Thought for the day …..

Good Morning well actually it is almost noon on Saturday the 25th day of November, 2017.

The sun is shining brightly and the air is warming up.

Today is the birthday of my first born niece.

Happy Birthday “D” …….

 

Not sure what happened to me other than I was up later than usual but I slept in until almost 10:00 a.m.

But factor in that I was up with Alvin at 4:30 and again at 6:30 and then again at 7:30 …..

I do feel rested.

Normally I am up between 7-8:00 a.m. on the weekends and is all dependant on what time we go to bed.

Alvin has one get up time and that is 4:30 a.m.  …… matters not when he goes to bed.

He is resting in the sunbeams here in the office while I write my blog.

 

So today is laundry and I am still without a functioning clothes dryer.

I am grateful for my friend who took the dryer apart, determined what the problem was and ordered the part and paid up front for the part.

He ordered it from the U.S. so it should be here this coming week.

Thankfully I have tons of towels and bedding so don’t have to worry about going elsewhere to dry those items.

My clothes – just hang up.

I air dry most of my clothing anyway ….. so it works out.

 

Today is stay home and get some work done.

I have most of my Christmas cards and letters written up and photos placed in the cards.

Ready to mail and hand deliver the ones close by.

The remaining Christmas cards to write up are for my co-workers at the office.

I will do them today.

Also have to make the list for baking supplies and yes, SUGAR COOKIES are once again back on the list.

I had no idea they were so popular.

YAY, me, I guess.

We have cleaning to do, er, no Alvin, I have cleaning to do.

We will go for a walk and deliver cards at the same time.

Lots to do ….

Tomorrow is the shopping day …. one of my girl friends is giving me a ride to and from the stores.

 

I guess it is a busy time for most people.

We have to remember to be kind to the people in retail – they do not get paid enough for you to disrespect them nor should we do so at any time of the year.

I know everyone is out there clambering to get the best deal – but be polite – be kind – everyone’s time is important.

Just relax and do what you need to do.

 

Have an awesome Saturday.

Alvin ….. let’s get to work.

I am happy to see the sunshine.

Happy, happy, happy.

Doing the chair, sit down happy dance.

Humming away….. smiling.

 

Special Hello to: the birthday girl.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 20th day of February, 2016.

There are tiny snowballs lining the sidewalks, streets and my deck.

Guess Mother Nature and her crew were having some fun in the wee hours of the morning.

The sun is beginning to shine threw the curtain of clouds once covering the sky.

It is going to be a beautiful day.

 

Last night or rather much earlier this morning ….. about 4:00 ….. is that not when stuff happens ….. well Mr. Alvin was acting as if he wanted to get up and eat.

For a short time I was able to convince him to stay in bed until 4:22 …… I saw the numbers on the digital alarm clock on my dresser….. so I threw on my socks and grabbed his water dish from beside the wall in

our room opening the door Alvin made a mad dash downstairs …… when we arrived downstairs ….. he looked slightly confused and when I headed for the pantry to secure his breakfast he stood on the liner

rug beside the sofa……which I thought was very strange …… I took the cup and filled his dish ….. he jumped up onto the sofa and was visibly shaking …… looking distraught….. I walked over to the sofa and

picked him up and placed my arms around him ….. he was kind of standing on my lap with his front paws over my arm …… staring off into space ….. I could not get his attention ….. just blank stares for what

seemed like forever ….. finally after several minutes I put him down and he walked over to this food dish ….. he sniffed around ….. then picked up a piece of food with his mouth and it accidentally

fell into the water dish which was close by ….. he just looked at it ….. definitely not right ….. I gave it to him and he ate it followed by the rest of the food in the dish …… he only had a sip of water before wanting

to go outside……then out and back into the house right quick like and ran upstairs and was standing at the foot of the bed when I arrived …… he still seemed out of sorts, my poor boy ….. so I turned off the lamp

and we laid down ….. he had his head up starring once again into space ….. I kept an eye on him until I fell asleep only to wake up several hours later to find that he had in fact been sick …..

So now we are out of bed ….. he has had some water and seems okay …… but when he has an upset tummy it always scares me…. I think it may have been something he ate out on our walk…. I was not fast

enough and he grabbed something small …..

 

Well time to get my show on the road …. breakfast late and I need some COFFEE …… and do some laundry and perhaps have a lazy Saturday except for a bit of housework.

We deserve it and besides today will be all about me Alvin …..if he feels better I will give him a bath …. spruce him up.

 

Have a wonderful Saturday.

Keep an eye on your babies whether two-legged or four.

I wished that I had not been asleep when he was sick …… that is a first …..

 

Special Hello to: my sister …… next year VEGAS for your birthday …….

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 16th day of August, 2014.

The breeze feels cools as it wafts in through our bedroom/office window.

YAY ….. thank goodness for the cool morning.

I had fun at the company barbecue yesterday and even won movie passes.

Oh, I “manned” the game …. throwing the blow up beach ball into the garbage can.

OH yeah.

Followed by a few glorious hours at the mall …. West Ed Mall.

It was so packed ….. people all over the place ….hu

Just checking out stores on my list and trying things on.

I even managed to finally get one of my watches in and have the battery changed.

Had a bowl of noodles from Freshi’s and treated myself to a frozen yogurt from Pinkberry.

So great.

Then I went to the store and found that one of my coworkers had left a birthday present for me …..

A beautiful scarf splashed with pinks and whites and a coffee mug with my initial.

Am I not the most lucky woman on the planet.

Such a great day.

It was extremely muggy and I could have lived without that part of the day but being in the mall did help.

It was at the barbecue that was hot and sticky.

I just slept in this morning which was nice.

So time to get some laundry and housework done.

Sometimes when you think that you are just getting by and that no one notices and then you are pleasantly surprised that that just was not the case.

