Last Half 2022

Good Morning ALL! It is a gorgeous morning. Another beautiful day, not too hot, just perfect. The sun is shining, there is a cool breeze and the Crows are cawing as they fly around the neighbourhood. My daughter and grand pup Milo are just waking up. My daughter did get up a bit ago to get some food for Milo. Alvin and I were up first about 4:40 and then just after 5:30 (he ate his breakfast then and had some meds). I am so over the moon happy to report that Mr. Alvin seems to have made a full recovery. Definitely close to 100% that is for sure. He has already finished two of the three medicines. Only the probiotics are left. He has a ten day supply of them and just finished day 5. I definitely have found that my thoughts are in fact my future, so I am, I have to change that. Keeping my thoughts focused on my dreams, the way that I want to live my life and away from the opposite. Oh, it is so very easy to say something negative about a situation or about someone but when you put the shoe on the other foot, it seems to be the opposite. Now shouldn’t it be much easier to say nice things, to act in a positive manner all of the time? One would think so, but I have found, not. But I no longer wish to keep dipping into that dark abyss where negativity is the norm. I want to get my JOY back, to speak only kind and happy words, to think only positive thoughts. So here we go. Training my brain to refocus. Please do not think that I have been thinking dark nasty thoughts and running around throwing things, that is not the case. I only want to keep those 60,000 some odd thoughts near to all being positive and good ones.

Today is the 40th birthday of one of my fellow coworkers, Happy Birthday Melanie. Happy Birthday to my great nephew Brandon who turns 18 years today. Wow, I can remember turning 18 and 40. I cannot believe that little boy has graduated High School and is 18 years old. Where does the time go? Happy Birthday to all those celebrating today. Best Wishes.

Last night we girls had a little late supper as Amanda went grocery shopping after work for us both with a quick stop at Value Village. We had black bean burgers on lettuce, oh my, how yummy! The lettuce was from my daughter’s garden which made it all the better. We made an apple crisp for dessert which we ate after 9:00 p.m. There was coffee on the deck in between and she cut my hair. Which I guess is a work in progress as she wants to do more this morning. I want to give Mr. Alvin a trim as now I have the new blade for his electric clipper. Part of my haircut last night was using the new blade, so nice to have a sharp one again. Makes life so much easier. My daughter also would like me to trim her hair in the amount of about two inches. We had so much fun last night with the hair cutting. I almost peed my pants, I laughed so hard. Alvin and Milo just say there – wondering what the heck was going on! It was late when we went to bed but that never stops Mr. Alvin from getting up early to eat. He has an alarm clock sitting in his belly, I think, lol.

I want to take Mr. Alvin for a walk before it gets too late. Temperatures are reasonable all day so I guess we could go later but there is something about the morning air. The smell and the coolness of the breeze. Maybe we will leave the sleepy heads and go ourselves. That would be okay, too. I also need that cup of coffee. I drank coffee minutes before bed and it certainly did not keep me awake.

Well I should get going. There be things to do. Empty the dishwasher. Do some laundry today. Walk. Coffee. Live our life. So happy that my daughter and grand pup are visiting and that they spent the night. I love having them with us.

Have an awesome Saturday.

Continuing to live this life with kindness, respect, compassion, patience, love, laughter, understanding, gratitude, focus, possibilities and COFFEE.

Always coffee.

My favourite beverage.

Always, Carol & Alvin

PS: Now only 17 sleeps until my 65th Birthday. I wonder what that will be like? Great, I would think.

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The New YEAR 2022

Good Morning ALL! Welcome to Sunday, February 27th, 2022. I hope this post finds you feeling great and enjoying your weekend thus far. We are having a fantastic weekend. We spent most of yesterday visiting with some of our friends both two and four-legged. We got to WALK. The air was warm with no wind and the sun shone with incredible brightness. In the morning, I had coffee with two of my friends who each happen to live close by. One lives up the street and the other lives just over a block away. Very close by. We laughed, almost cried, chatted about everything. We snacked on muffins, fruit, and some delectable “Easter coloured” mini peanut butter cups. So yummy. I drank a small lake of coffee.

Just after returning home from the coffee date I received a text from Teddy’s Mom asking if we were still planning to come over? I texted back and said “yes,” that I had just got home. I was going to do a few things and then come over if that was okay with them. She texted to advise that she was going to take Kobi for a walk to the park north of them (Teddy just wanted to stay home cuddling with his Dad). I asked if she wanted to come and meet us. So that is exactly what happened. About 40 minutes later Iris and Kobi arrived at our house. We got our outside gear on and away we went. It was so beautiful out. The sidewalks were pretty good. The spots where the ice was so bad had a layer of snow on them which gave us some traction. The walk was perfect. Outside in the fresh warm air with friends. Does not get better than that. We stayed for tea and a visit. It was so great. Iris did an “energy healing” on both Alvin and I which was great. We all have the capacity to give each other good healing energy. Think of it this way. If you are a Mum and your child falls and bangs their knee on the ground. The child is crying so you lay your hands on the child’s knee and just give good thoughts, the child will feel better. Passing on good positive energy is healing. Encouraging and positive thoughts always make someone feel better. Positive always outweighs the negative. Thoughts become things. If you are feeling a bit out of sorts but you change your mindset to positive thoughts – you can totally change how you are feeling. We often times forget just our powerful our human brain is and that we only use such a small percentage of its’ capacity and abilities. Change the negative flow – the negative energy to positive.

