Living … One day at a time.

Happy Halloween.

Wow, last day of October.

I always enjoy this day.

Just sharing some photos for this day.

I tried to take some photos of myself in my “Halloween Costume” but not able to get whole body shot.

Happy Halloween.

Enjoy the day.

Be safe and Have fun.

Mr. Alvin decided to just be himself today.

Ah,

 

Don’t be frightened by the next photos.

Me putting on my scar for Harry Potter.

Perhaps I look a bit like an aged Potter too early in the morning.

Oh well,

I thought some blush on my cheeks might help.

Happy Trick & Trick Day.

Always be kind and respectful.

 

Always, Carol & Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 8th day of January, 2019.

Brrr, it be COLD out there.

Poor Mr. Alvin wasted no time going outside to do his thing and back into the house.

I really did not even need to call him this morning.

This is the COLDEST morning this winter so far.

Make sure that you dress warm and have mitts, scarf and warm socks in addition to your coat and boots.

Always be prepared.

 

I was thinking of how people communicate.

In my “travels” I came across a young woman who is a non-verbal due to medical reasons.

That does not stop her from TALKING or getting her thoughts across to others.

Cell phones are a great tool for someone who has the ability to use their hands and fingers; but just not able to speak.

I still remain one of the three folks on this earth who do not have a cell phone.

Actually I think it is down to two; as I forgot that Kathie-Lee Gifford now has one.

We all communicate in one way shape or form.

As long as we are able ….. how wonderful.

 

Have a wonderful Tuesday.

I am on my way out to pick up poop from my No. 1 little pooper.

We all poop.

Just glad that I do not have to pick up mine.

Okay, perhaps this is not the topic for this place but I actually love that word.

Poop.

Just giggle and laugh.

Poop.

Just poop.

Happy Tuesday.

 

Special Hello to: my friend “V” who makes me laugh and works so hard, thank you for being my friend. (PS will get that info to you tonight).

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 21st day of February, 2018.

Today was my Grandmother Stella’s Birthday.

If she were alive she would be 117.

I miss my days with her.

She taught me so much and sometimes said things that I did not wish to hear.

Happy Birthday Gran.

 

I would like to think that it is warming up but not sure at this point.

Yesterday was cold.

Who knows.

I do know one thing – spring is right around the corner.

Just a few weeks until our time changes.

We put our clocks ahead one hour ….. now that takes some getting used to ….. losing an hour.

 

Last night as I was chatting with a friend at the bus stop.

A bus stopped, and I had not really been paying attention when my friend “C” appeared in the door way of the bus.

She said …. “Come on, wanna a ride.”

I quickly said “Have a good night to my other friend” and hopped onto the bus.

I also thanked the bus driver for waiting and he said “No problem, there was a red light.”

Made me giggle.

 

What a great Tuesday I had ….. I got so much done at work …… more than my TO DO LIST.

Today will be even better.

Stay focused and give it my all.

 

With being home so early and able to see the ground beneath us, I figured it was time to walk.

The weather has been cold, icy and on those nice nights too much salt on the walks.

We made it to the park and home but my poor Alvin seemed to find all of the salt.

I did my best to steer him away and when he stepped on it, I quickly wiped his paws with my mitts and scarf.

I guess I should take a towel with me.

During my ride home last night we chatted about the salt and walks.

Came up with an idea ….. baby socks ….. I should try them.

I am pretty certain that Alvin will not keep them on his paws but you never know.

At least it may help.

That way if he wears them …. I would know okay to purchase actual booties for pups.

 

Well time to get this show on the road once again.

I truly hope that you have a fantastic Wednesday.

Yesterday on my bus ride to work I repeated my mantra over and over.

I tell you …. certainly helped me get through the work day.

Try your mantra ……

If you do not have one ….. make one up…..

You have to start somewhere.

Happy Wednesday.

 

Special Hello to: my friend “V” ….. finally tried all of the items in the Valentine’s gift box and everything was AMAZING.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 6th day of February, 2017.

It is COLD, COLD out there this morning in Edmonton.

Double digits below – 26 degrees celsius.

Poor Mr. Alvin had to take two runs at it to get outside.

He did his business very quickly.

Poor little guy.

I am grateful to have a warm coat, mitts, scarf and boots for the cold walk to the bus.

 

What a great weekend.

Yesterday we just spent inside except for some shovelling and I had to watch Alvin as it was so cold and he could only be outside for a minute or so.

Did some cleaning and watched a couple of movies.

I watched “Mother’s Day” with Julia Roberts, Jennifer Anniston, Kate Hudson and so many great actors.

