Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 28th day of July, 2018.

The sun is shining brightly and there remains a bit of coolness from the night air.

I have the windows open so that we can cool off the house.

It is already begin to warm up.

Today is to be a warm one and tomorrow even more so.

I love the weekends.

Time at home with Alvin.

Time to fuss with my flowers and garden.

Time to do things around the house.

Having your one house is wonderful.

I will admit that sometimes having everything to do myself – can be a bit much but at the end of the day – it is all worthwhile.

I LOVE my house.

 

We are preparing for our company.

Plans changed and everyone is staying here.

Have lots to do so that it is all done as they arrive Tuesday evening and I work Wednesday.

It will be great to see everyone.

Following the company will be my mini vacation with my daughter …. just a few days but I am so excited to get away.

 

Alvin has his regular Vet appointment for nails and such this morning.

Followed by a hair cut and bath by his Momma.

Laundry to finish.

Bedding.

Grass to cut.

The list is long but that is okay …. it will get done.

I have two days, I have the weekend.

 

Life is life.

Plans change.

I have found that much better to go with the flow than to stew too much.

Oh, do not get me wrong, I still can stew with the best of them.

But it is usually short lived.

Just like work.

I plan to get this and that done and ten minutes into it – I have a million phone calls, an unexpected meeting or unexpected clients arrive at the office and need to see me.

That is life.

Right.

 

Have an awesome day.

Just enjoying life.

I hope that you are as well.

 

Well time to fly.

Have an awesome Saturday.

 

Special Hello to: my sister – just three sleeps – the countdown is on.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

 

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Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 4th day of February, 2018.

This is what happens when you are home for a week, suddenly it is February 4th.

WOW, Hello February.

We may not be off to the best of starts but alas we have started the month and that is what counts.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY NIECE “M” who is 21 years old today.

WOW, I cannot believe it.  Have a wonderful day.

I was able to get to the Doctor yesterday and am happy to report that I am on the mend.

No bladder infection (did I just write that for the world to see), no chest congestion, blood pressure and such all A-OKAY.

Doctor even said I was his easiest patient.

I am thinking he meant best prepared.

I only had to wait for about one hour so that was not bad.

The only thing was I was in a room filled with SICK people, coughing and sneezing.

Some folks freely coughing and sneezing into the air with no respect for those around them.

No masks …… I tried to cover my mouth and nose as to hopefully keep those germs away from me.

I am feeling better and do not wish to go through this again anytime soon.

In Saskatchewan, when visiting a medical clinic you are asked if you have a cough, cold or flu and if so, you are required to wear a mask.

What a GREAT IDEA?

I had thought of that while at home but did not have one to wear.

I should have asked them for one.

Next time, I will.

I plan to bring up this idea to Alberta Health Service.

 

After seeing the Doctor, I went to the grocery store where I called and booked a taxi.

Worked out perfectly, I was able to take my time and not having to rush.

Taxi was pretty much on time.

The driver was nice and carried my groceries to the house for me.

I tipped him “well.”

 

The sky is bright with the sun that is rising in the east.

It is cold but warming up.

Thank goodness.

 

Just a few things to do around the house to prepare for work tomorrow.

Wow, it seems like forever since I have been to work.

 

Alvin is going to wonder what happened or not.

I like to think that he will miss me as he usually follows me wherever I go around the house.

Even yesterday when we were out back and I was shovelling.

I was only out for a few minutes but he was cold and rightly so.

So I let him into the house and he cried for me.

Ah, poor baby.

That was it for the shovelling.

 

Well I guess I should get this show on the road.

I am so grateful to family and friends for their phone calls, emails, FB messages during my “sick time” at home.

Still cannot believe that I was home for a whole week.

 

Special Hello to: all my family and friends, thank you.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 6th day of November, 2016.

Sky is overcast and it has been lightly raining for almost the last hour.

Time changes this morning so I have an extra hour.

I guess that I had better get changing my clocks before I forget.

Lots to do on this Sunday:

  • finish laundry
  •  check on Cinder (her Momma is on vacation),
  • go through our jewellery for the sale next Saturday – take photos, make sure each item is priced and packed up for travel,
  • make a poster for our Combo Christmas Event on December 10th, 2016,
  • do an on-line event for said event,
  • bit of cleaning,
  • clean the walkway to 62nd Avenue and our street as people just are lazy and it is filled with trash once again,
  • walk with Alvin,
  • make some phone calls regarding upcoming tea events,
  • WHEW

 

Yesterday was a beautiful day.

We enjoyed the walk to the Vet in the morning and also later in the afternoon.

It was not an usual November day temperature wise.

Even raining in November is not usual.

Well I guess I had better get this show on the road.

Get dressed and check on the laundry.  Have coffee and check on Miss Cinder.

Special Hello to: You.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 30th day of August, 2016.

Can you believe it?

Two days left in August.

