Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 15th day of September, 2015.

We are at the halfway point for the month.

It has been kind of a rainy month ….

In fact, it is raining outside as we speak.

It feels like a “Rainy Night in Georgia” …..

Definitely going to be an umbrella day.

I made my lunch so that it will fit in my purse ….. cross body one.

So makes it easier to carry the umbrella ….

Try to think ahead ….

Somedays it works …. ha ha ha ….. that is supposed to be laughing.

The LOL …. seems strange ….

Okay maybe on this Tuesday morning I am feeling a bit tired ….. I guess that rain likely kept me up.

Doesn’t usually but this time it did.

I know I was dreaming but do not remember anything.

Mr. Alvin and RAIN …. not a good mix.

The poor little guy really needed some encouragement to go outside this morning.

I have to try again (for the fourth time) as he was not outside long enough to poop.

Is that too much information?

Oh well, just the truth of the matter.

I do feel bad.

When I first adopted him and for a long time after ….. snowing, blowing, raining or dry I always went out with him.

Carrying an umbrella for us both if necessary ( I have a really big one ).

Now these years later …. his Momma stands in the doorway … sometimes the door is closed .. sometimes not.

This morning perhaps I should grab the umbrella and go out with him.

That being the case … better get going so that I have time to grab my things before leaving to catch the bus.

Thank goodness it is not windy …. so I can carry an umbrella for my walk to the bus.

Long enough to get wet ….

I hope that you have a happy Tuesday.

Surround yourself with love, respect and kindness.

The REST will follow.

Always DREAM …. might as well dream BIG.

Walk toward it …. try something new….. you have to work at it ….

Have a great day.

Special Hello to: my sister “C” ….. hi darling ….. how about SKYPE this weekend?

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 30th of August, 2015.

One more August day after today …. where did it go?

I had a great August …..

Celebrated many family birthdays and also friends.

Went on a road trip to see my brother.

Signed up to sell “Steeped Tea.”

Coffee dates with my girl friends.

Lots of walks with Mr. Alvin.

Enjoyed the warm summer days of August.

Even won a prize at our staff barbecue.

September is looking to be a fun month.

One of my dear friends from Regina is coming on the long weekend for a visit with me and a school chum who lives in Edmonton, as well.

Two Steeped Tea parties as a Consultant.

Saturday movie and dinner night with three of my friends that I met from Bath & Body Works.

Busy busy …… today lots to do.

Always seems like the weekends zing by.

So happy that Mr. Alvin is feeling better.

He enjoyed our walk last night ….. sniffing about …… visiting with some of his doggie friends and human ones, too.

Enjoying my mug of coffee this quiet Sunday morning …. looking forward to getting laundry done, getting prepared for my upcoming tea parties and odds and ends.

Back to work tomorrow.

I hope that you have an awesome day.

Let us be good neighbours to all about us.

Happy Sunday.

Special Hello to: my friend “P” who is coming next Saturday for a visit ….. I am so excited.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 20th day of August, 2015.

Wow, the 20th day of August ….. what a month it has been.

This morning the sky was overcast with big dark blue “rain clouds” but now as the sun comes up they appear to have tints of pink mixed in with the blue, so very pretty.

I am always in awe of the sky.

It can change so quickly and seem to be so many different colours and hold so many different shapes of clouds.

I truly am in awe.

I love the morning sky.

I love the night sky.

The daytime sky I do not see too much of …. but I think I love it, too.

I can see the trees swaying in the wind ….. so it is a bit breezy.

Oh those late summer days ….. I can hear the song from Grease in my head.

On of my all time favourite movies.

John Travolta …. mmmm dreamy

Olivia Newton-John ….. mmm pretty

That seemed like a trillion years ago.

Well on this fantastic Thursday, I am reminded by a dream that kindness and respectfulness are some of the best characteristics one could envelope.

Don’t you just love those words with two or three meanings.

Gotta love the English language.

Gotta ….. whoops another slang word.

On this Thursday “Gotta” with a capital G sounds better than “got to” ……

Well it is almost time to hop on downstairs and grab my lunch and stuff and head out for the bus.

I hope that you have a crazy great Thursday.

Remember to be kind and respectful and even more importantly do this with love in your heart.

Fill the room with laughter ….

Let us have a great day.

Special Hello to: my friend “M” who is so creative ….. your creations are so beautiful…. thank you for sharing.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 17th day of November, 2014.

Well another weekend packed away in the memory banks.

It was a great one and very busy.

That seems to be the state of my life as of life.

I can sum it up easily in one word “B-U-S-Y.”

Now busy can be tagged as negative or extremely positive or a combination of both.

Depends on how you look at it.

I tend to think of it as extremely positive…

The more busy I am the more I have accomplished.

Between a full-time job and a part-time job that has increased hours from 12 to 20 over the past month, home to look after, my Alvin, our jewellery, writing my blog and time for me….. well it is plum, busy.

I do like to be busy.

Luckily at this time my daughter and son-in-law are living with me while their new house is being built.

With them here I am able to keep this hectic schedule.

I do remember to take some time for me ….. likely less than it should be but I do take some.

I do love working at the store.

It does take a couple of shifts to get back into the “holiday mode.”

So that is my life at the moment.

Busy but wonderful.

I hope that you have a great Monday.

Special Hello to: all you folks out there who are working multiple jobs, keeping a home and trying to maintain your sanity.

All I can say is “take one day at a time.”

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 2nd day of September, 2014.

I always love the beginning of a new month.

The promise it brings.

The hope that one can realize a dream or two or perhaps three.

