Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 13th day of July, 2018.

Overcast with a slight breeze this morning.

Last night or shall I say a few hours ago this morning, we had quite the storm.

The light show and the thunder roaring was enough to wake us up.

For some reason I could not close my thoughts last night.

Kept thinking about a situation/conversation at work.

ARGH, not great when that happens.

But today is a new day and all is good.

Looks like rain.

Also when Mother Nature was putting on her show earlier this morning, I decided to get up and check the window.

I always leave our bedroom window open at night.

Sure enough this time, the rain was coming in at an angle and the window sill was wet as was the floor.

So I grabbed a towel to wipe it dry.

I was happily surprised to see my flowers still standing this morning.

The worse of the storm seemed to be at the front of the house, from the north and at the back to the south is partially sheltered.

Anyway, I am happy, pleased, relieved that they continue to look their most beautiful selves – my flowers and plants.

 

Last night we decided to go for a walk about 8:00 p.m. – was 26 degrees celsius earlier and I feel that is too hot for us, older “farts.” (me and Mr. Alvin).

It was actually quite nice when we went.

We were so HAPPY to see our friend out in their back yard (she just had hip surgery near the end of June).

Alvin caught a glimpse of her and he ran for their back gate.

We chatted for a few seconds through the fence but Alvin was so loud we went in …. he calmed down and we were able to visit.

He gets so excited with the people that he loves.

She is doing so well.

So very happy for her.

 

Well here we are and it is Friday morning.

Thank goodness.

My daughter and pups are coming over on the weekend at some point.

We always love to see them.

 

Not sure what this day is going to bring.

We are hopeful that our update to our computer system will be running smoothly on Monday.

Testing was going pretty good, I thought.

 

Well folks have a great Friday the 13th.

Be safe and dry.

Be kind to yourself and to others.

We only have but one life so make it count.

You do not have to do things one may consider GREAT like inventing “electricity” or finding the “cure for cancer” BUT if we all do our very best it is enough.

We can be GREAT by treating others including animals and the environment with kindness and respect.

If we all did just that ….. the world would change dramatically.

Just think …. just dream …. just BE your good self.

Maybe you will be the one to find the cure for cancer or to write the next best selling novel.

You are important and you are great.

Have an awesome Friday.

 

Special Hello to: all those folks who are lost – you are found.  You are important.

Always, Carol & Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 5th day of May, 2017.

A glorious morning here in Edmonton.

The sun is smiling as it rises in the East filling the sky with it’s magical beams.

So happy for the weekend.

I am grateful that I have the weekend off so to speak.

Anyone who works outside the home knows – we all have work to do when we get home.

 

On a more somber note and reminder to us all.

It is the time of year when forest and wild fires break out.

Be careful as the cost to lost lives whether animal or human is too high.

They may never be replaced.

Homes and businesses may be replaced.

Memory from one year ago today.

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Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 5th day of May, 2016.

It is overcast here in Edmonton this morning.

The air is cool and there is a breeze.

Such a difference from the past couple of days.

I am actually cold this morning.

I only hope that it has cooled off up north where the wildfires are burning out of control.

They need a break.

RAIN and no lightning would be great.

Sounds like everyone was evacuated safely and that is great news.

My heart goes out to all of the animals in the forest surrounding Fort McMurray, Alberta.

I hope that all of the dogs and cats were rescued from the City.

We are so grateful to all those brave men and women whose job is to go into the inferno to fight the fires.

Whether paid or volunteers we thank you.

I hope they are all safe.

To all of the individuals out there who came together to offer up a place to sleep or to gather necessities for the evacuees, we thank you.

Well here it is time to leave for work once again.

The time always passes quickly in the morning.

So on this Thursday be safe.

Special Hello to: all the residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta and surrounding areas, we are grateful that you are safe and secure.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 6th day of May, 2016.

 

Stories just keep coming from the northern Alberta City of McMurray.

Stories of HEROISM.

Stories of BRAVERY.

 

Each person that I speak to either has loved ones or knows of folks that lived in Fort McMurray.

 

Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers.

Help wherever you can.

Call the Red Cross ….

The Government will match donations made to the Red Cross for Fort McMurray.

 

My heart is with the little animals …. the wildlife.

I cannot get them out of my head.

 

Special Hello to: all the life in our North ….. I hope that you are safe and secure.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 20th day of April, 2016.

It is overcast but not with rain clouds this morning.

We have wildfires burning to the north and west of our location.

We are in the “area” that could be affected should they not contain them.

Unfortunately with not much snow this winter and although we enjoyed not having to shovel everyday and plough through snow walking and driving …. we pay the price come spring.

It is so dry.

I have started watering my front flower bed that has perennials.

There are a few green leaves on them but I am not sure that they made the winter.

I transplanted them last fall.

I hope so but time will tell.

The lawns are a mixture of brown and green.

I am afraid that without spring showers and summer rains brown will be our reality as it will be too much water to keep them green.

Just a friendly reminder for everyone on the planet ….. please be careful.

Do not throw away that cigarette butt or set off fireworks just because they are pretty.

You might find yourself in the midst of a raging fire.

Let us be careful this spring / summer.

Do your part, please be a good citizen of your neighbourhood and of this planet.

