Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 8th day of November, 2017.

Our office is closed today and we are attending an off-site staff meeting.

One of my co-workers is picking me up in a few minutes.

I would have had a nice sleep in this morning but Mr. Alvin had other plans.

He was up early again.

Oh well.

Then as I was deciding on a necklace to wear the worse thing happened.

The longest bead necklace I have …. broke and beads went everywhere.

Most of them landed in my white area rug in my bedroom.

Kind of funny and sad …..

So I gathered most of them.

I am certain that I will be finding beads for quite some time.

I do not think that Alvin will eat them …. hope not.

NO time.

 

Well I have to run.

Have a great Wednesday.

 

Happy Wednesday.

 

Special Hello to: all those ladies who wear beads and have had them break …….

Always, Carol & Alvin.

 

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 5th day of February, 2017.

 

The sky is white.

Rooftops are white.

Ground is white.

No sign of the sun.

Appears to be cold.

This is Sunday morning.

 

The house feels full once again with the arrival of Mr. Alvin back home.

I am grateful to his sister, my daughter and his brother-in-law, my son-in-law for taking such great wonderful care of my boy for the time away from home.

We sometimes feel like an old married couple.

We miss each other when we are apart but when once again together we fall into the old routine quickly.

He barks and I said say “no barking.”

Does he listen “no.”

Does he get his own way “yes.”

When he is away – I do not sleep well.

But when he is home – he lays next to me, and I sleep.

We are happy together.

Just this way.

 

I had a wonderful visit with my daughter and it is never long enough.

Usually when she comes over – I have errands to run so she lends me their car.

This shortens our time together.

I am grateful for every moment with my daughter.

She is the very best “being” I know.

 

The past couple of weekends I have been making necklaces like crazy.

Just feeling creative.

I have a big bowl of beads nearby and just create.

Last night I made two more.

Well the weekend is winding down.

Still some things to do around the house to prepare for the week.

 

I am happy, feeling very blessed to have this life ….

 

Happy Sunday Everyone ….

Special Hello to: YOU

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the Day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 16th day of January, 2017.

Our weather feels like spring ….. a reprieve from the deep freeze of the past couple of weeks.

So grateful.

Yesterday Alvin and I enjoyed yet another wonderful extra long walk.

Sun shine ….. so great.

There was a bit of a breeze.

I have not had the “creative feeling” for making jewellery in a long while and when it started to flow yesterday; well I sat right down, and started to make some new pieces.

At one point Mr. Alvin jumped up on the sofa (had to be beside me) and stuck his head in a bowl filled with coloured beads.

(Normally I do not sit on the sofa and make jewellery but the coffee table made the perfect spot to set my things).

When he brought his nose out along came several small seed beads.

There were seed beads flying through the air and all over the floor.

It was so funny … I could not be mad.

I don’t think he inhaled any as he did not sneeze or appear out of sorts afterward.

It was definitely a sight for sure.

It is always nice to be creative.

I love to write, make jewellery and from time to time do craft projects.

Nothing better than creating something.

That was my Sunday …… exercise, laughter and a creative mindset.

 

Also I received a surprise phone call from one of my friends back home.

It was so great to catch up with her.

 

P.S. Forgot to mention I found out where the missing bus shelter went, did I mention that “my” bus shelter went missing.

Apparently a young woman took it out with her car.

They have replaced it with an old one but something is better than nothing (especially when it is windy or snowing).

 

Happy Monday Everyone.

Special Hello to: all those people in the world who like to make things.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

 

Thought for the day …….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 2nd day of July, 2015.

It is absolutely the most perfect morning here in Edmonton.

The sun is shining, there is a slight cool breeze which was perfect for our morning stroll.

I have a couple of days off from the office.  We were up to stay fairly early for a day off.

There were the roses that line our path at the entrance to the lake …. the fragrance was enchanting.

A robin hopped along not grabbing Mr. Alvin’s attention.

The grass glistened with dew looking as though there were diamonds sprinkled everywhere.

What an absolute perfect morning.

I wish every morning would be like this for us.

For now I will take these ones and treasure them.

Alvin just loves to sniff the grass as we walk along ….. not sure what he is finding.

Upon our arrival home and once Mr. Alvin had his harness removed; I grabbed the watering can so that I could give the front flower bed a quick drink. The back side of the bed rests against the house and does not get all of the rain.

My flowers are doing well and so are the little weeds that are trying desperately to find a home.

They are so nice and green.

But …….

We had a great Canada Day …… was just deciding about getting up when the phone rang (deciding factor).

It was our neighbour inviting us over for coffee.

So ate, dressed and went out …. what a great way to celebrate Canada Day….. good friend and coffee.

Mr. Alvin came with me ….. not fair to leave him at home.

Well I had better get on my way ….. breakfast …. make a couple of phone calls and this afternoon ….

I am going to bring out the beads and make some jewellery.

I miss making things …. so much fun and therapeutic.

I hope that you enjoy your day and have time to do something you love.

Happy July 2nd, 2015.

WOW ….. second day of July.

