Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 1st day of January, 2018.

Mr. Alvin and I brought in the New Year in a quiet manner.

We were fast asleep when the clock struck midnight.

Although I was awaken by a trip to the washroom, not sure if I picked up the flu bug or not.

So many folks hit with the bug.

I am feeling better but on the weak side.

I hope that you are well on this first day of the New Year.

Just wanted to touch base and am ready to go and lie down again.

Watching the NHL Winter Classic.

Nothing like a hockey game when you are under the weather.

The temperature is warming up and I am hoping to take Mr. Alvin for a walk a bit later.

Happy New Year.

 

Special Hello to: all my family and friends.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 14th day of August, 2017.

We had a thunder/lightning/rain storm last night.

The air was filled with the smell of smoke last night.

The grass is wet and sparkles like diamonds in the sunlight this morning.

The air is cool with no breeze.

 

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY GREAT NEPHEW “A” WHO TURNS 12 TODAY.

IT WAS GREAT TO HAVE SEEN HIM AGAIN …..

So great to have my boy back home.

I surely did miss him.

 

We are having semi unexpected company today.

Have to get things organized and get out for a walk while it is still cool although the forecast is for low 20’s today.

Our company is a family that moved back home to Quebec several years ago but they were here when I moved to Edmonton in 2009.

We spent a lot of time together as I was semi-retired when I moved to Edmonton.

The Children spent a lot of time with me as I had air conditioning and it was hot the first few summers that I was here.

We did crafts and watched movies.

They were here when I adopted Alvin.

So excited to see them again.

 

Well I must get going as I am not certain when they will arrive and I have lots to do.

Mr. Alvin goes tomorrow to have his teeth cleaned so he cannot eat after 10:00 p.m. tonight and cannot drink after midnight.

Tomorrow morning will be interesting as he loves his food.

I will not eat or drink as that would not be fair.

 

The house is quiet at the moment with no sister or brother ….. but more company coming.

I am so grateful for the great vacation and to have two weeks off from work.

 

Time to fly.

Have a wonderful Monday.

Special Hello to:  all my friends and family.  Thank you to “J” for the most thoughtful Birthday card.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 4th day of January, 2016.

Well here we go the first work day of the New Year.

I hope that it is a wonderfully quiet productive day.

Alvin slept well and I was awake every second hour throughout the night.

Part is due to being a Sunday night and the other back from being away from routine.

It would likely be so much easier if we would have stayed up at 5:00 a.m. and went to bed at 9:00 p.m.

Did not quite happen that way ….. so today is back to work.

Getting back into the regular routine.

Yesterday was a fun last day before going back to work.

In the morning one of my friend’s came for coffee and at night I SKYPED with my sister.

In between we relaxed ……

I want to make this year different so I stayed up until midnight on New Year’s Eve, was out for supper on New Year’s Day and got my hair cut on January 2nd.

Sometimes just by making a few changes can bring about some new things.

2015 was a good year …..

My thoughts are quiet at this time because I am preparing for work.

That takes preparation.

After being off for ten days my body and mind are in home mode.

I do love being at home.

Okay, now then …… back to work.

I will miss spending time with Mr. Alvin ….

Not sure if he will be glad or not to see me back to work.

Perhaps he likes his quiet time.

Okay ….. well then …..

WORK ….. if it has to be……

I wish you all a great Monday …… first Monday of 2016.

Special Hello to: my friends all over the world ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 29th day of November, 2014.

It is a frigid cold morning here in Edmonton.

On the plus side the SUN is shining.

I worked last night for Black Friday at the store and just got to bed around midnight.

Seems like I just went to bed and Alvin was wanting me to get up to give him his breakfast.

So just after five a.m. we were up and then when he was done it was back to bed.

Although I have already washed one load of laundry, put in the second and hand washed the ‘tupperware containers’ and miscellaneous odd chores it feels like I just got up.

Well I am off for my me time …

Having coffee with my friend “G” …. I love chatting with her and catching up.

I am still feeling a bit of the “boot camp’ from Tuesday night.

Not too much but a little bit in my legs when I bend over.

Another busy Saturday ahead …. laundry, going to visit my nephew in the hospital, grocery shopping, housework and finishing my Christmas cards (meaning 2/3 of them).

I hope that you have an awesome Saturday.

Remember to take some time for yourself.

I am right now.

Take care.

Special Hello to: my fellow human beings ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 14th day of November, 2014.

Happy Birthday Wishes to our friend “S” …… have a wonderful day.

Well last night was my second Thursday to work till 10:00 p.m.

Mr. Alvin woke up when I got home and then Miss Penny wanted to come downstairs.

So both of them followed me around as I prepared my lunch for today and a snack for last night.

The store was fairly busy so that was great.

My sales were very good.

I got a kick out of Alvin and Penny ……

When me and Alvin went to bed I could hear Penny scratching at the kid’s bedroom door …. so when she did not stop I decided she might as well come and sleep with us.

Oh, I forgot to mention we have a house guest for the weekend starting last night ….. our friend “CASEY” is back.

So the four amigos……

He is so darling.

Miss Penny slept with us and those puppies woke me up at 4:00 but I managed to get them back to sleep until 4:45 …… I didn’t get to bed until midnight.

Well I had better get going as I am on Aussie care ….. neighbour’s cat.

Her Mom gets home on Sunday.

I hope that you have a great day and I will at both jobs.

I love Friday nights at the store.

Special Hello to: our friend “S” …… it is your Birthday.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 16th day of September 2013.

I can hardly believe it …. over half way done the month of September.

Crazy …..

 

So how did you do yesterday with your “random act of kindness?”

What did you do?

I was working at the store yesterday so I took a couple of  coupons that I had received when I had made purchases at the store and randomly gave them to people.

One was a young girl and she kept coming back to where I was at the store and saying thank you and that she couldn’t decide what to choose as her free item (it was one of those coupons spend X amount and receive free item up to X amount.

The other was an older couple who had come by specially to pick up an item that we were still sold out of so the coupon helped with the bad news.

I had a great day at work and love to work at Bath & Body Works.

 

Well have to go to the office early …. morning came extra early as the power went out last night at 9:10 and then I could not sleep.

At almost midnight I saw that the power was on so went and reset all the clocks and turned the television off (thought that I did when the lights went out, LOL).

So have a great day.

Spread your wealth – your kindness.

 

Special Hello to: to my sister and brother who will be arriving at my house on Thursday.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Well Happy Wednesday !!

This is a great day.  Sir Alvin woke me up at 12:24 to go outside, and then again at 4:20 (he sure has his times off).

Perhaps it is deliberate as he can sleep all day …..but not his Momma.   LOL.

The air was still warm at midnight.  It is about 6:30 and the sun is coming up.  I love the morning sky.

When we got up at 4:20, we went outside quickly and then I set the timer on the microwave and grabbed a few more minutes

of sleep/rest on the sofa before rising just after 5:00.  I was a bit off when I walked into the kitchen and knocked my water glass over on the counter, and there was water everywhere.

In the meantime, Alvin is impatient to have breakfast…..

Oh well, no big deal.  Just wiped it up and sat down to write my daily “morning pages”.  Everyday I do this writing exercise which

is in between a journal and this 12 week writing “course” that I did several years ago.

The thought for this day ….. is …. always take the time to enjoy the things around you.

Like the air at midnight and the sky at 6:30 in the morning.

Even wiping up the spilled water …..

So have a great day everyone.

 

Always, Carol

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