Good Morning ALL! How are you this great Thursday morning? Alvin and I are doing great after a FANTASTIC night sleep. The sky is overcast and it is windy. The wind seems as though it is here to stay.

I finally downloaded my photos from Tuesday night. The flower shots were all taken during a crazy strong wind. Some photos were so blurry that I had to delete them and reshoot them. I love the vibrancy of my beautiful flowers and the green plant at the end of the first row is a PEPPER PLANT. I can hardly wait to see peppers forming. It will be a surprise as to what colour they will be. How exciting. I also threw in some photos of a couple of selfies that I was trying to take for a Fifth Avenue Jewelry Jewelry post and well, the most important subjects were Alvin and the necklace. I took those photos Wednesday late afternoon and the ones of Mr. Alvin laying on his bed were taken Wednesday morning after he wanted to play with his Teddy Bear. Which we did. So cute.

We had two lovely walks yesterday. At lunch time we met a dog named Wilson. I love that name for a doggie. Not much is new with me and Alvin. Father’s Day is coming up for all those Dads out there.

I hope that you enjoy the photos as much as I love the subjects of the photos. Flowers are a passion for me. I love their beauty, various colours and shapes and scents. They just make me feel like a billion dollars. Another passion in my life is my four-legged buddy. I will admit that sometimes I do have less patience than I should but I do try as we continue to muddle through this life of ours together.

Wishing you a wonderful Thursday. Maybe you are doing something special today? Just for you! I hope so. You deserve to take some time and do something just for YOU. You, rock. Remember that! We take ourselves for granted sometimes.

Continuing to go through this life with kindness, respect, compassion, patience, love and gratitude and thoughtfulness.

Always, Love Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday, February 27th, 2013…

How are you this morning?

I am doing great.

My mind is a flood of things this morning.

I cannot think of one or even just two things to share with you.

So I will just say this …… if you reach a point in your day where something has happened and you are feeling “frustrated” or even perhaps angry ….. talk about it to someone.

Get it off your chest ….. get over it.

I had something happen yesterday at work that frustrated me so I got it out of my system.

Carry on with your day.

Being happy in every possible moment is so important.

It will keep you healthy in body, mind and spirit ….

Relax … and remember to laugh.

Well gotta go here.

Have a great day.

Special Hello to: all those people who have mastered being “zen” and completely happy in every moment.

You rock….


Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..


The sky is beautiful this morning.

The clouds appear to be blue with hints of pink due to the way that the sun is reflecting or shining on them….

So pretty.

Well it is going to be a great day, RIGHT…..

We all are going to be the happiest that we have ever been.

We all are going to be the best people that we have ever been.

We all are going to smile at every living being/creature we see.

We all are going to do something extra special for a friend, loved one or a stranger.

A random act of kindness …….  🙂

We all are the BEST PEOPLE!

So on this mid week day …… just remember this ….

YOU ROCK, so let’s show the rest of the world just how much.

Have a great day everyone …..

Special Hello: to a special young lady who took the time to send me an email with some of the things that I had on my list yesterday …… “K” you rock….. thank you.


Always, Carol and Alvin

P.S.  have to leave early to catch the bus this morning ….. have a great day……. YAY…. YAHOO.


Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and welcome to Friday, June 15th, 2012 ( I just typed May, can you believe it).

It seems like the months go by so quickly that I forget which one that I am in.

Guess that I am enjoying my life.

“That I am.”

The skies were overcast and the clouds filled with rain that graciously fell upon my grass and I am so grateful.

Earlier this week I had a company called “Green Drop” come out to give my lawn a treatment.

I felt bad because the grass was a lighter shade of green and had several weeds (even though I pull them on a regular basis).

I cut my grass and try to keep it the best that I can but alas it needed a boost.

So the weeds have gone on to another place ……

Why is it that “weeds” or what we deem to be unattractive seem to thrive in such unhealthy soil.

I am always amazed.

I will admit that I do love the bright yellow colour of the dandelions and if they actually stayed in flower for more than a few days before they start to spread their seed …. well that would be another story.

I wanted to share one more thing before I have to leave for work and that is: I have been attending a two day (today is the last day) of a course called “Verbal Judo” ….. it has been fun and I am learning so much.

It is always a good thing to learn new stuff.

Part of the philosophy of “Verbal Judo” is the common sense stuff like treating people with respect and dignity.  I know “common sense” you say.

But really it is we should all treat others the way in which we want to be treated and that is with respect and dignity no matter the situation, no matter the person.

Sometimes that sense drifts to another planet ….. but I have always said that I treat everyone from the Queen to the caretaker exactly the same.  Your job or title does not define you.

It is how you act ….. how you treat yourself and others.

It does not matter if you have a billion dollars and are royalty or you have two jobs and are a struggling parent ….. we all NEED to be treated with RESPECT and DIGNITY.

So on this day ….. practice treating everyone the same ….. with respect.

Treat people with kindness and you will receive kindness.

This sounds perhaps silly but I definitely believe ” that you reap what you sow” or “what goes around comes around” ….. same thing.

So be nice ….. have manners ….. say “thank you” ……. be a good person and treats others with respect and dignity …..

So have an awesome day.

You are great ……

Special Hello to all those folks who naturally treat others with respect and dignity …. you ROCK.  I appreciate you so much.


Always, Carol and Mr. Alvin

Thought for the day…..

It’s Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 …….. can you believe it?

Wow, last night here in Edmonton it was raining and the wind was blowing.

This morning the wind is still blowing but my “deck” is dry …… go figure.

Our temperatures have been crazy warm this winter.

It has been so wonderful for driving and going for walks.


Today, I want to keep every thought I have …. POSITIVE and HAPPY.

You know how those “other ones” kind of sneak in every once in awhile …..

I am going to make a super conscience effort to think only good thoughts.

How about you?

Can you imagine the power ….. if everyone was thinking only good thoughts.

OMG, that would be out of this world …… so great.

So that is my thought for the day ….. keep the good thoughts flowing.

Have a great, great day.


Special Hello: to all those folks who are finding the “jobs” of their dreams …. HAPPY DAYS.  You Rock.


Always, Carol

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