Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 29th day of August, 2016.

It remains dark out at 6:17 a.m. and a clear reminder that the days have become shorter.

My favourite season is right around the corner.

Just a few weeks away.

The leaves will turn, the brilliant green grass will fade and the flowers will no longer bloom.

It will be that time of year.

Our brown bunnies will slowly begin to turn white.

The air has already has that slight crispness.

Alas, autumn is on its’ way.

 

Mr. Alvin is snuggled up under his blanket at the foot of our bed.

I think he remains a little pooped after our company yesterday.

My friend brought her baby who is almost one year and she like Alvin.

He liked her but babies play us old toots out.

She sure was a cutie.

 

Well I cannot believe that is is Monday morning already where did the weekend go.

It was a great weekend, did lots of cleaning,  had dinner out and was able to take Mr. Alvin with me, and had a successful Steeped Tea ParTEA.

A fun weekend.

Labor Day weekend coming up.

An extra day off for us so that is nice.

 

Oh and the roses that line the walk by our park were so fragrant on our walks this weekend, they smell so incredible.

Take a few moments on this Monday morning and be with nature.

Smell those roses.

Walk on the grass.

Sit under a tree.

Be grateful that we have so much.

 

Happy Monday Everyone.

 

Special Hello to: my sister “C” ….. hope you are well.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 16th day of May, 2016.

Another gorgeous morning, sun shining and blue sky.

There has been smoke in the air due to all of the forest fires in the province.

Well another weekend come and gone.

We have all felt as of late that the weekend seem to be evaporating.

I know that I have mentioning this before but it feels so real.

Feels as though the minutes go by doubly fast on the weekend.

Too many things to do and not enough time.

I must get back to multi-tasking once again.

This coming up weekend I am hosting a multi-family garage sale on both Friday and Saturday.

We have been cleaning our closets, basements and cupboards to remove our treasures from our homes.

We know that there are people out there who love to find new treasures at good prices.

I know that this is going to be the BEST garage sale ever.

Also I am hosting a “tea tasting party” on Monday on Victoria Day.

A good day for a tea party on the Queen’s Birthday.

Alvin is resting on the foot of our bed …. I think it is his favourite spot in the house.

He can look out of the window onto the neighbourhood and see what is going on.

Most days when I come home from work I can hear a thud as he jumps off the bed onto the thick rug and down the stairs.

Well time to go.

I hope that you are having better luck with getting your tasks accomplished.

Other than multi tasking I need to start doing things right away ( I will admit that I have become a bit of a procrastinator at times).

Special Hello to: all those folks hosting a garage sale, good luck to you and I hope that you sell it all.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 24th day of April, 2016.

We finally received some moisture via rain and wet snow.

The rain started late yesterday afternoon and then turn to wet snow just as we were going to bed.

However; this morning there is only a skiff of snow laying on the deck and on the lawn and on our rooftops.

You can almost hear the grass saying “thank you.”

 

This afternoon I am having a Steeped Tea party at my house.

One of my neighbours has booked a party and will be my hostess.

She is in the midst of selling her house so it is easier for the party to be here.

Easy for her and easier for me.

 

Yesterday my daughter, Sir Elton and my son-in-law came for a visit.

We worked on the computer for a bit as I am having some computer issues.

Nothing like paying attention to updates and stuff wouldn’t cure.

I need to go through my 28,180 photos and move them to a secure location.

There are likely quite a bunch that I can delete as well.

We also went for a walk to the nearby park where we snapped some photos.

Photos of my daughter, son-in-law and their Elton and then ones of me and Elton and Alvin.

We made sure that we had some good shots.

 

My neighbour and her friend just popped by for a mug of coffee.

I make coffee and we share it on Saturdays and Sundays.

We have a nice visit and then everyone gets on with the day.

 

Well time to get this show on the road.

I hope that you have a great day.

Special Hello to:  my Elton – everything will be fine.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 26th day of March, 2016.

Can you believe it?

We are on day 26 of March 2016.

Wow, this year is certainly zipping along.

It sure seems that the years are evaporating ….. good thing or not??

I guess we are so busy that time flies ….

No regrets …..

It is just a fact of life.

Nature.

Time.

 

I remember as a young girl thinking it would take so long for school to start after summer holidays.

I remember as a young girl thinking it was forever until Christmas.

It is because as a child you are focused in the present.

As a child you live in the now.

