Thought for the day……

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday the 2nd day of April, 2015.

Well that snow did eventually stick as it snowed all day long.

We now have snow covering the deck once again.

It is that heavy wet snow …. the kind that is hard to shovel.

Great for snowmen or snow people.

Once the sun stays out it will melt.

We always seem to have a snow storm at the end of March ….. beginning of April.

This is quite normal.

I am grateful for the moisture as the ground was dry.

Should help clean things as well.

Well tomorrow our office is closed for Good Friday and also on Easter Monday.

Tomorrow and Saturday will be my last two shifts at the store.

As much as I will miss all of my friends there – I am so looking forward to having a life once again.

By that I mean …. coming home every night ….. walking with Alvin on a regular basis …. every night.

Having the weekends at home to do whatever I wish.

Last night after work my daughter and I stopped at West Edmonton Mall.

She wanted to use the last of her gift card at a store named DeSerres ( art supplies and more ).

I ended up picking up some coloured “fineliner” pens and a mini sketch pad.

I plan on getting back into making my own cards and also doing some sketching.

We did also at the start stop at the TARGET store just to take a walk through.

There is barely anything left but we did find some make-up.

We were both appalled by the damage customers had done to what remained of the products.

Like the makeup …. packages opened ….. powders all over ….. dirty kleenex’s thrown in with the products in the bins …… just very dirty and messy.

I feel so much for the employees …. they did not deserve such disrespect.

For the most part any of the staff that I saw seemed to be putting on a brave face.

I hope that they all found employment.

We also had a nice dinner together at FRESHI’s ( my favourite place to eat ).

Followed by a trip to the SKETCHERS store (where we each bought a pair of shoes).

Quick trip to CHAPTERS but they did not have what my daughter wanted.

After a stressful day at the office it was just what the doctor ordered.

Well time to leave for work.

I hope that you have a great day.

Wherever you go and whatever you do …. please show respect for the folks around you.

Also if you happen upon our four-legged friends please be kind to them as well.

We share this planet.

Special Hello to: all those folks who read my blog …. thank you.

Always, Carol and Alvin



Thought for the day…..

Good Morning and Welcome to Sunday the 18th day of January, 2015.

Overcast but relatively mild here in Edmonton.

I had a great Saturday ….

Started off by having coffee with girl friends and our hostess made us treats …. yummy.

Two of us decided to take a quick trip to our nearby Target store.

By the way they are closing all of the Target stores in Canada ….. too bad about that.

I know several people that are quite upset about losing them, including me.

We did not go to see if there were great sales or anything we went because we like/love some of the brands they carry.

I splurged and bought new bedding for when I redo my bedroom in the spring and also new shower curtain, bath mat and several sets of towels.

AND two of the most gorgeous pillows for my bed.

SO exciting … they just happened to have the right colour selection and I happened to be able to afford them.

Perfect combination.

So my Saturday was awesome.

My daughter and I took all of the puppies for a walk.

Note to self: it is slippery …. ICY out there.

With these mild temperatures ….. have to be careful.

So today it is off to the store to work a shift.

Last day of our semi-annual sale so will be busy.

We recently started to sell our jewellery on ETSY and received our first sale yesterday.

Very exciting.

So many things to be grateful for and I certainly am.

Well just enjoying a delicious cup of coffee and then have to pack up and leave for work.

Wish you a great Sunday.

Oh, tomorrow is Alvin’s Birthday we will say that he is “6” as we are not sure of his actual birth.

Five years that we have been together……


Have a great day.

Special Hello to: all those artsy folks out there …..

Always, Carol and Alvin

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