Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 7th day of February, 2019.

Another COLD day has arrived …. actually the COLD has not departed.

When the sun shines during the day it seems like we have received a reprieve but once outside not so much.

But then again it is WINTER and part of winter is cold temperatures.

January was such a mix of temperatures.

So far this month is colder than January.

Oh well, each day the sun is rising earlier and setting later.

As always we are wishing the days away until the warmth touches our faces and soothes our souls.

Summer which is always a fleeting time of year ….. here one day and gone the next.

Or so it would seem.

Life in CANADA.

We are strange animals, we humans.

 

So onto another topic.

I took a couple of vacation days as Mr. Alvin is having surgery.

He is having a growth on his eye lid removed and his teeth cleaned.

They will also clean the anal glands, trim his nails and give him his regular vaccinations.

We and I mean, we, have had nothing to EAT or to DRINK since last night at 9:00 p.m.

We are FASTING.

Actually I tried and tried to get him to drink before bed as he could have a drink until 10:00 p.m. but no.

Poor little guy was looking all over for his water dishes.

The one in our room and the one in the kitchen.

I feel like a horrible bad Momma.

He was able to have his glucosamine this morning so that was good.

In about 45 minutes from now our friend will arrive to take us to his appointment.

I took this photo a couple of minutes of my boy.

He is not going to like me when I leave him at the Vet.

This is not the first time but this time feels different for some reason.

Perhaps because we usually walk over as it is in the summer.

Anyway, I know everything will go well and I will get the phone call to come and get him.

Last couple of times just after he woke up – they called for me to come and get him.

Keep positive thoughts for our boy.

Always good ….

Well I should go and get things ready.

 

Have an awesome Thursday.

Special Hello to: all those folks with beloved furry companions..

Always, Carol & Alvin

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Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 8th day of April, 2018.

The sun is shining and I think that I heard a bird chirping earlier in the morning.

There is now a light blanket of snow covering everything.

Over the course of the morning thus far it has been snowing in between the sunshine breaks.

The house is not quiet as me Alvin is back home once again.

We went to bed a bit later than normal and I read for awhile.

He did not get up until 6:22 a.m. and then only wanted to go outside, not wishing to eat.

So we headed back to the sofa until just after 8:00 a.m.

It still took him several minutes to eat which was about 8:30 a.m.

He shows no signs of distress or anxiety.

 

I think of all the creatures big and small on this earth so may not be quite so fortunate.

They are living in constant danger and fear.

Anxiety is a way of life.

How sad is that.

I just do not believe that we as humans have continued through the ages to be such mean, horrible, vindictive creatures.

Why?

What is the purpose?

Is it all about power, greed and money?

At some point in the near future we have to step away from that and simply to the right thing.

What would be so wrong about that?

I know that it is not everyone.

I know that there are so many good people.

But even us good people live in denial.

We do not look after the environment nor each other.

Let us face it ….. most people live their lives in denial and with blinders on.

As long as it does not directly impact our lives, we just say “It is not my fault”  or “Let the government fix things.”

Well I am here to tell you ….. it is YOUR fault and MINE.

Why would we think that the government would fix things when we do not?

We elect them.

 

Food for thought.

Please it all starts with being good residents.

Good residents of your home, of your neighbourhood, of your city or town, of your country and of this planet.

We should care about the future generations, what kind of planet will they live on?

If you have any kind of imagination, it is most scary, to say the least.

Start by picking up the trash in and around your home.

Pack your garbage and recycling properly.

There are winds in every area of CANADA.

Make sure that you check with your municipality to make sure that you are placing the proper items in the blue bins or recycling bags.

If not, they cannot be recycled.

This costs each municipality MILLIONS of DOLLARS each year.

It is up to each and every one of us to make this right.

Not the government and not your neighbour, it all starts with YOU …..

 

I hope that you have a great Sunday.

Special Hello to: all those folks who strive each and every day to make this planet healthy and safe for every creature.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 5th day of May, 2017.

A glorious morning here in Edmonton.

The sun is smiling as it rises in the East filling the sky with it’s magical beams.

So happy for the weekend.

I am grateful that I have the weekend off so to speak.

Anyone who works outside the home knows – we all have work to do when we get home.

 

On a more somber note and reminder to us all.

It is the time of year when forest and wild fires break out.

Be careful as the cost to lost lives whether animal or human is too high.

They may never be replaced.

Homes and businesses may be replaced.

Memory from one year ago today.

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Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 5th day of May, 2016.

It is overcast here in Edmonton this morning.

The air is cool and there is a breeze.

Such a difference from the past couple of days.

I am actually cold this morning.

I only hope that it has cooled off up north where the wildfires are burning out of control.

They need a break.

RAIN and no lightning would be great.

Sounds like everyone was evacuated safely and that is great news.