I believe that we went through this last month, the month before that and the months before that even.

What happens to the time?

It just seems to always go by at lightning speed.

The evenings for example by the time that I actually got to sit other than the 10 tens to eat, it was bedtime.

Task here and a task there.

Couple of phone calls.

Walking with Alvin.

Conversation with a neighbour on our way home – seems like our neighbourhood has been hit the summer with so much vandalism.

What is wrong with people?

Destroy your own things if you will but leave others alone.

Favour for a friend.

A visitor.

Some time on the computer.

Empty the garbage.

Mow the lawn.

The evening was gone.

Well at least I did get everything done that I had planned and not planned.

The sky is clear and that is nice.

Able to wear a skirt today instead of long pants, socks and shoes.

Nice change.

It has been cool here for the past couple of days.

Well almost time to hit the road.

Bit later as I have an appointment this morning outside of work.

Figured that as I did not sleep that I would just go from home.

Not fun when you cannot sleep.

Waking up each hour.

Dreaming in between.

What a strange night.

I hope that you have an awesome Tuesday.

Special Hello to: Everyone …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 1st day of May, 2015.

Well I was off to a great start this morning.

As I was writing the first line in my gratitude journal about 5:00 a.m. …..

I wrote “I cannot believe that today is the first day of Easter”

I looked at the words and then started to giggle.

Really, no idea where that came from but it was funny.

What a great way to start a Friday.

Laughing.

Laughing at oneself, no less.

I know that today is going to be great.

Alvin likely thought his Momma had lost her senses.

On top of being the first day of May and one month closer to summer ….. I noticed that it was starting to get light out at 5:30 instead of 6:00 a.m.

Note to self: remember to flip all of my “paper” calendars to May.

They are forecasting some rain and that would be so nice.

Oh, I must share a few of the most wonderful things that happened to me on my first day back to work from being sick:

– a co-worker had written me a hand-made thank you card in appreciation of “me” and two home baked cookies

-another co-worker had returned all of my phone calls from the past couple of days

-others showed appreciation by making sure that I was okay

-others took on a few tasks to help me out

-my daughter picked up a jean jacket from a swap that they are having at her work (she is always thinking of her Momma)

-after work while waiting for the bus I noticed a gal that usually catches the bus with me and who lives in the same neighbourhood …. she waited for a couple of lights to come over and ask me if I wanted a ride home.  She had driven to work.  So thoughtful considering she had to walk the total opposite way to her car.

WHAT A GLORIOUS DAY ….. it was so wonderful.

It is the little things that make a person glad to be alive.

I wish you only grand “little things” today to make you feel as great as I did yesterday.

Have a great Friday.

Gotta go.

Time to catch the bus and of course, snuggle for a couple of minutes with me Alvin.

Special Hello to: my sister ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 31st and last day of August, 2014.

This has been a spectacular month for me.

1.  I spent a whole weekend with my siblings (last weekend).

2. My dear friend and “Sister D” and her daughter and grand-daughter came to Edmonton for this long weekend (this one)…. we went for supper to Famoso, and then back home to visit.

3.  My kids and grand-puppies got moved in and settled.

4.  I made some wedding jewellery and it was a hit (wedding was in Vegas).

5.  We had beautiful weather.

6.  I had some vacation days off from both jobs.

7.  The roses bloomed in our neighbourhood.

8.  I was invited out for birthday dinner by two of my friends from the store and then a movie (was so great).

9.  I won free product from the store.

10.  Met even more people.

11.  Went to a movie.

12.  Reached 500 followers on my blog.

13.  Had more ideas for stories.

14.  Enjoyed time with family and friends.

15.  I turned 57 ….. imagine that …… 57.

16.  So grateful for my friend “L’s” phone call yesterday afternoon and for my nephew “T’s” call on my birthday.

WHAT A MONTH.

I am so grateful for everything in my life.

Each day is a blessing.

I am surrounded by love and laughter.

I hope that life is good for you, as well.

When you are feeling a bit low ….. just start listing all of the things that you are grateful for …… you will be surprised by the list.  My list above is not just great things that happened this month but rather a gratitude list.

Maybe trying making that list at the end of each day, week or month.

I am so lucky.

Please do not be discouraged when you have moments where you are less than positive …. trust me we all have those.

If we did not have those moments how could we strive to make things better.

I hope that you have a great Sunday and rest of the long weekend.

I have tomorrow off and will enjoy it with the puppies by taking each of them for an extra long walk.

We will be walking tonight after I get home from work.

Special Hello to: family and friends, I have the best.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunny Saturday the 10th day of May, 2014.

So happy that the sky is blue and the sun is shining.

It is going to be a great day.

Alvin is at his sister’s as per usual …. he always sleeps Friday nights there as I work at the store.

So the house is so quiet.

I could hear a pin drop …. well maybe.

