Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 6th day of June, 2018.

A beautiful morning with sunshine and blue skies.

There remains at this time a bit of coolness to the air.

But to warm up over the course of the day and the next two.


Alvin and I enjoyed our walk last night.

Not too many folks out but we did bump into some folks we had met another time.

Last night I went over to my NORWEX Leader’s house for some additional information.

She is a nice person and reminds me so much of a gal that works at Alvin’s Vet Clinic.

They both sound exactly the same and even similar features.


Well my carpool starts vacation this afternoon so it will be back to taking the old City BUS until next Tuesday.

Will have to see what is new on public transit.

Likely should check to see if the schedule changed.


Funny how you can be dreaming and wake up and are surprised it was not actually happening.

I had such dreams last night well actually just happened while dozing on the sofa this morning.

We had 1.5 hours give or take, well actually take and I had the most bizarre dream.

There were dogs, me, a house, police officers, water, flooding, fake police officers, plants, carpool, work and more.


Well almost time to hit the road.

Happy to have a ride this morning.


Have a great Wednesday.

Special Hello to: all the dreamers….

Always, Carol & Alvin


Thought for the day …..

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.


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


Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 19th day of April, 2015.

The sun is up and shining.

The wind is still blowing.

It is quiet in the house except for the tapping as I hit each key to form these words.

I could even hear Alvin’s little feet as they softly walked across the hallway rug.

We both feel it …. the stillness…..

Do you or have you ever had time completely and utterly by yourself?

In a room or in a house?

No fans, no furnace blowing warm air into each room, no dogs barking or babies crying?

No laughter, no voices.

Just the sound of your heart beating.

I think it is a good thing once in awhile.

Time to reflect and think.

To get yourself in order.

I have done a lot of thinking the past couple of days ……

It is good for the body and mind.

Good for your inner being.

I feel very relaxed and calm.

Alvin, I am not completely sure how he is feeling.

Lonely ….. we both are for sure.

But tomorrow will bring routine.

Back to work.

Back to the office.

Back to the drama …..

The drama that is life.

Well I hope that you are having a great Sunday.

Finding time to reflect on the past days and your life.

Waking those dreams within you.

As have I …….

Happy Sunday.

Special Hello to: empty nesters …… it will be okay.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday, January 9th, 2013.

How are you today?

I am feeling great ….. I had a slightly disrupted sleep but am awake now and ready to go.

At first, I thought I had a fever but it was only a “hot flash.”

Oh, the joys of being a woman.


Are you a good sleeper?

It seems like whenever you speak with anyone these days …. people are having problems sleeping.

Not even due to outside forces …… like a baby crying …. or sirens …… they just plain cannot sleep.

Now some people find it hard to shut off the voices ……

While others fall asleep only to wake up after a few hours and then cannot go back to sleep.


For the most part, I have good sleeps.

Some nights outside forces such as Alvin disrupt the sleep of his Momma.

Some nights I sleep and wake up “warm” …..

Some nights just thinking too much.


I hope that you had a good sleep or at least can take a nap during the day.

We should adopt the “siesta” ….. about 2:30-3:00 p.m. …. that would be great ..


Well have to run here.

Thank you everyone for taking time out of your busy day to read my blog, I really appreciate it.

Have a great day.

Special Hello to:  all those people who wish that they could have a good night’s sleep …..


Always, Carol and Alvin


Bedtime …..

Yesterday in the City of Edmonton, and for sure in my neighbourhood the air was warm and the sun was shining.  It felt like an early August summer day.  A few weeks ago, I decided to put the cover on the air conditioning unit outside, and not use the air conditioner anymore this year.  After all, it is almost the end of September.  So needless to say it got warm in the house.  I opened the windows upstairs and down.  I was watching the beginning of a new television show called “THE EVENT” when Alvin decided it was time for bed.  He went upstairs but I coaxed him back down.  He laid down on his tummy at the foot of the stairs as if to say “time for bed” ….. so the good Mother that I am (okay, he is spoiled), I turned off the television set and we did our usual bedtime routine.  First take Alvin outside to go pee, then brush his teeth and finally brush his hair.  Then upstairs we went.  For the first time in awhile, I didn’t bother going onto the computer – decided to just go to bed.  I wanted to spend more time reading, and was a bit more tired than usual.   Alvin, was confused I guess as he laid down in the hallway.  After a few minutes of coaxing he came into the bedroom, and I quickly shut the door.  The bedroom window was open as were the blinds.  So I closed the blinds on the one window that does not open, and on the open window left them slightly open (about maybe four inches).  So after I did my nightly routine, I crawled into bed.  Alvin was lying on his blanket …. on his tummy facing the open window.  I was pleased to see this as I knew he would be a little on the warm side.  Was reading away when we heard some voices outside.  Well, Alvin jumped up and off the bed.  He made this weird  bark, there is no real way of describing it other than to say it was both a deep and high pitched sound.  He was up to the window and scrunched down to see out of the window.  I wanted to laugh but figured it was not appropriate.  Up, I sprang from my comfortable position and closed the window and the blinds.  As I was going back to bed, I said to Alvin, “time for bed”.  He jumped up and laid down.  Honestly, he is so funny.  Just goes to show that for the most part he is definitely a creature of habit.  But I loved watching him look out the window.  He is so used to having the blinds wide open.  That is my Alvin story for today.  As I write this – he is curled up on my comfy leather computer chair while his Momma is sitting with her legs crossed on a stool from IKEA.  Now the stool is pretty comfortable for a bare bones kind of seat.  ….. LOL ..

It is all good, as I so often say.  Remember to spay and neuter your pets.  I heard on a television show yesterday that in the U.S. they put down 45 million pets annually.  I sure hope that I heard those numbers, incorrectly.  Please look after the little guys and girls that you have ……

Have a great day.

Always, Carol

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