Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 17th day of March, 2019.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to Everyone.

I love my “green” roots, er I mean heritage.

Someone might think I dyed my hair, which could have been a possibility.

The sun is slow to rise this morning but gradually the sky is clearing.

Happy Birthday to all of our friends who celebrate a birthday today.

TW, DH, BW and AD.

What a great day to have a birthday …. St. Patrick’s Day.

Today we are celebrating my daughter and Alvin’s sister’s birthday.

We are a few days late but sometimes schedules clash.

Excited to be celebrating her birthday today on St. Patrick’s Day.

I am making a fruit pizza for the party so will be getting that going in a little bit.

 

Have to relay some Alvin and Friends stories from yesterday.

Yesterday was a busy day with Alvin’s regular vet appointment, grocery shopping, laundry and cleaning around the house.

I just happened to be outside trying to chip away at some ice later in the afternoon (as had just spent two hours cleaning out my INBOX on email, argh) when I spotted Alvin’s girl friend Abi.

Abi was with her Aunt “A” and they were coming down the sidewalk out for a walk.

We chatted for a minute and then Alvin saw them from inside the house.

I asked if they would like to come in for a minute to say hi.

After a quick visit, I decided that we should just suck it up and go for a walk.

We found that walking on the other side of the street from our house; well it was not too bad.

A bit wet but very little ice.

We ended up going for a really long walk.

The first one of this length all winter.

It was great.

Alvin was so happy to see his girl friend.

Must be an age thing as he was less “engaging” as he used to be in his young.

At the vet they said he is like a 60 year old based on his years and the chart ???

Anyway they walked side by side.

Comfortable.

Just arrived home and received a call to see if it was okay for Humphrey to come now (5:15 p.m.).

Absolutely.

I took some cute photos of the boys (this time was more prepared to get those shots that don’t always come around).

Who knew ….

 

I was not quite fast enough to get Humphrey drinking out of Alvin’s water bowl.

The boys resting on the sofa.

 

Alvin, thinking well I guess he’s laying on my sofa.

Every visit they become more comfortable with each other.

Yesterday Humphrey walked up to Alvin and just lightly touched his face.

Alvin was a bit nervous but it all worked out.

All under the careful watch of the MOMMA.

Can you believe how close they were laying to each other.

Best Saturday night company ever.

Oh these boys.

Alvin and Friends.

 

Well time to get this show on the road.

I have toast and coffee to make and drink and a FRUIT PIZZA to make.

Whoops, I had better get out of these pj’s.

 

Have an awesome St. Patrick’s Day.

Special Hello to: anyone celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 17th day March, 2018

Happy Birthday to my friend “T” back in Regina.

Wishing her a wonderful day.

 

Happy St. Patty’s Day to all the IRISH and everyone who loves to join in the celebrations.

I am proud to be part IRISH.

 

The sky is overcast here in Edmonton.

I am watching my friend’s cat and gecko while she is curling in the gold medal curling game (local one).

This morning I spent about 20 minutes with Humphrey.

I gave him fresh food and water.

He had no interest …. only wanted to snuggle with Auntie C.

So snuggling we did.

He is such a pleasure to be around.

I came up with a new way of holding him which he loves ……

As I am not so used to cats, I picked him up carefully, and just the way he fell into my lap as I sat down – he was sitting backwards looking outwards.

I began to stroke him, and when my hands were just under his head,  he let his head rest on my hands.

He was comfortable.

We stayed in that position for fifteen minutes.

I will go and keep him company around lunch time and then after supper.

Now, our gecko friend named CINDER – well I wanted to give her some more water but she was on the plant close to the water dish so I decided not to disturb her and will do that later.

She has water so she will be okay.

 

Now for a late breakfast and COFFEE, need COFFEE.

Oh, I hear laundry calling my name and the floors saying “clean me.”

Never enough hours in the day.

Lots to do.

 

I hope that you all have a great Saturday.

May the sun shine in your heart even on a cloudy day.

Love what you do and do you what you love.

Happy Saturday.

 

Special Hello to: the birthday girl.  She has the best sense of humour, love our “T.”

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 17th day of March, 2017.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone …..

Today is the 60th Birthday of my dear friend “TW” back in Regina.

Wishing you the best day and all things wonderful for this year and all the years to come.

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YAY, it is Friday.

Yesterday with this change in weather again ….. more ice.

So yesterday morning I left the house a few minutes early so that I could take my time walking to the bus stop.

I found that the sidewalks were too icy as I almost wiped out just across the street from my house so I walked on the streets where I could.

On the walkway I had to walk on the border to the sidewalk which in summer is grass and in winter is SNOW.

