Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 11th day of May, 2017.

A glorious morning ….. I can see the sunrise …… so beautiful.

Blue sky …… YAY…..

Doing the happy dance.

 

This has been a week full of little surprises.

All good.

Last night my youngest brother called me.

So nice to chat with him and catch up.

 

Life has a way of getting away on a person.

Sometimes you just have to take the time and catch up.

 

I hope that you all have a wonderful day.

May it be full of promise and fulfillment.

Happy Thursday everyone.

 

Special Hello to: my siblings ….. looking forward to seeing you all this summer.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 13th day of May, 2016.

Well the sky is fairly clear and the sun is rising.

It is the weekend.

With all that is going on around me/us I find that I must push my focus to all of the greatness in my life.

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One of the most breathtaking creatures ever created.

The dragonfly.

I have seen some that have turquoise throughout their bodies.

 

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Baby calves their soft and gentle selves.

So beautiful.

My cousins .... love is definitely still in the air ..... after 40 years plus now..

Love continues to be in the air.

My cousins ……

My Grand-puppies Penny and Elton

My Grand-Puppies several years ago.

The joy of my life …..

Penny is gone now.

We are enjoying every moment with our Elton.

Summer of 2009, my first summer here in Edmonton

Some of the beauty of nature.

Flowers ….. I love flowers

Enjoying a sunny winter's day!

Enjoying a sunny winter’s day!

Me Alvin several years ago …..

 

Just a few reminders of the good things in life, in my life.

Of course, there are family – my daughter and son-in-law, siblings and friends.

The list is long.

Sometimes a photo of your puppies, a dragonfly and a calf can just bright your day.

AND FLOWERS ……

In fact, most days.

Well time to go for work.

Have an awesome Friday everyone.

 

Special Hello: friends all over the world.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 27th day of December, 2015.

I had to check the calendar for the actual day of the week.

My computer shows the calendar date on the bottom so I knew it was the 27th before I knew it was Sunday.

Where has the time gone?

We always seems to ask that question.

I think it is likely the most asked question of all time?

Here we are Christmas for most folks is done.

There are some folks who celebrate Christmas in January.

There are others who celebrate the holidays several times due to family being in different places.

But for me and mine it is over.

The preparations, the excitement and the final act are all done.

It was a great one.

One of my gifts was an “Adult Colouring Book” and Crayola pencil crayons …. I have always loved to colour.

Honestly other than colouring in one of the children’s books and with the wax crayons that I have in the house, I never thought there would be such a thing as an Adult Colouring Book.

There are 60 pencil crayons ….. man would have been great to have had that many as a child.

There are colours that I have not seen before …. so happy to colour the DRAGONFLY and the OWL in my Enchanted Colouring BOOK.

I had been saying that I had wished it had been my idea …. this new old craze.

The first Christmas since moving to Edmonton where we held the celebration somewhere other than at my house.

I truly enjoyed being pampered at my daughter and son-in-law’s new house/home.

We all thought that having the Christmas meal catered was the best thing since “sliced bread.”

At first we debated about the amount as it sat in the small boxed containers but as we started to dish it found it was more than enough.

Perhaps I should reword that …. there was enough of everything but POTATOES, we are used to having about 10 pounds of them…. I think there was about 1 pound mashed.

It was funny…..

Alvin …. well he did start venturing up and down the stairs without being coaxed.

Will have to work on the sleeping thing.

Yesterday I called my siblings and spoke to each one of them.

They all celebrated with family and friends.

It is a good thing that there remain a few days in December.

Just five days until we bring in the New Year.

Five days to think about the past year.

Five days.

Well I hear the shower calling me… for some reason this morning my muscles feel sore.

The shower will loosen them up.

I hope that you have a great Sunday December 27th, 2015.

Can you believe that we are only a few days over four years away from the year 2020 ….

Blows my mind.

So cool…..

Sounds space age …..

Hopefully the human race will work out some things over the next four years, and we will be better caretakers of this oasis we call “Earth.”