I laughed and I cried.

It was a good movie.

Perfect for a Sunday afternoon.

 

Well it is almost time to hit the road ….. the cold ….. argh.

There are times these these when I wished that I was retired.

Oh well, it is all good.

 

Thank you Universe for a great weekend.

I had time with my girl, an outing, time with my boy, did some cleaning and laundry and made some jewellery and I RELAXED.

Perfect.

 

Have a great Monday.

Special Hello to: my sister ….. shall we SKYPE soon …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 3rd day of January, 2017.

We are back in a deep freeze here in Edmonton.

Dropped to minus 25 degrees celsius overnight.

Oh joy …… at least no moisture, er snow.

Back to work today.

I had the most wonderful Christmas break with my family and friends.

Alvin and I enjoyed extra long walks on the nice days.

Thank goodness cause this is way too cold for me Alvin to be outside longer than to do his “needs be.”

January is off to a great start.

Had visits with one of my girl friends yesterday and my daughter the previous day.

2017 is a year of patience, more kindness, patience and laughter.

I mentioned patience twice because quite often it is the lack of or not enough of patience that drags us to a bad place.

If we had the patience then the rest might fall easier into place.

For me patience is a big thing …. keeps me in a better place.

So in a few minutes I will be donning the longest winter coat, big scarf, mitts and tall boots.

You need to be covered in good layers on a day like today.

 

I sure hope that the first few days of this New Year find you well and ready to have the best year of your life.

We have to at least start in that great place and hopefully this will be the one that goes as smoothly as life can.

To good health, great joy and an abundant 2017.

 

Special Hello to:  my Family …… this is our year.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 5th day of December, 2016.

Well I can safely say that Edmonton now has winter.

It snowed like there was no tomorrow late yesterday afternoon early evening.

Looked like a giant snow globe had been placed over my neighbourhood.

By about 8:00 p.m. it slowed down but in its’ wake we got about six inches or so.

Hard to tell.

I did shovel once in the middle of it all and now I could shovel again.

It was wonderfully light and fluffy snow.

The kind that makes shovelling quick work.

It is minus 16 degrees celsius or so at this time.

The wind is howling so I will make certain to wear my longest winter coat, put up my hood and wear my scarf.

 

Yesterday I finally was able to complete my Tribute to our Beloved Elton.

As is all things after it was done and published on this site; I thought of so much more that I could have said and should have said.

Like this guy absolutely loved car rides and would sit proudly on his car seat looking out of the window.

Always sitting proper and not fussing about.

When Elton walked …. so cute…. he had this swagger ….. like he was the King of the World.

I loved to watch him walk as we would go for walks together.

Sometimes me, Elton, Penny and Alvin would go together.

The trio made for some fun walks.

One wanting to go each different way.

But I miss those times with all my heart.

There is nothing like the unconditional love of a “dog” …. they are truly our family.

Rest in Peace our wonderful fur babies.

 

So on this Monday ….. brrr cold.

I have fond memories to keep me warm.

 

Have a wonderful day.

I did manage to write cards and notes to family and friends at a distance.

More to do …… some every night.

 

Special Hello to: Family and Friends, Merry Christmas ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 17th day of October, 2016.

Well no moisture overnight.

The sidewalks are dry.

Do I risk it and wear shoes?

Who knows.

That is Edmonton, one never knows what to wear.

I know that there are many other places that are the same.

You can go to work with snow in the morning and freezing temperatures and by early afternoon it is sunny and plus 15 degrees celsius.

That would be Calgary.

Weather is an interesting item for sure.

I always check the weather channel for hints about the upcoming day(s).

One that that I will  mention about the weather channel is the new format they are using – is not user friendly.

Not liking it.

I suppose I should let them know.

Not that it would be changed for me but perhaps there are others that are not fond of it either.

They are trying to put way too much information on the television screen and it becomes “white noise” so to speak.

Weather.

I did see on the long range forecast that it is supposed to be plus 10 on Friday.

That would be crazy.

Perhaps the remaining snow would melt and we could have fall back minus the coloured leaves.

Oh well.

A girl can dream.

It did not feel as though we had fall long enough.

One day the leaves were green, the next they were yellow and orange and the next they were gone from the weight of the snow.

I hope that you had a relaxing enjoyable weekend.

Mine was good.

Able to relax and enjoy some walks without trudging through snowbanks.

Always a good thing.

Well almost time to start getting all of the items on for my walk to the bus and then from the bus to the office.

The lighter winter coat, scarf, mitts and perhaps the boots.

I have not made up my mind as yet.

