Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 6th day of September, 2016.

The long weekend is over and it is back to work for me and many others.

It would appear that it rained overnight.

I thought that I heard it rain last night.

Well it was an extremely productive weekend for me.

I accomplished everything from laundry to mowing the front and back lawn to defrosting the fridge to picking up trash in the neighbourhood.

Busy but good.

It was nice to have so much time with Alvin, too.

After waking up to cool temperatures in the house and it not climbing after several hours, I broke down and turned on the heat.

With the temperatures being the mid teens this weeks it would have been too cool for the boy.

During the self imposed break from writing I did not plan on where I wanted to go from here.

So it will just evolve over time.

I guess that is a decision that I must make.

I am debating whether or not to catch the earlier bus this morning.

My regular time is back on the schedule.

Back on schedule because the kids are back to school and they added more times to the routes.

YAY.

It will be good in the winter when the bus is usually running a few minutes late.

I do not want to be late for work.

It leaves every 15 minutes so I have wiggle room.

 

I was inspired to write more poetry so that is for certain.

Something that can be done anywhere ….

Just have to have a pen and paper with me.

I hope that you had a great weekend.

Time to go and finish getting ready.

Thank you for reading this post and my blog.

 

Special Hello to: all my friends and family.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 12th day of May, 2016.

The sun is coming up and it was cool overnight.

Last night I broke down and turned the furnace on/up ……

Sweater and socks worked for me but poor Mr. Alvin not so much.

After consulting the weather channel I decided it deemed turning the heat back on/up.

Not worth shivering all the time.

I noticed almost seconds after I turned on the heat that my skin started to feel dryer and I immediately felt stuffed up.

Definitely need to check the furnace filter – consult the calendar and see when due for a cleaning.

I have an environmentally safe one so all I do is wash it with soap and water.

Works great.

I think Alvin is happier that the heat is on although he did snuggled under a corner of the sheet last night and right up beside me as always.

He is my guy for sure.

Pleased to report that our beloved Elton is doing well.

He always seems to perk up when my daughter arrives home.

But all things considered he is doing great and they/we are waiting to hear the latest test results.

Well here we go again time to leave for work, really how does that happen?

It feels like I just got home from work and now going back.

Last night it was almost 7:30 before I finished having supper and cleaning up closer to 8:00 p.m.

Normally we start heading up to bed just after 8:30 p.m.

The night just seemed to evaporate.

Well as the sun shines and glistens on the neighbourhood garage windows, I shall sign off.

I hope that you have an awesome Thursday.

Special Hello to: my fellow bloggers … keep up the good work.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 26th day of February, 2016.

I feel as though I have missed a day and I guess I have, at that.

On Tuesday evening when I was getting into bed …. as I leaned to turn off the light and fall back onto the bed ….. I pulled/strained a neck muscle.

I could tell straight away ….. it was very painful.

All that night I struggled with getting comfortable, and with sleep.

The next morning which was Wednesday …. I got up and ready (hot shower helped), and went to work.

It was painful and even making me feel nauseous ….. I got some pain relief from a friend at work.

So it was manageable for the rest of the day.

That evening once the pain relief had worked off …. back again.

I did the heat on my neck and that helped.

So yesterday Thursday I stayed at home ….. resting it ….. applying heat.

Finally today it feels so much better, I can go back to work ….

So in essence I missed a day ….. a day with you.

I hope that everyone is doing well.

So happy to get back to normal.

Makes me so grateful to be healthy once again.

We often too many times take for granted good health.

Having something wrong as minor as it was ….. it is great to get back to the usual routine.

I think that Alvin like having me at home ….. he enjoyed being outside off and on during the course of the day.

My daughter came after work bringing supper and then taking me for groceries.

So thoughtful she is ……

Well I guess it is almost time to pack up and get ready to leave for the bus …..

Another gorgeous morning ….

We are so blessed.

Have an awesome day ….

So glad to be back.

Special Hello to:  YOU ALL ….. Have the best day ever!

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 26th day of June, 2015.

YAY, it is the weekend.

It is a gorgeous morning here in Edmonton.

Few clouds clearing up from our rain and lightning storm overnight.

Sun rising.

Breeze keeping it cool for now.

Forecast is for another hot day.

Yesterday on the bus ride home ….

Several times over the radio a female voice announced to the drivers “that another driver was pulled over and sick to their stomachs” …. she also reminded them to keep hydrated and if they feel faint or sick to PULL OVER.

Our bus driver comments “they are dropping like flies.”

That is a great reminder to everyone in this heat “KEEP HYDRATED” ….

That is also a HUGE REMINDER to those people who have children and pets …. KEEP THEM HYDRATED.

I was kind of upset as I noticed on my bus ride home all of the people out walking their dogs in this heat.

Honestly some people do not think before they act.

Hot weather is not great for anyone, and can you imagine with a fur coat.

That is why animals in the wild stay in the shade during the heat of the day.

Hopefully today people realize that and keep their pets cool and hydrated.

Also not one of those people owners had water with them.

Well it is almost time for me to leave to go to work.

I am so grateful that I have central air.

I am so grateful that Mr. Alvin will be home and comfortable.

We always wait and walk later in the evening although I am sad to say that we have not walked the past couple of nights.

But better to be healthy than suffer from heat stroke.

Animals get heat stroke, too.

