Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 3rd day of November, 2015.

WOW, what a difference a day can make …. I feel so much better.

Funny how a sore throat can turn into something else over the course of a couple of days.

Lots of “Steeped Tea” ….. different HERBAL blends, sleep, and of course, cuddles with Mr. Alvin.

A winning combination.

I missed writing yesterday as I was feeling pretty miserable.

 

Yesterday it was raining here, and at times you could see snow flakes in the air but by the time they made touchdown, melted.

So pretty but we would be happy if they waited until December to make their stay official.

 

Well back to work today.

Always feels like the first day after I have been away even if it has been only one day.

Strange?

 

I would like to think that Mr. Alvin liked having me home but perhaps not as I messed up his routine.

Who knows …. he would never let on.

He is just that way …. does not wish to hurt anyone’s feelings.

 

Well almost time to leave for the office ….

Another wonderful ride on City Transit.

Actually the bus ride is pretty good.

I only wish that when people were sick they would stay at home.

People sniffling and snorting, coughing and sneezing ….

I know it is not always possible to stay at home but sure would make less other people sick.

 

Okay that is my rant …. wish for the day.

I wish that you all are feeling wonderful and are surrounded today by love and laughter, kindness and respect.

Special Hello to: family … yours and mine.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 29th day of August, 2015.

Wow, can you believe it …. only two days left till the end of August.

I do love the end of summer and the months that follow named “AUTUMN.”

The colours …. the air …. mmm.

Well I had an interesting day yesterday.

Mr. Alvin had some mysterious illness.

He wouldn’t even eat some banana in the morning …. his eyes were glazed.

Definitely not feeling good.

Just over one hour after we got up he tried to throw up but did not.

He yelped whenever he jumped off the sofa.

I booked an appointment with the vet and by the time we could get in he was almost back to himself.

It scares me when he is not feeling well ….. if he could talk ….

I didn’t want to leave him alone ….. after all he is my baby.

Later in the afternoon my daughter and grand-pups dropped by.

They had been to an appointment with the vet (we go to the same one).

Poor Penny did not have a great report.

Elton is doing good.

With our Miss P …. well I am certain that with medicine and perhaps change in diet she will be okay.

She is a strong girl.

I popped out for groceries … borrowed the car.

They stayed for supper ….

After supper my neighbours down the street popped by to drop off their shop vac so that I can finish cleaning the dust from the dry wall.  I already wiped the walls down but there is yet another coat of dust so will wipe down again and then use the shop vac.  Hopefully soon I will be able to move everything back into that room.

We also debated about my tree.

The roots have decided to come to the surface.

Now this did not happen over night.

Unfortunately for me, I did not realize what it was until this year.

I do remember bits of something hard coming to the surface and then breaking through.

But it never occurred to me that it was the roots of the tree until this summer.

Anyway my neighbour went back to his house and got his axe.

We had a good laugh about him carrying the axe down the street (he put it in a garbage bag for transport).

He joked about how strong my swing was …..

We chopped the roots that were closest to the sidewalk at the front porch and the one closest to the retaining wall at my flower bed.  Pulled them out.

I will probably have to cut the tree down in the spring and rip up the lawn to pull up the roots which are all over the place.

They really seemed to have grown this year.

I guess I will be landscaping in the spring.

After we chopped and pulled some roots we all went for a walk … Mr Alvin, too.

It was a perfect evening.

So what a day.

Well I am having company for coffee shortly so better go and have a shower.

Mr. Alvin gets a hair cut today and bath.

Lots to do.

The sky is hazy here with smoke.

Blocking out the brightness of the sun’s rays.

I am grateful at the end of the day that I have good friends and family.

I am grateful for this beautiful weather.

I am very grateful that Alvin is feeling better.

I am grateful that Miss Penny will be feeling better soon and that Elton is good.

My grand-pups…..

Enjoy your Saturday.

Keep your eyes open and question things that are out of the ordinary.

I wished that I would have mentioned those hard spots in the ground sooner.

Alas …. that is life.

Everything happens for a reason.

Special Hello to: all of my friends and family everywhere and thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 21st day of October, 2014.

It is another beautiful morning here in Edmonton.

Yesterday it hit low 20’s (degrees celsius) ….. so great for October.

Last night we all went for a wonderful walk (me, my daughter, son-in-law and all the puppies).

I was thinking about the “Bucket List.”

Perhaps we should do the reverse.

Make a list of all of the things that you have done over your life.

Maybe your list looks like this:

1.  gave birth to a beautiful daughter and amazing human being

2.  visited the World Trade Centre

3.  learned how to walk again after mysterious “illness”

4.  have met some of the most incredible human beings – just around my neighbourhood

5.  lives in a peaceful nation

6.  spent a winter in MacAllen, Texas and swam in the water by Padre Island (Gulf Coast)

7.  adopted the most loveable puppy named Alvin

8.  retired from a job with 30 years and started second career

There are so many things that you and I have already done …… you have created your own bucket list by just living your life.

I am so grateful for all of the things that I have done thus far and hope to add more to the list.

Have fun creating your list.

Special Hello to: everyone

Always, Carol and Alvin

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