Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 6th day of September, 2014.

This morning as it is a bit later the sun is shining brightly.

I am feeling so grateful this morning.

Grateful that I have a roof over my head …

Grateful that it is my own house….

Grateful that I have the best kids and grand-puppies and of course, me Alvin….

Grateful that I am always surrounded by the best friends and family that anyone could ever ask for …..

Grateful that I am in great health …..

Grateful that I have siblings who remind me that all things are possible…..

Grateful that even when the sun doesn’t shine the world is bright ….

Grateful that a cup of coffee with a dear friend is a great way to start the weekend…..

Grateful that I have such wonderful neighbours…..

Grateful that I have a computer so that I can write this blog…..

Grateful that I live in this amazing country …..

Grateful that all things are possible.

I ask you to take a few minutes on this Saturday to sit back and list on paper, on the computer, on your phone or just in your head or aloud ….


Grateful to be able to see and hear the world around me.

So thankful for the beauty that Mother Nature bestows upon us.

Happy Saturday.

Special Hello to: my sister ….. yes SKYPE soon …. maybe tomorrow morning before I work at the store …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 12th day of September, 2013.

Another gorgeous morning albeit it is only beginning to get light and it is 6:40 a.m. ¬†ūüôā

That’s okay we are entering my most favourite season of all – FALL.

Now on another unrelated topic……. ( I am over 50 and it is okay for me to veer like this, LOL)

Wow, it is so funny how one can get caught up in the moment and forget that at that moment everything does not revolve about you.

Yes, I know it’s true.

Even though most days I think that it does (LOL, really laughing out loud).

Sometimes, ¬†I get caught in a moment of frustration or something and momentarily lose my “positive energy.”

Now usually I do not let this reflect on “whomever” is around me but then I might retell the story later and that is not good.

I do try and put a positive “fun” spin on it and usually at my expense.

But I do try and keep my days and nights – well you know the waking time fun and positive.

I like most people have my moments of self-doubt and frustration over things …. usually it is money.

They say it cannot bring you happiness but on the other hand without it sometimes it is hard to be happy, too.

I should perhaps explain this a bit further.

Making sure that the bills are paid on time doesn’t necessarily define or not one’s happiness level but it is the stress that can disturb your positive energy flow.

Don’t you think that as long as you can bring the flow of money into your life and that you are healthy and can pay your bills in full and on time and … and perhaps have a bit to play with ….. that is good.

I hope that this is making some sense.

I will admit that most of my life no matter how things were ¬†(health or finances or relationships), I always found the silver lining …. so basically I am a happy person.

I have always been grateful for what I have …. a roof over my head and food in my belly….

I was always grateful to go to school when I was a kid.

Anyway on this topic I could go on and on.

I guess at the end of it all ….. I would say:

I am a single over fifty lady who lives with her BF Alvin ( I do have human friends, LOL), I work two jobs, I have my own home and mortgage, I am in good health, I have great family and friends, I like to think that I am creative, I love to write and am working on a story and make jewellery with my daughter, love to have a cup of coffee with my friends,  and I love to live my life.  Somedays I falter slightly when things go awry but for the most part I am one happy lady.

So if any of this makes sense and hits home and helps I am grateful.

I hope that you have a great great Thursday….

Special Hello to: all those pet owners out there ….. HELLO

Always, Carol and Alvin


Sometimes there are rainbows hidden in the most “un” obvious places.

Roses are my rainbow.

Grandma Stella these are for you … from my garden.

Thought for the day…

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 18th day of June 2013.

I am back.

Quite a busy passed few days and I have missed you all.

My grand-puppies spent a couple of days with us as their parents were out of town at a wedding.

So Alvin had someone to play with and I had extra company.

Elton and Penny are great.


Both Alvin and I had some “health” issues.

Mine was a toothache and Alvin I am not quite certain but I am proud to say both of us are back in perfect health.

It is time for a visit to the dentist for a check-up though.

I was concerned when I woke up yesterday morning; ¬†it was 7:00 a.m. and Alvin wasn’t trying to get me up.

I am pretty certain I did not sleep through his 4:30 a.m. wake up call.

But he did.

At one point he turned and looked at me and then put his head back down.

I was kind of dozy so didn’t think much of it.

Must have been the Advil that I had taken for a couple of days that made me sleepy.

I normally do not take pain medication.

When I finally was awake at 9:00 a.m. …… I actually got out of bed and had to pick him up and place him on the floor.

He always jumps down …. his eyes didn’t look right.

I was so worried about my little guy.

You know what kind of a “foodie” my Mr. Alvin is ….. well yesterday morning I put his food in his dish.

He kind of pushed it around for a few minutes.

Now I knew he wasn’t feeling great.

Finally after several minutes and me coaxing him ….. his food bowl was empty.

I am so grateful that me and Alvin are feeling better.

I called the Vet’s office in the morning to see if I should take him in ….

He has an appointment for this Friday unless something changes.

In the afternoon we went for a walk and bumped into my daughter and family so that was nice.

It was a beautiful day.

I also mowed the grass which is growing like crazy with all of this rain.

Well it was supposed to rain overnight and this morning but the sun is up and the sky is a pretty powder blue.

I am not sure if I should place my flowers back in their regular spots …… or not.

If it hails they have no protection…. what a dilemma!!

I guess they will get some sunshine where they are situated.


Oh, the roses are so huge this year.

We took a few minutes on our early morning walk to enjoy these beautiful flowers.

We are so blessed to have roses along every pathway and surrounding the entrances to the lakes.

I think that they love all of the moisture …..

I LOVE the smell …. that fragrance is so amazing.

I could lay under a rose bush all day long and just close my eyes and smell that glorious fragrance.


Well I guess that pretty much catches up up.

I hope that you had a great weekend.

I wish you all an amazing Tuesday.

May your day be filled with joy and laughter and fun.


Special Hello to: everyone on the planet …..


Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday, the 12th Day of March, 2013 and the 33rd Anniversary of the birth of my daughter.


Happy Birthday my Darling …..

If ever there was a treasure ….

I found it in you….

You are the sunshine of my days …

The stars of my nights …..

The ocean that floats my ship ….

The flowers that fragrance the air….

The air that I breathe …

You are the best ….

I am so grateful for your kind soul and generous spirit ….

I am so grateful that you have always championed those who needed a voice whether two-legged or four….

I am grateful that once again we live near each other …. not too close but close enough.

I am grateful that you choose to have me in your life.

I am grateful that you a song in your heart and music in your soul.

I am grateful that you are artistic and intelligent ….

I am grateful for your love.

So on your special day ….. your little brother and me want to wish you all the best that this world has to offer.

May kindness continue to follow you all the days of your life.

May abundance and joy be plentiful.

May perfect health envelope you all the days of your life.

May your dreams continue to come true…

May riches surround and keep you.

May you always find the music …..

Continue to light the world with you.

Love Always and Forever Mom and Alvin

P.S. For us all, I wish that everyone would have a special person in their lives such as my daughter.  Truly I am blessed.  I wish everyone a fun, easy, wonderful Tuesday.


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