Children do not dwell on the past or the future.

Of course, we thought of past events or future ones.

But by in large our thoughts were focused in the present.

Once you get older you think about what you should/would have done and what you could be doing.

It is not thought based on today or the present.

Most adults live partially in the past and in the future.

It just seems to be that way.

Life …….

 

So on this Saturday …. I am preparing for a Steeped Tea party at my house right after lunch.

I am excited as it is some of my co-workers coming over.

It will be nice to share some tea with them.

I told Alvin that we were going to have company today and his little tail started a wagging.

 

Yesterday his sister brought him home.

My grand-puppy Elton came with her and we had a wonderful visit.

Sharing photos and videos of our Penny.

She was shocked that I had over 28,000 photos/videos on my computer.

She was so happy to see some videos that I had of the puppies.

When you lose a loved one photos and videos bring back happy memories.

To see that one in happier times is good therapy …. good to help with the grieving process.

So when someone says you take a lot of photos and videos …. just tell them you are preparing a life journal for your loved ones.

 

So as we cherish the past, are happy to be living today and look forward to tomorrow ….. remember to do what you can today ….. live a life with no regrets.

Tell your family and friends that you love them and that they are important.

Take that photo, that video clip.

 

Have a wonderful Saturday.

Thank you for reading my blog.

 

Special Hello to: my family and friends all over the world.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 8th day of March, 2016.

After Alvin’s supper and stuff last night we opted to clean the deck and the front walk instead of traipsing through the wet snow that is covering most of the neighbouring sidewalks.

Man, what a workout.

Shovelling that heavy wet snow as it felt like lifting a shovel full of water only it was coloured.

Good for the arms and core, I would imagine.

Alvin had fun sniffing about as I shovelled.

He also ran to our neighbour’s beside us (not other half) and went right up her steps …. she saw us and came out.

We usually take turns shovelling ….. we just had beat her outside.

Alvin really loves her and like to snuggle any chance he gets …. so cute.

While he visited we chatted and I shovelled.

Multi-tasking at its best.

I am gearing up for a busy weekend.

One of my neighbour’s is having a Steeped Tea party at my house on Saturday (so convenient for me) following that a small intimate birthday party for my daughter.

So lots of baking and cooking to do…… YAY.

Sunday morning coffee with my girl pals.

 

Okay, what happened to the morning ….. it is time to leave for work.

The temperature is to be plus 2 today and then 7-9 plus degrees over the next few days and into the weekend.

So excited.

Spring is here.

 

I hope that you have an amazing day.

We should always remind ourselves to be KIND and RESPECTFUL to every living creature not just the two-legged ones.

Until tomorrow.

 

Special Hello to: my friends all over the world.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 26th day of September, 2015.

Well it started out being overcast and now at this point it is bright and sunny.

There are still a few clouds but it is sunny ….. doing the happy dance.

I am excited as today is my third Steeped Tea Party, second one on my own.

My friend “D” is hosting and it is going to be fun.

We are doing LATTES.

Only my second time making them so should be interesting and FUN.

My neighbour “S” just popped by and had a cup of coffee with me.

We had a nice visit discussing several topics.

Lots going on in our world as of late.

Alvin was so happy to see her.

Today is my son-in-law’s birthday, Happy Birthday “S” ….. me and Alvin wish you a great day and look forward to seeing you tomorrow for supper and cake.  Alvin has a present for you.

Today is also another birthday ….. another friend’s Mom has a birthday today …. she will be at the Tea parTEA.

So almost time to go and have a shower and get ready for the parTEA.

Make sure that I have everything ready to go.

I wish you all a great Saturday.

Remember to take time for yourself…..a few quiet moments to reflect and recharge.

Special Hello to: the Birthday folks …. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.

ALWAYS, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 18th day of September, 2015.

Well I was mistaken yesterday about the frost.

Jack hit ….

On my way to the bus I saw the frost on the lawns and vehicles.

During the ride to work there was fog in low lying areas and frost.

Luckily my flowers survived uncovered and I am grateful.

A few more days is wonderful especially when the weekend is supposed to be 20 degrees celsius.

It was absolutely gorgeous outside last night when Alvin and I went for our walk.

The air was warm, no breeze and the roses are still fragrant.

Well almost time to leave for work.

I am grateful that today is Friday.

Lots of things on my LIST for the weekend.