Does that make sense.

Sorry for the long sentence.

Sometimes it is necessary.

I do love my life.

Also I am super excited because I came up with a good story line for a book ….. so am working on that …..

Man it has been a great August …….

Time to go and get dressed.

Words to the wise ……

Never give up.

Also remain positive and keep the light burning bright …..

Life can be great if you think that it is ……

Mine is spectacular.

Special Hello to: my sister and family and friends back in Regina …… we have to SKYPE or something …… miss you all.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

P.S. if you have not yet watched the movie “FROZEN’ ….. then you must.  Great movie and great songs.

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 7th day of June, 2014.

It is a beautiful quiet sunny morning here at my house.

Alvin spent the night at his sister’s house as per usual, as I worked at the store.

We are very blessed that Alvin can go to their house so that he is not alone.

I think of him and all of the other fuzzy loved ones that are alone while their parent(s) are at work.

I think that we take for granted their feelings.

They miss us as much as we miss them.  Likely more.

It always amazes me about how happy he is to see me when I return home.

It is 20 seconds of pure bliss.

He runs to me as though I have been gone for days.

Now part of that is he has to “pee” and is hungry.

But nevertheless he is as happy to see me as I am him.

He is my ground zero of joy ….. of course, my daughter is there as well.

My number one wish is that I could stay home with him all of the time.

Now for most of us parent(s) that is not always possible.

But I will continue to work on that aspect.

I wished that all of the furry ones that we deem as pets ( I really do not care for that word ) would have loving parents and safe, happy homes.

So on this beautiful, quiet Saturday morning I miss “me Alvin” but I know that I will see him soon.

Busy Saturday ….. will be shovelling dirt, having coffee with one of my neighbours and going out to find beads and supplies to make wedding jewellery (custom order).

So much fun.

Always great to have some physical activity along with visiting and shopping.

Now of course there will be laundry and housework in their somewhere and hopefully a chat with my sister.

So Happy Saturday everyone.

Remember to be the best Mom/Dad you can to your furry one ….. we all should be treating them with love and respect.

We should treat every living creature/being on this planet with love and respect.

If we all did that …. bye-bye war and conflict …. hello joy and peace.

Just imagine……….

Special Hello to: my sister …. time to chat …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunny Saturday the 10th day of May, 2014.

So happy that the sky is blue and the sun is shining.

It is going to be a great day.

Alvin is at his sister’s as per usual …. he always sleeps Friday nights there as I work at the store.

So the house is so quiet.

I could hear a pin drop …. well maybe.

But he will be home soon along with his sister who usually comes for a cup of coffee.

I love our visits.

Also today I am going to call my siblings ….. time to catch up.

YAY.

So between laundry and housework and a walk with Alvin, I will chat with my family.

What a grand way to spend my day off.

Truly it is great.

Oh and throw in a quick trip to the grocery store and organizing a neighbourhood clean-up.

This is my life and I would not change a thing….. 🙂

On this awesome Saturday I hope that you are able to connect with family or perhaps a friend who lives far away or maybe even close.

Go for coffee with your sister or drop by and see your Mom and Dad.

It does not have to be for Mother’s Day …. or Father’s Day.

Everyday is special …….

I know you are busy as am I but we need to take those few minutes or hours and visit with those people who are special in our lives.

We spend more time with the people we work with than our family and friends.

So that take time …. most important.

I received a phone message from my sister last night …. she said that one of our brothers had called her to talk, and asked how and where I was …..

So a reminder that even though I work six days a week and have a lot on my plate – I must take the time to call him, her and them ……. family.

I think of my family and friends all the time.

Have a great day.

Special Hello to: my sister and my brothers and my friends.  You are all amazing and have been so supportive and I apologize for not calling more often…..

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

 

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 28th day of March, 2014.

How are you this morning?

WE are wonderful.

Up at 5 a.m. with Mr. Alvin as he has this “clock” and then back to bed.

So great to sleep in and now it is time to write and get to work ’round the house.

After breakfast …… get the basement in order.

Put away the last of the Christmas stuff and reorganize all of the “rubbermaid containers.”

YAY.

THE SUN IS SHINING SO BRIGHTLY ….. that makes me so HAPPY.

Hopefully the temperatures continue to go in an upward motion.

So on this Friday me and me Alvin are just hanging out and doing housework until I have to get ready to go to the store.

He will spend the night with his sister so that makes him happy and me feel relaxed that he is not alone.

I hope that you are happy and smiling and that the “sun” is shining down on your part of the world.

Make your life be happy and rewarding and make you spread your happiness and rewards.

Special Hello to: my sister who is back from Vegas and I must chat with her ….. have to hear all the stories and the shopping??

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday, December 28th, 2012 ……

I hope that if you were back to work yesterday everything went well, and if you were still on Christmas break ….. that it was great, too.

Alvin went for a play-date and is going to his sister’s house today as well.

Today is my double-work day…… follow up working at the office by going to the store.

They are into the third day of the semi-annual sale so it should be busy and fun.

I enjoy meeting all the people that visit the store and also seeing the familiar faces.

Should be fun.

Guess what ….. we are out of the deep freezer …. supposed to be -7 celsius…. so great.

Last night I walked Alvin home from his sister’s house after work …. so at least he got a bit of a walk.

It has been way too cold for the little guy the past few days.

So we are always happy when we can get outside for some fresh air and exercise.

So what is on the agenda for this weekend?

Tomorrow bright and early I am skyping with my sister and then catch up on housework and laundry.

Sunday I work at the store (not sure what the shift will be).

Well almost time to get into the final gear here.

I hope that you have a great day and that you are able to enjoy the great outdoors.

Fresh air and exercise are always good for the body, mind and soul.

Enjoy.

Special Hello to:  friends and family.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

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