Happy Sunday.

See you tomorrow.

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

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 30th day of July, 2015.

It is partially overcast with the sun coming up in the east and a bit of a breeze.

I guess Mother Nature just wants to keep us guessing.

I will take my umbrella just in case.

Last night one of my neighbours and good friend came over for tea and a visit.

We had such a good visit and then she came along with us on our walk.

Perfect evening ……

Only one more sleep until my sister and brother arrive for our road trip.

I think that I have mentioned we are going to see our other brother.

It is always nice to spend time with your siblings and away from the city is a nice touch.

My brother lives on an acreage so it will be nice and “quiet.”

Well lots to do today after work.

Packing …. watering flowers ……

Here we are again almost time to leave for work.

How does that happen?

Do you find that the mornings seem to zip by?

For the most part …. they do for me.

Oh well ….. better zipping than not.

I hope that you have an awesome day.

May this Thursday be filled with GREAT news and that you are surrounded by happiness.

Being happy is the best …..

It all begins with oneself.

Alvin is pacing …. I better get him outside before I leave.

Special Hello to: my friends new and old …. you are the best.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 29th day of July, 2015.

Third last day of July, 2015 ….. so excited for August.

The sun is shining so brightly ….. there is a breeze ….. it is wonderful.

I am so grateful to be here now.

I am in the perfect place at the perfect time.

Yesterday while I was at work one of my friends who was on her last day of vacation came to the house.

She gave Alvin a treat …. let him outside ….. then took him for a nice long walk.

We are so blessed to have “S” as our friend and neighbour.

We are surrounded by great people and I am eternally grateful.

Well it is almost time to get downstairs and grab my lunch and umbrella (just in case) and head to the bus.

I treasure these mornings as they are perfect weather wise.

The roses that line the walk way are perfection and the fragrance should be bottled.

Oh what a lucky lady / woman I am.

Only two more sleeps till the big SIBLING weekend ….

I wish you so much joy this day.

May your day be filled with laughter.

May your day be filled with love.

May you have the perfect day.

Special Hello to: all the siblings out there ….. get together ….. you are special to each other.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 27th day of July, 2015.

It is overcast, breezy and a bit cool this morning but I LOVE IT.

Maybe rain today ……

Only four sleeps until my siblings and I are reunited once again.

Once a year the four of us get together.

I am so excited.

There is nothing like the conversation of siblings ….. no secrets ….. just great talks …..

Always love and much laughter.

I love that part most of all …… the laughter.

My brother “J” is a great “griller” so I am sure that he will whip up some fantastic.

We girls will make sure that the dishes are done.

My brother “T” will lend a hand where needed.

Friday …… I am so excited ….

I hope that you had a great Sunday.

Mine was awesome.

The trip to Costco was good ….. got everything I needed.

At Save-On I found the miracle grow for my flowers ….. they need an extra boost.

Wow, we have had 27 great days thus far in July.

August will be amazing ….. it is always …..

Perhaps because it is my birthday ….  no ….. I love August because fall is right around the corner.

Fall is my favourite season.

Well time to get on the road to work.

The bus won’t wait.

Alvin is in position …

Laying on the floor outside the office as I write these words.

Oh, my baby Alvin ….. love him so much.

This morning he wanted up to sit in my lap …. I love that …..

Have an awesome Monday.

Special Hello to: siblings …… enjoy your time together.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 6th day of September, 2014.

This morning as it is a bit later the sun is shining brightly.

I am feeling so grateful this morning.

Grateful that I have a roof over my head …

Grateful that it is my own house….

Grateful that I have the best kids and grand-puppies and of course, me Alvin….

Grateful that I am always surrounded by the best friends and family that anyone could ever ask for …..

Grateful that I am in great health …..

Grateful that I have siblings who remind me that all things are possible…..

Grateful that even when the sun doesn’t shine the world is bright ….

Grateful that a cup of coffee with a dear friend is a great way to start the weekend…..

Grateful that I have such wonderful neighbours…..

