Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 12th day of January, 2018.

Last day of the work week, yay.

Been a cold week but a good one.

I was so grateful to have another ride home last night with my friend.

So grateful not to be standing out waiting for the bus for a long period of time in this cold weather.

Tomorrow is to be “0” …. I guess we shall see.

I hope so, Mr. Alvin is going just a little stir crazy with no walks.

I get that.

 

I was reading one of the books that I have written by Mike Dooley “Thoughts from the Universe.”

These books inspired me to write my thought for the day.

I used to receive a daily email from him but as of late or actually quite a while, now that I think about it, have not received them.

I miss them.

This weekend I shall look into it and see if I can once again receive them.

Or perhaps there is a charge now – they used to be free.

 

So many things in life come with a price tag.

Very sad.

 

Well almost time to get this show on the road.

Takes me a few minutes to get into all of my winter apparel.

I hope that everyone keeps warm and safe in this frigid weather.

We welcome warmer temperatures and hopefully with clear skies and sunshine.

 

Special Hello to: Mike Dooley, somewhere out there writing on behalf of the Universe.

Always, Carol & Alvin

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Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 19th day of December, 2017.

Our weather is beginning to change and start to look more like December.

The temperatures coming up are in the double digit minus celsius range.

Oh, fun.

We will have to once again wear the warmer coats, hats, bigger scarves, bigger mitts and the works.

Oh well, thankfully we have those items to wear.

I sure hope that all Canadians have warms items to wear at this time of year.

If you know someone who is in need or if you have items that you do not require, perhaps you would like to contact one of the agencies like Salvation Army and make a donation.

It is the season for giving.

I hope that you all are doing well.

My hand is sore this morning and that could be due in part to the drop in temperature.

Well folks time to fly ….. decided that I needed a few more minutes of sleep this morning.

I know better …… do you guys lay back down and then at some point end up running a bit late?

I do and most especially at this time of year.

Well time to fly.

Have an awesome Tuesday.

Remember to always take the time for you.

To be still, quiet and just breathe.

We all need to take time to be quiet.

No multi-tasking.

No answering your phone, no texting.

No conversations.

Just be still.

It is just as important to be still.

 

Happy Tuesday.

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

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 17th day of December, 2017.

One week from today is Christmas Eve.

WOW, how did that happen.

The days are getting shorter and shorter until the 21st and then they will start to get longer once again.

Going to work in the dark and coming home the same ….. just seems like you do not have any time.

We are so spoiled to have a good portion of the year with lots of daylight.

This day, December 17th, 2017 – we have very little snow remaining and the temperatures have been on the plus side for most of the month.

Cards were mailed and delivered, baking completed and almost all delivered, gifts well they are a work in progress.

Let’s see what last year held:

 

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 17th day of December, 2016.

Only 7 sleeps until Christmas Eve.

A bitterly frosty cold morning here in Edmonton with a windchill of minus 30 degrees celsius.

Guess what they are forecasting minus 9 degrees celsius by tomorrow morning with a high of minus 3 degrees celsius for Sunday and guess what for Monday?

PLUS ONE …… with snow flurries and possible freezing rain.

How crazy within twenty-four hours we go from minus 30 to minus 3.

Oh well ….. next week is supposed to be relatively nice with single digit temperatures except for Friday when it dips to minus eleven.

The sky is so pretty this morning with hues of pinks and yellows.

The chimney smoke wrapping itself into the colour and disappearing into the sky.

 

Last night Mr. Alvin decided to wake up before 3:00 a.m. – I think perhaps his poor front paws are bothering him.

More than likely arthritis ….. he has started to lick them a lot.

He is now on some chewy glucosamine.

Will give it another week and then see where we are at.

Could also just be in part to the fact that we really have not walked for two weeks other than down the street to my friend’s which took all of three minutes.

I think he also has been sleeping too much as a result.

Perhaps his jumping off the bed days are numbered.

So am going to spend time training him to jump off on the cushioned stool that is at the foot of our bed.

He uses it to jump up but not to jump down.

My poor boy.

 

Last night one of my neighbour’s had invited me over for a visit.

I dared not tell him where I was going or he would have been upset that he was not going.

They have a family member who has allergies so he cannot visit inside the house.

However they love him and in the summer we visit outside with them all the time.

All I have to do is to mention their names and he gets very excited.

If they are outside working in their garden and we are walking by he makes a bee-line to cross the street to see them.

