Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 1st of November, 2015.

We had a great Halloween.

85 children came to our door.

There were gypsies, Luigi and Mario, princesses, puppies, ghosts, cats and so many more.

Really great costumes.

Alvin was so good.

I had him on his red leash which is shorter, and he was so excited to see some of our neighbours and, of course some new people.

Near the end of the evening …. he was laying on the sofa and when the door bell rang and I said “stay” …. he actually stayed.

Totally surprised me.

Just looked at the kids from the sofa.

I believe he truly was pooped.

He was happy to see so many of our friends.

The costumes did not freak him out at all.

Well in a few minutes after I finish here …. it will be outside to take down the Halloween decorations and place them into the garage.

Then take down in the house and start bringing up the Christmas stuff from the basement.

I am so excited. ….. in fact when Alvin got up (which he thought 3 was 4 …. which is odd because he has been waking up a hour early for the past week) I wanted to stay up and start the process.

My daughter is coming over to help with the Christmas Tree ……. we will have hot chocolate and a special treat …. watch a Christmas movie …… so much fun.

The sky is overcast (it rained last night from about 7:30 onward) …..

Some of the kids managed to get out before it started ….

I guess it did not pour just drizzling.

Okay I am so excited …. please excuse me I have to go and get the Halloween stuff down so that I can bring up the Christmas stuff.

OMG ….. so excited.

I will be able to sit on my sofa this evening with the tree lights on ……

My favourite thing.

Have an awesome day.

Special Hello to: all my friends out there who like to put up their Christmas trees on November 1st ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 16th day of October, 2015.

YAY, it is another beautiful morning here in Edmonton.

I am really certain that Mr. Alvin thinks it is time to turn the clocks back.

I guess I will be ready for that as he has been waking me up at 3:00 a.m. the past few mornings.

What can you do?

I mean we do not get up then I do manage to get him to lay back down for a little bit …..

What a guy.

So excited for this weekend.

Tomorrow is my Open House for Steeped Tea and looks like there will be lots of people attending followed by dinner and a movie with my pals from BBW.

So excited.

So much in one day ….

Mr. Alvin is going to his sister’s for a sleepover so he will miss all of the company but better he be with his sister.

He would be so excited ……

I am so grateful to have this life …. to be living and breathing and breathing and living my life.

So on this Friday be grateful …..

Somedays we lose it ….. I mean we might yell and scream ….. a good release of stress.

Then we just get back to living our lives.

We are so blessed.

Happy Friday.

Special Hello to: my sister who I am going to SKYPE with on Sunday ….. so excited … what a weekend.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 4th day of March, 2015.

It is a great morning here in Edmonton.

I imagine the birds are singing.

The snow is melting.

The temperatures are warming up.

Time change on Sunday.

SPRING IS ON IT’S WAY.

HURRAY ….. HURRAY …..

SPRING IS ON IT’S WAY.

ROUND THE CORNER IS SUMMER.

THANK YOU FOR THE WINTER.

 

Yesterday was a great use of a vacation day as I was able to go and see my nephew as he got settled into his new home for the next while.

The staff and Doctor are amazing.

So friendly and nice.

Sometimes you just get a sense of a place and it’s inhabitants when you walk through the door.

We did.

I know that he is in great hands and that he will recover from his brain injury.

We are so appreciative and ever so grateful for his progress thus far.

 

Back home here on “the ranch” so to speak.

I feel like Mr. Alvin has been neglected a bit with regards to our walks.

This has been not a great winter ….. lots of ice.

Coupled with me working more and more …… less and less walks.

Tonight we are going out …….

WE ARE GOING FOR A BEAUTIFUL WALK AROUND OUR LAKE ……

I miss our regular walks.

We will get them back, I promise my darling puppy.

He has retained his sense of humour.

I just wiped his eyes with his special wipes and as usual he jumps off the bed and then goes and lays on the floor in the hallway on his back and does his little “ruff” very lightly ….. his come and play with me.  So cute my boy.

Well almost time to leave for work …..

I promise Mr. Alvin someday again I will be home with you ….. more walks ….. more play-dates.

 

Special Hello to: my family and friends.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 10th day of March, 2014.

Clocks turned back Saturday night / Sunday morning so my body still feels in limbo.

So grateful that Mr. Alvin seems to have adjusted this time more easily as he did not “attempt” to get by before the alarm went off.

