over your neighbourhood.

My thought for the day is:  Littering is still a crime.  Crime to yourself.  Crime to your neighbourhood.  Crime to the world.  We need to take more pride in the world around us.  I want my grandchildren and all the babies that are born to be surrounded by the same beauty, as I had growing up.  Please.

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