My heart goes out to all of the animals in the forest surrounding Fort McMurray, Alberta.

I hope that all of the dogs and cats were rescued from the City.

We are so grateful to all those brave men and women whose job is to go into the inferno to fight the fires.

Whether paid or volunteers we thank you.

I hope they are all safe.

To all of the individuals out there who came together to offer up a place to sleep or to gather necessities for the evacuees, we thank you.

Well here it is time to leave for work once again.

The time always passes quickly in the morning.

So on this Thursday be safe.

Special Hello to: all the residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta and surrounding areas, we are grateful that you are safe and secure.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 12th day of March, 2017.

Well it is still snowing and I cannot see the path that I had shovelled yesterday.

Clearly there will be some major shovelling in my near future.

We are almost ready for the big party this afternoon.

 

AS:

Today is the birthday of my one and only beautiful daughter.

I cannot believe that she came into this world thirty-seven years ago.

It seems like only yesterday that this wee little girl came into my life.

I will say again that I cannot believe that it has been thirty-seven years.

“A” is the star that twinkles in the night sky.

She is the heart that beats in our world.

She is the warmth that is kindness and love.

Her generous heart is unmatched.

She comes between the bullies and the victims.

With each year that passes she continues in her own quiet way to stand up for animals and people.

She is creative and always surprises me with a new creation, something done her way.

She loves her family.

This daughter of mine takes the quiet path to greatness.

You will not hear her shouting from the hilltops for something she has done.

She is beautiful inside and out.

I will continue to be the proud Momma each and every day of this beautiful girl now woman.

You were the best gift that I have ever been blessed to receive.

Many Happy Days and Years ahead …..

We love you more than words can say.

Happy Birthday “A J-C” …… you are the glue that keeps me together.

These tulips are for you…..

Alvin and I must go and put the finishing touches on your party.

It has to be perfect – as it is for you, my darling.

See you and your family in a few hours.

Happy Birthday.

Love Mom and Alvin

 

Special Hello to: my girl.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 4th day of February, 2016.

Happy Birthday to my niece “M” who turns 19 today …..

 

Wow, here we are I sat down at the computer about 15 minutes ago and am just writing my blog now.

Guess where I was …..

FB …..

I had to send a quick message to my daughter and then was drawn in by a couple of music videos.

It got me to thinking.

Earlier, this morning while getting ready I picked up Mr. Alvin from the bed where he was sitting and danced to one of my new favourites of Adele’s …. “When We Were Young” …. love it.

He was nervous …. I guess because I did it without warning …..

I love dancing with him …. although as of late it is becoming an upper body workout hanging onto him ….. “oh, that dreaded winter weight.”

Anyway, I digress ….

I believe that the world would be a better place if instead we settled things with singing competitions.

Music, I believe can soothe the savage beast and in this case I mean “MAN … not men “HUMANS.”

Something to ponder …. consider ….

 

With it now being time to go downstairs and get the boots, coat, scarf, mitts …. oh and grab the lunch …. and LEAVE FOR WORK.

I hope that you will stop what you are doing … take a few minutes and listen to some MUSIC.

Listen to something new ….. a new song …. a new artist …. a new genre …..

 

Happy Thursday ….. music …. birthday ….. and PAYDAY.  What a wonderful day.

Special Hello to: my niece …. Alvin and I wish you a wonderful day.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 3rd day of October, 2015.

It is overcast and windy here in Edmonton.

Just a few minutes ago my cousin left for home.

We had a wonderful evening.

Short but so great.

I was reminded over the course of the evening and this morning on how much I miss our conversations.

She is such a well read and good thinking person.

With common sense and logic.

I have always valued our talks and have learned so much from her.

Sometimes in our everyday lives we forget the importance of good conversations.

You know the proper exchange of information and opinion.

No one being right.

No one being wrong.

Just good talk ….

There are no words to express how much I needed that conversation at this point in my life.

In today’s world we read what is posted on multi-media, and then react.

Sometimes it is a positive experience and sometimes, less than.

I like the back and forth ….. the “Ying” and “Yang” of conversation.

Now, I know as I love to write that we express in words both our feelings and opinions otherwise there would not be books.

But somehow the art of conversation seems to have gone by the wayside.

Or at least to what I have noticed.

So many people have cell phones and are busy checking info on the internet, posting on FB and such.

To talk face to face or hold a conversation has become “old school.”

Much like letter writing……

Okay I am definitely showing my age.

I just wanted to share my recent experience and to remind us all about how important it is to just talk.

So maybe on this Saturday you go and see your Grandmother or your Dad or a neighbour ….. have a cup of tea or coffee and just chat ….. about the world, about your flowers, about conversation.

Thank you cousin for bringing me some good information and breathing some fresh ideas into my conversation, and helping me to remember …. we are all humans living on this planet and all we want is to LIVE.

