Thought for the day …..

Good Morning and Welcome to Saturday the 31st and last day of October, 2015.

Happy Halloween All.

I am expecting about 5 p.m. to have some Trick or Treaters to our door.

It is always exciting to see all of the costumes.

Sometimes there is a theme running through them.

Depends on the fad of the day.

Yesterday at the office our group won a PIZZA PARTY.

We received so many compliments for our costumes.

Snow White, the 7 Dwarves, the Evil Queen and her Mirror.

It was so much fun.

I ran to run an errand outside the office in the afternoon and one woman on the street initially thought I was Santa Claus until she saw the name on my toque “GRUMPY.”

It was funny because I was not dressed in red (my shirt underneath my coat was red but my coat was black).

The white beard confused people.

Others did not think that I looked like a Grumpy.

It was fun.

We had a pot luck in the office for lunch with so much food including awesome desserts.

There were so many great costumes.

An older woman, trolls, clown, Minnie Mouse, a show girl, the three fairies from Cinderella (great costumes) and many more.

Oh, on the way home from work on the bus I was showing the photos of our costumes to a friend and the lady beside her asked “where did you buy your costumes?”

I replied “we made them.”

She said that her friends wanted to go as that “theme” next year.

It was a great day.

Well before the treaters come about I have to do some errands and take Mr. Alvin for a walk.

It was raining hard on my home from work last night.

Now did that seem strange on October 30, 2015.

I hope that you all have an awesome Halloween.

Enjoy and be safe.

Be good out there.

I will post some Halloween photos tomorrow …..

Tomorrow the tree goes up …..

What an exciting weekend.

Special Hello to: all those people who participate in Halloween, have fun and be safe.

Always, Carol and Alvin



Thought for the day…

Good Morning and Welcome to Thursday, the 3rd day of October 2013.

WOW, it is less than one month until I decorate the house for CHRISTMAS.

It just dawned on me that it is that close.

Time to start counting down the days and planning for the “main event.”

I love decorating for the holidays probably almost as much or perhaps even more than the actual date.

It is the best time of the year.

It is my time of the year.

I feel alive …..

Soon it will be time to “dust off the tree” and string the lights.

Pull out all of the rubbermaid containers and start hauling all one million of them upstairs …..

Okay slight exaggeration …. perhaps only 999,999 of them.

I love going through each container and deciding what the theme will be ….

I mix and match items.

I have a mantle in this new house of mine and I love changing up the “fireplace” theme from year to year.

Well I am excited …. guess you would not have guessed that ….

Time to throw in some photos ….. one new and one old ….. MEMORIES.

Oh, how I love Christmas……


Decorating the Mantle …..

Me and my sister from a Christmas long ago .... I think about 1960...

Me and my sister from a Christmas long ago …. I think about 1960…

Special Hello to: all those people out there who put their Christmas tree up right after Halloween …… HALLO ….

Always, Carol and Alvin

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