Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 8th day of May, 2016.


I want to wish every Mother out there – a very Happy & Special Mother’s Day.

To all the children out there – make sure that you tell your Mothers that you LOVE THEM.

Treat them with the love and respect  that they so richly deserve.

Remember they changed your diapers, read you books, made your Halloween costumes, put band-aids on your “boo boos”, made cupcakes or cookies for the school bake sale,  and were always there when you needed guidance and support.

Take your Mother in your arms and give them the biggest hug that you can.

Moms, you deserve nothing but the absolute BEST.



This morning I asked Alvin the following questions and I will give you his response each time:

“Alvin, did you buy Momma a card for Mother’s Day?”

“He looked at me and wagged his tail.”

“Alvin, did you buy Momma flowers for Mother’s Day?”

“He looked at me and wagged his tail.”

“Alvin, did you get me a gift card for Mother’s Day?”

“He looked at me and wagged his tail.”

Me Alvin loves me and that is all that matters.

What a good boy.


I hope that you are happy, safe and secure this Mother’s Day surrounded by your loved ones.

Happy Mother’s Day …. Moms.


Special Hello to:  my sister who is a Mom and a Grandmother …. I will talk to you about 6:30 p.m. via SKYPE if that works for you.



Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 5th day of February, 2016.

YAY, it is Friday.

Both Alvin and I have been waiting “patiently” for this day …..

We still have a few hours to wait but it is closer than it was yesterday.

Tonight after work my daughter is picking me up (we now end at the same time) from work.

She is coming to our house for “STIR FRY” ….. one of her favourite things to eat.

We are so excited.

I even prepared the veggies last night so that all I have to do is cook the rice and actually cook the stir fry … no prep.

We love having her come for a visit.

At the mere mention of his beloved sister’s name he gets excited wagging his tail and usually runs back and forth from the front living room windows to the back door.

Sometimes she comes parks on the street and comes in from the front and other times through the garage.

I miss her even though she is not really far away.

We email every day ….. neither of us are really telephone chatters …. but when we need to we do for sure.

I even save some of her messages so when I need to hear her voice …. it is like she is right beside me.

She is truly my BEST FRIEND and the most WONDERFUL DAUGHTER, a Mom could ever ask for ….. sorry Alvin ….. he is the best BOY ….. SON.

Well here we are almost time to leave for work.

The morning got away on me.

I hope that you have something as wonderful to look forward to this evening as I do …..

Thank you for reading and feeling great on this Friday, February 5th, 2016.

Reach out ….. call or visit or SKYPE your BEST FRIEND.

Take Care.

Special Hello: to all the BEST FRIENDS in the WORLD ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 9th day of June, 2015.

Well it is overcast and cooler out this morning.

Last night after work my daughter stopped by to drop off their sander so that I can sand and paint the front porch, and I in turn had her plants, and a couple of items packed and ready for her to take to their new home.

Alvin and I were so happy to see her ….. we miss them very much.

You should have seen Mr. Alvin ….. he didn’t know what to do.

He wagged his tail ….. grabbed a toy ….. ran almost sideways to her …..

He loves his big sister.

We had a brief visit as she had to get home.

With her husband’s recent injury he is unable to take the pups out to the bathroom.

Well for some reason this morning I feel tired.

Not sure why as I went to bed on time and I don’t remember being up during the night.

Well I guess if you count Alvin waking up just before 4:30 a.m. …. well maybe that is it.

He likes to get up early.

So on this Tuesday I am repeating the words “I am energized everyday.”

If this is you ….. like me …

That should do the trick …. and perhaps that first cup of coffee.

A great combination.

Happy Tuesday everyone ……..

Special Hello to: my friend “M” who makes the most beautiful hand-crafted treasures.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 14th day of March, 2014.

Well it has been a scary, heart-pounding, frightening morning for me.

Starting at the beginning you all know that I have had a “mouse” in my house.

A few days ago we caught it in the old-fashioned trap that I set up in a box in the main floor bathroom.

I was so happy and relieved and also cautious. 


Today is my day off from the office so I thought that I would take the opportunity to hit the sofa for some extra zzz’s after I got up at 5:30 to feed Alvin.

Just “90” minutes …..

So I curled up on my comfy sofa and Alvin jumped up beside me only he did not actually “curl up as he usually does.”

Instead he just kept looking toward the kitchen only to jump up and go sniffing …..

At first I just let him go …

Finally when he didn’t come back I stood up on the sofa and turned on the kitchen lights ( my living room and kitchen are all one open space divided by a half wall ).

He kept sniffing by the stove and I didn’t see anything.

So I laid back down.

Left one of the lights on low.

He would come back to the sofa about three more times until he finally got up and started barking by the stove.

I knew something was there.

His nose is never wrong.

So I donned my winter boots and with my long pointy end umbrella in hand I pulled out the oven drawer …… nothing ran out.

So I put the kettle on for my oatmeal and also ran some water to do some dishes that I had left from last night (was boiling eggs and potatoes for potato salad).

The kettle was about to boil and the hot water was running down …..

All of a sudden Alvin ran ….. I heard a commotion and turned to see a mouse and Alvin heading for the back door.

Then to my absolute horror I saw a tail hanging out of Alvin’s mouth.

I screamed and screamed …. lost my breath.

Yelled at Alvin …. he dropped it ….. it ran toward a “swiffer type mop” that I had temporarily stood by the back door.

It moved for a second and then did not.

I yelled at Alvin to stay away and grabbed the phone.

It was about 7:00 a.m. and I called my daughter’s house ….. thank goodness my son-in-law answered.

I very shakily with heart pounding out of my skin told him what happened, and he said he would be right over.

A few minutes later he arrived ….. thank goodness.

He came over and disposed of the mouse.

We removed all of the traps from the main floor and found that the one behind the fridge …. the mouse had popped off the top of it to get at the peanut butter.

Smart little thing.

We moved everything out and I sprayed a disinfectant and cleaned …..

I need COFFEE ….. and oatmeal.


Nothing like something that terrifies you to get you energized or scared half to death …. not sure which at this point.

I was going to return the traps to Canadian Tire but decided they are full of poop as they just ate the peanut butter and left.


The ones that did work were the old fashioned spring loaded ones and of course, the best hunter on the planet, me ALVIN.

So hopefully this is it….. I really need it to be.

I have not found anywhere for entry at this point.

But will keep looking and make certain that I always have lots of treats for me, Alvin …… he will get lots of banana this morning…

So that is my heart racing story for this day.

So grateful for Alvin.

He is quick ……

So grateful that he did not eat him.

Time to fly here.

I hope that you all have a great day.

Special Hello to: everyone for their support throughout this ordeal ….. I would have been okay …. it was seeing the tail in Alvin’s mouse …..

 By the way, I donned disposable gloves and brushed Alvin’s teeth as best that I could.

Breathe, breathe ……


Always, Carol and me, Alvin 


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