Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 18th day of May, 2017.

Clear blue skies and sun rise.

Great start to this Thursday.


Last night I noticed a post on FB asking if you agreed or disagreed to teachers placing student’s cell phones in a central location until class was over.

My stance is absolutely put them away.

There is nothing that they need to be seeing or doing while in class getting their education.

Nothing on social media or email or the world wide web that should keep them from learning about the environment, science, our planet, social and health and so on.

I know that most people, adults and young ones of all ages are reluctant to give up their phones, it is as if they were an extra appendage.

Perhaps in the future we will have a built in device to communicate with ….. who knows but for now they are hand held.

But in the meantime ….

In class no and at work no.

If there is an emergency it can be dealt with the same way they have been for many years ….. phone the principal or the employer.

Or using these devices on your breaks whether at work or at school.


Why we feel the need for instant gratification is beyond me.

Just my opinion.

I do think that they serve a great purpose but with some restraint, please people.

Everyone on the bus has their cell phones out either surfing on the internet or talking to someone.

Some people do listen to music …. which is okay ……

People walking down the sidewalk with their heads bent over with full attention to that little screen.

People thinking that they can drive and walk and text …. well that is just …… I will not say the word(s).


Personally I do not have a cell phone.

Yes, I am almost 60 and no cell.

I have a land line.

Old school.

I do not wish to be in constant contact.

I have voice mail so that people can leave message if they call and I am unavailable.

I have email on my computer.

Not that perhaps someday I will obtain one but for now it is a luxury that I do not need.


I do think that our “social ness” is slowly slipping away.

Not enough face to face conversation.

Manners are almost a thing of the past.

Some folks cannot even have a family supper without every member sitting at the table checking their phones.

Something seriously wrong with that picture.

How important do we think we are anyway?

How important is it to reply to every little message or post?

What is it with selfies anyway?

I guess coming from someone who has taken photos at every event her whole life with no photos of herself or at least not many.

Perhaps it is not totally a bad thing.


Anyway food for thought.

Perhaps at the dinner table phones should be left in the bedrooms.

Out at a restaurant leave them turned off in your purse or pocket.

We waited before and we can wait again.

The world did not come crashing to an end because you did not post that selfie of you eating a tomato or liking a photo someone posted.


Well time to go to work.

Another day.

Happy day …. sunshine….temperature warming up.

I still have not turned on the heat.

Good or bad …… it is a little nippy in the house.

Happy Thursday.


Special Hello to: all those cell phone users ……

Always, Carol and Alvin









Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 6th day of September, 2013.

Overcast but warm here in Edmonton.

I hope that you all had an amazing week.

I did something that I have never done before ……

Amanda was over and we watched a Webinar on Pinterest.

Very interesting.  It started on Wednesday and is over at the end of today.

We watched Wednesday and Thursday and Amanda is going to watch it today.

It was all about learning how to use Pinterest for your business.

It always amazes me how many people think of something in these relatively early stages of the social media and turn it into a money maker.

I only wished that I could think of something ….. wouldn’t that be nice.

But as I am only learning about all this technology and am not very savvy … I will likely be a student and not a teacher.

However that being said ….. maybe I could teach other “older” and techno challenged students….. you never know.

So on this my last day of vacation I am going to walk with Alvin to the Vet to pick up his food and toothpaste and then I am going to have coffee and a visit with my friend “G”.

Getting back into the natural order of things.  School has started.

Well have a great day and I will be back tomorrow.

Thank you for reading my stuff …. it is always appreciated.

Special Hello to: all those Pinterest users.

Always, Carol and Alvin

ah……….need coffee………………. LOL

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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