Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 27th day of August, 2018.

The lightness cannot peer through the clouds.

It remains partially dark outside.

The air is crisp.

We had some rain overnight.

The house is quiet only the sound of my fingers clicking on the keys and Mr. Alvin snoring on his blue blanket.

Even my breathing is masked by the sounds from my boy.

Teddy went home last night.

His Aunt picked him up as she came home a few days early and Teddy’s parents will enjoy a few more days of well deserved vacation.

I am quite certain that Mr. Alvin misses Teddy and he certainly looked sad when he left the house.

They had a really good time.

There was playing and snuggling.

Just quiet time and walks.


Hard to believe that it is Monday already.

I sure could have slept for a few hours longer.

Alvin had been feeling under the weather but clearly feeling better yesterday and slept well last night.


I am grateful that Alvin has a friend who came come on a regular basis for a visit and sleep over.

It is great to have friends.

He knows so many dogs and people ….. Mr. social butterfly.


I guess that I had better take my umbrella with me this morning.


Well time to hit the road.

Carpool will arrive in a few minutes.


I hope that you have an awesome day.

Remember to be kind to yourself and to others.

Life is way too short and we need to live it to the fullest.

Happy Monday.


Special Hello to:  my friend “V” … a great friend.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 4th day of June, 2015

You will never guess what I saw in the sky at 5:15 this morning!

Something so beautiful and unexpected.

So much so that I ran and grabbed my camera.

Well it was a RAINBOW.

There were clouds and a rainbow on the south side of my house.

There was sunshine at the north end.

Funny how that works.

Followed by a few drops of rain and quite warm out for this time of day.

What a wonderful way to begin the day with seeing a rainbow.

Last night after I set the sprinkler to water the front lawn; Alvin and I set out for a walk.

We got to the corner and Alvin spotted our friend “I” out trimming one of her bushes.

So he pulled toward her but I held him back as we had to cross the street first and watch for traffic.

After a check for cars we made a beeline for her house.

Needless to say a few minutes later we were chatting on her front porch steps joined by her husband.

They both love Alvin and do not miss an opportunity to visit him, and me, of course.

Giggling out loud on this end.

Over half a hour later we left to have a quick walk before returning home to turn off the sprinkler.

Needless to say the ground was quite wet.

It got a good soaking.

Oh, my social butterfly …….

Well looks like an “umbrellie” is in store for today ….

So I had better get this show on the road.

I hope that you have a great day.

I wish you rainbows and sunshine.

I wish you love and laughter.

Have a great Thursday.

Special Hello to: my friend “M” ….. so great to reconnect after so many years.

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 Friday the 1st day of August, 2013.

WOW, summer is here.

Actually for us it really is ….. the forecast for the next week is upwards of 25 degrees.

What a way to start August.

It was a lovely evening last night and we thoroughly enjoyed our walk.

Talked to neighbours along the way and met some new friends.

Mr. Alvin is such a social butterfly…… he really is popular.

He is the “hot dog” …. everyone always comments on how cute and friendly he is, and he likes it.

Really, I am pretty darn certain that he knows it ….. some evenings after our walk you can just tell when he had that extra attention.  LOL.

Oh well, he is pretty cute. No arguments there.


That’s Me … Alvin …. laying on the “red carpet” ……

One of my roses.....from me to you because everyone needs to receive a flower...

One of my roses…..from me to you because everyone needs to receive a flower…

Are you the “hot one” ….. Mr. or Ms. Popular …..

Were you popular in school or in your group?

Being popular was not really my cup of tea.

I always wanted to be liked.

But there is a difference.

Most of the popular kids were either athletic or perhaps from a well to do family.

Being liked meant you could slide under the radar …. get along with most everyone and enjoy school.

I pretty much was able to enjoy the school experience.

There was one year or actually part of it … that I could have lived without but it wasn’t bad.

Actually parts of a few of them…..

I survived and I survive today.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a student in school or an adult going to work …. there are always going to be those “popular” people and for a multitude of reasons.

I think in order to salvage some sanity throughout your life it is better to be yourself and not go for the spotlight.

Now that might sound crazy … because in today’s world … people love their time in the lime-light or spot light.

But there are pressures with all of that and being happy with yourself …. being likeable …. really gets you more in life.

You must start by liking yourself. …… Build your own confidence.

Well I guess I had better get going but I think you get my drift.

I love my life and get along with most people.  I am blessed and I really do like myself.  Okay, honestly speaking I have moments that I could knock myself on the head and give myself a good tongue lashing but who doesn’t?

So on that note ….. bye for this Thursday …

Have a great day.

Special Hello to:  YOU, because you are wonderful and I like you.

Always, Carol and Alvin


FIRST LINE …..July 25, 2013

As we walk along the water’s edge the coolness leaves my skin with goose bumps and prickles, as if there is someone behind me.

July 26, 2013

Alvin pulls on his leash and brings me back, the fragrance of freshly cut grass fills my nostrils; my heart beat quickens, and I am unable to shake the feeling.

July 28, 2013

The sky is overcast with a hint of sunrise peeking through and the leaves of the trees rustle in the breeze, and I think how did I get here? 

July 29, 2013

What does that mean, and what is making me think these thoughts?

July 30, 2013

All of a sudden the leash tightens as Alvin pulls me forward.

July 31, 2013

My body lurches forward as I fight to keep my balance, what is going on …. “Alvin,” I cry as things appear to be happening in slow motion.

August 1, 2013

Alvin turns his head and with eyes as big as saucers; I suddenly realize what is going to happen.



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