Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 17th day of January, 2017.

Another gorgeous plus temperature day in the hood ….. Edmonton.

We have been loving our walks and it is so nice to be able to get out for a leisurely walk with my boy.

I love looking back and checking on temperatures and what was I doing on this day.

So here is the memory for this day in 2012.

Happy Tuesday Everyone.

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Happy Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 ……

On this “cold” winter’s morn …… I hope that you are toasty warm.

I always get such a kick out of my dog Alvin.

We have this morning ritual.

As I have shared before he now thinks that he is a lap dog.

Which is okay by me.

But anyway back to this morning.

Most mornings when I go to pick him up …. he walks around for a few seconds before letting me pick him up.

This morning he stood still waiting for me.

Then once up on my lap.

He takes a few moments to stand in one spot and look around …..

He usually turns almost all the way around before he settles down in my lap.  Looking about the room.

(He especially took a long hard look at the bowl of bananas sitting in the middle of the table.  LOL.  He loves bananas, and has a bit every morning with me.)

But it is how he does it that is so darn cute.

He very gingerly steps one paw at a time … ever so carefully….

I love my Alvin with all of his little quirks … he always puts a smile upon my face.

Like now he is lying on the hall floor and was looking at me …. then he sighs and turns around.

I sure would love to know what he is thinking…..

But it is all of the little rituals, the things that we share …. that makes our relationship special.

The belly rubs at the top of the stairs each night after his supper ….

Playing fetch …. him dragging me along our walk … (not all of the time….)

Always remember it is the little things that make life great ….

I have a great life and I hope that you have a great one, as well.

Special Hello to: my cousin Janice who continues to inspire me on a daily basis,  and I think of her always …..

Always, Carol

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Special Hello to: my cousin Janice …. my lifelong friend.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 2nd day of June, 2016.

Happy Birthday to a very special “niece” D …… we wish you a wonderful day.

Sun is shining and I assume the birds are singing if I were outside.

I am running late as for some reason Alvin’s internal clock has been waking him up extra early and so we get up and then hit the sofa.

That almost never works.

We will have to start going to bed a bit later again and see if that works.

I am happy it is Thursday and happy that the sun is shining.

It has been great to have the rain as we so desperately needed but we also need some sunshine.

We are blessed as it has been almost the perfect mix as of late.

 

Mr. Alvin has started a little bit ago wanting to sit under the desk when I am at the computer.

I have a small piece of rug that runs under the desk and then under the chair so that I do not go for an extra ride.

Anyway just a second ago he tapped my foot so that I would move my legs so he could go under the desk.

Cute, hey.

He is full of small and wonderful “habits” ……. ideas ……something.

Makes me smile.

Well almost time to hit the road.

I cannot believe that another evening has passed.

 

Have a wonderful Thursday.

Keep well ….. stay dreaming and working on those dreams.

Working toward them makes them come true.

Visualize.

That is one thing I always have to work on.

Having that picture in my head.

I have the thoughts but have to match them up.

Bye for now.

 

Special Hello to: all those dreamers out there ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 17th day of March, 2016.

It is going to be a solemn St. Patrick’s Day for me with the recent passing of our sweet Penny.

My four-legged Grand-puppy …..

She has, and will always be in our thoughts.

It is always difficult to proceed after the passing of a loved one.

The first steps are always the hardest.

Seems strange to be going to work but it must be done.

Definitely is not an easy time.

I keep telling myself it is okay to be okay.

It is okay to smile and to be okay.

Your strength is what pushes us on.

Keeps us going.

Penny is not my first loss, and unfortunately will not be the last.

We grieve in our own ways.

It is most difficult for Penny’s Mom and Dad and for Elton.

She was a part of their daily lives ….. everything reminds them of her ….

It will be a long process but they will heal over time.

With the memories of her sweet face and her energy filling their thoughts.

I am grateful to my friends and family at this time for their support and kind words.

 

I hope that today is a good day for you.

May the sun shine down upon you on this St. Patty’s Day of 2016.

