Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 7th day of August, 2016.

The sky is overcast this morning and there is a breeze.

A good time to get out for a walk before it gets warm.

I have been dreaming so much as of late.

No reason.

Odd things.

People that I do  not remember meeting.

Times I do not remember attending.

Imagination?

Who knows.

I wish that I could record these things as I sleep for when I wake up only remnants of the stories remain behind.

The odd face or sound.

Little pieces of what felt like an unusual and interesting story.

Something that could be written about ….

I wished that I could remember.

Perhaps if I write down what I do remember I could piece it together and then again likely not.

It will be food for thought, I suppose.

I wonder what I will dream about tonight.

Perhaps the future, perhaps today or maybe yesterday.

The moon or the stars.

My family or friends.

Love or loss.

Heart-break or great joy.

Memories …..

Maybe it will all come flooding back to me …. or maybe not.

Well dreams are interesting beasts.

I should go and leave you with these thoughts.

Thoughts of what was,

Thoughts of what is and thoughts of what could be.

With each fleeting moment – remember to hold your loved ones close.

Have a good Sunday.

Special Hello to: all my family – please know this wherever you are and whatever you are doing – you are in our thoughts.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 27th day of February, 2016.

Wow, can you believe it?

It is raining here in Edmonton?

The deck was wet when Alvin and I were first up at 5:30 a.m.

Looks like it has stopped now but raining at night at the end of February …. well that is just crazy.

The forecast was for snow flurries today ….. so that will be a lovely mix.

Rain through the wee hours of the night/morning and then snow in the afternoon.

Okay, then.

 

Well today is a busy day in our house as we prepare for a birthday dinner party for one of my friends who lives down the street.

It is an extra special one …… she turned 70 this week.

We, I will do the laundry, clean the floor, bathrooms, dust, get ready and then ice the special carrot birthday cake I baked last night and final step will be cooking the pasta supper.

So lots to do ….. so this will be short.

I do not like to rush and we already slept in as it fast approaches 8:30 a.m.

Wow, how the hours on a Saturday roll on by.

 

It will be fun as I love to entertain.

The extra strength ADVIL is helping maintain the pain from my strained neck / headache so that is good.

Hard to work when your body is not in top shape.

Anyway, no woe is me here ….. that life life there are things that pop up or out from time to time and you just deal with them and carry on.

 

I hope that whatever you are doing on this wonderful Saturday that you enjoy the day.

Always be grateful for what you have ….. where you are in life …… and then do each thing a bit better each day.

Keep on dreaming ….. one dream at a time ….. your life is amazing.

Happy Saturday Everyone.

Special Hello to: all those folks who are feeling less than special …… take a deep breath….. look in the mirror and repeat these words:  ” I am worthy. I am good. I am deserving. I can do anything.”

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 5th day of February, 2016.

YAY, it is Friday.

Both Alvin and I have been waiting “patiently” for this day …..

We still have a few hours to wait but it is closer than it was yesterday.

Tonight after work my daughter is picking me up (we now end at the same time) from work.

She is coming to our house for “STIR FRY” ….. one of her favourite things to eat.

We are so excited.

I even prepared the veggies last night so that all I have to do is cook the rice and actually cook the stir fry … no prep.

We love having her come for a visit.

At the mere mention of his beloved sister’s name he gets excited wagging his tail and usually runs back and forth from the front living room windows to the back door.

Sometimes she comes parks on the street and comes in from the front and other times through the garage.

I miss her even though she is not really far away.

We email every day ….. neither of us are really telephone chatters …. but when we need to we do for sure.

I even save some of her messages so when I need to hear her voice …. it is like she is right beside me.

She is truly my BEST FRIEND and the most WONDERFUL DAUGHTER, a Mom could ever ask for ….. sorry Alvin ….. he is the best BOY ….. SON.

Well here we are almost time to leave for work.

The morning got away on me.

I hope that you have something as wonderful to look forward to this evening as I do …..

Thank you for reading and feeling great on this Friday, February 5th, 2016.

Reach out ….. call or visit or SKYPE your BEST FRIEND.

Take Care.

Special Hello: to all the BEST FRIENDS in the WORLD ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 2nd day of February, 2016.

There have been a few flakes wondering down from the sky to take their place on my deck, onto the ground.

It feels a bit cooler this morning but perhaps it is only because I had the door open to let Alvin out into the back yard in my PJ’s.

Today we find out if spring is sooner or later.

I am hoping for sooner and not because of the winter being super cold and miserable but because the lack of bright sunshine has made me feel a bit blue.

Our winter here in Edmonton has not been unusually long or bitterly cold for long periods but we have not had the sunshine.

I miss the sunshine …..

A part of it might have to do with my location at the office …. desks block the daytime sunshine.

So unless I get up and walk about which is not much other than to the printer and there is no sunshine that way either ….

Not that I am suffering the way someone would with an illness but more in the energy field.

Lacking in motivation.

I work on being bright and cheery, positive and energized.

I have some MATCHA (ground green tea into fine powder) with my oatmeal.

It helps but there is a looming cloud ….. anyway enough of gloom and doom ….. I like the sound of the OOM ……

Okay perhaps a slight bit over the top.

More than a bit over the top ….

