Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 2nd day of August, 2018.

YAY, officially on VACATION.

Seems like I have been waiting forEVER.

We are having a GRAND time here at my house.

Alvin has settle in with the company.

My sister spent most of the day with Alvin yesterday while the rest of the gang went to St. Albert.

My niece-in-law’s brother and family live in nearby St. Albert.

WIN WIN for everyone.

Alvin had some quiet time with the Aunt.

The sister saw her brother.

The cousins visited.

The brothers reunited.

The elder of the three great nephews had been away visiting grandparents in British Columbia.

The heat may have finally cracked.

It has been very hot and hot in our house.

We managed to keep it somewhat cool with a fan and opening windows when it is cool.

Last night after the gang arrived back to the RANCH we sat on the deck and just enjoyed the coolness of the night air.

The night sky was alive with sheets of lightning.

Then out of the distance came the thunder.

The elder nephew pointed out the speed that the clouds were rolling in from the EAST.

Out of nowhere the wind picked up.

We made a quick decision to move the flower pots and furniture on the deck within somewhat of protection of the fence and the house.

The smaller boys picked up their toys, the ladies grabbed drinks and we ran into the house.

Then the heavens opened up and it RAINED.

When we looked out the front window it was coming down in sheets and the trees seemed to bend in two forced by the wind.

At one point there was this crack of thunder so loud that we ALL jumped.

Oh, did I tell you that they surprised me with an early BIRTHDAY PRESENT.

This cool space aged looking black TOWER electric FAN that you can program to come on at certain times.

Mr. Alvin will be so happy.

His Momma was so happy.

Even had the elder Nephew with help from his Momma set it all up.

So thoughtful and what a perfect gift.


Well we elder gals are up as is Alvin.

Alvin and I were up earlier as you know he has to eat and stuff.

I guess after a quick breakfast – we “elder” gals are going to make a little run to the grocery store.

The others will sleep unless Alvin wakes them up …. actually only one will be in Alvin’s line of fire and that is the elder nephew as he crashed on the sofa.


PERFECT vacation.

Everything is working out great.

Time for breakfast, then shopping and then COFFEE.


I hope that you all are having a great Thursday.

Sometimes you do not have to PLAN things for them to be perfect.

Another lesson learned.

Never too old to learn.

Sometimes you just have to have faith that things will work out.


Special Hello to: YOU, thank you so much for taking time to read my thoughts and stories.  Much appreciated.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 8th day of June, 2018.

I almost keep wanting to type May, I guess that month is not quite over for me.

Another gorgeous day on the way for Edmonton.

We had a warm one yesterday about 28 degrees celsius and the same today.

Thunderstorm in forecast.

I wish for a nice easy rain.

Last night I planted the sunflowers that my friend gave me the other night with Alvin’s help.

We also planted the snapdragons that she us as well.

I am so excited for the sunflowers.

First time that I have ever planted sunflowers.

They are already tall but kind of spindly so hopefully they make it.


Last night was too warm for Alvin and I to warm so we opted for garden work and watering.

Our front lawn looks pretty good.


So grateful that today is Friday.

We, I can get caught up with housework and such.


What are you thinking at this moment in time?

Are you curious about something?

Are you excited about something?

Are you nervous about an event or appointment?

Are you getting ready to begin a new chapter in your life?

Are you setting things up for retirement?

Are you just going to start college or university?

A new career, perhaps?

Maybe met a new guy or gal?

Whatever is going on in your life at this moment.

I hope that you are on your way to making all of your dreams come true.

I hope that life is good.


Time to hit the trail for the bus.

Another tea order arrived last night so am taking the orders to work to the ladies there.


Enjoy this day.

Special Hello to: all those hardworking folks out there ….. great job.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 8th day of November, 2017.

Our office is closed today and we are attending an off-site staff meeting.

One of my co-workers is picking me up in a few minutes.

I would have had a nice sleep in this morning but Mr. Alvin had other plans.

He was up early again.

Oh well.

Then as I was deciding on a necklace to wear the worse thing happened.

The longest bead necklace I have …. broke and beads went everywhere.

Most of them landed in my white area rug in my bedroom.

Kind of funny and sad …..

So I gathered most of them.

I am certain that I will be finding beads for quite some time.

I do not think that Alvin will eat them …. hope not.

NO time.


Well I have to run.

Have a great Wednesday.


Happy Wednesday.


Special Hello to: all those ladies who wear beads and have had them break …….

Always, Carol & Alvin.


Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 25th day of August, 2017.

Today is / was my Mom’s Birthday and she would have been 79.

Happy Birthday Mom and I hope that you are laughing with all of our Angels.


Okay so thought at this very minute is BANGS.

I envy those ladies who have the patience and have all their hair the same length.

I have always had bangs as you can see from my front page.

I do love bangs but when mine have a mind all their own.

The rest of my hair looks great but my bangs this morning were doing a little jig on their own.

One hair up and another one down all along the way.

So after trying a few things – decided to just wet my bangs and blow them dry.

It worked but took precious time.

Now it is time to go …..


I hope that you are having an excellent hair day.

Funny how a few little pieces of hair can disrupt your morning.

I am happy now that they look more normal.

They did have a little dance to start the day and who can argue with that.

Happy Friday.


Special Hello: to all those people who got up this morning and looked at their hair and said “dancing again” ……..

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 21st day of June, 2015.

How glorious has this weekend been?  ….. VERY.

Started out with a vacation day on Friday.

Spent the day fixing and making the outside look beautiful for Saturday as well as the inside of the house.

