Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 21st day of March, 2014.

And the SAGA continues at my house ……

Mr. Alvin has been sniffing around usually in the morning before I leave for work.

He sniffs by the stove and then the fridge…..

Yesterday morning he did his “hunter stance” and I should have clued in ….

But my inner voice kept saying “they are all gone.”

WELL my inner voice was “DEAD WRONG” ……

About one hour ago when we were first up ….. fed Mr. Alvin and he went out to to do morning ritual and then back into the house.

In the meantime I was sitting at the kitchen table writing in my “gratitude/daily journal” ….

With Mr. Alvin sniffing around by the sofa …. all of a sudden a FLASH and this little thing flew (almost) into the kitchen and under the dishwasher.

My nephew is here and that is keeping Alvin partially occupied so he is staying upstairs for the moment.

I did scream when I saw it ….. they always take me by surprise.

I truly thought that after a whole week they were gone.

I guess I should have baited all the traps and left them out.

Lesson learned.

Well with my courage getting ready and the rest of my courage sitting on guard at the top of the stairs waiting (thank goodness) for me …. I will go back downstairs.

I wished with all of my heart and soul that they would just stay outside.

I cannot find where they are coming in …..

Not sure what to do.


Special Hello: to all those who are going through this ….

Always, Carol and Alvin



Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 19th day of March, 2014.

How are you doing this beautiful morning?

I am doing great.

Just thinking of how grateful I am to be here in this life as me.

We often as human beings do – think of “what if”

We are quite often in that greener pasture mode ….

In competition with the Joneses…..and perhaps not even that.

Not that any of these things are inherently “bad.”

We seem to be in “discovery”  ….. always looking.

I think that part of our discovery is how we build and sculpt our dreams.

If we do not see what is around us how can we know – what we may “think” we want!

So on this Wednesday …..

Remember to be present in the moment.

Do and be the best you can from this second forward.

Discover ….. think about ….. ponder ……. dream …… visualize …… realize.

It is all up to us.

We can make our lives the stuff that dreams are made of ……. sounds good.

Let’s do it.

Have a great day.

Special Hello to: my sister …. if she only knew ….. (thank you).

Always, Carol and Alvin




Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 25th day of October, 2013.

It is an absolute gorgeous day here in Edmonton.

My rose is still blooming ….. can you believe it?

I did take photos so will share them.

The sun is shining and the sky is a beautiful powder blue shade.

Alvin is crunching on one of his bones and I am writing this blog.

We are both extremely happy at this very moment.

In less than one hour my friend “G” is coming for our weekly coffee and visit.

We do try to get together once a week.

She is a busy gal besides being the mother of two young boys she also runs a Day-Home.

Alvin just jumped up and is looking out of the office window.

He looks so cute standing on the IKEA ottoman.

Now he is sitting on his haunches with his back to me facing the hall.

I sure would like to know what he is thinking.

I bet it would be interesting.

Also the past few days I have noticed this bell like noise on our main level …

Sounds like a dinner bell.

It is a dainty ring but loud enough for me to hear.

Only sounds once.

I do not have anything that would make that sound.

The only thing I could think of is perhaps my tablet.

Maybe it sounds when it needs to be charged or something.

Not sure.

One of life’s mysteries.

Well I need to get running so that I can do a couple of things around the house before my company arrives.

I can smell that coffee now (in my mind).

So on this glorious Friday (my day off from the office and I work at the store this evening).

I wish you all the best.

I am going to go out after coffee and take Alvin for a nice walk and then go out and pick up any stray trash in our neighbourhood.

I always strive to have a clean place for us to live.

Happy Friday.

Special Hello to: friends

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 11th day of October, 2013.

The last time this day will come and go.

Do you ever think about the fact that this very nanosecond, this moment will be here and gone and never to return?

Unless there are several different planes of existence or dimensions if you will.

I find it fascinating to think that there might be more than one of each of us, existing out there.

It would be cool to step through a portal and be in a different time and see yourself doing something totally different.

I would like to see myself as being financially secure and working from home.

I would like to see myself involved in a happy loving relationship with the most dreamy man on the planet.

I would like to be a self sufficient writer and jewellery maker.

That’s my dream.

Who knows.

So many ideas …..

Something to think about, anyway.