Outside chores ….. lawn needs to be cut ….. check out the shrubs I guess they should be trimmed before it get to cold.

Start putting things away.

Inside …. the regular laundry …. cleaning ….. preparing for next Saturday’s Steeped Tea party ….. what to pack my things in… you know stuff like that.

Well I am catching an earlier bus these days.

Time to get going …..

I hope that you have an awesome Friday …..

Special Hello to:  to all those folks who are prepared ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 14th day of September, 2015.

WOW, almost mid September.

My flowers are still blooming and looking awesome.

Love seeing flowers blooming in September.

The tea parTEA went off really well ….. Alvin loved having the company.

One of the ladies had her baby boy with her and Alvin was excited.

He kept going over and looking at him …

When he squirmed or cried a bit …. Alvin sure looked.

It was really cute to watch.

Well it is Monday and time to go back to the office.

It didn’t rain last night but they are forecasting rain for today.

I am going to have to get moving more quickly some mornings.

It is funny how some days one hour goes a long way and the next it is not long enough.

How does that work?

Doing the same amount of things?

Well I am grateful that both Alvin and I woke up and are healthy.

He is laying outside my office with his front paws crossed.

I love him …. he is so cute.

Well all is well here.

I hope that you have an amazing Monday.

Fill it with laughter and kindness.

Special Hello to: all my fellow bloggers out there …. keep up the great work.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 7th day of September, 2015.

The last day of the long weekend ….. the sky appears to be clearing up and the rain has stopped.

It started to rain Saturday evening and stopped overnight.

Safe to say things are green ….. my flowers are a bit droopy with all of the rain.

What a grand weekend I am having.

My friend from Regina went home yesterday ….. her flight left Edmonton about 5:15 p.m.

We had a great time …… just kicking back and chatting.

Alvin really liked her and often times I found him laying in between us as we sat on the sofa.

Now today time to finish the laundry and prepare for my first solo Steeped Tea party next weekend.

I want to prepare my script so that I say all of the things that I want / need to …..

It is exciting …..

I have a few questions for my leader so will chat with her later.

Hopefully the sun does shine this afternoon so that it shines on me and Alvin as we go for a walk.

I hope that you had an awesome weekend.

Surrounded by friends and family.

Perhaps you travelled for a weekend getaway which is always nice.

Well I should be getting along ….. get dressed and start that laundry.

I do want to clean up this blog ….. some of the categories got messed up one day and as I am “slightly technology challenged” I did not fix then….. well I was going to have my daughter help me but perhaps I can figure it out on my own.

Special Hello to: all those friends visiting/visited this long weekend, I hope that you will always have sweet memories to keep you entertained on long winter nights or raining days.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Wednesday the 26th day of August, 2015.

Wishing my nephew “T” a Happy Birthday …..

It is overcast here in Edmonton as we wait for the sunrise.

Warm the past few days as we edge into the last weeks of summer …. official ones, anyway.

Last night upon my arrival at home I found my “Steeped Tea” party items had arrived.

So spent most of the evening sorting through and packing orders.

Everything was perfect, thank goodness.

I am looking forward to trying some new teas along with the ones I have ….. so many …..

Poor Mr. Alvin missed his walk because his Momma was so busy.

Will make up for it tonight ….. we will go for a longer one.

I do love our walks ….. him sniffing about and his Momma checking out the roses and sights.

So relaxing and comforting to have such a beautiful space to go for a stroll.

My neighbour is giving me a ride to work this morning because of the tea orders to be delivered to my office.

I am so grateful for her.

She is such a ray of sunshine ….. a really good person.

I am so blessed to be surrounded by good people.

How did I become so lucky?

Mmmmm …. not sure but I am grateful nonetheless.

Mr. Alvin is standing behind me and I am not sure what he is up to????

What a guy?

I sure love him.

Now he is sitting in his half “pike” position ….. sitting on his haunches …. now he is laying down and looking at me.

So cute ….. he is such good, no GREAT company.

I hope that on this mid week day you are feeling as energized as you were on Monday.

Perhaps you are just on your way to work or maybe you are lucky and are retired and are on your way for a walk.

No matter what you are doing – I wish you a great, great day.

May sunshine and rainbows follow you every moment of today and always.

Take care my friends …..

Special Hello to: all those people with birthdays today ….. I personally know so many with August birthdays…. YAY.

Always, Carol and Alvin

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