It is a NEW YEAR.

Good Morning All,

Welcome to a snowy Saturday morning.

What happened to the beautiful sunrise?

What happened to the clear blue sky?

What happened to the feeling of spring?

Feels like winter will never end.

That feeling of dread.

Is that because we are all feeling that things will never end?

That our way of life has somewhat changed forever.

It is a possibility.

Some things will never be the same, that is likely.

Perhaps it is ?

You know how your thoughts become things?

Right.

Perhaps we all collectively need to change our “thoughts.”

We can do this.

 

Everyone close your eyes.

Visualize a bright sunny day.

The air is warm.

You are out walking in your sandals or running shoes.

You are wearing a light sweater and comfortable pants maybe even shorts.

The slightest whisper of a breeze lands on your cheeks providing a cooling effect.

You have your sunglasses on because it is nice and bright.

As you become closer to the entrance to the park, the fragrance of wild roses overtakes your senses.

You just have to stop and take in that wonderful aroma as it tingles every part of your nose.

The shade of green that colours the grass makes you feel happy.

As you walk you have this feeling that life is great.

You just want to dance.

You are feeling joyful and safe and filled with gratitude.

Your little dog walks ahead of you at the full length of the leash.

He is loving life as he sniffs about.

Life is perfect.

You are feeling glorious.

This is the perfect day.

 

This is the perfect day.

 

Wishing you the most perfect day.

We can do this.

We have got this.

We can change this ……

We are the world…..

 

Happy Saturday.

 

Time to get dressed, changed bedding, gather the laundry, have breakfast, perhaps do some shovelling (forgot about the driveway during the last snowfall, argh).

There are things to do.

One of the television stations (old school) is playing some of the JAMES BOND movies today.

The ones with Daniel Craig.

At least two of them for sure.

Wishing you a grand day.

Be safe and in good health.

Remember to eat some oranges and broccoli.

Go for a walk if you are able OR do some stretches.

 

I/We are with you,

In kindness and with respect,

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

P.S.  answering the after hour calls last night from 4-7 p.m. went went.  I was answering with a couple of lads from the office and we made a great team.

A friend brought me groceries yesterday.

Life is good.

Forgot story from last night.

Two lads walking down the sidewalk across the street from my house.

Dressed in onesies ….. full length ….. like baby sleepers.

One was leopard print and the other a bright green.

Not sure where they were going or what they were thinking.

It definitely make me smile.

AND

There was a bunny in the yard across the street from us.

Alvin was situated in his chair looking out the window at the bunny.

A German Shepherd and his female pack leader came walking around the corner.

The dog got wind of the bunny.

Hilarity ensued.

The gal was pulled by this huge dog over a snowbank and onto the street.

She was holding on for dear life.

The bunny of course, gone.

Once they were out of site.

The bunny was back.

Bunny came across the street and was eating when my neighbour who feeds the bunnies.

Came out and started to put out some food for them.

The bunny left to the safety of across the street.

As soon as she was gone into her house.

Bunny was back.

Alvin enjoyed the show.

The photos were all taken from behind the blinds.

 

 

Happy Days.

 

 

 

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 1st day of August, 2017.

Guess it is time to turn the page on the calendar and the countdown has really begun.

August 1st here we go.

Just a few sleeps now until vacation and my sister arrives.

The sunrise was amazing this morning.

The sky was filled with yellows, oranges and pinks all mottled together.

Now the sky has filled with deep blue clouds, perhaps rain?

 

Last night on our walk we saw our friend “P” out in her beautiful garden.

She invited us in or rather Alvin strong pawed his way inside.

He loves her and always checks as we walk by to see if she is in the yard.

Mr. Alvin was happy to see her and even more happy when she gave him some treats.

We had a lovely visit and were joined by one of her neighbours that I have met before ……

She had brought over “cherries” that she grows here in Alberta.

I did not believe her.

Cherries in Alberta.

But I guess why not.

Not quite the same as B.C. cherries as they are more red and a bit tart.