Sometimes a visit is so much more than just a visit.

This was the case.

I am so grateful to my cousin “J” …..

I feel my old self again …… by the way the play was well done, and having a late supper (after the play) and chatting till 2 a.m. priceless.  By the way it was super cool to be at the opening night for the 50th Anniversary of the Citadel.

Thank you.

On a fun note:  Alvin went for a sleepover to his sister’s house …… oh, how I miss my boy…..he, as does his sister, brings me great joy and appreciation for life.

Happy Saturday ……. Enjoy.

Special Hello: to my cousin “J” …. safe trip home and thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 8th day of September, 2015.

Dark out ….. dry on the deck …. no rain overnight.

Wow, Tuesday already …. so great to have a long weekend.

I am so grateful that I was able to spend some of it with my dear friend “P” from Regina.

We had such a great visit.

Now today back to the regular routine …..

Work …. home ….. work …. HOME …..

We are so wrapped in routine we humans.

In fact, I would say that most of us are most happiest when we are in a routine.

When we get up at the same time, eat at the same time, work at the same time …..sleep at the same time.

It is a circle that for the most part keeps us the most happiest.

If you think about it having your life in a regular schedule/routine helps you to do what you needs to be done.

At least it works for me.

There I go again …. back to the “TO DO LISTS.”

But really …. they do work.

Whenever you have things to do write them down.

As you complete them …. check off ….. DONE.

We/I/You will have a sense of accomplishment.

Even if it is just emptying the dishwasher.

Trust he it feels like you actually did something.

Well I can hear the sidewalk calling my name …..

Now that I have to wear a jacket and “shoes” ….. need a couple extra minutes to put the final touches on before I leave the house.

Have a Happy Tuesday.

Special Hello to: my friend “M” …. thank you for your thoughtful comments and your “work” is amazing.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 19th day of November, 2014.

Tonight I work my first Wednesday night at the store.

Now begins the schedule of working Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights and then Sundays.

I wonder how many people shop on a Wednesday night ….. guess I will find out this evening.

With it being the start of the holiday shopping season ….. I am sure there will be people out and about.

Our weather is still mild here in Edmonton which has been great.

My daughter and I had a great walk with the puppies last night.

They ran and ran …… so cute.

Oh what a life they have …….

Has this been a good week?

I started with conflicting feelings and trying to pull myself back to the light …..

I managed on Tuesday to change things around and everything worked out.

It makes a huge difference if you are feeling good and keeping your thoughts and actions going in a positive direction.

Now I know we are human and humans for some reason cannot seem to stay positive and happy at all times.

We are drawn in by our “ego self” and surroundings.

Perhaps things may not always work out perfectly but they sure can be close.

It is all a mindset.

Change your mind and change your life.

I remember a famous person stating that mantra.

It is so true.

I am so grateful to be living the life that I do.

Filled with love and laughter and so much more.

So on this Wednesday I hope that you find kindness and joy all around and if not create it.

Smile ….. open a door ….. buy someone a coffee …… help a neighbour …… LET US DO SOME GOOD THINGS ….. NO, LET US DO SOME GREAT THINGS TODAY.

Special Hello to: my friends who always stand beside me ….. not ahead or aback.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 19th day of March, 2014.

How are you doing this beautiful morning?

I am doing great.

Just thinking of how grateful I am to be here in this life as me.

We often as human beings do – think of “what if”

We are quite often in that greener pasture mode ….

In competition with the Joneses…..and perhaps not even that.

Not that any of these things are inherently “bad.”

We seem to be in “discovery”  ….. always looking.

I think that part of our discovery is how we build and sculpt our dreams.

If we do not see what is around us how can we know – what we may “think” we want!

So on this Wednesday …..

Remember to be present in the moment.

Do and be the best you can from this second forward.

Discover ….. think about ….. ponder ……. dream …… visualize …… realize.

It is all up to us.

We can make our lives the stuff that dreams are made of ……. sounds good.

Let’s do it.

Have a great day.

Special Hello to: my sister …. if she only knew ….. (thank you).

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 7th day of March, 2014.

YAY, it is the weekend.

I work at the store tonight …… seems like it has been more than since Sunday.

Alvin and I had a nice and quiet evening …… no walk but lots of cuddles.

Warm weather is on it’s way.

This weekend we turn our clocks ahead …… that always takes some adjusting.

I hope that you are having a great Friday morning.

I feel amazing ….. and that is always a good thing.

I feel “great news is on it’s way” ….. how wonderful.

So on this fantastic Friday morning ….. I hope that you are feeling amazing and ready to have a great weekend.

Keep smiling and keep the faith in that you can do anything that you put your mind to …… I know that you can.

Thanks to everyone who keeps me going with love, laughter and support.

All three things that every human being needs and desires.

Take care All…

Special Hello to: my friends who live far away …… I miss you all.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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