Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 28th day of June, 2014.

It was bright and sunny and windy when I first got out of bed this morning.

The sky has now become overcast with some dark blue rain clouds and a few drops of rain.

Over the past couple of days I have noticed that people all over our city have packed up for the long weekend.

Whether they are just taking a road trip for the long weekend or starting their summer vacation, it is always interesting watching people pack up.

I noticed people in the neighbourhood packing up their cars and SUV’s ….. packing in all of their luggage ……

Most interesting when there are kids and pets ……

I am always surprised as to how much “stuff” we take while going on vacation.

In recent times, we have such a thing as laundry facilities …… at most places.

But we still tend to pack everything but the kitchen sink.

Oh well, that’s the life of we, humans.

So on this long weekend I am working and relaxing and relaxing and working.

I am doing the regular house stuff like cleaning and laundry adding in working at the store and also preparing for my kids move.

So exciting to have company for a few months.

Will be easier to cook for three than one.

Will be nice to have someone to talk to other than Mr. Alvin …..

No offense, my buddy.

Oh well ….. time to get things underway …..  mmm, first on the list start the LAUNDRY ….

Thank goodness for modern machines ….. when I was little laundry was an all day or two event.

I remember having to use a wringer washer …. oh, that was fun.

We put the laundry on a clotheslines to dry ( but the smell was amazing ) and we ironed everything.

Those were the days.

I hope that you have a grand Saturday.

Special Hello to: all my those people out there going on vacation ….. I hope you have safe travels.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday, February 21, 2013.

Today was my Grandma Stella’s birthday …. she was born this day back in 1901.

Also, I noticed when Alvin went out earlier this morning that the air felt warmer ….. perhaps spring is on it’s way.

 

Last night I had coffee and a visit with one of my friends.

They are preparing to leave on a tropical vacation to St. Lucia.

I asked if she was all packed and she said “no” but she had everything together that she needs to pack.

She also gave me the best advice for packing that I have ever heard, and it is this:  “pack half of your things in each other’s luggage” … that way if your luggage loses it’s way …. you will still have clothing etc.

Usually if a suitcase goes missing it is only for one out of two people.

I remember this happening to me several years ago.

I wished I had thought of that back then.

So that is my tip for the day.

I hope that they have the best vacation ever.

They are deserving of this tropical break.

Perhaps one day soon I will be packing for my tropical getaway.  Ah. Mmm the breeze …. the sand …. the sunshine …. I can feel it now.

 

So on this Thursday, I hope that you are having a great start to the day.

Perhaps you are planning a getaway or dreaming of one.

Both are good.

I dream of sandy beaches, sunshine, warm breezes, (cute guys),  and then look forward to Monday nights and watching Hawaii Five O …..

Time to go…… back to reality ….. ah….

 

Have a great day.

Special Hello to:  all those folks celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or any special day like being alive …. as every day is a celebration.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

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