Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 18th day of January, 2018.

Another gorgeous day on the way.

There is no frost on the cars parked out on our street, so that is a good sign.

I am definitely wearing my “ice picks” on the winter boots again today.

They did help.

The only spots where it was tricky were on the sidewalk with just a slight film of ice.

But I walked around where I could and walked slowly in the other places.

Just have to give yourself enough time on these days.

I was lucky and got another ride home last night.

So great when that happens.

Walking earlier, supper earlier and even am able to get chores done around the house.

So grateful for my friend and my daughter for the rides this week.


Alvin and I enjoyed our walk last night.

In fact it was me who turned around about half way due to the ice and him wanting to go ahead (on leash).

So instead of him dragging me (well not quite) we just came home.

It was so gorgeous out.

On those nights I could sit on a blanket on the deck and just gaze up at the stars.

So why didn’t I, unfortunately I did not think of it until now.

Note to self:  sit on deck, on blanket and star gaze with Mr. Alvin.  That would be wonderful.


Well tomorrow is Alvin’s Birthday.

He will be “NINE” and has been with us for EIGHT years.



I hope that wherever you live on this beautiful planet of ours that you are happy, warm, safe and presenting yourself with kindness and respect.

When we all are living in this way ….. we will have peace.

I believe it could happen …. I believe it will happen.

Not today and likely not tomorrow or even in 10 years but it will.


Happy Thursday.

Have an awesome day.

So excited today as our new spring and summer, Steeped Tea catalogue comes out.

I love to look at catalogues.

Thank you.


Special Hello: to all my fellow inhabitants of this planet.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day…..

Wow, today is Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 ….. October 9th, 2012 ….. did I say that right?

The air is cool but still warm for this time of year.

We had a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend here in Edmonton.

I was so blessed to get several items checked off of my “TO DO” list this weekend and it feels great.

It was wonderful being outside for several hours yesterday.

I started with picking up the trash in the neighbourhood, then mowed the grass front and back and raked it, then pulled flowers (which was sad as some were still blooming), put away all of the deck/patio furniture and trimmed most of my shrubs. WHEW!

Alvin and I went for a walk with Amanda and the puppies.  Oh, and I put up some Halloween decorations.

The air was crisp but the sun shone for most of the day which was wonderful.

This truly is my favourite time of year.

The evening sky was so amazing.  I love star gazing.  When the sky is clear and you can see so many stars and the moon just beams … well it is one of my most favourite things.

In the summertime, I have laid on the deck and watched the sky.  So relaxing.

Well I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend wherever you might reside on this beautiful planet of ours.

I hope that each person does what they can to make this planet even more beautiful …

It is our responsibility to keep our Earth clean and home for generations to come.

So remember when you are out and about …. just by picking up that one piece of paper or bottle can make such a difference.

Treat the outdoors with respect.

I hope that you have a great day as will I.

Take care.

Special Hello to:  all of you ….. you are important, and should be treated with respect and kindness.


Always, Carol and Alvin

Thought for the day….

Good Morning Everyone and Happy Wednesday, December 21st, 2011.

Take a deep breath ….. breathe ….. you will get everything finished in time.

Besides, it would  only be YOU that would notice anything was missing or incomplete.

At this time of year we put way too much pressure and stress on ourselves, and others by expecting  things to be “Martha Stewart” perfect.

I love Martha Stewart but only Martha Stewart can be Martha Stewart, if you know what I mean.

I am great at decorating, crafting and such but ever since I watched Miss M ….  I have believed that she is a brand, and this is her business to be perfect in all things HOME.

She definitely loves what she does and is great at it.

I think we are all perfect as ourselves, so we should just  revel in the glory of our own “ness”

So on this mid week day ….. have a great time being you.

Laugh and smile and do all of those things that bring you to that place of ZEN ….. of feeling great….

Close your eyes (make sure that you are not driving or operating heavy equipment, LOL) and smile.

It really works ….. smile for a minute or two.

Then carry on.

You will feel better.

Think of the coo of a small baby,  Oh my gosh …..

Or perhaps snuggling with your dog or cat…..

Or eating your favourite flavour of ice cream or cookie.

Or gazing up at the stars …….

Or having your doggie sitting on your lap (yup, Alvin is sitting on my lap as I type this note) …..

Or just listening to your favourite song …..

Or sharing a treat with a friend or loved one…..

Have a blessed wonderful Wednesday …..

Special Hello to:  OH MY GOSH …… to all those folks who work each and every day to bring heat, lights and water to my door and yours…. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

Always, Carol

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