Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 2nd day of August, 2018.

YAY, officially on VACATION.

Seems like I have been waiting forEVER.

We are having a GRAND time here at my house.

Alvin has settle in with the company.

My sister spent most of the day with Alvin yesterday while the rest of the gang went to St. Albert.

My niece-in-law’s brother and family live in nearby St. Albert.

WIN WIN for everyone.

Alvin had some quiet time with the Aunt.

The sister saw her brother.

The cousins visited.

The brothers reunited.

The elder of the three great nephews had been away visiting grandparents in British Columbia.

The heat may have finally cracked.

It has been very hot and hot in our house.

We managed to keep it somewhat cool with a fan and opening windows when it is cool.

Last night after the gang arrived back to the RANCH we sat on the deck and just enjoyed the coolness of the night air.

The night sky was alive with sheets of lightning.

Then out of the distance came the thunder.

The elder nephew pointed out the speed that the clouds were rolling in from the EAST.

Out of nowhere the wind picked up.

We made a quick decision to move the flower pots and furniture on the deck within somewhat of protection of the fence and the house.

The smaller boys picked up their toys, the ladies grabbed drinks and we ran into the house.

Then the heavens opened up and it RAINED.

When we looked out the front window it was coming down in sheets and the trees seemed to bend in two forced by the wind.

At one point there was this crack of thunder so loud that we ALL jumped.

Oh, did I tell you that they surprised me with an early BIRTHDAY PRESENT.

This cool space aged looking black TOWER electric FAN that you can program to come on at certain times.

Mr. Alvin will be so happy.

His Momma was so happy.

Even had the elder Nephew with help from his Momma set it all up.

So thoughtful and what a perfect gift.

 

Well we elder gals are up as is Alvin.

Alvin and I were up earlier as you know he has to eat and stuff.

I guess after a quick breakfast – we “elder” gals are going to make a little run to the grocery store.

The others will sleep unless Alvin wakes them up …. actually only one will be in Alvin’s line of fire and that is the elder nephew as he crashed on the sofa.

 

PERFECT vacation.

Everything is working out great.

Time for breakfast, then shopping and then COFFEE.

 

I hope that you all are having a great Thursday.

Sometimes you do not have to PLAN things for them to be perfect.

Another lesson learned.

Never too old to learn.

Sometimes you just have to have faith that things will work out.

 

Special Hello to: YOU, thank you so much for taking time to read my thoughts and stories.  Much appreciated.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 31st and last day of July, 2014.

It has been a great month and I look forward to this day and all the days of August.

I love ¬†August …… mainly because of my birthday??

No.

I love August because all of the flowers are at their height of beauty and fragrance.

The gardens and flower pots just are full of amazing colours.

The gardens are starting to yield lots of yummy produce.

The evenings are generally cooler and more comfortable than July.

The days are still warm and wonderful.

Sometimes I take vacation which is the case now.

After 12:30 today I am on vacation from my day job until August 11th, 2014.

I am so happy and so need some time away to relax, get my “our” house sorted out and have some fun.

To me August is summer.

On this last day the sky is overcast and it is 18 degrees celsius at this time.

Forecasted high 24 ( 29 with humidity).

Possible thunderstorm this evening.

We managed to get almost all of the cleaning done last night ……

Just have to mop the floors ….. (main floor).

Happy Thursday everyone.

I hope that you can take a few days off during the month of August to enjoy what nature has to offer.

Even though I am going to stay at home for my vacation – I am looking forward to long walks (playing catch up) with Mr. Alvin and taking the time to enjoy the yard and my flowers.

Coffee on the deck, anyone?

I love being at home ….

Special Hello to: all those LEOS out there …….

Always, Carol and Alvin

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