Of course, there are moments when we just cannot change those negative thoughts to positive energy but own it. Say the negative thought aloud. Then you are rid of it. You, we all have the ability to have positive thoughts and keep our energy positive and healing. It is up to each of us as to how we feel and what we do about it.

The sky is kind of gray and there is no bright sunshine this morning but it is warm out and that is a good thing. As I look out of the office window everything seems to be quiet in the neighbourhood. No cars out, no kids or anyone walking with their dogs or by themselves. Of course, this is the back lane that I face so it is generally more quiet than the front of our house which is the total opposite.

Oh, after coffee and breakfast and watch an episode or two of “Escape to the Country” – will do a quick vacuum up and down and dust before starting to work on my Income Taxes. I would like to get them done today if possible. I am pretty sure that I have all of the information that I require to do so.

I had a thought this morning that I should write up a VISION BOARD. Just have to find the perfect spot to place it. My office walls are filled with things but that is where I spend most of my waking hours so it is the most logical place but I was then thinking that if I did it on an message board that I could transport to whichever room I was in, then it would be with me all of the time. I think that is what I am going to do. Prepare the Vision Board and make it transportable. Pretty good idea, I think.

Well time to head downstairs and go and grab that first cup of coffee and watch my show. I love Sunday mornings as we keep them quiet. Lots of coffee and snuggles with Mr. Alvin.

Have an awesome day and remember you have the power to make things better, we all do. My thoughts are with the people of the Ukraine. Sending them thoughts of love and peace.

Continuing to live this life with kindness, respect, compassion, patience, love, laughter, understanding, gratitude, focus and possibilities.

Always, Carol & Alvin

The New YEAR 2022

Good Morning ALL! How are you this morning? Both Alvin and I are well. I can not believe yesterday. I had one of those headaches on the weekend that just throbbed but not all of the time, it got worse Monday night/Tuesday morning so I texted my Manager to advise her that I would not be “in” but little did I know that she was not in either. Anyway, I took some painkillers and voile around 9:00, I felt so much better. I decided that I would go to work and if it got worse, I would just stop. Ended up I stayed. At noon, I had the most refreshing shower ever. Changed clothes and finished my lunch break and then back to work. I guess it was meant to be as in the afternoon I was returning phone calls and I had a phone conversation with a client that was truly a light bulb moment. One of those conversations that is a reminder about life. Anyway, she helped me as much as I hope that I helped her. Win/win. She was the last call of the day and I ended up not being finished work till close to 4:30 (end date 4:00). Alvin and I had a good night.

This day being the 23rd day of February is my sister Cindy’s birthday and a good friend Diana’s birthday and another good friend Arlene’s birthday. What a day. So many beautiful women celebrating today. Wishing them all a wonderful day filled with love, laughter and joy. Happy Birthday dear ladies. Happy Birthday.

The sun is rising earlier in the morning now. It was starting to rise just after 7:00 , I think. So pretty in pale oranges rising to the most exquisite powder blue. There is a little bit of the moon still visible. What a great day.

We are getting closer to spring. The next 10 days or so are supposed to be mild for February in Edmonton so that is great. Perhaps Alvin and I will be able to get out and walk. Maybe, just maybe we will be able to get rid of that ice and the chunks of snow and ice that are forming the windrow will melt and be gone for this year. One can only hope. Positive thoughts.

I can smell my coffee waiting patiently for me to take the first drink.

Today is a great day.

For all of you who celebrated a birthday yesterday – how cool was that.

Time to head out. Well actually over to the next chair to my workstation. Have a wonderful day. If you have a safe place to walk – take the time as there is nothing like a fresh air to clear the cobwebs and give you a new perspective on life. It is true.

Continuing to live this life with kindness, respect, compassion, patience, love, laughter, understanding, gratitude, focus and possibilities.

Always, Carol & Alvin

It is a NEW YEAR.

Hello Monday morning.

I enjoyed, we enjoyed a pancake breakfast with our girl yesterday.

Of course, Alvin did not eat pancakes although he really wanted to have some.

He did have some banana.

We had a great visit and even had time for a game of sequence and a game of JENGA.

Alvin and I enjoyed a walk after the visit.

We even had a visit with one of my neighbours as we passed along their home.

 

Yesterday my sister, one of my longtime friends and a new friend down the street, all celebrated birthdays.

I spoke to my sister on the telephone, my friend from back and I exchanged long emails catching up and the neighbour down the street, I walked over with a small gift.

February has been chalked full of birthdays.

Every single day had a birthday.