Same as us.

Special Hello to: my sister who is leaving Regina for Calgary this afternoon …. safe drive, you guys.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 2nd day of May, 2015.

What a strange morning it has been weather wise.

When Alvin and I first got up at 5:30 – the sky was overcast, I could see rain clouds lining up.

Then we hit the sofa for some extra zzz’s and got up just after 8:00 to find bright sunshine.

Now it is just a few minutes after 9:00 and the sky is beginning to fill with clouds.

So I must get this show on the road as my plan was to go and vote in the advance polls for our provincial election followed by a little trip to the grocery store.

Oh and it is windy.

We sure seem to have been experiencing more wind the past weeks.

Not sure what is going on there or maybe it is just this gal’s memory playing tricks.

As I sip on a hot cup of coffee or rather a warm cup of coffee as you see I turned off the heat figuring not necessary and it is rather cool in the house.

But we are tough, and it is in the low 60’s (F) in the house so really that is not cold.

After all, Mr. Alvin is wearing his coat and I can always don a sweater to help.

So another busy Saturday and oh how I am loving having Saturdays at home.

Cleaning …… extra walks with Alvin …… doing whatever I chose and whatever needs to be done.

I miss my friends at the store but love having my time at home.

My thoughts are of them and also of the people of Nepal.

One of my co-workers from the office is from Nepal and just so happens she is visiting her family.

They are safe.

I keep them safe in my thoughts.

So on this Saturday think of how lucky we are and if you can lend a helping hand ….

Some people can go to Nepal and help but most of us can only send money or much needed items.

We should always do what we can to help others.

It does not matter where they live whether next door or across the ocean …. we are here to help each other.

I hope that you all have an awesome Saturday.

Stay warm, keep safe and treat the world with kindness and respect.

Special Hello to: my friend in Nepal and to her family …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 9th day of September, 2014.

Dark out …. looks like night.

This is the time of year that most of us northerners find it hard to find the get up and go to get up and go.

Now that is a mouth full.

I am trying to be more of an early morning person.

Time to pull out the socks or at least for the next couple of days.

By the weekend it will be sandals again.

Last night it was cold in the house so I had to break down and turn on the furnace.

To my “horror” the furnace did not come on when I turned on the heat.

I tried the things that I knew.

I pulled out the furnace instructions.

Finally I went to my neighbour ….

We have the same furnace.

She came over and we checked out the thermostat …. all was correct.

Went to the furnace.

It was quiet …..

YIKES, not a good sign.

She decided we had better call her girlfriend’s guy who knows about these things …. heating ….

So we did.

Go figure that the pilot light had gone off perhaps due to being off for so long and then didn’t hook up when it did the circuit thing that it does …..

He suggested turning the on and off switch and VOILA the furnace came on.

The pilot light lit and we had heat.

You never heard such a sigh of relief and heart felt gratitude as from me.

Furnace fixes are not cheap.

So thanks to my neighbour’s friend we have heat.

YAY.

So on this Tuesday I am so grateful to have heat.

So grateful that it was as easy as the turning on of a switch.

I hope that you all have a great day.

Happy Tuesday.

Special Hello to: all those gals who live alone ….. make sure that you are “handy” or know people who have plumbing, heating and electrical skills …. professionals.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 11th day of June, 2014.

Wow, morning sure came fast.

It is so beautiful as I look out my office (at home) and see the sun shine with a clear blue sky.

There is not even a hint of a breeze.

NICE.

I was up just a tad later than usual ….. not even home at 10:00 p.m.

First time in likely years that I was actually away from home on a week night.

Once I got home and ready for bed and read a couple chapters in my book it was almost 11:00 a.m.

I am so blessed that Alvin’s sister asked him to spend the night ….. so no Alvin getting up at 4:45 a.m.

It was a great treat.

I was invited to go to a home party (of a product) from a gal that I work with at the office.

It was so much fun.

I know her husband and her grown-up daughter.

Met so many nice people and also her future son-in-law ….. just so happens we are making the jewellery for this upcoming wedding.

I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

I did miss me Alvin, though.

My friend has two dogs ….. a big dog named “Buddy” who is older but so gentle and quiet.

Their second dog “Elmo” …. more like my Elton was a shy but vocal little one.

Love meeting new doggies.

So all in all it was a great Tuesday evening ….. something different than my usual one

Do you once in awhile do something out of the norm for you?

It can be something as small as going to a home party on a weeknight.

 

Whoa, I just noticed that one of my neighbours to the south a few blocks has their furnace turned on as I see smoke going out of the chimney.

Guess they are feeling a bit chilly.

It has been a bit cool in the house in the mornings but I am not turning on the heat.

I have been wearing my winter p.j.’s on those nights when it has been rainy and cool inside the house.

Okay, not sure why I did not notice before but now I see another one.

First time that I have noticed people having their furnaces on in June.

Yikes.

 

Well time to go and have breakfast and write in my gratitude journal.

I usually do that after Alvin has had his breakfast and done his morning constitutional.

I turned things around for something different this morning.

Time to eat……

I hear oatmeal calling my name ………………..

 

I hope that you continue to stretch and grow …. try something new.

Even the smallest of things is good.

Special Hello to: my daughter who faithfully reads my blog and is my biggest supporter;  I am so grateful for having last night out and about.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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