Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 5th day of August, 2016.

Oh my goodness there is such an amazing cool breeze filling the house at this moment.

I have all of the windows open to drink in this beautiful air.

It touches my arm and feels so good.

Comfortable for the boy as well.

We should have been up and gone for an early morning stroll as I had planned to do on my vacation days but alas the sofa called with tidbits of dreams that filled my mind.

Oh well, we shall walk later.

Last night later in the evening just as the last bit of sunlight filled the sky, Alvin and I sat outside on the patio sofa and enjoyed the stillness of the night.

It was so wonderful.

He loves to sit there with me any chance he has.

Yesterday was an amazing day every minute.

Started out with Elton and Casey dropping by to spend the day with me and Alvin.

We had a quiet early morning just visiting and going out into the backyard.

Enjoying each other’s company.

I guess it was just before ten in the morning when I head out to mail a couple of packages and to pick up some items to make a pot of chilli.

I was gone less than one hour.

When I was within ear shot of the house; I could see a big multi-coloured cat just leaving our yard and then I heard them.

All three were barking …. all three different voices….. all so cute.

They were happy to see me as I was happy to see them.

We spent the rest of the day doing bits of this and that.

A huge parcel arrived for me from my friend “V” back in Regina.

Some items were the tupperware that I had ordered when she was here to visit (she sells tupperware) and the rest of delectable goodies for my upcoming birthday.

There was an apron to match the one she wore when she cooked the best homemade soup on the planet and a beautiful mug in matching pinks and greens – birds of a feather – flock together.

There was a brownie peanut butter cup birthday cake and three kinds of cookies and I will mention here that two of the cookies were tucked into two of the pieces of tupperware and it was not until I opened them to wash them that I noticed the cookies.  What a delightful surprise.

She gave me a tupperware insulated lunch bag that is of nautical design and so nice.  There were two additional pieces of tupperware to boot and the winning $60 million lotto ticket for tonight’s draw.

What an awesome person she is, so thoughtful and kind and oh so generous.

This has been the week of wonderful parcels arriving at my house …..

In the afternoon my friend “P” stopped by to drop off some apples from her tree and was surprised to see me at home.

I haven’t seen here since I have been on vacation.

She was on her way to get her hair cut and I invited her to come for tea on her way home which she did.

We had such an awesome visit.

She loves puppies as well and they all got many a pat while she was visiting.

Mr. Alvin was just a tad bit jealous of Casey, I will say.

I made the chilli for supper and have enough leftover for the next million years.

I froze most of it …..

The kids picked up the puppies after work and after all their errands.

We had an awesome day.

Later just before our walk we delivered a Steeped Tea Catalogue to one of my neighbours and friends and of course had a wee visit.

Then we walked.

Then after I put the chilli in the fridge and freezer Alvin and I retired to the deck where we enjoyed the late night air and stillness of it all.

What a glorious day …..

I am so grateful to have such amazing family and friends.

I am so touched by the generosity and as I said most grateful.

Well time to get this late morning on the road.

My head was filled with all sorts of odd dreams this morning so I just let them happen.

Sometimes you just have to do that ….. even though there are things I should/could be doing.

After all is that not what vacation is for ???? to dream???

Happy Friday ALL.

Special Hello to: my friend “V” thank you, thank you, thank you.  You should have a parcel delivered today.  I have to check the tracking number.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ……


Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 27th day of March, 2016.

It is a bright and sunny morning here in Edmonton.

Happy Easter Everyone.

After our early morning rise so that Mr. Alvin can eat and go outside; we went back to bed.

I fell back asleep, and then a bit later woke up and just laid there ….. thinking about life and people.

Today feels like a day more than others filled with Love.

We do not say it enough.

I wrote this poem many decades ago and it is for you …..

To all my friend and family ……

Have a great, great day …….

May you be surrounded by loved ones and great memories.


There is something on my mind

That I want to say

I’ve thought it a million times

And showed it in many ways

And as my mind drifts

To some far island shore

I stop and think

How lucky I am

It’s you that I adore.

But still I find it hard to say

But yet it’s very true

In itself it’s so simple .

It is only – I LOVE YOU !

Written by Carol Lewis (1976)


Special Hello to: my family and friends all over the world ….. Alvin and I would like to wish you a very special Sunday …. Easter Sunday.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday morning the 20th day of May, 2015.

The sun is shining at 5:50 a.m. here in Edmonton and has been up for a bit.

It is so nice to have lightness out when I arise from bed at 5:00 a.m.

I love this time of morning before the day gets loud and busy.

I love snuggling with Mr. Alvin on my lap as I write in my gratitude journal at 5:00 a.m. just after he has had his breakfast.

I love the SUNSHINE.

I love that the temperature is much warmer this morning.

I love that the temperature inside the house was 69 this morning without the thermostat on.

I love that I am me.

What do you love?

Take a couple of minutes and write down some of the things that you love.

Write down the first ones that pop into your head.

