Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 9th day of November, 2016.

Just spent the past two days at home sick.

I am always amazed at how one minute you can be feeling great and the next minute not.

Sunday night I made my lunch for work, got my clothes “laid” out and went to bed.

I wasn’t in bed five minutes when I got these uncontrollable shivers.

Never had those before and it was crazy I just could not warm up.

Later in the morning it shifted to be really hot.

Must have had a fever.

Feeling much better but not 100% today but I have to get back to work.

Busy time of the month at my job.

Two days was a lot to miss.

 

Last night before I went to bed the new President had not been elected.

Woke to Trump being the 45th President of the United States.

Surprised but not.

The people of the United States wanted CHANGE and change they now have.

I am always amazed by how badly someone can behave over and over and then gets the job.

Not just any job but the leader of a major country.

Not sure how this is going to play out but time will tell.

Perhaps he will surprise us all.

My blog is not to be a political platform for my personal views so I am going to leave it as this.

 

On a different front, weather wise our temperatures have been crazy warm for this time of year.

YAY, no snow as yet.

I hope that it can wait for a couple more weeks.

 

I hope that everyone is doing well.

Have a great day.

Special Hello to: all my American friends.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 5th day of October, 2016.

Sorry that I missed yesterday.  I stayed home trying to recover from this cold thing that I have caught.

It would seem that so many people are sick as of late.

Today seems to be much better as I slept most of yesterday.

Sleeping always seems to help me recover more quickly.

Well here we are and today is Wednesday.

Yesterday was bright and sunny for the most part.

No rain.

No rain this morning.

Nice to wake up to dry ground.

The wet will come soon enough.

As I sit here writing these words I see a photo of me Alvin and our beloved Miss Penny whom we lost in March of this year.

In the photo they are sitting on the top of my daughter and son-in-law’s sofa in their old house looking out of the window.

I wonder where Sir Elton is …. perhaps there was no room with them both up there.

I love the photo.

They both have their backs to the camera each looking in a different direction.

Further than the window is blurred.

It is a great photo.

Wow here we are October 5th, 2016.

Less than three months until the end of the year.

Thanksgiving this weekend for Canadians.

Christmas not far away now.

I am always amazed by how fast time seems to be going.

I guess one has to sit back and think of all of the things that happened over the course of a year to truly appreciate it all.

I mean sometimes with time escaping as fast as it does we think that we have not accomplished much.

Sometimes I suppose that may be true but for the most part we do so much in a short period of time.

Keep that in your thoughts.

Just think about what you do in the course of an average day.

Mind boggling.

If you still cannot come to grips with it all ….

Sit down and make a list.

Go back as far as you want …. maybe over your lifetime.

You will be surprised.

Now this does not mean that you had to invent the light bulb – no that as already been done.

It means that you did things that you are proud of …. or things that happened to you that may not have happened to anyone else.

The unique things to you.

That can also mean having your children, your job, your garden or your blog.

Something that only you can do …. remember that means only you could have your children.

No one else can.

They can have their own.

 

Well time to hop scotch to the bus stop.

No, I will be walking carefully.

Have an awesome Wednesday.

 

Special Hello to: my friends everywhere.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 12th day of September, 2016.

Dark outside but not raining.

That is a good sign these days.

We have had a wet summer and appears to be the same going into fall.

Rain is good but we would really like/need some sunshine.

 

Do you ever sit or lay in bed and wonder what other people are doing at this very moment all over the world.

Are they getting ready for work?

Are they writing a blog and wondering if people are reading their words?

Are they sleeping?

Are they sick and wondering if today will be there last day on this earth?

Are they happy?

Are they mad?

Are they jealous?

Are they bad?

What are people thinking and doing?

It boggles the mind.

Truly …..

Are they suffering?

Are they glad?

What are they thinking and where are they going?

Food for thought?

I wonder if someone else on the other side of the earth has these same thoughts?

 

Have an awesome Monday.

Special Hello to: my sister ….. yes SKYPE soon.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 20th day of February, 2016.

There are tiny snowballs lining the sidewalks, streets and my deck.

Guess Mother Nature and her crew were having some fun in the wee hours of the morning.

