Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to the 20th day of March, 2017.

YAY, today is the first official day of SPRING.

Are we excited?


It did snow last night and the wind did blow.

Much the same as Saturday night but without the rain (or at least I did not hear or see signs of rain).

Back to work after a great weekend.

Yesterday, I had coffee with two of my girl friends followed by a nice walk with Mr. Alvin.

We finished the laundry, baked some banana muffins and a banana loaf.

My daughter had given me some rhubarb/strawberry dried fruit so I added some to the mixes.

I submitted my tea party orders and made my lunch and then made oatmeal for three breakfasts.

Followed by tea and watched TRANSFORMERS, Age of Extinction (the newest one).

I have seen them all and for some reason I love them and have watched them numerous times.

Last night after supper I SKYPED with my sister.

We caught up on all the news and had a couple of laughs along the way.

Well over one hour later we said “good-bye”  …… you know the 1-2-3 and then hung up.

The time always flies by when we chat.

I am looking forward to this summer as she plans to come for a visit.

So on this first day of spring, I am at a loss as to what to wear for a coat.

Will have to check the temperature on the weather channel before donning my outer clothing.

I hope that you had an amazing weekend.

Wishing you a Happy First Day of Spring …..

Perhaps wherever you are …. the flowers are blooming.

Ah, so cute …. Mr. Alvin is laying under the computer desk on the wee piece of rug …… all curled up.

Usually he stays in the hallway but today he wants to be right beside me.

I sure love the little guy ……

Well time to get going …. gotta check the weather.

Hopefully it melts the bit of snow that fell through the night so that I do not have to shovel.

I keep chipping away at the ice out front.

Until the snow melts from my lawn and the neighbours – there will be chipping and removing ice and water from the front.

Have a great Monday.

Special Hello to:  my sister, thank you for the chat.  Have an awesome day.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…….

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 19th day of March, 2017.

The sun was shining in through my kitchen windows this morning.

I still have the decorations from my daughter’s birthday party hanging in the window and they are BUTTERFLIES.

They are so pretty I decided to leave them up for awhile.

They were used originally for a store display.

Lucky me.

So pretty …… they are well made and will last for years.


We were up early as usual and then before heading back to the sofa I turned on the dryer to fluff up the load that I had left in the dryer from last night and put in the last of the two loads to wash.

Always grabbed all of the clothes that were drying and brought them upstairs to be put away.

I put away the dishes that were air drying in the sink.

Pulled out my baking dishes as I plan to bake banana muffins this afternoon after my morning coffee party.


Then we hit the sofa.

I must say that one of my most favourite moments in time is when Alvin and I snuggle on the sofa in the morning before getting up to stay.

We have this pillow from IKEA that is rectangular on the sofa.

I lay it flat and place my head at one end and then Alvin shuffles around before laying his head next to mine.

Placing our favourite red blanket over top of us and with my arm over his body we nap for a little longer.

It is truly one of my favourite moments in time.

What a wonderful way to begin the day.


Usually after I get up he moves over to my spot and I cover him up.

He lays there while I write in my gratitude journal and once I have breakfast including the always “banana” – he will leave the sofa and come to the table.

We always eat breakfast at the table …… he has his food much earlier but we always share a banana.

His fav.


Last night it was raining …. yes, raining in March and windy.

This morning we woke up to snow.

Actually I knew it had snowed because I looked out the window at 2:30 a.m. (bathroom break).


While writing in my journal this morning – Alvin got up to go outside.

I decided that I would grab my coat and boots and shovel off the deck …..


So time to hit the shower as I have a coffee date with my girls this morning.

Not my turn to host.

I will be walking most carefully this morning.

Feels quite warm out so it should melt today.

Sky is clear so that is a good sign.

Gotta run.

Also want to make coffee for my neighbour before I leave for coffee.


Have an awesome day.

Special Hello to: my sister …. SKYPE at 6:30 p.m. ????  If different time call me, please.

Always, Carol and Alvin


P.S.  Mr. Alvin looks so good in his new hair cut and feels so soft after the bath.  The longer is hair the more course it is ….

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 25th day of April, 2015.

Well guess what happened overnight?

Can you guess?

Coloured rain?


OH no!

Well on the good news front it pretty much melted as it reached the ground.

Just a light layer on the patio furniture, windshields on the neighbouring vehicles and on the grass.

I am so happy and grateful that the young man arrived at my door last night from Canadian Property STARS and aerated both the front and the back lawn.

Perfect timing.

It was kind of funny that two days ago I tossed around the idea of having another company come and possibly do the aeration and maybe power rake.

Last spring CPS did our lawn and it did not really do much but then again I did not water much as I was depending on the rain.

The young man who aerated the lawn last night did a much better job so I think we are going to have beautiful lush grass.


Well the weekends are now my favourite days of the week.

I am at HOME.

I love being at HOME.

I am happiest at HOME.

Cleaning ….. writing ….. visiting …… WALKING with ALVIN……making jewellery……cooking and all of the things that I can do at home.

Home is my most favourite place on this EARTH.

I am happy to be at home with a long to do list for this Saturday.

But I can take my time ….. no rushing ….. I can stop for a coffee break …… stop and go for a walk ….. do things in whatever order I wish.

Oh how I am loving this Saturday.

Alvin is loving having me at home now – I can just tell.

I am loving being at home with him.

Tomorrow my beautiful daughter and grand-puppies are coming for brunch/breakfast which will be “pancakes” …. her favourite and then a trip to COSTCO.

YAY …. what a grand weekend.

Well time to go and grab that coffee and perhaps start the laundry.

I think that sounds fine.

Oh, I forgot to tell you that I was in the throes of making banana muffins when the young man arrived on my doorstep to do the lawn ….. he went home with some muffins.  He was so excited.  I was excited that he would want them.

It was funny ,I put four in a plastic container and when I saw all of the guys climbing into the van (with the trailer hauling the equipment), I asked if he would like more to share as he unzipped his backpack, and placed the container inside, he said “just for me” and smiled.

Nice young man.


Today is a great day and I hope that you are enjoying this Saturday as well.

No matter what the weather …. just do your thing.

Happy Saturday.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Special Hello to: my daughter and family ….. we miss you guys.  Still seems strange to wake up and no one else in the house except Alvin…..

Always, Carol and Alvin

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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