Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 20th day of September, 2015.

Three more days until it is officially fall, September 23rd.

There was no rain when Alvin and I were first up at 4:30 a.m. ….. I have an early bird for a household companion.

Woe is me …… well actually not, because he does lay down after he goes outside and eats breakfast.

Now it has been raining for a few hours not exactly sure how many.

I am so grateful that I spent the time outside yesterday doing yard work.

Mowed the front including my neighbours and the back.

Raked it all including some leaves that have turned and fallen.

Pulled flowers and cleaned out some of the “13” flower pots that I planted.

The impatiens out in the front flower bed are doing well thus far so I left them.

Also left some of the pots out back as they were doing well.

Rearranged and tidied up the garage.

Pulled some weeds between our garages and our houses.

Watered the remaining flowers …..

Even enjoyed a snack and coffee on the deck in the sunshine.

It was fabulous.  So nice.

Back inside: I finally rearranged the basement (after the dry wall now complete); did six loads of laundry, vacuumed and dusted and bathroom…… whew.

Closet in the office will have to wait for another day……

Alvin was outside this morning and he was looking up and barking.

He barked for a few minutes before I figured out what he was barking about ….. it was the lily pad ornament and piece of rock that I had set up on the railing by the garage but had forgot to put away inside.

Mr. Alvin reminded me to put it away …… a bit late but better late than never, right.

What a guy.

I am going to whip up a batch of pancakes.

My daughter is coming for a visit this afternoon and we will have pancakes for a snack/late lunch.

Alvin gets another haircut and bath.

Seems like I just cut his hair …. yes, only a few weeks ago.

Later when my friend finishes her Steeped Party sales I will enter them and submit the party.

I also have to run out for a couple of errands at the store / drugstore.

Then after supper I am going to simply relax and watch some of the new fall line-up.

I hope that you are having a great Sunday and make sure that you take the time to relax.

So important to your well being.

I know sometimes if you are the only one that does the house work, outdoor stuff, you work, children and or pets, part-time job, and whatever else you may have on your plate or all of the above…… taking the time to RELAX does not feel like an option but you must.  If you are not well then none of those things will get done.

Well it is time for this gal to get the show on the road ….. whip up the pancakes and make them so just have to warm them up….. so easy peasy.

Then cutting Mr. Alvin’s hair well that is not exactly the easiest most especially his paws.

But I will do my best as always.

Happy Sunday.

Special Hello to: all the inhabitants on the this planet whether two or four-legged, fish or fowl … Hello.

Not to forget the Ants, LadyBugs, Dragonflies and such.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday, the 5th day of July, 2013.

Another bright sunny gorgeous morning here in Edmonton.

I think this warrants a reminder to us all.


Last night one of my friends came over for coffee and a visit.

She, “G” always makes me laugh, and laugh we did.

Throughout her visit, I started feeling better and better.

Last night I slept through the night.  First night in a week.

Now I know that the antibiotics have kicked in and they are doing what they are supposed to do to alleviate the infection from my tooth.

But good old fashioned laughter is one of the best medicines.

I love my friend ….. she counsels me well and always is true to our friendship.

I think the best thing about my friend is that she makes me laugh …. not just a giggle or fake little laugh but laughter that comes from the tips of my toes and travels all through my being.

Thank goodness for friends.

I think today and everyday should be friend day.

Never never take them for granted.

I am so blessed to have a great many friends.

My daughter is my best friend.  Now I know she is family but we are best buds.

We enjoy the same things and have the same mindset (only difference is she is not technology challenged, I am).

I have friends in Saskatchewan and in Alberta, across the ocean and across the street.

How lucky am I.

I do know it, and even though having no voice followed by an infected tooth filling me with pain and misery; I have found my way back.

I am truly grateful.

Now today I am hosting a garage sale and can enjoy it.

There will be lots of people and they will buy our treasures and we will be giving lots of things away as well.

It is a great day.

So on this Friday …. enjoy your friends and be grateful.

I sure am.

Special Hello: to all the friends in the world …. that means everyone on the planet.  We are all friends to someone…….most importantly to ourselves.


Always, Carol and Alvin




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