Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 11th day of September, 2014.

I think it is appropriate on this particular Thursday to be an inspiration to yourself and to others.

Recently my daughter posted a pearl of wisdom from a very famous American poet, Miss Maya Angelou.

It goes like this:


I think that today we should all try extra hard to be rainbows.

Shine brightly and show others that you care.

Most importantly be your own rainbow.

If you are not a rainbow in your own life ….. it is pretty hard to be one for someone else.

My motto for today and going forward will be “trying to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

That would make a great tattoo or words of inspiration lettered out on your kitchen wall…..

Place that sticky note up to remind you.

So have a Happy Thursday.

To all my neighbours to the south on this day remember all of the great memories you had with your loved ones.

Take care.

We are thinking of you all.

Special Hello to: our neighbours to the south.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

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

Last night was the last night before the kids and grand-puppies move in …..

Guess what ….. Mr. Alvin was sick to his stomach about 1:30 or so in the morning.

Luckily he did not get the bedspread or sheets too yucky.

But cleaning bedding in the middle of the night is always tricky as one is generally sleepy.

After all was said and done ….. I could not fall back to sleep because I just laid beside him like an anxious Mom.

Just making certain he was okay.

Needless to say I am a bit on the sleepy side this morning.

Tonight will be exciting because the kids move in …… tomorrow morning will be Christmas morning with everyone here.


Oh, Alvin seems to be feeling better.

Well because I am finding it slightly difficult to wrap my thoughts together and then to put them in coherent sentences …..

I will say “have a great day.”

I hope that happiness saturates your day.

Special Hello to: all the parents of two-legged and four-legged beings ….. it is a tough but rewarding job.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to a Lovely Rainy Thursday Morning the 19th day of June, 2014.

The grass almost immediately begins to turn that glorious green once it has been touched by Mother Nature’s Nectar.

I do love the rain ……

Yesterday I uploaded (if that is the correct term) some photos and in my computer wisdom somehow I deleted them before I was able to publish.

Anyway …. here are some of the things that I love ….. my favourites ….. I would love to share photos of family and friends but decided puppies and scenery …… and stuff.


Ah, my puppies ..... Elton and Penny

Ah, my puppies ….. Elton and Penny

Alvin's first stocking .... from his family.

Alvin’s first stocking …. from his family.

"Head in the clouds"

“Head in the clouds”

Shades of purple.....

Shades of purple…..

For You

For You

This is what happens when you make things!!

This is what happens when you make things!!


Beautiful roses, Not long away, My gift to you, Happy Easter .....

Beautiful roses,
Not long away,
My gift to you,
Happy Easter …..

Christmas Tree 2012




Special Hello to: my family and friends all over the world.

Always, Carol and Alvin


Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 22nd day of May, 2014.

How are you this fine Thursday morning?

I hope that you are well.

Is the sun rising where you are?

Or perhaps the sun is just setting.

The sun has risen here in Edmonton.

The sky is slightly overcast.

We truly could use a nice rain to give the grass, trees, shrubs and plants a much needed drink of water.

It would be great to see those glorious rainbows once again.

That is one of my most favourite things about summer, RAINBOWS.

The colours ….. so glorious.

I have a mini rainbow of sorts in my living room.

I have a mosaic glass ornament and when the sunlight comes through the window and catches it just right ….. there are several little coloured squares dancing on the wall.

Pinks, purples, greens, orange and blue….. so beautiful.

It was on the wall this morning.

I am so grateful for those things that are unexpected and so beautiful.

Look around and see those things that are unexpected.

Those little things that if you didn’t see them it would be okay ….

But when you see them it makes things wonderful.

So look around ….. there are more small wonderful things that you could ever imagine.

Have a great Thursday.

Special Hello to: all those people who find the silver lining in every storm cloud.

Always, Carol and Alvin


P.S. I am constantly working on the silver lining ……

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 13th day of September, 2013.

Yes, it is Friday the 13th and it is a GLORIOUS day here in Edmonton.

The sun is shining, there is a slight coolness to the air making it the perfect morning.

A few minutes ago I heard geese honking as they pass overhead.

Ah, flying south ….. oh how I wished that we would have a nice long fall.


The colours in this glass mosaic vase are some of the colours of fall.