Our weather is springlike with warm temperatures melting the snow.

Spring is on the way.

Hurray ….. so happy for that.

I was just thinking if I turned back the clock ten years where would I be?  What would I be doing?

So that would be March 10, 2004.

Well I would be in my apartment back in Regina.

It would be two days until my daughter’s 24th birthday.

It would be her second year living away from home. (She moved here to Edmonton).

I would be wanting to see her.

I would be working for the Insurance Company.

Likely yearning for spring.

It is funny when you think back how much you really do not remember in the moment.

I have kept a journal for years so I can look back  and find out what my days were like and how I was feeling.

So zip forward ten years to present time.

I retired from the Insurance Company after almost thirty years and moved to Edmonton.

Now I am living back in the same city as my daughter (so happy for that).

I am living in my very first house (very different from living in an apartment).

I have a dog.

I now work two jobs.

So very different from ten years ago.

I do know one thing for sure and that is that life is meant to be lived and changing things up every so often is a good thing.

Sometimes I think living in an apartment with no responsibilities and working at a job that I was super comfortable in, would be nice.

Then again, having my own house, living close to my daughter and having Alvin, and my dog is fantastic.

Perhaps working two jobs ….. I might change that …… who knows.

FORWARD TEN YEARS …. no idea what changes might be …… have to think on that ….

I hope that you have a great week.

Wish me luck in the mouse catching department.

Today is the day ……

Special Hello to: family – I have the best.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 9th day of March, 2014.
Yesterday afternoon just before my daughter went back home we checked all of the traps.
The last trap we checked the “red door” was closed – finally caught it.
I screamed with joyous delight.
So happy.
Time to celebrate …… breathed a huge sigh of relief.
Well my “happiness” was temporary as guess what Alvin “found” this morning?
Alvin has his timetable to eat, and so usually as it is a bit too early to get up we usually hit the sofa for some extra zzz’s before
getting up …. anyway he wouldn’t go back to sleep and kept looking around from the sofa ….. finally he jumped off and ran into the kitchen.
I stood up on the sofa (yup, up on the arm of my leather sofa), and turned on the lights …. and sure enough I saw something scurry across the floor with Alvin in hot pursuit.
Here we go again.  Hopefully it is the last one.
Thank goodness we left the traps out but I might have to try something else.
This is crazy ……
On the other hand we are doing great ….. time changed here so body adjusting to that this morning as well.
I just had a feeling this wasn’t over …..
Special Hello to: having my house back to normal…..soon.
Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 7th day of March, 2014.

YAY, it is the weekend.

I work at the store tonight …… seems like it has been more than since Sunday.

Alvin and I had a nice and quiet evening …… no walk but lots of cuddles.

Warm weather is on it’s way.

This weekend we turn our clocks ahead …… that always takes some adjusting.

I hope that you are having a great Friday morning.

I feel amazing ….. and that is always a good thing.

I feel “great news is on it’s way” ….. how wonderful.

So on this fantastic Friday morning ….. I hope that you are feeling amazing and ready to have a great weekend.

Keep smiling and keep the faith in that you can do anything that you put your mind to …… I know that you can.

Thanks to everyone who keeps me going with love, laughter and support.

All three things that every human being needs and desires.

Take care All…

Special Hello to: my friends who live far away …… I miss you all.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday, the 11th day of March, 2013.

Well today is the first day back to work after the time change.

My poor body thinks it is 5:22 not 6:22 a.m.

It always takes about a week to get used to the change although I am not sure if one ever gets used to setting the clocks ahead and behind.

Alvin just started to get used to the change from last fall when we fell back one hour.

Now he is really confused.  This morning he slept until the alarm went off which oddly enough would have been the time he used to wake up (4:00 a.m.) …. oh well.

It is all good ……

I do however love having it light earlier and having it light later now.

We had a lovely day here in Edmonton yesterday …. sun shone…. birds chirped ….. had an early birthday party for my darling daughter …..

This morning it is WINDY.  Now that is a good thing as it will speed up the drying process.

I hope that you all had a great weekend.

So even though it feels like 5:30 …. that is okay ……

Have a great day my friends….

Thanks again for reading my blog.

Special Hello to:  all those people who had to turn their clocks ahead ….. it will get better ……. this is only day two…. ah.

 

Always, Carol and Alvin

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