Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 29th day of April, 2018.

WOW, cannot believe that it is almost noon.

I am sorry that I did not get to writing this post until now.

Crazy kind of morning.

We were up at 5:00 a.m. for Alvin to do this morning routine.

Alvin went outside and drank some water but would not eat his food.

I tried hand feeding him but to no avail.

So we went back upstairs to bed.

A couple of hours later up again.

But he would not eat.

He did not appear to be feeling poorly – still his happy self.

We fell asleep on the sofa after that for awhile.

When we got up it was pretty late for us.

I tried several times to feed him but to no avail.

Even tried giving him a piece of his favourite food – banana

But he would not eat it.

So I made the piece smaller and he ate it.

I cut up a piece of banana into small bits and into a bowl for him.

He gobbled it down.

I did that with all of the pieces of banana that he would normally eat.

It dawned on me that he was actually hungry and for some reason unknown to me – just not able to eat.

Whether it is a tooth, or that he scratched his mouth with a chew treat yesterday or the fact that he managed to eat some of Teddy’s food last night at supper (Teddy’s food is softened for him).

Anyway as the was able to soften his food, I gave him some until he wanted no more.

So I will soften his food from now on.

Keeping an eye on him.

Hopefully not a tooth or anything serious.

 

It also took me 1/2 hour to get my electric coffee perk to work.

That was annoying – nothing worse than wanting a cup of coffee and the coffee perk not wanting to comply.

ARGH.

 

So that was my morning.

I was going to go and clean up the trash in the neighbourhood but it is so WINDY that I have decided to do that next weekend.

Hard to hold the bag and pick up trash in the wind.

I have done that before ….

So will just go and get groceries, wash some floors and finish off the laundry.

 

We had a wonderful day with Teddy yesterday.

I took the boys for a walk by the lake.

They were really good.

We sat outside on the deck and relaxed.

The boys played from time to time.

It was a great Saturday.

 

I hope that all is well with you and yours.

Happy Sunday.

Special Hello to: my friend “V” …..

Always, Carol & Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 18th day of April, 2017.

Well I saw a few mini snowballs escaping from the sky and coming down to earth.

It is dark with the overcast sky.

They are forecasting more snow ….. ARGH.

All I can think of is the poor little ROBINS in all this snow and colder temperatures.

I hope that they will be okay.

 

Well did you all have a wonderful weekend?

Mine was very nice …… mostly just hanging out with me Alvin.

Nothing wrong with that …..

To be honest I could have done things around the house but I chose to just do the necessities and to just relax.

It was great to have HODA KOTB back to the Today Morning Show with Kathie Lee Gifford.

She is one happy Momma.

So happy for her and Joel.

 

So back to work this morning.

Back to our routine.

Nothing like a routine.

 

Well it is almost time to leave for work.

I will be wearing my winter boots and coat (be prepared, I always say).

There is the potential for lots of snow and I do not wish to ruin my shoes.

 

Happy Tuesday ……

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

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 5th day of April, 2016.

Wow, we woke up to snow.

Just a coverlet of the white stuff covering the deck.

Just enough to throw Alvin out of his routine.

He did not want to walk on the deck.

He stepped out so gingerly …. lifting each paw gently as he made his way across the deck and down the steps to his green patch.

Well not so green at the moment.

He is so darn cute.

I guess after all it is Spring and anything can happen.

After 22 degrees on Saturday to snow on Tuesday.

I am pleased that I left my snow boots and winter jacket in the closet by the front door.

It is not cold out but I have been cold on the bus so I will pop it on.

The temperature is not to be super warm today anyway.

Boots or shoes, that is the question.

There isn’t much now but there could be.

I brought my shoes home from work so would have to carry a pair to work.

Oh well I have 10 minutes or so to make that HUGE decision.

I am smiling ….. as it is not such a big decision.

But always good to have a giggle at this time of day.

I am happy or not but we had 30 minutes on the sofa this morning to rest.

I have been dreaming and not able to settle down at night so that helped me feel a bit rested.

Well I hope that wherever you go today, and whatever you may be doing that the NEWS is all good.

You deserve good news and today is the day.

Me and Alvin – Alvin and I wish you good health and love on this Tuesday.

Throw in a pinch of laughter and life is perfect.

Happy Tuesday Everyone.

 

Special Hello to: everyone out there who has an appointment today – good news – good news, it will be good news.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 26th day of February, 2016.

I feel as though I have missed a day and I guess I have, at that.

On Tuesday evening when I was getting into bed …. as I leaned to turn off the light and fall back onto the bed ….. I pulled/strained a neck muscle.

I could tell straight away ….. it was very painful.