May your life bring you smiles and laughter.

May the memories be a reminder of goodness and light.

Happy Thursday …..

 

Special Hello to: all the little angels …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 18th day of June, 2015.

It was bright and sunny when we were first up and now the clouds are beginning to roll in.

Rain or Sunshine.

Always a surprise.

Well today is my last day of work for the week.

I am excited to have tomorrow off.

Not sure what happened this morning but I chose to take extra time on the sofa and now am running late.

I was having the best dream or at least felt interesting and then before you know it is almost time to leave for the bus.

Now how did that happen.

Note to self ….. no more extra zzz’s on the sofa.

I have to get Mr. Alvin to stay in bed until 5:00 a.m. and not get me up at 4:30 a.m. ….. it is reeking havoc with my sleep.

I hope that you all have an amazing, wonderful Thursday.

Always take the time to help others ……

Keep an umbrella close by in case it rains …..

Turn that upside down smile right side up…..

Life is good …..

Turn those thoughts into things…..

Special Hello to: everyone who helps others …. you rock.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 10th day of July, 2014.

What a gorgeous morning ….. it was raining when Alvin and I first woke up and now the sun is shining and there is a nice cool breeze.

Perfect morning.

I love our “new bedroom” mainly because Alvin enjoys just sitting on the bed looking out of the window whenever we are in this room.

He has a whole new world to watch out the back of the house and he loves it.

He doesn’t miss a beat.

Checking out the birds and anything else that moves.

My little “honey bunny.”

I sure do love him.

He is such great company and has such a great personality.

My little social butterfly.

That is always apparent every time we go for a walk or whenever we have company.

He has a loving heart for sure.

Well here it is Thursday and payday which is awesome.

Tonight I will be putting up the tables for the garage sale on Saturday.

Taking out the last items from the house.

I am so excited to just get rid of stuff and have only my Christmas decorations, and a few pieces of memorabilia in the house.

We always seem to have so much stuff and this is the time to downsize as the kids are about to move in.

Well time to go to work.

I hope that you have an awesome day.

Remember to smile and breathe (I forgot that a couple of times yesterday).

Remember you receive what you give.

Special Hello to: all the lovers of life ….. you rock.

Always, Carol

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 9th day of June, 2014.

This morning reminds me of a line from a old song “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.”

I would say this could be true for a lot of people.

Most especially for those who require extra Vitamin D from the sunshine.

I can see a break in the clouds so that cheers me up.

I can tell when we have had a long winter and not much sunlight.

That was so true the winter of 2014, this past one.

It would seem that Mother Nature figures we need just a tad more rain and not so much sunshine as yet.

I hope that she decides to bring on the sunshine.

Crops and garden and me need the sunshine.

So on this rainy Monday perhaps you are like me and just putting the finishing touches on getting ready for work.

Or perhaps you are getting ready to go to school (maybe you are not even out of bed at this time as it is early).

Or perhaps you are retired and an early bird up reading the paper and enjoying your first cup of coffee.

Whatever you are doing I hope that this finds you well and enjoying your many blessings.

There will always be less than stellar moments in your life but find the silver lining, pick yourself up and carry on.

Remember to live each moment with our without sunshine.

Maybe you have to take extra vitamin D.

Have a great great Monday.

Smiling helps……. wouldn’t it be nice if every single human being on the planet smiled at the same time.

We would feel an overwhelming sense of peace and joy.

Something to strive for ……

Special Hello to: early birds …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 21st day of May, 2014.

I am so happy to be feeling better on this beautiful sunny morning.

I was under the weather yesterday so no blog and no work.

So great to be back.

We had a nice rain shower last night and it is surprising how much greener things are this morning.

The leaves on my tree are out … they are at that small shiny light green stage.

They look almost glossy in the sunlight.

How are you this Wednesday?

I hope that you are doing great and having a blast.

Time to get caught up….

It is amazing how one day can make you feel behind.

Oh well …..

That’s okay, right!

We can only do – what we can only do.

One thing at a time.

