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Good Morning ALL! Happy Friday and Happy dress up for HAlloween day at work. I am dressing up as a witch or have dressed up as a witch. I took a few selfies but difficult to get a full body shot but that is okay. I will have to share them later as I do not have time to download them to the computer. For some most of the last ten years or so, I leave it until the last minute and then raid my closets and jewelry and I always have my trusty witch hat which I love so much. I bought it many many years ago from Shoppers (drugstore), I believe and it was well worth it. It looks as good as the day that I bought it. It is purple and black with a mesh covered in spiders that you can pull over your face. Like a veil, I suppose. Then I have a long black dress and I have many black sweaters so I picked the most flowy one and black socks although no one can see my feet, lol. Voile, I am a witch. Also a bit of dark makeup around my eyes and a bit of white powder on my face and I attempted to make a mole on my cheek but it looks more like a black mark but whatever, it is Halloween and really anything goes. I have a couple of very old rings that look like something a “witch” may wear and a bracelet as well, a couple of necklaces that are made from crystals and they are dark in colour so perfection. Alvin is upstairs with me and when I put on the hat, he really took a stare and then walked away. Now he is sitting in the hallway with his back to me. Happy to be upstairs with me but does not wish to gaze at the witch who is sitting at the computer. Not so much. What a guy! I was wondering how exactly I am going to go outside in a little bit and pick up the poop from earlier in a long dress? Guess I will be hiking it up and also wishing that I had just gone out. 99% of the time I go outside with Alvin since his first surgery back in February but this was the third or fourth time I let him go out other than in the afternoon or something to sit on the deck by himself. Should have gone out, should have, really should have. Oh well, no turning back. I need something on my lips. I don’t have a really dark lipstick but will have to just make something work.

Last night after work when Alvin and were on our way to the park, we bumped into one of our friends who was just arriving home with her pup. We stood on the driveway and chatted for a few minutes before heading onward to the park. On our way home who should be coming into the park but our friends. So we chatted for a few minutes. Alvin was in a hurry (hungry for supper) and I mentioned that I was feeling hungry as well as will be making supper from scratch as no leftovers. My friend said that she had taken the afternoon off from work and had made a big pot of rice, chicken and potatoes and I was welcome to a plate if I wanted. I said thank you but I did not want to both her as they would need to go back to the house but she did not take no for an answer. She is one of the most kind and generous people I know. She always is kind and always thinks of others. M, is a truly good person. I wished that I could be more like her … she is always happy and positive. I try but no where close to her. So back to her house we went (luckily not too far) and we all went inside. Mr. Alvin decided to go up the three stairs in the entrance way and then when it was time to go – could not get down or did not want to come down on his own. So I went up and carried him down. We chatted for a minute and I thanked her profusely for the lovely meal and we were on our way with takeaway supper in tow. When I got home I fed Alvin right away and started to make the supper that I was going to cook and then warmed my dinner from my friend in the microwave. Oh my goodness, it was delicious. Always nice to eat someone else’s cooking. I thoroughly enjoyed it and of course, Mr. Alvin thought he should have some but his Momma said “sorry buddy, no.” How lucky am I? Go for a walk and come home with supper. I am surrounded by the most generous, kind and wonderful neighbours on the planet. Best Neighbourhood Award for sure.

Have an awesome day and I will post photos later.

Continuing to live this life with kindness, respect, compassion, patience, understanding, love, laughter and gratitude.

Always, Carol & Alvin

P.S. the pasta with baked chicken and brussel sprouts and other items that I made was yummy. I had to give it as taste after it was cooked. Looking forward to it tonight for supper and tomorrow and Sunday and likely Monday as well …………………..

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 24th day of October, 2018.

I am back.

Was down yesterday with a headache and just not overall feeling well.

Feeling better.

Later yesterday afternoon Alvin and I went for a walk.

The first bit of the walk I was thinking perhaps this was a bad idea and then once I ploughed through it – all was well.

Sometimes this happens after you have not been feeling well and then do a big chore or exercise.

Anyway we enjoyed the walk.

It was the perfect calm.

It was the perfect temperature.

It was the perfect walk.

Of course another side effect of staying home and sleeping ….. is that you are awake all or most of the night.

Oh well, it happens.

 

We are so happy to have this beautiful fall / autumn weather.

Sunny skies.

Warm temperatures.

Happy Dance.

 

Hard to believe that Halloween is right around the corner.

Next Wednesday.

I guess that makes it exactly one week away.

I have the house decorated and a bit outside.

I have bought the treats.