Enough of the drama.

January was drama and February is all about the calm and GREAT

 

Last night Mr. Alvin and I went for a walk.

There was so much salt on the sidewalks to combat the ice that it was not a fun walk for us.

As soon as I got home I quickly washed his feet and I always wash them before bed.

That way any “stuff” on them will not make it into bed with us.

 

I had a phone call from the Captain or Area Leader for the Heart Fund …. I volunteered to canvas for them.

He will be dropping off the package tonight.

 

Well almost time to leave for the office.

The sun will shine today ….

Both Alvin and I hear a cat meowing …. the same one methinks that we heard just after going to bed.

We have to go and investigate before I leave for work.

Poor thing…..sounds distressed.

 

Special Hello to:   CATS

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day …..

Good Evening and it has been Monday the 28th day of September, 2015 all day.

I was away sick from work today ….. some bug got me but I feel much better after resting most of the day.

Mr. Alvin likes to keep me up …… always going to the door.

I am grateful that by sleeping for several extra hours and just resting the worse is over.

The sun is shining and I can tell you it has been a beautiful day ….. because Mr. Alvin spent a lot of time in the back yard.

So in the remaining hours of this Monday I am writing my blog.

Did you see the moon last night?

I saw it at the half way point but unfortunately the highlights of the evening were out of my sight.

I guess I might get to see it in 2033 ….. I will only be 76 so a date in the future.

Well I should go and check on Mr. Alvin ….. we won’t be walking tonight ….. as much as I think the fresh air would be good .the

walk is better left until tomorrow….. just going up and down stairs can be tiring.

Have a great evening and I will be back tomorrow.

Special Hello to: all those folks who are surrounded by four-legged friends ….. always treat them lovingly and with respect.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 4th day of September, 2015.

Well it has been raining overnight and I totally slept through it.  YAY.

We could use the moisture but if the farmers have not finished harvesting the rain will be a stop.

This is our long weekend …. Labour Day weekend.

My friend “P” is already in Edmonton and another friend’s house.

Tomorrow she arrives here.

I am so excited ……

I have known P for over 30 years.

We have share joy and sorrow.

She is a good person.

We are having the grand-puppies spend the day and evening with us as Mom and Dad have a birthday party tonight.

So we will have them visiting.

Happy for Alvin to have the company.

Well I am running late as I just had to take another 15 minutes on the sofa.

Need coffee this morning for sure.

I will get a ride to work this morning.  NICE.

Wishing you safe travels and a great weekend.

Special Hello to:  P……. and Happy Birthday to nephew “E” …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 27th day of November, 2014.

Today marks the 40th Birthday of one of my friend’s “K.”

He is the husband of a good friend of mine.

Such a great guy …..

Happy Birthday ….

So many Birthdays in November …… even some I did not remember.

Well only three days left until December.

I was in slight panic mode until I remembered “write down everything that I have to do”

If you break things into manageable pieces then it does not feel to be so overwhelming.

You are more likely to get things completed or accomplished in this way.

With working three nights each week along with Sundays I really have to get better at time management.

There is not too  many hours that I am actually home and awake.

Wednesday and Thursday nights basically I come home make lunch for the next day and lay out my clothes and then ready for bed.

Friday nights I give myself a bit of time to unwind before going to bed.

Although I will say that I did not lay awake last night so my body is adjusting to this new timetable.

I do enjoy working at the store.

Now if we could get the puppies to follow my lead.

Alvin always hears me come into the house and wants to come down to meet me.

Everyone in the house is already in bed.

So it will take a bit more adjusting, methinks.

Oh well …. that’s life.

One moment and one bark at a time.

I hope that you have an amazing Thursday.

I look forward to meeting some more awesome customers tonight at the store.

Special Hello to: everyone that celebrates a Birthday today…

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 29th day of August, 2014.

Three days left in August including today …… what a great month it has been.

I am so excited about tomorrow as my dear friend “D’ from Regina is coming for a visit while on a shopping trip.

My friend, her daughter and grand daughter will be leaving Regina this morning for Edmonton.

Tomorrow night we will all go out for supper, I cannot wait.

Also my kids are going on a weekend getaway.

It has been a hectic past few months so they deserve to get away.

They are going to the mountains by Calgary ….. Canmore …. BANFF, perhaps you have heard of our beautiful park.

Today at the office and tonight at the store.

I haven’t been at the store at what feels like forever.

I was at my brother’s last weekend so it has been a couple of weeks.

So excited to see my friends and catch up on the latest news.

Looks like the sun is coming up so sunshine for today.

Alvin is looking out of the window and Penny on the floor in the hallway.

Kids have today off …… lucky guys.

I hope if you have a chance to take a mini break this would be a great weekend to do so.

I am excited to see my friends who are actually like family ….. they are family.

I am quite blessed.

Alvin will have company today while I am at both jobs so that is great.

I will leave you with one thought or perhaps many ……

Each day is a new opportunity to become the master of your thoughts bringing positive energy to your life.

I try each and every day.

Some days I am better than others.

But I am a work in progress.

Thank you for reading my blog.

I love reading others, too.

Special Hello to: D, D, and H who are travelling to Edmonton ….. be safe…. see you soon.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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