Grateful that I have a computer so that I can write this blog…..

Grateful that I live in this amazing country …..

Grateful that all things are possible.

I ask you to take a few minutes on this Saturday to sit back and list on paper, on the computer, on your phone or just in your head or aloud ….

ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE GRATEFUL FOR …….

Grateful to be able to see and hear the world around me.

So thankful for the beauty that Mother Nature bestows upon us.

Happy Saturday.

Special Hello to: my sister ….. yes SKYPE soon …. maybe tomorrow morning before I work at the store …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 31st and last day of August, 2014.

This has been a spectacular month for me.

1.  I spent a whole weekend with my siblings (last weekend).

2. My dear friend and “Sister D” and her daughter and grand-daughter came to Edmonton for this long weekend (this one)…. we went for supper to Famoso, and then back home to visit.

3.  My kids and grand-puppies got moved in and settled.

4.  I made some wedding jewellery and it was a hit (wedding was in Vegas).

5.  We had beautiful weather.

6.  I had some vacation days off from both jobs.

7.  The roses bloomed in our neighbourhood.

8.  I was invited out for birthday dinner by two of my friends from the store and then a movie (was so great).

9.  I won free product from the store.

10.  Met even more people.

11.  Went to a movie.

12.  Reached 500 followers on my blog.

13.  Had more ideas for stories.

14.  Enjoyed time with family and friends.

15.  I turned 57 ….. imagine that …… 57.

16.  So grateful for my friend “L’s” phone call yesterday afternoon and for my nephew “T’s” call on my birthday.

WHAT A MONTH.

I am so grateful for everything in my life.

Each day is a blessing.

I am surrounded by love and laughter.

I hope that life is good for you, as well.

When you are feeling a bit low ….. just start listing all of the things that you are grateful for …… you will be surprised by the list.  My list above is not just great things that happened this month but rather a gratitude list.

Maybe trying making that list at the end of each day, week or month.

I am so lucky.

Please do not be discouraged when you have moments where you are less than positive …. trust me we all have those.

If we did not have those moments how could we strive to make things better.

I hope that you have a great Sunday and rest of the long weekend.

I have tomorrow off and will enjoy it with the puppies by taking each of them for an extra long walk.

We will be walking tonight after I get home from work.

Special Hello to: family and friends, I have the best.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday, the 22nd day of August, 2014.

YAY, in just a little while my sister and one of my brothers will be here.

We will have coffee and then hit the road to visit our other brother.

I am so excited I can barely type these words.

I got up reasonably early but still I am running out of time.

I want the house to be perfect.

I want to pack just the right things to wear.

But what do I wear?

Never know the weather.

Never know what to do.

Anyway the bag is packed and it will have to do.

It always works but still I panic ….

I did manage to walk the puppies this morning.

Do a few things besides get ready.

Well I have to sign off until when I get home on Sunday.

I hope that you all have a glorious weekend, as I shall.

Take care and I will be back on Sunday.

Thank you …..

Whew ….. excitement ….. adrenaline pumping …..

Okay.

I am going.

Special Hello to: my siblings …. you rock…

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 19th day of August, 2014.

PICTURES SAY A THOUSAND WORDS:

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This photo of my sister, my youngest brother and me was taken in the early 80’s.

All I can say is “too much blush, Carol” …..

This weekend we three are getting together and driving to visit our remaining brother.

One coming from Regina, Saskatchewan and the other from Calgary, Alberta to pick me UP.

Then we drive about two hours from Edmonton to visit “J.”

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Here is “J” ….. he really isn’t big on having his photo taken.

He is quite handsome when he is not “scowling” at the photographer……

I am so looking forward to being together with my siblings and talking about life.

We always manage to have a few good laughs along the way.

Well time to go to work.

Took me awhile to locate these photos.

I hope that you all have or take an opportunity when it comes along to spend time with your family.

I am so excited for this weekend.

I will miss me Alvin and the kids of course …..

Happy Tuesday.

Special Hello to: my siblings ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

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