I also did some more baking.

Saturday, I held my very first “Steeped Tea Party” and it was a huge success.

Mr. Alvin was very excited about all of the company, the ladies, to say the very least.

He even had my friend’s puppy “Sadie” over to play …..

He definitely likes to be the centre of attention that is for sure.

At one point I saw this long red thing hanging out of his mouth followed by the roar of the ladies, only to find he had been smelling about, and found this piece of liquorice in a purse.

I will admit he looked so cute and so guilty with this liquorice hanging out of his mouth.

He managed to eat a small piece before I got it away from him.

His first and last liquorice.

Needless to say his Momma apologized to our guest.

We learned lots and had a great time.

I give my thanks and gratitude to all those ladies for their orders and attendance, it was off the charts.

I love this tea …… so much to learn about steeping tea and have learned that it is truly an art.

So looking forward to learning more ……

I knew some about the wellness properties of green tea but there is so much more.

After the tea party was over and the last of the guests departed my daughter and I headed out for the Shopper’s Gala.

That was fun, too.

More treats, free things and some shopping.

Quick trip to the grocery store and then home.

Once home it was clean up from the party followed by a walk with Alvin.

Good thing because it rained for awhile.

We had such a great day and I am so tired …. slept very late today.

Not tired ….. really.

Well I guess I better get this day going ……

It is going to be a quiet one and deciding what to get for free stuff from my party.

I love free stuff.

YAY …….

I encourage everyone to try tea so good for us.

There are even some blends that will help with having dessert after supper.

I have always been a dessert person ….. I have a serious sweet tooth.

So this will help.

I hope that you all have an awesome Sunday.

Filled with love and laughter.

I will have that memory of Mr. Alvin looking guilty and pleased all at the same time … with that long piece of liquorice hanging out of his mouth …… the laughter, too.  Great moment frozen in time.

Oh my boy ….. he should be in the movies ….. he is quite the star.

Happy Sunday.

Special Hello to: all those folks who drink and enjoy tea …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 17th day of January, 2015.

YAY, it is Saturday and I am going to have coffee with my girl friends at 12:30 ….

In 100 minutes we will be laughing and sipping on coffee….

I love spending time with these ladies ….

They make me laugh and laugh and laugh.

We talk about everything ….

We sometimes tear up …… sometimes life brings on something difficult.

But we get through it together.

I am so blessed to have the best support system on the planet.

Between a daughter, a sister and many girl friends I have all the best women to hear me when I need to be heard.

Now not to leave out the men in my life as they truly play an important role.

I have brothers, NEPHEWS and “man friends.”

So anything I need whether to laugh or cry I am truly covered.

Just incredible.

Oh, I better not forget “me Alvin” …. the most important guy in my life.

He gives me “love” everyday of my life.

So I had better go and get ready here.

Had a lazy morning …. slept in until late ….. had nice breakfast with my daughter ….


Special Hello to: all my friends and family all over the world you rock …. thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Always, Carol and Alvin

P.S.  Guess who is having a birthday / anniversary on Monday?  Mr. Alvin has been in our family for five years now and we celebrate his birthday on that date.  As you know, he was adopted so his real birthdate is a mystery.  We are celebrating his sixth year birth on Monday.


Thought for the day……

Yesterday afternoon on coffee break …… I was sitting outside….. enjoying the beautiful weather.

We have a couple of picnic tables in the parking lot right behind our office, and I was sitting at one.

I could see this bug flying right toward me.

At first I thought it might be a small wasp but upon further inspection it was not.

In fact, it was a ladybug.

I had never paid much attention to them in flight before this moment.

But they reminded me of an animated aircraft coming in for a landing.

Wings out …… legs down…..

After it landing it almost looked as though it was shaking itself off.

How cute.

Then it wobbled back and forth on the table in front of me.

So cute.  I wondered, what does a ladybug think, okay perhaps feel ….

She, he probably was just taking a rest from the flight.

After a few moments of going back and forth it disappeared between the cracks in the table.

I looked under the table to see if I could find it but alas it was gone.

A few minutes later it appeared and flew off……

My lucky ladybug….

I am of the mindset that they are a sign of fortune, and I will continue to believe that …..

So that is the story of Carol and the Ladybug…. I shall name him “FRED” ……

For everyone knows Ladybugs really are not ladies but actually gents….. LOL.

Have a great day.

Happy Wednesday….

Always, Carol

Thought for the day

As we head into this Mother’s Day weekend, I would like to pass on the following:

Keep your cellphone in your purse ladies, and guys, in your pocket. No talking and driving.  Just doesn’t mix.

Smile at everyone you meet.  When you are out and about just always think of something funny, and a smile will be a permanent fixture on your face.  🙂

Drink lots of water.  Keeps you hydrated, regular and in all around better health.  Even helps with the love handles.  Actually I would like to know where that phrase came from …… because personally I do not think “love” has anything to do with it.  LOL

Be kind to your Mothers.  Actually be kind period.  Be kind to people, animals and nature.  Trust me, it will come back to you a million fold (all good, really).

Help out a friend, family member, neighbour or even a stranger.  What goes around comes around.  I definitely know this for sure.

Laugh, OMG, Laugh.  Tell a joke, watch a funny television show or movie.  One of my nephews calls me on a regular basis to tell me the latest joke that he has heard.  It always brightens my day.  I only wish that I could remember them so that I could pass the laughter on…… instead I just try to be funny…… 🙂

Well folks that should keep you busy for awhile…..

Have a great weekend and SMILE AND LAUGH !!!

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