Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 30th day of June, 2015.

Wow, the last day of June ….. officially summer now for almost ten days.

That has gone by quickly.

It has been raining here since yesterday afternoon.

It was a wet walk home after work even with an umbrella.

I never mind getting wet on the way home …..

Came home to my “Steeped Tea Party” delivery.

Three boxes of tea and accessories.

I worked on separating and packing the orders from the time I got home until 10:30 a.m.

There still are three orders to finish.

Had to get to bed.

I have never seen so much tea in my life.

Well today is my last day this work week.

I am so excited to have some days off.

Spend some quality time with Mr. Alvin.

It was a good thing that we got up extra early …. correction good thing I stayed up yesterday morning as we had our walk in the early morning hours before all of this rain.

Alvin does not so much enjoy being out in the rain.

That is always evident when it is time to out to do his business.

But his Momma always encourages him and waits at the door with his towel to dry his paws.

Well almost time to leave …. lucky to catch a ride with my neighbour.

Lugging a big bag to work would be difficult.

Have an awesome day.

Special Hello to: all those tea drinkers out there …. try Steeped Tea …. it is awesome…..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 29th day of June, 2015.

Second last day of June ….. we are into summer full swing.

Sun has been blocked by some rain clouds ….. aw just after I watered the flowers.

Up extra early to take Mr. Alvin for a walk just in case it is too hot to do so tonight.

Yesterday was one of the best days of the summer so far.

I got up early and took Mr. Alvin for a walk, watered and weeded by flowers.

Had coffee and got ready for our road trip.

My daughter picked me up and we were on our way.

My nephew has made huge progress and I am so proud of him.

He is a stubborn and very strong kid which has definitely helped him in his recovery.

He still has a way to go but he will make it.

His sense of humour ….. is showing once again.

He loves to tease and he teased his Aunt Carol yesterday.

Just a few minutes after our arrival the rest of the family arrived.

He was just into his wheelchair so we took him for a walk.

Just before it got too too hot.

He loved being outside.

Then we broke for lunch ….. he had his and we went out to a restaurant.

After lunch we went back for a few hours in the afternoon.

We took him into the courtyard and just enjoyed each other’s company and the beautiful day.

Thank goodness for shade and benches.

It was a great day.

Then I returned to me Alvin …… sure missed him.

My neighbour had popped in to check on him so that was very nice.

Well here it is almost time to leave again for work.

Wasn’t that yesterday?

Monday morning always comes quickly.

Oh well …… as long as I have to work.

Perhaps this Friday will be the day that I win the lottery ….. or actually we because my friend and I buy tickets together.

I hope that you had a great Sunday.

I thoroughly enjoyed it beginning, middle and end.

Happy Monday.

Special Hello to: my sister and brother …. always enjoy seeing my siblings….. wished you lived just down the street.

Perhaps when I win the lottery you can move to Edmonton …. then we could have coffee on my deck in the mornings while we decide where to volunteer that day.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 3rd day of May, 2015.

What a glorious morning here in Edmonton.

While I was writing in my gratitude journal at the kitchen table this morning, I gazed out of the window onto the deck.

What to my eyes did I see but a slight layer of frost glistening like diamonds in the sunlight as it slowly melted into the wood.

So beautiful ….. one of nature’s best.

We finally got some rain late yesterday afternoon and overnight.

Enough to make the ground damp in spots.

Better than naught.

So happy to see spears of green grass poking their way to the sunlight on the front and back lawn.

We, me and Alvin are getting ready to greet some company for coffee.

Two of my girl friends and possibly their children are coming for a visit.

We always love to have company.

Love to chat about the world and ours.

Love to laugh and tell stories …. recanting our childhoods and such.

It is a glorious morning.

Yesterday was busy ….. OH, I VOTED in the advanced polls.

YAY …. so happy to have that most important task completed.

Also hit the grocery store, did some cleaning  …. more laundry ….. (where does it all come from??) and decided to put out the new bathroom curtain, towels and accessories in the main bathroom upstairs and also in my bedroom.

FIXED:  bedroom – bedspread, sheets, new matching pillows ….. looks beautiful.

I was going to wait until I painted but decided “why not enjoy it all now” ….. this way it gives me a better idea as to what direction I should go for the paint colour.

