Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 14th day of May, 2017.

Happy Happy Mother’s Day.

Yesterday after a long raining day the sun came out.

Now this morning it is partially overcast and windy but I can see the sun.

I wrote this on the fly on FB, as I wanted to wish all the Mothers  Happy Mother’s Day

My girl just called and they are coming over.

So happy to see them today.

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Happy Happy Mother’s Day “Moms.”
Mothers come in all styles.

They may be yours by birth or they may not.

They may be rich or they may be poor.
They may be light or they may be heavy.

They may be yours, they may be mine.

They may stay at home or work away.
They may cook and clean or maybe hire another.
They may sew or maybe not.
They may bake or not.

But they are always your Mother.
They will always love you.
They will always care about your well-being.
Somedays it may not seem that way but in their hearts,
it is true.

I want to wish each and every Mother a very special day.
I hope that you are as blessed as me.

Just remember to be a Mom does not mean you must give birth to a child …… it is the love, care and attention that you give to another being that makes you a Mother.

Happy Mother’s Day.

CYLewis, May 14, 2017

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 24th day of December, 2016.

No more sleeps this is Christmas Eve.

Today is the day.

So glad that today is Christmas.

We are pretty much ready.

Just a few housekeeping last minute items.

Last minute dust job and vacuum and such.

It snowed last night so of course there is shovelling on my list before my company arrives.

With any lucky no more will fall before the company arrives.

 

As Alvin and I put on the final preparations for this Christmas we remember how different our Christmas will be without our beloved Penny and Elton.

We spent so many Christmases together, and they will forever remain in a special place in our hearts.

I would like to share a few photos of our special fur-babies as we think of them this Christmas.

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Christmas 2015 – Miss Penny Lane Hobbs

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Christmas 2015 – Elton John Hobbs and Penny Lane Hobbs

Miss Penny, again she is quite the model....

Miss Penny, again she is quite the model….

Alvin and Penny .....

Alvin and Penny ….. he misses her…..

Ah, Miss Penny a few years back

Ah, Miss Penny a few years back

Ah, my puppies ..... Elton and Penny

Ah, my puppies ….. Elton and Penny.

 

Even though we lost our dearest Elton and Penny this last year and our hearts are aching for them, we think of all those other families who are struggling with loss this Christmas.

May their memories warm your hearts, and keep the conversation alive now and forever.

This Christmas we have additions to our family.

It will mean new traditions and more stories.

We will share with them our old stories and life will go on.

 

So on this Christmas ….

May you live your life with some “wreck-less abandon.”

Remember to be kind and generous.

Remember to be grateful …. always a good place to start.

May Santa bring you that special gift that makes you giggle with joy.

That would bring a smile to my face and more warmth to my heart.

Happy Christmas.

Special Hello to: all my family and friends, near and far, we are thinking of you and wish you were here or we were there.

With Love Always, Carol and Alvin

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Fall 2016 me and me Alvin …..

Merry Christmas To All and To All a GREAT NIGHT.

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 11th day of August, 2016.

Bright sunny morning here in Edmonton.

Today is the birthday of one of my brothers, Happy Birthday “J” …… we wish you the best day.

We are seldom able to be together for our birthdays but we are together in our thoughts and hearts.

My Alvin is back home now and the house does not feel so empty.

He had a great visit with his sister, brother-in-law and Elton.

He had some anxiety of course in the car ride to their home and for the first bit until he got used to their house once again, but that is my little homebody.

He likes to be at home.

Now that being said, he likes to visit in the neighbourhood as he knows that there is no car ride and that we will go straight home after the visit.

I just heard a little groan which means “Momma, get off the computer and let’s go downstairs,” or something like that.

Today is my second last day of vacation and then the weekend and on Monday back to work.

Where did those vacation days go?  Where did the summer go?

Crazy how time flies …..

Oh, I should mention last night I was invited to a friend’s house for supper.

Three of us got together for “grilled” burgers and I brought the potato salad.

She has a inside portable grill which was nice.

The burgers were amazing.

We dressed our plates and ate on her patio which has a permanent awning covering where the table is located.

The temperature was perfect and for some reason no bugs.

It was so nice.

After supper I went home and got Mr. Alvin as I did not wish to leave him alone just after he arrived back home.

So he got to go out for a visit.

My friend has a cat.

Wherever Alvin walked he watched for the cat and if he saw her, he walked around.

Once she swatted him (no claws drawn) and he is a bit fearful of her although he does want to play and I think she does as well.

They just need to be together no often …..

Well time to get this show on the road.

Happy Thursday everyone.

Special Hello: to my brother on his birthday, and to all those who share this date with him, Happy Birthday.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 29th day of March, 2016.

Today is a day that I cannot quite articulate my thoughts.

Here I shall try …..

 

 

              LIGHT

For all the Stars in the Heavens.

For all the Love in our Hearts.

For all the Boys would who be Men.

For all the Girls would who be Women.

For all the Creatures roaming this Earth.

For every Moment of Every Day.

For every Light that Shines.

For every Moment there is.

Let your heart be open – let your heart be light.

Let the love flow through.

Let the love be light.

 

Written by CLewis, March 29, 2016.

Trying to put my thoughts to paper ….

 

Special Hello to: my daughter and son-in-law and our dearest Elton …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 27th day of February, 2015.

It has been snowing overnight …. Mother Nature has been busy.

I think as she gets older her “dark” sense of humour comes out more and more.

Well we are almost at March ….. it is always an interesting month weather wise.

I always look forward to March because my daughter was born in this month.

I also have other family and friends that celebrate next month, as well.

Today at work we are having a baby shower for a co-worker.

Very exciting …. her first and the baby is a boy.

Gifts and Food ….

 

On this second last day of February ….

