Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 15th day of March, 2018.

Spring is getting closer.

The bunnies are beginning to turn that glorious shade of brown.

The sun is bringing the temperature from winter to spring.

We are on the way.

The official day of spring is not far away.

Next week.

Alvin and I enjoyed our walk last night.

The sidewalks are starting to be free from ice now.

There is water in places and still lots of snow but that is mostly away from the sidewalks.

So grateful.

 

Alvin is doing much better.

He is still not quite his old self but he will be soon.

He is sitting in the hallway …. doing his short little whines as he does not like to walk on the floor in the office.

He does not like the laminate flooring for sure.

I guess it feels slippery to him.

At all of his favourite sleeping and watching places there are cushiony mats and rugs for him to have some security and for his little legs/paws.

As he ages I will need to find a better way for him to mount/dismount from his chair, the sofa and the bed.

There are options and we will find the best one for him.

 

Yesterday we had our semi-annual off-site staff meeting.

We had a great guest speak.

She has spoke about one year ago and was so popular that she was requested to return.

If you happen to live in or around Edmonton or in Alberta her name is Kim Silverthorn of TACIT Knowledge.

I could listen to her speak all day long.

She is interesting and engaging.

I also found out at our meeting that a newer employer knows my daughter.

Small world.

 

Well here we go.

Time to put on the finishing touches and off to work.

Special Hello to: all those folks who have aging pets ….. just love them and do what is the best for them.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 31st and last day of May, 2016.

It was an interesting month.

This morning is bright and sunny …… the rain of yesterday is gone.

We are appreciating the moisture as it was badly needed.

Today marks the birthday of my friend “G” …… Happy Birthday G, me and Alvin wish you a great day.

We are celebrating her birthday with our coffee group on Saturday.

 

I do have a cute story to share.

Last night when Alvin and I were on the homeward stretch of our walk we could see up ahead our black/white cat friend.

I had forgot his name.

There were cars zooming by on the street.

Then I noticed this young man coming up behind the cat.

I knew the cat would likely dart out onto the street because of Alvin.

I held Alvin back and hoped that he remained quiet.

Out of the blue this young man knelt down beside the cat to keep the cat from darting out onto the street.

I was so relieved that the cat would allow him to pick him up (sometimes they do not when they are strangers).

Then he noticed us and picked up the cat.

When we were within speaking distance, I gratefully thanked the young man for saving this cat.

I knew this cat.

He lives in one of the big houses by the lake and usually he is prowling about in the trees and grassy area by the water but not this time.

I told the young man about the cat.

He carried him to the next block and then let him go toward home.

What a thoughtful and considerate young man.

I am so grateful for him and his compassion for this cat that he did not know.

It was funny when we were close and Alvin wanted to say hi, the cat hissed.

I guess cat was grateful for not sure of Alvin’s intentions.

Alvin loves cats because he was surrounded by them in his foster home and we have had/have cats close to home.

This was a happy good story to end my day.

I was so relieved and grateful.

 

Well here we go almost time to leave for the bus and work once again.

Where does the time go?

I hope that you have a great day.

Take a peek around and I am certain that you will have your own nice story to share.

 

Special Hello to:  all those folks young and old who help animals, thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 18th day of June, 2015.

It was bright and sunny when we were first up and now the clouds are beginning to roll in.

Rain or Sunshine.

Always a surprise.

Well today is my last day of work for the week.

I am excited to have tomorrow off.

Not sure what happened this morning but I chose to take extra time on the sofa and now am running late.

I was having the best dream or at least felt interesting and then before you know it is almost time to leave for the bus.

Now how did that happen.

Note to self ….. no more extra zzz’s on the sofa.

I have to get Mr. Alvin to stay in bed until 5:00 a.m. and not get me up at 4:30 a.m. ….. it is reeking havoc with my sleep.

I hope that you all have an amazing, wonderful Thursday.

Always take the time to help others ……

Keep an umbrella close by in case it rains …..

Turn that upside down smile right side up…..

Life is good …..

Turn those thoughts into things…..

Special Hello to: everyone who helps others …. you rock.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 30th day of July 2013.

Well it is a beautiful morning here in the City of Edmonton.

The sky is a beautiful powder blue and the SUN is SHINING.

It is breathtaking.

I wonder what everyone else is doing at this exact time in every household on the planet.

I guess it would be too much to even comprehend …. if possible.

The thoughts …. would they be mainly positive, promising and would everyone be feeling mainly happy.

I often wonder what others think…

It isn’t always what they say.

Wouldn’t you like to be a “bug” on the wall somedays?

I would …. people truly fascinate me.

Of course there are days when some people “bug” me but I would say 96-98% of the time I find them most interesting.

I could watch and listen to people all day.

I love sitting on a bench in the mall and watching people go by …..

Well time to go to work …

Have a great day.

I hope that you are enjoying my little story.

Where will it go?

I write it as I write this blog …. nothing is pre-planned.

Special Hello to: all those writers in the world ….. keep the words flowing.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

FIRST LINE …..July 25, 2013

As we walk along the water’s edge the coolness leaves my skin with goose bumps and prickles, as if there is someone behind me.

July 26, 2013

Alvin pulls on his leash and brings me back, the fragrance of freshly cut grass fills my nostrils; my heart beat quickens, and I am unable to shake the feeling.

July 28, 2013

The sky is overcast with a hint of sunrise peeking through and the leaves of the trees rustle in the breeze, and I think how did I get here? 

July 29, 2013

What does that mean, and what is making me think these thoughts?

July 30, 2013

All of a sudden the leash tightens as Alvin pulls me forward.

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