Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 30th day of September, 2015.

Wow, the last day of September ….. just a few hours until October.

Crazy …. hey.

Well I got ahead of myself thinking my co-worker’s birthday was yesterday alas it is today.

Oh, well everyone enjoyed an early birthday celebration complete with cupcakes.

This being dark out really plays havoc with me in the mornings.

I am racing against time once again…

Here it is like five minutes until I have to leave to catch the bus.

Gotta quit heading back to the sofa for extra zzz’s.

I hope that today brings you some good excitement, love and laughter.

Reach out to someone and bring them a surprise of something kind.

A kind act goes a long way.

Just something small …. doesn’t have to be paying off someone’s mortgage.

Be kind.

Time to flee this area …… okay …. better choice of words …. time to leave.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Special Hello to: my family back in Regina.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 21s day of September, 2015.

Rained all night but has stopped now.

I think we have had more rain in September than all summer or at least it seems that way.

How are you feeling this fine Monday morning?

I always have to boost myself up after Sunday nights.

Usually I cannot settle down and go to sleep …. too many thoughts.

Are you this way?

It is just like the night before going on a big trip?

You go through your suitcase ….. do a checklist.

You make sure in your mind that you have your passport, traveller’s cheques, cash.

Because you keep imagining the airline clerk asking for your passport and you cannot find it.

I had that dream and wasn’t even going anywhere.

Who knows … what that means?

You make sure that you gave the spare key to your neighbour who is watching your house while you are gone.

You make sure that unnecessary electrical appliances are unplugged.

The whole gambit …. you go through.

For me most Sundays nights I go through that day, the next, the week and it certainly did not help that it was raining.

Oh well, I made sure that I had some energy boosters for breakfast ( oh, the natural ones of course ).

Green tea – MATCHA ….. very good.

Just in case you are going somewhere ….. always have a checklist.

Passport anyone!

Well it was an interesting Sunday …. my daughter was supposed to come but was not able to in the end.

Part of the plan was to make pancakes (which I did … pumpkin spiced ones) and give Mr. Alvin a hair cut & bath.

OMG, he is such a DIVA.

I will admit that I raised my voice …. likely close to yelling very briefly when I struggled to trim his paws.

Finally I managed to get them trimmed pretty good or at least way better than the time before …..

We did have a good Sunday …… all in all.

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

Almost time to go and catch that earlier bus ….

So happy it stopped raining and hopefully the sun will shine today.

Special Hello to: my friends back in Regina …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 15th day of September, 2015.

We are at the halfway point for the month.

It has been kind of a rainy month ….

In fact, it is raining outside as we speak.

It feels like a “Rainy Night in Georgia” …..

Definitely going to be an umbrella day.

I made my lunch so that it will fit in my purse ….. cross body one.

So makes it easier to carry the umbrella ….

Try to think ahead ….

Somedays it works …. ha ha ha ….. that is supposed to be laughing.

The LOL …. seems strange ….

Okay maybe on this Tuesday morning I am feeling a bit tired ….. I guess that rain likely kept me up.

Doesn’t usually but this time it did.

I know I was dreaming but do not remember anything.

Mr. Alvin and RAIN …. not a good mix.

The poor little guy really needed some encouragement to go outside this morning.

I have to try again (for the fourth time) as he was not outside long enough to poop.

Is that too much information?

Oh well, just the truth of the matter.

I do feel bad.

When I first adopted him and for a long time after ….. snowing, blowing, raining or dry I always went out with him.

Carrying an umbrella for us both if necessary ( I have a really big one ).

Now these years later …. his Momma stands in the doorway … sometimes the door is closed .. sometimes not.

This morning perhaps I should grab the umbrella and go out with him.

That being the case … better get going so that I have time to grab my things before leaving to catch the bus.

Thank goodness it is not windy …. so I can carry an umbrella for my walk to the bus.

Long enough to get wet ….

I hope that you have a happy Tuesday.

Surround yourself with love, respect and kindness.

The REST will follow.

Always DREAM …. might as well dream BIG.

Walk toward it …. try something new….. you have to work at it ….

Have a great day.

Special Hello to: my sister “C” ….. hi darling ….. how about SKYPE this weekend?