Photos were snapped and I will post them shortly so you can see my new stuff and perhaps give me some ideas as to paint colour for the master bedroom.

My thoughts initially were light turquoise or the palest of sky blues and now I am leaning to SAND.

Oh, I am needing some coffee.  Might have to put it on a bit early ….. mmm, I love a good cup of coffee.

Oh, yes … I did not forget about Miss Aussie …. her Momma is away down south … Palm Springs, I Believe.

She actually ran off the window ledge when she saw me coming so I gingerly opened the front door and stuck my keys in ahead of me (she likes to put her paws out, too and hers are way more sharp than mine) ….. anyway I managed after a couple of moments to get inside the house.  She then ran back to the window.  I gave her food, her medicine and fresh water.  As soon as she was away from the window … I opened it …. she loves to sit on the window sill and look outside.  She might as well enjoy the beautiful fresh air.  By the way, it smells like it just rained.

Well time to go and get that coffee on and a couple of items.

I hope that you have a grand Sunday.

Take care and be safe.

Be kind as you set out on your day …..

To yourself and to ours.

Special Hello to:  Family and Friends …… thank you for everything in my life.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 7th day of April, 2015.

Well it is just after 6:30 a.m. and the sky is beginning to lighten.

Always a great sign.

I hear it is to be plus 17 c by the weekend, here in Edmonton.

I hope that you had an awesome weekend.

I had a spectacular one.

Yesterday I had brunch with my good friend “G” …. we went to CORA’s.

There was a line but it went really fast which was great.

The service was excellent, the coffee was perfect and the food was awesome.

Really was perfect.

After brunch I came home and spent some quiet time with the pups.

It was nice …. just curled up on the sofa and relaxed.

OMG, so happy.

We girls took the puppies for a wonderful walk all around our lake in the afternoon.

Getting used to sleeping in and this morning came quickly.

I guess it is true that we should go to bed and arise at the same time each day.

Keeps our internal clocks ticking in an orderly fashion.

Now mine is out of sorts.

Oh well.

I did enjoy the rest.

Well almost time to go to the office.

Time to also take the garbage out as today came early.

Have an awesome Tuesday.

Special Hello to: all those folks who are on vacation … enjoy ….. have fun and be safe.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Afternoon on Monday the 21st day of July, 2014.

I am feeling under the weather but just wanted to touch base with you all.

The sun is shining and it is a beautiful day as I look outside.

I hope that you are doing great wherever you are …….

I am resting and feeling better as the day goes on.

Always remember to take care of yourself.

Rest if you are not well.

It’s that time again.

Happy Monday.

Special Hello to: all those wonderful folks who read my blog …. thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 20th day of October, 2013.

Slightly overcast as the sun rises.

Late in the season sun up late and down early.

I miss the bright sun early in the morning and up late at night.

But that is okay….. change is good.

Sometimes it just takes a bit of time to get used to some different.

I had a great day yesterday with my grand-puppies and Alvin.

We just spent the afternoon watching television and cuddling.

I did do some chores around the house but for the most part it was cuddling.

Such a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

I feel renewed and refreshed.

That is a great way to begin a Sunday.

Well I am off to work at the store once my daughter and I have a cup of coffee.

I hope that you are having a great day.

Always remember to take some time and just relax.

Meditation and Visualizing.

I did some of that yesterday ….. always good.

Special Hello to: my fellow bloggers …. you rock.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 12th day of October, 2013.

I have been up for a little while but found this happening when I looked out my bedroom window.

My gorgeous yellow leaved tree in the front yard is slowing dropping it’s leaves.

Last night it froze quite hard and I believe that might have had something to do with it.

But the tree is putting on quite the show as it slowly is dropping the leaves right before my eyes.

Here is the proof.

So beautiful ….. autumn in all the perfection of glory.

The first photo I happened to snap yesterday afternoon – what a difference overnight can make ..

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In between watching the leaves and writing about them; I am listening to Mr. Alvin as he jumps and snaps his jaws trying in vain to catch that one ROGUE FLY.

That guy must have more than nine lives – Mr. Fly that is.

Anyway it does provide some interesting entertainment if you will.

Well time to go and put on the coffee as my daughter and grand-puppies are here and we girls are going to make some jewellery.