Just be in the moment.

If you do not have pen and paper just think list them in your mind.

My list could / would go on forever.

I love my daughter and son-in-law and grand-puppies.

I love the dew on the grass in the morning.

I love birds singing.

I love green grass.

Guaranteed you will be smiling and feel a million times better when you think about what you love.

I am so grateful this morning that Mr. Alvin is feeling better.

His Doctor said sometimes they get “bugs” …… too ( not the ones that fly around like a bee or fly ).

Have an awesome day ……

Life just gets better and better.

YAY, I have some extra time to snuggle with Mr. Alvin before I leave for work.

Always a great way to start the day ….

Happy Wednesday Everyone.

Special Hello to:  Hello family …… we miss you.

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 14th day of September, 2014.

Oh, what a gloriously beautiful sunny warm morning.

It feels like summer again but with a hint of coolness to the air.

You know the feel that you have in early fall.

It is so nice outside.

I spent a couple of hours outside yesterday (it was beautiful, too) mowing grass, pulling weeds, trimming back my roses (which I am going to pull as they just are not doing well), emptying most of my plant pots (a few were not affected by the recent frost) and just general tidying up.  It was glorious.

This is truly my favourite time of year.

Oh, I hear the geese honking up a storm as they are preparing for “winter” or travelling south.

Some stay for the winter ….. others do not  ….. I should google to see why.

Anyway …. they were flying by and saying hello.

I certainly have enjoyed this weekend.

How much better than this does it get:

-started Saturday morning off with coffee at my friend “G’s” house.

-then home and Penny had gone to the Vet with her Momma & Dad so decided that me and the boys should go for walk.

-we did, it was so nice out.

-then home mowed grass and did yard work ….

-laundry and some cleaning.

-made supper.

-went for groceries after supper.

-then had tea and watched a Star Trek movie or at least part of one. (I have already seen them all a million times, so I know how they end).

-then to bed …. snuggles with Mr. Alvin ….


I hope that you had a perfect weekend thus far.

Today I am off to work at the store.

Just enjoying a cup of coffee and some quiet time before I leave.

Have a great Sunday.

Do something fun today.

If you have sunshine ….. go outside and enjoy ….. no boots or heavy jackets …….

Special Hello to: my sister back in Regina ……. HELLO ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and welcome to Tuesday, July 31st, 2012.

Last day of July for 2012.

The sun is brightly shining here in Edmonton and it promises to be a GRAND day.

I just know it.

Everyone I meet and everything I touch is going to be magical.

Good things are coming today for us all.

What are your good things?

What would happen to you that would make you bounce up and down like a small child excited for an ice-cream cone or their dream toy?

Mmm, let me see.

What would do that for me?

Well actually a few things.

A visit to my family and friends back in Regina…..

To tell my Aunt Helen that I love her in person ……

To tell my “Dad” Charlie that he is the best and that I love him in person…..

A huge bouquet of fresh cut flowers …… I love flowers….

A shopping trip to West Edmonton Mall where I could buy whatever I wanted…..

To travel to some faraway place….

To be in perfect health and have all the money that I ever would want or need…. (so I could be home with Alvin and take him for walks in the morning and at night) .

I guess we could all list a million things but these are a few of the things that popped into my head….

Whoops, how could I have forgotten ….. to take a trip to New York City with my daughter ……

So keep that list in your mind and think of those things often and they will come about …… the more you think about doing something the sooner it will come…

I hope that you have a wonderful day.

Peace and love to all.

Special Hello to:   dreamers …….


Always, Carol and Alvin


Thought for the day….


Yesterday afternoon when I was finished my shift at Bath & Body Works, and on my way out of the mall.

As I going up the escalator, I quickly spotted a very unusual sight on the down side.

Can you guess?  I was so taken aback by these three guys.

There were three Buddhist Monks or perhaps Tibetan Monks, I truly do not know the difference.

They were dressed in the same robes as I have seen the Dalai Lama wear.

I instantly felt a warm feeling overtaking my body from the inside out.

I felt so wonderful.  As I am writing this, I cannot fully explain in words the feeling that I had as I passed them.

I also noticed that everyone all around them had huge smiles on their faces.

Isn’t that so great to have such a profound effect on others.

Without even saying ONE word or making even the slightest of gestures.

I knew at that very moment ….. that everything in my life was right.

That my path was clear, that my life from that moment on would be easy and fun.

Filled with amazing possibilities and dreams fulfilled.

I must say that I never in a million years thought that I would see Buddhist Monks in West Ed or anywhere in my life.

Unless I happened to be travelling abroad.

Perhaps it is a daily event for others but I was truly inspired and touched by these three unassuming men in their brown & red robes.

Thank you. Thank you.  Thank you.  I will say thank you for the rest of my life.

It is so important to keep your eyes open as you walk about your daily life.

You never know what you will see and how you will be effected.

Always, Carol

P.S. I wonder what/where they were going at the MALL.

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