Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 12th day of October, 2015.

Happy Thanksgiving Canada …..

Happy Thanksgiving to every living creature in this great country.

Today we celebrate peace, kindness, generosity and compassion.

Take the time to show your peaceful, kind, generous and compassionate self to someone.

Invite someone over for a meal.

Perhaps someone needs a ride to the store or to the hospital.

Let’s show everyone who we truly are ……

Just plain good people.

Not taken in by malicious television ads, news reports or social media.

Happy Thanksgiving.

 

I am grateful for my dear family, grand-pups, Alvin and all of my friends.

I am grateful to be in great health.

I am grateful to have my very own house …… my home.

I am grateful to be alive.

I am grateful to have my own mind.

 

Gratitude will light the way.

 

Special Hello to: EVERYONE …. Happy Monday.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 11th day of September, 2015.

Still getting used to it being dark but soon it will be light.

Oh, Mr. Alvin just let out a huge sigh.

I wished that I could spend my days at home with him.

We would take long walks like we used to …. go exploring.

We would snuggle more….

We would just be.

We do the best that we can for now.

Ever opportunity for a belly rub or to snuggle.

The one thing that I could do more is “play” …. throw the ball.

We do have one game that he loves …

Out on the deck.

I pretend to be a “monster” for lack of a better word … only by raising my hands above my head and taking a wider stance with my feet placement and growling.

He then takes his nose down posture a little bark ….. bit of a jump in the air and off he runs.

Up and down the stairs and across the deck.

He is so cute to watch.

It is my favourite time with him other than when we are snuggled at night time.

On the deck he runs and that little hop jump thing that he does …. honestly I laugh it is so darn cute.

Well I opted to stay on the sofa until 5:50 a.m. this morning which gave me 50 minutes to: write in my gratitude journal, make and eat breakfast, makeup and dressed, and my blog ……

YAY …. I did it.

Well time to put in one last day at the office before the weekend.

It is a great day.

I am so grateful for everyone and everything in my life.

For every door that is opened and every one that is closed.

For every giggle and every tear.

For every bit of food and for every meal.

For living in a country that is peaceful.

For my life …. it is a great one ….

Well time to run to catch the bus and let Mr. Alvin out one last time.

Have an awesome Friday.

Remember everything that happens is an opportunity to do better.

That is what I think and work on doing.

Someone once said if you say “work on” instead of “try” you will do it.

Special Hello to: my sister “C” …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 10th day of September, 2015.

Dark outside …. I believe that I am starting to adjust to the darkness.

It starts to get light around 7:00 a.m. but wait it will be later as we approach the shortest day later in the year.

Oh, the fun of it all.

On the flip side the leaves are beginning to change colour as they prepare for winter.

I love the colours all mixes of yellows, oranges, red and browns.

So happy that my flowers are doing well and should be another couple of weeks or more.

All depends on Mr. Jack Frost.

I believe that you know this character.

He likes to make an appearance sometime usually in September …. maybe he will wait until October this year.

I sure would appreciate it …. if he is listening…. fingers crossed.

The air even smells different.

Oh and guess what has decided to make an appearance last night.

We found them on our walk ….. MOSQUITOES….. yup a bit of rain and they are here.

With the next few days warming up ….. yikes.

We were so lucky that they were few and far between this summer.

Well here we go again …. time to leave for work.

Supposed to be around 20 C today, jacket or no jacket that is the question.

Might need it now but will not need it later.

Maybe I will just bite the straw and not wear one.

Live dangerously.

Okay … gotta go.

I hope that you have a crazy WONDERFUL Thursday.

Is it almost the weekend again….. YES.

Special Hello to: all those folks who take the time to read my blog … thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 1st day of September, 2015.

WOW, it is September ….. yikes.

How many days until Christmas?

I guess first I had better look at Thanksgiving and Halloween and Remembrance Day.

All special days in their own right.

How is it that Christmas shines over all of the rest?

Perhaps maybe because of all the lights!

Okay, being silly here …..

Crazy, being funny at 6:30 in the morning.

I guess the “Matcha” must be working (green tea powder).

I don’t think that it makes one funny ….. just feeling better.

Well it is beginning to lighten outside.

Argh …. it is dark now when we get up in the morning.

The sun rises about 7:00 a.m.

Do you have plans for September?

Oh, and how could I possibly forget this weekend.

It is Labour Day.

One of my dear and long-time friends from Regina is coming to visit this weekend.

I am so excited …. can barely sleep or think.

I guess that is why I have not been sleeping proper.

It is always great when I have a chance to visit friends.

The years pass by and sometimes it can be a few in between visits.

Thank goodness for technology other than the telephone.

We can email and SKYPE.

Wishing you the best first day of September.

My favourite season is officially only a few weeks away.

I love everything about fall /autumn (depending on where you live).

The colours / the temperatures / the air / the scents.

Just the perfect time of year.

Well almost time to hit the road to work once again.

I hope that this day brings you closer to realizing your dreams.

Happy Tuesday.

Special Hello to: all those folks out there who love the fall.

Always, Carol and Alvin

My thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 21st of February, 2015.

The sky is partially overcast.

