Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 28th day of November, 2018.

We missed the first freezing rain that went through our area but woke up to ice.

Appears that overnight we had freezing rain.

Time to be extra careful whether walking or driving.

I can see the glare ice on my sidewalk.

BE CAREFUL.

 

Tonight our friend Humphrey the Cat is going to be spending some time with me and the Alvin.

Also a few hours tomorrow night.

It will be interesting to see how spending the evening together goes.

Now both are used to seeing each other.

Both are used to cats and dogs and dogs and cats.

They were together the other night and so growling or hissing happening.

I will be careful watching them.

Also have to ensure that Humphrey does not scratch anything with this claws.

Will have to semi prepare things and perhaps bring one of his smaller scratching posts over to my house.

I am excited to see them interact.

Perhaps they will just say hello and then go there own ways?

Who knows.

Time will tell.

 

Earlier I saw some cars and a truck drive by so people are out driving.

Our temperatures are to reach +3 later today.

The joys of winter.

I should write a book on the JOYS OF WINTER IN CANADA.

Certainly could fill a book with our Canadian Winters.

The GOOD, The BAD and The UGLY?

What do you think?

 

Well I am thinking of our drive to work this morning and hoping that the City has been out sanding/salting whatever they put on the ice.

It won’t help 100% but some traction is better than nothing.

If you are reading this and living in Edmonton area – please be careful.

 

Have an awesome Wednesday.

Special Hello to:  EVERYONE TODAY – YOU ARE ALL SO GREAT.

Always, Carol & Alvin

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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

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 23rd day of May, 2018.

I started to key/type Tuesday the 22nd day of May, 2018 before I realized that it was mid week already.

WOW, when Monday is a stat holiday and you take Tuesday as a vacation day, the week really goes by quickly.

Yesterday we went for a walk bright and early (for us) before it got too warm.

Chatted with my sister a couple of times via FB messenger, which was nice.

We really had a quiet day and enjoyed my last day of vacation.

Back to work today.

But what a short week.

Can only imagine what it would be like to be home all of the time, retired.

Getting up when you chose to.

Taking on whatever projects you wanted to as money and time were not an object.

Does everything always boil down to time and or money?

Most of the time unfortunately it does.

But the choices we make bring us to the places of arrival.

The bright blue sky of a few minutes ago on the north side of the house has diminished somewhat due to some cloud cover at the south side of the house.

What a difference a few feet can make.

I have the windows open and you can hear the roar of vehicles on the nearby highway as folks travel to and from work.

Today is to be plus 30 degrees celsius.

 

So on this Wednesday I am going to continue to dream.

I dream of the day when I will retire.

Sleeping in if I wish.

Taking on whatever projects I wish as I will have more time.

But not to lose sight of today and making the most of each second, minute and hour.

 

Well here it is almost time to leave for work.

I hope that you all had a great long weekend.

Happy Wednesday.

 

Special Hello to:  my sister.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 13th day of April, 2016.

How are you doing this fine mid week morning?

I am doing pretty good – we are doing very well, I mean.

Me and Alvin.

Alvin enjoyed having Elton come for the day.

I took the boys for a walk after they had supper and stuff.

We even visited with some folks in the neighbourhood.

It was a great walk.

Elton was so full of energy …. you would never know he was almost 13.

So wonderful to see.

I hope that when I am of equal age that I have that much “energy and fire.”

Age is something that truly creeps up on you …. even though it is just a number ….. there are things that come with age.

Like forgetting things (but you can do puzzles that help).

Like getting stiff (exercise more, most especially stretching, do some yoga).

Like wrinkles (wash and moisture and do no smoke).

Like insomnia (drink herbal teas and take warm baths before bed).

Like being grumpy (have some patience).

These are just a few things that have been noted between me and friends who are over 1/2 century mark.

But if you live your life – take things in stride.

Reach for the sky (dream).

Then age is just a number and it is what happens.

I hope that you have an awesome day.

Time for this cat to leave for work.

Special Hello to: my sister who is soaking up the sun in Hawaii …… wish I was there.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 23rd day of March, 2016.

Mid week …..

Actually for me only today and tomorrow to work as it is an extra long weekend for us.

I am so grateful to have some extra time off.

Alvin is going after work to his Sisters for a sleepover until Friday.

