Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 25th day of April, 2014.

What a great morning ….. the sun is peeking through most of the clouds and I have something to share.

Last night when I checked the mailbox …. I found a key ….. it was to unlock one of the parcel mailboxes.

With excitement I opened the mailbox to find a parcel addressed to me …. a big parcel.

With big red lettering the parcel said “F-R-A-G-I-L-E.

I was so excited I almost let go of Mr. Alvin as we were just on our way home from a walk.

With the mail and parcel pressed against my chest so that I would not drop anything me and Alvin hurried home.

Once inside the house I quickly removed Alvin’s harness and leash and wiped his paws.

Quickly removing my shoes and jacket I ran to the kitchen to open my treasure.

Oh, the parcel was from my friend “VAL” who lives in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Carefully I opened the parcel with my trusty mail opener …..

I felt like a small child on Christmas morning ….. full of glee.

Obviously it is not very often that I get a parcel in the mail and most especially something that I was not expecting.

When I pulled back the mauve tissue paper I found the most glorious looking chocolate cookie/biscuits dipped in white and dark chocolate all nicely decorated.

Oh my goodness…… my mouth drooling in anticipation …. because I know that my friend Val is an excellent baker/cook.

Also enclosed in the package was a container of coconut oil and 100 uses of said oil and a lovely tupperware citrus peeler (very useful).

There is nothing that I can say that would or could express how grateful I was/am for this thoughtful gift.

There was no reason …. not my birthday ….. not a special occasion ….. just a friend being thoughtful.

I managed to wait until I had supper before tasting the chocolate treats.

Lucky for me I was having company ….. a friend was picking up her custom jewellery order and was staying for tea.

So we had the most luscious treat ….. we both enjoyed them.

Today my daughter will get to try them, too.

I love to share great things.

Baking …… mmmm

So that is my story …. my thought for the day …… it was a reminder to me to make sure that I do something out of the ordinary for someone.

To make someone’s day …. a kindness ….

Here are some photos so that you can see what these tasty treats looked like:

IMG_1629 IMG_1630 IMG_1631 IMG_1632

My package .... unwrapped

IMG_1635 IMG_1636 IMG_1637 IMG_1639


I hope that you have a great day and perhaps you will receive something extra special today in the mail or a special delivery to your door.

Special Hello to: my friend Val, you are such a kind and generous human being and thank you. ¬†Alvin sure wanted to try them……

Always, Carol and Alvin


Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 7th day of April, 2014.

WOW, another weekend over and a new week just beginning.

I am always amazed at how fast time seems to go by even though I am an intelligent being and know that it passes at the same rate always.

Nevertheless – the weekend did seem to fly by.

I hope that you had a great weekend.

Mine was busy but was great.

I was able to do some bead shopping and grocery shopping with daughter, had them over for supper, did some house stuff and laundry and worked at the store.

Also managed to take Mr. Alvin for a nice long walk Saturday night which was awesome.

Our weather seems to have changed for the better.

Over the past few days most of the snow and ice has melted and we are well on our way to seeing 100% ground without the covering.

This week will be busy as I have a custom jewellery order to complete and then the usual things.

My throat was feeling a bit scratchy but is feeling better now.

Seems odd whenever Mr. Alvin does not sleep at home ….. oh, how I miss the little guy.

But he will be home tonight and that will be wonderful.

Well time to go and finish getting ready for another day at the office.

Whatever you are doing I hope that you have a wonderful day.

May you be surrounded by love and laughter, joy and abundance.

Take care.

Special Hello to: all of you …… thank you for reading my blog.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Follow My New Life @ 51 on