I will wait until the last minute and see what my gut tells me to do.

Have an awesome Monday.

Special Hello to:  all those folks who take their precious time to read this girl’s blog.  Thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 4th day of February, 2016.

Happy Birthday to my niece “M” who turns 19 today …..

 

Wow, here we are I sat down at the computer about 15 minutes ago and am just writing my blog now.

Guess where I was …..

FB …..

I had to send a quick message to my daughter and then was drawn in by a couple of music videos.

It got me to thinking.

Earlier, this morning while getting ready I picked up Mr. Alvin from the bed where he was sitting and danced to one of my new favourites of Adele’s …. “When We Were Young” …. love it.

He was nervous …. I guess because I did it without warning …..

I love dancing with him …. although as of late it is becoming an upper body workout hanging onto him ….. “oh, that dreaded winter weight.”

Anyway, I digress ….

I believe that the world would be a better place if instead we settled things with singing competitions.

Music, I believe can soothe the savage beast and in this case I mean “MAN … not men “HUMANS.”

Something to ponder …. consider ….

 

With it now being time to go downstairs and get the boots, coat, scarf, mitts …. oh and grab the lunch …. and LEAVE FOR WORK.

I hope that you will stop what you are doing … take a few minutes and listen to some MUSIC.

Listen to something new ….. a new song …. a new artist …. a new genre …..

 

Happy Thursday ….. music …. birthday ….. and PAYDAY.  What a wonderful day.

Special Hello to: my niece …. Alvin and I wish you a wonderful day.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 9th day of September, 2015.

Wow, guess what?

It was raining overnight.

Yesterday was warm, and the most perfect evening for our walk.

To be followed by some rain.

Well doesn’t get much better than that.

My flowers are still blooming like crazy.

Sure would be nice if they bloomed until the end of September …. guess it all depends on Mr. Jack Frost.

If he decides to visit us sooner or later.

I love his arrival about mid December or so.

Who knows at this point.

We shall see.

Well another day of work ….. almost ready at this end.

I hope that everyone has an awesome Wednesday.

Are you ready for this mid week day?

It is all down here from here …. just gets better, right?

Of course,

always gets better.

I am always grateful to open my eyes and be awake, to sit up and then swing my feet to the floor.

That is always a great day.

Being alive is good.

Right.

Well, of course.

I am grateful to be alive.

I am grateful to have Mr. Alvin here each and everyday with me.

I am grateful to have awesome family and friends.

I am grateful to have a job so that I can have a house, my home.

I am grateful to be in good health and to be happy.

I am grateful for this day and each one that follows.

Well time to hit the “damp” trail to the bus.

Jacket and shoes and perhaps a scarf and definitely mini gloves.

My hands are already starting to crack (winter eczema).

Have a good great W-day.

Special Hello to: my daughter who is the best ….. excited to hear all about your trip.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 16th day of August, 2014.

The breeze feels cools as it wafts in through our bedroom/office window.

YAY ….. thank goodness for the cool morning.

I had fun at the company barbecue yesterday and even won movie passes.

Oh, I “manned” the game …. throwing the blow up beach ball into the garbage can.

OH yeah.

Followed by a few glorious hours at the mall …. West Ed Mall.

It was so packed ….. people all over the place ….hu

Just checking out stores on my list and trying things on.

I even managed to finally get one of my watches in and have the battery changed.

Had a bowl of noodles from Freshi’s and treated myself to a frozen yogurt from Pinkberry.

So great.

Then I went to the store and found that one of my coworkers had left a birthday present for me …..

A beautiful scarf splashed with pinks and whites and a coffee mug with my initial.

Am I not the most lucky woman on the planet.

Such a great day.

It was extremely muggy and I could have lived without that part of the day but being in the mall did help.

It was at the barbecue that was hot and sticky.

I just slept in this morning which was nice.

So time to get some laundry and housework done.

Sometimes when you think that you are just getting by and that no one notices and then you are pleasantly surprised that that just was not the case.

Does that make sense.

Sorry for the long sentence.

Sometimes it is necessary.

I do love my life.

Also I am super excited because I came up with a good story line for a book ….. so am working on that …..

Man it has been a great August …….

Time to go and get dressed.

Words to the wise ……

Never give up.

Also remain positive and keep the light burning bright …..

Life can be great if you think that it is ……

Mine is spectacular.

Special Hello to: my sister and family and friends back in Regina …… we have to SKYPE or something …… miss you all.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

P.S. if you have not yet watched the movie “FROZEN’ ….. then you must.  Great movie and great songs.

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