Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 5th day of July, 2018.

Well here we are almost the end of the first week in July, 2018.

Two countries – two neighbours have celebrated their “birthdays” within days of each other.

It has been quite the week.

Two countries – two neighbours with quite the history.

Two countries – two neighbours similar but not the same.

Two countries.

 

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Yesterday when Alvin and I were on our way home from our walk, I heard a female voice yell “Carol.”

I turned around to see my friend C holding a dog.

We were a few houses away so we turned around and ran back to them.

When we reached them I realized that the dog she was holding was not their dog “Miss Daisy.”

My friend told me that “they had lost Daisy, she had passed just a week ago.”

We hugged and tears were shed.

Alvin and this new black&white dog were sniffing each other and all was well.

The puppy was friendly and full of energy.

Daisy had been sick, diagnosed with kidney disease a few months ago.

There had been signs before the diagnosis.

But even at that point it was too late.

 

The new dog.

 

If you have never believed in a higher power or something more than ourselves, you will now.

My friend, her husband and sons  were devastated by the loss of Daisy.

My friend had told her husband that the next dog that joined their family would have to be named Stella.

My friend was not ready for a new dog with the recent loss of their beloved Daisy.

They had Daisy since she was a few weeks old.

She was the love of their lives.

Daisy was this lovable, easygoing, playful dog.

Alvin loved her and I loved her and most of all her family loved her.

 

They had noticed this dog on KIJI by accident, and I cannot remember the breed.

Reminded them of Daisy but she was black and white, mostly black.

Just on an whim she packed up her middle son and went to meet this puppy.

Thinking all the time that this was too soon after losing their beloved Daisy.

Her middle son is the most rambunctious so this new dog would have to meet his energy.

When they arrived to meet the dog – the owner said that the pup’s name was STELLA.

My friend broke into tears.

It was a sign … what are the chances that the dog would be named STELLA.

Daisy directed them to this pup named STELLA.

So we shall say that is that ….

Stella has a new home.

Stella will be loved and have the best family.

Stella is a herder by nature and with three boys …. talk about perfect fit.

Daisy made sure that her family will be looked after, now that she is gone.

Gone but never forgotten.

We will always remember Miss Daisy.

 

Special Hello to: my sister, hello my darling.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

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Thought for the day …..

Good Afternoon and Welcome to Tuesday the 27th day of December, 2016.

Well we slept in a bit and then received a call from my old neighbour who invited me over to see their new house and to have coffee.

It is so nice out – just perfect for a walk which we will be doing shortly here.

I guess the tree and decorations will be staying up for a few more days now.

Looks like New Year’s Eve I will put everything away.

I had a wonderful visit with my friend and old neighbour and they have a beautiful home.

Alvin was so excited when she stopped in to pick me up.

He patiently waited at home while I went for a visit.

Can you believe that today is the 27th already …… some people already back to work others of us so grateful to have more time at home.

I have some things that I want to do before heading back to work but have decided to just let the days go as they will……sometimes good not to plan everything.

I have a couple of items on my list that I want to get done but otherwise I plan not to plan.

Good to just relax and breathe.

Last night I SKYPED with my sister for over an hour, which was nice.

I love being able to see her as we chat …. the next best thing to being there.

Mr. Alvin is patiently waiting so this will be short today.

Not much on my mind other than I am so very grateful to have some time off at home.

Time to do whatever I choose.

Or nothing.

So Happy Tuesday Everyone ….. enjoy these last few days of December.

Special Hello to: Family and Friends.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 9th day of June, 2015.

Well it is overcast and cooler out this morning.

Last night after work my daughter stopped by to drop off their sander so that I can sand and paint the front porch, and I in turn had her plants, and a couple of items packed and ready for her to take to their new home.

Alvin and I were so happy to see her ….. we miss them very much.

You should have seen Mr. Alvin ….. he didn’t know what to do.

He wagged his tail ….. grabbed a toy ….. ran almost sideways to her …..

He loves his big sister.

We had a brief visit as she had to get home.

With her husband’s recent injury he is unable to take the pups out to the bathroom.

Well for some reason this morning I feel tired.

Not sure why as I went to bed on time and I don’t remember being up during the night.

Well I guess if you count Alvin waking up just before 4:30 a.m. …. well maybe that is it.

He likes to get up early.

So on this Tuesday I am repeating the words “I am energized everyday.”

If this is you ….. like me …

That should do the trick …. and perhaps that first cup of coffee.

A great combination.

Happy Tuesday everyone ……..

Special Hello to: my friend “M” who makes the most beautiful hand-crafted treasures.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Wonderful Wednesday morning and today is April 18th, 2012…..

Just in case you had lost track.

Can you believe it?

I know that I say that on a regular basis but each day when I see where it falls on the calendar, I am so surprised.

Because it seems like only yesterday it was April 1st, 2009 and I was just settling into my new home …. my first house, and I was all by myself with three bathrooms.

I had left the city that I had called home for over thirty years, and was moving hundreds of miles away from that life …. to start anew, and be near my darling daughter and her family.

Going from an apartment which was all on one floor with a shared laundry room to a three floor (including the basement) house with those “three bathrooms” was OUT OF THIS WORLD.

To be over “50” and buying your first home was incredible ….. it was one of my biggest dreams realized, and I am forever grateful.

Today the house seems a bit more full, and all of the boxes are unpacked ….. I now have my Alvin, who is great company.  So no more “alone” nights unless he goes for a sleepover at his sister’s house.

But I am okay with that …. once in awhile.  🙂

It is great having my own yard to fiddle with and have as many flowers as I want …. mowing the lawn ….. having a garage sale now and again (time for one this summer)…

I love my life…..

Sometimes you never know when one of those “near impossible” feeling dreams comes true / is realized ……

So from a forever dreamer of things and feelings to you … have the best day and I hope that all of your dreams come true.

Special Hello to: all those dreamers …. it will happen ….. just keep dreaming and dream BIG.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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