Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 5th day of July, 2015.

Wow almost one week into July of 2015.

Summer is zipping along.

Today is overcast and COLD ….. yes, I am saying COLD.

The high for today is about 20 degrees celsius compared to the 30 degree weather of last week and Friday …. feels cool.

I will be putting on a sweater in the house.

I do hope that it rains as we could use some moisture.

Nice change to be on the cool side, though.

Yesterday my daughter picked us up (me and Mr. Alvin) and we travelled to their house.

They live about 15 minutes away by car.

Just a short drive.

Mr. Alvin does not appreciate a car ride.

I love their new house ….. the smell of a new house ….

But he made it there and back.

My daughter took me to some of the places that they have discovered since moving to their new home.

This indoor market that has a cool cafeteria style restaurant ( we stopped for lunch, yummy ).

The big deal for us was to explore a couple of antique stores ….. we spent a few hours just looking at all of the dishes, jewellery, cans, furniture, small household gadgets.  So much.

I found a couple of items.

One was a twisted copper wire wreath.

It fits in my main bathroom which has copper coloured accessories.

The other was a hand painted box with a drawer (could be used for almost anything …. jewellery….. office supplies…..teas.

Good prices on my items.

The other big find for me wasn’t at an antique store but at the local Winners store ….

Alvin has short legs and I wanted to replace the IKEA ottoman that I had with something a bit bigger.

I found a long ottoman which had a big label “MADE IN THE USA” …… so that was a bonus.

Like to use and buy items made in Canada or the USA.

The ottoman matches my current bedroom colours which was nice.

Unfortunately it is taking Mr. Alvin some time to get used to it.

He did use the ottoman twice, but this morning after jumping up onto the bed using it, he jumped over it coming off the bed.

Oh my Mr. Alvin ….. hopefully he will warm up to the new piece of furniture which was bought just for him ….

Well time to go and have a late breakfast ….

Mr. Alvin and I thoroughly enjoyed the time with our family.

Mr son-in-law is healing nicely from his fall down the stairs ( remember do not text and go down stairs).

I had the best five days off (including this weekend) from work.

WE are going to enjoy this last day before back to the regular routine.

Have a happy Sunday.

Perfect day for walking …. not warm.

It is windy though.

Special Hello to: my friends all over the planet ….. hi everyone.

Always, Carol and Alvin

P.S. I started a new necklace …… lots of small seed beads so it is going to take a while to complete.  Am excited.

Thought for the day…..

Good Wednesday Morning ….. welcome to June 20th, 2012.

Wow, Wednesday already …… really ….. okay, who turned the “time dial” to EXTRA SPIN?

Lately I have noticed that both young and older people, like me all are having the same thought and that is:  “time is flying by.”

So it isn’t just a over 40 or 50 thing.

It is happening to everyone.

During a visit between me and two friends (Mom & Daughter) in my neighbourhood last night (while Alvin and I were out walking)…. the young woman said “it is because we are all so busy.”

I was both relieved and saddened by this statement.

Also the gals brought up that even though they have relatives at a short drive ….  there does not seem to be enough time to see everyone on a regular basis.

What has happened to us?

I know that I have been in Edmonton for three years, and now have my two brothers at about a two hour drive  in different directions and guess what, I have not been able to make the trip to see them.

I know that I do not have a car but that really is no excuse.

I have spoke to them but not regularly.  They are always in my thoughts and prayers, and I would love to have them in physical form, to reach out and touch them.

So often, actually more often than not these days we are working long hours, busy doing house and yard work when we are not working, perhaps running children to different things, and we do not visit our friends and loved ones as much as we should or once did.

I remember as a child getting together on a regular basis with family and friends.  We had several cousins that lived in our area so distance was not an issue.

Anyway, I would love to see my family and friends more often ….. the ones at a distant, and the ones close by.

I am however so grateful for SKYPE and all of the other technology that makes it possible to see people as though you were nearby.

I SKYPE with my sister from Regina every Saturday morning and I love it.

Well it is getting close to leave for work time so I had better sign off.

Have a great day.

Enjoy your family and friends.

I hope that you get to visit them on a regular basis ….

Special Hello: to all my dear ones near and far … I love you so much…… family and friends….. miss you, too.

Have a great, great day.

Always, Carol and Mr. Alvin

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