Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 19th day of August, 2015.

It is an absolutely gorgeous morning here in Edmonton.

I can tell by the temperature in the house that it is warmer this morning than the past few.

The sky is a pale blue with hints of a deeper blue and smudges of pink and orange.

I love the morning sky ….. reminds me of the tie dying days …..

The sun is coming up to shine down on us today.

How are you feeling today?

I feel great.

You know some mornings you just feel like you could conquer the world but in a nice way of course.

I know that today is going to bring some great news.

I am beyond happy.

I have a great life.

I am surrounded by friends and family.

I live with my good little buddy “Alvin” who keeps me centred.

I am blessed to meet friends every day …..

We always meet some new folks from our neighbourhood when we are out and about.

I love getting to know people.

If you are every feeling lonely or down in the dumps.

Try this …. if you have a doggie go for a walk.

You should be walking him or her anyway ….. but nevertheless, go.

If you do not have a doggie then go outside.

Walk down your street.

You must say Hello to everyone you meet.

I have started to say to people after our encounters “thank you for your time.”

It made me feel wonderful just saying the words.

I would love it if someone would acknowledge my time.

I believe we must be more kind and loving to everyone.

Be respectful of time and space.

Well time to go to work.

Alvin needs to go outside one more time.

I hope that you are surrounded by love and laughter.

Two very important things ….

Happy Wednesday everyone.

Special Hello to: to our friend “V” you celebrated a birthday a few days ago ….. you rock.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 3rd day of August, 2015.

The sky is partially overcast and there is a breeze.

Back home again after the sibling weekend visit.

My brother and sister are staying with me until tomorrow morning.

So we shall extend our visit which is great.

Alvin was so happy to see me …. us.

Yesterday right about the time we were to sit down to a family supper … about ten minutes after my daughter and grand-pups arrived ….

My neighbour came to the door asking for dog biscuits as she was trying to rescue a dog who was in the street running between parked cars ( ours is a busy street with people driving way too fast ).

I can tell you that my neighbour, my brother and daughter were able to get the doggie to my backyard where they gave her water and food and attention.

My sister joined in with them to keep her calm …. they took a blanket for her to lay on.

They tried to contact agencies ….

She was calming down and such a beautiful dog.

She was also injured …. her paws were blistered.

She must have been walking on the hot pavement for a few days.

After being at our house for just over a hour my daughter and brother drove her to the emergency vet (this was Sunday and no other vet clinics are open).

They drove her there and the staff at the emergency clinic would not let them stay … “our girl” was anxious and peed on herself ….. they took her away.

Said cannot tell them whether she had a chip or anything due to privacy acts.

You know sometimes that is such a crime.

Everyone bonded with her and would be happy to have her live with us.

My daughter cried when they had to leave and my brother sad.

If no owner cannot be contacted within 48 hours they will call my daughter.

When they returned and we sat down to supper it was almost 9:00 p.m.

We were glad that she had been found and that we were able to assist her as she was injured.

We were pretty certain that she has a family as she had a collar, the tag for shots …. her nails were trimmed.

Well I had better get back to my company.

Always excitement ….

So glad for a happy ending.

Special Hello to: people who rescue dogs and cats.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 9th day of July, 2015.

It is another glorious morning here in Edmonton.

Me and Alvin hit the pavement/grass for a wonderful walk this morning.

Oh, it felt so great.

I think we should rework our morning routine and walk.

One man was about, and was wearing a down-filled jacket …. oh, that must have been warm.

I feel energized.

Mr. Alvin is napping…..

With the heat of the past few days a morning walk is perfect.

I love walking behind Mr. Alvin as he sniffs about ….

My favourite place to walk is by the lake….

So he had his nose into the grass as he walked about.

Walking behind him and watching his little wiggle made me smile.

Oh, he is so darn cute …… I love me Alvin.

I cannot think of a more perfect way to begin the day than to be out walking with me Alvin.

I love saying “me Alvin” …… it sounds musical to me.

Well it is almost time for me to leave for work……

Always fun trying to figure out what to wear on these hot days.

The office is generally cool/cold and then sweltering on the bus ride home.

Oh well ….. I am grateful to have air conditioning at work and grateful to have a ride home where I have air conditioning.

Tonight some friends are coming for iced tea ….. I am trying to replicate that drink from our tea party.

Wish me luck.

I hope that you all have an awesome day.

Remember to hydrate on these hot summer days.

Drink lots of water …….

Special Hello to: my friends all over the world …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 6th day of November, 2014.

WOW, what a great day.

I can feel it in my bones that something spectacular is going to happen today.

I feel extra happy this morning.

We got to sleep in a bit later as our driver doesn’t have to be to work until 8:00 a.m. and both of us girls start at that time or later.


I hope that you feel great this morning.

I am working my first Thursday shift in a long time until 10:00 p.m. ….. so will be a late night.

But I love working at the store so it is all good.

Well I hear our ride stirring so it won’t be long until we are leaving for another fun filled day at work.

I would say that I have two interesting jobs that is for sure.

I hope that you are doing something that you love and or that at least interests you.

My sister comes in just two sleeps and I am super charged and excited to see her.

Are you ready?

I am ready.

Are you feeling great?

I am feeling great.

Let us go and set this world on fire with excitement, kindness and love.


Have a great Thursday.

Special Hello to: my sister …. two more sleeps.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 8th day of July, 2014.

WOW, we just passed 7th day of the 7th month of 2014.

I love the number “7.”


Anyway back to earth, little one (giggling aloud).

