Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 26th day of July, 2017.

Today’s forecast is HOT.

Last night Ed Sheeran and James Blunt were entertaining those lucky enough to attend the concert here in Edmonton.

Sadly, I was not one of them.

But I am grateful to the videos posted so that I could hear just a bit of them perform.

So good.


Well here we go two weeks from today I turn 60.

I cannot believe it.

Six decades.

How did that happen?

In a blink of an eye.

So much to look forward to …. spending time with family and friends.

That is the best part of the birthday thing.

Time with family and friends.


All too often we take for granted family and friends until it is too late.

So take some time today, tomorrow, next week and call someone …. SKYPE someone …. spend time with those you love.

I hope that we all get to live a long, joyful life …..


Special Hello to: all those folks who take precious time out of their days to read this blog, means the world to me.

Always, Carol & Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 19th day of November, 2016.

Sky is overcast at just after 8:00 a.m. and there is a light dusting of snow covering the ground.

Busy day ahead for me and Alvin.

Some company, laundry to do (always), cleaning (always), preparing for a TEA PARTY tomorrow at one of my neighbours and

then whatever else comes our way.

Yesterday I was so excited I took a small amount of vacation time and went to West Edmonton Mall from Work.

I wanted to check out the big sale at SEARS with hopes to buy some, wait for it, wait for it ….. new …. new


Yes, I was so excited to buy some new underwear.

It is a big deal as it is one thing that is super expensive and we always wait until what we have is almost falling apart.

I received a gift card from my neighbour for looking after her gecko, Cinder while she was away.

So I am proud to say that I spent the card and got some new underwear.

Now I have to part with the old stuff (some I was not able to replace it all).

Perhaps there will be a lotto win tonight so that I can replace every old piece.

Would that not be the best shopping trip ….. to buy all that…. mmm, a girl can DREAM.

Well hopefully I have made you giggle, laugh or just smile at this point.

If that is the case my job is done for today.

Take some time and smile.

Think of all of the people that you love and care for and for all of your great memories.

No matter where you are in your life or where you have been (trust me I know); you can always find good memories.

For some people they may be in short supply or for others they may be living a dream life, full of awesomeness.

No matter …… at some point there was something that was great/good.

I hope that you have a great day.

You are so special.

You are wonderful.

Take care.

Special Hello to: all those folks who read my blog, I so appreciate your time.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 17th day of December, 2015.

Only 7 sleeps until Christmas Eve …..

Where has the time gone.

Including today 5 working days until Christmas (the 6th one is our Family Christmas Party at work and then we go home early).

I am so over the moon excited to have 10 days off in a row.

YAY ….. so blessed and lucky.


Well this morning I could hear this beep like the noise the vehicle makes when it is backing up.

Only it seemed to be coming from downstairs ( as I am sitting in my office upstairs ).

So figured I had better go and check it out.

Lo and Behold I see the stove showing “END” on the panel.

OH my gosh ….. I had forgotten to turn it off last night.

Hopefully it will work after being on for about 12 hours ….. how bad is that.

Thank goodness it beeped otherwise it might have been tonight before I noticed.


Thank goodness the oven is not too dirty …. although this will make the bit that has splattered as of late, will make it more difficult to clean.

Oh well, lesson learned.


Well how are you today?

Are you feeling on top of the world?

I will admit that when I first woke up my inner self was saying “just stay home” and the outer voice was saying “just go.”

You know when you are not feeling 100% but not really sick enough to stay at home but close?

I had that conversation earlier this morning but once I talked myself into just getting ready, I am feeling much better.

Just a few days of work left …. I can do it but sure am ready for a break.


Well almost time to don the winter gear and head to the bus to go to work.

Tomorrow is Friday already so that is good.


Have an awesome day ….. always listen to a mix of your inner and outer voices….

Compromise …..

Special Hello to: all those folks who take the time to read my blog …. Have a Merry Christmas and all the Best this Holiday Season.

Always, Carol and Alvin


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Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 22nd day of October, 2015.

Another beautiful morning.

Alvin has me wondering about something.

Just noticed this morning that he is “enthralled” by the plant that remains on the deck.

It is one of those grass type plants that you use to fill in with flowers.

Only thing is it grew so well – took over the flowers.

Anyway I noticed him sniffing about there before bed.

So I quickly moved him away and now this morning.

Guess will have to move it into the garage.

I want to see if it will winter.

Something about the planet.

He is not eating it but has licked it, I think.

Cannot see as it was dark in that corner of the deck.

Oh well ….. one of those things.

The kids will be stopping by today as Miss Penny has a Vet appointment today.

So they will keep an eye on the boy.

Well here it is almost time to leave for work.

How did that happen?

Well very quickly …. Al up at 4:00 …. had his breakfast and went out ….. we hit the sofa until 5:20 and then again until 5:40 …..

Oh well it is Thursday.

I hope that you have an amazing day.

Special Hello to: all those people who read my blog, I am very grateful.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 14th day of March, 2015.

My first Saturday to work at the store in a long while.

I used to work the occasional one but not on a regular basis.

This begins working Saturdays for a while with no day off.

Wish me luck or rather give me your great energy to keep doing what I need to do.

I have a fair amount of energy, and hopefully can keep it up for as long as I need.

Lucky for me I do love to work at the store ….. my favourite part meeting new people everyday and of course, running into our regular customers.

The sun is now shining so the promise of a another melting day is great.

