Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 7th day of May, 2019.

May is just zipping along.

Raining this morning giving the air a freshness and bringing about greenness – life.

Yesterday morning in England ….. Prince Harry and wife Meghan gave birth to a baby boy.

The wait is over.

Congratulations to the Royal Family on their new arrival.

Now for the name.

 

 

We continued with our watering duty last night although the plants do not need water every night – I want to check.

Our walk was delightful ….. taking in the ducks and geese along the way.

Fountain on at our pond …..

Love the sound of water….

 

Well last night Mr. Humphrey spent a few hours with us.

Humphrey is so photogenic.

He knows when you are taking pictures.

I did miss some cute shots but what can you do.

They move.

 

Now you know that the last three photos ….. someone is getting a bit too close for comfort.

You can almost guess what is going to happen next?

Yup. Humphrey gave Alvin a “love tap” and Alvin cried out and jumped off the sofa.

I spent some time trying to convince Alvin that the green blanket on the other side of me was just as good.

But he is set in his ways.

That is his side of the sofa.

Just when I thought that he was getting better at sharing.

 

Well the sky remains overcast as it continues to rain lightly.

I guess an umbrella is in my future.

My ride is picking me up EARLY this morning as she has to make a stop after she drops me off.

So I will get a head start to my work day ….

Actually every day is a head start to my work day ….

Usually I am there before the folks that start at 7:30 a.m.

When you carpool …. it happens.

I like early.

 

Have an awesome day.

Shout out to the in-laws who adopted a puppy.

Puppy is so cute.

 

Special Hello to: YOU on this rainy day …. have a great one.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

 

COUNTDOWN: 60 Days to 60

Today is Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 and it is the 7th day until my 60th Birthday.

WOW, just a few days now.

 

This is one of my all time favourite photos.

Not because it is a particularly great piece of photography but more because of the uniqueness.

Just the way the light shone and was captured by the lens.

Almost feels like a religious moment.

Most times it is the small things in life that have the most impact.

Just a moment captured in time.

One I will always smile and remember.

Shadow looks like a candle

 

Always, Carol

 

 

 

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 6th day of May, 2017.

Another gorgeous morning here in Edmonton.

The sun is shining and the day has more than begun.

Feeling a bit lazy and wanted to stay in bed or actually I had been directed to the sofa BUT Mr. Alvin had something else in mind.

He let out little barks not even barks actually, until I got up.

Alvin will not let me stay in bed past a certain time.

Not sure why.

Well actually part of it is that he likes to lay down on the spot that I was on.

Crazy guy.

But thankfully I am up as I have LOTS to do.

When you are the only one in the household all the chores both inside and outside are yours to do.

Not complaining as it was my choice to buy a house (which I love).

There is always the first couple of weeks getting everything in order outside before it is just maintaining over the summer.

Soon the grass will need to be mowed.

The flower beds need to be watered.

I want to wash down the deck and then put out the furniture.

Wash down the house as well.

Then at some point closer to June purchase some flowers.

There is a small piece of siding at the back of the house that needs to be tacked back down.

Unfortunately it is on the second floor so I need a taller ladder so I will borrow one and get that done.

I have asked to borrow one so will do that over the next couple of weeks.

Just have to wait until I have someone to hold the ladder and to give instructions as I have not repaired siding.

So as a homeowner there is always lots to do.

But it is fun ….. at the end of the day.

It is like most things in life …. sometimes we grumble just a bit during the ride but we are happy when we have arrived.

Right….

Well I must get to it ….. Alvin certainly is not going to change the bedding or start the laundry.

He is good company as I go about my chores.

I hope that you have an awesome Saturday.

I am most grateful that I have a Saturday to have …..

It is a good day to be alive.

It is great to be here, now.

I am looking forward to having the deck covered in flowers.

Also my perennials in the front bed are coming up ….. there be green in that bed.

I am so excited for that …..

Okay, deep breath and get going.

Happy Saturday.

 

Smiling now…..

Special Hello to: my friend “V” back home ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 8th day of March, 2014

HERE WAS MY POSITIVE OUTLOOK FOR YESTERDAY WHICH I DID NOT POST AND WISHED WOULD HAPPEN.

YAY, we finally caught the MOUSE …… it is gone forever and may it rest in peace.

At least it had lots of good meals.

I am so grateful that we no longer have a mouse in our house.

It was a long nine days.

Thank you everyone for your support and ideas.

Now the sensors will keep future ones out.

A few bars of Irish Spring soap cannot hurt either.

YIPEE YIPEE YIPEE ….