Pick up the trash …… don’t be a misguided inhabitant.

Well it is time to leave for work.

Our office has been cool so it is sweater weather.

Somedays it is warmer outside than in the office.

But on the other hand ….. I would rather don a sweater than the alternative.

Cannot take off clothes.

Have a wonderful day everyone.

Special Hello to: my fellow bloggers …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 8th day of October, 2015.

One week into October.

The days and evenings have been beautiful.

Alvin and I are thoroughly enjoying our walks.

Last night we stopped at my friend “P’s” house as she wanted to give me some flower bulbs to plant.

Alvin loves running and snooping around her yard.

He managed to upset a pot, thankfully it was empty and did not damage anything.

He was like a bull in a china shop.

Running here …. running there.

Just as far as the leash would allow.

I am excited to plant these bulbs ….. there are pink lilies and two others.

It was so nice out last night.

Ah but …. gotta love those ah buts…. it got dark so quickly ….. we arrived home just before 8 p.m. and it was already dark.

By December we will be going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark.

I wonder how the folks do that live way up north.

Part of the year they do not see any sun light.

Well I am excited today is my last day to work this week.

I took a vacation day to have an extra long weekend.

Lots to do.

Errands on Friday and start the fall cleaning … purging inside the house and preparing to decorate for Christmas (November 1st).

Saturday, I am attending a “Scentsy Party” at a neighbours and cleaning in between.

Sunday, coffee morning with friends and laundry and the cleaning thing.

Monday ….. baking chocolate chip cookies for my Open House and relaxing before back to the office on Tuesday.

Lots to do but enough breaks to make it fun.

Oh, Mr. Alvin is having a bath on Saturday …….  poor little guy looks like he needs another hair cut …..

Perhaps when he goes to his sister’s house next weekend they will be able to give him a bit of a trim.

His hair just grows so fast.

Well here we go again almost time to leave to catch the bus.

I hope that you have an amazing Thursday …..

Special Hello to: all those folks who share ….. it is always the right thing to do.  We have so much …. spread the wealth.  Really, most people do.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 29th day of March, 2015.

WOW, only two days left in March.

This morning the sun is shining ever so brightly.

The sky is clear.

The air has a slight coolness.

Happy Spring.

Just a few more days until April ….

Closer and closer to when I can go and get flowers.

Still over one month away but getting there.

Picking out flowers is probably one of my most favourite things to do.

Over the past few years it has been a spring – early summer ritual for me and my daughter.

The colours and the fragrances are so delightful.

It takes us hours to go through our neighbourhood greenhouse.

We have been going to a privately owned nursery for the past few years.

I believe in supporting our locals as much as possible.

The big box stores all have flowers and lots of times for better pricing.

I still like to support the local nurseries and greenhouses.

Mmm, this summer I will be home week nights and weekends so I will have lots to time to fuss over my flowers.

I think this may be the year that I remove the remaining shrubs in the front bed.

They always go wild on me and I think it might be nice to have some perennials out front.

Needs to be some that like to face north that is the only thing.

It is a huge bed so lots to fill and I will likely needs some dirt to top it up.

But time will tell.

Now I have time to do it all.

Dreaming of sitting on the deck under the umbrella reading a book, admiring my flowers and sipping on a cup of coffee.

Alvin will be laying in the shade or even in the sun for a bit close by.

Oo summer …. YAY.

Well time to go and catch up with my daughter before getting ready to go to the store.

This will be my third last shift.

I hope that you all have a lovely Sunday.

Special Hello to: all those people who love to plant flowers.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 18th day of March, 2015.

I hope that you had a great St. Patrick’s Day ….

Enjoyed the colour green in perhaps a drink, food item or maybe sitting on a patch of grass.

My coffee date of last night was pushed to tonight as my friend had a migraine.

They sure are wicked things … I hope that she is feeling much better and can come over tonight.

I miss her.

 

Well we are just a few days away from the official day of spring.

I am so excited.

The snow is melting.

The ice is beginning to disappear even out front of my house.

My house faces the north so it takes a bit for it to go completely.

The bunnies that I have seen are already mostly brown.

The sun is rising earlier and earlier.

YAY ….. spring is on it’s way.

Did I tell you that I L-O-V-E spring?

I guess you likely guessed that several blogs ago.

Well I am a bit late out of the gate this morning …..

My thoughts are about spring …. the warmer days ….. the sun coming up earlier ….. the birds chirping their songs.

Great great spring.

Oh, I even noticed a few blades of green grass.

Perhaps they are just left over from winter …..

But they are green nonetheless and that makes me so happy.

Happy is this day.

Happy is this day.

Hooray …… Happiness is ……

Have an awesome day everyone.

Special Hello to: all my friends ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday, the 4th day of April, 2013.

Wow, I am feeling much better now …. almost 100% ……

Sure seems to be the time of year when bugs go around…..

 

I am so happy to see the sky getting light earlier …

Also the sun has been shining for several days nows ….

The snow is melting and the ground is peering through.

We still have huge banks on our front lawns (we face north).

But spring is definitely here.

 

So on this 4th day of April, I wish you a great day.

May you be surrounded by love and laughter, goodness and joy.

Happy Thursday everyone.

 

Special Hello to: all my family and friends who I miss everyday….

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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