Thought for the day…..

This afternoon my friend Lea accompanied me on a walk with Alvin.

It is mushy, slushy, icy and wet out there.

But we all need the exercise, so we braved the elements.

Lea wanted to take the reins so to speak (Alvin’s leash) and so she did.

It was so cute, they would get a bit ahead of me and then Alvin would stop, turn around and make sure that I was there.

He did that on the whole walk.  Guess there is a guy who wants “me” around.  LOL.

We had a great visit.  I sure am going to miss her.  They leave for Quebec on Sunday.  I am going to miss the whole family.

So the thought for the day is this …… always spend time with those you love ….. because you never know what tomorrow will bring.

A month or so ago, I never would have  dreamt that the Enchill family would be moving away.

So remember, take the time when you can and spend it with family and friends.

I am so happy, deep down in my heart that I had another opportunity to spend some time with my friend Lea.

After the walk she came in for a little while.  We were planning some crafts for Friday afternoon.

Friday I am babysitting a couple of little ones, and then the Enchill children will join us for crafts.

Party time ……

Before Lea left, she had to try the treadmill.  She did very well.

All I can say is this ….. Quebec will be so blessed to have this wonderful young lady join their population and Alberta, well, we will be missing her.

OMG, the sun just came out….. YAY……  Big smile….

So remember ….. VISIT …. PLAY …… SMILE …… LAUGH …… ENJOY LIFE …… cause you never know when things will change.

Change is good but just different.

Someone is barking and wanting my attention as he plunked down on his tummy …. nope he is up ….. I know it is suppertime.

Gotta go.

Always, Carol

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My friend Lea

I have a friend named Lea, who is six years old.

She lives a few doors down from me.

Lea was one of the first people who came over to meet me when I moved in two years ago.

Lea and her family are moving back to Quebec at the end of next week.

I shall miss my little friend.

She always brightens my day with her smile and beautiful laugh.

Her Mom has told me that somedays as soon as she gets in the door after school – she asks if she can go visit Carol.

I shall miss my little friend.

Yesterday afternoon Lea called and came over.

She helped me clean and tidy up the basement.

She is a huge help.

Lea is one of the nicest, smartest, funniest people I know.

She cares for her family, animals and her friends.

I have no doubt in my mind that she will go far in this world.

She has a true heart …. one of gold.

I shall truly miss that little girl.

Both Alvin and I shall miss Lea and her family.

They have become more than friends, they are part of my family.

My backyard will be quiet in the summertime, I shall miss that very much.

I will miss tea-time with Lea’s Mom Anick.

I will miss David’s soft way and all his cars, he is three.

I will miss Mahee-Lee’s giggles, she is four.

I will miss Peter, his soft spoken style, he Lea’s Dad.

Before I break into too many tears, I shall just say this …..

I LOVE YOU LEA and you will always be my friend.

Love you Anick, Peter, Lea, Mahee-Lee and David.

You are the best.

May life treat you kindly, and with respect.

May your days be filled with wonder and bliss.

I wish you much love & laughter, joy, perfect health and much abundance.

Take Care.

Save travels…..

You are always in my heart.

Love Always, Carol and Alvin….

One of my favourite photos of Miss LEA...

Photos from our two years together …..

My friend LEA

Peter, Mahee-Lee, Anick & Lea

David

Mahee-Lee

Lea & Mahee-Lee visiting

Peter, helping build my new deck

Making Easter Cards

Anick .... fresh from face painting "class"

Enchill Family (summer 2010) Birthday party

Thought for the day…..

Well it feels as though spring has sprung.  The sun is shining, and it is melting outside.

Alvin is loving this weather and spends lots of time basking in the sunshine on the deck.

It is a great time of year for us all ……. getting that VITAMIN D level up ……

After this long winter – it is something that we all can use.

I am excited …….. I hope that you are enjoying the sunshine wherever you are (hope that it is in fact, shining).

My six year old friend Lea dropped by and we are going to have a quick game of Trivia Pursuit.

She beat me yesterday…… so I have to win today….  🙂

 

Always, Carol

One Sunday afternoon ….

Yesterday afternoon my six year old friend from a few doors down named Lea called me to see if she could come over for a visit.

I could tell that she was bored.  Some weeks she calls more often than others.  She has a little sister named Mahee-Lee, and a little brother named David.

But she is the big sister through and through.

I suppose that I can identify with her as I am the eldest of my siblings.  Sometimes you just need to get away.

It was funny as I asked her what she was doing and she said “putting on her boots” ….. guess she knew that this time I would say “YES”.

When Lea arrived Alvin did his usual greeting …… he loves his Lea.  So he has to jump up and try to give her a kiss.  It usually takes a few minutes for her to get her boots, coat, mitts and hat off when Alvin is the meet and greeter…. LOL.

Once she was settled, as I had mentioned on the phone “I was working, making some jewelry” and then asked her “if she would like to make a bracelet”.

Of course, she said a resounding “Yes, please” with a huge smile attached.  So I chose some beads for her and cut her a piece of  stretch cord to make the bracelet.

I continued with the necklace that I was making.  We chatted up a storm during our jewelry making session.

We had a couple of “accidents” with one being a tray of beads spilled onto the floor.  We both scrambled to pick them up before Alvin got to them.

But surprisingly enough, Alvin didn’t even flinch ….. just wasn’t interested in “our beads”.  So we were relieved.

Once Lea had her bracelet finished, I asked her if she would like to make herself a necklace.  She was so excited.

More beads and time later, she asked if I would help her finish the necklace.  I guess it seemed a daunting task for a six year old.

So I worked on one side and her on the other.

We quickly finished it.  It was coming close to 3:00 p.m. and she had to run home.  Lea and her family were going to the “YM” for an outing.

It was a fun couple of hours with my little friend, Lea.

She is so grown up for a six year old.  Lea makes me laugh.

It was a great afternoon and I even made a necklace and matching bracelet in between the laughter and beads rolling on the floor….  🙂

My friend Lea - Halloween Craft Party 2010

My friend Lea showing off her bracelet & necklace

Close-up of Lea's beautiful necklace...

"The bracelet" ...... great job, Lea.

Lea’s bracelet, she was so proud.  As am I.

Great JOB…..very creative.

L

My creations from Sunday afternoon with Lea.

This was a grand way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  Please check our “Dear Stella Jewelry” on Facebook.

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