Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 8th day of December, 2018.

Funny how a few hours can change the course of your planned weekend.

Not in a bad way – just changed it.

I noticed a FB message from Teddy’s Mom yesterday when I was on break at work.

She asked if Teddy could come and spend the night on Friday and then they would pick him up on Saturday night; as they were going to the farm.

Of course, he can.

We cannot say “no” to Alvin’s BF.

Then I received a phone call from Humphrey’s Mom and she had an unexpected trip out of town and wondered if I could keep an eye on Mr. Humphrey.

Well, yes I can.

After work I caught the bus as my carpool stayed downtown to attend a work function.

The bus was close to 1/2 hour late and it was 5:00 p.m. when we rolled up to Lewis Farms, the bus terminal.

The gal that was driving the bus ….. was at least 20 miles per hour under the posted speed limit.

I am not sure if that was what was making her tardy but it certainly did not help.

She also slowed near every posted pedestrian walk even as it was clear ahead that there were not pedestrians.

She also let every person come in from every side street.

ARGH.

It was hellish, I will say.

I am all for being polite when you are on a bus after a long day at work and the first bus that comes is full to the rafters and then the second one is full but you manage to squeeze on and

then she drives like she has all of the time in the world …. well, there are words.

People just want to get home.

I was very happy to turn the page in my bus riding adventure when the 119 pulled up just after we were unloaded.

That driver was also over 20 minutes late and he did not wait around so we left right away.

I still did not get home until 5:40 p.m.

It is at these times that I am so GRATEFUL to be in a carpool.

Not so much looking forward to the time off my friend has before Christmas, in January and February.

ARGH.

Oh well.

I was happy to get home to Mr. Alvin.

We went for a short walk but a walk nonetheless.

Teddy arrived about 7:00 p.m.

I then had supper and started to write up some Christmas cards.

Did not get them all done but at least a good start.

Now it is 915 on Saturday morning and there is so much to do.

Laundry and baking and baking and laundry.

Perhaps I should scale back the baking OR will have to buy another deep freezer and start earlier.

I would do some next weekend but I have that DENTAL appointment on Friday and am having a tooth removed.

So might not feel like baking on Saturday but then again just having one tooth removed is not the end of the world.

So I will chug on.

Time to get things going.

I can always do most this weekend and then perhaps a smaller batch next Saturday.

The following weekend will be Christmas and I am also hosting an office Christmas party on the 22nd.

I can do this.

I know that I can.

Keep the Christmas party simple.

No need to get carried away.

That is what I keep telling myself.

I am not trying to impress the coworkers.

If they do not like it …. well …..

Okay time to get some breakfast into me and that all important COFFEE.

I have already been up off and on since midnight.

For some reason Mr. Alvin just was restless.

He is not ill that is for sure.

I also have been over to check on Mr. Humphrey.

So the day has begun.

 

Have a great Saturday.

Any ideas for hosting a simple but great Christmas party – please share them.

It will be all ladies except one might bring her 4 year old.

Not really appropriate but what can you say.

As she put it “He will be the life of the party.”

Likely Alvin will have something to say about that …..

He loves kids so he would like the little boy.

The little guy is also used to pups so that is good.

 

All in the life of a single 61 year old working woman.

Happy Saturday.

 

Special Hello to:  all those folks who have lots going on …. cannot always say no and sometimes no is not the answer. Where is the paradigm in that?

Is that a real thing?  Need coffee starting to babble.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 7th day of November, 2018.

Another day has arrived.

Teddy is now here, his Mama brought him to our house after supper last night.

If I could only harness the energy that is in our house during the first minutes of his arrival.

The boys are settling in and this will be the longest that Teddy has stayed with us.

11 nights and 12 days.

Some quick snaps of the boys this morning.

First one of Teddy before made the bed … before the decorative pillows.

Second, third and fourth …. the boys in the office.

Which feels a bit crammed at the moment due to all my plants being in the office.

Only one large one but it is on a small table and takes up floor space.

Funny both boys were on Alvin’s blue blanket at one time.