She will bring him home and stay for a visit …. I always LOVE her visits.

So I packed him food, treats (cooked carrots as they have to be soft), his blue blanket and his medicine.

He loves his blue blanket.

This was the special blanket that his Foster Parents gave him when I adopted him.

The blanket covers the seat and arms of the chair by the window so he lays on it every day except laundry day.

Amazingly enough the blanket looks like new and it is six years old.

I will miss him as I always do but it is important for him to spend time with his sister, brother-in-law and Elton.

He will have fun for sure.

 

I have been thinking as of late about all of the children and animals that are not allowed to live proper happy, safe lives because of ADULT human beings.

There is always an add on television or on social media about the abuse and neglect going on across this planet.

It breaks my heart and whenever I hear or see these stories I just want to give the person doing these terrible atrocities  a SMACK across the head (I know violence does not help).

I am outraged at these ongoing actions and it hurts to my core.

POWER,  MONEY and downright GREED …..

Something needs to be done.

This needs to be stopped.

What is wrong with these people?

My wish is that every living creature on this planet is able to live their entire lives in peace, happy and safe.

We all deserve this ….. EVERY creature big or small.

 

I hope that you would intervene if you saw a child or an animal being neglected or abused.

It is up to us to help …..

 

Well it is time to get ready to leave for work.

I hope that you have a great day.

Special Hello to: all those people who work hard each day to bring goodness and light to every person and animal they encounter.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 9th day of September, 2015.

Wow, guess what?

It was raining overnight.

Yesterday was warm, and the most perfect evening for our walk.

To be followed by some rain.

Well doesn’t get much better than that.

My flowers are still blooming like crazy.

Sure would be nice if they bloomed until the end of September …. guess it all depends on Mr. Jack Frost.

If he decides to visit us sooner or later.

I love his arrival about mid December or so.

Who knows at this point.

We shall see.

Well another day of work ….. almost ready at this end.

I hope that everyone has an awesome Wednesday.

Are you ready for this mid week day?

It is all down here from here …. just gets better, right?

Of course,

always gets better.

I am always grateful to open my eyes and be awake, to sit up and then swing my feet to the floor.

That is always a great day.

Being alive is good.

Right.

Well, of course.

I am grateful to be alive.

I am grateful to have Mr. Alvin here each and everyday with me.

I am grateful to have awesome family and friends.

I am grateful to have a job so that I can have a house, my home.

I am grateful to be in good health and to be happy.

I am grateful for this day and each one that follows.

Well time to hit the “damp” trail to the bus.

Jacket and shoes and perhaps a scarf and definitely mini gloves.

My hands are already starting to crack (winter eczema).

Have a good great W-day.

Special Hello to: my daughter who is the best ….. excited to hear all about your trip.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 21st day of January, 2015.

WOW, it is Wednesday.

Seems like mmm Wednesday ……

Just being silly.

I think that is what Wednesdays should be all about …. being silly.

Cracking jokes ….. lots of laughter …..

What a great way to break up the week …..

Because we all know that Thursdays bring on Friday and that is the weekend.

Mondays are always Mondays just because it was just the weekend and no matter what …. it will be the first day back to work …

Now this is for all of us that work in a office Monday through Friday.

I do know about other weeks where the days all run together and weekends are just that when other people have time at home and with their families.

Perhaps taking a day trip or just kicking back and relaxing because they have two days for which they can clean and relax.

But for all of us who know both ways of work we do appreciate our days off and generally make the most of them.

My day off from both jobs is Saturday.

So I am very blessed because right now my daughter and her family live with me until their house is finished so she helps (actually does most of the cleaning).

On Saturdays my main task is laundry and anything to do with Alvin (vet visits, hair cut, baths), coffee with my friends and errands.

During the other nights that I am not working at the store I fill them with all of the other things that I like to do: write, jewellery, watching television ……. mmmm

Well sounds like it is almost time to go ……

The troops are rallying.

I hope that no matter how your week runs that you will consider making Wednesdays ….. SILLY WEDNESDAYS.

After all it is so healthy for us to laugh and enjoy our lives.

Unfortunately the realty of it is we work too hard.

Let us make the time to have some fun ….

Play in the snow.

Perfect time for us here to make snowmen with the snow melting.

Go for a walk.

