Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 27th day of May, 2017.

It is a glorious morning here in Edmonton with the sunny shining full blast and a breeze to keep it all in check.

The birds are singing.

There were an assortment of birds landing and taking off from our deck this morning.

Alvin wanted to catch the magpie.

But I invited him back into the house.

Birds are free to fly …..

Alvin not so much.


Excitement ….. we are hosting a Birthday Party for one of my friends who happens to live in the neighbourhood.

I do love a good party.

Nothing better than friends, coffee and CAKE.

Great way to begin a weekend.

After the party Alvin and I will check in with our friends and perhaps take a walk followed by the ZOO.

I am excited to go with my daughter to the ZOO this evening for our OFFICE PARTY.

Two events in one day ……


So excited to spend the day with my dear girl friends and my daughter.

Alvin will be happy to have so many girls around …..


Well 35 minutes to party time.

Just have to remove the p.j.’s and get some actual clothes on …..

Sipping on coffee ….. putting clothes away from the laundry that I did last night.

The cake was baked last night and I just iced it a few minutes ago.

Decorated last night.

Wrapped the gift and wrote up a card last night.

House clean.

I think we are almost ready except to put on a fresh pot of coffee.

I could not wait till 10:00 a.m. …. so I made a pot earlier for another neighbour and I to share.

She lives next door ….. we share a pot of coffee on the weekends.


Beautiful weather …. I am so giddy with excitement for the most PERFECT DAY.

I hope that wherever you are and whatever you are doing that you are surrounded by loving, kind and generous of heart people.

I am so blessed.

SO blessed.


Have an awesome Saturday.

Back tomorrow with photos of the ZOO ….. so excited …… I hear that they have paddle boats so hoping to try that out.


Special Hello to:  YOU, my friend ….. you rock.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Good Evening.  I decided early on that I would celebrate the day before writing on my blog.

Today is Friday, the 9th day of August 2013 and my 56th Birthday.

Also Hoda Kotb celebrated her 49th Birthday.

So cool to share a birthday with one of my favourite television personalities.

I had an easy wonderful birthday.

The only “work” I did was to wash a few loads of laundry, some dishes and water my flowers.

The rest of the day I spent reading all of the birthday wishes that my friends and family sent to me via Facebook and Email and by regular post.

Yes, I even received some birthday cards the old fashioned way in the mail.

Which is still my favourite method.

Oh, one of the best gifts I received was a phone call from my friend Lea who lives in Quebec.

She lived a few doors down from me when I moved to Edmonton and we became great friends.

When Lea and her family moved back to Quebec a couple of years ago, I was heartbroken.

She is the sweetest young lady and I guess in some ways reminds me of me when I was her age.

She is going into grade four in September.

I also SKYPED with my sister this morning and received a phone call from my youngest brother this evening.

My daughter and her husband and my grand-puppies came over this evening and brought me the most delightful chocolate cake.

To be exact it was a “Chocolate Parisian Creme” cake ….. so yummy.  Perfection.

To end the day Alvin and I took a wonderful stroll out by a neighbouring lake … the air perfect.

I am so blessed to have such amazing people in my life.

Everyday I am thankful for each and every one of them.

I know that I haven’t mentioned everyone but you know that I love you and that’s okay.

I downloaded a few photos from today and want to share them with you.

Again it was a wonderful Birthday.

Also I am going to see one of my brothers on Sunday …. his actual birthday.

So I am excited to see him as it has been awhile.

Thank you so much to the Universe for this perfect day.

Special Hello: to everyone who has touches my life and continues to touch my life now and in the days and years to come.

Always, Carol and Alvin


Chocolate Parisian Creme Cake for my 56th Birthday.

It was so good – not super sweet – covered with cocoa and smelled wonderful.


Amanda, me and Alvin ….. in my backyard.


Steven my son-in-law and my daughter Amanda.

The grand-puppies were already in the garage ready to go for a car ride.

Thought for the day……

OMG, what a beautiful day.

The sun is shining and the sky is a pale blue.

There is a slight breeze in the air.

It is a perfect day.

Perfect day for a wedding.

Yes, I am attending a wedding on this perfect day.

I will post details later.

Wishing the BRIDE & GROOM all the best that life can present or that they can imagine.

All is well here in my world.

I love the sun shine.

My roses are so beautiful.

I know that my Gran & Mom would be proud.

Have a great day wherever you might be this 17th of July.

Always, Carol

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