The month in which we celebrate all things hearts.

I believe we did just that.

 

Well time to go downstairs and get my things out of the fridge for the shower.

Have a great Friday.

See you tomorrow.

 

Special Hello to: all new Moms.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 23rd day of February, 2015.

Today is the 56th Birthday of my “younger” sister.

We have been together now for 56 years.

She has been my sunshine during clouds skies.

She has been my beating heart when mine has stopped.

She has been my thunder and lightning when I need encouragement.

She has been salvation when I needed saving.

She has been my laughter when I need to smile.

Most of all she has been my friend.

I love you my dear sister.

More than words can say.

Even though we live several hundred miles apart now we are joined by our hearts and thoughts.

I think of you every single day.

You are a mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, friend and my sister.

Happy Birthday my Darling.

May you have the best Birthday ever.

CHEERS ….. a few photos of our time together thus far……. in no particular order ……

The snowman we built together only a few years ago.

The snowman we built together only a few years ago.

Sister 2009

Sister 2009

Sisters 1980's

Sisters 1980’s

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Professional photo….

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…

A rose for each of us .. Happy Birthday Sister.

A rose for each of us ..
Happy Birthday Sister.

Me and My Sister .....

Me and My Sister …..

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

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

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Sisters

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Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 26th day of January, 2015.

Last night I watched the Screen Actors Guild Awards or affectionally known as the SAG Awards.

I watched how each category was announced, and each winning actor took to the stage.

They thanked their partners, their managers, their fellow actors.

And I thought …..

How wonderful it would be if we had SAG Awards for the everyday folk.

To all those Moms who put on a smile on their faces when they would rather cry or scream.

To all those retail workers who give great customer service…..

Even when belittled and demeaned; tired after working two or three jobs just to pay the rent.

To all those fast food workers who run like crazy to get “food” to customers in record time.

Who also have to work long hours for minimum wage.

To all those Dads who go to work when they would rather be at home with the kids.

To all those people who everyday put on a happy face just to get through.

To all those who put up with cruel, bitter, angry, disrespectful, unkind human beings with a smile on their face, and maybe even a glow in their hearts.

To everyone who works hard every day of their lives with no award for their performances.

To everyone who volunteers to help both two-legged, four-legged and all beings on this planet.

We celebrate each and everyone.

I always dreamed of being an actor but just living my life I have found is one big performance.

Perhaps I do not always get paid for giving the performance of a lifetime.

But that is life.

I want to take this opportunity to say to everyone in my life … thank you.

You deserve an award.

This is my award to you.

We celebrate you.

Special Hello to: You, we celebrate you today and always.  Thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 22nd day of September, 2013 and the FIRST DAY OF FALL.

YAY.

This is my absolute favourite time of year.

The sun is shining and although I do not hear them I am sure a bird is singing somewhere.

The leaves are turning the most delicious shades of yellow and red.

Mixed in with the green they bright a palette of colour that is too beautiful for words.

The grass is still green here and surprisingly enough most of the flowers are still blooming as we enter the last bit of September.

I would love for us to have a long warm lazy autumn, fall.

It is the best time of year.

With warm days and cooling as the sun goes down making sleep comfortable.

Making walks extra wonderful.

Even though I am on my way to work at the store I will enjoy this first day of fall.

I hope that you are enjoying this day, too.

May your life be beautiful.

May you have an opportunity to spend time with your family as I did this weekend.

Me and my three siblings spent some more than amazing time together.

We told stories (some each other didn’t know or remember), we laughed till we cried.

I love my brothers and sister so much.

I am so happy that we were able to spend this weekend together.

I hope that we are able to spend more time together as the time goes on.

Over the years sometimes it was long stretches in between our visits but in our hearts we are always together, laughing and having fun.

Today is a day of celebration.

Celebrate with the ones you love.

Special Hello to: my sister “C” and my brothers “J” and “T” ….. you rock and I will always love you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

P.S. just heard some birds ….. yay.

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and WELCOME TO the FIRST DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2013 …..

I love the month of February ….

It is the month of hearts …… VALENTINES.

So I feel an affinity there …..

I love anything that celebrates LOVE.

We should always be feeling love in our hearts and minds.

The kind of love that builds a wondrous planet with kindness, safety and peace.

The kind of love that makes children feel sale in their homes and minds.

The kind of love that makes people want to live and go on to bigger and better things.

The kind of love that we all should have in our lives.

So on this snowy Friday which is my day off and I am loving it.

Soon I shall be SKYPING with my sister and enjoying a cup of coffee.

Followed by a visit from my daughter …. I am so lucky.

There will be shovelling and hopeful a walk for Mr. Alvin

Then I will work at the store tonight…..

A great day for me.

I hope that today will be a great day for you, too.

 

Special Hello to:  all those people who share love and kindness…

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 …..

The sun is coming up and it promises to be another hot day.

Even though I am not really a “heat” person …. I am so happy and grateful that the sun is shining and it is still warm.

I sure wish that we have a nice warm long “fall” or “autumn” whichever term you prefer.

I think “autumn” has such a lovely ring to it.

Well I hope that you had a great evening ….

I had a wonderful long chat with one of my friends from back in Regina, and then tonight hopefully will be able to reach another of my friends.

It seems like the days roll by so quickly that sometimes I forget just how long it has been since we spoke last, although other than “news” it is as if we spoke yesterday.

Now that is a great friendship.

I wish that for everyone.

As we did not get a shower last evening I want to run and water the rest of my flowers …. did a few while waiting for Alvin to come into the house.

So on this Tuesday may the sun shine upon you and that you smile with all the love and gratitude that envelopes your heart …..  happy day.

Special Hello to:  all my friends back in Regina ….. I cherish you guys always ……

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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