So happy Friday everyone.

For those living in Canada …. Happy Thanksgiving long weekend.

We all have so much to be thankful for ….

Special Hello to: my fellow Canadians.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day.

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday, the 18th day of July 2013.

How are you doing this morning?

I am doing great.

Been thinking a lot about my thoughts over the course of any given day.

Isn’t it strange how you can be feeling wonderful and having great thoughts and then everything get all mumbled and jumbled up?

Sometimes it is where you are and what you are doing?

No matter how positive and how many good feelings it is hard to remain in that mode.

I know this is kind of jumbled this morning but truly I am feeling “jumbled” this morning.

The sun is shining and I even saw a bunny sitting on our lawn this morning just licking his face.

It made me think of things.

I was dreaming lots and perhaps even over thinking.

Anyway, that is it.

Just have to do what I say and say what I mean.

I strive to be the best person that I can be.

I truly love people and want to be thought of in that light.

I hope that you have a great day and understand what I am trying to say.

Life is always easy and all you can do is try to be the best you can be in every moment.

That is what I am going to do today.

Moment by moment.

Time to go to work.

Thanks for listening.

Special Hello to: all those people who try each day ….. keep the faith.


Always, Carol and Alvin


Thought for the day…..

Well here we are today, this morning and it is Tuesday, June 26th, 2012.

The sun is shining here in Edmonton and I imagine the birds to be singing ( if I were outside ), and the sky is a brilliant blue.

A perfect morning.  The perfect beginning.

I am grateful to be here at this very moment and enjoying the grandeur of the morning as I type these words and be ready to go to work.

My mind wonders …..

Last night when Alvin and I went for a walk ….. the wild roses that line the walkways in our neighbourhood sought out my nose as we entered their domain…..

The smell whisked me up and carried me away ….. ah, so beautiful…..if I could only bottle that fragrance, and then spray it whenever I wanted that smell…

So glorious, absolutely out of this world ….. second to none.  Do I sound like I love the smell of these roses?  LOL.

I only wish that my Grandmother “Stella” could be here to enjoy them with me but then again perhaps she is ……

It should always be this simple and this easy.

I wish for you, me and us on this Tuesday a day of simplicity and beauty, love and laughter and abundance.

Have a great day.

Special Hello to:  all those folks who love roses and flowers……


Always, Carol and Mr. Alvin (who also loves the smell of roses)….

Thought for the day….

Welcome to Thursday morning and today is April the 26th, 2012

My thought for this gorgeous Thursday morning and that is:


I have been thinking that perhaps if I keep that thought buzzing around my head that I will keep more aware and in the moment.

There are times where the outside world seems to get under your “moment”.

So this is my way to help me stay where I want to be …. in a constant state of gratitude.

I love that line.

I am in a constant state of gratitude.

Repeat it often and keep it in your mind and soul…

Have a great day.

Special Hello: to all those souls who are in a constant state of gratitude and to the rest who are trying.


Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…….

There are sometimes when our lives seem to be so complex, complicated and overwhelming that we forget to find the joy in the simplest of things.

For example:   this morning Alvin had grabbed his “toy bone” and was running like a crazy guy dropping it on the laminate floor with a bang …. then picking it up and scurrying around so fast that he would slip and slide as he ran…… LOL…..

It was so funny that I stopped what I was doing (eating breakfast) and just watched him.  He made me laugh and feel great.

Still makes me smile and that was sixty minutes ago……So when that dog has his bone or the baby laughs take a moment and just be in that moment…. Enjoy life.

Another one is walking along and as we were coming around the bend ….. the fragrance of roses led us down the path.

The smell was incredible.  Just made me feel like a million dollars.

So when your life is just simple crazy …… just be simple.

Take the pleasure out of the little things….. it is true………..

We don’t have to be entertained by the television, big screen, supper out a restaurant or such …..

We can find gifts each day in just the littlest of things ……. so pay attention …..

Have a great great day…….

Thanks Alvin (he always makes my day)

Always, Carol

Thought for this day ……

Remembering happy times from long long ago …… is a good thing.

I am writing stories from my youth and throughout my life.

It is a good thing.

Take time to remember …… it makes you appreciate and live each moment to the fullest.

Live NOW….. but remember always…..

Always, Carol

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