I am just deciding what to wear for work.

The carpool took the day off so that means I will have to dress up when I get to work.

Meaning I will have to leave extra early for work.

ARGH….

I guess it means keep it simple.

I can do that.

 

Master Teddy is coming for a sleepover and then will go home Thursday night.

YAY, Alvin will be happy.

 

Well it is almost time to leave for work.

Just a few things to do and see if Mr. Alvin needs to go back outside.

I hope that you all have an awesome WEDNESDAY.

Next week we can call it “WEIRD WEDNESDAY.”

Happy Wednesday for this week.

 

Special Hello to: my younger brother who is also beginning his “blogging – writing” journey.  I cannot wait to read your work and I know that you will be GREAT.

Always, Carol & Alvin

 

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 17th day of October, 2014.

Ah, darkness outside marks this time of year.

But alas when the sun rises it unveils the most beautiful hues in Mother Nature’s colour wheel.

We are so thankful to have a marked change in the season.

This year because it has been such a beautiful October so far we are hoping to have the same long into November.

Hard to believe that Halloween is only two weeks away from tomorrow.

Where did the time go?

Are you ready for the little treaters.

Alas, (my favourite word, today) I have to work at the store that night.

I will miss my first Halloween since my daughter was small.

I have dressed up and even gone out with the younger ones.

But the part that I love the most is being at the door when the little treaters arrive.

Some of the costumes are so unbelievably good.

So I shall miss that part but I think that I may dress up for work (the office).

Well here we are at Friday ……

I hope that you are feeling great going into the weekend and have a wonderful one.

I will be back here tomorrow morning.

Update on my nephew …. still progressing and that is all that anyone can hope for and thank you for your thoughts.

It is amazing how much positive energy I have been feeling as of late.

There was a spring in my step as I actually ran up the stairs this morning.

Have a great great day my friends.

Special Hello to: all those people who love seeing the little treaters on Halloween.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…

Good Morning, Happy Halloween and welcome to Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 …. the very last day of October.

It is a fine morning here in the City of Edmonton.

I just put the finishing touches on my costume and will put most of it on when I arrive at work as I cannot fit my coat over everything.

I am going as a “bunch of grapes” …… will see if I can get someone to take a photo of me tonight so that I can post it.

My friend “G” loaned the costume and I am grateful.

It is so cute.

I hope that if you are celebrating this day ….. dressing up and such …. that you have fun and stay safe.

I have to go as I am running a bit late here.

Have a great day everyone and HAPPY HALLOWEEN……

Special Hello: to all my little trick or treaters ….. hopefully all treaters …..  🙂

 

Always, Carol and Sir Alvin ….. he is a Knight today …. my Knight in shining armour.

Thought for the day…..

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Wow, Monday morning already …… I hope that you had a great weekend.

Are you dressing up for Halloween today?

I made my own costume as I do most years.

I spent $1.50 plus tax on my costume.

I am a LadyBug …… (just had to purchase the wings, was going to buy construction paper and make them until I happened upon them at the Dollar Store for $1.50).

How great is that!

I took a sturdy hair band and added black pipe cleaners and pom-poms for the antennae…..

Added some Halloween stickers for good measure.

I had a black long sleeved top and black exercise pants.

Add some Halloween socks and red shoes.

A red fluffy scarf.

Drew some dots on my cheeks and added extra makeup ….

Oh, and with the wings came a wand …. so I am a magical LadyBug.

With super powers …. perhaps I will be a LadyBug that grants WISHES.

Oh and the final BIG item …. I cut the bottom off an old red t-shirt that was from the University of Nevada …

They are the REBELS….. so I glued REBEL onto the bum of the skirt and some little flowers to the front …

Cut it down the side so that I could tie it on the side ….. (actually I had hole punched a few spots and was going to lace through some string and tie it but that did not work just the best, so I am just tying the material).

It works.

So I resemble a LadyBug.

So from our house ….. Alvin and I want to WISH YOU ALL – A HAPPY HALLOWEEN.

Have a great time out trick and treating (I hope that you will just get lots of treats and skip the tricking part).

Stay safe and have fun.

Special Halloween Hello to: Azlin (my old Halloween partner, I miss you buddy), Zane and Baby E, Lea, Mahee-Lee and David (miss your smiley faces), SELENA (miss you Princess), Hayleigh, Tanner and P ….(I remember trick or treating with your Mom) good times….

Have a great day guys….

Always, Carol

P.S. wishes that I would have downloaded my photos of the decorations I put up for Halloween …… 🙂

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