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.

WISH ME LUCK.

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

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day…..

Happy Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 ……

On this “cold” winter’s morn …… I hope that you are toasty warm.

I always get such a kick out of my dog Alvin.

We have this morning ritual.

As I have shared before he now thinks that he is a lap dog.

Which is okay by me.

But anyway back to this morning.

Most mornings when I go to pick him up …. he walks around for a few seconds before letting me pick him up.

This morning he stood still waiting for me.

Then once up on my lap.

He takes a few moments to stand in one spot and look around …..

He usually turns almost all the way around before he settles down in my lap.  Looking about the room.

(He especially took a long hard look at the bowl of bananas sitting in the middle of the table.  LOL.  He loves bananas, and has a bit every morning with me.)

But it is how he does it that is so darn cute.

He very gingerly steps one paw at a time … ever so carefully….

I love my Alvin with all of his little quirks … he always puts a smile upon my face.

Like now he is lying on the hall floor and was looking at me …. then he sighs and turns around.

I sure would love to know what he is thinking…..

But it is all of the little rituals, the things that we share …. that makes our relationship special.

The belly rubs at the top of the stairs each night after his supper ….

Playing fetch …. him dragging me along our walk … (not all of the time….)

Always remember it is the little things that make life great ….

I have a great life and I hope that you have a great one, as well.

Special Hello to: my cousin Janice who continues to inspire me on a daily basis,  and I think of her always …..

 

Always, Carol

Thought for the day…..

Happy Thursday, and Happy Thanksgiving to our Neighbours to the south ….

I want to wish you an exceptionally happy and wonderful day.

WOW, am I really saying Happy Thursday.

Once again, I am dumbfounded as to how quickly the time passes.

I guess it is because I am busy ….. the days seem to zip by.

I always want to make sure that I enjoy every second ….

Or at least TRY…..

How about you?

Even with our hectic schedules …..

We should always try to take a couple of minutes here and there to be relaxed and calm, reflect and make perfect those next moments.

Part of my morning ritual or routine is writing in a gratitude journal.

I have found it is a great way to begin the day ….

Somehow just by recording those thoughts and words, it brings them to life.

Don’t you always find that when you write something down ….. it becomes real.

For me, it does…..

Now sometimes those things manifest in different ways.

Sometimes I do not quite understand, but I do know that by remaining positive and joyful, my life is becoming the things of my dreams.

Does that make sense?

So on this Thursday ….. remember to take a few minutes just for you.

Sit down, lie down ….. walk or whatever is calming for you.  Just be still.

Smile, be happy and think good thoughts.

Think about how you want your life to be.

Use your imagination …

Have a great day.

Special Hello:  To all My AMERICAN friends ….. have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Always, Carol

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