The sun is beginning to shine threw the curtain of clouds once covering the sky.

It is going to be a beautiful day.

 

Last night or rather much earlier this morning ….. about 4:00 ….. is that not when stuff happens ….. well Mr. Alvin was acting as if he wanted to get up and eat.

For a short time I was able to convince him to stay in bed until 4:22 …… I saw the numbers on the digital alarm clock on my dresser….. so I threw on my socks and grabbed his water dish from beside the wall in

our room opening the door Alvin made a mad dash downstairs …… when we arrived downstairs ….. he looked slightly confused and when I headed for the pantry to secure his breakfast he stood on the liner

rug beside the sofa……which I thought was very strange …… I took the cup and filled his dish ….. he jumped up onto the sofa and was visibly shaking …… looking distraught….. I walked over to the sofa and

picked him up and placed my arms around him ….. he was kind of standing on my lap with his front paws over my arm …… staring off into space ….. I could not get his attention ….. just blank stares for what

seemed like forever ….. finally after several minutes I put him down and he walked over to this food dish ….. he sniffed around ….. then picked up a piece of food with his mouth and it accidentally

fell into the water dish which was close by ….. he just looked at it ….. definitely not right ….. I gave it to him and he ate it followed by the rest of the food in the dish …… he only had a sip of water before wanting

to go outside……then out and back into the house right quick like and ran upstairs and was standing at the foot of the bed when I arrived …… he still seemed out of sorts, my poor boy ….. so I turned off the lamp

and we laid down ….. he had his head up starring once again into space ….. I kept an eye on him until I fell asleep only to wake up several hours later to find that he had in fact been sick …..

So now we are out of bed ….. he has had some water and seems okay …… but when he has an upset tummy it always scares me…. I think it may have been something he ate out on our walk…. I was not fast

enough and he grabbed something small …..

 

Well time to get my show on the road …. breakfast late and I need some COFFEE …… and do some laundry and perhaps have a lazy Saturday except for a bit of housework.

We deserve it and besides today will be all about me Alvin …..if he feels better I will give him a bath …. spruce him up.

 

Have a wonderful Saturday.

Keep an eye on your babies whether two-legged or four.

I wished that I had not been asleep when he was sick …… that is a first …..

 

Special Hello to: my sister …… next year VEGAS for your birthday …….

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 7th day of January, 2016.

The past couple of days I have been home sick and am going to work today.

Still not feeling 100% but have to get back to work.

 

How has the world been the past couple of days?

I know that shots were fired in my daughter’s neighbourhood the day before last.

They are okay – thank goodness.

 

This whole mixed up world.

What is happening?

Why are we where we are?

Is anyone asking this question?

Does anyone care?

Is it because of man’s never ending need to be the most powerful / the richest?

Is it because we cannot stand to see someone else with more than us?

Is it because we never completely found compassion for one another?

Is it because we are never satisfied?

The list of questions could go on and on and I have to go to work but perhaps you see my point.

 

I have always tried to be kind and 98% of the time successful, I believe.

Is this a male / female thing?

I do not know.

But something has to change before we destroy ourselves and this beautiful gem in the universe.

Just feeling a little sad this morning ….. perhaps because I am not at my best …. it has me in reflection mode.

But I hope that one by one we can see the light and change things before it is too late.

Please go out of your way to be kind …. to help each other …..

Forget thinking that someone else will stop and help that person in need ….. it has to be you.

You are that person….

You must stop.

If we continue to pass by …. then we will not have learned perhaps the most important lesson of all …..

Compassion for those in need.

To help each other ….. to have community.

Without compassion there is no love.

Without compassion there is no kindness.

Without compassion there is …..

 

I hope that you have a wonderful day ….

Everything starts with you and me.

Special Hello to: my family and friends.

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 Evening and it has been Monday the 28th day of September, 2015 all day.

I was away sick from work today ….. some bug got me but I feel much better after resting most of the day.

Mr. Alvin likes to keep me up …… always going to the door.

I am grateful that by sleeping for several extra hours and just resting the worse is over.

The sun is shining and I can tell you it has been a beautiful day ….. because Mr. Alvin spent a lot of time in the back yard.

