2021

Good Morning ALL! How are you this fine Thursday morning. I/We are doing well. We had a good sleep and I just had a refreshing shower so feeling good. Earlier I looked out the window and remarked to myself that it looked so dry and that we could use a rain and voile when I was finished my shower it was raining. The forecast says “showers.” YAY, some moisture. Very happy for that. The lawns, gardens and fields need some moisture before planting. To be honest at this point I have been so far removed from farming that I am not really sure when they seed in the spring. It does depend on snow melt and if the fields are dry enough to seed. Then once they are planted rain is needed. Yesterday at lunchtime when Alvin and I went for a walk we got halfway and it started to rain. I had not put a sweater or raincoat on Alvin and don’t like him to get wet these days so we headed for home. We had walked for a few minutes and it stopped. We must have been in a pocket of rain. It happens. I wonder what would have happened would we have continued to walk? It was still a walk and chance for Alvin to do some hard core sniffing. I think that other than eating …. he loves to sniff things.

Last night we were to bed about what is becoming to be our new time as it is lighter later. We slept for a few hours before Alvin woke me up, I was able to coax him back to sleep until he wanted to get up. So I checked my cellphone to see what the time was and argh, it was 2:39 a.m. (yikes), downstairs we headed. I gave him his glucosamine chew and let him outside to pee. Once back in we hit the sofa for some more sleep. He wanted to get up a bit later as he figured it was breakfast time but I “politely encouraged/coaxed” him to remain on the sofa. It was 5:00 a.m. when we got up and I gave him his breakfast and yup, back to the sofa. I don’t remember the last time when I woke up from a dream that felt so real. I only remember bits and pieces. My daughter was going out of the country and was wearing some sort of traditional garb, a long flowy dress with a short jacket of the same material. Alvin kept getting lost and I lost my cell phone. One of the guys that I used to work with was there “Ron.” We were at an airport and a shopping mall rolled into one. I guess these days airports are like one big shopping mall anyway. One minute Alvin was with me and the next I was running to find him. I had him once he had his blue blanket draped over his body with his harness on top but no leash. My daughter was riding on this airport transporter car thing with Alvin. Then he was gone. I remember someone saying to phone my cell phone number and see if anyone picked up! At one point I could see Alvin outside some glass doors and he was with two other dogs and they were fighting. I ran to the door and grabbed him to see that he was badly injured. I held him in my arms as I ran to find someone to help. Then Ron was there and said that he would take us home. I told him that I could not find my cell phone. Then I woke up. What a dream. Very odd.

Time to head on downstairs and get the coffee on as this gal needs some caffeine this morning.

Wishing you a wonderful Thursday.

Always doing my best to be kind, respect, compassionate and patient. Always working on patience.

Always, Love Carol & Alvin

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2021

Good Morning ALL! How are you doing on this Tuesday morning? We are doing great. Alvin and I had a decent night sleep. It is much cooler outside this morning that yesterday and the sky is grey and overcast. Also is quite windy. I feel like composing a poem for you at this very moment.

SPRING

So this is spring!

A time for renewal and birth

A time to sow crops and seed gardens.

A time of new beginnings.

The time when Mother Nature returns to wonderous colours.

Her natural rainbow.

A time of rain showers to cleanse away the dust that remains after the snow has melted.

A time of new life.

This is my favourite time of year.

Soon there will be buds on the trees followed by beautiful green leaves.

Soon the perennials in the gardens that have laid sleeping will awaken.

Soon baby bunnies will be hopping about and baby birds chirping to be fed.

Soon farmers will post photos of baby calves just born, so soft and cute.

Soon the grass will go from brown to a few spears of to a massive blanket of green.

Soon the temperatures will be more constant.

Soon we shall be wearing shorts and flip flops.

Soon it shall be summer.

Happy Days.

Love Spring for the beginnings and summer for the showcase.

Written by: Carol Y Lewis on April 27, 2021

Living this life with kindness, respect, compassion and patience.

Always, with Love Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 4th day of July, 2018.

Happy 4th of July, 2018 to our neighbours to the south.

This morning in Edmonton the sky is overcast and looks like more rain.

We had a downpour yesterday afternoon with a bit of hail.

Thankfully the hail was smaller than a pea so did not appear to do much damage.

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Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 4th day of July, 2017.

Bright sunny morning …. beautiful day.

Happy 4th of July to our neighbours in the United States.

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Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 4th day of July, 2016.

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends, and to ALL our neighbours in the United States.

Have a great day filled with kindness, love, respect and FUN.

Happy 4th of July, 2016.

 

The sun is shining this morning and there is a breeze.

We had a good weekend filled with sun and rain showers.

A good combination.

 

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Spend the day spreading kindness.

Have an awesome Wednesday.

 

Special Hello to: my sister, talk to you soon.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 1st day of June, 2018.

First day of June.

June showers bring July flowers.

We are having a nice rain shower at this very moment.

It has been raining since we first got out of bed.

The trees and grass are now glorious shades of green and the flowers are looking amazing.

It is a bit on the cool side in the house these past few mornings but the “summer” heat will return soon enough.