New things.

So welcome September and all that it brings.

I hope that this is a wonderful time for you and your family.

It can be if you think that it will be.

 

The mornings are cooler now …..

Sun coming up later and going down sooner.

It is that time of year.

 

May you have a glorious Tuesday.

Smile and think happy thoughts.

Maybe add a little skip into your step.

Cannot hurt.

 

Special Hello to: my family and friends back in Regina …..

Always, Carol and  Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 30th and second last day of July, 2014.

Wow, what a month July has been.

Some rain storms, hot weather, kids moved in, cleaning their house, and I hit 500 followers on my blog.

What a month.

What a great month!

Well tonight we should finish up at the house and the new owners move in on Friday.

My kids lived in their house for seven years.

Moved in July 2007 and moved out July 2014.

Lucky 7’s.

After tonight we will start to get into a regular routine.

The puppies will be happy about that …..

The sky seemed to be overcast earlier and I am quite certain that we saw some lightning flash in the sky during the night.

Alvin woke up and was up at the window barking at something in my neighbour’s yard.

Not sure if a cat got in there or not ….

Well almost time to go to work.

Another day another $1.00 …. isn’t that how the saying goes.

But thank goodness it is more than that…

I seem to use the word t-h-a-t several times in this blog ….. or maybe I use it a lot.

Celebrate being alive on this Wednesday.

Be grateful for all that you have and all that you are …..

May grace and kindness guide you.

I love that Alvin lays outside our room as I type this in his “guard” protector mode.

Or at least it looks that way.

Special Hello to: you all ……. everyone on the planet.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 13th day of May, 2014.

Okay, it is beautiful here in Edmonton as I look out of my window the sky is blue and the sun is up.

I sure hope that wherever you are the sun is shining.

How are you this morning?

Are you up and energized ….. ready to start your day.

I honestly find the mornings the most challenging part of my day.

I absolutely love the early morning or at least my mind does and if I could just get my body in sync, it would be perfect.

Alvin is an early riser …. somewhere between 4:30 and the time the alarm goes off at 5:00 a.m. …. he is ready to go and EAT.

I must say he loves his food.

So we get out of bed ….. Alvin stretches and I must start doing that …. my brain the intelligence centre does tell me that it is good to do.

We go downstairs ….. Alvin has his breakfast and a sip of water and then goes outside to do his morning constitutional.

Then inside …. pending on how I am feeling ….. we might (okay, we usually) hit the sofa for some extra zzzz’s …. I set the timer on the microwave.

There was a time that I just got up and stayed up ….. it was okay.

I guess at the end of the day it is all about training your brain and somedays my brain just says “enough already.”

Well because we hit the sofa for extra zzz’s this morning it is almost time to go so I had better hop to it.

I hope that you all have a wonderful day.

Keep the faith ….. all you can do is keep on trying.

Someday we all shall reach perfection.

Nice thought, right.

Special Hello to: my friends who are helping me organize a neighbourhood clean-up on the 31st of this month.  Should be fun.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 27th day of November, 2013

Another Wednesday.

Mid week.

Nearing the end of another month.

Weeks before the big day.

Mouth is watering for those special treats.

Excitement is building.

What to do next?

Baking done, well almost (just some chocolate chip cookies for Steve).

No, everything is almost ready.

Christmas cards written, ready to mail.

Letter almost finished to enclose.

Finish a couple of gifts ( hand crafting ).

Wrap things.

With care and course.

Watch some more Christmas movies and listen to Christmas songs.

Whoops I forgot to change my voicemail (telephone) greeting.

Has to be for the holidays.

Time to go.

More thoughts ….

So exciting.

YAY ….. another Christmas just around the corner.

I feel like a kid in a candy shop ……

I have been a very good girl this year.

So perhaps Santa will drop by.

Special Hello: to SANTA Claus.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Welcome to Friday, January 25th, 2013 …..

Welcome back to me ….. I have had a touch of the flu bug …. but after two days of “bed rest” I am feeling much more my old self.

I always find that whenever I am feeling low that sleep brings me back.

Also yesterday the sun came out after several overcast days.

Anyway it is good to be back and I have missed writing on my blog.

I hope that you all had a great couple of days.

What’s new?

January has been a crazy month.

Cold, then above seasonal temperatures (like plus 10 celsius) and then snowy and colder and more snow.

I hope that from this point on the sun shines.

We need that shine ….. that glorious sunshine.

Those golden rays that make us feel good.

I sure notice when the sun is covered by a blanket of clouds.

Well here we are almost time for me to finish getting ready for work.

I hope that you all have an amazing Friday and I am sure glad to be feeling myself once again.

Have a great weekend and I look forward to catching up with you next week.

Thanks again for taking the time to read my words …. it means the world to me.

Special Hello to:  all those great people who have subscribed / read my blog …. thank you, thank you, thank you.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin ……

Thought for the day….

Well here we are another Monday morning and today is October 29th, 2012 …. almost the end of another month.

I would also like to say Thank You to my cousin Teddy for gracing us with his presence here on earth.

Teddy passed away last Wednesday.

While I, we were hustling and bustling about he slipped away …..

Rest in Peace.

 

It is a reminder for us all to spend as much time with our family and friends.

Life is great but can be short so live your life to the fullest each day.

Be mindful of what you say and do as you never know whether it is your last time with that person.

A good, positive foot forward is always the best.

 

So on this Monday be thankful for those with us and for those who have passed away because without them our past would be just another day gone by.

Special Hello to: cousins everywhere ….. we love you.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

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