Thought for the day ….

Good Afternoon and it is Sunday the 27th day of August, 2017.

Alvin and I had the best visit with our friends from Quebec.

It seems like they just arrived and then were gone.

The children are 13, 11 and 10.

I always forget that my friend “L” is only 13 as she is so grown up.

“M-L” is now 11 and not the shy little girl she was when they moved away and “D” well he is still soft spoken and very much a 10 year old boy full of wonder.

We had supper together, walked with Alvin and watered our friend’s flower garden, the girls picked out beads to make a bracelet and necklace upon their return home, and to end the evening we

watched “Galaxy of the Guardians Volume 2.”

It was a jammed packed evening but one I will remember always.

These children are like my own.

I am so grateful they came into my life.

They all took turns snuggling with Alvin on the sofa.

The morning came all too quickly.

I am quite certain that their Dad is going to miss them when they return back home to Quebec tomorrow and that their Mom is going to be very happy to see them.

I can honestly say that this has been one of the best Augusts that I have ever had in my entire life.

Lots of company and getting to spend time with some of the best people on this planet.

Well back to norm ….. it has been a hot day.

Thinking of family that live in Houston, Texas.

To all the residents of Houston and surrounding area you are in our prayers.

Well time to get a few things done …. back to work tomorrow.

Special Hello to: my family and friends.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Afternoon and Welcome to Saturday the 3rd day of January, 2015.

WOW, it is Saturday.

I got off to a late start so this blog which would normally have been written early in the morning is being written in mid afternoon.

I just needed some extra sleep this morning.

Definitely need to get back into my regular routine.

OMG I just about had a heart attack.

I removed the rug from beside my bed to throw it into the wash (doing laundry) and unbeknownst to me Alvin was trying to jump onto the bed.

The floor is laminate and is slippery and all of a sudden I heard a crash and as he flew into the air he came down on his back onto the floor.

I jumped up and scooped him into my arms.

He seems to be okay … sure hope so.

Reminder to self ….. watch him when the rug is gone from the bed side.

I did have an IKEA ottoman which was perfect for him to climb up onto the bed but this summer when I sold the matching chair I decided to sell the ottoman.

Next on my list is to replace it ….. it was perfect as it had a gradual incline for the puppies.

Oh, my heart is still racing …. my poor baby.

Well just having a regular Saturday …. doing laundry and some cleaning ….. getting back to the norm.

I hope that you are having a great Saturday.

Listening to the soundtrack from “Guardians of the Galaxy” …. love that music.

Watched the movie on New Year’s Eve … great movie.

I was so grateful to receive a couple of  iTUNES gift cards for Christmas so have been downloading some great music.

Time to get back to work.

Happy Saturday.

I do have a great life.

Special Hello to: my friend “P” who left me a voicemail …. yes we will chat soon.

Always, Carol and Alvin


This is “me Alvin” ……. with one of his Christmas presents.

Laying on his blanket that was a gift from his foster parents …. coming up five years old.

I am shocked it is still intact.

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