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Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 23rd day of May, 2016.

Happy Victoria Day!

I am using this special birthday day to hold a “Steeped Tea Tasting ParTEA.”

What could be more fun on a semi-dreary sunless raining day than sitting around with good people drinking tea?

I think we shall have fun.

Alvin will be excited for all of the company.

Sometimes he gets a little carried away.

Perhaps today he will be more calm upon their arrivals.

We will have some hot teas, some fruit teas with ginger ale and perhaps an iced tea.

Our fruit teas added with ginger ale make a delightful summer drink.

I have to find a recipe for the iced tea.

For treats:

Sweet dip with our Coconut Lime mix (add to cream cheese and condensed milk and fresh lime zest and juice)

having with strawberries, pineapple and nectarines.

Savoury dip with our Guacamole mix  (add to fresh avocados and fresh lime juice)

having with home baked tortilla chips.

 

It has been a quiet weekend with all of the rain.

I hope that people are ready to get outside and that everyone invited comes today for a taste of tea.

I wish that all of you lived closer and could come for a visit as well.

But before I hop into a nice hot bath filled with citrus epsom salts- I am sipping on a hot mug of coffee.

I do love both tea and coffee.

Coffee is my morning drink and tea is my evening drink and sometimes in the afternoons.

Well wish me luck on this Monday adventure of tea tasting and chatting with new and old friends.

I wish you all a very happy Monday.

May the sun shine through even the darkest clouds and brighten your day.

Special Hello to: Fellow tea drinkers.

Always, Carol and Alvin

 

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Good Morning and Welcome to Friday the 17th day of July, 2015.

Well it is raining here in Edmonton ….. and very windy.

We need the rain so it is good.

Mr. Alvin does not like the rain so much, it took much coaxing to get him to go out to go “pee,” earlier.

Doesn’t look like he will be going out anytime soon.

I tried a few minutes ago … he just stood outside the door and whimpered.

Almost broke my heart.

Eventually he will go …..

This morning I am going to the office extra early as we are having a pancake breakfast.

So our Social Committee for which I am a member does the prep for the breakfast.

So cutting strawberries here I come.

It is always a fun way to start the day.

I cannot imagine being in the parade in the pouring rain …….

Also I am very grateful as one of the ladies that I work with is picking me up …..

I figured that I would have had to leave the house at 4:45 in order to get there in time …. ARGHH.

I would have had to get up about 3:30 a.m. …….

So on this rainy Friday I am very grateful ….. we need the moisture so much.

Just hope that it comes down a bit slower …. actually I think it is just the wind that makes it sound worse.

I hope that you have a great Friday …. YAY it is the weekend.

Special Hello to: all the farmers ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 11th day of July, 2015.

Mr. Alvin just groaned as he plunked himself down on the floor beside me.

Now he is up….

Looking at what, I do not know.

Perhaps he is just listening to the sounds of the vehicles in the distance on the highway.

Now he is laying on the carpet/rug outside the office with eyes up starring at me.

When I am at home – he is almost always close by.

In so many ways he is like a child ….. he feels like that to me.

I am always amazed by how much he wants to be near me.

I know that this morning he was somewhat disappointed when there was no banana and only a handful of strawberries.

He sure is used to what he is used to …… routine.

But that is okay ….. most of us beings on this planet are into a routine.

In fact, we are better when we are in a routine.

Or at least that is my thought ….

Most of us are happiest when there is a routine …. things go according to plan ….

So today there is a plan but most Saturdays are unplanned to some degree.

I guess that is true on the weekends for most people.

We have things planned and then there is unplanned time.

Well just heard from my friend who is putting up the boards ( I cannot think of the actual name) that cover the insulation and vapour barrier) ….. oh my goodness my brain …… he is coming over in a few minutes and I still have my p.j.s on so must get going.  It is almost done ……. yay.

Have a great day.

Enjoy the weekend …. if you are working I hope that you have some time to relax.

Special Hello to: jewellery lovers

Always, Carol and Alvin

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Good Morning and Welcome to Tuesday the 8th day of July, 2014.

WOW, we just passed 7th day of the 7th month of 2014.

I love the number “7.”

 

Anyway back to earth, little one (giggling aloud).

It is bright and sunny with forecast of plus 28 degrees celsius for this Tuesday.

Last night my neighbour gave me and Alvin some of her strawberries ….. I thought I was in the garden of Eden …. they tasted so yummy.

Both Alvin and I enjoyed the rest of them this morning with breakfast.

Funny how much different the ones from the store taste.

Oh, we know why.

 

Well today is off to a great start.

We are going to have a great day.

Right.

We have on our happy face.

We have happiness and joy in our hearts.

We are in love with life.

We are positive lights shining on this earth.

So let us do our happy dance …..

I am dancing as I finish getting ready to go to work.

 

Alvin will have Elton and Penny here for the day to keep cool with the a/c.

Happy Tuesday everyone.

 

Special Hello to: all lovers of beings ……

Always, Carol and Alvin

Alvin and his new “treat”

Al, loves his treats.  LOL.  Actually he seems to love food period.  Oh, by the way, because Alvin and Elton (grand-puppy) are so similar with their names, and because I am always calling Elton – Alvin and vice versa; I decided to shorten Alvin’s name to just AL.  It really does suit him.  Okay, back to the story.  See how easy it is to get side-tracked.  Cannot blame on age, as I have always been like this…..  just detail oriented.  LOL

As I believe that I have mentioned before, Al has a passion for carrots and broccoli.  Al’s groomer made the comment that her dogs love strawberries and apples. So last night, I tried the strawberries.  He wasn’t quite sure at first.  I think it was the consistency. But he ate them all the same.  At  noon today, I was having an apple, and decided to cut  it into pieces to see if he liked it.   Well it ended up that he probably ate close to half of the apple.  Found out that he LOVES apples.  I think it is the crunch factor.  He likes food that makes a noise.  So as much as the cheese, strawberry and banana (yes, bananas) were good – I think he simply prefers foods that make a NOISE.

Oh, I did try just a bit of cheese.  He likes it, of course. but doesn’t everyone?  Not something that I would give him a lot of though.

He does get GAS……. yes he does.  LOL.  So funny, the first time.  Phew.

Oh, the sky is clearing.  YAY.  Nice to have the sun shining but it was nice to have a rain shower as well.  Al, is napping on his blue blanket beside my chair.  All is well with the world.  I am one happy, happy Mother.  Maybe Mom sounds better !!!

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