Living … One day at a time.

Good Morning and Hello.

Welcome to Wednesday.

Mid week day.

Earlier this morning when I was outside with Alvin ….. there was tiny snowballs being hurled toward the ground.

Mother Nature at her best.

The grass crunched under my feet.

Lots of leaves covering the grass having blown in from the front and neighbouring yards.

Reminder for one last rake before we have snow cover.

Hopefully I have that opportunity this evening.

 

Well today is our off-site Staff Meeting.

Even though I do not like time away from my work; I really don’t mind the staff meeting.

There usually are a variety of topics and something guest speakers and the FOOD is great.

Nice to kick back and listen …. no phones …. no computers …..

 

Last night Alvin and I enjoyed our walk.

It was cold so we stopped by at Teddy’s house.

As always Teddy and his Mom were so EXCITED to see us and asked us to warm up and stay for tea.

Well Alvin did not have tea ….

He did have a treat …..

It was lovely to have an actual conversation with someone who would reply.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

I have never met anyone like Teddy’s Mom.

She is always over the moon happy to see us.

So welcoming.

Both Teddy’s parents are such wonderful people.

I am, we are blessed to call them friends.

 

One of my nephews called me last night.

We had such a great conversation.

Another reminder to call people.

I must get better about calling family and friends.

 

I am blessed to have a ride to the meeting with a co-worker and home.

A little birdie reached out and told me that there is going to be a parcel in the mailbox when I return home this evening.

Cannot imagine who that might have been / be.

Looks like this is going to be “our” lucky day.

It all started with me accidentally stepping on some poop in the backyard …. thankfully with my yard shoes.

Guess this means I need a stronger flashlight.

The one that I have is very small ….. like a keychain one.

Time for batteries …. note to self ….. put BATTERIES ON THE GROCERY LIST.

Yup, I will …. right now.

Done.

No more stepping on poop and then having to take 10 minutes to clean said shoes.

ARGH.

That is what happens when it is dark outside.

Another good reason to get batteries and rake the leaves.

 

Well time to put the finishing touches on before my ride arrives.

Alvin will have to go outside one last time.

Nice to be leaving later for a change.

 

Happy Happy Wednesday.

 

Reminder to myself …. always be KIND AND RESPECTFUL.

We may be kind, I may be kind  but watch on the respect.

It is easy to be less so.

But so import to be 100%.

 

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 18th of April, 2015.

The sun is shining and the temperature is mild and the wind is BLOWING.

We have had quite the breezes the past few days.

Well this is our first weekend with no house guests.

The second weekend where I do not go to work at the store.

It feels strange on both counts.

Alvin and I are settling in ….. it is very quiet.

I can hear the echoes of his footsteps, and my voice throughout the house.

Another chapter closed and another opened.

Yesterday I did laundry and some moving things back into my bedroom and regular cleaning.

I had coffee with my friend “G” and that was nice to do on a Friday afternoon.

Alvin and I enjoyed a walk ….. it was strange without my daughter and the pups along.

We got out and back just before it started to rain….perfect timing.

We slept in …. just lying there …… mind drifting off ….. to places ….. to people.

Today my daughter was coming back for one last load of odds and ends.

I found a few things that have to go as well.

There are always those items that miss the boxes.

So today, to do:

1.  make a list of everything that I have to do over the next month

2.  check on Aussie the cat

3.  perhaps rake the front lawn (or wait until next Saturday when the ground has thawed more)

4.  make fudge for my friend’s little guy who is celebrating a birthday, and happens to love my fudge …..

5.  go for a long walk with Mr. Alvin

6.  RELAX

One more day until back to work and oh has it been wonderful being at home.

Well that kitty is waiting …. she needs some company.

Almost forgot about breakfast.

COFFEE …..

Well here we go …… it will be easier by next weekend when the schedule is in place.

I do love my house when it is filled with voices, barks, love and laughter.

I do love my house when it is filled with us.

They will come back for visits and maybe even sleepovers ….. at least for sure the puppies, will.

 

Happy Saturday.

Here we go.

Life carries on.

I am so blessed.

With the wind in my sails I will go.

With Alvin at my side I will never be alone.

Happy Saturday.

 

Special Hello to: my family and friends …. time to be making some phone calls……and video chats…. SKYPE…anyone.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

My thought for the day……

While I was out to  mow my front lawn, I decided it would be nice to mow the lawns on either side of mine.  My neighbours, of course.

So I did, mowed and raked it all.  Good feeling to do a bit of “manual labour” and will be a pleasant surprise for my girls.

So “My thought for the day” is this:  whenever possible do something nice for someone else.

They will be grateful for your kindness and you will have done a good thing.

Doing good things when not asked to do them …. doing them just because is one of the greatest things you can do.

So remember BE KIND, LEND A HAND and DO SOMETHING OUT OF THE BLUE TO HELP SOMEONE ELSE.

Enjoy your day.  You will only have one chance at this day.  Make it great.

Always, Carol

P.S.   The sun is shining here in Edmonton and Alvin is “quiet” – ready to start vacuuming ….. isn’t life grand.

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