Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 21s day of September, 2015.

Rained all night but has stopped now.

I think we have had more rain in September than all summer or at least it seems that way.

How are you feeling this fine Monday morning?

I always have to boost myself up after Sunday nights.

Usually I cannot settle down and go to sleep …. too many thoughts.

Are you this way?

It is just like the night before going on a big trip?

You go through your suitcase ….. do a checklist.

You make sure in your mind that you have your passport, traveller’s cheques, cash.

Because you keep imagining the airline clerk asking for your passport and you cannot find it.

I had that dream and wasn’t even going anywhere.

Who knows … what that means?

You make sure that you gave the spare key to your neighbour who is watching your house while you are gone.

You make sure that unnecessary electrical appliances are unplugged.

The whole gambit …. you go through.

For me most Sundays nights I go through that day, the next, the week and it certainly did not help that it was raining.

Oh well, I made sure that I had some energy boosters for breakfast ( oh, the natural ones of course ).

Green tea – MATCHA ….. very good.

Just in case you are going somewhere ….. always have a checklist.

Passport anyone!

Well it was an interesting Sunday …. my daughter was supposed to come but was not able to in the end.

Part of the plan was to make pancakes (which I did … pumpkin spiced ones) and give Mr. Alvin a hair cut & bath.

OMG, he is such a DIVA.

I will admit that I raised my voice …. likely close to yelling very briefly when I struggled to trim his paws.

Finally I managed to get them trimmed pretty good or at least way better than the time before …..

We did have a good Sunday …… all in all.

Well I guess I had better get this show on the road.

Almost time to go and catch that earlier bus ….

So happy it stopped raining and hopefully the sun will shine today.

Special Hello to: my friends back in Regina …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 31st day of July, 2015.

It is a bright sunny morning with a nice cool breeze here in Edmonton.

The forecast is for high twenties today …. so hot.

I am in the throes of getting ready for my road trip.

Alvin doesn’t realize just yet that he is going for a sleepover to his sister’s for a few days.

But I am sure he will be happy once he arrives (he is not much of a traveller).

The cool air is seeping in through the office window as I type these words.

I am so excited to see my siblings for a few days …. together.

I am almost packed ….. cannot decide to what to wear.

Either one takes too much or not enough.

I don’t wish to appear to be “moving” in …….

My brother “J” celebrates a birthday in August so we will have an impromptu party since we will be together.

Just like when we were kids.

The flowers are all watered ….. I have almost everything on my to do list completed.

Coffee …. shower ….. coffee ….. vacuum ….. READY …. change wall flower bulbs ……

I could always think of something ….

Well I had better get this show on the road.

I will not have access to a computer for the next couple of days so will write upon my return.

I hope that you all have an awesome weekend.

See you later …..

Enjoy and be safe.

Thank you “S” for the birthday wishes for John I shall pass them on ….

Thank you “M” we shall enjoy our time together.

Special Hello to: ¬†all those brothers and sisters out there enjoy your time together ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 24th day of July, 2015.

Another weekend about to begin.

The weekend before my sister and brother arrive and then we take a road trip to see our other brother.

YAY …..

Should be fun.

Mr. Alvin will be spending the weekend with his sister and family when I leave.

He could come with us but is not great at riding in the car.

So this weekend will be all about getting the yard in tip top shape as well as the house.

Kind of pack because this will be the last laundry likely before we leave.

How soon do you pack before you leave on a mini break or vacation?

I will likely have my list of things done this weekend and will have my bag ready to throw the items into …..

At least we do not need much because it will be two nights and two days roughly.

This is beginning to be an annual event.

Going to see my brother in or around our birthdays …. gives us even more to celebrate.

We are on summer hours so have shorter hours on Fridays.

I am leaving later and of course slept later ….. better get this train on the track.

Looks like we may get another rain shower.

Umbrella in bag, check.

Lunch, check.

Shoes …. grab on way out the door.

Check.

I hope that you have an awesome day and perhaps are planning a get together with your family or friends in the near future.

Happy Friday.

Special Hello to: my sister and brothers ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

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