Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to the 8th day of August, 2017.

The skies are overcast but the weather channel had forecasted sunny skies for today (last night’s report).

I hope that the sun shines.

Lots of birthdays today …..

Happy Birthday to:  Niece-in-law “S”,  little “A”, cousin “T” and my dear friend “K”

August is a huge birthday month in my family and with several of my friends.

My friend “K” celebrates her birthday today and mine tomorrow.

 

We are almost ready for all the company descending upon us today.

Some dropping by for a visit while in the area visiting in-laws.

My brother will arrive from Calgary later this afternoon.

 

Started the prep work for supper so that I am prepared.

Bedding changed for a change in the guest room occupant.

 

Alvin is loving having the company.

Wonder what he will think when my nephew and his family arrive?

 

Happy Tuesday.

Have a great day.

Excited to see everyone …..

 

Special Hello to: Birthday Celebrators

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 2nd day of November, 2016.

We had an extra early morning thanks to Mr. Alvin.

For some reason and I figured out part of it he was wide awake just before 3:00 this morning.

Crazy, right.

At first I tried to coax him to go back to sleep explaining that it was still night time.

When that did not work I turned on the light grabbing my socks and putting them on my feet before going downstairs.

Downstairs he was clearly looking for something.

His chewy most likely as I think he left it outside when he went out for the last time before bed.

Sure enough he found it and back into the house and back to bed.

He settled down for a handful of minutes before up again.

So I decided at 3:40 this morning that we might as well at least go downstairs and try the sofa.

So I made our bed and grabbed my socks ( I like socks on instead of bare feet  on the laminate flooring ).

We went downstairs and I set the timer on the microwave for enough minutes to be 5:20 a.m.

Back to the sofa and grabbed our blanket (which I keep on the sofa for early mornings ).

He did settle down somewhat.

He is moaning a bit as I type these words so I am thinking that his poor little legs are perhaps arthritic and bothering him.

It is only a matter of time and he is getting to that age.

I hope not.

So anyway that was our early morning adventure so to speak.

I feel like a zombie ….. not quite awake …. are they awake?

I really do not know about zombies.

Anyway time to leave for work.

The morning went quickly.

I hope that you all have an amazing day.

Weather forecast for the next few days starting tomorrow is +14-15 degree days from Thursday-Saturday.

That would be so GREAT.

Even today is supposed to be 10+.

Better than the snow yesterday.  Most has melted.

Well must go.

Special Hello to: You, thank you for reading my blog.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 18th day of October, 2016.

Wow, today is Tuesday.

Isn’t that great?

I love Tuesdays.

Day after Monday.

How often do you wish today was tomorrow?

That it was Friday already?

We always are wanting the next day or the next thing.

Too busy rushing the time to live in the moment.

I sometimes do.

We all do.

But we must take a deep breath and live in this minute, this moment.

Right now my life is perfect.

I feel great.

Alvin is cuddling on the end of the bed on one of his many special blankets.

Once I am done my blog and go downstairs he will follow.

Then I will don my outerwear and be off to work.

Animals live in the moment.

No thoughts of the future.

I am pretty sure that Alvin does not lay on his chair while I am gone “thinking maybe next year I can retire” or “what do I want for Christmas.”

That is why they are so happy to see you when you get home from work.

Now granted they have to pee and are hungry but they are still happy to see you.

All creatures just want love and respect.

Whether two-legged or four.

So if we live in the moment – be that better person – that great human being.

If you live that minute to the best of your ability then you are in the moment.

We should not compare ourselves to others.

Each of us is special.

Each of us has the ability to be the best that we can be.

We are unique.

So in this moment we are all amazing … keep up the great work.

Well here we are once again …. time to sign off and finish getting ready for work.

Today two of my friends are off to England for two weeks.

How exciting.

I wish them safe travels and a great visit with family.

Special Hello to: my friends “P” and “A” who are travelling.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 15th day of August, 2016.

South view from my house there are rain clouds.

North view from my house the sky is somewhat clear as the sun begins to rise in the east.

Funny how different the weather can be from one end of the house to the other.

Well it looks like my vacation is over.

Where did almost two weeks go?

I kicked around home for the most part.

But did go to dinner and a movie with my daughter, lunch with my Steeped Tea leader and friend, had coffee with friends and lots of walks with Alvin.