YAY, Happy Saturday to me.

Hoping that it is a Happy Saturday to you.

Special Hello to: all those artsy crafty folks ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

This afternoon my friend Lea accompanied me on a walk with Alvin.

It is mushy, slushy, icy and wet out there.

But we all need the exercise, so we braved the elements.

Lea wanted to take the reins so to speak (Alvin’s leash) and so she did.

It was so cute, they would get a bit ahead of me and then Alvin would stop, turn around and make sure that I was there.

He did that on the whole walk.  Guess there is a guy who wants “me” around.  LOL.

We had a great visit.  I sure am going to miss her.  They leave for Quebec on Sunday.  I am going to miss the whole family.

So the thought for the day is this …… always spend time with those you love ….. because you never know what tomorrow will bring.

A month or so ago, I never would have  dreamt that the Enchill family would be moving away.

So remember, take the time when you can and spend it with family and friends.

I am so happy, deep down in my heart that I had another opportunity to spend some time with my friend Lea.

After the walk she came in for a little while.  We were planning some crafts for Friday afternoon.

Friday I am babysitting a couple of little ones, and then the Enchill children will join us for crafts.

Party time ……

Before Lea left, she had to try the treadmill.  She did very well.

All I can say is this ….. Quebec will be so blessed to have this wonderful young lady join their population and Alberta, well, we will be missing her.

OMG, the sun just came out….. YAY……  Big smile….

So remember ….. VISIT …. PLAY …… SMILE …… LAUGH …… ENJOY LIFE …… cause you never know when things will change.

Change is good but just different.

Someone is barking and wanting my attention as he plunked down on his tummy …. nope he is up ….. I know it is suppertime.

Gotta go.

Always, Carol

Thought for the day…..

Today is Thursday, wow almost the weekend.  AGAIN.

Every day I learn something about the world and myself.

That is my thought for this Thursday afternoon …..

Learn something NEW everyday….. it is a great thing.

Enjoy your day everyone…

Always, Carol

One Sunday afternoon ….

Yesterday afternoon my six year old friend from a few doors down named Lea called me to see if she could come over for a visit.

I could tell that she was bored.  Some weeks she calls more often than others.  She has a little sister named Mahee-Lee, and a little brother named David.

But she is the big sister through and through.

I suppose that I can identify with her as I am the eldest of my siblings.  Sometimes you just need to get away.

It was funny as I asked her what she was doing and she said “putting on her boots” ….. guess she knew that this time I would say “YES”.

When Lea arrived Alvin did his usual greeting …… he loves his Lea.  So he has to jump up and try to give her a kiss.  It usually takes a few minutes for her to get her boots, coat, mitts and hat off when Alvin is the meet and greeter…. LOL.

Once she was settled, as I had mentioned on the phone “I was working, making some jewelry” and then asked her “if she would like to make a bracelet”.

Of course, she said a resounding “Yes, please” with a huge smile attached.  So I chose some beads for her and cut her a piece of  stretch cord to make the bracelet.

I continued with the necklace that I was making.  We chatted up a storm during our jewelry making session.

We had a couple of “accidents” with one being a tray of beads spilled onto the floor.  We both scrambled to pick them up before Alvin got to them.

But surprisingly enough, Alvin didn’t even flinch ….. just wasn’t interested in “our beads”.  So we were relieved.

Once Lea had her bracelet finished, I asked her if she would like to make herself a necklace.  She was so excited.

More beads and time later, she asked if I would help her finish the necklace.  I guess it seemed a daunting task for a six year old.

So I worked on one side and her on the other.

We quickly finished it.  It was coming close to 3:00 p.m. and she had to run home.  Lea and her family were going to the “YM” for an outing.

It was a fun couple of hours with my little friend, Lea.

She is so grown up for a six year old.  Lea makes me laugh.

It was a great afternoon and I even made a necklace and matching bracelet in between the laughter and beads rolling on the floor….  🙂

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My friend Lea showing off her bracelet & necklace

Close-up of Lea's beautiful necklace...

"The bracelet" ...... great job, Lea.

Lea’s bracelet, she was so proud.  As am I.

Great JOB…..very creative.

L

My creations from Sunday afternoon with Lea.

This was a grand way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  Please check our “Dear Stella Jewelry” on Facebook.

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