Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 2nd day of December, 2016.

Due to technical difficulties I ran out of time to write my blog this morning.

Wishing you all a great Friday and I will be back tomorrow.

 

Special Hello to : YOU, thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 2nd day of October, 2016.

It started out being bright and sunny with no rain clouds in sight.

Now a little while later the clouds are starting to roll in.

Yesterday it rained off and on all day long.

It was a good thing that I had lots of things to keep me busy in the house.

I even managed to give Mr. Alvin a hair cut.

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Here is Mr. Alvin in all his glory taken only a few minutes ago and also my tree out front.

I raked the leaves all nicely on Fright night and woke up to this on Saturday morning along with a few more fallen since then.

Well I am late for a coffee date so must run.

Happy Sunday.

Special Hello: to friends and family.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 14th day of September, 2016.

Still dark out but during the first part of my bus ride to work the sun begins to rise.

Yesterday morning it was the most glorious rainbow of oranges and pinks and yellows.

Breathtaking.

 

One of the things that I love to do on my bus rides is this little game.

Kind of perks me up and gets my brain working.

I find a word and see how many words I can make.

 

Example:  Edmonton

ton

one

on

to

too

mode

tone

moo

moon

met

toe

 

Well unfortunately I have to fly ….. running a tad late.

I hope that you will have some fun trying out this word game.

It is fun and a good way to begin your day.

Special Hello to: my friends “M” and “V” back in Saskatchewan …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 10th day of July, 2016.

The sky is a dark blue bordering on a deep grey and it is raining.

It started just before we got up at 5:00 a.m. (for Alvin, of course).

Today is my company day.

In just a few minutes at ten one of my friends “G” is coming for coffee and then after lunch my daughter is coming for a visit.

I am excited.

Then to top off the day I will Skype with my sister and nieces after supper.

Oh my gosh, a sudden down pour …. my company may be late.

Well I guess that is what umbrellas are for ….

Just felt a wave of warm …. guess those hot flashes are not totally over.

Everything in Edmonton is nice and green.

Sunshine is what we need now.

Well I should go and finish the preparations.

I hope that you are blessed enough to share some of your time with special friends and family on this day.

Happy Sunday.

Special Hello to: my friends back in Regina and all over the world.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 24th day of November, 2015.

It is actually quite a beautiful morning even though we woke up to over a foot of snow.

Last night after work I shovelled the entire deck, the driveway and the front.

So first thing on the agenda this morning before Mr. Alvin could even go outside because quite frankly I would have lost him in the snow.

Fun shovelling at 5:00 a.m.

Thank goodness he is mostly black but he is not super tall and in small places he would have been completely covered.

So I shovelled while he barked in the house ( I shovelled very fast ).

Then he joined me outside.

He likes the snow and ran about even in some places that I had not shovelled at that point.

I knew he was looking for his chewie.

Yes the whitish coloured chew treat ….. I had seen him bury it in the snow bank that I had created last night against the fence on the deck (side that joins to my neighbour).

Fortunately I had a good idea where it was so I shovelled over to it and voile we found it.

So then he would not settle down to do his business so I finally coaxed him to at least “pee.”

Sounds funny …..

Anyway it will take longer with the new boots (you know the tall ones that lace up from Mark’s Work  Warehouse) to get dressed for work.

I would imagine that my walk to the bus will be interesting.

There will be lots of snow to plough through so I am “excited” for the workout.

Mr. Alvin needs to go out again so I will cut this short.

I hope that wherever you are ….. if there is lots of snow ….. take extra time …. whether shovelling …. walking ….. driving.

It took us one hour yesterday to go from downtown to West Edmonton Mall ….normally takes the bus about 20 minutes.

So I was about 1/2 hour getting home last night which was great compared to some people.

The good old bus.

Take care …. be safe out there.

Special Hello to: my friends and family on the prairies ….. it is now WINTER.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 16th day of September, 2015.

Well another rainy night in “Georgia” … er I mean Edmonton.

It has stopped for now ….. we would like to see the sunshine.

The rain has been wonderful but time for some rays.

To add to my mornings I have found that taking the usual bus now is not working.

Most mornings I get there on time and then a couple of days I have been a couple of minutes late.

So time to start leaving even earlier …. 6:20 a.m. this morning.

I will be earlier to work but there is no happy medium.

That is okay.

Better to be earlier than late.

I do not like showing up just as the clock strikes the start hour.

Well this is going to be ultra short as a result.

Have to get the time down again …

Rework the morning routine …

You know how that works when you change the departure time.

I hope that you have an awesome Wednesday.

Happy Wednesday.

Special Hello to: my friends and family all over the world.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 3rd day of September, 2015.

It is beginning to get light …. sun starting to rise in the east.

We had some rain last night ….. actually coming down quite hard just as we were going to bed.

Our walk was dry and beautiful earlier in the evening.

Well it is Thursday ….. payday for some of us.

It is only two more sleeps until my friend arrives at my house.

I am so excited …..

