Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 10th day of April, 2017.

Another Monday Morning ….. but the only 10th of April 2017.

I had the most perfect Sunday …..

Started with pancakes, hot cross buns, fruit and coffee with my favourite daughter and best neighbour.

My grand pup babies came with my girl.

We had the best visit …. lots of laughter ……

We even squeezed in a  wonderful walk with our pups ……

Mr. Alvin did not even push his way to the front of the line …..

It does not get better than that …..

To be surrounded by “family” on a Sunday is priceless.


Precious Moments:

Sitting at the kitchen table with my daughter sharing our lives.

Lying on the sofa at 4:40 a.m. with Mr. Alvin’s head next to mine on the pillow, snuggling close.

Mr. Alvin laying on the bath mat outside the shower with his head away to “give me privacy” but remaining close.

Walking down the street with my daughter, baby Milo and Miss Aspen and Mr. Alvin.

Making pancakes and coffee a Sunday routine and sharing them with the girls.

Talking to my friend, and setting up a coffee date for next weekend.


It is the small things in life that truly bring us the most pleasure.

So when you are feeling down …… close your eyes and think of the walk in the park with your daughter; snuggling on the sofa with your doggie, or sitting on the porch enjoying the warm spring air.

Whatever moments, whatever precious moments belong to you ….. remember.

No matter what happens in those moments they are precious as they will never come again.


Have an awesome Monday.

Take a moment and reflect.

Special Hello to: my friends back in Regina …. thank you for the ST order and to my friend “G” for hers……so grateful.

Always, Carol and Alvin


Thought for the day……

Last night as Alvin and I strolled through a neighbourhood park – I thought to myself  “how fortunate and blessed that I was to live in such a beautiful place” ….. The thoughts continued as I walked and I felt an all enclosing veil of contentment envelope me.  I knew for sure, for absolute certain that this was the place that I had dreamed of living all my life.  Since I was a little girl,  I had always dreamed of having my own place.  Some of the details may have changed over the years but the basic “you know that the planets have aligned,  and that this is the place you want and need to be  feeling”  – well that is exactly how I felt last night, and at this moment.  Walking by the lake I could see the reflection of nearby homes in the water.  The moon not quite half was visible in the mid evening sky (not yet dark). The roses lining the entrance to the park ….. with that fragrance.  Such a gorgeous evening …. everyone was out and about.  How very lucky I am …. I am very grateful that my dreams are coming true.  Often we trample through each day ….. getting up early, eating, dressing and going to work all on an automatic pilot of sorts.  So when those precious moments arrive when the air is perfect ….. no mosquitoes……not hot or cold …… you want to breathe them all deep inside ….. to hold onto them for all time and remember them always……

I hope that you all had one of those memorable wonderful Tuesday nights.

Always, Carol

Thought for the day……

It rained earlier this morning so when Alvin and I first got up at 5:00 a.m. the deck was wet.  The air smelled so fresh and clean.  I love the smell of rain.  A few hours later when we were up for “real” ….. Alvin “asked” to go outside.  So I let him out.  He walked around the deck and climbed up into the snowbank that is off (literally) the deck.  Soon he was back down (thank goodness) on solid ground.  I am a little nervous about him  going up there as he could fall through the snow and not be able to get out.  After he wandered around he climbed or rather hopped up the steps to the top of the deck, he sat down.  I was watching him from the kitchen window.  He just sniffed at the fresh moist air and looked around.  I wonder what he was thinking?  He sat there for several minutes just taking it all in….. he looked so cute.  Then for no reason, he got up and hopped back down the steps.

I am always amazed at how he takes those few minutes and just sits there.  He must be practising some form of “meditation”.  He is still and quiet – just as one is during those times of meditation.

So here is the thought for this day ……. if Alvin can take those precious moments and be still ……. then I should be sitting right beside him on the top of the deck (well maybe not on the deck at this time, LOL) being STILL.

Have a great day everyone.


Always, Carol

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