Living … One day at a time.

Hello,

Well, just a few seconds ago we heard a cat cry and then Alvin started to bark and show genuine concern.

I think it might have been Humphrey or at least Alvin thought so.

He is still remains anxious.

Only the one cry so all is well.

Likely Humphrey was in the house and another cat came onto their deck.

 

I just realized when I signed on this morning that I forgot to write down TAG WORDS.

That is what happens when you are away for a long period of time.

Live and learn and remember.

 

I am so grateful to have spring and soon to be summer.

The sky is blue and the sunrise was before 5:00 a.m. this morning.

In the evenings it remains light out at 9:00 a.m.

Much easier to get up in the mornings when the sun is shining.

Although for some reason last night I was awake for most of my time in bed.

ARGH.

Oh well, that happens.

 

I am so grateful for our walks.

To see the green grass sprouting up all around us.

To see birds flying and nesting.

To listen to birdsong.

To see the trees magically almost overnight don leaves.

To see our friends out and about in their yards and for walks.

I am most grateful I think for NATURE and that we live so close to parks.

An escape from the urban craziness.

One of the best things about living on the farm, in the country was the absence of houses every few feet and people.

You could walk for miles and miles without coming across another house ….. people.

 

Well almost time to hit the road.

Back to work after a long weekend.

 

Oh, saw a black cat in the back yard ….. that is why there was a howl.

He ran away as soon as I opened the office window.

Pretty cat.

 

Have an awesome day.

One day at a time…….

 

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

 

 

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 20th day of January, 2017.

Another beautiful day on the way.

Alvin had a great Birthday and thank you to everyone for the thoughtful Birthday wishes.

Yay it is Friday ……. seemed like a long week.

Yet the days seem to fly by …. how exactly is that?

Well this morning has certainly flown by …..

Almost time to hit the road ….

 

Today is an important day for our neighbours to the south.

The Inauguration of their “45th” President.

I hope that all goes well.

 

Feeling pretty grateful today as I do most days.

To be surrounded by kind, loving and supportive family and friends.

To be in good health.

To be employed in this market.

To be sheltered by my own house.

To be here, now.

 

Time to go now.

Have a great day.

Most of us are so blessed and we do not even realize ….

Take advantage of life now.

Go out and have fun.

Be kind.

Live your life.

 

Special Hello to:   Happy Friday Everyone.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 19th day of August, 2016.

It is so much cooler outside the past couple of mornings, so refreshing.

Just means that my favourite season is fast approaching.

Long range forecasts are calling for a warmer than usual fall, and dry.

We have had a wet spring/summer.

Sometimes I like to read about what I was feeling / thinking a year or more ago.

This is what was going on on the same date exactly one year ago.

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 19th day of August, 2015.

It is an absolutely gorgeous morning here in Edmonton.

I can tell by the temperature in the house that it is warmer this morning than the past few.

The sky is a pale blue with hints of a deeper blue and smudges of pink and orange.

I love the morning sky ….. reminds me of the tie dying days …..

The sun is coming up to shine down on us today.

How are you feeling today?

I feel great.

You know some mornings you just feel like you could conquer the world but in a nice way of course.

I know that today is going to bring some great news.

I am beyond happy.

I have a great life.

I am surrounded by friends and family.

I live with my good little buddy “Alvin” who keeps me centred.

I am blessed to meet friends every day …..

We always meet some new folks from our neighbourhood when we are out and about.

I love getting to know people.

If you are every feeling lonely or down in the dumps.

Try this …. if you have a doggie go for a walk.

You should be walking him or her anyway ….. but nevertheless, go.

If you do not have a doggie then go outside.

Walk down your street.

You must say Hello to everyone you meet.

I have started to say to people after our encounters “thank you for your time.”

It made me feel wonderful just saying the words.

I would love it if someone would acknowledge my time.

I believe we must be more kind and loving to everyone.

Be respectful of time and space.

Well time to go to work.

Alvin needs to go outside one more time.

I hope that you are surrounded by love and laughter.

Two very important things ….

Happy Wednesday everyone.

Special Hello to: to our friend “V” you celebrated a birthday a few days ago ….. you rock.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Yes, it was a good reminder to be respectful of everyone’s time.

Also say thank you.

Have a great Friday.

Special Hello to: all my friends and family all over the world.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 11th day of January, 2016.

Wow, the start of another work week and end of a beautiful weekend.

Back to getting up in the dark and thank goodness when I get home it remains light for a few minutes.

I had a great weekend.

Yesterday the outside temperature was so mild.

Both Alvin and I enjoyed a nice walk …. longer than usual.

I would have liked to stay out longer but Mr. Alvin had other ideas.

When he turns toward home you have no choice but to follow.

 

I know that both Alvin and I would benefit from longer walks.

So somehow I must convince him on those nicer days to stay out longer.

He is a bit more quiet this morning not that he is loud and boisterous other mornings.

He was very vocal yesterday when we made two stops on our walk.

I guess in hind sight he was telling me to get going and stop talking.

Next time I will listen.

Note: always better to stop and listen.

 

Well another work week …. I wish this to be a productive, quiet day.

Filled with everything good.

I guess it is time to finish getting ready to leave for the bus.

I wish you a fun-filled productive day.

Special Hello to: my friend from Sweden, I got her card on the weekend so great to hear from her.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 29th day of October, 2014.

Wow another glorious fall / autumn day.

Only two more sleeps until Halloween.

Still haven’t decided what to wear ….. I will dress up for the office and then change before heading to the store.

Always fun …..  any ideas???

Last night I had an update on my nephew, and he seems to be making some progress although still not out of coma.

My daughter and I are going up to the hospital this evening after work.

When I write on my blog in the mornings it is with careful eyes watching me, “ALVIN’S, of course.”

