Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 5th day of October, 2014.

It is a glorious morning here in Edmonton.

The sun is shining and it is warm already promising to be amazing autumn day.

The leaves are so beautiful and still lots hanging onto the branches.


Alvin and I still have to have our annual photo done so always nice when there is leaves on the trees.

Did I mention how much I love fall?

It is so beautiful …. the colours …… the feelings ….. just love it.

Oh there is a bit of a breeze out there ……

Hang on dear leaves …. please.

I managed to accomplish most of my TO DO LIST yesterday including some extra things like totally repotting all of our house plants.

One plant had been overwatered (by me) and the water was sitting causing a stink …. so it was good to have them all done.

They look good, too.

I would imagine if I were them …. I would be shouting at the top of my lungs …… THANK YOU ….. FINALLY …… THANK YOU.

I am so sorry plants for causing any discomfort …… poor things…..

Well almost time to leave for the store.

I hope that you all have a glorious Sunday.

Enjoy the day and if possible take some time for yourself.

Special Hello to: all those music lovers ….. are you watching “THE VOICE” …. so much talent out there.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 21st day of September, 2014.

It is a bright sunny warm day here in Edmonton.

My neighbour is having a “front lawn” sale so my daughter and I checked it out.

Picked up a few things ….

Did not get carried away ….

Only items I knew that I would use ……

After giving and selling a ton of things this summer, the last thing that I want to do is get a house full of items that I do not need.

It is so easy to pick up things when on sale or at garage sales because of the pricing.

But really ……


That is my motto.

We, North Americans are notorious for accumulating material things.

I think we should start a trend and all downsize.

My neighbour also told me of a friend of hers that was doing a 21 day cleanse.

It was not the cleanse for your body but for your soul.

Starting on Day one you give away one item until you are up to 21 items per day.

What a great idea.

Wished that I would have thought of that…..

I think that for every item other than food that you bring into the house you must give away an item.

That way you never get overloaded with things.

Well almost time to leave for work ….. have to go to the mall early as we need to pick up a few things and I am on the hunt for a good pair of winter boots.

The kind that actually keep your feet and legs warm……

Something that has good grip on the ice and snow.

Wish me luck.

Happy Fall to You.

Special Hello to: all those people who are “cleansing your soul” …… you will feel better as you clean it ……

Always, Carol and Alvin


Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 20th day of September, 2014.

One day closer to the first official day of fall or autumn …..

It came to me yesterday about Alvin and the stool.

I think that when he looks up at it there does not appear to be room for him to jump up and then up onto the bed.

Same thing when he comes down.

He is used to a bigger stool and perhaps rightly so ……

Momma is thinking we will need to get a bigger safer stool for the boy.

I guess the other one should have stayed at home.

Oh well …..


The leaves are changing fast as autumn/fall approaches.

They are so pretty at this time.

I surely hope they stay on the trees until Alvin and I can have our annual photo done.

It will help having the photographer on site this year …… yah.


Well it is going to be a busy but fun day here on the “range.”

Once I get the laundry started and a bit of housework done it will be time to work on some jewellery.

My daughter and I want to figure out what new pieces to make and then make some items.

So a fun day.

Followed by a walk with Alvin and if time permits perhaps a hair cut for the boy.

We shall see ….. if not this Saturday it will be the next.

He needs his fall trim……


I hope that you are enjoying life wherever you might be.

I wish you sunny skies and smiles and warm feelings that only love and good chocolate can bring.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Happy Saturday.


Special Hello to: all those people who take the time to help others ….. whether two-legged or four. ¬†Thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 7th day of September, 2014.

The sky is a bit overcast but the sun keeps peeking out from time to time and there is a bit of a breeze.

There is that coolness to the air that this time of year brings but yet it is warm and comfortable.

I think this is the favourite season for women over a certain age.

Well at least it is for me.

I love the change in temperature, the colour changes to the trees and foliage.

I love that in between time …..

The time we go from flowers in bloom with all the patio/deck furniture out and enjoying that cup of coffee in the sunshine on a weekend morning to a bare deck but sitting on the chair no flowers still enjoying that cup of coffee.

From wearing shorts and a t-shirt to wearing long pants, t-shirt and sweater.

From sandals to sandals because there is no snow yet….

I love summer do not get me wrong but there is something about cleaning out the flower pots and putting away the patio furniture and putting away the summer things.

There just is.

I cannot place my finger on it …… but I guess maybe if I had to guess it would be a strange clean/tidy as Mother Nature prepares us for winter …..

Anyway now most of my flowers not all are ready to have the pots cleaned out ….. I have a few that are still blooming nicely …. might as well keep them out as long as they are looking good.

Even Alvin is preparing for winter …. I can tell his coat is getting thicker … if that is possible.

