Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 14th day of October, 2014.

Back to getting up in the dark again after the long weekend ….

We had a good Thanksgiving and were grateful that we were able to go and visit my nephew in hospital.

Still no change ….. we are hoping that he will just wake up and know everyone.

Alvin and I were able to secure the family photographer (my daughter) to take our annual photos.

It was such a perfect day and Mr. Alvin was quite the model.

We took them by the lake/park near our home.

A most beautiful spot for photos.

All in all, we so much to be thankful and grateful for and I remind myself every second of everyday.

Today the forecast is for about 15 degrees celsius.

Nice and warm for this time for year.

I hope that you had a great weekend and that your week will be spectacular.

Wishing you love and rainbows.

Special Hello to: my family …. take care and stay healthy that is the most important thing at this time.

Always, Carol and Alvin


Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 6th day of October, 2014.

Day Number Six …… wow ….. one week until Thanksgiving for we Canadians.

Our Neighbours to the south it will be later in November.

I have so much to be thankful for ……

Being grateful ….. being thankful for me is a 365 day routine.

Each and every morning I write in a gratitude journal ….

I realized very early on that we should always be grateful for all that we have ….

Even when I did not have money to buy notebooks to write them down; I always have been a grateful person.

We are so blessed living in this country ….

I am so blessed to be living in this country, Canada.

I am grateful that I wake up in the morning and that my legs carry me down the stairs.

I am grateful that I have eyes to see everything that surrounds me in my life and ears to hear the cooing of babies and Alvin’s “talking.”

I am grateful that I am employed and that I have my very own house.

I am grateful that I had room for my kids to move in with me and Alvin while their home is being built.

I am grateful for Nature and the Seasons.

I am grateful that my sister telephoned me last night to chat.

I am grateful that I will be able to have a cup of coffee when I get to work this morning.

I am grateful that I am surrounded by loving and kind people.

I am grateful that I can create things.

I am grateful to be alive.

I am so grateful that you are reading these words right now.

I hope that you have the most wonderful day ever.

I hope that you have dreams and that they all come true.

I hope that you keep on dreaming.

Special Hello to: my sister whose call last night made the weekend perfection.

Always, Carol and Alvin


Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 14th day of October, 2013.

It is Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

So Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians.

It is a beautiful fall morning here in Edmonton, perfect for Thanksgiving.

I am so thankful to be alive.

I am so thankful to be living in this great country.

I am so thankful to be in great health.

I am so thankful to have a dog named Alvin.

I am so thankful to have a wonderful daughter, son-in-law and grand-puppies.

I am so thankful to have the best family and friends anyone could ever imagine.

I am so thankful that I have very own home.

I am so thankful that we always have enough to eat.

I am very thankful for each and every blessing that is bestowed upon me and my family.

I am thankful for this day.

May you have the Best Thanksgiving.


Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 13th day of October, 2013.

What a grand weekend it has been thus far.

Friday I had coffee with two of my friends and neighbours.

SKYPED with my sister on Friday, as well.

Worked at the store Friday night.

I had coffee and worked on a special jewellery order with my daughter on Saturday.

Emptied the last flower pots and mowed the grass.

Raked the leaves from our tree out front.

There was a huge pile and they were so pretty.

Still a few leaves are hanging on.

Had a great walk with my Alvin last night.

Am thinking that I am one grateful girl ….

Make a list of all the things that you are grateful for and you will be surprised.

There are so many things.

Well time to go to work at the store.

I love my Sundays.

Have an awesome day.

The day before Thanksgiving ….

Perhaps you are spending the day with family and or friends.

I am spending it with people from all over the world …..

Special Hello to: You, my darling.

Always, Carol and Alvin


Thought for the day…..

Wow, today is Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 ….. October 9th, 2012 ….. did I say that right?

The air is cool but still warm for this time of year.

We had a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend here in Edmonton.

I was so blessed to get several items checked off of my “TO DO” list this weekend and it feels great.

It was wonderful being outside for several hours yesterday.

I started with picking up the trash in the neighbourhood, then mowed the grass front and back and raked it, then pulled flowers (which was sad as some were still blooming), put away all of the deck/patio furniture and trimmed most of my shrubs. WHEW!

Alvin and I went for a walk with Amanda and the puppies.  Oh, and I put up some Halloween decorations.

The air was crisp but the sun shone for most of the day which was wonderful.

This truly is my favourite time of year.

The evening sky was so amazing.  I love star gazing.  When the sky is clear and you can see so many stars and the moon just beams … well it is one of my most favourite things.

In the summertime, I have laid on the deck and watched the sky.  So relaxing.

Well I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend wherever you might reside on this beautiful planet of ours.

I hope that each person does what they can to make this planet even more beautiful …

It is our responsibility to keep our Earth clean and home for generations to come.

So remember when you are out and about …. just by picking up that one piece of paper or bottle can make such a difference.

Treat the outdoors with respect.

I hope that you have a great day as will I.

Take care.

Special Hello to:  all of you ….. you are important, and should be treated with respect and kindness.


Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Welcome to FRIDAY, October 5th, 2012.

When I clicked onto the internet, a message came up from Apple’s CEO and it was “Remembering Steve”, it was one year ago today that Apple’s founding father passed away.

What wonderful things he gave to the world.  I have an Apple computer and I love it, so thank you Steve.   I did not know you but I miss you all the same.

Perhaps today we should take a few minutes and remember all those who have gone before us.

Whether it be a parent, a sibling, a friend, relative ….. bus driver ….. neighbour, co-worker or entertainer  you watched in the movies or listened to their music…

Take the time to remember who they were ….. the memories you have of them ….. what did you share …… perhaps it was only a song …..

Be grateful that you were in their life and they in yours.

So on this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend let us be thankful for what we have and for the country we call home.

Wherever you are in this beautiful world of ours ….. let us be grateful.

Thank you for spending a few moments with me ….. I feel your support and it makes me smile.

Have a great Friday and weekend.

Special Hello to: to all those people who use “Apple” products.


Always, Carol and Alvin ……  “life is just that, life” ….. so go out and live …..


Thought for the day……

Thought for this day……

I just spent the most glorious Thanksgiving Day…..

Started with breakfast with my daughter followed by a photo shoot (photos of me and Alvin for Christmas)……

Enjoying this gorgeous autumn weather.

Coffee with my girl……

Picked up trash (Capital City Cleanup) from my neighbourhood (now picture perfect)………

Thanksgiving supper with my kids and the puppies (yummy supper)……..

Followed by relaxing walk with my Alvin (ahhh) ……..

Then coffee with my neighbours fresh back from a mini break to Jasper …….

Then snuggled with my Alvin on the sofa and watched one of my favourite new shows (Body of Proof)….

Then bedtime ……..

What a perfect day …..

I hope that you had a perfect day …

The weather was amazing ….. we are so blessed.

Have a great day ….

Always, Carol

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