Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 25th day of April, 2017.

I now know why I was having an “off day” ….. apparently there is/was a full moon.

That darn moon always plays with me ……

Cannot see the moon for the overcast sky but I will take the word of the person who made the statement.

Snow and rain mix was most of Monday.

We shall see what happens today.

 

Well yesterday I wore a new pair of shoes that I had picked up on the weekend from the Thrift store …. big mistake to wear them to work the first day.

They did not feel great with socks off the get go so I removed said socks.

Another mistake.

I had a couple of blisters before day’s end.

So I donned my winter boots and wore them for the rest of the day.

Which leads me to a cute story.

This morning I decided to place a couple of bandaids on my feet on the “delicate spots.”

As I was opening the bandaids – Mr. Alvin came along to check things out.

So I explained to him what I was doing.  He kept watching closely and listening intently.

Man oh man, those eyes of his – could melt even the coldest of hearts.

Big brown … soft beautiful eyes..

As I was opening three ….. he watched and listened and sniffed at each one.

I guess he was making sure that I wasn’t doing wrong.

Such a little honey, my boy.

Lesson learned about the shoes.

They felt so good in the store and were like new.

 

I have to start incorporating some type of exercise other than walking into my daily routine and it has been a long winter, just saying.

 

So here we go again to work ….. HI HO …. HI HO ….. it’s off to work I go …..

 

Okay time to get this SHOW on the road.

I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Keep safe as you go out and about this day.

 

Special Hello to:  my fellow bloggers …..

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

 

 

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 25th day of March, 2017.

It is gloomy out this morning and was difficult to get out of bed this morning.

Likely due in part to me falling asleep on the sofa early in the evening and then between Alvin and I waking up at odd hours throughout the night.

Oh well, such as life.

We are good …..

I was hoping that the sun would be shining.

Sunshine always energizes me.

Overcast makes me sleepy.

So it is the weekend.

Time to get some things done around the house like laundry again.

Seems like I just did laundry and here we are again.

 

It is also that time of year to start the neighbourhood garbage pickup.

Every night as of late on my walk home from the bus (because it is in the daylight) I see so much trash on the ground.

Honestly it does make me mad and disappointed.

Either today or tomorrow I will go and do some outdoor cleaning.

But it does bring me joy to have a clean neighbourhood.

I do wish that people would take notice and perhaps pick things up instead of dropping them on the ground.

Part of the garbage problem is the way people pack their recycling.

A good portion of the trash is paper and boxes.

For some reason people tend to think tossing paper and small boxes on top of each other or in a open container is a good thing.

NOT so much.

WIND.

We have wind here.

 

Okay I am done my rant.

Sorry for this.

Time to get this show on the road.

SHOWER.

I need a shower.

Warm me up and wake me up.

 

Happy Saturday.

Have fun today.

Alvin and I will get out for a walk at some point and that is always fun.

 

Special Hello to:  all my fellow bloggers.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 17th day of March, 2017.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone …..

Today is the 60th Birthday of my dear friend “TW” back in Regina.

Wishing you the best day and all things wonderful for this year and all the years to come.

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YAY, it is Friday.

Yesterday with this change in weather again ….. more ice.

So yesterday morning I left the house a few minutes early so that I could take my time walking to the bus stop.

I found that the sidewalks were too icy as I almost wiped out just across the street from my house so I walked on the streets where I could.

On the walkway I had to walk on the border to the sidewalk which in summer is grass and in winter is SNOW.

Thank goodness it was only about 8 inches deep but I still managed to get snow in my boots and my pants were wet on the bottom when the boots came off at work.

ARGH.

Oh, the best part.

After most carefully walking and managing to remain upright ….. just as I was approaching the street the BUS whizzed past.

Of course, he did not see me.

Of course not.

Really, I thought.

I was almost there.

ARGH.

So I thought what is the point in getting upset so I just patiently waited for the next one to arrive knowing that I would not be late for work.

I catch the bus that I do, so that I have extra time (you never know).

After a waiting for about ten minutes a silver SUV came around the corner and stopped at the bus stop.

Now it was kind of dark so could not see inside until she turned down window and I saw my neighbour ….. so ended up getting a ride to work and being almost 1/2 hour earlier than usual.

So it worked out.

This morning I called my neighbour to see if I could catch a ride with her so that I do not have to go through that again knowing it is even more icy today than yesterday.

Luck of the IRISH, methinks.

I found a SHAMROCK charm and placed it on a silver chain that I have ……. along with a green and silver necklace and green sweater I am all set for St. Paddy’s Day.

 

I think that Mr. Alvin is feeling bad that he does not have anything green to wear.

Maybe tonight I can find something for him……

Guess I will have to buy him a green sweater for next year.

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to my IRISH Family and Friends all over the world.

