It is a NEW YEAR.

Good Monday Morning,

No additional moisture overnight, thankfully.

We had a great Sunday.

Humphrey spent the day with us and went home just before our bedtime.

Even had a nice walk in the mid afternoon.

Teddy and his Mom came for a visit.

The boys (Alvin, Teddy and Humphrey) hung out after our tea and visit while we went to the grocery store.

First off, we went to the Co-op.

They had some bathroom tissue on the shelves but it was not on sale or at least not for a good price.

After we were finished at Co-op, we went to Save-on Foods, the grocery store closest to my house.

Teddy’s Mom prefers Co-op and me, I guess Save-on.

I quickly gathered the items that I wanted leaving the bathroom tissue until almost last.

There was not one package on this huge row of shelving …. not one ….

A clerk was there folding up a box so I asked him and he said “Sorry, we have sold.”

I said “Are you kidding?”

He said “No.”

I could not believe it.

In the 11 years that I have lived in Edmonton, in this neighbourhood, not one time have they completely SOLD OUT of bathroom tissue.

I think that people are just going a tad off the deep end.

Why just bathroom tissue?

That seems to be the question of the day.

ARGH, was all that I could think of, ARGH, I thought.

Thankfully I have enough for this week and maybe a bit longer if I treat it as if it were GOLD.

I heard in the store or somewhere that the trains are not getting through.

Trains….

Most of our groceries come by truck, do they not?

I always thought so.

I know grain travels by railcar and vehicles are brought from coast to coast via train, but bathroom tissue.

Maybe.

Anyway, it is crazy.

 

One more quick story.

At Save-on Foods yesterday while at the check-out.

I was going to use my free 200 points from last weekend when I pulled out the FREE apple juice.

I believe it was for FIVE free cartons of juice.

I said to the Cashier that I would not be using this free juice and wondered if he could give it to a Mom coming through or Family.

He looked at me strange but agreed.

The man behind me to whom I had been speaking about the bathroom tissue shortage …. said “Hey, I never thought of that” and started rummaging through his wallet.

Perhaps I started something.

Pay it forward.

FREE stuff at the grocery store, don’t throw away those little coupons, pass them on.

There is always a family out there that could use them.

 

 

Well this morning I am catching the bus.

Going to catch the earlier one as the one that I used to catch only gets to me to work right at the stroke of start time.

Heaven above that I show up that close to start time.

Oh well, I guess I am held to higher standards.

 

I hope that you all have an awesome day.

Oh, last night was a full full moon.

Which will make for an interesting day, I am sure.

If this was Saturday, it would only be 4:57 not 5:57.

No wonder I feel tired.

Somewhat.

Considering that I don’t feel as though I slept at all.

Alvin actually did not wake up until I got up minutes before the alarm went off.

YAY, Mr. Alvin.

Okay, I am going now.

 

Off to get this one going.

Poop pick up (coat on first of course) and grab lunch etc.

 

Remembering to be kind and respectful.

Yes, we must.

 

Always, Carol & Alvin

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Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 9th day of January, 2017.

Almost typed/keyed 2016.

Another cold morning and it has been snowing overnight.

My neighbour shovelled last night.

My turn tonight.

Had to shovel a bit of a path for Mr. Alvin this morning.

I wished that he had indoor plumbing or could somehow use it.

Another weekend over and another week just beginning.

Wonder what is in store this week?

Only good things.

Only kindness.

Only laughter.

Sounds like a good week ahead.

I watched the Golden Globes last night with Jimmy Fallon hosting.

He does a good job.

Such a talented guy.

Meryl Streep got the Lifetime Award which was well-deserved.

I loved the tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

But wondered why there was no tribute to others.

I know they do it at the Oscars and perhaps that is why.

So many tremendously talented people passed in 2016.

So many loved ones passed in 2016.

Well here we go for another work week.

Should be fun.

Wishing you all a great week.

May your days be filled mainly with laughter and smiles.

May your days be filled mainly with positive energy and love.

May your days be filled mainly with kindness.

Make sure that you pay it all forward.

Just remember we do not know everyone’s story and things may not be what they seem.

Special Hello to:  YOU, today.  Happy Monday.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 3rd day of April, 2014.

It is a glorious day.

Surprise overnight visit from my nephew “T” ….

I, we always love when he comes to visit.

Elton and Penny spent the day with Alvin ….. so that is always nice for Al to have company.

Today is payday …. another good thing about today.

Temperatures seem to be warming up.

The ground is still relatively bare …. so that is something to be grateful for …..

So how are you with surprises …

Do surprises come your way often?

Do you shriek with joy when something awesome happens?

Do you shyly smile when something great comes your way?

Do you burst into tears when things do not go your way?

How do you feel?

Shocked perhaps.

I think it would be nice to have a “great surprise” come your way today.

Perhaps someone would deliver a bouquet of flowers to you at your work.

Perhaps a total stranger would compliment on your new outfit or your hair?

Perhaps someone would buy you your most favourite cup of coffee for no reason at all.

On the other hand ….

You could send someone flowers – wouldn’t that be a lovely surprise!

You could pay a total stranger a wonderful compliment – just because you can.

You could purchase a cup or coffee for your significant other or a co-worker or just the person behind you in the coffee line.

Remember it always starts with each of us ….. you …. me…..

Have a great Thursday …… I know that I will.

Special Hello to: my family who lives everywhere ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

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