All that night I struggled with getting comfortable, and with sleep.

The next morning which was Wednesday …. I got up and ready (hot shower helped), and went to work.

It was painful and even making me feel nauseous ….. I got some pain relief from a friend at work.

So it was manageable for the rest of the day.

That evening once the pain relief had worked off …. back again.

I did the heat on my neck and that helped.

So yesterday Thursday I stayed at home ….. resting it ….. applying heat.

Finally today it feels so much better, I can go back to work ….

So in essence I missed a day ….. a day with you.

I hope that everyone is doing well.

So happy to get back to normal.

Makes me so grateful to be healthy once again.

We often too many times take for granted good health.

Having something wrong as minor as it was ….. it is great to get back to the usual routine.

I think that Alvin like having me at home ….. he enjoyed being outside off and on during the course of the day.

My daughter came after work bringing supper and then taking me for groceries.

So thoughtful she is ……

Well I guess it is almost time to pack up and get ready to leave for the bus …..

Another gorgeous morning ….

We are so blessed.

Have an awesome day ….

So glad to be back.

Special Hello to:  YOU ALL ….. Have the best day ever!

Always, Carol and Alvin

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

Well here we go the first work day of the New Year.

I hope that it is a wonderfully quiet productive day.

Alvin slept well and I was awake every second hour throughout the night.

Part is due to being a Sunday night and the other back from being away from routine.

It would likely be so much easier if we would have stayed up at 5:00 a.m. and went to bed at 9:00 p.m.

Did not quite happen that way ….. so today is back to work.

Getting back into the regular routine.

Yesterday was a fun last day before going back to work.

In the morning one of my friend’s came for coffee and at night I SKYPED with my sister.

In between we relaxed ……

I want to make this year different so I stayed up until midnight on New Year’s Eve, was out for supper on New Year’s Day and got my hair cut on January 2nd.

Sometimes just by making a few changes can bring about some new things.

2015 was a good year …..

My thoughts are quiet at this time because I am preparing for work.

That takes preparation.

After being off for ten days my body and mind are in home mode.

I do love being at home.

Okay, now then …… back to work.

I will miss spending time with Mr. Alvin ….

Not sure if he will be glad or not to see me back to work.

Perhaps he likes his quiet time.

Okay ….. well then …..

WORK ….. if it has to be……

I wish you all a great Monday …… first Monday of 2016.

Special Hello to: my friends all over the world ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 3rd day of November, 2015.

WOW, what a difference a day can make …. I feel so much better.

Funny how a sore throat can turn into something else over the course of a couple of days.

Lots of “Steeped Tea” ….. different HERBAL blends, sleep, and of course, cuddles with Mr. Alvin.

A winning combination.

I missed writing yesterday as I was feeling pretty miserable.

 

Yesterday it was raining here, and at times you could see snow flakes in the air but by the time they made touchdown, melted.

So pretty but we would be happy if they waited until December to make their stay official.

 

Well back to work today.

Always feels like the first day after I have been away even if it has been only one day.

Strange?

 

I would like to think that Mr. Alvin liked having me home but perhaps not as I messed up his routine.

Who knows …. he would never let on.

He is just that way …. does not wish to hurt anyone’s feelings.

 

Well almost time to leave for the office ….

Another wonderful ride on City Transit.

Actually the bus ride is pretty good.

I only wish that when people were sick they would stay at home.

People sniffling and snorting, coughing and sneezing ….

I know it is not always possible to stay at home but sure would make less other people sick.

 

Okay that is my rant …. wish for the day.

I wish that you all are feeling wonderful and are surrounded today by love and laughter, kindness and respect.

Special Hello to: family … yours and mine.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 19th day of September, 2015.

It is a warm, bright sunny morning here in Edmonton.

WOW, it is the weekend and I am so happy.

Mr. Alvin has his regular monthly pedicure / other checks appointment this morning.

When I mentioned the receptionist name “J” he jumped up and gave me a kiss.

Safe to say that he loves this girl.

It is so funny he is always excited to go and see “J” and the other girls that work at the Clinic but when he is having his nails done he is not so happy.

At least I do not have to carry him there ….. now that would be something.

After I write this blog it will be time to get ready and go.

After I get home I am going to make me a pot of coffee and set down and write up my TO DO LIST.

There are items that must get done over the next few weeks plus the routine items such as laundry and cleaning.

Did you have a good week?

I hope so.

It was good at the office ….. busy as per usual.

I like to be busy but it is always nice if one can be “caught up.”

It has never happened since I started at the office.

It is the nature of the beast so to speak that one always has an inflow of work.