Talked on the phone with friends from far away.

I purged things around the house so that is always good.

Starting to read again.

Worked on tea sales.

Did some yard work.

Snuggled more with Alvin.

Played with Alvin.

It was a good two weeks and I am grateful for the time off being at home with Alvin.

 

Lots of changes at the office and more to come next week so I guess that is good.

Change is good, right.

As good as a rest!

Then I should be conquering the world at that rate.

 

Well I thank you all for reading my blog.

I love to write about the things around me.

Love, life and Memories.

 

Have an awesome Monday.

Hold loved ones dear and always, always tell the people that you care about that you love them.

Time has a way of passing quickly.

You can put off dusting the living room until tomorrow.

You can put off cleaning out your hall closet until a week from now.

But always tell those people important to you that you care when you have the opportunity.

For that you cannot put off.

 

Special Hello to: my family, friends and new friends – thank you for sharing in my life.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Just a shot of me Alvin ……

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 1st day of May, 2016.

Well here we are – May 1st, 2016.

The morning is almost over; the air is fresh and the sun is shining.

Once again I felt the need with this “cold” to sleep away the morning.

But I guess that is the way of the body healing itself.

I am sipping on a delectable cup of coffee as I write these words.

Alvin is laying on guard outside the office door, as he always does.

This has been an odd weekend for me.

But a restful one for the most part.

Had two wonderful long distance chats with actually two guys this weekend.

One friend and the other my nephew.

Always good to connect with people.

Today I am going to clean up the trash on the walkway to 62nd Avenue.

This will be the fourth time this spring but always good for it to be clean.

I can finally hear some voices coming in through the open window.

Someone is awake out there.

Children.

Out and about.

Certainly is the weather for it.

This coming weekend is forecasted to be in the 20’s all week.

Quite warm for the first week in May.

Well I had better get this day going as tomorrow is back to work.

Where does the time go?

 

I hope that life is treating you great.

It is okay to run that tub with nice warm water and take a relaxing bath.

You deserve it.

Go ahead …..

 

Special Hello to: all my friends and family who keep me sane.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 30th day of January, 2016.

The second last day of the first month of the New Year.

I just had a thought ….. my message is still the Holiday one ….. time to change it ….

The sky is very pretty this morning at just after 8:00 a.m. ….. filled with shades of pinks and yellows as the sunrises.

It is always quiet at this time of day as the neighbourhood slowly starts the weekend.

Soon there will be cars zipping down the street.

Soon there will be children playing outside on the sidewalk sliding on the ice and splashing in the water.

 

Last night after work I worked once again on the massive ice/water pool out front of my house.

One of the little girls from down the street stopped as I was chipping away at the ice and wanted to help.

So she took the shovel and was scooping the water/ice into the path to the storm drain.

After two very small scoops with the shovel she exclaimed “it is too hard on my hands.”

I giggled and said “I know, it is hard work.”

Once I put down the shovel …. she wanted the ice chipper …. I asked her to be very careful and she tried to break up the ice but she is small so not to successful.

After that she kind of fell / sat down in the snow bank in front of my house.

It was nice to have company as I worked.

Alvin patiently looked out of the window.

 

We have not been walking as it is crazy on the sidewalk down the street.

Not everyone is trying to break up the ice.

There are some that have it all chipped away but they do not have the snow melting to the storm drain so it is easier.

 

Alvin and I have his appointment at the Vet this morning so that will be an interesting walk ….

Thank goodness I have my spikes but poor Alvin will be a slipping and sliding.

I am going to take a small towel with us so that I can wipe him off when we get to his Doctor.

Well time to get this show on the road.

Someone is coming to take a peek at the dryer tomorrow so that is good.

Today I will just wash clothes and hang them as I did last weekend.

Until tomorrow have a great one.

Special Hello to : all those folks just watching the sunrise and loving them.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 3rd day of January, 2016.

WOW, the ten days off from work are almost at the end as tomorrow it is back to work.

I did accomplish one thing and that is to relax ….. I did not really do much during these days.

There were only a couple of things on the “LIST” and I actually only did one of them.

But that is okay.

It was nice to kick back and just do almost nothing.