Special Hello to:  all those folks who are on vacation ….. enjoy.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 23rd day of June, 2014.

I am on a vacation day to work on the jewellery for a wedding in August.

So lots to do.

Such a beautiful morning the sky is blue and there is a breeze.

I have the beads all out and ready to begin.

Now to access my imagination and let the creativity begin.

I am so grateful that I found my creative side.

I think being creative helps you unwind after a long day or week at work.

Always good to make things with your hands.

I do love working with beads …… different shapes and sizes and colours.

I can just let my mind and hands go crazy ….

So on this quiet Monday I am going to work on the jewellery.

I hope that you find your inner creativeness and explore it.

I believe that everyone has the ability if they take the time.

Happy Monday everyone ……

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This was my last project …. necklace and bracelets.

So much fun.

Special Hello to: all my fellow jewellery makers/designers.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to SUNDAY the 8th day of June, 2014.

YAY, it is a beautiful sunny cloudless morning here in Edmonton.

My daughter and grand-puppy Penny are here to have a visit and coffee before I go to work.

I am so blessed as she will drive me to the store and then Alvin will spend the day at her house.

Yesterday was a great day ….. found some gorgeous beads for the wedding in August.

Our second wedding jewellery and second wedding held in Vegas …. I see this being a trend!!

I had the best visit with a neighbour who usually we just visit outside when Alvin and I pass their house.

They have the most beautiful yard and we always stop to say hello when they are outside.

Alvin loves them.

It was a great day.

The only thing on my to do list that I did not get to was chatting with my sister ….. so hopefully this evening after work.

I should be home by 7:00 and that will give me plenty of time.

Life is breezing along and going well.

There are always a few hiccups along the way …. but one only has to think of the silver lining in the situation and find a way to make it better.

Sometimes I know it is not always possible but most times.

It is a matter of living your life to the fullest every moment with no regrets.

Do the best …. be the BEST …… then your life will be the BEST.

I am so grateful ……

So on this sunny Sunday I am feeling wonderful and looking forward to the next moment.

Special Hello to: my sister ….. we will chat tonight?

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 5th day of June, 2014.

Here I almost went again …. started to key May instead of June.

I am not quite in the month of June yet.

Should be soon ……. laughing to myself.

The sky is overcast and it is has been raining here a lot over the past several days.

Last night Alvin and I managed to sneak in a lovely walk between downpours.

We have impeccable timing – I should say.

I sure wished that I knew what Alvin was thinking.

It would be so nice if he could talk.

Er, maybe most times, anyway.

He always seems to have a lot to say.

Sounds like there has been more crazy weather all over the world.

Our neighbours to the south have been plagued with fires and tornadoes.

Other neighbours on the planet – suffered from earthquakes.

I am not sure if there are more or if it is just that “social media” and regular media are quick on the bandwagon and you hear about things in real time.

Another reason that I do not regularly listen to the news.

They should have specific time for news that is “happy, good” …… we need to hear more good things over social media and regular media.

How can we see the silver lining in things if all we hear about is death and destruction, crime and injustice for victims?

Well here we go again …. almost time to leave for work.

The time flies in the morning.

I do so much enjoy this time laying out my thoughts and writing.

This is my life.

Today is my last work day for this week at the office and my second last Friday off before we switch back to no Fridays off.

I will miss them.

Great weekend coming up ….. lots of coffee dates (visits with my girl friends and neighbours) …. shopping for “beads” to make wedding jewellery for another custom order.

I hope that you have a great Thursday.

Let us try to always see the silver lining in whatever comes our way today and always.

Special Hello to: all my fellow bloggers ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 4th day of April, 2014.

Today is 4th day of the 4th month of the year 2014.

Sure lots of fours.

I am always intrigued by numbers.

How they arrive to you on a daily basis.

Whether you believe in numerology or not – numbers always play a significant role in our lives.

Numbers are attached to everything we do.

Each second, minute, hour, day, month and year has a number attached to it.

Sometimes if you have a number or series of numbers that you attach a certain amount of “luck” to ….. they sometimes appear in the oddest of places.

On a license plate, on a street sign, on television, in a newspaper, in a book or absolutely anywhere you could see.

So four has a nice ring to it.

I like the number four …..

No matter what you say or do or think ….. there is always a number attached to a memory.

So take a couple of minutes and think about what memories are attached to say “4” ……

They may be pleasant or not so much …..

I hope that you enjoy this 4th day of the 4th month ……

I am happy it is Friday and that I get to go and see my friends at the store ….. and work, of course.

Have a GREAT GREAT weekend.

Oh, I also get to shop for more beads for a special order ….. so will be fun.

It is always wonderful when I get to spend time with my daughter.

Also have a coffee date with my friend who just got back from Hawaii a few days ago.

So Saturday is going to be a FUN day.

Always remember to take some time out of your busy day and do something FUN.

I do ……

Yes, Mr. Alvin ….. walks with you, too “Buddy”

Special Hello to: all those folks who celebrate a birthday today…. Happy Birthday.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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