It is a NEW YEAR.

Good Morning All,

Welcome to a snowy Saturday morning.

What happened to the beautiful sunrise?

What happened to the clear blue sky?

What happened to the feeling of spring?

Feels like winter will never end.

That feeling of dread.

Is that because we are all feeling that things will never end?

That our way of life has somewhat changed forever.

It is a possibility.

Some things will never be the same, that is likely.

Perhaps it is ?

You know how your thoughts become things?


Perhaps we all collectively need to change our “thoughts.”

We can do this.


Everyone close your eyes.

Visualize a bright sunny day.

The air is warm.

You are out walking in your sandals or running shoes.

You are wearing a light sweater and comfortable pants maybe even shorts.

The slightest whisper of a breeze lands on your cheeks providing a cooling effect.

You have your sunglasses on because it is nice and bright.

As you become closer to the entrance to the park, the fragrance of wild roses overtakes your senses.

You just have to stop and take in that wonderful aroma as it tingles every part of your nose.

The shade of green that colours the grass makes you feel happy.

As you walk you have this feeling that life is great.

You just want to dance.

You are feeling joyful and safe and filled with gratitude.

Your little dog walks ahead of you at the full length of the leash.

He is loving life as he sniffs about.

Life is perfect.

You are feeling glorious.

This is the perfect day.


This is the perfect day.


Wishing you the most perfect day.

We can do this.

We have got this.

We can change this ……

We are the world…..


Happy Saturday.


Time to get dressed, changed bedding, gather the laundry, have breakfast, perhaps do some shovelling (forgot about the driveway during the last snowfall, argh).

There are things to do.

One of the television stations (old school) is playing some of the JAMES BOND movies today.

The ones with Daniel Craig.

At least two of them for sure.

Wishing you a grand day.

Be safe and in good health.

Remember to eat some oranges and broccoli.

Go for a walk if you are able OR do some stretches.


I/We are with you,

In kindness and with respect,

Always, Carol & Alvin


P.S.  answering the after hour calls last night from 4-7 p.m. went went.  I was answering with a couple of lads from the office and we made a great team.

A friend brought me groceries yesterday.

Life is good.

Forgot story from last night.

Two lads walking down the sidewalk across the street from my house.

Dressed in onesies ….. full length ….. like baby sleepers.

One was leopard print and the other a bright green.

Not sure where they were going or what they were thinking.

It definitely make me smile.


There was a bunny in the yard across the street from us.

Alvin was situated in his chair looking out the window at the bunny.

A German Shepherd and his female pack leader came walking around the corner.

The dog got wind of the bunny.

Hilarity ensued.

The gal was pulled by this huge dog over a snowbank and onto the street.

She was holding on for dear life.

The bunny of course, gone.

Once they were out of site.

The bunny was back.

Bunny came across the street and was eating when my neighbour who feeds the bunnies.

Came out and started to put out some food for them.

The bunny left to the safety of across the street.

As soon as she was gone into her house.

Bunny was back.

Alvin enjoyed the show.

The photos were all taken from behind the blinds.



Happy Days.




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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