We had a nice visit.

 

Today I have laundry and some baking to do.

Also I have to return a call from my great nephew … he heard my voice message and was giggling when he left his message.

He said “Grandma, er I mean Anta, this is “A”, can you call me back.” …… with little laughs and giggles, so cute.

Get my Christmas gifts ready for the kids.

We are doing the reuse items idea.

Find something from around your house that you do not need and that they might want.

I know what I am giving my son-in-law but have too many ideas for my daughter.

It is a good way to stay within a budget and also to reuse things that are sitting idle.

Tonight I am going out for supper to a nearby restaurant with two of my younger girl friends.

So excited …

We decided not to exchange gifts and instead to go out for supper and visit.

This year is full of changes.

Just thinking wonder who won the Lotto MAX, if there was a winner ….. oh maybe it was me.

Can you imagine?

OH my that would be crazy to have $55 million dollars.

Happy days ahead …..for sure.

 

Tomorrow to end the weekend I am baking sugar cookies for one of my young friends who I promised if she bought the ingredients I would make them.

So I will be mixing, rolling, baking and icing cookies tomorrow.

 

Well time to get the laundry started so that my under wear is dry for tonight.

Yes, I did say that.

It is the truth and it is funny.

 

Well as the bright sunshine streams through my office window, I shall say good-bye for today.

With gladness of warming temperatures so that Alvin and I can walk.

Actually tomorrow will be baking cookies and WALKING WITH me ALVIN.

 

Happy Saturday ….

Be safe, keep warm and enjoy the weekend.

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Always nice to look back and remember and then keep moving forward

Special Hello to: ALL ….. Merry Christmas.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 12th day of December, 2017.

Wow can you believe it less than two weeks until Christmas Day?

Where has the time gone?

Thankfully my hand is feeling better each day.

One of the hardest things to do with a sprained hand is to blow dry your hair.

I am grateful that the temperature is mild so that it is okay that my hair is still damp.

If it was minus 30 it would be problem.

 

Alvin and I enjoyed a nice little walk last night.

It was so warm outside.

I noticed next week the temperatures are beginning to dip however still within comfortable limits.

 

Time to get going here.

Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday.

There is time.

How about making that special someone a gift or giving them something that they have admired that perhaps you really don’t need anyway.

Nothing wrong with reusing …..

Less time in the mall and would be a personal touch and great memory.

 

Special Hello to: my sister ….. I hope we can SKYPE soon?

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 15th day of October, 2017.

What a beautiful morning as the sun rises into a clear blue sky.

The temperature for the next few days is forecasted to be in the double digits….. over 10 degrees celsius …. seems like a cooler summer day.

Looking forward to our walk this afternoon.

 

Today is my eldest grand-pup “Miss Aspen’s” 2nd Birthday and today also is the day that my kids adopted Baby Milo (who was just a few months old when he was adopted).

Happy Birthday Aspen and Happy Adoption Day Baby Milo.

Aspen and Milo – first Christmas with our family – Dec 2016.

 

Puppy watch went great yesterday.

Teddy and Alvin got along just fine.

Alvin of course, if Teddy wanted his chew treat (which at the time he had in his mouth) would growl.

But nothing out of the normal there.

They even played a bit ….. although Alvin is working on his technique.

I played with Teddy some and snuggled as he likes that per his Momma.

It was so cute when he first arrived he ran and ran and when his Momma came to pick him up he ran and ran.

This cute black and white ball of fur.

We enjoyed our time with Teddy.

It looks like we are on for next Saturday as well.

 

Today is the work day ….. finish off the laundry….do some cleaning ….. change bedding……walk…..go get groceries……some other odd and ends.

That is okay we had an awesome relaxing, fun Saturday.

 

Time to get to work.

Even got to sleep in this morning.

Coffee …………

 

Happy Sunday Everyone.

I hope that wherever you are and whatever you are doing that you are having some fun and laughing.

We all need to laugh more.

Tell someone a joke or just have a giggle.

 

Special Hello to:  all those dreamers ….. keep on dream’

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 27th day of September, 2017.

Another beautiful day on the way and even warmer temperature than yesterday.

Alvin and I certainly enjoyed our walk last night after work.

 

Now the fall line-up on television has started.

Last night I watched “YOUNG SHELDON.”

What a great show ….. I laughed myself silly.

The young star is awesome and the young woman who plays his mother has great comedic timing.