Not certain why Alvin has his back to Teddy but then again it might have to do with him keeping an eye on that chew treat on the floor close by.

They are like brothers.

One wants what the other has.

That was once again evident when I made them breakfast.

Teddy has a special blend and Alvin always wants it.

Alvin has his from our vet and Teddy eats that.

They are a funny pair but I love them together.

They are always close by me.

One wanting to snuggle just a bit closer than the other.

Well I have to go out and pick up the little packages that the boys left outside.

Might as well in case it snows more over the course of the day.

So easy to see in the snow.

I hope that you all have an awesome day.

I am looking forward to coming home to these cuties.

Sorry the photos were not better …. someone was moving just a bit….

 

Happy Wednesday.

Keep it simple.

That can be true for everything in life.

We tend to do most things over the top.

Not necessary.

Life is too short to waste on extra this, extra that.

Just keep it simple.

Focus on all good things.

Happy mid week.

 

Special Hello to: all my daughter who always has a minimum of two pups in their house.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 13th day of December, 2016.

11 Sleeps till Christmas Eve (if I can count this morning).

It is very windy so I will have to tread carefully to the bus stop.

Although I cannot imagine the wind would be strong enough to bowl me over.

All good.

Sometimes the mornings seem to come so quickly.

Mr. Alvin has this thing about getting up at 4:00 a.m. (waking up even before that and I have to coax him to stay in bed for a bit longer).

This was the case again this morning.

I do not like to put him off too much because I know what it is like ….. you reach a certain age.

After all the poor guy has to hold it all day while I am at work.

I am grateful those odd days where my neighbour is home early or at home and comes to check on him.

 

It is true that the days seem to be passing quickly.

Not sure why.

Each Christmas seems to come more quickly.

I love this time of year.

Sharing and giving.

I wish that it would be Christmas 365 days of the year.

Would be so nice.

 

Well I did kind of sleep in this morning due to getting up at 4:00 and then back to the sofa for a bit.

I hope that you are having wonderful day.

Do not fret you will be ready.

Simple is better.

Keep it simple.

 

Special Hello to: family and friends, Happy Christmas.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 11th day of January, 2014.

The wind has been howling away this morning.

The house is empty except for me.

I hear each and every creak.

Oh, how I miss my Alvin.

He slept over at his sister’s house last night as I worked at the store.

He is the best company.

Speaking of company, tonight his girlfriend and her “parents” are coming for a visit.

They are friend (neighbours) that live a few doors down.

Alvin loves his “ABI” …..

They get so excited to see each other and play and play.

We will have a great night.

Looking forward to the company.

Do you get excited for company?

Are you a people person?

Do you like to entertain?

Do you fuss and stew and make everything perfect?

Sounds like me.

Well better get the show on the road.

Have a great day.

If you are entertaining ….. keep it simple.

I have learned that over the years.

Most important thing ….. “make sure that no one has allergies.”

The last thing you want to do is to make something that will end up with an emergency visit.

Have a great Saturday ….

Time to laundry and all of that stuff.

Thank you for reading.

Special Hello to:   YOU

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Welcome to Thursday, September 6th, 2012 …. the sun is starting to rise for the day …. (or at least our view of it).

It is funny how that all works …. something so big and so far away can have such an effect on us…

I love the Universe and all that it contains.

Every time they find a new star system or such I get so excited right down deep in my soul.

I love everything about the sky and what is out there …. it just makes me feel great …

I would love to travel in outer space ….. would be so C-O-O-L.

Well this morning I had a couple of small sidetracks getting signed into my blog so this will be short.

Almost time to leave for work.

I hope that you all have something that makes you feel GREAT.

Something that you think about and ponder from time to time.

Something to read about …. talk about…..

I hope that you have a wonderful day …… remember to keep it simple and live in the moment ……

What you think about now builds the next moment and the next and so on.

Special Hello: to all those dreamers …..

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Keep it simple and be aware.

Have a great, blessed, happy and safe day.

Always, Carol

Follow My New Life @ 51 on WordPress.com