ODE TO THE FALL – THAT ICE

The ground is covered with a crusty blanket of snow.

Underneath is a sheet of ice covering most sidewalks.

I found this out last night when I walked home from the bus stop.

Falling twice and by the grace of my backpack I remained unscathed.

Thankfully only my pride and ego were harmed and only briefly.

It is funny how you can be walking so carefully and those tiny snowflakes so gracefully covering the gleaming patches of ice and then WHOA you are down.

You look around and there is no one there.

You want to cry for a moment and then you do not when you realize that you are unharmed.

Then you breathe a sigh of relief that your body is undamaged.

Then you continue taking those careful steps ….

Almost home I can see the light on my porch ……

Getting a big cocky and then down again….

So not once but twice.

So grateful for the backpack and the extra padding on my body at this time of year.

I decide to walk on the street for the rest of the way and then finally I take those safe steps down my walk ….

I know there is no ice as we removed it the night before …..

I arrive at home ….

I am safe ….

The pups greet me at the door …..

Time for tea and to relax.

I am home ……

 

Special Hello to: all those folks who must walk home from the bus on icy streets – take care.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 19th day of November, 2014.

Tonight I work my first Wednesday night at the store.

Now begins the schedule of working Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights and then Sundays.

I wonder how many people shop on a Wednesday night ….. guess I will find out this evening.

With it being the start of the holiday shopping season ….. I am sure there will be people out and about.

Our weather is still mild here in Edmonton which has been great.

My daughter and I had a great walk with the puppies last night.

They ran and ran …… so cute.

Oh what a life they have …….

Has this been a good week?

I started with conflicting feelings and trying to pull myself back to the light …..

I managed on Tuesday to change things around and everything worked out.

It makes a huge difference if you are feeling good and keeping your thoughts and actions going in a positive direction.

Now I know we are human and humans for some reason cannot seem to stay positive and happy at all times.

We are drawn in by our “ego self” and surroundings.

Perhaps things may not always work out perfectly but they sure can be close.

It is all a mindset.

Change your mind and change your life.

I remember a famous person stating that mantra.

It is so true.

I am so grateful to be living the life that I do.

Filled with love and laughter and so much more.

So on this Wednesday I hope that you find kindness and joy all around and if not create it.

Smile ….. open a door ….. buy someone a coffee …… help a neighbour …… LET US DO SOME GOOD THINGS ….. NO, LET US DO SOME GREAT THINGS TODAY.

Special Hello to: my friends who always stand beside me ….. not ahead or aback.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 19th day of April, 2014.

Earlier this morning when Alvin and I first got up (he is an early bird).

When Alvin was outside doing this morning ritual; I sat in the chair in the kitchen by the window and this is what I saw.

It appeared to be a reflection of the moon.

I had the kitchen light on as you will see in the second photo.

But it was so cool.

Unfortunately my little camera could not zoom enough to get a proper photo but still this looked so amazing.

Something great to see so early in the morning.

Early morning sky

Early morning sky – my kitchen light is in the forefront

Morning sky through window in kitchen

Morning sky through window in kitchen 

 

 

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The moon all alone ….. one gorgeous beacon of light.

Now in the first photo you may think it was the reflection of the light in the kitchen but it was not.

Anyway that was the perfect way to start my long weekend.

Doing laundry and lots of fun stuff today ….. Alvin is getting a hair cut and Momma gets to colour her hair.

I hope that you all have an amazing weekend.

Happy Easter Everyone …..

Special Hello to: all those photographers out there and all of the crazy beautiful photos you snap.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 26th day of February, 2014.

It is another cold morning here in Edmonton.

There is a great thing that has started to happen earlier everyday.

It is beginning to get light before 7:00 a.m. …… spring is almost here.

Also after work the sun is shining brightly (it was yesterday).

Spring is almost here.  YAY….

It is my favourite season ….. spring.

I love the fresh start.

I love the smell of spring.

The way that the snow melts and pools of water are left behind.

I love the trees as they begin to bud and leaf.

I remember when I was a little girl and it seemed like spring would last forever.

I also remember walking in our yard which was almost the size of a small town, actually it likely was, and seeing a bed of purple.

The purple emanated from all the crocuses.

I loved that they looked like they had little fur coats on to keep them warm as it was still on the cool side.

ODE to spring ……

I think that the seasons have it right.

We have an opportunity to start fresh ….. grow and prosper.

Right.

Well something to look forward to …..

I hope that you have an awesome day with dreams of spring and how you will grow and prosper.

Take care.

Special Hello to: my friends who live far away …… I miss you all.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 22nd day of February, 2014.

I love the morning sky.

The sky looks just like the ground “white.”

The only difference is there is a light behind the white.

A light trying to break out of the white.

A light trying to show itself.

If only it would come out and be bright.

What a more beautiful sky it would be.

I feel like the sun and the sky …..

I am there ….. feeling bright …… trying to break through.

I hope that on this winter morning that you are feeling bright and that you will break through.

Perhaps we can break through together.

You know what I mean.

We can do it.

Make your dreams come true.

Rise up and shine.

Show the world.

Have a great day.

Special Hello to: my friends ….. near and far ….. I think of you all everyday.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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