Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 21st day of July, 2016.

What a glorious past couple of days and I am sad that my friend will be going home tomorrow.

We have one more evening and early morning together.

Alvin has grown quite attached, and even Mr. Elton was happy to have a new friend.

You know him he sometimes takes a while to warm up to people.

Last night when I arrived home from work in the rain I opened the door to find my friend standing in the kitchen starting to make buns.

She had arrived to the house a few minutes before that and was making the preparations for the buns.

So lucky me now has fresh cinnamon buns, cheese buns and regular buns.

How grateful, and happy for those treats am I.

It was another fast paced evening between the kids coming for Elton, watching over my “Cinder” (neighbour’s pet), making supper, we walked, the buns, of course, visiting, clean-up and visiting.

The minutes just zipped by.

It was another 11:30 night but I am so happy to have had this opportunity.

She is such a great person and friend.

Alvin is so smitten with her ….. he lays beside her in the protection pose.

So cute.

He is wondering this morning as she is still in bed as there is no reason for her to be up and out at this crazy early time.

The air is so humid.

So humid in fact that by the time I leave the house my eyebrows have come off.

Okay shall I explain.

Everyone knows as you get older you hair lightens and finally turns white or grey.

Well mine have lightened a LOT.

So I have befriended an eyebrow pencil.

I have been using them for years just to add a bit more depth and colour.

Well now I really need that good old pencil.

So I had better check them out as I fear they have melted in this humidity.

Well almost time to pack my lunch into my back pack and head out to work.

Almost the end.

This weekend marks the beginning of K-Days (big city fair).

We are having a pancake breakfast at work tomorrow morning so that will be nice.

Short day as we close so that everyone can take in the parade.

Busy weekend ahead with Open House for Steeped Tea at my neighbours, garage sale in my garage for a friend, my Tea Tasting on Sunday.

Time to go here.

I hope that you have an amazing Thursday.

Special Hello to: all those people visiting friends and family – we thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin



Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 25th day of July, 2013.

Well it looks like the new royal baby boy has been named “George Alexander Louis” …… has a nice ring to it.

So happy for them.


Well here in Edmonton the sun is shining and Alvin is up on his hind legs (on the ottoman) looking out of the office window as I type these words.

He’s so darn cute …. he is so inquisitive, very curious.

He gets up there and then down.

Doesn’t want to miss anything.


Well on this day I am thinking about how life turns out.

When I was putting on a bit of makeup I was thinking …. wow this is my hair colour and I am almost fifty-six.

The colour from the box that I used awhile ago has long since gone so this is me.

I was very happy that the brown hair out counts the grey strands by a clear majority.

So that is cool.

I am so blessed to have good genes and to be healthy.

People always remark that I do not look my age ….. so really what is your age.

It is only a number.

Over the years type-cast for sure.

But these days some seventy year olds look like they are in their fifties.

So I think as look as you are healthy and feeling great about life then it doesn’t matter what your “number” is.

So rock on everyone …. I plan to…. one day at a time….. I want to live to be a healthy, vibrant, productive 100 year old.

Time to go and also have to write the first line of my story…… mmmmm

Special Hello to: all those new parents all over the world.  Congratulations.


Always, Carol and Alvin

I haven’t figured out the logistics of doing this so bear with me. ┬áBut here we go…..


As we walk along the water’s edge the coolness leaves my skin with goose bumps and prickles as if there is someone behind me.

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