Alvin is back on the blue blanket once again.

It has become a routine.

He has always liked to be right close to me.

Definitely a Momma’s Boy, for sure.

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June 1st, last year.  I always like to check out what was going on.

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 1st day of June, 2017.

The skies are overcast and the wind is blowing here in Edmonton.

It is a refreshing morning.

Alvin and I both had an off night and were up and down but at the end of it all are okay.

Not sure what hit us …..

But not serious ….. might have just been heat and humidity.

I am running late as I semi slept in so I will just share a cute story from my bus ride home last night.

There always seems to be something happening on the bus so I am just start riding regularly about those experiences.

BUS RIDE STORY:

Tonight on the bus ride home – there was a Mom and three small children.

The older boy who was likely six asked his Mom this question:

“Who controls the rain GOD or SATAN?

Best question ever.

I had to smile to myself.

It definitely made the stuffed into the bus like sardine trip easier to take. STILL SMILING……

By the way I did not hear what the Mother replied.

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I will always love that Bus Ride Story and just had to share it once again.

Well time for me to go.

Guess June 1st carries forward some aspects from year to year.

I am running just a tad late same as last year.

Time to go.

Have an awesome day.

Remember to LISTEN as you never know what you will hear.

The Bus Story still brings a smile to my face.

Children are the best.

Okay, sorry Mr. Alvin ….. second best.

Smiling away as I key these words.

 

 

Special Hello to: all those folks who bring a smile to our faces everyday.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

 

Thought for the day…….

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 1st day of June, 2014.

WOW, this has been a spectacular weekend.

Starting on Friday, two of us in our office won the “YOU DESERVE A BREAK TODAY AWARD”  …… ( I was one of the two).

Voted on by our peers.

I tell you what a great way to begin the weekend along with working at the store ….. so much fun.

Yesterday was a huge success …… we cleaned around our two neighbourhood lakes/parks and some of our actual residential area.

I know now that in August/September when we do the next one we will be concentrating on the back lanes in our area.

I met so many wonderful people and along with my daughter and some neighbours/friends ….. we were able to chat along the way and clean the neighbourhood …. how lucky am I.

Alvin spent most of the day with my son-in-law …… he is a good one.

I even managed to get some laundry done …… crazy hey.

Last night my grand-puppies spent a few hours with me and Alvin as Mom and Dad had a Silent Auction Fundraiser to attend.

We enjoyed watch it pour outside while they were gone.

It sure came down.

I am happy to see the sun shining now.

Everything is so nice and green.

One thing left to do re the neighbourhood cleanup and that is to take down the posters….. I started.

But after four hours out in the hot sun I figured they could stay up until Alvin and I go for a walk tonight.

So here we are June 1st and I feel that it is going to be a great month.

Sure started out great.

I hope that you all are having a great first day of June.

I wish birds chirping you a merry tune while you enjoy coffee or a cool drink on the patio.

I wish you good health and happiness.

I wish you the best day ever.

Almost time to go to work ……

Special Hello to: my sister, how about next weekend?  Can we SKYPE on Saturday morning?

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 29th day of May, 2014.

It is raining here in Edmonton and the grass is beginning to turn that most beautiful green.

The type of green that yells …… I have been moisturized …… I feel great.

I can only imagine what the grass would be saying after a long winter.

The snow melts and the ground is brutally dry.

With spring there is little rain.

How cruel ……

NOW …. it has been raining for a couple of days …..

HAPPY GRASS …..

If I were the grass, I would be doing the “I am green, I am beautiful, I am feeling WONDERFUL dance.

Anyway those are my thoughts for this rainy day.

Just happy that my grass is green, Alvin and I are breathing and it is promising to be a great Thursday.

Happy Thursday.

It is always good to be grateful for the little things ….. after all it is the little things that make the world go round.

Special Hello to: all the folks who have volunteered to help with the neighbourhood cleanup on Saturday.  Now the forecast is for rain showers ….. it is going to be fun.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 23rd day of April, 2014.

Well we have April showers and I surely hope they bring May flowers.

It has been raining all night …..

There should be green showing after this …..

Alvin and I got out for a walk just as it started to rain last night.

So that was great.

I love the smell of rain ….

The air smells fresh although there is a lingering scent of “rotten eggs” ….

Either skunk or natural gas.

Not strong …..

I am so happy that I swept up the leaves and few tidbits of garbage from the street gutter in front of my house and the neighbour’s last night before all this rain.

At least there will be some less “crap” going down the storm drain and less change of it plugging up.

Well on this mid day work day …. how are you feeling?

I think my ear is starting to unplug and I feel less congested than yesterday.

So that is good.

I just want to FEEL energized and great.

I am feeling energized and great.

I will keep telling myself that …..

Well time to go and find my umbrella ….. it is always that first rain shower that makes us scramble for our umbrellas.

I wish that I had rubber boots.

Happy Wednesday everyone.

Now time to see if Mr. Alvin will venture out ….. it took some coaxing earlier.

Special Hello to:  You ….. Have a wonderful day.  Remember to smile.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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