Do you have days when no matter how much you try to remain calm and focused you cannot?

I have been having them as of late.

I have chalked it up to the time of year.

My body just wants to sleep but responsibilities get me up and going for the day.

Sometimes there are those people that no matter how hard you try … they just get to you.

Today I am going to try not to take things personally and just do what needs to be done.

Sometimes it can just be someone annoying on the bus that make me crazy.

Sometimes not.

Oh, well I guess I am only human.

I can laugh and cry about it all.

Today I chose to laugh.

My life is pretty great so when someone crosses my path that pushes my buttons,  I must take it in stride and do my best to reflect my blessings in the kindness and respect of my actions.

Does that make sense?

Moving on …..

I am so grateful that Alvin came into my life.

He has brought me love and laughter.

He shows me patience and respect.

He is a good guy.

Sometimes even the good guy comes across someone that even he “growls at.”

Well I hope this all makes some sort of sense.

I feel fall in the air and actually even though I want to sleep, I love this time of year.

So on this Thursday I am going to repeat to myself:  “I am happy and thankful for all of the joy in my life.”

Let us try it.

Cannot hurt …. always positive affirmations.

Happy Thursday everyone.

Thank you for reading my blog ….

Special Hello to: all of the folks out there who try their best everyday …. you rock.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 21st day of August, 2015.

It is partially overcast with the sun beginning to rise with spectacular colours.

I love the sky.

Well it is Friday and we start later on Fridays in the summer ….

Guess what you would think that I would have lots of time as I am leaving later but guess what?

I hit the sofa for extra zzz’s and now am running late.

Quick story:

Last night about 7:00 p.m. Alvin and I went for our nightly walk.  We got about half way when we arrived at our friend “P’s” house and stopped to chat.  Mr. Alvin really wanted to go into her yard so she let him in.  They have a huge backyard that backs onto the lake and he loves to run and then lay down and roll in her grass.  Anyway he did just that ….. we were chatting and enjoying the evening.  The clouds began to roll in and I decided time to head home.  Just before we left she asked if we wanted some apples from her tree. I figured they would be small crab apple type ones but NOT they were beautiful gala apples and I thought who knew we could grow such apples here in Edmonton.  She gave me enough to make an apple crisp.  YAY, me.  Very thoughtful.  Love apples.

Well I better get this show on the road.

Special Hello to: my friend “p” who is coming for a visit next weekend from  Regina.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 6th day of February, 2015.

I almost keyed January …. I guess that means it flew by.

Winter has come again to our City and Province and most of Canada.

Yesterday was blustery and quite a lot of snow accumulated over the course of the day.

The forecast is for more today, as well.

Waiting for the bus after work was an unwelcome treat ….. just a hint of sarcasm.

Really it was not too bad but not great.

Thank goodness for the bus shelters.

I gave up standing in the blowing snow after 15 minutes and popped inside.

Nothing like stinging snow to brighten your afternoon.

Okay enough complaining.

I was quite happy when the bus did arrive only to find that it was stuffed literally to the rafters ….

there was only enough for one person to enter via the back door and three people got on board…

then the doors wouldn’t close.

I did ask if anyone could wait as I was on my way to my other job but they all ignored me.

How nice is that?

If someone would have asked that of me ….. I certainly would have let them.

Really what is happening to our society that our manners have totally fallen by the wayside.

Food for thought.

Even a woman in the bus shelter commented on how she noticed no one will move for an elderly person or someone that needs a seat.

To wrapped up in their own selves and comfort that they do not help or sometimes likely even notice.

Well that is my rant for the day ….. all out of my system ….. so I can get on with my day.

I know that all of you would give up your seat to an elderly person or someone in need of the seat or standing room at the back.

I guess the high point was that the next bus which was late ( they were all late ) had room for all of us to sit.

I got to the mall with just enough time to grab something to eat for supper and eat before starting work.

The manager was kind enough to let me start a couple of minutes late …..

I am one of those people who always likes to be early ……

Next time word to self …. CHILL….

It always works out …… being late once in a lifetime is okay …… only thing was supper ….

I just thought might be a good idea to eat before working until 10:00 p.m.

I hope that you have a great day.

I hope that anyone you encounter will have manners.

Kindness goes a long way in the world.

Special Hello to: all those folks who give up their seat on the bus, who hold open a door, who help someone carry heavy bags up the stairs …

Thank you as well.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 29th day of January, 2015.

Well I decided to take an extra few minutes of sleep this morning ….

Now I am running a bit late.

So this will be short.

I apologize.

 

Just an observation.

Yesterday on way to bus (after work).

As I approached the corner to cross; I noticed one of our “meter people” placing a ticket on a vehicle.

As she placed the ticket on the vehicle the window came down on a vehicle waiting to cross at the lights and a young man yelled ” you are not making someone’s day” and then as the light changed he yelled that she was doing a bad job.  (not his exact words but you get the idea).

I firmly replied:  “You are doing a great job.”

Why does this have to happen?

 

Time to go.

Special Hello to: all those meter people.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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