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Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 29th day of April, 2016.

Wow, second last day of April left to enjoy.

I am so overjoyed to report that our beloved Elton went home with his Mom & Dad from the Hospital yesterday.

He continues to do better and better.

We thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers.

To everyone who aided in his care and surgery, there are no words other than THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.

You brought our little guy back home to his Mom & Dad where he belongs.

His time is not yet to leave them.

I am eternally grateful.



( I guess I was under the weather last end of April as my blog went from the 27th to the 30th ….. as I did not wish to end the month before it did)


Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 27th day of April, 2015.

I must tell you that there is nothing quite like pancakes with your daughter surrounded by our pups.

Good food …. excellent company ….. best Sunday ever.

The sun shone which is exactly what you would expect for this special day.

It was great.

I am so blessed to have such an amazing daughter.

She helped me set up a television in the basement (which they gave me).

Followed by finishing up some paperwork ….. the fun stuff, of course.

Then a trip to COSTCO.

Whoops, we knew when we hit the parking lot that it was busy.

Kudos to the staff at customer service (return) and to the check-out staff as they had things moving right along.

We got in and got out.

Successful trip …..

Followed by a glorious walk with me Alvin before supper.

Perfect day.

I guess my thoughts are all about the many blessings in my life.

If you just take a wee look about you will see that there is much to hold in gratitude.

Make that list.

Each day alive is a blessing.

Do the things you are passionate about and surround yourself with the ones you love.

Then life is perfect….or very close.

Your perfection is your perfection.

Not anyones’ but yours.

Happy Monday everyone.

Well almost time to grab that stuff and snuggle with me Alvin for a couple of minutes before heading out the door.

Special Hello to: all my friends all over the world …. thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin




Thought for the day ……

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 22nd day of February, 2016.

This summer the air felt warm as I opened the back door for Mr. Alvin to go outside.

So odd for February but very welcome all the same.

I would like to share a poem I wrote twenty-six years ago…… as I think of spring and summer.


Walking to and through the Rain …

As I’m walking along,

Pace, brisk as I have set.

The rain softly falling,

from the sky a tranquil blue.

That yellow beacon peeping thru.

Birds are flying singing their songs.

I’m humming a song in my mind.

Humming and thinking of moments —

Times that were wonderful.

Hoping that I may see them once again.

The sun is covered by dark clouds.

Rain begins to fall with passion,

Hard and heavy.

Drops of rain bead upon my face,

As I hasten my pace toward home,

I’m soaked through but no matter,

Dry clothes await me.

Rounding the corner I’m almost home.

There I will be dry – still thinking of those treasured times.

Wishing you were here – with me.

Written by CY Lewis, August 18, 1990


Happy Monday Everyone …..

Always good to think back ….. I was listening to Adele earlier and she made me think of a past love.

Special Hello to: Birthday girls ….. just around the corner ….. there are three.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 11th day of January, 2015.

It is a glorious morning.

The sun is shining brightly ….

The sky is blue with strips of white …..

I am grateful for the sunshine and clear skies.

The temperatures are warming up and that is always welcome.

Well just enjoying a cup of coffee before heading out the door to go to work at the store.

I wonder if West Edmonton Mall will be busy today?

You never know.

I am grateful to have this time at home with me Alvin and the computer.

So nice to write a little something each day ….. most days.

I have been pondering some story ideas as of late ….

Yes, making notes ….

My wish is to someday be a “successful published writer.”

But first you have to actually write a book.

That is the part that I have been working on for most of my life.

I start and have great ideas …

Either life seems to get in the way or I do.

But as I get closer and closer to the “60” mark, I am feeling that I had better get into gear and get it written.

Who knows …. perhaps there are several books in me; that would be nice.

I do love to write …..

I have lots and lots of ideas written down.

I have written poems and possible song lyrics over the years.

Just the “book” has eluded me.

So that is my goal for 2015 ….. to get writing more.

Get the ideas down …

Outline the story ….


Would be nice to be published by age 60.

I hope that you are doing what you love ….

Doing what you are passionate about …..

Please do not let life or yourself get in the way …. just do it.

We have to do those things that we love … right!

Well time to put the finishing touches on getting ready and finish my delicious cup of coffee before heading out to work.

Special Hello to: my friend “I” in Sweden ….. hope life is treating you grand.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Always, Carol

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