Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 6th day of May, 2019.

Almost one day into the month of May and the third morning in a row that we woke up to NO SNOW so that is progress.

Forecast showing rain for Wednesday which is another good thing.

We can use the moisture.

The sun is slowly rising in the eastern sky.

As I look out of the window I can see just above my sight line patches of that pure blue sky.

There is also a bit that is hard to explain but appears to be a opening of blue sky with darker blue clouds and a wisp of white clouds semi covering with a shout out to the SUN.

So beautiful but really difficult to explain and of course, no camera to be seen at this moment.

I am not certain that my camera would capture this very delicate but beautiful sight.

I could look at the sky all day long from sun up to sun down and onward.

Nothing like SKY.

 

Well here we are almost time to leave for work once again.

Seems like it was just Friday night.

We have been and continue to be on watering duty and I am proud to say that the plants appear to be doing great.

My green thumb is not quite as deep a green as my friend’s but I do okay.

 

Mr. Alvin is resting on the double thick blankets on the floor beside me.

He is always at my side except when I am at work.

Definitely my boy.

I would not have it any other way.

 

We had a quiet weekend and the only human contact we had was a brief conversation with our neighbour.

Isn’t it funny how one can go that many hours with out actually seeing anyone – well actually speaking to anyone.

We did see people out and about.

Productive weekend and I even did some extra writing which I am very happy about …..

 

Well time to get this show on the road.

Perhaps Mr. Alvin needs to go outside once again before I leave the house.

Wishing you all a most wonderful Monday ….

May your week be filled with perfect health and much joy…..

Oh and laughter ….. gotta have some laughs along the way.

 

Special Hello to: my family ….. I don’t call nearly enough ….. I know that …… thinking of you all….

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 3rd day of January, 2019.

WOW, day three of the New Year.

Our weather has been absolutely gorgeous breaking high temperatures for this time in history.

Yesterday was almost +8.

Pretty great for January.

 

Back to it today.

I am feeling much better and not certain what hit me yesterday.

Who knows.

Not to question, just feeling grateful.

 

Mr. Alvin is laying beside me on his blue blanket.

I love this part of the morning.

Listening to my fingers click clicking on the keyboard and listening to Mr. Alvin breathing/resting.

Looking out my window at 6:20 a.m. is much different than when we were on Christmas Vacation and getting up at 8:20 a.m.

Dark now and back then it was mostly overcast but some mornings we were treated to sunshine.

Nothing better than the early morning sunshine ….. sunrise….best time of the day.

Well perhaps I would have a small debate with myself as I love sunsets and the evening sky with the stars twinkling at us.

I guess I love mornings and evenings.

 

Back to work.

This will be our first day open to the public at our new temporary digs.

Should be interesting I am sure.

Likely will take people a bit of time to get used to our new location.

 

I am grateful to have this bit of warm weather.

Even the weekend at minus 10 degrees celsius is not too cold.

I wonder if this is due to climate change?

Likely in part.

Although we humans are enjoying this break in the cold temperatures, it can certainly mess up Mother Nature.

 

To my friend who sent me “some of her favourite things” for Christmas.

No, sorry not THE Oprah but she is my Oprah.

I tried the brow wax this morning and OMG, this is one of my favs.

If you have an opportunity to try this product – you will love it.

“ACTI-LABS” made in USA and Europe.

This one came from France.

When I first started applying it – I thought it was too light – Hickory.

But oh no, it was perfect.

It makes my old eyebrows look like they did when I was in my 20’s.

Thank you my friend.

I also love the SHEA hand lotion and the toothpaste.

Still have the deodorant to try.

GREAT Product line.

 

Well here we are almost time to leave for work.

The Christmas Vacation was awesome but always could be longer.

Grateful to have had the time off.

Grateful to have spent time with friends and family.

Grateful to have had all that time with me, Alvin.

Grateful to be alive.

 

Happy New Year.

Best life in 2019.

 

Special Hello to: my friend who is so thoughtful and kind.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 6th day of November, 2018.

It would seem that winter is now upon us although I did see “0” temperatures in our no too distant future.

So whether or not the snow is permanent for the next few months – time will tell.

Today is a big day ….