So in the remaining hours of this Monday I am writing my blog.

Did you see the moon last night?

I saw it at the half way point but unfortunately the highlights of the evening were out of my sight.

I guess I might get to see it in 2033 ….. I will only be 76 so a date in the future.

Well I should go and check on Mr. Alvin ….. we won’t be walking tonight ….. as much as I think the fresh air would be good .the

walk is better left until tomorrow….. just going up and down stairs can be tiring.

Have a great evening and I will be back tomorrow.

Special Hello to: all those folks who are surrounded by four-legged friends ….. always treat them lovingly and with respect.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 28th day of August, 2015.

The sun is coming up although the sky is hazy …. likely from fires.

Mr. Alvin is off this morning.

For the first time ever he did not even want a “piece of banana” ….

He was laying on the sofa beside me for our snooze before getting up.

I got up and he usually lays there until I have the banana ready to eat.

Then he leaps off the sofa.

When he jumped off the sofa he kind of yelped …. and scurried to the mat by the door.

At first I thought he got a nail caught in the blanket (I am careful about blankets).

Anyway he still seems off …. I do not want to leave him home alone.

He appears to be shaking like he did a long time ago.

Perhaps I will just stay at home and take him to see Dr. K in a little bit.

I sure hope he is okay.

Guess I better sign off ….. strange day.

My poor baby …. didn’t even want his banana.

Special Hello to: all those folks with beloved pets …. their companions.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 1st day of May, 2015.

Well I was off to a great start this morning.

As I was writing the first line in my gratitude journal about 5:00 a.m. …..

I wrote “I cannot believe that today is the first day of Easter”

I looked at the words and then started to giggle.

Really, no idea where that came from but it was funny.

What a great way to start a Friday.

Laughing.

Laughing at oneself, no less.

I know that today is going to be great.

Alvin likely thought his Momma had lost her senses.

On top of being the first day of May and one month closer to summer ….. I noticed that it was starting to get light out at 5:30 instead of 6:00 a.m.

Note to self: remember to flip all of my “paper” calendars to May.

They are forecasting some rain and that would be so nice.

Oh, I must share a few of the most wonderful things that happened to me on my first day back to work from being sick:

– a co-worker had written me a hand-made thank you card in appreciation of “me” and two home baked cookies

-another co-worker had returned all of my phone calls from the past couple of days

-others showed appreciation by making sure that I was okay

-others took on a few tasks to help me out

-my daughter picked up a jean jacket from a swap that they are having at her work (she is always thinking of her Momma)

-after work while waiting for the bus I noticed a gal that usually catches the bus with me and who lives in the same neighbourhood …. she waited for a couple of lights to come over and ask me if I wanted a ride home.  She had driven to work.  So thoughtful considering she had to walk the total opposite way to her car.

WHAT A GLORIOUS DAY ….. it was so wonderful.

It is the little things that make a person glad to be alive.

I wish you only grand “little things” today to make you feel as great as I did yesterday.

Have a great Friday.

Gotta go.

Time to catch the bus and of course, snuggle for a couple of minutes with me Alvin.

Special Hello to: my sister ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

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

Here we are on the last day of April ….. summer right around the corner.

I have spent the past couple of days home sick so it is great to be feeling better.

I will miss me Alvin ……

They have been forecasting rain for the past few days but alas no moisture.

Perhaps because I am going to work today it will rain.

I am going to take my umbrella, and be prepared.

The house is still with the only sound being the click clack of the keys as I press down on each one of them.

Almost sounding musical.

Perhaps this stillness is a good thing.

I am able to hear my thoughts with no distractions.

Alvin just got up from his position on the rug outside the office and moved into the shadows.

He likes to be in the corner for some reason.

He has his way.

Soon I shall be downstairs donning my jacket and shoes …. grabbing my purse, lunch and umbrella and on my way to catch the bus.

I hope that you are feeling great and are on your way to a wonderful day.

Almost May and in a few weeks I can plant some flowers.

One of my favourite times of year …. planting of flowers.

Okay …. time to go….

Be happy ….. do your thing ……

Special Hello to: my friends back in Saskatchewan.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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