Thought for the day……

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

Well that snow did eventually stick as it snowed all day long.

We now have snow covering the deck once again.

It is that heavy wet snow …. the kind that is hard to shovel.

Great for snowmen or snow people.

Once the sun stays out it will melt.

We always seem to have a snow storm at the end of March ….. beginning of April.

This is quite normal.

I am grateful for the moisture as the ground was dry.

Should help clean things as well.

Well tomorrow our office is closed for Good Friday and also on Easter Monday.

Tomorrow and Saturday will be my last two shifts at the store.

As much as I will miss all of my friends there – I am so looking forward to having a life once again.

By that I mean …. coming home every night ….. walking with Alvin on a regular basis …. every night.

Having the weekends at home to do whatever I wish.

Last night after work my daughter and I stopped at West Edmonton Mall.

She wanted to use the last of her gift card at a store named DeSerres ( art supplies and more ).

I ended up picking up some coloured “fineliner” pens and a mini sketch pad.

I plan on getting back into making my own cards and also doing some sketching.

We did also at the start stop at the TARGET store just to take a walk through.

There is barely anything left but we did find some make-up.

We were both appalled by the damage customers had done to what remained of the products.

Like the makeup …. packages opened ….. powders all over ….. dirty kleenex’s thrown in with the products in the bins …… just very dirty and messy.

I feel so much for the employees …. they did not deserve such disrespect.

For the most part any of the staff that I saw seemed to be putting on a brave face.

I hope that they all found employment.

We also had a nice dinner together at FRESHI’s ( my favourite place to eat ).

Followed by a trip to the SKETCHERS store (where we each bought a pair of shoes).

Quick trip to CHAPTERS but they did not have what my daughter wanted.

After a stressful day at the office it was just what the doctor ordered.

Well time to leave for work.

I hope that you have a great day.

Wherever you go and whatever you do …. please show respect for the folks around you.

Also if you happen upon our four-legged friends please be kind to them as well.

We share this planet.

Special Hello to: all those folks who read my blog …. thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin


Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 13th day of February, 2015.

What a glorious day it is.

I feel so happy and alive.

More so than ever.


Last night when I went to pick up my supper from one of the vendors in the mall, my favourite place – FRESHI.

I was greeted by huge smiles and even though I was about 4th in line; one of the employees – greeted me “Hello Miss Carol.”

I love how he calls me “Miss Carol.” ……

We are on a first name basis.

A couple of the girls have come into the shop where I work (you know Bath & Body Works) which is nice.

They are the most friendly, most kind, most efficient and professional group of employees that I have ever met.

The food is great, too.

They provide the ultimate in warmth and great customer service.

One of these days I am going to contact the owners to let them know.

I always look forward to going there to pick up my supper.

For a while I ate the same dish now I have been trying new things …..


Well almost time to leave for work …. I can hear my ride going downstairs.

Time to go.

Special Hello to: my friends.

Always, Carol and Alvin


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