Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 8th day of February, 2016.

Have you ever awaken to feel like this is going to be a great day.

A day like no other.

Feeling like something magical, fun, wonderful and absolutely fantastic is happening to you on this day.

Well that is how I feel on this Monday morning.

I will admit a bit unusual for a Monday morning …..

Usually I do not sleep well Sunday night and Monday mornings are sometimes a bit of a strain to get up and get motivated but not TODAY.

I will admit that I asked Alvin to stay in bed until the alarm went off but it was not because I did not want to get out of bed.

Just because I wished to lay there and soak in the morning …. un-feted (is that even a word) by the day.

So here we are ….. breakfast done, shower check, make-up check and writing blog …. almost check.

Mr. Alvin is as usual laying outside the office door waiting for me.

He is so loyal ….. we could all learn lessons from our four-legged friends.

He is always waiting by the front door for me to arrive at home after work.

He is always happy to see me and I know he has to pee and is hungry …. but nevertheless he always takes that minute to ravish me with attention.

Now what a way to welcome someone home.

It doesn’t matter if I am gone all day or for 20 minutes ….. he welcomes me in the same way.

So today is the day …..

Perhaps a dream will come to fruition or just something nice.

It does not matter ….. I just feel great and that is what matters.


We had a great weekend in my household.

Friday night my daughter came for supper.

Saturday morning breakfast/brunch with my friends at International House of Pancakes or IHOP, as it is lovingly referred to …

Saturday a bit of shopping in the afternoon (okay at Walmart but it was still shopping).

Sunday I stepped out and did some canvassing for the Heart and Stroke Fund and received some donations.

So a great weekend by all accounts.

Even managed to do some work in between all of the socializing.

Now I will admit Alvin did get the short end of it all but I will make it up to him.


Well almost time to get this show on the road.

I wish you a wonderful day.

May you feel great and pass on that greatness to all you meet.

Be kind and rewind.

Happy Monday.


Special Hello to: my sister …. we SKYPED last night ….. we always have a giggle or three. ┬áIt was a great visit.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 6th day of February, 2016.

Yesterday was great ….. accomplished lots at work which is always a good thing.

My beautiful daughter picked her Momma up after work stopping at the Vet for food for our babies and then back here for supper.

I made stir fry and was happy to have done the prep work of the veggies the night before ….. was so much faster.

Had a nice visit and then she was off home.

I finished the bit of clean up and then at 7:30 decided to take Alvin for a bit of a walk stopping to see our friends down the street.

We ended up back home at 10:00 p.m.

Had a great visit and cup of tea with my friend and her puppy “Jazmine.”

So it was a very good day.


Now just about to hop into the shower as we are going to “IHOP” to celebrate birthday of my friend “S” whose birthday was on Monday.

The kiddies are coming with us so it should be fun.

I have not been to International House of Pancakes before but I do love pancakes.


Yesterday the temperature in Edmonton was plus 4 degrees celsius …. amazing.


Well I had better get this show on the road as I am making coffee to take to another neighbour who recently had surgery.


Have an awesome Saturday ……

YAY …. it is good to be alive.

I hope you feel the same.


Special Hello to: all those folks who read my blog, thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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