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 14th day of September, 2015.

WOW, almost mid September.

My flowers are still blooming and looking awesome.

Love seeing flowers blooming in September.

The tea parTEA went off really well ….. Alvin loved having the company.

One of the ladies had her baby boy with her and Alvin was excited.

He kept going over and looking at him …

When he squirmed or cried a bit …. Alvin sure looked.

It was really cute to watch.

Well it is Monday and time to go back to the office.

It didn’t rain last night but they are forecasting rain for today.

I am going to have to get moving more quickly some mornings.

It is funny how some days one hour goes a long way and the next it is not long enough.

How does that work?

Doing the same amount of things?

Well I am grateful that both Alvin and I woke up and are healthy.

He is laying outside my office with his front paws crossed.

I love him …. he is so cute.

Well all is well here.

I hope that you have an amazing Monday.

Fill it with laughter and kindness.

Special Hello to: all my fellow bloggers out there …. keep up the great work.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 11th day of September, 2015.

Still getting used to it being dark but soon it will be light.

Oh, Mr. Alvin just let out a huge sigh.

I wished that I could spend my days at home with him.

We would take long walks like we used to …. go exploring.

We would snuggle more….

We would just be.

We do the best that we can for now.

Ever opportunity for a belly rub or to snuggle.

The one thing that I could do more is “play” …. throw the ball.

We do have one game that he loves …

Out on the deck.

I pretend to be a “monster” for lack of a better word … only by raising my hands above my head and taking a wider stance with my feet placement and growling.

He then takes his nose down posture a little bark ….. bit of a jump in the air and off he runs.

Up and down the stairs and across the deck.

He is so cute to watch.

It is my favourite time with him other than when we are snuggled at night time.

On the deck he runs and that little hop jump thing that he does …. honestly I laugh it is so darn cute.

Well I opted to stay on the sofa until 5:50 a.m. this morning which gave me 50 minutes to: write in my gratitude journal, make and eat breakfast, makeup and dressed, and my blog ……

YAY …. I did it.

Well time to put in one last day at the office before the weekend.

It is a great day.

I am so grateful for everyone and everything in my life.

For every door that is opened and every one that is closed.

For every giggle and every tear.

For every bit of food and for every meal.

For living in a country that is peaceful.

For my life …. it is a great one ….

Well time to run to catch the bus and let Mr. Alvin out one last time.

Have an awesome Friday.

Remember everything that happens is an opportunity to do better.

That is what I think and work on doing.

Someone once said if you say “work on” instead of “try” you will do it.

Special Hello to: my sister “C” …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 10th day of September, 2015.

Dark outside …. I believe that I am starting to adjust to the darkness.

It starts to get light around 7:00 a.m. but wait it will be later as we approach the shortest day later in the year.

Oh, the fun of it all.

On the flip side the leaves are beginning to change colour as they prepare for winter.

I love the colours all mixes of yellows, oranges, red and browns.

So happy that my flowers are doing well and should be another couple of weeks or more.

All depends on Mr. Jack Frost.

I believe that you know this character.

He likes to make an appearance sometime usually in September …. maybe he will wait until October this year.

I sure would appreciate it …. if he is listening…. fingers crossed.

The air even smells different.

Oh and guess what has decided to make an appearance last night.

We found them on our walk ….. MOSQUITOES….. yup a bit of rain and they are here.

With the next few days warming up ….. yikes.

We were so lucky that they were few and far between this summer.

Well here we go again …. time to leave for work.

Supposed to be around 20 C today, jacket or no jacket that is the question.

Might need it now but will not need it later.

Maybe I will just bite the straw and not wear one.

Live dangerously.

Okay … gotta go.

I hope that you have a crazy WONDERFUL Thursday.

Is it almost the weekend again….. YES.

Special Hello to: all those folks who take the time to read my blog … thank you.

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 5th day of September, 2015.

Today is the day that my friend arrives to visit from Regina.

She is already in the city visiting with another friend.

Lucky gal … lots of friends.

The sky is clear as the rain clouds have moved on.

The sun is shining.

It is a glorious day.

This is going to be ultra short as I have a few preparations yet to complete.

Always last minute things …. it has to be perfect.