Special Hello to: my friend T. W. ….. today is your birthday …… WOW, what a great day to celebrate.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 28th day of August, 2016.

It is overcast for the most part this morning but it is clearing some to the south and I assume to the east as I can see brightness coming from that part of the sky.

Sunshine or not??

Oh yes there is some sunshine as it is shining on one of the houses to south of my window.

YAY ….. sometimes it is the little things that bring such joy.

I really would like the sun to shine.

It seems like we have had many days of clouds and rain.

 

Yesterday was a busy day preparing the house for the tea party today at noon.

So in just a few hours.

Some of the girls that I used to work with at the store are coming for the Steeped Tea party.

It will be so nice to see them.

Last night Alvin and I were invited out for supper.

My friend “J” made this incredible spread ….. way too much yummy food.

We had a great visit, me, “J” and “A” ……

Alvin enjoyed playing with Jasmine’s plush toys.

He only has non-plush ones because given the opportunity he just chews on them until the threads break and the stuffing comes out.

Even the hard core ones that are supposed to be “chew proof” … not so much.

That boy of mine.

So instead he has a ball, his snowball and we play fetch with that……

He has some other toys but not a soft one in the bunch.

Maybe as he gets older he will not attack them so much and I can get him some softer toys.

 

One of the girls is bringing her youngest girl so that will be nice.

Alvin loves children.

Well I supposed I should get this show on the road.

Get spruced up and prepare the table for the tea party.

I am going to make a couple of goodies for the tea party even though my hostess is bringing some baked good.

There will be Steeped Tea’s “Coconut Key Lime Dip Mix” with fresh strawberries AND “GuacamolTEA” with Artisan Roasted Garlic & Black Bean Tortilla chips.

We will have fun and Alvin will enjoy the company.

He loves to be surrounded by women, go figure.

Well he is a guy after all?

Laughing aloud.

 

Time to go, I hope that you all have an awesome Sunday.

Remember to go for a walk and enjoy the great outdoors.

I hope that you are as blessed as me to have some parks close to your home.

 

Special Hello to: my friends here and there and everywhere.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 17th day of August, 2016.

I have to apologize to my friend “V” as I forgot to mention her birthday yesterday.

I knew it was on the 16th but I did not think that the date was the 16th.

One of those things.

I did wish her a Happy Birthday on FB but I wanted to acknowledge her on my blog.

She is one of those special people that deserves recognition.

We have known each other for likely 25 years or so now but really got to know each other as good friends just this past year.

Life just is full of surprises and that was an excellent one.

She has become one of my dearest friends and I am grateful for her friendship.

Happy Birthday “V.”

 

Well Alvin is going to have some company today as Elton is on his way over.

Yay, I will have a ride to work.

It is our staff barbecue today as well so that is nice.

Happy Wednesday.

 

Things are finally coming together …..

I love when that happens.

 

Well time to get this show on the road as they will be here any minute.

Just a short note today but I would leave you with this …..

You just never know what life will bring your way.

I also just in the past year or so connected with another person who happened to be a close friend many years ago and we just lost touch.

Such as life happens.

So “M” – I am grateful for you and our friendship.

I am truly blessed.

Surrounded by amazing family and friends.

 

Time to fly.

Happy Wednesday.

Special Hello to: all those great folks out there …. you are so special.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 29th day of July, 2016.

When we first woke up this morning it was still pretty much dark outside.

Oh, that makes me sad.

No bright early mornings as we transition into the latter part of the year.

The air was cool which was very much welcomed after such a hot yesterday.

There are no deep blue clouds in the sky.

Today is to be another hot humid day but we will take them in stride because we know that we are blessed to have changes in our seasons.

That we have warm, hot, cool and cold.

Change is good or so they keep telling me.

They are always changing things up at work.

Keeps one busy for sure.

Well almost time to go as we slept in a bit this morning.

I am excited for my vacation so that Alvin and I can do some things together.

We will go for some extra walks and adventure away from our neighbourhood and take in some of the ones not too far away but enough so that it is an adventure.

Well I suppose I had better get this show on the road.

I hope that you have an amazing Friday.

Perhaps you are now taking some time off from work and I wish you sunshine, rainbows and a little adventure.

We all could use that …. right?

Happy Friday.

Special Hello to: family and friends, new and old …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 13th day of June, 2016.

It is a beautiful, bright, blue sky morning here in Edmonton.

On a sad note, my neighbours are moving into their new house today and I shall have new neighbours.

On a happy note, (I love to get the sad out of the way first) ….

On a happy note, yesterday I spoke to my friend “M” on the telephone, actually heard her voice.

Sounds just like she did over twenty years ago.

Elton is coming to spend the day with Alvin so that is nice.

