Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 5th day of November, 2018.

Time changed over the weekend.

So even though the clock shows 6:15 a.m., it still feels like 5:15 a.m.

We set our clocks one hour back …. Fall back.

We will get used to it at some point.

Change is good?


Rain and snow mix gradually over the course of the day and night turned to just the white stuff.

So we have a nice white blanket covering the ground this morning.

This means some shovelling in my future (tonight).

Exercise – it is all good.

Also is a reminder to get out and pick up poop as it happens otherwise you may have to seek it out and that can be difficult.

Okay, perhaps that was a bit more information that you needed or wanted.



I was just thinking this morning about something.

Was there a point in your life that defined your future?

Something that changed the way you thought about the future  or the way that you looked at the world, your world?

An event perhaps that spoke to you?

Someone you met?

A place you travelled to?

Something you ate?

Now there could absolutely be more than one point that changed the trajectory of your life at that point.

These babies, my four siblings.

Changed the trajectory of my life.

They were my first babies.

And, feel so to this day.

I have felt like their Mom, their teacher, their protector.

These four lights changed my life forever.

They formed me into who I am today.

I am forever grateful.


Well almost time to don the winter garb and head out.

Happy Monday.

Special Hello to: my sister and brothers.

Always, Carol & Alvin

















Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 11th day of April, 2018.

Guess what?

You are never going to guess?

We got a present from Mother Nature during the night.

It is sticky.

It is white.

Yes, we received a nice layer of the white stuff.

I guess the memo did not reach Mother Nature.

I wrote her and pleaded with her to “please stop with the white stuff.”

I added that I wanted the part of spring where the ice was not covering the nearby ponds, the spring flowers were blooming and the buds were on the trees.

Oh well, I guess she has a sense of humour and clearly mine is wearing thin.

Enough ice and snow.

Sorry, Mother Nature, I know that you have a tough job, most especially with us “humans.”


Now that I have vented about the snow on to happier things.

Last night when Alvin and I were out for our walk, we came across friends.

Dad and his small daughter.

She had learned on April 1st to ride a bike with no training wheels and they were out practising.

“L” was doing great.

She loves Alvin so we stopped for a few minutes going and coming home.

I guess that is a sign that summer is not too far off.

Officially not too close but not too far.


Alvin is sitting on his blue blanket beside me in the office.

Almost time for me to go and don the boots and coat.

I was thinking that I would wear shoes today, guess not.

Oh well.


We will stop, perhaps vent about the snow, then giggle as we are being silly and carry on.

Have an awesome Wednesday.

Special Hello to:  all those folks who live where it snows.  “Merry Christmas”

Always, Carol & Alvin


Thought for the day….

Welcome to Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 ….

Looks like we should be strapping on the snowshoes and going for a hike.

We received a fresh blanket ….. a thick warm blanket of snow last night.

It was still snowing when Alvin and I went outside about 5:00 this morning.

Looks like we have more snow now than all winter combined.

Our temperatures have been quite mild so that has been great.

We have been blessed weather wise this winter for sure.

I hope that wherever you are at this moment in time ….. that your temperatures are mild, the winds are calm and the sun is shining brightly.

So as far as all this snow goes ….. we here in Edmonton might as well embrace the white stuff …. make a snowman, go snowshoeing or ski-doing or whatever snow related activity you can think of …..

Have a wonderful day …… drive carefully …… always tell your loved ones that you “love them” and do something for someone else …. be KIND.

Remember whatever we give out we get back tenfold.  I believe this to be true.

What goes around ….. comes around.

It is true.

Have a blessed ….. fantastic …. awesome Tuesday.

“Alvin” ….. I love you  ……

“Ruff Ruff” …. Love you too Mama…….

Special Hello: to all those Canadian Snowbirds and Vacationers ….. I hope that you are enjoying your time away and that the sun is shining ….


Always, Carol and Alvin ……  🙂



Thought for the day….

Welcome to Friday, February 24th, 2012 ….

Guess what ….. it SNOWED last night ….. we now have a heavy blanket of the white stuff covering the streets, sidewalks and yards ……

I shovelled the deck and front sidewalks last night before bed and now this morning we got even more…..

When Alvin and I were first up and out …. I shovelled the deck ……

Will leave the front sidewalk for later …… usually I have a burst of energy after my shift at BBW so tonight much later ….. perhaps I will shovel the front.

Isn’t it funny how we can go from barely any snow to a solid covering ..

I do love, a fresh blanket of snow ….

Mr. Alvin has decided that he wants to be a lap dog and is now resting upon my lap.

He is so darn cute ….. just love him so much.

He was fussing about and asking me in his own way …. to get up.

Not the traditional stand in front or perhaps put his paws on my knees …. some indication of wanting up.

No, he has his own way.

He grabbed at my hands when I put them out to pick him up.

Now he didn’t bite me …. just does his little nibble … thing …. so cute.

Anyway, I knew he wanted up but first of all …. he likes to play his little game.

Perhaps he thinks that it is Saturday morning and time to SKYPE with Auntie Cindy…… whom he loves…..

Well almost time to sign off for another week ….. where does the time go?

I had a great week both at work and at home.

I wish for you a great Friday and the weekend.

Stay safe and warm ……

I hope that you are surrounded by both love and laughter this last weekend of February 2012.

May you have someone who wants to sit in your lap …… pet, child ….. “other” ……   🙂

Special Hello: to all those travellers who are leaving or are at a warm destination soaking up the sun.  ENJOY.

Always, Carol and Mr. Alvin

Thought for the day…….

Fall is officially right around the corner.

This Friday, September 23rd marks the first day of Autumn.

The forecast is for high 20’s ……

Happy Autumn to you all.

This is my favourite time of year.

I have the wreath on my door ….. with all of the beautiful reds, oranges, browns and yellows…..

I love the colours as the trees change over.

The palette is amazing.

Mr. Bunny is still brown so that is a good thing.

I gauge the impending “white stuff” by nature and rabbits are a great indication.

Have a great day.


Always, Carol

P.S. have to go and remove the covers from my flowers.  It was forecasted to freeze last night and did not.  YAY.








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