Turn on some music and dance. Alone or with someone.

Happy Silly Wednesday.

Special Hello to: my sister ….. she always makes me laugh.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the first DAY of October, 2014.

Can you believe it?

It is October ….. time to start putting up the Halloween decorations …..

I know what I will be starting to do on the weekend.

Likely it is time to pull the last of the flowers …. yes, I still have some that are blooming.

Poor flowers though, I have been forgetting to water them on a regular basis.

But somehow they are managing to hang in there for yet another day.

I am so grateful.

Love me some flowers.

Also time to pack up the patio furniture and get the deck ready for winter.

Argh, did I say the “w” word.

No….. no I did not.

I do like winter ….. yes, I do.

Well it is that time to ensure that you have your home and yard fallerized ….. winterized.

I just have a few things to do.

If you need to have the furnace cleaned (if you have one) and the vents… most especially the dryer one.  Time to do it.

Change or clean the furnace depending on whether or not you have the “green” or disposables ones.

Last mowing of the grass and fertilize if you do that …..

You know what I love ….. love….. love …

The turning of the leaves …. still some green ones on the tree out front.

But lots of golden ones lying on the ground below the tree.

I love to run or even walk through them …. kicking them about….. hearing them crunch.

Actually the trees that line the street where our office is located they have massive amounts of leaves….

I have walked for almost a block ….. kicking them about and listening to them crunch ….. crunch …. crunch.

So much fun.

What a great way to begin the day.

Well here we go again …. almost time to go to work.

I hope that you have an amazing first day of October.

Mid week ….. a good place to be.

Oh, I had the best night last night….

Alvin and I went on a long walk by the big lake and my friend “G” stopped by to drop off some carrots and to have coffee after her “boot camp” …..

We laughed and talked … talked and laughed.

A great night.

Even with two big mugs of coffee I slept ….. must have been because I went to bed with laughter in my heart and peace in my brain.

Good combination.

Well gotta go.

Special Hello to: all my friend “G” … you are a great friend.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 2nd day of July, 2014.

Another gorgeous morning here in Edmonton.

I had a great long weekend and trust you did as well.

Alvin and I are settling into our new bedroom.

The store was slow with a few bursts of customers.

So I would like to think that people were out enjoying the beautiful day and all of the Canada Day celebrations.

I love watching Alvin as he looks out of our bedroom window.

He can now stand on the bed and look out.

So sometimes he rest his “chin” on the window ledge.

Sometimes he jumps up on his hind legs and rests his front paws on the window ledge.

He definitely likes to see what is going on in the neighbourhood.

He is my neighbourhood “watch dog.”

Nothing gets by him.

Looks like neighbours are back home from the long weekend.

I see trailers back in their spots.

So on this beautiful Wednesday morning, I am so grateful for Alvin, all of my family and friends.

Grateful for the sunshine.

I wish you all a happy day.

Take care.

Special Hello to: Hi sister ….. guess we are playing tag…… I worked yesterday …… talk to you soon…

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 7th day of May, 2014.

WOW, it is Wednesday.

Mid week.

Are you excited?

I am.

Why?

I do not know.

Just feel excited.

Perhaps it is due in part to the fact that the SUN IS SHINING.

It has not been this bright and shining this early in the morning for awhile.

Oh, bright sun how I love thee.

This could be an ODE to the SUN or perhaps Sonnet of Sunshine.

I think that most of us have had a long dreary winter and spring and we just want SUNSHINE.

Sunshine …. sun rays…… warm days …….. to be able to wear flip flops and a tee-shirt and shorts or capris ….. just summer gear.

We have been wearing a combination of winter, spring and summer clothing for weeks now.

I have been patient biding my time.

But please ….. pretty please …. let this be the beginning of beautiful weather.

Yes, Mother Nature I am aware that according to the calendar “summer” does not officially start until June 21 or 22nd …… whenever that magic date is …. ???

The grand-puppies will be spending the day with Alvin so that is always nice.

He is anxiously awaiting their arrival.

I hope that wherever you are that the sun is shining and that your day is all bright and happy.

Feel the smile and feel the joy in your heart.

The time has come to shake those winter blues and get ready ……

Get ready to have fun and be outside …..

Special Hello to: all those people who are planning their gardens ….. I love vegetables and flowers ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

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