I am even going to bake some “Steeped Tea” confetti cupcakes and the house will smell awesome.

Well I had better hit the shower (get dressed – just ironed my jeans and top).

Still have to vacuum and wash all of the floors so that they are freshly cleaned.

Perhaps a bit of last minute dusting ……

Check each room …..

Write up her card to put alongside her little welcome gift that is sitting on her bed.

I am so excited ….. always great to have guests.

Well it is just after 8:30 a.m. and she will be here around noon.

Better fly …. the time will pass quickly.

Alvin is wondering who I am speaking about …..

Soon he will see her ….. Miss P.

YAY ….. it is a great weekend.

Oh, yesterday we had company …. Miss Penny and Sir Elton.

Penny has been under the weather and was doing great yesterday.

We are hoping that she will be better and in our lives for many, many years to come.

All of our babies …. we love them so much.

Okay …. quit babbling I gotta go …. so excited.

Coffee … drink … shower ….. dressed ….. Alvin what? ¬†outside ….. just a minute.

Thank you for reading my blog … I hope that you have an awesome long weekend.

Special Hello to: all those folks who have company on the way to visit …. enjoy.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 2nd day of September, 2015.

It rained a wee bit overnight as the deck has wet splotches here and there.

You can begin to feel the difference in the air that September brings.

It is not so much cold as cool and crisp.

It smells fresh.

You definitely need a wee jacket in the morning while waiting for the bus.

Most especially if there be wind.

I feel the Scots part of me coming out this morning.

Likely soon to be followed by the Irish and English.

What a lovely combination.

Well here it is mid week.

Work has been going well …. busy but that is nothing new.

Somedays I wish that I could be completely caught up when I leave at night.

But alas not likely ….. nature of the beast so to speak.

I am excited we are down to three sleeps before my girl friend arrives from Regina.

I have been patiently waiting since she confirmed her plane ticket.

It will be nice to sip coffee and catch up.

I am also excited to see the photos of her newest grand-baby.

YAY ….. baby photos ……

I wished that they could bottle the smell of a newborn baby.

Well what is on your plate for this fine morning/day?

Going to work?

Staying at home?

Cleaning the house?

Filing papers?

Going for a walk?

Volunteering some time at a local senior’s home or animal shelter?

Cleaning out your closet and bringing your fall/winter clothes to the front?

Lots to do.

Cleaning the yard?

There is always something to do if you wish to do it.

Always start with a list ….. makes life so much easier.

Write down what you have to do ….. even a bit of a timeline if you wish….

Check items off as they are completed.

Trust me you will have such satisfaction when you check an item as done.

YAY ……

I do it all of the time.

Plus, you do not forget anything.

Well here it is time to leave once again.

Happy Wednesday folks.

ENjoy.

Special Hello to: my friend “P” see you soon….

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 1st day of September, 2015.

WOW, it is September ….. yikes.

How many days until Christmas?

I guess first I had better look at Thanksgiving and Halloween and Remembrance Day.

All special days in their own right.

How is it that Christmas shines over all of the rest?

Perhaps maybe because of all the lights!

Okay, being silly here …..

Crazy, being funny at 6:30 in the morning.

I guess the “Matcha” must be working (green tea powder).

I don’t think that it makes one funny ….. just feeling better.

Well it is beginning to lighten outside.

Argh …. it is dark now when we get up in the morning.

The sun rises about 7:00 a.m.

Do you have plans for September?

Oh, and how could I possibly forget this weekend.

It is Labour Day.

One of my dear and long-time friends from Regina is coming to visit this weekend.

I am so excited …. can barely sleep or think.

I guess that is why I have not been sleeping proper.

It is always great when I have a chance to visit friends.

The years pass by and sometimes it can be a few in between visits.

Thank goodness for technology other than the telephone.

We can email and SKYPE.

Wishing you the best first day of September.

My favourite season is officially only a few weeks away.

I love everything about fall /autumn (depending on where you live).

The colours / the temperatures / the air / the scents.

Just the perfect time of year.

Well almost time to hit the road to work once again.

I hope that this day brings you closer to realizing your dreams.

Happy Tuesday.

Special Hello to: all those folks out there who love the fall.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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