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you and thank you.

What a great start to my weekend …..

Well unless it is in one of the five traps that are hiding behind every big object on my main floor away from Alvin’s reach …. it is still here.

I am at a loss ….. I simply want “it” gone ….. it has dragged my life for long enough …… I feel like it isn’t my house and I feel like the outsider …. gently and carefully making my way around each room so that I do not come in contact with it.

Nothing seems to work ….. woe is me.

It does seem to be eating all the peanut butter ….. 

Well I better get downstairs as it is going onto 10:00 a.m. and I have lots to do …..

I am brave ….. I am bigger than it …. I am going to catch it today …. not me personally …. I will have my house back again.

I hope that the sensors are working and keeping them outdoors where they belong.

Now if it was Mickey or Minnie that would be another story but it is not.

I know this has been a lot of strange and woeful blogs but I can only write what is going on and how I am feeling.

So thank you so much for reading and the support …..

Maybe I need to bring in the big guns “a cat” …….

Have a great Saturday my friends …..

Special Hello to:  Dave and Baby, my sister’s cats …. oh, how I wished that Dave could come for a visit!!

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 26th day of October, 2013.

It is a bright sunny warm morning here in Edmonton.

We are so grateful to have yet another beautiful day.

Giving us time to get everything done outside and in.

Today Mr. Alvin is getting a hair cut and bath.

Two of his most “favourite” things in the whole wide world for sure ( just being sarcastic).

I am looking forward to coffee, laundry, cleaning, a walk with Alvin later,  and the above as I do the hair cut and bathing of Mr. Alvin.

So on this beautiful day I hope that you are enjoying your Saturday.

May only grace and beauty surround you with positive energy and abundance.

Take care my friends …..

Back tomorrow.

Special Hello: to all those folks who are enjoying the great outdoors on this fine day.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday, December 28th, 2012 ……

I hope that if you were back to work yesterday everything went well, and if you were still on Christmas break ….. that it was great, too.

Alvin went for a play-date and is going to his sister’s house today as well.

Today is my double-work day…… follow up working at the office by going to the store.

They are into the third day of the semi-annual sale so it should be busy and fun.

I enjoy meeting all the people that visit the store and also seeing the familiar faces.

Should be fun.

Guess what ….. we are out of the deep freezer …. supposed to be -7 celsius…. so great.

Last night I walked Alvin home from his sister’s house after work …. so at least he got a bit of a walk.

It has been way too cold for the little guy the past few days.

So we are always happy when we can get outside for some fresh air and exercise.

So what is on the agenda for this weekend?

Tomorrow bright and early I am skyping with my sister and then catch up on housework and laundry.

Sunday I work at the store (not sure what the shift will be).

Well almost time to get into the final gear here.

I hope that you have a great day and that you are able to enjoy the great outdoors.

Fresh air and exercise are always good for the body, mind and soul.

Enjoy.

Special Hello to:  friends and family.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Welcome to Thursday, September 13th, 2012.

Well here we are ….. the middle of another month.

The mornings are a bit cooler here in Edmonton …

The days noticeably shorter…

The moon is noticeable for I think a longer period after sunrise…

The trees are starting to change colour…

The animals are starting to prepare…

INCLUDING US????

So have you packed away your summer clothing, shoes and jackets?

Have you pulled out your flowers that are no longer bright and vibrant?

Are you rearranging your garage to put all your summer stuff away?

Have you cleaned your windows, checked the seals around the windows, cleaned your bathroom fans, cleaned your furnace, or started?

I am still wearing my summer clothing, most of my flowers are still doing okay despite the dip in temperatures the night before last, my stuff is still on the deck, I have begun the getting your home ready for winter part.

I have a furnace cleaning booked for the end of September.

When you own a home there is always lots to do ….

Last night I enjoyed a lovely walk with Alvin…

It was a perfect evening … no breeze …. temperature just right for walking.

Rescued a baby jack rabbit (only a couple or three weeks old) from my basement window well!

That is another story.

Bought the winning lotto ticket (have to check and see how much we won).

Watched “THE VOICE” …. love that show.  The judges are a perfect mix of entertainers and personalities …. they work well together.

I LOVE THAT SHOW.  It is my favourite.

Well on that note I shall say “farewell” until “morrow” ….. which is my day off ….. but I will write something just for you…

Have a blessed, grand, wonderful, awesome, spectacular, great, fantastic, WOW kind of a day ….

Special Hello to: all those volunteers who help people and animals …. you TOTALLY ROCK and are amazing.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin…

 

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