He always makes certain that he can see me …. when I am at home seldom am I out of his sight.

Even as human beings we like to have our space from our loved ones.

It appears not to be the case with this puppy “dog.”

He is definitely a “Momma’s Boy” and at home he goes from room to room with me.

There is a bond between me and Alvin that is strong as iron ….. I do not remember nor do I wish to remember what life was like before he entered my life.

I am so grateful for being in great health, for having employment, to have my bills paid every month, to have lots of food in the house, to be surrounded by loving family and friends, for telephones ( the ones that are portable but do not fit into your pocket), for time and energy.

So on this day I wish you grace and purpose, joy,abundance and love.

Keep dreaming and bring your dreams one step closer to fruition.

Special Hello to: family and friends

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to “snow covered rooftops and vehicle windshields” on this Monday the 8th day of September, 2014.

Not that I was surprised or anything but perhaps a little disappointed that Mother Nature decided that we needed to have that white stuff at the end of the first weekend in September.

All things considered it is okay.

I know that it will not stay.

It will go away and come again another day.

I just hope that it is later.

Yes, I know I am rhyming ….. pretty good for 6:30 on a Monday …….

Oh, silly me.

There was a bunny curled up on the front lawn this morning …. still brown … no white patches that I could see.

Poor little guy (actually not so little) must have been cold after a hot summer.

Perhaps it was refreshing…..

I always have wondered how even on a minus thirty day they can be out hopping about ….

Just makes me cold to think about them.

I know that they are suited but still I worry.

How are you this extra cool morning?

Ready to turn on the furnace.

I am going to try and hold out for a little bit.

Seems strange to turn on the furnace only a couple of days since it was 27 degrees celsius ….. (it was that warm here on Saturday).

There are lots of blankets for the puppies to curl up in and of course, they have there fur coats on …..

They will be warm do not worry.

So I guess it is almost time to go to work.

I hope that you have a wonderful Monday.

Thank you for reading my blog ……. I so appreciate your sharing your precious time with me.

Special Hello to: all those folks who read blogs and who write them ….. we do make a difference.

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 Thursday the 28th day of August, 2014.

Overcast and raining overnight.

So happy to have some moisture.

The grass and plants will all be doing a happy dance.

It is a bit breezy now so I can see them waving their stems and branches, grooving along.

 

So on this Thursday, I am feeling a bit dozy.

Most people that I talk to feel the same way in the mornings and even throughout the day.

I think it is due in part to fall and the big “W” being just around the bend.

Our natural feeling is to eat and sleep …. just like the bears and other animals.

HIBERNATE.

Oh well, guess until we adjust to the changes in the cycles we will just be a bit tired.

Perhaps will have to try going to bed a bit earlier…..

 

So on this Thursday I hope this finds you feeling happy, joyful, grateful and in good health.

Remember no matter what always see the positive side of every situation.

I know from daily experience it is not always easy.

But like anything we humans do …. it has practice and repetition to get it right.

It would be great whenever less than positive things occur and that the first thought that crosses your mind is something “wonderful” …..

Find that silver lining.

Happy Thursday.

 

Special Hello to: my sister who should be at home now and enjoying her last bit of holiday/vacation.  Great to see you and the boys.

I will post some of our photos …… such a great weekend.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 19th day of August, 2013.

It always surprises me by how quickly it goes from being light and sunny at 5:00 to being completely dark at that time.

It is just after 6:00 a.m. and the sky is beginning to show signs of sunrise.

Both the beginning of the day and the ending of each one are so dramatically gorgeous.

They start with fantastic coloration and end the same.

I guess it is up to us to keep the colour flowing throughout the course of the day.

It is quite something when you think of what an amazing job “Mother Nature” does; but I believe that we are up for the challenge.

If you go to bed grateful and happy for all of the wonderful things in your life you will wake up that way.

So it is a good place to start, right?

When you get up in the morning even before your feet fit the floor …. say ” Good Morning” ……

Maybe it is to your pet who shares your bed or your significant other or perhaps you have the whole bed to yourself; whatever the case may be ….. say “Good Morning.”

Starting the day with a positive affirmation always makes a huge difference.

I always plant a smile on my face as well.

I imagine all of the people and things that I am grateful for in my life.

Try it ….

Lighten your morning and brighten your days.

Have a great one.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Special Hello to:  my fellow bloggers ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Monday Morning and Welcome to the 22nd day of April, 2013.

How are you doing this fine morning?

I am doing fantastic.

The sky is blue and the sun is rising and that is the best way to start the day.

I love this time of year …… it is the best.

 

So how is your closet cleaning coming?

To be honest I have not yet started ….. that will have to be done this week.

Did I procrastinate?  Perhaps a little.

Was I working and busy, yes I was.

Could I have still done it?

YES.

Are you hard on yourself when you do not accomplish everything on that big “TO DO LIST?”

I am sometimes …..

I have found that as I get older I am a little easier on my self when I do not do things to my standards, so to speak.

I think that is the case on most things in life.

We set goals and standards so high for ourselves that when we they are not reached we are highly disappointed or worse.

I say all we can do is the best we can do.

Whatever you do is the best for you.

If you accomplished some at your best that is awesome.

After all my 100% might be someone else’s 130% …. do you see?

I think we are all amazing beings.

Just remember to breathe and be your best self in every moment.

Most times it is enough ….. or at least it should be.

Well time to go and finish getting ready for work.

I took an extra few minutes on the sofa this morning.

Some mornings when the alarm goes off at 5:00 a.m. ….. it is just too early.

I should set it for a few minutes later.

Oh, I spoke with my best friend back in Regina last night and of course we got carried away …. I was up when I should have likely been in bed.

Forgive me …. yes, I do.

Have a wonderful day.

Special Hello to: all the friends out there …. you guys rock.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

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