It is bright and sunny with forecast of plus 28 degrees celsius for this Tuesday.

Last night my neighbour gave me and Alvin some of her strawberries ….. I thought I was in the garden of Eden …. they tasted so yummy.

Both Alvin and I enjoyed the rest of them this morning with breakfast.

Funny how much different the ones from the store taste.

Oh, we know why.


Well today is off to a great start.

We are going to have a great day.


We have on our happy face.

We have happiness and joy in our hearts.

We are in love with life.

We are positive lights shining on this earth.

So let us do our happy dance …..

I am dancing as I finish getting ready to go to work.


Alvin will have Elton and Penny here for the day to keep cool with the a/c.

Happy Tuesday everyone.


Special Hello to: all lovers of beings ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Thursday morning …. today is July 26th, 2012.

Crazy hey ….. here we go again ….. almost the end of yet another month.

This morning we woke up to a wet deck so it must have rained overnight.

I did not hear it so that is good.

The sun is coming up and the sky is clear now.


Promises to be a great day.

It is funny how dependent we are on the weather …..

By this I mean for me …. if it is cloudy and rainy I feel more tired and less energetic.

I do love the rain …. watching the sky and stuff.

However, after several days without much sunshine ….. I was beginning to feel less than 100%.

Perhaps it also was from the middle of the  night thunder/lightning/torrential rainstorms.

Oh well, the sun is coming up and I feel GREAT.

It is going to be a WONDERFUL DAY ….. I just can FEEL it.

TOday could be the day that I check my lotto ticket and find out that I am a multi-millionaire along with my friend “G” ….. we buy weekly tickets together.

Always nice to share something, right.

Well, I had better get running as it is almost time to go to work.

I hope that you all have a marvellous day filled with love and laughter and all things WONDERFUL.

Special Hello to:  all those ANGELS who visit us daily, thank you.


Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

WHOO HOO ….. what a gorgeous weekend and morning …. today is Monday, April 23rd, 2012.

Today the citizens of Alberta go to the polls to vote for our provincial leadership.

I hope that everyone goes out to vote.


Yesterday I was reminded by my dog Alvin to be MORE PRESENT and to LIVE IN THE MOMENT.

It is funny that a creature that cannot communicate by our traditional standards …. can teach you so much.

My grand-puppies, Elton and Penny had spent Saturday night with us, and yesterday morning as the night before the three of them seem to have energy to burn as they raced around the living and kitchen.

A little jump here and there as they slid on the rugs/mats by the doors.  So cute.

Grabbing a bone from each other and running …. playing.

It is funny that whenever we were on the sofa or in bed …. that Alvin would make sure that he got as close to me as he could ….. you could not place a hair between us ….

It was a great weekend for me.

I had coffee with my good friend G, had walks with Alvin, raked the back yard, did some laundry, did some cleaning and spent time with my Elton and Penny  and of course, Alvin.

I am grateful to have had the weekend at home …. the whole weekend… outside job to go to….. it was great.

It was funny ….. after Elton and Penny had gone home yesterday morning …. my friend was already here for coffee …. when Al decided that he wanted up onto my lap…..he usually only does this when I do my morning writing before breakfast ….

So I picked him up and he looked around and then snuggled onto my lap…. I guess he no longer wished to share his Momma or at least that is what I felt he was thinking.

Well here it is almost time to leave for work …. Monday.

I hope that each and every one of you have the best day ever.

Special Hello to:  every pet owner …..


Always, Carol and me Alvin.



Thought for the day……





Always, Carol

Nature in all its glory !

This morning  while Alvin and I were out for one of our daily walks at a nearby lake/park we came across some geese.  There were Mamas and Papas and Babies.  Oh, those babies were sooo cute !  They grow fast.  Seems like only a few days ago they were fuzzy little gaffers.  We stopped to enjoy them.  Then to my utter delight this evening while we were out for a walk we came across those delightful beings.  It has been a great day.  Nature never ceases to amaze me.   The Mamas and Papas have their formation that they take when out with their little ones.  One leads, one on each side about the mid point,  and then one takes the end position.  I might add that they had a rather large family – about “30” little ones.  This was the best day.  🙂

Thought for the day

I just have to share this with you all.  If you have not as yet read the book “THE KIND DIET” by Alicia Silverstone, please do yourself a huge favour, and do so.  It is the best book and it will change your life.  Slowly over the past year I have been “flirting” with being a vegetarian.  After reading Alicia’s book I have given up meat and fish and most dairy.  I feel great.  There are so many wonderful plant based products on the market in addition to all of the vegetables and fruits and nuts that it has been easy.  I will say the one thing that I have craved is chocolate.  Once I have my pantry and fridge totally converted I will even bake with non dairy products.  I have found that most recipes can be converted.

If you cannot totally give up “meat” and “dairy” – try making a lentil casserole or perhaps a meatless chili.  I will post some of my new recipes.  Give it a try.  Better for you, better for the animals and our planet.

Another sidebar is your grocery bill will be much less.

Ask your local grocer to order any items that they do not carry.

Spend the summer cruising your local farmers markets.  Yummy.  Nothing better than fresh local grown produce.  Love fresh potatoes, peas and carrots.

I would also mention in this rather lengthy “thought for the day” – give your dog a carrot or try broccoli, cauliflower or even an apple.  Alvin, my dog loves carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and apples.  We share an apple at lunch time.

Now that I am back to writing on my blog.  I would appreciate your feedback so if you read my “stuff” please leave a note.

Have a great day.

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