I love the oranges, reds and yellows every shade.


Soon the ground will look like this ….. I love leaves …. mmmm

As I dream of a long, warm and beautiful fall I hope that you are enjoying a cup of coffee outside in the sunshine.

I hope that you are loving life and that life is loving you.

Just a short note this morning as I want to go and enjoy what this morning has to offer.

I thank you all for taking the time to read my blog …. my words as it means the world to me.

Have a great great day.

May a “rainbow” shine on your “wall” today and make you smile.

Happy Friday everyone.

Special Hello to: all those bloggers out there giving us your passion everyday.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday, the 26th day of July 2013.

How are you this slightly cooler, overcast morning …. well at least that is my reality this Friday morning.

How much are your feelings and moods driven by the weather?

If it is sunny, are you automatically happy and glad?

If it is rainy and windy, are you feeling a bit sad or not quite happy?

Or does it even matter to you?

Some of us folks definitely feel the changes in the weather.

I do love the rain but when it is overcast and raining for days I can feel my usual happy energetic self drift away and replaced by one that is a bit moody, and definitely less energy.

The sun does provide us with energy and that natural boost.

I can see the sun through the clouds so it will shine today.

I hope that whatever your weather you are feeling good.

I have found that when the sun doesn’t shine if I take the time to just focus on positive energy it helps.

Also Vitamin D …. which reminds me I am out and should get some.

I have enclosed a photo of a “rainbow” I have in my living room whenever the sun shines through my living room window.

ENJOY…… a bit of sunshine and colour is always nice …..

Special Hello to: WRITERS ……. take a chance …. I am….

P.S.  read the second line of my story …… every day I shall write one more line until the story has been told.

Always, Carol and Alvin


Rainbows in my House

Rainbows in my House

I haven’t figured out the logistics of doing this so bear with me.  But here we go…..FIRST LINE …..July 25, 2013

As we walk along the water’s edge the coolness leaves my skin with goose bumps and prickles, as if there is someone behind me.

July 26, 2013

Alvin pulls on his leash and brings me back, the fragrance of freshly cut grass fills my nostrils; my heart beat quickens and I am unable to shake the feeling.

Thought for the day…..

Good Wednesday Morning and welcome to June 13th, 2012.

I was over the moon, ecstatic and surprised to see a RAINBOW out of my office window this morning … just before 6:00 a.m.  OMG, I love rainbows.  Not too often that you see one early in the morning but it was great.  The sun was shining and the sky beginning to clear up.  At the moment a few dark blue clouds have rolled in but I can still see the sun shining in other parts of the sky.  The grass is a brilliant green as I took a panoramic view of the neighbourhood out of my bedroom window.  That window faces the street and the front yards of my neighbours.  So beautiful.  I love the colours of spring/summer.  The brilliance.

So as I am truly “later” this morning …. I shall leave you with my wonderful sights of this Wednesday morning.  I hope that wherever you are that the view from your bedroom window (or whichever room) is spectacular.  I feel so GREAT this morning.  Off to a great, great start seeing a rainbow.  Happy Days……

Have a wonderful day.

Special Hello: to all those folks taking in the view from their windows… is breathtaking….. mmmm

Always, Carol and Alvin….

Thought for the day…..

Good Wednesday morning and today is March 28th, 2012.

Wow ….. as we are getting closer to summer …..

My mind wanders to warm sunny mornings enjoying a cup of fresh brewed coffee on my deck with Alvin curled up at my side.

To hearing the songs of all the birds in my neighbourhood.

To warm summer breezes and sunshine boosting my vitamin D levels so that I am naturally energized daily.

To walking in the rain and entranced by the many colours of the rainbow way up in the sky.

Imagining finding my pot of gold……

To enjoying visits with my friends on our decks …..

To walking with Alvin with no coats, boots, scarves or mitts….. YAY.

My glass if always more than half full and although I am enjoying spring very much ….

most especially the arrival of all the babies ….. it is okay to dream of what is to come.

My moments are precious all of them past, present and future……

Have a wonderful day …. enjoy your moments ….

Special Hello to:   everyone who sees their glass half full … you rock…. and to the others …. give it a try ….. you will be pleasantly surprised…you rock, too….


Always, Carol and Mr. Alvin …..

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