I did keep the house clean, do some visiting, gave Alvin a bath, got groceries twice, had walks with Alvin, took down all of the Christmas decorations, changed about some of my kitchen cupboards and continue to look after my friend’s fish and frog.  I guess I made meals as well.

But all said ….. it was so nice.

I would love to be RETIRED and make my days my own.

Someday …..

In a couple of hours I am hosting coffee with one of my girl friends.

The rest of the day will be making sure that I am ready for work, looking after the fish and will SKYPE with my sister.

Bed needs to be early as tomorrow will be up at 5:00 a.m. no more of this up at 8:00 business.

I will say that we were up at bit earlier as Alvin eats early but then back to bed.

So far this year has been great for me and I hope it will continue.

 

I want to put my arms around my friend “S” who has some health issues.

Hoping that they will perform surgery sooner rather than later.

She has been in agony for several months, and I feel helpless because there is nothing that I can do.

Also this friend is dealing with the loss of her best friend’s four-legged friend “KOA” ….. I think that they have had enough …. time for good things to happen ……

Let us shower the girls with good positive light and energy …..

to better days ahead for them ……

 

Well I guess it is time to hop into the shower ….. have breakfast ….. prepare for company.

I hope that you all are having an awesome New Year.

Spread the kindness, the joy and have fun this year.

2016 is the year to be joyful and have fun.

 

Special Hello to my: Sister …. SKYPE after supper ….. 6:30 our time??

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day ……

Today is Wednesday the 14th day of October, 2015.

Wow, can you believe it?

Where does the time go?

As of late, I have noticed several people over the age of 40 mention about how fast time goes.

The consensus of opinion was “once you have children” the time flies.

Do you remember when you were 5 and waiting for Santa to arrive?

Trying to figure out how he could come into your house because you did not have the obligatory brick chimney!

Do you remember when your Mum said only 5 sleeps until your Birthday party?

You thought 5 how much is that ?

When you are a child time seems to pass slowly but it is because you live in the present and the future seems far away.

Even one day.

As we get older ….. we live in the future …. our thoughts are always for tomorrow.

We also live in the past so naturally time will fly …..

I guess one thing we can learn from the children is to live in the present …..  live today.

Most days I am okay with the speed that time seems to go …

Others not so much.

Guess lesson learned …..

Always live for today ….. tomorrow will come soon enough.

If you always worry about today and think of tomorrow where are you really living?  Yesterday?

Yikes, too much heavy thinking for 630 a.m.

Time to leave for work.

The office is calling …..

Er, perhaps first being the bus.

Staying focused.

Special Hello to: my sister …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 18th day of June, 2015.

It was bright and sunny when we were first up and now the clouds are beginning to roll in.

Rain or Sunshine.

Always a surprise.

Well today is my last day of work for the week.

I am excited to have tomorrow off.

Not sure what happened this morning but I chose to take extra time on the sofa and now am running late.

I was having the best dream or at least felt interesting and then before you know it is almost time to leave for the bus.

Now how did that happen.

Note to self ….. no more extra zzz’s on the sofa.

I have to get Mr. Alvin to stay in bed until 5:00 a.m. and not get me up at 4:30 a.m. ….. it is reeking havoc with my sleep.

I hope that you all have an amazing, wonderful Thursday.

Always take the time to help others ……

Keep an umbrella close by in case it rains …..

Turn that upside down smile right side up…..

Life is good …..

Turn those thoughts into things…..

Special Hello to: everyone who helps others …. you rock.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 22nd day of May, 2015.

What a glorious morning …. I am happy that today is Friday.

The sun is shining and there is a slight breeze.

Happiness is in the air.

I had the cutest conversation with Mr. Alvin this morning.

I was asking him what he was going to be doing on this wonderful Friday.

I asked him if he would be doing crafts, washing windows or perhaps vacuuming?

He turned his head from side to side as if he to say “what are you talking about?”

It was so cute …. made me giggle.

Giggling is usually not something I am doing at 5:30 in the morning.

So I guess he will be keeping tabs on the neighbourhood and have naps.

That is okay by me.

Well running late ….. so better hoof it.

I hope that you have an awesome Friday ….

Weekend ….. time for yard work.

I am having the furnace cleaned tomorrow. …. should be fun.

Special Hello to: all those Moms and Dads of four-legged guys and gals out there…. love the conversations.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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