Never to be “caught up.”

Well one of the things on my list is to clean out the closet in this office.

I have kind of stashed things in there since the kids moved in April.

Well that is not entirely true.

It has always been my gift closet, craft storage, odds and ends storage.

But it is time to go through it and see what is needed and what is not.

Last weekend I cleaned out the guest closet and it looks great.

One closet at a time.

Closets are always interesting.

We always seem to put things behind doors just in case we might need them.

Eventually the doors barely close and you have to make some decisions.

Otherwise you become a hoarder or sorts.

I am not making light of this issue for sure.

So many of us ….. keep things thinking we might need them at some point.

Part of this comes from not wanting to do without.

Part comes from perhaps laziness.

Part comes from history …. depressions ….. wars….

There are all sorts of reasons.

But for me, it is the thought I might use it.

I have found that since I turned 50, I do find it easier to “toss” and “give” things away when I am not using them.

There is something freeing about it actually.

Well I had better go and get ready to start this day.

I have a bit of a headache … maybe because I have not had coffee yet.

But it will have to wait until we return from the Vet.

That is usually a quick visit …. so I won’t have to wait too long.

I wish you a Happy Saturday.

I wish you great pride in whatever you accomplish or not.

I wish you time to relax.

I wish you to be surrounded by love and laughter.

Special Hello to: my friend “M” who brings back fond memories.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 16th day of September, 2015.

Well another rainy night in “Georgia” … er I mean Edmonton.

It has stopped for now ….. we would like to see the sunshine.

The rain has been wonderful but time for some rays.

To add to my mornings I have found that taking the usual bus now is not working.

Most mornings I get there on time and then a couple of days I have been a couple of minutes late.

So time to start leaving even earlier …. 6:20 a.m. this morning.

I will be earlier to work but there is no happy medium.

That is okay.

Better to be earlier than late.

I do not like showing up just as the clock strikes the start hour.

Well this is going to be ultra short as a result.

Have to get the time down again …

Rework the morning routine …

You know how that works when you change the departure time.

I hope that you have an awesome Wednesday.

Happy Wednesday.

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

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 8th day of September, 2015.

Dark out ….. dry on the deck …. no rain overnight.

Wow, Tuesday already …. so great to have a long weekend.

I am so grateful that I was able to spend some of it with my dear friend “P” from Regina.

We had such a great visit.

Now today back to the regular routine …..

Work …. home ….. work …. HOME …..

We are so wrapped in routine we humans.

In fact, I would say that most of us are most happiest when we are in a routine.

When we get up at the same time, eat at the same time, work at the same time …..sleep at the same time.

It is a circle that for the most part keeps us the most happiest.

If you think about it having your life in a regular schedule/routine helps you to do what you needs to be done.

At least it works for me.

There I go again …. back to the “TO DO LISTS.”

But really …. they do work.

Whenever you have things to do write them down.

As you complete them …. check off ….. DONE.

We/I/You will have a sense of accomplishment.

Even if it is just emptying the dishwasher.

Trust he it feels like you actually did something.

Well I can hear the sidewalk calling my name …..

Now that I have to wear a jacket and “shoes” ….. need a couple extra minutes to put the final touches on before I leave the house.

Have a Happy Tuesday.

Special Hello to: my friend “M” …. thank you for your thoughtful comments and your “work” is amazing.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 11th day of July, 2015.

Mr. Alvin just groaned as he plunked himself down on the floor beside me.

Now he is up….

Looking at what, I do not know.

Perhaps he is just listening to the sounds of the vehicles in the distance on the highway.

Now he is laying on the carpet/rug outside the office with eyes up starring at me.

When I am at home – he is almost always close by.

In so many ways he is like a child ….. he feels like that to me.

I am always amazed by how much he wants to be near me.

I know that this morning he was somewhat disappointed when there was no banana and only a handful of strawberries.

He sure is used to what he is used to …… routine.

But that is okay ….. most of us beings on this planet are into a routine.

In fact, we are better when we are in a routine.

Or at least that is my thought ….

Most of us are happiest when there is a routine …. things go according to plan ….

So today there is a plan but most Saturdays are unplanned to some degree.

I guess that is true on the weekends for most people.

We have things planned and then there is unplanned time.

Well just heard from my friend who is putting up the boards ( I cannot think of the actual name) that cover the insulation and vapour barrier) ….. oh my goodness my brain …… he is coming over in a few minutes and I still have my p.j.s on so must get going.  It is almost done ……. yay.

Have a great day.

Enjoy the weekend …. if you are working I hope that you have some time to relax.

Special Hello to: jewellery lovers

Always, Carol and Alvin

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