Alvin’s BFF Teddy is coming to stay with us until the 18th of November.

The U.S. mid-term elections are today.  That should be interesting.

 

How about favourite things Tuesday?

Food, Nature, Food, Coffee, Flowers, Sweets, Wrapping Gifts, Christmas?

 

 

What are you favourite things?

I hope that you all have an awesome Tuesday.

I am grateful for everything in my life.

Happy Tuesday.

 

Special Hello to:  the best sister on the planet.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 28th day of September, 2016.

Third last day for September 2016.

I believe it was only five days ago that we were welcoming in the month of September 2016.

Honestly I do not believe where the time goes but go it does.

So mid week.

Last night we had my Son-in-law’s birthday supper celebration.

I was able to leave work one hour early which helped me to finish the preparations for the supper.

Supper was just finished as they arrived.

The boys were happy to see them.

Everyone enjoyed the meal.

We decided a while back to cut back on the gift giving (unless someone is in dire need of something) …. so this year I decided

to give the gift that keeps on giving and that was “Girl Guide Cookies.”

Help the Girl Guides with their fundraising campaign and give a gift to someone else as well.

So I had ordered a box from a girl at the office and then the night before when we were out walking one of my neighbours was sitting on

her front door step with her little girl and we stopped by for a quick visit.

They were waiting to be picked up for Sparks and we chatted about the cookie sale.

So I ordered a box from her.

Good thing as the first order fell through – yup.

My neighbour said she would bring them to my house last night which was perfect timing.

So just after we finished eating and before birthday cake I saw some people including kids on the sidewalk and knew it was the cookie deliverers.

Right on time.

So I bought two boxes.

The little girl said “thank you for the money.”

Very cute.

Manners, always important.

Remember she is a “Spark.”

My kids were very pleased about the cookies most especially my daughter as they are her favourites.

I quickly slipped the boxes of cookies into the gift bag that I had prepared the night before and proceeded to give the bag to my Son-in-law.

He opened his cards from me and Alvin and then his gift.

We enjoyed chocolate cake for dessert.

Perfect evening.

After they went home we went for a walk.

I was surprised by how fast the sun was going down.

That time of year …

It goes up and comes down in a blink of an eye.

It was another beautiful evening.

Well time to go to work once again.

The nights go quickly.

I hope that you have an awesome Wednesday.

Be good to yourself and to others.

Perfect combination.

Always good to note not just for you but for me, as well.

Special Hello to: all those folks who give so much but forget about themselves.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 14th day of April, 2016.

Wow it is beginning to get light before 5:30 in the morning and soon it shall be light at 10:00 at night.

How cool is this?

Soon it will be light before 5:00 a.m.

I love long days and nights.

Makes me feel as though I have had a day most especially when I leave the house so early and am gone for so long.

Good for Alvin, as well.

The past couple of nights not sure what has got into me but I have been wanting to hit the sofa for extra sleep in the morning.

Perhaps the changes in the weather – tires one out more.

Oh well ….. that is life.

Mr. Alvin is quite the character ….. I switched the piece of rug around that my computer chair sits on and now he is laying at my feet under the desk on the rug.

He does love to be near his Momma.

I guess that is a good thing.

I will never get lost.

Or the other way around.

Well I am running a tad late ….. so have to go.

I hope that you have an awesome day.

Just remember that “every moment is a new opportunity.”

If we look at life in this light it makes it easier to make mistakes and carry on.

Those are my thoughts.

 

Special Hello to: all my fellow bloggers ….. keep up the great work.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 11th day of April, 2016.

The sun is beginning to rise in the east and it is just after 6:00 a.m..

Soon it will be light when we get up at 5:00 a.m. and I love that ….

Feels like you have had a day when you get up with sunlight and go to bed with sunlight.

I heard that we missed some snow over the weekend.

We would like some rain …. it is very dry out there.

 

Well hard to believe that it is Monday already ….

We had a great weekend …. very busy.

 

I was thinking …..

Do you visualize your life with your dreams coming true?

Do you see the glass half full?

Do you see the glass half empty?

Positive or Negative.

How do you live your life?

Something to think about.

Even when life is screaming at me, I do try to see the positive.

