Second Half of the NEW YEAR

Good Morning,

Hard to believe after getting up and walking early every morning for a week that on the coolest morning, I want to and did sleep later.

Alvin woke me up just before 4:00 a.m. so downstairs we did go where I gave him one of his glucosamine chews and then outside to pee.

Back in the house I managed to convince him to lay down on the sofa with me.

We were up at 6:22 a.m. and it was breakfast time for the boy.

Outside again.

Now why when it had not rained – did we not go for a walk, I shall never know.

The clouds are deep and heavy in the sky and the wind is gusting.

No rain since we were up the first time.

We could have walked.

We should have walked.

Now it is 8:33 a.m. – the rest of the week, we would have had our walk in, this post done and breakfast done and started doing things around the house but not this day.

So I decided to write this post first and then get dressed and if we are lucky enough not to have rain – then we shall go for a walk.

The windows are open and it has cooled down significantly within the house.

Perhaps with the heat of the week and the huge change overnight in the temperature that provides the reason for me being tired this morning.

Anyway, what can you do.

Besides it is vacation time.

Even on our early up and out we still were sleeping in compared to a regular work day.

Okay, I am dwelling far too long on “sleeping in.”

The wind is certainly blowing something in.

I am grateful for the cool air.

 

So today.

Clean the main floor, literally the main floor.

The bathroom on the main floor and dust a bit.

Otherwise the house has been cleaned.

Laundry is done.

Most of my TO DO LIST is complete.

 

Tonight my kids are coming over to celebrate my birthday early.

They are bringing supper and that is a surprise.

I am not fussy.

 

Yesterday I had a great 1.5 hour video chat with one of my dear friends back in Regina.

Thank goodness for technology.

The next best thing to being in person.

 

Ending the day with a nice visit with Humphrey and Bogart’s Mom over the fence.

The advantage of living in a duplex you have two neighbours that you can chat with over the fence.

My neighbours in the other half …. it is a bit of a stretch to talk over the fence …. literally but can be done.

 

Still no rain.

We better get out there.

Get some exercise.

 

I hope that you all have a great Friday.

Continuing to live with kindness and respect.

Stay safe and in good health.

 

I/We shall remain,

As Always, Carol & Mr. Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 8th day of May, 2019.

Semi overcast sky this morning with hopes of bright sunshine throughout the day.

No moisture this morning.

 

Last night after work, Alvin and I went for our walk.

We stopped at our friend’s house and watered / checked on her plants.

Plants doing great.

We continued our walk to Alvin’s best friend’s Teddy’s house.

Everyday we pass by and he always wants to go in and almost everyday I say “not this time, Buddy.”

This time, it was okay.

As it would happen Teddy’s Dad was just going into the house from work, and he was excited for us to come in for a visit.

When the door opened – Master Teddy was so over the moon happy to see his Dad, his best friend Alvin and me, Aunt Carol.

While his Dad went into the garage to put some things away, I let the boys out into the backyard.

After all …. Teddy had been holding it for several hours by this time.

I know what that is like for Alvin.

We were visiting when Teddy’s Mom came home.

I do not know many folks who would be happy to see company upon arriving home from work.

These are such lovely, warm and caring folks, all I can say is that Alvin and I are lucky to call them friends.

Teddy’s Dad suggested that the Teddy and his Mom walk us home while he went for a bike ride.

We ended up walking by the big lake/pond north of us.

It was absolutely wonderful.

So many folks out walking with their pups of all sizes.

Alvin and Teddy made new friends.

We met a couple of old friends, as well.

We saw ducks, ducks building nests and muskrats in and out of the water.

The air was soft and warm as it touched our faces.

Perfect outing.

 

Well almost time to leave for work.

Great night last.

Great day on the way.

 

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday.

 

Special Hello to: my sister ….. hello my girl.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 28th day of July, 2015.

It is a beautiful morning here in Edmonton …. sun coming up and casting those glorious beams everywhere.

Oh how lucky we are ….. there is a breeze to ensure a cool comfortable walk to the bus.

YAY …… for Tuesday.

Last night as I was eating supper and watching a morning show that I taped I came across some information that I did not know.

Did you know that “4 grams of sugar = 1 teaspoon of sugar?”

Let me tell you that gave me a whole new perspective on the grams of sugar on foodstuffs.

Now I try not to eat a lot of foods that have added sugar.

If the manufacturers would put the amount in teaspoons instead of grams ….. we likely would not eat as many of them.

It also gives you a better handle on portion size.

My Grandmother always used to say that you could eat anything as long as you exercise portion control.

This many years later she was so right.

Anyway just wanted to share that information.

If it makes a difference that is good.

I know it was a light bulb moment for me.

The portion size I know ….. I also have a healthy appetite ….. lots of times I eat too much …..

So going forward it will be doing the math on added sugar …. converting from grams to teaspoons and

now I will exercise better portion control.

Happy Tuesday.

I hope that you have a productive happy day.

Special hello to: my sister …. three sleeps now.  (Thanks S for the birthday wishes to “J” …. I will pass them on).

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 29th day of May, 2015.

Wow, what just happened?

Where did May go?

It would seem that time is running away.

I do feel as though I have had almost thirty days but the date always seems to be a surprise.

It is a perfect morning here in Edmonton.

Sun is shining …..

Even though I opted to take some extra zzz’s on the sofa with me Alvin …. I have managed to do everything that I normally do in the morning but in much less time.

Mr. Alvin helped out by waking up at 4:22 a.m.  ….. yes.

I am such a push over that I got up ……

Oh well.

Yesterday was an amazing day.

Surprised by a ride to work and then while leaving the grocery store another neighbour came in and gave me a ride home.

What a lucky gal I am.

Well it is getting close to time to leave.

I just wanted to wish you a great Friday … start to the weekend.

Hoping that you are still excited by the small things in life.

Like an unexpected ride to work or home from the store.

I am truly blessed.

Take care and I will be back tomorrow morning.

Special Hello to: all those folks who read my blog ….. your time is invaluable and I appreciate you taking the time to spend with me.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 9th day of January, 2015.

WOW, another number higher ….. isn’t that crazy?

2-0-1-5

Still not used to the new year.

Back to work …. doesn’t take long …. approximately 99.5 seconds and one is back into the routine.

Funny how that works.

We are implementing a new computer system at the office so we are all learning new things …..

It is always good to learn new things, I remind myself even when you are over 50, most especially when you are over 50.

Yikes, I can say over 55 ….. when did that happen.

Me Alvin is laying on the bed curled up with his face in my direction.

Whenever I am at home he is always nearby.

I love his attention ……

Our temperatures are warming up somewhat which is good.

No longer minus upwards of 35 with the windchill.

That is sometimes hard to fathom.

Especially for those folks who are living in climates where the temperatures are the reverse in celsius of course.

We are so lucky to have different seasons.

I would not change it for the world.

Well here it is almost time to leave for the office and then to the store after that ….. things to learn and people to meet.

That will be my day and evening.

Not a bad combination ….. hey!

Happy Friday.

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

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

I am thinking for this April 1st – man am I ever LUCKY.

The sky is clear.

The palest shades of blue, pink and yellow as the sun rises.

SUNSHINE.

Alvin and I are happy for this.

Have a Happy April’s First Day !!

 

Always, Carol

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