Living … One day at a time.

Hello, a soft easy Tuesday morning here at our house.

We were up not too early.

There has been a bit of rain overnight so my flowers, plants, shrubs, trees and grass had a nice drink.

Alvin is resting on his blue blanket per our regular weekday routine.

I am working on this post.


Trying to say something new, something to bring a smile to your face and maybe give you food for thought.

We are all different but yet so much the same.

There is something to learn from every person on this planet.

You just have to be willing to do two things?

  1.  Be a teacher – share your expertise / give back
  2.  Be a student – be willing to learn / to soak up new things

Each and every day we should be learning and teaching.

Life is a huge classroom.

We all can teach someone something new or a new way of doing and we can all learn.

In fact as we age it is LEARNING that keeps our brain “young.”

So be the teacher and the student.


On this Tuesday, I am most grateful to live in a beautiful home with my doggie pal “Alvin.”

I am grateful that we are both in good health.

I am grateful that we live in this beautiful home.

I am so grateful to be surrounded by loving and supportive family and friends.

I will say this I have the best friends and family on the planet.

I am grateful to have sight so that I may watch the leaves turn from their beautiful shades of green to yellows, oranges and reds.

I am grateful to have the sense of smell so that I can smell the pretty flowers when Alvin and I are enjoying our walks

I am grateful to be able to hear all sorts of sounds and most especially music.

Thank you.


I hope that you all have an awesome Tuesday.


Spread kindness with respect to all those you meet everyday.



Always, Carol & Alvin






Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 4th day of August, 2016.

Overcast but it looks like the sun is trying to burst through …. I hope so.

It has rained overnight as the deck is wet.

I did not hear it.

There be puppies coming to our house in a few minutes.

Elton and Casey are coming to spend the day with me and Alvin.

It will be great for Alvin to have some company and I love spending time with all the boys.

Hard to believe that it is Thursday …… where are my vacation days going?

Well I did accomplish a couple of things off my TO DO LIST.

Cleaned all of the bathroom fans.

Not that it is a terribly time consuming job but it is one that somehow always gets pushed to the bottom of the list.

I do have one HUGE job and that is digging up a strip of the front lawn.

Not especially looking forward to that but it will be fun to get my hands dirty.

I guess I will start that tomorrow as it would be nice to have it done before the end of the weekend and I am not sure how long it is going to take me.


Alvin is curled up on the end of our bed – that is his spot to wait for me when I am having a shower.

It is funny how he always is wherever I am when at home.

If I go outside he wants outside.

He makes me feel special.

Our four-legged friends have a way of doing that …..


Well just enough time to have breakfast before our company arrives.

As Elton cannot have banana anymore I like to make sure that we have breakfast before he arrives.


I hope that you have an awesome Thursday.

If you have a four-legged friend – keep them close.

Treat them with love, kindness and respect.

Somedays, no most days they are better than we are at being kind and compassionate and loving.

We can definitely learn from them.


Special Hello to: all my four-legged friends out there … thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 18th day of October, 2015.

The sun is shining and I am awake after a great Saturday.

The Steeped Tea Open House was a great success and last night out with my young friends for dinner and a movie was AWESOME.

We had dinner at EARLS at West Edmonton Mall ….. three of us had this great salad; I think it was named Santa Fe something ….. SO YUMMY.

After dinner we went to the THEATRE at the mall and saw “THE INTERN” which has to be one of the funniest movies that I have ever seen.

We laughed …. We cried ….. it was so good.

There was even a bit of clapping in parts.

Just like the movie “older person with young people” …… we had a great time.

I think we definitely can learn from each other.

So if you are young then you should start hanging out with someone much older and if you are older try hanging out with someone young.


The young ones are just as knowledgeable about “stuff” as we are …. just different stuff.

So we can learn from each other.

So my Saturday was definitely EPIC.

Time to go and have some breakfast: the one of champions …. toast with honey …. well maybe not.


Did I mention that I actually had a couple of drinks with supper ….. yes, I did.

CAESARS …. so yummy …. I love the tomato and spice part …..

Yes, we had dessert and all felt like we were waddling to the theatre.

Well time to get this show on the road.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Special Hello to: my sister who yes tonight …. SKYPE …. let me know the time….. maybe after supper around 7:30 p.m. ( I will make sure to go for a walk with Alvin before supper).

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 17th day of August, 2015.

Wow another August Monday morning to enjoy.

The sun is coming up a bit later each morning …. shorter days.

The air is cool as summer slowly turns into fall.

I love late summer and fall.

Most especially fall.

After last week’s blast of hot hot air it is a good 10 degrees cooler during the day.

Much easier at night for people to sleep as it gets quite cool during the night.

The temperature in the house was 68 degrees F, this morning.

Well Alvin and I had an unusual Sunday as my neighbour in the other half of our duplex held a “front lawn sale” ….

We ended up out front from basically 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Few inside breaks as it was kind of cool to be just sitting …..

It was relaxing and fun.

I found some items that I could use so helped with her sales.

Alvin enjoyed all the folks who stopped by.

I had him on a leash and at some points sitting on my lap to help keep me warm.

Ended up with a winter vest on and thankfully I had put on socks (yup socks with sandals).

We even weeded our front flower beds in between customers.

Leftovers of peach salsa and tortilla chips for lunch and a couple pots of hot coffee.

Well time to get going to the office.

I hope that you all had some time to yourself and enjoyed your weekend.

If you were working I hope that you did take some “me” time.

Happy Monday.

Special Hello to: yes, sister …. so far this tea venture has been great …. am loving it.  Lots to learn.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 26th day of September, 2013.

Happy Birthday this fine day to my great son-in-law.

I wish him only great joy, perfect health, abundance and always an opportunity to learn.

He is very much the “book” guy …. always reading something.  Eager to learn.

So Happy Birthday My Son.

I wish on this fine Thursday that everyone was as blessed as I have been this life.

Of course there are moments or grains of sand in the hour glass that may stick for a time being great or not.

But always I have found my silver lining.

I am so happy I could jump to the moon.

I wish this happiness and joy for everyone on this planet.

May you all be seekers of truth and live honest lives.

Live your passionate life not the fake one.

Take a chance and be that “person you only dream of being.”

Make your dreams come true.

Happy Thursday.

Special Hello: to my son-in-law …

Always, Carol and Alvin

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