Really enjoyed this show.

If you are somewhere that broadcasts this show or perhaps you can watch it via the internet, definitely worth it.

Great spin-off from “THE BIG BANG THEORY.”

 

Well here we are once again ….. almost time to get out the door.

Time flies when you are having fun.

At least that is what Mr. Alvin tells me all of the time.

He is so wise.

 

Happy Wednesday.

Special Hello: to you and you and you …. have a great day.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 12th day of September, 2017.

Yesterday was reported to have been 28 degrees celsius at the highest and today forecast to be 13.

What a change …..

I am grateful that is all I have to worry or think about weather wise.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the folks in the southern U.S.A. and to those in the islands south of the U.S.

 

I had the most odd thought a few minutes ago.

When I moved to Edmonton at the end of March 2009, I set up my computer in the office (or third bedroom).  In this space I had a small desk, my computer and a chair.

Most rooms had no furniture.  I had my bed, the table and chairs in the kitchen and my computer, desk and chair.

I spent several weeks with just these items before I was able to go shopping and pick up other things like a sofa and chairs and a television.

Seems like yesterday but getting onto ten years already.

 

Well time to fly.

Have an awesome Tuesday.

Special Hello to: you, today.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 5th day of September, 2017.

The sun is just starting to rise at about 6:20 a.m.

What a difference from a few weeks ago when it was light before 5:00 a.m.

The days are noticeably shorter now as we ease into autumn or fall, the last quarter of the year 2017.

The air is much cooler in the morning and cools off in the evening as well.

Although this week is to be in the mid to high 20’s …… on the warm side.

Last night was perfect when Alvin and I went for a walk and to water our friend’s flowers.

I am wishing/hoping/praying that her flowers remain as beautiful this Friday as they were last night.

I love flowers and spending the time in her yard with Alvin ….. is priceless.

AS I gaze out of my office window I am in awe of the skyline.

The trees reach up in line against the pale orange and blues of the sunrise.

What a gorgeous time of day.

I shall definitely enjoy my walk to the bus this morning.

Back to work ….. we had a wonderful weekend.

We walked, cleaned and watered.

I hope that you all enjoyed your weekend as well.

 

Happy Tuesday Everyone.

 

Special Hello to: To all the folks in the southern United States as you come out of the other side of Hurricane Harvey ….. you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Keep safe, warm and strong.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 1st day of September, 2017.

Welcome September.

Gorgeous sunrise.

The sky is this incredible pink with hues of blue and purple.

So pretty.

 

So on this Friday.

I am going to take myself just a little less seriously.

Take a “laugh break” throughout the day.

Be kind to others and to myself – always.

Be in the moment.

This is my Friday mantra.

 

Happy Friday Everyone.

Special Hello to: all those folks starting the month with a birthday, Happy Birthday.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 6th day of April, 2017.

Happy Birthday to my friend “L” back in Regina.

Alvin and I would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday.

 

Well forecast for today is 15 degrees celsius.

WOW, that is warm for April and we will take it.

Perhaps by the end of the day the remaining snow on my front lawn will be gone.

If not, I will give it a hand …. spread it out a bit.

 

Well as per usual it is hard to believe that we are already one week into April 2017.

It seems with every passing year the time just seems to pass more quickly.

I guess it is a signal that we need to live our lives consistently in the moment.

Enjoy every second no matter what is happening.

There always will be a situation that comes along that is not the most favourable.

It is up to us in how we react to said situation.

One thing I always have to work on … is to think before reacting.

Sometimes we say things in the heat of the moment that generally we would not ….

I am always a work in progress when it comes to “situations.”

Live and Learn.

Not a bad thing.

Sometimes frustrating.

 

I will say that at the end of every day I get to come home to the cutest little guy on the planet, me Alvin.

He warms my heart with his waggling tail and his big brown eyes.

I guess lesson here is no matter what happens during your day – you can always go home.

Hopefully home is your sanctuary, your safe place.

I love my house, my home.

It is everything I have ever dreamed of having ….

 

Well here it is time to leave for the bus once again.

I can hear trucks running outside in the “hood” and I would suspect others are getting ready to leave home for work, as well.

 

Happy Happy Thursday.

Have a great day.

 

Special Hello to: my sister who leaves for South America very early tomorrow morning.  Safe trip my darling sister.  Enjoy and I am excited to see the pictures.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

 

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