Living … One day at a time.

Good Morning,

I hope that you are feeling wonderful this morning.

I am great.

We had such an awesome weekend, me and Alvin.

Both of us were able to spend time with our friends.

Yesterday, I went to the Christmas Craft Sale at our friends down the street.

I picked up several items so beautiful and could hardly wait to get them home and find a special place for each piece.

The sidewalk by my house was icy when I left home for the craft sale so I crossed the street which was about six inches of glaring ice.

Thankfully I made it there and home safely.

I love these friends, they are so welcoming and lovely.

Their home is absolutely gorgeous.

Good company, good food and beautiful craft items for sale.

Once home I noticed that Teddy’s Mom had sent me a message asking if I had wanted to go to the grocery store with her and could perhaps Teddy come over

and have a visit with Alvin.

I think that Teddy perhaps needed a little break from his new sister.

My friend had baby mind.

Just does to show you that it does not matter if you give birth to a baby, adopt a baby or have a baby of the four-legged persuasion – they are all precious but tire one out.

I had to giggle at her as needed to fill the car with gas but drove the car on the opposite side of the gas tank to the pumps.

On our way home she turned to go toward her house instead of mine.

Very cute.

But I totally get it.

Not enough sleep.

Can totally play havoc with your mind.

I asked if Teddy could stay and that that I would bring him home but of course, we didn’t have his harness and leash so we had just pulled up to my house, sat for a moment.

The pups saw us or at least I saw that Alvin had made eye contact and then we turned around and left.

We could just imagine that Teddy said to Alvin …. “that car looked like my Mom’s but why are they leaving?”

Went to Teddy’s house and picked up his harness and leash and then back to my house.

The boys were happy to see me.

I was only gone for about one hour (if that).

After I put groceries away and stuff ….. walked Teddy home.

We continued on our walk.

The air was so warm and refreshing.

Back home to make some STEEPED TEA SCONES.

Then supper and then time to kick back before bed.

Here are some photos:

The first wreath I am having my friend recreate for me and instead of the word BELIEVE I am having the owl.

She was going to add the little owl on the second wreath but I much prefer the first one.

This is their CHRISTMAS TREE, how gorgeous.

I love the long wreath on the door as well.

My scones.

Two red ceramic trees, homemade Christmas tree ornaments and the red snowflake and the antique tin in the bathroom.

What a great weekend.

Time to run.

Back to work.


Kindness and Respect of all creatures is the only way to live your life.


Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 16th day of January, 2014.

WOW, what weather we are having.

It was plus 9 celsius here in Edmonton yesterday morning and to be plus 4-5 today.


Very early yesterday morning I heard a lot of banging and after we were up (4:45); I opened the front door to check on my Christmas wreath and tree …. tree down …. wreath up.

So I quickly brought them inside.

I am certain lots of things will have blown into the next county ……

I think it would have been easier walking home last night from the bus on a pair of skates than in my winter boots.

A normal 5 minute walk took me 20.

I took careful little steps.

I figure better to take longer and stay upright than falling on my head or back.

I like to be careful whenever possible.

Between the wind and the ice ….. WOW.

The power was off yesterday morning when we got downtown so I asked my carpool to drop me off.

I figured easier for me to walk as they had to wait through the heavy traffic using the four way stop method.

I did hear a few cars honking ….. people just don’t remember how it works. ¬†Simple as that.

On my walk the wind blew and the sidewalks were icy and it was dark (no lights).

So amazingly enough I made it safe and sound to the office only to find out of course, our power was out so they were sending us home until noon.

Lucky for me some coworkers were on their way to MacDonald’s for coffee to wait and see.

Just as we got there and had started to order our coffee …. another coworker came along to say the LIGHTS were on.

So we all went back to the office …. only to find out that our computer system was down….

So it was a crazy day.

Thank goodness that wind has died down.

Although it has helped dry things out.

I know what I will be doing this weekend … besides taking down my Christmas tree and decorations……. picking at the ice …..

NOTE: ¬†Alvin decided to climb up the snowbank on the deck ….. that bank goes into the space between the garage and the fence and to the neighbours… I will have to watch him with an eagle eye….. LOL.

Special Hello: to my fellow Western Canadians …. stay safe and upright.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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