He spent a few hours with us yesterday.

Last night it just happened that a few of us neighbours met up on the front porch to chat about our years together.

Funny how fast time passes.

I have lived here seven years ….. hard to believe.

It will be different without S & M next door …. they have been great neighbours and friends.

 

Funny that no matter where life takes you …. your friends, your true friends will always be there.

Sometimes you do not see each other for decades and then life brings you back together.

It is as though no time has elapsed.

I am grateful for that.

 

Well I had better get this show on the road.

My ride will be here early this morning.

I want to be ready to go.

 

Have an awesome day and you never know where the day will take you.

Surprise.

 

Special Hello to:  my friends “M” and “W” ….. one known since before my daughter was born and the other worked with for decades.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 24th day of April, 2016.

We finally received some moisture via rain and wet snow.

The rain started late yesterday afternoon and then turn to wet snow just as we were going to bed.

However; this morning there is only a skiff of snow laying on the deck and on the lawn and on our rooftops.

You can almost hear the grass saying “thank you.”

 

This afternoon I am having a Steeped Tea party at my house.

One of my neighbours has booked a party and will be my hostess.

She is in the midst of selling her house so it is easier for the party to be here.

Easy for her and easier for me.

 

Yesterday my daughter, Sir Elton and my son-in-law came for a visit.

We worked on the computer for a bit as I am having some computer issues.

Nothing like paying attention to updates and stuff wouldn’t cure.

I need to go through my 28,180 photos and move them to a secure location.

There are likely quite a bunch that I can delete as well.

We also went for a walk to the nearby park where we snapped some photos.

Photos of my daughter, son-in-law and their Elton and then ones of me and Elton and Alvin.

We made sure that we had some good shots.

 

My neighbour and her friend just popped by for a mug of coffee.

I make coffee and we share it on Saturdays and Sundays.

We have a nice visit and then everyone gets on with the day.

 

Well time to get this show on the road.

I hope that you have a great day.

Special Hello to:  my Elton – everything will be fine.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 15th day of April, 2016.

YAY, today is Friday and the start of the weekend for me.

I think today is the day that my sister comes home from Hawaii.

Cannot wait to hear all about her trip.

That is one place I would love to see.

I cannot imagine the greenery and the flowers.

The beautiful turquoise blue water and the sand.

The palm trees…..the pineapple ….. oh my.

Possibly bump into the Hawaii-Five-O Team …… now that would be cool.

On this Friday I am just happy to be on the last day of the work week for the office.

I have a busy weekend ahead but that is okay.

Better to be busy than not.

Just as long as you have time to R-E-L-A-X.

 

Alvin and I are enjoying our walks after work and I am going to rearrange our mornings so that we can go for a walk in the morning, as well.

Often times in the summer it is too hot for us to walk after work and by the time it cools down it is bedtime.

So two walks somedays and others one but better than none.

 

It is so great to see the sunrise on my way to work.

The sky is afire in yellows, oranges and reds.

So pretty.

I have had to start wearing my sunglasses when I get onto the bus as it becomes so bright at one point during the ride.

 

Well almost time to hit the road.

Another day … another ….. you know..

 

I hope that you have an awesome Friday.

May your day be filled with brightness, joy and laughter.

 

Special Hello to: the world travellers …. home again.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 7th day of March, 2016.

Well we have “winter” once again …… it was like being in a snow globe yesterday afternoon and into the evening.

Over those hours the ground is covered in a thick white blanket.

We will need the moisture so it is all good.

 

Well it did not help my friend find her way in a somewhat strange city.

The GPS system in the car was outdated.

Needless to say it was a long out of the way trip to my house.

But she made it, and we had a great visit.

Shared a cup of “Steeped Tea.”

Note: to self …. alway check directions even if you have a GPS system in the vehicle.

 

Wow, here we are one week into March.

Next Sunday we push our clocks ahead one hour.

That will seem odd …. we lose an hour which takes a bit of adjusting.

Alvin and his internal clock – well that is another story.

 

Lots of “thoughts” this weekend.

I need/want to get back to my old positive self, as of late I seem to have gone over to the dark side.

Not entirely that is for sure …. not even half but I want to be 98% positive.

Makes for one JOYFUL Momma when your thoughts are on a silver lining that lack of…..

It is easy to slip into that negative Nelly mode for sure.

Sometimes you do not even realize.

But I do and I will get myself back to where I want/need to be.

 

Mr. Alvin is quiet this morning.

Curled up on the piece of rug that my computer chair is sitting upon ….. he is so cute.

 

Well time to get this show on the road.

I am going to have a wonderful day and hope that you do as well.

So happy that my friend made it safe and relatively “sound.”

 

Special Hello to: friends near and far …… Hello, How are you?

Always, Carol and Alvin

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