So on this gorgeous sunny day I hope that you are doing what you can and want to do.

Take those relaxing deep breaths throughout your day.

Smile because it is catchy.

Pay someone a sincere compliment.

Do something nice for someone that you are not related to.

Have a great day.

Special Hello to: my sister who I have to SKYPE this weekend …. miss you sis.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 5th day of February, 2014.

WOW, we are certainly in a bit of a cold snap.

I am hopeful that it will end soon.

It is making both me and Alvin want to hibernate.

Although this morning I woke up five minutes before the alarm went off and even before Alvin “paws” me to wake up.

I wonder if  other countries in the winter people just want to eat and sleep;  sleep and eat.

I wonder if animals dream when they hibernate.

Ah, me Alvin, so cute as he is lying on his side on the hallway floor just outside my office.

I sure love the little guy …..

Well despite the cold it is off to work …. that is okay …. I am grateful to have an inside job.

That sounds weird.

Oh well …..

Have a great day folks.

Remember to smile and have a laugh or five.

Tell a joke …. think of something that makes you smile.

Thanks for reading my blog …. I appreciate you so much.

Special Hello to: all those folks travelling …… be safe.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 27th day of January, 2014.

It is a cold crisp morning here in Edmonton.

Mr. Alvin hesitated for several minutes before running outside to do his business and then quickly back into the house, no dilly dallying for him this morning.

He is a good temperatures gage for sure.

 

Just when you think that people have lost their “kindness factor” or their ability to do things for a total stranger …

My faith was renewed.

Yesterday morning when I left the house to catch the bus to work at the store.

I had climbed over the ice and snow and a car was coming.

I let the car go by so that I could take my time and actually walk on the street for a bit as our sidewalks are horrible.

The car stopped and I didn’t think anything of it …

I had just crossed the street when I heard a woman’s voice say something.

So I turned my head and “heard her say are you going to the bus stop?”

I walked over to the car and said yes …

It turns out this lady used to catch the bus and knew what it was like to walk on these icy sidewalks and streets.

I was extra early to the bus stop but very grateful that I didn’t have to walk over the ice to get there.

I thanked her multiple times.

So nice to see that people still do things for strangers.

She lives in my neighbourhood but I do not know her or where she lives.

That simple act boosted my spirits and made my day.

See what you can do.

Give it a try ….. be kind …. it is always a good no GREAT thing.

So off to work I go …..

I hope that you have a wonderful day wherever you might be.

If it is cold I hope that you stay warm.

If it is hot I hope that you stay cool.

Special Hello to: all those good Samaritans – you rock and thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 5th day of October, 2013.

It is a beautiful day as the sun comes up in our fair city.

I had the most wonderful experience at the store last night.

As you know I work part-time at Bath & Body Works, West Edmonton Mall location.

I met so many wonderful people as I usually do but there was this one young couple that stood out.

Something drew me to them most especially the young man.

His smile was engaging and I could literally feel his warmth.

Honestly it felt like a magnet was pulling me closer and closer to him.

I did my “thing” and we also chatted.

We had a couple of laughs.

I told him “how cute he was and that he had the best smile.”

We kept talking and shopping.

Something about this couple made me feel so great.

Especially the young guy and he did remind me of my brother Jeff (who has passed on).

I was so grateful that he allowed me to compliment him without it being awkward or creepy.

Anyway you just never know when you are going to meet someone who makes you feel so warm and wonderful.

It was only a few minutes but man it was great.

You just never know who you will meet in the course of a day.

I did tell the couple that I always think it is important to pass on compliments even to strangers.

We are all human and hearing nice things is a good thing.

Well time to go and start my Saturday.

My daughter will be here shortly with the puppies.

She is coming for a sleepover (we have not done that for a long time).

So much fun.

Oh and Mr. Alvin will be home ….. he is sleeping over there.

Pay compliments when they are due.

Be honest and nice.

Life is meant to share and be wonderful.

Happy Saturday.

Special Hello to: strangers who warm your heart…….

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

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