Busy month.

March is another busy month coming up.

This feels like a poem kind of morning.

Something to provoke thought and realization.

I am eternally grateful each and everyday for my life.

Would I change things, some things, perhaps.

But at the end of the day, it is the sum of all the parts, good and bad, that make us who we are.

 

I would like to share a poem that I wrote several years ago.

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“ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE”

There are many mornings when I rise,

That I draw a sigh and am grateful.

Am truly grateful for all that I have and all that I am.

I realize that no matter what, I am blessed.

Blessed with the realization that all things are possible.

I haven’t always been akin to this way of thinking.

But I would say that I have always been a positive being and a “hopeless romantic.”

Some days it is just a matter of putting one positive thought in front of another …

No matter what anyone thinks, life is work.

The work does not always require physical force but always requires “thought.”

Using your brain.

I believe that all things are possible.

Looking back over my life, I would tend to agree.

Think about it!

“All things are possible.”

 

Written April 11th, 2010 by Carol Y Lewis

 

I wish each and every soul, every being that I encounter on my life’s path; a great life.

I wish that for every boulder in the road that you are able to get over it or around it and come out for the better on the other side.

I wish that no matter what life may bring to you, that you are loved.

That you are able to find a way, your way, of course, but a way to be in every day, joyful and in good health.

May love fill each second and abundance fill each day.

Happy Monday.

 

Always, from me and Alvin …….

 

 

It is a NEW YEAR.

Well today is Saturday, January 04, 2020.

I love writing those numbers.

2020.

Feels futuristic.

We were outside a few minutes ago in the backyard to pick up you know what!

Alvin’s little parcels of love.

The air was warm and the sun is just coming up.

 

YAY, it is the weekend.

Once I have written this post, had a shower and breakfast; we will pop over to the Vet and pick up some food for Alvin.

There be laundry to do, floors and bathrooms to clean, walks to be had and whatever else I find the time to do.

My neighbours have agreed to help me bring in the cabinet/cupboard from the garage to the basement over the weekend.

Then I will be able to get the basement sorted out.

Now the Christmas tree and ornaments will remain until next weekend but I will have everything else in order by then.

 

Everyday on the news and on social media we hear stories and see photos of the massive fires in Australia.

The loss of wildlife is staggering.

I heard half a billion animals have lost their lives.

This will change the landscape of Australia forever.

My heart goes out to the people and to the animals both wild and domestic.

I know that Canada has been sending firefighters to help as have other countries.

Maybe if we collectively as a planet turn our thoughts to rain; we could bring rain to them.

Hoping for rain but not too much that they then have flooding.

Positive thoughts, positive energy.

Please save AUSTRALIA.

 

I wish you all a Happy Saturday.

 

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 4th day of February, 2014.

Today my thoughts have been all about being positive.

Thinking positive thoughts and feeling positive.

Whenever anything opposite bubbles up, I will resend it out with a “glass half full spin.”

“Grey skies are going to clear up – put on a happy face.”

That is a line from a song ….. makes sense.

If we put only good out to the Universe then only good shall come back to us.

Do you know those days when you felt like you had the world all wrapped up in a gold box?

On those days you thought only good things, felt only good things and received only good things.

I am also a realist so I know that sometimes there are less than perfect things that happen.

But that is okay as long as you remain firm in your “happiness” and keep feeling good.

So on this Tuesday – have the best day ever.

It is brrrrr cold here in Edmonton.

After Alvin had his breakfast and I opened the door for him to go out …. he sniffed the air and backed away from the door and ran back into the kitchen.

It wasn’t until after my breakfast that he reluctantly went out.

I will tell you it was a quick trip and he ran back to the house with lightning speed.

Oh, my Alvin.  I love him.  He’s so cute.

Keep warm my friends.

Keep smiling.

Special Hello to: my sister ….. and my brothers……

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday, the 26th day of March, 2013.

Wow, spring is now upon us.

YAY.

 

So how are you today?

What are you thinking about at this very minute?

Do you find that when you are thinking great thoughts that somehow “not nice ones” seem to sneak in?

I find that from time to time.

So what do you do?

Personally, I totally change the positive thought that brought on the less than nice one …..

I find that different thoughts change the flow.

It does help.

Or do something physical …..

Most of all ….. breathe deeply.

There are all sorts of things that can help change the negative thoughts.

Can you imagine what kind of world we would have if every single being on this planet ….. focused on and thought positive, good, happy thoughts.

It would be incredible.

We would feel the positive energy flowing through the air.

Perhaps if we start here with you and me ….

Start at this very moment and let us see how far we can spread this good energy.

Mmmm,  breathe in and out.

Feel the love.

Think of your favourite things …. of your favourite people ….. places……..fragrances and aromas.

Feel the warmth.

Feel it deep down in your heart and soul to the tips of your toes and back.

Have a great day my friends.

Let us make this the best planet in the solar system.

Thank you for coming with me on my journey.

It is great having company.

Special Hello to:    “YOU”

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

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