Well all thoughts today are to preparing for the next season …..

All thoughts are looking forward to the colour scheme that is coming and in some cases arrived.

I hope that you had a great weekend.

Mine was excellent.

Got lots done with the help of my kids …..

I spoke to a close friend of mine and although she had some bad news I just know in my heart that everything will work out.

Keep her in your prayers.

I am surrounding her with good and positive healing energy …. cannot hurt.

AS I do with ¬†all family and friends and anyone I know that needs some extra goodness ….. good thoughts always.

Special Hello to: all my girlfriends back in Regina …. sure do miss you all and our getting together for coffee…… hopefully one of these times soon I can come and we can all get together for COFFEE.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 4th day of September, 2014.

Just starting to get light out at 6:27 a.m.

Ah, the warm/cool days of autumn are upon us.

By the calendar or rather Mother Nature not officially until near the end of September.

I love this time of year and wished that it would last until at least January.

The temperatures are comfortable for a sweater or light jacket most days.

You can still wear sandals but light socks in a shoe is good as well.

The leaves are starting to turn colour and before long they will be a mass of oranges, reds and yellows.

Alvin and I are starting to prepare for our annual family photo.

I already asked the photographer and she said “whenever you like.”

Are we not the luckiest people to have a resident family photographer.

So on this September Thursday I hope you are well.

I know you are likely struggling to some degree to get up the past few mornings ….. you are not alone.

Unless you are a true morning person …. you have likely been wishing to stay snuggled under the covers.

Oh well, this too shall pass.

Our bodies will acclimate to the changes …. our minds will follow.

SO I hope that you have a great day.

Take a walk and enjoy nature.

By the way, our roses down the street by the entrance to the lake are still blooming …. oh they smell divine.

Love them….. definitely in my top ten loves.

Special Hello to: my family and friends back in Regina – miss you all.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 21st day of October, 2013.

The weather has been great here in Edmonton.

Definitely a gorgeous autumn or fall.

I had a great weekend.

On this day my thoughts are with my kids and their “Penny” who is not feeling so well.

I am sending all my love and positive energy to them and hope she is 100% soon.

To all those beings in the world who need some love and goodness, I send it to you.

Have a wonderful day.

Always remember to tell the ones you love that you care.

Special Hello to: all our fur babies – we love you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 13th day of October, 2013.

What a grand weekend it has been thus far.

Friday I had coffee with two of my friends and neighbours.

SKYPED with my sister on Friday, as well.

Worked at the store Friday night.

I had coffee and worked on a special jewellery order with my daughter on Saturday.

Emptied the last flower pots and mowed the grass.

Raked the leaves from our tree out front.

There was a huge pile and they were so pretty.

Still a few leaves are hanging on.

Had a great walk with my Alvin last night.

Am thinking that I am one grateful girl ….

Make a list of all the things that you are grateful for and you will be surprised.

There are so many things.

Well time to go to work at the store.

I love my Sundays.

Have an awesome day.

The day before Thanksgiving ….

Perhaps you are spending the day with family and or friends.

I am spending it with people from all over the world …..

Special Hello to: You, my darling.

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 ..









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….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 8th day of October, 2013.

I had another amazing weekend and start to the week.

Every day that I wake up and see the leaves still on the trees, green grass and bare ground, I am so grateful.

Just to be able to enjoy this wonderful weather each day.

Last night after Alvin had his supper, and before I had mine – we went for a walk around the lake in our neighbourhood.

What a gorgeous evening.

I could still smell the faint fragrance of the roses that are near the entrance to the park around the lake.

Such a smell….

Oh, it takes me away to the most lovely place on earth.

Always remember to take in what nature provides us with each day.

Whether it is the sound of geese honking as they are starting to prepare for winter.

Whether it is the smell of that last cut of grass.

Whether it is the leaves rustling in the breeze.

Whether it is kicking up the leaves as they lay piled up on the ground.

Whether it is watching the rabbits hop by and noticing that they are still mainly brown.

Whether it is just being grateful to be able to see all that natures provides.

I know I am always grateful for everything that life sends my way.

So on this Tuesday …… take a look around and enjoy.

Special Hello to: lovers of autumn …

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 20th day of August, 2013.

It seems odd last night to be listening to thunderstorms this late in August.

The temperatures have been more warm this month than in July.

Sun shining and what a beautiful sunrise it is….

Every year the seasons seem to change from month to month.

What used to be the norm when I was a child is anything but.

It is increasing more difficult to plan out door activities or chores as a result.

What is happening?

Weather it is always something to ponder.

It is always the chatter around the “water cooler” or “coffee room.”

Keeps us on our toes for sure.

What is your favourite season?

Mine is the fall or autumn.

Well something to think about …..

Have an awesome August day.

Special Hello to: all those weather followers.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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