Thank goodness it was only about 8 inches deep but I still managed to get snow in my boots and my pants were wet on the bottom when the boots came off at work.

ARGH.

Oh, the best part.

After most carefully walking and managing to remain upright ….. just as I was approaching the street the BUS whizzed past.

Of course, he did not see me.

Of course not.

Really, I thought.

I was almost there.

ARGH.

So I thought what is the point in getting upset so I just patiently waited for the next one to arrive knowing that I would not be late for work.

I catch the bus that I do, so that I have extra time (you never know).

After a waiting for about ten minutes a silver SUV came around the corner and stopped at the bus stop.

Now it was kind of dark so could not see inside until she turned down window and I saw my neighbour ….. so ended up getting a ride to work and being almost 1/2 hour earlier than usual.

So it worked out.

This morning I called my neighbour to see if I could catch a ride with her so that I do not have to go through that again knowing it is even more icy today than yesterday.

Luck of the IRISH, methinks.

I found a SHAMROCK charm and placed it on a silver chain that I have ……. along with a green and silver necklace and green sweater I am all set for St. Paddy’s Day.

 

I think that Mr. Alvin is feeling bad that he does not have anything green to wear.

Maybe tonight I can find something for him……

Guess I will have to buy him a green sweater for next year.

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to my IRISH Family and Friends all over the world.

Special Hello to: my friend T. W. ….. today is your birthday …… WOW, what a great day to celebrate.

Always, Carol & 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 Wednesday the 18th day of March, 2015.

I hope that you had a great St. Patrick’s Day ….

Enjoyed the colour green in perhaps a drink, food item or maybe sitting on a patch of grass.

My coffee date of last night was pushed to tonight as my friend had a migraine.

They sure are wicked things … I hope that she is feeling much better and can come over tonight.

I miss her.

 

Well we are just a few days away from the official day of spring.

I am so excited.

The snow is melting.

The ice is beginning to disappear even out front of my house.

My house faces the north so it takes a bit for it to go completely.

The bunnies that I have seen are already mostly brown.

The sun is rising earlier and earlier.

YAY ….. spring is on it’s way.

Did I tell you that I L-O-V-E spring?

I guess you likely guessed that several blogs ago.

Well I am a bit late out of the gate this morning …..

My thoughts are about spring …. the warmer days ….. the sun coming up earlier ….. the birds chirping their songs.

Great great spring.

Oh, I even noticed a few blades of green grass.

Perhaps they are just left over from winter …..

But they are green nonetheless and that makes me so happy.

Happy is this day.

Happy is this day.

Hooray …… Happiness is ……

Have an awesome day everyone.

Special Hello to: all my friends ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 17th day of March, 2015.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone.

My family and friends all over the world, Happy St. Pat’s Day.

We are having a potluck lunch at work today and we can also wear sports jerseys and anything green.

Just so happens that I have a Saskatchewan Roughrider (football) jersey which is both.

YAY, me….

Also to top off the celebration my friend “G” is coming over coffee after her “bootcamp” (exercise class).

I am so excited.

I have not seen her in what feels like forever.

YAY …. I am so lucky and feeling really blessed right now.

 

If you remember I mentioned picking up what they call “pet steps” so that when Alvin and the puppies want to get onto the bed they don’t have to jump so high.

Well Mr. Alvin will have nothing of it.

So I shall leave the steps by the bed and see if perhaps over the course of a few days he will gradually get used to them.

Stubborn boy that one.

 

Well life is good …. great, in fact.

I hope that it is in your home as well.

Spread the kindness.

Spread the joy.

Spread the laughter.

Always laugh …. giggle ….. feel it right down to the bottom of your belly.

Have a great green day.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Special Hello to: everyone … I would like to yell from the rooftops “HELLO”

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 17th day of March, 2014.

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY TO ALL MY IRISH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

Did you don your green apparel this morning?

I have a variety of greens on this beautiful morning.

Ready to start the day and to celebrate St. Patty’s Day in my own way.

Quietly celebrating my Irish roots.

Wondering what it would be like to live in Ireland or to visit.

I have always loved seeing photos of the Irish countryside.

So beautiful.

Perhaps someday I shall visit there ….. it is on my “bucket list.”

Do you have a bucket list?

I have one in my mind and have written a list but I have misplaced it.

Perhaps it is time to write another one and start working on it.

I do want to travel ……

So on this gorgeous Monday morning I wish you this:

May love and laughter envelope you and keep you warm, always.

May the wind bring you change and may you change the wind.

May you receive abundance and wealth easily and may you give abundance and wealth just as easily.

Have the best day and always give and you will receive.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Special Hello to: my family and friends, Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

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