But delicious.

In honour of my birthday (because P spilled the beans) – she went back to her house and grabbed me a container of cherries.

She always brought back some raspberries that she had grown for P but somehow I managed to get them.

Lucky girl.

Well after a wonderful visit, more treats for Alvin and some plants later …. we were home.

It was 7:00 p.m. ( we had left the house at 5:40 p.m.) – late supper.

My friends both have beautiful flowers and gardens.

Lucky me.

I was proud to tell P of how well the flowers are doing that she had given me a few months ago.

 

Time to get this show on the road.

Work call….

Special Hello to: friends ….. Love you all ……

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 1st day of October, 2015.

We are now well into the throes of fall …. or autumn as I sometimes like to call it.

The leaves are a multitude of amazing hues of yellows, oranges and reds.

They warm my heart.

In between all of the colours of fall peer some of the flowers that have managed to stay in perfect form despite some of the cool night temperatures.

My front flower bed is still growing strong.

Last night on our walk we had three visits with friends along our walk.

It was fantastic….. we talked of my friend’s flowers and then my upcoming open house for Steeped Tea.

At another friend’s we discussed “hand me downs” …… growing up with them…..we girls loved them, her husband did not.

Laughed at silly Alvin with a Dad and his three little ones.  My how he loves the kids.

It was one of the best nights ever.

The weather was perfect …. company was awesome ….. feeling so great.

Well here we go again almost time to leave for work.

My how that time always creeps up on me …..

Oh well …..

Time does go by one second at a time ….

I hope that you are out and about enjoying all of the sights and smells of fall.

Stop and crunch the leaves that have fallen onto the ground.

That is one of my most favourite things to do.

I also like to throw them up into the air ….. I always do this after I have raked them from the front lawn.

So much fun.

Be three again ….. why not!

Happy Thursday to you all.

Enjoy…

Special Hello to: my sister …. by the way ….. they have one gorgeous house …. I finally figure it out …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 29th day of September, 2015.

Happy Birthday to “S”…. a co-worker of mine.

It is dark outside but no surprise as it is that time of year.

The days have been lovely.

With warm temperatures and sunny skies (for the most part).

I am feeling so much better today …. not sure what happened yesterday.

I believe that Mr. Alvin was happy that I was at home with him yesterday.

He enjoyed sitting outside on our deck for some time yesterday afternoon.

Officially has been fall for a few days now.

The trees are an array of warm inviting colours: yellows, oranges and reds.

So beautiful.

Funny as many of our flowers are still blooming as well.

I always am amazed at how quickly the mornings go after you arise.

Here it is almost time once again to leave for the office.

This morning I am catching a ride with my neighbour as I am taking “cupcakes” for our birthday celebration.

We take turns and I had the last birthday ……

Oh, glorious fall …….

Happy Tuesday everyone.

Enjoy these days …..

Special Hello to: my friends back in Regina who are publishing cookbooks and making beautiful art.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Happy November 2nd, 2011 – Wednesday already.  Really, is it mid week already?

We are having such awesome fall weather.

On the way home from work yesterday I noticed several trees still had their autumn coloured leaves.

YAY.

I love the colours of autumn ….. all the golds, reds, oranges and yellows and everything in between.

I hope that this thought for the day ….. finds you FEELING GREAT.

I hope that you know that you can do anything.

You are the Master of Your Universe.

You are the KING of the World ….. okay perhaps some of us are the QUEEN OF THE WORLD.

But somehow doesn’t KING just have a certain ring to it.

To me ….. what differences does it make ….. KING OR QUEEN ….. just be the TOP OF YOUR WORLD.

The BEST YOU…..and I will be the BEST ME.

Have a great WEDNESDAY …….

Remember to stay aware and in the moment.

Special Hello to:  all the folks living in Sweden, Brazil, England, California, New York, Regina, Lumby & area, Edmonton……

Always, Carol

P.S.  I am going to post some photos soon……guess it has been awhile…..  🙂

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