Thought for the day ……

Good morning and welcome to Thursday the 23rd day of July, 2015.

The sky is dark blue to the south and I can see the sun peering over the houses and shining brightly on my neighbour’s garage.

This morning while I was putting on my makeup – Alvin stood by the register – looked down – barked – kept starring down.

Sniffed …. took his hunting posture.

He did this for a few minutes and then gave up.

Oh, please GOD that it only have been a bug …..

It is with a heavy heart that I write these words.

I have mentioned on several occasions about my neighbour’s cat, Miss Aussie.

Miss Aussie passed away yesterday.

She had some health issues, and in the end just stopped eating.

Miss Aussie lived a great life.

Her favourite treat was “halibut” ….. yes, her Momma would buy her that fish.

She loved it …..

She kept us all hopping, literally …..

She would always swat at me when I came to the house.

Alvin loved her even though he never was able to get too close to her.

I will miss seeing her sitting on the living room ledge watching the world go by.

She really was a beauty ….. so pretty.

Gorgeous long hair.

After six years of being her neighbour, she was finally starting to warm up to me.

One time when I was watching over her while her Momma was away, she jumped onto the sofa and sat about two feet away, I was so excited that I could barely sit still.  This was huge for Miss Aussie.

Another time she walked right up to me, and did not take a swipe.

She was definitely a one woman cat.

Her Momma loved her so much and will miss her always.

Me and Alvin will miss her.

All those who knew her will miss her, too.

We loved you Aussie ….. we love you.

Miss Aussie,

Born 1999 – 2015.

Rest in Peace our friend.

Special Hello to: all those folks who lost a beloved friend, a family member in their pet.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 23rd Day of May, 2015.

It is a gloriously beautiful sunny fresh morning here in Edmonton.

In a few minutes my daughter and grand-puppies will arrive.

They are coming for coffee and a visit.

Alvin will be returning home with them as today is furnace cleaning day.

I was also invited to a “STEEPED TEA” party at a neighbour’s house so will try and attend.

Also check in on Miss Aussie …..

Lots to do.

Last night Alvin and I went out for a later than usual walk.

It all started with him at the top of the stairs.

He doesn’t like putting his harness on …. even though his Momma handles it all with care.

I noted “his girlfriend” Abi had gone by earlier and was hoping that the mere mention of her name would bring him running.

Did not happen.

So when I saw Abi and her Mom going by I went out to say hi and asked Abi to come in knowing that would bring him down.

IT WORKED.

I grabbed his harness and we were out the door.

After a short visit with them we were on our way.

We were a few doors away from home when I stopped another friend out watering her grass.

We stopped for a chat and ended up visiting on her back deck.

As the sun was starting to go down I figured we had better get on our way.

Approaching the park near our house I saw in the distance a large black dog and his Dad.

So I decided to walk around the park inside of going into it until I realized it was our friends.

Into the park we went.

The large black dog is CASH and he is only three.

He loves to play.

So visiting again …..

We then decided as the mosquitoes were starting to get bad to walk home.

They live down the street by our house.

Once we got to their house …. guess what.

We stopped once again ….. we got home at 10:30 and I think it was just after 8:00 when we left ….

It was a glorious evening and so nice to be out and about.

We both enjoying the time with our neighbours and friends.

I am so blessed to be surrounded by great folks.

Make sure that you get to know the people around you ….. spend time with them.

On those spring and summer evening when you are out and about …… stop for a visit.

Well time to get going …. gotta check on Miss Aussie before the company arrives.

It will be a day of yard work once the furnace is cleaned ….

I am pulling some shrubs, mowing grass and watering.

I hope that you are having an awesome Saturday and weekend.

Special Hello to: all my friends

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 7th day of May, 2015.

WOW, here we are seven days into May with about a foot of snow on the deck.

The rooftops are covered with snow.

The lawns are covered with snow.

The tiny beautiful leaves that were coming out on the trees are covered with snow.

Every nook and crevice is covered.

WIth the exception (there is always one of them) ….. sidewalks that were shovelled and the streets.

They are forecasting +9 today so the snow will melt.

The sky is cool …..

The sky to the east is light as the sun begins to makes it appearance.

The sky to the west looks like is does in winter.

Spring or winter …..

We are confused.

Oh well within a couple of days the snow will be a distant memory.

Well looks like I am running a bit late.

Time for Miss Aussie to have her breakfast.

I hope that wherever you are the weather is good and you are ready for this day.

May it be filled with love and laughter.

Lots of laughter.

Special Hello to: my fellow Albertans ….. hope you have great weather today.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 5th day of May, 2015.

Well the sky is overcast as it approaches sunrise.

Perhaps we shall have some rain today.

That would be nice.

Last night I learned some valuable lessons.

The husband of one of my friend’s came over to fix one of my bathroom taps.

It took him all of about 90 seconds to fix it …. really.

I was slightly embarrassed to say the least.

I was pretty sure that I had tried at some point over the past “months” to turn the end of the tap.

But it was pretty easy for him ….

No doubt … he is stronger than me.

Anyway ….. check …

Another item off of the “TO DO” list.

There were a couple of other items that I need to fix and one of them again I have found will be a quick fix.

Just a trip to the hardware store and voila … done.

So if you ever think that there is something that you cannot do …. think again.

I have learned not to put things off because I think that I cannot do them.

Just try a little harder … that is my new motto.

I am so happy that my bathroom tap finally has the proper water flow.

I did learn that the tap has a water saver gadget inside and it was plugged.

So in six months …. guess what I will be doing.

I think that this spring … I am going to make a list of all the things that need to be looked at …. all of the things that need to be done on a six-month or annual basis and then if I do not know what to do …. I will ask “M” …… no longer am I going to wait. ┬áThe time has come.

Well the time has come …. time to go and look after Miss Aussie …. she needs her medicine and breakfast and then come home give Mr. Alvin a hug and snuggle for a minute …. grab my lunch and umbrella and head off to the bus to go to work.

So on this Tuesday …. I hope that you will do something you have been putting off …. it might just be easier than you think.

Happy Tuesday.

Special Hello to: my sister ….. SKYPE ????

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 25th day of December, 2014.

Today is Christmas.

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve except for our Alvin was feeling under the weather.

I am happy to report that he is back to his old self this morning.

We slept on the sofa just in case he needed to go outside during the night.

It would appear that he requires his daily filling of vegetables.

Even animals need veggies.

We ate way too much last night; and even managed to play a bit of “Trivial Pursuit” before retiring to the living room because we were concerned about Alvin.

We all received beautiful and thoughtful gifts.

The best part of all was that we were together under my roof.

Couple of my favourite gifts were a new book by Sophie Kinsella …. ( I love her writing ) and also a book to write ideas (also journals and pens).

Mother Nature even decided to drop some snow on our city ….. just a bit … so we could sing “White Christmas

 

I wish you a Merry Christmas.

Safe travels throughout this day and the rest of the holiday season.

May you be in good health so that you can enjoy this time.

 

I am off to feed Miss Aussie (a neighbour’s cat).

Also clean the house and get the turkey into the oven in preparation of our Christmas company.

There will be nine people for supper and four puppies.

So we will have a house full…. the first in many a year.

So we are grateful to share our bounty.

 

Special Hello and Merry Christmas to Everyone.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

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