Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 21st day of April, 2019

Happy Easter Sunday.

The sun is already up and shining so brightly that sunglasses are a must.

The neighbourhood is beginning to come alive.

Two young women pulling a small child in a wagon just went by the front street.

I can hear the hum of cars on the “freeway.”

I imagine that children are in the midst of carefully checking their homes for treats lightly hidden by the Easter Bunny.

There will be a wide variety for the little ones.

When my daughter was small I used to buy her a new spring dress at Easter time.

There was chocolate as well.

Some years the treats were hidden and others placed in a basket.

Here are some photos of my “Easter decorations” …….

My favourite is the bunny in the first photo.

 

For many folks worldwide it is not about an Easter Bunny.

It is a time of great faith.

 

Well time for me to get this day started.

Today I am spray washing the deck.

Preparing for summer.

Getting things cleaned up.

Enjoying walks with Mr. Alvin.

 

Happy Easter and We wish you a great time with your family and friends.

Happy Easter.

 

Special Hello to: all my family and friends and Happy Easter.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 13th day of April, 2018.

Yes, it is Friday the 13th.

Woke up to snow and it is still coming down.

Very fine …. almost like rain.

ARGH.

 

This was my note re the weather  from Friday, April 14, 2017

Well on a weather note:  SNOW.

Yesterday it was a snow/rain mix.

Today it is SNOW.

 

This was my note re the weather from Friday, April 15, 2017

No mention of snow.

It is so great to see the sunrise on my way to work.

The sky is afire in yellows, oranges and reds.

So pretty.

I have had to start wearing my sunglasses when I get onto the bus as it becomes so bright at one point during the ride.

 

Well it looks like it will be all about the weather today.

To many thoughts pointing in that direction.

Time to go and catch the bus for work.

Last day of the work week for me and a long weekend to boot.

Looking forward to this weekend as always for time with Alvin and friends.

 

Special Hello to: my sister

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 19th day of October, 2016.

Dark dark now and just wait this weekend we turn our clocks back one hour.

Instead of it being 6:12 as it is now it will be 5:12 a.m.

Alvin has had a head start on that change.

This morning we were up at 4:30 a.m.

Oh my boy ……

 

Guess what!

I have news.

Yesterday I went to Costco with my daughter.

Guess what one of my purchases was?

You will never guess.

LIGHT BULBS.

It would seem that I had some burned out in every room.

Now when I turn on the lights there is no place for those dust bunnies to hide.

I could not believe the difference.

I can see my kitchen once again.

Almost every room was in dim mode.

As my daughter said “good lighting for beauty.”

Which is true.

Both of the light bulbs in my downstairs bathroom burned out at the same time which I thought was strange.

How does that happen?

Anyway whenever I was in there had to leave the door open as there are no windows.

So looking in the mirror gave me a nice glow …..

The upstairs main bathroom looks like you are on a stage and ready to belt out a tune.

Honestly I felt like I should have sunglasses on.

My bathroom now I can truly see to put makeup on and do my hair ….. before it was touch and go.

Always checked things out when I got to work.

Slightly kidding here.

Makes for a better story.

I bought two boxes and replaced 11/12.

The combined total in both boxes was 12.

Yikes.

Note to self: ask to go to Costco more often.

Well almost time to hit the pavement.

My friend “V” sent me a message last night to tell me there is another package on the way to me.

OMG, what a girl.

The theme is “orange” so wonder what might be in that box?

I cannot wait.

Definitely something good to look forward to tonight.

It is a great Wednesday.

Lights on and someone is definitely at home.

Have a great Wednesday.

Remember to have a sense of humour.

My friend and co-worker and tea drinker “K” is taking me to StarBucks (her treat) for a pumpkin coffee.

Cannot wait for coffee break.

Well time to fly.

Have an awesome day.

Special Hello to: all those friends out there making your friends feel so loved.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 26th day of May, 2016.

The sun is rising when I look out our bedroom window and when I look out of the office window the sky is partially overcast.

What a difference a few feet makes.

We had more rain overnight.

The lawn had a hair cut last night with thanks to my neighbour.

My neighbour to the west (not in the other half) shares the front lawn with me or I with her.

We take turns cutting the lawn in the summer and shovelling the front walks in the winter.

It is so good to have great neighbours, thoughtful and kind.

Our grass is looking pretty good now.

Most of the lawns before our five days of rain were looking pretty dry except for the ones that faithfully watered every second day.

 

Today Elton is coming to spend the day with Alvin, and he will enjoy the company.

Well I guess shoes with socks that I can remove the socks if it heats up, do not need jacket but will take umbrella just in case, and wear the sunglasses.

Just like winter ….. take extras and layer.

 

I am grateful for my home, for me Alvin and all of my family and friends.

I am grateful for the kindness of people.

I am grateful for my life.

 

Remember even when you have a moment where you think life STINKS and maybe it does at that moment.

It always and I mean always gets better.

You have to want it …. to will it and to live it.

Keep dreaming.

Smile and dream.

 

Time to get going …… I get a ride to work today….. YAY, me.

Bus is good but a ride is a nice change.

 

Have the most wonderful day.

Thank you for reading my blog and sharing your time with me.

 

Special Hello to: my family all over the world.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 15th day of April, 2016.