YAY ….. finally our sidewalks are clearing up and then me and Alvin will be walking all of the time …..

Both of us have put on a “tiny bit” in the mid section …. okay maybe a bit more than a bit ….. but we will get back to being trim and toned over the next few weeks.

It will be interesting to see how busy the mall is on a Saturday …. from other staff they say it is busy and the time flies by.

I have a short shift which is good because I have “laundry on the mind” and other stuff …..

We all need clean clothes …… right !!

I am relaxing for a bit sipping on my delicious cup of coffee while I write/key these words.

Alvin is standing on the bed looking out of the window which I opened a few inches to gather some fresh air.

I might just leave it open for the day.

Well my darlings I am going to go and get that second cup of coffee.

Thank you so much for reading my words and giving me the energy to keep doing what I love.

It is between us both that I can keep doing this …..

Thank you.

Nothing like listening to Sam Smith while you are drinking coffee …. love his music.

Special Hello to: all those people who read my blog, thank you so much.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Evening and Welcome to Sunday evening the 1st day of March, 2015.

Finally am feeling human once again.

Yesterday afternoon something hit me and I slept all afternoon … up for a few hours and then slept all night.

Then slept most of today as well.

Funny how by sleeping you can heal yourself.

I feel so much better …. my brain feels a tad foggy but that is due to being asleep for so many hours.

Thank goodness for my kids as they took the pups for a nice walk this afternoon.

YAY …..

Melting out there.

I just wanted to say a huge “thank you” to all those people who continue to read my blog.

The ones that have been with me since the beginning and to all those new people who continue to sign up…. you put me over the moon.

When I write this blog it is usually in the early morning hours and it is whatever pops into my head.

There are mornings where I am hit with a thought and write about it and other times it just pops into my mind as I write.

There are also times where I write and publish and then think of some other way of wording something or something I wished that I had written.

But all in all I just carry on and try to do better the next time.

I hope that you had a great weekend and I can honestly say that I am well rested ….. did not do much other than take Mr. Alvin to the Vet early Saturday morning and laundry.

That is it.

Take care and I will be back here tomorrow morning.

Special Hello to: all those people who read ….. it makes us want to write.

Always, Carol and Alvin


Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 14th day of January, 2015.

It is to be +5 degrees celsius here in Edmonton today.

That is crazy for the month of January.

But we certainly are not complaining.

Perhaps a few more days like this and the streets and sidewalks will be dry.

Perfect for walking for me and for the puppies.

Last night my daughter and I enjoyed the perfect walk with the puppies.

There was a slight cool breeze but the sky was clear and you could see the stars and the moon.

I always love clear skies.

Mid week ….

Still trying to believe that my baby brother turned 50 yesterday.

That is mind boggling to me.

I think for today it shall be one of those days where kindness rules.

It should be that everyday.

I think, anyway.

Well almost time to leave for the office.

Traffic was backed up in spots so have to get away as early as possible.

Thank you for reading my blog.

I am most grateful.

Have the best day.

Special Hello to: all those people with Birthdays in January ….. Happy Birthday.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Afternoon on Monday the 21st day of July, 2014.

I am feeling under the weather but just wanted to touch base with you all.

The sun is shining and it is a beautiful day as I look outside.

I hope that you are doing great wherever you are …….

I am resting and feeling better as the day goes on.

Always remember to take care of yourself.

Rest if you are not well.

It’s that time again.

Happy Monday.

Special Hello to: all those wonderful folks who read my blog …. thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 7th day of April, 2014.

WOW, another weekend over and a new week just beginning.

I am always amazed at how fast time seems to go by even though I am an intelligent being and know that it passes at the same rate always.

Nevertheless – the weekend did seem to fly by.

I hope that you had a great weekend.

Mine was busy but was great.

I was able to do some bead shopping and grocery shopping with daughter, had them over for supper, did some house stuff and laundry and worked at the store.

Also managed to take Mr. Alvin for a nice long walk Saturday night which was awesome.

Our weather seems to have changed for the better.

Over the past few days most of the snow and ice has melted and we are well on our way to seeing 100% ground without the covering.

This week will be busy as I have a custom jewellery order to complete and then the usual things.

My throat was feeling a bit scratchy but is feeling better now.

Seems odd whenever Mr. Alvin does not sleep at home ….. oh, how I miss the little guy.

But he will be home tonight and that will be wonderful.

Well time to go and finish getting ready for another day at the office.

Whatever you are doing I hope that you have a wonderful day.

May you be surrounded by love and laughter, joy and abundance.

Take care.

Special Hello to: all of you …… thank you for reading my blog.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday March 14th, 2013.

Well all I can say is one word “SNOW” …… “SNOW” and more “SNOW.”

Mother Nature in all her glorious wisdom has decided that we need more of the white stuff.

It is once again completely covering the ground ….. a fluffy white comforter / blanket.

I guess I will be cutting this short this morning as Mr. Alvin has decided he needs to go outside.

So I hope that wherever you are on this Thursday morning I hope that if snow is in your picture that you be careful.

I know that here in Edmonton we have lots of ice on sidewalks and pathways (roads are pretty good except for neighbourhood ones, like mine).

Drive and walk carefully.

Have a great day my friends.

Thanks to all my new readers …. I really appreciate the time you take to read my words.

Special Hello to: ALL READERS …… of every book and blog …… YOU ROCK.


Always, Carol and Alvin

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