But he will be home soon along with his sister who usually comes for a cup of coffee.

I love our visits.

Also today I am going to call my siblings ….. time to catch up.

YAY.

So between laundry and housework and a walk with Alvin, I will chat with my family.

What a grand way to spend my day off.

Truly it is great.

Oh and throw in a quick trip to the grocery store and organizing a neighbourhood clean-up.

This is my life and I would not change a thing….. 🙂

On this awesome Saturday I hope that you are able to connect with family or perhaps a friend who lives far away or maybe even close.

Go for coffee with your sister or drop by and see your Mom and Dad.

It does not have to be for Mother’s Day …. or Father’s Day.

Everyday is special …….

I know you are busy as am I but we need to take those few minutes or hours and visit with those people who are special in our lives.

We spend more time with the people we work with than our family and friends.

So that take time …. most important.

I received a phone message from my sister last night …. she said that one of our brothers had called her to talk, and asked how and where I was …..

So a reminder that even though I work six days a week and have a lot on my plate – I must take the time to call him, her and them ……. family.

I think of my family and friends all the time.

Have a great day.

Special Hello to: my sister and my brothers and my friends.  You are all amazing and have been so supportive and I apologize for not calling more often…..

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

 

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 29th day of March, 2014.

The sky is overcast and the clouds appear to be readying for a shower of the white stuff.

Appears that perhaps winter is hanging on just a bit longer.

I was very happy that I managed to wear my walking shoes to work last night.

My feet were dry and warm …. so that was great.

Soon we shall be able to pack away all of our winter gear.

It is time to get my front hall closet cleared out …. it has half and half at the moment.

A couple of weeks ago it appeared as though we were in spring and the temperatures were nice enough to only wear a spring jacket but I was wrong.

Because the very next day the temperatures dipped and my spring jacket was not warm enough ….. I was COLD.

Oh well, soon enough ……

The house is so quiet this morning with only the sound of the furnace when it cuts in and the rattling of the vents …. (hope that is all).

I miss my boy when he is not here.

He keeps me hopping and that is a good thing.

I hope that on this Saturday that you are feeling great and are surrounded by love and laughter.

Once my boy comes home I will certainly have those feelings.

Even without my boy …. I am surrounded by love and when I laugh, laughter ensues.

So have a great day ……

Maybe today is the day that you will clean out your front hall closet ….

Time to say bye-bye to winter and hello spring and summer.

Or maybe you live on the other side of the world and it is bye-bye summer and hello fall and winter.

Special Hello to: my sister who I want to talk to …. sometime today.  I have lots of phone calls to make.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 17th day of December, 2013.

One more day closer to the big one.

Can you stand it?

Are you getting excited?

I still get excited after 56 years.

I still believe that Santa will put something under the tree especially for me.

I believe that we will all have a wonderful day.

Watch a Christmas movie or play a board game or perhaps even both.

I know that we will eat well and say afterwards “I wish that I would have stopped at one helping.”

I know that there will be dishes to be washed.

I know that there will be a floor to sweep.

Wrapping paper to be recycled.

Phone calls to make.

It will be a great day ….. my day.

I love Christmas.

It brings me hope ….

I hope that it brings hope to you and your family.

Hope keeps us living…..

BELIEVE.

If given the opportunity spread your wealth …. no matter the size.

Maybe you can see a Mom in the grocery store and you can tell she doesn’t have enough money to buy the food they would like to buy …..

You could pay for the groceries or maybe buy them a turkey or even a chicken.

Maybe there is a elderly person living down the block and you know they will be alone this Christmas.

You could invite them over for Christmas dinner.

There is always a way to make Christmas special and filled with hope.

To surprise a stranger is the best gift of all.

Show love and your generosity will be rewarded.

I firmly believe that what you give you will receive.

Have a great Tuesday …..

Special Hello to: all those lovely folks who read my blog …. I so appreciate it …. Happy Holidays to You and Your Family.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday, December 26th ….. the day after Christmas or more commonly known in Canada as “BOXING DAY” ….

Today is the day that folks rush out and see what deals they can get ….. there are SALES everywhere.

Me, I am going to stay at home and relax.

Tomorrow is back to the office ….

 

Just got off the phone with one of my nephews and we had a great talk ….. I love our conversations.

He is a great young man.

Yesterday I was blessed to speak with one of my brothers (called the other one but no answer) and my sister, another nephew’s wife and one of my great nephews.

So I am so happy to have spoke with so many family members.

 

My daughter just called and is on her way over to have pancakes.  We have so much food so she is going to take some (most of it, hopefully) home.

 

I had an awesome Christmas.

One of my favourite gifts was a “kick butt” shovel from my son-in-law which I used this morning.

It has a blade on the bottom to cut through ice.  Works perfectly.

 

Gotta go…… have a great day.

Thank you……

Special Hello to: all those shoppers …. I hope you find lots of deals.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

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