I think that I see the glass half full.

I am mainly a positive person.

Now that is not to say that I have moments …. we all do.

But I try …..

Are you trying ……

 

Well here we are time to leave for work.

I hope that you have an amazing day.

 

Special Hello to:  YOU

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 17th day of September, 2014.

Still dark out but starting there are hints that the sun is thinking about rising and it is almost 6:45 a.m.

Crazy the difference only a few weeks can make.

It seems like only yesterday that at 5:00 the sun was up and about doing it’s sunshine thing.

Now he’s taking a break.

Well deserved I guess.

In the evenings the sun is starting to go down a few hours earlier as well.

Just yesterday it seemed like it was still shining at almost 11:00 p.m.

The time of year …. oh how it plays with us.

I do love that we have actual seasons here in Canada.

Nice to have some change …..

Sometimes it may take us a bit longer to adjust but that’s okay.

I love this time of year.

Well time to go to work.

So have to say bye for now.

I hope that wherever you are and whatever you are doing that you are filled with passion and love.

Because without them life if just life and you are just living.

Why not live your life full of wonder and amazement – love and passion.

Yes, sometimes or some moments your inner voice has to have that sit down …. now come on … kind of chat.

I had one of those last night when Alvin and I were out walking.

My inner voice translated to my outer voice and if someone heard me likely they thought “oh, poor woman” …… 🙂

Special Hello to: my sister …… I hope that all is well with you …… talk soon.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 2nd day of September, 2014.

I always love the beginning of a new month.

The promise it brings.

The hope that one can realize a dream or two or perhaps three.

New things.

So welcome September and all that it brings.

I hope that this is a wonderful time for you and your family.

It can be if you think that it will be.

 

The mornings are cooler now …..

Sun coming up later and going down sooner.

It is that time of year.

 

May you have a glorious Tuesday.

Smile and think happy thoughts.

Maybe add a little skip into your step.

Cannot hurt.

 

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

Always, Carol and  Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to a Lovely Rainy Thursday Morning the 19th day of June, 2014.

The grass almost immediately begins to turn that glorious green once it has been touched by Mother Nature’s Nectar.

I do love the rain ……

Yesterday I uploaded (if that is the correct term) some photos and in my computer wisdom somehow I deleted them before I was able to publish.

Anyway …. here are some of the things that I love ….. my favourites ….. I would love to share photos of family and friends but decided puppies and scenery …… and stuff.

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Ah, my puppies ..... Elton and Penny

Ah, my puppies ….. Elton and Penny

Alvin's first stocking .... from his family.

Alvin’s first stocking …. from his family.

"Head in the clouds"

“Head in the clouds”

Shades of purple.....

Shades of purple…..

For You

For You

This is what happens when you make things!!

This is what happens when you make things!!

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Beautiful roses, Not long away, My gift to you, Happy Easter .....

Beautiful roses,
Not long away,
My gift to you,
Happy Easter …..

Christmas Tree 2012

FLOWERS FOR FRIENDS

FLOWERS FOR FRIENDS

 

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

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 22nd day of May, 2014.

How are you this fine Thursday morning?

I hope that you are well.

Is the sun rising where you are?

Or perhaps the sun is just setting.

The sun has risen here in Edmonton.

The sky is slightly overcast.

We truly could use a nice rain to give the grass, trees, shrubs and plants a much needed drink of water.

It would be great to see those glorious rainbows once again.

That is one of my most favourite things about summer, RAINBOWS.

The colours ….. so glorious.

I have a mini rainbow of sorts in my living room.

I have a mosaic glass ornament and when the sunlight comes through the window and catches it just right ….. there are several little coloured squares dancing on the wall.

Pinks, purples, greens, orange and blue….. so beautiful.

It was on the wall this morning.

I am so grateful for those things that are unexpected and so beautiful.

Look around and see those things that are unexpected.

Those little things that if you didn’t see them it would be okay ….

But when you see them it makes things wonderful.

So look around ….. there are more small wonderful things that you could ever imagine.

Have a great Thursday.

Special Hello to: all those people who find the silver lining in every storm cloud.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

P.S. I am constantly working on the silver lining ……

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