Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 8th day of August, 2014.

Happy Birthday to my niece-in-law “S” …. wishing you a great Birthday.

It is overcast and cool here in Edmonton on the day before my 57th Birthday.

I had the most wonderful time last night with my friends “K” and “K” from Bath & Body Works.

One of the K’s and I went shopping first ….. my first time in a long while.

I was so fortunate to purchase a beautiful scarf and then found a nice summer dress and they match.

We met the other K at the restaurant FAMOSO ( definitely spelled it incorrectly yesterday ).

OMG, so great … we had pizza and it was amazing.

The service was great ….. staff wonderful.

Even took a photo of us for my memory book ( in case my on-site one fails ).

Then we went and saw the movie “LUCY” and it was great.

My friend “G” had given me a gift card to the theatre with instructions to pay for everyone …… the girls were tickled pink.

How wonderful are the friends that I have ……. they are amazing and thoughtful.

Well we have an additional puppy here ….. looking after Mr. Casey …. a cute little guy.

Elton was just growling – not sure why but has stopped.

So lucky that the four of them get along ……

So on the day before my actual 57th Birthday …. I will say that I am so blessed to be surrounded by the best people on the planet.

I have amazing family and great friends.

The puppies are not so bad either.

Love “me Alvin” …… of course.

I am on cloud 9 ……. better yet cloud 7-7-7- ……..

Well time to go and grab some toast and then take the puppies for a walk.

Oh, this afternoon I was invited to my friend “G’s” house for coffee and another friend “S” will hopefully be there, too.


I hope that you are surrounded by amazing people.

Have a wonderful Friday.

Also found out that my dear friend, her daughter (my niece) and grand-daughter (my great niece) are coming to Edmonton on the long weekend.

Special Hello to: Miss Hoda Kotb, Happy 50th Birthday; we share the same birthdate.  How cool is that!


Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday, the 14th day of June 2013.

TODAY IS MY “777” blog and that is my number ….. my self designated great fulfilling lucky wonderful number.

It has also happened on a Friday which is the day of the week, that I was born.

Also this morning I noticed that the roses along the pathway by the lake are in full bud and will be filling the air with their beautiful fragrance very soon.

They so remind me of my Grandma Stella who was had a green thumb……

So I feel crazy wonderful and fantastic this morning.

Today is the day …..

I am so happy to be sharing this day with you.

The sun was just coming up this morning when Alvin and I walked at 5:00 and the little birdies were singing to us as we walked along.

I felt just like Snow White …. with the birds singing to her.

I am so glad that you have chosen to come along with me along this journey.

I love to write and have been doing so since I was eight or at least that is how far back I remember writing.

I loved words as a child.

I always did extremely well in spelling tests.

So it is on this day that I celebrate how far I have come and I know now that I can do it.

So book here I come …..

I have the weekend off Saturday through Monday from both jobs so wonderful time at home with Alvin and my grand-puppies.

Their parents have a wedding to attend.

Lucky me to be surrounded by the three of them for the weekend, I am so grateful.

Well time to go …. spend the day at the office and then off to the store.

We are having a semi-annual sale at the moment so it will be busy ….. just the way I like it.

So have a great weekend and thank you so much for reading my blog and giving me the courage and support to carry on writing.

I am so grateful.

Special Hello: to all those wonderful friends who share my passion for words.


Always, Carol and Mr. Alvin ….. he is proud of his Momma ……

Thought for the day……

Wow, welcome to DAY   ” 777″  which represents the number of days that Alvin and I have been together.

Isn’t that crazy!  Seems like only yesterday that he came to live with me and then again it feels like we have been together forever.

I think that we should be celebrating …… that is a long time ….. a great deal of days and nights….

We actually did celebrate a bit early …. we both got “hair cuts” …. me on Friday and Al yesterday.

Both way shorter.

I do not know about Alvin but I feel so much lighter and younger.

My hair was past the half way point on my back ( I have not had my hair that long since I was 17-18 ).

Today is Monday, February 20th, 2012 and it is FAMILY DAY.

Celebrated all across this wonderful country of ours.

I am over the moon as I am blessed to have today off from both of my jobs.

Yesterday I worked from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at BBW …..

We were as I would like to call us: the “Fairy GodMother Effect”  …… wave your wand and voila.

Only the “voila” took us four hours of “sweating” to accomplish…

But everything looks brand new again….

I am so happy that the sky is blue and the sun is shining for my last day before heading back to my office job.

Oh, I have one more story to share with you.

Yesterday as I noted we had to be at work extra early and I got to the mall about 6:30 a.m.

I parked the car and went on my way to work.

Unbeknownst to me …..

When I arrived back to the car after work which was about 3:40 p.m. …. from a distance I noticed that the driver’s window appeared to be open, wide open.

My heart was in my stomach.

OMG, what happened.

I had not considered for one moment that someone might have broken the window.

As I neared the car and confirmed that the window was open, my heart sank.

It had been snowing off and on for part of the day.

Luckily for me ….. there was only a little snow inside the car.

I quickly closed the window and began to wipe up the snow.

Afterwards I cleaned off the windows and as I was about to get into the car to head home …. a young man wearing a bright yellow jacket came toward me.

In bold black letters:  S-E-C-U-R-I-T-Y.

My heart sank temporarily …..

What now?

I found out that he was in fact my “ANGEL” in disguise of a construction security guard.

He told me that he had got to work about 6:40 a.m. that morning and when he happened to glance over to where the car was parked it appeared that the back window was out and then he noticed the drivers window.

Thinking it had been either vandalized or perhaps a stolen vehicle …. he wandered over (it was very close by).

He found the driver’s window to be wide open and the back window was closed.

He told me that at this point he did not know if it had was stolen or not.

So when he saw me ….. he was relieved.

Talk about luck ……. on the first day that we have had snow in a long while ….. and only a little bit got inside the car …..

Talk about luck ….. that this particular young man took the time to come and check the car…. and then

Talk about luck ….. when he watched the car all day long until I got there.

I am so blessed …… when I told the kids about what happened ….. well you see it is their car ….. they were surprised and relieved.

So on this Family Day …. I am feeling more than great …… I have the best family, friends and also blessed with the kindness of strangers.

Really what more can a person ask for ……

Time to go as Amanda is on her way over and we are going to work on some jewelry today.

I also want to bake some banana muffins or perhaps a loaf….

Have a great day everyone.

Special Hello: to all of the families out there …… remember families can be of all configurations …… Happy Family Day!


Always, Carol and Mr. Alvin ……. together forever ……. 🙂

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