Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 11th day of June, 2017.

Rain clouds are scattered throughout the sky as the sun desperately tried to peek out.

Another breezy day.

Yesterday I finally was able to purchase some flowers.

My daughter and I went to COSTCO in the morning to pick up groceries and I found some beautiful flowers in their garden centre.

YAY, finally some colour in the back and front yard.

I do have lots of green awaiting blooms.

We had a great visit with my daughter and Aspen and even walked with them to our Vet (who is less than a 10 minute walk from our house).

We had a quiet Saturday ….. putting away groceries ….. so happy that fridge is full of fruits and vegetables.

We were on the extreme low side prior to the grocery shop.

Always is a great feeling to plant flowers.

Flowers make me happy and I love having them in my flower beds, on the deck in pots and in my house.

I would never turn down flowers.

So today is low key …… just finish off the laundry and prepare for the week.

Today marks the first post for the Countdown:  60 Days to 60.

Yikes ……. 60.

How did that happen?


Time to get this show on the road as I was up late and then slept in late.

Lots to do and need time to just relax later.

Special Hello to: my friends and family.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 30th day of May, 2017.

WOW, almost June.

Can you believe it?

We are well into summer, I guess.

Not officially ……


This morning for some reason ( likely because I was not in bed until almost 10:00 p.m. ), I am tired.

We enjoyed our walk last night but on the way home ran into some people with their large dog off leash in our park last night.

Just on the way home ….. really, people.

They were quite offended/upset I think when we mentioned “Did you know that this is not an off leash park?”

I do not understand people.

They said that their dog was trained but seconds before he had walked through a gate into someone’s yard.

Good training.

I feel for all the dogs caught in the middle of all of this …..

If only people would use some good old fashioned common sense.


Well I am running late …… but food for thought ….. common sense ….. leashes ….. dogs.


Have an awesome day.

Happy Tuesday.

Windy but to be a hot one today.


Special Hello to:  my sister …..

Always, Carol & Alvin


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Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 2nd day of February, 2017.

The house is quiet this morning and my heart is beating quickly as I am running late.

How does that happen when my boy is away for a sleepover …..

Likely because I decided to sleep in and because his Momma went to a “Thirty-One” party last night.

The company that sells storage containers and so much more.

Anyway this will be short.

Perhaps it was the two cups of coffee at the party or maybe it was because I did not have me Alvin to snuggle next to …..

But anyways it is what it is …..

Time is evaporating ….. time to go.

I hope that Alvin enjoys his sleepover and getting to know Miss Aspen a bit more ….. perhaps they will play more and easier this time.

It is a size thing for sure …..

Have a great Thursday all….

Special Hello to:  my boy …. and thanks to his sister and brother-in-law and the grand-pups.

Always, Carol & Alvin (even though he is not home).

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 22nd day of August, 2016.

Sure cooled down overnight.

It appears to have rained by the look of the deck.

The next couple of days are to be cooler and then warming up again.

Looks like today will be a jacket day for sure.

We slept in this morning as I set the alarm incorrectly.

When changing my room around I did not set it for morning.

Alas my Alvin came to the rescue and woke me up in time.

We are doing things out of order but will get them done and off to work on time.

Today my blog is short.

Just a thank you to Alvin for waking me up in time.

Have a great day.

Hope you have the perfect start to your day.

Special Hello to: my friends all over the world.

Always, Carol and Alvin


That’s me Alvin…..

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 19th day of December, 2014.

OMG, only a few more sleeps until the big day.

I am so excited …..

I love Christmas.

Have I mentioned that before…..

Well I really really do.

Last night after work I was fortunate to catch an earlier bus and got home sooner.

So because I was home earlier I had a cup of tea and watched one of my shows…

Of course, then I was up later and didn’t want to get up so easily this morning.

Now it is time to go…

Ride is ready.

I hope that you have an awesome day.

Special Hello to: YOU

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 17th day of May, 2014.

Last night Alvin slept at his sister’s house as I worked at the store.

So this morning I did not have my “alarm” clock to get me up and mobile early.

So I slept in ……

It is always funny how you will wake up when the body figures it is time but then your mind takes over and goes “well” it is still early I will just stay in bed a bit longer.

So needless to say, I did on all counts.

But I am up now.

My daughter reminded me as any great daughter would ….. “It is okay, Mom to sleep in” …… oh, how I love me daughter.

Now I do not feel that foreboding sense of guilty that if I had got my butt out of bed two hours earlier I could have done this and that …. that and this….

Anyway …. if you are thinking the same thing ….. S-T-O-P ……. if you want to relax in bed for a few minutes, a hour or two extra that is okay.

Now I know if you have small children that may not work.  Maybe your spouse would watch the kiddies in that case.

So on this Saturday morning I am now ready to go ….. I made my bed, washed my face and threw on a bit of makeup, got dressed, gathered the laundry and am writing my blog all before heading downstairs.

I can be quick once I get going….

So have a great Saturday.

I am going to enjoy the sunshine …. we are going to C-O-S-T-C-O ……..

Later we are going to put up the posters for the neighbourhood clean-up that I am organizing with the help of my friends and daughter.

Oops gotta run I am also watching “Aussie” the cat ….. she will need some fresh food and water and ATTENTION…..

Special Hello to: all you folks who slept in ….. it is okay…. the laundry will still be there when you get out of bed ….. so will the rest of your TO DO LIST.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Welcome to Monday, August 20th, 2012 ….. the sun is starting to rise here in Edmonton.

With promises of a great, great day.

I hope that you all had an awesome weekend.

Mine was fantastic.

Friday I slept in, and then had coffee with my friend G and her boys and two of the kids that she “looks after” ….. it was great.

Then I did some cleaning and the usual …. I mowed my front lawn and two of my neighbours Thursday night so that freed up some time on Friday.

Also picked up Alvin’s food and then bam boom bam it was time to get ready for work at the store.

Saturday I had completely off so spent it working around the house and also picked up the trash from around the neighbourhood.

Only one bag ….. that was the best part.

I ended the day with our walk (me and Alvin) and watching a movie.  Perfect Saturday night.

Yesterday morning, my daughter came for coffee before I went to work. (Alvin spent the day with them).

One of my close by neighbours was having a front lawn sale so we bought some items.

I spent the day at work handing out coupons which is different for me.

Usually I spent my shifts in the Home Fragrance section of the store, and I love it there.

Being out front of the store handing out coupons was great ….. the people.

Wow, the mall was crazy busy yesterday.

There were people everywhere …… some happy and some not, families and not, men and women and children, all nationalities, all fashion styles … it was great.

I love it best when I am surrounded by people …… I greeted everyone with a smile and enthusiasm.  (the coupon was a great offer, if I do say so myself).

So I was busy but I also had a fantastic time.

My house is clean, me and Alvin got lots of exercise, had time to play with Alvin, mow the grass, did some writing, grocery shopping,  and yard work and worked two shifts at the store and cleaned up the neighbourhood.

Man that sounds like I am SUPERWOMAN or something ….. well I am just Carol …..

Well just Carol has to fly as today is my early shift at work ….. so my ride will be here shortly.

I hope that you all have a wonderful Monday …… talk to you tomorrow.

Special Hello to: all those people who are always incredibly busy but still find time for the little things.


Always, Carol and Alvin.

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