Last Half 2022 – October

Good Morning ALL. Back to work Tuesday.

We had a great weekend. I accomplished most of the things that were on my TO DO LIST, we went for walks, relaxed, drank coffee, gave the boy a hair trim and a bath but not ready to go to work. I was thinking this morning about going to the office in the winter. What a dreadful thought!

Did you have a big meal for Thanksgiving? Alvin and I had a quiet time together. I baked sweet potatoes & brussel sprouts with onion, stove top stuffing and cranberries with pumpkin pie for dessert and it was yummy.

I could see my breath last night when we were outside before bed. The moon was shining so brightly the Harvest – Hunter’s moon, full as full can be.

I am always amazed by the different trees and how some can still be green and others almost void of leaves. For example: my tree has lost almost all its’ leaves and Sonja’s next door, her tree is still green and has all of its’ leaves. How can that be? Every year it is the same. Lucky for us, I suppose that the trees lose their leaves in stages. That way we can enjoy the colour change longer.

So the patio furniture remains on the deck. Definitely will be putting away this coming weekend and cleaning out the remaining three pots.

I was watching a recorded episode of THE VOICE last night. WOW, there are some great singers this year but whenever I watch I have that same thought. Just when you think they could not possibly find anyone else to top the previous season, they do. The mix of judges is great this year. John, Gwen, Camila and Blake. I like having Gwen and Blake on together and John. Great chemistry. Just getting to know Camila. I do love her voice.

It was difficult to get up this morning. We did do the start getting ready for bed at 9:30 last night but somehow Mr. Alvin was up at 3:00 or so, then I kept hitting the snooze button at 5:45 until we finally got up at 6:30. That is not going to happen tomorrow as after today I am in the office. I guess will have to find that sweet spot for going to bed. Where is it? I was so sure that I had found it but apparently not. Mr. Alvin is only consistent in that he is not consistent when it comes to sleeping. ARGH.

Today is another drawing of $70 million lotto MAX, I would love to win that jackpot. Financial freedom is what most of us long for, hope for, pray for – need. No mortgage and the ability to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done, instead of waiting. Today is the day that all my dreams come true or at least start. Not having to go to the office in the winter would be a huge win. Please, let it be me.

Well it looks like the night sky is beginning to lighten and the sun will shine in a bit.

Plug in that coffee pot and enjoy a big mug.

I hope that you have a great Tuesday (almost said Monday, lol).

Continuing to live this life with kindness, respect, compassion, patience, love, laughter, understanding, gratitude, focus, possibilities and coffee.

Always, Carol & Alvin

PS: Mr. Alvin had loose poop this morning, oh no!

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 19th day of January, 2016.

It is a Tuesday morning and I am listening to some tunes as I get ready this morning.

There is something about listening to music to get you in the rhythm for the day.

I bought some singles from iTunes on the weekend and transferred them to my iPOD and have been enjoying them.

Some of the songs are:

Honey, I’m good …… Andy Grammer (listening to it now, has a good beat – I sound like my Grandma).

Hello ….. Adele (of course, I love her)

The Sound of Silence ……. (Disturbed – remake of an old classic)

Heart of Gold …… Neil Young (always must have a Neil Young song on your iPOD)

Have You Ever Seen the Rain ……. Creedence Clearwater Revival (just because I can and I love it)

More than a Feeling ….. Boston (another classic)

Story of My Life ….. One Direction ( I like the words and really enjoy listening to these young guys – I get what the young ones see in them)

Blown Away and Before He Cheats ….. Carrie Underwood (because she is so talented and I like to mix up the genres)

Halo …… Beyonce (why not, she has a good voice)

Like I Am Going to Lose You ….. Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend (now that man can sing, love him)

 

Now I have over 100 songs on my iPOD ranging from Rihanna to Katy Perry.  Neil Diamond to Sam Smith.  Taylor Swift to Maroon 5.

Miss Christina A.  and Blake Shelton (have to have them)…. love their duet.

Basically any song that I love …… nice to have a variety.

Listening to “More than a Feeling” right now ……

Music is good for us and we should listen to more.

I guess that is what everyone is doing with all of the different types of buds in their ears these days.

Now to finish off before I leave …. Miss Carrie Underwood.

She has such a great voice.

I hope that you enjoy some music today …..

Will get you excited about your day …..

Put something on with good words and a beat and get on with your day.

 

Special Hello to: my fellow human beings …. Hello ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 17th day of February, 2015.

What a grand day we had yesterday …. Monday the 16th day of February, 2015.

We ate pancakes, we listened to MUSIC, drank coffee, danced to Sam Smith with me Alvin, MADE JEWELLERY, drank more coffee, and took pups for a walk.

Me and my girl had a grand day ……

It was perfection.

It was the first day in a long while that we actually both sat down together, and made some jewellery and grooved to the music.

Nothing like some great tunes to get you to that place ….. that place where creativity meets fun and fun is creative.

I have the music drifting through my brain ……  “Take Me to Church” by HOZIER ……

“Say Something” by A GREAT BIG WORLD and CHRISTINA AGUILERA …..

“HAPPY” by PHARRELL WILLIAMS……….

“ALL OF ME” – John Legend (lyrics are amazing).

“Titanium” by David Guetta and SIA ………

“SKYFALL” by ADELE and “RIPTIDE” by VANCE JOY

“SHAKE IT OFF” by Taylor Swift

SAM SMITH’s  ……… “STAY WITH ME” and “I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE” ……….

All About that BASS by Meghan Trainor ……

Some CLASSICS ………………    “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Suede ( I can still see the 45 playing on the record player that I had in my room on the farm in 1973/74) ……..

Definitely one of my all time favourites “Don’t Stop Believin” by JOURNEY ………… Love Them and the guitar always takes me there.

One that my daughter loved from back in the day …… “Cherry Bomb” by the Runaways. (great name for a song)

Last but definitely not least  ……… the great VAN MORRISON and his “Someone like You” and “Bright Side of the Road.”

GREAT GREAT GREAT MUSIC AND SUCH A FUN DAY.

Thanks for the music and to my daughter who is the sun in my day, and the stars in my night.

Special Hello to: You …. spend the day listening to music and you will be changed forever.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

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