YAY, today is Friday and the start of the weekend for me.

I think today is the day that my sister comes home from Hawaii.

Cannot wait to hear all about her trip.

That is one place I would love to see.

I cannot imagine the greenery and the flowers.

The beautiful turquoise blue water and the sand.

The palm trees…..the pineapple ….. oh my.

Possibly bump into the Hawaii-Five-O Team …… now that would be cool.

On this Friday I am just happy to be on the last day of the work week for the office.

I have a busy weekend ahead but that is okay.

Better to be busy than not.

Just as long as you have time to R-E-L-A-X.

 

Alvin and I are enjoying our walks after work and I am going to rearrange our mornings so that we can go for a walk in the morning, as well.

Often times in the summer it is too hot for us to walk after work and by the time it cools down it is bedtime.

So two walks somedays and others one but better than none.

 

It is so great to see the sunrise on my way to work.

The sky is afire in yellows, oranges and reds.

So pretty.

I have had to start wearing my sunglasses when I get onto the bus as it becomes so bright at one point during the ride.

 

Well almost time to hit the road.

Another day … another ….. you know..

 

I hope that you have an awesome Friday.

May your day be filled with brightness, joy and laughter.

 

Special Hello to: the world travellers …. home again.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Afternoon and Welcome to Saturday the 13th day of December, 2014.

WOW, what a glorious day.

I have accomplished so many things today that I feel on fire …… at this rate I will have plenty of time to relax and wrap Christmas gifts tonight.

YAY.

What beautiful weather we are having here in Edmonton.

It has been incredible.

The kids took a drive out to Spruce Grove (location of their new home which is being built at this very moment) to take a peek at the progress and to take the puppies for a walk in the nearby park.

So I am alone and just catching up on a few things.

Like writing this blog.

Normally I write early in the morning before I leave for work but on Saturdays sometimes life just gets in the road and it happens later.

I feel so incredibly wonderful ….. a great feeling.

I picked up my new eyeglasses and sunglasses this morning so I will be posting a photo at some point in the near future.

Always takes a bit of getting used to and perhaps that would begin with me actually wearing them.

Usually at home I do not wear them but I had better before I go to work tomorrow.

Well loves I must get this show on the road and get to my list.

I want to be organized so me and puppies can just relax on the sofa after supper and watch some television.

Likely will wrap gifts before the sitting on the sofa.

The kids are going to a Christmas party this evening.

Have a wonderful rest of your Saturday.

Thank you so much for reading my blog …..

I so appreciate it.

Special Hello to: all my friends and family all over the world.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 3rd day of December, 2014.

Another day closer to Christmas.

I am so excited to do some Christmas baking this Saturday.

The plan is to make sugar cookies, macaroons and fudge.

Those are the main ones and if something else sneaks in there that would be fine as well.

I love to bake.

I am going to try and be a bit fancy decorating the sugar cookies this year.

Will have to figure something out …. no ideas at the moment …. just know that I want to make them different and pretty.

I hope that you have your list made and that you are zipping along with each task on it.

Just take one day at a time.

That is what I try to do.

If you look at the number of days left you might just feel overwhelmed.

Also even if you do happen to run out of time …… Christmas always turns out.

It is more the feelings that you have and are surrounded by than actual physical things.

More than a feeling …….

Well almost time to go to work.

Today I work at the office and then tonight at the store.

I love helping people find just the right gift.

Thanks again for reading my blog.

Have a fantastic day.

Oh, by the way I went to have my eyes checked yesterday afternoon and they are actually better distance wise and a bit less so close up.

No surprise.

I ordered some new specs and sunglasses and then there will be a new me.

It is like dressing up in a costume …. I always feel like a new person when I get new glasses.

The same applies to hair cuts.

Which reminds me …. almost time for me to trim my hair.

Yes, I cut my own hair.

Just basic but it works.

Happy Wednesday.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Special Hello to: anyone with a Birthday this month ….. Happy Birthday …..

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday, the 6th day of June, 2013.

Another gorgeous morning and the third day in a row that Alvin and I have went for a walk at 5:00 a.m.

The sun was just coming up as we made the turn at the top of the lake for our return home.

It was glorious and I felt small in comparison.

The sun was so bright that even with sunglasses, I had to turn my eyes more to the side.

After yesterday’s rain ….. the grass is greener, the flowers are brighter.

That was my thought for this beautiful morning.

The colours that we see all around us.

I noticed that my flowers this year just seem to be more colourful.

I know it is likely more me than them but they are so brilliant and beautiful.

The yellows and pinks and purples and a slight shade of red ….. OMG.

I love flowers …… if possible I would love to have every square inch of my deck covered in flowers.

Just leaving enough room for me and Alvin to walk around them to admire and water them.

So if you have an opportunity to have flowers or buy some for your table or just walk by a park, please do so.

It is one of Mother Nature’s natural beauties.

I am so grateful that I can have flowers and see them everyday.

Have a great day everyone.

Just wanted to mentioned that I missed wishing a special young lady a Happy Birthday via my blog on June 2nd.  She turned 30.  Where did the time do, “D”?

Until tomorrow…. enjoy your day.

Special Hello: to all those people celebrating birthdays in June ….. great time for a birthday.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

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